Category: Photographers

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Richard Billingham to Shoot his First Feature Film

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Turner-prize nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize winning photographer Richard Billingham has started filming his first feature, Ray & Liz. Billingham shot to fame in 1996 wit his groundbreaking photographic series ‘Ray's a Laugh’, extraordinary images of family life in his childhood home, a tower block in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. ‘Ray's a Laugh’ was exhibited internationally and featured in the pivotal show, Sensation (1997) at The Royal Academy of Arts. He has continued to photograph his family, and presented a major new body of work in 2010. His current film project has been developed over five years with Producer Jacqui Davies. Working with cinematographer Daniel Landin (Under The Skin), Richard Billingham returns to the striking series of photographs that he captured of his family during Thatcher-era Britain to tell a universal story of everyday conflicts, loneliness, love and loss. Filming commenced on the three-week shoot on 30 January 2017, with a variety of Black Country locations in and around Cradley Heath and Dudley.

Turner-prize nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize winning photographer Richard Billingham has started filming his first feature, Ray & Liz. Billingham shot to fame in 1996 wit his groundbreaking photographic series ‘Ray's a Laugh’, extraordinary images of family life in his childhood home, a tower block in...

Monday, January 30, 2017

Harold Feinstein Retrospective, Part I

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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The Galerie Thierry Bigaignon (Paris) is staging a retrospective of Harold Feinstein's work.  The first part, on show from 3rd February to 30th April, will be dedicated to the early years (1940s and 1950s) with a selection of black-and-white photographs. As a representative of the so-called 'New York school of photography', Feinstein spent six decades photographing the streets of New York and became known for his appreciative and empathic portrayal of the human condition. Though his Coney Island work has been much celebrated, Feinstein's breadth and exposure is far greater, including a large body of classic street photography, nudes, portraits, still life and an intimate portrayal of the life of a conscripted soldier during the Korean War. Former New York Times critic and historian A.D. Coleman wrote: "Harold Feinstein is a true photographer’s photographer, and one of the most seriously under-recognized senior figures in U.S. photography."

The Galerie Thierry Bigaignon (Paris) is staging a retrospective of Harold Feinstein's work.  The first part, on show from 3rd February to 30th April, will be dedicated to the early years (1940s and 1950s) with a selection of black-and-white photographs. As a representative of the so-called 'New York...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fotospeed Academy Announces Printing Masterclass with Joe Cornish

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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The Fotospeed Academy today announced a new workshop with leading landscape photographer Joe Cornish. In his printing masterclass Interpreting your Image (13th February), Cornish will help intermediate to advanced photographers and printers discover the craft of interpreting their images and developing their unique printing style. Based in Lacock, Wiltshire, the masterclass - which will provide a brief overview of the printing basics and essentials before turning to unorthodox tips and tricks used by professionals to bring their images to life - is priced at £275.

The Fotospeed Academy today announced a new workshop with leading landscape photographer Joe Cornish. In his printing masterclass Interpreting your Image (13th February), Cornish will help intermediate to advanced photographers and printers discover the craft of interpreting their images and developing their unique printing style. Based in Lacock, Wiltshire,...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Joel Meyerowitz Receives Leica Hall of Fame Award

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Joel Meyerowitz will be honoured for his lifework with the Leica Hall of Fame Award and a major exhibition at ‘A Celebration of Photography’ – an event to be held by Leica on 18 January 2017. Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, art director and director general of Leica Galerien International, said, “Joel Meyerowitz is one of the most important protagonists and co-founders of street and colour photography. His eye for the situation, dynamic and driven by curiosity, his unmistakeable style, his instinct for capturing the magic of everyday life and its special moments led to the creation of some of the most exceptional images in the history of photography. With the Leica Hall of Fame Award, we would like to honour his outstanding work as a photographer and his unique photographic signature. At the same time, we would like to express our particular appreciation of a rather special and sensitive person.” The exhibition in his honour can be seen at the Leica Galerie Wetzlar from 19 January to 31 March 2017. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 20.00 and at weekends from 10.00 to 18.00.

