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PHOTO OFF : Heroes of Maydan, Olympus presents photographers from École Nationale Supérieure Arles, "Timeless World" by Robert van der Hilst and GoSeeAWARDS exhibition at the stunning salon in Paris

PHOTO OFF Art Fair took place from 13-16 November 2014 at Paris La Bellevilloise, an independent cultural institution, responsible for innovative art and cultural projects. PHOTO OFF Art Director Charlotte Flossaut tells us "VIVID, and expresses its intention to put the light on the committed photographical work, one that is evolving and highly political", is this year’s motto. Japanese photographer Keïïchi Tahara was the patron of the fifth edition of the salon in 2014.

PHOTO OFF sees itself as a platform for young photographers, who could enter their work to be considered for the Deuxième Regard" section, alongside galleries who travelled from close and afar such as Japan and Poland. Our eye was particularly drawn to Catherine Armendariz' spatial work "Nature Inattendue" – a flower made of industrial diggers – as well as the touching street children project by Della Roca, presented by Nicolas Levy and his gallery Le Joker, and most beautiful performance of the weekend just in time for the charming photographer’s private view. GoSee presents a selection of snaps from the opening.

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 ...

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PHOTO OFF presents galleries from France, Poland and Japan and "Deuxième Regard" shows individual photographers and their projects

PHOTO OFF Art Fair took place from 13-16 November 2014 at Paris La Bellevilloise, an independent cultural institution, responsible for innovative art and cultural projects. PHOTO OFF Art Director Charlotte Flossaut tells us "VIVID, and expresses its intention to put the light on the committed photographical work, one that is evolving and highly political", is this year’s motto. Japanese photographer Keïïchi Tahara was the patron of the fifth edition of the salon in 2014.

PHOTO OFF sees itself as a platform for young photographers, who could enter their work to be considered for the Deuxième Regard" section, alongside galleries who travelled from close and afar such as Japan and Poland. Our eye was particularly drawn to Catherine Armendariz' spatial work "Nature Inattendue" – a flower made of industrial diggers – as well as the touching street children project by Della Roca, presented by Nicolas Levy and his gallery Le Joker, and most beautiful performance of the weekend just in time for the charming photographer’s private view. GoSee presents a selection of snaps from the ...

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Maydan - Hundred Portraits a photo project by Émeric Lhuisset on the protests in Ukraine, that got the world’s attention

Majdan Nesaleschnosti is the central square of Kiev, capital of Ukraine and became the centre of the country’s protest movement last year. On 21 November 2013 the first demonstrations began, escalating into enduring violence and war. In Febrary French documentary photographer Émeric Lhuisset (1983) travelled to Kiev, where he shot portraits of protestors and asked each of them two questions, asking them to write the answers: “What would you like to see happening now?" and "What do you think will happen?".

In "Maydan – Hundred Portraits" Émeric Lhuisset shows us the faces of the revolution. The protests united thousands of Ukrainians who were fighting against the corruption of their government and the unpopular influence of new Russia by hitting the streets to demonstrate. The situation escalated when protestors were shot by their own authorities and more than 100 people were killed. This event became known as the "Heavenly Hundred". Photographs such as those by Émeric Lhuisset ensure that this won’t be forgotten any time soon.

In the introduction to the book French art critic Adrien Goetz writes: “The strength of these images goes with the force of these words, scribbled by each, but in the name of all”. We have a short video browse of the book, as well as ...

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M.Y.O.P photo agency presents selected documentary photographs as well as book signings at PHOTO OFF

"Defend information as a mode of expression" is the hard-hitting motto of MYOP agency founded by photographers in 2005, representing photo journalists working for French and international news magazines. "MYOP goes beyond being a mere broadcasting agency, it is a place where each author is fully aware of the impact and informative power of an image." In keeping with this maxim selected projects were presented as an exhibition, alongside a book signing with the photographers, including Guillaume Binet with "L’Amérique des écrivains", "Hobbledehoy" by Ed Alcock and Pierre Hybre with "French Kicks". GoSee presents an ...

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Olympus France presents seven young photographers from École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie Arles at PHOTO OFF

OLYMPUS France supports new photographic talent and presented two stands worth of up and coming graduates of École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie Arles. Several of the photographers were there and happy to chat with us.

