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Walk around the world

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AFRICA • CHINA • FRANCE • INDIA • ISRAEL • PAKISTAN • POLAND • USA

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Africa

Photo cover: Boubacar Touré Mandémory

Next to exogenous images of ourselves, which are relayed by media and advertising and threaten to surround and close us in archetypes, there are endogenous images waiting to burst out and express what Delacroix calls the “chaotic world of sensations”.
[…] Mastering this split image is the role which photographers of African origin have assigned themselves, sometimes against their better judgement, in order to avoid misunderstandings. (Simon Njami)

China

PR50_0000In contemporary China, uncertainty about what is “true” and what is “false”, “reality” and “appearance”, extends from the realm of photography to that of existence itself. We often feel that we are confronted with such an illusory, ambiguous, unexpected “reality” as to lead us to doubt not just our perceptions, but our very capacity for interpretation. […] Perhaps the act of capturing and confining – if by means of a fictitious, illusory medium such as photography – some aspect of their surrounding environment constitutes a starting point from which Chinese photographers may consider it afresh, in more subjective, less commonplace terms, thus inventing it anew. (Monica Dematté)

France

PR49_0000Such photographs are there not to gratify a curiosity, but are made in response to a feeling: it is not only the landscape we see, even if it takes solid form, and darkens or brightens in certain frames, or is transformed by the space under changing skies (teenagers wandering in the street, an abandoned bus-shelter in the distance), but rather it is the interior (of homes), the proximity (of faces), the torment or desire (of souls and bodies). (Franck Bijou)

India

PRIVATE-43Whenever people talk about ‘Indian photography’ it obviously leads to a debate and discussion about how appropriate it is to term it as ‘Indian photography’ rather than ‘photography in India’. The question is: to what extent has photography in India been Indianized? Photography in this part of the world was a powerful tool and a colonial construct, being intertwined with and inseparable from the power structure of the British colonial rule. Photography in India has a long history, a history of domination and denial of the ‘Other’ culture. (Suvendu Chatterjee)

Israel

PR47_coverPhotography is the ultimate tool that can capture meaningful frames out of the rapid flow of crucial events in Israel. Valuable photographic inscriptions are a result of meticulous witnessing by photojournalist and documenters and their personal involvement. Dedicated in situ documentation is intended to draw meaningful stories and can turn dangerous. Culturally valuable documentation is created when the photographer rises above the casual reporting of news to create a sensitive, poetic and thoughtful portrayal of life real fictions. (Ami Steinitz)

Pakistan

PRIVATE 39, Crossing Boundaries

In Pakistan we have reached a state of alchemy that typifies the post-post modern life. Life drudges through its multifarious activities of simple poverty until it climaxes into a bustle of hot abrasion in the struggle to churn out the most out of the given condition of existence. As the world turns its gaze on us, we struggle to mould a new fathomable identity- one that can be left on business tables after striking a deal or negotiation, a firm shake of the hand and a name and a number. I am Pakistani. (Faiza Shah)

Poland

Photo cover: Rafal Milach

What is the state of Polish photography after 2000 then? This is a difficult question: today there seems to be a lack of meaningful currents and trends, and lots of authors borrow from other countries. However, the beginning of the 21st century became, especially for the young generation of photographers, a turning point when they looked to realism to portray Poland’s ever present dynamic changes, from the adoption of a new political system and a free market economy, to the participation in the UE and NATO. (Ireneusz Zjezdzalka)

USA

PRIVATE 38, stories from the USA

In this issue of PRIVATE , they are not images to be quickly rushed through like channel surfing on a television set. They are meant to be slowly appreciated for what they show us about America that we have not seen in the press or in images made by photographers who briefly visited the United States. (Robert Stevens)

 

 


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