NW Photojournalism Seattle event: Matt Lutton and M. Scott Brauer present recent projects – 18 Oct. 2015

I’m excited to announce that Matt and I will be showing some of our recent work this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Seattle at Machine House Brewery as guests of the NW Photojournalism community. The event starts at 7pm and is at Machine House Brewery. The address is 5840 Airport Way S., Seattle, WA, 98108. Here is the facebook event page. We hope to see you there!

I’ll be showing work (above) from my project “This is the worst party I’ve ever been to” about the New Hampshire presidential primary races. I’ve been photographing the candidates and their campaigns since July with an eye toward getting behind the usual political coverage, peeling back some layers of artifice to subvert the images that the campaigns try to put forward. Some of my coverage of Donald Trump was recently published in Le Monde’s weekend magazine, M. Editors, please get in touch if you have any needs from the campaign trail, by the way. I’ll be covering events through the primary in February.

Matt will share from his project “This Time Tomorrow” (above) which documents the current, stagnated political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is traveling back to the Balkans next week to continue this project as Bosnia gets ready to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords which ended the war there.

Thanks to Matt Mills McKnight for setting up the event.

Worth a look: The Heavens by Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti

The Heavens - screenshot 4 September 2015
The Heavens – screenshot 4 September 2015

The Heavens is a fascinating conceptual documentary piece looking at tax havens around the world. Photographers Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti. The website is a great introduction to the project, featuring a few photos and some text, but the book looks to have quite a bit more than what’s available online. There’s a video that pages through the book (embedded below). You can buy the book online in English and French.

It’s an ambitious project. On the website, the pair say “For more then two years we have travelled to the offshore centers that embody tax avoidance, secrecy, offshore banking and extreme wealth, driven by a constant obsession with translating this rather immaterial subject into images. We have produced a body of work that shows what these places look like, but, even more importantly, what they mean.”

The work is currently showing at Arles 2015 with other exhibitions in the works.

(via Tony Fouhse on facebook)