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Vivian Maier @ PHOTOFUSION GALLERY

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Those of you who missed out on the much-feted Vivian Maier show at the German Gymnasium as part of the London Street Photography Festival, fear not, for it is now on display south of the river at Photofusion Gallery in Brixton.

From 29 July - 16 September, Photofusion will bring together 48 black and white and colour prints from the Chicago-based nanny who in her spare time wandered the streets with her Rolleiflex, obsessively taking snapshots of life as it unfolded around her. The exhibition includes spontaneous street scenes, street portraiture and more abstract compositions reminiscent of some of the greatest photographers working in the genre. Through her unique style of candid street photography and an aesthetic that is by turns raw and unflinching yet always brimming with a dark formal beauty, Vivian Maier incidentally recorded some of the most interesting marvels and peculiarities of urban America in the latter half of the twentieth century.





































All images courtesy of John Maloof �…

Places still available for the Erik Kessels workshop!

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There are still two places available for our workshop with Erik Kessels at riad 9 in Fez, Morocco (12-17 September 2011). Though the camera will be the tool, this workshop will appeal to creatives from all visual disciplines, not just photography.

Here is a great video of Erik giving an overview of his work as part of California College of the Arts' Photography Lecture Series; filmed on 24 February, 2011, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus:



For more information on the workshop or more details on how to submit click here. (Please note, the deadline for applications has been extended to 14 August.)

Finally, below is the manifesto from the groundbreaking exhibition From Here On at this year's Les Rencontres d'Arles which Erik co-curated with Cl�ment Ch�roux, Joan Fontcuberta, Martin Parr and Joachim Schmid. The conceptual approach and playful attitude that is outlined will be echoed in the workshop and push those who are open to exploring more lateral ways of ima…