31 May 2007

streetphoto for Marcinek

Unique exhibition, unique aim

Streetphoto for Marcinek is special exhibition organized by photographers for very ill child. Many photographers will show their works to help Marcinek - 4 years old boy suffering Down syndrome, heart diseases, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, hearing impairment…

More at www.marcinek.bee.pl

Winiarnia (parter)
ul. Solec 81 B C.H.Arkada, Warsaw

vernissage 01.06.2007 at 18:00h
exhibition since 04.06.2007-28.06.2007, opened since Monday till Friday at 10-20

Anna Józefowicz
To help Marcinek and his family
F blog strongly recommends

Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop

Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more.
Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something.
You are not here long.
-Walker Evans

more quotes www.photoquotes.com

29 May 2007

Rediscovered photographs of Frida Kahlo

We have been telling you a bit about the photographer
Nickolas Muray on The F blog. See
"The man from Szeged"
"Nickolas Muray" Just recently I found this story
"The Rediscovered photographs of Frida Kahlo"
Go and have a look!


dog story

pictures by tatiana bitir

28 May 2007


stereo: hello!Lviv (UA) vs Catania (IT)
stereo: flower & coiffeur
Warszawa (PL) vs Kraków (PL)

Kvinnorum - Women's spaces - Imiba Yethu

a very simple act

Making pictures is a very simple act. There is no great secret in
photography...schools are a bunch of crap. You just need practice
and application of what you've learned. My absolute conviction is
that if you are working reasonably well the only important thing
is to keep shooting...it doesn't matter wheth
er you are making
money or not. Keep working, because as you go through the
process of working things begin to happen.

-Elliott Erwitt

More quotes here

25 May 2007

My hometown

Gruppo F exhibition opening tomorrow

Tom and Jeanne celebrating with coffee

The F people often talk about their fabulous guest, but this time let´s focus
on a couple of great photographers being part of Gruppo F. They are
Tom Holmlund from Eskilstuna, Sweden and Jeanne Wells from Portland,
Maine, USA.

Tomorrow we will all go to Eskilstuna and the beautiful Form&Färg gallery
situated just ten minutes walk from the railway station. Have a look at the
map and type Eskilstuna, Bruksgatan 6 and you will be sure to find it.
If you are travelling from Stockholm there are trains departing at 10 55
and 12 55. The trip is just one hour.

This is the second time Tom and Jeanne show their work together. First
time was the "Personal Chemistry"-exhibition in 2005. But this time you
will also have a chance to meet Jeanne Wells in person. Don´t miss that

I am really looking forward to this exhibition and I have a feeling that
the two have prepared some outstanding work for us to explore.
Nenne Gulden

stereo: twin'

Warszawa (PL) / Palermo (IT)

23 May 2007

Halo!gen in Gliwice

Gliwice still goes strong :) on the cultural map of this city appears new place - Fabryka Drutu (Wire Factory). This 150 years old factory will be since this Friday utilized for art, and what’s most important for us - for Photography.
The opening will be impactful and unforgettable for our city - its activity will be inaugurated by the festival Halo!gen, which will join photography with cinema and music. Two days of movie shows, two days of concerts and two great exhibitions of Photography.
The exhibitions:

Poland Now - cult project created by Krzysztof Miękus, photographer and chief editor of Polish magazine Pozytyw; project originally presented at Yours Gallery in Warsaw. Carefully selected pictures of best Polish photographers make one big picture (that is what we love in F blog) of Poland after 1989. This is simple but unique idea - subjective descriptions of pieces of Polish reality seen by individual artists was brightly assembled to make an universal cliché of our life now and here.
There will be presented works of Rafał Milach, Ula Tarasiewicz, Igor Omulecki, Szymon Rogiński, Łukasz Trzciński, Jacek Poremba (guest of F blog), Kuba Dąbrowski and many others.

©Rafał Milach, Julinek, 8 September 2005

Young Russia - huge exhibition of born in Gliwice Rafał Milach. Project documenting life of young generations of Russians - from life of prisoners at prison somewhere in the end of the world, thru life of regular people to the life of highest class. Very intelligent, critical document with a certain dose of specific sense of humor. In Russian mirror we may see ourselves, no matter where we live. This exhibition was also previously presented at Yours Gallery.

Both of the exhibitions are strongly recommended by Polish branch of F blog.

