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Art • TATE MODERN presents 'The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from The Sir Elton John Collection', 200 extremely rare vintage prints, collected over the past 25 years and now on public display for the first time

01.12.2016 • This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of the world’s most spectacular private collections of photography from the classic modernist period of the 1920s – 50s. More than 70 artists are exhibited together in 'The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography From The Sir Elton John Collection' in London's TATE MODERN gallery. Allegedly, he traded his alcohol addiction for an addiction to unique photography, as the the world-famous musician once stated. The success is remarkable: 200 from the total 8000 are now on display at Tate Modern in London, all of which in their original frames straight off the wall from Elton's house to the museum wall.

The TATE MODERN raves about its popular coup and quite justifiably : “With over 70 artists and nearly 150 rare vintage prints on show from seminal figures including Brassai, Imogen Cunningham, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, and Aleksandr Rodchenko, this is a chance to take a peek inside Elton John’s home and delight in seeing such masterpieces of photography.” The Guardian, Times, Telegraph, … the British press are doing...

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Art • 'Smell the Roses' by Genevieve Gaignard merges black and white identity and is on display at CAAM, Los Angeles

01.12.2016 • Smell the Roses... CAAM presents the first museum exhibition of the work of Los Angeles artist Genevieve Gaignard, who deftly uses installation, photographic self-portraiture, and sculpture to explore race, femininity, and class – and their various intersections. The daughter of a black father and white mother in a Massachusetts mill town, Gaignard’s youth was marked by a strong sense of invisibility. Was her family white enough to be white? Black enough to be black?

“In this new, immersive installation she invokes post-Katrina New Orleans shotgun houses and white picket fences to address questions of “passing,” positioning her own female body as the chief site of exploration and challenging viewers to navigate the powers and anxieties of intersectional identity.” we learn from the presse release.

And further: “Influenced by the soulful sounds of Billy Stewart, the kitschy aesthetic of John Waters, and the provocative artifice of drag culture, Gaignard employs lowbrow pop sensibilities to create dynamic visual narratives. From the identity performance ritualized in...

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Art • 'DAYSINVICHY by Anton Renborg' (Editions Filigranes) - a GoSee photo book recommendation from Marie Bottin, Head of Art Buying Dpt, CLM BBDO, Paris

29.11.2016 • Our friend Marie Bottin, Head of Art Buying Dpt, CLM BBDO, Paris, presents on GoSee her new photo book highlight: “Anton Renborg, a Swedish photographer, who is familiar with Vichy only by its name, takes part in the discovery of this city and its inhabitants in order to fulfill the request made to him by the eponymous Festival of Photography, in the context of their 2016 edition dedicated to the 'Portrait(s)'. Always faithful to his working habits, Anton avoids any upstream preparation.

No preconceived idea or plan needed: he works with feeling, by listening to his intuitions and by focusing on the moment. This method, unique to this artist, allows him to avoid the distortion of the encounter as it arrives, both with a person and with a place. He wants it as true as possible, without any filter, whether in speech or in pose. No production required even when the image seems staged. His relationship to photography is characterized as wild, pure, humanist and even candid. Anton always leaves room for the person he captures and therefore simply steps back.

Authenticity and...

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Art • The music is always playing somewhere. Richard Renaldi presents his 'Manhattan Sunday' in the BENRUBI GALLERY – still on thru the end of December

23.11.2016 • Benrubi Gallery is pleased to present Manhattan Sunday, the gallery’s second solo exhibition by Richard Renaldi. Manhattan Sunday is a photographic diary from 2010 to the present. As the name suggests, the pictures were all taken in Manhattan, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, usually after a night out on the town. If hedonism informs these images, from the bare skin and muscled bodies in many of its portraits, to the disco balls and bottles of poppers in its still lifes, it’s a sensuality tempered by reflection. The faces are blissed out, maybe even a bit wan after eight or ten hours of clubbing. Black and white lends a coolness to the scenes, merging day with night, while several long exposures capture the euphoria of the club experience, but also its transience.

“It was in these serene moments,” Renaldi writes, “leaving the clubs, totally spent, that a new city revealed itself to me.” Renaldi is renowned for his portraits, most prominently in the acclaimed series Touching Strangers, which communicates a rich sense of its subjects’ inner lives in just a few almost...

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Art • 'Transmissions' - or the deceleration of time. An elaborate documentary about dying craftsmanship from all over the world. GoSee met up with photographer couple Tiziana & Gianni Baldizzone in Paris

23.11.2016 • “All of our photos and reports are in fact only about people,” is how the well-traveled and extremely charming photographer couple welcomed us at their elaborate exhibition in Galerie Jospeh in the Parisian Marais district. The two have been working together for almost forty years, after they met at the end of the seventies in Madagascar. And in the beginning, they did not even harmonize that much. “On our journeys, we met so many people. It's so much fun for us to go deeper and learn more. According to the principle of sharing and understanding,” the couple tells us.

The two photographers Gianni and Tiziana Baldizzone dealt with with the topic of traditions and almost forgotten craftsmanship over the past few months, for which they have made many journeys around the world – from Japan to Mongolia, to South America, to Switzerland and Italy. They visited traditional factories and workshops, whose existence is hanging by a thin thread. And everyone opened them doors which are otherwise closed.

In spite of industrialization and globalization, they still exist, these...

