September 30, 2016

Friday Round Up - 30 September, 2016

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up it's all about the second edition of the Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad.

Indian Photography Festival Hyderabad
(C) Dina Oganova

Spread across the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana, the Indian Photography Festival (IPF) presents a comprehensive programme. This year's festival is curated by leading Indian Photographer Amit Mehra, and features panel discussions, artists talks, workshops, open studios, book launches and portfolio reviews. 

Founder and Director of the Festival Aquin Mathews says, "We live in a world of visual clutter as millions of images are taken and uploaded into the internet every day; people should know what is good and bad photography and IPF is the best place to learn and see what is good and bad. Photography has been democratized with the advent of digital technology and mobile phone cameras and more people have access to photography and enjoy it these days. We have made the event free to the public as photography has got a wider reach."

The exhibition programme features a host of photographers including legendary Indian photojournalist Raghu Rai, as well as Prashant Panjiar, Mahesh Bhat and Swapan Parekh. The international contingent includes photojournalists Ron Haviv (VII) and Michael Robinson Chavez (Washington Post), Australian Nick Moir, and fine art photographer Claire Rosen. Plus the Asia Pacific Phonebook Archive from Melbourne will also have a range of books from the region on display.

A Selection of Key Exhibitions:

State Art Gallery: 
The Lost Rolls by Ron Haviv

The Alexia Foundation/ Aaron Vincent Elkaim's 'Where The River Runs Through: Life in the Amazon Dam Boom'

Birds of a Feather - Claire Rosen

Stories of her Own - Smita Sharma, Anushree Fadnavis & Saumya Khandelwal
(C) Anushree Fadnavis

(C) Saumya Khandelwal

Drought in Telangana - Satyanarayana Gola

Awaiting the Rain - Michael Robinson Chavez 

Fragments of a spinning rock - Kaushal Parikh

Weather - Nick Moir  

Sebastian Cortes 

Belief - Natan Divr

Selected exhibitions at various venues:

The Longing of the Others - Sandra Hoyn 

At Goethe Zentrum

Head On Landscape & Portrait Prize from Australia

(C) KristianTaylor-Wood - Portrait Winner
On show: JNAFAU, Masabtank

Dialect & Dialogue - in the bylanes of Hyderabad - a group show of 29 photographers from Hyderabad

On show: Sardar Mahal , in the lanes and by lanes of Laad Bazar around Charminar, Chowmohalla Palace

About The IPF: a Not-For-Profit initiative of Light Craft Foundation and Telangana Tourism, IPF is an international photography festival, showcasing a wide range of photography across all genres from portraits and landscape through to photojournalism to fine art by emerging and leading photographers from India and around the globe. 

For more information on the IPF programme visit the links:

SpeakersWorkshops, Programme and Exhibitions

Until 9 October
Various venues

September 23, 2016

Friday Round Up - 23 September, 2016

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up we're in Paris, New York and Amsterdam with French photographer Viviane Dalles, Photoville under the Brooklyn Bridge and at Foam for the amazing exhibition 100 years of Albanian photography.

Exhibition: Paris
Viviane Dalles - Teenage Mothers

French photojournalist Viviane Dalles new exhibition on teenage mothers is currently showing in Paris. Dalles, the 2014 winner of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award, said, “In France, five thousand juvenile mothers (aged 14 to 18) who may not have wanted to be pregnant, chose to keep their babies – a difficult and unusual choice in modern western societies. They dropped out of school to build a new life, caught between the turmoil of their teenage years and the happiness of motherhood.” This photo essay captures part of their journey.

Until 22 October
Fait & Cause
58, rue Quincampoix
75004 Paris

Festival: New York

The fifth edition of Photoville is happening right now on the Brooklyn Waterfront. This year the festival is on under the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in the arts precinct of Dumbo. Once again there are exhibitions in containers as well as outdoors, plus there is a projections and workshop programme. Many exhibitions are multi-platform involving photography, moving image and audio as well as other art forms including sculpture.

Here’s a peek at what’s on offer in the container exhibition programme:

Emily Schiffer 

In this project which uses photography and sculpture American artist Emily Schiffer reimagines the concept of a family album “to explore how unspoken histories and traumas are passed between generations”. The exhibition is in three parts: The Album and the sculptural works, Impressions from 2016 and Gift to My Daughter.

(C)Ara Oshagan
Through video conferencing LiveZEKE brings the subjects of a documentary into a live conversation with audiences. LiveZEKE is based on a feature article from the spring 2016 edition of ZEKE magazine - “The Forgotten Caucasus” - which showcases documentary photography from the countries and regions of the South Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh — by photographers Ara Oshagan, Daro Sulakauri and Jan Zychlinski.

Political Theatre
Mark Peterson

New York photographer Mark Peterson has spent the past two years photographing presidential candidates. He says, "I want to pull back the curtain and show these politicians as they really are. Even though they are in plain sight, they can hide behind words and carefully arranged imagery to project their vision of America. I am using my camera to cut through the staging of these moments and reveal the cold, naked ambition for power”.

