Steve McCurry in Bratislava

We invite you to the exhibition of american world known photographer Steve McCurry which is going to be opened on Monday 30th June at 5.30pm in Central European House of photography, Prepoštská street no.4 in Bratislava (SK).

Steve McCurry was born on April 23, 1950 in Pennsylvania, attended Penn State University. He originally planned to study cinematography and filmmaking, but ended up getting a degree in theater arts and graduating in 1974. He became interested in photography when he started taking pictures for the Penn State newspaper The Daily Collegian. After working at Today’s Post in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was here that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. “If you wait,” he realized, “people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.”

@ Steve McCurry - COLOMBIA

@ Steve McCurry – COLOMBIA

His career was launched when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled areas of Afghanistan just before the Soviet invasion. When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes. Those images, which were published around the world, were among the first to show the conflict. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, an award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise.

McCurry continued to cover armed conflicts, including the Iran-Iraq War, Lebanon Civil War, the Cambodian Civil War, the Islamic insurgency in the Philippines, the Gulf War and the Afghan Civil War. His work has been featured worldwide in magazines and he is a frequent contributor to National Geographic. He has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1986. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers Association. The same year, he won an unprecedented four first-place prizes in the World Press Photo contest.

© Steve McCurry - SRILANKA

© Steve McCurry – SRILANKA

McCurry focuses on the human consequences of war, not only showing what war impresses on the landscape, but rather, on the human face. “Most of my images are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face. I try to convey what it is like to be that person, a person caught in a broader landscape, that you could call the human condition.”

Steve McCurry is portrayed in a TV documentary The Face of the Human Condition (2003) by French award-winning filmmaker Denis Delestrac.

In May 2012 Steve McCurry was Pirelli’s inspired choice of photographer to shoot the pictures for the 2013 Pirelli Calendar in Rio de Janeiro.

© Steve McCurry - PERU

© Steve McCurry – PERU

Bio taken from wikipedia

Open-air PHOTO festival

Our magazine has become a media partner Open-air PHOTO festival event. Its last year part was a great international photographic event so we decided to support this action a to promote it through our web and social network to broader public. Lets read the first article devoted to Open-air PHOTO festival where you can find basic information for the next year.

The biggest European presentation of photographic opportunities, the biennial event Open-air PHOTO festival was successfully premiered last year. Český Krumlov, the co-organizer of the event, will liven up with photography again on 5.-7. June 2015.
The event, which is unparalleled in the world of photography, gained favourable acceptance among participating experts, performers, partners, the media, and visitors, as well as the town itself. In two days, the town listed in UNESCO World Heritage becomes a place for encounter of professionals, fans, and people moving in front of and behind the camera. It is a great place to meet, exchange experience, and improve knowledge.

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What is Open-air PHOTO festival?
The Open-air PHOTO festival is a professional artistic festival, combining experience form with interactive education. Although photography is at the forefront, also further artistic genres, such as theatre, clothes design, and stage design are represented. Active taking photo in the historic background of the town is preceded by an educational part.  Lectures, workshops, expositions of technological news, discussions with experts or photo advisory centre take place for the whole Friday. Visitors will be enriched by both their knowledge and by uncommon photographs.

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In addition to it, the second year brings a novelty. It is a contest and involvement of secondary art schools both Czech and International, the aim of which is not only to bring the artistic production and young talents closer to professionals and photographers, but also to educate common visitors. Winning installation will be a part of the programme, thus providing comparison with a different environment. A travelling exhibition over the Czech Republic and partner countries will take place during in the next year. The professional supervisor of the contest will be the St. Agnes of Bohemia Secondary School of Art and Design, which already participated in the first year.

More about contest here (doc)

Also the public without photographic ambitions, including families with children, will find the things of their interest. Accompanying programme will take place in the centre of the town for the whole day. Interesting music bands, dance, and photogenic performances will be seen on the main stage in the evening. The whole rich programme will be topped with the night after party.

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The main theme of the 2nd year
The first year was focused on Mankind. The second year will not differ. The main theme, offering a discussion from various social-scientific and artistic points of view, will be Man and Addiction subtitled: Which forms may an addiction have and how photography can express it.

More information about theme (doc)

1st year of the festival in numbers
17 locations/ 54 photo stages / 18 photo genres/ 98 photo models / 3000 visitors
120 lectures / 50 workshops / 36 partners / 30 personalities / 21 exhibitions


Here you can browse a presentation (PDF)

More information at the oficial website of the festival www.foto-festival.cz/en.

 

MARTIN BANDŽÁK – LIFE IN A CONTAINER

SAM invites you to the photography exhibition of Martin Bandžák called LIFE IN A CONTAINER. Exhibition will be held in Magna container in Poštová street in Bratislava. Together with music guests (Martina Javor, Funny Faces and Bloom) friends and supporters of Magna project (Children in need) we can support refugees in South Sudan and other places in world.

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Life in a container is a portrait series of people who have found their home in abandoned containers  in a refugee camp in South Sudan. Each picture from this series tells a story of people escaped from persecution and their agonizing experiences of losts, struggles, suffering but also about their hope.

Exhibition is organized by the World refugee day and is opened from 20th of June until 20th of July 2014.

