Thursday, May 28, 2015


At The International Photo Festival Ghent 2015
From 12 June to 30 August 2015

By South African photographers
Sibusiso Bheka / Tshepiso Mazibuko / Lindokuhle Sobekwa

“Free from my Happiness” is a group show by South African photographers Sibusiso Bheka, Tshepiso Mazibuko and Lindokuhle Sobekwa who grew up in the township of Thokoza in South Africa. They got introduced to photography in 2012 through the Of Soul and Joy project initiated in the township by Rubis Mécénat Cultural Fund.

They use photography to portray their environment, telling stories they feel close to. Invited by the first International Photo Festival in Ghent, their works are shown for the first time in Europe in the exhibition “Free from my Happiness” curated by Belgium photographers Tjorven Bruyneel and Bieke Depoorter.

In the exhibition “Free from my Happiness”, the 3 photographers document their surroundings. In At night, they walk with me, Sibusiso Bheka takes us through his childhood memories that often seem surreal. While Tshepiso Mazibuko with her series Encounters photographs the intimate space of people, Lindokuhle Sobekwa documents the life of young people using nyaope, a highly addictive drug popularized among young black South Africans. Nyaope. Everything you give me my Boss, will do relates to the slang drug users say when they beg.

Belgian photographers Tjorven Bruyneel and Bieke Depoorter have guided the 3 young photographers into their creative journey.

“Free from my Happiness”
At The International Photo Festival Ghent 2015
Sint-Pietersabdij (Saint Peter’s Abbey),
Ghent, Belgium
12 June to 30 August 2015 

More info: HERE

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

France: Résidences Photoquai (in French)

Le programme des Résidences de Photoquai est ouvert aux artistes utilisant la photographie
et  ayant  une  appartenance  culturelle  à  l’un  des  quatre  continents  représentés  dans  les collections du musée du quai Branly : Afrique, Asie, Amériques, Océanie.
Il n’y a pas de limite d’âge pour candidater.
Le  projet  proposé  par  le  candidat  doit  développer  un  aspect  spécifique  de  sa  trajectoire artistique personnelle, sans se cantonner au champ documentaire. Il  doit  permettre  au  candidat  de  réaliser  tout  ou  partie  d’un  projet  s’inscrivant  dans  la continuité de ses recherches et de sa production actuelles.

PRIX: 3 résidences dotées de 15.000 euros
Thème: libre
Plus d'infos: Ici

Berlin: Vivian Maier & Lu Yuanmin

Shanghai Meets Chicago, Chicago Meets Shanghai
Vivian Maier & Lu Yuanmin
From May 1st to July 26th, 2015
kunst.licht gallery
Scharnhorststrasse 24
10115 Berlin, Germany

Vivian Maier, New York (Baby with Doll) 1951 - 55. Courtesy kunst.licht gallery
 Vivian Maier grew up in the French alps during the 1920s before moving to the USA where she captured the 50s and 60s of post-war Chicago with perplexing clarity through her photographs; pictures that predominantly feature the people on the street, ordinary people going about their daily lives. She never shared these photographs, altogether more than 100,000, with anyone, and it was only the recent discovery of her material that exposed her to the world as one of the biggest talents of photographic art in the 20th century.
While Maier was wandering through the streets of Chicago with her Rolleiflex, Lu Yuanmin was growing up in another world, in the Chinese metropolis Shanghai. His formative years were deeply affected and distorted by the chaos of the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath. But this did not stop him from starting to capture, with the same passion as Maier did in Chicago, everyday life in Shanghai with his camera. If anything the experience of these years of turmoil fostered a deep passion for humanity in him.

More info: HERE

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The London Photograph Fair : Special Edition

Saturday & Sunday 23 & 24 May, 2015

Two Temple Place,
London, WC2 3BD

A boutique event for fine vintage photographs, in one of London's hidden architectural gems

Featuring an exhibiton and talks from
The Julia Margaret Cameron Trust

Check out our preview of works for sale,
30 photos in 30 days here...

Friday, May 8, 2015

Thalia Book Club: Hold Still by Sally Mann

When: Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 7:30 pm

Where: Symphony Space 2537 Broadway New York, NY 

One of America’s most renowned photographers, Sally Mann—whose photos inspired the feature film What Remains (2005)—will discuss her beautiful and revealing new memoir Hold Still (Little, Brown and Company, 2015). In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts an original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel. Introduction by Malcolm Jones (culture and book critic for the Daily Beast). In conversation with Ann Patchett (author of books including Bel Canto, 2001).

More information: here

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Paris: Harry Gruyaert at The Maison Europeene de la Photography and in the Paris subway.

If you don't know the work of Harry Gruyaert or if you do know it and love it, like we do, don't miss his exhibition at la Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris.

When? April 15 - June 14, 2015
Where?  5/7 Rue de fourcy - 75 004 Paris

More info: here

Friday, May 1, 2015

Photo London

Photo London is a unique photography event. It will feature a major international photography fair of over 70 exhibitors, including the world’s leading photography galleries and publishers, alongside an innovative public programme supported by the LUMA Foundation.

Photo London will showcase the broad range of photographic practice, from vintage to contemporary, in diverse and exciting scenarios, through a series of exhibitions, installations and live events in and around Somerset House.

Exhibitions will include Beneath the Surface from the V&A collection, Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis in Platinum and Kaveh Golestan’s Prostitute, while a specially commissioned installation by Rut Blees Luxemburg will fill the Courtyard.

Talks, music sessions and book signings around the fair will change the way you look at photography.

All about Photo London: here