My apologizes, this blog has been in silent mode for a long time…not because nothing happens in Food For Your Eyes Land. Here is a round up page of past projects. Although, it’s true that for a while Twitter (@foodforyoureyes) caught me for its micro blogging attraction and immediate reactivity. This time is fadding a bit on my opinion, maybe because too much people are talking about the same (photographic) things so no one seems to listen to each other.
At a point I thought to transform this blog. But to what? to another tumblr on photography? Finally I took the decision to create www.foodforyoureyes.com, as I own the .com for many years. This is your new destination for everything related to FOOD FOR YOUR EYES .
As an independent curator my focus is on contemporary photography from all corners of the globe with a special interest in photobook makers . Check out the recent project I have been doing for Nofound Photo Fair in Paris November 2012 : Photographers & Book Makers show
However,foodforyoureyes @tumblr will stay mainly as an archives (it exists since 2007!), and news blog. Who knows, maybe I would have a delicious idea to feed the tumblr machine and keep blogging again! Stay tuned
Artists in the show at Uno Art Space:Narelle Autio • Maciej Dakowicz • George Georgiou • Bruce Gilden • Andrew Glickman • Siegfried Hansen •Markus Hartel • Nils Jorgensen • Martin Kollar • Jens Olof Lasthein • Frederic Lezmi • Jesse Marlow • Jeff Mermelstein • Mimi Mollica • Trent Parke • Gus Powell • Otto Snoek • Matt Stuart • Ying Tang • Nick Turpin • Alex Webb • Michael Wolf • Wolfgang Zurborn
Alex Webb sugar candies in a bakery’s window full of candy boxes
The show received a lot of great reviews in the press, including the British Journal of Photography, Artinfo and in Artinfo French version. It get featured with a portfolio in Next, the online magazine of newspaperLiberation and in the cultural weekly magazine Telerama. Street Photography Now has been mentionned as one of the must-see by Le Figaro, as the “buzz of the week” in the print version of the French Elle and also mentionned in Eurostar magazine…
Wolfgang Zurborn’s photo behind a passer-by in front of a pharmacy
With an help from Wolfgang Zurborn who went to visit the street photographic trail and proposed to put the show at Litchblick Gallery in Colgne, the prints soon took the road (with an help from Frederic Lezmi as the driver) heading in direction to Germany in early december.
I would like to warmly thank Ute Noll, Tina Shelhorn and Wolgang Zurborn for their collaboration and contribution in expanding the show to more photographers. Warmest thanks of course to the participating photographers (they are 23! ), to Stephen McLaren and Sophie Howarth, the authors of the book (also don’t miss their Street Phhotography Now project) and last but not least to Johanna Neurath and to Helene Borraz at Thames & Hudson, for their trust and support in this exciting adventure.
“Are you going to stay where you are, live in the past, or cross over into the new world offered to you through technology, tenacity and a mind-shift around money, dependency, what is possible and how it can be achieved?”
The Rhubarb team -Rhonda Wilson, Lorna-Mary Webb, Sebah Chaudry, to name the ladies who organized the successful International Review for 10 years in Birmingham- are rethinking of different ways of bringing photographers an event that will benefit them considering the shifting terrain of the contemporary image world.
With “The Crossing”, Rhubarb bring together a great line up of inspiring speakers for one day:
Photographer Edmund Clark will talk how he has made his documentary practice into a fine art success. Ed Clark latest project ”Guantanamo:If The Light Goes Out” as well a book published by Dewy Lewis Publishing has been exhibited in galleries and institutions and acquired for museum collections
Christian Payne is freelance mobile media maker who also specialises in social media and photography: OurManInside.com
Michael Donald has been photographing men who have scrore a goal in Fifa World cup and co-directed and produced ”I Scored a Goal in the FIFA World Cup Final”, a series of short films and a one hour documentary
Benjamin Chesterton & David White are Duckrabbit, a UK based production and training company. The talentuous duet produces photofilms and publishes the very opiniated and often hilarious duckrabbit blog. They will talk about the benefits of making work into a multimedia platform and how making stills into films could open up a whole new market.
"The Crossing", a one-day artist development seminar takes place on 26th March at The Theatre , The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham . B9 4AA. Admission is 20£ ( 23,50 €). Visit Rhubarb website for booking informations and programme.
To celebrate the launch of Street Photography Now in the French language version, the publishers Thames & Hudson organise a ‘Street Photography Trail’ in Paris.
