Les recomendamos/ We Recommend : Lola Guerrera






Les recomendamos el blog de la fotógrafa Malagueña afincada en Madrid, Lola Guerrera.

We recommend the blog of a photographer from Málaga, Lola Guerrera. She lives and works in Madrid.

Les recomendamos/ We recommend: Photography-now



Photography-now es una plataforma en el que puedes subscribirte para recibir semanalmente todo tipo de información sobre eventos, exposiciones, festivales relacionados con las fotografía en el mundo.

Photography-now its a platform where you can subscribe to receive weekly information about events, exhibitions and festivals all related to photography in the World.

On Photography: Steidl Ville



Steidl es una de las pocas casas editoriales que publican libros viniendo de un operador independiente, su dueño. El control de cada paso del proceso de manufacturación, edición, diseño, tipografía, escaneo, mercadeo, distribución, relaciones publicas e impresión.
La calidad única de sus libros de fotografía llama mucho la atención a reconocidos fotógrafos, artistas y diseñadores y trabaja tambien para muchos museos y galerías como The Whitney Museum of American Art en Nueva York, the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, the Architectural Association, London, y National Portrait Gallery, London, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, y the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Steidl is one of the few remaining publishing houses to be independently operated by its founding owner, and to control every step of the manufacturing process — the editing, design, typography, scanning, marketing, distribution, public relations and printing.
The unique quality of his photography book production has brought Steidl to the attention of acclaimed photographers, artists and designers and he works for many renowned museums and galleries like The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, the Architectural Association, London, and National Portrait Gallery, London, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Les recomendamos/ We recommend: "Off" de Johan Rosenmunthe 







Fotógrafo Johan Rosenmunthe ha producido una serie llamada "Off" en donde las personas son solamente visibles por medio de la representación digital,mientras que los alrededores son tan analógico como sea posible. Estas personas pixeladas están aislados del resto del mundo y a menudo se encuentran en la niebla y son fotos extrañas. Estas cobran vida cuando el espectador se mueve en relación a ellos, viendolos de cerca, la gente es borrosa y el espectador tiene que dar un paso atrás para enfocar al objeto. Al mismo tiempo, la escena en la que se coloca a la persona se vuelve borrosa cuando se mira desde la distancia. Haciendo esto se puede casi sólo identificar la parte de la imagen pixelada. Así que hay que avanzar y retroceder.


Photographer Johan Rosenmunthe has produced a series called ’Off’ where the persons are only visible through a digital representation, while the surroundings are as analog as possible. These pixelated persons are isolated from the rest of the world and often find themselves in foggy, strange milieus.These pictures come to life when the viewer move in relation to them – seen up close, the people are blurred and the viewer has to step back to bring the motive into focus. At the same time, the scene in which the person is placed is blurred when viewed from a distance. From a distance you can almost only identify the pixelated part of the image. So you have to move back and forth.


http://www.rosenmunthe.com/work/off--2009/

FotoVisura Grant Winners



Sponsored by:


and THE WINNERS ARE.........

FOTOVISURA AWARD

* When the Spirit Moves by Justin Maxon (1st Prize Winner)
* The Urban Cave by Andrea Star Reese (2nd Prize)
* Falling Into Place Patricia Lay Dorsey (3rd Prize)

TOP FINALISTS:

* 893-Yakuza by Anton Kusters
* SUNSHINE & NOIR: Los Angeles by Thomas Michael Alleman

