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Szymon Brodziak (“the 2013 world’s best photographer of black-and-white advertising campaigns” by FashionTV) takes pictures mainly ordered by companies, for advertising, and image campaigns. BRODZIAK ‘ONE’ is asummary of the last ten years of Szymon’s photographic work, whose artistic credo is: “You are what you see.”
In most of the cases, Brodziak photographs women. It happens that his works are controversial, because the models appear in unusual poses and places, and even unusual roles. But there are also classic or even romantic photos, portraits catching our attention with play of light.
Leica Gallery Warsaw exhitbiotn will be accompanied by author’s meeting (February 8 at 5:00 PM) and workshop with Szymon Brodziak.
More info @ Leica Gallery Warsaw (in Polish language version only)
Szymon Brodziak – Brodziak ‘ONE’
Leica Gallery Warsaw (3 Mysia St., Warsaw, Poland). The grand opening: February 6 at 8:00 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public from February 7 to 15 March 2015.
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Four different artisitic personalities (photographer – Jacek Kolodziejski, painter – Jan Mioduszewski, and fashion designers – Ola Winiarska & Agata Uchman) in one project being a compilation of fashion desing, photography, painting, and installation – Hybridity of the Subject. What came from the combination of their creativity? Come and check it yourself!
More info @ Facebook
Jacek Kolodziejski, Jan Mioduszewski, Agata Uchman & Ola Winiarska – Hybridity of the Subject
andel’s Hotel Lodz (17 Ogrodowa St., Lodz, Poland). Grand opening: February 6 at 7:00 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public until March 7, 2015. The exhibition takes place within the ANDEL’S PRESENTS series.
Ron Haviv – based in New York City (NY, USA) | an Emmy nominated and award-winning photojournalist | co-founder of the VII Photo agency | author of 3 monographs – Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, (called “One of the best non-fiction books of the year,” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering,” by Newsweek), Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul, and Haiti: 12 January 2010. | has produced a record of the injustices of war | his work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague | President H.W. George Bush cited his photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention | central character in 6 documentary films, including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk | has provided expert analysis and commentary on ABC World News, BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and The Charlie Rose Show.
doc! photo magazine #29/30 just appeared in our doc! store! Go there and buy it NOW!
Inside the magazine:
* Pawel Jaszczuk as a main photographer of the issue
-> PHOTOGRAPHY KEEPS ME ALIVE (interview)
-> KINKY CITY (photo story)
* Anna Maria Biniecka -> THE BIRTH
* Sean Lee -> SHAUNA
* Jeppe Bøje Nielsen -> LOURDES
* Alessio Ortu -> SIMULACRUM PRAECIPITII – THE VISION OF THE ABYSS
* Massimiliano Perasso -> DISAPPEARANCE
* Jan Sochor -> MEN IN THE RIVER STREAM
* Tatiana Vinogradova -> DAYS OF MELANCHOLY
This issue of doc! photo magazine is FOR ADULTS ONLY!
HAVE A NICE VISUAL READING!
Cover photo: Pawel Jaszczuk
Fotofestiwal Lodz announced all finalists of its Grand Prix contest. Some familiar names among them!
The finalists who will have their exhibition during the festival includes Sarker Protick (Bangladesh; doc! #25, pp. 181-205) and Mateusz Sarello (Poland; doc! #2, pp. 107-127 & doc! #18, pp. 187-199).
The list of finalists who will take part in special slideshow during the festival opening night, includes: Ciril Jazbec (Slovenia; doc! #20, pp. 41-87), Wojtek Moskwa (Poland; doc! #8, pp. 183-203), Borut Peterlin (Slovenia; doc! #21, pp. 149-169), and Pawel Zak (Poland; cd! #1, pp. 131-149 & cd! #6, pp. 43-65).
And among finalists who will take part in portfolio review are: already mentioned Borut Peterlin (Slovenia) and Werner Mansholt (Germany; doc! #23, pp. 189-209).
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FINALISTS!
All lists of finalists @ Fotofestiwal’s website.
Francesco Zizola – based in Rome (Italy) | an Italian photojournalist and a founding member of Noor Images agency (doc! #7, pp. 33-75) | has documented the world’s major conflicts and their hidden crisis, focusing on the social and humanitarian issues that define life in the developing world as well as in western countries | his pictures characterize with a strong ethical commitment and a distinctive aesthetic eye | his assignments and personal projects have taken him around the world, giving him the opportunity to carefully portray forgotten crises and relevant issues often disregarded by the mainstream media | founder of 10b Photography, a multipurpose centre for digital photography promoting photography culture through exhibitions, workshops, and lectures | has received several awards, e.g. 9 awards in World Press Photo contests (including World Press Photo of the Year 1996) and 4 Picture of the Year International awards (POYi) | has published 7 books.
Luca Desienna – based in London (United Kingdom) | director of Gomma Books Ltd., a bijou publishing house specialising in high-quality collectible photo books, incl. MONO – a trilogy showcasing the best contemporary B&W photographers | art director of Gomma Magazine | juror of the Gomma Photography Grant | an award-winning photographer (3rd place winner at PX3, 1st prize winner at Simulacrum Photo Contest, an official selection at the 2011 Voies Off, and a honourable mention at Lens Culture Exposure Awards, among others) | shortlisted for the prestigious European Publishers Award for Photography with the upcoming book My Dearest Javanese Concubine | took part at the renowned PhotoVoice Auction in London | has exhibited throughout Europe and has taken part in numerous art fairs and collective exhibitions.
Regina Maria Anzenberger – based in Vienna (Austria) | artist, curator, founder, and director of the AnzenbergerAgency (est. 1989) and owner of the AnzenbergerGallery (est. 2002) and bookshop (est. 2011) | director of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival | member of the Nominating Committee of the Joop Swart Masterclass and the Prix Pictet | curator of many exhibitions and editor of books like 22 Photographers (Edition Stemmle, 1997), Austrian Documentary Photography and Ferdinand Schmutzer – A Photographic Discovery (Photographers International Taiwan, 1999 and 2004), east (moser Verlag, 2008), west (Kehrer Verlag, 2009), Ferdinand Schmutzer – Photographic Works 1894-1928 (moser Verlag, 2008) | her artistic works include publications like Philodendron (exhibition catalogue with paintings, drawings and B&W photographs, 2006), books like All about Golf, The Dog Shakeera (AnzenbergerGallery, 2010), and My Golf Diary (AnzenbergerGallery, 2011), series Extended (2012), and Bond – mixed media of photography, ink, and found objects (2014).