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March 2020 | Dominic Nahr

The Long Way Home

In his presentation at the Leica Summit 2020, Dominic Nahr will recount his long journey home, during which he looked at Switzerland through the eyes of a foreigner. A surprising view of his new homeland, which is also his country of origin – a simultaneous look from the inside and the outside.

Talk at the Leica Summit 2020, April 18th. Bern, Switzerland.

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March 2020 | Cédric Gerbehaye

Congo in Limbo

A decade of armed conflict left the Democratic Republic of Congo sapped of all strength. Today, the population is still suffering from its effects. Gerbehaye’s photographic essay encompasses the complexity and intricacies on everyday life of an overlooked conflict.
Exhibition at L’Oeil Urbain, from March 27th until May 21st 2020. Corbeil-Essones, France.

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March 2020 | Kitra Cahana

A Different Kind of Force

The documentary ‘A Different Kind of Force’, co-directed by Kitra Cahana and Ed Ou has been nominated by the World Press Photo in the Digital Storytelling Contest 2020. It offers an unflinching look at the crisis in the US mental health system by exploring the complex and often fraught relationship between the mentally ill and law enforcement.

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March 2020 | MAPS members

Réalités données (Given data)

L’Institut pour la Photographie commissioned six MAPS photographers – Elena Anosova, Matthieu Gafsou, Cédric Gerbehaye, Simona Ghizzoni, Christian Lutz & John Vink – in collaboration with MAPS creative Chiqui Garcia, to produce a collective work on the Hauts-de-France region.

Taking regional statistical data as a starting point, six unique and complementary series have been produced around themes addressing both the photographers’ sensitivities, and current social issues: immigration, agriculture, parenthood, etc.

Numbers ultimately tell us very little about the reality of a region and the experiences of its inhabitants. This paradox shaped the photographic approach to the project. It brought the photographers closer to the inhabitants, who were photographed but also became participants – by photographing, writing, drawing.

“Réalités données” is part of “En Quête(s) Photographiques”, an exhibition from April 3rd to June 14th, 2020. Institut pour la Photographie, Lille, France.

February 2020 | Simona Ghizzoni

UNCUT Exhibition

Simona Ghizzoni’s ‘UNCUT’ is exhibited at Espace des Femmes, in Paris, France from from February 6th to 29th.

This photographic series and documentary movie investigate the topic of female genital mutilations, narrating how in three African countries – Somaliland, Kenya and Ethiopia – women have been uniting to eradicate this harmful practice.

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January 2020 | MAPS members

Arab Spring in Egypt

On January 25th 2011, nine years ago, thousands of Egyptians protested in response to the deteriorating political, economic and social situation in the country, and against the policies of the Ministry of Interior. This was the very first uprising of the Arab spring in Egypt.

MAPS photographers Dominic Nahr and Massimo Berruti photographed the early years of this revolution. On the occasion of the ninth anniversary of this historic event, we looked back at the unfolding situation in Egypt, captured by these photographers.

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January 2020 | Christian Lutz

Christian Lutz named Swiss Photographer of the Year

On Friday January 10th, the Swiss Photo Academy named Christian Lutz as Photographer of the Year. With his images, the Genevan consistently pursues the theme of power.

January 2020 | Simona Ghizzoni

Unfamiliar/Familiar – Finding Intimacy

Often when looking for a subject in photography, we tend to look for distant, extraordinary, unfamiliar subjects. This workshop is instead, an invitation to look close to ourselves, to what we really have around us and who we really are.
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, February 1st.

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January 2020 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Workshop with Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Justyna Mielnikiewicz teaches a workshop at the Fort Institute of Photography on January 25th, which accompanies her solo show ‘Ukraine Runs Through It’.

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December 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye

The Rush for White Gold

Cédric Gerbehaye’s ”The Rush for White Gold” images are featured in National Geographic’s best photos of 2019.

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December 2019 | Dominic Nahr

After the Fallout at Sundance

After The Fallout” VR film by Dominic Nahr and Sam Wolson will be featured in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, in the New Frontier category. ⠀

In March 2011, an earthquake caused a #tsunami and a meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear power plant. The devastating consequences filled the communities in Fukushima with fear of the intangible and split Japan in a distinct before and after. ⠀

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November 2019 | Elena Anosova

Out of the Way exhibition

“Out of the Way” exhibition at Salut au Monde! in Porto. From November 23rd to January 11th.

