poniedziałek, 30 grudnia 2013

Julia Margaret Cameron - on exhibition - only to January 5th!

One week left to see Julia Margaret Cameron at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

it closes Sunday, January 5.

[Julia Margaret Cameron, Christabel, 1866. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art]

August 19, 2013 – January 5, 2014

One of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879) blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply spiritual sensibility, and a Pre- Raphaelite–inflected aesthetic to create a gallery of vivid portraits and a mirror of the Victorian soul. This will be the first New York City museum exhibition devoted to Cameron's work in nearly a generation, and the first ever at the Met. The showing of thirty-five works is drawn entirely from the Metropolitan's rich collection, including major works from the Rubel Collection acquired in 1997 and the Gilman Collection acquired in 2005.

When she received her first camera in December 1863 as a gift from her daughter and son-in-law, Cameron was forty-eight, a mother of six, and a deeply religious, well-read, somewhat eccentric friend of many notable Victorian artists, poets, and thinkers. "From the first moment I handled my lens with a tender ardour," she wrote, "and it has become to me as a living thing, with voice and memory and creative vigour." Condemned by some contemporaries for sloppy craftsmanship, she purposely avoided the perfect resolution and minute detail that glass negatives permitted, opting instead for carefully directed light, soft focus, and long exposures that allowed the sitters' slight movement to register in her pictures, instilling them with an uncommon sense of breath and life.

The exhibition will feature masterpieces from each of Cameron's three major bodies of work: portraits of men "great thro' genius," including painter G. F. Watts, poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, scientist Sir John Herschel, and philosopher and historian Thomas Carlyle; women "great thro' love," including relatives, neighbors, and household staff, often titled as literary, historical, or biblical subjects; and staged groupings such as her illustrations for Tennyson's Idylls of the King or her Annunciation in the style of Perugino.

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niedziela, 29 grudnia 2013

The Godfather of street photography - text Trey Taylor

King of the streets and master of cinema, NY-born, Paris-based William Klein is still going strong…

Taken from the January issue of Dazed & Confused:

I was born in the last house on Fifth Avenue, on 109th Street and Fifth Avenue. It was kind of a middle-class semi-dump. All we had was the radio. We had no record player and of course no television.
My grandfather came from Hungary and he had a clothing store. My father inherited it, invested the money in the stock market and lost it all in 1929. Then we had to move and I ended up on 108th street and Amsterdam Avenue, which was even more of a dump. My mum didn’t work but she helped my father. He became an insurance salesman, like Willy Loman in the play. He was a guy trying to make a few bucks who thought America was the greatest place on earth and that he was gonna make it someday – but he never did.
I went to school like everybody else. The thing was, in my family – you know, a lower-middle-class rich family – you’d have to get good marks and get into a high school where you could do the four years of high school in two and a half, especially if it was part of City College. City College was free, but it was hard to get in. It was really nothing like the American vision of college – no campus, no girls – it was just somewhere to get an education. I got a degree in sociology, but I wanted to be an artist.

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Exposition Jane Evelyn Atwood à Bruxelles

Photographer Jane Evelyn Atwood
« Photographies 1976-2010 » au Centre Culturel "Le Botanique" de la Communauté Wallonie-Bruxelles.
236 rue Royale, 1210 Bruxelles, Belgique. Voir ici. Comment s'y rendre ? cliquer .
.....................Du Mercredi au Dimanche de 12h à 20h, jusqu'au 12 Janvier.

14 Instagram Photojournalists Who Will Open Your Eyes to the World

David Guttenfelder (@dguttenfelder)

David Guttenfelder, an Associated Press photographer and seven-time World Press Photo award winner, was just named TIME's Instagram photographer of the year. In 2013, on assignment for the AP, Guttenfelder traveled to North Korea, where his Instagram photography offered a rare glimpse into the inner life of a nation normally obscured from public view. He has also photographed the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines as well as quaint pastoral scenes from rural America.
In this photograph, Guttenfelder captures a group of North Korean seamstresses at the Sonbong Textile Factory inside the Rason Special Economic Zone. "Nobody knows anything about [North Korea] and what it looks like," Guttenfelder told TIME of his tenure. "I feel like there's a big opportunity and a big responsibility."