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

* (in no particular order)
* The Mathematician by Julia Cybularz
* When the Water Ends by Evan Abramson
* Cuba 1959: The Second Front by Alinka Echeverria
* Yonkeros by Jaime Permuth
* FISNIK by Guido Gazzillii
* Carry me Ohio By Matt Eich/LUCEO
* Isolation, Vulnerability and Courage by Tiana Markova-Gold
* A good day without hope by Carsten Snejbjerg
* Every woman counts by Wendy Marijnissen
* Animalies by Krzysztof Wladyka
* Life on the Tracks by Katie Orlinsky
* Stay with me by Maximiliano Braun
* Cheyenne River by Emily Schiffer
* Underage by OhmPhotography
* Grant Submission by Collin LaFleche
* In-Land, Out-Cast by Olivier Pin-Fat
* A Future, Divided by Lianne Milton
* Under Wraps by Loren Nelson
* The Downs at Albuquerque by Ellen Rennard
* Requiem for freedom by Masud Alam Liton
* Vivre le Tap-Tap by Jordi Cohen

and THE WINNERS ARE.........

SPOTLIGHT AWARD

* The Study of Kin by Marcia Michael (1st Prize Winner)
* Fifteen by Ilana Panich-Linsman (2nd Prize)
* Urban Quilombo by Sebastian Liste (3rd Prize)

TOP FINALISTS:

* Grace by Susan Falzone
* I don't sleep Alone by Akshay Mahajan

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

* Adrift by Brad Vest
* Flood by Mateusz Sarello
* Extracted Dreams by Andrea Morales

FotoVisura congratulates every single one of the participating artists in the 2010 FotoVisura Grant! The 2010 Grant is made possible thanks to the support of Rovers North, and the inkind support of Beth Schiffer Pro Photo Lab, L2 Fine Art Mounting and Framing, The Lucie Foundation, and La Fototeca Guatemala.

The FotoVisura Grant is honored to announce this year's panel of Judges for each category:

The FotoVisura Award for Outstanding Personal Photography Project
Larry Fink, Photographer, BARD Professor of Photography
James Estrin, Co-Editor, New York Times Lens Blog and Senior Staff Photographer
Lauren Heinz, Editor, Foto 8 and 8 Magazine
Adriana Teresa, Publisher/Creative Director, Visura Magazine

The Spotlight Award for Outstanding Student Photography Project
Henry Horenstein, Photographer, Author, RISD Professor of Photography
Larry Fink, Photographer, BARD Professor of Photography
Claire O’Neill, Editor, NPR’s Picture Show blog
Lauren Schneiderman, Editor, Visura Spotlight

www.visuramedia.com

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Roger Fenton







Roger Fenton nació en 1819 en Lancashire, Fotógrafo de origen británico fue uno de los pioneros de la fotografía en la mitad del siglo XIX.En 1855 viaja hasta Crimea a cubrir la batalla del mismo nombre, dejando un valioso y enorme testimonio de esta contienda. Fenton está considerado como el primer fotógrafo de guerra por su obra durante la Guerra de Crimea, para lo cual usó un estudio móvil llamado un "furgón fotográfico". En reconocimiento a la importancia de su fotografía, las fotos de Fenton sobre la Guerra de Crimea se incluyeron en la colección, 100 fotos que cambiaron el mundo, de la revista Life.Falleció en 1869 a la edad de cincuenta años.


Roger Fenton was born in 1819 in Lancashire, Britin.He was one of the pioneers of photography in the mid-century who traveled to Crimea in 1855 to cover the battle of the same name, leaving a valuable and great testimony to this contention.Fenton is considered the first war photographer for his work during the Crimean War,for which he used a mobile studio called a "photographic van". In recognition of the importance of his photograph, pictures of Fenton on the Crimean War were included in the collection, 100 pictures that changed the world of the Life magazine.He died in1869 at the age of fifty years.

Les recomendamos/ We recommend: Ansel Adams a Color






Ansel Adams es tan identificado con la fotografía en blanco y negro que la mayoría de la gente se sorprendería al saber que él comenzó a tomar a color a mediados de las década de 1930 y que en el momento de su muerte en 1984 se había producido cerca de 3.500 imágenes a color. A pesar de que permitió que algunas de esas fotografías se publicarán durante su vida, nunca las imprimió para sí mismo, o al menos no para el público. No creía que podía controlar el resultado con el color, y para Adams,el control sobre el proceso artistico lo era todo. Él valoraba la riqueza de las transparencias de color y esperaba con interés el día en que fuera posible imprimir con sus propios estándares de calidad.


