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What sort of planet are we going to leave behind ? The debut monograph by Daniel Jack Lyons (appearing at Loose Joints Publishing) continues the commitment of the American artist to visualizing the social and political rights of under-represented communities. Lyons began working in the Amazon under the umbrella of Casa do Rio, a community-based organization that celebrates and supports the cultural lives of teenagers and young people living in the depths of the Amazon. Lyons particularly visualizes and empowers the trans and queer communities of the region, exploring how deep indigenous traditions and modern identity politics meet in the rainforest.
The publishing house tells us : “Lyons’ empowering images celebrate the perennial coming-of-age impulses to express and affirm one’s individuality, resilient here in the Amazon against a toxic mix of environmental degradation, violence, and discrimination. As another generation passes through the quotidian rites and rituals of adolescence, Lyons asks : what sort of world will they inhabit, and how much autonomy will they have over it ?”
About – Daniel Jack Lyons (b. 1981) is an American artist and anthropologist whose work focuses largely on marginalized youth, whether occupying spaces on the periphery of society or in the face of conflict. He has exhibited work internationally, most recently in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Amsterdam, Warsaw, London, and Mozambique. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, i-D, the New Yorker, and Vogue Italia.
Daniel Jack Lyons ‘Like a River’ . 148pp, 240 × 300 mm, 70 photos . ISBN 978-1-912719-38-9 . July 2022
27.01.2022 show complete article
‘Fairy Tales’ tells modern takes on the genre in nine erotic chapters. On display are elves, mermaids, sirens, sea sprites, fallen angels, fairies, and witches. The stories were created in unique spaces, suburban houses, in parking lots, and fantastic sceneries. Canadian photographer and Director Petra Collins staged the motifs with actress Alexa Demie, who can now be seen as ‘Maddy’ in HBO’s EUPHORIA. Alexa slipped into nine different characters for it. As children, Petra and Alexa were both in love with fairy tales, which enabled them to escape their own painful realities, according to publishing house Rizzoli Press New York.
Petra Collins grew up in a suburb of Toronto in the 1990s and 2000s. Her mother, who fled Soviet-ruled Hungary in the 1980s, showed her Hungarian folktales from the 1970s instead of Disney films. Alexa Demie comes from Los Angeles and grew up surrounded by the Mexican folklore of her mother, grandmother and aunts, fascinated by stories of secret kingdoms. In the summer of 2020, Collins posted the photo of a fairy on her Instagram account, upon which Alexa contacted her. Shortly afterwards, the first photo shoot began. The result has now been published in an illustrated book at Rizzoli.
Petra Collins is a multi-talented artist and director whose photography sets the stylistic tone for much of the 2010s. Shooting since the age of fifteen, her work is fueled by self-discovery and a contemporary femininity which explore the complex intersection of life as a young woman online and off. Collins weaves through the worlds of art, fashion, film, and music. She is working on her first feature film, which was set to shoot in 2021.
Alexa Demie is an actor, musician and multi-hyphenate talent who currently stars as ‘Maddy’ in HBO’s EUPHORIA. She has starred in acclaimed A24 films and had success in creative direction and design projects. Alexa is currently working on her first EP, developing and producing films and TV shows, and engaged in social impact work focused on equality and representation, especially for the Latinx community and the next generation of youth.
10.01.2022 show complete article
“Months upon months of lockdown, digital homeschooling, no more hanging out with friends, contact only at a distance : How did children and adolescents come to terms with it in their rooms? And in their souls? The internationally renowned, Cologne-based artist couple Feli & Pepita has captured the mood of youths with the camera.” according to WDR. We present you the book cover of the widely discussed exhibition project ‘In my Room’ by photographer duo Feli & Pepita c/o WILDFOX RUNNING.
About : FELI & PEPITA are a German artist and photographer duo, whose work has been featured in international magazines and fashion campaigns. They operate both in the commercial world and in the art world. Their work has been shown in various international solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Vancouver, Hanover and Cologne. A major theme in their photographic work is childhood and adolescence as well as the transition into adulthood.
GoSee : wdr.de////feli-und-pepita & gosee.news/feliandpepita & wildfoxrunning.com
07.01.2022 show complete article