Month: June 2014

Images: Kati Horna

Review: Kati Horna, Jeu de Paume, Paris

“I fled Hungary, I fled Berlin, I fled Paris, I left everything in Barcelona. When Barcelona fell I couldn’t go back to look for my stuff, I’d lost everything again. I arrived in a fifth country, Mexico,with my Rolleiflex in a bandolier – I couldn’t carry anything else.” – Kati Horna The third exhibition currently at ...

Above: Oscar Munoz, 'Photographies'.

Review: Kapwani Kiwanga, ‘Maji Maji’; Oscar Munoz, ‘Protographies’, Jeu de Paume, Paris

The Jeu de Paume gallery, situated at the entrance to the Jardins des Tuileries in one of the prettiest locations in Paris, describes itself as “exhibiting and promoting all forms of 20th and 21st-century art (photography, cinema, video, installation, web art, etc)”. There are three exhibitions on at the moment, and between them they cover ...

Copyright Jim Mortram 2014

The Nostalgia of Photography: Getting Back To My Roots…

I recently came across two images posted on Twitter by the UK based photographer Jim Mortram. They were images that instantly reminded me of what I love most about photography. They were timeless, iconic, melancholic, soulful images. They were nostalgic. They are the images that accompany this post. These images speak of a place that ...

Left: Robert Mapplethorpe with Sam Wagstaff.

Review: Robert Mapplethorpe, Grand Palais, Paris

Robert Mapplethorpe at Paris’ Grand Palais is comprehensive, beautifully-presented, and reverential. Actually a tad too reverential. Because Mapplethorpe died so young and such an icon (and so beautiful, and cool, and of AIDS), everything he did tends to be lionised. His nudes and flowers are, to be sure, generally magnificent and look wonderful, and that’s what ...