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...
The New York Photo Festival 2010“NYC is the melting pot, the metropolis of the world, and therefore the most natural location for a festival with a mission to bring together global talent that is both timely and critical.”
Jody Quon, curator, NYPH’09
The First International Photography Festival in the United States
Photography, one of the most important visual media of our lives, has been surprisingly uncelebrated, particularly in the United States. New York City, home to the most influential commercial and fine art photography community, has lacked—until now—a large-scale event dedicated to photography. The inaugural New York Photo Festival (May 14–May 18, 2008) delivered a dynamic, high-quality event in what is arguably the photographic capital of the world. This event celebrated both contemporary photography ...
The exhibition PORTRAITSPress release
Portraits. The Fundación MAPFRE Photography Collection can be seen at Fundación MAPFRE’s Sala Recoletos exhibition space in Madrid between 22 June and 3 September 2017. Based on works from the Fundación’s holdings of photography, this exhibition presents a survey of the history of photography with the guiding theme of the portrait, one of the most dynamic genres in the visual arts and a key practice within photography from the origins of the medium.
Nine years ago Fundación MAPFRE launched its collection of photography, an initiative that now coexists with its already well-established drawings collection. The result has been to complement our exhibition programme and contribute to institutional collecting in a way that we considered both necess...
This exhibition will explore the breadth and global diversity of contemporary photographic portraiture since 2000, highlighting recent acquisitions to the museum's permanent collection.
About Face will include works by twenty-nine artists from the United States, England, Canada, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Iran and South Africa. Though each of these photographers approaches portrait-making differently, certain thematic threads resonate throughout the show, including questions of racial, cultural, ethnic, class and gender identity; the relationship between individuals and typologies; the way photographic processes themselves inform meaning; the relevance of historical precedents to contemporary practice; and the impact of media stereotypes on self-presentation. Considered collectively, the works in About Fa...
Richard LearoydThe works exhibited are rich in colour and detail, a product of a specific process whereby the photographs are made as singular objects. Learoyd utilises a unique photographic method to create large-scale life sized images with a specifically built camera. The camera captures the image without any interposing negative, transparency or intermediate material; rather light is directly focused by the camera onto a positive photographic paper. The images are therefore unique. The photographs are made and conceived as a whole, not as fragments or miniaturisations of objects and people. Whilst being made, the image is viewed by standing in the camera, uncorrected upside down and left to right, transient and realistic images of people on a white board on a black wall, the ultimate personal cinema, or mechanised camera obscura. T...