Claire Martin interviewed in British Journal of Photography
Claire Martin is one of two winners of the 2010 Inge Morath Award. Her winning project will be presented in the October 2010 IM Magazine.
From the Interview:
BJP: Can you tell us about the project you submitted to the Inge Morath Award?
Claire Martin: I submitted images form both my Downtown East Side series and from my Slab City series because although they focus on different communities, they share common qualities. The Downtown East Side is located in Vancouver, Canada. The ten block radius is home to a host of social problems including extreme poverty, an AIDS rate estimated at over 30% and the leading cause of death is overdose. Slab City is a squatters community located in the Colorado Desert in California. Residents of this community live in some of the worst conditions in the USA with no access to electricity, sewage, water or waste disposal. Mental illness, addiction and poor coping strategies are the common factors that brought these people to their respective communities. So I am trying to create visual media and conversation on issues of mental health, addiction and poverty and their place in developed countries.
2010 Inge Morath Award Winners Announced
The Inge Morath Foundation and the The Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Inge Morath Award.
Each June, the winner of the Inge Morath Award is selected by the full membership of Magnum Photos during their annual meeting. This year, in recognition of exceptional quality of submissions received, the membership selected two applicants as winners of the Award, and voted a one-time doubling of the funds available so that both would receive a full grant of $5,000. The two winners are Lurdes R. Basolí of Spain, for her project “Caracas, The City of Lost Bullets,” and Claire Martin of Australia, for her ongoing documentation of marginalized communities within prosperous nations. Continue reading 2010 Inge Morath Award Winners Announced
Inge Morath to be included in “Beyond Color: Color in American Photography, 1950-1970”
From the Press Release by Bruce Silverstein Gallery:
While considerable attention over the previous two decades has been paid to the influences of “early” color photography upon the direction of the medium and contemporary art in general, almost all critical analysis through writings and exhibitions have focused upon works created in the 1970s and after, most notably those works made for and after the now famous, 1976 Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Photographs by William Eggleston, curated by John Szarkowski. This MoMA exhibition set the groundwork for defining a new purpose for color photography – one that focused more upon the conceptual implications of the photograph and its creation, and away from the formalistic attributes of the image as well as the attention to color itself.
Beyond Color: COLOR in American Photography, 1950-1970 serves as an examination of the moment in photography’s short history before these expectations for color photography were imposed – it is important to draw attention to those photographers who chose to devote their energy toward
color at a time when this decision would have seemingly further removed them from the world of fine art photography. The works exhibited were created with various intentions and motivations, and take even more varied forms of output, but what unites the work is the creator’s use of color film before its artistic relevance was widely accepted.
Photographers include: Eliot Porter, Ernst Haas, Ruth Orkin, Marvin E. Newman, Saul Leiter, Arthur Siegal, Harry Callahan, Pete Turner, Garry Winogrand, Inge Morath and Marie Cosindas.
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 535 West 24th Street, New York City
September 16th, 6 – 8pm
Inge Morath: First Color in Libération, May 28, 2010
“Inge Morath, le goût des couleurs,” a review in Libération, by Brigitte Ollier.
The exhibition was presented at the Magnum Photos Gallery, Paris, in November 2009. The book, with essays by Mary Panzer and John Jacob, is published by Steidl.
Inge Morath: Iran Blog Reviews
The IM Foundation’s recent publication, Inge Morath: Iran (Steidl, 2009), has recently been the subject of several interesting reviews. The Foundation began its work on Iran in 2005, and the book was finally published in ’09, after extensive research. Presenting more than 300 photographs and a selection of related documents from Morath’s archive, it is a deep look into one of her early assignments, the first to take her outside Europe. Starting with a commission from Holiday Magazine, Morath traveled in Iran with Robert Delpire during 1956; two years later Delpire published Morath’s second monograph, De La Perse a l’Iran. The new book, published by Steidl, greatly expands on the earlier, and its accompanying texts seek to place this largely unknown body
of photographs within the larger field of photojournalism. Edited and with an introduction by Inge Morath Foundation director John Jacob, with additional texts by Monika Faber and Azar Nafisi. Carpet Ride | 1950’s Iran in the New York Times’ T Magazine Understanding Iran: the Photos of Inge Morath in The Perceptive Traveler Inge Morath: Iran in Daylight Magazine New Photo Book Travels Iran in 1956 in A Traveler’s Library
Inge Morath La Galondrina featured in NY Times
In time for New York’s annual Flamenco Festival, which starts on Thursday, an exhibition has just opened, split between two places. It shows flamenco in photographs, some of them dating to the 19th century.
There is little to distinguish tone and content between the show at the Aperture Gallery in Chelsea and that at the Amster Yard Gallery at Instituto Cervantes in Turtle Bay; it’s best to see them in quick succession. The overall title is “No Singing Allowed: Flamenco and Photography” (although, when I visited the Aperture Gallery, some old flamenco recordings could be heard in the background — I thought I recognized the voice of La Niña de los Peines, the most enthralling of all flamenco singers on record). The curator is José Lebrero.
Read the full article.