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International Center of Photography Celebrates Elliott Erwitt’s Career with Exhibition

NEW YORK, NY.- An eyewitness to history and a dreamer with a camera, Elliott Erwitt has made some of the most memorable photographs of the twentieth century. A substantial retrospective exhibition of his work, Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best, is on view ...

Rare Nude Study by Czech Photographer Frantisek Drtikol to Sell at...

LONDON.- A rare and beautiful example of a Nude Study by the pioneering Czech photographer, Frantisek Drtikol, celebrated for his daring and radical depiction of the female form, is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its Photographs sal...

Künstlerhaus Bethanien features Brazilian Photographer Dirceu Maués

Dirceu Maués - View of Fair "Ver-o-Peso". Belém - Pará - Brasil -  Pinhole Photography

BERLIN.- Dirceu Maués is a photographer whose oeuvre constitutes a far-reaching investigation into the photographic process and the techniques and equipment involved. His works, therefore, are always in-depth examinations of the photographic mechanism as such, and this study presents him with his own opportunity to define a camera’s functional categories. The current omnipresence of digitally generated images is an occasion for Dirceu Maués to reflect on more original forms of photography in his works. Deliberately setting them apart from the predominantly functional parameters to be found in today’s modern cameras, he constructs his own cameras using the simplest of means. Over the course of time, in this way the so-called “pinhole” technique based on the principle of the camera obscura has developed into his main means of aesthetic expression.

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