A visual activist, with a precise goal. Her work is informed by a history of colonization, the foundation of how we imagine the female body and sexuality. ZANELE MUHOLI http://zanelemuholi.com/ draws inspiration from herself, her friends and local South African black queer communities. Her work has attracted attention from feminists and the international art world alike. Born in 1972, he …Read More »
WHEN YOU HAVE SEEN HORRIBLE THINGS – Laia Abril: Looking back, to highlight the long erosion of women’s reproductive rights.
Documenting the small tragedies that beset every individual in its search for a place in the world. Welcome to Barcelona, where you can admire Las Ramblas and Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, Camp Nou and Park Güell, but you will not have to forget the market of La Boqueria, with its characteristic iron and glass roof, erected in 1914. Refresh yourself …Read More »
MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Jacques Henri Lartigue
Capturing people and objects in motion. Initially focused on the daily life of the French bourgeoisie, he became a popularizer of aesthetic innovations in the art world. Born in Courbevoie on a day in June 1894, he was a photographer and painter. Although he is considered a photographer, JACQUES HENRI LARTIGUE always presented himself as a painter. Beginning in 1904, …Read More »
DOCUMENTING POLLUTION, SUFFERING AND WAR – William Eugene Smith: Between shadows and lights, where the photographic soul is born.
When photographing it creates emotional turmoil. With his priceless iconographic heritage, he also donated 3,000 prints, thousands of negatives, 1,600 audio cassettes, 25,000 vinyl records and 8,000 books. When he was 14, the New York Times published his first photo shoot. He was born in the West of the United States, in Wichita (Kansas), in 1918. Encouraged by his mother, …Read More »
THE FATHER OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Henri Cartier-Bresson: The theorization of the photographic act.
Stop a century of events, in photo shoots. In 1931, he had bought a Leica camera, starting a journey in southern France, Spain, Italy and Mexico. By attending the Surrealists, he had begun his creative journey starting from painting, even becoming a pupil of André Lhote. That purist of the art of photography, HENRY CARTIER-BRESSON, was born in Chanteloup (France), …Read More »
PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH EXCEPTIONAL COURAGE AND ENTERPRISE – Steve McCurry: If you wait, people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.
Scrupulous research, long journeys and exhausting expectations. He has covered many areas of conflict, including Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Tibet. His career was launched when he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan, before Russian invasion. After working at a newspaper, he left for India to freelance. Here, he learned to watch …Read More »
THE GREATEST WAR PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD – Robert Capa: If your photographs are not good enough, you are not close enough.
Achieving powerfull effect, through strong connection for people. For him, the truth was the best image, the best propaganda. There are times when it is not always easy to stand aside, except to record the suffering around. ROBERT CAPA was famous for his recklessness. His reports bear witness to five different war conflicts: the Spanish civil war, the second Sino-Japanese …Read More »
WHEN TIME STANDS STILL INTO A PHOTO – Dorothea Lange: People do not realize it. Life begins to crumble on its edges.
The camera, an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. In 1940, an image was exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art: Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California. At the time, DOROTHEA LANGE was working as a photographer for a Depression-era government agency. She was born in Hoboken (New Jersey, U.S), into a May day, 1895, becoming American documentary …Read More »
PHILIPPE HALSMAN, AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER – When you ask a person to jump.
Developing jumpology, a philosophy of jump photography. For any age and every body. From the moment you walk through the door, here you can find a staff to support you. They are located in 267 Pacific Street, the historic “brownstone Brooklyn.” The “Bar Method New York City – Cobble Hill” is a boutique fitness studio offering you barre classes, for …Read More »
Looking for surreal beauty In the decades preceding Surrealism, the genre had undergone radical transformations as artists broke free from straight landscapes, using non-naturalistic colors and experimental paint applications. Landscapes (images of natural scenery), remained a popular subject at the height of the Surrealist movement. Going to find places where one of the greatest genes of the twentieth century was …Read More »