PHOTOEAST 2018 #ibelong18
We supported the PhotoEast Festival in Suffolk UK this year by offering our own community the opportunity to enter PhotoEast's unique Instagram based photography competition allowing emerging photographers the chance to have work displayed at the PhotoEast photography festival alongside prestigious established photographers like Sian Davey, Mark Power, Cian Oba-Smith, Matt Eich, Seba Kurtis to name a few. The theme for entry was imagery created around the concept of belonging as proposed by curators Emma Bowkett and Josh Lustig, Director and Deputy Director of Photography, Financial Times Magazine.
We've selected our favourite ten submissions from our own collective. Congratulations to the winners of the competition overall and congratulations to our entrants who we considered our favourite images featuring our own #semizine #semi_zine in the #ibelong18 Instagram based photography competition. Below our featured images are by Maude Girard, Alex Djordjevic, Ko Dewantoro, Karli Jai, Miet Van Hee, Alessandra Sampalean, Daniel Harvey Gonzalez, Lea Fernandes, Jean Luc Feixa and Mattias Stolzenfels. Click on the images for more details on the photographers themselves.
Download the programme brochure for the PhotoEast Festival here!
To free oneself, one must question. Taking a step back, I am learning to question "Femininity"'s outlines. In all lineages, there are always allegiance, spasms and contradictions towards consensus. By using photography as an excuse, I probe this feminine heritage with the will to put it into perspective, without judgment. I also analyse the process of transmission, continuity and rupture.
Image by Maude Girard @maude__girard
At the time, it was common on the roadside to cross the figure of a bull symbolising a brand of alcohol. This wooden carved animal has now become an icon of the Iberian Peninsula, and every time I see it, I enjoy the pleasure of traveling. Even in the middle of the desert, I recognise this friendly silhouette that brings happy memories and reminds me that, deep down, I will always belong to this land.
Image by Jean Luc Feixa @jlfeixa
Trading in the studiums, punctums, Cartier-Bressons, and Susan Sontags for a good photo walk was a saving grace for me and reminded me why I enjoy photography, so expect a lot more of this kind of thing and some more Portra on thirty five millimetre too. I really recommend this to any creative student who’s feeling boxed in by deadlines and the £27,000 opinions that are presented to you as fact. Do you and enjoy what you do.
Image by Daniel Harvey Gonzalez @danielharveygonzalez
Bolek has always sold books in the 9th arrondissement of Paris and became an emblematic persona in his neighborhood. His “kiosque” could be described as a time machine or an erect coffin.
Image by Lea Fernandes @leafernandes
Image by Mattias Stolzenfels @germandubliner