This year marks La Gacilly Photo Festival’s 15th birthday. Over this time, it has won a significant place in the world of photography, in France and internationally. In the village of La Gacilly, the gardens, alleys and walls of the houses are transformed into photographic galleries dedicated to art for the passer by.
American photographer Karen Knorr is taking us through the looking glass. She is a landmark figure in contemporary photography and belongs to a generation of artists who have questioned the nature of the craft by no longer seeing it as a pure expression of reality but as the creation of fabricated images. By capturing foxes or wild boar, stags or herons who have ventured into the sumptuous residences of pre-Revolutionary France or sublime Indian palaces, the artist composes unlikely scenarios in the face of which the amused yet unsettled viewer is reduced to the status of incredulous witness.
Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Now in its third edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community.
Karen Knorr, whose work is in collections such as the Tate, Pompidou and Victoria & Albert museums will be showing a range of work at Photo London from the vintage Punk Series at Galerie Filles du Calvaire to India Song at Augusta Edwards.
Organised by the School of Fine Art and Photography, UCA and Photo London
This event is aimed at photographers seeking guidance and feedback on their portfolio and practice. The event will be limited to 60 participants and places will be offered on a strictly first come first served basis.
Each portfolio review will last fifteen minutes and you will be seen by an internationally renowned team: a practitioner and a curator or publisher.
The artists Anna Fox, Professor of Photography, Ori Gersht, Professor of Photography, Karen Knorr, Professor of Photography and Steffi Klenz, Reader in Photography, will be paired with Tim Clark, Editor in Chief of 1000 Words Photography Magazine, Federica Chiocchetti, Director at the Photocaptionist, Karen McQuaid, Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and Mimi Mollica Founder Photo Meet.
‘Another Way of Telling:
New Stories from India and Japan’
Karen Knorr | Shiho Kito
A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr and Shiho Kito.
Knorr is showing new work from her Monogatari series, inspired by Japanese ancient myths and ukiyo-e. Shiho’s work Pikari tells the story of people who live in India, she captures night scenes vividly over a long exposure. Exhibited in an historical merchant house / Zuiun-un.
Please enjoy the tales of each country by two photographers working in various part of the world.
Sat 14th APRIL 2018, 18:00-20:30
Wed 11th-Sun 15th APRIL: 11:00-18:00
Wed 18th-Sun 22nd, Sat 28th-Sun 29th APRIL: 12:30-18:00
Sat 5th-Sun 6th MAY: 12:30-18:00
Undertaken in Daitoku-ji’s Obai-in temple, this work is part of Knorr’s ongoing series titled “Monogatari,” a piece inspired by the artist’s reflection of Japan’s cultural heritage and the wabi-sabi aesthetic (a Japanese sense of beauty that emphasizes simplicity and imperfection) during her travels through the country in 2012. This work combines photography and byobu-style folding screens printed on rice paper. Themes include animal life, Japanese cultural heritage, and myths; especially those of animals appearing in the temple and shrine architecture of Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto, and those featured in the Tale of Genji. Knorr’s work also introduces animals that personify ghosts and supernatural monsters belonging to local folklore. Women wearing kimonos also appear to symbolize the omnipresence of tradition.
Jawahar Kala Kendra
Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Free Entry
Friday, 23 February
17:05 – 18:00
Another Way of Telling: Cultural Migrations
Karen Knorr will be presenting the trajectory of her photographic work and its engagements with class, myth and story across continents and islands arriving to her more recent work in India and Japan.
Knorr was recently invited in by head priest Tagen Kobayashi to photograph the Obai- in Daitoku- ji temple complex.
JaipurPhoto international open-air photography festival
23 February – 4 March 2018.
This is the first presentation ever of a new groundbreaking exhibition in which contemporary art speaks in creative and compelling ways to the timely issue of endangered animals. The international array of major artists includes several Americans who work in diverse media and variously use poetry, pathos, and sometimes the grotesque to evoke the plight of threatened species. Themes range from poaching and pollution to broader concepts such as our psychological bonds with animals.
‘Constructed Space’ is a show about space, architecture, human inventiveness, and how we have historically viewed the world. It is about the adaptive use of space as well as how photographers handle three or even four dimensions and present bodies of work that are both unique, inventive, expansive, as well as aesthetically, and intellectually compelling.