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Martin Bogren – Italia 19:00
Martin Bogren – Italia @ Micamera - lens based arts
Mar 29 @ 19:00 – Apr 15 @ 19:00
Martin Bogren - Italia @ Micamera - lens based arts | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm MARTIN BOGREN: ITALIA book presentation / exhibition through April 15 Between 2013 and 2015, Swedish photographer Martin Bogren travelled extensively through Italy – particularly in Naples, Palermo, Rome – creating a lyrical, timeless black-and-white body of work. As Sean O’Hagan wrote on The Guardian,  In a way…Italia is an interrogation of street photography. Partly exhibited at the Fotografia Festival in Rome in 2016, this body of work has been released in 2016 by Swedish publisher Max Ström Bokförlaget – see and purchase your copy here Been walking around aimlessly for days now. Street after street. With a heavy heart, and loneliness as a constant companion. I’ve forgotten why I’m here and what I’m doing. A camera clutched in my hand, increasingly fearful, with a cowardly posture. ….A presence and intensity fill me – a connection with the people around me. I feel their energy and their vibrations. The subtlest shift in expressions, movements in hands and in gestures. Everything is given a meaning. – Martin Bogren, Italia Martin Bogren‘s work is widely exhibited and he has published several monographs; his books Ocean and Tractor Boys became instant classics in recent photobook history. Martin Bogren is based in Malmö, in 2013 he joined Galerie VU´ in Paris. His artworks can be purchased also at Micamera. Martin Bogren will be at Micamera on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm to open the exhibition of Italia. Martin will not teach  a workshop but will be available for portfolio reviews – if interested, please email [email protected] for further information.    
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Igor Ponti – talk and booksigning 19:00
Igor Ponti – talk and booksigning @ Micamera - lens based arts
Apr 12 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Igor Ponti - talk and booksigning @ Micamera - lens based arts | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
IGOR PONTI talk and booksigning LOOKING FOR IDENTITY + FOCE Micamera, April 12th _ 7pm   Swiss photographer Igor Ponti will be at Micamera to talk about two books, two different ways to deal with the Suisse landscape and identity: Looking for Identity (Hatje Cantz, 2014) and Foce (Fontana Edizioni, 2016) In Looking for Identity, Ponti focuses on traditional and emerging identities, on a cross-canton journey—with the odd detour. He discovers expressive visual Helvetisisms and, in part in a mocking or affectionate way, points out distinctions between the cantons that nevertheless connect them in terms of culture and territory: freeways cut through picturesque landscapes, a massively carved William Tell stands by the wayside, wurst stands sell cervelat or fried sausage…   In Foce the author focuses on a place that is strongly limited – the mouth of the river Cassarate – in order to tell the story of an ecological reconquest. It is a project carried out with the proper attention and calm, by regularly and continuously spending time on site. Formally speaking, Ponti pays close attention to the atmospheric colours, their temperatures, and to the nuances and the passing of the seasons. After which he synthesizes, distilling the large archive of negatives into a brief yet significant sequence contained in the book.     THE BOOKS: Looking for Identity Texts by Pietro Bellasi, Giovanna Calvenzi English, Italian Hatje Cantz, 2014 buy it here Foce Texts by Gian Franco Ragno, Oliver Scharpf, Giovanna Masoni Brenni English, Italian Fontana Edizioni, 2016 buy it here Igor Ponti  (born 1981) lives in Lugano, Switzerland; in 2013, he obtained support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, whose aim was to promote new talents in photography. His images have been part of both personal and private exhibitions. His first book Skate Generation was published in 2009. The talk and booksigning will be at Micamera on Wednesday, April 12th at 7pm. Micamera is in via Medardo Rosso, 19 in Milan.
