Chelsea International Photography Competition

The Chelsea International Photography Competition exhibition features the diverse works of 28 professional and amateur photographers. The works on view were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors and convey the astonishing breadth and global nature of the photographic medium. Through expressive portraits, still lifes, and conceptual works, the exhibition conveys a unique perspective on the tradition of photography and how the medium conveys ideas, creates fictions, or captures attitudes.

Korean photographer and photojournalist HaleLee Seoyeon masterfully captures the paradox of compassionate isolation in urban spaces.
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Self taught Brazilian photographer Sidney Gaspar documents the play of light and shadow in his theatrical landscapes shot in black and white.
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French-Russian artist Misha De-Stroyev’s beguiling works capture the grandeur and enormity of the natural world.
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Eli Matityahu’s recent photographic series masterfully weaves together architecture and abstraction within a minimalist aesthetic.
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The works of Vincent Chahley are a cross-section of digitality and physicality, where details commingle with perceptual gestalts to give viewers a novel perspective on the interrelationship between geography and art.
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Chelsea International Photography Competition Exhibition
more at Agora Gallery


Total Records. Vinyl & photography

We present a photographic tour through the most iconic vinyl covers of the 20th century.
Robert Frank and the Rolling Stones, Annie Leibovitz and Cindy Lauper, Helmut Newton and INXS, Herb Ritts and Madonna, Weegee and George Michael, among others, lead the new exhibition that will be seen from November 22nd to March 11th 2018.

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Total Records. Vinyl & photography
more at Foto Colectania

Pure Arctic of Sebastian Copeland

As part of the 2017 Year of Ecology in Russia, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting the first Russian exhibition of the famous photographer, polar explorer and environmental activist Sebastian Copeland. The exhibition, one of Copeland’s most comprehensive retrospectives, features around fifty large-format photographs taken over the last ten years during expeditions to the Polar Regions of Norway, Canada, the USA, Greenland, across the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Pure Arctic of Sebastian Copeland
Exhibition: 22 Sep 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

Чистая Арктика Себастьяна Коупленда
50 крупноформатных работ, снятых на протяжении последних десяти лет в экспедициях в полярные районы Норвегии, Канады, США, Гренландии, по Северному Ледовитому океану и Антарктическому полуострову.

Femmes du Monde | Sebastião Salgado et Marc Riboud

Ils ont accompagné l’aventure de Polka depuis sa création, en 2007. C’était il y a dix ans. A l’occasion de cet anniversaire, la galerie souhaite saluer deux grands photographes qui lui ont, dès les débuts, accordé leur confiance : Sebastião Salgado et Marc Riboud, disparu en août 2016. Leurs travaux vont dialoguer, le temps d’un accrochage entre novembre et janvier, autour d’une série de photographies qui dévoilent et racontent des personnages féminins rencontrés au gré de leurs reportages. Cette proposition existe grâce à la complicité de Lelia Wanick Salgado et de Catherine Riboud, leurs épouses, qui ont imaginé avec la galerie cette sélection.

L’exposition « Femmes du monde » est conçue comme un hommage à l’audace, à l’indépendance et au réalisme lyrique de l’Origine selon Courbet. Le maitre d’Ornans a étudié les mystères du regard, de la beauté et du désir. Il s’est interrogé sur la place et la vision du spectateur face au tableau. En 1855, il écrit: « Savoir pour pouvoir, telle fut ma pensée. Traduire les moeurs, les idées, l’aspect de mon époque, être non seulement un peintre, mais encore un homme, en un mot faire de l’art vivant. » C’est l’une des vocations de la photographie.

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Un Accrochage Spécial 10 ans

A l’occasion de l’exposition anniversaire « Femmes du monde », la galerie présente également au rez de chaussée, un accrochage spécial réunissant l’ensemble des photographes représentés par la galerie ainsi que plusieurs artistes associés, autour du thème du portrait féminin.

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Un Accrochage Spécial 10 ans
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Looking for whales: An exhibition by Wade and Robyn Hughes

Looking for Whales premiered at Fremantle’s iconic Kidogo ArtHouse gallery on 26 October 2017 and ran until November 1. The exhibition attracted extensive media coverage, and more than 800 people came to visit the exhibition.
There are two elements to the exhibition: the prints of whales, and accompanying storyboards. In the story boards we’ve added imagery and texts to help add background and context to the behaviour illustrated in the prints.
Taken collectively, it is our hope that these two elements might just inspire you too, to go looking for whales.

Looking for whales: An exhibition by Wade and Robyn Hughes
more at: Wade and Robyn Hughes

images via Underwater Photography | Your Free Web Magazine

René Groebli – The magic eye

René Groebli celebrated his 90th birthday last October, which Bildhalle will take as a welcomed opportunity to honor this exceptional Swiss photographer with a comprehensive solo exhibition. In cooperation with Daniel Blochwitz, this curated gallery show will present works from René Groebli’s lifelong career. Aside from his legendary early works, like “The Eye of Love” or “Rail Magic”, there will be on display his experimental and ground-breaking images of movement, color and crossfade-effects. Also shown will be his lesser known or even forgotten works, such as his series from Ireland or New York from the late 1970’s.

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René Groebli – The magic eye
more at Bildhalle