Until March 24th, M.I.A Gallery hosted an exhibition of photographs by Malian photographer and Hasselblad Award winner Malick Sidibé. The exhibition in Seattle consisted of over 30 photographs by Sidibé. As you can see, Sidibé’s work focusses mostly on black-and-white studies of popular culture in 1960s Bamako. It includes portraits both of people and of life so to speak, but the human element is always present in each picture.
There is something about the use of black and white and square format which instantly makes these photos timeless and iconic don’t you find? Each photo has a strong sense of form to it; this mixing with an atmosphere which is at once foreign, yet appealing.
Some of the photos are staged whilst other are simply snapshots of dancing, revelry, and good time. I think this strikes an excellent balance for the exhibition. But if you’re in Seattle, go see it for yourself and tell us what you think. It’s open at M.I.A Gallery until March 24th.
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Lomography Singapore plays host to Parallel Planets’ first exhibition, "Façades: Neo-Noir Portraits Exhibition," featuring all-analog photography: a sea of black and white film portraits. This exhibition serves as a platform where both local and international photographers can express themselves by injecting individual perspectives into their craft. It also encourages viewers to look through the lens of the photographers, to see the subjects as who they are – flawed, alive, and breathing – and to also see beyond the façades we all choose to don.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the second part of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
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Last year, Armin Amirian talked to Lomography about his motivations as an artist, his inspiration for his work and the difficulty of pursuing his passion in the society he belongs to. With that came a collection of images that reflected the concerns he and his fellow countrymen are faced with every day. The Iran-based photographer returns with insight on his new body of work.
Some photographers have an instinct for the unique. Whereas others aim to fashion the ordinary into a singular picture, these hunters are obsessed with what cannot be found elsewhere. They prize an exclusive scoop on architectural patterns, artisan quirks, and objects that stick out of an everyday scene. And when the photographers find them, they will twist and turn to get the most flattering angle. Only right for curiosities that beg to be shared.
Xavier Boldú is a London based photographer who has managed to perfectly capture the full potential of the Petzval 85 lens through his stunning portraits. He shares some of his favorite images and talks about his passion for this bokeh art lens.