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“Marie Ulmer” by Candace Karch

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Hi, this is Andrea for This Aint Art School, an online photography platform and community.TAAS is always on the lookout for new and interesting projects to feature, and I’ve been sharing some of our most popular with you over the last month. For my final feature, I’m happy to share the work of Candace Karch.

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Candace Karch (@sugarbeam on instagram) has been taking photos since before the invention of Instagram. In her early days, she shot film. In her mid-days, she discovered digital photography. Now in her mid to late days she is using an IPhone, a point and shoot and occasionally reuniting with “Madame” her Mamiya C330.

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Karch describes the subject of one of her recent photographic series, Marie Ulmer, as “a 101-year-old artist who rose to viral “fame” in 2015 when the series “Ms Ulmer” took third place in the lensculture portrait awards. She has made a piece of artwork every day for the last 95 years. Her work, which spans over eight decades, includes a wide variety of styles and mediums. Some of the most striking works for me have been her self-portraits. She used herself as a model primarily because, as she put it, “I drew who was available.” She never married and never had children. She has often expressed that a man might have interfered with her work. In the “Ms Ulmer” series she was able to discover a personality, she never explored, in front of my camera to become my muse. Marie Ulmer has spent a lifetime devoting herself to art, her constant companion. I have great admiration for her focus and dedication to her one true love, art.”

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“Blue Collar” by Tyler Gray

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This is Andrea, and I’m bringing you another feature from This Aint Art School (@thisaintartschool on instagram). TAAS is an online photography platform and community that runs regular challenges in collaboration with museums, galleries, and notable photographers. We also feature the best in new and established photographers, and are constantly on the lookout for more.

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Tyler Gray (@ty1ergray on instagram) is a commercial director and photographer based in Toronto, Canada. He describes his series “Blue Collar” as “an ongoing series of untold stories. Each image contains an open-ended narrative where I leave the viewer to draw their own conclusion based on how they interpret it.” His cinematic style hints at this much larger narrative, while the old cars and mid-century ranch houses evoke a bygone era in these heartland manufacturing towns, which seem out of place and out of time.

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“Too Tired for Sunshine” by Tara Wray

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Hello, This is Andrea Bell sharing another feature with you from This Ain’t Art School, our online photography platform and community on Instagram. At TAAS we foster our photographic community by hosting regular challenges and meet ups and by featuring both new and established photographers in our feed.

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Tara Wray (@tara_wray) is a photographer based in Vermont. Her most recent photobook, Too Tired for Sunshine, was published by Yoffy Press in 2018. In Too Tired for Sunshine, Tara Wray confronts depression by documenting the beauty, darkness, and absurdity of everyday life. Drawn from her daily life and wanderings, the photos explore loneliness and isolation, filtered through her lens of absurdist dark humor. Too Tired for Sunshine puts a fine point on channeling pain into creative expression. We are both witnessing the process and experiencing the result. Tara Wray takes us on a visual and emotional journey with disarming humor that lets us lean in to the sadness.

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Wray recently launched the Too Tired Project on Instagram, a photo initiative that aims to help those struggling with depression by offering a place for collective creative expression, with a curated selection of the work to be published in book form by Yoffy Press.

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#martinparrassignment x C/O Berlin x EMOP Berlin

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The European Month of Photography is Germany’s largest photo festival. It shows the entire spectrum of historical and contemporary photography in Berlin every two years. Numerous museums, cultural institutions, galleries, project spaces, embassies, and photo schools in Berlin and Potsdam present exhibitions and events which have been selected by a panel of experts. The EMOP Opening Days 2018 take place at C/O Berlin. The program of events will feature talks and panels with internationally renowned photographers, curators, media experts, and journalists, accompanied by performances, music acts, workshops, and Photobook: RESET.

Martin Parr whose exhibition “Golden Hearts” will be on view during EMOP Berlin, will also have an artist talk during the EMOP Opening Days on 29 September at C/O Berlin.

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Martin Parr once said:

“With photography, I like to create fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society’s natural prejudice and giving this a twist.”

He came up with the following assignment:

I am a fly. Try and take an image as if you were a fly. We want a nice fluid shot, and remember what flies are interested in.

Please post your photos between 23 September and 14 October 2018 using the hashtag #martinparrassignment on Instagram. The three best photos will be chosen by Martin Parr, This Ain’t Art School, EMOP Berlin and C/O Berlin.