Adams is so identified with black and white that most people would be surprised to learn that he started to shoot in color soon after Kodachrome was invented in the mid-1920s and that by the time of his death in 1984 he had produced nearly 3,500 color images. Though he allowed some of those pictures to be published in his lifetime, he never printed them himself, or at least not for the public. He didn't think he could control the outcome with color, and for Adams control over the artistic process meant everything. But he valued the richness of color transparencies, looked forward to the day when it would be possible to print them to his own high standards.


http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1932762_1974604,00.html




Les recomendamos/ We recommend: Los collages de Coco Fronsac






Artista nacido en 1962, Coco Fronsac cultiva eclecticismo y estudió en la Escuela de Artes Aplicadas en París pintura, dibujo y litografía. Los collages se basan en el teatro erótico a principios del siglo XX, son fotografías antiguas relacionadas con el mundo de los espíritus, retratos de peluches y elementos eclécticos. Sus composiciones son surrealistas y nostálgicas. Su arte es multifacético y sus obras son como pinturas, montajes que combinan materiales, técnicas y temas.

Artist born in 1962, Coco Fronsac cultivated eclecticism and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Paris, painting, drawing and lithography. The collages are based on the erotic theater in the early twentieth century and are old photographs related to the spirit world, portraits of stuffed animals and eclectic items. Her compositions are surreal and nostalgic. Her art is multifaceted and they are like paintings, collages that combine materials, techniques and themes.

Les recomendamos/ We recommend: RUIDO





RUIDO Photo es una organización integrada por un equipo multidisciplinar que entiende de la fotografía como herramienta de reflexión y transformación social. Desarrolla su actividad en tres ámbitos interrelacionados: Investigación y documentación, formación y difusión, y prácticas de dinamización comunitaria. Cuenta con Proyectos de Fotografía Documental y Fotografía participativa, en donde abordan, de manera crítica y en profundidad, realidades que habitualmente quedan invisibilizadas. Buscan comprender y hacer comprensibles los hechos que afectan a las personas, y a través de ellas, a toda una comunidad. Se centran en la difusión como herramienta de cambio social. Ademas cuentan con cursos y talleres de fotografía.


RUIDO Photo (Association of Independent Photojournalism of Barcelona) is an organization integrated by a multidisciplinary team who understand photography and documentary as a tool of reflection and social transformation. It operates in three interrelated areas: Research and documentation, formation and awareness, and practices for community revitalization. They have Projects of Documentary photography and Interactive photography. In a critically deep way we tackle realities wich usually remain invisible. They try to understand and convey the facts affecting people and through them to the greater community. They focus on the diffusion as an instrument of social change. They also have courses and photography workshops.


http://www.ruidophoto.com/photo/






On photography: Photographers vie for $100,000 prize






London, England (CNN)


Más de 450 fotógrafos originalmente entraron a la competencia, pero ahora fueron reducidos a sólo 12 participantes según lo anuncio la organización de la competencia anual de fotografía Prix Pictet para el premio 2011.El ganador se llevará a casa el premio de 102.000 dólares y se darán a conocer en marzo del año siguiente.El tema de este año fue "Crecimiento" y para los organizadores este es "uno de las grandes interrogantes que enfrenta la humanidad en las primeras décadas del siglo 21" La presentación será juzgada por el panel de ocho jueces, encabezada por David King, director de la Escuela Smith de negocios y medio ambiente en la Universidad Oxford del Reino Unido


Los participantes seleccionados son: Edward Burtynsky, Guy Tillim, Michael Wolf, Christian Als,Chris Jordan,Taryn Simon,Mitch Epstein,Stephane Couturier,Vera Lutter,Thomas Struth,Nyaba Leon Quedraogo

Yeondoo Jung.


