2024-05-17
Lens Culture

New Moons

Taking the cleansing phase of the lunar cycle as her starting point, Ada Marino summons the rebellious energy of the female body in her black and white photos, calling for resistance and renewal in the face of patriarchal oppression.

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Mountains and Rivers

In the liminal space between mountains and rivers, Yan Sun creates images suffused with Chinese history, renewing the subjects of traditional painting with his contemporary photographic observation.

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The Beautiful

Documenting his journey from Oakland to attend the historic March on Washington, Kamal X’s monochrome images capture the love, power and strength of 2020’s charged summer of Black Lives Matter protests.

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Lens Culture

Land Loss — Portraits from a Crumbling Coastline

A slow-burning meditation on loss, Max Miechowski’s portrait of the British east coast documents the seaside communities living on the edge of the country—an area that is gradually disappearing due to coastal erosion.

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Lens Culture

LensCulture Discoveries 2024 — Pictures from the Exhibition in New York

Some photo highlights from the excellent group show in New York, celebrating the work of 64 award-winning photographers from 22 countries.

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Lens Culture

Ordinary Things Will Be Signs For Us

Bustling around 1960s Los Angeles, a new publication explores the world of Corita Kent—also known as the ‘Pop Art Nun’—animating her unique approach to art education through a lesser known aspect of her work: photography.

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Lens Culture

And then you were gone

Working from an archive of old negatives Arrayah Loynd invites the viewer on a lush, vibrating adventure into her mind’s eye as she constructs an alternative to “photographic memory.”

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Lens Culture

Jeff Cowen — New Large Abstract Works at House Berlin

A new exhibition in Berlin features stunning large one-of-a-kind artworks — photographs that are transformed in the darkroom into images that seem to vibrate with energy.

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British Journal of Photography
The complex, changing relationship between artist and Lagos

The complex, changing relationship between artist and Lagos

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British Journal of Photography
Lebohang Kganye wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Lebohang Kganye wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

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British Journal of Photography
An audience with Mickalene Thomas

An audience with Mickalene Thomas

Ahead of a major touring exhibition in the US and UK, the artist talks through her polymathic reimagining of the portrait – and of society itself
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British Journal of Photography
Vivienne Gamble on stretching Peckham 24 into multiple futures

Vivienne Gamble on stretching Peckham 24 into multiple futures

Themed Back to the Future, the South London festival is expanding in scope and duration
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British Journal of Photography
Derry via Tokyo: How an outsider captured the Troubles in colour

Derry via Tokyo: How an outsider captured the Troubles in colour

Akihiko Okamura photographed the Vietnam War before arriving in Ireland – and his view of the North’s sectarian violence was uniquely poetic
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British Journal of Photography
‘It’s important now more than ever’: Slidefest Palestine comes to London

‘It’s important now more than ever’: Slidefest Palestine comes to London

In a one-off event at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Slidefest brings together five photographers exploring overlooked aspects of Palestinian life
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British Journal of Photography
Bleaching Polaroids highlights the toxicity of western beauty standards

Bleaching Polaroids highlights the toxicity of western beauty standards

Reacting against the aesthetic norms in her native Philippines, Rica May Tumanguil manipulates her self-portraits in the manner of Stephen Gill
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British Journal of Photography
Overlooked artists to get their dues at Photo London 2024

Overlooked artists to get their dues at Photo London 2024

Curated by Charlotte Jansen, Photo London Fair’s Discovery section is the destination for more experimental and emerging artists
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Magnum Photos

Calls for Immediate Ceasefire on Campuses Across the US

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War Seen Up Close

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Documenting Cotton Communities in Benin

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A Diary of War and Home

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Aid Airdrops Over Gaza, Documented by Moises Saman

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Theatre of War, A Photo Essay by Sabiha Çimen

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In Memoriam: Inge Bondi (1925–2024)

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Olay, the Debut Photobook by Emin Özmen

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ASBX
Thana Faroq How Shall We Greet the Sun

Thana Faroq How Shall We Greet the Sun

  I am quite taken with the text in Thana’s excellent new book, How Shall We Greet the Sun, published, like her last book, I Don’t Recognize Me in the Shadows, by Lecturis. I am uncertain exactly how she is engaging with the concepts of sentimentality and nostalgia, being that she seems to be using […]

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ASBX
Nikita Teryoshin – Nothing Personal: The Back Office of War

