Glenn Sloggett

“Mum said my birth was a mistake At 2 weeks I caught pneumonia and was given the last rights At 7 Dad fucked his secretary and destroyed our family We survived in silence on welfare Like a sad song on the radio… Life is a series of small tragedies and secret shames … Oh, I … Continue reading

Ouroboros: a Mexican Cycle

: :: Pablo López Luz :: Fernando Montiel Klint :: Dulce Pinzón :: :: curator and writer: Alasdair Foster :: : Ouroboros: a Mexican Cycle OUROBOROS explores the work of three distinguished Mexican photographic artists: Pablo López Luz, Fernando Montiel Klint and Dulce Pinzón. Drawing on the traditions of landscape, social documentary and surrealism, they each … Continue reading

InVison 2012

~ Pride without Prejudice NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH for photography in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, which kicks off with a weekend of talks, workshops and parties called InVision. What is interesting about the Lehigh Month and the InVision weekend is that they are so inclusive in their programming. The former UN photographer John Isaac worked … Continue reading

Head On Photography Festival 2013

Egalitarian Match-Maker HEAD ON, the annual Sydney-based festival of photography, is open for submissions from both photographers and venues wishing to be part of the next event. While venues should be in Sydney, photographers from anywhere in the world can submit their exhibition proposal. Unlike many festivals which run a competitive system for exhibition places, … Continue reading

Photovisa 2012

Physiognomy in the Caucasus BACK IN MAY CDC posted information on the portrait competition for this year’s Photovisa festival.  The 12-person jury have their work cut out because 578 photographers from over fifty countries submitted more than five thousand images for consideration. The winners will be announced during the opening week of the festival which begins … Continue reading

China: Pingyao International Photography Festival (part 2)

Chinese Hat-Trick! Pablo Lopez Luz has won a major award at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. This is the third time in as many years that an artist presented by Alasdair Foster at PIP has been selected for this prize. He won the award for his series ‘Terrazo’ presented within CDC’s exhibition for PIP … Continue reading

Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2013

~ Brave New Image World ARE YOU BRAVE, CREATIVE, TECHNICALLY ADEPT and have something new and interesting to say? Are you a photographer or photomedia artist? Could you use $3,000 USD? Then check out Fotofestiwal Poland, for these are the qualities they seek in their Grand Prix winner. Entry is open to anyone anywhere of any … Continue reading

3rd Singapore International Photography Festival

Singapore Sling SATURDAY SEES THE LAUNCH of the 3rd Singapore International Photography Festival and this year’s looks to be a fine blend of strong and intoxicating with just a hint of frothy. Founded by gallerist Gwen Lee and photographer Sherman Ong in 2008, the festival is built around a competitive submission process, which is adjudicated … Continue reading

FotoFever 2012

~ Febrile Consumption THE MERCURY MAY BE FALLING IN BELGIUM, but photographically things are heating up for the second edition of FotoFever, an event that claims to be “the first European photography art fair”. Given events like Paris Photo, the exact basis for this assertion is unclear since the fair includes work by artists from … Continue reading

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