Saturday, 18 September 2010

Summer Sifestival in Savignano Italy

The summer continued with Sifestival in Savignano

I wrote about this festival last year.
This year I was invited to participate in the Global Photography exhibition.
It was a pity not have been able to be there as there were several works I would have really liked to have seen as an exhibition, including Roger Ballen who I mentioned earlier.

My attention has been drawn to Mark Steinmetz's work, a photographer I wasn't really familiar with until relatively recently.

Other works include Simon Robert's We English
Amy Stein's Domesticated ( as part of the Global Photography group)
Finally Joakim Eskildsen's Roma journals.
All images copyrighted to the photographers
sorry I can't figure out the ordering of the images...small technicalities sometime defeat me..please forgive me!


It's been a busy summer.
If anyone's considering going on a workshop next year then this is the one I would happily recommend. An intense week of photography taught by fantastic and creative teachers.
Last year I was invited teach at ISSP in Latvia, this year George was invited and I went along as a guest reviewer and floating assistant.
Other teachers this year included Roger Ballen, Peter Bialobrzeski, Ville Lenkkeri, Veronique Bourgin, and finally Andrei Polikanov,.
Images copyrighted to Peter Bialobrezeski and Roger Ballen respectively.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Alexander Gronsky

I had the pleasure to meet Alexander Gronsky and his partner Iveta Vaivode at last years ISSP, who were both teaching at the summer school there.
This year Alexander won the Paul Huf prize for young photographers under 35, and the Aperture Foundation portfolio prize. His work is currently showing at Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, and will later be shown at The Aperture Foundation Gallery in New York.
All images © Alexander Gronsky

Justyna Mielnikiewicz

This week marks the beginning of Visa Pour L'Image. International Festival of Photojournalism.
I wanted to highlight the work of a good friend, Justyna Mielnikiewicz who was 2009 Canon Female Photographer of the Year. Her work will be exhibited during the festival.
Justyna, orginally from Poland, has lived for the best part of a decade in Georgia.
Her work shows the dedication of someone who has spent time really getting to know and understand the place where she now considers her home.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Phillip Toledano

Another person from the reviewees group I met at PhotoEspana was Phillip Toledano
Days with my Father is beautifully touching yet unsentimental.
He's recently published a book of the work with the same title, which you can find by going to the books page on his website here.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Photoespana Descubrimientos 2010

For the first time ever I participated in a portfolio review.
It was part of the Descubrimientos
I just wanted to highlight a couple of the other photographers I met there (one of the nicest parts of the whole process in fact).
The First is Nelli Palomaki who's been making some great portraits of children. First 2 images.
The second Photographer is Georges Pacheco
I really love this series "The Memory of Tears"

Monday, 14 June 2010

Friday, 21 May 2010

George Georgiou Fault Lines Side Gallery

For the second time the Side Gallery in Newcastle are showing George Georgiou's work.
This time they're showing his work from Turkey.
I was going to upload a couple of pictures, but for some reason the "upload image" button has decided to go on holiday.
If anyone's in the North of England tomorrow George will be giving a talk about his work.
2pm start

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

William Klein in Rome

And to add to the excitement we managed to catch the opening of William Klein's work from the late 50's in Rome at the Mercati di Traiano, I was a real pleasure to see the great man himself...i will not forget.

The Birth of George's book

We are in Rome for the printing of George's book.
This has been too long in the waiting, but for sure worth every minute, hour, year he has spent making this work.
Here are a few images from the printing house.