November 23rd, 2011
November 22nd, 2011
|© Cole Barash
Cole Barash was recently hired to shoot an Ad campaign for Alex waterbottles. The concept included photographing this “astronaut” in different environments to portray the thought of futuristic living with a renewable water bottle. Barash says, “I always like to execute something for my personal book–even if its on an ad job–as it helps me to step back, and in this case it couldn’t have worked out better. I think its important to stop, breathe and create even during a stressful shoot.” Barash, a 2009 PDN 30 Emerging Photographer, is now based in New York City.
November 21st, 2011
All photos © Giulio Di Sturco.
Despite being home to the world’s largest breakwater, the port city of Kamaishi, Japan, was partially destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami last March 11. This former capital of Samurai steel production was bombarded by the US navy during WWII, and has survived several tsunamis in the past. Now, the surviving residents are attempting to pick up the pieces, and start life again. Yumi Goto, a curator, discovered Giulio Di Sturco’s images of the city when he contributed to the “3/11 Tsunami Photo Project,” an iPad/iPhone photography book app that Goto edited. “When he attempted to photograph certain areas, he was told that there was no need as there was nothing newsworthy to be found,” Goto says. “Believing that he would find people stranded there, he ignored the advice [and] reached places beyond where other photographers stopped. The enormous challenges that he faced are apparent in the photographs.” Giulio Di Sturco’s Tsunami project will be on view in the exhibition, “11-3″ at Galleria Openmind in Milano, Italy, from Nov. 24 – Jan. 20, 2012.
November 18th, 2011
All Photos © George Georgiou. Above: Seafront, Mersin, Turkey, 2007.
In his travels throughout Turkey in recent years, photographer George Georgiou has documented “the process of modernization, urbanization, and national identity that is happening in Turkey against a rising tide of nationalism and religion.” His compositions capture a country at a crossroads, caught between old and new, Europe and Asia, tradition and modernization. His series “Fault Lines” is currently being shown as part of the exhibition “New Photography 2011” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Also featured in the exhibition are Moyra Davey, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen and Zhang Dali.
November 17th, 2011
|© Julia Margaret Cameron/Courtesy Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
A rare exhibition of more than 20 albumen prints made from 1864 to 1874 by 19th century British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, New York, through December 2. Most of the photographs were gifts from the artist to her niece, Adeline Maria Jackson; they have remained in the family ever since and have never been exhibited.
Cameron famously began her career in photography at the age of 48 when she received a camera as a gift from her daughter. Moving in the highest circles of Victorian society, Cameron counted artists, writers and scientists among her close friends. Her famous portrait subjects included the astronomer Sir John Herschel, the naturalist Charles Darwin, the Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle and the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. She created the majority of her work at her home in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. Among the highlights of the exhibition is a carbon print of “A Beautiful Vision, Julia Duckworth, 1872″. Duckworth, Cameron’s niece and goddaughter, was a frequent sitter and provided inspiration for her aunt’s photographs. She later became the mother of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Writing about Cameron in his essay for the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition, photo historian Larry J. Schaaf observes, “Her photographs have always been show-stoppers in any exhibition. Big, bold, and penetrating, they are at the same time incredibly natural, indeed, comfortable to behold.”
© Tako Robakidze.
The Laughter and Forgetting (L.A.F.) Project – a non-profit working to bring together photographers of post-totalitarian states – is pleased to announce the opening of a new photo exhibition: The Internally Displaced of Georgia. This exhibition is a unique chance to see the lives and struggles of the Georgian Internally Displaced Peoples, who were forced to leave their homes during the Abkhazian, Samachablo, and South Ossetian conflicts, which plagued Georgia through the 90’s and resurfaced in 2008. These photographers have captured the everyday lives of people who lost their homes, but have not lost hope or faith.
The exhibit is currently installed in Prague, Czech Republic until February 7, 2012 at Anglo American University’s [art]SPACE. The event is sponsored by Anglo American University (AAU) and is organized in partnership with Forum 2000 Human Rights Conference, the Georgian Embassy and NAPA Gallery.The exhibit opens in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro at the Gatewood Gallery from November 17th – 29th, 2011. The Opening Reception is on Monday, November 21, 2011.
Lastly, the exhibit is scheduled from December 6 – 19th, 2011 in Tbilisi, Georgia at Gallery “9″ in collaboration with the Tbilisi International Film Festival.