Upcoming exhibitions, events
Today, 23rd Nov 2014
Lagos Photo Festival
As the only interntional arts fesival of photography in Nigeria, LagosPhoto aims to establish a community for contemporary photography that will unite local and international artists through images that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across all of Africa. This year’s theme, ‘Staging Reality, Documenting Fiction’, examines contemporary photographers working in Africa that toe the line between photography and truth.
Along with the digital revolution of imagery comes the inevitable failure of data. Corrupted memory cards, crashed hard drives, deleted and lost files. But this loss is inspiration for a new kind of art.
I had never seen it before, but I recognised it.
If photographic purism is what you’re looking for, Frankfurt’s Städel Museum currently has on show ‘Lichtbilder’, an exhibition showcasing their photographic print collection, with work reaching back to ‘the beginning’ of photography.
Manami Okazaki speaks with some of the most iconic toy camera photographers, in particular those who had worked in Tokyo, about the art and love of toy cameras.
The iconic Family of Man exhibition was launched at the MoMA in 1955, curated by Edward Steichen. Conceived as “a manifesto for peace and the fundamental equality of mankind”, the exhibition is now permanently installed in Luxembourg.