Leonie Purchas (1978) started to take photographs as a child using a snapshot camera and later graduated in the year 2000 in Art History in London where she also works. She has received many awards for her extraordinary work, centred on unconventional existential conditions: "The Labours of Hercules", portrays the life of an eighty year old car salesman; "The Cariou family" who built a self-sustaining home in Provence; "Micheal Barry the shepherd", portraying a hermit shepherd; "Christian - the collector" who for 50 years has collected what other people throw away and transformed his house and garden into a warehouse collecting what human beings waste.
Actualité Purpose 10 - printemps 2010 Désir / Desire
Corps parfaits, vêtements et accessoires à la mode, destinations idylliques, objets technologiques "indispensables"… Partout l'étalage de la marchandise. Il existe toujours une solution pour satisfaire chacune de nos envies et nous désirons posséder toujours plus, égoïstement ; la volonté de jouissance immédiate et l'individualisme déshumanisent notre relation à l'autre.
Le désir, est-ce véritablement cela ? Avec ce numéro de purpose, nous avons essayé de l'envisager autrement, comme une forme de résistance à la marchandisation du monde.
Se préoccuper de l'être avant l'avoir, savoir prendre son temps et même le perdre, être assoiff&eacut... Concours International Award for Concerned Photography JURY ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE SECOND “F” AND F25” AWARDS FOR THE CONCERNED PHOTOGRAPHY
“They are concerned photographers. They take sides. They are people who wanted to show things that had to be corrected…. wanted to show things that had to be appreciated”
The Concerned Photographer, Editor Cornell Capa, Grossman 1972
Treviso, Fabrica, 2008. 143 entries coming from photographers of 40 different countries were submitted to the Jury of F award, a contest promoted by Fabrica, Research Centre on Communication, Treviso, and Forma, International Center of Photography, Milano. 15 entries were submitted to the F25 award.
Chaired by photographer Reza Deghati, the Jury has met at Fabrica, in Treviso, to select the winners and was including ... Livre L'insensé - British photographers
Les Beatles et les Rolling Stones, Oxford et Cambridge, Shakespeare et Agatha Christie, qui dit mieux ? Conduite à gauche, première femme Premier Ministre, non à l?euro... oui à la différence ! Alors, la photo dans tout ça, une institution ou une nouvelle donne ? Même s?il est audacieux et vain de vouloir désigner un style photographique anglais, il se dégage à travers ce choix d?images que nous publions comme un parfum culturel des plus insensés. Nous retrouvons les thématiques britanniques que l?on connaît si bien : ce goût raffiné pour la nature, le théâtre, les mises en scène élaborées, l?humour, la critique sociale...Ainsi, en ouverture de la revue, Tim Walker nous donne à... Exposition Leonie Hampton-Purchas at Kahmann Gallery
Hampton’s (1978) fascination for the subject family influences all her series. Intrigued by the complex relationship between family members, Hampton photographed families in different parts of the world. Interesting is her approach; by becoming part of the family she succeeds in closing the gap between photographer and subject. ‘Hampton’s treatment is unique, truly personal (…).
By immersing herself in families in Rome, London, Cuba, Los Angeles and France, she has already confronted the needs to make herself forgotten as the photographer in order to disturb the course of everyday life as little as possible and therefore successfully captures those ‘little nothings’, which take us back into the depth of actual life.
Hampton’s first book, “In the Shadow of things... Exposition Leonie Purchas - In the Shadow of Things Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam presents In the Shadow of Things, an exhibition by photographer Leonie Purchas (b. 1978, United Kingdom). In March 2009, Purchas was chosen by an international jury as winner of the KLM Paul Huf Award. This prize for young international photographers, organised annually by Foam, includes an exhibition at the museum.
Since graduating, Purchas has focused on the complex relationships within families in different parts of the world. She tries to portray the contact between individuals and their family in the complex interplay of ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’. Fascinated by ‘unusual’ or ‘dysfunctional’ families, Purchas has made several series in recent years entitled In the Family. The more she observed these families, the more she began to distrust... Exposition Leonie Purchas Roma - In the family Production: FABRICA
Leonie Purchas (1978) is a young photographer who persuaded a family to allow her to stay with them and take photos of them; this because it is only observing from within the private rituals and unconventional dynamics binding people that is becomes possible to portray how they protect, support and love one another. The family is constantly transformed to adapt or resist society's emergencies such as immigration, poverty, conformism and sexuality. The family is the driving force in our lives, however or with whoever one might live, even for those sharing a home with three wives or those spending their nights outdoors with their flocks. As Jane Austin said: "No one can say they know the problems of an individual in that family unless they have lived with a family.
After her work with a polygamous f...