Enrique Metinides was born in 1934 in Mexico City where he still lives. He stopped photographing professionally in 1993 when he left La Prensa. He now mostly stays home, cataloguing video footage of live accidents from television for a growing personal archive. He also collects objects, including more than 4000 model ambulances and police cars. His work was first brought to the attention of the art world in 2000 with his first solo exhibition at the Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte in Mexico D.F., followed by two London exhibitions: at the Royal College in 2002 and at the Photographer's gallery in 2003. Represented in Mexico by Kurimanzutto, Metinides' international recognition as an artist has continued to grow with his first US exhibitions at Blum and Poe in Los Angeles in 2006 and Anton Kern in New York last year, both received with critical acclaim.
Livre Darkside, Vol. 2: Photographic Power and Photographed Violence, Disease and Death Following the survey of photographed sexuality and lust in Darkside I, the other end of the physical spectrum is illuminated: the intimate affinity between death and photography – impairment, disease, degeneration, violence and death, pain, grief and loss. Recording death is, along with war reporting, one of photography’s original tasks. Pictures of horror are often shocking and yet “bestselling”. They provoke questions about exploitation, complicity and power relationships – infront of and behind the camera and in the photograph itself. Photography often provokes accusations that it aestheticizes misery, creating a “pornography of horror”. Enlightenment quickly turns into transfiguration, photographic enlightenment into commerce. Darkside I and II examine Eros and Thanatos in pi... Festival 4th International Photobook Festival, Kassel
Win a complete photobook production: The Dummy Award 2011 of the 4th International Photobook Festival, Kassel, Germany, June 1.-5.
Submit your unpublished photobook and win a complete photobook production. The 50 best books will be exhibited at the festival. A jury made up of internationally renowned members will select the 3 best books of the exhibition. Photobooks of any kind are admissible. This includes handmade artist books as well as digitally created editions (as books from Blurb, Pixum, BOD and others!). The winning book will be produced and published by the publishing and printing company Seltmann+Söhne. This work will also be portrayed in the magazine European Photography. The 2nd and 3rd prizes will be sponsored by Blurb.com: The 2nd prize is books produced by blurb to the value of 500 Euros, the 3... Festival Rencontres d'Arles 2011
NON CONFORME, par François Hébel, directeur des Rencontres d’Arles.
« En 2002, pour la première édition de la nouvelle formule des Rencontres d’Arles, nous prenions en compte l’élargissement de la palette du photographe par le numérique. Nous présentions Here is New York (Voici New-York suite aux attentats du 11 septembre), premier phénomène de l’ère digitale mélangeant professionnels et amateurs, et nous affirmions le genre de la photographie « vernaculaire ».
Dix éditions plus loin, le monde a changé, la photographie et son public aussi.
MANIFESTES. En 2011, From Here On (À partir de maintenant), un manifeste signé de cinq artistes et directeurs artist... Exposition Exhibition : « ? The Image as Question » at Michael Hoppen Gallery Michael Hoppen Gallery's press release
Part of the fascination with all photography is that the medium is firmly grounded in the documentary tradition. It has been used as a record of crime scenes, zoological specimens, lunar and space exploration, phrenology, fashion and importantly, art and science. It has been used as ‘proof’ of simple things such as family holidays and equally of atrocities taking place on the global stage. Any contemporary artist using photography has to accept the evidential language embedded in the medium.
In this exhibition the Michael Hoppen Gallery exhibits a myriad of different images including 19th, 20th c. and contemporary works of art. Seemingly disparate these images have a shared gravitas, a weightiness that emanates from their documentary function. Many ... Exposition FOTOFESTIWAL 2016 This year’s anniversary edition of Fotofestiwal in Łódź looks set to be a multidimensional journey. Thematic exhibitions HIT THE ROAD: Photographers’ travel” will not only take the audience to various corners of the Earth, but also ensure a variety of interpretations of the theme and of types of photography. This extraordinary journey, with world-famous artist as guides, will begin on 9 June 2016 and last until 19 June 2016.
The fifteenth festival will concentrate on the experience intrinsically linked to photography from its very beginning – travel and the various forms of its recording and presentation. The main theme, “HIT THE ROAD: Photographers Travel” will be treated very broadly: from the reinterpretation of travel photography from the turn of the century, through th... Exposition Exposition Drive my car à la Galeria Tagomago, Barcelone
"L'automobile et la photographie sont, sans aucun doute, deux révolution de notre société contemporaine. L'invention de l'automobile découle naturellement de celle de la roue et aura mis plus de 500 ans à aboutir. La photographie, elle, nait peut être du miroir dont on connait l'existence depuis 7000 ans.
Arrivées ensemble au XIXème siècle, l'industrialisation naissante va leur donner l'opportunité de se développer jusqu'à atteindre l'ampleur que nous connaissons aujourd'hui."
Drive My Car
7 Septembre - 20 Octobre 2012
Drive my Car ouvre le cycle expositif de Galeria Tagomago à Paris avec thématique autour de la voiture regroupant le travail d... Exposition DARK SIDE 2 - Photographic Power and Violence, Disease and Death Photographed Following the investigation of photographed sexuality and desire in Darkside I, Fotomuseum Winterthur focuses now on the other extreme of the bodily spectrum, charting the path from the body as a veritable ‘picture of health’ to the body injured, disfigured or mutilated, in decline and decay. This raises questions: Why is there an intimate affinity between photography and death? Why does violence attract images? The visual world of western culture is full of images of violence – both random outbursts of violence and military violence, regulative state violence. In a strange reversal, societies have shut away images of life-affirming, life-giving sexuality, banishing them to the fringes of obscurity, whereas images of dark and excessive violence have been brought into the light. The reasons for this are ... Exposition Enrique Metinides Rare Vintage Prints 1947 - 1984 Josée Bienvenu Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the never before shown vintage prints of renowned photographer Enrique Metinides. Often referred to as "the Mexican Weegee", Metinides is known for his images of car accidents, suicides, explosions, accidental electrocutions, train derailments, murders, and plane crashes. As early as the age of twelve, Metinides was working side by side with the rescue teams, photographing the tragic scenes. "No one thought anything of a kid, even one with a camera. I became the youngest photojournalist in the city. In the morning, I took pictures of the dead, in the afternoon, I went to school." From the late 1940's until his retirement in 1993, Enrique Metinides worked for Mexican tabloids such as La Prensa and Crimen. His work defined the &q...