October 2011 Archives
October 25, 2011
We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011 – the best in global photography and multimedia. The nine top winners and 25 honorable mention winners represent work from 14 countries.
This award-winning work was selected from entries that came in from 48 countries. The quality, and sheer amount of submissions, amazed (and almost overwhelmed) the members of our international jury.
The winning entries cover a broad and diverse range of subject matter, stylistic approaches, and technical processes. So, in many ways, the judges’ selections represent a true snapshot of some of the best photography and multimedia as it is being practiced today.
Enjoy this winning photography here in Lens Culture, and be sure to click on the links to the websites of each of the winners, as well. We are planning a traveling show of screenings and projections for this work to be shown at galleries, theaters, schools, museums and other arts institutions around the world.
Multimedia Category Winners:
Portfolio Category Winners:
Single Image Category Winners:
Honorable Mention Awards:
Marrigje de Maar
Cheers to everyone who participated. And heartfelt thanks to every member of our jury this year.
October 20, 2011
Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011, the second annual international photography portfolio review in Paris, is bringing together 52 photography experts from 16 countries to meet one-on-one for three days with serious mid-career photographers. So far, more than 150 photographers from 36 countries have registered to participate in this truly diverse, multicultural exchange.
Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo, announced:
"Each year, Paris Photo introduces important collectors to the most interesting galleries and photographers from around the world. In a similar way, the Lens Culture FotoFest annual portfolio reviews in Paris help to connect emerging photographers with galleries, curators, publishers and other artworld professionals who are always seeking new talent. Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is a perfect complement to Paris Photo, and we are proud to be partners in this important global cultural event since its inception in 2010."
This list of international photography experts who will participate is quite impressive:
Soraya Amrane / Lucille Lagier (Marseille, France)
Atelier de Visu
Daphné Anglès (Paris, France)
European Picture Coordinator, The New York Times
Fred Baldwin (Houston, Texas, USA)
Chairman, Co-Founder, FotoFest
Pavel Banka (Prague, Czech Republic)
Chief Editor, Co-founder, FOTOGRAF magazine
Alexa Becker (Heidelberg, Germany)
Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag Publishers
Nathalie Belayche (Paris, France)
Curatorial Assistant, Baudoin Lebon Gallery
Linda Benedict-Jones (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art
Evgeny Berezner (Moscow, Russia)
Director, ROSIZO State Centre for Museums, Ministry of Culture
Bevin Bering Dubrowski (Houston, Texas, USA)
Executive Director, Houston Center of Photography
Anne Biroleau (Paris, France)
Conservateur général, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Lars Boering (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Director, Lux Photo Gallery
Jim Casper (Paris, France)
Founder and Director, Lens Culture
Irina Chmyreva (Moscow, Russia)
Photography Curator, Researcher, Russian Academy of Arts
Bridget Coaker (London, UK)
Picture Editor, Guardian & Observer newspapers; Director, Troika Editions
Stephen Cohen (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director, Stephen Cohen Gallery; Co-founder, photo la
Sara Distin (New York, New York, USA)
Group Director, Curation + Content, 20x200.com, Jen Bekman Gallery
Liza Fetissova (Paris, France)
Director, RussianTeaRoom Gallery
Marc Feustel (Paris, France)
Curator, Author and Publisher, Studio Equis / Eyecurious
Taj Forer (New York, New York, USA)
Director, Daylight Magazine
Jens Friis (Odense, Denmark)
Assistant Director, Museet for Fotokunst; Editor, KATALOG journal of photography & video
Elda Harrington (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Director, Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia
Elina Heikka (Helsinki, Finland)
Director, The Finnish Museum of Photography
Magdalena Herrera (Paris, France)
Director of Photography, GEO magazine
Barbara Herrmann (Paris, France)
Photo Editor, Stern Magazine
Greg Hobson (Bradford, UK)
Curator of Photographs, National Media Museum
Karol Hordziej (Krakow, Poland)
Artistic Director, Photomonth
Bill Kouwenhoven (Berlin, Germany)
International Editor, HotShoe magazine
Christophe Laloi (Arles, France)
Artistic Director, Voies Off
Jason Landry (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Owner and Director, Panopticon Gallery
Patricia Lanza (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director of Talent & Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography
