Rachel Hulin is a writer and photographer. Her work has been shown at Jen Bekman Gallery, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wallspace Gallery, and The New York Photo Festival. She has written about photography for Photo District News, Emerging Photographer Magazine, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and The Faster Times. She is editor and co-founder of The Photography Post. Her first book — A children's photography book about a flying baby — will be published by powerHouse in April 2013.
inevitability of change and the passage of time. He suspends his belief
and knowledge of this change, not to document a moment or state, but
rather to sustain it. For the past decade, Kris has chronicled a visual diary of unrelated moments that combine into a personal journey of place and experience. Kris has created a book of this journey titled Permanence and he is raising funds via a Kickstarter Campaign to make it happen.
PERMANENCE documents the landscapes that I have visited over the past ten years around the world. I have been
fortunate enough to explore cities and surrounding areas freely
and with no obligations. This freedom from time has allowed me to stop
and photograph whenever I find something I want to remember forever, and the
images seek to evoke that sense of timelessness. Because the captured
moments and places float in time, their existence is dependent on my
documentation. These photographs are thus an archive of my memory.
book also includes notes opposite the photographs that provide a
description of time and place. Out of over 7,000 film frames shot between 2003 and 2012, he has chosen these 70 scenes to share.
Magnum Photos have a new website, which I personally found to be, sadly, anything but an improvement…slow, confusing, and most annoyingly all the old links don’t seem to work anymore…
Institute have relaunched their website too..
VII Photo : July newsletter
VII Photo : June newsletter
Magnum Photos : newsletter
NOOR : June newsletter
Panos Pictures : July Newsletter
Prime Collective : June newsletter
I never used to be too interested in portraiture, but recently I’ve found myself looking at portrait photography quite a bit. Brigitte Lacombe is one of them. She’s a photographer, whose work I often see in Newsweek (The Martin Amis photo seen below was printed in last week’s issue). I didn’t know anything about her though. Only having visited Lacombe’s website did I realise that she is in fact somebody who has been around for a long long time. Live and learn…
Ed Kashi : Photojournalisms for iPad
Two great Iranian photographers…
John Vink : Quest for Land App
Stephen Shames: Bronx Boys for iPad
Nick Cobbing relaunched his website some time ago…
Photography doesn’t usually have the problem that it’s too noisy an art form, but that was exactly the challenge that faced the organizers of Photoville, a new photo festival that will open in Brooklyn, New York, on June 22. One of the major components of the show is an exhibit inside a warren of industrial shipping containers. Forty-two of them, to be exact, laid out in a maze carefully planned with both exploration and safety in mind.
“Getting a container is simple. Getting 42 of them placed in an intricate pattern is complicated. The most complicated thing is they’ll show up, they’ll dump it and they’ll drive away. I’ve learned that their preferred hour of doing that is 4:30 in the morning,” says Sam Barzilay, formerly of the New York Photo Festival, who is one of the three minds behind the festival. “Dumping a container as it grinds off the truck onto cobblestone is about the loudest thing I’ve ever heard.”
But when the festival opens, the containers will be there, full of photos. And that won’t be all: Photoville will also include about 1000 feet of fencing covered with community-centric photography, presentations from organizations like the Magnum Foundation and Photo District News, a number of workshops and even a beer garden and a dog run with a dog photo booth. And it’s all completely free.
Photoville is the product of United Photo Industries, a year-old cooperative comprising Sam Barzilay, Laura Roumanos and Dave Shelley. Barzilay says that the idea behind the event, and United Photo Industries’ other projects, is the realization that New York real estate affects the art scene. Empty storefronts have meant that small pop-up galleries have been relatively accessible during the last few years, but that won’t last forever. “The writing on the wall was sooner or later the economy would pick up again and people will be back in business, opening the stores,” says Barzilay. “Those spaces weren’t going to last.” They wanted to figure out a way to continue to present artwork without the overhead needed for a giant space. And once the shipping-container idea struck, the ideas just kept coming.
The end result is meant to appeal to photographers and civilians alike. “Even though it’s the most easily relatable art medium at this point, because everybody carries a camera, I think a lot of the time people are afraid of photography exhibitions,” says Barzilay. “We’re trying to cater to a full spectrum of people. I want people to come and enjoy it.” That’s why the free and open model is so important to the organization.
Barzilay and Shelley have both worked for the New York Photo Festival in the past, but Photoville is not meant to be competition for the more established festival. New York is big enough and “art-loving enough” to support many festivals, says Barzilay—and, besides, Photoville isn’t even meant to be a festival in a traditional sense of the word. “We’re trying to build a destination, trying to build a place where you go and spend a day listening to lectures and participating in a workshop, probably having a beer, to bring your dog to the dog run,” he says. “It’s a place to spend physical time with the photography, not so much as a passive viewer.”
Photoville will be held in Brooklyn from June 22 through July 1. More information about the event is available here.
See more work from Bruce Gilden, one of Photoville’s featured photographers, here.
Clockwise from left to right: Christian Patterson, Geissler/Sann, David Maisel, Hyers & Mebane
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Cozy Corner Lights from the series Sound Affects, 2004
Archival inkjet print
11 x 17 inches on 12 x 18 inch paper
Edition of 50
The series Sound Affects is comprised of color photographs of Memphis, Tennessee, the ‘Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll’ and the ‘Home of the Blues.’ The photographs are light-borne visual melodies — musical arrangements of color, light, rhythm and form exploring musical places, music’s presence and the musicality of everyday life.