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Art • GoSee Book Tip : Todd Hido - 'Intimate Distance' 25 years of photographic observations between portraits, neon signs and landscapes, in a hardcover monograph and as an exhibition at Casemore Kirkeby in San Francisco

18.10.2016 • Power poles on rain-drenched streets, in the distance lighted windows and neon signs, intimate portraits of women and barren hotel rooms – Todd Hido's subjects appear simple at first glance, but they touch us inside and you can get lost in them. Time doesn't seem to play no role in the snapshots anymore. Like being trapped inside the car by the rainfall, Todd Hido's invite the beholder to stay a while and let go. In his first monograph titled 'Intimate Distance', he has gathered a chronological oeuvre from 25 years of photographic work, including for the first time, his black and white photographs. (appearing at Aperture Foundation with an introduction by David Campany).

On display at Casemore Kirkeby in San Francisco are works by Todd Hido, and on Saturday 29 October, you can meet the photographer at a book signing in the gallery : “The exhibition draws from the book’s breathtaking scope, with a focus on images made in the last four years. A special section features a suite of Hido’s very early, never before shown, black and white pictures, where we see his unmistakable...

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Art • GoSee Tip : DOUGLAS MANDRY 'Unseen Sights' - travel in our day and age as an exhibition of experimental photography at BILDERHALLE Zurich

17.10.2016 • Douglas Mandry (*1989) according to BILDERHALLE is a 'a star in the firmament of young Swiss photography' because he represents a new generation of photographers who use the medium photography in the context of a broader artistic concept: intelligently and experimentally. His work is full of allusions to the peculiarities and boundaries of the art form. He combines digital and analog techniques on excursions into the history photography while experimenting with traditional techniques playfully blending them with methods of the digital age. The exhibition unites three series, all dealing with travel in the modern era in the broadest understanding.

“UNSEEN SIGHTS plays with the term 'Sightseeing', not in the sense of in real places but surreal, invented territories, to which the artist takes us. Douglas Mandry uses analog processes of image manipulation in order to question our relationship to images. At times obvious or subtle, his interventions playfully transfigure famous touristic places, raising questions about the status of photography in a digital society,” the gallery...

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Art • GoSeeAWARDS ART – on flamenco, mirror images and trisomy 21... the impressive winners of the category 'Art' at the GoSeeAWARDS 2016

06.10.2016 • After her SCREENINGS award in 2013, Munich-resident fashion photographer Elizaveta PORODINA won Gold in 2016 in the category ART and Silver in the category PORTRAIT. We congratulate the shooting star, who is now no longer an insider tip and were very pleased about her visit at UPDATE16BERLIN. Here for you on GoSee is a Mini Quest with the favorite of all fashion magazines:

What has happened since your SCREENINGS award in 2013? I packed my bags and explored the world – from the desert flowers of Morocco and the national parks of North America to the fisher villages of Sweden and beyond. On my travels, I learned a lot about my limits, my photography and how to push my limits with my photography. I completely changed the core of my style, I shot a Vogue cover and laid the foundation for my first book project.

You are on the road a lot – where did you like it most? Admittedly, one of my absolute highlights was the production for Conde Nast Traveller UK in the charming Villa Feltrinelli on Lake Garda. Nature, the air, the incredibly picturesque views and perhaps the sweetest...

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Art • GoSeeAWARDS16 ART - Grand GOLD winner in 2016 is Elizaveta Porodina; we have a GoSee Quest just for you!

06.10.2016 • After her SCREENINGS award in 2013, Munich-resident fashion photographer Elizaveta PORODINA won Gold in 2016 in the category ART and Silver in the category PORTRAIT. We congratulate the shooting star, who is now no longer an insider tip, and were very pleased about her visit at UPDATE16BERLIN. Here for you on GoSee is a Mini Quest with the darling of all fashion magazines:

What all has happened since your SCREENINGS award in 2013? I packed my bags and explored the world – from the desert flowers of Morocco and the national parks of North America to the fisher villages of Sweden and beyond. On my travels, I learned a lot about my limits, my photography and how to push my limits with my photography. I changed the core of my style, I shot a Vogue cover and laid the foundation for my first book project.

You are on the road a lot – where did you like it most? Admittedly, one of my absolute highlights was the production for Conde Nast Traveller UK in the charming Villa Feltrinelli on Lake Garda. Nature, the air, the incredibly picturesque views and perhaps the sweetest lemons of...

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Art • ART SILBER GoSeeAWARDS16 - 'Nothing’s gonna hurt you baby'. We are delighted about SILVER for exciting photos of Rio & Henrike Stahl

06.10.2016 • GoSeeSILVER in the category ART at GoSeeAWARDS in 2016 goes to a particularly beautiful project. Photographer Henrike Stahl accompanies the development of her charming daughter Rio with the camera – and all her love. What's special about Rio: She was born with Down's Syndrome, a human syndrome caused by triple copies of parts or the entire 21st chromosome (trisomy) in cells due to non-disjunction during meiosis: A further worldwide common term for it is trisomy 21. The spread is titled: 'Nothing's gonna hurt you baby'. We congratulate her from the bottom of our hearts. And present you the touching account by Henrike here on GoSee:

My daughter Rio was born in 2012 with Down Syndrome. I could not take photos for a long time afterward. I had to reposition myself. In other projects, I photographed her life. But what did it mean for me to have a handicapped child? My perception of beauty in general was completely turned topsy-turvy. And where was my new place in it all? How could I make a happy end?

A lot of moms disqualify their children as their so-called “sun children” to...

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