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Demolición. Three Argentine Photographers

Marcos López, Tía Delia, Santa Fé, 1992

There is a current show up in Buenos Aires called, Demolición. En pos de una fotografía ¿argentina? It features three Argentine photographers, Alberto Goldenstein, Marcos Lopez, and Ataulfo Perez Aznar and was the brainchild of Guillermo Ueno whose class I took a few years ago at the Centro Cultural Rojas.

I post about this show mostly because I came across a post on the blog, RƎV: Imagenes de Arte Contemporanea en Argentina which shows a very good selection of installation shots of the show. The blog is written by the indomintable Gabriela Schevach, artist, photographer and writer. I will definitely be adding it to my blog reader (does anyone use those anymore?).

Brighton Photo Fringe Photo Stroll Part Two – Richard Glynn, PhotoVoice and Brighton ArtsFORUM 2.0 with Farnham student Catherine Symons

Welcome to the second part in Catherine Symons’ Photo Stroll on the press view for Brighton Photo Fringe 2012.

RICHARD GLYNN – LOST WALTZ

Richard Glynn – Lost Waltz. Photos © Catherine Symons.

Situated on the North Lawn, St Peter’s Church is this intriguing outdoor exhibition by Richard Glynn, a Wideyed exhibition curated by Human Endeavour.

In 1869 Josephine Bowes and her husband decided to make a grand house, which was also designed to be a place for their large artwork collection to be shared with the people of Teesdale, County Durham. However, the Bowes didn’t live to see the completion of this project, and although some rooms were open to the public, some were incomplete.

“The images are of a space in transition; an unfulfilled dream about to find new life, but tinged with the stillness and sadness of what might have once been.” From Wideyed website.

There is something captivating about this exhibition. There is the busy traffic of Brighton all around, and yet, encapsulated within the lawn, is the stillness of the subjects in these photographs. On until 18 November.

PHOTOVOICE – HAVING OUR SAY TOO

PhotoVoice, Having Our Say Too. Photos © Catherine Symons.

PhotoVoice is an organisation which was set up to encourage and allow people from socially excluded groups to express themselves through photography and story telling.

The exhibition is currently displayed in one of the Photo Fringe’s hub spots – The Redroaster café. Showcased work is from a two-year project working with young people from around the UK who have been sexually exploited.

Many of the participants had never used a camera before so PhotoVoice set up  workshops. What was so apparent, when talking with the young people about the work they made, was how much it helped them and how much they enjoyed working with PhotoVoice and photography. “It gave me something to focus on and I would definitely like to continue with photography.”

The hard-hitting subject of the images displayed in this busy café highlight how this is an every day occurrence and one that should not be ignored.

Over the next year, PhotoVoice will deliver three more projects and combine them to make a DVD. This DVD will be a resource for practitioners working with young people, supported by The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People. Ended 20 October.

Brighton ArtsFORUM 2.0

Female Fighters, Amelie Shepherd. Photos © Catherine Symons.

Brighton Media Centre hosted a selection of work from Brighton ArtsFORUM facilitators and presenters as part of Brighton Photo Fringe.

Artists include Murray Ballard, Peter Bennett, Martin Everett, John Ferguson, Emer Gillespie, Fiona Harvey, Beatrice Haverich, Julia Horbaschk, Vanessa Jones, Catherine Larré, John Mallett, Jacqueline McCullough, Ellen Montelius, James Reid, Amelia Shepherd, Mariya Ustymenko and James Withey.

Brighton ArtsFORUM aims to facilitate and support critical debate, where artists can articulate and discuss the concerns of their work in progress.

Included in the exhibition is photographer Amelia Shepherd with her series Female Fighters. Portraits of female fighters are presented alongside audio interviews on a video screen. The women have all been documented in the moments straight after fighting or sparring. The idea behind Amelia’s work came from her own participation within the sport, as she comments upon misconceptions of female fighters. Ended 17 October.

Filed under: Photo Stroll, Photographers, Photography Festivals, Uncategorized Tagged: Amelia Shepherd, Brighton ArtsFORUM, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton Photo Fringe, Catherine Symons, Female Fighters, Josephine Bowes, Lost Waltz, PhotoVoice, Redroaster café., Richard Glynn, The Bowes Museum, The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People.

