25 October 2010
Alex Ten Napel began photographing patients with Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home in Amsterdam, giving rise to a gallery of portraits, emotions and reactions to this serious form of degenerative dementia that overwhelms the existence, and which is still unknown causes, treatments, or even acceptable understanding.
Portraits of men and women that forget most of their life but do not stop to hear or feel emotions; faces that were recently collected in a book and in an open-air exhibition on the walls of the clinic.
The propose in this gallery for those who remember and forget 'not forget' how important it is to face the people, always, especially when you do not understand.
VISIT ALEX TEN NAPEL GALLERY
FACES OF ALZHEIMER ON CLICKBLOG (ITA)
20 October 2010
Alixandra Fazzina is from a fine art background and began her career as a war artist in Bosnia. She has worked as a photojournalist throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, the middle east and Asia focusing on under reported conflicts and the often forgotten humanitarian consequences of war. Alixandra has an uncanny ability to work in the most difficult social and geographical environments and is recognised for her compassionate and empathetic approach towards the human condition, always fully aware of the bigger picture.
Alixandra’s reportages have been published across British and international titles including The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Observer, The Telegraph and The Independent as well as TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times and Stern. She works regularly with UN agencies and NGOs such as MSF, Concern, Oxfam, Save The Children and Human Rights Watch, to document their work and produce advocacy campaigns.
Alixandra is the author of “A Million Shillings – Escape From Somalia” (Trolley) which chronicles the exodus of migrants and refugees along people smuggling routes from Somalia to the Arabian Peninsula. Alixandra is actually based in Pakistan.
14 October 2010
"A meditation on the face asks something of the viewer. It asks us to take responsibility for the direction of our mesmerised gaze, as we in turn consider theirs. It is the face-to-face encounter that opens out onto otherness as a stranger’s face erupts from the continuum of ‘same’. Gently, but insistently, we are asked not for a reactio...n to the possibility of alterity but rather, a response.
As we linger over Vanessa Winship’s photographs of rural schoolgirls in Eastern Turkey, it as though a thousand faces appear, from generations past, present and future. The face of this child’s grandmother, that child’s sister, the faces of their children’s children, faces from our own childhood, faces from the works of Arbus, Mark or Disfarmer, faces from a fairy tale, faces we know and faces we could never comprehend. We are disturbed by their proximity; we mourn their distance.
In bearing witness to the moment of self consciousness, we are invited to reflect on what it means to present oneself to the world, or even simply to a single stranger. Winship’s portraits, both formal and fragile, remind us that to be photographed is not a natural activity; that a smile is not necessarily an automatic response to being asked to look into a lens; that the face can only ever be naked. Yet the violence of vision yields to Winship’s listening eye.
These children, of whom we know nothing, transmit their stories through the fact (and the fiction) of the face. Further clues are garnered from their statutory dress: sober, austere, save for the lace collars and embroidered hearts and flowers that adorn a chest here and there. “Love Letter” announces one, in English. “Flowers of Love” promises another. Such sweet nothings offer the solace of phatic speech within the language of authority, while sisterly gestures of love and affection speak their protective truths in silence."
MC2 gallery of contemporary art
Viale Col di Lana 8 - 4° cortile
Tiziano Terzani was not only a journalist, but also a real photographer that often accompanied his report with their shots.
It is a requirement, he said, where words alone are not enough. He had an idea to make a photographs book with his texts, published and unpublished, that accompany images.
Into "Un mondo che non esiste più" finally we will see the faces and places described in his books, the mysterious East.
Shot after shot, he follows his path from tragedy of war and the great events of history leads him to his haven of peace in the Himalayas.
A story in photographs and texts, two languages that come together here giving us a portrait of an Asia passionately lived, but also a portrait of himself.
"Un mondo che non esiste più"
Longanesi & C.
08 October 2010
06 October 2010
Pep Bonet, the winner of the 2005 W. Eugene Smith Grant, photojournalism's most prestigious award, unveils his long-term project on the HIV pandemic in the world. His challenging photographs, in vivid colour and stark black and white, illustrate the dramatic impact of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.
In association with Médecins sans Frontières, Bonet has documented treatment programmes in six African countries and many others around the world.
VISIT PEP BONET WEB SITE
03 October 2010
Istanbul, a city of a million people in 1960, is now one of the world's largest urban sprawls with an estimated population of over 15 million. The migration is raising a host of new issues. One of the most immediate concerns is the rapid disintegration of community in Turkish villages and towns.
monday-friday 10-13 / 16-20 - Spazio Labò - Bologna - Italy