In July, Polish photography hit the road and visit France. PhotoPoland is a project aimed at international audience, curators, gallery owners, employees of cultural institutions and organizers of photographic events all over the world, but most of all at all the people interested in becoming acquainted with the works of Polish photographers. Each edition of the project has a different form, adapted to the possibilities of its presentation. What remains constant is the effort to promote Polish photography and to make Polish artists known outside their country. Its first edition was organized in May
Opening of Rencontres d’Arles 2016
Arles Les Rencontres De La Photographie | PhotoIreland Collection
This year, there are homages to veterans such as Don McCullin , Sid Grossman and Peter Mitchell, but much more work that questions the very idea of old-fashioned observation. We live in an age where the emphasis is on process — image manipulation, performance, collage, archival appropriation — so it is perhaps unsurprising there is now a tendency towards elaborate over-curation. It has a chilling, dreamlike resonance, both an evocation and prefiguring of the attacks. Irish photographer Eamonn Doyle creates a buzz with an installation that uses sound, drawing and design to emphasise the looming presence of his powerfully up-close and intimate photographs of Dublin people going about their daily business. Here, with every wall filled with images, some toweringly big, some gathered in grids, it is as if Doyle and his collaborators have created their own Dublin of the imagination — one the viewer has to negotiate from various different and often surprising perspectives, as if visiting a strange city for the first time. Pairing Doyle with Winogrand might have made for a more revealing dialogue.
Rencontres d'Arles 2016 : demandez le programme !