Photography News | Issue 35 | absolutephoto.com
Fancy a challenge for your photo skills? Photocrowd.com is a global, independent online community for photographers, which as well as hosting galleries, images sales and e-learning, runs regular inspiring free-to-enter contents many of which have great prizes. One of the most recent was ‘Shadows and silhouettes’, which revealed a range of stunning efforts from all over the world. For the latest contests, of which there are many, head to the link below. Shadows and silhouettes
News in brief
In your face Want to see something weird? Of course you do. The In Your Face exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford (open now and running until 30 October) includes a series called ‘Cloud Face’, which was commissioned by the museum and created by Seoul-based artist duo Shinseungback Kimyonghun. The pictures, shot using a CCTV camera on the Museum’s roof, used facial recognition software to pick out faces in the clouds, and explore the phenomenon of 'pareidolia', where amongst other things, humans tend to pick out faces in random textures. The rest of the exhibition includes more than 20 exhibits and activities in all, plus there’s the rest of the NMM to enjoy. nationalmediamuseum.org. uk
Wolf Haven is a brand-new photography book by American photographer Annie Marie Musselman, whose work has appeared in National Geographic and The New York Times . Musselman was given rare access to shoot at the titular sanctuary near Mt Rainier National Park inWashington State, USA.
The rescued wolves – injured animals found in the wild and those liberated from illegal breeders – have very limited human contact so there’s a wild spirit to Musselman’s images. Wolf Haven is published by Sasquatch in hardback, spans 144 pages and available from September at £16.99.
Fancywinning a £100 JohnLewis voucher? All you need to do is enter a photograph that makes you smile into Café du Monde's competition. By entering you’ll also be helping fundraise in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. All proceeds are going to the charity, so take part, email your photo to email@example.com, then donate £5 toCafé duMonde’s page at justgiving.com/fundraising/ Cafe-Du-Monde-Ltd. The closing date is 1 September and the winner will be announced on 24 September. Winning smiles
Estuary 2016 is a new arts festival which takes it lead from the spectacular Thames Estuary, and which has inspired artists for generations with its unique cultures, industries, wildlife and desolate beauty. Running from 17 September to 2 October, it features plenty of contemporary photography alongside literature, film and music, and takes place across a range of historic venues along the Essex and Kent shorelines. Featured photographers' collections to look out for include Bronwen Buckeridge’s ‘Creatures of the Mud’, Chloe Dewe Mathews’ Thames Log (2016) and Gideon Mendel’s ‘Drowning World’ and Iain McKell’s ‘Infinity’. What’s more, artist Anne Lydiat will be turning her barge, docked at Tilbury Passenger Terminal, into a camera obscura for the duration of the festival weekend.
Best of British This autumn, the Lumas Gallery celebrates the works of selected British photographers across its portfolio, including at its London gallery, 57 South Molton Street, Mayfair, W1K 5SJ. Works by celebrated artists such as Jane Bown, Justin Barton, Peter Adams and Jonathan Andrew are to be supplemented by a series of events in September and October, to coincide with the Frieze London art fair. For instance, the exhibition of Bown’s portraits will be supported by an exclusive event with Guardian Live, including a talk by Luke Dodd, who was responsible for archiving he photographs when she passed away in 2014. If you’d like to knowmore about the events as well as the chance to purchase exclusive prints by the featured artists check out the link below. uk.lumas.com/events
The Student Photographer of the Year has been announced and it’s none other than Gemma Astbury of Norwich University of the Arts. Gemma was also the Curator's Choice Winner in February and her winning image, Happisburgh Fences, was shot on Fujichrome Vevia 100 transparency film and cross-processed. Director Steve Macleod of sponsors Metroprint said of the winning pic: “This photograph has really stuck with me… it evokes feelings of past times, memories and loss.” You can check out other winners at… Student Digs 2016 Fujifilm
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