BEGRAMOFF - Photo - 'Visions du monde'
The Begramoff Gallery is pleased to present, outside its walls, the exhibition 'BEGRAMOFF PHOTO 'Visions du monde' ('BEGRAMOFF PHOTO' Worldviews) dedicated to photography, which will last until April 29, 2016, within the space BE BEAUTY - 982 Ch de Waterloo 1180 BXL.
This exhibition brings together five talented photographers: Shirley Hicter (Belgian), Jiri Jiru (Czech), Cyril le Tourneur d'Ison (French) Laurent Muschel (French) and Manuel Romaris (Spanish), each having a worldview that they wanted to introduce to us.
Photographers participating in the exhibition BEGRAMOFF - PHOTO 'Worldviews'
Shirley Hicter has always been a photographer, but it is only since 2013 that she is primarily devoted to photography with a sensitivity and a unique view of the world. She favours intuitive catches resulting to sometimes confusing snapshots, ephemeral and precious moments she gently borrows from life, beautiful and touching stories told or that she makes you want to invent. Her favourite themes are people, places, objects that inspire her in her search for sharing and emotions. Her worldview is sweet, caring, positive but lucid. For Begramoff – Photo exhibition, she has chosen to present a new series of photographs 'Bruxelles - Graphiques' ('Brussels - Graphics'), which will not fail to surprise us.
Cyril le Tourneur d'Ison publishes reports on the confluence of the trip and testimony for over twenty-five years in French and foreign magazines. In 1990, he won a 'world press' prize for his reporting on the populations of the Indus in Pakistan. He covers many other topics, of a humanitarian, environmental nature, portraits of cities from Damascus to Valparaiso, passing through topics related to World Heritage, the art of living. Moreover, he is the author of numerous illustrated books.
Today, distancing himself from a certain emphasis of photographic expression, he tries to take a more personal look at the strange and ephemeral experiences, lived during each of his stories covered. It is in this context that Cyril le Tourneur d'Ison has completed a work on the "Geography of the disaster" that he presents as part of the Begramoff - Photo exhibition. This work has been clandestinely performed and reveals to us the disasters generated by the work on the construction of the TGV Le Mans-Rennes line, from which arose a huge tear in the territory of Mayenne in France.
Jiri Jiru was born in Prague but moved to Brussels as a political refugee twenty-nine years ago. Today he lives and works in Prague and Brussels. He has collaborated with various prestigious journals such as 'Time', 'Newsweek', Business Week', 'The New York Times', 'International Herald Tribune', etc…
Photography seems to be in the genes of the family of Jiri Jiru. Jiri has perpetuated the work of his uncle Vaclav Jiru, founder and editor of the magazine 'Photography' and member of the prestigious AFIAP association. But Jiri Jiru met Vaclav Havel in Brussels on the occasion of a visit of the latter in Belgium and thus he became his personal photographer, enabling him to make many trips and catch historical, improbable and valuable moments. As part of the Begramoff - Photo exhibition, some of these improbable photographs are presented.
Laurent Muschel lives and works in Brussels. He has already exhibited in several galleries in Brussels, but also in the US and in Asia.
His work revolves around several axes: the story with the capture of snapshots, ambient and staging photography, and finally collaborative work. Playing with contrasts, colours and poses, he offers an instantly recognizable vision that captures the fleeting moment without caricaturing or enclosing it.
In this context, he has realized a work in museums ('Back to museum'), where he has photographed people from the back integrating them into the paintings or works presented. Playing with matches, he establishes a new form of dialogue between the viewer and the work itself.
Since, he continues his search for powerful images. He has made a series of 'underground' photos and has cooperated with his wife to complete works in four hands of an undeniable force. He takes pictures and she paints them. They are MagLau.
For Begramoff - Photo exhibition, Laurent Muschel has chosen some photos of woman, a subject he likes, but also a cover story photography in Ethiopia that will be a highlight of the exhibition, for its relevance.
Manuel Romaris lives and works in Brussels. A biologist by training, he has begun working as a journalist for the "Diario de Galicia" newspaper. He got the prize for young photographers in 1990 awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Social Affairs and he has worked for various newspapers, magazines and agencies, especially Altaïr, El Dominical, Getty Images, National Geographic, Viajes, etc. He is now a freelance photographer specializing in photojournalism, travel and nature and represents at European level the Spanish association "Periodistas Gráficos Europeos" (http://www.apge.org).
As part of the Begramoff- Photo exhibition, Manuel Romaris has chosen to present animal photographs that will not leave spectators indifferent.