Articles

Hortus by Lilia Luganskaia

Visual artist Lilia Luganskaia creates Hortus: a visual investigation of the language of plants  - 11/23/20

Hortus is initiated and created by Russian-Dutch artist Lilia Luganskaia (b. 1990), in the premises of her Amsterdam studio. The plants used for this installation/performance arrive from urban gardens in West Amsterdam. The project refers to the multi...

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Final exhibition of Bird in Flight Prize 2020

Alex Blanco - 11/20/20

The international photography contest Bird in Flight Prize 2020 is ready to showcase its 10 short-listed photographers chosen by the international jury of curators, photographers, artists, and photo editors from the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, and Sweden. The ...

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The Aerial Sublime: Being In The World From A Distance

Erik Vroons - 11/19/20

Kacper Kowalksi (b. 1977, Poland) has been observing seemingly infinite landscapes from the sky for over 20 years now. Up in the air, when he’s flying in his gyrocopter and simultaneously photographing the world below, he doesn’t think much. He jus...

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Polar Night: A Visual Poem on an Arctic Town

Alex Blanco - 11/9/20

A strong fascination with the paradox of light and darkness prompted San Francisco-based Mark Mahaney (b. 1979, United States) to make a personal journey to Utqiagvik. With Polar Night, the photographic result of this Nordic quest, he reports on endurance, isola...

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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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OPEN CALL: THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

ALEX BLANCO - 03/29/19

The International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) is an annual educational and networking event for emerging photographers. It provides the opportunity to immerse into 9 days of intense visual experience in the Latvian countryside. ISSP 2019 is themed ‘Photography and the World’, and it w...

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THIN LINE BETWEEN TRUTH AND FICTION: INTERVIEW WITH CAMILLE PICQUOT

ALEX BLANCO - 03/15/19

Camille Picquot (b. 1990, France) is a photographer and cinematographer who works with documentary and fiction. Her visuals can be called both attractive and uncomfortable at the same time. They trigger our senses and present uncanny juxtapositions which create a precise represen...

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OPEN CALL: VII TUTOR PROGRAM

ALEX BLANCO - 02/19/19

Since 2001, the renowned Officine Fotografiche together with VII Photo Agency have been bringing public attention to contemporary photographers in the field of documentary. This year, as a result of their fruitful partnership “VII Tutor Program” was born: the workshop focused on disco...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #60: TRIBUTE

ERIK VROONS, JORRE BOTH - 02/12/19

GUP Magazine is celebrating! What’s more, we’re doing so in great company. This is our 60th issue and to commemorate the occasion we pay tribute to a number of esteemed photographers who have reached or will soon arrive at the remarkable age of 60.

Three established current or former m...

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NEW HAUTE TALENT 2019

ALEX BLANCO - 02/8/19

This year, photo fair Haute Photographie once again presents a great selection of new talents. GUP talked to some of them at the vernissage on February 6 and asked a couple of questions about this entirely new and exciting experience.

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NO TEXT NO HUMANS

JORRE BOTH - 11/21/18

Even when they’re full of details, the spaces in the photographs by Thomas Demand (b. 1964, Germany) feel empty. They may contain furniture, greenery and traces of life, but they’re devoid of life itself: no text, no humans. We see uninhabited spaces and lifeless exteriors, i...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #59: PSEUDO

ERIK VROONS, JORRE BOTH - 11/9/18

We have come to accept this hard fact: photography wasn’t guileless from the very start.

It might have been a bit naive to trust in the age-old concepts of objectivity and transparency, or the idea that photography always tells the absolute and unquestionable truth. Yet the ‘post-truth...

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TRYOUTS

ERIK VROONS - 09/20/18

Teenage girls grow up aware of constantly being observed and judged by the outside world. Boys on the bumpy road to manhood also compare themselves to others, but traditional masculinity is increasingly scrutinised. In our sexualised and (social) media-driven society, saturated with insecurities ...

