Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Head On Photo Festival

Head On turns the city of Sydney into a living cross-section of cutting edge photography and video media. Exhibiting across all genres and experiences, Head On is a platform for the passion of the photographers, the excitement of the audiences, the beauty of the medium and the issues photography addresses. Through world-renowned exhibitors and speakers, innovative workshops and compelling exhibitions, Head On is the Australian hub for photographic enthusiasts, professionals and collectors alike.

Head On is a bridge between Australian and International photographic markets.
In 2014 alone, Head On exhibited 55 artists from 18 countries. Festival tours in America, China and New Zealand introduced the international photographic elite and audiences in excess of 500, 000 to the wealth of photographic talent Australia possess with great acclaim.

The Head On Awards, now in its 11th year, is the flagship of our annual program.
Our anonymous judging ensures each work is selected solely on its merit rather than the celebrity of the photographer. Across 4 categories, 16 judges, 130 finalists and $50 000 in prizes, the Head On Awards represent a global selection of the best emerging and established photography.

We know photography matters and we show it.

See for yourself from the 1st – 31st May, 2015.

Information and program: HERE

Finding Your Vision: Weekend Workshop with Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

Class Type: Workshop
When: Friday, July 17–Sunday, July 19, 2015
Where: The Cleveland Museum of Art

Do you know where you're going next with your photography–or where it’s taking you? Taught by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, this intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world and figure out their next step photographically—from deepening their own unique vision to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, from students to seasoned photographers, the workshop will include an editing exercise; a choice between an optional photography editing assignment or long-term project review; and visits to museum galleries, including a guided walk-through of the exhibition My Dakota: Photographs by Rebecca Norris Webb.

Blackbirds from My Dakota, 2005–11. Rebecca Norris Webb

Workshop Leaders:
Alex and Rebecca are a creative team who often edit projects and books together, including their book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba; Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image, and their new book, Memory City.

Best known for his vibrant and complex color work, Alex Webb has published eleven books, including The Suffering of Light. Alex’s work has been exhibited at museums worldwide and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., and the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y. Alex became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979 and has received numerous awards and grants, including a Hasselblad Foundation Grant in 1998 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.

Alex Webb, Tehuantepec, Mexico, 1985

Rebecca Norris Webb has published five photography books, including The Glass Between Us and My Dakota. Originally a poet, Rebecca often interweaves her text and photographs in her books, most notably with My Dakota—an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly—with shows this year at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Her photographs have appeared in Time, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Le Monde Magazine.

More details: HERE

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Reggio Emilia 2015 meets Noor Images Reggio Emilia

Italy 15-17 May 2015.

The Municipality of Reggio Emilia, in partnership with aBcM, presents the HOST project. This year, the internationally acclaimed photo agency NOOR Images has been invited to bring a series of workshops, talks and events, together with its twelve member photographers to Reggio Emilia.
See the full selection of activities on the festival website: Here

Photo Asim-Rafiqui

Register before 28 April for unique workshops and talks from NOOR’s photographers including Nina Berman, Pep Bonet, Andrea Bruce, Alixandra Fazzina | Noor, Stanley Greene, Benedicte KURZEN Photography, Jon Lowenstein, Asim Rafiqui and Francesco Zizola.

Photo Francesco Zizola

HOST offers an exclusive opportunity to encounter and discover an internationally renowned agency through events in which participants can personally come into contact with some of the leading figures in contemporary photography.

HOST partners with the most important international photo agencies, to enrich the opening days of Fotografia Europea with exhibitions, meetings, screenings and workshops. As part of HOST this year NOOR will also bring its Annual General Meeting to Reggio Emilia. The Annual General Meeting is a four-day meeting to plan the future of the agency.

Photo Alixandra Fazzina

This is the third edition of the HOST program, which has already hosted VII (2013) and Magnum Photos (2014).

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Screening and conversation with Michael Ackerman and Jem Cohen

When: April 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
Where: The Half King Photo Series
505 West 23 Street near 10th Avenue, at the foot of the High Line steps

Spanning 20 years of Ackerman's photography, "untitled projection" moves through different bodies of work from various places: New York, Atlanta, Paris, Havana, Berlin, and Poland. It includes pictures of strangers and people Ackerman is intimate with. It attempts to join and re- edit different stories to form a somewhat cinematic, yet non-linear narrative. It is both autobiographical and not.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Flying Houses in Moscow

The series "the Flying Houses" from French photographer Laurent Chehere will be on view in Moscow April 14th until June 21, 2015 at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography.

Address: 3 Bolotnaya embankment, bld.1 Moscow, Russia.

All about Laurent Chehere

Friday, April 3, 2015

Robert Mapplethorpe at The Getty and LACMA in 2016.

The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced today a major joint retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Robert Mapplethorpe, opening at both venues in March 2016. Following its Los Angeles debut, Robert Mapplethorpe will go on an international tour, traveling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Canada (8/29/16-1/22/17), the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and another international venue. The Getty and LACMA will be the exhibition’s sole U.S. venue.

March 15–July 31, 2016 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
March 20–July 31, 2016 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

All about Robert Mapplethorpe: here