CONTACT, Toronto Photography Festival 2012
CONTACT is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, during the month of May, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at almost 200 venues. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 16 years ago, and now a charitable organization, the festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
Stimulated by the renewed global interest in street photography, this year’s festival explores the theme “Public” in a series of exhibitions, site-specific installations, and events across the city. Drawing attention to social and political issues tha...
Tribe : the 3rd KYOTOGRAPHIE : KYOTOGRAPHIE is a world-class photographic festival presented annually in Kyoto (Japan) over three weeks during the height of the spring tourist season. With a style that is unique in Asia, KYOTOGRAPHIE presents outstanding photography through original scenography in Kyoto City's iconic traditional and contemporary architectural spaces. Recognized as a distinguished photographic event, the festival successfully established its reputation in 2014, attracting around 40,000 visitors from across the country and overseas. KYOTOGRAPHIE aims to foster an appreciation of photography as a medium and art form. The festival brings together the international arts community to create opportunities and events that generate quality exchanges for people of all ages and cultures. Coinciding with the major festival program an extensiv...
NEW PHOTOGRAPHY IN KOREASous ce titre ambitieux ne se cache pas une volonteé d’exhaustivité mais plutôt une envie d’exposer au public un panel subjectif mais que nous espérons cohérent de la nouvelle creéation photographique en Corée ces dernières années. Nous parlons de Corée mais devrions dire Corée du sud, ce petit pays si discret, coincé entre les deux géants asiatiques chinois et Japonais, et que l’on e?voque ge?ne?ralement dans la presse que pour mieux resituer le conflit qui l’oppose a? son si ge?nant fre?re ennemi, celui du nord.
Et pourtant, depuis les années 1980, on assiste au développement fulgurant du « Pays du Matin calme ». Que de chemin parcouru depuis la guerre de Corée...
NOH Suntag State of EmergencyFrom March 1 to May 18, 2008, Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart is presenting the first comprehensive solo exhibition of the South Korean photo artist NOH Suntag in Europe. The show will feature about 200 photographs. NOH, born in Seoul in 1971, ranks among the most advanced photo artists in South Korea, his works having attracted great attention there in recent years. Among other shows, he took part in the Gwangju Biennale in 2006. The exhibition showcases works from between 2000 and 2007.
His series, which he usually develops over the course of several years and that consist of black-and-white as well as colour photos, observe conflict situations in contemporary Korean society. These conflicts go back to the division and war between North and South Korea, to the dictatorships in both parts of the count...