Category: Portfolios & Galleries

  • Peter van Agtmael: “I Try to Criticize Myself and Criticize the Country at the Same Time” — Blind Magazine

    Peter van Agtmael: “I Try to Criticize Myself and Criticize the Country at the Same Time” — Blind Magazine

    Peter van Agtmael: “I Try to Criticize Myself and Criticize the Country at the Same Time” — Blind Magazine

    Opening April 14 at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York, Look At The USA gathers photographs from 17 years of photographer Peter van Agtmael’s work to draw a complex picture of post 9/11 America.

    via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/peter-van-agtmael-i-try-to-criticize-myself-and-criticize-the-country-at-the-same-time/

    Essentially, what I thought I knew about the country was soon being dismantled by what I was seeing with my own eyes. It was the feeling that something was wrong about how I perceived the United States and its place in the world, in its history and its own present. Dozens of questions turned into hundreds. They don’t necessarily get answered fully in the work, which is anyway open ended, but at least they get explored.

  • Young European Photographers, Episode 1: Michalina (Poland) — Blind Magazine

    Young European Photographers, Episode 1: Michalina (Poland) — Blind Magazine

    Young European Photographers, Episode 1: Michalina (Poland) — Blind Magazine

    In this first episode of Young European Photographers, we visit Polish photographer Michalina Kuczyńska, who documents the social tensions and protests her country has experienced since the far right came to power.

    via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/lab/young-european-photographers-episode-1-michalina-poland/

    Michalina Kuczyńska is the youngest member of the Archive of Public Protests (APP), a collective of eighteen photographers created in 2019 by Rafał Milach, who has collected images of Polish protests since 2015, that is, since the conservative national party Law and Justice (PiS) came to power.

  • A Muntagna | Emanuele Occhipinti – burn magazine

    A Muntagna | Emanuele Occhipinti

    A Muntagna | Emanuele Occhipinti

    A Muntagna | Emanuele Occhipinti Mount Etna and the surrounding area is an island within an island. It’s the highest active volcano in Europe, a majestic presence that touches all of Sicily and all…

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2022/04/a-muntagna-by-emanuele-occhipinti/

    “‘A Muntagna” is a long journey around Mount Etna and the surrounding area, telling the deep bond that unites the volcano to the women and men who live there, and the extraordinary normality of lives lived in the presence of such a giant, which at any time can generate seismic events. An ambiguous relationship, halfway between the most total devotion and the constant fear for it. They say that when an eruption ends, Etna is already preparing the next one: it’s the eternal confrontation between the volcano and the human beings who have decided to rely on his benevolence.

  • Stop Over – The Leica camera Blog

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    In candid images, Magnum photographer Moises Saman tells the story about the fate of refugees in Jordan.

  • Views From My Balcony: The Process of Turning Lockdown Into a Body of Work – PhotoShelter Blog

    Views From My Balcony: The Process of Turning Lockdown Into a Body of Work - PhotoShelter Blog

    Views From My Balcony: The Process of Turning Lockdown Into a Body of Work – PhotoShelter Blog

    For many photographers, the pandemic has been a time to step back and take stock of their lives and work. It’s provided opportunities to get more organized, look for inspiration and make adjustments to their businesses.  For Gunther Deichmann, a PhotoShelter member and photographer based in the Philippines, inspiration was waiting for him just outside…

    via PhotoShelter Blog: https://blog.photoshelter.com/2022/04/views-from-my-balcony-the-process-of-turning-lockdown-into-a-body-of-work/

    For Gunther Deichmann, a PhotoShelter member and photographer based in the Philippines, inspiration was waiting for him just outside of his apartment in Manila. Over the last two years, Gunther has compiled more than 18,000 images from a single location: his 10th floor balcony. “Views From My Balcony” is a body of work that turns seclusion from COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions into something magical. It stands as proof that art can be created anywhere, even in the face of monotony.

  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Ross McDonnell: The Life of a Joyrider

    Juxtapoz Magazine - Ross McDonnell: The Life of a Joyrider

    Juxtapoz Magazine – Ross McDonnell: The Life of a Joyrider

    The photographs in Ross McDonnell’s book Joyrider are a coming-of-age story, one where everything and everyone are constantly changing in the midst of…

    Link: https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/magazine/ross-mcdonnell-the-life-of-a-joyrider/

    A cinematographer by trade, McDonnell began photographing young residents of the Ballymun housing estate in Dublin, Ireland, in 2006 after studying film at university. A failed government social experiment in the process of being torn down, Ballymun had become a symbol of Dublin’s underclass, ravaged, as the book explains, “by successive drug epidemics and inter-generational malaise.”

