piątek, 28 lutego 2014

Sally Davies: Lower East Side /via Lenscratch/

Noodle Shop
©Sally Davies, Noodle Shop, 2011 NYC
Sally Davies has been chronicling the Lower East Side for decades, and as someone who has witnessed the changing landscape of the LES over the years, I was fascinated to see how much remains the same. Sally recently had an exhibition at  the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in NYC titled Photographs of the Lower East Side.

Sally was born in Winnipeg, Canada, graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design, and currently lives and works in New York City. Her photographs have been featured in the New York Times, Lenscratch, the UK Daily Mail, and PDF online. She is the author of the widely acclaimed “McDonalds Happy Meal Project” that went viral in 2010.Her work is in the collections of Harvard Business School, Sarah Jessica Parker, Debra Winger, Michael Patrick King, Jane Holzer, Gary Lightbody Snow Patrol.

Postapokaliptyczny, "nieodwracalnie ginący świat" Rumunii. Niezwykłe fotografie Tamasa Dezso

Photographer Tamas Dezso - Ciprian, the Bear Dancer (Salatruc, East Romania), 2013
"Tradycja duchowa i realne zabytki dziedzictwa kulturowego w Rumunii podlegają równoległej dezintegracji. Erozji zaczynają podlegać zarówno liczące sobie setki lat zwyczaje kultywowane w małych wioskach złożonych z zaledwie kilku domów, jak i bastiony przymusowej industrializacji z epoki komunizmu, która stała się częścią nowoczesnej historii Rumunii" - pisze autor tych niezwykłych zdjęć, Tamas Dezso. Jego wciąż trwający projekt nosi tytuł "Notatki z epilogu". Na zdjęciu Ciprian w stroju do tradycyjnego tańca niedźwiedzia, Salatruc, wschodnia Rumunia, 2013 r.

Tamas Dezso - NOTES FOR AN EPILOGUE (2011 - ongoing)

Photographer Tamas Dezso - Victor (near Geamana, Central Romania), 2011

Tamas Dezso (b. 1978, lives in Budapest) is a fine art documentary photographer working on long-term projects focusing on the margins of society in Hungary, Romania and in other parts of Eastern Europe. His photographs have been published in TIME, The New York Times, National Geographic, GEO, Le Monde Magazine, The Sunday Times, PDN, Ojo de Pez, HotShoe Magazine, The British Journal of Photography and many others.


Spiritual tradition and physical heritage are simultaneously disintegrating in Romania. Time is beginning to undermine centuries-old traditions preserved in tiny villages, in communities of only a few houses, as well as the bastions of the communist era’s enforced industrialisation, which became part and parcel of Romania’s recent history. Those living in the reservations of forgetting blend with nature, exhibiting a humility inherited through generations. Urged on by modernisation, they are living out their last days in evident equality of closeness to nature and, helping time, they are diligently pulling down the absurd edifices of their environment. In the manner of termites, they carry away small pieces of immense concrete constructions on the rickety carts of poverty, pick through reinforced concrete frames of former factory monsters, power stations and furnaces, dismantling monuments of formerly enforced modernisation which have corroded into a stage set. One year ago, I began photographing the scenes of a world irreversibly decaying, the transformation of a Balkan country surviving the region’s hardest dictatorship. When capturing the still recordable milieu I am examining the parallel of a general tendency and personal stories: as resilient humanity condensing into symbolic destinies takes shape in the face of mortality.

czwartek, 20 lutego 2014

Bogdan Dziworski - "Interesujący jest tylko człowiek" /Magdalena Rudzka/

Bogdan Dziworski - "Interesujący jest tylko człowiek"
Bogdan Dziworski

Znakomity fotograf i operator, nazywany czasem polskim Eliottem Erwittem. Romansował ze słynną Agencją Magnum, ale wybrał film. Z fotografii jednak nigdy nie zrezygnował i niebawem ukaże się jego nowy album. Z Bogdanem Dziworskim rozmawiamy o współczesnej fotografii ulicznej, sztuce patrzenia i szukania tematu.

Umawiając się na wywiad, powiedział Pan, że fotografia to Pana hobby. Czy tak jest naprawdę?

Fotografia, jaką ja uprawiam to jest rzecz nieopłacalna, tylko wariaci mogą sobie na to pozwolić. Ja raczej żyję z czego innego. Fotografię traktuję więc jako hobby.

