The relationships suggested within the programme are at the core of the different sequences. They enable the identification of categories and, year after year, favour a thorough exploration of evolutions in photography. The street and city as playground. While photographers have been practicing street photography since its emergence, in recent years the genre has witnessed a significant renewal.
LES RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ARLES 2016
Les Rencontres d'Arles | Frieze
My walk through the Parc des Ateliers was in search of the various representations of gender: feminine, masculine, ambiguous or misnamed, or even mutilated due to their capacity to procreate. Good taste or bad? Value judgment or an original mistake? However, other images showed lighter subjects, such as young American girls who, as part of their studies at all-female universities, dressed up as men and mimed the very marriage scenes that they themselves were destined to play after having received their diplomas.
Collier Schorr, Laetitia with Leica , Just inside the entrance to 'Systematically Open? Both towers, the fictitious and the real, are emblematic of how this pioneering photography festival — which was established almost half a century ago and now boasts almost 50 exhibitions — is increasingly becoming an expensively staged spectacle of multimedia. Visitors enter a tall and narrow tower made of stacks of old television sets, from which a multi-lingual cacophony of TV news coverage from September 11th blares out, powerfully proclaiming the cataclysm's magnitude — physically, politically and historically. Overall, 'Nothing But Blue Skies' is a tight show.
Lives and works in Avignon, France. Howard Greenberg is an authority on 19th and 20th century photography and an acknowledged leader in establishing its value on the fine art market. Specialising in offbeat works, he regularly publishes scientific articles on genre literature, including Science et science fiction , Souvenirs du futur , and Atrocity Exhibition Archive Paradoxe