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award • GoSeeAWARDS presents Best Of exhibition at PHOTO OFF in Paris – and our GoSeeAwards website now open to public

This year in late October the first ever GoSee Awards were presented in an XL mood board exhibition as part of the UPDATE Salon in Berlin. Photographers, illustrators, stylists and other artists entered their work free of charge into 12 competition categories. Around 200 photographers were in the finale, their work scrutinised by around 100 judges in advertising, art, publishing and established direct clients.

GoSee created an exhibition of 20 finalists from each category with one series each. Around 1,000 images were hung up for the jury in all 12 categories. No mean feat, considering the many formats, range of prints, last-minute entries… The jury selection at the event was, however, carried out with far more ease, works were awarded with Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merits. In addition we also had the GoSee Public Vote for each category.

A small selection of GoSeeAWARDS winners was presented as part of PHOTO OFF in Paris – promoting the recently launched GoSeeAwards.com site with all 12 x 20 winners. We will present all finalists on the site for one year. We hope this will provide inspiration for people looking for artists to work with in editorial, transportation, stills, illustration or one of many other categories.

It was a true pleasure to have very many wonderful ...

21.11.2014 // show complete news

 

GoSee Tip : Only the medium knows the message. Joan Fontcuberta - Stranger Than Fiction at National Media Museum

Joan Fontcuberta’s unbelievable life’s work is currently on show at National Media Museum. The free exhibition presents six impressive bodies of work by the photographer, researcher, sceptic and supposed agnostic. He blends art and science, borrows stylistically from journalism, advertising, didactics, …. Uses statistics, scales and anything he can get his hands on to get his world into our heads. Think you know what you see? Then take a close look at the work of Joan Fontcuberta. We present a trailer of the show as well as a selection of works, this includes mermaid fossils, petrified water monkeys, ..... raise the curtains!


Here is a piece on the exhibition by Simon Bainbridge, published in British Journal of Photography, including many great statements by the artist  : "In November 2001, the US-led military action against the Taliban in Afghanistan appeared to be a success. The Coalition Forces were closing in on insurgents, Kabul had fallen, Kandahar was next, and the hunt was on for Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. At the end of November the international press, including The Independent, The Sunday Times and The New York Times, ran a series ...

19.11.2014 // show complete news

 

'Timeless World' Robert van der Hilst views of the world. 40 years of journalism photography in person at PHOTO OFF in Paris

Dutch documentary and portrait photographer Robert van der Hilst, born 1940 in Amsterdam, spent the greatest part of his life travelling through Mexico, Cuba, China and Japan. He recently stopped off at PHOTO OFF in Paris. He arrived with luggage containing a large format exhibition and two books, which he presented to us at the beautiful venue. 'Chinese Interiors', presented at Gallimard Editions, shows images of a journey that began in 2004 and took him to various locations in China, from isolated villages to over-populated cities.

Chinese publishers Shanghai Culture Publishing House were so impressed by 'Chinese Interiors' published in 2010, that they published ‘Timeless World' a compendium of Hilst’s beautiful works spanning his 40-year body of work. Our eye was drawn to the many grey shades he uses to portray the world. “I am Dutch and have always been influenced by Dutch painters, particularly Vermeer. I am especially drawn to Grey walls and muted colours”, says the rather smart photographer. An overview for you on ...

19.11.2014 // show complete news

 

Paris Photo is just around the corner. We present our not-so-secret favourites here on GoSee

Located in Le Marais in Paris, Galerie Dix9 opened by the end of 2007. Founder Hélène Lacharmoise presents work by Sebastian RIEMER at Paris Photo. The artist told GoSee about his extraordinary work: ‘closeness and distance are juxtaposed in my photographs’.

Hélène Lacharmoise, after initially studying political sciences, turned to art and specialized in contemporary art and cinema during her recent studies at Ecole du Louvre and the Sorbonne in Paris. Pursuing a consistent and personal line, the gallery aims to introduce emerging artists to local and international audiences. It often hosts their first solo show. It also promotes some mid career artists not represented in France.

Galerie Dix9 - Hélène Lacharmoise. Stand: A15. Director: Hélène Lacharmoise, Founded in: 2007. galeriedix9.com

Stills Gallery specializes in visual artists working with the photographic medium, with a particular emphasis on Australian photography. The gallery supports both emerging and established artists and is happy to present a solo exhibition by Adelaide-based Magnum photographer Trent Parke including key works from his latest series THE CAMERA IS GOD (STREET PORTRAIT SERIES), which premiered in 2014 in Dark Heart, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

On the cusp ...

12.11.2014 // show complete news

 

From Le Mans to Porsche Reunion - Frank Kayser presents the cult classics of racing at Artdocks Gallery Bremen. ‘Legends’ private view 13 November, 7pm!

Le Mans Classic, Laguna Seca, Porsche Reunion, Nürburgring Classics, Goodwood. Photographer and passionate car fan FRANK KAYSER is showing sport cars from the 1960s and ‘70s from 13.11.2014 as part of his ‘Legends’ exhibition.

What makes this solo show extra special is that the automobile specialist combines digital photography with traditional finishing techniques. He is thus able to present unique pieces with the finish of impressive oil paintings. The photographer took the actual pictures himself, but also worked on post-production, printing the images on canvas, packaging the fabric and hand-paining the finish in three layers.

