When I was a little boy, I used to like hiding in a quiet and isolated area. It could be under a desk, in the corner of a balcony, or inside a closet. Whenever I inhabited certain private spaces, it gave me a feeling of security. I believe that feeling is derived from a homing instinct which causes animals to go back to their primal territory.
I believe human beings have an inherent longing for a place like a womb in that it once provided us with a comfortable, quiet, and safe place as well as nutrition before we were born. For this series titled "Places to Hide," I intended to project this human desire for an enclosed area by placing naked bodies in those tiny spots, suggesting the idea of human animals hiding inside the womb in urban cities.
— Won Kim
The camera can frame anything—but where that frame can take us is limitless. Noémie Goudal, the young French photographer, meditates on the creative yet contradictory powers of photography in this brilliant retrospective exhibition, now open in Paris.
A photographic survey of DIY shanties temporarily situated on the surface of frozen lakes in Wisconsin during the 10-week ice fishing season each year.
In these empty, yet eerily haunting photographs, we are confronted by the locations in which young men were executed by their own compatriots for offenses such as desertion or cowardice.