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​FESTIVAL IMAGES VEVEY

JORRE BOTH - 09/3/18

Visiting Festival Images is like visiting an open-air museum. The festival exhibits a combination of national and international visual artists throughout the Swiss town of Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Photography can be enjoyed – free of charge – on facades, in parks and at indoo...

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THE MAP AND THE TERRITORY

JORRE BOTH - 07/20/18

The Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992) hardly ever had to leave Italy for inspiration. His subjects could be found anywhere. It was close to his home in Modena that he recognised how pop culture was taking hold on society; that it would become harder by the day to dist...

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OPEN CALL: NEW DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHY TALENT 2019

- 07/17/18

GUP Magazine is proud to present the eighth edition of New Dutch Photography Talent: New 2019. Each year, New features the 100 greatest photography talents the Netherlands has to offer.

New 2019 will be presented in November 2018. We are now open for submissions. All photography students, ...

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BEING: NEW PHOTOGRAPHY 2018

Author of the article - 06/5/18

What does it mean to be human? This is the overarching question in the most recent instalment of New Photography, a biannual group show hosted by MoMA in New York. Being: New Photography 2018 presents a group of 17 photographers from around the world at various stages in their careers, representi...

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4K ULTRA HD

INKA & NICLAS - 05/16/18

A Google image search of ‘4K Ultra HD’ results in an endless array of the most colourful and detailed photos of animal close-ups and epic landscapes, waiting to be saved as your desktop background. In one way or another, they are all clichés. A sunset almost always contains ...

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THE MATRIX OF WATER

Author of the article - 05/4/18

The recent experience of a drought in Cape Town galvanized SaySay.Love (b. 1962) to focus his creative efforts on something that he—originally from Germany—took for granted: water. He spent the next half-year photographing water around the world, from Africa to Poland, in se...

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A MEASURE OF PEACE

NORA UITTERLINDEN - 03/15/18

“OH! This is what it’s like to feel normal,” Robert realises after starting his gender transition. Ever since puberty, Robert explains in the written collection Trans: Transgender Life Stories from South Africa, he’d had the sense that something was wrong. He wanted to feel like a man...

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THE TURNING POINT OF CONFLICT

MARIJE PÖPPING - 03/5/18

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it,” Mahatma Gandhi said. While woe-filled women and men have wondered since time immemorial whether true peace is possible, conflict has nevertheless played an important role in making us who we are today. It’s a tool to e...

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RANDY

ROBIN DE PUY - 02/5/18

The exhibition Randy, hosted by the Bonnefantenmuseum in the Netherlands, showcases a special encounter between Dutch photographer Robin de Puy (b. 1986) and a country boy named Randy. De Puy encountered Randy on a road trip across America and was immediately intrigued by the boy’s presence. O...

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IMAGES IN THE ERA OF HYPERMEDIA

KATHERINE OKTOBER MATTHEWS - 12/5/17

As we are increasingly bombarded from all directions by all kinds of media whose very goal it is to immerse us in their alternate reality, photography can seem nearly benign. While it records aspects of reality to arrive at a lifelike image, its two-dimensional, typically rectangular format feels...

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NOTHING IS FOREVER EXCEPT EVERYTHING

KATHERINE OKTOBER MATTHEWS - 10/7/17

Much of modern photography is dedicated to the idea that a camera records something which, were it not for the benevolence of a photographer ‘bearing witness’, would be lost in the maelstrom of existence. By now, it should be obvious that our constant documentation is only creating a parallel...

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ENDING / OVER: PHOTOGRAPHY AS A REMEDY FOR DETACHMENT

ERIK VROONS - 09/20/17

“Every new beginning comes from other beginning’s end,” noted Seneca – the Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist. In AD 65 he was forced to commit suicide, a punishment for an alleged involvement in a (failed) coup of emperor Nero. But that’s beside the point here. What ...

