An exhibition featuring twelve nominees for the Prix Pictet global photography prize is ongoing at the Shanghai Center of Photography. The theme is “Hope”, and the exhibition allows visitors to explore environmental issues and sustainable development through an artistic lens.
From Bangladeshi orphanage to Romanian farmland to warring Iraq and Syria, catch a glimpse of parts of the world you rarely see in the media and be inspired and hopeful for the global village we are call home.
Valery Katsuba: Russian Romantic Realism
With experiences working for fashion and archive houses, Katsuba draws inspiration not only from his culture but also from the history, culture and art from everywhere he's set his eyes on.
The Drawn Out Moment Shi Guowei Solo Exhibition
Artist Shi Guowei still remembers “the sticky moment” when he found his artworks could not be categorized as either photographs or paintings. “But very soon, I was flooded with euphoria,” he said. “I’m one of the marginalized, that’s so cool!”
Each photo-painting involves a lengthy process – taking several months to complete – in which Shi takes a large-format photograph in black-and-white and colours it manually from memory (what he calls ‘emotional colour’).
People and Place: Leica Oskar Barnack Award 40th Anniversary
本次展览摄影师们的作品为我们展现了摄影的力量，不仅具有纪实性和社会讨论价值，同时充满令人耳目一新的艺术吸引力和强烈审美趣味。来自世界各地不同文化背景的摄影师，通过各自多元的兴趣和无界限的个性表达，让 LOBA 得以历久弥新。
“People and Place” is a collaboration between SCoP and Leica to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the award. It’s also the first time these award-winning works have come to China.
The Space Between Us: Alec Soth
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Plan a road trip, meet strangers and photograph them in their element – you’ve got the gist of Alec Soth’s photography.
The show functions as a sort of retrospective, examining facets of Soth’s career that are enmeshed in this story of middle America as well as those which fall outside of it...
The fashion photography exhibit is much more than just pretty faces and gorgeous clothes…Meet the key figures who changed fashion photography at SCoP's latest exhibition.
Peer to Peer
A broad mix of distinctive works demonstrating the creative exploration of a range of social issues, individual states of mind, and even questioning the fundamental nature of photographic art.
Schoeller’s well-lit, close-up portraits show an uncommon intimacy and humanity in this age of Instagram, filters ad mobile editing tools like Facetune and Meitu.
Summer of Love
All you need is love… and a photographer. An exhibition at the Shanghai Center of Photography presents kaleidoscopic manifestations of love and relationships in China in various times.
Parallel: Erwin Olaf
As one of the most important and influential photographers working in the Netherlands, (Olaf’s) dark and visually striking images lean heavily on subtext and human emotion rathar than action and spectacle.
Not one to miss, Parallel is full of the photographer’s signature highly stylized and theatrical shots… Expect emotional photography that leaves you wanting all the backstory or dreaming up one of your own.
Social Geography: Ten Journeys with a Camera
Another Way of Telling: Anna Fox and Karen Knorr
Double Take: The Asia Photographs of
Brian Brake and Steve McCurry
Brake and McCurry’s vibrant, idiosyncratic works together form a vital snapshot of 20th century Asia.
A current exhibition at the Shanghai Center of Photography transports us back to that pivotal period of time when photo essays were in their prime, cementing mainstream social and political narratives.
Lois Conner: A Long View
For more than three decades, American photographer Lois Conner has been on the road… She describes herself as “an obsessive collector of landscapes.”
The 7x17-inch large-format banquet camera, like an accordion perched on a tripod, is another of Conner’s trademarks… A sweeping, elongated format. Always black and white.
Butterfly Wu: Queen of the Movies
Acting Out: Wing Shya
(Wing Shya’s) raw, moody aesthetic is instantly recognizable—strikingly intimate and synonymous with Hong Kong.
Wing will forever be remembered for his authorship of some of Hong Kong cinema’s most poignant, moving photographs of stars at their most carefree or vulnerable.
Muse: Zhang Haier
Valérie Belin: Meta-clichés
French photographer Valerie Belin is famed for her skills and sensitivity harnessing light and processing details when taking photos, which always explores the boundaries between reality and illusion.
Belin plays with viewers’ perceptions of reality, showcasing complex compositions and abstract portrayals of the human body… (Her) subjects represent both the vanity and the fragility of our existence.
Here's Looking At You!
Here’s Looking at You! exhibition shows there’s more to Chinese portraiture than just the selfie. The three-part photographic exhibition manages to capture the raw essence of Chinese culture.
Each photographer/artist portrays an encyclopedic account of Chinese society in a certain time, through distinctive perspectives.
Made in Germany : German Photography from the 19th Century to Today
The some 120 photos on display show Germany’s role in the historic development of photographic art, as well as its advancements in techniques and hardware.
An overview of German photography from the 1850s to today, impressive historical context frames a fascinating range of styles spanning early pictorialism… right through to subjective photography.
Yang Fudong: Moving Mountains
Nature: A Subjective Place
Lacombe: Inside Cinema
Brigitte Lacombe provides us with a fascinating snapshot of old Hollywood, with unflinching, remarkably raw portraits of some of the biggest stars in the world.
Two Magnum Masters:
Bruno Barbey and Ian Berry
Photography gives a great possibility to record social situations. It’s terrific for telling people on one side of the world to people on the other side, and bringing people’s understanding closer.
As with all candidates awarded the honor of Magnum membership, (Berry and Barbey) have produced seminal bodies of photojournalism that capture the essential qualities of our modern age.
Figures of Speech
Here the art of photographic portraiture highlights the question of reality behind the appearance, behind the costumes and the make-up or the posing, we are hence far from documentary photography here.
Grain to Pixel: A Story of Photography in China
Gallery of Art director Kallie Blauhorn said the exhibition would be the first "then to now" survey of Chinese photography presented in Australia.