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Zmala Magazine

Monday 09 November 2009

The current edition of annual French Magazine Zmala looks at photographic cooperatives, and includes a nice section on In-Public. There are photographs by Christophe Agou, Matt Stuart, Gus Powell, David Gibson and Jeff Ladd, with text by Gilles Mora, produced in both English and French.

French Magazine Zmala

The cover features a shot from Christophe Agou’s New York Subway project, and his book, ‘Life Below’.

Posted by Christophe Agou

Helen Levitt (1913-2009)

Monday 30 March 2009

Image Helen Levitt

Yesterday, a great poet of the streets and an inspirational woman in history left us forever.

Helen Levitt was born on August 31, 1913 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Levitt quit school and began her career in photography aged 18, while working in a portrait studio in the Bronx. There she acquired her technical skills, but her inspiration to make images came from art and photography exhibits and from films and theatre.

While other photographers of the 1930s were documenting social injustice around the country and the world, Levitt chose to devote a long career to a place and people just blocks away from her home. She was also well known for her photographs of street life in Mexico City.

Her passion for life was evident in everything she did. She had a natural aesthetic flair and was one of the pioneers of color photography. She knew how to combine intuition and intellect in order to create compelling compositions, and her photographs are simultaneously subtle, honest, rich and mysterious.

Levitt’s pictures have love without being sentimental. She pursued her dreams for nearly 70 years and inspired generations of artists. She will always be known as one of the greatest poets of everyday life. Her legacy and art will live forever.

Posted by Christophe Agou

East End Street

Thursday 25 October 2007

Friends of In-Public, Stephen McLaren and Paul Trevor, have a joint exhibition of their work taken in East London.

The show is on at the Rich Mix Gallery. Visit www.richmix.org.uk for more details.

Posted by Christophe Agou

Save New York

Friday 27 July 2007

Proposed new regulations in New York threaten the ability of photographers and film-makers to work freely in the city. If approved, they could set a very worrying precedent for the world.

A petition has been raised against the new rules, and already has almost 30,000 signatories. Please have a read and sign the petition if you agree.

Thank you.

Posted by Christophe Agou

5b4 Photography & Books

Thursday 10 May 2007

Jeffrey Ladd has an excellent new blog called 5b4. Be sure to check it out for Jeffrey’s latest revealing book reviews.

“I tend to cast a wide net over the medium as to what sparks my interest. When people look at my bookshelves they are often amazed (as I often am) when comparing my photography to the variety of titles on the spines of my book collection. 5B4 is a way for me to rediscover what has parted me from my money and to try to understand those objects in a critical way. It’s an exercise for my mind. To physically type these words helps me think differently and forces me to form opinions that are, for the time being, steadfast. Although 5B4 appears to be for others, it is really just for me.”

Jeffrey Ladd

Posted by Christophe Agou

"Minutes to Midnight"

Thursday 03 May 2007

“The fate of the world’s largest island hangs in the balance…”

This exhibition, the result of Trent Parke’s two-year road trip around Australia, is a bold fusion of documentary traditions and a radical contemporary imagination.

Minutes to Midnight is an intense and darkly beautiful vision of Australia. It is one man’s attempt to find his place within a country vastly different from the one in which he grew up.

Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York

May 3 – July 1, 2007

Posted by Christophe Agou

Bram in Germany

Tuesday 09 January 2007

KunstRaum Bernusstrasse
Bernusstrasse 18, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
18 January – 10 March 2007

This is Richard’s first exhibition in Frankfurt, and will display large black and white prints from his current Underground and Urban series. All prints are hand-made personally in the darkroom by Richard in limited signed editions, and will be available for purchase.

Posted by Christophe Agou

Parke Coming Soon & Minutes to Midnight

Monday 08 January 2007

Le Ch√Ęteau d’Eau
1 Place Laganne, Toulouse, France
16 December, 2006 – 18 February, 2007
Parke’s exhibition curated by FOAM (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam) marks his move into colour work. Coming Soon concentrates on the exploration of urban environment and the physicality of contemporary Australia.

Trent Parke

Posted by Christophe Agou

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In-Public was set up in 2000 to provide a home for Street Photographers.

Our aim is to promote Street Photography and to continue to explore its possibilities, we are a non commercial collective. All the photographers featured here have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment. The pictures remind us that, if we let it, over-familiarity can make us blind to what’s really going on in the world around us.

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