Magdalena Bors

~ ~ “These images explore the idea of the sublime in the everyday.” Magdalena Bors Magdalena Bors’ fantastical constructed images suggest a gentle magic brought into being by obsessive desire. In her earlier series, ‘Homelands’, fairy-tale scenes grow from the mundane materials and bric-à-brac of everyday domesticity. Wool winds its way into an Arcadian landscape … Continue reading

Photography’s Third Age

~ Quo vadis, photography? Where is the medium going? Aside from the obvious technical developments, though facilitated by them, there are significant shifts in who makes a photograph and why. It is my view that the medium of photography is entering its third age. ~ The first age of photography was about bringing distant things … Continue reading

New Awards for Documentary Photography

Europe may be in state of economic disarray, but, undeterred, the Austrian capital of Vienna is launching new awards for documentary photography with 7,000EUROS (c$9,250US) in prize money. The Viennese International Photographic Awards (‘VIPA’) spring from a partnership between the photographer Raed Bawayah and Kunstnetzwerk art gallery and network, who have developed the project in … Continue reading

James Mellon

“It is important that these images are seen to be made by a human. The pictures are flawed and have the heavy hand of my vulnerability hammered into them. They are as raw and honest as I can be.”   James Mellon James Mellon is an ‘outsider artist’ who does not fit the art-world mould – … Continue reading

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