January 2010 Archives

Lorena Endara

An interesting submission by Lorena Endara, please take a look:


A Man A Plan A Canal Panama focuses on the overdevelopment of Panama City, Panama in relation to the historical, economic, and political forces that continually shape the landscape.


Time to Tell is a body of work shot in a small town called Maravatio, in the state of Michoacan. The project was developed while participating in the Guapamacataro Interdisciplinary Residency for Art and Ecology.

Stop Motion Video Eyal Landseman

Photographer Eyal Landseman created a stop motion music video for Oren Lavie's song "Her Morning Elegance" and now it's up for a Grammy Award (here). 2,321 images make up the video.

A Positive View 2010

A Positive View 2010 

Exhibition. Somerset House, London 10th March - 5th April 2010

Royal Patron:  Prince William

"2010 will see one of the most important and unique photographic exhibtions of international works ever to take place in London.  The third exhibition of this fully curated museum-scale exhibition is to be held at Somerset House, London from 10th March to 5th April 2010.  A Positive View will bring together more than 100 rare and signed vintage works across almost a century of photography.  Classic and Contemporary works will cross a variety of genres, from still life, fashion, landscape, portraiture and reportage"

See website for List of Photographers and Artists. More info at Creative Review Blog


Elliott Erwitt, Wyoming Steam Train Press, 1954

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Wim Wenders, Lounge Painting #1, Gila Bend, Arizona, 1983

It took me hours to find somebody

who could open up the lobby

of the old "Stout's" hotel on Main Street in Gila Bend.

It had been closed for years already.

That painting over the Coke machine haunts me ever since.

It's the dream version
of the perfect beginning 

of a road movie.

Abelardo Morell: Camera Obsura

Abelardo Morell making a Camera Obsura (via Genius of Photography Series, BBC4).  See here for my previous entry on Morell's work.

William Eggleston: 21st Century





William Eggleston

21st Century

15 Jan - 27 Feb 2010 @ Victoria Miro Gallery  (running concurrently in NY and London)

Stop Press



Image by Jason Evans

London Art Fair:  Photo50

13-17 January 2010

Business Design Centre, Islington N1

Photo50 is a showcase for contemporary photography with artists selected by a distinguished panel including Ekow Eshun (Artistic Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts), Anita Zabludowicz (Collector and founder of 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London), David Campany (writer and lecturer on the history and theory of photography) and a team from Goldsmith's MFA curating programme.  Fifty works will be shown  - all for sale - and the members of the panel will champion the artists they have nominated. 

For further information on the works in Photo50 please click below:

Polly Braden, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Jason Evans (nominated by David Campany) via

Norbert Schoerner Nigel Shafran Dan Holdsworth Abdul Hakim Onitolo (nominated by Ekow Eshun) via

Oliver Beer Tereza Buskova Alastair Jiun Tsai (nominated by Anita Zabludowicz) via

Gwenaei Belanger Sandra Setzkorn Flavia Sollner (nominated by Goldsmith's MFA Curating Programme) via


Rodchenko now showing at Foam Photography Museum

Also check out Rodchenko collection at MOMA 1998


The Critic Osip Brik, 1924. Alexander Rodchenko

Project #2

Initial thoughts on University Projects this term. Modules are Advanced Practice and Contemporary Cultural Theories:

Advanced Practice:   Practical project. Working title = "A Place to wash the Heart".

Contemporary Cultural Theory: Not the most engaging title choices this semester but will probably do essay on "How can the theory of allegory help us understand a photograph?  Analyse the work of contemporary German photographers, using theoretical concepts developed on the module". Will look at work of Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, Gerhard Richter, Candida Hofer and writer Craig Owen etc.

Seminar Paper:   An in-depth look at images which claim a certain measure of documentary credibility or some photo-based engagement with political or social 'reality'. 

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