Spanish photographer Antonio Mora fuses standard portraits with landscape, animal, and abstract photography, resulting in extraordinary combinations. His ongoing Dream Portraits transform two separate images by combining them into one frame and thereby reconfiguring their visual power.
Playing with opacity and composition, Mora’s keen eye finds a likeness in unlikely pairs, turning the limbs of a tree into an extension of a persons face or the profile of a woman into a beautiful tidal wave. Each image holds its own unique and complementary union of visual elements.
Ultimately, the pairings result in a dreamy blend of ideas. Caught somewhere between two thoughts, the images represent a sort of transitioning or in-between phase of consciousness. There’s a beautiful mystery to Mora’s photography that is both curiously mind-boggling and entrancing.
His photographic works are about memory and childhood imagination. They are also about a China of the past reflecting the artist’s view of disappearing social and cultural practices. The works contain themes that could be based on childhood fantasy and play but are left open to interpretation. The ambiguous nature of Huang Xiaoliang’s work allows for the audience to develop their own imaginative narratives from the photographs through his layering of symbols and the compositional grouping of figures within different settings. The artist adds to this quality by including poetic pieces of text that create further intrigue.
Eyes in Progress (Paris, Amsterdam) launches its 3rd edition of its annual workshops programme with 14 of the greatest photographer around the world: Ed Kashi, Visual storytelling, 26th-29th March; Claude Nori, Self-publishing photobook, 5th-6th April; Eric Bouvet, Street photography, 23th-26th April; Tomasz Gudzowaty, Social documentary, 14th-17th May; Arno Rafael Minkkinen, A personal vision, 28th-31st May; David Burnett, The creative eye, 11th-14th June; Michael Ackerman, Introspective photography, 25th-28th June; Claude Nori, How to start a photo book project? 2nd-5th July; Rinko Kawauchi, Visual poetry, 9th-12th July; Roger Ballen, Fine art photography, 10th-13th September; Patrick Zachmann, Documentary, 24tht-27th September; Richard Dumas, The portrait, 22nd-25th October; Lise Sarfati, Contemporary photography, 21-23 November; Chris Morris, Learning to see, 26th-29th November.
The workshops will take place mainly in Paris but also in Amsterdam and Barcelona. Created by the young Véronique Sutra and Alexandre Sutra in 2011, Eyes in Progress is a professional training centre for photography, open to professional photographers and experienced amateurs.
Moreover Eyes in Progress has launched TipList to show your work to the world, get a chance to be seen by professional buyers or just to search for everything that is specifically related to photography.
The show is the largest exhibition of Swiss photography in a space of over 3,500m: 120 photographers show their recent work, selected by the curator Neomi Gamliel-Groot. Here you can see the full list.
During these four days of event, Photo Schweiz invited as speakers Peter Lindbergh, Christian Lutz, Diana Scheunemann, Oliviero Toscani, Gerhard Steidl & Philipp Keel, Greg Gorman and Arnold Odermatt.
10-14 January 2014
Maag Halle, Hardstrasse 219, 8005 Zürich.
11.00h – 20.00h
Video of 2013 Edition
Please come and join us at the exhibition of European art in Córdoba, Spain. Wojtek Lukowski (owner of FotoBodega) will present two big photos „Dorian” and „In the other” there. We invite all FotoBodega’s Friends!
I was there! Amazing exhibition! My photos of photos special for FotoBodega’s friends 🙂
The Palau Robert (Barcelona) presents a selection of winning photographs from the last 20 editions of the LUX Prizes, a reference in the world of professional photography. The show is jointly organised by the Association of Professional Photographers of Spain and Palau Robert. The exhibition “20 Years of LUX Prizes. A Gaze at Professional Photography” shows the development of commissioned professional photography and demonstrate the huge variety of styles and tendencies in this field, as well as illustrating the transition from analogue to digital. Exhibition is curated by Michele Curel, Xavi Mañosa and Joan Roig.
- The Dislexics, is a personal work done in Cork, Ireland. It consists of 10 images and a book of calligraphy. He was exposed in La Primavera Fotográfica, 2004.
- The Bóbila, weave in a documentary made in crisis reflecting the production stop.
- Nissan, photographic report on the statements made by its employees in connection with the regulation of work and layoffs conducted.
- Puzzles, still lifes intimate feelings and stories filled with double meanings.
- life-object, we must learn to listen to the objects, they have a lot to say about us.
- face to face, transforming the object to be wanting us to understand the low importance of having
- The other side of life, the other side of life is the ultimate work of Enric Macia, where the artist has been looking for a good friend lost in a dream full of nightmares.
- Metamorfosis animal, is the search of the true self, through a mirror