The exhibtion curated by Nathalie Belayche, aka Food For Your Eyes, takes place from 5th to 28th November, throughout the Canal Saint Martin area.
The prints are viewable by the passers-by 24/7. in locations ranging from hairdresser, bakery, coffee-shop to fashion boutiques, with all street facing windows, Selected photographs (18 photos) from Street Photography Now book show a mix of unexpected situations and beautiful moment of everyday life, sometimes humoristic, most of the time absurd, captured by a range of established and emerging street photographers.
The participating photographers are : Narelle Autio, Maciej Dakowicz, Bruce Gilden, Thierry Girard, Markus Hartell, Nils Jorgensen, Martin Kollar, Jens Olof Lasthein, Frederic Lezmi, Jesse Marlow, Jeff Mermelstein, Trent Parke, Gus Powell, Otto Snoek, Matt Stuart, Nick Turpin, Alex Webb, Wolgang Zurborn.
The Street Photography Trail preview is on 4th November. At the ocasion of the launch at Artazart bookstore, 83 quai de Valmy, Stephen McLaren, the author of the book, will offer a guided tour starting at 6:30 pm. If you are in Paris, come to join us !
Booksignings are scheduled during Paris Photo Fair at Schaden bookstore booth, Friday 19th november at 2pm, and at Offprint PhotoBook Fair, Saturday 20th November at 6pm. Many featuring photographers will be around pen in hand !
Big thanks to Johanna Neurath (Thames & Hudson), Helene Borraz and Anne Levine (Thames & Hudson Paris), Carl Huguenin (Artazart), Markus Schaden & Frederic Lezmi, Nick Turpin & In-Public, and all photographers involved for their enthusiasm and support to make this project happens in Paris.
3rd International Portfolio Review 2010 in Vienna 26/27 November
Call for photographers to register for the 3rd International Portfolio Review in Vienna. Submision Deadline is October 31st
Nathalie Belayche will be reviewing portfolios in Vienna 26/27 November 2010 and would be pleased to meet the photographers to discuss their work.
For the third time, the anika handelt Gallery has invited local and international curators, art directors, publishers, gallery owners, and festival organizers to provide feedback in one to one conversations. There are no limitations as to age or nationality for participating photographers. The conversations will take place in German.or English.
"Andy and the Sunday Times" photograph Nat Finkelstein 1965 (ektachrome)
In honor of Andy Warhol birthday today (he was born 6th august 1928), let me pay a tribute to Nat Finkelstein (1933-2009) who photographed Warhol and the scene that surrounded his studio, the Silver Factory, between 1964 and 1967. Nat Finkelstein, nicknamed “Nat the Hat” was a photojournalist and an activist, documenting the counter-culture and the Civil Rights movement in the early sixties. When he came to the Factory at the end of 1964 with an assignement from Black Star Agency to do a major fearure on the New York Art underground scene, then Warhol asked him to stay to document the Factory life. As an insider, he recorded in black and white and in color, numerous iconic moments which are now part of the tremendous history of the Pop culture during the sixties.
All Nat Finkelstein photographs of Warhol reproduced in this post are excerpted of one solo exhibition I had curated in Paris in 2005, ‘ A Tale of One City’ at Gordon Pym & fils Gallery. At this time, I was also assisting Nat Finkelstein, with the wish to shed new lights onto his archives, listening to the stories of his life and sarcastic opinions and avidly looking at contact sheets after contact sheets with the sensation to be a witness of precious moments of photography, art, history and rock and roll…
"My name is Nat Finkelstein, I am a photographer, and during the period of 1964 to the end of 1966 while I was documenting the very social changes which were going on in America, I spent some time at the Silver Factory documenting Andy Warhol and his piece of the New York underground." From ‘The Nat Finkelstein Interview’ A must read ! - This interview was conduced by Patrick Nagle for the TV series 'Andy Warhol's Factory People'. The interview took place at the gallery during the exhibtion “A Tale of One City”.
Food For Your Eyes is delighted to team up with Slideluck Potshow as curator of the projection to bring for the first time into the City of Lights this international cultural phenomenon that combines a mulitimedia slideshow with a potluck dinner
For over ten years, Slideluck Potshow has been bringing his photo party event to cities all over the world. With 100 shows in over 40 cities around the world, SLPS has grown exponentially and has taken place in cities including New York, Berlin, Oslo, São Paolo, Milan, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Chicago, Mexico City, Nairobi, Copenhagen, Toronto, Seville, Rome, Bogotá, San Francisco, Madrid, Minneapolis, Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, London Panama City, New Orleans, London and now, Paris.
