|© Fee Hollmig. From the series "Ich Bin Hier"|
fototazo has asked a group of 50 curators, gallery owners, blog writers, photographers, academics and others actively engaged in photography to pick two photographers that deserve (more) recognition - the underknown, the under-respected as well as not-appreciated-enough favorites. A little more information on the project is available in the first post in the series here.
We began the series with responses from Nicholas Nixon, Matt Johnston, Blake Andrews, John Edwin Mason, Aline Smithson and Colin Pantall. Today we continue with responses from Michael Werner and Liza Fetissova.
Respondent: Michael Werner is a photographer and publishes the blogs Two Way Lens and The Truth of Beauty. He was selected for inclusion in "The Collector's Guide to Emerging Art Photography," published by Humble Arts Foundation, New York in 2009 and his work has been exhibited internationally.
Selections: Fee Hollmig and Anne Lass; both are Berlin-based photographers.
|© Anne Lass Untitled (Barcelona 2011)|
Respondent: Liza Fetissova is Founder and Director of the Russiantearoom Gallery in Paris.
Selections: Sergey Maximishin and Dmitry Sokolenko
Sergey Maximishin is simply one of the best photojournalists; his work is much more that its initial presentation. He captures the very essence of Russia, he does what Gogol would do if he were a photographer.
|© Sergey Maximishin, Theological College, 2008.|
Dmitry Sokolenko uses photography that is fractal in nature to push abstract art to the next level; a new visual language is invented. He puts images into semantic fields. Every title is not random, it consists of the common knowledge between creator and spectator that is explored and whose essence is presented via the image. The resulting image is a quintessence of a phenomenon, and the image contains the totality of this semantic phenomena. Through Sokolenko images our world is recoded, like a Mendeleev's table.
|© Dmitry Sokolenko, The Gift from the series "Zizou", 2006|