Filippo Zambon :: Personal practice and social pornography

Photo: Filippo Zambon

ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija/Somija) autorvakars un lekcija.
A meeting with current ISSP Riga Residency artist Filippo Zambon (IT/FI).

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Fotogrāfija: Personīgā prakse un sociālā pornogrāfija.

Es aplūkošu savu personīgo praksi saistībā ar dažādiem mūsdienu fotografēšanas un stāstījuma veidošanas elementiem. Diskusija sāksies ar vuāristisku ieskatu manā personīgajā foto pieredzē, īpaši koncentrējoties uz pēdējiem projektiem. Iepazīstināšu arī ar kursu, ko pasniedzu Helsinku Mākslas universitātē. Kursa uzmanības centrā ir jautājumi par fotomateriālu sociālo un politisko diskursu. Apskatīsim dažus ar šo tēmu saistītus darbus un centīsimies saprast iemeslus, kāpēc tie tiek veidoti, kā tie ietekmē skatītājus, sabiedrības viedokli un projektā iesaistītos cilvēkus. Analizēsim stereotipiskas idejas, kas saistītas ar dokumentālismu un sociālu mākslu, un centīsimies izprast šo prakšu ierobežojumus un iespējas.

Filippo Zambons dzimis Florencē, studējis mākslas vēsturi Florences Universitātē. Strādājis kā kara fotogrāfa asistents, pēc tam pārcēlās uz Helsinkiem, kur Helsinku Mākslas universitātē studēja fotogrāfiju. Savā praksē pēta dažādu vizuālo valodu formālās un teorētiskās kombinācijas. Viņa darbi izstādīti Hasselblad centrā Gēteborgā, Somijas Fotogrāfijas muzejā Helsinkos, Benetton fondā Trevizo un citviet Eiropā. Viņa pirmā monogrāfija “Komi dienasgrāmata” 2018. gadā tika atzīta par gada labāko fotogrāmatu Somijā. Sevi raksturo kā fotogrāfu, kurš ir apsēsts ar fotogrāfiju visās tās formās.
https://filippozambon.com/

Ieeja brīva, pasākums norisināsies angļu valodā.

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Photography: Personal practice and social pornography.

I will discuss my personal practice in connection with different elements of the contemporary photography practice and narrative. The discussion will start with a voyeuristic insight on my personal photographic experience, focusing on my last and ongoing projects. I will also introduce elements from a course that I have been teaching at the University of Arts of Helsinki, which focused on questioning the photographic medium in connection with the social and political discourse. We will have a look at several works connected with the theme and will try to understand the reasons of making work dealing with social and political themes, the impact on the viewers, the public opinion, and the people involved in the project. We will analyse the stereotypical ideas connected with documentary and socially engaged art, to try to understand the limits and the potentials of those practices.

Filippo Zambon - born in Florence, studied Art History in the University of Florence. After working as assistant for a war photographer, he moved to Helsinki where he studied Fine Arts with major in Photography at the University of the Arts of Helsinki. His practice is focused on the research of formal and theoretical combination of different visual languages. His work has been exhibited in Hasselblad centre in Gothenburg, The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, the Benetton Foundation in Treviso, and other places in Europe. His first monograph, ”The Komi diary” was awarded in 2018 as the photobook of the year in Finland. He describes himself as "a photographer obsessed with photography in all its forms".
https://filippozambon.com/

Free entrance, the event will take place in English.

Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou in Riga

Yes, its true - Vanessa Winship is coming to visit us again, together with her partner, another great photographer George Georgiou!

The schedule of public events that we are planning in cooperation with kim? :
23 March 2010, 19:00 - Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou: artist talk & works presentation - open event for all interested
27-28 March 2010 (2 full days) - “Documentary practice and narrative, the long term project”: double master-class, workshop - previous application required

ISSP 2009 Exhibition Opening in Riga

We are happy to announce that the ISSP 2009 results are about to be presented in Riga - the ISSP 2009 Exhibition opens on 3 December 2009, 18:30 at Goethe-Institute Riga! All the participants, family and friends of the International Summer School of Photography are invited!

ISSP 2009 exhibition in Riga

The date and time of the ISSP 2009 Vernissage in Riga is 3 December 2009, 18:30, at Goethe Institute !

The exhibition will feature a selection of most vivid works (5 per workshop), to be selected by ISSP teachers. We also very much hope to present the ISSP 2010 Catalogue!
Everyone is cordially invited!

In connection with the Opening we also present first ISSP workshop in Riga: Photoworks presentation: sequence, context & strategies or How To Get Your Work Out in Public by Kai Olaf Hesse from BerlinPhotoWorkshops. Two days, December 4-5, applications till November 20. More information coming soon!

ISSP Club evenings to start from September

We have launched a new activity - a series of ISSP club meetings in Riga! The club evenings will take place with an approximate regularity of every second week. In the programme: ISSP participants’ presentation of completed or ongoing projects, invited artists’ talks, and a special selection of photography-related movies. The main motivation is to keep up the contacts and networking among the ISSP participants.
All ISSP friends are welcome! Information on upcoming events - in your mailboxes, or at ISSP Facebook group.

Ps. Thanks to Jānis & Red Roofs Hotel for location support!

ISSP evening programme

ISSP 2009 is officially launched by now! :) The evening programme Sunday - Wednesday, as well as the Gala Event and the Opening of the Exhibition on Saturday 8 August is open for guests and visitors!

Izstāde Fotogrāfa dienasgrāmata

Jauna ISSP aktivitāte – izstāde Fotogrāfa dienasgrāmata

Rīgā, Andrejsalā, biedrības Orbīta telpās “Elektrocehs”, 12.jūlijā 18:00 tiks atklāta izstāde Fotogrāfa dienasgrāmata. Tajā tiks eksponēti jauno fotogrāfu, Starptautiskās fotogrāfijas vasaras skolas 2006 absolventu īpaši izstādei radītas foto - dienasgrāmatas.