Friday, December 4, 2015

Belgium: Here be Lions by Isabel Miquel Arques

November 20, 2015 - January 9, 2015 at Ingrid Deuss Gallery

Ingrid Deuss gallery is proud to present the new solo exhibition of Spanish-born and Antwerp
based artist Isabel Miquel Arques, « Here be lions ».

Toon Tellegen’s book, “Letters to Sleeping Beauty”, has greatly inspired this exhibition.
The book describes the story of the prince deciding that the time has come to find Sleeping Beauty and kiss her. He
doesn’t know where she is to be found, what this voyage shall bring or what to expect from his journey as a whole.
During the course of his one-year travel, he writes her letters everyday.

Miquel Arques works with the concept of longing and the many forms it might take, as she explains in her artist

The core of “Here be lions” aren’t fairy tales, not even “Sleeping Beauty” herself, but another kind of beauty that goes further than hundred years of sleep: longing.
In today’s world, which appears to be fed by the immediate and the imminent, the notion of ‘longing’ seems to be part of “The dictionary of forgotten words”.
Sad story.
In my mind however, longing is this fascinating lengthy process filled with desire, exaltation, doubt, disappointment, contradiction, poetry and hope. It’s a pursuit. It’s a thought on the move and yet steady. Delighting, enlightening and dark all together.
The uncertainty of this deep inner voyage has set the tone and therefore decided the title of this exhibition, which is to be named, “Here be lions”.

“Here be lions”, echoes the medieval practice of putting dragons, lions or sea serpents in uncharted areas of the map. Those are our prince’s territories.

The exhibition holds twelve artworks, representing the twelve months within a peculiar year, without any seasons. The work is a rather dark piece established in a black and white narrative, which appears to be set in a somewhat unconventional fairy tale décor, where the individual –the prince in this case- exudes awkwardness, as if there was something unnatural in his longing.

Living currently in Antwerp -after Barcelona, Amsterdam and London-, Miquel Arques has been fascinated by the relationship in history between her country of birth, Spain, and her country of adoption, Belgium. The result of her studies and observations about this subject, along with her cogitations on the photography world of today are the core of her previous exhibition at Ingrid Deuss Gallery “Agitation”.

About the artist
Isabel Miquel Arques, who is mostly a self-taught artist, has been experimenting with all kinds of photography, from classical to pinhole cameras. Growing up in a very rich cultural environment, but with a spartan way of living, shaped her way of seeing life and applying photography. This sobriety leads to a working ethos with the strictly basic camera
and natural light.
She finds her own way between tradition and modernity, creating a path where her work is influenced by the art of painting in textures, colours and composition. This is first to perceive in her photo book “Portret met garnaalkroket” (Portrait with schrimp croquet) published by Ludion, where she reflects the artistic Belgian scene by making the portraits of some of their most emblematic members, like Luc Tuymans, Jan Hoet, Michael Borremans, Stephan Vanfleteren, Dirk Braeckman, Jan Fabre…
In the case of “Here be lions” the influence and reference to the cinema and photographic negatives is clearly palpable.
All about Isabel Miquel Arques

Ingrid Deuss Gallery
Proviniestratt 11, 2018 Antwerpen

Friday, November 20, 2015

LONDON: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition

This year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is now open and is your chance to see fifty-five of the best contemporary photographic portraits from around the world.

Alongside informal images of friends and family, this year’s exhibition also features revealing portraits of famous faces, including actor Benedict Cumberbatch and the President of the United States Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama.

More information on the National Portrait Gallery website

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

London: Workshops in 2016

Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography have teamed up to offer a brand new programme of professional development workshops in 2016.

Led by leading Magnum photographers and industry professionals, the programme presents incredible training opportunities for early & mid career photographers.

Each workshop is a two-day photographic masterclass that focuses on demystifying the business of the industry, establishing a professional network of industry contacts, understanding the requirements of the market and identifying entry realistic routes into employment.

The first day focuses on lectures from key speakers on specific areas of the photographic industry, giving behind the scenes tips and practical advice explaining how to work and succeed in their area of expertise. A second day of portfolio reviews lead by industry specialists will provide photographers with an honest, constructive and critique of existing work.

