Category: Photography

Documentary on political – art persecution to premiere in Kampala By Gabriel Buule

Courtesy photo of Cranes band where Gitta was a member The tendency of politics falling into collision with the creative art industry didn’t start yesterday that even-though pundits assume that the banning of artiste Bobi Wine’s concert is the genesis of art-political persecution, similar incidences have always been reflected from the days of Idi Amin Dada that saw artistes like...

“Finding the Last Flower”: the answer of the Iranian artist Lida Sherafatmand to ‘Shock Doctrines’

From 1st to 7th July 2019 in La Biennale di Venezia, the Iranian-born artist Lida Sherafatmand will display “Finding the Last Flower”, an exhibition where she answers the shocking but unavoidable daily news -using examples of atrocious ISIS attacks-, the “new normal” violence in videogames and striking PR campaigns, with blossoming and voluptuous flowers. The exhibition aims to show the...

Japan’s First Female Photojournalist is Still Shooting at the Age of 101

At 101 years old, renowned Japanese photographer Tsuneko Sasamoto continues to express her artistic voice and capture stunning images. Considered to be her country’s first photojournalist at the age of 25, Sasamoto has been documenting history for over 70 years, including pre- and post-war Japan. Her photographs highlighted the country’s dramatic shift from a totalitarian regime to an economic superpower,...

Peace and hope in a South Korean art village

  Less than an hour’s drive from Seoul, an art scene is flourishing near the border between the ROK and the DPRK. At first glance, Heyri Art Village is a picturesque day-trip destination for city dwellers to get away from the hustle and bustle. #Peninsula

Capitalist Art and Hollywood Superheroes

Ever walked out of a cinema wondering what just happened, both in the movie and to your brain cells? What happened to film, and art and other things capitalism likes to devour. 7 May 2019 – We often hear about the role of (postmodern) capitalism in widening inequality, compromising elections and democracy, depressing wages and compensating for this with cheap goods,...

Confronting Conflict with Creativity

From Chapel Hill to Democratic Republic of Congo, music professor Chérie Rivers Ndaliko empowers students to come together and use creativity as a touchstone for social change. photo courtesy of Alkebu Film Productions As part of Yole!Africa, Chérie Rivers Ndaliko helps youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo use creativity to tell their experiences of conflict. Here, Ndaliko gives instructions...

War and Peace: A workshop by Bangladeshi artists

Eight Bangladeshi artists submerge themselves into their country’s tumultuous history, universal repercussions of war, and inclusivity of art A large tent made entirely of newspapers welcomes visitors at Akar Prakar gallery with colourful drawings of picturesque landscapes. There are calm rivers, boats quietly floating on their surface, and the brimming sun smiling from far behind. Bringing in a dose of...

Life in acute focus

TOM KING recommends two outstanding exhibitions of Roman Vishniac’s documentary photographs Three women, Mukacevo, ca. 1935-38 Photo: Roman Vishniac Roman Vishniac Rediscovered Jewish Museum and Photographers’ Gallery, London YOU would struggle to find a more comprehensive study of Jewish life in the 20th century than that carried out by Roman Vishniac, whose extraordinary body of work is currently on show at both...

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