In pictures: daily visual inspiration from the W* photography desk

In pictures: daily visual inspiration from the W* photography desk

For Lumiere London – a weekend of after-dark interventions, installations and atmospheric screenings – filmmaker and master of monochrome George Harvey has cast a mesmeric glow over 18montrose’s Stable Street store. His bespoke wall, created in collaboration with VFX artist Adam Aftanas, spans 132 interlinked video screens, each throwing hypnotic shadows across the boutique’s choice selection of fashion, objet and sneakers. Until 21 January.

Pictured, a still from George Harvey and Adam Aftanas’ Lumiere London installation, for 18montrose. Courtesy of the artists

Writer: Elly Parsons

George Harvey lights up 18montrose’s London store
19 January

From today, the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MOCP) at Columbia College Chicago presents ‘Traversing the Past’, which features three photographers who use their photographic practices to mediate family histories of political turmoil, violence, and displacement. Adam Golfer, Diana Matar, and Hrvoje Slovenc re-consider their generational narratives, reframing and re-contextualizing memories and research in their personal projects. Golfer’s series – ‘A House Without a Roof’ – looks at conflicting histories of trauma throughout Europe, Israel, and Palestine. His multi-layered practice involves first-hand experiences, fictional texts, archival imagery, and photographing sites of conflict to investigate a convoluted history. Until 1 April.

Writer: Lynsie Roberts

Pictured: Settlers Planting Trees on Tu’bshev, by Adam Golfer, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

MOCP ‘traverses the past’ through the contemporary imagery
18 January

Founded in 2012, Paris’ Prix de la Photo Camera Clara celebrates large format photography, awarding an annual cash prize to a series made with a viewfinder camera. The founders wanted to provide an antidote to the current photography climate where images are both created and consumed at a rapid rate. Using a viewfinder with a reverse composition, the image making process is slowed down. Won by Guillaume Zuili, another of this year’s finalists is Patrick Tourneboeuf, whose series ‘Next City’ addresses universal housing through photographing large buildings on the outskirts of the urban centres of Beijing and New Delhi. Until 17 March.

Pictured: (Untitled), Next City, by Patrick Tourneboeuf, Beijing, 2008. Courtesy of the artist

Writer: Lynsie Roberts

Prix de le Photo Camera Clara
17 January

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