Saturday, 8 October 2011

I am mightily proud to that George Georgiou will be one of six photographers selected for MOMA's annual New Photography exhibition.

George Georgiou (British, born 1961) began working as a freelance photographer after receiving a BA in photography from the Polytechnic College of Central London. He has photographed extensively in Eastern Europe and Turkey, spending most of the past five years in Istanbul. His series Fault Lines, made on his travels through Turkey, examines the country’s present-day struggle to maintain its traditions and natural landscape in the face of change and development. His pictures focus on everyday life but seek, he says, to “address and question the concept of East and West and the process of modernization, urbanization, and national identity that is happening in Turkey against a rising tide of nationalism and religion.” With its recent contentious elections and ongoing bid to join the European Union, Turkey is at a political and social crossroads. Georgiou follows this former imperial power in its search for a twenty-first-century identity.
Also showing are Moyra DaveyDeana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali
Doug Rickard

Deana Lawson

Moyra Davey

Viviane Sassen

Zhang Dali


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros RIP

Words fail me these last days on hearing the tragic news of the death of two passionate and dedicated photographers in Libya, Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros.
I am grateful that so many people in our community have managed to find words to express their thoughts and memories ...

For now I post this sensitive moment by Tim from his sleeping Soldiers series.
© Tim Hetherington
 Rest In Peace.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

George Georgiou Athens House of Photography

If any of you are in Athens please take a trip to see George Georgiou's Faultlines exhibition at the
Athens house of Photography.
The gallery space is very new George's work is only the second exhibition they've put on.
The opening is tomorrow evening

For anyone living or visiting Paris, my exhibition  Not Only Rare Birds Sing at Galerie VU  is still on.
Closes on the 19th

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Rober Frank Walker Evans

I was in Switzerland the other week to lead a workshop on Portraits at MAZ..
On the train from Zurich airport to the main train station you are treated to the sounds of bird song and cow bells...I thought of Robert Frank....
and then of course I thought of Walker Evans who Frank assisted ....

Jason Eskenazi is compiling a list of photographers favorite choices from Frank's The Americans along with their reasons why they chose the particular image...
Here are two images that have touched me from Franks work along with one of Evan's images.
Sick of Goodbys of course was not part of The Americans book but made several years later ....
All images copyrighted to the artists

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Format Festival, Derby, UK

If you're in the UK at the beginning of march don't miss Format Festival

Runs from  4th of March until 3rd of April

August Sander

I'd not seen this August Sander image before so wanted to share it.
The haircuts are reminiscent of the ones my sister and I had circa 1966