This is the fourth section of a work of seven dedicated to the Chernobyl tragedy and it focuses on Slavutych, a model city purposefully built to host the personnel of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and their families, evacuated from the abandoned city of Pripyat
Looking beyond the form given to buildings by architects, the curators of the pavilion question the durability of edifices. Their project tries and forecasts how the passage of time, the changes in social or environmental conditions will affect and slowly modify buildings
Adrian Street was a glam rock wrestler who gained fame for dressing in flamboyant platform shoes and glitter capes, wearing extravagant make up, kissing his opponents on stage and tarting them up with make up when he had them pinned down
Xavier Ribas’s photos explore the phenomenon of entertainment, of leisure, of what people do in their ‘free’ time, showing the extent to which such activities take place in Barcelona’s residual spaces
The International Center of Photography had an exhibition about Bill Wood, a commercial photographer in Fort Worth, Texas, whose negatives were bought by Diane Keaton
13 Japanese artists explore themes such as the tension between individual expression and collective identity in contemporary Japan, the relationship of the adult to the child and the fight between human culture and nature
The artist has just received a Design for our Future Selves award for Commuter Thrival, a brilliant communication campaign that aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding public transport through posters visualising people’s emotions with quirky costumes
The always very stern and morose Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Turin is currently running a retrospective dedicated to Ugo Mulas. The focus is on the photographer’s relationship with the art scene of his time
Weegee gained fame for his photos of crime scene and villains, his documentation of life in the city from the 1030s Depression to the postwar period, but he was also keen on bringing into light social problems
Photographer Burtynsky propses a 10.000-year gallery to go along with the foundation’s plans for The Clock of the Long Now in a remote mountain site.
The continuous withdrawal of mental health funding has turned jails and prisons across the U.S. into the default mental health facilities
Situated just off Leicester Square in London, The Photographers’ Gallery is launching an annual exhibition presenting the most striking works by visual arts graduates from BA and MA courses across the UK
A group exhibition at the Haunch of Venison in London focuses on images and invocations of landscape which explore contemporary South Africa. As its curator writes, ‘The particular historical trajectory of South Africa and the politics of race and place have left their mark upon the landscape through monuments, structures, maps and borders. These, in turn, have found their way into pictures, often providing the keys to the identification and interpretation of events, legacies and locations.’
The bitter-sweet protagonist of the photo festival currently held in Madrid
One of the highlights of PHotoEspaña, this exhibition displays the work of ten photographers who use the genre of topography photography as a medium to go beyond the representation of physical places and reflect on a series of social, historical or political issue.
Descubrimientos is PHotoEspaña Festival’s portfolio review and launching platform for new talents in international photography. This year the exhibition highlighted 70 photographs coming from 42 countries. A selection
Running around Photo Espana in Madrid and encountering serene and luminous portraits of the Mennonite communities
Native American girls attacked by spaceships, spaceships assaulted by cavemen, textile carcasses, military equipments, and cargo a gogo
A look at the best of 2007’s photojournalism shows that what makes the news these days is not for the faint-hearted but does our sensibility really deserve to be handled with delicacy?
Medical robots and mannequins humanized into subjects by the personnel charged with their care. They name them, dress them in holiday attire and construct a narrative through their care
For the 500.000 Chinese who have emigrated to the ‘dark continent’ there is the promise of a 21st century Wild West. Some have struck gold and run large conglomerates that span whole regions of Africa, others are still selling cheap goods on the burning hot roadsides of the poorest countries in the world
Sightseeing of an exhibition which presents works from 30 artists depicting and commenting on various phenomena influenced by the continually growing tourist industry
Set of unofficial favorite photos of the staff of the Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington DC.
The concept of Territories is the focus of an excellent exhibition in the small Belgian city of Liège. Gorgeous image galore inside
The photographer presented 2 specific projects: “The Innocents” and “An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar”
An exhibition in Paris suggests an alternative way to think about living creatures, questioning their place in our society and proffering ideas about cohabitation that might inspire the world of the future.
While in Barcelona i visited BAC!, the contemporary art festival located mainly at the CCCB center. Poster of […]
On the left, an aerial shot of the dam (image The Times) The Three Gorges Dam is the […]
Each year i discover an artist who blows me away. Last year was Nathalie Djurberg. The year before, […]