Mobile Photo Paris – Exhibition
|From 21-25 November 2012, the Bastille Design Center will play host to the Mobile Photo Paris exhibition, showcasing the work of 18 artists who produce their photo creations with smartphones.|
This will be the first major exhibition in Paris to highlight the myriad features and limitless possibilities of mobile photography, which will be illustrated by over a hundred photos, in a wide variety of styles.
The Mobile Photo Paris exhibition will take place from 21 to 25 November 2012 at the Bastille Design Center, an extraordinary industrial building situated between Bastille and the Marais.
Mobile Photo Paris is a group of photographers comprising French people and Francophiles, professionals and amateurs, all from highly different backgrounds but who have been brought together by their passion for one particular tool – a mobile phone, with which they can express themselves in a way that is fun, innovative and high-tech.
This event represents a movement which is turning current ideas about photography – from both an artistic and technical point of view – on their heads. It is a way of redefining the very nature of photography, in the context of the digital revolution.
Mobile Photo Paris will not only be exhibiting the work of 18 photographers, but will also be organising other daily events around the theme of mobile photography: lectures, workshops, photowalks, etc.
The mobile photography movement came into being with the advent of the iPhone, and especially its “apps”- compact, simple programmes which can be used for image capture as well as image manipulation or post-production. Smartphones have now become the number one cameras used by the general public, and photo-sharing has become the number one use of social media.
Photographers have embraced these devices to create an entirely new form of artistic expression. There is much room for experimentation, nurtured by the random nature of what can be produced by a camera with minimal controls, providing a new way to share one’s vision. It almost seems, paradoxically, like an antidote to the perfection of traditional digital photography.
The photographers in the Mobile Photo Paris group wanted to exhibit their work in printed form, not only as a way of stepping away from their screens, but also as a way of sharing their images in a context outside the social networks.
–Nicki Fitz-Gerald–iPC– 9 Nov 2012
London iPhoneographers: Street Photography
At 7pm on 11th July, the Apple Store on Regent Street will be hosting an iPhoneography event to highlight four talented members of the London iPhoneography Group who will be showing their work and discussing how they use their iPhones for street photography in London: Daniel Holland, Robson Santos, Matthew Burlem and Leyla Bile.
We’re very excited about this because it will be the first iPhoneography event in an Apple Store in England, and also because it will coincide with the first ever London Street Photography Festival which runs from 7th to 17th July. There have been superb iPhoneography events in other Apple Stores around the world, and we’re very pleased to be able to do one of our own in London.
Useful links: Daniel Holland (Danny Dutch): http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannydutch/
Robson Santos (iPhoneography London): http://www.flickr.com/photos/iphoneographylondon/
Matthew Burlem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewburlem/
Leyla Bile: http://leylakai.tumblr.com/
London iPhoneography Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/londoniphoneography/
London Street Photography Festival: http://www.londonstreetphotographyfestival.org/ Kind regards, Matt Brock.
Laura Peischl on Strait Street
Saturday, April 16 – May 15 2011
Laura Peischl is a talented iphoneographer living in Malta. Originally from Austria, Laura is currently staging an exhibition of her work in Valetta, Malta for an intriguing project which is breathing life back into this historical part of the capital city.
This fascinating exhibition showcases Laura's exclusive invitation to visit Strait Street, an abandoned entertainment street frequented by sailors during World War 2 and throughout the British period in Malta.
Strait Street, known as The Gut to the British, is a narrow street that housed bars, brothels and live music. When the British left Malta, the whole street wasn't able to survive for long. Recently, the Government of Malta decided to bring the street back to life and give it over to the artists. The first step of the street's revival is Laura's photo exhibition along with a few other artists (paintings and installations), which is being held at one of the amazing old palazzos in the heart of the street.
Laura says “The palazzo is the pure dream of every photographer, it has been opened for the first time after more than 50 years and I had the privilege of being there and being able to take photographs. The house was full of personal belongings of the family that lived there long time ago.
There were letters , newspapers and school books dating back to 1952, in the wardrobe there were clothes and even a wedding gown, photographs old dolls and other toys and all kind of other personal belongings of the family. This was a fascinating project and a thrilling experience. "
The exhibition is being held at Splendid 74, Strait Street, Valletta, MALTA.
Saturday, April 16 – May 15. Open from 2-8pm.