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PRETTY IN PINK: PHOTOGRAPHY AS POLITICAL RESISTANCE

SHARON ZELNICK - 09/13/17

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A man in a bright pink suit walks into a demonstration.

In this image from the Pink Man series, from Thai photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom (b. 1961) we see a man with a shiny pink suit and matching shopping cart cluelessly wanderi...

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PICTURING PRIDE: A SELECTION OF WORKS CELEBRATING LGBTQ

SHARON ZELNICK - 08/4/17

In honour of Amsterdam Gay Pride week, this year from July 29th to August 6th, we wanted to draw your attention to eight special series about being gay. From illuminating the power of being a confident naked gay man in the Netherlands to capturing the beauty of two women sharing fruit in Vietnam,...

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AN IMMORTAL’S MORTAL COIL

MAX VAN STEEN - 07/10/17

From the ancient myth of Achilles to alchemists who sought the philosopher’s stone, immortality has been a cornerstone for humanity’s hopes and dreams since the very beginning. The quest for a life eternal appears to be quite universal; from Japanese to Norse mythology, from Christian stories...

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FATHERHOOD THROUGH THE LENS OF FIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS

SHARON ZELNICK - 06/18/17

In honour of Father’s Day, we wanted to draw your attention to five series from photographers that focus on fatherhood. From newborn babies, to father-daughter purity balls, to caring for elderly dads, fatherhood takes on many forms and photographers express father-child relationships in a vari...

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LOVE IS A CAPABILITY

MATTHEW BARLOW - 06/6/17

“Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end”, wrote the Swiss author Madame de Staël (1766-1817). Since time immemorial, love has been seen as something boundless as well as a means through which we ourselves can esc...

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KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH 2017

ERIK VROONS - 05/29/17

Commemorating its 15th anniversary, Krakow now rightfully celebrates its established position on the map of international photography festivals. What started in 2001 as a ‘grass roots’ initiative to have various exhibition locations team up under the same flag eventually resulted in one of th...

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KOTO BOLOFO: BETWEEN BLACK & WHITE

OLLO WEGUELIN - 05/12/17

An exhibit of works by Koto Bolofo, Between Black & White, opens this Saturday, May 13 at the Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam.

Koto Bolofo, the London-based fashion photographer, has reached the top of his craft despite a tur...

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PAPER EDGES

NORA UITTERLINDEN - 04/28/17

I was six years old and fed up with not having a sibling. Making my first attempt at an authoritative tone, I told my mother that it was high time to give me a brother or a sister.

When my birthday came around, my mother handed me a very large present – I had to stand on my toes to look ...

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THE FUN OF PHOTOBOOKS

KATHERINE OKTOBER MATTHEWS - 04/26/17

Modern photobooks are all too often the insecure product of an oversaturated marketplace. With so many photographers in the world, many of whom have the idea that publishing a book will confirm their status or identity as a ‘real’ photographer, there’s no shortage of photobooks that try in ...

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Hairless, Please

Editorial team - 09/9/11

You have undoubtedly all heard of the famous Polish fashion photographer; Peter Lindbergh. The master of black and white fashion photographs: a scarce phenomenon today. Starting at the age of 27 with his interest in film and photography, he developed a personal style by which he manages to captur...

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Photography and the American dream

Editorial team - 09/8/11

In the autumn of 2001, the Van Gogh Museum scheduled a survey of American photography from the years 1840 to 1940. It was a period in which a national identity emerged, when the nation fought for freedom, established values, began to develop as an industrial power and when towns were built throug...

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Noorderlicht – Chapter 5- machinery

Editorial Team - 09/7/11

In addition to the Noorderlicht portfolio in GUP#30, The Metropolitan Issue, we bring you six chapters introducing fifteen photographers as well as the six featured themes for upcoming Noorderlicht Photofestival in Groningen, The Netherlands. Today chapter 5: Machinery.

Looking down on the...

