Reading Time: 2 minutes The winners of the student open call will exhibit their work at Paris Gare du Lyon train station, as well as in a dedicated space at Paris Photo
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Following a lively weekend of artist talks, gallery shows and programmes, Anna Sansom spotlights five standouts from the fair
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sasha Phyars-Burgess wins First Photobook; Photobook of the Year is awarded to Muhammad Fadli; and Photography Catalogue of the Year to Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich. Vasantha Yogananthan receives a special mention
Reading Time: 3 minutes It is the first year the fair will host events at its new venue near the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais Éphémère
Reading Time: 2 minutes Mina Boromand, Emile Gostelie, Francesca Hummler, and Emil Lombardo are the winners of this year’s open call
Reading Time: 3 minutes Introducing this year’s winning titles by Sohrab Hura, Hannah Darabi, Gao Shan and Drew Nikonowicz
Reading Time: 4 minutes Carte Blanche is a programme aimed at discovering talented emerging photographers and artists. For the…
Reading Time: 4 minutes The collages of Kensuke Koike have been one of the purest forms of visual pleasure over the last two years. Videos of his working process on his Instagram account show him making miraculous reinventions of images with a single rip (his smoking woman), with a pasta machine (his dog), and with three-dimensional transformations (his sinking boat). It’s work that attracts because it seems so simple.
Take an old portrait of a loving couple, cut their eyes out, switch them around and the relationship takes a new direction. Cut a circle around the middle of a face, offset it a couple of inches, and you’re left with a pathway to that person’s interior. These are pictures that seem simple, but link up to ideas of image compression, ways of seeing, facial recognition and visual agnosias. It’s The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat in photographic form.
Koike’s work has attracted a loyal following, inspired countless copycat activities at photography workshops around the world, and invited collaborations from parties ranging from Gucci to Thomas Sauvin of Beijing Silvermine. It’s the Sauvin collaboration that resulted in Koike’s latest work, a book launched in November. Titled No More No Less, the publication came about after Koike was invited to work with Sauvin’s archive of old images that he recovered from Beijing silver-recycling centres.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Arnis Balcus, photographer, editor in chief of FK Magazine and director of Riga Photomonth, picks out the projects that caught his eye, including Georgs Avetisjans’ Homeland The Longest Village
Reading Time: 6 minutes Publications we loved, and the big news stories from the last month in photobooks – featuring work by Peng Ke, Tom Wood, Paul Reas, Vivian Maier and the post-war PROVOKE group