L'Oeil de la Photographie Around the World

France, written by Jean-Jacques Naudet

Portrait of Yukio Mishima. Ordeal by Roses #32, 1961 ca. 1970 © Eikoh Hosoe

This week will be even more eclectic than usual. First, nostalgia, with the late Deborah Turbeville’s vision of Versailles, and, after forty years, the release of Eikoh Hosoe’s Ordeal by Roses, taken a few months before the suicide of Yukio Mishima. Stephen Shames’ wonderful documentary book about the Enfants du Bronx, a report of the London Art Fair by the team from the Galerie Voie Off in Arles, and a presentation of one of the most important photo festivals in Asia, Chobi Mela in Bangladesh.

Unseen Versailles Revisited by Deborah Turbeville at Staley Wise Gallery

United States, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

© Deborah Turbeville

Staley-Wise Gallery presents through March 21st an exhibition of Deborah Turbeville’s photographs of Versailles  revisited. This work was commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1981 for the book Unseen Versailles. Rather than show the highly polished staterooms visited by tourists, the photographs explore the underside of Versailles; the neglected storage rooms, the ghostly private chambers, shrouded in dust cloths, and the rooms of broken statuary.

Eikoh Hosoe: Ordeal by Roses, vintage Prints at SAGE Paris

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Ordeal by roses #6, 1961, ca. 1970, Vintage B&W print, image size 38.1 x 55.8 cm, paper size 39.5 x 56 cm © Eikoh Hosoe

SAGE Paris presents from January 2nd to March 28th 2015 a body of vintage prints of Ordeal by Roses by Eikoh Hosoe. This series is the result of a unique collaboration between Eikoh Hosoe, one of the most influential photographers of the history of Japanese postwar photography, and celebrated author Yukio Mishima.

 Corinne Mariaud’s “I Try So Hard” at the Galerie Annie Gabrielli

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Smile © Corinne Mariaud / galerie Annie Gabrielli

For her latest exhibition, I Try So Hard, Corinne Mariaud examines the figure of the model and focuses her attention on the smile. While the smile is an important part of the image of women in the fashion world, what becomes of it through the lens of an art photographer?

The European Press Review by Michel Philippot

France, written by Michel Philippot

The Guardian. France. Cerceuil de Tignous « décoré » par les amis de Charlie Hebdo. © Michel Euler/AP.

This week was again a bad one.
On Friday, January 16th, Tignous, a cartoonist killed during the Charlie Hebdo attacks was buried, the same day , The Times reported that somewhere in Syria, a woman was executed for running a brothel.

Solarized at Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York

United States, written by Raphael Shammaa

Rolf Horn, "Calla Lily, Study 2, California" (1999)
Although the effect was already known to Daguerre before him, Man Ray introduced the world to a technique he stumbled upon and perfected called solarization.  As Nailya Alexander says “Many artists throughout various periods experimented with solarization, a technique that I think requires a lot of mastery and produces a most powerful effect.”

Antwerp: The Continuity of Man, A Portrait of the Mediterranean by Nick Hannes

Belgium, written by Cilou de Bruyn

Ibiza, Spain © Nick Hannes

With its rich history, the Mediterranean is the most popular tourist destination in the world. But its shores are also prey to developers, the scene of many battles, and the entry point for desperate immigrants from Africa and Asia.
The exhibition Mediterranean: The Continuity of Man, currently on display at the Fotomuseum in Antwerp, is the result of a five-year journey Nick Hannes took along the Mediterranean, documenting its various contemporary issues of tourism, urbanization, migration, crises and conflicts.

Rendez-vous Image 2015: Winners of Prix Photo

France, written by Ericka Weidmann

De la série Messeplatz © Vincent Muller

As we reported last week, the Rendez-vous Image 2015 was held last weekend in Strasbourg, and several awards were given out. Today we’re presenting the Prix Photo winners—all French—selected by Denis Rouvre, this year’s artistic director.

Rendez-vous Image 2015: Sophie Dupressoir, Winner of the Prix des professionnels de l’image

France, written by Ericka Weidmann

Cheveux. De la série Ulysse © Sophie Dupressoir

Complementing the Prix Photos selected by Denis Rouvre, artistic director of the 2015 edition of the Rendez-vous Image in Strasbourg, the Prix des Professionnels de l’Image was also given out.
Following an open call for submissions, nearly 50 photographers were selected to participate in the Prix des professionnels de l'image RDV•I. The jury, comprised of 21 professionals, selected Sophie Dupressoir’s series Ulysse.