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Noorderlicht – Chapter 4 – Deficient

Editorial team - 08/17/11

In addition to the Noorderlicht portfolio in GUP#30, The Metropolitan Issue, we bring you six chapters introducing fifteen photographers as well as the six featured themes for the upcoming Noorderlicht Photofestival in Groningen, The Netherlands. Today chapter 4: Deficient.

Nature takes ca...

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Jacob Felländer- I want to live close to you

Editorial team - 07/16/11

In I want to Live Close to You, Jacob Felländer (1974, Sweden) took on an ambitious project: to capture a global view of metropolitan life in one single image. The whole world on a single, multi-exposed negative! He travelled to eight cities in the space of twelve days, flying from Stockholm to ...

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YADDA, YADDA, YADDA

Editorial team - 06/29/11

Born in the Netherlands, Jacqueline Hassink (1966) has mapped the economic globalization of our society in a precise, almost scientific way in a mixture of documentary photgraphy and conceptual art.

In her first project, The Table of Power (1993-95), Hassink photographed t...

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The goal is to die

Editorial team - 06/29/11

“Karoshi” is a Japanese word meaning “death from overwork”. The major medical causes of karoshi are heart attack and stroke due to stress, but you could also see it as an alternative way of suicide. Photographer Pawel Jaszczuk has spent months searching, at ungodly hours,...

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Photography by Severn

- 11/16/10

Severn, a photographer from British Columbia, takes brilliant photos of the world around her. Her photography focuses on the details of life which we all take for granted. When asked about the subject matter of her photography she states “I figured I’d just photograph what I saw aroun...

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Timothy Archibald

Alison Zavos - 11/16/10

Timothy Archibald is a San Francisco-based editorial and commercial photographer. His personal projects have appeared in the collections of Videotage in Hong Kong, The Australian Center for Photography, The Museum of Sex, NY, N.Y., and The Catskill Center for Photography in Woodstock N.Y. This wo...

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CLAUDE VANHEYE

PETER BAS MENSINK - 11/15/10

Claude Vanheye was only 18 when he started photographing famous rock stars. His first posed photos of Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Frank Zappa and Michael Jackson inspired and encouraged him to look for the person behind the artist. In the 70s, he was not only The Netherlands youngest and most succ...

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UNCURBED ENTHOUSIASM

ERIK VROONS - 11/15/10

When I saw the photograph of Munkacsi of the black kids running in a wave I couldn’t believe such a thing could be caught with the camera. I said damn it, I took my camera and went out into the street, said Henri Cartier-Bresson. This was a man who couldn’t leave the house without his cam...

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Rock and rule photography

- 11/15/10

Hordes of young, ambitious music photographers dream of having a career like Anton Corbijn, the shy ministers son who has become as famous as the rock stars he photographs. It’s not impossible but has become extremely difficult because the music industry has changed drastically since Corbij...

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EVIDENCE

SANDRA PHILIPS AND ROBERT FORTH - 11/15/10

In 1977, photographers Larry Sultan (USA) and Mike Mandel (USA) published a book entitled ‘Evidence’. Accompanied by an exhibition in the same year at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this project was the culmination of a three-year search through the files and archives of over 100 Ame...

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CINEMATOGRAPHIC CITIES

Author of the article - 11/15/10

With his first books in the 50s and 60s, William Klein (New York, 1928), began a quest for the zero degree of photography. Rushing into crowds and shooting from the hip – bang! bang! – he was among the first to break the visual taboos of the medium by introducing blurry, out-of-focus shots ta...

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ROCK AND RULE PHOTOGRAPHY

HAN SCHOONHOVEN - 11/15/10

Hordes of young, ambitious music photographers dream of having a career like Anton Corbijn, the shy ministers son who has become as famous as the rock stars he photographs. Its not impossible but has become extremely difficult, because the music industry has changed drastically since Corbijn publ...

