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LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES

LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES

France

For its 49th edition, titled Back To The Future, Les Rencontres d’Arles reflects on what happens around the world today by looking back at events from 50 and 60 years ago. In different sections, visitors are taken through recent American and European history, as well as the most recent developments in politics and technology.

FOTOFESTIWAL LODZ

FOTOFESTIWAL LODZ

Poland

This year’s edition of Fotofestiwal Lodz focuses on nature photography in the context of contemporary environmental problems. In bringing to light current issues such as global warming, mass extinction and ‘plastic soup’, one of the most classic genres of photography might be more relevant than ever.

DEVOTION! 30 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN

DEVOTION! 30 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN

Fotografiska Stockholm

Even though Ellen von Unwerth’s (b. 1954) images feature mainly super models, often scantily clad, the women are very much in control: men are the ones who are objectified, as they are only there to serve, fear, or gawk at the fabulous women. Here, women are the strongest, sexiest, and have the most fun. It…

A PIONEER IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

A PIONEER IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

Fotomuseum Antwerp

While most of his European contemporaries in the 1960s and 1970s were working in black and white, and colour photography was considered suitable merely for advertising, not serious art photography, Harry Gruyaert’s (b. 1941) work exploded with colour.

DIRK BRAECKMAN DOUBLE EXHIBITION

DIRK BRAECKMAN DOUBLE EXHIBITION

Belgium

Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman (b. 1958) invites viewers to take more time in front of his work than they’re used to: his layered, obscure, intensely grey photographs don’t reveal their secrets easily. Suggesting rather than explaining, these are no longer photographs of things. Braeckman keeps on discovering and stretching the limits of the medium in…

UNSEEN AMSTERDAM

UNSEEN AMSTERDAM

Westergasfabriek

On September 22, international photography event Unseen Amsterdam 2017 opens to the public in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, highlighting the most recent developments in the world of contemporary photography. For the sixth edition, festivities include an array of new programme elements dedicated to the ethos of new work and young talent. Unseen includes a fair, book…

A HANDFUL OF DUST

A HANDFUL OF DUST

White Chapel Gallery

A Handful of Dust, an exhibition of images in dialogue curated by David Campany, is a speculative visual history of the 20th century. Campany has compiled works that trace a journey through the imagery of dust, from images based on aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction and natural disasters to urban decay, domestic dirt and forensics. The…

​DESTRUCTION BROUGHT HOME

​DESTRUCTION BROUGHT HOME

Framer Framed

On a hot and humid day in Tel Aviv a few years ago, I was babysitting a toddler, when all of a sudden, a loud alarm sounded and I found myself surrounded by panicking people. It was time to run – so I did, stroller in hand, together with many other pedestrians, into a nearby…

SUMMERTIME

SUMMERTIME

Photokunst

The exhibition Summertime features German photographer Nomi Baumgartl’s recent work. Baumgartl’s 36 photographs displayed were taken after she was in a car accident and thus had to learn how to photograph anew. Despite her eyes being injured, Baumgartl’s photographs highlight her deep understanding of humanity and the depth of nature elements of which the world…

PHOTOESPAÑA 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

PHOTOESPAÑA 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Madrid

On May 31, PHotoESPAÑA International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts celebrates its 20th edition by showcasing the development of photography and visual arts over the last 20 years. Since the birth of the festival, photography has experienced significant change as the digital world has added a new dimension, both in the form of communication…

FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN

FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN

Netherlands

FotoFestival Naarden’s 2017 edition explores recent developments in international photography. Themed ‘Right Here, Right Now’, the festival aims to focus on stories about current social, societal and political developments that shape our perceptions. Featuring both documentary and art photography, FotoFestival Naarden aims to let visitors reflect on the world they live in today. Young talented…

MESSAGE TO THE FUTURE: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE WORKS OF DANNY LYON

MESSAGE TO THE FUTURE: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE WORKS OF DANNY LYON

Fotomuseum Winterthur

In a new retrospective, Fotomuseum Winterthur presents a diverse array of work of New York-born photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon (b. 1942), well known for his subjective and partisan reportage style.