Photo News and Shows Saturday Extras

News of these photo events with Stanley Greene, Sophie Calle, JH Engström and Visa Pour l’Image 2009 came through yesterday. Some of you may be interested:

VISA POUR L’IMAGE 2009

Visa Pour L’Image 2009, Perpignan, France. 21st International Festival of Photojournalism from 29 August – 13 September.

Some of the world best picture editors selected a shortlist from all the reports seen over the past year (both published and unpublished), with four nominees in each category. A second jury meets in Perpignan to choose the final winners. Here are the nominees:

Visa d’Or Features Category :

  • Miquel Dewever-Plana / Agence Vu: Guatemala. The Other War
  • Jérôme Sessini / Œil Public for Le Monde 2 and the Figaro Magazine: Drug Trafficking in Mexico. So far from God, too close to the USA
  • Callie Shell / Aurora Photos / Cosmos for Time Magazine: Barack Obama
  • Zalmaï: Afghanistan. Promises and Lies. The human cost of the war on terror

Visa d’Or News Category :

  • Walter Astrada / Agence France-Presse: Bloodbath in Madagascar
  • Enrico Dagnino / 2e Bureau for Paris Match: Forced Return
  • Wojtek Grzedzinski / Dziennik / Napo Images: The Georgian Conflict
  • Dominic Nahr / Œil Public: Democratic Republic of Congo. The Road to Nowhere.

STANLEY GREENE

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© Stanley Greene, NOOR Photo Agency, Visa pour l'Image 2009, courtesy of Visa Pour l'Image

Stanley Green, from NOOR Photo Agency, who is “one of the most exhibited photographers in Perpignan” returns to Visa Pour L’image 2009. Greene is known for his work in Iraq, Chechyna, Afghanistan and Darfur, but his new show The Western Front marks a departure as it draws on “photographs taken from 1975-1985 – Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll… going back over the wild years”.

SOPHIE CALLE

The first UK retrospective of “leading French contemporary artist Sophie Calle” at The Whitechapel Gallery 16 October 2009 – 3 January 2010. The exhibition will bring together “12 key works from the late 1970s to the present including the acclaimed installation, Prenez Soin De Vous, (Take Care of Yourself), 2007″. Tate Britain put on Art Now: Sophie Calle in 1998.

JH ENGSTROM

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© JH Engström, courtesy Still Moving Engstrom workshop 2009

JH Engström Workshop London Sunday 8 to Thursday 12 November 2009

Swedish photographer JH Engström will be giving the second STILL/MOVING workshop in November.

“Celebrated internationally for his unique style of exploratory and expressive life-based photography, Engström is an experienced giver of workshops, developing the teaching methods of his friend and mentor Anders Petersen, who was himself taught by the great Christer Strömholm. Aged 40, Engström has already created some of the most highly sought after photography books, particularly Trying to Dance, and this summer he consolidated his reputation by winning the Rencontres d’Arles 2009 Book Award with From Back Home, his collaborative project with Anders Petersen.

The workshop will be open to 10 applicants who need not necessarily be professional photographers. Applicants should be open and willing to challenge their own photographic practice during what promises to be a unique and intense week.

The workshop will take place in Hackney, London, UK and will run from 10am – 6pm for 5 days.

Cost: approx £500 (depending on funding – will not go up, hopefully will go down)

To apply please send the following to info@stillmoving.org

- a brief note about yourself

- a brief note about your work and why you think you would benefit from this workshop

- 10 to 15 low resolution images and a link to your website (if available)

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 27 September. We will confirm by email whether places have been successful or not by Sunday, 4 October.

IN CONVERSATION

JH Engström will be In Conversation with a special invited guest on Monday 9 November at Campbell Works Gallery in Stoke Newington, Hackney, London, UK.

This event is open to the public. RSVP for the In Conversation talks@stillmoving.org

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