Exhibiton That’s my World – Award Winning Photographers

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

The Gallery

Apfelweingalerie is a space that specializes in contemporary photography located at Frankfurt market hall in the very center of the city.

Since October 2020, APFELWEINGALERIE FRANKFURT complements the Frankfurt gallery scene with a low-threshold offer in the field of photography. In bimonthly changing exhibitions, the works of excellent artists are brought back from digital to analog reality of a brick and mortar gallery space.
 
And as the name suggests, the small gallery also enriches its location - the Kleinmarkthalle Frankfurt (market hall) - with a noteworthy range of regional ciders.
 
CREATIVE DIRECTOR MARTIN SCHITTO, who spent many years of his professional life in advertising, decided in 2019 „to do something completely different“, left his advertising agency and reoriented himself (towards photography). 
 
His connection to Kleinmarkthalle is manifold, including being the creator of the Instagram account @kleinmarkthalle.ffm with almost 2500 followers. He is married, has two grown daughters and works as a photographer, curator and
gallery owner in Frankfurt.
„That‘s my World“
Award Winning Photographers

March 5 - April 23, 2022

 

APFELWEINGALERIE

KLEINMARKTHALLE FRANKFURT

Eingang West • Liebfrauenberg

Hasengasse 5-7 • 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Mo-Fr 10.00 - 18.00 Uhr • Sa 10.00 - 16.00 Uhr

The Photographers

Balloons by Marcel van Balken

Marcel van Balken / The Netherlands

“I’am a self-taught, conceptual photographer from the Netherlands. As a photographer I am interested in specific themes with an absolute preference for architectural, surrealistic and creative photography. As a photographer I moves ideally in the field of surrealism and magic realism. I prefer to create photographic images inspired by everyday reality combined with his own imagination. I strive to carefully compose photographic compositions of realistic looking scenes in unreal and sometimes magical spheres. I received the ‘Master' distinction (MPSA) of the Photography Photographic Society of America and the titles of MFIAP (MASTER Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique) and EFIAP/d3.”

 

About the exhibited image

Balloons by Marcel van Balken

Artist impression of the surreal atmosphere in an old, in decay and no longer used bathhouse. A characteristic, abandoned location with some sort of bath in each room. In this room there was a bathtub to stand in (tube). Only the stairs were gone. The only way to escape from this bath was with balloons. Just like in the mysterious bathroom next door.

Awards / Exhibitons

- International Photography Awards (IPA) 2021, Professional 2nd Place Architecture
- Monovisions Photography Awards 1stPlace - BLACK & WHITE ARCHITECTURAL SERIES OF THE YEAR
- 1st place in ARTLIMITED ANIMAL AWARDS 2020
- Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) BRONZE
- Photo of the Year Photography Australia SILVER MEDAL
- PX3 Prix de la Photography Paris 2020 HONORABLE MENTION
- Monochrome Awards 2019: 1st Place - Architecture PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
- Siena International Photo Awards SILVER PANGEA 2019
- ND Photography Awards 2019 1st PLACE + GOLD STAR AWARD
- Photo of the Year Photography Australia GOLD MEDAL 2019
- PX3 Prix de la Photography Paris 2019 GOLD MEDAL
- IPA International Photo Awards 2019 2nd PLACE Street
- Siena International Photo Awards 2018 GOLDEN PANGEA
- Better Photography Photo of the Year Winner 2019

FIAP Exhibition Centre PEC Photocastle Negova IMAGO B&W International Mexico City Photographic Salon Varna PSA International Print Exhibition Beijing, China Museum of Photography Kazanl?k Bulgaria Int. Artistic Photography Exhibition Santa Fe, Argentina International Exhibition of Photography Zagreb, Croatie Beyond the Lens, Siena, Italy Exposition d'art Saint-Auvent, France Art of Black & White (Blue art gallery) Berlin PSA International Print Exhibition Hanoi, Vietnam International Photo Expo Paris, France Fotofestival aan de Maas, the Netherlands Galerie Sille Oudewater, the Netherlands International Photo Salon Plovdiv Bulgaria Getty Images Gallery London, UK

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Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

A Cliche Metaphor About Me and The Mirror by Hardijanto Budiman

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Candy Girls Go To Shower by Hardijanto Budiman

Hardijanto Budiman / Indonesia

Hardijanto Budiman is Nikon Ambassador, Indonesia „My name is Hardijanto Budiman aka.Hardibudi, a visual artist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I don't classify myself as 'pure' Photographer. My works is like the Journey of my life! It is all about the expression of imagination, emotion & experiences of my life. Art wouldn't be exist without any ability to actualize the ideas! and I actualizing my ideas into Artworks through Photography. I call my Artworks ‚Imaginary Story Pictures‘ and I am The Imaginary Story Teller! My Signature style is Conceptual Contemporary Photography. I also love anything about Surreal Art! That's the reason a lot of my works strong influence by Surreal Art.“

 

About the exhibited images

A Cliche Metaphor About Me and The Mirror by Hardijanto Budiman

Human's mind is a Playground! A place where we can so much fun to play with our Imagination, our Ideas, our Inspirations and our Creativity!

Candy Girls Go To Shower by Hardijanto Budiman

I really love Surreal world! I use photography as medium to express my imagination into pictures. This Picture is a Surreal Metaphor tells about how people reacts in various different ways to express their emotion when they play the Game.

 

Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

- Merit Awards All About Photo 2020
- 4 Nominations in Fine Art Photography Awards 2020
- 3 HM International Photo Awards IPA 2020
- Creative Photographer of the Year Creative Photo Awards Siena International Photo Awards 2020, 3 Runner Up, 1 Highly Commended & 2 Commended
- 3rd Place Winner Malta International Photo Awards 2020, Abstract Category
- HM Fine Art Category Monovision Awards 2020
- HM Fine Art Category PX3 2020
- 2nd & 3rd Place Winners Creative Category RISE Awards 2020
- 1st Place Category Special/Other International Photography Awards 2020
- 2HM Category Fine Art International Photography Awards 2020
- Honorary Mention in ND Awards 2020 Fine Art Category
- Gold Medal Smile World International Photo Awards 2020 Category Open
- Silver Medal Smile World International Photo Awards 2020 Category Mobile
- 2 HM Smile World International Photo Awards 2020 Category Open
- Gold Medal FAF Asisa Photo Contest Spain 2020 Category Travel
- Silver Medal CEF Asisa Photo Contest Spain 2020 Category Maternity/Children
- Bronze Medal FIAP Asisa Photo Contest Spain 2020 Category Open
- 2 HM Asisa Photo Contest Spain 2020 Category Monochrome & Nature
- Gold Medal Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020 Category Fine Art/Portrait
- 1st National Champion Sony World Photography Awards 2021
- HM Annual Photography Awards 2020, USA
- 3 Nominee in Fine Art Photo Awards 2021
- Runner Up in Joy category Whalebone Photo Contest 2021
- Merit Awards from All About Photo Awards 2021
- Shortlisted at Urban Photo Contest 2021
- Gold medal Vienna International Photography Awards 2021
- Hasselblad Masters Finalist 2021
- American Photo Open 2021, Runner Up Scandisk "Share your World"
- 2 Honorary Mention, International Photography Awards 2021
- Grand Prize Winner American Photography Open 2021
- Honorary Mention ND Awards 2021

