Canadian-born Michael Matthews is a musician, composer, professor and photographer. A Google search will reveal he is well known and highly applauded in the world of music, with many works and recordings to his credit. He has devoted a lifetime to his music and now in retirement, he is applying himself with equal intensity to the art of photography.
Autor: Ludwig Rauch
Lviv – the forgotten center of Europe – An exhibition by Rainer Enke in the Dorfkirche Saarmund
Lviv is a city in western Ukraine, around 70 km from the Polish border. Even the most varied names Lviv, Lwów or Lemberg point to the checkered history of the city. Traces of its Polish and Austro-Hungarian past can be seen in the architecture, which combines Central and Eastern European, Italian and German styles. “In Lemberg the old Europe went down. The center of the continent became a black hole, only to be forgotten afterwards. Anyone looking for her today will find a wound that is still open. The history of Lemberg is the history of many Central European cities that were wiped out and depopulated by the great powers Germany and Russia.” Anyone who wants to understand history and the conflict between Ukraine and Russia that has continued to this day should read Lutz C. Klevemann’s book “Lemberg – the forgotten center of Europe”. I visited Lviv and the surrounding region in western Ukraine in 2018 and 2019 and was struck by the unbridled national pride, deep orthodox beliefs and striving for a modern state within the European community. The pictures on display should give a small impression of this still carefree time. Where until recently happiness and exuberance dominated the streets and squares with locals and tourists, streams of refugees are now shaping the street scene again.
Leica camera blog has published Ruslan Hrushchak series „Athos“
The photographer set out on a visual journey into an Orthodox Monastic Republic, with its own very unique laws and rules.
…“Ruslan Hrushchak’s photography has always been defined by a great interest in nature and in his fellow human beings. In Greece, he discovered a place where timeless quiet has persisted for centuries: the Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos. With a Leica M10 and three different lenses, he was well equipped to highlight both of his interests, as he captured the particular atmosphere of this autonomous peninsula.“ …
Michael Matthews has photos appearing in two new exhibition in the United States.
Sabine Dobinsky received the Photography Art Prize 2022
Sabine Dobinsky received the Photography Art Prize 2022 from the Land Brandenburg Lotto GmbH for her series “Portrait of a Lady”.
Award ceremony and vernissage, June 22, 2022, Kunstraum Potsdam.
The series „Portrait of a Lady“ consists of 15 portraits of women from my extended personal circle. The works were created in their homes, incorporating their familiar environment and treasures from their personal collections. As part of our getting to know one another, I gained insights into entire worlds of stories from lives richly lived, insights that helped me to visualise the wonderful personalities of these women. The staging process allowed me to create a framework in which the women were allowed to tell their own stories, utilizing their own deep self-understanding and charisma. I was fascinated to realize that in addition, a female archetype became recognizable, one in which not only their own roots but those of an era seemed to live on. Working with these ladies revealed to me how the outward expression of a life fully lived enriches the definition of beauty.
The Road Beyond – Ukraine 2010–2020 – Ruslan Hrushchak
From May 13 to June 18, Ruslan Hrushak is showing his photographs Thr Road Beyond – Ukraine 2010 – 2020 at Galerie Buchkunst Berlin.
Oranienburger Str. 27, 10117 Berlin
The image „Edithe“ by Sabine Dobinsky is exhibited in the renowned Paris gallery
The image „Edithe“ from the series „Im Bade (bathing)“ by Sabine Dobinsky is exhibited in the renowned Paris gallery.
Galerie Joseph Le Palais 5, Rue Saint-Merri, Paris as part of ImageNationParis, 27 – 28 – 29 May 2022.
Paris, the origin of photography 200 years ago, has now become an ideal stage for international artists and the dialogue between their work and the audience. Represented are more than 500 photographers from 60 countries. The opening reception will be on Friday, May 27th, 6 pm.
Lviv – the forgotten center of Europe – An exhibition by Rainer Enke in the Nikolaikirche Potsdsam
The Road Beyond, by Ruslan Hrushchak
The Road Beyond
Gibbous moon, by Dennis Cooley and Michael Matthews
A gibbous moon arrives in shadow and light. First at waxing then at waning, two moons in one cycle just shy of full. Poet Dennis Cooley’s eloquent words merge with photographer/composer Michael Matthews’ decadent abstract photographs. These two celebrated artists draw connections and parallels to each other’s masterful art forms, tying the two together seamlessly. The antecedent and subsequent illuminate the night sky with their dance; the shadows and the light taking turns at showing us the way through the darkness.