  • Exodus | By Nicolò Filippo Rosso – burn magazine

    Exodus | By Nicolò Filippo Rosso

    Exodus | By Nicolò Filippo Rosso

    Exodus | By Nicolò Filippo Rosso In Latin America, lack of job opportunities, limited access to education, and political corruption have persisted for generations, fueling cycles of violence and di…

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2022/04/exodus-by-nicolo-filippo-rosso/

    As I documented migrants’ journeys, I kept in mind the diversity of reasons that push each population to emigrate. Still, I also understood how the political persecutions, the impunity, and the problematic access to primary rights such as food and healthcare broadly affect Latin America’s societies, provoking mass migrations across the continent.  Decades of civil war, endemic poverty, or violence make it hard for migrants to find better conditions than those they are fleeing.

  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Mårten Lange “Ghost Witness” @ Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin

    Juxtapoz Magazine – Mårten Lange “Ghost Witness” @ Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin

    Photographing hypermodern urban landscapes through the ghostly haze of LEDs and smog, Mårten Lange’s new work from China shows a country haunted as mu…

    Link: https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/photography/marten-lange-ghost-witness-robert-morat-galerie-berlin/

    Made in 2018 and 2019 in the six largest cities of the country, the series depicts urban places that have expanded rapidly in recent years and that appear both futuristic and suspended outside of time. Following Lange’s long-time fascination with ideas of utopia and dystopia, this is his most extensive work to date

  • Peru, a Toxic State | By Alessandro Cinque – burn magazine

    Peru, a Toxic State | By Alessandro Cinque

    Peru, a Toxic State | By Alessandro Cinque

    Peru, a Toxic State | By Alessandro Cinque Peru is the leading producer of gold, silver, and lead in Latin America and the 2nd of copper globally. Mining is the driving force of its economy, which …

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2022/03/peru-a-toxic-state-by-alessandro-cinque/

    This Project is a journey of 5 years covering 20000 km and 35 mining communities, showing the impact of a government that violates the rights of indigenous people in the name of profit. Photographed along the “corredor-minero” this project shows social, health and environmental consequences of living near these mines. And, due to corruption in the local governments, the indigenous communities receive no benefits from the mining profits and continue to live in poverty. Mining also plunders water in large quantities for extraction, creating arid fields and causing the death of livestock. Agriculture and farming, which were the main sources of survival, can no longer sustain these Andean communities.

  • PhotoNOLA: Elise Kirk: Groundswell – LENSCRATCH

    PhotoNOLA: Elise Kirk: Groundswell - LENSCRATCH

    PhotoNOLA: Elise Kirk: Groundswell – LENSCRATCH

    This week we are sharing some of our discoveries from the PhotoNOLA Reviews, an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans. In Elise Kirk’s series, Groundswell, we are invited to the landscape of the Midwestern United States—a location bound to the flux and flow of the Missouri River. Her photographs depict a force of nature

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/03/photo-nola-elise-kirk/

    In Elise Kirk’s series, Groundswell, we are invited to the landscape of the Midwestern United States—a location bound to the flux and flow of the Missouri River. Her photographs depict a force of nature and its changing relationship with the area’s inhabitants. Among other things, I was fascinated by this work because of its portrayal of mutual vulnerability. The river represents an ecosystem susceptible to damage. And while it acts as a provider to local communities and economies, it also threatens to destroy. Though Elise’s work is regionally specific, it speaks to broader themes relating to our connection to the environment and the importance of serving as its caretaker.

  • PHOTO NOLA: Cathy Cone: Rewinding Forward – LENSCRATCH

    PHOTO NOLA: Cathy Cone: Rewinding Forward - LENSCRATCH

    PHOTO NOLA: Cathy Cone: Rewinding Forward – LENSCRATCH

    This week we are sharing some of our discoveries from the PHOTO NOLA Reviews, an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans.  “I make photographs as a way to listen to my heart’s song, and then I practice like hell to sing it.” Cathy Cone Cathy Cone is a photographer and painter based in East Topsham,

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/02/cathy-cone-rewinding-forward/

    Cathy Cone is a photographer and painter based in East Topsham, Vermont. Her series Rewinding Forward is an ongoing life project, representing events and personal experiences in a continuum. There’s a whimsical quality to this work, reminiscent to the photographs in her former series Hand Painted Photographs. Yet Rewinding Forward infuses a sense of foreboding, creating visual poems that contemplate the mystery and intrigue of simply being alive. An interview with the artist follows.

  • Alec Soth’s Obsessive Ode to Image-Making | The New Yorker

    Alec Soth’s Obsessive Ode to Image-Making

    Alec Soth’s Obsessive Ode to Image-Making

    The photographer’s latest book, “A Pound of Pictures,” invites us into his process and asks us to connect the dots.

    via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/alec-soths-obsessive-ode-to-image-making

    The photographer’s latest book, “A Pound of Pictures,” invites us into his process and asks us to connect the dots.

