Articles

REDUCCIÓN: FELIPE ROMERO BELTRÁN

Erik Vroons - 04/1/20

Felipe Romero Beltrán (b. 1992) is a Columbian visual artist residing and studying in Madrid. Due to bureaucratic procedures, he had to await official documents that allowed him to continue his PhD. Experiencing the clear and present danger of a police arrest, he then decided to apply his knowle...

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MOUNTAINS, MEMORIES, AND MAGNITUDE

TIM VAN DIJK - 03/16/20

No mountain has ever moved, but they just appear as if they could crush an entire village to nothing but dust without any remorse. At the same time, they seem to look over us, as colossal guardians. This paradox might relate to the sublime, the experienced greatness of something while not being a...

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GETTING ACROSS: COLLABORATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS OF LIFE IN THE WAITING ROOM

ERIK VROONS - 02/16/20

Photography can help raise awareness and elicit empathy for the matters at stake – even it might sometimes be necessary to bend the message towards a more subjective and conceptualised direction. Today, we – the ‘visually literate’ audience – are seemingly ready to accept alternative ap...

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PROJECT ICEWORM

DUNCAN WOOLDRIDGE - 01/22/20

Curator, critic and artist Duncan Wooldridge reflects on Anastasia Mityukova’s (ongoing) Project Iceworm.

In the present moment, in a culture with almost simultaneous communication, we have begun to sense that distance has virtue. The proximity of our pictures brings to the continuous pr...

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DARK WATERS

TIM VAN DIJK - 11/1/19

Since the beginning of the 1990s, countless refugees have tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea in an attempt to leave North Africa and to reach the safe havens of Europe. Some were successful in doing so, while others met their fate in the water.

Dark Waters by Daniel Tchetchik (b. Israel)...

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FRESH EYES: PANOS CHARALAMPIDIS & MARY CHAIRETAKI

JORRE BOTH - 10/1/19

Greek artist duo Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki (b. 1974) are included in the first edition of FRESH EYES: a catalogue initiated by GUP featuring 100 of the most talented European photographers currently in the first stage of their career. We asked them about their work in progress, but ...

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GREGORY HALPERN: OMAHA SKETCHBOOK

JORRE BOTH - 09/24/19

[…] There might not be too many reasons to visit Omaha, Nebraska. Although situated in the very heart of the United States geographically – in the Heartland, the Bible Belt, the Corn Belt, the American Midwest – it is at its periphery culturally. It has few landmarks or defining...

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GUILLAUME TOMASI: CHRYSALISES

ASTRID HULSMANN - 09/20/19

French-Canadian photographer Guillaume Tomasi (b. 1984) worked in IT before making a career switch. He went back to school at 32 to dedicate his life to photography. His work revolves around visual storytelling, focusing on people, places and memories. For example, in his project Ce qu’il r...

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BAS LOSEKOOT: OUT OF PLACE

ERIK VROONS - 09/16/19

Dutch photographer Bas Losekoot is highly fascinated by the subject matter of urban navigation and how it relates to the ways in which we cope with situations; how we apparently are both individuals and part of an imagined community when commuting between the A’s and B’s that mark the directi...

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NOTHING PERSONAL: WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING BEFORE WAR HAPPENS?

ERIK VROONS - 09/12/19

Applying a bold aesthetic strategy, resulting in images that are both humorous and sinister, Nikita Teryoshin (1986, Russia) provides a distinct peek behind the curtains of the global weapon industry. His cheeky photographic documentation of highly exclusive defence trade fairs aptly reflects how...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #62: PERIPHERY

ERIK VROONS, JORRE BOTH - 08/13/19

Attention is often concentrated on the centre of things, but what happens further away from the limelight? Whether arriving from a curiosity for the expanded possibilities of photography, or from an interest in the underexposed aspects of daily life, the contributors to this issue of GUP all show...

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KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH 2019: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

ERIK VROONS - 05/31/19

Photography, in the context of this annual festival, is considered a form of art while it is also seen as an opportunity to trigger socially engaged dialogue. ‘Krakow’ provides a framework of ideas and what it requires, in return, is critical spectatorship. In line with many photo books being...

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THE ISLAND OF DRAGONFLIES

ALEX BLANCO - 05/20/19

In L’île aux Libellules (The Island of Dragonflies), Julien Mauve (b. 1984, France) combines his love for nature with his fascination for discovering mysteries, solving riddles and living an eternal adventure. As a boy, Mauve was hooked on books like Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevens...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #61: ESCAPE

ERIK VROONS, JORRE BOTH - 05/16/19

Summer is on its way! For many, this season delivers a chance to escape the daily routine. People seek all kinds of refuge: they pack their bags and leave, or they remain and withdraw into the plethora of loopholes available nearby or online. The need to escape can come from different things: to...

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ALL AMERICAN GIRLS

ALEX BLANCO - 05/13/19

In 2019, many people are still fighting for self-expression and self-acceptance while being oppressed by their peers and by governments. We still have a long way to go, and this is why queer photography is such a relevant theme.It is experiencing something of a comeback. A perfect contemporary ex...

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ACTS OF DISAPPEARANCE

ALEX BLANCO - 05/10/19

Parallel presents the exhibition Acts of Disappearance at Photo London 2019.The pan-European photography organisation, established in 2016 in Lisbon, invited multidisciplinary artist and musician Bruno Humberto to curate the exhibition. It focuses on the idea of the subjective landscape: an imper...

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MIGRATION AS AVANT-GARDE​

ALEX BLANCO - 05/2/19

Michael Danner (b. 1967, Germany) tends to include political and anthropological elements in almost all his photographic projects. Hence, he doesn’t only photograph countries or cities, but he investigates their histories and vectors of oppression and privilege. His latest ...

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RHOME: AN INTERVIEW WITH CAIMI & PICCINNI

MARIA TERESA SALVATI - 04/12/19

Jean-Marc Caimi (b. 1966, France) and Valentina Piccinni (b. 1982, Italy) are an artist duo who started collaborating in 2013 for projects focused both on documentary and more personal, intimate photography. Their new project RHOME is a journey through the multip...

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