Photography

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Photography encompasses the practice or process of producing an image through the effect of light on a photo-sensitive material. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular and widely available media in contemporary art, having been invented in the late 1830s. Since then, the many different styles and forms of photography have grown exponentially in popularity.

There are numerous approaches to photography, from photo-abstraction to photojournalism and docu-photography. Meanwhile, photography movements have emerged from almost every generation, and they range from the Düsseldorf School and Diaristic Photography to New American Color Photography and Modern Photography.

Fan Ho’s street photography: How Hong Kong looked like 60 years ago

Born in Shanghai in 1931 but moved to Hong Kong early in his life, Fan Ho was a renowned actor, film director, and photographer who has won numerous awards (280 awards, empirically speaking) for his work since 1956. In his teens, he began to photograph the drama of city life, ranging from the teeming markets […]

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Thom Pierce – 40 powerful photos of masked horsemen in Lesotho

In May 2016, photographer Thom Pierce spent eight days in the Semonkong highlands capturing the rawness of the majestic horsemen and women against the most astounding Lesotho background. Through his photographic medium, Pierce manages to blur the line between fine art, portrait, and documentary photography. The Semonkong region of Lesotho In the Drakensberg Mountains, the

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Berndnaut Smilde’s Nimbus – What are his clouds all about?

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde effortlessly creates fluffy, unusual, yet perfect clouds in different indoor locations. For several years, he has practised this and created a series named Nimbus. Clouds & their different meanings Smilde makes his art possible with the use of smoke, air, light or water. Throughout the entire world, the presence of clouds

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Daesung Lee – Futuristic Archeology feat

Daesung Lee’s photography – 75% of Mongolia might turn into a desert

Daesung Lee’s Futuristic Archeology project deals with the nomadic people of Mongolia. Although Mongolia has seen increasing modernization and urbanization in recent decades, approximately 35% of Mongolians still live a traditional nomadic lifestyle, thus depending on the vast land and their relationship with the land to survive. Mongolia’s land can barely be used for farming.

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Mohamed Bourouissa’s Périphérique – Front row seat to Parisian ghetto

Mohamed Bourouissa’s photos, like those of many photojournalists’ work, feature impoverished, stylish young African and Arab men and women, some of who are immigrants. In contrast, others are the children of immigrants living in suburban housing projects on Paris’s peripheries. His works depict the tensions and the many issues that have implications for the daily

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What is Wang Qingsong’s Follow me photo all about?

Wang Qingsong’s work titled Follow Me, is a social critique featuring both Chinese and English slogans and terminology representing the transitions in Chinese culture, society, and history, that have been facilitated by decades’ economic growth. The text used mainly come from textbooks and manuals. In his work, Follow Me, Wang poses by himself at a

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Thomas Demand’s Grotto – 52 tons of cardboard cut into 900,000 pieces

Thomas Demand has ignited the imaginations and adventurous sides of viewers with his photography piece, titled Grotto. Pulling viewers into an underground cavern covered in beautiful bright stalactites and stalagmites, art lovers find themselves in the center of the earth. However, if viewers look a little deeper, they will find much more with Grotto than

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Richard Mosse’s Enclave in Congo – Dreamlike & disturbing

In his work across eastern Congo, Richard Mosse focused on capturing the disturbing images of rebel groups fighting as they move from one place to another. The work displays the devastation brought about by the war, such as massacres, refugees, and systematic sexual violence. The entire journey across the country took four years – from

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Beni Bischof’s cars – A vision for driving in the future?

Beni Bischof has created a series of art that he calls ‘Handicapped Cars’. Through these series, he has developed an uncanny ability to manipulate cool autos digitally. He’s proven quite adept at this sort of work. Consequently, he has earned rave reviews from all over the world. Through this series and others of a similar

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Christopher Morris: How the New York Subway looked in the 1980s

22-years-old at the time, Christopher Morris was working as an intern at the photo agency Black Star and was determined to make something of himself as a photographer. According to the agency, the recently rediscovered photographs “provide a window on a long-gone New York, a metropolis that once pulsed with a very different energy—a frenetic

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Cao Fei’s Cosplayers & the power of costumes

Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei’s 2004 work explores the imagined identities of cosplayers, young people who dress up like game characters, and how they interact with the real world. A costume bestows magical powers upon the wearer of these individuals, rendering their person more special and enabling them to transcend their mundane reality. These are

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Conservative Stadtmuseum München opens up to Urban Art

Last month the City Museum of Munich, Germany, held an exhibition that featured artists from Europe, Asia, and Australia. They were connected by their confident artistic position, focusing on their artistic statement rather than creating easily accessible and understandable works. Galeria Autonomica The curators Christian Minke and Christoph Pankowski believe that now it’s more important

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Zhang Huan’s Family Tree – His whole face painted black

As an alumnus of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Zhang Huan is one of China’s most influential artists. His work revolves around exploring both national and personal identity through performances. Initially, his work was entirely expressed in the form of performance. Later, he incorporated photography to counter the ephemeral nature of performance

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Andreas Gursky’s sensational photos of North Korea’s mass games

Renowned for his large-format color photographs charting themes of globalized society at work and play, Andreas Gursky’s production employs the digital technology to capture and refine an astounding compilation of detail on an epic scale. The perspective in many of Gursky’s photographs is drawn from an elevated vantage point. This position enables the viewer to

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