In the footsteps of Inge Morath. Perspectives on the Danube

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Fuencarral St. 3, Madrid, Spain.
From May 27 to October 2, 2016.


Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. After studying languages in Berlin, she became a translator, then a journalist and the Austrian editor for Heute, an Information Service Branch publication based in Munich. All her life Morath would remain a prolific diarist and letter-writer, retaining a dual gift for words and pictures that made her unusual among her colleagues.

A friend of photographer Ernst Haas, she wrote articles to accompany his photographs and was invited by Robert Capa and Haas to Paris to join the newly founded Magnum agency as an editor and researcher. She began photographing in London in 1951, and joined Magnum Photos as a photographer in 1953. While working on her own first assignments, Morath also assisted Henri Cartier-Bresson during 1953-54, becoming a full member in 1955.

In the following years, Morath traveled extensively in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Her special interest in the arts found expression in photographic essays published by a number of leading magazines. After her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller in 1962, Morath settled in New York and Connecticut. She first visited the USSR in 1965. In 1972 she studied Mandarin and obtained a visa to China, making the first of many trips to the country in 1978.

Morath was at ease anywhere. Some of her most important work consists of portraits, but of passers-by as well as celebrities. She was also adept at photographing places: her pictures of Boris Pasternak's home, Pushkin's library, Chekhov's house, Mao Zedong's bedroom, artists' studios and cemetery memorials are permeated with the spirit of invisible people still present. Inge Morath died in New York City on 30 January 2002.


Olivia Arthur (London, UK, 1981). After obtaining his degree in mathematics from the University of Oxford, Olivia Arthur studied photojournalism at the London College of Printing in 2003. That same year, he moved to Delhi to work as a freelance photographer. During her stay in Italy in 2006, she began working on the project The Middle Distance, a work on the life of the young set in the border between Europe and Asia and has exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Triennale Milan, the Art Museum in Shanghai and the Shiodomeitalia Creative Center in Tokyo. In 2007, she received the Inge Morath Magnum Foundation Award and in 2008 joined Magnum Photos. It was then that he started a new project entitled Beyond the Veil in Tehran, Isfahan and the Caspian Sea, Iranian portraying women in situations that break with Western stereotypes about them. In 2008 she won the PHotoEspaña OjodePez Award for Human Values ​​and developed a solo show at PHotoEspaña 2009. Among other sum awards the Vic Odden of the Royal Photographic Society (2010) and the Jean-Luc Ladardère Foundation (2008). In 2015 she published the photo book Stranger on the sinking of DARA near Dubai.

Lurdes R. BASOLÍ

Lurdes R. Basoli (Barcelona, ​​Spain, 1981) is a graduate in Audiovisual Communication and has a degree in photojournalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Lives and works between Barcelona and San Sebastian. Since 2005, Basoli has worked for major Spanish media and international presence, as La Vanguardia Magazine, El País Weekly, The Magazine of El Mundo, Interviú, Maxim, GQ, Glamour, The Sunday Times Magazine, Foto8, Internazionale, La nation and El Universal. Among the awards he has received the Award ANI PixPalace are at Visa pour l'Image (2011), the Inge Morath Magnum Foundation Award (2010) and FotoPres grant from the "la Caixa" Foundation (2009). Some of his most outstanding works are: Caracas. The branch of the sky, a project on street violence to which he devoted two years; Ghosts Chernobyl, work on those who decided to return to live in the area affected by the nuclear disaster zone; and The Garden, a portrait of the world from the domestic and near vision of the photographer herself. Her photographs have been seen in international exhibitions at the Baku Museum of Modern Art (Azerbaijan), Floreal Gallery (Paris), Fotohof Gallery (Austria), the European Parliament (Brussels), Fotodokumentu (Poland), the Iberoamerican Art Fair ( Venezuela) and Nooderlicht Photofestival (Netherlands). In Spain, her work has been seen in places such as Casa America (Madrid), CaixaForum (Barcelona) and Dr. Nopo Gallery (Valencia).

Kathryn COOK

Kathryn Cook (Albuquerque, USA, 1979). Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA) and studied journalism at the University of Colorado. Her career as a professional photographer began in 2003 with Associated Press in Panama. Just two years later he left the agency to work as a freelance photographer and to devote himself entirely to personal projects in Latin America. In 2006, she moved to Istanbul to start work on the project Memory of Trees, a work on the Armenian genocide, which ended in a book with the same title published in 2014. His work focuses particularly on aspects related to memory and collective consciousness in societies that have been victims of genocide. In 2007 she was selected by Photo District News (PDN) as one of the top 30 emerging photographers and in 2008 became the Aftermath Project Award and the Inge Morath Award from Magnum Foundation. In 2009 she received the Enzo Baldoni Prize and in 2011 won the Marseilles-Provence artistic residence, 2013 to continue its Memory Tree project. Her work has been exhibited in many areas, among which are the Noorderlicht Festival, Warzone Group Show, Rencontres d'Arles, Lumix Festival for young photojournalists Hannover, San Fedele Gallery (Milan), The Gadge Gallery (Chicago) and Plat (t) form Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland). Her photographs have appeared in numerous international publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. He was founder of Prospekt Photographers and currently works as a photographer for the VU agency in Paris.