Nikita Teryoshin – Nothing Personal: The Back Office of War

War is good business for some, and misery for most everyone else. The executives of defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin or Raytheon, people who directly profit from the outbreak and continuation of war, are incentivized to hope for its continuation rather than its cessation, because where there is war (in Yemen, Ukraine, or in […]

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ASBX
Inuuteq Storch – Necromancer

Inuuteq Storch – Necromancer

  I must admit that I am kind of shocked seeing Storch’s work in grainy, dissolved Anders Petersen/Yutaka Takanashi-esque monochrome. Having been a massive fan of his lushly saturated Keepers of the Ocean book in color, published by Disko Bay Books just a few years ago, I feel quite different about this despite the similar […]

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ASBX
Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen – Self Reflection

Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen – Self Reflection

Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen’s new book Self Reflection, published by Danish young heavyweight Disko Bay, is a fascinating foray into the psychic territory of mirror play, in which bodies double, dissolve, and align with the subconscious. It would be easy to call the work psychedelic, but that precludes pre-existing conditions, which, like Surrealism, are contained in […]

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ASBX
Raymond Meeks & George Weld – The Inhabitants

Raymond Meeks & George Weld – The Inhabitants

  Putting my thoughts on this book together has taken me a while. Most of this comes down to trying to understand how I feel about the subject or lack of subject within the work and the position of the author(s) to that. I often have a knee-jerk reaction when it comes to people photographing […]

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Trent Parke – Monument

Trent Parke – Monument

  Ruptures and Raptures   It is hard to know where to start writing about a book with such ominous tendencies at its heart. Monuments by Trent Parke, published by Stanley/Barker in 2023 and its third printing in spring 2024, has a doomsday proximity to it. It is hard to explain why I feel this […]

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ASBX
Ros Boisier – Inside

Ros Boisier – Inside

    “Of what one cannot speak, whereof one must be silent.” L.W.   Sure, it’s slightly glib to usher in a review with Wittgenstein’s oft-quoted (often misaligned, here too) citation regarding meaning and language. It will surely make scholars of the philosopher’s work uncomfortable/annoyed. Yet, I frequently think of this quote for my purposes […]

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Suvremena hrvatska fotografija
The Most Beautiful Place in the World

The Most Beautiful Place in the World

Contemporary Slovenian photography, or at least the selected fragment of it was presented to the domestic public in another exhibition of the Croatian Photographic Union, this time held in KlovićeviDvori. The curator, Sandra KrižićBoban moves the focus from the domestic art scene to the neighboring scene, the Slovenian scene, creating a collaboration with Gallery Fotografija…

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Suvremena hrvatska fotografija
Faces of Time

Faces of Time

In 1929, German photographer August Sander (1876-1964) published a book with sixty photographs portraying the people of his time. In genre terms, one might call these photographs portraits which either show individual persons, or several of them set in the same environment. It is clear that each person is aware that he / she is…

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Suvremena hrvatska fotografija
Somewhere

Somewhere

She began at this time to describe landscape as if anything she saw was a natural phenomenon, a thing existent in itself, and she found it, this exercise, very interesting and it finally led her to the later series of Operas and Plays. I am trying to be as commonplace as I can be, she used to…

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Suvremena hrvatska fotografija
Media-logged journey– pleasures and asceticism of transcendence

Media-logged journey– pleasures and asceticism of transcendence

Media-logged journey as transcendence of “the imminent conditions of consciousness” and the naïve art-phenomenology of “reality” Đukić versus Altamira and On Kawara Assuming reality is real, its media-trace/manifestation are also real. The significance of the media-projected reality uncovers itself through strengthening the awareness of necessity to transcend the realistic ideology frame. It is exactly this…

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Suvremena hrvatska fotografija
Constructing an identity through the family archive  / Archon of the family heritage

Constructing an identity through the family archive / Archon of the family heritage

Where does the need to build an identity by reconstructing a family history come from? What is it in the past that is so strong that we could possibly rely on in an attempt to define our own existence?  Are we looking for an explanation? For reasons? Justification?  Or are we simply denying our own…

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Suvremena hrvatska fotografija
Davor Sanvincenti’s Fringe Oscillations

Davor Sanvincenti’s Fringe Oscillations

Davor takes interest in the fringe fields of light. What does he find in them? Fringe frequencies? But there is no such a thing, cause frequencies always move on, metamorphosing from visible to invisible, from light to sound and, further down to the oscillations that make up the universe. The given possibilities of our perceptions…

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