Åpning DokFoto 2015: Espen Rasmussen

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Til fullt hus åpnet Espen Rasmussen dokfoto 2015. Han presenterte prosjektet “Hard.Land” som han gjør i samarbeid med Roy Freddy Andersen.

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Hard.Land er en reise gjennom “Blue Collar America” og tar oss fra Chigaco til New York. Under foredraget blir vi introdusert for både foto og video som gjør stort inntykk på publikum. Vi får se hvordan den økonomiske nedgangen har påvirket USA. Vi får høre og se håp og drømmer som lever i beste velgående. Det er sterkt å se hvordan den en gang så sterke arbeiderklassen har stått på stedet hvil i mange år, se hele byer forlatt og ikke minst se hvordan fattigdommen har tatt over. Gjennom enkeltmennesker dokumenterer de hvordan den amerikanske drømmen er i ferd med å dø ut for mange, men de gjør det uten å dømme. Menneskene vi møter portretteres på en så sterk og vakker måte at jeg gleder meg utrolig til prosjektet er ferdigstilt.

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DOKFOTO 2015

Velkommen til Dokfoto 2015 den 6 og 7 februar på Litteraturhuset i Oslo.
Årets program er nå satt og du kan lese mer om hver enkelt av fotografene som gjester festivalen her i nyhetsfeeden.
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Welcome to Dokfoto 2015 February 6th and 7th at House of Litterature in Oslo.
This years line-up is now ready. Read more about the visiting photographers here in the newsfeed.

ESPEN RASMUSSEN

eras_210314_0916faEspen Rasmussen (b. 1976) is based at Nesodden, close to Oslo, Norway. He works as a photo editor in VG Helg — the weekend magazine of the biggest daily Norwegian newspaper VG. At the same time he is constantly working on his own photo projects. Rasmussen focuses specially on humanitarian issues and the challenges related to climate change. He is represented by Panos Pictures.
eras_290314_0693faIn 2008 he was listed by Photo District News on the prestigeous PDNs 30 — New and Emerging Photographers to Watch.

He has won numerous awards for his work, including two prizes from World Press Photo, several in the Picture of the Year international (POYi) and 32 awards in the Norwegian Picture of the Year.

In 2007, Espen received 60.000 dollar from the Freedom of Expression Foundation to continue his long-term project on refugees and IDPs around the world, which was published as the book TRANSIT in 2011, as well as a major exhibition.
eras_221014_0292faRasmussen is freelance lecturing photography at schools such as the Oslo University College and Bilder Nordic school of Photography. He is also frequently giving presentations at photo festivals and for a wide range of other audiences. For the last two years, he has been one of three editors/mentors in Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP).
eras_300314_0142faHis work has been exhibited at the Nobel Peace Center (Oslo), The Humanity House (The Hague), UNHCR headquarter (Geneva) and DokuFest international film festival (Kosovo), among other places. Clients include the New York Times, The Independent, Intelligent Life, Fader magazine, MSF (Doctors Without Borders), NRC (The Norwegian Refugee Council) and UNHCR.

His work has appeared in magazines such as Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Der Spiegel and the Economist and newspapers such as The Sunday Telegraph and New York Times.
espen_rasmussen_webSee more of his work here. See his lecture Friday February 6th.

SIM CHI YIN

cy02Sim Chi Yin is a photographer based in Beijing, a member of VII Photo Agency.

A fourth-generation overseas Chinese, Chi Yin was born and grew up in Singapore. She did history and international relations degrees at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chi Yin was a finalist in W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography with a personal project on Chinese gold miners in 2013.

She is on the British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch list of photographers in 2014. She was also among the PDN30 – Photo District News’ top 30 emerging photographers – in 2013.

When she’s not working on personal projects on social issues in the region, she shoots regularly for the New York Times. Since going freelance in 2011, she has also photographed for The New Yorker, TIME, Le Monde, Newsweek, Vogue USA, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, New York Times Sunday Magazine and Stern.
simchiIn 2010, she was awarded a Magnum Foundation “Photography and Human Rights” fellowship at New York University.

Her work has also been shown and collected by art galleries, auction houses and foundations in Paris and New York.

Chi Yin was a journalist and foreign correspondent for The Straits Times, Singapore’s national English language daily, for nine years before quitting to shoot.
cy-by Alan LimSee more of her work here. See her lecture on Friday February 6th.

HARALD HENDEN

01-00418-sarah Harald Henden is a staff photographer in VG and one of the  most experienced conflict photographers . Ever since he visited Afghanistan the first time in 1989 , he has regularly covered conflicts and natural disasters.02-00418-gaza07In addition to VG his photos published in most prestigious magazines worldwide. Among many honors he has twice won Picture of the Year and won two 1st prices in World Press Photo .

