The 2013 Sony World Photography Exhibition

Last week visited the Sony World photography Exhibition at Somerset House and just like last year, I found the exhibition to be just as good. In the exhibition, each room covers a different category for example, people, Nature & Wildlife  and Landscape, so there are a variety of topics for people to enjoy.

There were lots of photographs this year that caught my attention, to the stories behind them and the power and beauty of the image. So I think that I might blog each artists name along with their work in another blog post.

Below are some photographs of the day.

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“One Day in History” by Andrea Gjestvang was my favourite out of the whole exhibition. The images were very powerful as it portrayed the after effects of surviving the  2011 massacre on the Norwegian island of Ultøya.

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Another photograph that I loved was Nenad Saljic’s “A Portrait of the Matterhorn”.

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Don’t Talk to Strange Men (1962)

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“Don’t Talk to Strange Men” about a girl (Christina Gregg) who falls for a man she’s never met over the telephone. She is groomed by him and becomes captured and intrigued by him, eventually agreeing to meet him.

I love everything about this film from the acting to the story line. I feel that this underrated film was made before its time as it mirrors exactly what is happening in todays society on such things as Facebook and chat room. If you ever see this film showing, I would recommend you watch it, you won’t regret it.

Low light photography

At this present moment I’m researching low lighting, so I thought that I would post a bunch of photographs that I found interesting.

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[Source: lechphoto.wordpress.com]

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[Source: Unknown]

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[Source: karlredshaw.com]

Artist: Ronit Bigal

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Source [saatchionline.com]

Michael Jackson Face-Lace

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I love this photo of Michael Jackson, the lace on his face looks amazing!

Artist: Shirin Neshat

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All images by Shirin Neshat

Face and Body Art

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Cig Harvey: You look at me like an emergency

 

 

 

 

 

[Images found: cigharvey.com]

Akif Hakan Celebi: The Housemaid

 

[Found images hakanphotography.com]

 

 

Paul Floyd Blake: Young Olympians

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Images found at floydphotography.co.uk]

Luke Smith: George

 

 

 

 

 

I believe we have arrived at a critical point within photography with what can only be described as a societal paranoia with the censoring of the child’s image. I believe if we are not careful we will contribute to a future of imagery without children present.

This piece of work is titled George which created the absence/loss of the child within the images. Each image has been constructed as an empty space with the trace of what took place.

This is my favourite project that I have seen so far, the ideas and how it has been carried out is brilliant.

[Text and images found at lukesmithphotography.com

 

Mark Beyer’s Amy + Jordan

I love this.

[Image found: Tumblr]

 

‘I fink u freeky’ by Die Antwoord and Roger Ballen

I love this music video that was directed by Roger Ballen for the group Die Antwoord. I loved it because I see the video as a piece of art work compared to other music videos out there.

 

More of Roger Ballen’s work can be seen at his website rogerballen.com. Have a look.

Bayeté Ross Smith- Our Kind of People

I love this work about stereotyping.

[Images from Bayeterosssmith.com]


Artist – Reneé Cox

There are so much images of Reneé Cox that I would love to show because I find them all great, but these are a few that I have picked out to share.

[Images from Reneecox.org]

 

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