With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.
Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.
Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.
Manca Juvan (1981) is a freelance photographer, who along with a BA in Photography has more than a decade of working experience throughout the field and around the world. Juvan's recent long term-photo photography book project Guardians of the Spoon, which focuses on preserving memory of Italian Fascist Concentration Camps, won the Award on 32. Slovenian bookfair (2016) for best design among monographic and bibliophilic books and was a winner of 2017 International PhotoBook Award in Los Angeles. In 2016 she was invited to New York to present this photographic project at the Photography and Human Rights Conference. Manca's other long-term project Unordinary Lives documents the consequences of the Afghanistan War through the stories of ordinary Afghans. Since it was published as a book in 2010 (an English edition followed in 2012) it was widely exhibited around the world, usually accompanied by thematic discussions. Among other recognitions (she was a participant in the Eddie Adams Barnstorm workshop, a nominee for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Foam Paul Huf Award and Keith Harring Scholarship), Juvan was selected Photographer of the Year in Slovenia for her reportage work in 2006, 2007 and 2008. She's been twice commended–in 2005 and 2006–for her work on Afghanistan by the Slovenian Association of Journalists and she received two main prizes in the Lens on Development photo contest.Read More
Her work was exhibited in Slovene Museum of Modern Art as well as on festivals and different exhibition venues in Luxembourg, New York, Washington, Brussels, Paris and elsewhere. Her photographs have appeared among others in The Times, National Geographic, and The Guardian. She's been a member of the international photography collective Sputnik Photos, a regular collaborator with socially engaged APIS Institute, as well as a Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Program Fellow in 2011. She was a Magnum Foundation grantee and contributor to What Works projects in 2012 and 2016.
She works as a mentor on photo documentary workshops, college and university photography programs.
Text courtesy Galerija Fotografija.
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