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Photography exhibition Contemporary and Historical African Photography in Dialogue

Zürich (2 Dec 2016 – 22 Jan 2017) The exhibition at the Photobastei in Zurich will present a dialogue between 13 works from winners of the CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography and historical photographs from the African Photography Initiatives archives. 150 photographs from eleven countries will be presented.

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William Klein : 5 Cities

Brussels (8 Dec 2016 – 5 Feb 2017) A living legend of modern photography, William Klein will be showcasing his first major exhibition in Brussels at Botanique this winter.Also a painter and filmmaker, this American in Paris marked a profound revolution in the world of photography with his first book, New York, published in 1956.

Amazon | Olivier Valsecchi

Amazon by Olivier Valsecchi

Olivier Valsecchi’s new series “Amazon” is a gallery of post-apocalyptic portraits where half-prehistoric half-Disney characters are photographed in front of an ancient wall carpet depicting an eerie jungle.

Thaipusam | Visithra Manikam

Thaipusam by Visithra Manikam

This is one of the most intense festival in the world. Originating from India, the Hindu festival is most grandly celebrated in Malaysia attracting millions of devotees and curious tourists alike.

Léon Herschtritt, Les amoureux de Paris - Café de Flore, 1967
Gelatin silver print by Philippe Salaün, 50 x 60 cm, edition of 25
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Courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff

Léon Herschtritt, A life for photography!

Paris (6 – 23 December 2016) To celebrate the 80th birthday of the photographer, the gallery is happy to show a retrospective of his work. With a passion for photography from an early age, Léon Herschtritt studied at the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie

Little houses of Tibetan Buddhist nuns and monks by Shinya Itahana

Little houses of Tibetan Buddhist nuns and monks by Shinya Itahana

This series was taken in the Larung Valley in Sichuan, China (in Tibetan area of Kham). Little houses expanse of Tibetan Buddhist nuns and monks seems like a quiet wave on a beautiful lake. It feel as if the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism seems like spreading.

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Mass prayer to the Sun by Arup Biswas

It is believed that there are 33 Koti (“KOTI” meaning types. Wrongly translated as Crore.) gods and goddess in Hindu Mythology. And each type of god or goddess are worshiped with proper devotions and dedications.

Rene Magritte at MOMA, New York, 1965 © Steve Schapiro

The psychic lens surrealism and the camera

London (24 Nov 2016 – 28 Jan 2017) A new exhibition of nearly 50 works at Atlas Gallery will explore how photographers responded to Surrealism over the course of over 50 years.

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Haris Calkic Director of Balkan Photo Festival

Balkan Photo Festival and a selection of the best photo Balkan Photo Award are the legal heirs of the festival Photo of the Year BiH. Announcement of the winners and the complete program of the festival is traditionally held in Sarajevo, at the end of January.

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Night in Cherry Red by Kazunori Nagashima

When you are thinking of yourself, it may not be that you’re always facing yourself precisely. But it must cause great fear to disrupt yourself in order to have a complete objective point of view.

Marcin Glabus | Portrait Photography

Marcin Glabus : Portrait Photography

Photographer living in Poland, Poznań. His photographic adventure began in 1990s, when his father bought him his first analogue camera.Having no earlier experience with photography.

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Bernard Larsson : Leaving is Entering

Berlin (Ago 19, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017) The photographer Bernard Larsson (born in Hamburg, 1939) was working from 1959 to 1961 as William Klein’s assistant in a France marked by its recent defeats in Indochina and Algeria.

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The Red Saint by Peter Kemp

For Dutch photographer Peter Kemp the storytelling element is essential in his photography. “It has to be open to different interpretations, making people look more carefully at the picture, triggering them to create stories from it.”

Drawn-In | Escape | Barbara Oliveira

Escape by Barbara Oliveira

There is a difference between what should be and what is. Often we find, in this human condition, an inexorable yearning to escape. To quote Housman “I, a stranger and afraid; in a World I never made”

The Bookstore Project |  Florin Ion Firimitã

The Bookstore Project by Florin Ion Firimitã

It all started with a dream, a collection of fears, and a few questions. A dream of a nude woman walking inside a bookstore on a rainy night, leafing through books damaged by rain. The bookstore had no roof, the woman looked lost, and the rain was turning all the pages into mush.

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Night in Cherry Red by Kazunori Nagashima

When you are thinking of yourself, it may not be that you’re always facing yourself precisely. But it must cause great fear to disrupt yourself in order to have a complete objective point of view.

Drawn-In | Escape | Barbara Oliveira

Escape by Barbara Oliveira

There is a difference between what should be and what is. Often we find, in this human condition, an inexorable yearning to escape. To quote Housman “I, a stranger and afraid; in a World I never made”

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Foibe by Sharon Ritossa

Foiba, Italian term for “sinkhole” is a Deep natural cave with a funnel shape, typical of the Carso region. In Istria, Dalmatia and Venezia Giulia these cavities were used as mass graves to hide the bodies of the victims of political killings by Yugoslav partisans after the Second World War.