Jean-Claude Lemagny (Paris, France)
Conservateur Général Honoraire, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Dewi Lewis (London, UK)
Publisher, Dewi Lewis Publishing
Rebecca McClelland (London, UK)
Photography Editor NewStatesman; Deputy Director, Ian Parry Scholarship
Jeff Moorfoot (Ballarat, Australia)
Festival Director, Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Andreas Müller-Pohle (Berlin, Germany)
Artist, Publisher and Editor of European Photography Magazine
Maria Patomella (Stockholm, Sweden)
Curator, Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography)
Alexandre Percy (Paris, France)
Marc Prüst (Paris, France)
Artistic Director, LagosPhoto Festival; Executive Director, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation; Curator and Photography Consultant
Chris Rauschenberg (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Board Chair, Blue Sky Gallery
Arianna Rinaldo (Milan, Italy)
Photo Consultant, D Magazine; Director, OjodePez; Freelance Curator
Tina Schelhorn (Cologne, Germany)
Founding Director of Galerie Lichtblick
Maarten Schilt (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Aaron Schuman (United Kingdom)
Photographer, Writer, Curator, and Founding Editor of SeeSaw Magazine
Ellen-K Syverstad (Oslo, Norway)
Co-founder PUG gallery and museum, Risør Photography Festival
Barbara Tannenbaum (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art
Natalia Tarasova (Moscow, Russia)
Curator of exhibitions of contemporary photography
Charles H. Traub (New York, NY, USA)
Chair, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts
Charlotte van Lingen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Curator, The Kunsthal Rotterdam
Wendy Watriss (Houston, Texas, USA)
Creative Director, Co-Founder, FotoFest
Randy West (New York, NY, USA)
Director, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts
Joanne Junga Yang (Seoul, Korea)
Director, Y&G Art; Curator, Seoul Photo Festival 2011
October 14, 2011
For her series A Girl and Her Room, Rania Matar photographed teenage girls in the privacy of their rooms as a sort of lyrical commentary and analysis of girls in transition to womanhood.
Arianna Rinaldo, Photo Consultant for D Magazine, which recently featured A Girl and Her Room, met Matar and viewed her portfolio last year as an expert reviewer at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris. This is only one of the countless success stories from Lens Culture FotoFest Paris. If you are a serious photographer looking for a unique and efficient way to progress your career, you can still register for this year's edition of Lens Culture FotoFest Paris, November 7-8-9. Time is running out quickly: Act now.
October 11, 2011
Multimedia report from BBC online:
Stunning images from high in the Himalayas - showing the extent by which many glaciers have shrunk in the past 80 years or so - have gone on display at the Royal Geographical Society in central London.
Between 2007 and 2010, David Breashears retraced the steps of early photographic pioneers such as Major E O Wheeler, George Mallory and Vittorio Sella - to try to re-take their views of breathtaking glacial vistas.
The mountaineer and photographer is the founder of GlacierWorks - a non-profit organisation that uses art, science and adventure to raise public awareness about the consequences of climate change in the Himalayas.
Breashears says: "The beauty of these images grab people's attention. But it's a grim message."
October 10, 2011
Swiss photographer Peter Hebeisen makes large-format landscapes of former theaters of war in Europe. But unlike the haunting images of war with which the media typically bombards us, Hebeisen centers his project Metamorphosis and Myth: 20th Century European Battlefields around the process of healing, showing previous sites of the tragedy of war that have recovered (literally and/or figuratively) thanks to the peace and tranquility of nature and the passing of time.
Ed Carey, owner of Gallery 291 in San Francisco, is now exhibiting 20 photographs from Hebeisen's series at his gallery until November 5th. Carey met Hebeisen last year while reviewing photographers' portfolios at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris. This is just one of many success stories that resulted from the Paris portfolio reviews, where 170 international photographers met one-on-one with influential photography experts from around the world.
This year, kicking off the 15th anniversary of Paris Photo, Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011 will be held on November 7-8-9 at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute. The event is organized by Lens Culture (Paris) and Fotofest International (Houston, Texas).
If you're a photographer, it's not too late to register to present your work this year — there are only a few places left to fill, so act quickly!