Monovisions Awards 2017

Anup Shah: The Mara

Anup Shah: The Mara

It was one Sunday morning, a few years ago on the open plains of Mara, that the idea for the body of work in my latest book, ‘The Mara’, was born. I was in the midst of elephants and within touching distance of a couple of them. I felt a primeval sense of being, a connection to a distant past.…
Tomasz Lewandowski: Auschwitz – Ultima Ratio Of The Modern Age

Tomasz Lewandowski: Auschwitz – Ultima Ratio Of The Modern Age

According to a duo of photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, the form of the industrial construction is determined only by its function. The function is also the „legitimacy“ of the existence of these buildings. In other words, when the structure, which is built as an industrial site, loses its original function, it becomes unnecessary and sooner or later will be…
Ofir Barak: Mea shearim – The streets

Ofir Barak: Mea shearim – The streets

Mea Shearim was established in 1874 as the fifth settlement outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Its name is derived from a verse in the weekly Torah portion that was read the week the settlement was founded: “Isaac sowed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundredfold (מאה שערים, Mea Shearim); God had blessed…
Jean-François CANTREL: Camera’s Faces

Jean-François CANTREL: Camera’s Faces

This series is inspired by black and white photographs found in family albums from the fifties and sixties: anonymous portraits taken by my father during his travels. So here are my own strangers, now capturing the photographer, or the viewer. All unified by cameras that have made History. The capture’s instant, the click, is materialised by the movement of the…