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JACOPO BENASSI – THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY 19:00
JACOPO BENASSI – THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY @ Micamera - lens based arts
Apr 20 @ 19:00 – May 20 @ 19:00
JACOPO BENASSI - THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY @ Micamera - lens based arts | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
JACOPO BENASSI THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY exhibition and book launch Micamera, Milan April 20 – May 20, 2017 opening reception and music performance by Jacopo Benassi on Thursday, April 20 at 7pm THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY is an exhibition and a book by Jacopo Benassi  in which musicians performing are never seen. It is a series of images of people looking. I would rather say, contemplating. The photos are taken by Benassi during live performances at Btomic. Btomic was an iconic, underground 70 square meters club in La Spezia, Italian small town in the area of Genova. Imagine: the touristic Italian riviera, very close to Cinque Terre. Btomic was run by a group of friends: Gianluca Petriccione, Lorenzo D’Anteo, Roberto Buratta and Jacopo Benassi. Opened 2011, closed 2015 for lack of money, hosted many performances and live concerts. Among the musicians, Teho Tehardo, Jozef van Wissem, Chris Imler, Julia Kent , Mary Ocher, Lydia Lunch, F.M Palumbo, Embryo, Lori Goldston, Hugo Race, Tav Falco, Carla Bozulich, Andrea Belfi, Lubomyr Melnyk, Ernesto Tommasini, Matt Eliot, Z’EV, Sir Richard Bishop, Six Organs Admittance, Emidio Clementi, Khan, Mangiacassette, Baby Dee, Eugene Chadbourne, and many more. THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY has previously been a magazine and is now a book published by Peperoni Books. Design by Federico Pepe, edited by Giulia Zorzi / Micamera A series of images of people looking. I would rather say, contemplating. The Latins said contemplatio – the prefix con expressesing a connection, and templum denoting a defined area.People in Benassi’s images are strongly connected and the area is defined. There is a geography made of scraped walls, images inside the images, signs on the walls, details of furniture, symbols. People inhabiting this geography are looking and listening. A guy with a Sonic Youth t-shirt stands next to an older lady with glasses and a floral cleaning-lady-dress. The relationship between identity and place is one of the most recurrent themes in geography, so I wonder what do they have in common? I love the way the stand harmonically next to each other. This is a work about an aural landscape, by Jacopo Benassi, the landscape photographer. – Giulia Zorzi   Jacopo Benassi (La Spezia, 1970) Collaborates with various magazines. In 2005 he participated to aphotography at Changing role gallery in Neaples, in 2006 and 2007 at Artissima in Turin. In 2007 his work was included in the exhibition Vade retro. Arte e omossessualità, da von Gloeden a Pierre et Gilles (Art and homosexuality, from von Gloeden to Pierre et Gilles) curated by Viittorio Sgarbi and Eugenio Viola. In 2009 the agency 1861 United released his monumental monograph The Ecology of Image. In the same year, his work was exhibited at FotoGrafia International Festival in Rome. In 2010 Benassi took part to  no soul for sale at Tate Modern  (London, UK) with Le Dictateur; the event was curated by Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni. In 2011, he had a solo exhibition at Zelle gallery in Palermo and created talkinass paper and records, a label that produced a magazine and live CDs by international artists from the underground scene. Benassi has collaborated with filmmakers and writers such as Paolo Sorrentino, Daniele Ciprì, Asia Argento and Maurizio Maggiani. From 2013 to 2015 his work has been exhibited at SIFest, photography festival near Rimini. In 2014 he presented his magazine at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in collaboration with Le Dictateur in Milan. He collaborates with artist Federico Pepe at COCO, a videoart and music project. In 2016 he conceived No title yet! – a performance involving photography in collaboration with the collective theatre group Kinkaleri. At the end of 2016 he released, together with Paolo Sorrentino, The Irrelevant Aspects: the Academy Award-winning director created 23 shot stories inspired by 23 portraits taken by Jacopo Benassi. read Three questions to Jacopo Benassiby Francesco