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ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY

JILL FURMANOVSKY - 11/15/10

In this special rock ’n roll photography issue of GUP Magazine, which celebrates new talent in the genre through the PopView competition, I will be asking what makes a great rock ’n roll photographer; what distinguishes them from other professional photographers?

First, a little about ...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #27 – THE ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

- 11/1/10

It was on an autumn night in October 2005 that GUP was born – at another magazines party, to reveal our not-so-shy character. But our ambitions at the time were modest: to create a singular issue of a photography magazine; for all lovers of the medium, not just the know-it-alls. It was a hit fr...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #26 – THE VERNACULAR ISSUE

- 10/1/10

The word itself contains so much that its meaning remains empty. Luckily, we had the opportunity to browse through Erik Kessels shed of stumbled-upon footage. And so climbing that attic is our attempt to point out the range of the vernacular; from the archival documentation of Andrea Stultiens to...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #23 – POP ROCK

- 06/20/10

When starting this issue we were under no illusions that we could cover the whole spectrum of the rock genre in one magazine, so we had to make choices, harsh ones. And although pop/rock photography from the past appeals to people more easily (oh, nostalgia) we wanted to avoid the clichés as muc...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #25 – THE STREET ISSUE

- 06/2/10

Observing people can be an interesting pastime, but for some it is more than just a hobby. Street photographers are among those people that enjoy staring in public as much as biologists enjoy watching animals in the wild. But other than in nature, the observer of the urban jungle just happens to ...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #24 – THE INDIA ISSUE

- 03/1/10

Contemporary Indian photography has suddenly caught the international eye, being omnipresent at photo festivals like Noorderlicht in Groningen and Recontres in Arles, and at special exhibitions held in New Jersey (Newark Museum) and London (Whitechapel Gallery). Away from the iconic and sometimes...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #22 – THE RUSSIA ISSUE

- 11/1/09

Covering an area of 17,098,242 km2, Russia is the largest country in the world. And with 140 million inhabitants, made up of around 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples, also one of the most diverse. A superpower with a history that is as turbulent as it is rich. A superpower in sea...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #21 – YOUNG AT HEART

- 09/22/09

Knowing your own mind, even though decisions are sometimes irrational and merely the result of confused feelings. These are often feelings in their purest form: unpolished and straight from the heart. Try seeing things through the unbiased, receptive eyes of a child sometime. The world may look c...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #20 – THE BLACK ISSUE

- 06/22/09

Black is not a colour. Black is devoid of every form of light. A photography magazine with black as its theme is in fact a contradiction in terms, because in order to take photographs light is essential. In this issue you will see images that give the impression of being ‘black’, but are not ...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #19 – CRISIS

- 03/2/09

So there’s a crisis going on, that much we know. Not so much because of the affect it has had on our disposable income, more due to the fact that we (read: the capitalist Western world) are constantly talking about it. There have been crises in the world ever since humankind can remember. F...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #18 – THE FASHION ISSUE

- 01/22/09

It’s been two years since our first and last fashion issue. It was a great success, selling out in just a couple of months (although that could be due to the fact that Kate Moss was splashed across the cover, but let’s not dwell). In this fashion issue we promise to better our first performan...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #17 – WHAT WE LIKE

- 11/19/08

This issue hasn’t got a theme. Well, it does have a theme of sorts; ‘our’ theme. Stuff we have wanted to publish for a long time but couldn’t because we always needed to stick to the themes. For this one issue we got to go freestyle before the next issue which will once ag...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #15 – GRADUATES

- 05/3/08

Graduating from a photo academy or an art college is a once in a lifetime experience made unique by the years of work often dedicated to the final result. You have to set the jewel in the crown of your study, and at the same time face the uncertain life of a professional photographer. Any guarant...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #14 – PAPARAZZI

- 03/3/08

Film director Federico Fellini sat next to a fast-talking boy at school. They called him ‘paparazzo’, taken from the Italian word for mosquito; irritating and intrusive by nature. Later in Fellini’s film ‘La Dolce Vita’, he gave the same name to the character of a pu...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #13 – BELGIUM

