Shanghai : Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015

China, written by Marine Cabos

Grand Price Winner © Katsuhiro Noguchi

“Fukushima flower” (福島の花) photographs might be resumed in one brief sentence: when hope meets calamity. The Japanese photographer Katsuhiro Noguchi has been enquiring into this very topic for a few years and aspires to: “make people all over the world smile with the beauty of the flowers of Fukushima.

Shanghai : Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015
Diary of a judge

China, written by Marine Cabos

Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 © Stefen Chow

Launched in 1969 by Nikon Corporation, the Nikon Photo Contest is an international competition in which both amateur and professional photographers have the opportunity to shine and enrich image-making culture. Over the years, the goals of the contest sharpened to the turning point of this 2014-2015 Contest: this year is in fact the first time that entries from any digital devices – including smartphones – are accepted. This attests Nikon’s awareness of the shifting nature of photography today, an awareness of the multiple practices and conception of the medium.

Hamburg 2015: 6th Triennal of Photography

Germany, written by Eva Gravayat

Opening 6th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Haus der Photographie: Senator for Culture Prof Barbara Kisseler surrounded by directors, curators and creatives © Alexandra Galambova

The title of the sixth edition Hamburg Triennial of Photography is “The Day Will Come,” and it serves as the guiding principle to its program. Curator Krzysztof Candrowicz is the director of the International Photography Festival in Lodz, Poland, the Lodz Art Center, and the Photo Festival Union.

Hamburg 2015: When there is Hope. Images of Utopia at the Hamburger Kunsthalle

Germany, written by Rita Peritore

Adrian Paci (*1969) Centro di Permanenza temporanea, 2007 C-Print auf Aluminium Dibond, 127,5 x 147 cm Sammlung Deutsche Bank / Deutsche Bank Collection © Courtesy the artist, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, kaufmann & repetto, Milano Photo: Martin Url, Frankfurt

The 6th edition of the Hamburg Triennial of Photography questions the relationship between photography and the future. While photography is an art form of receiving the present, a memory of its forms, human variety and cultural landscapes, it is also the projection of our dreams. It tells the story of our imagination, reflecting our search for social identify, our hidden hopes, our shattered illusions, our expectations for the future.

Hamburg 2015: When millenium begins by Henrik Spohler at Galerie Barlach

Germany, written by Rita Peritore

Henrik Spohler, The Third Day [19], 2010 © Henrik Spohler

As part of the Hamburg Triennial, a solo exhibition of the work of German photographer Henrik Spohler was just closed at the Barlach Halle gallery. While most of the exhibitions at the Triennial take a subjective look at the influence of digital imagery on our perception, the exhibition When Millennium Begins tries to document the profound changes brought by globalization and intense consumership to the aesthetics of the landscapes and the logistics of space.

Hamburg 2015 : Krzysztof Candrowicz, Artistic Director

Germany, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Krzysztof Candrowicz, Artistic Director, Triennial of Photography Hamburg

Krzysztof Candrowicz is founder and director of the International Festival of Photography in Lodz Poland,of the Foundation of Visual Education and the Lodz Art Center. In 2004, he established a network of 30 European festivals of photography, called Photo Festival Union.
Krzysztof Candrowicz is also working as a guest curator and visiting lecturer in numerous organizations, museums, schools and festivals in Europe and worldwide.

Hamburg 2015: When Man Falls. Phillip Toledano at Deichtorhallen

Germany, written by Rita Peritore

Maybe © Phillip Toledano

The past year has been busy for visual artist Phillip Toledano. In April, the documentary The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, about one of his ongoing series, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in new York. Earlier, a book of his latest series, When I was six (2014-2015), was published by Dewi Lewis.

Athens Photo Festival 2015
solo shows

Greece, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

© Adi Nes

Athens Photo Festival 2015 titled Reframe Memory, curated by Manolis Moresopoulos and organised by the Hellenic Centre for Photography, is open to the public until Sunday, July 31st, 2015 at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe), one of the oldest and most prestigious museums in Greece..

Athens Photo Festival 2015
group shows

Greece, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

© Thanasis Karatzas - Exhibition Young Greek Photographers

As part of Athens Photography Festival 2015, under the title "Reframing Memory», four group exhibitions are presented: Afterlife, Recorded Memories, Memory Lab and Young Greek Photographers. Here is a selection.

Sofia : The Month of Photography 2015

Bulgaria, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

© Radoslav Penchev

The 2015 Month of Photography in Bulgaria, organized by the Photo Academy “Yanka Kurkchieva,” opened the doors of 40 exhibits around the country. Work presented includes old masters of Bulgarian photography, national and international emerging and established photographers. This is the sixth salon organized by the Bulgarian Photo Academy, established in 1999 by Yanka Kurkchieva, a great photographer and educator.

Cork Photo Festival 2015

Ireland, written by Agnès Villette

Palio di Siena © Jed Niezgoda

In its second year, Cork Photo Festival happens during july all around town. Created by Louise Maher and Naomi Smith in 2014, Cork Photo 2015 is fairly different from other events, as there is no selection and no main theme for selecting photographers. Open to young photographers as much as established ones, it runs parallel to PhotoIreland, as a Fringe event.