- 2019 Miami International Photography Festival USA.
- 2019 MIPA Exhibition , Malta
- 2019, SIPA Exhibition, Siena Italy.
- 2019, Sente Antu Photo Exhibition, Jinlin, China
- 2020 Gauting International Photoweek, Munich, Germany.
- 2020 Siena International Photo Exhibition, Siena Italy.
- 2020 Shanghai International Photo Festival, China
- 2020 15th China Yixian Photo Festival, China
- 2021 Silver Lining Exhibition, Indonesia

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Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

The sound of the ocean by Nicoletta Cerasomma 

Nicoletta Cerasomma / Italy

Nicoletta Cerasomma is a photographer and pop surrealist artist with a background in staged photography. After studying photography since 1997, she realised her love for storytelling so, in the latest years, she had evolved from fashion photographer to independent artist focused on production of nuanced photographic tableaux.
Her work is highly conceptual and complex: as surrealist artist, she incorporates archetypes and cultural iconography with satirical narratives inspired by the collective unconscious. Leaning into the visual language of pop surrealism, she stages narrative compositions that expose the underbelly of modern life. Nicoletta is inspired by the dichotomy Beauty and Decay, themes that she loves to incorporate into her works in order to evoke contemplation and debate on human condition, through a vivid and provocative still imagery and a cinematic technique. Her images come from personal place of exploration where she dreams to live a thousand lives in one.

 

About the exhibited image

The sound of the ocean by Nicoletta Cerasomma 

Nature elegantly connected in quiet solitude moments is documented through the ocean, desert and glacier peacefulness. The viewer experience the meditation enhanced by the sense of timeless and the enchanting atmosphere. Snow and ice dominate the landscape. The surreal arctic life of scientists and coal workers leave sporadic traces of their existence. This scenario freezes the memory of silent moments in extreme northern lands , where human harsh existence is. These image was taken in the Svalbard Archipelago , remote areas where people often live in isolation and in close contact with nature.

Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

2021
- Ai-AP 37 American Photography - winner
- GUP Magazine & Fresheyes – Talent of the year 2021
- IT's Liquid - 8th edition - winner
- AAP All About Photo - Colors Awards - Winner
- First Place Julia Margaret Cameron Award
- Second Place BIFA Budapest Photography Awards - Professional - Portfolio category
- Gold Medal BIFA Budapest Photography Awards - Professional - Portfolio category
- Silver Medal New York Photography Awards - Professional - Fine Art category
- Silver Medal BIFA Budapest Photography Awards - Professional - Fine Art category
- Silver Medal MIFA Moscow Photography Awards - Professional - Portfolio/Fine Art category
- Editor's pick - Open call award - The indipendent photographer
- Editor's pick - The emerging talent award - The indipendent photographer
- Juror Barbara Davidson special selection - The portrait award (gala award)
- Finalist The Royal Photographic Society
- Finalist Photolucida
- Finalist Fine Art Photography Awards - Professional - Concetual category

2020/2021
- 6th Biennal of Fine art Barcelona - Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2021
- 6th Biennal of Fine art Barcelona - Pollux Award 2020
- American Photography Ai-AP 37 - New York City USA
- Blank Wall Gallery - Athens Greece
- Haute Photographie Rotterdam - Netherlands
- The Line Contemporary Art Space - London UK
- Photo Place Gallery - Middlebury Vermont USA
- Praxis Photo Art Center - Minneapolis USA
- Phest - Monopoli Italia (video presenting the FreshEyes talents)
- House of Lucie Budapest Gallery - Ungary
- The Print Swap - Foley Gallery New York City USA
- Sony World Photography Organisation - online exhibition - Somerset Gallery London UK
- The Moscow International - Crimean Republican Universal Scientific Library - Russia
2020
- The Moscow International - ProPhoto Studios Moscow Russia
- Sony World Photography Organisation - Sony Imaging Gallery Tokyo Japan
- Sony World Photography Organisation - On Screen Exhibition

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD
Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

Cylindrical Coordinate by Gigi Chung

Gigi Chung / USA

Gigi Chung is a San Francisco-based fine-art photographer who mainly works in medium-format digital photography. She has come to focus on architectural abstracts with a minimalistic approach. She finds the juxtaposition of light, shadows and lines in architecture fascinating. This continues to inspire her for new ideas. Her art work has been exhibited in multiple galleries and museums in Athens, Chania, Cormons, Glasgow, Greenville, Kansas, Portland, Minneapolis, Taipei, Trieste, Tokyo, San Francisco and Vermont.

 

About the exhibited image

Cylindrical Coordinate by Gigi Chung

A geometric abstraction study of parallel lines and circular cross-section, accentuated with light and shadow play.

Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

2021
- Tokyo International Foto Awards Gold In Portfolio and Top 5 Jury Pick
- Budapest International Foto Awards Bronze in Advertising Self-Promotion
- Moscow International Foto Awards Silver in Advertising Self-Promotion
- The 17th Julie Margaret Cameron Awards Architecture And Interiors Singles Winner, Culture And Daily Life Series Category Winner
2020
- Kyotographie KG Plus Featured Artist
- Inspired With Hasselblad Featured Photographer
- Tokyo International Foto Awards Architecture Silver
- Novum Design Award Top 50 and Most Popular Photographer

- "Emergence" Hasselblad Tokyo Store Gallery Harajuku, Tokyo 2019
- "Emergence" Triest Photo Days Museo Civico del Territorio Cormons 2019
- Kyotographie KG Plus 2020 "Emergence" online exhition at Tagree
- Praix Gallery "The Abstract Image" Best In Show 2021
- Midwest Center For Photography "Abstract" group exhibition Kansas 2021
Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Paul Clemence, Photo by Andrea Ferro

Paul Clemence, Photo by Andrea Ferro

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The Tree by Paul Clemence

Paul Clemence / USA

Paul Clemence is an American-Brazilian visual artist working mainly in photography and video. With a degree in Architecture, his work explores how we relate to the built environment. He is based in Brooklyn, NY.

In 2009, Clemence established the photo-blog page “Architectural Photography”, aka Archi-Photo on Facebook, featuring highlights from his photography taken on his travels around the globe. The portfolio like blog developed into a social media community that as of 2017 has close to one million followers worldwide with an average reach of 300,000 viewers weekly. In 2015, Clemence's photo “A Tale of Two Cities” depicting the social inequalities in Rio de Janeiro through an architecture image appeared on that blog and went viral reaching over five million viewers around the world and being shared in countless other blogs and outlets. That image has now been featured in many social studies books in Brazil.

 

About the exhibited image

The Tree by Paul Clemence

In life and in art, it's all about how we frame things.

