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'Yo soy Fidel' - the last journey of Fidel Castro from Havana to Santiago, captured by Michael Christopher Brown c/o EYE FORWARD - as an exhibition in Arles and book at Damiani

The Cuba project 'Yo soy Fidel' by Michael Christopher Brown c/o EYE FORWARD will be on display from 2 July thru 23 September at the photo festival Rencontres d'Arles, and the same titled publication will be released by Damiani. We have a preview of the book soon to be released here on GoSee...

"Yo Soy Fidel follows the cortège of Fidel Castro, former Cuban revolutionary and politician, over a period of several days in late 2016. Michael Christopher Brown leaned out of a rear passenger window of his passing vehicle in order to photograph Cubans waiting alongside the highway for Fidel’s military convoy carrying his cremated remains from Havana to Santiago to pass. The route mirrored Fidel’s post-revolution journey from Santiago to Havana in 1959, which helped solidify his image as hero and legend. In Yo Soy Fidel, fragments of this initial image have survived his death though perhaps inevitably lead to a question of what is to come. A country largely seen for half a century as a symbol of dignity and hope in the fight against imperialism, Cuba has a choice: to stay true to Fidel’s revolutionary path or embrace globalization and all it entails. The work on display in Yo Soy Fidel incorporates an assortment of photographs, videos, texts, and artifacts."
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The Robot Assault on Fukushima - reportage on robots that dispose of nuclear waste, photographed by Spencer Lowell c/o EYE FORWARD for WIRED

“After the horrible earthquake in Japan on 11 March 2011, scientists needed to find a safe way to clean up the fallout from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant and the surrounding prefecture. That’s when Japanese companies like Mitsubishi, Hitachi, and Toshiba put their heads together to try and create a robot to go where no man could, into the heart of the nuclear power plant. Spencer spent some time in Fukushima shooting the scientists, robots, and the power plant itself for Wired magazine. Read this fascinating story in it’s entirety on the Wired website here.”
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Marvel films, AMAZON, HBO and CBS series posters and NETFLIX campaigns with action-packed motifs by Frank Ockenfels 3 c/o EYE FORWARD

TV and film studios queue up at Frank Ockenfels 3 c/o EYE FORWARD when it comes to announcing new films and series. Which is why he photographed the campaign for Marvel’s film 'Cloak and Dagger' for ABC’s Freeform as well as the announcement of 'Strange Angel', a CBS drama series by Director Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Wrestler). HBO filmed Ray Bradbury’s novel 'Fahrenheit 451' – credit for the key motif also goes to Frank OCKENFELS 3, who regularly realizes key motifs of blockbusters and successful series for NETFLIX.

Everybody knows the iconic photos by Frank Ockenfels 3 c/o EYE FORWARD, who has photographed musicians, actors and artists now for three decades. Frank’s portraits have appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Esquire, Premiere, Newsweek, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, and New York Magazine. His breakthrough came in 1988 with a portrait of Tracy Chapman for Rolling Stone. In 1993, he shot a cover story for SPIN with Nirvana and the last photos of singer Kurt Cobain...

For Ockenfels, photography is not only documentation but the interplay between the atmosphere and the subject. "People who look at light and appreciate the look of light in an image; that to me is what photography is. Everything else is image capture," the photographer says in an interview with SVA. Watch the video interview on YOUTUBE, and even more information is available via GoSee member EYE FORWARD.
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