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Susan Meiselas’s Book Signis at Bal this Tuesday 23rd May

The BAL invites photographer Susan Meiselas, member of Magnum Photos, for a book signing session of...

Open calls : Picto Fashion Prize 2017

The famous Picto Prize is also offering opportunities in fashion photography category. After chang...

American photographer Stanley Greene dies in Paris

The American war photographer Stanley Greene is dead, announced this morning several newspapers in F...
SanFrancisco,1978 © Stanley Greene, Courtesy Polka Galerie
SanFrancisco,1978 © Stanley Greene, Courtesy Polka Galerie

On the one hand, it is completely staged photography, because it performed in the genre of staged portrait of friends or strangers stopped on the street, and on the other – it is unpredictable as any photography. In fact, each single scan is diptych with two neighbor frames from one film one of which is portrait of person in the environment, and the second – the environment without the person. This is my humble attempt to study man’s place in the world around him, man’s place with him or without. What is differing in location depending of human presence, what changes happen in a person? Here are the questions of interaction of living and nonliving, human and space, which I try to give an answer.

Kostya Smolyaninov