This project depicts the far away territories of the Extreme North of Russia, where her father’s family still lives surrounded with pristine wilderness.

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November 2019 | Kitra Cahana

Women Photographers Grant – PHMuseum

Kitra Cahana has been awarded the 2019 Women Photographers Grant 2nd Prize by the Photographic Museum of Humanity for her series “Caravana Migrante, Tijuana”.

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November 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye

Cerro Rico exhibition

Exhibition of “Cerro Rico” the first chapter of Cédric Gerbehaye’s work on the extraction of natural resources in South America.

Galerie de La Scam, from November 21st until February 7th 2020.

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November 2019 | Matthieu Gafsou

Sacré exhibition

“Sacré”, by Matthieu Gafsou, is exhibited at the GALERIE SATOR in Paris from November 7th to January 11th. Opening tonight at 6pm.
“Sacré” is a subjective, formally rigorous documentary investigation of the Catholic Church.

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October 2019 | Dominic Nahr

Save the Children exhibition

The exhibition ‘I live – Ten children, ten wars, ten decades – and a baby’ features ten portraits shot by Dominic Nahr – ten people who experienced and survived war as children. From the famines of the First World War to the horrors of the Korean War or life in a refugee camp in Lebanon.
It is shown at the German Federal Foreign Office until November 29, to mark the 100th anniversary of the NGO Save the Children and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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October 2019 | Matthieu Gafsou

H+ at Foto/Industria

H+, Matthieu Gafsou’s project on transhumanism, is shown at the Foto/Industria Biennal of Photography until November 24.

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October 2019 | Elena Anosova

Aaron Siskind Award

Elena Anosova is one of the recipients of the 2019 Aaron Siskind grants.

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October 2019 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Aperture – Paris Photo First PhotoBook Award

Justyna Mielnikiewicz’s book ”Ukraine Runs Through It” was shortlisted for the Photo Book Awards by the Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo. It stands among 20 books in the “First Book Award” category.
Starting from the Maidan Revolution in 2014, the project documents Ukraine and its divisions by using the Dniepr River as a metaphorical line of reference.

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October 2019 | Education

MAPS launches its first Masterclass

MAPS’ first Masterclass is going to take place in Rome, starting mid-January 2020. Supervised by Italian MAPS’ photographers Massimo Berruti, Simona Ghizzoni and Alessandro Penso, this creative laboratory allows participants to work on their project with the constructive contributions of different professional figures such as photo-editors, curators or book designers, invited to participate throughout the year.

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October 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye

Leica Masterclass with Cédric Gerbehaye

Cédric Gerbehaye’s mentoring with Leica aims to support and accompany participants in the development of personal photographic projects over a year-long period. 8 week-ends from October 2019 to October 2020.

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August 2019 | MAPS members

MAPS event at the Tbilisi Photo Festival

MAPS members Alessandro Penso, Chiquinquira Garcia, Christian Lutz, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Dominic Nahr, John Trotter and John Vink will be giving a lecture on the theme “Focus on transmission”, on September 14 in Tbilisi, during the Tbilisi Photo Festival.

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August 2019 | MAPS members

Screenings at Visa pour l’Image

“Life on the edge : migrants in Italy” by Alessandro Penso and “Marawi, Philippines” by Hannah Reyes Morales will be shown at the evening screenings at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, respectively on Wednesday, September 4 and Saturday, September 7, 2019.

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July 2019 | MAPS members

Workshop in Senegal

Gaël Turine and Massimo Berruti are in Dakar, Senegal, at SUP’ IMAX multimedia school, to give a 5 days workshop from July 22 to 26, 2019.

