Saturday, 26 September 2009

SIFEST Savignano, Italy

I recently received an email from Massimo Sordi who curated a show of emerging photographers, called Global Photography at the Italian Photo Festival/SIFEST, in Savignano,
Here are a couple of images from Massimo's own work from his pinhole series. These particular images are from the Bergman set.( copyrighted to the artist)
Photographers featured in the Global Photography show include:
evan baden (USA)/catherine balet (F)/mathieu bernard-reymond (CH)/michele cera (I)/samantha cohn (USA)/jen davis (USA)/wolfram hahn (D)/alessandro imbriaco/francesco millefiori (I)/seba kurtis (ARG)/molly landreth (USA)/kalpesh lathigra (UK)/maria leutner (D)/andrés marroquín winkelmann (PERU)/colin pantall (UK)/andrew phelps (A)/martine poussier (F)/blerim racaj (UK)/richard renaldi (USA)/frank rothe (D)/carla van de puttelaar (NL)/shen wei (CINA).
Fabio Severo of was one of this years reviewers take a look at his posts about the festival.


I wanted to make a couple of posts before I set off on the road.
More from the participants of ISSP
From top to bottom Andrijs Strokins, Oskars Pastars, Grigory Rudko, and Evita Goze
All images copyrighted to the artists

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Prospekt Photographers

Last Friday I was at the inauguration of the new Prospekt photographers space.
My partner George Georgiou is one of the photographers of this small agency with a growing reputation, and also one that seems to be surviving in a difficult market. Now they have a new gallery to show off their works.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Stefanie Schneider

I met Stefanie Schneider in Les Rencontres D'Arles last year where she was one of the artists nominated for the discovery awards.
I recently received an email from her with the news that she has signed with the Bruce Silverstein gallery so congratulations.
I really like her usage of expired Polariod film.

Anna Block

I'm posting a few images of the students from the ISSP workshop in Latvia this summer.
Unfortunately most of the participants don't have their own websites, so I will just add their names for you to follow.
The first is Anna Block from Russia who has made a project based around her memories of childhood.
Anna makes many of her images using the Lith printing process, unfortunately the screen doesn't really do them justice.

More to follow

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

I returned recently from teaching a workshop at ISSP a photography summer school in Latvia.

This is its fourth year. I can't praise enough the dedication and commitment of the people behind the organization, who are : Baiba Tetere, Jūlija Berkoviča, Arnis Āboliņš, Egils Grasmanis, thanks for finding me!
Other tutors were Eiko Grimberg (Germany), Mehmet Kismet (Turkey), Peeter Linnap (Estonia) Iveta Vaivode (Latvia) & Alexander Gronsky (Russia).
I knew Mehmet from Turkey, but it was great to meet with another group of photographers whose work I was unfamiliar with.
From top to bottom Peeter Linnap, Alexander Gronsky, Iveta Vaivode, Eiko Grimbergand Mehmet Kismet. ( all images copyrighted to the artists)
I'll be posting some images from some of the participants in the coming days.

Coming up really soon.
I was lucky enough to meet with Naoko Ohto who is the main curator of GALLERY 21 at Klee Inc. earlier this spring who invited me to show some images at this years TOKYO PHOTO which opens tomorrow.
THe image on the left is by Japanese Yuki Onodera (copyrighted to the artist).

September also sees the opening of Sweet Nothings, my first solo show in Holland at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, from the 19th through to January 17 2010