Each workshop is open to 40 applicants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Editorial photography
How to succeed in the editorial market
Sat 6 & Sun 7 February 2016

Photography and the art market
How to get an exhibition and sell your work
Sat 12 & Sun 13 March 2016

Funding and marketing
Exploring new models of funding and marketing your work
Sat 30 April & Sun 1 May 2016

Publishing and photo books
How to edit, publish and distribute your work
Sat 4 & Sun 5 June 2016

More information: HERE

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Amsterdam: Albert Watson Maroc

Kahmann Gallery will show a selection of sublime images of Albert Watson’s (UK, 1942) Moroccan travels, which he made in 1997 and 1998 and published in the book Maroc. With the personal insight of a diarist and the detailed eye of an artist, he has captured the physical beauty and spirit of this remarkable country and its people. An almost impossible task, as Watson says himself:  “It is impossible to capture even a fraction of what this great country has to offer in a single book, so what I have made is really a sketch, done over a period of thirty nine days.” From Casablanca to villages, farms, and remote desert areas, Watson captured the soul of Moroccans from all walks of life in his portraits: “The people are the magic of this country’. His wonderful tale of Morocco is made complete with his extraordinary photographs of landscapes, architecture and animals.

Albert Watson is one of the most influential and successful photographers in the world. His iconic images of celebrities, fashion spreads and autonomous art projects have brought him worldwide fame. Watson is particularly famous for his iconic celebrity, fashion and art photography. His work is featured in galleries an museums worldwide. Watson has been photographing for over 40 years, working for the biggest magazines in the world, like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone, as well as ad campaigns for world-renowned brands. Through the wide variety and diversity of his images an effortless versatility is reflected, yet they are always identifiable as Albert Watson photographs by their visual impact and technical virtuosity. The power of Watson lies in his ability to capture and convey his interest in what he sees, be it fashion, nature or a movie star.

During his career, Watson has won many awards, with one of the highlights being receiving the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II in 2015, for his contributions to the world of photography and art. Watson's work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions worldwide and has been included in numerous international private and public collection, including The National Portrait Gallery in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Kahmann Gallery
Lindengracht 35
1015 KB Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 8460770
Open: Tuesday - Saturday from 13.00 - 17.00 h

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Festival Circulation in France

Do not miss the signature of the book Aquellos que esperan by photographers Borja Larrondo and Diego Sanchez on Wednesday November 11, 2015

Stand de l'éditeur Juan Valbuena - PHREE
Bateau Concorde Atlatique
Berges de Seine
Port de Solferino - Paris 7ème

More information about the book

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In London: Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova
Jerwood Space, London
4 Nov 2015 - 13 Dec 2015

touring to:
Impressions Gallery, Bradford
5 Jan 2016 - 19 March 2016
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Autumn 2016
A group exhibition of new photographic works by three artists selected for the inaugural national Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, a new collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks. Each artist has received an award of £5000 to make new work and developmental support from a pool of thirteen mentors including Alec Soth, Gillian Wearing, Broomberg & Chanarin and Michael Mack.

Matthew Finn

My new body of work is the continuation of an ongoing piece about my mother.
The award coincided with a dramatic change in my mother’s health, sadly for the worse, and her re-housing into a 24-hour dementia wing. This had a large effect on both our relationship and the work itself.

Read Ann Jastrab article here

Joanna Piotrowska

Inspired by the ideas of Carol Gilligan from her two books: In a different voice and Joining the resistance, I’m returning to self-defence movements. This time I work not only with women, but also with adolescent girls. According to Gilligan,11-17 year old girls, lose some part of themselves, in order to adjust to patriarchal culture by repressing their inner and honest voice.

Tereza Zelenkova

My new work started as an attempt to create a portrayal of the Czech Republic my home country, reflecting its peculiar beauty, which I believe is imbued with elements of darkness and melancholy, occasionally seeping to the surface through morbid fairytales, forgotten biographies, local histories and superstitions.

Jerwood Space
171 Union St, London SE1
23 November 2015

Join the three JPA15 Awardees: Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova in conversation with V&A curator of photographs, Martin Barnes.


Monday, October 19, 2015

An incredible website: 170 000 photos of the Great Depression

If you think archives are and old and out of date, think again. A collection owned by the american government is now available online for the public! Everyone now has the possibility to navigate on this platform from the confort of their  own home, thanks to interactive tools. This program is called "Photogrammar", that was developed at Yale University.

These images, that were created over a period of 10 years, allow a view of daily life in the US. Do you wish to see what a city was like in 30s? A map is at your disposal, zoom in and look. These photos are just as good as a documentary view and as an aesthetic view. If you decide for example to find out what life was like in 1938 in Charleston, move your mouse to the left. Then, select the spot on the map. You will see these photos and many more:

Son of a man living on a houseboat on river reading paper, Charleston, West Virginia, Marion Post Walcott, September 1938

Charleston, West Virginia, Marion Post Walcott, September 1938

If you click on York, Pennsylvania, 1941, you may catch a glimpse of the region across images, including these:

Howard R. Hollem, February 1942, York, Pennsylvania

Some descriptions come with photos, which allows us to have precise information on the time period, from a historic point of view. It is also possible to do research by photographer, which is good news, espcially when we know the website provides photos by Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans. In 1936, 10 of Madame Lange's photos were found next to Hendricks' in Indiana:


Disappearing Africa: Anton Lyalin

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the third solo exhibition of a Russian photographer Anton Lyalin Disappearing Africa, which encompasses 13 works devoted to the continent.

