Twenty Five Plots

PHOTOBOOK BY THIEU RIEMEN


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2018 / 1st edition
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25 photographs
62 pages
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Twenty Five Plots contains twenty five images of nurseries and orchards in the south of The Netherlands. The photos were taken in the provinces of Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Nurseries and orchards form a remarkable aspect of the horticultural use of the land.

Thieu Riemen is fascinated by the strikingly artificial layout of the plots which has been formed by commercial and other practical everyday objectives. There are a lot of man-made and carefully managed landscapes in The Netherlands in which human actions are traceable, but in these horticultural areas the natural and the manmade are juxtaposed in an eye-catching way. The cultivation of bushes and trees in nurseries and orchards shows long straight lines of plants often with pruned and truncated forms. This form of cultivation makes human intervention visible in a very special and even poignant way.

Many images, captured in the winter season, show the straight lines of trees and bushes with the bareness of the ground and leafless branches as evocative elements. In wintertime, when there is not much work to do and most birds are quiet, often an invigorating tranquility hangs in the air. The photographer greatly enjoys this time of year when wandering around the abandoned orchards and nurseries is a great way of being at one with the world.

 

THIEU RIEMEN

Thieu Riemen (b. 1958) is a fine-art photographer and teacher who lives in Tilburg in the south of The Netherlands. Originally he was educated as a painter at Academie voor Beeldende Vorming Tilburg (Academy of Visual Arts) and art historian at Leiden University. Photography was continuously a part of his visual artwork and profession. About eight years ago, the rise of digital photography gave a fresh new boost to his landscape photography.

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Where is Home?

EXHIBITION BY TOLIS CHATZIGNATIOU
16 – 31 January 2018

2017

Beyond a physical construction, the four walls that ensure our privacy and safety, home holds an inner hypostasis. Home is where we find our balance and experience belonging. A sanctuary where we find our heart and thoughts aligned peaceful with our essence. In all these unpleasant times in our lives, when we feel that the whole world is collapsing… Where is the safe place you would run to?

 

TOLIS CHATZIGNATIOU

Born in Athens, Greece. Many years later studied Graphic Design & Photography Art in AKTO College. Became involved with photography in 2005 while was working as a part-time Graphics Designer. In the year 2010 decided to exclusively focus on photography. While been participating in many group exhibitions since 2011, it was the summer of 2015 that he presented his first personal exhibition under the title “Random” in Kythnos island, Greece. He is an active member of the Common Routes team and the Diadromes School of Photography, organizing photography seminars and workshops.

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Magazine #6

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More Photos About Buildings and Houses
January 2018
70 photographs
100 pages

Featuring
José De Almeida (Portugal)
Andrew Borowiec (United States of America)
Andy Feltham (England)
Stéphane Guillaume (France)
Julien Hairault (France)
Markus Henttonen (Finland)
Kyriakos Michailidis (Greece)
Stefania Orfanidou (Greece)
Thieu Riemen (The Netherlands)
Franco Sortini (Italy)
Michele Vittori (Italy)
Alessandro Zanoni (Italy)

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Poetry from the Edge

EXHIBITION BY PAVEL PĚTROŠ
8 – 22 January 2018

2014 – 2017

Most of my photos are made in Ostrava city, Czech Republic. City with coal mining history. With heavy industry. City where I studied university and where I work. City that is slowly changing. This series isn’t to present the city, but to show less ordinary places that attracts me. Places that are overlooked. I want to show their hidden beauty. Poetry of Ostrava shows a post-industrial fate of the city. Showing a sense of place and uncovering it’s poetry.

 

PAVEL PĚTROŠ

I was born in Frydek-Mistek, Czechoslovakia in 1980. I am a self taught photographer. I started my journey into photography in 2000. My main interest is documentary photography. I would like to avoid all attempts to define what kind of photography I do. Every time I try to define and name my photography I find myself trying to fit my mind into a specific box. Later, I would realize, that I belong to more than one box.

