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”.

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]

Exhibition Photographs

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My photographs currently on display at Shoreditch Town Hall from 7th – 13th March 2013. For more information visit my website here.

 

Text for my Photograph

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Last minute details for my exhibition, but I’m in two minds if I should include the text. I’ll decide when I hang up the photograph.

Artist: Shirin Neshat

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All images by Shirin Neshat

Cig Harvey: You look at me like an emergency

 

 

 

 

 

[Images found: cigharvey.com]

Akif Hakan Celebi: The Housemaid

 

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Orchids

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.

Gillian Wearing and Out of Focus exhibitions

On Tuesday I went to two exhibitions “Gillian Wearing” at the White Chapel Gallery and “Out Of Focus” at the Saatchi Gallery. Both exhibitions were really good and interesting, I would recommend both to go and see.

A highlight for me at the Gillian wearing exhibition was the film “Bully” (2010) which is very powerful and emotional. It really showed that the effects of bullying can be left with a person for years and effect their everyday life.

Below are photographs from the exhibition

A highlight at the Out of focus exhibition was David Benjamin Sherry’s work. The colours and the sizes of the images worked well, in making them beautiful images.

Here are some other images from the Saatchi Gallery

Above images by Katy Grannan

Above image by Mikheal Subotzky

 

Ken Lum

 

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