Anton Lyalin was born and grew up in Sochi. Since 1994 he has been living and working in Moscow. In 2001 he made his first trip to Africa, where he started photographing wild animals. The series, on which he started to work 14 years ago, encompasses more than 200 pieces by now. Since the first photographs were taken, Lyalin has been to eight countries, has visited the majority of national parks, including Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya, Ruaha in Tanzania, Chobe in Botswana, lakes Nakuru and Amboseli in Kenya.

In his works Lyalin strives to bring viewers in contact with the essence of wildlife, its beauty and wisdom. He deliberately turns away from animalistic genre to artistic photography, focusing on composition, choice of vantage point, and landscape background.

The photographer captures the individuality of wild animals, their peculiarities and unexpected features. In these photographs they look as if they posed. Lyalin achieves this by making an emotional connection with animals, standing close to them but remaining emotionally detached. He manages to take photographs at close range, not disturbing his subjects. Due to this, animals seem as if they are standing in front of

Lyalin reveals the purity of African nature, its tranquility and disappearing beauty in portrayals of both animals and landscapes. A common feature of his works – dense clouds with accentuated texture – is not just a part of the background or a detail used to balance the composition, but is instrumental for grasping the narrative of the picture.

When? October 28 – December 6, 2015
Where? Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
More info: HERE

Monday, October 12, 2015

Emerging Talent: Reisinger Zsuzsanna

Reisinger Zsuzsanna is a young Hungarian self-taught photographer who lives in Budapest.
What drives me in my photographic work as in life, is the transience, the fragility of life itself. I try to capture this in images, frozen moments in time, taken now or in the past, but all becoming history at the very moment of capture. This vision,or rather this feeling, I try to convey to the viewer mainly through my portraits of women,of femininity. As is often the case, images can transfer my feelings and sensations better than words can. As very aptly said by Lao Tzu: The Tao that can be not the real Tao... Photography, and especially portraiture, is my kind of time travel,I enjoy immensely. During thinking of a concept,making all the arrangements and taking the actual pictures, time stands still... Later on all these pictures are history, of course. My work mainly is about these forgotten times and moments...

For more information visit: All About Photo

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The California Drought in 10 striking images

"Lucy Nicholson, senior staff photographer at Reuters, took these aerial photographs of California. Sometimes images are more powerful than long speeches."

Monday, October 5, 2015

Introducing the All About Photo Awards

Introducing the All About Photo Awards

« To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis. »

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Our first ever All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to unfold their visual emotions. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photo essay, The Mind’s Eye outlines depth and thoughts behind each image.

Winners will receive $20,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

Grand prize: $10,000
2nd prize: $5,000
3rd prize: $2,500
4th prize: $1,500
5th prize: $1,000

All winners will have their work showcased at Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco in May 2016.
A selection of entrants of particular merit will also be invited to display their work in the Winners Gallery of


Competition opens: October 1st, 2015
Competitions closes: January 31, 2016, 11:59 PM (MT)

Judging process starts: February 1st, 2016
Judging process ends: February 29, 2016

Winners will be notified by email around March 15, 2016
Winning images will be available online at after March 31, 2016.

Who are the judges?

Julia Fullerton-Batten: Photographer
Frank Horvat: Photographer
Ann Jastrab:  Gallery Director RayKo Photo Center
Ed Kashi: Photojournalist, Filmmaker and Educator. VII Photo Agency
Jules Maeght : Founder and Gallery Director Jules Maeght
Klavdij Sluban : Photographer & Educator
Keiichi Tahara : Photographer, Sculptor and Painter of Light
Cara Weston : Photographer & Curator
& Sandrine Hermand-Grisel: Founder All About Photo & Photographer

Quick Q&A

Who can enter?
All About Photo Awards, The Mind’s Eye is open to all individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

How many photos can I enter?
Up to 20 images

What is the cost of participating?
$30 for 3 images.
$5 for each additional image.

Is there a theme?
No. What your mind sees and decides to photograph is totally up to your intuition.

What is the cost of participating?
$30 for 3 images.
$5 for each additional image.

What can I win?

