Chinese fotografie is een complex onderwerp. Een turbulente historie, uiteenlopende trends en fotografen die niet samen willen werken. Wij spraken drie belangrijke spelers in de Chinese fotografiewereld en pijlden de stemming. Er is genoeg hoop, maar even zoveel kritiek. Heden en toekomst van Chinese fotografie in een notendop.
Opals in the Rough
While celebrating its centennial two years ago, American photographer Elliot Ross decided to visit the far-flung community of Coober Pedy. In the ‘Opal Capitol of the World’ he photographed not only the mines and subterranean houses, but more importantly the extraordinary people inhabiting this small town in the Outback.
The strength of the Sahawari women
The refugee crisis across Europe makes headlines, but it’s the people of Western Sahara who have been experiencing a refugee crisis for over 40 years. Last November was the 40th anniversary of Morocco’s invasion of Western Sahara, which forced thousands of refugees into the Algerian desert. They're still there today, living in refugee camps, dependent on international aid. Over there, it’s the Saharawari women who play a fundamental role in their matriarchal society.
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Roderick van der Lee leaving Photo London just over a year after arriving, and without overseeing a fair - returning to Unseen in Amsterdam, itself under new ownership after recent insolvency. Uncertain times for photography fairs.
“How can you be original when everything has been done? How can you tell a story that has been told before?” - @colinpantall reflects on originality, aesthetics and ethics in photography on Witness: bit.ly/2PztypK