Karl Lagerfeld, Chanels chefsdesigner, är inte bara modeskapare utan även fotograf, har gjort ett stort antal fotoböcker hos sin kompis Gerhard Steidl. Om man har vägarna förbi Florens, kan man se en utställning av hans bilder kallad Visions of Fashion. Utställningen finns på Palazzo Pitti och hänger kvar till 23 oktober.
Var och såg dokumentärfilmen Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures om ikoniske fotografen Robert Mapplethorpe. Mycket bra (och ibland rolig) dokumentär – passa på och se den om du har möjlighet. En sak är man i alla fall säker på efter att ha sett filmen; Mapplethorpe var perfektionist och minst sagt ärelysten. Han ville bli känd om det så skulle kosta honom livet – och det gjorde det också. Ungefär så säger hans bror Edward Mapplethorpe, även han fotograf. Robert tvingade Edward att under en tid ändra sitt namn till Edward Maxey för att inte åka snålskjuts på Roberts kändisskap.
“SensitiveSurfaceis a group exhibition curated by Vasli Souza exploring five different perspectives over the uses of the male body in today’s photography. The concept of Man has been shifting through the past decade and the raise of feminism and sexual liberation movements helped transforming the idea of masculinity. SensitiveSurfacepresents this new man in constant transformation through the lenses of Adey, Eliza Tamo, Lissa Rivera, Ren Hang and Vilma Pimenoff.”
Det pris som instiftats av Borås Tidning till Lars Tunbjörks minne utdelades igår för första gången. Det gick till den Malmö-baserade fotografen Julia Lindemalm för hennes bildserie Zoo World, som Sydsvenskan publicerade 2012. I Sydsvenskans artikel säger hon bland annat att hon är förtjust i djur, mindre förtjust i djurparker.
“I djurparken syns motsättningen i vår relation väldigt tydligt. Det sägs att den finns till för att vi ska lära oss mer om djuren. Men det vi lär oss på zoo är att människan härskar. Att djuren finns där för vårt nöjes skull och kan användas som vi vill.”
“Alec Soth is widely considered to be one of the world’s foremost documentary photographers. Recently described by the Telegraph as the ‘greatest living photographer of America’s social and geographical landscape’, Soth is admired for his experimentation across exhibition, book, magazine and digital forms.
Like many great photographers and writers from the American canon – such as Robert Frank, Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld – Soth takes the open road as his subject, but brings to it his own unique and modern twist.
Through haunting, intimate portraits, desolate landscapes and wide open wildernesses, his work captures a profound sense of what it is to be human. Tenderness, joy, disappointment, fear or pride – his striking portraits capture the rawness of human emotion and the tension between our conflicting desires for individualism and community.
This exhibition presents his four signature series – Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), Niagara (2006), Broken Manual (2010) and the most recent, Songbook (2014) – and highlights his remarkable career and distinctive vision.
Gathered Leaves is Soth’s first major UK show and offers a unique opportunity to see the journey his photographs make from the printed page to the exhibition wall.”
“Henri Cartier-Bresson: PARIS features 83 magnificent images captured between 1929 and 1985 by world renowned photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, and provides an extraordinary insight into the streets of the city and the lives of its people.
Shown in the UK for the first time, It includes many of Cartier- Bresson’s best known photographs whilst many other works are being shown in the UK for the first time.
Known predominantly as a photographer of the street, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s images capture the dynamism of contemporary life and this exhibition explores one of his most enduring subjects – Paris. Exquisite black and white images record the people, places and activity of the city finding the unusual, the humorous, the poignant and the often marvellous in the ordinary and everyday.
This exhibition is organised by Magnum Photos and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.”
Giganten Martin Parr är curator för denna utställning med bilder av bland andra Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Candida Höfer, Sergio Larrain, Shinro Ohtake, Paul Strand och Garry Winogrand.
“Martin Parr is one of Britain’s best-known chroniclers of modern life. His technicolour-saturated images pay special attention to the sweeping cultural changes that have come to define our world over the last thirty years, depicting the rampant globalisation and homogenisation taking place across Europe, Asia and the Americas. His photographs of gaudy seaside resorts on the British coast or iconic tourist sites around the world from Italy to Peru all testify to his incessant need to document ‘the foibles of the world’. Parr’s photographs are variously satirical, opinionated, comic and affectionate; and sometimes all of these things at once. It is a sensibility that is reflected in Parr’s curatorial choices and often expressed through the twenty-three exceptional photographers featured in Strange and Familiar .
The exhibition is a timely consideration of how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured the social, cultural and political identity of the United Kingdom through the camera lens. From social documentary and street photography to portraiture and architectural photography by some of the leading lights of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Strange and Familiar presents a vibrant portrait of modern Britain, from the Hebrides to Dover, Belfast to Cardiff.
As Scotland and Wales consolidate their status as nations and Great Britain seems as though it is on the point of unravelling, this diverse and rich collection of images contributes to the debate about what it means to be British and how we are perceived by those outside our borders. The exhibition presents a visual history of Britain, highlighting its transformation from leading an empire into a modern culturally diverse society. ”
“William Eggleston is a pioneering American photographer renowned for his vivid, poetic and mysterious images. This exhibition of 100 works surveys Eggleston’s full career from the 1960s to the present day and is the most comprehensive display of his portrait photography ever.
Eggleston is celebrated for his experimental use of colour and his solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1976 is considered a pivotal moment in the recognition of colour photography as a contemporary art form. Highlights of the exhibition will include monumental prints of two legendary photographs first seen forty years ago: the artist’s uncle Adyn Schuyler Senior with his assistant Jasper Staples in Cassidy Bayou, Mississippi, and Devoe Money in Jackson, Mississippi.
Also on display will be a selection of never-before seen vintage black and white prints from the 1960s. Featuring people in diners, petrol stations and markets in and around the artist’s home in Memphis, Tennessee, they help illustrate Eggleston’s unique view of the World.”
“Our Punk Weekender comprises exhibitions, a live gig with legendary band The Raincoats, essential talks and events to celebrate the spontaneity, spirit and diversity of punk culture.
Particularly focused on the ideological, social and political context for the punk insurgence and its presence in Soho, TPG explores the DIY avant-garde spirit that spawned a range of punk subcultures, radically reinventing notions of personal identity and expression.
The Punk Weekender features an exhibition of portraits from Derek Ridgers and Anita Corbin, who captured the creative and vibrant personalities that emerged after dark in London, Janette Beckman, Owen Harvey, Shirley Baker, archival pictures from Photographic Youth Music and Culture Archive’s (PYMCA), and the EMI Archive.”
“From studio portraiture to street photography, this exhibition brings together a group of geographically and historically diverse photographers whose imagery explores black masculinity as performance, as play, as invention – in particular through the adoption of a dandy-esque persona.
In the early 21st century, black men are among the most influential trendsetters in fashion, music and global style culture. Yet high visibility for black men is matched by high vulnerability – as illustrated by disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration for black men in the UK and USA.
Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black ‘dandy’, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn’t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive. The exhibition is curated by Ekow Eshun.”
Från Tates presentation: “This exhibition celebrates the visual links between early photography and British art, bringing together fascinating vintage photographs and stunning paintings including Pre-Raphaelite, aesthetic and impressionist works.”
Foto: Julia Margaret Cameron.
Beata Beatrix c.1864-70 Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882 Presented by Georgiana, Baroness Mount-Temple in memory of her husband, Francis, Baron Mount-Temple 1889.
V&A: “Paul Strand was one of the greatest and most influential photographers of the 20th century whose images have defined the way fine art and documentary photography is understood and practiced today.”
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