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Tomasz Liboska: Turn Round

Tomasz Liboska: Turn Round

By Linda Zhengová

In the past years, Tomasz Liboska (b. 1976, Poland) documented the Upper Silesian region in Poland, right on the border with the Czech Republic. The area is known for its industrial production, especially coal mining which became the main source of income for the locals and growth of the region already since the 18th century.…

Alfredo Bosco: Forgotten Guerrero

Alfredo Bosco: Forgotten Guerrero

By Linda Zhengová

In his reportage project ‘Forgotten Guerrero’, Milan-based photographer Alfredo Bosco (b. 1987, Italy) concentrates on the social and political climate of Guerrero, Mexico – a state, responsible for the largest production and export of heroin in the country. The state is ruled by criminal organizations and drug cartels who constantly fight for power over the…

PHotoESPAÑA 2021: A GUP Selection of Highlights

PHotoESPAÑA 2021: A GUP Selection of Highlights

Erik Vroons

Every year since 1988, the photography and visual art festival PHotoESPAŇA turns Madrid (and many other locations in Spain) into a kaleidoscopic hyper-museum filled with a wide variety of exhibitions – ranging from the most ‘traditional’ to the very contemporary. Both the range and the enduring character of PHE are an achievement, and this year’s…


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Mattia Balsamini: In Search of Appropriate Images

Mattia Balsamini: In Search of Appropriate Images

By Linda Zhengová

The exploration of oneself became an important aspect of COVID-19 related confinement. Our needs and desires became loud when taken away from us. By being forced to adjust and re-define our values and behaviour, a new space for previously unknown possibilities and perspectives opened up. This urge to turn the suspended time into something unique…

Mark Templeton: Ocean Front Property

Mark Templeton: Ocean Front Property

By Sophie Beerens

Ocean Front Property, an image and audio based work by sound artist and photographer Mark Templeton, is a meditation on our obsessive wanderlust —  as he dreams of distant shores from the landlocked province of Alberta, Canada. "I was in search of water and the effect its absence had on me," writes Templeton on the impetus…

Ryu Ika: The Second Seeing

Ryu Ika: The Second Seeing

By Linda Zhengová

Sometimes, we become so immersed in the cycle of life, that we forget to take a step back and question where we are actually going. This paradox of life is the theme of Ryu Ika’s first monograph ‘The Second Seeing’ (published by AKAAKA). Through her lens and exploration of places such as Inner Mongolia, Japan,…