|© Owen Bruce|
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.
Today we continue the series with responses from Elinor Carucci and Pieter Wisse.
We began the series with responses from Nicholas Nixon, Matt Johnston, Blake Andrews, John Edwin Mason, Aline Smithson, Colin Pantall, Michael Werner, Liza Fetissova, Laurence Salzmann, Bryan Formhals, Richard Mosse, Shane Lavalette, Amy Stein, Amani Willett, Wayne Ford, S. Billie Mandle, Leslie K. Brown, Gordon Stettinius, Marc Feustel, Hin Chua, Adriana Rios Monsalve, Daniel Augschoell and Larissa Leclair.
Respondent: Elinor Carucci is an Israeli-American photographer. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and the NYFA Award in 2010. She was chosen by Photo District News as one of its "30 Under 30" in 2000 and won the International Center of Photography's "Infinity Award" for Best Young Photographer in 2001. She is currently working on a body of work about her children. Previous bodies of work include Closer which was published as a monograph in 2002 by Chronicle Books and republished in 2009 and Diary of a Dancer which was published by SteidlMack in 2005. She was interviewed on fototazo in May here.
Selections: Owen Bruce and Tamar Latzman.
|© Tamar Latzman, Video Still from the series "View from a window (Sunset)", 2008|
Respondent: Pieter Wisse runs 500 Photographers which will post the work of five active photographers a week for 100 weeks. The weblog, started April 5th, 2010, accompanies an edit of images by the selected photographer with a short biography and summary of the work. The goal of the project is to develop a single-source database of great photographers. Rotterdam-based Wisse is also the owner of Four Eyes Photography & Art, a gallery and bookstore that publishes Four Eyes Photography Magazine and that also recently published Wisse's own book, I Believe in 88.
Selections: Kathryn Parker Almanas and Dimitris Triantafyllou
Both photographers are very capable of looking at their deeper inner self and transforming it into solid, multi-layered and question-raising bodies of work.
Kathryn Parker Almanas is a wonderful example of taking a personal situation and using a creative and intelligent way to express oneself. Using food as a surrogate for the body, creating flesh and blood with dough and jellies, she has been making still-lives that raise questions about mortality and suffering for several years. Her consistent body of well-thought-out and well-executed projects, stemming from deep within herself, touch a universal anxiety for suffering and decay.
|© Kathryn Parker Almanas, from the series "Dissector and Dissected"|
Dimitris Triantafyllou takes his own feelings and questions and transforms them into photographic projects. Dimitris is a photographer on a quest of introspection and personal understanding. He looks at other people and other situations, and while documenting he knows he will eventually be looking at himself. Dimitris dares to dig deep into his own soul and use it to create a multi-layered body of work.
|© Dimitris Triantafyllou, from the series "Identity"|