Introducing project dofoto.sk

As the editor of SAM which publishing is freezed for now (or FB page is still alive) I want to thank you for your support you have been giving to us. All issues of SAM are still available and downloadable in our archive.

But I am happy that can introduce our new web dofoto dedicated to documentary photography. It`s ambition is to become the base of photographers and a source of inspiration for all who loves documentary. It creates a possibility for presentation of great photographic series which are often unknown and not as recognized as they should be from our point of view. Site contains interviews with interesting personalities and reviews of photographic events and exhibitions. Our team is not afraid to present it`s view on the current state of documentary photography in Slovakia and we believe in constructive discussion.

Dofoto EN

dofoto shows the best of the emerging document in Slovakia and abroad. It sets and raises the quality standards of photographic series which are born in long-term projects, which go in depth and do not result in psychological superficiality and flatness.

I recommend you great interview with iranian photographer Fatemeh Behboudi or essay by Kim Thue.

dofoto will show life the way it really is and will publish stories of heaviness, love, difficulty and stories about people and their inner world. Our website contains the list of great photographers who devoted their carrier to capture the LIFE.

Juraj Marec

MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2016

The 26th International Month of Photography Festival begins.

For the twenty-sixth year, Bratislava comes to life with photography throughout the month of November. This year will focus on two opposing lines of contemporary photography in the last 30 years; the neo-conceptual and narrative movements in photography. A special group of expositions will be formed by those works that accompany the release of the latest volume of, the History of European Photography of the 20th Century. This book is the most comprehensive research, and publication, achievement by the festival organizers; it has been developed in cooperation with other photography professionals from 36 European countries. The launching ceremony for the third and the final volume will map the history of photography from 1970 – 2000. The focus will not only be on ”the great photographic powers of the West” but also on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, from Albania to Ukraine, making it the first publication of its kind. The launching ceremony for the third volume will be held in the Albertina in Vienna and in the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava with the participation of all European authors.



After a years break, three important exhibitions at Kunsthalle will be opened. The highlights of this years festival will undoubtedly include the contemporary Spanish photographer Chema Madoz who became world famous thanks mostly to his surreal black and white photographs of objects, created with a great deal of ingenuity.

Chema Manoz

Chema Manoz

From Serbia, we are going to introduce private photographs of the communist politician Josip Broz Tito. At the collective exhibition of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) archive you can see dozens of prominent photographers documenting rural and small town life America after the economic crisis from 1935 to 1942. The photographers captured portraits of people and their difficult living conditions, housing problems and labour migration. The most famous of the photographers include Carl Mydans, Walker Evans, Marion Post Wolcott and Dorothea Lange, whose image of a migrant mother from 1936 became the official symbol of the project.

Marion Post Wolcott

Marion Post Wolcott

An exhibition of the French photographer Tatiana Lecomte, will open  at the Central European House of Photography. Tatiana Lecomte won the European Month of Photography prize, which is presented every two years in Luxembourg. The work of Mexican photographer Flor Garduňo can be seen on the second floor.

Flor Garduňo

Flor Garduňo

 

For photography from around the world, for the second time we will open an exhibition featuring the most comprehensive international photography competition the 2016 Sony World Photo Awards. This exhibition will be held in the Eurovea Expo Gallery. Every year, the Sony World Photo Awards presents the best international photographic talent and rewards professionals, amateurs, youths and students from around the world in a variety of photographic genres.

Since 2004, the Month of Photography in Bratislava has been a part of the European Month of Photography within the united association of festivals in Athens, Budapest, Paris, Luxembourg, Ljubljana and Vienna. Joint exhibitions will be held through the mutual collaboration of curators from these cities. This year, the partners have prepared the project, Looking into Clouds, which draws on exhibitions by more than 50 European photographers.

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G@LLERY – editor`s pick May 2016

Selection of the best submissions to our G@LLERY for the recent period. Do not hesitate and continue to send us your photos which should be published.

Barbara Buda, Ela Bracho, Erich ReichelEugénia BánovskáKarel ŠevčíkKonmarkMartin Ježík, Martin Sprušanský, Martina DimunováMatej ReviliakPaula KentošováViera RemkováViola KrupováZhivka Todorova

SAM 15 is online

Slovak Art Magazine – SAM 15

Download  PDF (83 MB)
Download PDF (83 MB)

Summer, holiday time of and the slow season are here. But our mini editorial team has no rest and has prepared for you a fresh issue of your magazine which is becoming more and more popular. We have crossed the magical thousand fans on Facebook. It gives us great satisfaction and appreciation of our work. The number of fans of pictures is growing and with the boom of smartphones almost every person on the planet owns device which is able to take a picture. A good photography, however, requires something more than having a camera. An excellent picture can drown in the billions photos generated by the every minute and often falls into oblivion. Photographers, if they want to be successful, are forced to take care of media agenda and to build their own solid image. They must have transparent and direct portfolio with a clear signature. SAM wants to help in this matter. It collects fragments of a mosaic to create an image of Slovak photography in confrontation with the world.

The concept of an independent magazine is a living creature until the deadline of each issue. We always tame it, pour it in a nice envelope and imprison on the web. SAM 15 compared to previous issues gives the cover to young unknown author who modestly sent us the photo to G@LLERY. After seeing his portfolio we realized that this talent cannot remain unnoticed. Matej Hubcej.

Several Czech photographers are featured in SAM 15 after our visit of Open Air photo Festival in Cesky Krumlov. We have started partnership with the AoRT project (Atelier of rocking talents) which is similar to our New wave. After taking part on OAFF, SAM in the near future is going to promote Slovak photography through projection on FOTOEXPO event in Prague. Stay tuned.

We wish you a pleasant browsing…

MATEJ HUBCEJj

MATEJ HUBCEJ

JINDŘICH ŠTREIT

JINDŘICH ŠTREIT 

VIERA BABECOVÁ

VIERA BABECOVÁ

MIRO ARVA

MIRO ARVA

PETER BUBENICEK

PETER BUBENICEK

ROBO KOČAN

ROBO KOČAN

MÁRIA CANDRÁKOVÁ

MÁRIA CANDRÁKOVÁ

MAREK DUNAJSKÝ

MAREK DUNAJSKÝ

GUILLERMO DE ANGELIS

GUILLERMO DE ANGELIS

JORGE CERVERA HAUSER

JORGE CERVERA HAUSER

BO ZWIR

BO ZWIR

JIŘÍ RŮŽEK

JIŘÍ RŮŽEK

AoRT - DAVID GABERLE

AoRT - DAVID GABERLE

PREDSTAVUJEME - FOTO KRUMLOV

INTRODUCING – FOTO KRUMLOV