Dante Busquets: ‘Sateluco’ (featuring Propeller’s open call for edition #2 – fiction)

SATELUCO Dante’s statement A self-referential photographic analysis of middle-class suburban Mexico City, based on past relationships with people and urban space, that seeks to establish a visual dialogue with them in the present day. I examine social stratification of the Mexican culture in Sateluco. This project, which received the acquisition prize of the XII Photography…

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Fábio Cunha: ‘Zona, An investigation Report’ (featuring Propeller’s open call for edition #2 – fiction)

ZONA – An Investigation Report Fabio’s statement After the housing crisis caused by the economic and political power, the housing authority decided to open an investigation to assess its consequences. Given that previous reports were ambiguous, fieldwork was needed. Thus an investigator was sent to ZONA with the specific aim of preparing a visual report on…

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‘TOO GRAPHIC TO IGNORE’

photo: Palestinian mourners carry the body of eight-month-old Palestinian baby Leila Anwar Ghandoour, who died from tear gas inhalation in Gaza City on 15 May 2018 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency] As of Sunday, a succession of events has once again reanimated a question that often comes to mind, namely: what would make me go into exile? Throughout…

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Lana Mesić: untold stories

Thinking about photography inevitably makes us wonder what is consider truthful. Fiction is not only part of art (and truth); it is perhaps the privileged space of art, in which it reveals itself as an autonomous entity, apart from what we commonly understand as “real life.” However, if art creates new possibilities, photography fights a very…

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Propeller’s second open call is now OPEN

For our second edition, we chose to address the idea of fiction: (fictĭō, fictiōnis) Modeling, shaping, creation; Act or effect of faking, imaginary thing, fantasy; Fable, invention; Dissimulation, pretense, artifice; Falsehood, conjecture, hypothesis. ʘ Send your proposals to propeller@propeller.pt containing: Name (both of author and project) minimum 7 images (with 1500px largest side) Statement (optional)…

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Have you seen this?

I confess: as soon as I heard about this project I was sold. The history is so special, so out of the ordinary, that it would be impossible for whatever projects that went in contact with it not to acquire some of that originality, depth and playfulness. The Wolfpack, i.e., the Crystal Moselle‘s documentary, follows…

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≡ The Hyères School of Photography ≡

My love for the Hyères Festival is known. I’ve written about it and have featured a great deal of the authors shortlisted each year. The judging panel has been responsible for issuing a statement about what they want to see in contemporary photography and it has been bold and exciting, for Hyères always awards an…

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٠ The Jejune Institute – best alternate reality ever ٠

An emanations warning sticker from the Elsewhere Public Works Agency The Jejune Institute initiation form. Our mission is to provoke discovery through visceral experience and pervasive play. We achieve this by means of interactive narrative, game design, augmented reality, automated environments, event production, installation art, spatial navigation and cultural curation. full str**ming of the documentary…

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٠ Reina’s Altered States ٠

© Francisco Reina, from the project Altered States © Francisco Reina, from the project Altered States © Francisco Reina, from the project Altered States © Francisco Reina, from the project Altered States A minimum amount of truth is necessary to justify the communication of any kind of information. To tell the truth is often very…

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┐ Helga Härenstam └

© Helga Härenstam, The Gap, from the series The Society, 2006-2008 © Helga Härenstam, Jesus, from the series The Society, 2006-2008 The Society is a fictious documentary, trough which Helga Härenstam has been looking for and/or constructing environments, scenes and events, that are based on memories from the small society where she grew up. The…

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┐ Burkhard von Harder └

@ Burkhard von Harder, untitled, from the project Cold war in a trash bag @ Burkhard von Harder, untitled, from the project Cold war in a trash bag @ Burkhard von Harder, untitled, from the project Cold war in a trash bag Cold War in a Trash Bag is based on recently found anonymous Cold…

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┐ Elise Victoria Louise Windsor └

@ Elise Victoria Louise Windsor, untitled, from the series mise en abyme @ Elise Victoria Louise Windsor, untitled, from the series mise en abyme “A champion of minimalism, visual artist Elise Windsor creates optical illusions that truly captivate the eye. Her three bodies of work leave you wondering: “How did she do that?” Without breaking…

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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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┐ Samuel Fosso └

© Samuel Fosso,La Bourgeoise, From the Series TA, 2007 © Samuel Fosso, Self-Portrait (as Liberated American Woman of the ’70s), 2007 “In every photograph the beautiful Fosso is subject, object and creator. Occasionally he includes other people, but their posture and placement relegates them to a secondary position. In one stagy, understated and slightly bizarre…

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┐ Victoria Jenkins └

© Victoria Jenkins, Capnomancy, from Images from the Institute of Esoteric Research © Victoria Jenkins, Aeromancy, from Images from the Institute of Esoteric Research “A characteristic claimed to be unique of photography has been its ability to record the visible, material world, its perceived objectivity and accuracy has lead to a utilitarian application of the…

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║ Annabel Elgar ║

© Annabel Elgar, Torch, 2006   © Annabel Elgar, Legion, 2006   © Annabel Elgar, Prey, from the series Black Flag, 2004 “Annabel Elgar’s photographic works map out a borderland of fragile enclaves and lost directions. Staged encounters, with heightened foregrounds and a voyeur’s intimacy, are swiftly usurped by the notion that as fiction they…

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║ Izima Kaoru ║

© Izima Kaoru, Igawa Haruka wears Dolce Gabbana, 2003 © Izima Kaoru, Tanja de Jaeger wears Christian Dior, 2002 “Poetic yet disturbing, bloody yet seductive. Since 1993 the Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru has been creating scenes of sophisticated violence and enchanting horror. Landscapes with a Corpse is the title of his project. He invited actresses…

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║ Hee Seung Chung ║

© Hee Seung Chung, Untitled, from the series Nostalgia, 2004 © Hee Seung Chung, Untitled, from the series Nostalgia, 2004 © Hee Seung Chung, Untitled, from the series Nostalgia, 2004 Moments to remember are just like other moments. They are only made memorable by the scars they leave…From ‘La Jetée’ by Chris Marker. “Nostalgia derives…

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