For her series BOY, Parisa Taghizadeh photographed a young boy and the fairy-tale world he’s created for himself, filled with things that are typically associated with girls: glitter, nail polish, jewelry, pink. Having not yet reached the age when he’s concerned with gender roles and gender politics, the boy plays within the liberty of childhood – a liberty that will all too soon be shaped by external expectations. Taghizadeh recently won first prize at Pride Photo Award 2014 for her project BOY, and she speaks here with Katherine Oktober Matthews about the baggage and complications of photographing your children, and pride of all kinds.
Under the title ‘Songs from the Heart’ the Breda Photo is focusing on New Romanticism showing all ideas around the heavily criticised notion of topic.
From the 26th until the 29th of November 2014, the photographer Chris Morris will lead a workshop to help new photography talents establish their personal signature.
Telling stories through photography is becoming a more complicated affair, going far beyond showing pictures on a wall or in a book. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam takes note by hosting the exhibition On the Move, a group show focusing on the theme of ‘Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design’. We spoke with Anne Ruygt, junior curator of photography at Stedelijk, about the rapidly changing landscape of photo-based media.
From the 20th until the 21st of October 2014, photographer Rob Hornstra will lead a workshop in Brighton.
Under the name ‘Ocean of Possibilities’, this year’s Noorderlicht is dedicated to those ideas and movements meant to shape our collective future. The festival offers a broad and variant perspective on its subject exploring intercontinental projects, lifestyles and communities that represent the potential of bottom up change.
Following in the tradition of American travel photographers, Yaakov Israel (1974) started taking trips in Israel, his own land of birth, ten years ago and documented the encounters he had on the road.
Safia Belmenouar (b. 1981, France) is a photography curator and historian who has been fascinated with postcards from the French colonies since her childhood.
Throughout the history of photography, whether in the name of science or art, people have been travelling far and wide in order to take pictures of remote places. In this issue of GUP Magazine, we pay tribute to the human tendency – or should we say ‘attitude’ – to size up all of space.