≡ 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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┐ Gunnel Wåhlstrand └

© Gunnel Wåhlstrand, © Gunnel Wåhlstrand, White Peacocks, 2007/2009 109 x 160 cm, ink-wash on paper “For eight years, Wåhlstrand has worked exclusively with a kind of re-development of private photographs, using black ink and water, a precise and time-consuming technique that she masters to perfection. The earlier body of motives consisted of her father’s…

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┐ Kristoffer Axén └

© Kristoffer Axén, Untitled, from the series How we evolved from water, 2009-2010 © Kristoffer Axén, Untitled, from the series How we evolved from water, 2009-2010 “Built as a riddled narrative of essential fragments, How We Evolved From Water revolves around the state of isolation – not as a momentary occurrence of separation from other…

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║ Nadja Bournonville ║

© Nadja Bournonville, Untitled #3, from the series Amor Omnia Vincit © Nadja Bournonville, Untitled #20, from the series Amor Omnia Vincit © Nadja Bournonville, Untitled #19, from the series Amor Omnia Vincit © Nadja Bournonville, Untitled #15, from the series Amor Omnia Vincit “The study of personality presents many beautiful ambiguities as it opens…

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║ Julia Peirone ║

© Julia Peirone, Girl Behind Window, from the series Northern Cities, 2005 © Julia Peirone, Girl and Bubble, from the series Northern Cities, 2005 “One of her more recent projects is titled Northern Lights. The Nordic Photography Centre in Oulu, Finland, chose Peirone to work with a team of photographers to document life in six…

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║Johan Bergström ║

© Johan Bergström, The Attachment, from the series Nostalgia, 2006 © Johan Bergström, Making New Connections, from the series Nostalgia, 2006 “A contemporary Russian saying claims that the past has become more unpredictable than the future. Nostalgia may depend precisely on the irrecoverable nature of the past for its emotional impact and appeal. It is…

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║ Susanna Hesselberg ║

© Susanna Hesselberg, No Title, 1998 © Susanna Hesselberg, Desperate Men, 2005 “…Several of Hesselberg’s figures are women who are frozen in physically limiting positions. As such, the photographs can be read as feminist commentaries on the reality of women, but one can also find a corresponding interest in the existence of men – both…

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