M. Cataluccio and Raffaele Vertaldi Collaborations / magazines: dapper dan (Greece) crush fanzine (Paris, New York ) Parterre de Rois (Milan) Purple Magazine (Paris) GQ Italia GQ Russia Rolling Stone Italia Wired Italia Wired America Riders Italia Almaviva / Le Figaro (Paris) 11FREUNDE (Berlin) books Dying in Venice – Bruno, Venezia, 2016 UNLOCKED (AAVV) – Atopos, Athens, 2015 Slippers – Talkinass, 2013 MY Posters – Quinlan, Bologna, 2013 Mein schwules Auge 9 (AAVV)- Konkursbuch, Berlin, 2012 Muccassassina (AAVV)- Postcart, Rome, 2010 The Ecology of Image – 1861 United Press, Milan, 2008 for images and further information contact Giulia Zorzi +39 335 6817 917 / [email protected] Micamera – lens based arts via Medardo Rosso 19 – 20159 Milan ph. +39 02 45481569 Micamera is a photobookstore and a gallery
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Micamera Photography Masterclass 10:00
Micamera Photography Masterclass
Apr 29 @ 10:00 – Apr 30 @ 18:00
Micamera Photography Masterclass
Micamera Photography Masterclass Seeing is Believing with Joakim Eskildsen, Hannes Wanderer, Giulia Zorzi Micamera organizes a long term photo learning class for a limited number of students. We have been organizing and hosting workshops for many years now. They have been the starting point for a number of works we have then seen published and exhibited, and for many collaborations. We always intended Micamera as a breeding ground for visual culture, a place where you can find books for your inspiration, meet other authors and people who share your interest in photography and art. Now, while keping the ‘classic’ workshop structure, we felt the need to organize a long-term class, that would meet on a regular basis, allowing the students to work on their projects in between. It will consist of 5 weekends over a period of 8 months + 5 individual, dedicated meetings, to be organized according to the students’ needs (in Milan or via Skype). From the definition of each participant’s visual language and photographic approach, to the realization and editing of the work, from postproduction to sequencing in the book, from making the book dummy to the possibility of transforming it into a published and distributed book, the workshop at Micamera will cover all the different aspects involved in the making of a personal project. The workshop will be led by a photographer: Joakim Eskildsen – a publisher: Hannes Wanderer (Peperoni Books) and a tutor: Giulia Zorzi (Micamera), to accompany the students all the way to the realization of a personal project. CALENDAR: 25-26 March with Joakim Eskildsen 29-30 April with Joakim Eskildsen 3-4 June with Joakim Eskildsen 23-24 September with Joakim Eskildsen 28-29 October with Hannes Wanderer (Peperoni Books) + 5 individual meetings with Giulia Zorzi, to set according to your needs where: Milano, Micamera / via Medardo Rosso, 19 language: English how many students: maximum 13 tuition: 2000€ info: [email protected] or [email protected] Giulia Zorzi: +39 02 4548 1569 (Micamera) or +39 335 6817 917 (mobile) TEACHERS JOAKIM ESKILDSEN – PHOTOGRAPHER ——–Joakim Eskildsen (portrait) and an image taken in Val Trebbia in 2012   Joakim Eskildsen will teach the first 4 weekends. Eskildsen has already taught at Micamera: in 2012 he led the first edition of our summer camps along the river Trebbia. It requires discipline to stay optimistic. I try to collect photographs of a world that I can believe in, that gives me hope and moments of magic. – Joakim Eskildsen ——–Joakim Eskildsen, two images from American Realities I shoot very few images – surely much less than any person around –  though I am constantly interested in the possibilities. Slow is good for me. When I will be gone, I wish I could have left behind something testifying all what I thought was wonderful. So I concentrate on things giving me strenght. We are here, and the world is an amazing beautiful place. If we keep looking at the wonderful things in this world maybe we will save it. Love must be romantic and passionate. Without feeling, I do not wanna live, I do not wanna look at things. (from an interview to GEO magazine) ——–Joakim Eskildsen, two images from The Roma Journeys   Joakim Eskildsen Joakim Eskildsen (born 1971 in Copenhagen) studied the art of producing photographic books with Jyrki Parantainen and Pentti Sammallahti at Helsinki’s Art and Design University and then went on to create various successful projects, achieving fame in 2007 with his book The Roma Journeys”, an account