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In Conflict, Visible White Photo Prize 2017

The 6th edition of the Visible White Photo Prize is open for entries until March 14th, 2017. Photographers are invited to submit individual images or projects under the theme In Conflict, as described by the curator of the project Laura Serani.

Takashi Homma, The Narcissistic City

Takashi Homma’s latest book The Narcissistic City, published by MACK, reveals the artist’s fascinating and renovated approach to cities and cityscapes, a recurrent subject of his ever-changing research.

Focus on: Discipula for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Discipula is an artist collective working in the field of visual research, founded in 2013 by Marco Paltrinieri, Mirko Smerdel and Tommaso Tanini: a social psychologist, a visual artist and a photographer respectively. Discipula produces image-based art projects; they design, self-publish and distribute printed matter, and hold lectures and workshops. Working across a range of media, Discipula delves into the production,…

Focus on: Federico Clavarino for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Federico Clavarino works with symbols. His photographs, often close-ups, represent one subject at a time, a detail, and place it firmly in front of the viewer, leaving no chance to distraction. They are the playing cards of an unknown game, forming a syncopated and hyperbolic narration. The Castle is a series dedicated to Europe. Starting from…

Focus on: Lele Saveri for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Lele Saveri’s work combines underground culture, fanzines, mysterious atmospheres, classic beauty and vernacular photography. An entangled and immediate melting pot. Barricades, his series on view at 2016 – On new Italian Photography, was made as the 2014 student protests in Hong Kong, against the electoral reform and in support of democracy, unfolded. Fifty years later, we witness…

Focus on: Bea De Giacomo for
2016 – On New Italian Photography

Bea De Giacomo combines elements hailing from different photographic fields. Fashion, still-life, staged photography and snapshots are mixed and blended together, shaping an innovative and personal language beyond any convention. The protagonist of the body of work in 2016 – On New Italian Photography is maternity, represented through a series of photographs which are so straightforward, that the weight and density of…

John Radcliffe Studio, Foreigner:
Migration into Europe 2015–2016

Shortlisted for the First Book Award 2016 – a photography prize established by Mack to support emerging photographers – and selected as The Photography Book of the Month in The Observer, the publication Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015–2016 is the result of a one-year photographic research on the Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis carried out by photographer Daniel Castro Garcia and graphic…

Focus on: Francesco Nazardo for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

The human figure is the favourite and recurrent subject of Francesco Nazardo’s work. Details of the body, in particular. Fragmented and torn to pieces, so that the eye of the viewer is oriented and inevitably voyeuristic. Placed within familiar and fairy atmospheres, his characters perform enigmatic gestures, rather than codified and shared actions. They methodically lead…

Focus on: Teresa Giannico for
2016 – On New Italian Photography

Teresa Giannico’s research instills doubt on the documentary value of photography trough a process of reconstruction of reality. Her works are the result of a series of consecutive steps, which shape a clear stratification: the subjects of Lay Out, the series on view at 2016 – On New Italian Photography – once the original pictures from…

Focus on: Planar for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Planar Books is a publishing house founded in 2015. It is directed by Antonio Ottomanelli (who was recently appointed among the 2016 Foam Talents) and promoted by Planar, a non-profit organization dedicated to photography, born in Bari by the will of Anna Vasta, Antonio Ottomanelli, Letizia Trulli and Francesco Stelitano. Planar Books promotes photographic and artistic…

Focus on: Allegra Martin for
2016 – On New Italian Photography

Allegra Martin’s work takes inspiration from the photographic tradition of landscape, territory and architecture, and renovates it: her photographs introduce a narrative. They do not tell stories and there is no linearity, however the objects she places within the frame seem to be connected by a plot. Atmospheres are suspended. The temperature, cold. Noir scenarios are…

Focus on: The Cool Couple for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

The Cool Couple is an artistic duo composed of Niccolò Benetton (born in Arzignano, Vicenza, in 1986) and Simone Santilli (born in Portogruaro, Venezia, in 1987). Their work is based on a deep observation of very specific and peculiar phenomena, which originate a series of reflections and considerations of global interest on issues such as…

Focus on: Alessandro Sambini for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Alessandro Sambini uses photography and video to create installations that interact with the exhibition space and change its perception. The mechanisms and languages of information, communication and television are the main subjects of his work, which explores the control strategies carried out by broadcasting stations and their effects on consumers. The work presented in 2016…

Focus on: Martina Corà for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Martina Corà dedicates her work to the most popular uses and functions of photography in order to investigate its social values and communicative meanings. For the two series featured in 2016 – On New Italian Photography, Quadri Cinesi che si Muovono and Ooooolympics respectively, the artist did not take any photographs, building her projects on…

Focus on: Alessandro Calabrese
for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

In A Failed Entertainment, Alessandro Calabrese reflects on the language of photography. Starting from the web search of his own photographs, his works are the result of a process of accumulation that mimes today’s condition of overexposure to images. At the geometric center of the frame, where the images overlap, a dark, thick and illegible…

Focus on: Milo Montelli, Skinnerboox for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Skinnerboox is an independent publishing house founded by Milo Montelli in Jesi (Ancona, Italy) in 2014. Dedicated to contemporary photography and its multiple forms, Skinnerboox has published fourteen books by Italian and international photographers so far, many of which have been selected by photography professionals and magazines among the best photobooks of 2015. We asked…

Tim Cullmann,
The Leitmotiv Issue

Metronom, in collaboration with THC architecture Modena, presents a selection of works by Tim Cullmann, winner of the portfolio review during the 2015 edition of Fotopub Festival. The Leitmotiv Issue is a complete exploration based on new body of works and reflections belonging to different series: METRONOM_fuorimappa hosts Summer Collection. Cropped & Reloaded, a research on the…

Taryn Simon, Paperwork and the Will of Capital

    Debuted at the 56th Biennale di Venezia in 2015 and entirely shown for the first time at Gagosian Gallery in New York in Spring 2016, Taryn Simon’s latest project Paperwork and the Will of Capital was recently published by Hatje Cantz. Simon’s work was inspired by George Sinclair’s horticultural studies and experiments of…

Beatrice Pediconi, Alien/Alieno

Beatrice Pediconi’s exhibition Alien/Alieno is currently on view at Sepia Eye in New York, until June 18th. Beatrice Pediconi’s work challenges the realm of traditional painting by exploring the water’s reaction to the immersion of different materials, such as ink, acrylic, powder, organic matter and, in the case of this exhibition, oil paint. The melting…

Simona Bariselli, Il Momento

Il Momento is a website based on a program written by Simona Bariselli, an Italian web developer with an education in philosophy and a master degree in photography, which automatically and continuously collects and aggregates in form of collage the photographs published on the main Italian online newspapers. Until recently, the survival of online newspapers…

Lukas Wassmann’s Amici at Riviera

The temporary bookshop Riviera has animated the Istituto Svizzero in Milan since February 2016, hosting a variety of events dedicated to visual arts and publishing. Directed by Caterina Riva and Dallas (Creative Direction & Graphic Design Studio founded by Francesco Valtolina and Kevin Pedron), Riviera focuses on the book both as an object and a…

Roe Ethridge, Shelter Island

    Roe Ethridge’s latest publication Shelter Island marks the third collaboration between the American artist – born in Miami in 1969 and currently living in New York – and the London-based publisher Mack, following his monographs Le Luxe (2011) and Sacrifice Your Body (2014).   Ethridge’s work is characterized by a distinctive use and…