Over 450 photographers originally entered the competition, but now that number is down to just 12 as organizers of the annual Prix Pictet photography competition announced their shortlist fot the 2011 prize. The overall winner, who will take home $ 102,000 will be announced in March next year. The theme thisyear was "Growth"wich organizers says presents " one of the great conundrums facing humanity in the early decades of the 21st century." The submission will be judged by a panel of eight judges chaired by David King, director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the Uk´s University of Oxford.


The selected participants are: Edward Burtynsky, Guy Tillim, Michael Wolf,Christian Als,Chris Jordan,Taryn Simon,Mitch Epstein,Stephane Couturier,Vera Lutter,Thomas Struth,Nyaba Leon QuedraogoYeondoo Jung.




http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/11/11/prix.pictet.shortlist.photography/index.html?hpt=Sbin





On photography: 2011 Voies Off Prize



Call for applications

For the past 16 years, Voies Off has offered an alternative approach to emerging contemporary photography, its particularities, its evolutions,and its areas of resistence.
Voies Off night proyections during the opening week of the Recontres d'Arles festival(first full week in July) have become an international reference for the discovery of emerging authors and the alternative venue that it creates for international photographic creation.
Every July, the Voies Off prize is awarded by a jury of renowned professionals to an artist for the clarity of his/her vision and the high quality of his/her work.
The current amount of the prize is 2,500 euros.

Convocatoria de candidaturas

Durante los últimos 16 años, Voies Off ha ofrecido una alternativa a la nueva fotografía contemporánea, sus particularidades, sus evoluciones, y sus zonas de resistencia.
Voies Off da proyecciones de noche durante la semana de inauguración del festivalRecontres d'Arles (primera semana completa de julio) se han convertido en un referente internacional para el descubrimiento de los autores emergentes y la sede alternativa que es hecha para la creación fotográfica internacional.
Cada mes de julio, el premio Voies Off es otorgado por un jurado de profesionales de reconocido prestigio a un artista por la claridad de su visión y la alta calidad de su trabajo.
El premio es de 2.500 euros.

Entrevista / Interview for Paraty em Foco


Les compartimos una entrevista reciente que Felipe Russo realizo a los co-fundadores de La Fototeca, Clara de Tezanos y Juan Jose Estrada para el blog de Paraty em Foco desde Brasil.

Recent interview with the co-founders of La Fototeca Clara de Tezanos and Juan Jose Estrada by Felipe Russo for Paraty em Foco blog.

Les recomendamos/ We recommend: Louis Ville University Digital Library








Les recomendamos la colección digital de fotografías que pertenece a la Universidad de Louis Ville.

We recommend the digital collection of photography that belongs to the University of Louis Ville.

http://digital.library.louisville.edu/collections/matthews/

On photography : Open call for 2011 Resident Artists!

El Philadelphia Art Hotel tiene el placer de anunciar puertas abiertas a

propuestas para Residencia de artistas en el año 2011!

Temporada de Residencia: 15 abril – 15 sept2011.

Ultimo día para aplicar: 15 enero 2011

La residencia es gratuita, costos no incluidos.

Para aplicar : http://www.philadelphiaarthotel.org/Apply.html

Preguntas: philadelphiaarthotel@gmail.com


The Philadelphia Art Hotel is pleased to announce the opening

of our call for 2011 Resident Artists!

Residency Season Dates: April 15th - September 15th 2011
Application Deadline: January 15th 2011

As always our residency program is free of charge. Your expenses are transportation to and from Philadelphia, daily costs, and supplies.

Our application and program information are attached to this email and can also be obtained on our website:

http://www.philadelphiaarthotel.org/Apply.html

If you have any questions, please email us at philadelphiaarthotel@gmail.com

Les recomendamos/ We recommend: RARA blog