Signs of Your Identity
Daniella Zalcman 

Winner of this year’s FotoEvidence Book Award, Daniella Zalcman's Signs of Your Identity explores the impact of Canada’s residential schools on its indigenous people. “Generations of Canada’s First Nations forgot who they were. Languages died out, sacred ceremonies were criminalized and suppressed. These double exposure portraits explore the trauma of some of the 80,000 living survivors who remain. Through extensive accompanying interviews, they address the impact of intergenerational trauma and lateral violence, documenting the slow path toward healing. The last residential school closed in 1996. The Canadian government issued its first formal apology in 2008”.

A Few Acres of Snow 

(C) Tim Smith
This group show on the cultural diversity of Canada features work by Rafal Gerszak, Christopher Katsarov Luna, Yoanis Menge, Jalani Morgan, Renaud Philippe and Tim Smith.

Flint is a Place 
Zackary Canepari

This city in Michigan is considered the “poster child for the American Dream gone wrong.” American documentary photographer and filmmaker Zackary Canepari showcases his project, Flint is a Place, which is a cross-platform, episodic documentary series that tells what it’s like to live in Flint through the eyes of two sisters.
Check out the Photoville website for all the details.
Until 25 September
Various locations

Exhibition: Amsterdam
Dynasty Marubi - A Hundred Years of Albanian Studio Photography

Zonder Titel voor 1881 natte plaat C Pietro Marubi 
(C) Marubi National Museum of Photography Shkoder

In this exhibition Foam showcases a selection of images from the archive of Albanian photo studio Marubi (1856-1959). Three generations of photographers used the studio to create portraits of royalty including the Ottoman Emperor and King Zog as well celebrated artists and also everyday people. The archive contains a staggering 150,000 glass negatives providing a unique cultural, sociological and anthropological insight into the history of Albania. 

(C) Marubi National Museum of Photography Shkoder

(C) Marubi National Museum of Photography Shkoder

(C) Marubi National Museum of Photography Shkoder

Kel Marubi with his wife in the studio no date silver gelatine dry process on glass 
C Kel Marubi, Marubi National Museum of Photography Shkoder

Until 27 November
Foam Fotografiemuseum
Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam

September 16, 2016

Friday Round Up - 16th September, 2016

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up a retrospective of Gordon Parks' work is on in Berlin, plus Steven Kasher Gallery in New York acknowledges the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Black Panther Party with the launch of a new book and exhibition featuring the work of Stephen Shames. Also Ruddy Roye's first solo exhibition opens in New York.

Exhibition: Berlin
Gordon Parks - I Am You: Selected Works 1942-1978

“A camera doesn’t simply take pictures. It can be a powerful tool against inequality, racism oppression, and violence. A chronicler of the fight for equal rights for African Americans, self-taught Gordon Parks incisively used photography as his choice of weapons, exposing the bifurcation of the American way of life and seeking to mediate between the various groups in a deeply divided society.” 

Untitled, Watts, California, 1967

Gordon Parks diverse oeuvre is considered a visual social history of 20th Century America. 

Parks' works include portraits of leaders of the civil rights movement including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Muhammad Ali as well as luminaries of the arts, such as Duke Ellington, Ingrid Bergman, and Alberto Giacometti. 

Throughout his career Parks also produced various socio-critical documentary films and was also a noted composer of music and writer of fiction.
‘I Am You: Selected Works 1942 to 1978’ is presented in partnership with The Gordon Parks Foundation, and features 180 works from the Foundation’s collection including vintage prints, contact sheets, magazines, and films. Steidl has published the companion catalogue.

Untitled, Washington, D.C., 1963

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948

American Gothic, Washington, D.C., 1942

Homeless Couple, Harlem, New York, 1948

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1947

Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan, 1950All images The Gordon Parks Foundation

Until 4th December, 2016 
C/O Berlin
Amerika Haus
Hardenbergstraße 22-24
10623 Berlin

Exhibition: New York
Power to the People: The Black Panthers in Photographs by Stephen Shames and Graphics by Emory Douglas    

“Admired, reviled, emulated, misunderstood, the Black Panther Party was one of the most creative and influential responses to racism and economic inequality in American history. Founded in October 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, the Panthers preached the right of black people to self-determination, which included the right to self defense. They advocated armed self defense to counter police brutality, and initiated a program of patrolling the police with shotguns — and law books."

Stephen Shames, Steven Kasher Gallery
Kathleen Cleaver, communications secretary and the first female member of the Party’s decision-making Central Committee, talks with Black Panthers from Los Angeles, in West Oakland, California, USA, July 28, 1968

"The Black Panther Party sought to build a community through service to the people. The Panthers initiated more than 50 community survival programs including Free Breakfast for School Children, Free Medical Clinics, Free Food, Clothing, and Legal Aid programs, sickle cell screening, an award winning charter school. The Panthers electrified a generation of black youth and would become emblematic of the Black Power and anti-imperialist movements that shaped the tumultuous years of the late 1960s and early ’70s. The Panthers embraced the ideals of gender equality and gay liberation and sought to forge alliances with women’s rights and gay rights organizations.”

