After many years, the first in Poland exhibition of pictures of Wojtek Łukowski (FotoBodega’s owner) presenting dozens of diversified pictures through which the author takes the viewer on a tour beginning with the overall plan, the first view of the world, perception of fragments, elements of reality to processing realistic images into visions, abstractions, fantasies and understatement.
The works are presented in the stylish foyer of the National Theatre in Warsaw.
The vernissage of the exhibition: 27 May 2013 (Monday) at 19.00 in the Galeria Przy Teatrze, Plac Teatralny 3, Warsaw.
Zapraszam w dniach 27 maja – 30 czerwca 2013 do Galerii Przy Teatrze w Warszawie!
Pierwsza od lat wystawa zdjęć Wojciecha Łukowskiego (szef projektu FotoBodega) w Polsce prezentująca kilkadziesiąt zróżnicowanych zdjęć, pozwalających widzowi na odbycie wraz z nim drogi od ogólnego planu, pierwszego spojrzenia na świat, przez dostrzeganie fragmentów, elementów rzeczywistości aż po przetworzenie realistycznych obrazów w wizje, abstrakcje, fantazje i niedopowiedzenia.
Wernisaż wystawy odbędzie się 27 maja 2013 roku (poniedziałek) o godzinie 19.00 w Galerii Przy Teatrze, Teatr Narodowy, Warszawa, Plac Teatralny 3.
A spectacular catch by photographer Amy Helene Johansson of a woman riding between the railway carriages of a local train heading north from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Her luggage is tucked under the carriage in front of her. Trains are packed and many who fail to get tickets before they sell out or can’t afford buying them at the black market ride on the roof of the train or, like this woman, finds a quiet spot between the carriages.
George Christakos about himself: I spent 20 years working as a business executive, in the field of marketing. I had a very successful career following deterministic strategies, forms, and formulas that modern marketing dictates, nevertheless I found the field interesting and creative. Yet, I was feeling an ‚out of the box’ golden boy as my ever-lasting passion had always been photography. For more than 30 years a photo camera was a part of my existence. From the old Leica photo cameras and the dark rooms to the digital age and Nikon, the road was long and very creative. The rationalism, the dominating element of my business life, was being replaced during my spare time, by a more emotional and philosophy oriented approach, thus setting free my imagination and giving me absolute freedom of expression. Of course, in the long run, a clash between these two worlds proved inevitable. My kismet was to drastically revise the way of leading my life: “to choose the mistress over the wife”, to finally leave the business world and be occupied with photography on a full-time basis.
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
4-9 December 2012
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).
Spread between Turkey, Iran, Irak and Syria, the Kurds make the world’s biggest landless minority. In Turkey, they represent 25% of the population and despite this, they face a significant assimilation policy.
Have they not been called “The Mountainous Turks” due to their original lands in the mountains in EasternTurkey ? The ratified Kurdistan at the treaty of Sevres was a born dead country, rebaptised later as « Anatolia ». The Kurds are undergoing discrimination in the workplace and their language is not taught in schools.
The Kurdish Tarlabasi quarter is located in the city center of Istanbul. A stone’s throw away: Istiklal Avenue whose rich-looking buildings, trendy shops and the million of visitors each week earned it the nickname of the « Champs Elysées » of Istanbul.
In this pocket of poverty, doomed to gentrification, the threat of expulsion hangs over the inhabitants. In the name of mass tourism and for political reasons a community lifestyle is in peril.
See the essay at: guillaumepoli.viewbook.com.