Tuesday, November 8, 2011
On a recent trip to Milan to celebrate the launch of the 2012 Lavazza, we caught up with Spanish fashion photographer Eugenio Recuenco to talk about his involvement with the iconic calendar, fashion photography and his love for Pentax.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Emporio Armani and Magnum Photos have teamed up to present an exhibition of photographs by Elliott Landy. Opening tonight at the Emporio Armani Boutique, 149 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, the exhibition features some of the photographer’s abstract and especially colourful images of 1960s rock and roll legends. This is “a different group than I normally exhibit — less literal and more painterly,” he says. “They are printed on a variety of non-paper media in large sizes and have never been printed this way before. Some of the images have never been exhibited prior to this show.” Limited Editions are available for purchase from Magnum in Paris and New York City. Interested readers are encouraged to contact Ms Valerie Fougeirol at Magnum Photos.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
New York’s leading architectural and aerial photographer, Evan Joseph, is making his gallery debut at Tachi Gallery on 27th October. Over the last year Evan has transitioned into fine art photography with the release of his book, New York City At Night. The exhibition on Oct. 27th at Tachi will pick up where the book left off as he will include some never before seen images of New York City that were not published in the book. The “Evan Joseph at Night” exhibition blends these aerial photographs, which were taken from a helicopter several hundreds of feet in the air, with amazing skyline views from some of the most exclusive vantage points in the city. Tachi Gallery is located at 414 Washington Street, New York.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Rankin has announced the launch of his brand new biannual, THE HUNGER and its live, digital embodiment, THE HUNGER TV. The magazine will feature a selection of individuals from the worlds of art, design, fashion, drama, music and more, who have also pushed at the cultural boundaries in their own fields. “The Hunger is an idea that was born from the realisation that, more than two decades into my career as a photographer, I am still inspired by what I do every day,” .Rankin said “I named my first retrospective exhibition Visually Hungry – that’s how I felt. In a lot of ways, it is how I think I’ll feel until I die.” The first issue of the magazine will be available on 17th November.
Friday, September 23, 2011
PhotoShelter’s Lauren Margolis has posted a fascinating article about the 14 most dangerous locations for photojournalists. Available on the PhotoShelter blog, the article includes a number of short interviews with PhotoShelter members who have worked in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Nepal, Mexico, Russia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, India and the Philippines. Among the interviewees is American photojournalist Jack Kurtz, who took the above photograph in Nogales, Mexico in 2005. For more great images and insights, head to the PhotoShelter blog where you can read the article in its entirety.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Guildford-based photographer Richard Booth has been selected as one of ten artists to tell the story of the London 2012 Olympics through the BT Art of Sport initiative. The BT Art of Sport programme is a key element of BT’s sponsorship activities for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Participating artists have been granted access to work close to top Olympians and Paralympians, and draw on them for inspiration in their work. The project will provide a legacy to the Olympic Games and the sale of works will support a range of sporting charities including Paralympics GB.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Warsaw, Poland-based photographer Dariusz Majgier has announced that his non-commercial project, Street Portraits of Strangers, has reached an important milestone. Mr Majgier has now taken over 500 consensual portraits of passers-by in the streets of Warsaw, all of which can be seen online at the website below. A smaller selection of his images are currently on display in two Warsaw galleries.
In commemoration of the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, The Morrison Hotel Gallery will present a special exhibition of large-scale, never-before-seen photographs from prolific photographer and former NYPD detective John Botte. Opening on 4th September at the Calumet Gallery on 22 West 22nd Street in Manhattan, the exhibition features intimate and powerful portraits captured in the days following the attacks. On show until the 24th, The 9|11 Photographs exhibition is curated by renowned photographer Timothy White and sponsored by Canson, Calumet and Loupe Digital.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection is a new exhibition at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. More than 500 photographs by the masters of the medium will be on view Oct. 1, 2011 through Feb. 19, 2012. W.M. Hunt is a renowned curator and dealer who has been collecting photographs for 40 years.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The innovative Affordable Photography Emporium, The APE, will be exhibiting at the East London gallery, theprintspace. The APE was set up by photographers for photographers to sell beautiful limited edition prints at an affordable price. The show runs for two weeks at the beginning of September with a private view on the evening of Thursday 1st September.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Photographer Tim Hans presents his new exhibition Camden Town Skateboarders at East London’s leading gallery, theprintspace. “Camden Town Skateboarders features local athletes and is the first exhibit of an on-going global project in which Hans brings a fresh and atypical style of photography to the skateboarding world through stripped-down portraits in place of flashy action shots,” the organisers aay. The opening reception is 4th August, 7-9:30pm at theprintspace gallery on 74 Kingsland Road, and the exhibition will run until 31st August 31st. Admission is free.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A new exhibition of Norman Parkinson’s images of childhood, ‘Age of Innocence’, is currently on show at Dimbola Lodge, Isle of Wight. Running until 3rd July, the exhibition offers a fresh insight into his development as an artist and his eclectic choice of subjects. In her introduction to the catalogue, Fay Weldon writes: “Parkinson, like his confrères Bailey, Duffy and Donovan, is mostly known for his spectacular fashion photography, but as with these other great photographers, ‘the fashion shoot’ was only a part of their work. That was what earned them money: not necessarily what most satisfied the keen aesthetic eye of the photographer. In this particular collection of images, all relating one way or another to childhood, Parkinson combines the techniques of photojournalism – catch the moment as it flies – à la Cartier Bresson and Lartigue, with an Irving Penn-like sense of formality.”
