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ANOTHER KIND OF LIFE – EXHIBITION REVIEW

Photography on the Margins. . . THE BARBICAN CENTRE PRESENTS AN OUT OF THIS WORLD EXHIBITION A translucent thought into what the world could be and what could seem to be, forms from  this mind-blowing exhibition of photography. Experiences like this barely exist, depending on what type of person you are and how you perceive your life. Being the thoughtful thinker that I myself am, and exposing myself to this exhibition brought harmony to my soul. As an artist, creator and a writer, to know that there were these photographers that were alive and some still are. You witness this overwhelming feeling of emotion when you walk around the gallery, it is incredibly heart-warming. Gazing upon the 20 photographers with such diversities, the exhibit opens your mind focusing it to witness and read. I am refusing to speak details of the work, names of pieces, from this exhibition. As for…

MATILDE CORNO PHOTOGRAPHY

INTRODUCE YOURSELF   Matilde Corno was one of the first people I met when came to London. Her ethos and her weird artistic point of view in life generally was one of the things that inspired me about her. Being young and finding your own voice in your work can be a struggle but Matilde has a distinctive style when it comes to her photography work. Have a look below and I hope you enjoy! Who Are You? What Do You Do? Hi everyone, I am Matilde Corno, I am from Italy and been in London the past couple of years studying photography in UAL (University of the Arts London). My story is a story of a post graduate Photojournalist, currently working in a cafe trying to figure out what to do with her life.  What Kind Of Gear Do You Use? For my analogue photography I use a point…

AKIS PASALIDIS PHOTOGRAPHY

INTRODUCE YOURSELF I am proud to introduce to you one of my friends Akis Pasalidis who happens to be a great photographer and a true inspiration to all photography lovers.  I will not say more as this article is called “Introduce Yourself” so Akis below has answered a few questions for us and also shared some of his brilliant work. Read below and enjoy! Who Are You? What Do You Do? Hi Everyone!  My name is Akis Pasalidis and I currently work as an engineer in London. Born and raised in Thessaloniki ( Greece ) where I also studied contemporary photography in Stereosis School of Photography. I moved in London in 2013 and have lived here ever since. What Kind Of Gear Do You Use? I am a Fujifilm fan and currently shooting with a Fujifilm x100t. I have recently acquired and started shooting film with a 1970’s Pentaflex SL which…

NAN GOLDIN

Nan Goldin was born in September 12, 1953 in Washington ,D.C.  and grew up in Boston with her middle class Jewish parents. Her sister’s suicide had a big impact on her and at the age of 14 she left home and enrolled at Satya community school in Lincoln where she first got her hands on a camera by the daughter of one of her teachers in 1968. It was through her photography that Goldin found meaning and she cherished her relationships with those she photographed. Her work usually features LGBT community. At an early state she was influenced by Andy Warhol’s early films, Federico Fellini, Jack Smith, French and Italian Vogue, Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton While living in downtown Boston at age 18, Goldin “fell in love with the drag queens,” living with them and documenting them.  Unlike some photographers who were interested in psychoanalyzing or exposing these people, Goldin…

ALEC SOTH PHOTOGRAPHY

Hands down Alec Soth is one of the most talented artists of our time. Whether he’s shooting nude newlyweds in Niagara or Johnny Cash’s childhood home, Soth’s images are the most sure-footed fine-art photography of his generation.  He was  born in 1969 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States and he is based in Minneapolis where he lives with his wife and two children. Soth studied at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York and was described as “painfully shy” in his youth. Soth both enjoyed and was inspired by famed photographer Diane Arbus. You can sometimes see a bit of Arbus in Soth’s work. He traveled around the Mississippi River and made a self-printed book with the title “Sleeping by the Mississippi “which included both landscapes and portraits.Curators for the 2004 Whitney Biennial put him in their show, and one of his photographs entitled “Charles”, of a man in a flight suit on his roof holding two model airplanes, was used in their…

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