Saturday, September 11, 2021

London: Richard Estes Voyages

Newport Street Gallery
10 September - 12 December 2021


 
Celebrated American artist Richard Estes to receive first major UK show at Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery this autumn Newport Street Gallery will present ‘Richard Estes: Voyages’, the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK, opening on 10 September 2021. The show, curated by Andrew Heyward, will include forty-five paintings made over the last thirty years. While Estes is best known for his paintings of New York, the London show will also feature paintings made following trips to Europe, Asia, Africa and Antarctica.

“I am thrilled to be able to bring Richard Estes’ first retrospective to the UK. Richard is a living icon of American painting and this will be a rare opportunity to see his mesmerising works in person”, said Damien Hirst. “I’ve loved his work since I was shown it when I was 13 by my art teacher in high school, Mr Wood. While trends and movements come and go, Richard has stayed true to his vision and singular approach to painting for more than fifty years and I find this unwavering commitment to be a true inspiration. While Richard’s much-loved paintings of New York will be central to the show, the lesser-known works made from his travels around the world are a revelation and I’m super excited to include them in his show and to be helping to give a broader understanding of Richard’s work to a British audience.”

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated, hardbound monograph with a new text by Patterson Sims and a conversation with Richard Estes and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
 
More about the exhibition: Here
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View of Manhattan from Staten Island Ferry, 2008 Oil on canvas 91.4 x 152.4 cm (36 x 60 in) © Richard Estes


Saturday, September 4, 2021

New Call for Entry: AAP Magazine #21 COLORS

 

 

Life is a stream of colors. Red, blue, yellow, and all the possible combinations in between these primary colors without forgetting black and white surround us everywhere.

Send us your images - preferably a cohesive body of work or portfolio - both where colors may not just influence the pictures, but where it may also be the subject solely. The contest is open to any color photography interpretation, from photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nude, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art or documentary photography.

Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or full portfolio published in AAP Magazine #21, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published in the 21st printed issue of AAP Magazine, a free copy of the magazine and their portfolio showcased in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com.

1st Place winner
Cash Prize: $500 (US Dollars).
Exclusive interview and winning image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine, Volume 21: Colors
One free copy of AAP Magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo

2nd Place Winner
Cash Prize: $300 (US Dollars).
Winning image(s) or portfolio in AAP Magazine, Volume 21: Colors
One free copy of AAP Magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo

3rd Place Winner
Cash Prize: $200 (US Dollars).
Winning image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine Volume 21: Colors
One free copy of AAP Magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo

Particular Merit Mention
The next 17 winners (ranked from 4 to 20) will have their best image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine Vol.21.

ENTER NOW: https://www.all-about-photo.com/all-about-photo-contest.php?cid=38

Monday, July 19, 2021

New Call for Entry: AAP Magazine #20 TRAVELS

 


Our 20th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme: Travels. Reflect on your past or current adventures, expand our horizons from the four corners of the globe!

We are looking for your travel photographs, near and far, to the edge of the earth and to the places perhaps known only to you. Whether you're hauling around a view camera and a tripod or just pulling a mobile phone out of your back pocket, we want to see what you've captured and how you're telling your story.

There's a world out there to explore. Open your eyes to its landscapes, people, cultures - on your doorstep or 10,000 miles away. Expand our horizons!

All genres, capture types, color and B&W, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Please send us a cohesive body of work or portfolio. Only a unified group of photos will be published in AAP Magazine. Images that were previously published in AAP Magazine cannot be submitted again.

Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or full portfolio published in AAP Magazine Vol.20, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published in the 20th printed issue of AAP Magazine, a free copy of the magazine and their portfolio showcased in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com.

Applications will be assessed on three criteria: creativity, originality, and the visual/emotional impact of the image. The winners will be announced on All About Photo, our newsletter and social media.

Why enter All About Photo Competitions?

Elevate your career!
All it takes is one industry insider to change the course of your career. Share your work with our audience of editors, book publishers, gallery owners, festival directors, creative directors, curators, and online media publishers!

Permanent Exhibition on All About Photo online gallery
All About Photo is a leading platform in the photography industry showcasing the work of famous photographers as well as new talents. Don't miss the opportunity to be featured in our online gallery

International Press Exposure
Share your work with the world and catch the attention of diverse media outlets. We will promote each selected photographer on our website and on our social profiles. 

 More information: www.all-about-photo.com

Amsterdam: The Constructed Image

 The Ravestijn Gallery cordially invites you to The Constructed Image, a group exhibition that brings together nineteen (inter)national and experimental artists who showcase photography’s ability to not only reproduce but also be a source for something new.