Now with a brand new website, Slideluck Potshow becomes a ressource for finding new talents
If you are in Paris, Wednesday 23 June, please come and join us for an evening of photography and other delights…
The work of over 40 Photographers has been selected for the projection : An eclectic mix of photojournalism, social documentary, street photography, personal narrative and evocative landscape
Natalie AYALA * Romain ALARY * Christopher ANDERSON * Neil ATHERTON * Audrey BARDOU * Juliana BEASLEY * Steven BECKLY * Agnes BEN MEYER * Carolle BENITAH * Ana BLOOM * Aglae BORY * David BURNETT * Olivier CABLAT * Arnaud CONTRERAS * Scarlett COTEN * Bruce DAVIDSON * Agnes DHERBEYS * Giovanni DEL BRENNA * Estelle DOUGIER * Julia GRINER * Laurent GUDIN * Soraya HOCINE * Pierre HYBRE * In-Public * Helene JAYET * Catherine LARRE * Malala ANDRIALAVIDRAZANA * Antonio MARTINEZ * Beaudoin MOUANDA * Kosuke OKAHARA * Jon ONGKIEHONG * Pascal OTLINGHAUS * Louis QUAIL * Bruno QUINQUET * * Markel REDONDO * Nick SHIFLET * Gerard UFERAS * Ana Lisa UNKURI * Michael SAWYER * Pieter TEN HOOPEN * Patrick TOURNEBOEUF *
SLIDELUCK POTSHOW evening from 7.00 pm to 11.30 pm
Festival ImageSingulières launches its second edition in Sète, (South France) from May 13 to May 30, 2010, featuring an exciting programme of documentary photography with exhibtions, workshop, talks and screening evenings. 15 exhibtions will be held in 10 venues through the city.
New York based photographer and fellow contributor to Food For Your Eyes, Juliana Beasley has been invited last summer by ImageSingulières and Cètavoir for a one-month residency in Sète to draw a personal portrait of the town and the inhabitants.
Juliana Beasley’s personnal approach and interest in human beings that prevailed in her bodies of work, from Lapdancer to Last Stop Rockaway Park, is a welcoming and audacious photographic choice made by Gilles Favier, the festival artistic director. ( And yes, as a “facilitator”, I assume to be responsible for having Juliana been chosen to walk into the footsteps of the past resident in Sète, the swedish photographer Anders Petersen. I am sincerely grateful to Gilles Favier for his trust! )
The experience was challenging and a memorable one for Juliana who landed in the Mediterranean fishing port with no ideas of what she could find here. But at the end, her residency resulted in the book,"Juliana Beasley- Sète #10",” co-published by Images en manoeuvres editions, with a foreword written by the well-respected curator, writer and founder of Agence Vu’, Christian Caujolle…Certainly a promising sign for Juliana Beasley and her photograhy in France!
PS: I wish you good luck Juliana! I can’t wait myself to land in Sète to join you for the opening of ImageSingulières 2010 and the highlights of the festival : the launch of “Sète #10” book and the talks with Jacob Holdt,
Scavenger-hunt : self-published artists book by Jonathan Gitelson
The Scavenger Hunt, self published book by Jon Giitelson - spread
Let me first confessed, I am a big fan of Jonathan Gitelson’s work for the brilliant sense of humour and absurdity he finds in mundane stuff, and literally, in the junk as in The Garbage Can Project., to create a singular body of work. In his projects and installations, he uses photography, video, found objects (flyers and cars, like in The Car Project, one of his previous work) and used to self-publishe artist’s books. You can visit Jon Gitelson’s website, then you will have a clue…. I’ve always think it is a good sign when artworks make you smile or laught…just the sign that your synapses and your senses are well-connected. When you look or even think at an artist work and that makes you feel happy, it is a damned good sign. This guy is a pure genius!
I’ve self published books in the past but never as one of a kind art objects. My goal is to create a full edition of 50 books and I have found a great local bindery called "Love Leaf Press" who are going to help me out. Each book is going to cost me roughly $250 to make but they are going to look really really good!
Essentially, I am looking for backers to help me finance this project. Individuals who donate $25 towards the project will receive a signed 8” x 10” page from the book (page of your choice), individuals who donate $50 will receive a signed two page spread from the book (spread of your choice) and if you are feeling insanely generous, individuals who donate $450 will receive a signed one of a kind copy of the book (again, finished edition of 50). The way that kickstarter works is that in order for me to receive the money and for you to receive your print, I need to meet my minimum goal of $1200 (however there is not a maximum cap) by June 17th.
