So here’s the photo, my photo, which quickly lit up the world’s social networks and news websites. The “selfie” of three world leaders who, during South Africa’s farewell to Nelson Mandela, were messing about like kids instead of behaving with the mournful gravitas one might expect.
Writing recently on the manipulation of historic images I veered briefly into a discussion of iconic photographs, and began to wonder how changes in the ways we produce and consume images might effect this photographic ‘genre’.
The group show L’ère du vulgaire passera will run through December 21, 2013, at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff. For curator Patrick Schedler, the title of the exhibition is directly inspired by the relationship between the French Revolution of 1789 and the fall of the USSR in 1989. In 1792, revolutionary France established the Republican calendar, putting an end to the “common era.”
Transformation does not mean chaos. There is a main theme running throughout Petersen’s work, and whether it’s plain to see, or whether it goes under and reappears like the flow of a river, this moment—when people come together, when their gaze meet the photographers’
Robert Hammerstiel est un photographe autrichien. Il s’intéresse aux univers vidéo ludiques dès les années 2000 et a réalisé plusieurs séries dans l’interface populaire Second Life. Capturant des paysages géométriques ou déconstruit, l’artiste étudie le besoin de l’homme de s’évader dans ces univers virtuels.
Munem Wasif is a young photographer from Bangladesh. His book Belonging is about Old Dhaka, the historic part of the country's capital, Bangladesh. Wasif lived for some time in this area and photographed the district's daily life. His work allows us to see the city from a personal perspective rather than through the lens of the news photographer, whose focus is often limited to the latest devastating flood or earthquake.
There are a variety of photographic projects that examine books as historical artifacts, highlighting the nuances of time, use, and markings. Andrew Uchin’s project, The Reader Series, does just that as he explores the book-as-object and an individual’s engagement with said object through added text and the wear and tear of a cherished possession. Like an archeologist, Andrew has uncovered how we interact with the printed page.
The Arrangement is a group of images Ruth Van Beek made with a collection of books on flower arranging.She has been collecting books on this subject for years, mostly instructional books dating from fifties to the the seventies. They combine colorful stillives of flowerarrangements with the functional photograhphy of a manual.Ruth Van Beek is specialy interested in the translation of the strict rules and symbols of Japanese Ikebana into instructional books for Dutch housewifes.
« Qu’est ce qui m’a poussé vers l’art. La libido. J’ai tiré mes premières stimulations visuelles des journaux satiriques de Papa. Les appâts hebdomadaires de demi-mondaines en pantalon de dentelle me dictaient mon programme de masturbation.
The project of Paul D’Haese, pointedly called Dayblind, moves at different levels closely related to each other, investigating the many roads of perception, paths that eternally fork, put it to Borges, and also raising questions about the primary meaning of photography.
Alberto Hernández reinterprets the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. After finding Tree of Codes I started digging through an entire world of “hybrid books” and visual literary publishing that is very design-centric and fascinating.
Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Patrick Ecclesine. I like working with Patrick because he has a vision that elevates anything I have ever had in my mind when approaching a shoot. He has a bank of knowledge and creativity that allows me obtain more than I anticipated and more concepts and ideas I haven’t even thought of.
For his book Photography Changes Everything, Marvin Heiferman spoke to experts in 3-D graphics, neurobiology, online dating, the commercial flower industry, global terrorism, giant pandas and snowflake structure to understand the infinite ways...