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.
Titusville Pennsylania survived for over a century, defined by the endless flock of men filing in and out of the steel mills every day. To provide their families with sustainable income, they committed themselves to the life-threatening conditions that defined steelwork. Through the eyes of these men we see the dreams of thousands of working class citizens whose grueling hours gave shape to modern America after World War II.
For the past four years, photographer Chris Crisman has returned home to photograph the retired steelworkers still living in Titusville. This project is both his perspective on a generation of Americans and a personal discovery of the culture into which Crisman was born and of the industry in which his father and grandfather served.
Italian photographer Matteo Varsi has been snapping photos with expired polaroids since childhood. His daily documentation of everyday life is a constant search for the beauty and joy of imperfection.
Matteo Varsi was born in Levanto, Italy in 1970. His first photographic research involved photography and literature. After graduating with a degree in Modern Foreign Literature, Varsi won a scholarship at the Italian Institute of Photography, Milan in 2003 where he graduated the following year. His work has been in numerous personal and collective exhibitions including the Festival of Photography in Rome and the Photo Festival in Milan.
Upcoming exhibition: “A Presentation of Cold Cases” collective exhibition at the Italian Institute of Culture, Berlin (6th to 26th of November, 2012).
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.
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