It was a great pleasure to be part of the collective show curated by William Ewing "Landmark: the Fields of Landscape Photography" in London at Somerset House in spring 2013. Now it is again a great honor to be part of the related publication with some works from the Monuments series.
Here is what Thames & Hudson says about the book:
Landmark is a defining survey of contemporary landscape photography. It features more than 230 images by over 100 leading photographers of today, all of whom present an individual viewpoint about a shared concern for our changing landscape and environment. The book is organized around ten themes and includes work by such distinguished practitioners as Edward Burtynsky, Stéphane Couturier, Mitch Epstein and Sally Mann. From restful, bucolic images capturing the last vestiges of ‘nature’, through shocking depictions of a sullied Earth, scarred and abused, to surreal and artificial landscapes where the ‘natural’ landscape is a highly controlled one, the book provides a thought-provoking meditation on the meaning of landscape in today’s world.
Here is what Francis Hodgson from The Financial Times said about the show:
William A. Ewing has curated what is surely the defining overview of the contemporary approaches to landscape. With an illuminating text explaining his own waymarks and signposts, and without making any bones about its being a necessarily personal selection, he gives us here a chance to reclaim landscape photography from its fractured state and see it in the round.
I am convinced that the book will get as much success as the show.
Download Press release Here (English Only)
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Remember the Photo Phnom Penh festival 2010?
Well, the 2011 edition is about to take place in November and the images I did for the 2010 editionare now online.
I had three weeks to photograph the city of Phnom Penh and produce the big wall exhibited on the fence of the french Embassy (see exhibition view section on my website). I was particularly interested on the very fast and ambiguous urban developpement of the city.
Also featuring works of:
Olaf Breuning, Yann gross (from Piece of Cake!!), Claude Baechtold (yeah!), Matthieu Gafsou (from the desk in front of me at the atelier), Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Anne Golaz (former neighbour in our atelier, hiding in Finland right know), Loan Nguyen (from Piece of Cake!!), Catherine Gffeler, Beat Streuli, Phillip Schaerer (I am a fan), Jules Spinatsch, Guido Mocafico, Pipilotti Rist, Yann Mingard and many others..
The Collector's guide vol.2 will be launched in NYC in March by the Humble Arts Foundation, and I have the pleasure to be part of it along with some other Piece of Cake members: Katharina Bosse, Charlott Markus, Kate Steciw, Matthew Gamber, Peter Granser and Bill Sullivan.
This exhibition is quite special to me since it is the first time I will exhibit four images from the new "Elements" series.