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A Dream of Humanity highlighted in Photography Award
Jul29

A Dream of Humanity highlighted in Photography Award

Art photography, if correctly used, can be a powerful medium, employed to highlight humanitarian crises that recede from news headlines once they have been reported a few times. HIPA, the $400,000 photography prize, is aiming to avoid that pitfall of art and humanitarianism. On 26 July 2015 it launched A Dream of Humanity exhibition on the banks of the Seine in Paris. HIPA is the user-friendly acronym for The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin...

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Pritzker 2014 goes to Shigeru Ban
Jun13

Pritzker 2014 goes to Shigeru Ban

The 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize has gone to Shigeru Ban, celebrated for his fusion of contemporary architecture with humanitarian values and innovative use of everyday and found materials. Ban, 56, professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, will receive the award, often equated with the Nobel Prize in the field of architecture, at a ceremony 13 June 2014 at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Kyoto University said the award...

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Mogadishu: Lost Moderns
Feb21

Mogadishu: Lost Moderns

  Mogadishu – Lost Moderns is a multimedia exhibition by architect Rashid Ali and photographer Andrew Cross opening 6 March 2014 at the Mosaic Rooms. It is also the first exhibition to explore Mogadishu through its architecture and urban environment, narrating the story of Somalia’s journey from traditional African nation via colonisation and post colonialism to emergent independent state.  ...

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Picturing Ceylon in Sarasota
Aug16

Picturing Ceylon in Sarasota

Picturing Ceylon is the title of a new special exhibition, 16 August 2013 – 5 January 2014, at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. The name “Ceylon” conjures images of a tropical paradise of tea plantations and palm trees, not only for us in the 21 century, but also for photographers of the late nineteenth century. Despite the technical difficulties of photography at that time, skilled photographers captured the...

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Wilfred Thesiger in conversation with Sajid Rizvi

  The former British soldier, explorer and photographer talks about an era long gone with the first gush of oil but still retained in his memory as an important part of human experience. [Thesiger died in 2003, this interview took place in 1996] . This article, originally titled Wilfred Thesiger–Talking of Times Past and of a Present Imperfect is reproduced from Eastern Art Report Volume IV Number 3 © 1996-2014. All rights...

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