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Opening tomorrow at the Wilmotte Gallery at Lichfield Studios, Stornoway is a new exhibition featuring enigmatic black-and-white triptych photographs by Charlotte Boulay-Goldsmith. Chronicling a jounrey through Scotland, the images are “carefully crafted, framing mountains, waterways, trees and decaying relics to depict a mystical and vacant landscape, imbued with a profound sense of stillness and solitude,” the organisers say Running until 22nd July, the exhibition is hosted by Lichfield Studios, 133 Oxford Gardens, London, W10 6NE.
The first ever full-career retrospective of the legendary British photographer Brian Duffy will open July 8th at Idea Generation Gallery. Together with Terence Donovan and David Bailey, Duffy is recognised as one of the innovators of “documentary” fashion photography, a style that revolutionised the fashion industry. He produced an extraordinary body of work but destroyed most of his negatives and transparencies in 1979. “Featuring more than 160 images painstakingly rediscovered by Duffy’s son after years of searching through archives and publications around the world, this exhibition has truly risen from the ashes,” the organisers say. Running until 28th August, the Duffy exhibition is presented by Idea Generation Gallery, 11 Chance Street, London E2 7JB. Admission is free.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Peter Steedman’s new exhibition at Lauderdale House encompasses a wide variety of themes ranging from landscapes to textures, plant portraits to old buildings. Lauderdale House is located in Waterlow Park on Highgate Hill in north London. The exhibition runs until 12th June, and is open daily from 11.00am to 4.00pm Tuesday to Friday, and midday to 5.00pm on Sunday. Admission is free.
Monday, May 30, 2011
The Suffering of Light is the title of an upcoming exhibition of key photographic works from the career of American photographer Alex Webb. Presented by the Magnum Print Room, the exhibition opens on 17 June, runs until 29 July 2011 and showcases twelve of Webb’s best known images. The Magnum Print Room is located at Magnum Studios, 63 Gee St, London, EC1V 3RS. Additionally a 204-page book entitled, The Suffering of Light: 30 Years of Photographs by Alex Webb is available from Thames & Hudson for £45.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Ludwig Museum is going to host a large-scale exhibition of the works of László Moholy-Nagy, a key figure of Modernist art. Raised in Mohol and Szeged, Moholy-Nagy taught at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, lived and worked in Berlin, Amsterdam and London before settling in Chicago where he became the first director of the New Bauhaus school. In 1939, he opened the School of Design, which went on to become the Institute of Design in 1944. Widely regarded as one of the fathers of modern light art, he became famous for his photograms, or photographs made without a camera. The present exhibition, opening on 9th June and running until 25th September, includes 130 of his paintings, black-and-white & colour photographs and sketches. Ludwig Museum is located at Komor Marcell utca 1, District IX, Budapest, Hungary.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Point of Interest is an upcoming exhibition of images taken by Magnum photographer Peter Marlow. The twenty-seven colour photographs and ten black-and-white prints are from a body of work comprising several thousand photographs that have been made alongside major projects. “It is photojournalism turned inside out, where the geography of where he is in the world, and the narrative context, becomes an irrelevant and unnecessary detail,” the organisers say. “The title Point of Interest is surely ironic – these images capture the overlooked, the abandoned, the derelict and the detritus of contemporary life and would rarely be the focus or centre of anyone’s point of interest. It is Marlow who places them centre stage in a sequence of masterly but disturbing photographs.” Running from 24 May - 2 July 2011, the exhibition is hosted by the Wapping Project Bankside gallery, 65a Hopton Street, London, SE1 9LR.
Friday, May 13, 2011
PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced that British documentary photographer, Jason Larkin, is the winner of the 2011 Arnold Newman Award for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture. Larkin’s winning image series, titled “Past Perfect,” examines how the museums of Egypt use different styles of curating to present exhibits depicting the past to contemporary audiences. He will receive a $15,000 cash award and an exhibit of his winning picture series at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine from 2 July—27 November 2011.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
From 20th May to 3rd June, 100 images of Japan taken over a period of 13 years by award-winning photographer Jason Hindley, will be exhibited at theprintspace gallery in Shoreditch, London. ‘Familiar and Distant’ is a compilation of Hindley’s personal photographs taken during his various trips to Japan. ” Seemingly familiar views of backstreets, public spaces, and people going about their daily life reveal subtle details in an intimate and yet reserved manner,” the organisers say. Admission is free, and there is an opportunity to purchase the exhibited prints at an affordable charity price, with all proceeds from the print sales going British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. The gallery is located at 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL, and is open Monday-Friday from 9am till 7pm.