 

Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

-.1st place , 1992, American Institute of Architects/ National Photography Competition
- 2nd place, 1993, American Institute of Architects/ National Photography Competition

Solo exhibitions
- 2005, “Mies“, School of Architecture at FIU, Miami, Florida
- 2006, “Farnsworth House”, Luminaire, Chicago, IL
- 2008, “Construkts “, Chelsea Galeria, Wynwood, Miami, FL
- 2009, “SKIN” , ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood, FL
- 2011, "Green Provocateur", Urban Intervention, Milan , Italy
- 2011, "Architecture+Art=Photography", São Paulo, Brazil
- 2012, “Future Present, Boomspdesign, São Paulo, Brazil
- 2015, “Before HERE/AFTER”, Parson’s SCE, New York, NY
- 2015, “Walk on Water[25]”, Wanted Design, Brooklyn, NY
- 2017, "Urban Beehive", with AmazeLab at Wanted Design, Brooklyn
- 2018, "Art of the Museum", Swiss Consulate New York
- 2020, "Brasília Diptych", Consulado-Geral do Brasil, New York

Group exhibitions
- 2010, “Rubens Meets the Contemporary Artist”, KunstMeile, Siegen, Germany
- 2011, “Inventory /Soul Does Matter”, DesignMiami. Miami
- 2012, ”City Fragment” at Inventory 03, DesignMiami, Miami
- 2013, “It’s About Time!”, Miami International Airport, Miami
- 2013, “Time:04”, DesignMiami / ArtBasel
- 2016, “Time Space Existence”, Venice Biennale, Italy
- 2016, “Fall Exhibit”, La Vague de St.Paul, Vence, France
- 2019, "Museum Forms", Galerie Espace L, Geneva , Switzerland
- 2020, "Fotos Pró Rio", Online initiative, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Selected collections
- Mies van der Rohe Archives, housed by Museum of Modern Art, NY
- Farnworth House Study Center, Plano, IL
- Marriott Hotels, Miami, FL
- Riha Design Group, Cleveland , OH
- Vasari Project , Miami, FL

Fran Forman by A. Hurbut

Surveillance by Fran Forman

Olmec Sunlight after Hopper by Fran Forman

Fran Forman / USA

Fran’s photo-montage images have been referred to as photo-paintings, and her distinctive award-winning images are always recognized as ‘the work of Fran Forman'.

Her background as a painter, therapist and graphic designer, and her life-long interest in art history, is reflected in her provocative images that explore themes of isolation and disconnection amidst the extravagances of American life. Her staged scenes integrate and juxtapose realism with illusion, longing with disconnection and are suspended in vibrant fantasies that hint at ambiguities; yet always a slash of light offers a measure of hope.

Her work resides in many private collections as well the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Grace Museum (Texas), and others. She has been awarded many significant prizes, grants, and residencies.
Fran’s 2nd major award-winning 224-page monograph, The Rest Between Two Notes, was published by Unicorn in 2020. Her first book, Escape Artist: The Art of Fran Forman, was published by Schiffer in 2014, also to much acclaim. She is an Affiliated Scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, teaches workshops internationally, and resides in New England.

 

About the exhibited images

Surveillance by Fran Forman

I am indebted to many artists, such as Caravaggio, the 17th century Northern European painters of interior scenes, to Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Gregory Crewdson, and the great cinematographers of film noir who use slashes of light to create an aura of mystery.

Olmec Sunlight, after Hopper by Fran Forman

I am particularly influenced by the mid-century American painter Edward Hopper, and this image is my homage to him.

 

Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

- International Photo Awards (multiple)
- Julia Margaret Cameron (multiple)
- PX3 Prix de la Photographie (multiple)
- LA Center for Photography
- Best Photo Books, 2014, 2020
- What Will You Remember
- Honorary Degree, The New England School of Photography
- Women in Photography

SOLO:
- Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust, UK
- Massachusetts State House, Boston
- Griffin Museum of Photography
- Photographic Gallery San Miguel d'Allende
- University of North Dakota
- Pucker Gallery, Boston
- Garner Gallery, Boston
- Thomson Gallery, Weston, MA
- Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
- Korn Gallery, Massachusetts

GROUP:
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
- Cape Cod Museum
- The Grace Museum
- Rowan University
- New Door Creative, Baltimore
- PhotoMethode Gallery, Austin, Texas
- The Flinn Gallery, Connecticut
- ShiJiaZhuang Art Museum, Hebei Province. China
- Lishui, China - 2nd Biennial International Photographic Cultural Festival
- 11th International Graphic Art Exposition, Shanghai
- 180 Photographs+180 years of Friendship, American Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
- Umbrella Arts, New York
- Danforth Museum of Art
- Attleboro Museum of Art
-Walt Whitman Gallery, Rutgers University

Popart No2 by Hermann Fuchs

Hermann Fuchs / Austria

1976-1981 theoretical and practical research into the medium of black-and-white photography. The theoretical basis was formed by a large number of books on the subjects of photography, photography, positive/laboratory technology. Practical implementation was carried out with a Canon F1, metres of Ilford film material and my own laboratory. 2005 „re-entry“ and until today theoretical and practical research of the medium digital photography and digital processing with Adobe Photoshop.

 

About the exhibited image

popart No 2 - 2018 by Hermann Fuchs

A slightly imprecise serial series of spray cans leads to the question: what is the dominant color?

Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

- 2020-01: Hong Art Museum, Chongqing/China, group exhibition
- 2019-06: Wissensturm, Linz Austria, group exhibition „appropriate art“
- 2019-04: Galerie Zebra, Wien Austria: „nature meets architecture“
- 2019-03: Galerie M, Kirchstätten Austria „nature meets architecture“
- 2019-02: Marc Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils Latvia, group exhibition „BEAUTY IS TRUTH, TRUTH BEAUTY“
- 2018-05: pashmin gallery Hamburg Germany, group exhibition „Reality – Illusion – Grotesque“
- 2017-12: Dounan Art Museum, China/Kunming
- 2017-11: Shanghai Art Fair, China/Shanghai
- 2017-03: Rotunde der Salzburg AG. Together with brother Helmut Fuchs „Brothers In Arms“
- 2015-05: Club-Galerie im uhof – Linz Austria „abstract realism“
- 2014-09: kultus kellergasse – Braunau Austria „TOPOS – the designed space“
- 2014-07: Bezirksmuseum Herzogsburg – Braunau Austria „abstractions“
- 2013-12: NIU Linz Austria „abstractions“
- 2013-03: ABC Ansfelden Austria „Dark Materia“
- 2011-12: 1blick – galerie im vorhaus Hallein Austria „human images“

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Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

Burqa by Donell Gumiran

Donell Gumiran / Philippines

Donell does workshops for Nikon and is known for his evocative portraits, social documentary, and travel photography. His favorite subjects are those that capture human conditions and emotions in everyday life. His knack for sharing his stories, captured through the lens, has won him international recognition. He is the recipient of numerous awards both local and international. Donell Gumiran is also a photographer & contributor for Asian Geographic Magazine. He thinks that his real accomplishment is that, he was able to use photography as a significant instrument to help the world for the better. A remarkable visual storyteller, he connects us to the deep humanity of his characters. His work gives a chance to capture and preserve memories of our time.

