Geoffrey H. Short exhibits in Paris

Congratulations to Geoffrey H. Short whose images continue to receive international attention….his Towards another (Big bang) Theory is currently featuring in the group show BIG BANG presented by Florence Moll Gallery, Paris, France. Here’s the invite.

Upcoming exhibitions:

Contemporary New Zealand Photography – part of the Auckland Festival of Photography Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 13 June – 7 July, 2012

Towards Another Theory Photographs by Geoffrey H. Short
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA. 04 – 28 October, 2012


International Humanist Photographer: Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh is pleased to announce the launch of his new website, which has been redesigned and updated and now offers all his international photographic projects online. This includes his books, published by Scalo, by Steidl, and by Sheikh’s own International Human Rights Series, together with his recent photographic projects, essays on his work, a range of international reviews and complete biographical and bibliographical information.

The launch of the new site coincides with the publication of Sheikh’s latest book, Portraits, with an essay by Eduardo Cadava.

Fazal Sheikh is an artist who uses photographs to document people living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world. His principle medium is the portrait, although his work also encompasses personal narratives, found photographs, sound, and his own written texts. He works from the conviction that a portrait is, as far as possible, an act of mutual engagement, and only through a long-term commitment to a place and to a community can a meaningful series of photographs be made. His overall aim is to contribute to a wider understanding of these groups, to respect them as individuals and to counter the ignorance and prejudice that often attaches to them.

Each of his projects is collected and published and is exhibited internationally in galleries and museums. He also works closely with human rights organizations and believes in disseminating his work in forms that can be distributed as widely as possible and can be of use to the communities themselves.

Over the past decade, Fazal Sheikh has made all his projects widely available over the Internet. This website is, therefore, a record of his work to date and constitutes an online exhibition, a publishing resource, and an archive.