The exhibition is only on for three weeks, so you have to be quick! Once there you will find a historical location: Artdocks gallery is located in part of the old shipyard of Bremen, which has now become a centre of historical vehicles and vintage car restorations.

Private view on 13.11.2014 at 7pm!
Frank Kayser ‘Legends’, Galerie Artdocks, Konsul-Schmidt-Str. 26, 28217 ...

12.11.2014 // show complete news

 

Peter Freeman Inc. presents Eric POITEVIN at Paris Photo 2014

Depuis trente ans, Peter Freeman, Inc. New York / Paris est profondément engagée dans la représentation d’artistes et d’Estates majeurs. Chaque galerie présente chaque année cinq expositions par an, réunissant des œuvres inédites ou historiques, qui mettent en évidence des thèmes et des idées qui ont influencé et défini la culture contemporaine. La galerie publie également des livres en realation avec les expositions.

Pendant 30 ans, Eric Poitevin a revisité différents genres de l’histoire de l’art à travers sa photographie : le paysage, la nature morte, le portrait, le nu. Il crée ainsi des ensembles qu’il interrompt et redémarre à volonté. Que les sujets soient humains, qu’il s’agisse d’animaux ou de plantes, l’artiste utilise la même approche : il les dépouille de tous artifices. L’absence d’expression, le cadrage étroit, la lumière diffuse, l’arrière-plan monochromatique, tout contribue à ce qu’il nous offre le point de vue le plus neutre possible. Avec ce choix esthétique, il remet en question l’acte photographique aussi bien que la notion de temps.

L’artiste présente un ensemble de nouvelles œuvres jamais exposées parmi ...

12.11.2014 // show complete news

 

The Third Gallery Aya presents Miyako ISHIUCHI at Paris Photo

The Third Gallery represents emerging and mid-career Japanese and foreign artists working in the international context of contemporary art and photography. They especially introduce Japanese female artists, as they haven't been recognized internationally yet.

ISHIUCHI MIYAKO - The gallery presents a comprehensive history of her works from the last 35 years, including her early trilogy “Yokosuka Story,” “Apartment,” and “Endless Night”, but also “Club & Courts” as well as more recent works from “Mother’s, “ひろしま/HIROSHIMA” and “Frida by Ishiuchi.” Ishiuchi represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 2005 with an exhibition of photographs of objects left behind by her late mother. These are very personal works, but they express a sense of mourning not only for her own mother but for all mothers.

“Mother’s” focuses on the life of Ishiuchi’s mother, “ひろしま/HIROSHIMA” is concerned with the lives of anonymous, especially young girls who were victims of the atomic bomb, and “Frida by Ishiuchi” focuses on different aspects of life of artist Frida Kahlo. Miyako Ishiuchi is regarded as a leading female photographer in Japan and has received a Hasselblad Award in 2014. She was born in Gunma in 1947, and lives ...

12.11.2014 // show complete news

 

Galerie DIX9 presents Sebastian RIEMER at Paris Photo

Located in Le Marais in Paris, Galerie Dix9 opened by the end of 2007. Founder Hélène Lacharmoise presents work by Sebastian RIEMER at Paris Photo. The artist told GoSee about his extraordinary work: ‘closeness and distance are juxtaposed in my photographs’.

Located in Le Marais in Paris, Galerie Dix9 opened by the end of 2007. Hélène Lacharmoise, after initially studying political sciences, turned to art and specialized in contemporary art and cinema during her recent studies at Ecole du Louvre and the Sorbonne in Paris. Pursuing a consistent and personal line, the gallery aims to introduce emerging artists to local and international audiences. It often hold their first solo show. It also promotes some mid career artists not represented in France.

Galerie Dix9 - Hélène Lacharmoise . Stand: A15 . Director: Hélène Lacharmoise, Founded in: 2007 .

11.11.2014 // show complete news

 

Stills Gallery presents Trent PARKE at Paris Photo

Stills Gallery specializes in visual artists working with the photographic medium, with a particular emphasis on Australian photography. The gallery supports both emerging and established artists and is happy to present a solo exhibition by Adelaide-based Magnum photographer Trent Parke including key works from his latest series THE CAMERA IS GOD (STREET PORTRAIT SERIES), which premiered in 2014 in Dark Heart, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

On the cusp between portraiture and abstraction, this work represents an exciting departure in Parke’s oeuvre. Expanding our expectations of both portraiture and street photography, the anonymous images of people on street corners hum with an unprecedented sense of human spirit. The subjects emerge from the film’s grain, as if distilled to their very essence. From a distance these street portraits appear to be recognizable, only to evaporate into abstraction on closer viewing.

Trent Parke’s four individually titled photo books To the Sea, which comprised the winning works of the Prudential Eye Award for Photography 2014, is also exhibited at Paris Photo. Whilst he works within the language of documentary photography, Parke sees himself as a storyteller. Bringing narrative, mystery and illusion to the recorded moment, the books journey away from city streets into empty landscapes and ...

11.11.2014 // show complete news

 

GoSeeAwards14 • Christopher DOMAKIS – winner public voting in the Reportage category at the GoSeeAwards14

We congratulate photographer Cristopher DOMAKIS, who won the GoSee AWARDS in the Reportage category at this year’s UPDATE in Berlin via public voting. His ‘Hutong’ series show a quarter in the old town of Peking, which is threatened by demolition. Architecture and studio photographer Christopher DOMAKIS snapped impressive pictures of the ...

06.11.2014 // show complete news