2022-Announcing the Feature Shoot Exhibition at the Indian Photo Festival 2022

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Takeshi Suga
© Takeshi Suga
Oana Bakovic
© Oana Bakovic

We’re thrilled to announce the 5 photographers chosen by Characteristic Shoot’s Founder, Alison Zavos, to be a part of our group exhibition in Hyderabad as a part of the Indian Photo Festival, now getting into its eighth version. The successful work was made throughout 5 continents–the US, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe, utilizing a wide range of codecs and media, making for a present that feels without delay world and deeply private. 

Whereas there isn’t a fastened theme for the present, all 5 winners discover, in a method or one other, the that means of house. In Japan, Takeshi Suga captures moments of nostalgia and magic, as instructed by the twinkling play of sunshine throughout winter landscapes. In the meantime, Oana Bakovic creates a surreal, hallucinogenic dreamscape utilizing crops discovered all through Britain. 

Touring throughout the sun-baked Sahel desert in Niger, Terri Gold witnesses pleasure and reverie within the celebrations of the nomadic Wodaabe folks. Barton Lewis captures a distinct sort of panorama altogether, discovering a hidden world of summary photos and located art work, tucked away within the corners of the streets of New York. 

Not all of those tales are celebratory. In Australia, Matthew Dunne tells the haunting story of the deliberate killing of tons of of Wedge-Tailed Eagles. For that cause, the exhibition can also be tinged with loss and mourning, with Dunne’s work serving as a reminder of the fragility of our planet and the irrevocable scars we inflict on our landscapes–the identical locations we name house.  

Matthew Dunne
© Matthew Dunne

Every of those 5 photographers was hand-selected from amongst Feature Shoot’s premium newsletter subscribers, who assist the work we do day by day. You’ll be able to see the present in particular person in Hyderabad this fall, with the worldwide competition working from November 18th to December nineteenth. Visit the IPF website for data on upcoming exhibitions, talks, workshops, and extra. Learn extra concerning the winners under.

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© Takeshi Suga

Winter Wonderland is Takeshi Suga’s exploration of nature in Japan; made on movie, the pictures transport us to the borderland between goals and actuality. “By way of the sequence of images, I search to convey that the concept of a ‘winter wonderland,’ which was fashioned within the west, may also be utilized to Japanese winter landscapes,” Suga writes. 

“Winter in some components of Japan might be extraordinarily harsh with heavy snowfall and fewer hours of daylight than some other season, however these photos of landscapes state that becalmed magnificence and marvel do exist within the moments of euphoric serenity the season additionally presents from time to time – that’s the place I consider Winter Wonderland resides.”

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© Oana Bakovic

In Desert Days, Oana Bakovic makes use of ambient mild, flash, filters, and shade grading to remodel floral scenes into alien terrain. “The air was burning; bees and birds had been knackered, whereas the flowers and crops appeared to soften into one another, displaying fragments of a paranoid world,” the artist writes. 

“My creativeness took me on a wild journey to the theatrical dualities on this implausible world. The tales and the intrigues, the music and the dance, the love and the drama, the loss and the hope.  This assortment options an eclectic amalgam of native and much away flowers and crops co-existing in Britain.”

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© Matthew Dunne

From 2015 to 2017, John Auer and Murray James Silvester poisoned and killed 406 Wedge-Tailed Eagles in Tubbut, Victoria. The Killing Sink is the photographer Matthew Dunne’s exploration of that crime and its implications. “Regardless of the picture of Australia as house to distinctive and great animals, we have now among the worst charges of extinction on the planet,” the artist says. 

“Since colonialisation, 90 Australian species have gone extinct, and Australia has misplaced extra biodiversity within the final 200 years than some other nation on Earth. Removed from slowing, this pattern is continuous to speed up even as we speak. The Killing Sink is a photographic/analysis mission that examines the killing of 1 species, Wedge-Tailed Eagles, to inform a broader story concerning the surroundings.” 

Terri Gold
© Terri Gold

In chic infrared, Terri Gold tells a narrative of household, group, and custom within the desert. “Within the Sahel desert in Niger and Chad, the nomadic Wodaabe spend months aside, seeking out pastures for his or her herds and shelter for his or her households,” she says. “When the rains are good, the clans rejoice with a unprecedented courtship ritual and sweetness contest known as The Gerewol, and it’s the boys who’re on parade. 

“The sweltering desert area of Niger appears an unlikely place to be so involved with magnificence but it’s an integral a part of the Wodaabe tradition. They show their magnificence as a religious act, filled with dignity and honor. Every particular person is an artist, and they’re their artwork–a residing canvas. The depth rises as they dance all night time of their technicolor dreamcoats, a surreal line-dance.”

Barton Lewis
© Barton Lewis

“The outside partitions of buildings and building fences function billboards for manufacturers and canvases for road artists in New York Metropolis,” the photographer Barton Lewis writes. In City Topographies, he follows within the footsteps of Walker Evans and Aaron Siskind, whose footage of a torn film poster and textured partitions, respectively, helped set the stage for this modern-day photographic survey. 

“Manufacturers plaster advertisements throughout these surfaces in a type of guerilla advertising referred to as ‘wild posting’ or ‘wheat pasting,’” Lewis continues. “Avenue artists tear them to create collages, and the natural processes of decay additional remodel them into arresting photos. My pictures seize these surfaces at a second in time, belying their steady evolution and fleeting existence, as posters decay and fences are dismantled.”

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