20 September 2008

La settimana italiana / Italian week

You know all roads lead to Rome? Remember the Roman Holiday? Or are you a fan of The blow up by Michelangelo Antonioni?
Have you heard a story of the italian photographer Tina Modotti, an actress and a poet, Edward Weston’s lover, figure in Diego Ribera’s murals…? Have you seen any pictures or heard a story by Piergiorgio Branzi – photojournalist of Europe from 50’s? Have you seen one of the 150 books with pictures by Gianni Berengo Giardin? Have you noticed the great documentary and architecture pictures by Gabriele Basilico? Or have you ever solve Ugo Mulas’ conceptual games on photography?

If no… then you need to browse on gurgle, cause we won’t talk about the legends.

This week I invite you to have a trip to Italy, nowadays. From Milan to Trapani, and even further from London to Chile and Japan. Each day another photographer will be shown here. Let’s have the italian week of photography. Equisite frames, bright shades, tasty colors and…
If you're a frequent Fblog visitor, you may have noticed these photographers :)

photo: Mario Macaluso

photo: Guido Castagnoli

Anyway…it’s just an info to get prepared, and start to learn some words.
Ciao, saluti, abracci, bacci e buon viaggio ☺
schedulded by joanna

invited photographer: Adou

A few weeks ago I discovered Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, the first art centre for contemporary photography in China. It's situated in Beijing and founded by the Chinese photographer Rongrong and the Japanese photographer Ms. inri. I can strongly recommend their homepage, where one can, among other things, get an overview over their artists and exibitions.

With the aid of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre I am now very happy to have the possibility to present Adou, a very interesting photographer.

Man Clutching Goose © Adou, 2006

"There is no difference between taking a picture of others and myself. The camera may be pointed outward, but whether you like it or not, it always reveals you."
– Adou

Children in Front of Backdrop © Adou, 2006

Two People, Two Trees © Adou, 2006

"Adou’s photographs of the Yi ethnic minority go beyond documenting the realities of life on Sichuan’s Da Liang Mountain. The landscapes and portraits in the series “Samalada” are more like self-portraits, reflections of the self and meditations on life and death, past and present. Adou’s use of expired rolls of film creates mottled textures and anomalies, which evoke a melancholic nostalgia for the past. These works do not speak for, or explain the situation of the people depicted, but rather become part of the artist’s visual language for self-expression.

Adou was born in Mianyang, Sichuan Province and graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Sichuan Aba Normal College. He has worked as a Design and Creative Director in advertising, and currently lives and works in Chengdu, Sichuan Province." (Three Shadows Centre)

Boys and Billiards © Adou, 2006

Family Holding Goose © Adou, 2006

Invited by Fredrik Skott


Don't miss this exhibition in Gothenburg. Dan Wallin and Patrik Lundmark exhibit photographs in their new gallery.
- Fredrik Skott

Face to Face: shepherd

Serra de Estrela, Pt 08.2008