martedì 23 maggio 2017

JONATHAN CHRITCHLEY | PHOTOGRAPHER



Jonathan Chritchley is one of the foremost ocean photographers in the world today. His instantly recognisable work is seen around the world in exhibitions, galleries, magazines and books, and form part of many fine art collections internationally. He also speaks and presents his work at photography and sailing events worldwide. His first book, SILVER, a 136 page art book, was published in January 2014. Jonathan was included in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Photographers of All Time, and in Professional Photography Magazine Top 100 Photography Heroes. Originally from London, England, Jonathan now lives with his wife and young family close to Biarritz in the south of France. He travels regularly around the world to create his distinctive ocean-based photographs, recently visiting amongst others China, Africa, South America, Greenland, Iceland and mainland Europe. "In today's hyperactive, overpopulated world, our minds are never at peace. We constantly run from one thing to the next, rarely reflecting on our lives, on our dreams, or on what we really want or need. The mind is like water; only able to reflect when it is perfectly still. Jonathan Chritchley's stunning photography is an invitation to throw away the superfluous. His choice of black and white combined with the purity and simplicity of his chosen subject matter encourages us to escape the madness of our modern societies, and seek refuge in his ocean of tranquility. " Pierre-Yves Cousteau cousteaudivers



























All images © Jonathan Chritchley 
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domenica 21 maggio 2017

NNAMDI OKONKWO | ART



“I was born in Eastern Nigeria in 1965. I am the first of three sons. I currently reside in Fayetteville, Georgia with my wife and three children.

As far back as I can remember I have always been drawn to art. Later on I realized that my artistic sensibilities were best expressed in the three dimensional art of sculpture. Around this same time I was introduced to basketball, which suited me well as I am six feet nine inches tall. After obtaining a Degree in painting in Nigeria, basketball became the avenue for me to come to the United States. I was recruited by BYU-Hawaii where I played from 1989-1993, and graduated with a BFA in Sculpture.

Immediately after that, I enrolled in the graduate program at BYU-Provo where I received an MFA degree in sculpture in 1997. While going to school in Provo, I met and married my wife, Deidra, who is from Idaho and graduated in 1996 with a Master of Accountancy.

I now work full time out of my studio in Fayetteville. My work is represented in galleries across the country, and my large scale monumental work can be seen in individual and public sculpture gardens as well.
























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lunedì 15 maggio 2017

SEAMUS MURPHY | PHOTOGRAPHER



Photographer Seamus Murphy (born 1959) grew up in Ireland and lives in London. For over two decades, he has photographed extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He has won seven World Press Photo Awards. His photography from Afghanistan, which he began in 1994, chronicles the tumultuous life of the Afghan people and won him the World Understanding Award (POYi) This work has been published as a book, A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan (Saqi Books, 2008) and has been exhibited internationally.

Seeing this book and exhibition prompted musician P.J. Harvey to approach Murphy to make a series of films to accompany her album, Let England Shake.

Above all, his subject is the human being. The late photographer Philip Jones Griffiths, author of Vietnam Inc. described Murphy as “a poet with a camera”.

“Photography” says Murphy, “is part history, part magic”.
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Seamus Murphy è un fotoreporter irlandese. Ha lavorato in Europa, Medio oriente, Asia, Africa e America latina. Le sue fotografie sono apparse su molte testate internazionali, tra cui The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Newsweek, National Geographic, The Guardian. I suoi reportage in Afghanistan realizzati tra il 1994 e il 2007 sono stati raccolti nel libro A darkness visibile: Afghanistan (Saqi Books, 2008). Per i suoi lavori ha vinto sette World press photo. internazionale


























All images © Seamus Murphy

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