These diverse approaches are brought together in an exhibition that is itself constructed. Specially for The Constructed Image, temporary walls will be installed in the gallery, dividing the existing area and creating new spaces that echo the exhibition’s underpinning theme. It will also bring the artists into fresh proximity, in turn kindling new associations and comparisons between them.

As individuals, each artist offers their own, markedly different perspective on what it means to construct an image. As a whole, the exhibition bears witness to the fact that today photography is more than it has ever been. It is no longer only a flat end bound by tradition but a beginning to new ways of imagining.

 

Matt Lipps Themes, 2013
C-print, mounted and framed with museum glass / diptych measures 183 x 237 cm (72 x 93 inches)
Edition AP 1/2 - Total edition of 5 plus 2 AP

 

 

More information:

Westerdok 824 / 1013 BV Amsterdam / The Netherlands

Website: Ravestijn Gallery

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Monday, July 5, 2021

Paris: Summer Selection at Galerie Miranda

 Chloe Sells - Takeshi Shikama - Laura Stevens - Terri Weifenbach
 
1 - 31 July, 2021
 
For its 2021 group summer show, the gallery is delighted to present selected recent works by three gallery artists in dialogue with the delicate, large format works of Japanese artist Takeshi Shikama.

The project is simple: present new, rarely or unseen works by these gallery artists, that exhale the peaceful calm and warmth of summer.

More information about the exhibition: HERE

© Laura Stevens


© Laura Stevens

Galerie Miranda
21 rue du Château d’Eau . 75010 Paris
T +33(0)1-40 38 36 53
enquiries@galeriemiranda.com
www.galeriemiranda.com   
Tue-Sat 12-7pm


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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Milan: Maurizio Cattelan: Breath Ghosts Blind

Curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí



Opening on Wednesday 14 July 2021, from 5 PM
Preview Members-only: reserved access to the exhibition from 10 AM to 5 PM. Become a Member

Access to the exhibition opening will be by booking only. Further reservation details will be communicated on this page and on our social media next week

Maurizio Cattelan (b. Padua, 1960) is one of the most prominent Italian artists in the world. Through his practice and over his thirty-year long career, he has staged actions that are often considered provocative and irreverent. His works highlight the paradoxes of society and reflect on political and cultural scenarios with great depth and insight. By using iconic images and a caustic visual language, his works spark heated public debate fostering a sense of collective participation. Conceiving artworks inspired by images that draw on historical events, figures or symbols of contemporary society—sometimes recalled even in its most disturbing and traumatizing sides—the artist invites the viewer to change perspective and to acknowledge the complexity and ambiguity of reality.

 

Image: Courtesy of Maurizio Cattelan's Archive
 


Learn more about the exhibition here: pirellihangarbicocca.org


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Thursday, June 10, 2021

London: JR, Eye to The World

 

On View Jun 4–Jul 3, 2021at Pace Gallery 6 Burlington Gardens London

 

Bringing together photographs from several significant bodies of work, JR: Eye to the World explores JR’s unique view of humanity as he transcends borders, politics, and cultural identity through the camera lens.

More information: www.pacegallery.com
 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

France: Sebastião Salgado Amazônia

 

© Sebastiao Salgado
May 20 - October 31, 2021

For seven years, Sebastião Salgado immersed himself in far corners of the Brazilian Amazon, photographing the forest, rivers and mountains, and the people who live there. On his journeys deep into this realm—where the immense power of nature can be felt as in few places on earth—his photographer’s eye captured striking images, most being shown here to the public for the first time.

Accompanied by an original soundtrack—a ‘symphony-world’ created by Jean-Michel Jarre using concrete sounds from the forest—the exhibition also gives voice to the indigenous communities photographed, via their testimonies.

 

A photographic journey 

Following from his Genesis project, a photographic ode to the majestic beauty of the most remote regions of the world, Salgado embarked on a new series of expeditions to capture the incredible natural diversity of the Brazilian rainforest, and the ways of life of its inhabitants. Staying in remote villages for several weeks at a time, he was able to photograph ten ethic groups. Taken from small watercraft or from the air, Salgado’s images reveal the complex maze of tributaries that twist their way into the river, mountains reaching heights of 3 000 metres, and the skies so thick with moisture that there are rivers in the air.

A symphony-world 

The exhibition highlights not only the fragility of this ecosystem, but also the rich natural soundtrack of the Amazon, placing in dialogue Salgado’s arresting photos and a new musical composition by Jean-Michel Jarre, created specially for the exhibition using concrete sounds from the forest. The rustling of trees, animal calls, birdsong, the roar of water tumbling from mountain peaks, etc. collected in situ, in the rainforest, form a stunningly apt audio landscape to accompany Salgado’s journey. 