Actually I couldn’t dream about a better way to make this blog alive again, discussing a topic I’m closely concerned with : photography book.
During the week of Paris Photo , last november, I’ve spent most of the time ( a daily routine) to meet and talk with photographers having a photography book projects or a book freshly published , reviewing dummies, discussing collaboration and ideas with european photobook publishers and even receiving a photo book I’ve purchased online delivered in person by his author. Needless to say, that the entrance of the fair where photobook publishers and book sellers had their booths was animated with a sparkling atmosphere… And last but not least, during the previous weeks, I was collaborating with an american female photographer as we did the editing and sequencing for her forthcoming book, after a work she produced during a residency in South France.
I can not predict what will be the medium in 10 years, but based on observations, trends and that photobooks gained in popularity….we could be confident that Photography Book has a future !
Nowadays, and because of the shift within the photo industry, documentary photographers who are doing long term projects or “slow journalism” are more and more inclined to think about a project in a book form, and less and less about a photo essay published in a magazine…
But let’s face a reality, to meet the right publisher and signing a deal with is not only being at the right place at the right moment or having an awesome photo story, it is also a long way, that could take years before seeing the object printed and distributed.
A publisher has to find a “sale potential”, that’s why one or several exhibtions scheduled could be a driving force….But now, within the photo book publishing community, independant publishers and self-publishing are a part of the “zeitgest”.
Kodoji Press, based in Zurich is one of them. Winfried Heininger, the publisher of Kodoji Press who is also a designer creates each book as an object, with a limited edition print run and selects the paper, the book format, the printing witih care., with a constant search for the right form for the content of the books. Each book he publishes is unique and make them object of desire . I’m looking for the upcoming “Dark Rooms” inspired by children books printed on a thick paper or Esther Levine’s book which previously existed as a self published artist book in a limited edition of 5 only (sold out).
As a result of both the difficulty to get a book published and a self-entrepeneurial temperament of photographers with a DIY attitude, the option to self-published has been a choice, for the dutch documentary photographer Rob Hornstra or for the british photographer Stephen Gill, …..Gill has been running his own publishing company Nobody Books since 2005 in order to supervise first hand the materials, sequencing and production of his books. While Rob Hornstra took the subscription model as a business model since his first book , “Communism and Cowgirls”in 2004 as he was still a student. He has also developed a collaboration with a team of designers. His book 101 Billionaires was sold out just after few months and he has been “forced” to publish a second printing called the “crisis edition”" in 2009.
I would like to see more and more photographers jumping into the band waggon of self-publishing, looking for exploring innovative and alternative way to fund their projects, getting inspiration by the funding platform KickStarter…..
The Printing On Demand service like Blurb is another option, enhanced with the PhotographyBook-Now competition. Printing quality and lack of creativity are the main critics we could hear. Distribution and price are maybe the main problems….
Recently, I’ve discovered, ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative an online network for Print-On-Demand Artists books. This platform seems to answer the problem of distribution for self-published books produced via the P-O-D technoiogies, we can imagine with ease, a similar network for self-published photography books only…
It’s interesting to see also the way some photographers use a service like Blurb .:
Robin Maddock couldn’t wait to find a publisher for his book ” Our Kids Are Going To Hell” and so he did a “Blurb Book”, as a dummy and to make a test. Few months later the book was redesigned and came out with the help of a brick-and- mortar publisher.
Online self- distribution and word of mouth are the best marketing tools for the small company like Farewell books in Sweden or Morel Books in UK. They are both independant publishers specializing in affordable limited edition photography books, and many more small company like those ones exist… We can hunt their books in specialized art books stores, or buying them online as well. Though they could be on display in some trendy boutiques besides the latest fashion designer products….or in cutting edge indie bookstore in your city…..
During the past 5-10 years , Festivals of Photography around the world and Portfolio Review meeting became a major phenomenon attracting an ever expanding photography community. Photography Books Prize at major event like Rencontres Internationales de le Photo in Arles and PhotoEspana show the dynamism of the photography book production…
And now, a new festival offer is emerging : International Foto Book Festival will take place in Kassel in May 2010 for the third year, while PhotoBook Days 2010 in Hamburg will be opened in June 2010 for the first time,. Both in Germany , this two apparently similar festivals will celebrate the photography book medium, with book presentation and signing, lectures, reviews and photobook dummy prize, and schmoozing….
