NEWS

DIANA MATAR: 'EVIDENCE' REVIEWED IN THE GUARDIAN

Sean O'Hagan writes of Diana Matar's newly published book 'Evidence',
"All the images are a testament to a personal quest that brings no answers, and no peace .... In Evidence, Diana Matar has created an impressionistic visual landscape of absence and longing, rather than a book of reportage or photojournalism.'

The 'Evidence' book launch is on Thursday 27 November 2014, 7 - 8.30 pm at Purdy Hicks Gallery. Diana Matar will signing copies of the book, and a short talk by philosopher Devorah Baum will be at 7.30pm.

A further review of 'Evidence' can be found on Disphotic, please follow the link below:
www.disphotic.com/review-evidence-diana-matar/
Diana matar: 'Evidence' reviewed in the guardian

LEILA JEFFREYS: EXHIBITION FEATURED IN FINANCIAL TIMES MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 15

"When Leila Jeffreys set out to photograph as many of Australia's wild cockatoo species as possible, her avian subjects knew exactly how to handle the camera. Bob, the long-billed corella, presented his best side, while Commander Skyring, a gang-gang cockatoo, quietly awaited orders. The result? A new exhibition that celebrates some very colourful characters."

Leila Jeffreys exhibition runs from 21 November 2014 - 10 January 2015.
Leila jeffreys: exhibition featured in financial times magazine November 15

SUSAN DERGES: SHADOWS ON THE WALL - CAMERALESS PHOTOGRAPHY FROM 1851 TO TODAY, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 'Shadows on the Wall' presents 50 evocative images created with light and chemistry but without the use of a camera.
The images reflect a range of techniques as visually diverse as the movements of art to which they belong—recording the precise outlines of botanical specimens, the alchemy of the darkroom, or the abstraction of form. Although sometimes simply made, the photographs explore the complex relationship between reality and representation.

The exhibition runs from 31 August - 30 November 2014
Susan derges: Shadows on the wall - Cameraless photography from 1851 to today, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

AWOISKA VAN DER MOLEN: REVIEW OF 'SEQUESTER' BY CONSCIENTIOUS PHOTO MAGAZINE

"Thankfully, Van der Molen’s landscapes have now been turned into a book, Sequester ... However, it’s one thing to make a nicely printed book and quite another to be able to translate the experience of standing in front of the prints into book form ... If the prints, when viewed on a wall, draw the viewer in, the book does the very same thing ... evoke emotions and feelings.

Easily one of the best photobooks in a long time."

For the full review please see:
cphmag.com/sequester
Awoiska van der Molen: Review of 'Sequester' by Conscientious Photo Magazine

DIANA MATAR AND AWOISKA VAN DER MOLEN: BOOK SIGNING, PARIS PHOTO 2014

Diana Matar and Awoiska van der Molen will be signing copies of their newly published monographs 'Evidence' and 'Sequester'.

Diana Matar's 'Evidence' tells the story of absence in relation to the personal loss felt through her father-in-law's disappearance. A compilation of six years of work, the book contains archival images and diary extracts alongside Matar's beautiful and powerful photographs.

Sean O'Hagan writes of Awoiska van der Molen's first photobook 'Sequester', "it is laden with an inordinate sense of silence. Her monochrome landscapes ... alert us in their meditative way not just to the thereness, but also to what James Joyce called the “whatness” of things."

'Sequester' has been shortlisted for the 2014 Paris Photo Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards.

Book signings for both publications take place on Friday 13 November, Paris Photo, Grand Palais.

Purdy Hicks Gallery, Stand D40
Awoiska van der Molen, 3pm
Diana Matar, 5pm
Diana matar and awoiska van der molen: book signing, Paris photo 2014