  • Rescue Sketches – Photographs by Sinna Nasseri | Interview by Wesley Verhoeve | LensCulture

    Rescue Sketches - Photographs by Sinna Nasseri | Interview by Wesley Verhoeve | LensCulture

    Rescue Sketches – Photographs by Sinna Nasseri | Interview by Wesley Verhoeve | LensCulture

    In the third edition of “Arrivals”, Wesley Verhoeve introduces us to Sinna Nasseri’s latest project “Rescue Sketches”; an evocative travelogue of his journey through America that started in the volatile year of 2020

    via LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/sinna-nasseri-rescue-sketches

    In the third edition of “Arrivals”, Wesley Verhoeve introduces us to Sinna Nasseri’s latest project “Rescue Sketches”; an evocative travelogue of his journey through America that started in the volatile year of 2020.

  • Afro Atlantico | By Alex Almeida – burn magazine

    Afro Atlantico | By Alex Almeida

    Afro Atlantico | By Alex Almeida

    Afro Atlantico | By Alex Almeida The “AFRO ATLANTICO” series was devised from my experience in the peripheral cultures of big Brazilian cities as well as the plunge into the depths of t…

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2022/02/afro-atlantico-by-alex-almeida/

    The “AFRO ATLANTICO” series was devised from my experience in the peripheral cultures of big Brazilian cities as well as the plunge into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, mostly renowned for its wildlife and vegetation, however equally vast in its human mosaic.

  • Heirs of the Dawn | By María Daniel Balcázar – burn magazine

    Heirs of the Dawn | By María Daniel Balcázar

    Heirs of the Dawn | By María Daniel Balcázar

    ‘Heirs of the Dawn’ by María Daniel Balcázar Purchase ‘Heirs of the Dawn’ book HERE! The ancient inhabitants of Oruro, Bolivia, named their land uru-uru, meaning the place w…

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2022/02/heirs-of-the-dawn-book-by-maria-daniel-balcazar/

    The ancient inhabitants of Oruro, Bolivia, named their land uru-uru, meaning the place where the light is born. They called themselves “beings of the dawn”. Their legacy is woven into the work of artisans, who through their art, revive the soul of the Andean and European deities and the memory of the African slaves.

  • Long Time No See – The Leica camera Blog

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    Andrea Orejarena and Caleb Stein’s extensive art project explores the history of the Vietnam War, and pushes the boundaries of photography to a new level.

  • Photographer Captures the Brutality of the MS-13 Gang in El Salvador | PetaPixel

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    Tariq Zaidi is a British photographer who has spent three years between 2018 and 2020 studying and documenting the savagely violent gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and others operating in El Salvador.

  • How Claudia Gordillo Documented the Realities of Life in Nicaragua

    How Claudia Gordillo Documented the Realities of Life in Nicaragua

    How Claudia Gordillo Documented the Realities of Life in Nicaragua

    Whether photographing armed conflict or religious rituals, Gordillo observed Nicaraguan society from a close yet critical distance.

    via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/how-claudia-gordillo-documented-the-realities-of-life-in-nicaragua/

    Whether photographing armed conflict or religious rituals, Gordillo observed Nicaraguan society from a close yet critical distance.

  • The Humans of Daniel Arnold’s New York | The New Yorker

    The Humans of Daniel Arnold’s New York

    The Humans of Daniel Arnold’s New York

    The photographer chronicles the interstitial weirdness of the city and the people in it, who are often too caught up in the busy steam of existence to pause and reflect on their lives.

    via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-humans-of-daniel-arnolds-new-york

    The photographer Daniel Arnold is eerily adept at capturing perfect moments in his pictures, although “perfect,” in his case, doesn’t mean glossy or unblemished. Arnold’s work often traffics in the quotidian and the flawed, the discordant and the mottled; to him, perfection means locating beauty in what might otherwise be overlooked. Like his forebears in the art of street photography, from Garry Winogrand to Joel Meyerowitz to Helen Levitt, Arnold trains his lens on people going about their lives in New York City. In “Pickpocket,” his first monograph, which was released earlier this month, we see many of these subjects, intent and determined on completing their private daily tasks: an old bald man, his creased head and neck captured from behind, while he walks down the street on a sunny day; a large Orthodox Jewish salesman, crouched in the too-small window of a jewelry store in order to clean it; a pillowy lipped, long-haired woman mid-phone call, a street stall piled high with hats just behind her.

  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Storming of the Capitol @ Bronx Documentary Center

    Juxtapoz Magazine - Storming of the Capitol @ Bronx Documentary Center

    Juxtapoz Magazine – Storming of the Capitol @ Bronx Documentary Center

    On January 6, 2021, for the first time in American history, an angry mob stormed the halls of Congress. Protestors destroyed federal property and assa…

    Link: https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/photography/storming-of-the-capitol-bronx-documentary-center/

    On January 6, 2021, for the first time in American history, an angry mob stormed the halls of Congress. Protestors destroyed federal property and assaulted police officers. Five people died as a result and more than 150 were injured. The mob successfully halted the 2020 election certification as they rampaged through the Capitol building, searching for legislators and narrowly missing members of Congress and Vice President Mike Pence as they were rushed to safety.