Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Belgium: Hangar Photo Art Center Reopening

25 years of photo works / Ruud van Empel
19 May - 18 July 2020 (new dates)

Exhibition/ The exhibition, on a museum scale, brings together more than 90 emblematic photographic works by Ruud van Empel. Twenty-five years of creation are presented through the most striking and beautiful images of his career, some of them iconic. The exhibition will gather enigmatic portraits, lush nature, and early works. As a pioneer in digital construction, Ruud van Empel presents for the first time an exhibition of such a large scale. During three months, the entire career of the artist will be displayed in one place. The exhibition aims to discover or re-discover an accomplished and extraordinary work. The show will allow the public to observe the evolution of Ruud van Empel’s work over his life, particularly concerning the mentalities and the technological developments in photography. Hangar proudly welcomes this globally acclaimed photographer with whom it has build a close professional relationship.

Ruud van Empel has already exhibited in Hangar twice: In 2017, as part of the second edition of PhotoBrussels Festival, and in 2018 with a solo show in Hangar front space (street front). The exhibition will be divided into three main themes: Nature, with 25 large unpublished photographs (ground floor), Portrait, with a selection of 30 photographs from the past ten years (first floor) and the Early works, with 15 small photographs from his beginnings, and a video screening (second floor). 

More information here
More exhibitions here

Monday, April 20, 2020

All About Photo Awards 2020 Winners On YouTube

Thank you to all the participants who made this contest possible. 
We also couldn't have done this without our prestigious jurors: 
Elizabeth Avedon (Photography book and exhibition designer, independent curator and writer) Laurent Baheux (Photographer, UN Ambassador for the environment and active protector of wildlife) Alex Cammarano (Founder and CEO of Daylighted) 
Julia Dean (Photographer, Educator, Writer, and Executive Director/ Founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography - LACP) 
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel (Photographer, Founder & Editor of All About Photo) 
Ann Jastrab (Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA) 
Juli Lowe (Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery) 
The winner and Photographer of the Year 2020 is Monica Denevan (USA) with her image "Across the River, Burma" from the series "Songs of the River: Portraits from Burma." 
The second-place winner is Gabriele Galimberti (Italy), the third-place winner is Rebecca Moseman (USA), the fourth-place winner Nadia De Lange (Switzerland) and the fifth-place winner is Nicole Cambre (Belgium). 
Original Music by NomboOne Prod - NomboOne Prod
Edited by Auguste Hermand Discover more on: All About Photo

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Germany: Peter Lindbergh - Untold Stories

Untold Stories is the first ever survey exhibition curated by Peter Lindbergh himself.

Linda Evangelista, Michaela Bercu and Kirsten Owen, Pont-à-Mousson, 1988 © Peter Lindbergh (courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris)

Born in 1944 and raised in Duisburg, the German photographer spent two years working on an uncompromising collection of 140 photographs that will shed an unusual light on his colossal oeuvre, spanning from the early 1980’s to the present day.

The exhibition offers an extensive, first-hand look at images that are usually short-lived, being mostly commissioned by monthly fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Rolling Stone or W Magazine. Lindbergh’s comprehension of fashion photography is that it can – and should – exist very well without putting fashion in the center. His images transcend their own context, becoming part of contemporary culture and photographic history. Untold Stories celebrates the legacy of Peter Lindbergh, who passed away in September 2019, while showcasing this master’s highly personal approach to fashion photography.

An exhibition of the Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, in cooperation with the Peter Lindbergh Studio and with further venues at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt and MADRE in Naples.

Karen Elson, Los Angeles, 1997 © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris)  
Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany: Website

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Do you think that photography can help raise awareness about Climate Change ?

Global climate change is evident and has noticeable effects on the environment. It affects all regions of the world. The polar ice caps are melting and the level of the oceans is rising. In some regions, extreme weather events and precipitation are becoming more frequent, while others are facing increasingly extreme heat waves and droughts. Many plants and animal species are endangered. Some terrestrial, freshwater and marine species have already moved to new territories. Plants and animals will be in serious danger of extinction if the average temperature of the planet continues to rise uncontrollably.

Scepticism is a significant barrier to public engagement when we should all act as one. But if facts and words don't curve their little trust in what they are told, can an image make a difference?

We asked renowned and committed photographers the same simple question:
Do you think that photography can help raise awareness about Climate Change?

Discover their personal and heartfelt answers as well as their astounding images to convey their message. 

Read the first article here

Photo Ed kashi/ VII Photo Agency

Read the second article here

Photo Ragnar Axelsson

Read all the articles on All About Photo: www.all-about-photo.com

Friday, February 28, 2020

London: Lillian Bassman, Redefining Fashion

It's a Cinch, Carmen, New York, Harper's Bazaar, 1951

A solo exhibition of work by Lillian Bassman (1917-2012), renowned as a modernising force in post-war fashion photography, opens at Atlas Gallery on 27 February (until 18 April 2020). A fashion photographer at Harper’s Bazaar in the 1950s – 1970s, Bassman was famous for her high-contrast images of society women, actresses and models. Reworking early negatives in the 1990s, Bassman accentuated the stylised vision she had begun exploring in her early career, attracting a new wave of interest in her work. A selection of black and white photographs from both periods will be on display.

Bassman’s work was significant in emphasising the power of elegance, mystery and gesture in fashion. “[Lillian Bassman] makes visible that heart-breaking invisible place between appearance and the disappearance of things” (Richard Avedon). Her prints, developed in high contrast and carefully over-exposed, are abstract, luminous, soft yet captivatingly dramatic. The models become silhouettes, consumed by blankets of light and darkness; only the curve of an eye in profile, the gentle sweep of a jawline or a tiny nose peeping out from under a large hat give any indication of their features.

Bassman’s career in photography started under the guidance of legendary Alexey Brodovich (1898-1971), Art Director at Harper’s Bazaar. After being appointed co-art director of Junior Bazaar in 1945, Bassman’s images were published in Harper’s from 1950-65. At Harper’s, Bassman helped foster the careers of photographers Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Arnold Newman and Louis Faurer. Bassman herself spent long hours in Harper’s darkroom developing and manipulating her images to achieve her signature style. She explained to one interviewer: “I tried to make my pictures soft and flowing. I was never interested in the straight print and I was trying out soft-focus effects by printing through tissue or gauze and vignetting with ferricyanide bleach.”

Lillian Bassman (1917-2012), Barbara Mullen, Harper’s Bazaar, New York, c.1958. © The Estate of Lillian Bassman  
49 Dorset Street London W1U 7NF

Lillian Bassman : Redefining Fashion
27 February – 18 April 2020

More information: Gallery Website
More exhibitions: All About Photo Website