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A Month in the West

EXHIBITION BY EDOUARD SEPULCHRE
1 — 15 January 2018

2015

This trip to the American West was a kind of revelation, a first-time encounter with what really interests me in photography. The color palette, the lighting, the wide-open spaces and shapes were all visually pleasing. “A Month in the West” does not tell the story of the trip itself, nor is the series interested in a particular topic. It is an attempt to put into form the scattered pieces of an imaginary world, partially drawn from American film and culture that impregnated my youth having grown up in France.

 

EDOUARD SEPULCHRE

After working 10 years in the advertisement industry, I decided to fully dedicate my time to my growing interest in photography. My first few projects revolved around various communities on wheels (Roller Derby, Vintage Cycling, Underground Bikers). With time, photography became a medium to reconstruct from the real world – from nearby urban neighborhoods in Paris to desert landscapes in the American West, Morocco and Iran. The real world interests me so long as it is graphic and stimulates the imagination.

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Hydrangea Etc.

EXHIBITION BY LINDA BROWNLEE
23 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

2016

Arriving on the Island this time, I noticed the Hydrangea. Bold and colourful. Dotted throughout in various shades of white, blue, pink, red and purple, I followed this garden plant. It became the simple condition for a journey, a way to rethink a familiar place, and a way to insist on a different criteria of observation.

 

LINDA BROWNLEE

Dublin-born Linda Brownlee’s work, as both director and photographer, consistently redefines the ordinary by turning it into something magical, intimate and enchanting. Drawn to all sorts of communities and cultures, her work beautifully captures the intricate energy between the people and the places that she visits.

Her portrait, fashion and documentary work has not only been displayed in various distinguished galleries such as London’s National Portrait Gallery, but has also regularly featured in publications such as Dazed & Confused, Vogue, The New York Times, The Guardian and Telegraph magazines.

Linda self published her first photo book Achill in 2010. Her project Hydrangea Etc was published by Design group AAD in 2014 and she has most recently published ‘I Zii’, a series that dips in and observes the quiet lives of a Sicilian family living in the mountain town of Gangi.

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Quel Pedra (That Stone)

PHOTOBOOK BY PAULIANA VALENTE PIMENTEL


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2017 / 1st edition
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51 photographs
86 pages
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There is a legend in Mindelo, in the island of São Vicente, which says that those who sit on a specific stone in the neighborhood of Font Flip, will became gay. It was in this neighborhood that I met Steffy and seven of his friends: Edinha, Gi, Elton, Sindji, Susy, Henio and Jason. These boys, aged between seventeen and twenty-five years are transgender, in as much that they like to wear women`s clothing, make up, and to be called by women’s names. Faced by this specific situation in Cape Verde, and the significance of this stone, I decided to entitle this work “Quel Pedra”, which is Creole for “That Stone”.

There is a high degree of intolerance towards homosexuals in many African countries, in some cases motivated by religious beliefs, others out of ignorance. Many Africans are forced to immigrate to Europe due to their inability to live their sexuality freely. Sexual relations between persons of the same sex were only legalized in 2004 in Cape Verde. Until then, it was a crime to have a homosexual relationship. In twelve years, the law has changed, but the discrimination persists. In 2013, a year before I met this group of friends, the first Gay Parade was held in Mindelo.

Given these facts, I was interested in living in this community, in order to understand their dreams, frustrations, hopes and fears. Where their courage and attitude came from. I was with them in two separate moments; one in late 2014 and in March 2016. It was interesting to see how much has changed in the lives of these Cape Verdian youngsters, and in what manner.

The idea of this work is to confront the viewer with their own prejudices, challenging the conventions and standards concerning the identity of the human being. Simone de Beauvoir once said: “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman”, perhaps the aim of this work is to unveil what it means to be woman today.

 

PAULIANA VALENTE PIMENTEL

Pauliana Valente Pimentel was born in Lisbon in 1975, the city where she still lives but she is working all around the world. As an artist and a freelance photographer she has been producing photo reportages since 1999 for various Portuguese and foreign magazines and newspapers.

In 2005 she took part in the photography course of the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Program. She was member of the Kameraphoto collective from 2006 until its extinction in 2014, and a founding member of the N’WE collective in 2016. Besides her participation in collectively authored books, she produced her own first book “VOL I” in 2009, published by Pierre Von Kleist and “Caucase, Souvenirs de Voyage” in 2011 by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Filmography: “Diz-se que Portugal é um bom país para se viver”, 40 min, Portugal 2011; “Jovens de Atenas / Youth of Athens”, 13 min. Athens, Greece, 2012; “Entre Nous”, 51 min. Portugal, France, 2014.