Double Trouble in Little China by Verena Stefanie Grotto

Hip-hop is having a renaissance right now in the city of New York, where it seems like every other day a new MC rises up out of the five boroughs with an even more unique style and approach to the music than what we thought was possible before. Motley crews like the A$AP Mob, the Beast Coast, and World's Fair have given us a reason to love rhymes again. We've written a lot about this stuff, but sometimes words don't do it justice. So, we've linked up with scene insider Verena Stefanie Grotto to document the new New York movement as it happens in real time, with intimate shots of rappers, scenesters, artists, and fashion fiends.

This week Verena spent a day around New York City’s Chinatown shooting A$AP Mob affiliate Ian Connor and fashion designer Danii Phae. The shoot was inspired by the 1986 film, Big Trouble in Little China, directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrell.

Have Your Work Critiqued by Bruce Gilden

Hey photo people! Would you like one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers to review your pictures? Send us your best work to be considered for VICE’s new photo-critique show, hosted by Bruce Gilden. In case you don't know, he's a Magnum photographer who won a Guggenheim Fellowship this year, photographed the Yakuza in Japan, and is generally regarded one of the badassest badasses in the business. In each episode of the show, Bruce will tell you if your work is transcendent or total crap, or somewhere in between, with the goal of promoting conversation around good photography.
The first two episodes of the series will focus on documentary photography and fine art photography. Submit five photos to photo@vice.com to be considered. Deadline is January 1, 2014. Try and shock us.

The New York Times - 2013 The Year in Pictures

Wow. MUST SEE these 80 photographs. NY Times Year in Pictures 2013. Stunning, in all senses of the word. http://bit.ly/LCyip13

8 Striking Portraits from Photograph Einar Erici [Shot in 1930]

Photographer Einar Erici
The year was 1930 and Amateur Swedish photographer Einar Erici created a wonderful series of portraits of older bearded workers.

These shots might be 83 years old but there is something quite mesmerising about them.

See them up large and learn more about the man behind them at:


Stephen Hill's face for 15 seconds

Capt. Stephen Hill had a 23-year career in the Army and a secret that he felt he could never make public without throwing it all away.


America saw Stephen Hill's face for 15 seconds.
It took him a lifetime to show it.

December 29, 2013

I want so badly to one day have a family of my own with my soul mate, he wrote in his journal.
I really wonder if that's possible. I know you are out there. I know you think about me too. I am so hungry for compassion, not sex. I fall asleep every night and hug my pillows so tight pretending it's you. I don't have any idea what you look like. I don't care. How do I know what to say to you when I see you? How will I know it is you? I am so lonely waiting for you that I want to be extremely careful not to be blinded by someone pretending to be you.

Stephen and Josh Snyder-Hill walk hand-in-hand on a street in Columbus, Ohio. When Stephen left for Iraq in 2010, the couple had to hide under an airport escalator to say goodbye, while other soldiers were able to embrace their loved ones publicly

Lewis W. Hine

Newsies at Skeeter Branch, St. Louis, Missouri, 11:00 am, May 9, 1910
Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874–1940)
Gelatin silver print; 3 9/16 x 4 11/16 in. (9.1 x 11.9 cm)
In 1908, Lewis Hine accepted a position as chief investigator and photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), a private organization founded in 1904 to promote legislation to protect children from exploitation by American industry. Children as young as four years old labored in a variety of trades for up to twelve hours a day. 

During the sixteen years that Hine worked for the NCLC (often posing as an insurance inspector to gain access to the worksite), he made some 5,000 photographs of children at work in mines, farms, canneries, sweatshops, and the street. Less troubling than many of Hine's pictures of child labor, this casual portrait of a trio of newspaper sellers, or newsies, shows the young boys awkwardly assuming the roles and mannerisms of manhood.

