Category: Photographers

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...

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...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Nikon UK Announces New Ambassadors

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Nikon UK has announced the appointment of two new photographers to its Ambassador line-up, Richard Peters and Helen Sloan. Introduced in 2013 Richard Peters is an award winning wildlife photographer with a wealth of experience in his field, whilstHelen Sloan is a film and TV stills photographer who works on the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.to celebrate class-leading photographers working in specific fields of photography, the Nikon Ambassador initiative aims to inspire people to pick up their camera and reach their creative potential. Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager, at Nikon UK says: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Peters and Helen Sloan to our Ambassador scheme. Since the launch of the Ambassador scheme in 2013 we have seen some amazing talent in our line-up and it continues to go from strength to strength. Through the ambassadors we are able to engage with our customers but most importantly, encourage enthusiasts to take a step up with their photography.”

Nikon UK has announced the appointment of two new photographers to its Ambassador line-up, Richard Peters and Helen Sloan. Introduced in 2013 Richard Peters is an award winning wildlife photographer with a wealth of experience in his field, whilstHelen Sloan is a film and TV stills photographer who...

BJP Breakthrough 2016 Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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The British Journal of Photography has revealed the winners of BJP Breakthrough 2016, its annual search for the world's best student and graduate photographers. This year's Graduate Series award went to the Belfast School of Art graduate Jan McCullough for her series Home Instruction Manual, while the Graduate Single Image award went to the UK-based Polish photographer Piotr Karpinski for his image titled Woman in the Church No.1. Sicilian photographer Simone Sapienza won the Undergraduate Series award for his Vietnam-based project Charlie surfs on Lotus Flowers, while Irish photographer Daragh Soden won the Undergraduate Single Image award for an image from his series Young Dubliners. The winning work will be exhibited at BJP's dedicated space at Free Range, the UK's largest creative graduate showcase from Friday, 24th June - Monday, 4th July 2016.

The British Journal of Photography has revealed the winners of BJP Breakthrough 2016, its annual search for the world's best student and graduate photographers. This year's Graduate Series award went to the Belfast School of Art graduate Jan McCullough for her series Home Instruction...

Monday, June 6, 2016

Into the Woods

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Into the Woods, a new exhibition by young British photographer Ellie Davies will showcase her new work from the series 'Half Light', alongside her earlier bodies of work. In 'Half Light,' Davies adds a new element – water – a dark, still river, bordered by colourful, textured riverbanks rich with vegetation. The murky water dissects each image creating a false horizon, separating the viewer from the twilight forest beyond and allowing the land to be considered from a distance. ‘Growing up in the New Forest in the south of England, I spent my childhood exploring and playing in the woods with my twin sister. In Half Light, I consider my relationship with these places, my ongoing attempt to reconnect with the wilder landscapes of my youth and to discover if those remembered and imagined places can be found and captured again.’ In addition to 'Half Light', Into The Woods will include previous bodies of work in Davies’s woodland series’ including 'Stars', 'Between The Trees', 'Islands', 'Come With Me' and 'The Gloaming'. Ellie Davies: Into The Woods will run from 21st July to 20th August 2016 at the Crane Kalman Gallery, 178 Brompton Road, London SW1 1HQ.

Into the Woods, a new exhibition by young British photographer Ellie Davies will showcase her new work from the series 'Half Light', alongside her earlier bodies of work. In 'Half Light,' Davies adds a new element – water – a dark, still river, bordered by colourful, textured riverbanks...

Monday, May 23, 2016

Graduate Photographers Award 2016 Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Ten recently graduated photographers have been announced as the winners of the Graduate Photographers Award 2016. The award provides a new opportunity for photographers, acknowledging the best emerging practitioners providing them with exposure to both a public and highly professional audience. The ten winners include Nicholas Constant, Emma Gruner, Tom Heatley, Sean Padraic Birnie, Sara Sandri, Vincenzo Sassu, Charan Singh, Erin Solomons, Peter Watkins and Feiyi Wen. Each winning photographer has won mentoring from a Magnum photographer, a portfolio review event with the nomination panel and a slideshow of their work at Photo London.

Ten recently graduated photographers have been announced as the winners of the Graduate Photographers Award 2016. The award provides a new opportunity for photographers, acknowledging the best emerging practitioners providing them with exposure to both a public and highly professional audience. The ten winners include Nicholas Constant, Emma Gruner, Tom Heatley,...

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Lightroom Workflow which Works for the Pros

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers, Software
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X-Rite Coloratti Kevin Mullins will host a free webinar guiding you through how you can create an Adobe Lightroom workflow which works for professionals. "If Lightroom is your chosen imaging application, having a robust workflow should be important, whoever you are," Kevin says. "This webinar will give you a thorough understanding of the application from importing, through to using smart collections to help editing, colour correction and monochrome work." Taking place on Thursday, 19th May from 5:30pm, the one-hour webinar is free to attend but advance registration is required.