Christian Patterson (b. 1972, Fond du Lac, WI) is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He was nominated for the 2007 Santa Fe Prize for Photography, the 2008 New York Photo Awards Best Fine Art Series, and the 2009 Baum Award for American Photographers. He was a 2010 Light Work Artist-In-Residence. His work is exhibited, collected and published internationally. His first monograph, Sound Affects, was published by Edition Kaune, Sudendorf in 2008. His second monograph, Redheaded Peckerwood, was published by MACK in 2011 and named one of the best books of 2011 by numerous noted international photography critics, Art in America, the New York Times, TIME and the Guardian among others and nominated for the 2012 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards.
Banks and Breese, 2002
Archival inkjet print
9 x 10.75 inches on 11 x 14 inch paper
Edition of 50
In the series Horses, photographers Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann tap into the visual and cultural traditions that these animals have historically been party to. As dual symbols of both freedom and conquest, the horses of these photographs are rendered portrait-style: faces cropped against a stark black background. Humanized, then fetishized, the equine subjects of the works are stripped of all naturalness and physicality.
Beate Geissler was born in Neuendettelsau, Germany, in 1970. She studied photography at the Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign in Munich and then attended the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, in Karlsruhe, studying under Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer and Gunther Rambow. Oliver Sann was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1968; he started working as a photography assistant for Hugh Ashley Rayner in Bath, Great Britain, then attended the Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign in Munich studying photography. He graduated from the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne. Their work has been included in exhibitions at Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Gallery ftc, Berlin; the Renaissance Society, Chicago; among others.
Terminal Mirage 32, 2003
Archival inkjet print
10 x 10 inches on 11 x 14 inch paper
Edition of 50
David Maisel is interested in the dialectic balance between what is seen on the surface of a photograph, the complex reality that lies beneath, and how beauty can suggest the ideal while obscuring the often darker side of a subject. In his project Terminal Mirage, Maisel intentionally obscures the function, location, scale, and condition of his subject: the Great Salt Lake. The lake’s most distinctive aspect is its richness in sodium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, and sulfate, all of which contribute to the ever-changing physical attributes of the lake. However, industry also plays a heavy role in the lake’s appearance as evaporation ponds are commercially operated to extract salts and minerals for industrial use.
David Maisel was born in New York City in 1961. He received his BA from Princeton University, and his MFA from California College of the Arts, in addition to study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Maisel was a Scholar in Residence at the Getty Research Institute in 2007 and an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2008. He became a trustee of the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2011. Maisel has been the recipient of an Individual Artist’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was short-listed for the Prix Pictet in 2008. Maisel lives and works in the San Francisco area.
Hyers + Mebane
Las Vegas 25
16 1/4 inches x 13 inches
Edition of 50
This collection of photographs was made on the four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada commonly referred to as the strip. The photographs were made in a range of casinos – from the oldest remaining casino on the strip, the Flamingo, to the new complexes, such as the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, and the ESPN Center. These photographs were taken in May 2008.
Martin Hyers and William Mebane began their collaborative work in 2004. Their project, EMPIRE, will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago in 2012. Their work has appeared on Tim Barber’s website tinyvices.com, been included in the 2008 and 2011 New York Photo Festival, installed with Humble Arts Foundation at Scope / Basel, Switzerland in 2010, and included in Between The Bricks and the Blood: TransgressiveTypologies at Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. Based in New York, they work collaboratively and individually as photographers on a wide range of fine art, editorial, and commercial assignments.
Martin Hyers is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in many and in a wide range of magazines and commercial advertising. Martin lives with his wife, Andrea, and their two children in New York City.
William Mebane, a Visiting Lecturer at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, received a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to photograph in Nepal in 2002 and 2003. His photographs have appeared in publications such as the _New York Times Magazine_ and _Esquire_. Upon completing his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, he. A nominee for the 2011 Baum Award, William lives with his wife, Martha, and their two sons in Brooklyn, NY.
Robin Schwartz earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Pratt Institute and her photographs are held in several museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The Aperture Foundation published Schwartz’s third monograph, Amelia’s World, edited by Tim Barber. Images from this series were exhibited in Various Photographs, an installation curated by Barber for the New York Photo Festival and 100 Portraits—100 Photographers, a digital exhibition of current portraiture. Schwartz was a finalist at the Hyeres 2010 Photography Festival in France. She recently presented the Amelia Series at The National Geographic Magazine’s Annual Photography Seminar in Washington D.C.
Katherine Wolkoff’s photographs have been widely exhibited, including exhibitions at the Sasha Wolf Gallery, Danziger Projects, the New York Photo Festival, and Women in Photography. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Addison Gallery of Art and the Norton Museum of Art. Born in 1976, Wolkoff graduated from Barnard College and received her MFA in photography from Yale School of Art in 2003. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Rafal Milach is a documentary photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland and ITF in Opava, Czech Republic. For more than 10 years he has been working on transition issues in Russian speaking countries and CEE region. This work resulted with the book 7 Rooms (Kehrer Verlag 2011) and such essays as The Grey (2002), Wunderland (2006), Disappearing Circus (2008) or Black Sea of Concrete (2009). Rafal’s photos were exhibited in MoCA Shanghai and are the part of collection of Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art in Japan. They have been also presented within Photoespana, Look3, Rencontres Photogrphiques d’Arles. In 2007 Rafal took part in Joop Swart Masterclass run by World Press Photo Foundation. He is grant recipient from Polish Ministry of Culture, European Cultural Foundaion and Visegrad Fund. His Pictures have been awarded in World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Photography Book Now and New York Photo Festival Awards.