What to win? The first prize is a Leica D-Lux Explorer Kit, Type 109, the second prize is a Leica Sofort “LimoLand”, and the third prize is the book “Augen Auf! 100 Jahre Leica Fotografie” – all sponsored by Leica Camera. AND as a plus: All three winner photos will be presented in the foyer of C/O Berlin and get an EMOP Berlin 2018 catalogue on top.

Instagram might not be primarily about photography, but @thisaintartschool on Instagram is. With the community photo project This Ain’t Art School, we want to show that Instagram and traditional photography are not mutually exclusive, but can complement each other. We provide a space to share work taken by people with a discerning eye. This Ain‘t Art School was founded in the summer of 2014 by Anika Meier. TAAS runs monthly assignments based on the work of a photographer or on themes.

Let‘s play!

Credits: 

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© Martin Parr Collection / Magnum Photos

“Pillars of Home” by Csilla Klenyanszki

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Hello,

This is Andrea Bell back with another feature from This Ain’t Art School. TAAS is an online photography platform and community on Instagram that is always on the lookout for up-and-coming and established photographers of note to highlight.

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For today’s feature, I’m excited to bring you a series called “Pillars of Home” by Csilla Klenyanszki (@csillaklenyanszki). Originally from Budapest, she now lives and works in Amsterdam. Her spare and playful photographs capitalize on Instagram’s preference for minimalism, while surprising the viewer with everyday household objects improbably and precariously balanced.

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Klenyanszki describes “Pillars of Home” in her own words:

“The challenges of early motherhood are transformed into a game: the lack of time, the fragility of a new life, the weight of responsibility, our changing identities, tension. These are the elements. Care, strength, patience, devotion. These are the things holding it together.”

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Klenyanszki continues:

“Pillars of home are ninety-eight balancing sculptures, made during my son’s nap, when our home – the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom or even the staircase – became a studio for no more than thirty minutes at a time.The pillars rely on their own inner stability while being framed only by the floor and the ceiling. As the objects are being piled up, they become a coherent entity, but their delicate arrangement and balancing structure makes them vulnerable. They can be destroyed at any moment.Not only the existence of the image is in danger if the installation collapses, but the noise of the fallen objects might awaken the sleeping baby, which puts an end to the working session.Pillars of home gives ninety-eight answers to one dilemma: how does a mother find balance between all her priorities. A never-ending juggling act.”

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Thanks for following along!

Photowalk for Hatje Cantz’s Berlin Stories Vol 4 with Annette Hauschild

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Hatje Cantz, This Aint Art School feat. Gregor Klar invite you on a stroll aka Instawalk through West Berlin for #meetberlinstories. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 6
Start Time: 3pm
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Berlin is a diverse, vibrant, international city, full of history. It is also an important center of contemporary art and photography, attracting all kinds of thinkers and makers. For their photobook series Berlin Stories, Hatje Cantz asked different photographers for their personal visions of the city. The next two volumes are dedicated to the work of Ralph Mecke, who was born in Berlin but now lives in New York, and Annette Hauschild, a long-time resident of Berlin and part of the renowned Agentur Ostkreuz. Hauschild’s contribution to the series is titled Last Days of Disco, Berlin Stories Vol 4, and it focuses on the streets of West Berlin, capturing in black-and-white the changes that the neighborhood has undergone since the fall of the Iron Curtin.

Now we want to ask you for your view of Berlin! We’ll take a photowalk through West Berlin, and even meet Annette Hauschild on the way. If you want to join us, please leave a comment here.

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Lisette Appeldorn and her masked identities

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Hello,

I am Andrea Bell, an art historian and digital curator for This Ain’t Art School on Instagram. I’m excited to be taking over the Hatje Cantz blog for the month and sharing some of my favorite features from TAAS with you.

In the era of the selfie, what does it mean to hide one’s face, to obscure one’s identity, to capture something about a person in a photograph other than what they look like? Lisette Appeldorn lives and works in Amsterdam in her own little studio. She has an obsession for masks made from a lot of different materials. She is constantly looking for that perfect combination of the right colors and materials, draped over the human body. Playing with these materials without having any clear plan beforehand, she creates a series of different characters that she discovers while shooting.

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By hiding the face, Appeldorn has control over the emotions in the work, and although there is no distraction of a facial expression, we can still recognize ourselves in the presented shapes. She gets inspiration by walking by strange household or construction shops, or searching for that one right fabric. You can find Appeldorn’s work posted to her instagram page: @Lisette.Appeldorn.