Mata Matayoshi & Ofuro

Recently I got an email flyer for a small exhibit in Buenos Aires that advertised photos, music and empanadas. Boy, did I feel nostalgic. The show in question was Te Toca Lavar, by photographers Mata Matayoshi and Victoria Abalde, friends of mine from when I lived in Argentina. Mata runs an excellent film scanning service called Ofuro that I’ve used and will do so again the next time I’m down there. There’s a group on facebook, where Mata uploads scans of his own photos as well as those of his clients:

Mata Matayoshi

 

Mata Matayoshi

Mata Matayoshi

Mata Matayoshi

 

 

Now at ASU

Sorry for the absence of posting. Search Engine Optimization . I’ve been busy with grad school…

My student ID card

In August I started a three year MFA program at Arizona State University. A couple of years ago I started thinking I would like to have a more formal education in photography. Last year I came to the US and I spent a month looking at various schools. Of all the ones I visited, ASU was the program that I liked the best. I applied and, luckily, was accepted. And so, since August, I’ve been in Phoenix (technically Tempe) studying.

I hope to keep blogging about what I’m working on and also goings on in Argentina, although I’ll have to do so from a distance.

Photo News – John Stezaker wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012

John Stezaker (b.1949, UK) has been awarded the 2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize at a special ceremony in The Photographers’ Gallery on Monday 3 September 2012. The £30,000 award was presented by artist and 2003 winner of the Prize, Juergen Teller. Photos from the award ceremony to come tomorrow as I am working on the fly but wanted to post this asap. I posted on the fly while out and about on Monday evening and it was saved to drafts and not published. So here it is, a little later than planned, but heh – that’s life.

The Prize is awarded to a photographer of any nationality for their significant contribution to the medium of photography either through an exhibition or publication, in Europe between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2011. John Stezaker won for his exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (29 January – 18 March 2011).

Stezaker’s collages examine our multifaceted relationship to the image. Through his juxtapositions of found photographs, illustrations and stills taken from books, magazines, vintage postcards and classic movies, Stezaker adopts the content and contexts of the original images to create new and poignant meanings. John Stezaker was chosen by jury members: François Hébel, Director, Les Rencontres d’Arles; Martin Parr, artist; Beatrix Ruf, Director/Curator, Kunsthalle Zürich; and Anne-Marie Beckmann, Curator, Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany. The other shortlisted artists for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, each awarded £3,000, are: Pieter Hugo (b.1976, South Africa) for his publication Permanent Error, published by Prestel (Germany, 2011); Rinko Kawauchi (b.1972, Japan) for her publication Illuminance, published byEditions Xavier Barral (France, 2011); and Christopher Williams (b. 1956, USA) for his exhibition Kapitalistischer Realismus at Dům umění České Budějovice, Budweis, Czech Republic (5 May – 12 June 2011).

Filed under: Documentary photography, Photographers blogs, Photography Awards & Competitions, Uncategorized Tagged: Deutsche Borse award 2012, John Stezaker, london, Photo award, photo collage, The Photographers’ Gallery

F-Stop Magazine, the Latin America Issue

The current issue of F-Stop magazine is featuring photographs from Latin America. There’s a lot of interesting work there by photographers all over the globe (working in Latin America). I’m in there with a few of my Ochava pictures. It looks like their website doesn’t have permanent URLs, so I don’t know how long that link will work. Fortunately the blog Fototazo, has republished a number of the selections in five parts (part one, part two, part three, part four, and part five).

my photo from the series “Ochava Solstice”

Merce Cunningham: 65 Years App Launches

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Merce Cunningham: 65 Years, a dynamic multimedia app celebrating the unique legacy of the late choreographer, dancer, and artist, launches today. Based on the book Merce Cunningham: 50 Years (Aperture, 1997) by David Vaughan, which is often referred to as “the Cunningham bible,” this expanded digital edition for the iPad includes new essays, journal entires by the choreographer, video excerpts, photographs and interviews. Read more about Merce Cunningham and the app in the New York Times.

The app is available for purchase in the iTunes App Store.