An inestimable heritage

Featuring 200 photographs, along with giant projections—scaled to the immensity of a natural realm like no other—the exhibition shines a spotlight on the fragility of the Amazonian ecosystem. It seeks to show that in the areas inhabited by indigenous groups, the ancestral guardians of these lands, the forest remains almost entirely undamaged. Documentary films allow visitors to hear from the people who live in the forest, in their own voices, and to gain a sense of their rich cultures. Through these powerful images, Sebastião and Lélia Salgado hope to prompt the thinking and actions urgently needed to protect this inestimable heritage of humanity.

Curator and scenographer: Lélia Wanick-Salgado 

Original musical soundtrack for the exhibition: Jean-Michel Jarre 

Exhibition in collaboration with the Geneva Ethnography Museum

 

More information: HERE

Saturday, May 8, 2021

UK: Once A Year: Homer Sykes

 Lucy Bell Gallery is happy to be  re-opening on 3rd May with an exhibition of photographs of British Folklore Customs and Traditions by Homer Sykes.


Homer Sykes (b.1949)  is a celebrated British documentary photographer whose work has been widely exhibited including at The Tate, The Arnolfini and The V&A. His career includes long term personal projects, many based on the customs and traditions of the British. Homer’s early interest in photography started at school and in 1967 he went to  study at The London College of Printing.

In the early 1970's Homer started his research into documenting traditional British folklore customs and annual events, which has become the largest long-term project of his career. Homers’ unique survey on British customs is an iconic series which contrasts age old traditions with the modernity of  every day life.

“Rather than dealing in the perhaps easy absurdity of these events, Sykes’ images work to situate these customs within the everyday - the strange becomes everyday rather than the more travelled inversion of the everyday becoming strange. One striking example of this can be found in his images of The Burry Man. In this custom, carried out in South Queensferry, Lothian, a resident is dressed in a woollen suit which is then entirely covered in burrs, the effect is one of creating a hybrid of man and cactus, The Burry Man then walks the boundaries of the town, calling at all the pubs along the way. Sykes’ photographs serve to situate these events firmly with the register of the ordinary as he shows this creature seated on a bar stool,drinking his whisky through a straw, and walking down a cold, wet tarmac road with a little kid in wellies." RuralModernity, Everyday Life and Visual Culture, by Dr Rosemary Shirley. Published by Ashgate 2014.


 "My pictures are about people, what they wear, how they look, how they interact with each other, against a background that sets the scene.".

Once a Year, Some Traditional British Customs  was published in 1977 by Gordon Fraser.

In 2016 Dewi Lewis Publishing re-published this volume with over 50 'new' images from Homer’s Archive signed copies, will be for sale at the gallery during the exhibition.


At Lucy Bell Gallery: 3 May, 2021 - 26 June, 2021

46 Norman Road
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex, TN38 0EJ

More information: HERE

Friday, May 7, 2021

Paris: Philippe Chancel & Gary Green : Rebels & Dandys

The spring 2021 exhibition at Galerie Miranda brings together two historical and littleknown
bodies of photography that capture urban underground culture in Paris and New York in the late seventies
and early eighties.

 

 
At the time, Gary Green (b. 1956, USA) and Philippe Chancel (b. 1959, France) were both young photographers, in their first jobs and finding their footing as adults and as artists. Each of their series bears witness to the energy and spontaneity of youth - that of the artists, but also of the urban underground movements they were documenting.


In 1982, Paris, Philippe Chancel photographed the city's rockabilly gangs composed largely of teenagers from immigrant families who sought the freedom and social integration represented by the music and clothes of postwar American pop culture, that they adapted in a kind of Parisian West Side Story.
Paradoxically, at the same time on the other side of the Atlantic, New York was plunging into deep social,
economic and urban crises that were being questioned in real time by the city's underground artists and
musicians, who Gary Green photographed for nearly a decade. This 'tale of two cities' recounts two creative, youthful movements fuelled by music and dance - as well as violence and drugs - that were profoundly different in their composition and aspirations, whilst sharing an innate and vital resistance to crushing external forces.


The Paris photos are particularly striking in their representation of second-generation immigrant kids drinking, dancing, kissing and fighting alongside their white middle class friends, scenes that are unthinkable in Paris today where these same social groups have been structurally and economically separated after decades of political disengagement, symbolized largely by the ghettoisation of Paris' poor outer suburbs, or 'banlieues'.


The New York series is a raw document of the many famous but also unfamous people who forged the artistic and punk scene of the times.


For both series, the gallery has chosen to highlight the iconic figures of each movement but also the women - famous and anonymous - who played an essential role in each 'scene', whether as musicians, dancing partners, kissing partners, style icons, muses, 'door bitches' or barmaids.





More information on the exhibition: HERE

 

Galerie Miranda  

21 rue du Château d’Eau

Paris, 75010

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Puleng Mongale: Heaven on Earth

 Doyle Wham and Latitudes are delighted to present a solo exhibition of Puleng Mongale (b. 1991, Orlando East, Soweto), surveying key works from the artist's burgeoning ouevre.