Joel Meyerowitz will be honoured for his lifework with the Leica Hall of Fame Award and a major exhibition at ‘A Celebration of Photography’ – an event to be held by Leica on 18 January 2017. Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, art director and director general of Leica Galerien International, said, &ldquo...

Martin Parr to Receive Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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The World Photography Organisation today announced British documentary photographer Martin Parr as the recipient of its Outstanding Contribution to Photography title. Born in 1952 in Epsom, Surrey, Martin Parr was inspired to take up photography as a teenager by his grandfather. Black-and-white photography characterised his early work, and his move to the strong use of colour photography in the 1980’s, for which he has become synonymous, was prompted by photographers such as Stephan Shore, William Eggleston, Peter Fraser and Joel Meyerowitz. The photographer will collect his title at the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony held in London on Thursday, 20th April. To coincide with the awards, a specially curated exhibition of rarely seen black-and-white images from Martin Parr’s early career will be presented at Somerset House, London alongside some of his most talked about work, books and films. As part of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition, Parr’s work will be on show for a limited run from April 21 - May 7, 2017.

The World Photography Organisation today announced British documentary photographer Martin Parr as the recipient of its Outstanding Contribution to Photography title. Born in 1952 in Epsom, Surrey, Martin Parr was inspired to take up photography as a teenager by his grandfather. Black-and-white photography characterised his early work, and his move...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Legendary Photographers Take to The Super Stage at The Photography Show

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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This coming March, the Super Stage at The Photography Show (taking place at the NEC in Birmingham) will host some of the greatest international photographers of our time. Albert Watson, Nadav Kander, Frans Lanting, Jill Furmanovsky, Clive Arrowsmith, David Alan Harvey, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Alex Webb and Louis Cole have all been confirmed and will offer insights into the images they’ve captured, their careers and the challenges they’ve faced along the way. The 2017 Super Stage speakers follow in the footsteps of fellow photographers David Bailey, Rankin, the late Mary Ellen Mark, Don McCullin and Steve McCurry, all of whom have taken centre stage in previous years. Tickets to The Photography Show are now on sale and visitors will have the option to add Super Stage sessions to their package, priced at £10 each.

This coming March, the Super Stage at The Photography Show (taking place at the NEC in Birmingham) will host some of the greatest international photographers of our time. Albert Watson, Nadav Kander, Frans Lanting, Jill Furmanovsky, Clive Arrowsmith, David Alan Harvey, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Alex Webb and Louis Cole have all...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Matt Humphrey: Curtain Call

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Leica UK is to host Curtain Call, an exhibition by photographer Matt Humphrey. Featuring a unique collection of never-before-seen backstage theatre photographs and portraits, the images in this exhibition were captured entirely on Leica cameras including the Leica M-P (Typ 240) with the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 and Leica Summarit-M 90mm f/2.4 lenses, and the Leica Q. Many of the black and white photographs going on display have never been made available for public viewing before. The exhibition runs from 21 November to 9 December 2016. Prints and the Curtain Call book are available for purchase. Leica Store City is located at 18 The Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LP.

Leica UK is to host Curtain Call, an exhibition by photographer Matt Humphrey. Featuring a unique collection of never-before-seen backstage theatre photographs and portraits, the images in this exhibition were captured entirely on Leica cameras including the Leica M-P (Typ 240) with the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 and Leica Summarit-M 90mm...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Canon Selects Guinnevere Shuster for Final Chapter of Rebel with A Cause Campaign

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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Animal shelter advocate and photographer Guinnevere Shuster has been selected as the latest "real life rebel" in Canon's Rebel With A Cause campaign. To build awareness of the overcrowding within shelters and the 3,000 animals euthanised each year*, Guinnevere captured a "dog's best day" with shelter dog, Willa. “Four years ago, I started photographing shelter dogs. With millions of animals still in shelters looking for their forever home, I wanted to try and make a difference and do my part to change people’s opinions of animal shelters and their residents,” said Shuster. “It’s been amazing working with Canon to change the portrayal of shelter animals by showcasing how to use photography to capture dogs in their natural state, having fun, rather than the stereotypical pictures that show shelter animals behind ‘bars.’” Click through / scroll down to watch the full #WillasBestDay film, shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras.