- 01/21/08

Our neighbours. Belgium. A wonderful country. A country populated with Flemish and Wallonians, feuding over the language. A country full of melancholy, a place where time seems to stand still. Drive from Wallonia to France and you will see why. Belgium, a country with illustrative language and st...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #12 – AMSTERDAM

- 10/3/07

Amsterdam, beautiful city built on pilings. An inexhaustible source of subject matter for innumerable photographers. Not that it’s such a megalomaniac capital – it’s more of a village with urban traditions. But it’s that smallness which often provides photography with the ...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #11 – NEW DUTCH HEROES

- 08/11/07

It’s almost as if photographers go into collective hibernation during the summer. Newspapers and magazines contain hardly any new or surprising photos, and there’s scarcely a photography exhibition to enter into your diary. With one exception; Koos Breukel’s Among Photographers....

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #10 – PHOTO BOOKS

- 05/16/07

For a photographer a project has come full circle if it ends with an exhibition. And it’s even more complete when it culminates in a photo book. Many photographers consider a book the most important medium for sharing their vision with the viewer. It’s the ideal way to show their work...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #9 – ROTTERDAM

- 03/14/07

Rotterdam, the largest city in the Netherlands, industrial city, major port. Melting pot of cultures, social injustice and crime, but also a city of creativity, innovation and progress. All this makes Rotterdam a city with a wealth of material for photography. And the city on the Maas river knows...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #8 – FASHION

- 01/17/07

Constant innovation, quality control, exclusivity and timelessness: four characteristics that every fashion brand would like to espouse. And magazines strive for pretty much the same things. At the start of GUP’s second year we gained a few extra centimetres. High quality images remain most...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #7 – DUTCH MASTERS

- 11/15/06

Portraits, interiors, landscapes. Three genres that gave Dutch painters their name and fame. Their refined technique, use of light and perspective, and the attention to detail turned Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer, Van Ruisdael and Steen into Dutch Masters. Portraits, interiors and landscapes also prov...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #6 – DOCUMENTARY

- 09/20/06

Photography has never been more accessible. Often amateurs produce unique images with miniscule pocket cameras and mobile phones, quicker than professional photographers. This might be why some professionals seek refuge by digitally manipulating their work, like Lebanese Reuters photographer Adna...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #5 – JAPAN

- 06/7/06

It will come as no surprise to many of our readers that we are devoting this edition of GUP to Japan. Anyone that knows a little about Japanese photography will think of Araki or Moriyama. We did too. In GUP#5 you will find portfolios with strong classic images and beautiful new work as well as a...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #4 – NUDE

- 04/19/06

2006 was an unparalleled year in the Dutch history of photography. With crowdpulling exhibitions of international allure, record proceeds at auctions, young talents breaking through, new photography initiatives such as publishers, galleries and festivals and a rising number of enrolments at photo...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #3 – MANIPULATION

- 02/15/06

With the unique exhibitions of Rineke Dijkstra in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Cartier Bresson in FOAM, and Loretta Lux in Photo Museum Den Haag, the Netherlands started the year 2005 brilliantly. In addition to the named exhibitions, Holland also hosted the World Press Photo of the Year 2005 ...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #2

- 12/15/05

Issue 2. The year 2005 was extremely busy and eventful, resulting in many new initiatives. Besides the introduction of GUP1, a fantastic photography festival in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, a new photography award and the red-hot HUP Gallery; all were received with the same enthusiasm that ...

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INTRODUCTION TO GUP #1 – FIRST EDITION

ROY KAHMANN - 10/5/05

Many think publishing a new photo magazine in this fast developing digital world is equal to committing suicide. Besides a large number of exhibitions and book publications, photo logs and photo news websites pop up by the dozen. Every month you’ll discover new initiatives in the area of photog...

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