 

About the exhibited image

Burqa by Donell Gumiran

The silhouetted figure in Burka facing off with both her shadow and the huge eyes staring back at her, against an apocalyptic, fiery sky. It’s a brilliantly composed scene which finds something cinematic and symbolic, and highly relevant in today’s political climate, in what is an unexpected setting – a Guinness World Record attempt in Dubai for the biggest collaborative graffiti painting in the world, Distilled the scene down to just these two women, and in doing so highlighting and celebrating them, in a part of the world where women’s rights are so contentious.
A symbol of tradition and religion, the burqa covers the face of muslim women to signify modesty and high regard to Islamic femininity though it covers more than half of the face, the glamour and elegance of a muslim woman would always exude and cannot be hidden behind the burqa. A scene which finds something cinematic and symbolic.

 

Awards / Exhibitons

- Gold Winner - New York Photography Awards 2021
- 1st Place Winner - 7th FAPA, London 2021
- Silver Award Medalist - Reportage Category 2021, Rome Italy World Photographic Cup
- 1st Place - Awaken Your Inner Creative 2021, Sharjah Media City - Xposure International Photography Festival
- 1st Place - WPE, Culture Tradition & Street, Paris France 2021
- Professional Photographers Europe Community - International Photographers Awards
- 1st Prize National Award - Sony World Photography Awards, Germany 2021
World Photography Organization
- 1st Place Winner - 6th FAPA, London 2020, Fine Art Photo Awards
- 1st Place Winner - Digital Arts, UAE 2020, 8th Annual Ras Al Khaima Fine Arts Festival
- 1st Place Winner - TPA, London & Paris 2020, Travel Photo Awards RemotExpeditions
- 3 Times Visual Arts Awardee - (NCCA) - Office of the President, Philippines 2020
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts
- Best Photograph - Archivo Jalon Angel, Spain 2020, The JalЧn зngel Photograph Archive
- Best Cover - Asian Geographic Magazine, Singapore 2019, Asian Geographic Singapore
- Gold - PX3, France 2019, Prix de la Photographie Paris
- Photographer of the Year - B&W Awards, USA 2019, B&W Spider Awards
- 1st Place - Travel, Germany 2018, The Independent Photographer
- 1st Place - IPA - Documentary Award (Harmony), USA 2018, International Photography Awards
- Gold Advertising - Tokyo Foto Award, Japan 2018, TIFA - Tokyo International Foto Awards
- Grand Prize Winner - Travel Photographer Society, Malaysia 2018, Travel Photographer Society
- Photographer of the Year - Curtin Urban Art Festival, Dubai, UAE 2018
Curtin University - Dubai International Academic City
- Photographer of the Year - Filipino Times Award, UAE 2017, The Filipino Times
- Portrait Photographer of the Year - Asian Geographic Images of Asia, Singapore 2017, Asian Geographic Magazine

- Atlas of Humanity, Paris
- IPU (Iraqi Photographers Union) Hall of the Ministry of Culture - Iraq
- Portraits of Humanity, United Arab Emirates

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Seunggu Kim, Photo by Seonghun Yoon

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Mulbit Park by Seunggu Kim

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Bengal Tiger by Seunggu Kim

Seunggu Kim / Korea (South)

Seunggu Kim lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. He earned his BFA in photography from Sangmyung University and MFA in visual art from Korea National University of Arts. He thought photographs could show our ‘real world’. He would like to describe how we are living and balance the unnatural elements in the rectangle frame. He thinks his photos show how we get used to and overcome social contradictions.

Select recent milestones to include: Information, Aperture Foundation; Ten by Ten, Houston FotoFest; Grand Prix Winner, Tokyo International Photography Competition; Korean Photographer’s Fellowship of the year, KT&G; The Finalist of 2018 Art Photography, Lens Culture; Supported Artist of 2019 Solo Exhibition, Filter Space; Solo and selected group Exhibitions, The Korea Society, Aperture Gallery, and The UPI Gallery in New York, Filter Space in Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland, Laney Contemporary Fine Art in Savannah, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing

His new book, BAM ISLET, was published by KT&G Sangsangmadang in 2019.

CNN about Seunggu Kim

The New York Times about Seunggu Kim

 

About the exhibited images

Mulbit Park by Seunggu Kim

Balancing natural and unnatural elements in the frame, Seunggu Kim highlights the societal ironies embedded in contemporary Korean life. In the large-scale images of his project Better Days, Kim shows people enjoying leisure activities in crowded scenes, the cityscape of Seoul looming in the background—people work so many hours and have so few vacation days that they’re unable to travel very far. “People are sincere, optimistic, and dynamic,” Kim says. Crowds enjoy their limited time off amongst one another, camp alongside each other, assist each other in taking group photos, maintain a watchful eye over children in a swimming pool. This enduring sense of community—possibly a fantasy, definitely a dream in the era of pandemic—reminds us: is there anything more important than living happily together?

Text by Allie Monck, Aperture Foundation

 

Bengal Tiger by Seunggu Kim

This image is immediately arresting – the bright orange and black stripes of this Bengal tiger center-frame prominent against the white sheets of ice that surround it. The glass box that encases it then emerges, along with the other creates center-left and bottom-right – could they be penguins? – and we realize that this is an artificial scene. Seunggu describes the context – a winter festival in South Korea where water is sprayed to freeze the trees, and this stuffed museum tiger stands as the main attraction – a mise-en-scène for tourists to enjoy, based on an old local story. Photographed in this context it describes a gloomy reality, this rare and endangered animal pulled out of its natural habitat and confined to a glass box, symbolic perhaps of the way we humans have pushed it to the edge of extinction through poaching and destruction of its forests and grasslands. It roars in rage and helplessness, preserved only for our enjoyment.

Text by Life Framer

Awards / Exhibitons (selection)

- 2019 Grand Prix Winner, Tokyo International Photography Competition
- 2018 Korean Photographer's Fellowship-Final Artist of the year, KT&G Sangsangmadang

Solo Exhibitions
- 2019 Bam Islet, KT&G Sangsangmadang Gallery, Seoul
- 2019 Better Days, Filter Space, Chicago
- 2019 Better Days, The Korea Society, New York
- 2018 A Day Trip, Art bit Gallery, Seoul
- 2017 Better Days, SongEun ArtStorage: White Cube Project, Seoul
- 2017 City of Glass, BMW Photo Space, Busan
- 2016 Envisaged in a dream, Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul
- 2015 A List of Landscapes, SongEun Art Cube, Seoul
Selected Group Exhibitions
- 2021 Zapping the Archive, Bleschunov Municipal Museum, Odessa
- 2021 Mapping the Multitude, Museum Centre Ploshchad Mira, Krasnoyarsk
- 2021 Different Dimension, City Art Centre, Novosibirsk
- 2021 Edition VI, Galerie Echo119, Paris
- 2020 Information, Fotografiska, New York
- 2020 BBA Photography Prize, BBA Gallery, Berlin
- 2020 Ten by Ten, The Silos, FotoFest, Houston
- 2020 Edition VI, Contour Gallery, Rotterdam
- 2019 KT&G SKOPF Artist of the year, GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan
- 2019 Beyond Boundaries, Aperture Gallery, New York
- 2019 Format International Photography Festival, Quad, Derby
- 2019 Greetings from South Korea, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
- 2019 Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK
- 2019 Aint-Bad: Collaborations, Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah
- 2019 Need/Want, 72 Gallery, Tokyo
- 2019 Need/Want, The UPI Gallery, New York
- 2019 Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast
- 2019 PhotoIreland, The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland, Dublin
- 2019 Need/Want, No. 3, 4 Warehouse, Taipei

