United Kingdom, written by La Rédaction
Vee Speers, an Australian artist who has lived in Paris for more than 20 years, has created edgy photos that play with seduction, sensuality and femininity. She is fascineted by the romantic decadence of Paris nightlife in the 1920s and 30s (eternalized most famously by the photographs of Brassai).
France, written by Michel Philippot
From Sochi to the Ukraine, the Gremlin in the Kremlin is everywhere you look. To hear journalists heap such praise on the opening ceremony, I asked myself what they might have said in Nuremberg in 1936. Alain Resnais is dead. I chose not to show his face, but instead that of the wonderful performer Delphine Seyrig, also gone. It was a meeting of two geniuses, two emotions.
Belgium, written by La Rédaction
At the heart of my work is a broken vision, dark and lyrical. But the lyricism is deeply realistic. With climate change, the swim cap is an “absurd” symbol of man’s vain struggle against torrential rains, high winds and tsunamis. When nature has disappeared, the floral cap will remind us of the day when flowers were still fragrant.
France, written by La Rédaction
Member of the VII Photo Agency, Maciek Nabrdalik won the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award. Maciek Nabrdalik is a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology. He gave up Computer Science for his greatest passion, photography, which he took up professionally in 2001.
Germany, written by Eva Gravayat
From Fall 2013 to Spring 2014, the Kicken gallery in Berlin held a two-part, museum-worthy exhibition featuring hundred works from the “Subjective Photography” movement. The photographs were magnificent, as always at the Kicken, which specializes in vintage photography and works on paper.
Lithuania, written by Juliette Deschodt
Since the dawn of humanity, artistic creation and its production has always been at the service of the main cults, deities and religions. Today, relics of all kind, art objects, memorabilia, artefacts of scientific progress, historical valuables have taken the position of the cult. Museums, galleries, festivals, fairs have become the stages of celebration of the cult of valuable priceless and useless objects.
Japan, written by Antoine Soubrier
Almost three years ago to the day, an earthquake, followed by a tsunami and a nuclear disaster, struck Japan. Images of natural disasters are among the most striking that can occur in reality. But for the survivors and all those directly affected by the tragedy, the impact is more insidious: liquid, like rogue waves, that infiltrates broken families and carries away the missing.