Animal shelter advocate and photographer Guinnevere Shuster has been selected as the latest "real life rebel" in Canon's Rebel With A Cause campaign. To build awareness of the overcrowding within shelters and the 3,000 animals euthanised each year*, Guinnevere captured a "dog's best day" with shelter dog, Willa. ...

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Imaging Alliance to Honour Four Visionary Photographers

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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The Imaging Alliance has announced the winners of its prestigious Visionary Photographer Award for 2017. Drew Geraci, James L. Niehouse, Corey Rich and Benjamin Von Wong will be honoured for their visionary achievements at The Imaging Alliance’s Celebrate Imaging event on the eve of CES 2017 on Wednesday, 4 January 2017. The awards ceremony, which will showcase the winners’ imaging achievements, will take place at The Foundry, at the SLS Hotel.

The Imaging Alliance has announced the winners of its prestigious Visionary Photographer Award for 2017. Drew Geraci, James L. Niehouse, Corey Rich and Benjamin Von Wong will be honoured for their visionary achievements at The Imaging Alliance’s Celebrate Imaging event on the eve of CES 2017 on Wednesday, 4 January 2017. The...

Monday, October 3, 2016

Best of Nature Photography Competition Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) have announced the winners of the ‘Best of Nature’ Photography Competition. A photo by Marco Gargiulo from Sorrento, Italy (reprinted above) was chosen as the winner from over 300+ images entered in to the competition. The runners-up include Mario Fiorucci from Argentina and Dennis Debono from Lancashire. Marco has won 12 months membership to The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers. Each runner-up won a 6-month membership.

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) have announced the winners of the ‘Best of Nature’ Photography Competition. A photo by Marco Gargiulo from Sorrento, Italy (reprinted above) was chosen as the winner from over 300+ images entered in to the competition. The runners-up include Mario Fiorucci...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Portrait of Britain Exhibition

Mark Goldstein | Events, Photographers
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Portrait of Britain is a UK-wide exhibition that put the nation's citizens centre stage. It will take over screens in shopping malls, train stations and high streets throughout the month of September underlining the enduring power of the portrait. Selected from nearly 4000 entries, the winning 100 portraits capture young and old reflecting not just the multiformity of British people, but also the myriad of styles and approaches to contemporary photographic portraiture.

Portrait of Britain is a UK-wide exhibition that put the nation's citizens centre stage. It will take over screens in shopping malls, train stations and high streets throughout the month of September underlining the enduring power of the portrait. Selected from nearly 4000 entries, the winning 100 portraits capture young and...

Monday, August 29, 2016

Three Wix Photographers Win Chance To Shoot Magazine Covers

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Wix.com has announced three of its photographers won the opportunity to shoot the covers of Brides and Condé Nast Traveler, and assist a celebrity photographer on a cover shoot for Vanity Fair. Wix and Condé Nast teamed up for the #LookStunning campaign to award global photographers the chance to turn their passion into a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity. Nicholas La will be shooting the cover of Condé Nast Traveler, Max Montgomery has won the chance to shoot the cover of Brides, and Tony Salvagio will be the assistant to the photographer for a cover shoot of Vanity Fair. "We host millions of photographers on the Wix platform and wanted a way to showcase their talents. Incredible photographers from all over the world took part in the campaign and the entries were nothing short of spectacular. We are enormously proud of these photographers' accomplishments, and can't wait to see the results," said Omer Shai, CMO of Wix. "Wix thrives on creativity in all forms, and we love the passion of our communities. Helping connect an artist, or any user, to new opportunities related to their interests through, and beyond, our platform is what we strive for every single day."

