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Hong Kong by Mikko Takkunen
In his debut photobook 'Hong Kong' (Kehrer Verlag, April 2024), Finnish photographer and New York Times' photo editor Mikko Takkunen captures one of the world’s great metropolises in the aftermath of political protests and on the brink of a pandemic. Inspired by New York School masters like Louis Faurer and Saul Leiter, he presents Hong Kong in a new light, exploring hidden perspectives and moods. His photographs, balancing between documentary and subjective, are accompanied by an essay by Geoff Dyer. Amidst the city's uncertainties in 2020 and facing the impending relocation of his family overseas, Takkunen felt an urgent need to document the city while he still could. 'Hong Kong' is a poignant farewell, encapsulating his love for the city and concerns about what might be lost as it undergoes irreversible changes.
Family Stuff by Qingjun Huang
I have been making my long-term project "Family Stuff" series for 20 years, which now includes 150 photographs. I gather a family’s belongings from different spaces in the home and arrange them in one place to take a photograph with the family members. Most of these photos are taken outdoors, with the home as the background. Ninety percent of my previous works were shot in China during a time of rapid economic development, modernization and globalization. I used this method of staged photographs to record history. In the photos, a household’s real interior space is briefly exposed in an external space; also can be seen are environment changes, urban expansion, technological advancements and shifts in people's lifestyles. Through static documentation of the above, I create a dynamic social panorama.
Projecting L.A. 2024 marks the return of the larger-than-life photography event documenting street life throughout Los Angeles
After its acclaimed debut two years ago, The L.A. Project returns with the next iteration of its one-of-a-kind public photography event, Projecting L.A. 2024, on April 27, 2024, in DTLA. Projecting LA 2024 features 32 renowned photographers documenting life in LA with notable guest photographers like: actor, musician and photographer Jeff Bridges, Pulitzer Prize Winner Ringo Chiu, and L.A.Times Pulitzer Prize Winner Christina House, to name a few.
Lights Up: Photographs by Gian Paolo Barbieri and Michel Haddi
From the 23rd of February to the 23rd of March 2024, 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition entitled «LIGHTS UP» - Photographs by Gian Paolo Barbieri and Michel Haddi, at the new exhibition space "LA RAMPA” located in the exclusive and intimate art & design mall «Gallaria Sonne» in Silvaplana, in concomitance with Nomad St. Moritz.
Moving Frames: The Concept of Photo-Impressionism by Raju Peddada
In the National Portrait Gallery, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Louvre, and my library, there hangs one of the most iconic postwar Chicago street-life photographs by Arthur Shay, titled: “Sunday Morning on Madison.” It was taken from a car window, in 1949, while in the company of his friend, the National Book Award winner, Nelson Algren, the then soon to be lover of Simone De Beauvoir. The one in my library, a rarer print, was signed and gifted by the maestro, the LUCIE Award winner, as quid-pro-quo for my review on his Gallery Loeb exhibit in Paris, attended to by two prime ministers, a president, and others of consequence. Gallery Loeb was where a young Picasso was introduced in a score old 20th century.
Vincent Fournier: Dysnomia
Rabouan Moussion gallery is pleased to present Dysnomia, Vincent Fournier's first solo exhibition at the gallery. Dysnomia is the name of a lunar star, but it's also a disorder of reference points and memory. Vincent Fournier's images take us on a journey to the frontiers of appearances.
Christer Strömholm
Christer Strömholm is recognised as one of the major figures of 20th century European photography. Strömholm captured his surroundings in black‐and‐white images that display his integrity, understated humour and a highly personal aesthetic. With an unmistakable sensitivity to human suffering, based on his personal experience, he took photography in a new direction. Sean O’Hagan, writing in The Guardian, has described him “as the father of Swedish photography both for his abiding influence and for his role as a teacher.”
Africa Aerials by Kirsten Griffin
Although I have of fear of heights, I am obsessed with photographing out of a helicopter. It’s such a freeing experience to witness the world from a bird’s eye view. The patterns on the Earth are gorgeous and worth seeing from this vantage point.
10 Japanese Photographers You Should Know
The history of Japanese photography dates back to the late 19th century, when Japan first adopted Western-style photography. Prior to this, the country had a long tradition of art and visual representation, but photography as a medium was largely unknown.

In the 1870s, a number of Japanese photographers traveled to Europe and the United States to learn about the new medium, and soon after, photography began to spread rapidly in Japan. The early years of Japanese photography were marked by a fascination with the West and a desire to imitate Western styles and techniques. However, as photographers gained more experience, they began to develop their own unique style and techniques, incorporating traditional Japanese aesthetics and themes into their work.

One of the most significant developments in Japanese photography during this period was the rise of the photojournalism and documentary photography. In the aftermath of World War II, Japanese photographers began to document the country's recovery and rebuilding efforts, capturing images of the country's changing landscape and people. This period also saw the emergence of a number of prominent photographers, including Ihei Kimura, who is widely considered to be one of Japan's greatest photojournalists.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Japanese photography was heavily influenced by the counterculture and avant-garde movements of the time. Photographers such as Eikoh Hosoe and Shomei Tomatsu began to push the boundaries of traditional photography, experimenting with new techniques and themes that reflected the social and political upheavals of the era. This period also saw the rise of street photography, as photographers sought to capture the everyday lives of the people in Japan's cities and towns.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Japan experienced a period of rapid economic growth and modernization, and this was reflected in the country's photography. Photographers such as Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki began to document the changes taking place in the country, capturing images of the new consumer culture and the rapidly changing urban landscape. This period also saw the emergence of new photographers, such as Masahisa Fukase, who challenged traditional notions of beauty and representation in their work.

Today, Japanese photography continues to evolve, with photographers exploring new themes and techniques, and incorporating new technologies into their work. The country has produced a number of highly regarded photographers, including Rinko Kawauchi, who has gained international recognition for her dreamlike images, and Risaku Suzuki, who has gained recognition for his stunning landscapes.

Japanese photography is rich and diverse, reflecting the country's cultural, social, and political changes over the past century and a half. From its early beginnings as a Western import, Japanese photography has developed its own unique style and techniques, and has produced a number of highly regarded photographers who have left an indelible mark on the medium. Here are 10 contemporary photographers you should know.

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