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A Day At The Druckerei Zu Altenburg

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Impressions #4: Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

Who’s that dog?

Who’s that dog?

Photography in a wine shop – what more can you ask for?

Photography in a wine shop – what more can you ask for?

Opening of Johanna-Maria Fritz at Anne Clergue Galerie

Opening of Johanna-Maria Fritz at Anne Clergue Galerie

Johanna-Maria Fritz, "Like a Bird"

Johanna-Maria Fritz, “Like a Bird”

Paul Graham, series "American Night"

Paul Graham, series “American Night”

Checking the news – exhibition of Paul Graham

Checking the news – exhibition of Paul Graham

Paul Graham, from the series "Shimmer of Possibility"

Paul Graham, from the series “Shimmer of Possibility”

Paul Graham, from the series "Shimmer of Possibility"

Paul Graham, from the series “Shimmer of Possibility”

Paul Graham, from the series "The Present"

Paul Graham, from the series “The Present”

Street Splitter #01

Street Splitter #01

Installation view of Gregor Seiler "The Potemkin Villages"

Installation view of Gregor Seiler “The Potemkin Villages”

Gregor Seiler, from the Series "The Potemkin Villages"

Gregor Seiler, from the Series “The Potemkin Villages”

In the exhibition of Raymond Depardon

In the exhibition of Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon

Nadav Kander, Prix Pictet exhibition

Nadav Kander, Prix Pictet exhibition

Nadav Kander, Prix Pictet exhibition

Nadav Kander, Prix Pictet exhibition

Street Splitter #02

Street Splitter #02

Ann Ray, from the exhibition "The Unfinished – Lee McQueen"

Ann Ray, from the exhibition “The Unfinished – Lee McQueen”

Ann Ray, backstage at a show of Givenchy

Ann Ray, backstage at a show of Givenchy

Ann Ray, Alexander McQueen Show

Ann Ray, Alexander McQueen Show

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Ann Ray

Street Splitter #03

Street Splitter #03

Entrance to the Arles Book Awards exhibition

Entrance to the Arles Book Awards exhibition

At the Book Awards exhibition, RAF No Evidence by Arwed Messmer (Hatje Cantz) on the Shortlist

At the Book Awards exhibition, RAF No Evidence by Arwed Messmer (Hatje Cantz) on the Shortlist

Talking about books at "Cosmos-Arles Books"

Talking about books at “Cosmos-Arles Books”

Instagram pics floating machine installation – at Hyper Media

Instagram pics floating machine installation – at Hyper Media

Hyper Media Lab – very hyper

Hyper Media Lab – very hyper

When Beauty is a moment in time

When Beauty is a moment in time

Chilling in a room full of beauty

Chilling in a room full of beauty

Street Splitter #04

Street Splitter #04

Rene Burri, "The Imaginary Pyramids"

Rene Burri, “The Imaginary Pyramids”

Rene Burri, from the series "The Imaginary Pyramids"

Rene Burri, from the series “The Imaginary Pyramids”

Street Splitter #05 – watch out for "Your Daily Photograph . com"

Street Splitter #05 – watch out for “Your Daily Photograph . com”

Jonas Bendiksen, from the series "The Last Testament"

Jonas Bendiksen, from the series “The Last Testament”

He believes he’s the new Jesus. From the series "The Last Testament" by Jonas Bendiksen

He believes he’s the new Jesus. From the series “The Last Testament” by Jonas Bendiksen

Checking out shorts at Jonas Bendiksen’s show "The Last Testament"

Checking out shorts at Jonas Bendiksen’s show “The Last Testament”

Christto & Andrew, New Discovery Award

Christto & Andrew, New Discovery Award

Christto & Andrew

Christto & Andrew

Street Splitter #06

Street Splitter #06

Street Splitter #07 (ok, actually we have a car here, but the surface is also nice)

Street Splitter #07 (ok, actually we have a car here, but the surface is also nice)

Cristina de Middel & Bruno Morais, "Midnight at the Crossroads"

Cristina de Middel & Bruno Morais, “Midnight at the Crossroads”

Cristina de Middel & Bruno Morais

Cristina de Middel & Bruno Morais

Street Splitter #08

Street Splitter #08

What is love?

What is love?