Proof that the photobook publishing industry is taking the developpement of the photography book seriously for 2010 and beyond !….Promising future ?!
Marco Citron is a italian photographer with a lot of irony in his eyes.
"The Heroic deers of People Lives in the Centuries", which he called one time "Boring Landscapes" according to a series well known by a quiete famous british photographer, looks like vintage postcards from the soviet era. But it’s not. He used old films and altered a little bit more the colors digitally. He did the photographs in Ukraine shooting modernist buildings in the suburbs where nothing had really changed from the 60’s or 70’s, even the cars.
This slideshow was produced few months ago for Food For Your Eyes Slideshow presentation in Vienna. Marco suggested me a music who plays so well with his series.
Photojournalist Tomas Van Houtryve infiltered North Korea last year pretending he was a business man who wants to sell chocolate to the most secret country in the world . That could be a Marx Brothers stories, it was also a tour de force. One year later, hearing the terrible news of two american journalists have been sentenced for 12 years of hard labored, he then realized how much it was a risky business. The photographs he managed to take in hospitals, factories, shops, subway in Penyang show what no foreigner could see.
His interviews about his photography inside North Korea were recently broadcast on BBC World Service and NPR . It is worth the listen.
Since 2004, Photolucida’s Critical Mass program has been a tremendous resource for photographers trying to get their work out into the world as well as for gallerists, curators, publishers, and editors in their search for good talent. A totally unique celebration of photography, Critical Mass is a way for photographers to have their work seen by over 200 of the best professionals in the business and to help produce and receive monographs of the work that everyone agrees is great. And in addition to the monographs for 2009, Photolucida is proud to announce that a Critical Mass Top 50 group exhibition is being planned for PCNW, curated by Andy Adams, editor/publisher of Flak Photo.
Critical Mass 2009 is now open for registration and will remain open through July 22nd!
UPDATED : Extend deadline for Critical Mass 2009 through Sunday July 26
Food For Your Eyes Group Show Screening on July 1st at 9.00 pm at Alter Handelshof, Grimmaische Str. 1-7 / Leipzig Center
I’m delighted to present Food For Your Eyes summer show program and highlighting ten visions to tell our world…and life.
This new photo- group slideshow features works by east, north and south europeans, americans and australian photographers :Jens Olof Lasthein , Alexander Gronsky, Jörg Brüggemann, Szabolcs Barakonyi, Juliana Beasley, Will Steacy, Graham Miller, Felix R. Cid, Esther Levine & Flore-Aël Surun
Asia-Europe Emerging Photographers' Forum 2009 in Kuala Lumpur
By the end of March, I’ve reeceived an invitation to participate in Asia -Europe Emerging Photographers’ Forum”, a cultural exchange program planned from May 10th through May 19th, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur. Then I’ve realized how much having created Food For Your Eyes Projects could be so grateful. Having such an oppotunity to collaborate with 23 young photographers from Europe and South-East Asia was an awesome experience !
Siddharth Jain (Delhi) discussing his work with Peter Bialobrzeski during a portfolio-review session on day 3, at Asia-Europe Emerging Photographers’ Forum, Kuala Lumpur May 2009
Our busy schedule was divided between lectures, portfolio-reviews and discussions for the final exhibtion. We had lot of fun for sure, a lot of talks about photography (of course! ) and then we managed to took up a challenge : an exhibtion ready for a public opening scheduled on May 17th at Annexe Gallery , an alternative art space and gallery in Kuala Lumpur
Editing, printing,mounting, hanging, curating for Emerging Photographers’ Forum Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur :
Editing with Ziyuan Wang from Bejing in a photographer’s room turned into a working place during the first evening. Asia Europe Emerging Photographers’s Forum in Kuala Lumpur, May 2009
Agung Nugroho Widhi(Indonesia) looking for printing done. Day 3 at Asia-Europe Emerging Forum in Kuala Lumpur May 2009.
Evening before the opening , Jörg Brüggemann from Berlin, with Hiromi Nakamura, (Tokyo Metropolitan Photography Museum ) hanging Agung Nugroho Widhi photos for Creative Economies group-show at Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur May 2009,
How can creative photography impact the perception of shifting economies in the globalised world ? In which ways can social cooperation and creativity meet in the space of indeterminate economic capacity ?…… The result was eclectic and chaotic in the beginning but after a high level of collaborative efforts from the group, then it ended-up with a coherent exhibition featuring 23 projects dealing with sustainable economy, gift economy, ressourceful economy, etc in Asia and Europe.
