Michael Schmidt's way of looking at things is characterized by extreme lucidity and rigor — his view of bread baskets, cages in fish farms or apple-washing plants has a serial analytical quality.
The Magenta Foundation's excellent, firstfeatured lots and lots of exciting exhibitions of emerging photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Artists included Melinda Gibson (her photo shown here), Alinka Echeverria, Jason Larkin,Tom Hull, Ayoung Kim, Anja Schaffner, Toby Smith, Karen Asher, Alyssa Bistonath, Kotama Bouabane, Philip Cheung, Jinyoung Kim, Jason Andrew, S. Billie Mandle, Sarah Small, Magda Biernat, Katrina d’Autremont, Jonathan Gitelson, Jonathan Hanson, Gabriela Herman, Jowhara AlSaud, and Kevin Van Aelst.
Europe's oldest photography festival puts on a show with a wide variety of photography — some great new discoveries and a tip of the hat to photographers from previous decades. This is the festival's final year under the creative direction of François Hebel.