Monday, June 29, 2015
From 1-3 August 2015, the Magnum Print Room will host a three-day Editing & Zine Making Masterclass led by acclaimed contemporary photographer Moises Saman and artist Daria Birang. This workshop is aimed at photographers with completed bodies of work, who require advice on honing editing skills, final image selections, design and layout. Critiques will be conducted both individually and in groups, encouraging confidence building skills and the ability to communicate projects, as well as engaging in peer-to-peer feedback. Each student will come away with 10 printed copies of their zine, printed through a four colour Risograph press. The workshop size is limited to a maximum of 15 students. The course fee is £600.
The Magnum Documentary Photography Course: in association with London College of Communication is a three-week course led by award-winning Magnum photographers Mark Power and Stuart Franklin (pictured). During the course, which will be taking place from 7- 27 August 2015, students will become absorbed in the practice and history of documentary photography and Magnum's legacy and contemporary contribution to it. Magnum and LCC will equip students with the historical and contextual framework required to raise critical thinking about documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support. Class time will be supported by evening lectures from LCC staff, guest lecturers and a selection of Magnum photographers. The course fee is £3000.
Monday, June 8, 2015
'Capa in Color,' a unique exhibition of Robert Capa's most remarkable colour photographs that debuted last year at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, is now on view at Budapest's Capa Center. From as early as 1938 right until his death in 1954, Capa shot literally thousands of frames on colour film, principally Kodachrome, in various formats ranging from 35mm to 4x5". Capa in Color spans a variety of genres including war photography, portraiture, classic photojournalism and fashion photography. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Capa Center will also present a collection of images by Capa’s best friend and editor, John G. Morris, who also documented the Normandy landings. The exhibition hall is located at 8 Nagymező utca, Budapest, Hungary.
Monday, June 1, 2015
The photography competition broncolor Gen NEXT has found another five young talents, who will be supported by the Swiss lighting manufacturer for the next three years. They are Gonzaga Manso (ESP), Lauri Laukkanen (FIN), Anita Anti (UKR), Cristina Otero (ESP) und Yulia Gorbachenko (UKR), who beat out first-rate competitors from all over the world with their exceptional work. As Gen NEXT ambassadors, they each receive broncolor equipment to the value of $24,000.
Friday, May 22, 2015
10 recently graduated photographers have been announced as the winners of the inaugural Graduate Photographers Award.: Sebastian Bruno, Jack Carvosso, Sophie Green, Robin Lambert, Henna Mattila, Harry Mitchell, Milo Newman, Kate Nolan, Sunil Shah and Miriam Stanke have won mentoring from a Magnum photographer, a portfolio review event with the nomination panel and a slideshow of their work being presented today from 6.30 – 7.30pm at Photo London.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Nikon UK have announced the appointment of three new photographers to its Ambassador line-up, Leon Neal, David Yarrow and Jeremy Walker. Leon Neal is a news photographer with a wealth of experience, and a staff photographer for AFP News. Leon started his career at The Times and has since built up a vast collection of news and press images. David Yarrow decided to pursue his passion for photography after a successful career in finance. Since turning his lens on the natural world, David has built an unrivalled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet’s remote landscapes and endangered animals. Jeremy Walker is an award-winning professional photographer specialising in landscape and location photography from around the world. Leon, David, and Jeremy join current Nikon Ambassadors to complete this year’s line-up: Kate Hopewell-Smith – lifestyle photographer with a love of capturing images of people, Bob Martin – multi-award winning sports photographer specialising in shooting action and editorial pictures.