Now the Forum is over but it has left most of participants with the wish to meet again somewhere on the planet !
Participating photographers for Asia-Europe Emerging Photographers Forum 2009 : Tammy David ( Philippines), Siddharth Jain (India), Anastasia Taylor-Lind (UK), Ivor Prickett (Ireland), Jörg Brüggemann (Germany), Rafaela Persson (Sweden), Fernando Izquierdo (Spain), Agata Marzecova ( Slovakia), Assada Poranamond (Thailand), Erna Dyanty (Malaysia), Ziyuan Wang (China), Vignes Balasingam (Malaysia), Agung Nugroho Widhi (Indonesia), Kerstin Duell (Germany), Zhao Renhui (Singapore), Amit Madheshya (India), Angarag Davaasuren (Mongolia), Alex Wong (Malaysia), Maika Elan (Vietnam), Markel Redondo (Spain), Adam Adamus (Poland), Thy Heang (Cambodia), Ahmet Polat ( Nederlands) .
UPDATE : Finally it was decided to develop further our collaboration with ASEF on the topic of Creative Economies, involving selected photographers to participate, and yours trully as a project coordinator. Second Step of the Asia -European project aims to support participant photographers on their ongoing project documenting “Creative Economies” and to organize a touring exhibtion of the works in Europe and Asia in 2010. More to come, stay tuned….
ImageSingulieres Documentary festival of Photography, is a very promising new comer on the map of Photo Festivals in France. ImageSingulières is held in Sète, a fishing town on the Mediterrannea, thanks to photographer Gilles Favier, founder and artistic director of the Festiva. Photography was on display in galleries and museums around town, and as well as on screen in a old wine storehouse each evening, where local oysters was abundant and so delicious !
I was delighted to visit their exhibtions, especially “House of Happiness” by Rena Effendi. ,. Her work documents family and cultural rituals in the traditional society of the Ferghana Valley in Ouzbekistan, through vibrant portraits of women.
One of my favorite exhibition during ImageSingulieres , “White Sea Black Sea,” a powerful series of panoramic photographs by Jens Olof Lasthein is a visual journey along Europe’s eastern borders. His book White Sea Black Sea (2008 - Dewi Lewis Publishing ) is definitively a must-have !
Photo Finish is a new photo event orgnised in Brussels by Photo Gallery Asbl and Hogerschool Sint-Lukas from March 5 to 7 . The program includes exhibtion, auction, conferences and portfolio-review. I feel very honored to be a part of this first edition !
Good news dear readers and visual gourmets , Miss Juliana Beasley is offering four images from her long term ongoing series Last Stop; Rockaway Park , in edition of 15 for a very fair price of 250$ to 300 $ each. The prints are in a nice size of 18” x 18” ( 45,7 cm x 45,7 cm).
Recently, this long term project has been shown at Frieze in London and has become part of the collection at the Victoria and Albert also in London. The project has been shown in the US, Spain, Germany, and most recently in Paris.
Last Stop: Rockaway Park make the cover in the Winter issue 13 of View Magazine.
Fake Holidays is a series of colour photographs about the surreal and outlandish universe of artificial vacations : skiing in Dubaï, relaxing on a tropical beach in the middle of Berlin, or dining at the Kremlin while visiting Turkey… With a background in documentary photography, Reiner Riedler has been traveling the world since 2004 for his project , and here provides a perplexed look at our society of leisure. WIth an eye for the humorous and the absurd, he lends his attention to the details, plays with the fantasy of the the situations and reveals – behind this pasteboard environnments peopled with fictional characters as well as real holydaymakers – the presence of reality there where it is designed to be only an illusion.
I’m delighted to announce the program of Food For Your Eyes photo group slideshow Vol 5 featuring the works of10 talentuous photographers from England, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany and United States :
Juliana Beasley / Last Stop: Rockaway Park
Ed Clark / Still Life Killing Time
Virgilio Fereira / Daily Pilgrims
Ilan Godfrey / Panarama Place & Living with Crime
Michael Grieve / No Love Lost
Robin Maddock /From All Sides Come The Wicked
Nathalie Mohadjer / Mahala Kosovo
Brian Ulrich / Copia
Jean Revillard / Way Back Home, Immigrants makshifthuts in North of France