In 2015 she won the prize for the best photographic work of the year by the Portuguese Author Society and in 2016 she was nominee for the Novo Banco prize, the most important prize in Portugal for contemporary photography. She did already several exhibitions in Europe – Portugal, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Greece, but also outside such as EUA, Turkey, China and Africa (Morocco, and Cape Vert). She was represented for five years by Galeria 3+1 Arte Contemporanea in Chiado and seven years by Galeria das Salgadeiras, in Lisbon. Nowadays she collaborates with several galleries in Europe and part of her work belongs to private and institutional collections.

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Quel Pedra (That Stone)

PAULIANA VALENTE PIMENTEL
16 – 31 December 2017

2014 + 2016

There is a legend in Mindelo, in the island of São Vicente, which says that those who sit on a specific stone in the neighborhood of Font Flip, will became gay. It was in this neighborhood that I met Steffy and seven of his friends: Edinha, Gi, Elton, Sindji, Susy, Henio and Jason. These boys, aged between seventeen and twenty-five years are transgender, in as much that they like to wear women`s clothing, make up, and to be called by women’s names. Faced by this specific situation in Cape Verde, and the significance of this stone, I decided to entitle this work “Quel Pedra”, which is Creole for “That Stone”.

There is a high degree of intolerance towards homosexuals in many African countries, in some cases motivated by religious beliefs, others out of ignorance. Many Africans are forced to immigrate to Europe due to their inability to live their sexuality freely. Sexual relations between persons of the same sex were only legalized in 2004 in Cape Verde. Until then, it was a crime to have a homosexual relationship. In twelve years, the law has changed, but the discrimination persists. In 2013, a year before I met this group of friends, the first Gay Parade was held in Mindelo.

Given these facts, I was interested in living in this community, in order to understand their dreams, frustrations, hopes and fears. Where their courage and attitude came from. I was with them in two separate moments; one in late 2014 and in March 2016. It was interesting to see how much has changed in the lives of these Cape Verdian youngsters, and in what manner.

The idea of this work is to confront the viewer with their own prejudices, challenging the conventions and standards concerning the identity of the human being. Simone de Beauvoir once said: “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman”, perhaps the aim of this work is to unveil what it means to be woman today.

 

PAULIANA VALENTE PIMENTEL

Pauliana Valente Pimentel was born in Lisbon in 1975, the city where she still lives but she is working all around the world. As an artist and a freelance photographer she has been producing photo reportages since 1999 for various Portuguese and foreign magazines and newspapers.

In 2005 she took part in the photography course of the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Program. She was member of the Kameraphoto collective from 2006 until its extinction in 2014, and a founding member of the N’WE collective in 2016. Besides her participation in collectively authored books, she produced her own first book “VOL I” in 2009, published by Pierre Von Kleist and “Caucase, Souvenirs de Voyage” in 2011 by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Filmography: “Diz-se que Portugal é um bom país para se viver”, 40 min, Portugal 2011; “Jovens de Atenas / Youth of Athens”, 13 min. Athens, Greece, 2012; “Entre Nous”, 51 min. Portugal, France, 2014.

In 2015 she won the prize for the best photographic work of the year by the Portuguese Author Society and in 2016 she was nominee for the Novo Banco prize, the most important prize in Portugal for contemporary photography. She did already several exhibitions in Europe – Portugal, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Greece, but also outside such as EUA, Turkey, China and Africa (Morocco, and Cape Vert). She was represented for five years by Galeria 3+1 Arte Contemporanea in Chiado and seven years by Galeria das Salgadeiras, in Lisbon. Nowadays she collaborates with several galleries in Europe and part of her work belongs to private and institutional collections.

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Degeneration

EXHIBITION BY RICHARD CHIVERS
8 – 22 December 2017

2010

The state or process of being or becoming degenerate; decline or deterioration: overgrazing has caused serious degeneration of grassland.

