This collection of pictures is less about the environment they are taken in and more about the ‘human factor’ moving through it. Captured against the ever-changing backdrop of the
modern city, these photographs highlight the presence of life and the unique visual characteristics of the human form against the urban background. Rupert Vandervell
Samantha Keely Smith‘s artwork represents a striving to reconcile the inner world of instinct and the tidal sweep of our emotional life, with an external world that is both beautiful and hostile in its natural grandeur. She attempts to map the place where these worlds intersect. The translucent layers of paint, contrasting soft ethereal brushwork and harder edged sweeping gestures, echo this divergence and depict a timeless place that hovers between dream and reality in a way that is simultaneously alluring and menacing. The work exhibits the struggle between and among the variety of human impulses: impulses that are as necessary as they are contradictory, and which therefore constantly undermine our psychic and social coherence even as they endow us with vitality, soul, and life.
Viola Cangi is a 24 year old photographer living in Italy, where she was born. Viola is a passionate person who loves walls with damask and flower wallpaper, the woods, animals, and her grandpa’s big and tasty tomatoes. Through Viola’s photos you can see a little bit of her world, her soul and her most intimate thoughts. Her inspiration comes from the very little mundane details of everyday life.
Incredible India tells the story of a young couple and their journey by railway across Northern India. The adventure spans from the majestic foothills of the Himalayas in West Bengal to the Land of the Kings in Rajasthan. A local priest narrates the story commenting on the culture, spirituality and people that make India such a unique and incredible destination to travel. A hot-air balloon flight over the forts of Jaipur, weaving through traffic on motorcycles in Kolkata, a traditional Hindu wedding in Agra, prayers on the banks of the holy Ganges in Varanasi, and fireworks lighting up the skies of Darjeeling during Diwali – these are just a few of many travel experiences in Incredible India.Andrew Kirkby
Charlie Haughey (Chieu Hoi to his friends in the Army 25th Infantry Division), a now-retired cabinet maker, was drafted to the US Army in 1967. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam from March 1968 to May 1969 with the 25th. Charlie, a photographer from a young age, was commissioned by his commanding officer to take photos—not traditional combat photos, but morale-boosting content to uplift the spirits of the members of the unit. When he left Vietnam for good, Charlie brought back to the United States almost two thousand negatives that had captured his unique view on the war and life in the army. The negatives lay in boxes until the fall of 2012, when a chance meeting brought them out of dormancy.
For 45 years, the photos have waited for their time in the light.