#portfolios Simone Lueck


Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Simone lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from UC San Diego and is interested in in looking at an American cultural territory colored by notions of identity, performance and glamour. “I live in LA and I like it here. I like that the palm trees were all planted at the same time. I like that Gloria Swanson played herself in Sunset Boulevard. I like that she had it, and then she lost it, and she didn’t know the difference. I like that she buried her dead chimp in a satin lined casket. Making pictures in LA is good. It’s like sifting through an old trunk filled with worn out fan letters and a bright blonde lock of hair from 1953.” /via lenscratch.com/

#portfolios Ula Wiznerowicz

Photographer Ula Wiznerowicz

Ula (b. 1986) is a Polish documentary photographer currently based  in Amsterdam. Her photographs have been exhibited widely with solo shows in Italy, England and Poland.

Working mainly within portraiture and social documentary photography, Wiznerowicz documents a particularly unique Polish/English perspective using the camera to explore narrative conventions with a powerful subtlety and poise. Her careful handling of subjects and their emotive stories has won her acclaim with most recently a FotoVisura Grant, along with Ideas Tap Portfolio Award in 2012 and Channel 4/Saatchi Gallery Prize and D&AD Best New Blood Prizes in 2010.
Ula studied a BA Hons Degree in Photography at Middlesex University (2010). 

środa, 19 lutego 2014

Advanced Multimedia Storytelling Workshop by Bombay Flying Club – Rome, June 2014


Yart Photography and 10b Photography gallery present a unique workshop in Advanced Multimedia Storytelling for photographers and video-makers. The workshop will be held by Bombay Flying Club, a web documentary production house deeply rooted in photojournalism (June 24-29, 2014 in Rome).
Bombay Flying Club founders are professional prize winning photojournalists and visual storytellers, jury members of World Press Photo Multimedia Competition and Lumix Multimedia Award, teaching at Danish School Of Media and Journalism, Akademie für Publizistik in Hamburg, the Fachhochschule Bielefeld, the University for the Arts in Bremen and more.

wtorek, 18 lutego 2014

Finding Vivian Maier selected by Berlin Film Festival!

This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivien Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America's most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

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czwartek, 13 lutego 2014

Tony Ray-Jones & Martin Parr - Only in England

Only in england

Event details

The first exhibition at Media Space shows 50 previously unseen works by British photographer Tony Ray-Jones alongside rarely seen early black and white photographs taken by his fellow countryman Martin Parr. Between 1966 and 1969 Ray-Jones created a body of photographic work documenting English customs and identity. Humorous yet melancholy, these photographs were a departure from anything else being produced at the time. Tragically, in 1972, Ray-Jones died from Leukaemia, aged just 30. His short but prolific career had a lasting influence on the development of British photography. Inspired by him, Martin Parr produced The Non-Conformists, a project shot in black and white that started within two years of Ray-Jones’ death and demonstrates his legacy and influence. Parr was invited to select the works by Ray-Jones for show, from 2700 contact sheets and negatives in the archive.

September 21, 2013 till March 16, 2014 United Kingdom London
Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm

Venue details

Media Space
2nd floor Science Museum
Exhibition Road
London SW7 2DD
United Kingdom
T: +44 20 7942 4000

Sanne De Wilde - The Dwarf Empire

 Uit de serie the dwarf empire 4 klein
De Brakke Grond presents The Dwarf Empire, the first solo-exhibition by the Belgium photographer Sanne De Wilde. The Dwarf Empire, a theme park in the South of China, is the empire of 70 dwarfs. Every day the dwarfs present a show for tourists. In the exhibition, different realities rub against, alongside and over one another. De Wilde reveals a diffuse role-play and shows how she, as a photographer, became part of this artificial reality. The exhibition will open on Friday 31 January, 7pm.
February 01, 2014 till March 14, 2014 Netherlands Amsterdam
Mon-Fri: 11am-6pm Sat-Sun: 1pm-6pm

Venue details

Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond
Nes 45
1012 KD Amsterdam

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games – Women’s Hockey Photo Inspiration

sochi 2014 winter olympics woman's hockey photos female hockey player toronto commercial photographer jp danko blurmedia

Concept for Women’s Hockey Photos

Up here in Canada, we take our hockey pretty seriously.  The women on the Canadian Woman’s Hockey Team who are over at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games right now are perpetually one of the top woman’s hockey teams in the world.
That is to say, Canadian women’s hockey players are pretty badass – and if we were going to use them for inspiration for this shoot – it couldn’t be all prissy and pink.

wtorek, 11 lutego 2014

Not a Metaphor: An Interview with Alisa Resnik

Photographer Alisa Resnik
Alisa Resnik’s (b. 1976, Russia) gloomy photos of dark interiors, people in bars and streets at night, have received a lot of attention recently. Her series One Another won the 2013 European Publisher’s Award for Photography, and as a result was published simultaneously by the five publishers supporting the award. On Christmas Eve, Resnik made time to speak with GUP about loneliness, looking for the light in the dark and how that is not a metaphor.
Your photographic work takes place mostly at night in restaurants and bars, but you also work as a waitress. Do these two occupations influence each other?
When you are a waiter, you are an observer. It’s interesting to look at people. Just to see how a person moves: how does the person order, how does the person eat, how does the person relate to the waiter? People don’t know that you are an observer, they’re eating and drinking, they’re just relaxing. They don’t know that there’s somebody who’s looking at them in a phenomenological way! (Laughs) I’ve learned a lot about people while working as a waitress, and I use it in my photography.