of his six-year journey inside the world and culture of the Roma people. The book is the result of an extensive project realized together with writer Cia Rinne and features an introduction by Gũnter Grass and a music CD. A photographic work evoking the tradition of great photojournalism, which stands out thanks to the strong characterization of both its aims and contents. Joakim Eskildsen has published 9 books, and 3 more are in the process: future publications: Home Works – (due in 2019) Nordic Signs –  new and revised edition of the first book, published in 1995  (due in 2018) Cuba – (due in 2017) published books: American Realities, book, texts by Natasha del Toro and Barbara Kiviat, Steidl Publishers, Göttingen 2016 
The Roma Journeys, book, texts by Cia Rinne and Günter Grass, Steidl Publishers, Göttingen 2007 (second edition in 2009) Orientation, exhibition catalogue, Iserlohn 2003 al-Madina, Opus 39, portfolio, in collaboration with Pentti Sammallahti, and Kristoffer Albrecht, text by Cia Rinne, Helsinki 2002 
iChickenMoon, Opus 38, text by Cia Rinne, Helsinki 1999 
Træer, Opus 32, portfolio, Helsinki 1997 
Meknès Opus 34, portfolio, Helsinki 1997 Bluetide, Opus 33, book, text by Cia Rinne, Helsinki 1997 
Nordic Signs, Opus 29, book , Helsinki 1995 for his books please see here or ask the bookseller: [email protected] ——–Joakim Eskildsen, two images from  Home Works Eskildsen is an author who has taken up the challenge of transforming ‘ordinary’ topics into unique projects; in Home Works, the subject is his own family and his life. His work has been widely exhibited – for his biography please visit his website. A world I can believe in is a retrospective that presented the author’s work as a process, from the contact sheets to the work copies, exhibition prints and sketch books of seven book projects – the exhibition was hosted at the National Museum pf Photography in Copenhagen, Denmark (May 2016 – January 2016), at the FO.KU.S-Foto Kunst Stadtforum in Innsbruck, Austria (March-May 2016) and at Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden (March-May 2016).   HANNES WANDERER – EDITORE Peperoni Books (Giulia Zorzi and Hannes Wanderer in 2015, in Milan) Hannes Wanderer is the founder and director of Peperoni Books. When the first Peperoni Book ›Time Out‹ was published in 2004, it was not clear if further books would follow. But the feedback was that good that Hannes Wanderer – electrified by his passion for photography and well-made books – could not say no, when Stefan Canham, Marei Wenzel, Iris Czak, Henrik Spohler and others presented their excellent projects. You won’t[...]
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Micamera Photography Masterclass 10:00
Micamera Photography Masterclass
Apr 30 @ 10:00 – May 1 @ 18:00
Micamera Photography Masterclass
Micamera Photography Masterclass Seeing is Believing with Joakim Eskildsen, Hannes Wanderer, Giulia Zorzi Micamera organizes a long term photo learning class for a limited number of students. We have been organizing and hosting workshops for many years now. They have been the starting point for a number of works we have then seen published and exhibited, and for many collaborations. We always intended Micamera as a breeding ground for visual culture, a place where you can find books for your inspiration, meet other authors and people who share your interest in photography and art. Now, while keping the ‘classic’ workshop structure, we felt the need to organize a long-term class, that would meet on a regular basis, allowing the students to work on their projects in between. It will consist of 5 weekends over a period of 8 months + 5 individual, dedicated meetings, to be organized according to the students’ needs (in Milan or via Skype). From the definition of each participant’s visual language and photographic approach, to the realization and editing of the work, from postproduction to sequencing in the book, from making the book dummy to the possibility of transforming it into a published and distributed book, the workshop at Micamera will cover all the different aspects involved in the making of a personal project. The workshop will be led by a photographer: Joakim Eskildsen – a publisher: Hannes Wanderer (Peperoni Books) and a tutor: Giulia Zorzi (Micamera), to accompany the students all the way to the realization of a personal project. CALENDAR: 25-26 March with Joakim Eskildsen 29-30 April with Joakim Eskildsen 3-4 June with Joakim Eskildsen 23-24 September with