Herlinde Koelbl is one of the most prominent political photographers in Germany. Her photos addressing burning issues of the time have made her known worldwide; recently, for example, the refugee dramas in the Middle East and the Mediterranean; or her portraits of well-known politicians, in whose faces she has for decades documented the "Traces of Power". They are always engaged and thoughtful confrontations with political and social issues, where Koelbl combines a journalistic documentary approach with high artistic standards in a way uniquely her own.
Hutong is a precious testimony of a lost past and brings to light melancholy memories of time passing. Once graceful and refined lanes, the hutongs are rapidly vanishing due to the destructive process of Beijing's urban development.
Wilcannia is a small town of about 800 people, nearly 1000 kms west of Sydney, on the Darling River. Over half the population is indigenous. The traditional owners of the area are the Barkandji, meaning ‘people of the river’.
In 1983 I spent a month in Wilcannia making black and white photographs subsequently published in a book titled, ‘Wilcannia, Portrait of an Australian Town’, Harper & Row, 1986.
Twenty five years later, in 2008, I returned to see how things had changed and to reconnect with the community. I have been returning regularly ever since.
I am a nudist on some level. I go topless at the beach, I love skinny dipping and Darwin is so damn hot it’s easier to do the house work in the nude. Still, getting rid of all my clothing to spend the day with a group of grey nomads was daunting.
I was curious to know more about the lives of nudists. What did they do for work? Were they full or part time nudists? Were they always nudists or did they decide at a point in their lives to become nudists? Did their families know? What do you do on a nudist retreat?
Every weekend night, the cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District are transformed into a microcosm of sexual politics. The rules that govern the city during the day are suspended; the act of looking, concealed in the daytime, is brazenly celebrated. Women, navigating the jagged streets in high heels, are confident of their presentation but unsteady in their step. A barrage of compliments and whistles accompanies them as they make their way through the space.
I was fortunate to discover the enjoyment and power of the photographic image from a young age … from the day when I was about eleven years old and nagged my parents to buy my first camera … a plastic VP Twin camera from Woolworths for two shillings and sixpence. This exhibition begins with that very day decades back and tracks, in photographs and words, the development of my photographic work across a wide variety of situations and genres … and wielding a progression of various bits of camera kit.
Sydney - Internationally renowned human rights photographer Belinda Mason, in collaboration with videographer Dieter Knierim, unveils her latest multi-media project One Life as part of the Head On Photo Festival on 1 May 2017.
The six-week deeply personal multi-media project will be on exhibition at the Rocks Discovery Museum.
One Life asks the question – does one life matter?
Uncertainties of Life - A Photographic Exploration is an autobiographical series examining issues such as drug addiction, mental illness, homelessness, and the uncertainties that life holds. Within the series, I explore my feelings and personal relationships with my partner and ex-partner, and the struggles that arise whilst living together in our small home in the outer-Melbourne suburb of Frankston.
Beginning in 2015, The Working Class came to fruition through documenting professional artists presenting as part of Adelaide Fringe. However, this series examines an aspect of performance rarely documented in traditional production photography – the moment the artist exits the stage after a performance. The photographer seeks to present a more candid perspective of performance; his subjects are depicted sweaty and dirty, seeping with exhaustion and raw emotion as they leave the stage.
Alana Holmberg is The Pool Grant 2016 recipient for her photographic series Resist Laughter. Resist Laughter explores the experiences of young feminists in Turkey. Through portrait photography and streetscapes, the exhibition will look at the complexities and contradictions of being a modern and digitally-connected woman fighting for women's rights and equality in a patriarchal and increasingly conservative society.
POOL IX is an exhibition of original series from each of The POOL COLLECTIVE’s seven artists. The show will cross multiple mediums, styles and themes, seamlessly integrated at Special Group Gallery.
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Longing for confusion,
Hungry for takeaway and the next new thing.
Derailing on the wrong side of the tracks.