Christo’s wrapped Arc de Triomphe, coming in 2020.

Christo’s wrapped Arc de Triomphe, coming in 2020.

Giulia Guido · 2 years ago · Art

The destiny of Christo Javachev and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon was perhaps already written in their date of birth, the two artists – although one in Bulgaria and the other in France – were both born on June 13, 1935. It will be the case to cross their paths and from that meeting, which took place in ’58, will be born, beyond a relationship, the most stunning contemporary duo of artists, known simply as Christo.  

The duo Christo began to create his works in Paris, where it immediately became part of the artistic current of the Nouveau Réalisme, thanks to the Objets Emballé, or objects of daily use wrapped with cloth and thread. 

This theme is inspired by the emblematic work of Man Ray L’Enigme d’Isidore Ducasse: an object with an indefinite shape, covered and wrapped. This work has become one of the symbols of Dadaism, introducing the element of the unknown into art history. 

It is precisely the thought of presenting a hidden work that fascinates Christo, which replicates the concept not only on objects but also on monuments or landscapes. From the Statue of Victor Emmanuel II in Piazza Duomo in Milan to the Roman Walls in Rome, from an entire beach to the Pont-Neuf in Paris, there are many monuments that, over the years, have been packaged by Christo.

Wrapped Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II | Collater.al
Wrapped Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

Paradoxically, in so doing Christo transforms an existing work of art into a work of art, hiding it from the public and, in this way, reborn a sort of curiosity about it. 

If you’ve never come across one of its wrapped monuments, don’t despair because exactly one year from now, from 19 September to 4 October 2020, the Arc de Triomphe will be perfectly wrapped. Christo has been working on this project since 1962 and 2020 has proved to be the right year to realize it.  

“Thirty-five years after Jeanne-Claude and I wrapped the Pont-Neuf, I am eager to work in Paris again to realize our project for the Arc de Triomphe.” 

To get an idea of the final result, the same duo published photographs of the preparatory sketches and projects, if I were you I would already book a weekend in Paris for next year. 

L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
L Arc de Triomphe Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
The Wall Wrapped Roman Wall Christo | Collater.al
Wrapped Roman Wall
wrapped coast Christo | Collater.al
Wrapped Coast
The Pont Neuf Wrapped Christo | Collater.al
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IMP 2021: the International Festival of Photojournalism returns to Padua

IMP 2021: the International Festival of Photojournalism returns to Padua

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

There are images that, more than others, manage to tell what is happening in the world. Some have become emblematic, are included in school books and are part of the cultural heritage of each of us. These are the shots taken by photojournalists, reporters who, thanks to a passion comparable to a vocation, have for years been bearing witness to wars, political and social changes, inequalities and the violation of human rights. It is by looking at their work that we fully understand the power of photography, which goes where no other medium can go, touching us to the core. 

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IMP 2021- International Festival of Photojournalism
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4 – 27 JUN
WHERE:
PADUA

To underline the importance of photojournalists, especially at a time when communication passes especially through images, the first edition of IMP, the International Festival of Photojournalism, was held in Padua in 2019. In the wake of its success, the Culture Department of the City of Padua and the University of Padua have been working on the second edition of the event, which opened last week and will remain open to the public until Sunday 27 June. 

“The idea behind the IMP Festival is the conviction that photojournalism today is the quickest access to stories and international debates capable of connecting the four corners of the world, a way of making everyone aware of their fundamental role even in the most controversial and geographically distant issues.” – RICCARDO BONONI, Photojournalist and Artistic Director of IMP

The works of 30 international authors will be exhibited in the city’s most prestigious museums and, in order to learn more about their work, the festival programme also includes a series of workshops, readings and meetings with guests such as journalist Domenico Quirico, who survived a five-month kidnapping in Syria. 

One of the main exhibitions will be the MAGNUM Photos exhibition, featuring the work of some of the world’s most renowned photojournalists, from Miguel Candela, who shot the latest protests in Hong Kong, to the famous Italian photographer Tony Gentile, author of the portrait of Falcone and Borsellino. 