The Terminal by Alfred Stieglitz

The Terminal, 1892
Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946)
Photogravure; 4 3/4 x 6 5/16 in. (12.1 x 16 cm)
Alfred Stieglitz took this picture using a small 4 x 5 camera, an instrument not considered at the time to be worthy of artistic photography. Unlike the unwieldy 8 x 10 view camera (which required a tripod), this camera gave Stieglitz greater freedom and mobility to roam the city and respond quickly to the ever-changing street life around him.  
The Terminal predicts by over a decade the radical transformation of the medium from painterly prints of rarified subjects to what the critic Sadakichi Hartmann dubbed "straight photography." This new photography would take as its subject matter the quotidian aspects of modern urban life, using only techniques that are unique to the medium. At the same time, in this and other photographs he made around the turn of the century, Stieglitz used natural elements such as smoke, rain, and snow to soften and unify the image into a pictorially pleasing synthesis.

czwartek, 26 grudnia 2013

"Around the World in 125 Years" by National Geographic archive

Photo by Brian Skerry/National Geographic
With more than 11 million images in the National Geographic archives, there is one image that resonates with Maura Mulvihill, senior vice president and director of the National Geographic Society’s image collection. While diving off the Auckland Islands in 2007, the photographer Brian Skerry and his assistant had a chance encounter with the nearly extinct Southern Right whale.
The allure of the image is in its simplicity: two subjects, one whale, one man, floating in a vastness of blue while inquisitively staring at each other face to face.

This image, along with a collection of more than 900 images from the National Geographic archive, have been published in a new book, "Around the World in 125 Years."

More on Lens: http://nyti.ms/1cTCF6x

The New York Times 2013 Year in Pictures

Powerful and emotional: view the New York Times 2013 Year in Pictures http://ow.ly/s4CIh

The Hipstography Awards 2013

Here we go! Eligibility, Submission Rules, Categories, Jury,… and more info on: http://hipstography.com/en/news-en/hipstography-awards-2013.html

my #vogue

Photo by Barbara Gibson © All Rights Reserved
My next appreciated by Vogue IT !

Zoe Strauss: 10 Years

Zoe Strauss, Daddy Tattoo, Philadelphia, 2004. International Center of Photography, Purchase, with funds from the ICP Acquisitions Committee, 2013
For a decade between 2001 and 2010, Philadelphia photographer Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) showed her photographic works once a year in a public space beneath an I-95 highway overpass in South Philadelphia. In these annual one-day exhibitions, Strauss mounted her color photographs to the concrete bridge supports and viewers could buy photocopies for five dollars. Through portraits and documents of houses and signage, Strauss looked unflinchingly at the economic struggles and hardscrabble lives of residents in her own community and other parts of the United States. She describes her work as "an epic narrative about the beauty and struggle of everyday life." Strauss, a self-taught photographer and political activist, sees her work as a type of social intervention, and she has often used billboards and public meetings as venues. This exhibition is a mid-career retrospective and the first critical assessment of her decade-long project.

Zoe Strauss: 10 Years was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. The ICP presentation is supported by the ICP Exhibitions Committee and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Support for public programs in association with Zoe Strauss: 10 Years is generously provided by Documentary Arts, Inc. and Art Happens.

Current Exhibitions - Lewis Hine

Lewis Hine
"In his hands, the camera would serve to reveal with quasi-scientific objectivity the circumstances of various understudied populations. His pictures often are aesthetically compelling, and his portraits of individuals are especially vivid both visually and emotionally."
The New York Times

Lewis Hine
Lewis Hine (1874–1940) is widely recognized as an American original whose work has been cited as a precursor to modernist and documentary photography. While certain of Hine's photographic projects—such as on immigration, child labor, New York City, and the building of the Empire State Building—are well known, few exhibitions have considered his entire life's work. The aim of Lewis Hine is to provide a broad overview of his photographic career, using supplementary material to situate the photographs in the contexts of their original consumption while providing a platform for reconsidering the work today—both historically and artistically. The exhibition includes Hine's earliest work from Ellis Island (1905) and extensive selections from every major project that followed, including "Hull House," "American Red Cross in Europe," and "Men at Work." The exhibition is curated by Alison Nordström, Curator-at-Large at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, which holds the largest and most comprehensive archive of Hine's work.
Lewis Hine was organized by the George Eastman House with support from the Terra Foundation in collaboration with Fundación Mapfre, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Nederlands Fotomuseum. The ICP presentation was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 


© Gabrielle Motola, ICP Faculty
Want to learn more about the School at ICP? Join us for the Open House on Thursday, January 9 at 6 pm.
RSVP online today.

