Menampilkan postingan dari Januari, 2013

FORMAT 13 Portfolio Reviews

We've just heard that places for the FORMAT 13 Portfolio Reviews are selling like hot cakes so act fast, photographers, if you are planning to sign up for them.

1000 Words Editor in chief, Tim Clark, is just one of 45 professionals from the world of photography who will be conducting reviews. This is the most ambitious Portfolio Review FORMAT will ever have hosted and currently the biggest International Portfolio Review in the country with reviewers hailing from a total of 15 countries across the globe. They include Laura Noble, Erik Kessels, Markus Schaden, Peggy Sue Amison, Dewi Lewis and Sheyi Bankale to name but a few. Do not miss out on having your work reviewed by some of the biggest names working in photography. Places are limited, so book your place now to avoid disappointment! Great discounts and prizes also available for those who book.

The Portfolio Reviews are aimed at professional photographers with a developed and serious approach to their work. Recent graduates and no…

Recollections of Gigi Giannuzzi, my publisher

� Cristina Vatielli

Robin Maddock remembers a dear friend and publisher who is no longer with us, Gigi Giannuzzi.

The feeling with Gigi is that you didn�t so much meet him at a precise moment, as hear his voice across a room, or in the summer air at a festival. He would have probably been shouting at someone with his own kind of overblown Italian mock-exasperation, right in their face. You might have seen him glide by on wheeled-heeled trainers, resplendent in a sarong. You might have known him as the only reveller to dip in the pool at the Forum spaghetti party at Les Rencontres d�Arles, when some punk photographer pulled his wet boxers down in front of the global photo community. But really you should know him principally through his incredible list of books, brought out against all the odds and whims of fashion over the last ten years.

But of course I can remember meeting him, working Metro lab�s front desk in July 2003. Just like his books, you didn�t forget him. I knew Open Wound by…

Deutsche B�rse Photography Prize 2013

Brad Feuerhelm takes a close look at the recently announced shortlist for this year�s Deutsche B�rse Photography Prize and discovers a bold effort to conceive an ontology of photographic practice.

It�s the time of year when many voices whine in unison over the shortlisted artists for the Deutsche B�rse Photography Prize. As an award worth �30,000 and a whole new set of paradigms for representations, further projects, and gallery deals (if not already achieved) up for grabs its contentious nature is plain to see.

Yet the four contenders on 2013�s shortlist should offer naysayers much less to moan about compared to previous years if one takes into consideration the fact that the award has shifted its parameters to really encompass the diversity of photographic output that exists today.

As a side note, I had portfolio reviews in Vienna this November and to my own ironic chagrin, found that while encountering reviewees, my first question was �photographer or artist?� as if it mattered. To…