Wix.com has announced three of its photographers won the opportunity to shoot the covers of Brides and Condé Nast Traveler, and assist a celebrity photographer on a cover shoot for Vanity Fair. Wix and Condé Nast teamed up for the #LookStunning campaign to award global...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Chris Steele-Perkins: The Teds

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Events, Photographers
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The Teds, a series of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins, will be exhibited in the UK for the first time in nearly 40 years at Magnum Print Room, London, from 21 September – 28 October 2016. Iconic vintage prints from Steele-Perkins’ series documenting the uniquely British youth culture of the Teds will be shown alongside eight previously unseen photographs from his archive, and a platinum print of the cover image from his landmark book, The Teds, first published in 1979. The exhibition will coincide with the launch of a new, re-designed version of this book by Dewi Lewis (£25).

The Teds, a series of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins, will be exhibited in the UK for the first time in nearly 40 years at Magnum Print Room, London, from 21 September – 28 October 2016. Iconic vintage prints from Steele-Perkins’ series documenting the uniquely British youth culture of the Teds will be shown...

Friday, July 29, 2016

Ara Güler Receives Leica Hall of Fame Award

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Leica has announced Magnum photographer Ara Güler as recipient of the 2016 Leica Hall of Fame Award. Arguably Turkey’s most eminent photographer, Ara Güler is world famous for his incomparable black and white images of Istanbul and his work as a reporter and photojournalist covering political affairs around the globe. “In his own unique way, Ara Güler documented everyday life and captured moments of change, both big and small, in the only city in the world that sits astride two continents, and thus earned the nickname ‘The Eye of Istanbul’. The power of Ara Güler’s images of his city, and his photographs documenting important political events of recent history, clearly illustrate the decisive role he has played in the evolution of 20th century photography," says Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, chief representative Leica Galleries International. “We have therefore chosen to honour his notable and outstanding work as a photographer with the Leica Hall of Fame Award.” The Leica Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Ara Güler in Istanbul at the end of this year. Visitors to photokina 2016 will have the opportunity to view the exhibition celebrating the photographer and his work in the Leica Masters of Photography Gallery (Hall 1).

Leica has announced Magnum photographer Ara Güler as recipient of the 2016 Leica Hall of Fame Award. Arguably Turkey’s most eminent photographer, Ara Güler is world famous for his incomparable black and white images of Istanbul and his work as a reporter and photojournalist covering...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Diane Arbus: In the beginning

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Events, Photographers
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As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, the exhibition diane arbus: in the beginning will open on 12th July, featuring more than 100 photographs from one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus, focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962, the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticised and copied the world over. "It is a rare privilege to present an exhibition this revelatory, on an artist of Arbus's stature. More than two-thirds of these works have never before been exhibited or published," said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "We sincerely thank the Estate of Diane Arbus for entrusting us to show an unknown aspect of this remarkable artist's legacy with the camera." The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue which includes two essays: "in the beginning" by Jeff L. Rosenheim and "notes from the archive" by Karan Rinaldo, Senior Research Assistant. The book is published by The Met and distributed by Yale University Press (hardcover; $50).

As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, the exhibition diane arbus: in the beginning will open on 12th July, featuring more than 100 photographs from one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus,...

Monday, July 4, 2016

Southampton Amateur Photographer Wins Nationwide Jessops Competition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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Southampton-based Hungarian amateur photographer Tímea Kónya-Valentényi has been chosen as the second winner of Jessops’s Share your summer competition; winning the opportunity to exhibit her work across 52 Jessops store windows. On her win, Tímea said; “I couldn’t be happier to have been selected as the second share your summer winner. It’s an incredible feeling to know that my photo is being viewed up and down the country right now. Visiting my local Jessops store in Waterlooville to see my photo on display was just brilliant.” On top of a week-long window display, Tímea will also be invited to show off her work in the Olympus-sponsored Project Space Gallery in Bermondsey, London from 8th – 14th August.

