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Paola De Pietri and Leonardo Sonnoli 19:00
Paola De Pietri and Leonardo Sonnoli @ Micamera
May 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Paola De Pietri and Leonardo Sonnoli @ Micamera | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
Wednesday, May 16 _ 7pm Paola De Pietri and Leonardo Sonnoli Istanbul: New Stories (Steidl, 2017) talk and booksigning Author Paola De Pietri and designer Leonardo Sonnoli will be at Micamera on May 16 to talk about the making of the book ‘Istanbul New Stories’ released by Steidl in 2017. Booksigning will follow. Bisanzio, Costantinopoli Ancient Byzantium, Constantinople, New Rome: Istanbul. The only metropolis in the world suspended between two continents (it is divided by the Bosphorus and therefore ‘suspended’ between Asia and Europe), in the last twenty years has experienced rapid growth in economic and cultural terms, with a strong increase in population and urban development . With its 15 million inhabitants, it is today the most populous city in Europe. Shot in 2012 and 2013, Paola De Pietri’s serene and understated photographs of individuals against the backdrops of dusty construction sites and newly finished buildings focus on the impact of the changing urban landscape of Istanbul on the minds of its people. “The interest that underlies this new cycle of works is what happens when we start to design a new neighborhood or large or medium-scale residential area until the new community starts from its ‘zero’ degree. The sense of precariousness, instability and dismay remains strong. The scale on which the images are placed is that of the ‘trampled’ space where the general themes of the metropolis have dropped from the mass to the single “- Paola De Pietri continues to investigate the transformations of the landscape. After the beautiful To Face (2012), which chased the signs of the trenches and bombings of the First World War on the mountain landscape, a new and very interesting work – also released by Steidl, and characterized by the collaboration wit designer Leonardo Sonnoli (very likely responsible of the green cover ) The book: Paola De Pietri Istanbul New Stories Steidl, 2017 Hard cover, 32 x 32 cm 104 pages, colour images English text by Necmi Sönmez and excerpt from Pasolini’s Luteran Letters design by Leonardo Sonnoli Book your signed copy! Links: Paola De Pietri Leonardo Sonnoli
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Martina Bacigalupo: Rethinking reportage 10:00
Martina Bacigalupo: Rethinking reportage @ Micamera
May 19 @ 10:00 – May 20 @ 18:00
Martina Bacigalupo: Rethinking reportage @ Micamera | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
Rethinking reportage a two-day workshop with Martina Bacigalupo For the past ten years Martina Bacigalupo has been living and working in East Africa, focusing on human rights issues – especially on women’s rights and minorities. Over time, working as a photographer for the UN, Non Governmental Organisations and the Press, she has been questioning the role of Western photography on the African continent, exploring new ways of representation. In her attempt to rebalance the dynamics between the Western viewing subject and the African viewed subject – refusing to look either downwards (in a paternalistic way) or upwards (in an idealistic way) – Bacigalupo endeavoured over the years different visual projects. In 2011 she explored “shared-storytelling” through the project “My name is Filda Adoch”, where a lady from North Uganda is invited to react to her pictures on a daily basis over the course of a month. The result of this collaboration is a series of images captioned by Filda herself, which unfold her inner life in a way that classic captions could not do. From shared storytelling (“My name is Filda Adoch”, 2011 – winner of the Canon Photojournalist’s Woman’s Award) to a work questioning the relation between the photographer and the photographed  (a series of self- portraits of Pygmies, whereby she invites people to take their own picture in an small studio on the mountains of central Burundi), to “Gulu Real Art Studio”  (Steidl, 2013), in which the author pushed her quest further. Acting more like an editor than a photographer, she collected a series of discarded cut-outs of identity photos from a studio in North Uganda and created a collective portrait of the people of Gulu town. Through this work Martina challenges the idea of “frame” – what is important and what is not -, she objects the necessity of producing new photos and she confronts our ways of fruition of images forcing the viewer to go “beyond the hole” and looking at the “leftovers”: hands, postures and clothing.   