July 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye

Workshop in Arles – “A documentary writing”

Cédric Gerbehaye will give the participants keys to finding their own methodology and relationship to photography by sharing his large body of work, which tells stories about faraway places as well as about the lives of next-door neighbors. Workshop in Arles, from August 12 to 16, 2019.

https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/stages-ete-2019/view/184/cedric-gerbehaye

June 2019 | Dominic Nahr

Insights Worldwide. 100 Years Rudolf Steiner Education

Dominic Nahr photographed 10 schools in 10 different countries, for a book produced by the Friends of Waldorf Education in cooperation with Kehrer Verlag, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Waldorf education movement.

https://www.kehrerverlag.com/en/insights-worldwide-einblicke-weltweit-100-jahre-waldorfpaedagogik-978-3-86828-920-6

June 2019 | Christian Lutz

“Eldorado” at the Rencontres d’Arles

Following his immersion in the realm of power, Christian Lutz enters the world of casinos: first in Las Vegas for his Insert Coins series, and more recently in Macao for The Pearl River. The Eldorado exhibition sets up a dialogue between the two series. Exhibition at the Maison des Peintres in Arles, from July 1st to September 22nd.

https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/expositions/view/791/christian-lutz

June 2019 | John Trotter

Workshop with the Tbilisi Photo Festival

John Trotter is giving a workshop from June 10 to 14 in Tbilisi, in collaboration with the Tbilisi Photo Festival and the US embassy in Georgia. This workshop, held for an inclusive group, is part of a long term project aiming awareness rising on inclusion in Georgia.

June 2019 | Elena Anosova

“The 12th Time Zone” at Bozar in Brussels

Elena Anosova will take part in the group exhibition “The 12th Time Zone, a contemporary art report from Russia”, presented from June 28 to September 8 at Bozar / Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.

https://www.bozar.be/fr/activities/153836-the-12th-time-zone

June 2019 | Christian Lutz

Book launch, “The Pearl River”

Christian Lutz’s new book, “The Pearl River”, will be launched on Tuesday June 18th, at the Théâtre Saint Gervais in Geneva, with the publisher Patrick Frey.

https://www.editionpatrickfrey.com/en/blog-post/book-launch-pearl-river

May 2019 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

“Meaning of a nation” at La Gacilly

Justyna Mielnikiewicz’ work in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, “Meaning of a nation”, will be shown at the festival La Gacilly (France), from June 1 to September 30.

https://www.festivalphoto-lagacilly.com/photographes/justyna-mielnikiewicz

May 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye

“D’Entre Eux” exhibition in Brussels

“D’Entre Eux”, by Cédric Gerbehaye, is shown at Le Brass in Brussels, in collaboration with Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, from May 22 to 26. The opening will be followed by the presentation of MURMUZIEK a series of music workshops, sound creations and animation clips with prisoners from the prison of Forest.

http://lebrass.be/event/expo-dentre-eux/

May 2019 | Simona Ghizzoni

Atelier at MACRO

Simona Ghizzoni is giving a one week atelier from May 21 at MACRO (Museum of contemporary art in Rome.

https://www.museomacro.it/evento/simona-ghizzoni

May 2019 | John Trotter

“No Agua No Vida” at ImageSingulières

Thanks to the ImageSingulières / ETPA / Mediapart grant, John Trotter has completed a new chapter of “No Agua No Vida”, his work on the consequences of the human alteration of the Colorado river. It will be shown during the next edition of the festival in Sète (South of France), from May 29 to June 30.

http://www.imagesingulieres.com/expo-trotter.php

April 2019 | Kitra Cahana

Center Awards – Editor’s Choice

Kitra Cahana is at the second place of the Santa Fe Center Awards – Editor’s Choice, with her series “Caravana Migrante”.

http://awards.visitcenter.org/awards2019/editors_choice/index.php?gallery=second_place#

April 2019 | Hannah Reyes Morales

2019 Joop Swart masterclass

Hannah Reyes Morales is one of the 12 photographers selected for the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass, that will take place from September 17 to 21 at the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam.

https://www.worldpressphoto.org/news/2019/JSM-participants-announced/38284?fbclid=IwAR30X3WYWEcx9RN42tLGwaNbpqfw54M4hZUV9SHhB7enJfKOeEM-abZ6n74

April 2019 | Elena Anosova

Urgent Perspectives #3 at Aa Collections in Vienna

Part of Elena Anosova’s series “Beyond the boundaries” will be shown at the group show “Urgent Perspectives #3” at the Aa Collections in Vienna, from April 25 to May 4, 2019.