The IMP also gives space to young talent by presenting an exhibition of some of the year’s best work. 

International Festival of Photojournalism
© Tony Gentile

“We are proud to reaffirm, also in 2021, Padua as the international capital of auteur photojournalism, through a festival that already in its first editions has become an essential reference point for professionals and enthusiasts.” – ANDREA COLASIO, Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Padua

See below some shots of the photojournalists on show and visit the IMP website for all the details. 

International Festival of Photojournalism
© Tony Gentile
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© Annalisa Natali Murri/CAPTA
International Festival of Photojournalism
©Laura Liverani/Prospekt Photographers
International Festival of Photojournalism
© KRZYSZTOF MILLER
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©Lorenso Meloni/MAGNUM Photos
International Festival of Photojournalism
©Giulio Piscitelli/Emergency
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© Nadia Shira Cohen
IMP Festival Internazionale di Fotogiornalismo | Collater.al-015
©Fulvio Bugani
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©Valentina Piccinni/Jean-Marc Caimi
IMP Festival Internazionale di Fotogiornalismo | Collater.al-015
© Raffaele Petralla/Prospekt Photographers
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© Antonio Faccilongo/Getty Reportage
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @martinabarbon, @noemiduso, @missun.flower, @yehorova.photo, @jacopo_cerchi, @alanys.salas, @_my_perfect_little_world, @babaja_ga_, @_simonepiras_, @_barbarac__.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Kamonwan Norralak and her photographic experiments

Kamonwan Norralak and her photographic experiments

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

The first thing that impressed us about Kamonwan Norralak was her age. The Thai photographer is only 19 years old, yet she has already defined her style and is always trying something new.

As is often the case, Kamonwan Norralak started taking pictures at the age of 15 almost by accident, taking pictures with her mobile phone or photographing her favourite band at a concert. But the more time passed, the more her passion grew, so much so that she forgot her dream of becoming a designer or architect.

Her work, her approach and her subjects have changed a lot over the years, and three projects that she herself talked about are proof of this. The first, which she took two years ago, is the most conceptual and focuses on food. In what could be an exercise in style, Kamonwan has rethought food, imagining certain foods out of their ordinary guise and creating surreal images.

With the second project, “Friends”, Kamonwan focused her lens on one of her friends, proving that you don’t have to be a model to be the star of a photo shoot that gets right to the viewer.

The last one, entitled “Reverse”, is the project the photographer presented for her graduation. In these shots in which the focus is all on the subject and the black backdrop that seems to swallow him up, Kamonwan wants to tell us that in her opinion what we show to others is nothing more than a reflection of who we really are.

If you are curious about Kamonwan Norralak’s upcoming photographic projects, follow her on Instagram and check out a selection of her shots below.

Kamonwan Norralak
Kamonwan Norralak
Kamonwan Norralak
Kamonwan Norralak
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Tamara Lichtenstein and her analog and female photography

Tamara Lichtenstein and her analog and female photography

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

They could be frames from a film or photographs from a personal diary from the 1980s. Tamara Lichtenstein‘s analog shots enclose a timeless beauty that never tires. 

Originally from Bolivia, Tamara lives in Hudston, Texas, and started taking pictures when she was still a little girl, when her mother gave her a camera and decided to put all her creativity into the shots she took. 

Today Tamara Lichtenstein’s name is internationally recognized and, in addition to collaborating with different brands and clients, she has realized several personal projects that have literally captured our attention and our hearts.

At the center of Tamara’s artistic research we can surely find the female universe and its facets: leafing through her shots we meet faces and bodies without filters, wrapped in their natural beauty. 

The grain and style of analog photography combined with the perfect use of light and the effects of double exposure, a recurring technique in Tamara’s shots, give the photographs a cinematographic style that is impossible to forget. 

Below you can find a selection of the shots, but to find out more visit Tamara Lichtenstein’s website and Instagram profile.  

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