Les rencontres arles photographie 2011
Jo Ratcliffe's black and white Angolan landscapes are a brilliant evocation of violence and forgetting, while David Horowitz turns photography into land art on his long walks across the Californian coastline.
Agnès de Gouvion Saint-Cyr - Her series taken in Frida Kahlo's bathroomincluding one of the artist's bruised and swollen feet and another of her orthopaedic corset, are almost the antithesis of the artist's own depictions of suffering, in their starkness and understatement. Across town, in the disused railway sheds that are yearly turned into vast exhibition stages, a Mexican master of a different kind is on show.
On Thursday night, in the Roman amphitheatre, Vanessa Winship's beautifully understated reportage, for which she has just won the Cartier-Bresson prize, was celebrated in an all-too-short slide show, while Mitch Epstein acknowledged his Prix Pictet award in a projection that suited his epic American landscapes. The second pays homage to a woman who studied under the late, great Manuel Alvarez Bravo and then helped redefine Mexican portraiture, documentary les landscape photography in the 80s and 90s with her evocative black-and-white images.
For all that, it is almost worth popping over to Arles just for Republic, the festival within the festival that is devoted to Mexican les.
I often felt I was wandering through a global village of images, with the unevenness and lack of a guiding current, a rencontre arles rencontrer les femmes belges photography's ongoing identity crisis. Mathieu Bernard-Reymond Prix Dialogue de l'humanité: Great to see Monica Haller's brilliant war-reportage-memoir-with-a-difference series, Riley and his storyreceiving the attention it deserves, though.
Rossell's staged portraits of rich and famous Mexican society women in provocative poses caused a storm when first shown in Mexico eight years ago. T he subtitle of this year's Rencontres d'Arles — arguably Europe's most important photography festival — could easily have been "What Is Photography For?
Often resembling film stills, Metinides's colour photographs also seem hyper-real in the manner of Gregory Crewdson's ornate created scenarios.
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Pinzón, conversely, shows everyday Mexican people as superheroes, the twist being that Noe Reyes, the man on the bicycle dressed up as Superman, and Maria Luisa Romero, the woman in the laundromat dressed as Wonder Woman, are immigrant workers in New York who toil for long tout les site de rencontre pour ado for low wages. This year's Discovery Award nominations were less uneven, as the usual mix of the humane and the determinedly detached fought for one's flagging attention the first week of the festival culminated in an award ceremony last night.
Rorhof Prix du Livre historique: The Figueroa exhibition is a series of giant projections on the walls of the beautiful Eglise des Frères Prêcheurs, a poetic reconfiguration of narrative and image of astonishing power and beauty.
Their photography seems sure of itself.
Alain Desvergnes - The logical place to begin is the Espace van Gogh, where two extraordinary exhibitions sit side by side — Mexico: Edward Burtynsky Aide au projet: Roger Ballen Aide au projet: Photography and Revolution and a retrospective devoted to Graciela Iturbide, an extraordinary photographer who did not pick up a camera until her 40s when her daughter died.