Southampton-based Hungarian amateur photographer Tímea Kónya-Valentényi has been chosen as the second winner of Jessops’s Share your summer competition; winning the opportunity to exhibit her work across 52 Jessops store windows. On her win, Tímea said; “I couldn’t...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Canon Announces Anna Akana as Its Next Rebel With A Cause

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Filmmaker Anna Akana and Canon U.S.A. together announced that Akana will become the latest personality featured in the Rebel With A Cause initiative, which celebrates 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel film SLR camera. Following in the footsteps of American daredevil Nik Wallenda and Grammy Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz, Akana, a strong proponent of anti-bullying and suicide prevention, will be featured in a video dedicated to her own unique cause, debuting in September. Canon will conclude the year-long “Rebel With A Cause” programme in October with a consumer Rebel, whose cause will be chosen from the recently closed contest searching for the next great inspiration. In addition to a cash prize, the winner will have the opportunity to bring their cause to life with a documentary production, similar to those of the previous Rebels.
 

Filmmaker Anna Akana and Canon U.S.A. together announced that Akana will become the latest personality featured in the Rebel With A Cause initiative, which celebrates 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel film SLR camera. Following in the footsteps of American daredevil Nik Wallenda...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016 Finalists Unveiled

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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Leica has announced that the twelve finalists in this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award have been selected. The chosen photographers include Juan Pablo Bellandi, Fulvio Bugani, Scarlett Coten, William Daniels, Vincent Delbrouck, Guillaume Herbaut, Stéphane Lavoué, Max Pinckers, Guilio Piscitelli, Clémentine Schneidermann, Sadegh Souri and Esther Teichmann. Leica will publicly present the work of all twelve finalists for the first time in a grand exhibition at the ‘Neuen Schule für Fotografie Berlin’, from 29 September to 23 October 2016.

Leica has announced that the twelve finalists in this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award have been selected. The chosen photographers include Juan Pablo Bellandi, Fulvio Bugani, Scarlett Coten, William Daniels, Vincent Delbrouck, Guillaume Herbaut, Stéphane Lavoué, ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sebastiao Salgado: Le Tour de France

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Polka Galerie (12, rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris, France) will be showcasing Sebastião Salgado’s photographs of the Tour de France over the month of July. Salgado accepted Liberation’s request to shoot the event in 1986, following each stage of this famous French event to photograph the racers and the audience alike. Sometimes he would go on site way before the race, just to “watch” people. In the end, Salgado was more interested in men on the sides of the road than in the great champions of the Tour. “His innocence made him capture things on camera that we simply did not see”, says Patrick Le Roux, a journalist for Liberation. Polka Galerie will showcase eighteen of Sebastião Salgado’s pictures from 2-30 July 2016.

Polka Galerie (12, rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris, France) will be showcasing Sebastião Salgado’s photographs of the Tour de France over the month of July. Salgado accepted Liberation’s request to shoot the event in 1986, following each stage of this famous French event to photograph the racers...

Monday, June 13, 2016

River Stories, Unseen Landscapes

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Opening on 17th June at Gallery 7 – Pie Factory, 7 Broad St, Margate CT9 1EW; River Stories, Unseen Landscapes is an exhibition by London-based artist Mandy Williams. Work on display will be taken from her Riverbed Stories photographs and video which document the riverbeds beside the industrial areas of Erith, South London and Dartford, Kent, and show the environmental damage to these places of natural beauty. Williams will also be showing for the first time some photographs from Unseen Landscapes, which use Google StreetView as a starting point to create somewhere otherworldly.

Opening on 17th June at Gallery 7 – Pie Factory, 7 Broad St, Margate CT9 1EW; River Stories, Unseen Landscapes is an exhibition by London-based artist Mandy Williams. Work on display will be taken from her Riverbed Stories photographs and video which document the riverbeds beside the industrial areas...