The objective of Degeneration was to take a critical look at the state of housing and regeneration in the 21st Century, and the implications and complex nuances this may have on some of the poorest in society, reliant upon social housing. After several decades of neglect, consecutive governments have overseen the gradual demise and disappearance of social housing, due to “Right To Buy” and a lack of new housing stock built, arguably fuelling the necessity to own rather than let that has instigated the artificial inflation of the housing market. This opens up many questions as to why this was allowed to happen, has fuelled the rise in homelessness and poverty and left the majority of people living in social housing trapped in so called “sink estates”.

The work was made in collaboration with the photography Collective Human Endeavour, each photographer choose different areas of Britain to investigate. For my part I concentrated mainly on areas in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol and Portsmouth.

 

RICHARD CHIVERS

Richard Chivers is a Documentary photographer based in Brighton, United Kingdom.

Richard’s work looks at Britain’s shifting landscape and how it is shaped and re-shaped over time. He has received several Arts Council awards to make, curate and exhibit his work, exhibiting across the UK and Internationally. He was an original member of the Human Endeavour Photography Collective and is now a recent member of the Map6 collective. Map6 have recently completed a project capturing Milton Keynes to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

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Made of the Sun

PHOTOBOOK BY MICHELE VITTORI


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2017 / 1st edition
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45 photographs
72 pages
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A SICILIAN PARADOX

Sicily… an island where families sit in circles on their doorsteps, intently relying stories of their dreams and misfortunes. An island where even the sandstone remains mute and dull, refusing to give up the deepest of her secrets. She is an island full of shadows, knowing no peace… with light so intensely blinding it simultaneously pulls us in and pushes us away like an absurd paradox; life and death together.

Here is Sicily, where children catch fish with their hands and women walk about in mourning dresses, where dusty paper Madonnas and Saints peer out from the windows, symbolizing memories of a time gone by.

On the way to San Vito lo Capo, near Trapani, is a chapel dedicated to Saint Crescenzia. Legend tells of landslides that occurred as punishments for conversions that never happened. But just as a landslide was about to overwhelm the chapel, it halted, thus removing Fear. Even today, faithful followers honor the tradition of throwing stones into the chapel to exorcise ‘U Scantu, the Fear!

Sicily… with a district named Landslide; and valleys named Hanged Man, Peak of the Devil, and even Demon Valley; where in Palermo you can stroll down Death Lane.

Michele’s pictures move in this moonlight panorama as his steps lighten and become faster. They move in the tracks of cattle, in old abandoned factories, in places once swarming with life, today small silent worlds.

Anchoring the so called modern progressive cities is senseless violence. Real growth never came to Sicily and without growth there is no progress. And so this complex island continues to live in exile, compared to the rest of the nation. For this, everyone shares in the guilt. The perception is one of exile, with the sea an insuperable barrier, instead of the guardian of future promise. In this walls-era the sea is the supreme king. The diaspora of migrants come from the sea, and from the sea people leave their homes to look for a better life.

Sicily… a land of paradox, where some arrive searching for luck and others run away because of bad luck.

Where is the human being in Michele’s pictures?

You perceive his smell, feel his presence, perhaps behind windows of lowly houses on any street in any country, perhaps with an inane program blaring from the TV, or resting among the cool damp walls at midday. Old crocks and Vespas on the edge of a road, roulottes in the desert…

Michele seems to arrive a moment later, when everything has already happened. This makes his images magnetic, what has not been said.

Francesco Faraci
November 2017

 

MICHELE VITTORI

Born and living in Rome area, Michele Vittori starting from visual arts passion approached the photography in 2008 by attending technical courses at the “Graffiti” school and workshop at “Officine Fotografiche” in Rome. Throughout the early works he found a special attraction in the landscape photography documentation, that has led him to produce various photographic series related to the territory. Since 2015 he take part as contributor at “Limine” collective, by through his photographic series called “La montagna di Roma” . The project developed under the supervision of Massimo Siragusa, has been presented at “Officine Fotografiche” and is published in limited edition. Since 2017 he take part as contributor at “Lo stato delle Cose”, a project to document the earthquake of 2016 in the center Italy.

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