Salgado in the Mist: Catch the Last Days of Amazon, at the Gallery of Photography. By Deirdre Mulrooney
‘Only black and white?! But there are so many amazing colours – especially in lava. Did you ever think of using colour?’ Peering at me from under the brim of his Tilly hat Sebastiao smiled in Buddha-like fashion before uttering: ‘There are many colours in black and white’.
‘A Tale of Two Cities’ Featuring works by John Deakin and Johnnie Shand Kydd. The Sebastian Guinness Gallery will launch ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ on Thursday 10th November, 6-8pm, and will be open till the 10th December.
Kerr’s young subjects stare candidly, smiling into the lens. He has found a way of celebrating the children at play, families bound together, a child absorbed by something outside the frame, her hat a confection of colour deeply contrasted with her skin in ‘Girl in the Pink Hat’ (Zambia 2011).
Having been influenced by successful European publications, fashion photographer Agata Stoinska was keen to have an outlet for her personal and project based works. Like many professional photographers, Agata struggled to find such an outlet. She felt that a magazine was the most effective way for photographers to share and celebrate contemporary work. The idea of producing a collaborative portfolio of photographic images began to develop.
Photography Friday n.5 – David Monahan started in March 2010 a very interesting project about people ‘Leaving Dublin’. The purpose was to document the personal stories behind otherwise mere statistical figures. He explains in this post the reasons behind the idea, and talks about some the over 40 people he has encounter so far. These are his words.
With descriptions like ‘self-funded’, ‘self-established’, and many other ‘selfs’, we can only start to describe what constitutes a common universe of experience for many independent spaces, galleries and studios. A cosmology that only holds tight thanks to the endless hours of unpaid work placed in them. Such is the case of the Severed Head gallery, 16 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. Managed by Ronan McCall, and a mere year old, it is a fine addition to the cultural landscape in Dublin.
In May 2010 a dialogue began between The Burren Chernobyl Project and I to explore the idea of aid photography, its purpose and its responsibilities. After several meetings with the BCP’s medical director Brian O’Suillivan, we realised that we shared the same idea about where photography could be best used in terms of promoting and documenting the work done by the Burren Chernobyl Project in Belarus.
A self portrait project that began on January 1st 2011, taking a picture everyday after midnight and before midday, for a whole year.
Every Friday on the run up to PhotoIreland 2011, VULGO is all about about contemporary Irish Photography. We are highlighting projects by photographers and artists, and looking at common themes and inquietudes. Last year, in PhotoIreland’s Open Call, we discovered Kenneth O Halloran’s project on the rise and fall of the property market in Ireland. We thought then, and we still do, that his is a great overview of the process and its manifestations. These are Kenneth’s photographs and his words.
‘This Land Again’ is a series of landscape images that has been evolving over the last two years. It portrays a unique and modern vision representing the entire country. This vision does not necessarily depict Irish landscape in picturesque grandeur; instead it offers a realist view of how Ireland is being shaped by the current population.