The First Place winner will receive:
US$10,000 cash prize
Title: All About Photo Photographer of the Year
Work showcased at Jules Maeght Gallery in May 2016
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery
International Exposure and Press

The Second Place winner will receive:
US$5,000 cash prize
Work showcased at Jules Maeght Gallery in May 2016
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery
International Exposure and Press

The Third Place winner will receive:
US$2,500 cash prize
Work showcased at Jules Maeght Gallery in May 2016
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery
International Exposure and Press

The Fourth Place winner will receive:
US$1,000 cash prize
Work showcased at Jules Maeght Gallery on May 2016
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery
International Exposure and Press

The Fifth Place winner will receive:
US$500 cash prize
Work showcased at Jules Maeght Gallery on May 2016
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery
International Exposure and Press

In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their work on the website

How do I send my images?
Create a FREE profile at (CaFÉ)
Upload images to your portfolio
Apply to this call.

What size and format should I upload photos in?
Images should be no smaller than 1920 pixels and no larger than 5MB. Images should be in JPEG.  All images must be saved in RGB.

What about Copyright?
All About Photo recognizes you, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright of each entry.

Who pays taxes?
The winner is responsible for paying any taxes in his/her country.

When is the deadline for sending in submissions?
The deadline for entering the competition is January 31st, 2016 12 pm MDT

When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be notified by email around March 15, 2016
Winning images will be available online at after March 31, 2016.

By entering the All About Photo Awards you accept the Terms and Conditions. (available upon request)

More information: HERE
For all questions related to the contest:


Thursday, September 17, 2015

All About EverydayClimateChange

"EverydayClimateChange is a collection of photographers from 6 continents who share photographs made on 7 continents to present visual evidence that climate change doesn't just happen "over there" but that climate change is also happening "right here".  Photographers come from the north, the south; the east and the west; and are as diverse as the cultures in which we were all raised.  We document not only the effects of climate change but also potential solutions to mitigate the effects of global warming on our world."
Here are a few photos from the EverydayClimateChange's Instagram to further show how these photographers are  spreading the word about climate change.

"Photo by @gideonmendel for#everydayclimatechange. You can see the mud here but you can't smell it. Today we visited the Palna Village in Northern #Bangladesh and met the Mia family shown here- Tamin (6), Tahomina, Malek and Shamin (19). This region consists of rich agricultural land and is not prone to flooding so when a nearby embankment breached three weeks ago they and all the other members of their community were taken by surprise. They said that no villager was prepared for this and they had never experienced a flood on this scale before. More than 30 square kilometres were under water causing enormous devastation and hardship. Many mud walled houses collapsed, the local rice yield is destroyed and roads are damaged. I am currently here in Bangladesh working with #oxfamnovib exploring the impacts of #climatechange and #globalwarmingon some of the world's most vulnerable communities in the runup to the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. This work is also part of my ongoing #drowningworldproject. With ever growing water quantities coming into Bangladesh from the Himalayas and increasing the siltation of river beds these sort of disasters are likely to become even more frequent and the distress we witnessed today more widespread."

"Photo by Andri Tambunan (@andritambunan) for@everydayclimatechange. A portrait of L-R Hoddayal (7), Josua (8), and Masri (11) wearing face masks to protect themselves from breathing the contaminated air. Thick haze caused by lingering forest and land fires in Riau province, Indonesia, force local authorities to send students home due to poor air quality. According to provisional data, 1,022 people have suffered from health problems because of the haze since the beginning of July. Of them, 757 suffered from acute respiratory infection, 160 from skin irritation, 50 from eye irritation, 29 from asthma and 26 from pneumonia. We need your help! - Our Indiegogo campaign to fund the EverdayClimateChange exhibition at Photoville in New York, 10 - 20 September."


"Photo by @coleenjose | Children played in a suffocating fog of mosquito repellent in a displaced persons camp in the central Philippines. On November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the region, killing more than 6,000 people and immediately displacing 4 million. Haiyan, among the strongest storms ever recorded, was a glimpse into increasingly intense and frequent storms."

 "Photo by James Whitlow Delano @jameswhitlowdelanofor @everydayclimatechange We need your help! - Our Indiegogo campaign to fund the EverdayClimateChange exhibition at Photoville in New York, 10 - 20 September.Low lying makeshift slum along a river in Manila today, fouled with untreated sewage, & exposed to increased flooding as the global temperatures warm. The Manila megalopolis is one of the world's most vulnerable to rising sea levels."

