FLOW – ON SHOW: Torbjørn Rødland | The Touch That Made You

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Torbjørn Rødland (born 1970, Stavanger, Norway) is a Los Angeles-based photographer who creates portraits, still lifes and landscapes, which simultaneously inhabit, defamiliarise and disrupt the realm of the everyday. Depicting situations that can appear overly familiar, Rødland’s photographs reveal an … Continued

FLOW’s Book du Jour: Gordon Parks | The Flavio Story

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This book explores a once-popular picture story by Gordon Parks and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted. Published in Life magazine in June 1961 as “Poverty: Freedom’s Fearful Foe,” this empathetic photo-essay profiled the da Silva family, living in a hillside … Continued

FLOW – ON SHOW: John Akomfrah | Purple

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British artist and filmmaker, John Akomfrah creates his most ambitious piece to date – an immersive six-channel video installation addressing climate change, human communities and the wilderness. At a time when, according to the UN, greenhouse gas emissions from human … Continued

FLOW’s Book du Jour: Charles White | Black Pope

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The Chicago-born artist Charles White (1918–79) was celebrated during his lifetime for depictions of African-American men, women and children that acquired the name “images of dignity. White’s draftsmanship, his direct address of the social and political concerns of his time, … Continued

FLOW – ON SHOW: Christopher Thomas | Lost in LA

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Hamiltons presents Lost in L.A., the most recent series by the photographer Christopher Thomas. With these atmospheric black and white photographs, Thomas brings his unique style of city portraiture to Los Angeles, originally established in Münchner Elegien (2001–2005), New York … Continued

FLOW’s Book du Jour: Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965–85

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Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé (born 1943) started his career in 1960, the year his country (then named République de Haute-Volta) gained independence from France. Sanlé opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working with his Rolleiflex twin-lens, … Continued

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