www.aacollections.net

April 2019 | Matthieu Gafsou

“Body Fiction” exhibition in Luxemburg

Matthieu Gafsou will be part of the “Bodyfiction” exhibition presented by the European Month of Photography Arendt Award, with his work on transhumanism “H+”, at Arendt House in Luxemburg, from May 15 to September 13, 2019.

https://www.emoplux.lu/?light=1&p=5281

March 2019 | Elena Anosova

Format Festival

Elena Anosova’s series “Out of the Way” is shown at the Format Festival, University of Derby, until April 14.

https://formatfestival.com/whats-on/out-of-the-way/

March 2019 | Matt Stuart

Festival L’Oeil Urbain

Matt Stuart’s series “All That Life Can Afford” will be shown at the festival L’Oeil Urbain, in Corbeil Essonnes, from April 5 to May 19, 2019.

http://www.loeilurbain.fr/fr/accueil.html

March 2019 | Gaël Turine

“En Bas la Ville” screening

A screening of “En Bas la Ville”, with the writer Laurent Gaudé and pictures by Gaël Turine, will take place on March 13, 2019, in Geneva, at the FIFDH, Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains.

www.fifdh.org

March 2019 | Justyna Mielnikiewicz

“South Caucasus Photography Hub for Education and Innovation”

Justyna Mielnikiewicz is the mentor of the “South Caucasus Photography Hub for Education and Innovation”, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, which will give a multimedia production lab grant to seven female emerging photographers born in Georgia, Armenia, or Azerbaijan.
Deadline for applications: April 15, 2019.

https://tpmm.ge/en/blogs/open-call-grants-for-female-photographers-from-south-caucasus-region?fbclid=IwAR3wx38rOYKjbChi41HgL8cxCUzyRKbW7oegwqwuaORf5rm6brtamfk-vRY

March 2019 | Matthieu Gafsou

“Bodyfiction” exhibition at Foto Wien

Matthieu Gafsou will be part of the “Bodyfiction” exhibition presented by the European Month of Photography Arendt Award, with his work on transhumanism “H+”, at Foto Wien, from March 21 to April 6, 2019.

https://www.fotowien.at/de/programme-2019/aktuelles-programm/bodyfiction/

March 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye

Documentary photography workshop

A workshop on documentary photography with Cédric Gerbehaye will be held on March 30&31 in Paris, with Leica.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/8tvH2Rd9A8DHM/?fbclid=IwAR3te74rgAEn-Z8RMJSOvtJoG8uuHrFldnh_fv4SpiDcEGpTmg1tHWuBbSM

March 2019 | Simona Ghizzoni

“Uncut” at Mattatoio di Roma

Simona Ghizzoni’s “Uncut” project will be shown at Mattatoio di Roma, from March 9 to 30.

https://www.mattatoioroma.it/mostra/uncut

March 2019 | John Vink

Talk with Doctors Without Borders at the MID in Sète

As John Vink’s “Refugees” exhibition is still on display at the Maison de l’Image Documentaire in Sète, a talk will be held on March 30 with Doctors Without Borders.

https://www.la-mid.fr/index.php

March 2019 | Elena Anosova

PDN’s 30 – Photographers to Watch

Elena Anosova is one of the honorees of the 2019 PDN’s 30 – New & Emerging Photographers to Watch.

https://www.pdnonline.com/pdns-30/?fbclid=IwAR3zqKek7-Sc9xyVZaYAG3SYtVCY3J7oMBQcPrALuupi9Kz1v7x3A6NOtgM

March 2019 | Elena Anosova

Artist talk at Lofoten International Fotofestival

Elena Anosova gave an artist talk on March 2 at the Lofoten International Fotofestival in Norway.

www.lofotenfotofestival.no

March 2019 | John Vink

Usimages, Biennale de la Photographie

Pictures from John Vink’s work in the Colgate-Palmolive factory of Compiègne (1987) will be shown during the Photography Biennal “Usimages” in Creil Sud Oise (France), from April 27 until June 15, 2019.

 

February 2019 | Cédric Gerbehaye, Matt Stuart

Workshops in Ghent

MAPS photographers Cédric Gerbehaye and Matt Stuart will be giving workshops with “Tell Me a Picture” in Ghent, Belgium, respectively on May 11&12, and July 21&22.

https://www.tell-me-a-picture.com/workshops-1