Street Splitter #09

Street Splitter #09

Sun-Ra rules – even when the sun doesn´t shine

Sun-Ra rules – even when the sun doesn´t shine

Last Night at the Place du Forum

Last Night at the Place du Forum

Impressions 3: Museo Ferragamo, Firenze

Aeroporto di Firenze – announcement for the exhibition »L’Italia a Hollywood« about the influence of Italian actors, directors, make-up artists, writers and stylists on the movie industry in Hollywood in the beginning of the 20th century. Organized by the Museo Ferragamo in collaboration with Fondazione Ferragamo, curated by Giuliana Muscio and Stefania Ricci. On display until March 2019

Aeroporto di Firenze – announcement for the exhibition »L’Italia a Hollywood« about the influence of Italian actors, directors, make-up artists, writers and stylists on the movie industry in Hollywood in the beginning of the 20th century. Organized by the Museo Ferragamo in collaboration with Fondazione Ferragamo, curated by Giuliana Muscio and Stefania Ricci. On display until March 2019

Ferragamo Store in Firenze, movie stills with Paola Negri from the 1920s

Ferragamo Store in Firenze, movie stills with Paola Negri from the 1920s

Exhibition "Italy in Hollywood"

Exhibition “Italy in Hollywood”

Photo of the Gallery 141 with the works by the Futurists displayed a the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. On the left can be seen Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«

Photo of the Gallery 141 with the works by the Futurists displayed a the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. On the left can be seen Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«

Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«, 1913

Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«, 1913

Installation with silent movies from that time

Installation with silent movies from that time

Tina Modotti as an actress in the movie »The Tiger’s Coat«, 1920

Tina Modotti as an actress in the movie »The Tiger’s Coat«, 1920

Tina Modotti in San Francisco, 1920. Because the movie industry only saw her beauty, Tina soon became tired of Hollywood, quit acting and became a famous photographer herself

Tina Modotti in San Francisco, 1920. Because the movie industry only saw her beauty, Tina soon became tired of Hollywood, quit acting and became a famous photographer herself

Installation with photographs by Tina Modotti and by Edward Weston using Tina Modotti as a model

Installation with photographs by Tina Modotti and by Edward Weston using Tina Modotti as a model

Edward Weston, »Tina on the Azotea", Mexico, 1924

Edward Weston, »Tina on the Azotea”, Mexico, 1924

Rudolph Valentino, iconic male star of the time

Rudolph Valentino, iconic male star of the time

Many Italians were around that time in Hollywood: actress Marcella Battelini, 1927 (above), director Gregory La Cava with Bebe Daniels on the set of »Feel My Pulse« 1928 (middle), Tullio Carminati in the film »Honeymoon Hate«1927

Many Italians were around that time in Hollywood: actress Marcella Battelini, 1927 (above), director Gregory La Cava with Bebe Daniels on the set of »Feel My Pulse« 1928 (middle), Tullio Carminati in the film »Honeymoon Hate«1927

Photographer Manfredi Gioacchini, who captured the contemporary Hollywood

Photographer Manfredi Gioacchini, who captured the contemporary Hollywood

Amleto Cataldi, »La spiga«, 1909

Amleto Cataldi, »La spiga«, 1909

Pio Fedi, »Incontro tra amati«, 1850 (left), Ronaldo Colman and Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola“, 1924

Pio Fedi, »Incontro tra amati«, 1850 (left), Ronaldo Colman and Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola“, 1924

Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola« (left), Copy of Sandro Botticelli’s »Madonna of the Magnificat« (in the middle), Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola«, 1924

Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola« (left), Copy of Sandro Botticelli’s »Madonna of the Magnificat« (in the middle), Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola«, 1924

Work by Piero Fornasetti, Lithograph and seriograph on porcelain, using the face of the famous star Lina Cavalieri. The first plate was done in 1966, today there are over 350

Work by Piero Fornasetti, Lithograph and seriograph on porcelain, using the face of the famous star Lina Cavalieri. The first plate was done in 1966, today there are over 350

Showroom with the collection of shoes by Ferragamo. This is how the original Ferragamo »Boot Shop« looked like in the 1920s in Hollywood, including the sofa

Showroom with the collection of shoes by Ferragamo. This is how the original Ferragamo »Boot Shop« looked like in the 1920s in Hollywood, including the sofa

Pumps by Salvatore Ferragamos: »Décolleté,1926«, »Two-piece shoe«, 1927

Pumps by Salvatore Ferragamos: »Décolleté,1926«, »Two-piece shoe«, 1927

Curator Stefania Ricci welcoming everybody. After her speech the silent movie »Show People« started. Costumes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Curator Stefania Ricci welcoming everybody. After her speech the silent movie »Show People« started. Costumes by Salvatore Ferragamo