Showing the work by the following artists:
by ANAÏS BOILEAU (France)
Plein Soleil is about a community of women who celebrate themselves under the sun. These portraits represent a kind of happy idleness. Floating between documentary and fiction, this matriarchal community reveals a desire for exoticism. They live along the coast of the seaside towns marked by bright and colorful architecture. The photographer mixes portraits of these women and the surrounding architecture, using them to create a diptych. Time is an influence on both these subjects, as women and architectures because are both modeled by the light and heat of the sun.
by JULIEN COQUENTIN (France)
The series began before the first photo was shot, beyond the memory of the photographer. It is a collection that revolves around his memory – of his grandmother and his childhood, bounded by hills, meadows, forests, a village and the countryside as his playground. The photographed territory is in France, where he grew up, and the landscapes are inhabited by his memory, with all the experiences of his childhood.
by GEORGES PACHECO (France)
These photographs of mothers, waiting and breastfeeding their children, pay homage to both motherhood and sensuality, common elements in paintings since the Middle Ages. By revisiting the nursing virgin’s icon, a popular theme from 15th to 17th century, the photographer questions the process of representation and reveals the universality of these themes. The photographer also investigates what photography is able to provide beyond that which is available in paintings, including themes of timelessness and universality
by GIOVANNI PRESUTTI (Italy)
In the near future, Dolly, the only survivor on Earth, wanders onto scenes of destruction and desolation, where cities have been emptied of all life. Her metaphysical significance is inspired by the anthropomorphic dummies of De Chirico, as empty form, a container of images, memories and feelings that are vaguely human but without a soul. Dolly’s plastic form provides a stark contrast to the pervasive sense of loss that the photographs encapsulate.
A TRIP TO THE THREE GORGES
by LI MING (China)
Three Gorges is a historically and culturally significant region in China. After the construction of Three Gorges Dam, there was a massive impact on the lives of the local residents, who had to relocate to other towns and villages. These photographs document the daily change in the area, using traditional Chinese painting to connect to the cultural past of the region.
by MARTA ZGIERSKA (Poland)
Post is a project about trauma, silence and tension, all of which plagued the photographer after a serious car accident, which brought her to the brink of death. These photographs are exhaustive in their detailing of punctures – her dreams, fears and obsessions. Post is an attempt at intimate contact with a traumatic experience that has closed the memory of the past to the experience of the present.
by MATEUSZ SARELLO (Poland)
Swell is a story of heartbreak and loneliness. It is also a tale of memories. At first, it was supposed to be about the Baltic Sea. A plan was made and places to visit marked on a map. During the trip to the Baltic, the photographer was accompanied by his girlfriend. When they separated, the photographer felt unable to continue the project as he had originally conceptualized it. He returned to the places they had visited together. There, the original project ended and a personal story began.
by OLMO AMATO (Italy)
Olmo Amato’s work disorients you. When you stand in front of his photographs, some detail seems amiss. In this series, the photographer is searching for “the discrepancy of time, a perpetual here and now” as if an instant were expanded in time. In these Nordic silences, images of turn-of-the-century characters linger like a memory imprinted physically upon the landscape.
ONE DAY ENDS, ANOTHER ONE BEGINS
by PRARTHNA SINGH (India)
A being towards death is at the same time a passage of life. Somewhere between where light and dark patterns are traced, those of unchartered life in the motionless, and of stillness in what moves.
Prarthna Singh is a photographer based in Mumbai, India.
by SHADMAN SHAHID (Bangladesh)
This project portrays life in Chenggong, one of the largest among China’s many ghost cities. It showcases the cost of rapid urbanization in China – how lives are affected, with homes destroyed and forced relocation. It also attempts an examination of soaring ambition and the cost of that aspiration.
THE LAST DAYS
by SHEILA ZHAO (China)
The photographer started taking pictures of her maternal grandfather to remember him after his health began to deteriorate. This series follows her grandfather from the apartment he lived in for the last 25 years of his life to the hospital where he spent his final weeks and then back to the apartment in the days following his passing.
MY UNCLE TUKKA
by SWASTIK PAL (India)
When the photographer was seven, his uncle was in his late 20s. Medical negligence and financial incapability turned him into a deaf-mute in childhood. Years of social isolation led to an unstable mental condition. This project is a tribute to him, to a man who lived in silence for more than four decades. The photographer wanted to provide a voice to his silent uncle and shine a light on the way he perceives the world in his own unique manner. These are the photographer’s attempts to give his Uncle Tukka’s quiet existence a befitting tribute.
by DU YANG (China)
In this work, the photographer has inserted short lines of text among pictures to weave a thread connecting the inner world with the external one and establish a more three-dimensional language structure — for they blur the boundary between the real and the imagined. The resulting images are closer to dreams — a poetic world composed of subconscious impressions. The photographer hopes to guide viewers to reflect on the worldly and the immaterial and their unspeakable relationship.