Tito Mouraz‘s photographs from ‘Rua da Cabine’ came to mind today because I got an email off him announcing the publication of his new book ‘Casa das Sete Senhoras’. The book came out of a series of pictures I first published on mutantspace in 2014 and it was my first introduction to this wonderful Portuguese […]
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Juan Rodríguez Morales photographs from ‘Peloteros’ give us a small window into the baseball obsessed country of the Dominican Republic. Considered the ‘King of sports’, ‘pelota’ as its known, was first introduced into this small Caribbean country in the 19th Century by Cuban immigrants. These days many young Dominican teenagers spend their lives dreaming of […]
Ricardo Nagaoka‘s photographs from ‘A Distant Land’ introduce us, or at least me, to a little known history. A story of immigration between Japan and Paraguay in the mid 20th Century. Nagaoka is himself a third generation Japanese man whose grandparents arrived in Paraguay in the late 1950’s part of a diaspora that was intent […]
Merlin James is currently showing his paintings at the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin – in an exhibition called ‘To the Present’ – that brings together a series of paintings and works on paper that stretch back over 20 years; pictures that give us an insight into a career that has ignored the trends and fashions […]
Jen Kiaba‘s photographs from ‘Burdens of a White Dress,” set before us a series of surreal self portraits that reflect her birth into a fringe religious movement – a cult that everyone is familiar with, the Unification Church, founded in South Korea in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon – that sees a woman’s value intrinsically […]
Leonardo Mario Stefani‘s photographs from ‘Terze visioni’, or ‘Third visions’, look at objects and their juxtaposition to each other in the landscape; the forgotten, the marginal, the unimportant, the detritus of man cast aside to create new relationships with their virgin surroundings. The man made caught in the space between nature and metropolis.
Tim Gao‘s photographs from ‘Invisible Theatre’ takes us onto the streets of Shanghai, reveal his emotional attachment to this metropolis, give us a unique look into the lives of its inhabitants and the streets on which they walk.
Masha Svyatogor‘s photographs from ‘Once Upon A Time In The Kingdom Of Far Away’ take us back into her childhood, a walk through her past; it’s memories and remnants of broken dreams. Like all of us the past is a dream in which Svyatogor sometimes goes, sees with eyes that were once full of innocence […]
Alexandru Tarlev‘s photographs from ‘The loneliness from the 5th floor’ bring us into his grandfathers apartment in Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova. It was an opportunity for him to get closer to his grandfather while revealing the poverty and loneliness that afflicts many older people as they come to the end of […]