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