Dusseldorf (16 – 18 February 2018) For the seventh edition of the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend, more than 40 institutions, galleries and off-spaces will be presenting a wide-ranging program around the medium of photography.
Michał Drozd (born in 1961) is a Polish documentary, portrait and art photographer, who gained international recognition through numerous awards and distinctions in both Polish and international photography competitions.
People tend to hide their innermost feelings. We don’t like to discuss them or express them in daily life. Through photography I connect with my own hidden fears and desires – I can fix my inner chaos.
When I finished my first novel, about one year ago, besides a sense of relief (I spent over a decade working on it), I wondered if there were any readers left in the world. At a very basic level, my book is a story about a photographer who needs a rebirth.
The village is the cradle of the Russian civilization. This is where it has its roots. It has preserved its primeval soul, pure and simple. Through centuries of building a unique eco-system, it has turned into a self-sufficient organism living by its own rules and customs.
In modern Russian society, where there is a cult of youth, beauty and overconsumption, the old are left behind.The aged person is associated in the collective consciousness rather with poverty, disability and abandonment than with welfare, peace and love.
This body of work is, to some extent, an alternative version or a continuation of the portfolio “Palette of Fantasies” presented to this contest as well. Therefore, it is possible to treat both portfolios in a similar way.
Ivan Pushkin is Russian visual artist working at the intersection of photography and digital media and exploring the perception of reality by contemporary human and society. He graduated from Maxim Gorky Literature Institute and the School of Photography of Elena Sukhoveeva and Victor Khmel.
I have been a model since 2009. I’ve done it for more than 7 years. It was my hobby and I was building a network of contacts that have been useful for the field that I studied, which was Fashion design.
This story is about my grandmother. She is now 90 years old. She has 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. This story shows how one person is able to pull together a large family and keep love in this family for many years.
We know, long time, even though, but time is up, whole world will not save us from time of Godot, which is close and vague, implicit, out of voice, itching and harlotry, all life gushes out the skin, then a temptation without a body
In her ongoing project “It will have another title one day” Anna Block explores her experience of encounter with a place and her strong inspiration with it. In this work she constantly resorts to metaphor of a body
This project has become a visual expression of my pregnancy journey and experience of giving birth. I’ve been child free for a long time. But one day I’ve understood that something inside me has changed
This project brings together 14 of the characters involved in the reconstruction of various periods of Russian history: from the 9th century when we find the earliest mention of the Ancient Russia, until the end of the second world war.
Wojtek lives in a rural area of Ireland, where there is not that many opportunities for a street photographer, but he does travel a lot. In his street portfolio, there are pictures from Tokyo, New York, Morocco, India, and many European destinations.
The Chirikov Lighthouse is located in the north of the Okhotsk Sea coast on the Staritsky Peninsula, 18 kilometers away from Magadan, and reaching it from May to September is only possible by small boats
While working on this project, I was looking at reasons why people choose to stay in bed while the society requires them to be active from morning till night, unless they get sick, either physically or emotionally.
It’s very funny story. I was on Christmas/New Year’s Eve vacations with my husband. We arrived to Berlin Sofitel Hotel like every year this period. We woke up after first night and there was a fantastic light of morning sun after the night snowing.
My father opened that magic door to me. I was very shy – today I seem more gregarious, but basically, I am just an introvert who moonlights as an extrovert. Photography is the perfect medium for someone like me.
Mikhail Batrak is a Ukrainian artist whose work examines the relationship between perception, Surrealism and empiricism. His creative process involves taking photographs with a digital camera and manipulating the results using computer software, combining disparate elements to create unexpected hybrid images.
At the moment Peter Zelei creates images, but it wasn’t always like this. He is originally a trained pharmacist. He actually has a master and a Dr. title. But he has tried lots of things in the past years.
I’ve met Porno Para Ricardo in 2010 in December when they have been refused to go to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles for the 30th anniversary of Solidarity, the Polish trade union that was instrumental in leading to the collapse of communism in Europe.
Correfoc can be considered one of the most dangerous festivals on the planet where thousands of people gather on a hot summer day and parade tiny streets of Catalan cities while being sprayed with fire. The spectators are trying to get as close as possible to the fire in order to be cleansed.
Polish photographer and designer born in Poznan, studied at the Faculty of Graphics and Visual Communication at the Poznan University of Art, Poland.For more than 20 years he has been active in the advertising industry.
The project “Autre” was created by the UBERlab conceptual laboratory. Which consists of photographer and stylist from Kiev, Ukraine. The form of the photo project is expressed in the unification of photography and collage.
Tatsiana Tsyhanova – the famous belarusian photographer, who earned a lot of worldwide awards in genre of Portraiture photography. Her photos take part in exhibitions in France, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Turkey etc.