X-Rite Coloratti Kevin Mullins will host a free webinar guiding you through how you can create an Adobe Lightroom workflow which works for professionals. "If Lightroom is your chosen imaging application, having a robust workflow should be important, whoever you are," Kevin says. "This webinar will give you a thorough...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Leica Partners with Photo London 2016

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Leica has become an Official Partner of the second Photo London fair, which takes place from 19-22 May 2016 at Somerset House. As part of this special collaboration, which sees Leica partnering with Photo London for the first time, the company will present an outstanding body of international photography entitled ‘Alex Webb: Selections’, which incorporates a collection of powerful, intense colour street photographs by the renowned Magnum photographer. ‘Selections’ represents an assembly of some of Webb’s most notable and celebrated work, captured around the world on Leica M series cameras. The exhibition will take place in the Navy Board Room at Somerset House. Alex Webb commented, “This work comes out of the singular obsession that I have had in my photographic life — working in intense vibrant colour, largely in the tropics. I am excited that this collection of images will be presented at Photo London, in conjunction with Leica.”

Leica has become an Official Partner of the second Photo London fair, which takes place from 19-22 May 2016 at Somerset House. As part of this special collaboration, which sees Leica partnering with Photo London for the first time, the company will present an outstanding body of international photography entitled &lsquo...

Mitchell Kanashkevich Joins Lumix Ambassador Programme

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Documentary and travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich has joined the Panasonic Lumix Ambassador programme. Mitchell describes himself as 'a tirelessly curious world wanderer and a travel/documentary photographer.' whose main interest is in people, "I’m especially fascinated by surviving, evolving ancient traditions. People working in unique, challenging conditions and those who live in close bond with nature. The stories I’m drawn to are generally those that I come across on the road, by chance. They’re outside of what the mass media generally shows us about our planet. I want my images to provide just a tiny bit of a window into those worlds, those lives which don’t get much, if any coverage." Along with his fellow ambassadors Mitchell will be helping to inspire avid photographers and videographers to benefit from all the functions and features of Panasonic’s Lumix range of cameras.

Documentary and travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich has joined the Panasonic Lumix Ambassador programme. Mitchell describes himself as 'a tirelessly curious world wanderer and a travel/documentary photographer.' whose main interest is in people, "I’m especially fascinated by surviving, evolving ancient traditions. People working in unique, challenging conditions...

Monday, April 25, 2016

International Photographers’ Talks to Return for Another Year

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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The Guernsey Photography Festival is launching a second series of photographers’ talks following the success of its 2015 series. Thee talks will feature acclaimed international photographers and will form part of the festival’s ongoing cultural and educational programme. The festival is also collaborating for the first time with the Digital Greenhouse in Guernsey and the Jersey Arts Centre to enable the photographers to speak in both islands. The programme opens on Wednesday 25 May in Guernsey and Thursday 26 May in Jersey with Sian Davey, whose work about her down-syndrome daughter ‘Looking for Alice’, won widespread critical acclaim last year. The other photographers scheduled to talk are: Jack Latham on Wednesday 6 July in Guernsey and Thursday 7 July in Jersey who will present his fascinating work ‘The Sugar Paper Theories’ which traces an infamous true crime case in Iceland. On Wednesday 12 October in Guernsey and Thursday 13 October in Jersey, Guillaume Bresson will talk about ‘Fukushima No-Go Zone’, an ongoing collaborative project with Venezuelan photographer Carlos Ayesta about the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Finally, on Wednesday 23 November in Guernsey and Thursday 24 November in Jersey, Norwegian photographer Helge Skodvin will discuss his acclaimed project ‘A Moveable Beast’.

The Guernsey Photography Festival is launching a second series of photographers’ talks following the success of its 2015 series. Thee talks will feature acclaimed international photographers and will form part of the festival’s ongoing cultural and educational programme. The festival is also collaborating for the first time with...

Tim Hetherington Trust / World Press Photo Foundation Fellowship

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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The World Press Photo Foundation and the Tim Hetherington Trust are launching a new fellowship, starting in 2016. The renewed cooperation, instead of providing funds for an individual project, will offer new ways of supporting photographers so we can expand Tim Hetherington's legacy in new and creative directions. The selected fellow will receive an award of €5000, to be provided equally by the Tim Hetherington Trust and the World Press Photo Foundation and its partners. The fellows from each year will become part of the network and will play a role in selecting new fellows. The aim is to grow and strengthen a network of multiple skills that provides on-going support. The inaugural fellowship  has been awarded to Nana Kofi Acquah, to develop his project about gender/women in Africa.

The World Press Photo Foundation and the Tim Hetherington Trust are launching a new fellowship, starting in 2016. The renewed cooperation, instead of providing funds for an individual project, will offer new ways of supporting photographers so we can expand Tim Hetherington's legacy in new and creative directions. The selected...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New Nikon Ambassadors

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Nikon have announced the addition of four new photographers to their ambassador programme. The newest additions include wildlife photographer Joel Sartore (pictured), celebrity and portrait photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice and commercial and portrait photographer Joey Terrill. “Nearly three years after the foundation of the programme, Nikon Ambassadors have worked to educate and empower photographers while continuing to celebrate their passion and love for photography through the power of visual storytelling,” said Mike Corrado, NPS Manager, pro relations and product marketing, Nikon. “These new additions all define what it takes to be considered one of Nikon’s most elite photographers, with unparalleled commitment to both their craft and the imaging industry.”

Nikon have announced the addition of four new photographers to their ambassador programme. The newest additions include wildlife photographer Joel Sartore (pictured), celebrity and portrait photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice and commercial and portrait photographer Joey Terrill. “Nearly three years after the foundation of the...