┐ Cabello / Carceller, II └

© Cabello / Carceller, Off Escena: If I were…, Madrid 2011 Gender Issues1 “How can we explain a term which is in itself so complicated, but which most of society is determined to simplify? How can we explain that the majority prefer to appear not to understand its diversity? And what is it that makes…

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┐ Muga Miyahara └

© Yuki Onodera, Muga Miyahara, Increase, from the series Tokonoma © Yuki Onodera, Muga Miyahara, Fear, from the series Tokonoma “Japan photographer Muga Miyahara’s interpretation of tradition is most noteworthy in his works titled “Tokonoma”. The term refers to a built-in recessed space in a typical Japanese house, usually decorated with a calligraphic or pictorial…

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As usual, a local subject on the world news for all the wrong reasons. This photograph, taken yesterday, is traveling the world, as if it added or stated something new. It belongs to Hugo Correia and depicts his coworker Patricia Melo, from AFP, instants before being hit by a police officer, amidst demonstrations related to…

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┐ Yuki Onodera └

© Yuki Onodera, untitled, from the series Portrait of Second Hand Clothes, 1994 © Yuki Onodera, untitled, from the series Portrait of Second Hand Clothes, 1994 “La série, Portraits de fripes, marque une étape dans le travail de Yuki Onodera. Profondément autobiographique, cette œuvre correspond à son installation à Paris en 1993 où elle photographie…

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┐ Ryoko Suzuki └

© Ryoko Suzuki, Untitled, from the project Bind, 2001 © Ryoko Suzuki, Untitled, from the project Masturbation, 1999 “Ryoko Suzuki is a Sapporo-based artist working primarily in photography. Using highly constructed, digital images, Suzuki challenges the assigned gender roles, stereotypes and fetishization of Japanese women. Using at times humourous and at times disturbing juxtapositions of…

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┐ Tokihiro Sato └

© Tokihiro Sato, #149, 1992 © Tokihiro Sato, #170 Manji, 1992 © Tokihiro Sato, Yura #339, 2001 “The Photo-Respiration series is Sato’s most well known work. When we approached him with our request for a cover photo, we were delighted to learn that he has been continuing to work on the series up until now,…

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┐ Duarte Amaral Netto └

© Duarte Maral Netto, untitled, from the project “Z”, 2012 © Duarte Maral Netto, untitled, from the project “Z”, 2012 Duarte’s new work is in a rare place between verity, intimacy and honesty and the exciting and self obsessed world of fiction. The narrative constructed is that of “Z”, a physician said to have gone…

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┐ Carla Cabanas └

© Carla Cabanas, Three friends, from the project What remains of what it was, 2010/11 © Carla Cabanas, One Little Girl, from the project What remains of what it was, 2010/11 “What remains of what once was – Cabanas Álbum), the artist invokes memory imprecision through erasing, scratching, and fading away of images belonging to…

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┐ John Lake └

© John Lake, from Crude Futures, 2010 © John Lake, from Crude Futures, 2010 If surrealism is all about the subjective nature of reality, then photography is a surprisingly apt medium with which to explore this – photo stills can be thought of as “quasi-mystical”, recording both objective fact and the stuff of imagination.(…) “What…

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