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Exhibition: South Africa in Apartheid and After

 

 

 

South Africa in Apartheid and After
David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, Billy Monk

01 December 2012 – 05 March 2013

 

 

 
This exhibition illuminates a vital, difficult, and contested period in the recent history of South Africa from the perspectives of three photographers: David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, and Billy Monk. The son of Eastern European immigrants, documentary photographer Goldblatt came of age under apartheid and observed the increasing entrenchment of racial inequality in his country. His early project In Boksburg (1982) portrays a typical suburban white community shaped by what the artist calls „white dreams and white proprieties.” Included at Goldblatt’s request, photographs by Cole and Monk expand the exhibition’s field of view. Cole, a self-taught black South African documentary photographer, observed the other side of the racial divide in the 1960s, making photographs that are eloquently observant and deeply humane. Monk’s work offers a raw and witty record of The Catacombs, a rowdy Cape Town nightclub where he worked as a bouncer in the 1960s. These three groups of pictures are complemented by a selection of Goldblatt’s recent, post-apartheid photographs, sober yet hopeful records of an imperfect, still-evolving democracy.
(Source: SFMOMA)

SFMOMA
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
USA

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) – master of street photography

„To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.”
Born in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early on, and particularly with Surrealism. In 1932, after spending a year in the Ivory Coast, he discovered the Leica – his camera of choice thereafter – and began a life-long passion for photography. In 1933 he had his first exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. He later made films with Jean Renoir.Taken prisoner of war in 1940, he escaped on his third attempt in 1943 and subsequently joined an underground organization to assist prisoners and escapees. In 1945 he photographed the liberation of Paris with a group of professional journalists and then filmed the documentary Le Retour (The Return).

In 1947, with Robert Capa, George Rodger, David ‚Chim’ Seymour and William Vandivert, he founded Magnum Photos. After three years spent travelling in the East, in 1952 he returned to Europe, where he published his first book, Images à la Sauvette (published in English as The Decisive Moment).

Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

FRANCE. Paris. Place de l’Europe. Gare Saint Lazare. 1932.

 
Behind Saint Lazare Train Station is one of the most famous street photos of all time. It exemplifies Henri Cartier Bresson’s approach to chasing the decisive moment. The urban myth is that he took the photo through a hole in the fence without sighting it. It’s also one of the only shots that he ever cropped.

Mario Testino: British Royal Portraits

 

 

 

 

Exhibition: 3 October 2012 – 3 February 2013

 

On photo: Prince Harry; Prince Charles; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge by Mario Testino, 2004

 

 

 

 
Photographs of the Royal Family taken between 2003 and 2010, including the engagement photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The eight portraits on display include the official engagement portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge taken in London in 2010. The earliest image on display is of HRH The Prince of Wales from 2003 which was commissioned as an official portrait and another of HRH Prince William, taken in the same year to mark his 21st birthday. The official commission to mark HRH Prince Henry’s 21st birthday will also be on display as well as a portraits of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, commissioned by British Vogue in 2006, and another photograph of this royal couple in their car, taken in 2010, from Testino’s personal work.

 

National Portrait Gallery
2 St.Martin’s Place
London WC2H 0HE
UK

Winter Beauty – Photography by Jetty Kolobaric

“I walk with seasons, that’s basically what I do and I document it, once it went through the layers of my mind, once, twice, forever… I use it all, digital, analogue, paint on negatives, layers of colors, through the viewfinder, whatever, whenever…I enjoy the road to the final image, if there is ever a final image, rather than the endresult itself. And I ramble…a lot…silently behind my desk.”

Jetty Kolobaric

Photographer Jetty Kolobaric lives in The Netherlands, where winters are cold, gray and wet, but not without beauty. By photographing Dutch scenery in black & white, or with sparse color, Jetty captures the wintery bleakness and beauty at once. She uses a variety of techniques to make each picture interesting, presenting the same scene in several lights.  “I use it all,” she says. “Digital, analogue, paint on negatives, layers of colors, through the viewfinder, whatever, whenever…”

To see more of Jetty’s photography, visit her website, blog, or Etsy shop.

 

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1,001 Artists Project in Miami, USA – a collective exhibition of Wojtek Lukowski

Big surprise! Today I recived great message. My portfolio with 40 photos will be presented on Sunday at the Art Takes Miami: 1,001 Artists Project in Miami, USA! The 1,001 artists presented in interactive gallery are from over 86 different countries around the world. They are a small part of the 500,000 members!!!! Works of 1,001 artists will be included in a digital presentation displayed in the Art Takes Miami exhibition booth at SCOPE Art Show. You can see my works on streets of Miami! I’m so happy! And surprised 😉

Scope Art Miami, 1001 Artists Project
Miami, USA
4-9 December 2012


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