Thursday, October 29, 2009
Isreal born photographer Nadav Kander first caught my eye in the NYTimes Magazine's 52 page full color portrait series entitled "Obama's People." Insightful portraiture or striking landscapes, his work seems patient and urgent.
Kander has just been announced as the winner of the prestigious Prix Pictet 2009. He was chosen from a shortlist of 12 nominees that included Ed Kashi, Christopher Anderson, Edward Burtynsky, Andreas Gursky and Naoya Hatakeyama. The award was presented in Paris at the Passage de Retz by Kofi Annan, Honorary President of the Prix Pictet.
About Prix Pictet:
"Sponsored by the Geneva private bank Pictet & Cie, the Prix Pictet is the world’s first prize dedicated to photography and sustainability. It has a unique mandate – to use the power of photography to communicate crucial messages to a global audience; and it has a unique goal – art of the highest order, applied to the immense social and environmental threats of the new millennium."
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
My best friend's brother has an opening in Boston next month. For all you New Englanders, please check it out. He is very talented young man.
With their latest photo special issue the good people over at The Fader magazine have released a new photo website called Double Vision. It features landscapes from the American West by Victoria Sambunaris and a randomized gallery of photographs from America by Peter van Agtmael during his road trip with Christian Hansen. Listed as coming soon include a number of essays from Mr. Matt Eich, the Fader’s own John Francis Peters, Dominic Nahr, Alex Welsh and a few other intriguing collections.
The Podcast from this issue is also wonderful as always.