Caren Firouz was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1962. Before the Iranian revolution he went to the West to continue his studies. A severe motorcycle accident derailed his plans to study veterinary medicine, so he began making pictures of his former rugby teammates and became interested in photojournalism. Upon graduation from Oklahoma State University with a BS in journalism in 1987 ...Читать далее →
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Lalla Essaydi, 1956, is a fine art photographer from Morocco. She received an MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Besides photography she uses other media as painting, film and installations. Her art often contains islamic calligraphy in combination with the representation of the female body. She addresses the complex reality of the Arab female ...Читать далее →
Targeted violence against females, dismal healthcare and desperate poverty make Afghanistan the world's most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape. Pakistan, India and Somalia ranked third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the global survey of perceptions of threats ranging from domestic abuse and economic discrimination to ...Читать далее →
20 обнаженных женщин часами стоят неподвижно и смотрят в пустоту. Что бы это значило? Это значит современное искусство! Итальянка Ванесса Бикрофт (Vanessa Beecroft) работает в жанре перформанса. На выставке во Франкфурте она представила свою новую инсталляцию, которую составили 20 голых и частично обнаженных женщин. Эти девушки часами стоят неподвижно на высоких каблуках с ярко подведенными глазами, устремленными в пустоту... Одна из них периодически издает долгий ...Читать далее →
Mario Sorrenti (b.1971) was born in Naples, Italy, but has lived in New York since the age of ten. Self-taught, he comes from a family of photographers and artists. His earliest projects were highly personal black-and-white images assembled in dense diaries. These caught the eye of art director Phil Bicker and led to his first advertising commission with Calvin Klein. ...Читать далее →