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CAMILA FALCÃO: ABAIXA QUE É TIRO

by Talita Virginia - 08/7/20

It is somehow complex to translate “Abaixa que é tiro”, the title of the latest series of Camila Falcão (b. 1977, Brazil). It is a reference to the reactions of the portrayed and their friends, who started commenting  ‘Abaixa que é tiro!&...

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Sandra Mickiewicz: Proud of the origin & Happy Club

by Patrycja Rozwora - 07/22/20

Sandra Mickiewicz (b. 1992) is a Polish documentary photographer who lives and works in North London. In 2007, her family immigrated to the United Kingdom. Passionate with people and their stories, Mickiewicz traces various communities and by gaining their trust...

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LINDLEY WARREN MICKUNAS: MATERNAL SHEET

By Linda Zhengová - 07/7/20

In ‘Maternal Sheet’, Lindley Warren Mickunas (b.1988, the USA) is reflecting on the complexity of parent-child relationships and the conceptual weight of carrying the past.

Her photographs function as re-enactments based on Warren Mickunas’ familial history performed...

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NICO KRIJNO: LOCKDOWN COLLAGES

By Linda Zhengová - 07/3/20

Visual artist Nico Krijno (b. 1981, South Africa) is based outside of Cape Town, living on a rural farm where both his studio and house are located. With his wife and two daughters away, Krijno started to work on this series of ‘lockdown’ collages in acute seclusion. The resu...

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SANTOLO FELACO: SPLEEN

By Linda Zhengová - 06/26/20

In his latest series ‘Spleen’ Santolo Felaco (b. 1984, Italy) explores the notion of melancholy by investigating the society’s current state of mind, posing underlying existential questions about the era we now live in.

Felaco was originally inspired by the French po...

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BRANDON TAUSZIK: PALE BLUE DRESS

By Linda Zhengová - 06/22/20

In ‘Pale Blue Dress’, Brandon Tauszik (b. 1986, the USA) documents the world of Civil War Re-enactments in northern and central California. The images provide an intimate look into these complex spaces, emboldening participants to brandish the Southern cause while convenient...

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GIULIA PARLATO: DIACHRONICLES

By Linda Zhengová - 06/19/20

Giulia Parlato (b.1993, Italy) is an artist based in London and Palermo. She focuses on staged photography connected to themes of history, myths and object-hood. In her work, she examines and challenges the medium’s preconceived ability to document truth, especially in the scie...

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SAM GREGG: BLIGHTY

By Linda Zhengová - 06/17/20

Sam Gregg (b.1990, the UK) spent many years abroad – up to the point he almost forgot what it means to be British. His ongoing project ‘Blighty’ is a search for Gregg’s heritage in the streets of London. The title is a slang term deriving from the Urdu word vilāyatī, me...

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SHANE LYNAM: FIFTY HIGH SEASONS

GUP Editorial - 06/15/20

Even though his passport says he is Irish, photographer Shane Lynam (b. 1980) seems to have a deep connection with France. His project Fifty High Seasons is focused entirely on the development of the Languedoc-Roussillon coastal region in southern France, known as the “Miss...

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MARIA MAVROPOULOU: INNER STATE

By Linda Zhengová - 06/8/20

Maria Mavropoulou (b. 1989, Greece) completed her studies (MFA) at the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2018. ‘Inner State’ is a series of photographs she created as a student, between 2014-2016, documenting the atmosphere of crisis in Greece.

Lost in grey and tranquilli...

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THADDÉ COMAR: HOW WAS YOUR DREAM?

By Linda Zhengová - 06/3/20

Thaddé Comar (b.1993, France) is a Paris and Lausanne based photographer juggling between commissions, editorials and personal projects. ‘How was your dream?’ is his latest documentary series portraying the recent Hong Kong protests, realised between June and October 2019....

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BRYAN SCHUTMAAT: VESSELS

By Linda Zhengová - 05/27/20

Bryan Schutmaat (b. 1983, the USA) is a Texan documentary photographer who generally sets his work in remote places – dealing with ordinary working people, the land and aspects of rural life. In his ongoing series ‘Vessels’, he photographically explores the American Sou...

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CRISTIANO VOLK: MÉLAINA CHOLÉ

By Linda Zhengová - 05/22/20

Cristiano Volk (b. 1987, Italy) photographically explores the concept of melancholia, an enduring feeling of great sadness or even a form of extreme depression. ‘Mélaina Cholé’ presents a metaphorical visualisation of how melancholy – a phenomenon that according to recent...

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JEAN-MARC CAIMI AND VALENTINA PICCINNI: LOCKDOWN RAMADAN

By Linda Zhengová - 05/13/20

Artist duo Jean-Marc Caimi (b. 1966, France) and Valentina Piccinni (b. 1982, Italy) came to a creative approach to document the rather extraordinary and unprecedented celebration of Ramadan, the Islamic holy feast, in 2020. For ‘Lockdown Ramadan’ they made s...

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AGNIESZKA SEJUD: HOAX

By Linda Zhengová - 05/11/20

‘HOAX’ by Agnieszka Sejud (b. 1991, Poland) is a story of Poland’s self-delusion. Sejud sheds light on a country where European political standards are considered radical and the mere idea of separating church from the state immediately creates unrest and turmoil. To highlight the occurrenc...

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IGNACIO COLÓ: AT THE SAME TIME

By Linda Zhengová - 05/6/20

Ignacio Coló (b. 1980, Argentina) has a background in photography history and filmmaking and he is currently working for a major Argentinian newspaper Sunday Magazine of La Nacion. For ‘At the Same Time’, his latest photography project, he documented the life of the 51-year-...

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ALEXEY VASILYEV: MY DEAR YAKUTIA

By Linda Zhengová - 05/1/20

Alexey Vasilyev (b.1985, Russia) provides an insider and honest perspective on his homeland. In his ongoing series ‘My Dear Yakutia’, he portrays the way people live in the largest region of Russia throughout the year. Being a local himself, Vasilyev manages to capture the el...

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MADHAVAN PALANISAMY: APPA AND OTHER ANIMALS

By Linda Zhengová - 04/24/20

In ‘appa and other animals’, Madhavan Palanisamy (b. 1975, India) introduces his dad as the main source of inspiration. Last year, his father suffered from a partial stroke that, unfortunately, made him immobile. “Even after my father lost his eyesight, he continued seeing ...

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MYRIAM BOULOS: TENDERNESS

By Linda Zhengová - 04/15/20

Myriam Boulos (b.1992, Lebanon) came to world right after the Lebanese Civil War. The country was fragmented and required urgent transformation. At the age of 16, Boulos started capturing Beirut to critically reflect on the city, its people, and her place among them. She uses the...

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