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Nicéphore Niépce Museum Looking For A New Directeur

The Nicéphore Niépce museum and the town of Chalon-sur-Saône are looking for a director. With a c...

Winners of the LensCulture and Magnum Photography Prize Announced

The Magnum Photos agency and the magazine LensCulture announced the winners of their very young phot...

Record Auctions for Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer #84, 2004 © Wolfgang Tillmans & Phillips The 48-year-old Germa...
Luciana Pampalone, Graflex, 2012 © Luciana Pampalone
Luciana Pampalone, Graflex, 2012 © Luciana Pampalone

While in my visit to Italy I took photos of individual trees in different parts of rural North Tuscany. My first encounter with an individual tree in middle of a field triggered the creation of the project “Lessons learnt from a trip to rural …” For me, a single tree is associated with individual and field is the environment, surrounding a particular individual. I know from my experience many people with “rich inner world”, for many reasons, are afraid to be themselves. Gradually, slowly we became a society of “average” people. I think this is wrong. I would like to encourage people to came out of their “shells”, stop be just an “average” person and enjoy life as person.

Alexandra Vainshtein