Entries in category: Portraits

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.

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

Mother, Sister, Daughter by Paul Harris – exhibition

Women have always been at the heart of communities and it’s women who have their fingers on the pulse of daily life. Women do 70-80% of all agriculture & food production in the world. Women are responsible for well over half the world’s cash income and now play a central role as compassionate powerbrokers and decision makers. We should be continually reminded that ‘girl power’ is older than mere 21st century pop culture.

Relying on their hospitality and organisational savvy has frequently meant the difference between success and failure on many of my travels and photographic projects. This exhibition is a celebration of womanhood and marks 25 years of travelling to remote, rural and ethnic communities.

 

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Underwater photography

There are so many ways that the world around us can take on a whole new look with a little change in perspective. This is one of the things that photographers specialize in. Applying that perspective for us through their artistic captures, underwater photography is a prime example of this. When photographers take their cameras below the surface of the water, so many amazing things can happen. And so many amazing pictures can surface.

Below we have a collection that is sure to inspire, that is filled with stunning photographs captured underwater. From the wildlife that rules over the underwater kingdom, to the models and fashion submerged into the water’s depths to bring new life and context to their artistry, photographers produce some breathtaking pieces by simply looking beneath the surface.

 

 

 

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Candy Cigarette

This photo, titled Candy Cigarette, not just displays something, it tells a story. It is both emotional and beautiful. This is what the originality of black-and-white-photography is all about.

 

 

Sally Mann
‘Candy Cigarette’
1989
from the series Immediate Family

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Paris Photo 2012

Paris Photo, 16th edition at the Grand Palais — the best of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography in the heart of Paris. This year the Paris Photo Platform features 4 days of conferences directed by Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, with the special contribution of Paul Holdengräber, Director of „LIVE from The New York Public Library.” Structured as an experimental platform for critical discussions, the Paris Photo Platform engages in dynamic and robust debates about the expanded field and perspectives of photography. Participants feature an international roster of leading artists, architects, filmmakers, cultural historians, and theorists in the field exchanging ideas on the relational contexts in which photography operates today.

15-18 November 2012
Grand Palace, Paris, France

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