Thursday, May 24, 2012
Single malt whisky brand The Macallan has commissioned Annie Leibovitz for the third edition of its Masters of Photography series. The Macallan Masters of Photography series features exclusive collaborations, conjoining the art of whisky making with the artist’s interpretation of the world of The Macallan. Previous editions were authored by iconic photographers Rankin and Albert Watson. “This year, Annie Leibovitz, chosen for her exceptional skill and inimitable style, has interpreted four single cask variants released for the first time, resulting in four powerful images,” the company says. “Shot against dramatic backdrops in and around New York City, Annie Leibovitz captures the brilliance of a moment where everything comes together, showcasing the stature of whisky as an icon of taste and masculinity.”
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Bob Books have announced the return of Photobook Month this June. Hosted at Hasselblad Studio in Shoreditch, London, the series of four evening events will feature expert speakers who will be sharing their own take on photobooks – from what makes a beautifully designed book, to a run-down of the best photobooks of all time. The guest speakers include Martin Parr, Marianne Taylor, Mike Trow and Jeremy Leslie. Bob Books’ General Manager Ibolya Németh said: “We’re delighted to have pulled together some of the biggest names in our industry to create four not-to-be-missed events. We want to celebrate photobooks in all their forms and the best way to do this is to invite photographers, designers and photobook lovers to join us over four fantastic evenings in June.” The lectures will be taking place on 6th, 12th, 20th and 26th June. Tickets are £30 each plus booking fee and will be on sale from 1st of May through the website below.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Photographer and film-maker William Klein will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award at the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards. He will be honoured at the annual gala award ceremony on 26 April at taking place at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel. An intimate exhibition of his work, curated by Michael Benson, will be shown as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London from 27th April – 20th May.
Monday, March 19, 2012
From 19 May 2012 The Photographers’ Gallery will present Burtynsky: Oil, a major solo exhibition of works by renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. Showcasing over thirty images the exhibition will be divided into three sections: Extraction and Refinement describes the process of distillation via aerial views of oil fields, drills and rigs spread across miles of land, networks of pipelines travelling through the countryside and factories constructed as mazes of metal tubes. Transportation and Motor Culture, as made possible through petrol, is depicted in complex images of highway interchanges and connections, panoramas of endless rows of vehicles lined-up in vast parking lots and of car enthusiasts gathered in masses to take part in related events and sporting competitions. The End of Oil displays the consequences of its use as considered by the artist. The Photographers’ Gallery is located at 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
For the past six years, photographer Katherine Green has been documenting the 1948 British Olympic Team. Her images and oral histories are presented for the first time in a UK touring exhibition. 1948 Olympians is due to be on display at 20-?21 Visual Arts Centre from 10 March to 16 June. The exhibition will then tour to The Hat Factory Luton, Rugby Museum & Art Gallery and then The North Light, HuddersCield until August 2012. Click through / scroll down for the exact dates and addresses.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Photographs by MacArthur Foundation “genius award” winner Camilo José Vergara, will be on display at the New-York Historical Society in two rotations — Harlem: The People on view February 17 through June 10 and Harlem: The Place, on June 13 through September 16. The photographs in both exhibitions show streetscapes that the photographer visited repeatedly over the course of thirty-eight years, so he could create a composite, time-lapse portrait of a vibrant, world-famous neighbpurhood seen as a place of ongoing transformation. Selected from the artist’s archive on the Invincible Cities website, the exhibition includes a sequence of photographs showing the evolution of Harlem, its buildings and its people. All of these photographs were donated to the New-York Historical Society by Camilo José Vergara in 2009.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Multiblitz USA has added Florida fashion photographer Anthony Neste to the Multiblitz Professional Team. At this year?s WPPI 2012, Anthony Neste will be joining the Multiblitz team for daily photo shoots and product demonstration of the newly introduced Multiblitz GLAMKIT and the rest of the Multilbitz product line. “We are honored to have Anthony Neste on our Multiblitz Professional team. It is the next logical step to increase brand awareness in North America.” said Veit Wulms, president of Multiblitz USA. “Anthony?s style, experience, stunning images and his exceptional character perfectly fit the company?s brand and image. He is the perfect addition to the Multiblitz Team.” The daily photo shoots will be held at Multiblitz USA?s booth #1426 at the MGM Grand, Marquee Ballroom.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Two of the UK’s most popular photographers, Andy Rouse and Joe Cornish, will be teaming up to unveil a new exhibition entitled ‘Outer Visions’ - at January’s Outdoors Show in London. Between them, Andy and Joe will be exhibiting a range of their best work, in a variety of formats which will include canvas and framed art prints. All images have been handpicked for the exhibition, to both compliment each other’s work and to inspire all who love the natural world. The exhibition will be located at Stand OU609 within the show, which will take place from 12-15 January 2012. For talk times and full details of the exhibition, visit the website below.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Get 2 full-price adult tickets for the price of 1 for IWM London’s new exhibition, Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin.
Shaped by War is the largest ever UK exhibition about the life and work of one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers Don McCullin. The exhibition features around 250 photographs, contact sheets, objects, magazines and personal memorabilia.
Download and print this voucher to redeem your 2-4-1 Adult Tickets for the Shaped by War exhibition at IWM London, Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast. The offer runs until 31st Jan 2012.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sigma Corporation of America has teamed up with underwater photographer, sculptor and conservationist Jason deCaires Taylor to help photograph the artist’s oft-unseen work and share it with the world. Taylor is the mastermind behind the underwater sculpture park, known as the Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) in Cancun, Mexico. The museum, which consists of more than 400 of Taylor’s permanent, life-size sculptures, is designed as an artificial coral reef that provides a new habitat for sea creatures, while drawing attention – and tourist traffic – from the region’s overtaxed natural reefs. Because the project can only be viewed by scuba divers, snorkellers and people aboard a glass-bottom boat, photographs of the museum are essential in helping Taylor share this work. “Sigma lenses have become a vital tool for me to document my work and portray the beauty and fragility of the underwater world,” he says. “I have been photographing underwater for more than 10 years and have tried many different camera setups, however, using Sigma’s wide angle 10-20mm has been a turning point.” For information about on Taylor, MUSA or his artwork, visit the website below.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Light & Land has announced the addition of professional landscape and architectural photographer, David Clapp, to its team of photography tutors. David has several years’ experience of running his own workshops and he is a regular contributor to the UK photography press as well as having a strong following for his social media commentary. His addition to the Light & Land team also sees the launch of a brand new range of photographic city breaks – including Valencia, Düsseldorf and Berlin. These 3-day long weekend tours allow for shooting architecture and cityscapes at dawn, dusk and even at night. For more information on David Clapp’s spring & summer 2012 tours, visit the website below.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
“One Hundred & Forty Characters” is a project initiated by award-winning photographer Chris Floyd. Inspired by Floyd’s interaction with the photographers, editors and other individuals he follows on Twitter, One Hundred & Forty Characters bridges the gap between traditional relationships and those increasingly formed through online communications. “The project essentially puts faces to 140 of the online names I have become familiar with and I wanted to show a mixture of around 100 portraits comprising both individual and group shots,” said Floyd, who looked to HP to reproduce his images as large-format prints. Floyd worked with the HP Bracknell-based team who used both the HP Designjet L25500 Printer and the HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer to output the portraits. The exhibition “One Hundred & Forty Characters” is currently on display at Host Gallery, London.
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.