2.21.2017

LatAm f100: Nicolas Janowski and Manuel Antonio Fernández

From the series "Adrift in Blue" © Nicolas Janowski

fototazo has asked a group of 50 curators, gallery owners, blog writers, photographers, academics and others actively engaged with Latin American photography to pick two early career photographers whose work deserves recognition.

This project aims to highlight great work being made in the region today and also to provide a starting point in both English and Spanish for exploring contemporary Latin American photography. LatAm f100 is a collaboration between fototazo and the photographer and educator Jaime Permuth.

Today we begin the series with selections by Guillermo Srodek-Hart. His biography follows his selections.

The series also includes responses from Molly RobertsMariela SancariAlonso CastilloPaccarik OrueKatrin EismannDina MitraniDon Gregorio AntonCristina De Middel, Arturo Soto and Cecilia Fajardo-Hill.

fototazo ha invitado a un grupo de 50 curadores, galeristas, escritores, fotógrafos, y académicos - entre otros individuos seriamente comprometidos con la fotografía latinoamericana - a escoger cada quién dos fotógrafos emergentes cuya obra sea merecedora de mayor reconocimiento.

Este proyecto es una manera de celebrar el gran trabajo que se lleva a cabo en la región. Asimismo, busca proporcionar un punto de partida bilingüe en inglés y en español a las audiencias que deseen explorar la fotografía contemporánea en latinoamérica. LatAm f100 es una colaboración entre fototazo y el fotógrafo y educador Jaime Permuth.


Hoy inauguramos/continuamos la serie con selecciones aportadas por
Guillermo Srodek-HartEncontrará su biografía al final del texto.

La serie también incluye contribuciones de Molly RobertsMariela SancariAlonso CastilloPaccarik OrueKatrin EismannDina MitraniDon Gregorio AntonCristina De MiddelArturo Soto y Cecilia Fajardo-Hill.

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Nicolas Janowski

His photographs are highly personal within the documentary style. They are far from presumptuous, almost irreverent in the technique, filled with emotion permeating between the photographer and the subject, as if the lens was an ocular membrane responding with involuntary reflexes to Janowski's environment.

Sus fotografías son sumamente personales dentro del estilo documental. Están lejos de ser presuntuosas, casi irreverentes en la técnica, llenas de emoción permeando entre el fotógrafo y el sujeto, como si el lente fuese una membrana ocular que respondiera con reflejos involuntarios al entorno de Janowski.

From the series "Adrift in Blue" © Nicolas Janowski


From the series "Adrift in Blue" © Nicolas Janowski


From the series "Adrift in Blue" © Nicolas Janowski


From the series "The State of Things" © Nicolas Janowski


From the series "The Liquid Serpent" © Nicolas Janowski


From the series "The State of Things" © Nicolas Janowski


From the series "The State of Things" © Nicolas Janowski


From the series "The Prince" © Nicolas Janowski


From the series "The Liquid Serpent" © Nicolas Janowski

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Manuel Antonio Fernández

I think he very successfully finds the right tension between the organic and inorganic by morphing nature with concrete forms. He forces geometrical structures into a malleable landscape, pushes the eye towards an understanding by breaking our perception: mathematically inaccurate landscapes that are both fun to look at, intelligent to think about, and aesthetically pleasing.

Creo que el encuentra muy exitosamente la tensión adecuada entre lo orgánico e inorgánico al transformar la naturaleza con formas concretas. El fuerza las estructuras geométricas en un paisaje maleable, empuja el ojo hacia un entendimiento al romper nuestra percepción: paisajes matemáticamente imprecisos que son al mismo tiempo divertidos de mirar, inteligentes para pensar y estéticamente agradables.

From the series "Pasado mañana I" © Manuel Antonio Fernández


From the series "Pasado mañana I" © Manuel Antonio Fernández


From the series "Pasado mañana I" © Manuel Antonio Fernández


From the series "Pasado mañana I" © Manuel Antonio Fernández


From the series "Memoria casi llena" © Manuel Antonio Fernández


From the series "Memoria casi llena" © Manuel Antonio Fernández


From the series "Memoria casi llena" © Manuel Antonio Fernández


From the series "Ya casi es mañana" © Manuel Antonio Fernández


From the series "Ya casi es mañana" © Manuel Antonio Fernández


From the series "Ya casi es mañana" © Manuel Antonio Fernández
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Guillermo Srodek-Hart
Born in 1977, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (99-03), Tufts University (03-04), receiving a BFAD. A year later he returned to Boston, graduating in 2008 with an MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

During his summer vacations in the USA, he returned to Argentina annually to photograph in the small villages in the interior of the provinces. Thus was born his project "Stories" which he completed after 10 years. In the final stage of the project, he decided to incorporate small interviews filmed in video, excerpts from the conversations he had with the owners of the businesses he photographed. Finally, in 2015 "Stories" is published by the Prestel/Random House with a prologue by Anne Tucker.

Srodek-Hart has exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2013, the Biennale of the End of the World in 2009, and the first Biennale of Montevideo in 2014. In 2015 he exhibited at the Asuncion Biennale in Paraguay. He has also shown at the Hagedorn Foundation, Atlanta, ArteXArte in Buenos Aires, Blanes Museum in Montevideo, Noorderlicht photo festival in Netherlands and at the Thessaloniki Photo Biennale of Greece, as well as at Kaunas Photo Festival in Lithuania.

Nacido en 1977, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Estudia en el School of the Museum of Fine Arts (99-03), Tufts University (03-04), recibiendo un BFAD. Un año más tarde regresa a Boston, graduándose en el 2008 con un MFA en fotografía de Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Durante sus vacaciones de verano en EEUU, anualmente regresa a la Argentina a fotografiar en lo pequeños pueblos del interior de las provincias. Así nace su proyecto 'Stories,' que se completa luego de 10 años. En la etapa final del proyecto, decide incorporar pequeñas entrevistas filmadas en video, extractos de conversaciones que mantiene con los dueños de los comercios que ha fotografiado. Finalmente, en el 2015 se publica ‘Stories,’ por la editorial Prestel/Random House, con prólogo de Anne Tucker.

Srodek-Hart ha exhibido en la Bienal de Venecia del 2013, la Bienal del Fin del Mundo en el 2009, y la primera Bienal de Montevideo, en el 2014. En el 2015 exhibió en la Bienal de Asunción en Paraguay. Ha mostrado también en el Hagedorn Foundation, Atlanta, Fundación ArteXArte en Buenos Aires, Museo Blanes en Montevideo, Noorderlicht Foto Festival en Holanda y en el Thessaloniki Photo Biennale de Greece así como en Kaunas Photo Festival en Lithuania.