Submitted Links – July 3, 2011



Newsha tavakolian

The Empty Quarter Gallery cordially invites you to


13th to 16th July

RAWIYA is a photography collective founded by five female photographers from across the Middle East. RAWIYA presents an insider’s view of a region in flux balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes.

RAWIYA, meaning ‘she who tells a story’, brings together the experiences and photographic styles of Tamara Abdul Hadi, Laura Boushnak, Tanya Habjouqa, Dalia Khamissy and Newsha Tavakolian.

Link: MENASART fair, Beirut


Link: jon moore


Born in 1969, Christophe Calais begins his career at the national newspaper France-Soir in 1990. In 1992, he becomes a staff photographer at VSD Magazine and covers international news for six years, with a particular interest in Rwanda, a country on which he still reports today. Rewarded by the Scoop d’Angers Festival in 1997, his work on Rwanda has led to the publication of a book Le cri des morts, le silence des vivants and to an exhibition at the 1998 Perpignan Festival of Photojournalism as well as a projection at that same Festival in 2002 and 2004. In 1998, Christophe decides to become a freelancer and his work is published by several international magazines. In 2002, he is the co-author of a documentary on Rwanda, based on his photographic work. His new book, Rwanda, le pays hanté is published in 2006 and exhibited at the group show “Pour une photographie engagée” at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. Six years ago, Christophe started to work on a long-term project about refugee resettlement in America. Part of this work was nominated for a Visa d’Or in 2003, exhibited at Honfleur Festival in 2004 and shown at the “Africa Fast forward” exhibition in Brussels in 2009.

Link: Christophe CALAIS

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Edition Size: 15

Price: $75

To Benefit: The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is working toward making Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

Link: Katrina d’Autremont | collect.give

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La Bella Italia is calling you for this magnificent photography experience through the gorgeous hillsides of Tuscany. This exciting documentary travel workshop will teach you how to take beautiful travel photographs in a stress-free environment. Private tours of family-run wineries, off-the-tourist-map villages with bustling street life and twilight dinners at historic villas will set the scene for your images to shine.

Explore the sun drenched fields of Tuscany while our award winning staff help you perfect the fundamentals of quality travel photography. With nightly lectures and slideshows, we work with each student personally, no matter your skill level, to bring your photography skills to the next level of sophistication. With hands-on support from our guides and staff, you will have a team of professionals behind you every step of the way.

Link: Tuscany 2011: Wine Country Travel Photography