In 2004 Henden awarded the Great Journalist Award for his longstanding work in war and disaster areas.
hendenXnyXcopyX2_1200401317_1200401333See more of his work here. See his lecture on Friday February 6th.

TANYA HABJOUQA

tanyaTanya Habjouqa was born in Jordan and educated in Texas, receiving her masters in Global Media and Middle East Politics from the University of London SOAS. 

She is known for gaining unique access to sensitive gender, social and human rights stories in the Middle East. She heavily utilizes her education in cultural and applied anthropology.

Habjouqa won the 2014 World Press Award for Daily Life Stories, was a finalist for the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award, and recipient of the Magnum Foundation 2013 Emergency Fund.

Tanya is a founding member of Rawiya photo collective, the first all female photo collective of the Middle East. Her work has been widely exhibited, and her series “Women of Gaza” was acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Art in 2013 and in private collections.
tanya-habjouqa-06Based in East Jerusalem, she is working on personal projects that explore identity politics, occupation, and subcultures of the Levant.

She is published in Foreign Policy, Le Monde, British Journal of Photography, Repubblica, Io Donna, Guardian, Neue Zürcher ZeitungWall Street Journal, New Republic, New York Times Lens Blog, Monocle, COURRiER JaponAl Jazeera, National, Washington Post, New York Times, Time Lightbox, Boston Globe, and CNN. Clients include Riwaq, the National, Bloomberg,  UNDP, UNRWA, UNESCO, USAID, and the Said Foundation.

Tanya received the 2011 SND Silver Award for her Gaza story A Life Less Ordinary, the 2007 Clarion Award for coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah War for Bloomberg and the 2006 Global Health Council award for humanitarian photography with her Darfur coverage.

 She is represented by East Wing, an  international platform for photography, founded in Doha, Qatar.
tanya portrettSee more of her work here. See her lecture Saturday February 7th.

LAURA EL-TANTAWY

003_LET_in the shadow of the pyramidsLaura El-Tantawy is an Egyptian photographer.
She was born in Worcestershire, England to Egyptian parents & grew up between Saudi Arabia, Egypt & the US.

In 2002, she started her career as a newspaper photographer with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Sarasota Herald-Tribune (USA). In 2006, she became freelance so she could focus on pursuing personal projects.

002_LET_in the shadow of the pyramidsShe is a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia (USA) with dual degrees in journalism & political science.
RqS6KB6rSee more of her work here. See her lecture on Saturday February 7th.

EUGENE RICHARDS

Reverend and Mrs. Landers, Hughes, Arkansas, 1969Eugene Richards was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He took a degree in English and journalism, before he studied photography with Minor White at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1968 he joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and was assigned to eastern Arkansas, where he helped found a social service organization and a community newspaper, Many Voices, that reported on black political action and the violence of the Ku Klux Klan.

After publication of his first two books, Few Comforts or Surprises: The Arkansas Delta and Dorchester Days, Richards began working as a freelance magazine photographer, undertaking assignments on such diverse topics as the American family, drug addiction, river blindness, pediatric AIDS, abuses within the meatpacking industry, and aging and death in America.RIE1992010W00003-25-25A.jpgBut Richards is perhaps best known for his later books. Exploding Into Life, which chronicles his first wife Dorothea Lynch’s struggle with breast cancer, received Nikon’s Book of the Year award. For Below The Line: Living Poor in America, his documentation of urban and rural poverty, Richards was named Photojournalist of the Year by the International Center of Photography. The Knife & Gun Club: Scenes From an Emergency Room received an Award of Excellence from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue, an extensive reportorial on the effects of hard-core drug usage, received the Kraszna-Krausz Award for Photographic Innovation in Books.Many of his other projects and books have recieved numerous prices and honours.

At Dokfoto he will present his new book Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down

 
eugene portrettSee more of his work here. See his lecture Saturday February 7th.

PROGRAM FOR DOKFOTO2015

logoFriday 6th of February from 6 pm:

Chi Yin Sim  http://www.chiyinsim.com

Harald Henden .  http://www.vg.no/bildespesial/9479

Saturday 7th of February from 5 pm:

Tanya Habjouqa  http://www.tanyahabjouqa.com

Laura El-Tantawy  http://www.lauraeltantawy.com

Eugene Richards  http://www.eugenerichards.com

 

Saturday 7th of February

Booksigning with Eugene Richards at Tronsmo Bokhandel