Paris Photo LA 2014
Sound & Vision : The Screenings

United States, written by Laurence Cornet

FICTIONS - Nicolas Provost, ‘STARDUST ‘2010 — 20 min. Courtesy Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Paris Photo celebrates the cinema with its Sound and Vision Program on the set of Paramount Pictures Studios. Photography and video have a tense relationship, and this program confirms the fruitfulness of interactions between the two disciplines. By adding a series of conversations with photographers like Taryn SimonLeigh LedareJeff Wall and Jean-Luc Moulene to the 12 films on the program, the Californian curator Douglas Fogle treats transdisciplinarity as a given.

Paris Photo LA 2014
BlindSpot Benefit Auction

United States, written by Laurence Cornet

© Cathy Opie

Los Angeles plays on its local particularities with international stature to define its place on the art market, and tonight the publisher BlindSpot, which is only 20 years old, will present an engaging selection of Californian artists. As silent as silent films, the auction will be held on April 25th at the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard.

Eye on the Web
by Laure Boyer

France, written by Laure Boyer

[13] Ren Hang

This week on the Web: a wonderful video interview with Stephen Shore, the return of Danny Lyon’s Bikeriders, Nan Goldin’s Paradise, an exceptional sale of Bill Gekas’s photos, provocative nudes, a look at the 125th anniversary of National Geographic, and how to create an online photo contest.

Lauren Henkin Talks to Elizabeth Avedon: The Park

United States, written by Elizabeth Avedon

The Park 8. © Lauren Henkin

Foley Gallery will be presenting Lauren Henkin’s first New York solo exhibition, The Park, a series of photographs made entirely in New York’s Central Park. Henkin states, "For the last decade, I have studied various aspects of the American landscape. In The Park, my largest body of work to date, I deepen that study, capturing the massive constructed urban space that is New York's Central Park–and how people engage it."

Cotonou: Samuel Fosso
at the Fondation Zinsou

Benin, written by Jeanne Mercier

La Femme américaine libérée des années 70 Autoportrait Série TATI © copyright Samuel Fosso

“Everybody feels good-looking, but I know I’m good-looking.” This sentence displayed on the wall of the Samuel Fosso exhibition at the Fondation Zinsou in Cotonou makes one smile. The first time one sees this Cameroonian photographer’s work, surprise is in order. For those already familiar with his unique approach, this exhibition revisits his career chronologically through fifteen photographs.

Melbourne: Sue Ford Retrospective

Australia, written by Alison Stieven-Taylor

Sue Ford. Australia 1943–2009. Lyn and Carol 1961, printed 1988 gelatin silver photograph 34.1 x 34.2 cm Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Purchased 1988 (372.1988) © Sue Ford Archive, Melbourne

At the age of 19 Sue Ford was one of only two women enrolled in the photography course at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). It was 1962 and in Melbourne the social and political rumblings of that decade were only rumours of what was to come. Conservatism was the order of the day.

Duane Michals, Arthur Tress et Juliette Bates: la Manipulation

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Silhouette, 2011 © Juliette Bates, courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff

The Galerie Esther Woerdehoff brings together in an exhibitions the works of Duane MichalsArthur Tress and Juliette Bates. Two historic figures of American photography and a newcomer, united by their wishe of the reality’s manipulation.