The challenge. This is, in summary, what drives me to apply for this call to artist. How, today, make a city speak, a city so fully and beautifully photographed by the most renowed photographers, and today by more and more professionals or amateurs on the web? How, in two weeks, produce images that, like those of Vivian Maier, will go beyond the mere representation of reality and reach the public? Images that will not just follow the trend of the moment or seek the spectacular, but rather try to capture its pulses, mixed, by ricochet to my own heartbeats? How to produce images that will go beyond what I have done so far, without betraying the spirit of the city, nor misleading my own work? I have no specific subject for this project. Raised in a family where life hasn't been always a joy, I have become very sensitive to emotions and atmospheres. And the many travels I had the opportunity to do through my previous job, has amplified this tendency. It is this sensibility that I would like to use in this project to transmit the invisible, the sensitive, the soul of a city .... For that I must come free of any idea that would constrain me, look everywhere in its districts and neighborhoods for the constituent particles of a city with so many facets.
Converted to the photography in 2014 after a vocational training at "Gobelins school" (the Paris based school of images) the work of Valérie Six, a French independent photographer living in Bordeaux, has quickly been followed by social networks. Her street photographs are marked by a singular atmosphere in which the urban is sublimated. Not very interested in staging, she looks at the streets as theatrical skits of our everyday life, in which passers-by become improvised actors for her scenes. If the city attracts the photographer, it is thanks to her past. In the 1980s, she spent a year in China where she came back again many times later, witnessing the phenomenal development of the country. In 2012, she discovered Dubai and its grandiloquence, an urban oasis in the desert. The diversity of spaces and architectures and its consequences on human beings when combined with other elements like cultural or social backgrounds, have thus become a natural issue of interest for her photography. An everlasting questioning that she likes to confront with her own dreams to deliver enigmatic images, calling for narration. Her images have been widely published through online galleries and in the print media. They have been exhibited, as part of street photo festivals in many cities (Bordeaux, London, Milan, Miami ...). An artist book has been published for her participation to INEDIT exhibition at Arrêt sur l’Image gallery in Bordeaux and is part of Fisheye year Photo book/vol.3.
“Un-Organ” is a photo series focusing on different aspects of the human body in minute detail. For me, street photography is about searching for tiny, peculiar traces of humanity in reality and transforming them from something ordinary to something extraordinary. I want to shoot interesting things in the simplest way.
I always dream of being a photographer. In 2017, I studied Creative Practices in ICP then I choose to leave NYC to my hometown. But my passion is still there. I cannot stop thinking of going back because I really want to make it in New York City. So now I decided to move back to New York City to pursue my dream. The WSP Artist residency will give me the chance to make work there with my full potential. I can ensure to WSP team that I will show the best work. After the show, I will stay in NYC and help the WSP community as much as I can. I believe in the power of women photographers as I believe in myself shooting street photography too.
Born in Bangkok,1992. Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet, aka Poupay, realized that had a passion in photography since childhood and kept photographing from then on. She was known as young and emerging Thai street photographer before going to New York for studying One Year Certificate program at International Center of Photography (ICP). After graduated, she became an intern at renowned photographers collective Magnum Photos for awhile.
Jutharat has a gift and good eye that could interpret any ordinary things surrounding her to be something special astoundingly. Un-Organ, a series about parts of bodies and tiny ordinary things which are combined and represented as new meanings — clever and so fun. Recent works are quite different from her past street works, simpler, tranquil, and tend to be about mood and tone increasingly.
Jutharat’s works have been shown in Thailand and worldwide such as New York city, Miami, San Francisco, Belgium, Germany, etc. Also she was one of winners of LensCulture and PDN Annual Contest in 2017. She currently works as a freelance photographer based in Bangkok.
Playing with the very special atmosphere of a place, with people who are fully part of it, I love it.
Finding a new angle , creating something new in places where millions of Pictures are taken every days, I love it.
New-York ? I love it.
Will I be the best one ?
Not my call , but one sure thing : the challenge of telling a story in a limited time in a crazy photogenic world is an exercice I loved with Veenit and Roit in Jodhpur, no doubt I will love it with Gulnara in NYC !
Karine was criminal lawyer in Paris during 15 years. Gradually, and after a documentary in prisons in France for the ministry of justice, she realized that there are actually common points between photography and advocacy. Playing with reflections to reveal was is in the shadow. Enhancing colors to make people realise things are neither not black and white, nor as simple as they look like. Listen to others and make their words become a defense, their life become a picture…
She was featured and published by National geographic with pictures of poetic childhood and also with picture of India.
Now she lives in South Asia and is street photographer and documentary photographer working as a free lance and volunteer for different NGO in Asia.
She wants to make photographs that plead, that tell stories. In this way, photography will not only be escape hatch but also continuity in her commitment to the defense of the human.