I am presenting at the exhibition 42 photographs focusing around two topics. The first combines urban photography with the classics of world literature. In the presented works, I have tried to present the parts of the surrounding world, cities, urban elements and fragments of cherished books that I find fascinating and that have shaped my way of perceiving reality. The collage made up of these two worlds – photography and literature – is very closely interwoven, giving the recipients the chance to personally interpret the works. The quotes include fragments from the tales of Hans Christian Andersen in Catalan and Don Quixote in Spanish.
BARCELONA, SPAIN, FOTOBODEGA
Les invitamos a la exposición de fotografía de Wojtek Łukowski (Polonia)
”Estructura y verso”.
Las obras se exhibirán entre 1 y 15 de septiembre de 2012 en la Galería aDa en Barcelona.
La Inauguración de la exposición y encuentro con el autor, con una copa de vino, tendrá lugar el 1 de septiembre de 2012 (sábado) a las 20.00 horas.
Please come and see the exhibition of photography by Wojtek Łukowski (Poland)
“Structure and verse”.
The photographs will be displayed from 1 through 15 September 2012 at the aDa Gallery in Barcelona.
The opening ceremony and meeting with the author over a glass of wine will take place on 1 September 2012 (Saturday) at 8.00 p.m.
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad (and known informally as London 2012) are in full swing in London, United Kingdom. Around 10,500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (the group responsible for organizing their people’s participation in the games) will compete. Thousands and thousands of images will be made in London of the athletes and the spectators; the venues and the celebrations; the pomp and the circumstance. They can come from any time during competition or the second a medal is won. Here’s an updated look at Olympians in winning moments as the Games head to their conclusion this Sunday in London.
Child takes shelter with his mother before the cyclone hit. Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Abir Abdullah born in 1971. Started photography career in 1996 at Drik Picture Library, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently working in the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) as Bangladesh correspondent. Photographs published in Blink, Time, Newsweek, Der Speigel, New Internationalist, Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Asiaweek, Elmundo, Stern, Geo etc. Won Mother jones award for the documentary project War Veterans of Bangladesh in 2001.
New Year’s Eve, St. Jacques, Perpignan, 2006
by Jesco Denzel
“This picture of a five year-old gypsy boy was taken on New Year’s Eve 2006 in the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Perpignan, Southern France. For Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the men would gather in the Café in their best suits to drink and dance while their wives would prepare dinner at home. It is quite common in St. Jacques for little boys to smoke. Gypsy children are taught astonishingly early to be men or women rather than boys or girls – and men smoke, women don’t. St. Jacques, the old medieval neighbourhood right in Perpignan’s city centre, holds one the biggest sedentary gypsy communities in Western Europe – thousands of photojournalists zig-zag through it every summer for the Visa Pour l’Image festival. Contrary to what I first expected, there were not many photo stories about St. Jacques, so I started working there in 2004. It took me a little while to get some people to trust me, and to figure out – a little bit, anyway – how things work in St. Jacques. It went much easier when I came to visit St. Jacques for the second and third time, bringing back piles of photographs, so people could see what I had been doing, and they started to invite me into their homes.”
(from Verve Photo)
Historical „Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling” is the oldest wrestling festival in the world which has been continuing since the first contests in 1357 in Rumelia.
„Kirkpinar Oil Wresting”, which has been bounded with a tradition of almost 650 years, hosts persevering contests for a week, with the active participation of media, folk-dance groups, millions of spectators, artists and statesmen both from Turkey and all over the world, and with a varying array of activities every year.
The enthusiasm, which is brought to life by headwrestling and other forms of wrestling contests, as well as the performances of the „Janissary Band” and local and foreign folk-dance groups throughout the contests, turns „Kirkpinar Oil Wresting” into a traditional festival.