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Blog do escritor Luís Soares

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Rammy Narula is a Bangkok-based photographer with a deep passion for traveling and exploring the streets with his camera. His most recent work, Platform 10, a personal project shot on a single platform at Bangkok Central Train Station, has been published as a photo book by Peanut Press, New York. One of his photographs is also featured in 100 Great Street Photographs, a photo book published by Prestel Publishing in May 2017.

Çağdaş Erdoğan

Turkish photographer Çağdaş Erdoğan has been arrested in Istanbul, according to his agency 140journos.

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Shell shock silence and blinding whiteness,
air sucked from the lungs.
Masked clowns out of the dust cloud.
City limits, a circle of men. 
Two dogs.
The chain goes off.
Nervous laughters, hard breathing.
Tension as a background noise.
The night-blind goes on.

 

Cagdas Erdogan's first book, Control, was shot entirely in Istanbul, 2015 – 2017.

Closer To Heaven

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Sara Naomi Lewkowicz is a native and current New Yorker, residing in Brooklyn.

Sara received her master's degree in visual communication from Ohio University in Athens. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her work has been published in Time Magazine, Stern, L’Espresso, Das Magazin, Days Japan, Internatzionale, Politiken, ESPN, and numerous other magazines and newspapers.

She has won several grants and awards for her work on domestic violence and LGBTQ families, including two World Press Photo Awards (2014 and 2016) and the Sony World Photography Organization L’Iris D’Or in 2014. She was the first woman to be awarded the Ville de Perpignan Remi Ochlik Award (formerly known as the Young Reporters Award) at the Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France.

In 2013, she was awarded the Alexia Foundation Student Grant, an honor that sent her to study in London for a semester of school. While studying in London, she was named College Photographer of the Year by COPY, and was awarded a prestigious summer internship with National Geographic Magazine, which sent her to Oaxaca, Mexico for her internship assignment.

Other awards and honors have included being recognized by Pictures of the Year International, Days Japan, and the World Report Award by Festival for Ethical Photography in Italy.

She is available for editorial and commercial assignments of all kinds, and excels at capturing light and moments with intimacy and humanity, both in her reportage and her portraiture. She specializes in gaining access, intimacy, and trust when dealing with delicate subject matter.

When she is not taking pictures, she enjoys yoga, painting her nails, watching films and reading.

Viviane Sassen

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Viviane Sassen (Amsterdam, 1972) was awarded the Prix de Rome in 2007 and the ICP Infinity Award for Applied and Fashion Photography in 2011. Her much-lauded independent work, which unlike her fashion work arises in contemplative isolation and on far-flung travels, especially in Africa, has been collected in publications including Flamboya (2007), Parasomnia (2011) and Die Son Sien Alles (2012). Her work has been exhibited in museums all over the world, including the MoMa in New York, the LACMA in Los Angeles, the FORMA in Milan, the Kunsthalle in Vienna, and numerous other locations in France, Australia, Korea, the UK, Germany, South Africa and Nigeria.

 

Listen to this 5-minute interview with Viviane Sassen recorded at the opening of a major exhibition at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam.

Rineke Dijkstra

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Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 23, 1992

 

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Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26, 1992

 

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De Panne, Belgium, August 7, 1992

 

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Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, May 8, 1994

 

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James, Tate Modern, London, 10 December, 1999

 

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Vendas Novas, Portugal, 21-5-2000

 

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Olivier, The French Foreign Legion, Camp Raffalli, Calvi, Corsica, June 18, 2001

 

Rineke Dijkstra (born 2 June 1959) is a Dutch photographer. She lives and works in Amsterdam. Dijkstra has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, the 1999 Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize (now Deutsche Börse Photography Prize) and the 2017 Hasselblad Award.

Jeff Wall

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Influential photographer Jeff Wall makes large-scale color images that seem to capture people engaged in everyday life, but are in fact largely staged. Interested in the filmmaking of the postwar era, particularly the unconventional narrative structures of Neo-Realism, his best known work involves constructing elaborate mis-en-scènes, which he photographs and then displays in wall-mounted lightboxes. “I wanted to exaggerate the artificial aspect of my work as a way to create a distance from the dominant context of reportage, the legacy of Robert Frank and the others,” Wall explains. “I saw something else in photography, something to do with scale, with color and with construction, which might be valid along with the more established values that had come down from the 19th century and had been extended by the great photographers of the 20th century.” Wall’s practice is varied, and for many years has also incorporated smaller, documentary photographs and, since 1997, black-and-white pictures.

 

Canadian, b. 1946, Vancouver, Canada, based in Vancouver, Canada

Martin Parr on Oxford

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From Vice:

Martin Parr's new book both confirms and challenges the many preconceptions about one of Britain's most famous institutions, the University of Oxford. A "training camp" for the nation's leaders, Oxford embodies all the contradictions and oddities of British society at large, according to Parr.

Oxford by Martin Parr, with an afterword by Simon Winchester, is released on the 7th of September, 2017 by Oxford University Press, and a selection of the work will be on display at the Weston Library, Oxford, as part of Photo Oxford 2017, from the 8th of September to the 22nd of October.

Lars Stieger - Falésias

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Growing up by the sea and during his studies as a photographer on the Antarctic expedition ANT-XXIII/9 Lars has developed a close relationship with the ocean and his endless horizon. Since then he is trying to regularly photograph extraordinary landscapes confronting the viewer with the force of nature and the stark contrast to the everyday urban life. Moreover Lars photographic work is inspired by science fiction topics or motifs such as the feeling of abandonment and unfamiliar desolate environments. He is looking for structures that stand out from their surroundings as strange or unnatural.