29 February 2008
Photo© Rosita Borum, Rättvik
Sweden's Official Festival for Documentary Films called Tempo Documentary will be on in Stockholm 5-9th March. As a part of the festival an exhibition will take place on Center of Photography. Mobila dokumentärredaktionen (the Mobile doucumentary team of editors) travelled in the spring of 2007 around Sweden and collaborated with elderly people in four cities and towns, collecting and depicting reflections on life and reality of and by senior citizens.
The participants, about 200 retired people, produced together with the team an extensive material that has been shaped into 25 short films, 35 radio documentaries, one feature documentary for The Swedish public service broadcaster – Sveriges Television (SVT), a book and a large amount of still photos.
The exhibition at the Center of Photography will open on 6 March and will be on until 16 March. Read more about this event on www.tempofestival.nu/english/
Our Swiss friends Melanie and Walter invites you to Reinach, Switzerland to see their exhibition opening 4 April, 6.30 PM. Together with Hans Ruedi Schlumpf they will show their work in Galerie Heimatsmuseum until 27 April. F blog wish you good luck! /ulf
28 February 2008
I am honored to announce that, Zoriah will be since today frequent guest at the F blog, he promised to give us monthly reports on Iraqi situation.
Markus Andersson is back in his native town Karlskoga with an exhibition of 40 photopolymer prints titled from Karlskoga to Kartago. The F blog is proud to have Markus as an author and we will certainly give you more about this event. The exhibition opens on 8 March in Karlskoga konsthall.
27 February 2008
At my local Turkish lunch restaurant, there are about 20 photos hanging on the wall. They fascinate me, since they apparently are from around 1890 or so. I have no idea if they are tintypes, postcards or what. But they always get my attention, so I photographed one of them for you all to judge. Perhaps there are some experts out there who know more about these old photographs?/Ulf
more of Ami's works you will find on her web site.
all pictures ©Ami Vitale
/invited by Marcin Górski/
26 February 2008
This is the final test of the very rare Ülmercott Dr.t2 lens. You see the stairs leading down and a shady part of the wall in this picture taken with the good old ülmer. If I blow up the picture there will be some street art visible.
These pictures show the difference between the ülmercott and the kanon mörk ( I shot excactly the same motif using Kanon 1Dr Mörk IV and zoomed the shady part of the wall). Interesting, isn't it?
Farmer cutting his brother's hair, near Caruthersville, Missouri.
Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1938 Aug.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, [reproduction number, LC-USF33-011600-M3 DLC]
Photo: Helena Nilsson
Time for a new mini project? Yees! This is a hairy one. We want pictures related to "hair"; long hair, pink hair, barber shop interiors, signs, hair brushes, hair styles, beards, hairy legs, people with no hair...well you name it. As always we rely on your imagination, dear reader of the F Blog.
Please send your contributions to the gruppo F inbox address or to any of the editors (Marcin, Ulf).
Just a reminder: the featured mini projects "Music" and "Kitchen" are still on. Don´t hesitate to send a picture on these subjects. The former mini projects "Street corners", "Café" and "Kiosks" are displayed as labels, and of course you are welcome to contribute with pictures on these subjects as well.
Three projects will be featured all of 2008: Face to face, Trees and DOCU-08. We hope to be able to make an online exhibition (or even a real life exhibition) with photos from these projects in the beginning of 2009.
So, stay tuned to F - the Hairy channel./ulf
Photographer: Łukasz Kuś
Pictures were taken during few days before and just after declaration of the independence of Kosovo by Łukasz Kus - polish documentary photographer. Until now the world is divided into recognition and protest. As in every conflict after inventing photography, pictures can show the real life. Only if they are shown to the people... /joanna/