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Franc Lacorte
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Boundary by Franc Lacorte

Franc Lacorte / Philippines

„My name is Franc and I am from Manila, Philippines. Already in love with photography at a young age: as a child, I would flip the pages of magazines and books and be amazed with the pictures in it. My background is fashion photography, where I took short courses in Manila and Paris. However, conceptual / fine art photography is something that I am passionate about. I like my photos clean and simple, that could be interpreted in so many ways.“ Clean, simple, and yet fascinating. One can say so about Franc's pictures. The cleanness and simpleness are achieved by basic blocks of colors, the simplicity of composition, the minimalism of arrangement. Franc Lacorte wanted is to express himself, his feelings and state of mind. That's why he diverted to conceptual, contemporary photography and fell in love with it ever since. His goal is to continue to be creative and to create images that people would recognize as his own brand of photography style. „I had a short course of fashion photography in Manila, then travelled to Paris for another short photography course. Then, I wanted to learn more about fashion photography - styling concept, lighting etc. But when I was in Paris, I was introduced to different works of great photographers, from Paolo Roversi to Slim Aarons. But my attention was drawn to the works of Salvador Dali, Maria Svarbova, Oleg Oprisco. … I do conceptual photography and colors are great factors to ignite life into my works. Besides, I like colors, I like muted colors and a pop of vivid color.“


About the exhibited image

Boundary by Franc Lacorte 

Boundary - Sometimes we build our own boundary, sometimes we jump out of it. A boundary could be a beginning, or it could be an end.

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Ligin Lee
The junction of light and color by Ligin Lee

The junction of light and color

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Meditation Love Song

Meditation Love Song by Ligin Lee

Ligin Lee / Taiwan

Ligin Lee was born in Miaoli County, Taiwan, a place near the sea. She moved to Taipei at the age of four. In her teens, influenced by Western art, she yearned for a purely beautiful world.
Under the examination system, although she did not have the chance to enter the university to study art, she still embraced her passion for beauty and switched to the printing industry to work as an art editor.
At the age of 55, after graduating from the Institute of Visual Arts at Taipei City University, she continued to create any forms of art. Taking human life as a starting point, using images to find the meaning of life, subverting the so-called reality seen by the eyes. Create new visual concepts, wandering among self-projection and subconsciousness. Talking to herself during the process of creation, she gradually found that creation is often a reaction to her current emotions, sometimes chanting, sometimes reviewing, sometimes gazing, and unconsciously seems to open a window of soul. Seeing yourself. On the one hand, we construct, on the other hand, we dismantle ourselves, and then reshape. This is like a journey, but also a way forward.

 

About the exhibited images

The junction of light and color by Ligin Lee

The light came from above and met me and you. Only a few seconds later, when our rendezvous became a verse in the universe, the soft white composes a gentle melody, and immediately disappeared. Goodbye my love, even if there is only a short reunion.

Meditation Love Song by Ligin Lee

I take a step forward, you take a step back, the irregular interactions, like continuous ups and downs of meditation, dancing cha-cha in beautiful colors.


Awards / Exhibitons

- University of Taipei Department of Visual Arts  Master's Degree Mayor's Award

- Body watched by the soul 2015 (University of Taipei)

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Shuchuan Liu

Moving Train by Shuchuan Liu 

Shuchuan Liu / China

Shuchuan Liu is a photographer from China, based in Japan. He mainly shots architecture and urbanscape pictures. In his opinion, it is easy for people to empathize with the beauty of an urban landscape, but it is not easy to find the beauty of the architecture around them. He hopes to show the characteristics of these buildings with multi-level luminosity and color. For him, architecture is the most creative thing of human civilization, and it can be the best reflection of the imprint of history and times.

 

About the exhibited image

Moving Train by Shuchuan Liu 

Towards civilization by Shuchuan Liu: Located at the Shinbashi area of Tokyo. The train shuttles between the tall buildings, reflecting a kind of near-future feeling.

Awards / Exhibitons

- VIPA CONTEST 2021 : Architecture Photographer Of The Year
- 35 AWARDS 2020 : WINNER//TOP100 photographer of the year
- HIPA : LANDMARK FROM YOUR COUNTRY - WINNER

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

Vicky Martin, Photo by Evie Martin

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

Sunday Best by Vicky Martin

Vicky Martin / United Kingdom

“Throughout my work I intertwine created characters with staged realities, which seek to convey the tension and conflicts found within the self. I like to express recurring themes that I am drawn to, which include: conformity to the stereotypical, individual and societal expectations of femininity, vulnerability and self-doubt. Whilst all my works contribute to the narrative framework developed across my series’, they also each depict an element of ambiguity that the viewer is invite to interpret in relation to themselves and their unique perception of the world. I studied photography in the 1990s and fell completely in love. I have been developing my professional career in photography since 2008 after I was awarded a prestigious bursary. My work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally, from Europe to the USA in solo and group shows.”

 

About the exhibited image

Sunday Best by Vicky Martin

“The inspiration for this photograph came from the idea of how the colours of red and white are associated with traditional female stereotypes. White signifies purity, innocence and virginity, while red symbolises promiscuity, temptation, sin, and often also fertility. The white dress depicts the idea of the female body being perceived as needing to be ‘spotless’, yet the red gloves and the striped hat demonstrate the paradox of a woman being expected to conform to two juxtaposing ideals. The inability to see the woman’s face behind the hat evokes the idea of the female being invisible in society, lacking recognition as an individual, as they are valued only in terms of their sexuality and reproductive capacities. The idea of combining this symbolism with the title “Sunday Best”- which embodies the idea of wearing your best outfit to church on a Sunday - is a construct intended to invite reflection on the question of does what we wear define who we are, who are we trying to be, how are we perceived?”

Awards / Exhibitons

- Muse Photography Awards Platinum Winner Fine Art Portrait 2021
- Minimalist Photography Awards Winner Portrait Photographer of The Year 2020
- Annual Photography Awards Professional Fine Art 2nd Place Winner 2019
- Chromatic Awards Professional Fashion & Beauty 1st place Winner 2018
- All About Photo Magazine Colors Issue 1st place Winner 2018
- 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Professional Fine Art Single Image Winner 2018
- 1st Fine Art Photography Awards Professional Fine Art Winner

Solo
- Dodho Gallery Barcelona, Spain. Selfhood online 2021
- PH21 Gallery Project Room, Budapest, Hungary. Not In Kansas 2019
- Light House Gallery, United Kingdom. “Past” 2009

Group
- ImageNation Galerie Joseph Turenne, Paris. Ethereal A Modern Romance. 2021
- ImageNation Milan Inside-out Gallery 2021
- FotoNostrum Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona, Spain. - MELANCHOLIA 2021
- BBA Gallery Berlin Photo Week RAW Area. BBA Gallery Photography Selection 2021
- Inside-Out Gallery Belgium Men Drink Wine and Women Water Vicky Martin & Patrick Van der Elst Artsy Online Exhibition 2021
- Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center, Minnesota, US. FEMALIA 2021
- The Flux Review, V1 - Virtual Exhibition 2021
- PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. Personality: Contemporary Portraiture 2021
- The CAMP Gallery, Miami, US. "Not Dior's 'New Look' II" Exhibition 2021

