“What is ugliness? What is perfection? What is the ideal beauty?” These are some of the questions that Marijke Groeneveld addresses in her refreshingly frank portraits.
An overview of the work of Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto is about to launch at Foam, Amsterdam.
The first European and Paris solo exhibition by the Winnipeg based artist Karel Funk, known for his mesmerizing portraits of lone figures, is about to launch in Paris.
Emerging Chinese artist Cheng Ran is gaining his first US solo exhibition at New York’s The New Museum, the culmination of his three-month residency at the Museum, part of a new partnership with China’s K11 Art Foundation.
The iconic Austrian photographer and cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky, a former contributor to The British Journal of Photography, has died at the age of 104. BJP remembers his lifelong contribution to photography.
Initially capturing close friends and family, Woudt’s practice has evolved into an experimental meditation on the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape that has propelled him into a successful career, consisting of self-initiated personal projects pursued alongside editorial and fashion commissions. Although he is drawn by the relationship between subject and photographer, Woudt’s approach is founded on the belief that you cannot truly represent the person in front of the lens. Instead, it is his own artistic vision that lies at the centre of each portrait he takes, moving this encounter into a more abstract realm. “I want to show how I see the people in front of my lens,” he comments. “Besides documenting a person’s face or body I want to make every portrait into something more, with an extra dimension to it.” In this vein, the photographer has developed an interest in technical processes, progressing from the pictorial style he investigated at the beginning of his practice into a more experimental zone. Balancing a polished classicism with a more contemporary exploration of …
For his latest conceptual art project, Swiss photographer Roger Eberhard has travelled five continents and visited 32 cities where he booked the standard double room at the local Hilton hotel.
Control, an exhibition by Miniclick, featuring work by Joachim Schmid, Rafal Milach, Sarah Pickering and Simon Menner, will explore the ways in which photography is used to document and explore how control is exerted – by both the state and, in turn, the artist. See it this weekend at Brighton Photo Fringe.
Nicola Bensley joined the London Newspaper Group in 1998 and soon became their chief photographer. After some years she left in order to pursue a freelance career. Here, she tells BJP what drives her, and how she made a career in photography work for her.
Magnum Photos today announces the official launch of its new website for independent storytelling. Out of its beta pilot, the platform brings the history agency’s photography community to an online, global audience, through an editorial programme of new and archival stories.