HOLIDAY HOURS: Tuesday, December 23: School closes at 3 pm Wednesday, December 24: School is closed

The School at ICP offers more than 400 courses that range from traditional film and darkroom practice to digital media. The state-of-the-art facility features black-and-white and color labs; digital labs, including resources for multimedia and digital video; and a professional shooting studio. The faculty of ICP is dedicated to nurturing new talent and represents some of the world's most accomplished and innovative practitioners, offering expert guidance and inside perspectives into the field. Students come from around the world, representing virtually every country and all ages and backgrounds, making the discussions at ICP rich and provocative. The ICP staff welcomes you and is always available for consultation to review your work.

Have questions about the School's Continuing Education program?
Come to a weekly information session at the School on Fridays at 2 pm. Call 212.857.0001 for more information.
Email: education@icp.org
Phone: 212.857.0001
Fax: 212.857.0091

Documentary Photography for Social Change

Make a change, raise awareness. Register today for ICP Winter Workshop: Documentary Photography for Social Change with Beb C. Reynol.

Class Meets: January 21-25

Explore the role that documentary photography plays in promoting social change for human rights and raises awareness for global social issues. Read more and Register: http://ow.ly/s1PjF

The Best Photographic Images of 2013

Gordon Parks
The best photographic images in D.C. museums and galleries this year offered a memorable confluence of visual elements, engaged in conceptual experimentation, and made clever use of atypical materials and techniques. They were not, in other words, antiquated. But among my five favorites, only one was made in 2013.
The others were from 1947, 1956, 1973, and 2002, a fact that should not imply a dearth of new, impressive work. I prefer to see it as evidence that visually daring photography of every era continues to command the respect of our city’s curators.

1. Gordon Parks, "Department Store, Birmingham Alabama, 1956," from Adamson Gallery’s “Gordon Parks: An American Lens.”

The Adamson Gallery’s retrospective spotlighted Parks’ documentary work in Jim Crow-era Alabama. While many of Parks’ images are no-nonsense, this image, taken on the sidewalk outside a department store, offers a rich and affecting split-second tableau. Using lush, period-atypical color, Parks captured a maraschino-cherry-red “Colored Entrance” neon sign, the expressive faces of an African-American mother and girl, and a series of bold diagonals, seamlessly melding art and morality.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and World Press Photo 2013

"I entered and never forgot the experience nor the name of the experience – it was an exhibit of World Press Photo winners. Years later, I am honored to have been given permission to put some of the photography from this year’s winners to an acoustic recording of a song that means a lot to me called Life Is Hard." Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' Alex Ebert

For more information about World Press Photo please go here.

środa, 18 grudnia 2013

How was 2013 for Joel Meyerowitz?

Joel Meyerowitz
Phaidon creatives look back on the year just gone and tell us about what they're going to be up to in 2014

As the year draws to a close we've caught up with a number of our Phaidon contributors and creatives (including Ferran Adrià, Martin Parr, Edmund de Waal and Bernhard Edmaier) and have asked them how 2013 was for them: what were the things that inspired them, when were they at their most creative and what do they have planned for 2014. We'll be bringing you their answers - one a day - up until the new year.

JFK airport New York 1968 - Joel Meyerowitz

poniedziałek, 16 grudnia 2013

Helmut Newton Foundation Exhibition

Helmut Newton, Rue Aubriot, Paris 1975
Helmut Newton Foundation celebrates 10 years of its inauguration with "Helmut Newton: Berlin Paris, Exhibition Grand Palais 2012 - Greg Gorman: Men", the first presentation of Newton’s work in the french capital city since his death.

Helmut Newton
Paris Berlin | Exhibition Grand Palais 2012
Greg Gorman 
Opening: Thursday 31 October 2013 at 8 pm
Exhibition: 1 November 2013 - 18 May 2014
Housed in a former Prussian Officer’s Casino in Berlin-Charlottenburg, the Helmut Newton Foundation (HNF) is currently exhibiting: Helmut Newman: Paris Berlin. Exhibition Grand Palais 2012 in conjunction with Greg Norman: Men.

