May 06, 2016

Friday Round Up - 6th May, 2016

This week on Friday Round Up exquisite images by Michel Rawicki from his exhibition Touched by the Cold currently on in Paris. Also the exhibition Refugee on at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, Ingetje Tadros launches crowdfunding campaign for her book This is My Country and L'Oeil de la Photographie dedicates a day to Head On Photo Festival.

Exhibition: Paris
Michel Rawicki - Touched by the Cold

Nature and wildlife photographer Michel Rawicki has made more than 30 trips over the past 20 years traversing the length and breadth of the polar regions from Antarctica and Greenland, through Siberia and Alaska, in order to photograph people, wild animals, and the incredible landscapes of this region.

Against a backdrop of climatic upheavals, this photographer bears witness to a world that is changing, offering us a positive and honest look at this sensitive and fragile white universe that echoes current environmental concerns. This stunning exhibition features 80 photographs. 

(C) All images Michel Rawicki

Until 17 July
Luxembourg Gardens

REFUGEE - Group Exhibition

(C) Tom Stoddart

REFUGEE features photographs taken around the world by five photographers: Martin Schoeller (USA 2016), Graciela Iturbide (Colombia 2105), Tom Stoddart (Europe 2105), Lynsey Addario (Myanmar 2015) and Omar Victor Diop (Cameroon, 2015). Current statistics from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says 60 million people are displaced globally. 

This exhibition "allows audiences to engage with aspects of the plight of refugees not previously encountered, and to reflect on a full range of refugee experiences through singular images. The compelling exhibit offers visitors insight into the plight of refugees, including their efforts to survive, their needs, their dreams and their hopes for a better future".

(C) Graciela Iturbide

(C) Lynsey Addario
(C) Omar Victor Diop

Until 21 August
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles


Dutch photographer Ingetje Tadros has called the remote Western Australian town of Broome home for the past twelve years. Over the past four years she has been documenting the Aboriginal communities around Broome, which is a tourist mecca known for its pristine beaches, high-priced resorts and stunning scenery.

But Ingetje has uncovered another side to Broome, one the Western Australian government would prefer to sweep under the rug. Tadros says she is appalled by the way the Aboriginal people are treated by the community, and by the authorities. Many live in atrocious, squalid conditions.

Working to gain the trust of elders and other community members Ingetje spent many visits just talking and getting to know the community before she picked up her camera. As her relationship with the community strengthened she began to document daily life - funerals, hunting, family fights, a wedding and intimate family moments. In the last seven months her focus has turned to a single community; Kennedy Hill, one of around 100 indigenous communities that are facing closure under the government’s new edict. Her powerful black and white images have gained international attention and won Tadros a prestigious Walkley journalism award.

Ingetje is working with FotoEvidence to produce a high quality book that will give voice to the stories of the indigenous community in Broome, and wider recognition of the plight of the Australian Aboriginals. It is important work and you can help Ingetje to bring this book to fruition by supporting her Indiegogo campaign here.  

(C) All images Ingetje Tadros

Head On Photo Festival on L'Oeil de la Photographie

(C) Catherine Leutenegger Kodak City

(C) Daniella Zalcman Signs of Your Identity

(C) Giles Clarke Waste in Time

You can read My Diary, interview with Hollywood portrait photographer Michael Grecco and see My Picks (10 exhibitions) on today's L'Oeil de la Photographie.

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