2020
- Photos de Femmes Chateau de Lomenie, South of France. Seeing Women
- Photos de Femmes Chateau de LaLande, South of France. Seeing Women
SE Center for Photography, South Carolina, US. Color
- PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. Photographic Visions
- The CAMP Gallery, Miami, US. Not Dior's New "Look" Vicky Martin & Emma Coyle Online Exhibition
- Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center, Minnesota, US. Open Theme.
- Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center, Minnesota, US. Words,Words,Words.
- PH21@Barcelona Valid World Hall Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. The Art of Photography

2019
- Norick Hall Galleries, Oklahoma, US. Mother FStop International Show.
- Millepiani Exhibition Space, Rome, Italy. Mannequins & Puppets
- RI Center for Photographic Arts, Rhode Island, US. 6th International Open
- PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. Feminine / Masculine

 

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Yves Noir
Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

Lost # 03 by Yves Noir

Yves Noir / Germany

Yves Noir, born in Strasbourg in 1967, lives in Germany since 1985 and studied media design (with special focus on photography) until 1995. Since then, Yves Noir works as a freelance photographer and lecturer in photography at home and abroad. In addition to publications in photo books and magazines, his work has been shown at exhibitions, including in Paris, Milan, Arles, Madrid, Salzburg and Stuttgart.

He lays the main focus of his photographic work on depicting the human being in his original state. Against this background, his nude portraits are particularly not intended to convey erotic moments, but rather to present the natural aesthetics of the body. Those quiet pictures invite the viewer to linger. The view shall return to the experience of an originally human exposedness and vulnerability and open from this identificatory confrontation individual or social points of interpretation in the process. The pictures are created in collaboration with artists and everyday people.


About the exhibited image

Lost #3 by Yves Noir 

„Lost is not merely a space, but also a condition. Inner loneliness. The forsakenness that summons those last sparks of strength to rise. At the lowest depth lies the old beginning, waiting like a mantle for days filled with doubts. Testing whether skin and muscle remain, whether the body can still play along. Ironing out uncertainties in one's head. Concentration. Collecting the rhythm of days and nights.“

Lost # 3
The papered wall has its way with me. The plumbing betrays foreign life, the rush of strangers flushing. Through the broken mortar people murmuring, lulling me to security, until I no longer see, forget that others, something more exists. Rock myself in regular distances, back and forth, scraping the walls. The sound is almost silent, in no wall to be found except my own: lullabywall.

Text by Katharina J. Ferner / Eng. Translation: Jon Cho-Polizzi


Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

- 2022: Projekt Stipendium des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg. - Serie Controlled.
- 2021: Projekt Stipendium des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg. - Serie Agreement.
- Winner at the 14th Annual International Color Awards - Honorable Mention in Nude - Two Nominations in Nude and Nominee Portrait.
- 2020: Winner at the 13th Annual International Color Awards - Honorable Mention in Nude - Nominee in Fine Art [&] Portrait.
- 2019: Winner at the 12th Annual International Color Awards - 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence in Nude [&] Nominee in Fine Art.

- 2022: Körper und Raum, Galerie der Stadt Plochingen, Plochingen (Einzelausstellung)
- 2021: Fumes and Perfumes 8.0, Züblinparkhaus, Stuttgart (Gruppenausstellung)
JUSTMADE 2021 Contemporary Art Fair, Palacio Neptuno, Madrid, Spain (Art Fair)
Eyeland, Galerie Schacher - Raum für Kunst, Stuttgart (Gruppenausstellung)
- 2020: Fumes and Perfumes 7.0, Züblinparkhaus, Stuttgart (Gruppenausstellung)
Neu(n)! Best of 2011-2020, Galerie Schacher - Raum für Kunst, Stuttgart (Gruppenausstellung)

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Samson Otieno
Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Students from Olympic primary school playing during brake time in Kibera by Samson Otieno

Students from Olympic primary school playing during brake time in Kibera by Samson Otieno

Samson Otieno / Kenya

Samson Otieno is a young documentary photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya. he was born and raised in Kibera where he documents the everyday life of ordinary people. His work focused on Daily life, culture, environmental, and socio-economic activities of day-to-day life. Samson Otieno’s photography has been the only place where he can open up his soul and expect his imaginations, ideas and change the global perception of different cultures, social status, es, and economic values. Kibera is Kenya's biggest informal settlement, situated on the outskirts of the capital city Nairobi. Roughly one million people live in the settlement, forming one-fifth of Nairobi's population. Poverty, crime, and disease have long dominated the narrative about this "Citi within a city", with residents being portrayed as living a marginal and precarious life. While the challenges of life in Kibera cannot be denied, a new generation of local artists and change-makers are challenging the common biases against the community and its residents, offering a new and honest perspective through music, art photography, and social work.


About the exhibited image

Students from Olympic primary school playing during brake time in Kibera by Samson Otieno

Olympic primary school is a govrnment-run primary school in Kenya. It is a day school. This education institution is a ordinary and mixed type of institution. The pupil's classroom ratio in that school is 77.1.1.

 

Awards / Exhibitons

- Lviv, Ukraine autumn 2020 photo exhibition
- Mathare 4A, Nairobi, Kenya photo exibition 2021

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Fadwa Rouhana
Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

Faces of Jerusalem by Fadwa Rouhana

Fadwa Rouhana / Palestine

Fadwa Rouhana is a Palestinian photographer born in Haifa and currently living in Bethlehem. Photography is her own way to contemplate life and its meaning, how people are living it, their hopes and their hardships, their relation with their place and environment, with their past and with their reality. Its her own way to understand the whole human experience and try to to find her place inside it.
Her work was featured at various international fine art and photography magazines and platforms. Her theme "Passengers in time" was awarded the golden medal in fine art-conceptual photography by ND awards 2019. Fadwa was at the jury panel of the international photography competition Monochrome awards 2021....

 

About the exhibited image

Faces of Jerusalem by Fadwa Rouhana

The photo selected is part of my series "Faces of Jerusalem", It was taken in 2019 in the old city of Jerusalem. The photo can be a visual image of the human journey in time, but for me, in the context of the whole series, it reflects the way the people of East Jerusalem are observing their reality, how their own city, landscape, homeland and heritage are being constantly changed, deformed and slipped away. "Faces of Jerusalem" is my own testimony about the daily life of those who live under a prevalent threat of being displaced.

 

Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

- Golden medal in Fine art-conceptual photography by ND awards 2019

- Across the nostalgia, Nazareth 2019
-Sublimations, Arles 2019

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Multiplicity by Ibrahim Nabeel Salah
Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Multiplicity by Ibrahim Nabeel Salah

Multiplicity by Ibrahim Nabeel Salah

Ibrahim Nabeel Salah / Jordan

No one understands the simplicity and complexity of this life better than Ibrahim Nabeel. Living in Jordan, where individual life seems simple but constrained in an intricate society, Nabeel knows how to walk the fine line in life also in photography. „I am always looking to experiment with new techniques, perspectives, and combinations to create a personal style. We are always looking to evolve and learn more in the world of photography......“

 

About the exhibited image

Multiplicity by Ibrahim Nabeel Salah

The picture was taken from the old city of Amman... When I took it, I felt like I was inside a movie or a serial story. Feel the gradient inbuilt, the amount of illuminated windows. You feel the stories and thousands of ideas come to your mind.. lighted windows and many ceilings under each roof, a woven story inspired by reality may hold one of them. The tragedy of what no one lives or a bunch of hopes behind the bright light of windows .. I called pluralism. Because she inspired me with many hopes..and dreams..and stories..and you, viewer, will multiply your feelings..

