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  • The compelling and sometimes poignant photography of Jacob Aue Sobol is built upon layers of personal and social history. As a member of Magnum Photos he stands on the shoulders of giants yet his own mythology equals those peers and predecessors. It makes sense then, that his projects are epic in both scale and ambition, resisting cynicism at every turn, Sobol creates work that celebrates the human spirit in the depth of winter.Barry W Hughes: You have often related your aesthetic and working method to your early experiences living on the Eastern coast of Greenland. There is a curious mix of hardship and isolation that clashes with optimism and love from this period of your life. Is this essentially what underlines each of your images and broadly speaking [...]

  • Poems by Federico García LorcaTranslations by Pablo Uribe  RemansosCiprés (Agua estancada.)Chopo(Agua cristalina.)Mimbre(Agua profunda.)Corazón(Agua de pupila.)BackwaterCypress(In the stagnant water.)Poplar(Clear clear water.) A willow(Deep deep water.) Heart(Water in the pupil.) RemansilloMe miré en tus ojospensando en tu alma.Adelfa blanca.Me miré en tus ojos pensando en tu boca. Adelfa roja.Me miré en tus ojos¡pero estabas muerta!Adelfa negra. Little BackwaterSaw myself reflected in your eyeswhile thinking of your soul. White oleander. Saw myself reflected in your eyeswhile thinking of your mouth.Red oleander. Saw myself reflected in your eyesbut—you were dead!Black oleander. VariaciónEl remanso del airebajo la rama del eco.El remanso del aguabajo fronda de luceros.El remanso de tu bocabajo espesura de besos. VariationThe still-watered airunder the branch of echo. The still-watered waterunder frond-cover stars. Your still-watered mouthunder thickness of kisses.  [...]

  • Joel Meyerowitz is part of a generation of artists whose influence on their chosen medium, photography, cannot be overstated. This year sees Meyerowitz inducted into Leica’s Hall of Fame. Gregory Barker spoke with the American photographer as he looks back at a career spanning over six decades.Gregory Barker: When you speak about your work you often relate it to being open to the world and to the possibility of seeing photographs. I wondered if that openness was something that grew in you from your experience with photography, or whether that was part of your character?Joel Meyerowitz: I grew up as a kid in the Bronx and life in the neighbourhoods was hard. Then I went off to college and I could feel the packaging. Schools tend to package everything. [...]

  • HOTSHOE:  To begin with, how did you make the photographs?Anthony Carr: In terms of technique, I mostly use homemade pinhole cameras and film. The cameras are fashioned from old 35mm film canisters so they are nice and discreet which means I can leave them all over the place for long periods, knowing most of them won’t be discovered. It also means I’m able to install them in some strange nooks and crannies. This helps me to get some interesting viewpoints and also explains the strange perspective in some of the photographs due to the curved film plane of the canisters. The other essential element in the majority of my work is an elongated or extended exposure time. These particular photographs were created over 4 days which allows us to witness [...]
  • Joe Faulkner recently spoke to photographer Laurent Kronental about his images of the powerful and ghostly landscapes of the Grands Ensembles in Paris. JF: How did you become interested in photography?LK: My passion for the image goes back to my childhood, but I only started photography at the age of 22, while traveling for six months in China. I was then living in Beijing and was using a small compact digital camera to capture my Asian experience. Fascinated by large cities, I was very excited to be part of one of them and be able to visit the country that had intrigued me for so long. From mega-cities to rural areas, everything in this country is overwhelming. Hong Kong was determinant. I was literally absorbed by its atmosphere: the palpable tension [...]
  • Photofusion and Rockarchive have collaborated to create this timeline of portraits of David Bowie, Silhouettes and Shadows. From an innocent boy playing in front of a small crowd to the Starman we all know. Joe Faulkner spoke to the founder of Rockarchive, Jill Furmanovsky, who is a prolific rock photographer in her own right.Joe Faulkner: How did you find yourself with the opportunity to photograph these people?Jill Furmanovsky: I presume you mean the rock and roll musicians?! As a student in the early 1970s I worked at The Rainbow Theatre in London taking live shots directly for the theatre. There I photographed concerts by the likes of The Who, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison, The Faces etc and could also photograph some rehearsals, which meant I met a few of the [...]