We spoke with Jonathan Lang from OlympusFRA about the initiative: "Olympus is involved in a unique way in Imaging business: in science, research, healthcare, industry and of course photography. We work deeply since years in order to raise emerging talents within artistic photography. Supporting young photographers is one of the basics of our sponsorship policy. This is why Olympus has a close partnership with the Photography National School. This support does not stop once the studying programme ends, we continue to follow closely these young artists. We do our outmost in order to maintain this support over time. We want our commitment in photography to be full of substance, we want to share our expertise and stimulate creation. It's very important for us to support artists in their success but also when they face difficulties. Sometimes through micro sponsoring: paying rent, a flight ticket, or maybe just by being there to talk and to ensure them that our confidence is still strong. This is the way Olympus is involved: with strength and loyalty.

At Photo Off we have presented seven artists, all coming ...

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PHOTO OFF - expert meetings with portfolio viewings and "COUP DE COEUR", the award for the most exciting photography project

PHOTO OFF Art Fair committed and upcoming photography in Paris presents galleries, curators of various photo festivals, as well as journalists who review portfolios by photographers who registered in advance.

In addition the experts nominate a winner for the "COUP DE CŒUR". In the coming year one photographer can present their work as part of "Deuxième Regard" at PHOTO OFF. The "COUP DE CŒUR" jury includes PHOTO OFF Director Eric Fantou and Art Director Charlotte Flossaut, Agata Stoinska & Monika Chmilarz (Blow Magazine) Arnaud Liège (Impact Magazine), Ivane Thieullent (VOZ'Galerie), Isabelle Lefort (Galerie Mondapart), Florence Provost (Galerie Exit Art Contemporain) as well as Valérie Bacques (Green Flowers Art Gallery). We will find out what photographer and project was the most popular in the coming year in the sixth edition of PHOTO ...

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Musical pictures for GENEVA CAMERATA, photographed by Elias AMARI

Stills photographer Elias AMARI connected music and nature during the fairy tale like campaign shoot for orchestra collective GENEVA CAMERATA.

About - The Geneva Camerata (also called GECA), is an orchestra composed of thirty-five international soloists from the young generation. Based in Geneva, it performs music of all periods and styles, from early baroque music to contemporary music. The Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata is the conductor and pianist David Greilsammer. The orchestra was founded in 2013. genevacamerata.com


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GoSee at the preview screening of Gardenia - Bevor der letzte Vorhang fällt at Schauspiel Cologne

‘A cat has nine lives. They have more. And during their final life, they found each other in a safe ghetto. If you sneak your way in, you can see them clawing, growling and hissing. And when the ghetto is demolished, all lives seem to have been used up. The trip to nothingness is crushing. Because even skin has a memory’

Inspired by the penetrating film Yo soy asi (by Sonia Herman Dolz), in which the closing of a transvestite cabaret in Barcelona affords us a glimpse into the private lives of a memorable group of old artists, actress Vanessa VanDurme collected a number of transsexual and transvestite friends in order to win over directors Alain Platel and Frank Van Laecke and composer Steven Prengels for a project that can be called unique in every respect.

Because Gardenia is not a work of fiction. Gardenia is a singular account, the most intimate of tales. Gardenia goes deep into the turbulent lives of nine striking people. Seven older individuals who appear to effortlessly navigate the twilight zone between being male and being female. In contrast and harmony with a ‘young guy’ and a ‘real woman’. Each on a quest. Each with their own intriguing story. Sometimes funny, sometimes overwhelming. Sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious. Each with a trunk full of longing. Often lost or out of reach. Sometimes ...

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AWARD • GoSee Recommends : SFR JEUNES TALENTS LAUREATES, award and exhibition at Paris Photo 2014

Once again, SFR is lending its support to photographic creativity, and more particularly to emerging photographers, in the 8th SFR Jeunes Talents competition at Paris Photo. Four artists selected by a professional jury will have the opportunity to display their work at the Paris Photo show, giving them visibility and recognition among the general public and professionals. The 2014 laureates are: CLÉMENTINE SCHNEIDERMANN, LAURENCE VON DER WEID, MARCO KESSELER, and YURIAN QUINTANAS NOBEL. A special mention has been awarded to ANNELOES PABBRUWEE.

The 2014 jury members included: Cédric Delsaux, Photographer; Eric Dereumaux, Galerie RX; Julien Frydman, Paris Photo; Natacha Wolinski, Journalist. SFR is the official sponsor for the 2014 Paris Photo Mobile App available for iPhone and android beginning October. Read more at

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Thank you! The PX Group thanks all UPDATE14 visitors. PS: there are still a few hipster bags up for grabs!

The PX Group would also like to thank all old and new contacts made and refreshed at UPDATE 2014 in Berlin. And if you still want a coveted chic black hipster bag, just collect it at one of the PX offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and ...

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