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Sarah Lowie – Sixmille

Sarah Lowie

Sixmille

Sixmille is the post code of Charleroi. An ancient industrial city in Belgium, called “The black city”. Formerly covered in coal dust, Charleroi is particular, strange, awkward. A small town where almost everybody knows each other. And here I am, coming from the outside. Discovering a fascinating world, a universe completely different than what I used to know. They let me come, knowing I was a photographer. I came back the next weekend, and the weekend after that… Then every time I could. I started to live with them. To follow their routine, to enter in their privacy. And their daily life. It became mine. I became one of them. They became my family. A world made of parties, lies, laughs, weed, troubles, excitements, manipulations, betrayals, dreams and derision, alcohol… A world build around the present moment. We were enjoying life, fully. An african mentality on the european territory. An way more authentic world then the one I knew before. Intense. The one that awakens instincts. The one that shows what adrenaline really is. A world that challenges everything.Reality. No. Your reality. A love story is born there. Between me and one of them. Django. Immersed and overwhelmed by so many things… Let me introduce you the rapper group, Madil City Gang.

 

 

 

 

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Sarah Lowie studied Photography, screenprinting and engraving at 75 in Brussels, Belgium and during her last year she SIXMILLE. In June 2016, she exhibited for the first time SIXMILLE in Contretype. The work has also been showed in “Boutographies” in Montpellier.

 

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Caleb Stein – Down by the Hudson

Caleb Stein

Down by the Hudson

‘Down by the Hudson’ is an ongoing project, a record of Caleb’s walks and interactions – mostly along a 3-mile strip of Main Street – in Poughkeepsie, NY. Poughkeepsie is a small city – population around 32,736. Approximately 19% live below the poverty line. Recent years have brought a great deal of economic hardship to this lively, character-filled place. Some people attribute this to the downsizing of IBM’s local headquarters. Others say that fault lies with the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, or the additions to the highway system, both of which have de-emphasized the role of Main Street. Some blame local colleges – Vassar, Marist, the Culinary Institute – for their lack of engagement with the community. In any case, Poughkeepsie is still a beautiful, resilient city with beautiful, interesting people. Lots to learn from them, no question about it.

 

 

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Caleb Stein, (b.1994) graduated from Vassar College in 2017 with a degree in art history. He has interned at Christie’s Auction House and for Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden (2015-2017). He continues to run Gilden’s Instagram and is currently in pre-production on a documentary on Gilden. His work has been featured in Hamburger Eyes, The Heavy Collective, LensCulture, and Creative Quarterly and has been exhibited in group shows in Portland and Los Angeles. He lives in Poughkeepsie, NY with his partner.

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Niki Boon – Wild and Free

Niki Boon

Wild and Free

Grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand, with a childhood barefoot, wild and free. In part my photographic work pulls from my childhood freedoms and adventures that still exist so strongly in my mind. Today we live on a small block of land where I strive to replicate this childhood for my children… it is here in our wild and wonderful surroundings that I endeavor to tell their story .. Life as it is.

 

 

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Niki Boon is a previously trained physiotherapist turned photographer and mother of four wild and free children living in Marlborough, New Zealand. Boon’s current project was born form the desire to document her family’s days as they pursue an alternative education and lifestyle with their children in a rural environment.

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Guillaume Millet – The Frontier

Guillaume Millet

The Frontier

“The buffalo trail became the Indian trail, and this became the trader’s trace, the trails widened into roads, and the roads into turnpikes, and these in turn were transformed into railroads.”               Frederick Jackson Turner, The Significance of the Frontier in American History, 1893

In American culture, the Myth of the Frontier corresponds to the territorial expansion towards the West during the XIXth century, a moving line between cleared and wild lands, the wild ones to be civilized. American society and identity have been built on this myth and many fictional or real stories have fed into a collective imaginary. In September 2012, I crossed the United States from East to West. Comfortably sat next to the driver, I lived this mythic crossing with the Pacific Ocean in focus. Now it is my turn to feed this collective imaginary by showing from the road this endless, wild and mystical territory.

 

 

 

 

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Millet is a 38-year-old French photographer based in Nantes. He studied Geography and his photography work focuses on the relationship between humans and the spaces we built and live in.

 

 

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Anna Jornet – Île

Anna Jornet

Île

Some years ago this family decided to move to a house isolated in the mountains. Île walks along the world they have built for themselves, trying to understand its essence while taking distance from the collective imaginary of this way of living. So throughout their silence and intimacy Île explores the implications of choosing a life out of the social norm and in contact with nature, focusing on the encounter with oneself, the dreams, the yearning to discover and the family’s identity. Île conceives nature like they have shown me, as part of the human being, as a space that determines the perception of time and nourishes inner observation, curiosity and creativity. This project raises considerations about the concepts of freedom and isolation –given their double nature of physical condition and state of mind- and how they transcend into love, fears, the relationship with nature and innocence.

 

 

 

 

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Anna Jornet Puig (Girona, Spain, 1983). Initially graduated in Economics and Law. Later, after being fascinated by the photographs of William Eggleston and Graciela Iturbide, Jornet decided she wanted to become a photographer so she enrolled at the Documentary Photography Centre in Barcelona (CFD Barcelona) and at El Observatorio (Barcelona). Jornet been one of the recipients of Can Basté Foundation Grants –for an individual exhibition in Barcelona- and she has been selected to participate in Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2017. Her project Île has been exhibited at PA-TA-TA Festival, the Emergent Photography Festival of Granada, and it will be soon exhibited at DOCField Barcelona 2017 and at Encontros da Imagem of Braga 2017.

 

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Day 8 – visual diary by Theo Stanley / nyc @theo_stanley Good night from nyc, this is my final post as part of this project. I appreciate the forum and a focus on photography with an audience that is serious about photography. My career is in moving image, and although photography is at the basis of my work as a director and dp, it’s been nice for me to have a creative focus on the still image, which I am wanting to give more time. Thanks for looking in, and to those that shared their thoughts in return. Feel free to continue the dialogue with me at @theo_stanley Thanks to David Alan Harvey @davidalanharvey and Diego Orlando @diegorlando for such a great venue and ongoing project. @burndiary @burnmagazine

Self portrait

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Day 8 – visual diary by Theo Stanley / nyc @theo_stanley This image is another self portrait for my continued series #theostanleyself I will often note a location or opportunity for an image, but if the conditions aren’t right, will return to the location when I am back in that area to try and get what I was after. This image worked well in color too, but black and white gave it more congruity in the optical composites, and made it feel more controlled in the end.

Pattern

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Day 8 – visual diary by Theo Stanley / nyc @theo_stanley Good morning from my final day posting for this diary. To start the day I found this tangle satisfying.

Objects

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Day 7 – visual diary by Theo Stanley / nyc @theo_stanley An arrangement of some various objects of interest. I love sculptural objects, and seem to accumulate stuff more than I should. Each item has a way of justifying itself as it holds an idea or memory, or becomes a prop or element in a photograph or film, or is rewarding for me just to look at or handle. Any collection drastically improves as it is refined, any nyc’s compressed spaces demand it. For those items that I part with, I photograph them in a typified way before letting it go. Which I guess is a way of not really letting it go. #theostanleyself

Cigarettes

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Day 7 – visual diary by Theo Stanley / nyc @theo_stanley#nycnarrative It’s hard for me to really settle within this image, the blocks of color acting as pixels and pulling together to resolve into another image trying to chaotically push through.