Thursday, March 31, 2011
Firecracker is new online platform dedicated to supporting european women photographers.
It assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features.
Firecracker was established in 2011 by Fiona Rogers to promote European women working in photography.
Fiona Rogers currently works at Magnum Photos London as the Cultural & Education
Co-ordinator, a position she has held since 2005.
The featured photographer for march is Dana Popa.
Dana Popa (Romanian, b.1977) completed her master’s degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the London College of Communication in 2006. Prior to that she studied at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Studies of the University of Bucharest, Romania. She is currently working as a freelance photographer mostly in Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom, specializing in contemporary social issues with a particular emphasis on human rights.
Her series Our Father Ceausescu is featured in this issue:
Dana Popa about this series:
"Our Father Ceausescu is an investigation into the multilayered reality of my own homeland through exploring the generation born here closer to capitalism than to communism. I am looking at a rendition of people and places that make up Romania, the everyday youth and their lives against the fleeting memories of a bygone past that still permeates the self and the landscapes."
Read the full statement and see more images from this series in the March issue of Firecracker.
© copyright all images Dana Popa
Monday, March 28, 2011
Bruce Long is an artist, photographer and creativity coach from Australia, currently based in Germany.
His website is full of amazing and wonderful work. Photography, photo based, painting and graphic is all to be found there.
I love his photographic series Heights and Depths, fascinating and captivating portraits of people.
You want to find out what happened to them, what are they thinking of, what goes on in their mind. It all stays a secret though and you have to create your own thoughts about them.
But there is so much more on his site which is worth a close look.
Also make sure to read his section about coaching. Very interesting and perfect for someone who wants to take the next step forward.
All the images below are from the series Heights and Depths
© copyright all images Bruce Long
Friday, March 25, 2011
I am very happy and excited that I could add another outstanding photographer to my project.
Doug DuBois is a photographers who's work I admire for a very long time. His book All the Days and Nights, published by Aperture is one of my favorite photo books.
Doug is not only an exceptional photographer, he is also Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Art, Design and Transmedia, Department of Transmedia at the Syracuse University
When he told my that he recommends Two Way Lens to his students to read, I was very honored and proud.
Please read Doug's interview on Two Way Lens and visit his website. There is so much more wonderful work to be found.
Painting the House, Russel Heights, Cobh, Ireland, 2009, from the series My last day at seventeen, Ireland, 2009 - 2010
Dean at Kevin's 18th Birthday Party, Russel Heights, Ireland, 2009, from the series My last day at seventeen, Ireland, 2009 - 2010
Dean cuts Ciara's hair, Cobh, Ireland, 2010, from the series My last day at seventeen, Ireland, 2009 - 2010
Jordan up the pole, Russel Heights, Cobh, Ireland, 2010, from the series My last day at seventeen, Ireland, 2009 - 2010
First communion, Cobh, Ireland, 2010, from the series My last day at seventeen, Ireland, 2009 - 2010
My sister Lise, Christmas Eve, Far Hills, NJ, 1984, from the series All the days and nights, Aperture, 2009
© copyright all images Doug DuBois
Thursday, March 17, 2011
and buy, buy, buy in the auction.
Great work for a great price for an incredibly important issue!!!!!
So many thanks to Crista Dix and Aline Smithson who don't stop working. It is so incredible what they did and continue doing.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
New on The Photography Post.
The Photography Post's Job Feed will list opportunities with photographers, studios, magazines, ad agencies, post-production companies, printers and retouching houses.
It will work like an employment search tool to offer industry-specific classifieds and connects talented, experienced job seekers in the industry with the employers that need their skills.
Check it out on a regular basis to be always up to date what new job could be yours.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Photographer Oliver Weber contacted me with the offer to donate one of his upcoming limited edition photography books with the title ANALOGUE.
We decided to put it in an auction to raise money for the important work of Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) (Ärzte ohne Gernzen).
The book is going to be published at the end of March as a limited edition of 100 numbered and signed copies.
No. 1 - 20 come with a handmade and signed print (7" x 5") on ILFORD MG RC DE LUXE Paper
And this is what you can get in an auction on ebay.
All the proceeds from the auction go to 100% to Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) to support their important work.
The details of the book:
Please place a bid and support Medecins sans Frontieres.
The direct link to the auction on ebay is here
The auction starts on March 15th and ends on March 25th, 2011
On March 18th opens Michael Kirchoff's next big solo show at Wildfire Gallery in Los Angeles.
The show is called An Enduring Grace (exploring the cultural landscape of Russia) and shows work from his series with the same title.
Michael traveled several times over a few years to Russia and explored the cultural landscape of this vast and for many of us still mysterious country. We all have very strong images in our minds of the former soviet union as a giant world power, dangerous and scary. The iron curtain was not far from us here in Germany and going to Russia was not even possible. But this is over for many years now and this enormous country has such a strong and powerful history you can find there in every stone.
You can see Michael's passion and devotion for this country in his stunning and breathtaking photographs.
His work brings us Russia a bit closer. It shows the beauty, the dramatic and monumental architecture and the vast squares and landscape we would love to explore ourselves.
An Enduring Grace at Wildfire Gallery, 640 S. San Vincente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
March 18th - April 30th, 2011
More of Michael Kirchoff's work can be found on his website.
All images below are from his series An Enduring Grace
© copyright all images Michael Kirchoff
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Crista Dix from Wall Space Gallery didn't waste time and and organized Life Support Japan. Photographers donated images to go for sale in an edition of 10 for $ 50 each.
Please visit Life Support Japan and buy as many prints as you can to help the people in Japan.
Many thanks to Crista Dix and Aline Smithson who made this possible and to all the photographers who donated images. The photography community is such an amazing community, always supportive and helpful. I am so proud to be a part of it!!!
So, now to Life Support Japan and pressing the buy button many, many times.
More images will be added to the sale over the next few days.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Pascal Fellonneau is a French photographer based in Bordeux, France.
His series Cold Cold Ground was shot in 2005 in Akureyri, the biggest town in northern Iceland. Located approximately 100 kilometers south of the polar circle, in a fjord that opens onto the sea of Greenland. It is isolated and far removed from the capital Reykjavik. The climate in December, when these images were made prompts its inhabitants into a domestic retreat.
Cold Cold Ground is just shown in an exhibition at Galleri Final in Malmö, Sweden. The exhibition runs from March 5 - April 4 and is in the context of the South Sweden Photo Biennial 2011
© copyright all images Pascal Fellonneau