Joakim Eskildsen 28-29 October with Hannes Wanderer (Peperoni Books) + 5 individual meetings with Giulia Zorzi, to set according to your needs where: Milano, Micamera / via Medardo Rosso, 19 language: English how many students: maximum 13 tuition: 2000€ info: [email protected] or [email protected] Giulia Zorzi: +39 02 4548 1569 (Micamera) or +39 335 6817 917 (mobile) TEACHERS JOAKIM ESKILDSEN – PHOTOGRAPHER ——–Joakim Eskildsen (portrait) and an image taken in Val Trebbia in 2012   Joakim Eskildsen will teach the first 4 weekends. Eskildsen has already taught at Micamera: in 2012 he led the first edition of our summer camps along the river Trebbia. It requires discipline to stay optimistic. I try to collect photographs of a world that I can believe in, that gives me hope and moments of magic. – Joakim Eskildsen ——–Joakim Eskildsen, two images from American Realities I shoot very few images – surely much less than any person around –  though I am constantly interested in the possibilities. Slow is good for me. When I will be gone, I wish I could have left behind something testifying all what I thought was wonderful. So I concentrate on things giving me strenght. We are here, and the world is an amazing beautiful place. If we keep looking at the wonderful things in this world maybe we will save it. Love must be romantic and passionate. Without feeling, I do not wanna live, I do not wanna look at things. (from an interview to GEO magazine) ——–Joakim Eskildsen, two images from The Roma Journeys   Joakim Eskildsen Joakim Eskildsen (born 1971 in Copenhagen) studied the art of producing photographic books with Jyrki Parantainen and Pentti Sammallahti at Helsinki’s Art and Design University and then went on to create various successful projects, achieving fame in 2007 with his book The Roma Journeys”, an account of his six-year journey inside the world and culture of the Roma people. The book is the result of an extensive project realized together with writer Cia Rinne and features an introduction by Gũnter Grass and a music CD. A photographic work evoking the tradition of great photojournalism, which stands out thanks to the strong characterization of both its aims and contents. Joakim Eskildsen has published 9 books, and 3 more are in the process: future publications: Home Works – (due in 2019) Nordic Signs –  new and revised edition of the first book, published in 1995  (due in 2018) Cuba – (due in 2017) published books: American Realities, book, texts by Natasha del Toro and Barbara Kiviat, Steidl Publishers, Göttingen 2016 
The Roma Journeys, book, texts by Cia Rinne and Günter Grass, Steidl Publishers, Göttingen 2007 (second edition in 2009) Orientation, exhibition catalogue, Iserlohn 2003 al-Madina, Opus 39, portfolio, in collaboration with Pentti Sammallahti, and Kristoffer Albrecht, text by Cia Rinne, Helsinki 2002 
iChickenMoon, Opus 38, text by Cia Rinne, Helsinki 1999 
Træer, Opus 32, portfolio, Helsinki 1997 
Meknès Opus 34, portfolio, Helsinki 1997 Bluetide, Opus 33, book, text by Cia Rinne, Helsinki 1997 
Nordic Signs, Opus 29, book , Helsinki 1995 for his books please see here or ask the bookseller: [email protected] ——–Joakim Eskildsen, two images from  Home Works Eskildsen is an author who has taken up the challenge of transforming ‘ordinary’ topics into unique projects; in Home Works, the subject is his own family and his life. His work has been widely exhibited – for his biography please visit his website. A world I can believe in is a retrospective that presented the author’s work as a process, from the contact sheets to the work copies, exhibition prints and sketch books of seven book projects – the exhibition was hosted at the National Museum pf Photography in Copenhagen, Denmark (May 2016 – January 2016), at the FO.KU.S-Foto Kunst Stadtforum in Innsbruck, Austria (March-May 2016) and at Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden (March-May 2016).   HANNES WANDERER – EDITORE Peperoni Books (Giulia Zorzi and Hannes Wanderer in 2015, in Milan) Hannes Wanderer is the founder and director of Peperoni Books. When the first Peperoni Book ›Time Out‹ was published in 2004, it was not clear if further books would follow. But the feedback was that good that Hannes Wanderer – electrified by his passion for photography and well-made books – could not say no, when Stefan Canham, Marei Wenzel, Iris Czak, Henrik Spohler and others presented their excellent projects. You won’t[...]

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