 

Awards / Exhibitons (selection)

-  IPA, USA 2021 2nd Place / Special/Special Effects
- Runner Up of the Creative Photo Awards 2021
- Bronze medal , Fine Art/Abstract, TIFA 2020 - Japan
- International PhotographyAwards " IPA " USA 2020
- Winner Special-Special Effects - 2nd International PhotographyAwards " IPA " Winner Fine Art-Abstract - 2nd
- Creative Photo Awards "Siena" Italy 2020
- 2nd place in Architectural Photography, Paris International Photography "px3" 2020
- 2nd place in Special Effects "Silver Medal"; Paris International Photography "px3"

- "Look of the City" International Architecture Photography Exhibition, Beijing, Hanjian Fine Art Gallery,China 2021
- Siena Awards Festival 2020, Italy „I wonder if you can“
- Creative Photo Awards Exhibiton, Siena, Italy 2021

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Jack Savage
Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Silencio by Jack Savage

Silencio by Jack Savage

Jack Savage / United Kingdom

Jack Savage is a fine art photographer and digital artist. Born in Northampton, England (1980) - He was educated at Nottingham University, where he carries an MA in American Studies and Film. Winner of over 100 international professional photography awards - he is also an Adobe certified expert in Photoshop CC and Photoshop trainer, owning a large studio in Northampton, England, from which he conducts mentoring & professional fine art photography teaching. Jack is represented by The PassePartOut Unconventional Gallery, Milan, The Blackline Gallery, San Francisco, and The Zari Gallery, London.


About the exhibited image

Silencio by Jack Savage 

“This image is part of my series of politically charged photo collage, comprising of studio portraiture & mixed media elements, presented in a style reminiscent of contemporary street art and painterly works. The series is united by the common theme consisting of protest against racial injustice within British society. People of colours voices are often silenced particularly within politics, and underneath the current of popular culture, the depth and tonality within the work reflecting this. The image was inspired and influenced by the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and by the tragic death of George Floyd.”

 

Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

- PX3 Prie De La Photographie 2021 - Bronze in Professional Digitally Enhanced.
- The Shatto Gallery International Photography Awards 2020 - Gold in Fine Art.
- Moscow Foto Awards 2020 - Silver in Profesaional Fine Art Collage.
- Tokyo Foto Awards 2018 - Gold in Professional Fine Art/Special Effects.
- Tokyo Foto Awards 2019 - Gold in Professional Fine Art/Special Effects.
- PX3 Prie De La Photographie 2019 - Silver in Professional Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced.
- Siena Photo Awards 2017 - 1st Place Pangea Prize Open Monochrome.
- Siena Creative Awards 2020 - Highly Commended in Conceptual & Commended in Series.
- Black & White Spider Awards 2017 - 1st Place Outstanding Achievement in Professional Fine Art.
- Chromatic Awards 2017 - 1st Place Portrait.

- Beyond The Lens Exhibition - Siena, Italy (2017)
- Sublimations Exhibition - Milan, Italy (2019)
- Sublimations Exhibition - Gallerie Des Arene, Arles, France (2019)
- Fine Art Exhibition - Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece (2020)
- International Photography Exhibition - The Glascow Gallery of Photograpy (2020)
- Portraits Exhibition – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens Greece (2020)
- Moments of Colour – Blank Wall Gallery, Athens Greece (2020)
- Black History Month – The Zari Gallery, London UK (2020)
- The Shatto Gallery International Photography Awards Exhibition, Los Angeles USA (2021)
- The Flux Exhibition, London, UK (2021)
- Photo Place Gallery, Vermont USA (2021)
- Blank Wall Gallery, Fine Art, Athens, Greece (2021)
- Black History Month - The Zari Gallery, London, UK (2021)
- Ascension - The Zari Gallery, London, UK (2021)
- Manchester Art Fair, Manchester, UK (2021)
- PH21 Gallery Portraits, Bupapest, Hungary (2021)
- Chania International Photo Festival, Chania, Greece (2021)

Martina Singer
Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Flower with hat Martina Singer

Flower with hat Martina Singer

Martina Singer / Germany

A big topic since I was a child has been the setting/backdrop. Early experiences in nativity play as an actress of various characters and the design of backgrounds for Kasperl theater pieces formed the basis for my art. This was followed by stations in the painter's hall of the opera, participating in a theater group in Italy/mystery play and various workshops in a wide variety of forms of movement. Last but not least, it is spiritual questions that bring me back to a new artistic approach.


About the exhibited image

Flower with hat by Martina Singer
The photo focuses on turning away from the viewer in connection with a partial exposed view of the back. The viewer is attracted almost like a geisha. The protagonist seduces without giving anything away. The mystery of being a female.


Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

2021
- Single exhibition, Berlin, Begegnungsstätte mehr Mitte
- Group exhibition, Kunstverein Gauting, Title "Du bist mega"
2020
- Single exhibition, Berlin, Gallery gh36
- Single exhibition, München, Gallery beArt
- Single exhibiton, Utting, Gallery B1
2018
- Group exhibition Fürstenfeldbruck, GEDOK
- Single exhibition in Arskrippana,, Losheim/Eifel/Germany, "Census to Bethlehem"
- 2016 Single exhibition in Munich, Bavarian Nationalmuseum, Sculptural interpretation "Census to Bethlehem"
- 2013 Solistin Butoh dance, Opera Munich, "La trovatore"/Verdi
2010 Single exhibition, Hotel Blauer Bock, Munich
- 2005 Single exhibition in Weilheim
- 1997/1998 Various performances, Butoh company Stefan Maria Marb

Cuba (1) by Robin Yong

Mama Havanna by Robin Yon

Robin Yong / Australia

Robin Yong is a Travel Medicine practitioner and a multi-award winning Travel and Commercial Photographer, trained by acclaimed American photographer Jim Zuckerman, the world famous Venetian Masks Florine Houee and Danielle Massart, and legendary Hollywood photographer Greg Gorman. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his fairy tale-esque worldview work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often intense, dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful. For Robin, every photo must look like a movie poster...These highly conceptual and thought provoking Travel Portraits especially, are designed to arouse an audience both visually and emotionally.

His orientation towards photography has always been passion before commercial considerations and so his photos have always been a little different from that of many other photographers. His private sessions and assistance in photo workshops are highly sought after, and previous participants included doctors, professors and even US senators. Despite his fame today, he will still do time for photo collaborations with budding models and artistes if the conditions are right.

