Curated by Pedro Almodóvar, Galería Elvira González Madrid is currently presenting a selection of 31 photos by American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
The photographs, spanning Mapplethorpe’s career between 1976 and 1989 reveal the artist’s ultimate expression of beauty: nudes, flower compositions and still lifes.
Pedro Almodóvar conceived the show as a set of groups of images in dialogue with each other. His gaze focused primarily on the human body and the geometry of space in Mapplethorpe’s photos.
Galería Elvira González, the exclusive representative of Robert Mapplethorpe in Spain, has worked alongside the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in organising this exhibition of silver gelatin and dye transfer colour prints. The exhibition, part of the Off Photoespaña Festival 2011, is accompanied by a publication with texts by US novelist and poet Siri Hustvedt. The texts themselves are based on Pedro Almodóvar’s selection of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work.
The exhibition is open until July 22nd, 2011 at Galería Elvira González, General Castanos 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Finland is set to reopen its doors on March 13, Friday after months of renovation with an exhibit featuring the work of acclaimed American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Thousands of photographs and other related materials by celebrated American photographer Robert Frank may now be accessed by the public through the National Gallery of Art's The Robert Frank Collection.
This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!
Susanna Brown is the Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She curated the exhibition "Horst: Photographer of Style" as well as recent V&A shows "Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography" and "Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton." We lent her an LC-A+ to test out her own photography skills and asked her a few questions about this fascinating job.
Each person sees the world differently. How we see things are affected by our feelings, characteristics, and background. Jorgen Axelvall, a Swedish visual artist and photographer who is currently based in Tokyo, captures through photographs what his creative vision sees. He recreated his world, even with card-sized instant photos. Catch a glimpse of his moody yet tasteful pieces.
James Petrozzello is a New York based photographer currently residing in Brooklyn. He is a full time photographer and has shot portraits of Mick Jagger, Bill Clinton, Wane Gretzky, and Shaquille O’Neal, among others. He took a different approach to shooting with the Petzval Lens and tells us of his unique but interesting series of photographs in this interview.
Opening today, "The Way We Live" features a selection of images by photographer and LomoAmigo Kate Bellm and site-specific work by artist Edgar Lopez Arrelano. Please note that one of the images in this post is NSFW.
This article is dedicated to one of the most important masters of photography, Robert Capa. Capa is well known for his photos of war, from the famous image of the Republican Spanish soldier collapsing backwards after being fatally shot to his images taken in Indochina. He was also a co-founder of the famous Magnum Photo Agency, the first cooperative agency for freelance photographers worldwide. For this article, I took advantage of a rare event held in my city, Como, some weeks ago: a military drill for civil protection purposes.
This is a tribute to a founding father of photography, the American photographer Paul Strand. In 1955, he released a book about Luzzara, a small town in central Italy, in collaboration with the famous neo-realist screenwriter Cesare Zavattini. To pay homage to this great artist, this summer I personally went to Luzzara to take a series of photos that shows the changes in this little town 60 years after the work of Strand was published.
The Science Museum in London is set to play host to a showcase of some of the earliest known images taken by photography pioneers, selected from the collection of the world's oldest surviving photographic society.