Monday, May 18, 2015
X-Rite Photo Europe has announced the winner of its European prize draw to win a photographic trip to Iceland. Paola Chartroux from Italy (above) will enjoy a photographic workshop travelling across Iceland, with opportunities to capture the country’s stunning landscape and receive tuition from a world-leading photographic team. Focus on Nature, who will deliver the tour, is run by X-Rite Coloratti Einar Erlendsson. He commented: “Paola is about to go on a journey that I hope she will never forget... The workshops are steered by local Icelandic experts and world-renowned photographers, and the landscapes on offer range from the vast to the miniscule, but all an ocean away from anything she will have been able to capture before.” Paola's journey will be documented by X-Rite on the website below.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
In its second edition, the photography competition Gen NEXT has found another five young talents who will be supported by the Swiss flash systems manufacturer, broncolor, for the next three years. As Gen NEXT ambassadors, Gonzaga Manso, Lauri Laukkanen, Anita Anti, Cristina Otero and Yulia Gorbachenko each receive broncolor equipment to the value of $24,000. Furthermore, they are presented with the opportunity to showcase their work through broncolor’s worldwide channels as well as the project's blog. Click through / read on for more information on the winners.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Wapping Project Bankside has announced its participation in Photo London, a unique photography event that will feature a major international photography fair for up to 70 of the world’s leading photography galleries. Showing works by Elina Brotherus, Lydia Goldblatt, Alexander Gronsky, Jacqueline Hassink, Abbas Kowsari, Juul Kraijer, Edgar Martins, Stephen J Morgan, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Mitra Tabrizian, and Thomas Zanon-Larcher, The Wapping Project Bankside wishes to make evident the interesting dialogue that can be achieved when seemingly disparate works are brought together. Photo London will take place from 21 – 24 May 2015.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
April 23rd marked the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, with a glamorous ceremony held at the Park Lane Hilton, London.
Now in its eighth year, this free-to-enter competition showcases the best contemporary photography across a range of genres and is open to photographers of all abilities.
We take a look back at the winners...
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has announced four bursaries to help students and other photographers to realise projects across the still and moving image. These include the Joan Wakelin Bursary, the Short Film Award, the Postgraduate Bursary and two Environmental Awareness bursaries. Click through / read on for more information.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Wapping Project Bankside (Top Floor, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London) has announced Estonian photographer, Alexander Gronsky’s first exhibition with the gallery. Gronsky’s Pastoral series of large format photographs of Moscow’s suburban areas are reminiscent of the arcadian images created by 19th century landscape painters and he reconstructs them in a way that jars with the romantic representations of a bygone era. Also included in the exhibition are three works from Gronsky’s Reconstruction series that documents reenactments of historic Russian battles whilst simultaneously rendering them anachronistic with the inclusion of onlookers into the frame. The exhibition will be on show from 14 April - 29 May 2015.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) has named Heidi Levine as the winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. The foundation created the award to honour the courage and dedication of AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed while reporting in Afghanistan in 2014. “The images captured by the award nominees represent a collective vantage point on some of this decade’s most dangerous conflicts,” IWMF Executive Director Elisa Lees Muñoz said. “Their work helps us better understand the world and inspires us to take action.” Levine is an American photojournalist who has made a career of working in conflict and post-conflict areas. She has covered the critical moments in the Middle East including the revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Syria, the plight of Iraqi refugees living in Jordan, Syria, and Sweden, and spent one month embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq. The award will be presented to Levine at a ceremony in Berlin on 25th June.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Sony Imaging Ambassador Joe Cornish went to capture the eerie beauty of Deception Island on the Sony α7 II and Sony α7R cameras. Completely abandoned in the late 1960s as a result of volcanic destruction, the remote island is part of the South Shetland Islands archipelago in Antarctica. Cornish's photos capture - largely black, white and orange colouring - perfectly capture the leftover remains of the structures and devastation.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Photography Show will be hosting Lynsey Addario on the Super Stage on Monday 23rd at 16:00 to discuss her book, 'It's What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War' and some of the images featured in it. Lynsey will share the realities of working in a war zone and explain what it is that keeps her going back. In addition to Lynsey the other Super Stage speakers this year will be Martin Parr, Don McCullin, Tom Stoddart, Mary Ellen Mark, Tim Flach, Michael Kenna, Susan Meiselas and Simon Norfolk. Tickets for the Super Stage is £10 per session.
