04 May 2012

Friday Quote: Anaïs Nin

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“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

Anaïs Nin, 1903 – 1977

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02 May 2012

Yannik Willing – Before Tomorrow

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Yannik Willing - Before Tomorrow

“In my project, I am concerned with the imminent radical changes of tourist regions in Sri Lanka after the end of the civil war in 2009 that had lasted almost thirty years.

In 2011, more than 750.000 tourists visited Sri Lanka -never before had so many tourists visited the country in one year. The government is aiming to achieve a number of 2.6 million tourists in the year of 2016 – in a few years, the tourist regions will change drastically.

It struck me in these regions that the atmosphere was calm – but at the same time there was a sense of tenseness in the air. It was only on taking a closer look that the signs of imminent, unavoidable changes became apparent. Investors from Sri Lanka and abroad had already secured many land areas.

It seemed to me that the barriers to structural change had just been opened. However, the consequences of that rapid change are still not clear, even today.” – Yannik Willing

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30 Apr 2012

Corinne Silva – Badlands

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Corinne Silva - Badlands

“Increasingly visible in the Almerian landscape is plastic, innovatively used and reused. In the wilderness beyond the synthetic architectural fortresses of industry and leisure lie the improvised dwellings of African migrant workers, made from salvaged plastic. In ‘Badlands’ I use plastic to examine the authentic and artificial as well as product and waste, and by extension, wasted humans.” – Corinne Silva

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27 Apr 2012

Friday Quote: Aaron Schuman

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“What I find particularly fascinating about photography and the internet is that it has allowed unprecedented access to vernacular photography – people’s holiday snaps, family albums, party pictures and so on are now entirely in the public domain. Today more than ever there’s a massive participating audience for photography, and it’s become an integral part of everyone’s life in a way that it wasn’t before digital, or before the internet.
And gradually that audience is gaining a reasonably sophisticated understanding of photography.” – Aaron Schuman

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26 Apr 2012

Andy Sewell – The Heath

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Andy Sewell - The Heath

“Hampstead Heath was once part of the countryside surrounding London and is now a green fragment deep within the urban landscape. It is a place of ancient trees, tall grass and thickets dense enough to get lost in – if only briefly. I go to the Heath to be somewhere that feels natural, yet I know this is no pathless wood. The Heath is as managed as any other part of London but managed to feel wild.” – Andy Sewell

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24 Apr 2012

Nach der Natur – Exhibition @ Projektraum Fotografie Dortmund

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Nach der Natur - Ausstellung im Projektraum Fotografie DortmundThe

The Projektraum Fotografie in Dortmund presents under the title “Nach der Natur” (After Nature) from 26th April to 24th June 2012 work by Christian Diehl and Albert Palowski.

Opening is on 26th April 2012 at 7 pm.

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18 Apr 2012

Bodenlos – Closing Event @ Brotfabrik Berlin

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Bodenlos - Finissage in der Brotfabrik Berlin

Installation View Bodenlos Exhibiton

 

The Brotfabrik Berlin displays from until 22nd April 2012 the exhibition “Bodenlos” (Groundless) by the photographers collective Proof9.

The photographers collective Proof9 aims to make social changes visible. The current Proof9 members are Peter Feldhaus, Anke Großklaß, Susanne Leibold, Mark van der Maarel, Bigi Moehrle, Dirk Opitz, Irina Tübbecke and David Wieck.

In their first collective exhibition Proof9 presents evidences of the growing alienation between man and our nourishing ground. Topics such as GM maize, Berliner Tafel, farmers’ protests and Intercultural gardens shows how “groundless” we all already act.

The closing event is on Saturday 21th April 2012 at 7 pm. Pictures from the opening can be seen here.

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17 Apr 2012

SeeSaw Magazine: ISSUE #15

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SeeSaw Magazine: ISSUE #15

The new issue of SeeSaw is now online – featuring international photo-portfolios, found photography, photo-related essays, articles, interviews, and much more!

SeeSaw Magazine : ISSUE #15

Featuring:

JASON EVANS: NYLTP
AMY TOUCHETTE: Us
EMILY SHUR: Wild Wild Life
RICHARD LLOYD LEWIS: David
TERESA COS: Through the Spaces
INTERVIEW: Self-Interview with/by Eric Stephanian
FOUND: Hidden Mothers
CONVERSATION: ‘The Daily Nice’ – In Conversation with Jason Evans

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12 Apr 2012

Klaus Pichler – One Third

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Klaus Pichler - One Third

Klaus Pichler uses classic still lifes to illustrate in brilliant images a serious problem of our western society: wastage of food. A wonderful example that concerned photography can be disturbing, beautiful and thoughtful at the same time.

“The series ‘One Third’ describes the connection between individual wastage of food and globalized food production. Rotting food, arranged into elaborate still lifes, portrays an abstract picture of the wastage of food whilst the accompanying texts take a more in-depth look at the roots of the issue.” – Klaus Pichler

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