Over the past few years, Robin has quickly become one of the most popular and influential photographers at the Venice Carnevale and within the past few months, Flowers of Ethiopia alone has gathered numerous awards, finalist status and honourable mentions in many International photography competitions, including Alfred Fried Awards, Antu Sente Cup, Australia's Top Emerging Photographers, International Photography Awards, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), Istanbul Photo Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, One Eyeland Awards, The Prix de la Photographie Paris, Sienna International Photo Awards, Tokyo International Foto Awards, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) Awards, Xposure Awards etc. In just slightly more than 3 years, Robin's travel photos have gathered more than 850 awards worldwide, earning him Grandmaster status within the Australian Photographic Society...

As of June 2018, Robin is now an Accredited Professional Photographer with the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) and within a year, an Associate with the same organisation.

April 2020, Robin Yong becomes an artist with COCA - Center of Contemporary Artists.

In addition, Robin is also represented by Le Dame Art Gallery in London and Rome, Art Limited in France, BlueThumb Gallery and artFido in Australia, and iCanvas and Saatchi Art in the USA. And alongside the best artists in the world, Robin's work is now available on artsy.net.


About the exhibited image

Mama Havanna by Robin Yong

A simple street portrait of an Afro-Cuban lady smoking a cigar. This is one of the most iconic figures at Old Havana. Someone told me her name was Esperanza.
Unpretentious, proud and simply badass, she is the representation of the traditional Cuban style.

 

Awards / Exhibitons (Selection)

2021:
​- Gold, New York Photography Awards, Fine Art - People Category, Professional
- Gold, New York Photography Awards, People Category, Professional
- Gold, New York Photography Awards, People Photography - Lifestyle, Professional
- Gold, New York Photography Awards, New York Photography - Cultural, Professional
- Gold, New York Photography Awards, New York Photography - People, Professional
- Gold, New York Photography Awards, People, Professional
- Gold, New York Photography Awards, Nudes, Professional
- Gold, Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020, Nature, Professional Category
- APAS Gold Medal, Bugis Photo Cup Circuit 2021, Knowledge Bowl Salon
- APAS Gold Medal, PhotoVivo Singapore International Photo Award 2021, DigiRap Salon, Open Color Category
- APAS Gold Medal, Temasek Photo Circuit 2021, Sandven Image House Salon, Open Color Category

2021
- Urban 2021: Trieste Photo Fringe & Photo Days Tour
- Focus Monochrome: 1st October 2021, Analog Film Photography Association Orlando, Florida, USA
​2020
- MONOCHROMERIFIC, More Art Please Gallery, Brasoc, Romania
2019
- W A V Venice Audio-Visual show 2019, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
​- Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2019, London, United Kingdom
​- Le Dame Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Tales Yuan
Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Chongqing, Nanping Metro by Tales Yuan

Chongqing, Nanping Metro by Tales Yuan

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Childhood by Tales Yuan

Childhood by Tales Yuan

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD Chongqing, Suburb by Tales Yuan

Chongqing, Suburb by Tales Yuan

Tales Yuan / China

Tales Yuan (Tianhu Yuan) is a self-taught photographer from China. He has a long-standing interest in general Nijigen subculture community. As an enthusiast of this subculture, he hopes to explore the psychological perception of this group through his his photography and to promote social recognition of this group and subculture. In addition, he also focuses on the growth and change of cities to explore the tremendous impact of urban development on the urban landscape, people's lives, environment and economic development.

 

About the exhibited images

Chongqing, Nanping Metro by Tales Yuan

As a warehouse store, consumers usually chose to drive in the past. With the new subway, customers have a new option to go to Metro. With rapid economic development in recent years, Chongqing, the largest municipality in China, has rapidly expanded its urban area, and with it has come an explosion of rail transit. These rail lines extend from the city's hinterland to the city's far-flung suburbs to be developed. My series Urban Arteries, which captures scenes along rail lines, intends to explore the tremendous impact of rail transit on the urban landscape, people's lives, and economic development.

 

Childhood by Tales Yuan

From my series Memories... The amusement park hides the past of childhood.

 

Chongqing, Suburb by Tales Yuan

This is a burgeoning community. A snack stall is under the huge railway pillars but it seems no customers. With rapid economic development in recent years, Chongqing, the largest municipality in China, has rapidly expanded its urban area, and with it has come an explosion of rail transit. These rail lines extend from the city's hinterland to the city's far-flung suburbs to be developed. My series Urban Arteries, which captures scenes along rail lines, intends to explore the tremendous impact of rail transit on the urban landscape, people's lives, and economic development.

 

Awards / Exhibitons (selection)

- 2021 British Journal of Photography OpenWalls Arles, Single Image, Winner
- 2021 British Journal of Photography Portrait of Humanity, Shortlist
- 2021 Visions International Photography Awards, Editorial/Environmental, 1st Winner
- 2021 Belfast Photo Festival, Open Submission, Shortlist
- 2020 Art Limited Photography Awards Competition, 3rd Winner
- 2020 Life-Framer Street Life Awards, Winner
- 2020 Sony World Photography Awards, National & Regional Awards, China mainland, 1st Winner
- 2020 Sony World Photography Awards, Open Competition, Portraiture, Shortlist
- 2020 6th Fine Art Photography Awards, Amateur, People, 1st Winner
- 2020 6th Fine Art Photography Awards, Amateur, Portrait, Nominees
- 2020 6th Fine Art Photography Awards, Amateur, Fine Art, Nominees
- 2019 Tokyo International Foto Awards, Fine Art, Honorable Mention

- 2020: Somerset House, London, Sony World Photography Awards exhibition (Canceled due to COVID-19)
- 2020: City Hall of Gauting, German, Gauting International Photo Week (Canceled due to COVID-19)
- 2021: International Contemporary Art Centre, Chongqing, Chongqing Youth Photography Exhibition
- 2021: Galerie Huit Arles, Arles, OpenWalls Arles 2021

The Curators

Martin Schitto

Gallery owner

Exhibiton THAT‘S MY WORLD

Martin Schitto, Photo by A. Rossa

Hi,

in case we don't know each other yet, here's some info about me:
I'm "the Schitto"... Martin Schitto.

...I'm a graphic designer, art director and photographer. I studied visual communication at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences and learned filmmaking hands-on at the NYFA in New York.

I worked as a creative director in advertising.
First in international network agencies like Saatchi, Lintas and McCann and then in my own: Schitto Schmodde Advertising.

I was lucky enough to work with real stars on camera for the assignments I was able to give out. So under my responsibility I created advertising campaigns for cinema films and art exhibitions, for chocolate bars and sports cars, for washing powder and water filters.

And because advertising is not everything in life, today I "only" deal with photography & cider.

Michael Nguyen

Editor-in-chief Tagree

Michael Nguyen, Photo by Thanh Tung

Dear readers, dear photographers,

Tagree.de promotes photographers & artists by publishing their works in the form of contributions with articles and portfolios on the site.

Tagree’s motto is: We are neither elitists nor dogmatists in the world of photography. We are not alien to the world but also do not follow the mainstream path of photography platforms. Our magazine is for all people who like exploring the diversity of visual arts.

A magazine for international photography & art: unknown artists meets well-known ones, pictures that touch meet pictures that evoke different associations, award-winning works meet works waiting for international attention.

We are delighted with the great collaboration with AW-Gallery which reflects the TAGREE motto so beautifully with the photographers on show.

Thank you!

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