The exhibition features over 100 black and white images of the Party, many on show for the first time and provides an in-depth chronicle presented at a time when the US is once again grappling with issues of racial injustice. 'Power to the People' also includes 50 vintage copies of The Black Panther, the official Party newspaper with front and back cover graphics by Emory Douglas. The exhibition coincides with the launch of the book, ‘Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers’ by Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale.

Stephen Shames, Steven Kasher Gallery
Sand bags line the walls of the New Haven Panther office to protect against a suspected police raid during the Bobby Seal trial, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, May 1, 1970

Stephen Shames, Steven Kasher Gallery
Memorial mural for Jonathan Jackson, who was killed on August 7, 1970, during an attempt to kidnap California Superior Court judge Harold Haley and three others to exchange for the freedom of his brother, George Jackson, Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1970

Stephen Shames, Steven Kasher Gallery
Brooklyn, New York, USA: Writing on wall: “We the Blacks must rise.” , 1970 

Stephen Shames, Steven Kasher Gallery 
Oakland, California, USA: Black Panthers carry George Jackson's coffin into St. Augustine’s Church for his funeral service as a huge crowd watches., August 28, 1971

Until 29th October
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Exhibition: New York

Ruddy Roye - When Living Is A Protest 

This is the first solo exhibition for Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye and features 20 large scale photographs, many taken in Roye’s neighbourhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. “Roye’s images give visibility to the usually invisible members of his community. His portraits are infused with dignity and integrity. Each photograph is accompanied by a text written by the artist, often quoting the subjects. Roye spends significant time with each person he approaches, listening to their stories. For Roye, narrating the stories of his “collaborators” is as important as the images they produce together. Roye’s is a unique voice in street photography, one full of anger, resistance and compassion.”

All images: Ruddy Roye Steven Kasher Gallery

Until 29th October

September 09, 2016

Friday Round Up - 9 September, 2016

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up three diverse exhibitions - Guido Harari's The Kate Inside (London), Catherine Balet's homage to the masters (Paris) and University of the Third Age (Melbourne). Also Sydney's Head On Photo Festival is calling for exhibition submissions for 2017.

Exhibition & Book:

The Kate Inside
Kate Bush photographed by Guido Harari 1982-1993

For all the Kate Bush fans out there, and I know there are a few of you, this book, and exhibition, features photographs spanning ten years.

Taken by Italian music photographer Guido Harari from 1982-93 The Kate Inside limited edition book contains over 300 amazing images many unseen and unexpected photographs, Polaroids, contact sheets, personal notes from Kate and out takes covering the period of her boldest albums. 

Guido’s photographs "capture the complexity of Kate, uniquely talented, astonishingly vulnerable and open, creative and strong". 

These images are currently on show at Art Bermondsey Project Space.

(C) All images Guido Harari

The Kate Inside
13-30 September
Q&A with Linsday Kemp and Guido Harari 6-8pm 16th September
Art Bermonsdey Project Space
183-185 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UW


Catherine Balet - Looking for the Masters in Ricardo’s Golden Shoes 

Hommage à Robert DOISNEAU, Les Pains de Picasso, 1952

In 2013 French artist Catherine Balet was in Arles for Les Rencontres photographiques. While watching her friend, Ricardo Martinez Paz, over breakfast she was reminded of Robert Doisneau's famous photograph of Picasso, the resemblance of Paz to the artist striking. 

Little did she know that the portrait she took of Paz that day would be the catalyst for a body of work which she has spent two and a half years creating. 

The result is an extraordinary collection of portraits of Paz that explore the history of photography, from the first self-portrait by Robert Cornelius in 1839 to today's selfies. 

This is important work that introduces many of these photographic masters to a new generation hopefully piquing interest to learn more.

Hommage à Erwin BLUMENFELD, Vogue, 1952

Hommage à Robert MAPPLETHORPE, Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984

Hommage à Nan GOLDIN, Nan and Brian in bed, NYC, 1983
Hommage à August SANDER, Jeunes paysans, 1914

Hommage à Man RAY, Noire et blanche, 1926

Until 29 October
Galerie Thierry Bigaignon
Hôtel de Retz – Bâtiment A 
9 rue Charlot
75003 Paris


New Shoots - Group Show

Marylou Phillips Fishermen on Inlet Lake 

New Shoots showcases the work of more than 28 photographers from Melbourne’s University of the Third Age (U3A), which advocates life-long education and the pursuit of knowledge. This collection demonstrates the energy and aspiration of U3A students in exploring the breadth of photography and proves you're never too old to set your creative heart free. 

Bernard Peasley The Night it Rained Forever

Bernie Boundy On Vacation

Gaye Paterson I Protest 

Greg Davies Starburst

Until Sunday 11 September  
Magnet Galleries Melbourne
Level 2
640 Bourke Street

Call for Submissions:
Head On Photo Festival 2017

Head On Photo Festival, Australia’s largest and most expansive photography festival, is calling for exhibition submissions for its 2017 program.

The call is open to photographers at all career stages and for all genres, including multi-media presentations. Successful applicants will be invited to exhibit during Head On Photo Festival 2017 as either ‘Associated’ or ‘Featured’ Exhibitors. Some artists may be invited to exhibit as part of a Head On curated exhibition. Closing date 25 September 2016.