Festival is thought and organized aside administrative bodies, with souls, minds and hands of young people grouped in five associations:
Stowarzyszenie Animatorów Wszechstronnego Rozwoju Młodzieży
Stowarzyszenie Silesia Nostra
Stowarzyszenie Dwunasta Dziesięć
Stowarzyszenie Provizorca
Stowarzyszenie Krzyk
Grupa Założycielska PLANTACJA SZTUKI (responsible for photographic part)

Gliwice House of Photography provided some hands to the photographic part.

What: Halo!gen Festival, opening
Exhibitions Poland Now and Young Russia (Rafał Milach)

When: Friday, May 25th 6 - 9 PM

Where: Fabryka Drutu, Dubois 22, Gliwice

Why: To see some bright selection of fine documental photography, see yourself in the mirror, assist to the birth of new quality or just feel fancy for an evening!

Mr Flower Power 300 years

idé och montage: Full Tank

It´s not ABBA, Björn Borg or Ingmar Bergman. No, this is the greatest
Swedish celebrity of all times Carl Linnaeus (known as Carl von Linné in
Sweden). Right now there are events all over the country celebrating his
birthday (he was born in 1707).

© Uppsala universitetsbibliotek. Photographer Owe Wennman

Carl Linneaus was a scientist, botanist, zoologist, geologist and also a
skilled doctor,
health worker and philosopher. He was a great man.
Read more about him at www.linnaeus2007.se (also in English, German and

21 May 2007

driving the mountain roads

One of the hazards of driving over Kentucky mountain roads. Near Jackson,
Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910- photographer.
1940 July-Sept.?

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection,
[reproduction number, LC-USF33-031133-M4 DLC]

We have published several pictures by FSA photographer Marion Post
Wolcott. Search field up left or go to Library of Congress (see links).
You will find over 9 000 photographs by this remarkable woman.

a little big reminder

Ponglish, Swenglish or broken English?

The F Blog is an international project. We have readers from over 70 countries
and guests from around 30 countries. The editors are from Sweden, Poland
and USA. So apart from our English speaking Lady, we are struggling hard to
make us understood in that language. But did you know that we also speak
Spanish, Portugeese and even Danish? And perhaps more than that.
- mr urbano

Jeffery, Miss Jenny and Jesus

Picture by Mark Zurek
I like to see oddities on the blog. This is the first hen appearing as
far as I can remember. And that fellow is definitely interesting.
Thank you for your contribution Mark. We love to receive pictures
in Gruppo F inbox. If your picture is not published it is probably
- your picture sucks
- your picture is a masterpiece
- the editors are daydreaming.

Well, the third reason is the most likely. ;)
- mr urbano

20 May 2007


© Jeanne Wells

Houdini knew the trick

TITLE: [Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in chains]
CALL NUMBER: McManus-Young Collection [Rare Book RR]
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division

Gliwice House of Photography: Zbigniew Łagocki "Free conversations about photography"

Gliwice House of Photography invites to the meeting with professor Zbigniew Łagocki titled: Free conversations about photography.

21.05.2007, 18h00
Klub Pracowników Politechniki Śląskiej; ul. Banacha 3, Gliwice

Zbigniew Łagocki (1927)
born in Lviv. Since 1957 member of Union of Polish Art Photographers, since 1973 honorary member of this most important for Polish photography organization. Chair professor of Department of Photography at Cracow Fine Art Academy. Participant of countless exhibitions (i.e. Oslo, Prague, Geneve, Sao Paulo) and awarded by similar number of prices and medals (Niepce medal, Honoraire Excellence FIAP...).
In Poland famous thanks some very important for development of photography in Poland exhibitions: Subjective Photography (1968) and Seeking Photographers (1971).

Conversation with professor will be led by Joanna Kinowska.

picture: Zbigniew Łagocki aerotica (1967)

Viskansparken by Adam Gustafsson

"Viskansparken was a local dance palace and social gathering point for teens
in the 50's, 60's and 70's.
Everybody came to dance, socialize and have fun,
and it was a epicentre for the local youth culture.
Bands came from far and
wide to play, and the kids came to listen. But as the years passed, the
in the establishment went downhill. Ironically, in early 1963, the
owner of the park turned down a young,
up-and-coming little British band
who wanted to play there, claiming that they "weren't worth booking".
The band's name? The Beatles."

Pictures and text by Adam Gustafsson