Newton personally established this foundation a decade ago, in the fall of 2004 and since its inauguration, the HNF has organized and presented exhibitions on a regular basis. In 2012, the Grand Palais held the first comprehensive retrospective of Newton’s work in Paris; a city in which he received much critical acclaim. That show now returns to its original source in Berlin, celebrating Newton’s visionary portfolio that brought him both fortune and notoriety, in the form of over 200 provocative, erotically charged black and white fashion photographs.
At the HNF, Newton’s images are always presented in parallel with works by a contemporary artist. American portrait photographer Greg Gorman accompanies Newton for this exhibition, presenting his series of male nude photographs that were produced between 1988 and 2012.

Photo by © Helmut Newton

Elena Chernyshova - Days of night - nights of day

© Elena Chernyshova
France-based photographer Elena Chernyshova (b. Russia, 1981) photographed the extreme conditions and human tendency towards normalcy in the city of Norilsk, located in Siberia, 400km north of the arctic circle. Reachable only by air, and occasionally boat, this mining town is both remote as well as surprisingly populated – 175,000 in the greater city region.
The documentary was held in Norilsk between February 2012 and February 2013.
The documentary was supported by the Lagardère foundation grant for photography.

« Days of Night – Nights of Day » is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk, a mining city northernmost of the polar circle with a population of more than 170 000.  The city, its mines and metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag.  With 60% of the present population involved in the industrial process, this documentary aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, ecological disaster and isolation.
Norilsk is the 7th most polluted city in the world.  The average temperature is -10C, reaching lows of -55C in winter, when for two months the city is plunged into polar night.
The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making their plight incomparable.


„Stand By” by Sputnik Photos

Photo by Barbara Gibson
Siedmiu fotografów różnych narodowości pojechało na Białoruś. Chcieli zobaczyć, co kryje się pod stwierdzeniem „ostatnia dyktatura w Europie”. Nie było łatwo. Powoli, warstwa po warstwie artyści ze Sputnik Photos odkrywali kraj naszych sąsiadów. Tak powstał materiał z najnowszej wystawy w Leica Gallery Warszawa - „Stand By”. 

Photo by Barbara Gibson

Projekt, podczas którego powstawały materiały do książki i wystawy, trwał dwa lata. Fotografowie chcieli pokazać codzienne życie Białorusi, sprawy pozornie dalekie od świata polityki i reżimu Łukaszenki, fakty nieobecne w relacjach medialnych. A takie tematy interesują Rafała Milacha, Jana Brykczyńskiego, Agnieszkę Rayss oraz Justynę Mielnikiewicz, Andreia Liankevicha, Mancę Juvan i Adama Pańczuka. Choć większość z nich to doświadczeni, wielokrotnie nagradzani fotografowie, i tak trudno im było – najpierw zrozumieć Białoruś, a potem o niej opowiedzieć obrazami.

Photo by Barbara Gibson

Fotografowie: Jan Brykczyński, Andrei Liankevich, Manca Juvan, Justyna Mielnikiewicz,
Rafał Milach, Adam Pańczuk, Agnieszka Rayss.

Leica Gallery Warszawa, 
ul. Mysia 3 [2. piętro]
godz. otwarcia: pon.-sob. 10-20, niedz. 12-18
Wstęp wolny.
Photo by Barbara Gibson
Photo by Barbara Gibson

Antanas Sutkus at RTR Gallery

© Antanas_Sutkus
RTR gallery presents the show « Unpublished » by Antanas Sutkus, a selection of photographs from the 500,000 negatives discovered this year in his archives, that have never been seen or edited.
Two years ago, Antanas Sutkus, the 75 year old Lithuanian photographer, decided to put some order in his archives ...he rediscovered negatives from the late 50s to the late 70s, one of the most important periods of his work.

Vintage prints found in his studio, prints from that period and modern prints, RTR gallery offers this selection of 35 " Unpublished " photographs, new images from one of the most important photographers of the XX century.