 "Reposting photo by @sharifaee Every year a lot of internal and foreign passengers and tourists visit Urmia Lake and The national Park. After drying up the Lake Urmia, the amount of tourists who came to the area has been significantly decreased.According to researches, Urmia Lake, on of the Iran’s most famous lake has shrunk by nearly 88% since the 1970s."

Don't forget to check out EverydayClimateChange's Instagram

As well as their campaign: Here

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The 10 Most Iconic Photos of the iconic Marilyn Monroe

"If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere." - Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was an american actress, model, singer. She was one of the most popular film stars and sex symbols of the 1950's. Even if she left us at a young age (36) the photographs of Norman Jean Baker keep her memory alive. Here we chose 10 iconic photos of the popular culture icon by masters of photography, followed by quotes of the artists.

Eve Arnold 1955

"What has changed is that when I photographed, most people that I photographed didn't have "If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere." - Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was an american actress, model, singer. She was one of the most popular film stars and sex symbols of the 1950's. Even if she left us at a young age (36) the photographs of Norman Jean Baker keep her memory alive. Here we chose 10 iconic photos of the popular culture icon by masters of photography, followed by quotes of the artists. the right of refusal on their work. It would take a Marilyn Monroe at her height to be able to dictate that."- Eve Arnold 

Cecil Beaton 1956

"Her voice, of a loin-stroking affection, has the sensuality of silk or velvet. The puzzling truth is that Miss Monroe is a make-believe siren, unsophisticated as a Rhine maiden, innocent as a sleepwalker."- Cecil Beaton on Marilyn

Bruce Davidson 1960

Check out the rest of the article on All About Photo

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Magnum Workshops in Hong Kong with Antoine D'Agata, Thomas Dworzak and Richard Kalvar

Magnum Photos is excited to announce an exciting new photographic development opportunity for regional and international photographers in Asia. This event is sponsored by the Hong Kong International Photo Festival Flare 2015 and for the first time is held Hong Kong. 

This even is happening at the Jockey Club Cultural Art Center (JCCAC) from October 8th to 12th, 2015. It  will also be directed by the three prominent Magnum photographers Antoine D’Agata, Thomas Dworzak and Richard Kalvar. 

The event will be happening over five phenomenal days, and the artists will direct their groups through "a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to learn amongst and from their peers, to develop each own visual language," according to the Magnum Photo Blog. 

Conditions of the event

It is important for the Workshop participants to present a positive level of photographic skil and a ambition to be trained. Contestants will have to arrive with their own equipment and ready to photograph. It is important to note that the workshop is limited to 13 participants. Photographers will be chosen on their assistance to their career and advancement.

Photographers should also prepare acceptable exploration to be able to be ready to shoot later in the event. "A story list will be provided for inspiration ; however candidates are expected to formulate realistic projects in the geography and time supplied. Magnum will provide a suitable classroom infrastructure and participants will be responsible for their own time management."

More information:

-workshops will take place at the Jockey Club Cultural Art Center, 
30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong.Link

-Tuition feesHK$ 8500 / £700 (does not include travel, accommodations or on-the-ground expenses). All fees must be paid within 7 days of acceptance or you will forfeit your space. This does not include photo developing, post-production, travel, accommodations or meals.Refund policies will be emailed with acceptance letter.

-Travel & Accommodation: Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation ; a list of suitable accommodation options will be provided to successful candidates. 

-Applications: for applications visit Magnum (Click here to apply)

-The deadline for acceptance is September 20th

-The photographers include: Richard Kalvar,Thomas DworzakAntoine D’Agata
For additional information please  visit

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola

May 23, 2015 to September 13, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York - NY10019

The studio is in fact named after their childhood nicknames, and it included "commercial and avant-garde loyalties, creating proto-feminist works." His early works show the blossoming relevance in "new modes of photographic expression that led him to the Bauhaus in 1932, where he met Stern and they began their joint history."From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola is the first important exhibition to target the German native Grete Stern and Argentinean artist Horacio Coppola. These artist are two major figures of avant-garde photography who established themselves on either sides of the Atlantic.

The exhibition starts in the 1920s with each artist’s "initial forays into photography and typographic design." We leant that Berlin is where Stern began taking private classes with Walter Peterhans in 1927. It is in the Peterhans’s studie where she met Ellen (Rosenberg) a year later. She became the person with whom she opened a "pioneering studio specializing in portraiture and advertising."

Here are a few photos from the show:

ringl + pit Spread from ringlpitis 

ringle + pit Ellen Auerbach

ringl + pit Das Ei des Columbus

Grete Stern No. 2 Ultimo Beso

Horacio Coppola. London

Horacio Coppola. Nocturno Cinematografo

Horacio Coppola. Transparencias