Shortlisted Artist in Sony World Photography Awards Accused of Plagiarism

Shortlisted Artist in Sony World Photography Awards Accused of Plagiarism

In late February, artist Anka Zhuravleva noticed a shockingly similar photograph to her own shortlisted for the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. In an image by Portugal-based photographer Anka Zhuravleva, a breathless woman in a green dress floats, grasping a red sphere, in a gently lit hallway. She’s surrounded by other hovering red spheres, drifting like balloons. “Distorted Gravity” (2011) is a dreamy, whimsical shot, part of a larger project that, explained Zhuravleva to Hyperallergic, “is…








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Mesmerizing Portraits and Nudes in Jo Schwab’s Photographs

Mesmerizing Portraits and Nudes in Jo Schwab’s Photographs

German photographer Jo Schwab‘s work is immediately identifiable by its minimal renditions of the naked human form. A closer and more critical inspection immediately reveals tremendous innuendo and subtext. Jo’s models are mesmerizing and somehow their willingness to pose nude and reveal their vulnerabilities is confronting in a way that is uncommon and often absent in nude portraiture. When I was 15 years old I saw Dennis Hopper as a insane photographer in the movie…








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Anka Zhuravleva – from Modeling in Playboy to Working in the Darkroom

Anka Zhuravleva – from Modeling in Playboy to Working in the Darkroom

ANKA ZHURAVLEVA (BORN ANNA BELOVA) Anka was born on December 4, 1980 in Moscow, Russia. She spent her childhood with books on art and her mothers’ drawing tools, covering acres of paper with her drawings. In 1997 she entered the Moscow Architectural Institute deciding to follow in her mothers’ footsteps. But at the end of 1997 her mother was diagnosed with cancer and died in less that a year. Then her father died in 1999. After…








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Magic Moments Marking 170 Years of British Photography

Magic Moments Marking 170 Years of British Photography

Covering the dawn of photography in the 19th Century and moving into the 20th Century, a new exhibition called Britain in Focus charts how photographers have documented and interpreted the UK. The images span the genres of documentary, landscape and art and were taken by a mixture of professional and amateur photographers. From black and white to colour, and back again, here is a select history of British photography. Polymath William Henry Fox Talbot began…








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