Over the last number of years Ireland has seen unprecedented growth and prosperity.
The new nationwide motorway system linking main areas of populations is dramatically changing the topographical landscape of the country forever.
Between 2001-2003 the artist documented the borderlands of the new motorway system and the existing hinterland and how this change is leaving its permanent mark on the landscape.
The photos show snippets of landscape, not as an illustration of reality but rather as images of a potential reality of this landscape. The somewhat disorientating photographs show us places that we do not know about, too transitional to be nature, places whose initial function we have long forgotten about, even if they have retained traces of it.
What interests him and what he photographs is the appropriation of such places, and traces of activities reveal them in their true nature, and restore a new reality to them. These are mutations of the landscape: which through new and often fleeting uses take on a different meaning, a meaning that the observer can deduce through their own experience.
Long before iPhones and Instagram: 60 years of one Dutch girl's "selfies" firing a gun into the camera! Outrageous lifetime photo concept — watch her age in the same pose — a split second after she pulls the trigger of her rifles — from age 16 to 88.
Cuban-born photographer had already taken the art world by storm with his black-and-white series of "rooms as camera obscura" imagery. But recently, he put color film in his 8 x 10 view camera, and the results are even more dizzying. In an exclusive audio interview, you can hear Morell talk about the alchemy of optics, this new phase in his work, and more.
A fascinating exhibition that returns to the sources of tattooing and tells the story of the practice's transformation into a permanent, globalized phenomenon.
Raw, revealing photo-documentation of China—that proves much more complicated than meets the eye. Hear from the (Chinese) photographer himself what's really going on here.