Mongale, who currently lives and works in Johannesburg, has developed a unique, referential style of digital collage that combines the familiar and the surreal, the domestic and the universal. Each work is simultaneously a form of innovative self-portraiture, with Mongale artfully inhabiting unexpected characters and situations, from the serene to the provocative. Through this process of self-imagining, the artist both reflects and reconstructs a relationship with her own heritage, particularly absorbing the lineages of the women who surround her.

The exhibition’s title, Heaven on Earth, is borrowed from the fourth and most recent work in Mongale's ongoing Spirit Series. This series further explores and invokes the artist’s connection to a personal and collective past, demonstrating the living reciprocity and significance of such visual manifestations. As is the case throughout Mongale’s artistic practice, these works possess an undeniable, beguiling resonance that invites the viewer to look, and look again.

The virtual exhibition has been designed in partnership with New Art City, an artist-run platform that creates a global stage for digital art within innovative, immersive worlds.

Visit the exhibition online: doylewham.com/heaven-on-earth  

Enter an immersive world: newart.city/show/doyle-wham  

Dates: February - May 2021

 

 


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Italy: Nadav Kander, Alex Majoli and Sarah Moon

On view at The Mattatoio di Testaccio, Rome
February 23 - May 16


Fotografia. Nuove produzioni 2020 per la collezione Roma is an exhibition organized by Rome's Cultural Development Department, in tandem with the International Photography Festival in Rome. Bringing together work by several internationally renowned photographers, the exhibition highlights new and experimental approaches to documenting reality and to investigating history. With contributions from Nadav Kander, Alex Majoli, and Sarah Moon (who also produced a video work), among others.

 

  
Alex Majoli, Scene 9039, 2020



Sarah Moon, Rome, 2019


Nadav Kander, Enduring Generations VII, 2019


More Information Here 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Online Exhibition to Help Raise Money for The Campaign Against Hunger, NYC

 "The only way to deal with the garbage is to wear the garbage" Johnny Rotten.

 


UNIT London and transformative/ performative artist David Henry Nobody Jr, with a percentage of proceeds from his recent photographic series donated to The Campaign Against Hunger, NYC.

The creative series of photographs, made to be viewed on a screen, is available for viewing in the online gallery Platform through Jan 31 with charitable sales only available through that date.

 


David Henry Nobody Jr is an alter-ego character known for FLUXUS inspired, bizarre characters utilizing masks and wearable sculptures composed of consumerist detritus. A self-titled practice, “Resemblage” (resemble and collage), humorously and disturbingly explores the dark side of American pop culture and politics, questions humanity, notions of “the self” and modern day narcissism with the rise of social platforms.

© David Henry Nobody Jr

 

 

© David Henry Nobody Jr

 

 

 

 

More about the exhibition: HERE 

Friday, January 8, 2021

All About Photo Awards 2021 - The Mind's Eye

 Our 6th edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, The Mind's Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.

"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

Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.
The grand prize is $5,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!

All winners will have their work published/showcased on Daylighted's digital traveling exhibition worldwide, All About Photo Winners Gallery and featured in the printed issue of AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2021".

In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their portfolio on the website www.all-about-photo.com

Jurors:
Keith Cullen: Founder Setanta Books
Denis Dailleux: Photographer, Agency VU'
Stefano De Luigi: Photographer, VII Agency
Monica Denevan: Photographer, Winner All About Photo Awards 2020
Claudine Doury: Photographer, Agency VU'
Ann Jastrab: Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel: Photographer, Founder & Editor of All About Photo
Stephan Vanfleteren: Photographer, Writer & Art-director of Hannibal Books
Hiroshi Watanabe: Photographer
Alison Wright: Photographer & Author, Founder Faces of Hope

All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2020 Monica Denevan



PRIZES:

First Place Winner
All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2021
Exclusive interview and portfolio published on All About Photo
Ten photographs showcased during Daylighted's digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2021"

Second Place Winner
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted's digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2021"

Third Place Winner
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted's digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2021"

Fourth Place Winner
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted's digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2021"

Fifth Place Winner
Portfolio published on All About Photo

The Ameriguns © Gabriele Galimberti 2nd Place Winner All About Photo Awards 2020



Five photographs showcased during Daylighted's digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2021"


Merit
The next thirty-five winners (ranked from 6 to 40) will have one of their photographs showcased via Daylighted on a traveling exhibition worldwide. They will have the opportunity to sell their work through this platform.
Winning work will be featured in the printed AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2021"
In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their portfolio on the website www.all-about-photo.com

 

Philomena © Rebecca Moseman 3rd Place Winner All About Photo Awards 2020




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