Tiksi - An interview with Evgenia Arbugaeva

Photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva
Since her graduation from the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in 2009, Evgenia Arbugaeva (1985, Russia) has gained worldwide recognition for her work on Tiksi, a small town in Northern Russia resting on the coast of the Arctic Ocean, where she spent the early years of her childhood. In 2012 she received the Bright Spark award in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Competition for emerging photographers, and a Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant.
In 2013 Arbugaeva was named one of PDN’s ‘30 Emerging Photographers to Watch’ and she won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award at the Rencontres d’Arles. She has also been selected for the 20th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass, the annual masterclass for emerging photographers organised by World Press Photo.
Things seem to be taking off in your photography. Where did it all start for you?
When I was an exchange student in high school in Connecticut (USA), I took a class in photography.
There I learnt many things that got me into photography. Somewhat later, when I was around 19 years old, I met a female ‘Even’: a member of a nomadic indigenous tribe of Yakutia (Russia) who lives part-time in the city and part- time in a reindeer herd. Her son was wounded after a gas explosion and she didn’t have money for his surgery. 

Eyes in progress - Social Documentary workshop with Tomasz Gudzowaty

Tomasz Gudzowaty
Photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty hosts a social documentary workshop at Eyes in Progress in Paris from 14 until 17 May. Gudzowaty began his photographic career with nature photography, later turning to social documentary. For the past few years he has focused on sports photography and is particularly interested in non-commercial sports. His work has been published in Max Magazine, L’Equipe, The Guardian, Newsweek, Forbes, Time, Photo, British Journal of Photography and Spook Magazine. Gudzowaty has won many of the profession’s premier contests, including nine previous World Press Photo awards, as well as Pictures of the Year and NPPA Best of Photojournalism awards. 
The workshop is open to professional photographers, advanced amateurs and journalists.
Applications will be open until April 14th, 2014
For more information visit Eyes in Progress  

Top Photography Films

The Hill of the Restless Wolves David Barreiro
Photographer David Barreiro
In one of his most recent projects called “The Hill of the Restless Wolves”, Daniel Barreiro went to Iceland to document the construction of a neighbourhood from scratch in the face of the dooming economic crisis of 2008.

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International Kontinent Photography Awards

International Kontinent Photography Awards

  • Advertising - Single Image
  • Fine Art - Single Image
  • Fine Art - Projects (2-5 Photographs)
  • Editorial/Documentary - Single Image
  • Editorial/Documentary - Projects (2-5 Photographs)
  • Nature - Single Image
  • Grand Winner
    • Title Award - Kontinent Photographer of the Year
    • Kontinent Award Trophy and Certificate
    • 1,000 USD Artlica Agency Grant
    • Cover of Kona #2 Annual Book
    • Winning photograph/project will be exhibited in annual exhibition
    • Showcased in Artlica Projects/Network for 1 year
    • Think Tank Photo Sling O Matic 20 Bag
    • Worldwide Press and Exposure
  • Awards for each Category Winners
  • Also several Honorable Mentions will be given for the successful photographs from each category.
Winners will be announced on the awards website on June 2014. 
You may submit as many entries, in as many categories, as you see fit. Online submission of digital photographs via the website or by email. Judging criteria: artistic merit, originality, subject and style
Image requirements: JPG format; 72 dpi; up to 1500 pixels in height or width; no embedded marks, logos, names or borders. Digitally manipulated images are accepted in Fine Art and Advertising categories. For Editorial and Nature categories; minor corrections (color corrections, cropping etc.) are acceptable.

piątek, 7 lutego 2014

Fifty Awesome Photo Workshops Around the World


You could go alone to New Zealand, Mexico, Cuba, or wherever your wanderlust takes you, and bring your camera along for the trip — hope to stumble upon the ‘photographic’ spots, and take some pictures you think might be good.
Or, you could sign up for an amazing, fully immersive photography workshop in an exotic locale with a pro photographer who knows the land, guides you to all the best spots, gives you feedback during critiques, and helps you edit your new travel portfolio along the way. We prefer the latter — and after finding out about all the amazing photography courses happening all over the world this year, we had to share. Wherever and whatever your heart desires to go and photograph, there’s probably a workshop to guide you through it.
Here’s a list of just some of the photography classes happening around the world in 2014. So throw a dart on a map, and follow your arrow wherever it points.