Tag Archives: Barcelona

Sylvain Granjon

Sylvain Granjon has just opened an exhibition at Galeria Tagomago that will travel to both gallery locations in Barcelona and Paris. The exhibit runs throught October 20th in Barcelona and moves to Paris from November 15th-18th.

Sylvain is a French artist who comes from the world of the circus and entertainment. After more than 20 years performing across the world in a number of street theater festivals, Sylvain now creates his magic with a camera, specializing in portraits and constructed realities. I am featuring a series of his daughter, Douce Amère, that is simply charming in it’s exploration of portraiture, humor, and appreciation for childish things.

DOUCE AMÈRE

I come from the entertainment world. I have been an entertainer for 20 years. I would say I’m an eccentric more than a clown.

This artificial world has been mine for all that time.
When I photograph my daughter, I photograph myself.
Her direct look has shaken my adult certainties. What I see in her eyes challenges me, as a grown child, as a father…
She seems to be asking me : “What have you become?”
When I portray my daughter there is a seriousness at odds 
with her young age.
I try to evoke the adult’s desperate quest for the mythical image of his own childhood; the source of all our emotions.
Sylvain Granjon, 2012

Digital Edition of PBR 002 Now Available!

 

If  you are a Photobook Review Blog subscriber, you’ve already gotten word that The PhotoBook Review 002 is now available on Zinio for $1.99. This time, the PBR team has reformatted the design for better reading via the iPad and on-line. Is this treatment is a better reading experience for you? Let the team know @PhotoBookReview

If you’re still firmly a believer in the printed object and don’t want to miss out on future issues,  they are still on hand at the Aperture gallery (or check the Aperture display at Kowasa Book Store, Barcelona) … and don’t forget that subscribers to Aperture magazine will receive PBR along with their November and May issues! Subscribe now in preparation for PBR 003 — special guest editor to be announced soon!

Can’t wait? Neither can we.

Pictures of the Week: May 25–June 1

From Memorial Day observances in the U.S. and an exchange of bodies in the West Bank to the massacre in Syria and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in England, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

Jordi Ruiz Cirera, Five Siblings

Jordi Ruiz Cirera, Five Siblings

Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Five Siblings,
Nueva Esperanza Colony, Bolivia, 2011
Website – JordiRuizCirera.com

Jordi Ruiz Cirera is a documentary photographer from Barcelona. He studied graphic design at Elisava College before moving to London to study Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the LCC. He graduated with distinction for his long-term project about the Mennonite communities in Bolivia. Recently, Jordi has been awarded finalist at the POYi Community Awareness award, winner of the "One to watch" competition by Lisa Pritchard Agency, shortlisted on the Ian Parry award, and selected for Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña. His work has been exhibited in the Getty Images Gallery in London, published in print and online. He lives in London.

Photographer #330: Fernando Moleres

Fernando Moleres, 1963, Spain, is a socially engaged photojournalist based in Barcelona. He started his working career as a nurse. In the beginning of his photographic career he combined his nursing work with long periods travelling and doing photographic projects. He travels extensively to various countries in Africa, the Middle-East and Asia covering stories on gender inequality, various forms of religion, traditional bathing rituals and juveniles in prison. In 2000 he released Stolen Childhood showing the story of child labour in black and white photographs. In 2009 his monograph about monastic life called Lifes of Devotion came out. For his recent series Juveniles in Prison he was awarded the Daily Life Series award by World Press Photo in 2011. The following images come from the series Juveniles in Prison, Monastic Life and Turkish Baths-Hammam.

Website: www.fernandomoleres.com

Photographer #330: Fernando Moleres

Fernando Moleres, 1963, Spain, is a socially engaged photojournalist based in Barcelona. He started his working career as a nurse. In the beginning of his photographic career he combined his nursing work with long periods travelling and doing photographic projects. He travels extensively to various countries in Africa, the Middle-East and Asia covering stories on gender inequality, various forms of religion, traditional bathing rituals and juveniles in prison. In 2000 he released Stolen Childhood showing the story of child labour in black and white photographs. In 2009 his monograph about monastic life called Lifes of Devotion came out. For his recent series Juveniles in Prison he was awarded the Daily Life Series award by World Press Photo in 2011. The following images come from the series Juveniles in Prison, Monastic Life and Turkish Baths-Hammam.

Website: www.fernandomoleres.com

Photographer #314: Arnau Blanch Vilageliu

Arnau Blanch Vilageliu, 1983, is a Spanish documentary photographer who lives and works between Spain and Colombia. He studied photography at the Institut d’Estudis Fotografics de Catalunya. He completed a six month internship at WpN in New York and participated at two workshops at ICP in documentary photography. In his hometown Barcelona he delved into the world of sex. It is a search for human identity, exploring a range of people who’s lives are dominated by sex. In gritty and dark images he shows us people who might use sex as a way of expression and others who need it as a means of survival. Shadows of Paradise is made in Colombia. Arnau shows us the darkness in a place that might, due to the lucious color of the jungle, look like a paradise at first glance. Arnau’s narrative photography is raw and instinctive. The following images come from !SEX!, Shadows of Paradise and Untitled Document.

Website: www.arnaublanch.com

Photographer #266: Bet Orten

Bet Orten, 1985, Czech Republic, is a young fashion and portrait photographer. She graduated in fashion photography at the London College of Fashion. She assisted photographer Steven Klein while she spend six months in New York City. Bet has moved around a lot, having lived in Prague, London, Barcelona and NYC. She works with narratives and her sensitive female imagination through which she knows how to bring a certain poetic aspect to her imagery. Her work is often playful, experimental, but most of all it is full of youth. She has done commercial shoots for clients as Volcom and Tribo. Bet also works with video (see video below). The following images come from various portfolio’s on her website.

Website: www.betside.com