Jessica Dimmock (New York, USA, 1978). Graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York, she has received numerous awards, including the Infinity Award for Photojournalism awarded by the ICP (2014), the Inge Morath Award from Magnum Foundation (2008), a Special Mention included Santa Fe Center of Photography (2007) and a research grant Marty Forscher the Photo District News (2007). In 2007 she published her first book, The Ninth Floor, a photographic project that led her to live for three years with heroin addicts who occupied a luxury building on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Her work has been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou (Paris), in the FOAM (Amsterdam), the International Photography Center (Milan), at the Kunsthaus Dresden and at the United Nations (New York). In 2011 she was named full member of VII Photo Agency. Her work has been published in numerous media, including: Aperture, W, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Sunday Times, The British Journal of Photography, Time, Grazia and Photoicon, as well as works a New American Photographic Dream, C International and American Photography 22. Dimmock has also worked video, still won the Kodak Award for Best Cinematography at the Hamptons International Film Festival (2011) and the Independent Spirit Award (2011). Her video for UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) on child marriage earned him first prize in the World Press Photo. Also, Dimmock has recorded documentaries for HBO and The Weight of the National and Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously, and has worked as co-director of production Brick.


Claudia Guadarrama (Mexico City, Mexico, 1976). Graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Claudia Guadarrama studied Political Science and Public Administration, to veer later toward a career in photojournalism overturned. His work focuses on documenting social problems. In 2004 he was awarded the Inge Morath Magnum Foundation Award for her project before the deadline, a work on the life of undocumented migrants in Mexico's southern border. It also received the Canon Female Photojournalist Award (2005) at the International Festival of Photojournalism Visa Pour L'image (Perpignan, France). Her photographs have appeared in magazines such as GEO, TIME, Newsweek, COLORS Magazine, Paris Match and L'Equipe, plus numerous Mexican media. He currently works as a photographer for Polaris Images.


Claire Martin (Perth, Australia, 1980). Degree in Social Work, photo projects mainly focus on bringing visibility to less favored and most neglected communities in developed countries. The object of some of her work has been marginalized suburbs of the richest cities in the world, the consequences of the earthquake in Haiti, prostitution or life in marginal communities of the first world. Her work has received critical acclaim with nominations and awards, among which include the Prix Pictet (2012), the Lead Academy Award (2011), the Sony World Photography Award (2010), the Inge Morath Award from Magnum Foundation (2010) and an honorable mention at the International Photography Awards (2008). She has participated in festivals such as the Lumix Festival for young photojournalists (Germany, 2012), The Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney, 2011) and the Foto Freo Photography Festival (Australia, 2010). Her works have also been exhibited at the Sydney Opera House (Australia, 2011), the Art Gallery of Western Australia (2011), the Deihtorhallen Hamburg House of Photography (Germany, 2011) and the Association of Photographers Gallery (UK, 2009) . Also, her works are in collections such as the National Library of Australia and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (USA).


Emily Schiffer (USA, 1980). Graduated in Fine Arts and African American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Schiffer is interested in documentary photography at its confluence with art, participation and social transformation. In 2005 she founded My Viewpoint Youth Photography Initiative, a project developed in the indigenous reserve Cheyenne (South Dakota) river whose aim was to teach photography as a means to enable young people to explore, express and reflect its identity. In 2011 she participated in the creation of See Potential a public art project supported by the Magnum Foundation, whose purpose was to involve the community in urban rehabilitation projects by installing large-scale photographs in ruined buildings. Thus on the one hand it showed the potential image as a tool for social empowerment and drew attention to the need to reshape the spaces. Among her awards include the Audience Engagement of the Open Society Foundation (2012), the Emergency Fund of the Magnum Foundation (2011), the Arnold Newman Prize (2010), the First Prize of the IPA Lucie Awards (2009), the Inge Morath Magnum Foundation Award (2008) and a Fulbright Scholarship (2006-2007). Her work has been exhibited in several international centers and her work has appeared in publications such as Aperture, Smithsonian Magazine, PDN, TIME Magazine, Lightbox and Mother Jones. Also, her work is part of the permanent collections of the Farnsworth Museum (USA), The Center for Fine Art Photography (USA) and Kiyosato Museum (Japan).


Ami Vitale (USA, 1971). Degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina, this photojournalist and filmmaker has worked in more than 85 countries. Her reporting on Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been published in magazines including include GEO, Newsweek, TIME, The Telegraph Sunday Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Le Figaro and Smithsonian Magazine. It is a photographer of National Geographic magazine and her photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Among the prizes and awards she has received include: World Press Photo (2003, 2005 and 2015), National Press Photographers Association (2001) and the Society of American Travel Writers (2001/2002), the Inge Morath Award from Magnum Foundation (2002), the Canon Female Photojournalist Award for her work in Kashmir (2003) and the scholarship Alexia Foundation for World Peace (2000). Ami is cofounder of Ripple Effect Images, a group of scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers whose goal is to create and distribute powerful stories that illustrate the problems related to the lives of women in developing countries.



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