London Photo Festival
14th-16th May 2015
Theme: Architecture, including street photography.
This year’s theme is architectural photography from around the world (including street photography which includes the architectural genre), and on the Friday a Click ‘n Clique™ evening will be held, providing a unique platform for visitors to meet the photographers behind the works, and for photographers to network with other photographers and photography industry suppliers.
The eighth London Photo Festival will run from 14-16 May in the Crypt under St George the Martyr Church (opposite Borough Underground station), Borough High Street SE1 2JA
Entry is free for the public to visit and all images are for sale. The Festival will be open from 10.30am on all three days and will remain open late on the Friday, closing at 6pm on Saturday, 16th May.
Ken Schles: Invisible City/ Night Walk 1983-1989
4 April – 7 June 2015
Twenty-five years after the printing of his seminal 1988 book, Invisible City, Ken Schles revisits his archive and fashions a narrative of lost youth: a delirious, peripatetic walk in the evening air of an irretrievable downtown New York as he saw and experienced it. Night Walk is a substantive and intimate chronicle of New York’s last pre-Internet bohemian outpost, a stream of consciousness portrayal that peels back layers of petulance and squalor to find the frisson and striving of a life lived amongst the rubble. Here, Schles embodies the flâneur as Susan Sontag defines it, as a “connoisseur of empathy… cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes.” We see in Night Walk a new and revelatory Ulysses for the 21st century: a searching tale of wonder and desire, life and love in the dying hulk of a ruined American city.
Akerkhof 12, 9711 JB Groningen, The Netherlands
Ring of Brodgar Stone-Moonlight, Orkney, Scotland, 2003
BARBARA YOSHIDA: MEGALITHS BY MOONLIGHT
APRIL 2 – 25, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST: THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 6-8PM
ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING: SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 4PM
The standing, megalithic stones that populate our Earth have attracted people from the Stone Age to the present. While we do not know who constructed the stones or why, many believe they played an integral role in the religious and spiritual life of early humans. More people every year are interested in megalithic monuments, but most are only aware of Stonehenge, perhaps the world’s most famous example of a prehistoric monument. They have no idea how many thousands of ritual stones pre-date Stonehenge by centuries, how many countries have these stones, and how much the configurations vary from one country to another.
317 East 9th Street, #2, New York, NY 10003
Jorge Sierra Rubia, black and white photograph, 2013
Opening reception Tuesday 14 April 2015 at 6 pm
Grada Djeri (1956 – 2014) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Belgrade, but it would be in photography and music that he would ultimately leave his mark.
In 1992 Djeri moved from Yugoslavia to South Africa and settled in Cape Town. In his Bohemian Venken Lane studio, just off Long Street, Djeri refined his technique to close the gap between his love for both painting and photography. He transformed the traditional photographic printing process into an opportunity to paint, and by doing so, brought his black and white portraits to the surface in unusual, painterly and unique ways.
ERDMANNCONTEMPORARY & THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY ZA
84 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1956 © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum. Image courtesy of Beetles + Huxley
Elliott Erwitt: Double Platinum
28 April – 27 May 2015
The exhibition will be the first opportunity to view large-format platinum prints of Erwitt’s most celebrated photographs in the UK. Featuring some of the most well known photographs of the twentieth century, the platinum prints are stunning feats of innovation in photographic printing that showcase a rich, subtle tonal range. The platinum collection includes examples of Erwitt’s famous humour, visual puns often underwriting street scenes and portraits. Examples of the more photojournalistic side of Erwitt’s work can be seen in one of his earliest photographs, showing the segregation of ‘White’ and ‘Coloured’ drinking fountains in North Carolina whilst a shot of fellow photographer, Robert Frank, dancing with his wife shows a charming, intimate moment.
Beetles and Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE
“Black Manners” pastels
24 March to 25 April 2015
65, rue de Seine
Emmanuel Coupe Kalomiris: FIRE AND ICE
The exhibit will last until April 29th.
opening will take place on Wednesday March 18th 2015, 20:00
This collection of prints presented at AHOP belongs to a series of projects captured in Iceland and Greenland. I travelled across this isolated and often inhospitable land of Iceland initially for a two month period in late autumn, followed with a subsequent trip 6 months later. I captured photographs from the remote inner Highlands and the black volcanic deserts to the massive waterfalls and rugged coastlines. During my visits in Iceland I worked almost simultaneously several projects that reflected my varying visions of this land. This resulted in an aerial series of the river systems of Iceland, a color series as well as a black and white series with a minimalistic approach. In my recent visit to Greenland I hired a private boat and that is how I captured most of photographs, allowing me to maneuver amongst icebergs freely with light and composition only setting the course. The Polar Regions and in particular Greenland have gathered much attention for the environmental impact they represent for the entire world and rightly so. Baring witness up-close to the giant icebergs can be an overwhelming experience and one I will not likely forget; at the same time the feelings at times were overwhelming, conflicting with my task at hand which was to pursue my photographic vision. The ever changing scenery, unlike any other place on earth, drew a parallel in my mind to the ever changing nature of human life that is constantly moving and changing. These subtle nuances became the backbone to my compositions and overall approach to the intense subject matter, resulting in a trilogy as well as couple more projects that are ongoing. From Greenland I will be presenting prints from the first part of the trilogy called “Mountains of Ice” as well as portions from another series titled “69th Parallel North”.
PHOTOTHEATRON & THE ATHENS HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Zirini 23 145 61
Kifisia Athens (Greece)
Hōsen-in 1, Winter, Northeast Kyoto, 14 February, 2011 (14:00 – 16:30)
Jacqueline Hassink – View, Kyoto
March 26 – May 9, 2015
Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, March 26 6 – 8 PM
Hassink’s images are suffused with the unique appeal of Japanese architecture and landscape even as they create their own aesthetics. Temple design is scaled to the 1:2 ratio of the tatami, itself ordered to the size of a human body. Hassink’s lens brings out this human point of view, her camera positioned as if the viewer were now standing, now seated on a mat; poised at a threshold or located on the veranda between temple and garden. The composition of the photographs is as carefully considered as the sacred spaces they reveal, highlighting the balanced yet never static interplay between interior and exterior spaces in temple design. The rigidity of the temple’s lines and angles is played off against the softer garden forms seen through open doors or unglazed window. The browns and golds and whites of the interiors, with here and there a spot or stripe of bold red, collage with the brown, grays, and greens of the gardens to create a single meshed field. If, initially, the perception is one of division between human and nature or terrestrial and divine, it soon becomes one of continuity between two realms. Neither is wholly constructed or found; neither could exist without the other.
521 West 26th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
Cassidy Rae Tobin, Lissome Sodden
Fullerton College: Explorations
April 11 – May 9, 2015
Through inquiry, investigation, and reflection the concept of subject is explored through the medium of photography. The exhibition will feature works of photography by students from Fullerton College.
2525 michigan avenue, suite J1
santa monica, california 90404
Maras, Peru © Uruma Takezawa
URUMA TAKEZAWA: LAND
APRIL 21 – MAY 5, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST:
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 6:30-8:30PM
In March of 2010, Takezawa embarked on an extraordinary and rigorous photographic journey that would last 1,021 days and take him to 103 countries on four continents. His mission was to discover and document people and communities located in remote areas of the world who live off the land in harmony with the natural world. Equipped only with a small backpack of personal belongings and his cameras, Takezawa travelled alone by bus, train, and car, on foot and horseback, and even kayaking down rivers, often enduring tough terrains, to reach his destinations.
43 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010