During the workshop, we will question traditional reportage and analyze  various possibilities of representation. What is the meaning of doing reportage today and the possibilities of describing ‘others’, trying to build a shared vision. Martina last ongoing project, in collaboration with scholar Sharon Sliwinski (The Reverie Project) is a participative experience of imagination, vulnerability and resilience that challenges the representation of the global migrant crisis. The Reverie Project will be presented on June 9 at 7 pm at GAM  -Gallery of Contemporary Art, museum in Milan. All information here   Information when: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May 2018 workshop hours: 10am-6pm where: Micamera – via Medardo Rosso, 19 – Milan cost: 250€ maximum 14 participants workshop secretary: Guya Manzoni / [email protected] / ph +30 02 4548 1569 workshop direction: Giulia Zorzi / [email protected] Program DAY #1 _morning Western photojournalism on the African continent: the author’s journey. From the first United Nations assignments to personal and critic research, questioning the role of contemporary photography on the continent. Analysing the relation of media and political agenda from classical photojournalism to new forms of storytelling and the notions of understanding, legitimacy and time. Lately photography seems to have lost its original meaning of proof and testimony. So what is photography today and how can we use it? (On and beyond the African continent). The photographer as an artist, collector, and editor. _afternoon Discussion / Participants’ portfolios DAY #2 _morning Inspirations “Inspirations” is a tradition of Micamera’s workshops. Reaching beyond photography, it allows to contextualize the author’s work and deepen its perspective. Among Martina Bacigalupo references: Renzo Martens, Goditi la povertà – Michael Christopher Brown, Libyan Sugar – Paolo Woods, La Chinafrique and Pèpè Erich Auerbach, Mimesis, The Representation of Reality in Western Literature Claude Levi Strauss: Race and history Ernst Gombrich, The Story of Art John Berger, Ways of seeing Chinua Achebe, All things fall apart Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Ambiguous Adventure Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude Publications / articles: “Evidences du reel: la photographie face a ses lacunes”, Martine Pauline, Pully, 2017 “Post photography. The artist with a camera”, Robert Shore, 2013 “Visualizing Peace: Photography, Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding”, University of Edinburgh, 2017 _afternoon Discussion / Participants’ portfolios   Biography Martina Bacigalupo Italian photographer, born in 1978. Member of the Agence VU’ since 2010, she lives and works mainly in Paris, after spending 10 years in East Africa. Martina Bacigalupo studied literature and philosophy in Italy and then moved to a photography curriculum at the London College of Communication. She moved to Burundi in 2007. Her work focuses on human rights issues, more precisely on the plight of women in Southern countries. She collaborates with numerous international organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Save The Children, Handicap International, Care International, United Nations and the Red Cross International Committee. Martina Bacigalupo’s photographs, thanks to a pure sense of framing and accuracy, are that of subtle life stories. She makes no assertion, no judgment. Her « work clearly and intentionally relates to a tradition of both personal and aesthetic commitment (…). She precisely and carefully chooses the themes which she scrutinizes, but always with empathy, ever keeping in mind the human dimension of her pictures, and seeking the appropriate distance. This relation is difficult to achieve, because it must combine reserve, proximity and discretion but must also reveal the problems it deals with. For it is always a question of making complex situations visible, perceivable, and even sometimes obvious.” (Christian Caujolle). Her works are published by international press titles such as The New York Times, Internazionale, Esquire, Sunday Times Magazine, Elle, Jeune Afrique, Io Donna. She received in 2009 the Amilcare Ponchielli Grin Award for “Umumalayika”, the Canon Photojournalist’s Woman’s Award for “My name is Filda Adoch” in 2010, and the 2012 FNAC grant for « Vietnam, Children of the Plateau ». Her series “Gulu Real Art Studio” was published by Steidl in 2013 andexhibited at the Walther Collection Project Space in New York in 2013, at Paris Photo, Unseen Fair and the[...]
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Marc Feustel. Bound in Concrete. The Photobook and the City. 19:00
Marc Feustel. Bound in Concrete. The Photobook and the City.
May 23 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Marc Feustel. Bound in Concrete. The Photobook and the City.
Wednesday May 23rd _ 7pm Marc Feustel. Bound in Concrete: the Photobook and the City free entrance While Michael Wolf has adopted Hong Kong as is home and his primary photographic territory, his view has always been far broader. Over close to two decades, he has steadily built up a body of work that sheds light on the complexity of the contemporary urban experience. Whether it is the surface of the city as with Architecture of Density, its entrails with Tokyo Compression, or its technological reimaginings as with his Google Street View work, Wolf has considered every aspect of the city’s anatomy, constantly changing perspectives in the process. In this talk Marc Feustel will focus on Wolf’s publishing practice and in particular his impressive output with the Berlin-based publisher Peperoni Books, culminating in Michael Wolf: Works, published in 2017. From there, Feustel will consider the city as one of the quintessential subjects of the photobook, focusing on some outstanding examples of books that study, analyze, interpret or even (re)invent the city. Marc Feustel is an independent curator, writer and editor based in Paris. A specialist in Japanese photography, he is the editor of Michael Wolf: Works, the first retrospective catalogue of Michael Wolf’s work. He has curated several exhibitions including Tokyo Stories  (Kulturhuset, Stockholm),  Eikoh Hosoe: Theatre of Memory (Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney), Okinawa: une exception japonaise (Le Plac’Art Photo, Paris) and is currently working as a co-curator for the Düsseldorf Photo Biennale. He writes regularly about photography and photobooks for publications including the British Journal of Photography, The Eyes, Foam, IMA, The PhotoBook Review and Polka. Marc Feustel’s website     Michael Wolf’s books at Micamera The talk will be on Thursday, May 23rd at 7pm at Fondazione Stelline Corso Magenta 61 – Milan, Italy free entrance This talk is organized within the Public Program curated by Giulia Zorzi / Micamera that accompanies the exhibition ‘Life in Cities‘ by Michael Wolf at Fondazione Stelline from May 10 to July 22. Michael Wolf. Life in cities Curated by Wim van Sinderen and Alessandra Klimciuk May 10 – July 22, 2018 Opening hours: from Tuesday through Sunday, h. 10:00am-8:00pm (closed on Monday) Admission fee: € 8 full ticket price; € 6 reduced ticket price (also for Micamera cardholders!) Bookshop curated by Micamera in collaboration with Peperoni Books May 30 Henk Wildschut. The temporary city: Ville de Calais free entrance June 1+2 Urban walk with Urbiquity and Stefano Carnelli reservation needed June 6 Michael Nyman. Three urban scores, images and music free entrance June 7 Michael Wolf. Life in Cities free entrance June 9+10 Michael Wolf and Hannes Wanderer A brief guide to bookmaking workshop, reservation needed June 20 Stefano Carnelli and Urbiquity: The transitional city free entrance June 28 Dana Lixenberg. The marginalized city: Imperial Courts 1993-2015 free entrance
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Henk Wildschut. The temporary city: Ville de Calais 19:00
Henk Wildschut. The temporary city: Ville de Calais @ Fondazione Stelline
May 30 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Henk Wildschut. The temporary city: Ville de Calais @ Fondazione Stelline | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
Wednesday, May 30 _ 7pm Henk Wildschut. The temporary city: Ville de Calais Ville de Calais is a photo documentation of the rapid growth and decline of an informal village in the French dunes. At the heart of Europe, a parallel world existed for almost 10 years. Refugees from Africa and also the Middle-East were waiting here to cross the Channel and reach Great Britain. It is from the farsi word jangal meaning «forest » that the word, simplified by the media, became « jungle ». It is a city of 7,000 people that got built and then disappeared. Wildschut’s visits to Calais started in January 2006. In 2010 the author self published Shelter, a work centered on the hut as a portrait of the otherwise invisible individual. The book received the Dutch Doc Award 2011. Wildschut kept on returning to Calais. In early 2015, the people living in the woods were ordered by the police to relocate to the dunes. One of the first photos I shot there was of an improvised sand track with tents set up alongside it. This image fascinated me because, the track marked the beginning of a structured layout. While the refugee tents had at first been set up at random, they now appeared alongside a sand track. He systematically recorded the urbanization process, walking the same tour every time and therefore constantly photographing from the same perspectives. He made the rapid changes in the dunes apparent. In January 2016, I counted 40 restaurants, 43 shops, 6 bathhouses, 8 bakeries and 7 discotheques. The “Jungle” was dismantled in October 2016. This work was included in the exhibition The restless Earth curated by Massimiliano Gioni and exhibited in 2017 in Milan. The selfpublished book Ville De Calais was shortlisted for the Paris Photo – Aperture PhotoBook Award in 2017 and awarded the Prix du Livre 2017 in Arles. At the end of the talk, Henk Wildschut will sign the copies of his books at the bookshop in Stelline curated by Micamera in collaboration with Peperoni Books Henk Wildschut (Harderwijk, NL, 1967) studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and lives and works in Amsterdam. He began his Shelter series in 2005. In 2010, this resulted in the book Shelter and the film ‘4.57 Minutes Back Home’ In 2011 his book Shelter was awarded with the Kees Scherer prize for the best Dutch photobook of the years 2009/2010. And he won with  Shelter the prestigious Dutch Doc 2011 Award for best documentary project. Wildschut was commissioned by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to work on the topic of Food. After two years this resulted in the book Food and in a exhibition in the Rijksmuseum. Due to the  emerging refugee crisis in Europe, Wildschut restarted to visit Calais in  January 2015. He documented the rise and fall of the informal refugee camp, also known as ‘The Jungle”. This work resulted in April 2016 in his self published book Ville de Calais. Ville de Calais is mentioned in many list of best book of the year 2017. Its award with the Arles Prix du Livre 2017 and short listed for the Aperture award Best book of the year.     ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: This talk is organized within the Public Program curated by Giulia Zorzi that accompanies the exhibition: Michael Wolf. Life in cities Curated by Wim van Sinderen and Alessandra Klimciuk May 10 – July 22, 2018 Opening hours: from Tuesday through Sunday, h. 10:00am-8:00pm (closed on Monday) Admission fee: € 8 full ticket price; € 6 reduced ticket price ( also for Micamera cardholders!)    
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