Defined by hard-edged and full-on contrasted black and white, the Provoke movement began with the short-lived magazine "Provoke". Although having only made three issues in nine months (November 1968 to August 1969), the magazine is deemed responsible for the progressive art photography and cultural criticism taking place in the 1960's and 1970's. It was a terrific source not only for literary pieces of nationwide political protests, but as well as of photography.
Provoke members Daidô Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira, Takahiko Okada, Yutaka Takanashi, and Kôji Taki sought all of these during the magazine's run.They made connections between photography, political protests and performance in a post-war Japan. This also gave light and new meaning to the works of Shômei Tômatsu, a mentor for many Provoke members, international photographer Eikô Hosoe and the now-famous, fan-favorite yet controversial Nobuyoshi Araki.
What separates Ed van der Elsken from the objective photographer is that he partakes in the scenes he framed. Known for his works in the 1970's and its subcultures, Elsken was the photographer of the bohemians, the ruffians, the artists, the culturally marginalized.
German photographer Hans Hansen came to prominence while he was taking photography campaigns for Lufthansa in the 60's. Initially a graphic designer-in-the-making, the self-taught photographer saw a connection between graphic design and photography.
The "Nouvelle Vague", or the French New Wave, was a revolutionary movement in French cinema, in which romance in socio-political issues of the 60's became the new mod of artistry. The photographer Raymond Cauchetier has captured all of its beginnings, as with the iconic film "Jules et Jim".
Santa Nastro is the editor in chief of Artribune, an Italian magazine which talks about every art form, from theatre to architecture. She works in the field of contemporary arts for 15 years and she has also a background in experimental photography. Meet our new TEN AND ONE AWARDS judge!
One of America's greatest photographers was no just a man of the arts, but he was a theoretician and educator that imbued intellectual and spiritual philosophies in photography. His years in Portland, Oregon are among his famous works that proved of his mastery.
Tatsuo Takei's been making waves as he shoots the longboarding tradition in the Golden State with photography and film. Following a routine of surfing and shooting in film, we get to know more about Tatsuo's life and work in this interview.