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Nádia Maria ; Poetic Photography

Born in 1984 (by fate, being born on World Photography Day), Nádia Maria is a Brazilian photographer based in Bauru, São Paulo, Over the years she explored photography, and has studied at Senac school in Brazil.

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Isabelle Zezima ; Culinary Photography

Isabelle Zezima is a french photographer living and working in Paris. She grew up near Fontainebleau forest and went to the capital for studying arts and photography in Paris 8 university.

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Daria Djalelova ; Do not Forget

Now she is 82 years old and she didn’t forget this terrible time. She often shows to me her father’s photos. She saw him at the last time when he had left her and sat in the last train.

WORLD

Wild Things / Wiebke Haas

Wild Things by Wiebke Haas

This year one of my biggest dreams came true – I met wild horses. I mean I literally stood in between large herds surrounded by prying, gentle animals. Contrary to my expectation to meet animals which are wild and untamed, I found trust, love and pure curiosity.

Nice Nosing You /  Elke Vogelsang

Nice Nosing You by Elke Vogelsang

Born in 1972 Elke Vogelsang turned her professional life upside down later in life to leave a smoothly running and profitable but dull job as a translator to pursue what she loves – photography.

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Grey Matter(s) by Tom Jacobi

For two years Tom Jacobi travelled to six continents, searching for archaic landscapes – mystical places that had been shaped over thousands of years by nature, yet they seem timeless, even modern.

Weightlessness / Yosuke Kashiwakura

Weightlessness by Yosuke Kashiwakura

When gazing at the jellyfish floating in their tanks at the aquarium, I find myself in a peculiar mood. These jellyfish appear as if they could be alien life forms drifting through space, or perhaps even spaceships.

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Someone Here by Alexandra Uhart

Alexandra Uhart is an artist photographer born in Chile who is based in London. Before turning her focus to the photographic pursuit she studied Aesthetics, which helped shape the philosophical enquiries that she would later express visually in her work.

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Wiebke Haas ; Fine art equine

Wiebke Haas is a dedicated award-winning equine and animal photographer from Germany. Ever since she was a little girl she dreamt of hoof-beats and flying through the fields on a back of a horse.

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Mattia Zaldini ; Street Photography

He developed his passion since he was ten years old. He started in the easier way… He though it was a game. Go out and shoot. Easy, Simple. Fast. For some reasons, He shortly becomes the official “fotoreporter” in his family.

SHOT

Amazon | Olivier Valsecchi

Amazon by Olivier Valsecchi

Olivier Valsecchi’s new series “Amazon” is a gallery of post-apocalyptic portraits where half-prehistoric half-Disney characters are photographed in front of an ancient wall carpet depicting an eerie jungle.

Marcin Glabus | Portrait Photography

Marcin Glabus : Portrait Photography

Photographer living in Poland, Poznań. His photographic adventure began in 1990s, when his father bought him his first analogue camera.Having no earlier experience with photography.

Peter Kemp | Painting

The Red Saint by Peter Kemp

For Dutch photographer Peter Kemp the storytelling element is essential in his photography. “It has to be open to different interpretations, making people look more carefully at the picture, triggering them to create stories from it.”

The Bookstore Project |  Florin Ion Firimitã

The Bookstore Project by Florin Ion Firimitã

It all started with a dream, a collection of fears, and a few questions. A dream of a nude woman walking inside a bookstore on a rainy night, leafing through books damaged by rain. The bookstore had no roof, the woman looked lost, and the rain was turning all the pages into mush.

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La vida en disparos by Jose Girl

Jose Girl is a Spanish photographer living in Los Angeles since 2010.Very related to the world of rock, she has to date published 3 books of photography on this subject, and has worked with some of the most important musical publications of Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.

Portraits |  Bret Hartman

Portraits by Bret Hartman

This series represents a portion of an ongoing project that Los Angeles based photographer Bret Hartman been working on with the TED Fellows program for over 3 years.

STORY

Thaipusam | Visithra Manikam

Thaipusam by Visithra Manikam

This is one of the most intense festival in the world. Originating from India, the Hindu festival is most grandly celebrated in Malaysia attracting millions of devotees and curious tourists alike.

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Mass prayer to the Sun by Arup Biswas

It is believed that there are 33 Koti (“KOTI” meaning types. Wrongly translated as Crore.) gods and goddess in Hindu Mythology. And each type of god or goddess are worshiped with proper devotions and dedications.

DNA

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Haris Calkic Director of Balkan Photo Festival

Balkan Photo Festival and a selection of the best photo Balkan Photo Award are the legal heirs of the festival Photo of the Year BiH. Announcement of the winners and the complete program of the festival is traditionally held in Sarajevo, at the end of January.

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Burkhard Arnold Director of In Focus Galerie

The In focus galerie was founded in 1990 und shows photography in its whole range, classic journalistic-, portrait-, staged-, concept-, nude- and architecture photography (vintage and later prints) from 1945 up to today.

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Interview with Ralph Gräf

Ralph Gräf was born in southern Bavaria and spent most of your life in Munich. To me a printed version of a photo should always be the final product, it is so much better than watching photos on a computer screen or even a telephone.

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