PNY have introduced their Photo Ambassadors for 2015. Each year, PNY sponsors and supports the efforts of a select number of photographers from diverse focus areas, ranging from sports and adventure photography to nature and photojournalism. This year, the lineup of PNY Photo Ambassadors will include Laurent Masurel, Jacopo Pasotti, Scott Gilmour, Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, Andy Kruczek, Luke Massey, Charles Ricque, Sergey Gorshkov, Markus Reugels, Pierre Pellegrini and Didier Bizos. Click through / read on to learn more about these photographers.
Monday, March 9, 2015
The Photographers' Gallery has announced an upcoming exhibition by award-winning Hungarian photographer Tamás Dezső. This will be the first UK exhibition of Dezső's work following his much lauded presentation at Unseen, Amsterdam in 2014. Born in Budapest in 1978, he began his career as a photojournalist for various magazines and daily newspapers before deciding to focus on his own work examining Central and Eastern Europe at a time of major political transition. Starting in 2009 with Here, Anywhere in his native Hungary, Dezső turned his attention in 2011 to neighbouring Rumania where totalitarianism and forced industrialisation under the rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu took a more aggressive form. Avoiding a direct documentary approach, Dezső imbues his images with a heavy sense of atmosphere, making use of muted palettes and winter scenery to convey an unsettling stillness. Dilapidated factories symbolise the psychological and physical condition of former workers now yearning for the stability of previous times. Traditional costumes, particularly as seen in his photographs of Rumania, allude to the failure of successive governments in spreading new economic and social policies while also acting as sentimental reminders of a world quickly disappearing. The exhibition features thirteen works in total: three pieces from Here, Anywhere and ten from Notes for an Epilogue. Prices for the prints range from £1200 to £6500 + VAT with prints produced in varying dimensions.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Miniaturesque, a major new exhibition by Slinkachu, will launch at Andipa Gallery on 12 March 2015. Slinkachu is a street artist who photographs his miniature street installations of 1"-high figures in various hidden enclaves of the wild within the city of London. His new body of work draws upon our desire to seek out and recreate the natural world amongst the urban metropolis. Using tropes from art and popular culture, Slinkachu’s new works employ irony, humour and a healthy dose of reality; despite their fantastical situations, the miniature figures we observe are not so dissimilar to ourselves, living in the shadows between the real and artificial. Miniaturesque will feature 17 new images on paper and aluminium as well as new sculptural pieces, one of which is Slinkachu’s biggest yet featuring over 200 miniature figures in a recreation of The River Thames. Prices range from £650 - £7,800 GBP with a special limited edition Exhibition Set available for £150.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The shortlists for the Professional, Open and Youth competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. Those in the awards’ 13 Professional categories will now compete for a $25,000 prize and the coveted L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title. The recipient, along with the winners of the Professional categories, overall Youth and Student winners plus the Open Photographer of the Year, who receives a $5,000 prize, will all be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on Thursday 23 April. The winning and shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London from 24 April – 10 May and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book. Click through / scroll down for the shortlists.
Friday, February 20, 2015
‘Beard’- a new free exhibition at London’s Somerset House features an 80 photo-strong series of men who sport extraordinary facial hair. Created by Warwickshire-based photographer Brock Elbank, the photographs are printed by Lumejet on Fujifilm Crystal Archive Paper and depict actor John Hurt, models Ricki Hall and Billy Huxley, tattooist Miles Better – and British woman Harnaam Kaur among others. “I was completely blown away with the quality of prints that Lumejet produced for this exhibition - all output on Fujifilm Crystal Archive Paper,” Elbank says. “They look phenomenal and the colour accuracy is superb." Taking place from 5-29 March 2015, the exhibition is free to attend.