Partners: Kontakt, Vínimka, Lucka, Istropolitana Ogilvy, Bratislava City and radio Radio Expres.

JAROSLAV KUČERA – HOW I MET PEOPLE

Jaroslav Kučera and his fantastic exhibition in czech town Písek.

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We invite you to an exhibition of known czech documentary photographer Jaroslav Kučera named How I met people which is going to be opened in czech Písek. You will see black and white photos, which are basics of Kučera`s last year exhibition in Prague.

Jaroslav Kučera, Praha MIchalská ulica, 1973 - In front of Blatnička

Jaroslav Kučera, Praha MIchalská ulica, 1973 – In front of Blatnička

Along the exhibitiona a new Kučera`s book will be launched. It is called  Meetings, moments, loneliness and shows 100 photographs from seventies, which have never been published yet.

Opening ceremony starts at 5 pm on 12th of June 2014.

Jaroslav Kučera, Praha Smíchov 1977 - Pub na Hromádkové

Jaroslav Kučera, Praha Smíchov 1977 – Pub na Hromádkové

Jaroslav Kučera, Luby 1994 - 90 years old grandma  Titěrová

Jaroslav Kučera, Luby 1994 – 90 years old grandma Titěrová

 

EXHIBITION OF THESES FROM ACADEMY OF FINE ART AND DESIGN

We invite you to an exhibition of students theses from Department of Photography and New Media of Academy of fine art and design. Opening will be held on Wednesday 28.5.2014 at 6pm in Central European House of Photography in Prepoštská street No.4 Exhibition will be opened until 25.6.2014.

We look forward to your participation,
Elena Šoltysová
manager of FOTOFO

ALFRÉD WETZLER AND PARTISANS

We invite you to the exhibition of Šymon Kliman which will be part of a broader event devoted to themes of The Second World War.

Albert Mikoviny photo by Šymon Kliman

Albert Mikoviny photo by Šymon Kliman

Partisans – Heroes.
Every hero is alive thanks to one’s image, created in the imagined and imagining community (such as nation).

More about event can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1395708774037253/

MEDIUM GALLERY – A PART WITH NO ATTENDANCE

Ongoing exhibition in Medium Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts and design in Bratislava.

Academy of Fine Arts and design in Bratislava – Civil association OZ Mnémosyné – Association of the 1st May invite you to the common exhibition of visual arts which is focused on problems of segregated minority of gipsy community.

A PART WITH NO ATTENDANCE

Participants:

Gita Balogová, Peter Barták, Alžbeta Bila, Helena Bíla, Zuzana Bíla, Adam Billy, Michaela Císařová, Iveta Čonková, Drahomíra Cvoreňová, Emília Cvoreňová, Jarmila Cvoreňová, Marcela Cvoreňová, Marta Cvoreňová, Michal Cvoreň, Kristína Danková, Nikola Danková, Júlia Duždová, Valéria Duždová, Terézia Ferková, Elena Gallová Kriglerová, Eugen Gindl, Zuzana Gindl Tatárová, Barbara Gindlová, Erik Grundza, Erika Grundzová, Michal Havran, Karol Horváth, Oto Hudec, Kveta Husárová, Eduard Chmelár, Ladislav Kaboš, Eva Kempná, Eva Kavúrová, Mirka Kavúrová, Zdenka Kavúrová, Šymon Kliman, Daniela Krajčová, Norbert Lacko, Jolana Lacková, Justína Lacková, Lucia Lacková, Silvia Lacková Čúzyová, Terézia Lacková, Marek Leščák, František Marton, Zuzana Medzihorská, Irena Miková, Linda Miková, František Mucha, Ernest Mucha, Július Mucha, Roman Olekšák, Kamila Petová, Darina Petová, Mátyáš Prikler , Tomáš Rafa, Alena Šerdziková, Dušan Šerdzik, Ladislav Šerdzik, Michal Sládek, Daniel Škobla, Marek Šulík, Zuzana Vasičáková Očenášová, Jaro Vojtek, Matúš Zajac, Valika Zbilla, Jan Zbily, Peter Zbily, Marek Žolták, Štefan Žolták, Mária Žoltáková a mnohí ďalší

Project curators:
Barbara Gindlová, Silvia L. Čúzyová a Noro Lacko

Exhibition includes presentation and discussion cycle named: Word for picture/Picture for word with three pannel discussions:

  • Fragile witness – 24. 2. 2014 at 5pm

Discussion with photographers Matúš Zajac and Šymon Kliman.

Matúš Zajac - Gypsies

Matúš Zajac - Gypsies

Šymon Kliman - Beautiful People

Šymon Kliman - Beautiful People

  • On thin ice – 5. 3. 2014 at 5 pm

Where are you heading Slovakia or a sad choreography between sediments of extremism and inattention.

  • In the echoes of reality– 14. 3. 2014 at 5 pm.

Film makers about gypsies together with following movies projecting:

Cigáni idú do volieb (Jaro Vojtek)
Zvonky šťastia (Marek Šulík)
Cigán (Martin Šulík)
Všetky moje deti (Laco Kaboš)

Exhibition is opened from 20. 2. until 16. 3. 2014.