Genesis Imaging: September 2016 News

Featuring:

 Undocumented: Healthcare for the Hidden

The Firecracker Grant 2016

Xposure Int’l Photography Festival

The Master Photographers Association Awards…


Undocumented: Healthcare for the Hidden

‘Tavish’ was tortured in Sri Lanka before fleeing to the UK where he was refused healthcare. Photo by Jenny Lewis

A new photography exhibition – Undocumented: Healthcare for the hidden – marks the 10-year anniversary of Doctors of the World’s pioneering east London health clinic for vulnerable refugees and migrants. The must-see exhibition tells the stories of those who the clinic have helped, portrayed through images by photographers including Julian Anderson, Toby Coulson, and Katie Peters whose unique portraits we have printed using our Lambda C-type and bespoke Wallpaper Printing services. Read more.

 


The Firecracker Grant 2016: Winner Announced

The Island of the Colorblind.In the late eighteenth century a catastrophic typhoon swept over Pingelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean. One of the sole survivors, the king, carried the rare achromatopsia-gen that causes complete colorblindness. The king went on to have many children and as time passed by, the hereditary condition affected the isolated community and most islanders started seeing the world in black and white.Achromatopsia is characterized by extreme light sensitivity, poor vision, and complete inability to distinguish colors. Achromats in Federated States of Micronesia adapt to their reduced level of visual functioning (due lack of recourses like sunglasses and tinted lenses) by using visual strategies such as blinking, squinting, shielding their eyes, or positioning themselves in relation to light sources.Portraying the islanders that by their fellow Micronesians are described as ‘blind’ resulted in a conceptual selection of images that mask their eyes, their face, or their ‘vision’ and at the same time invites the viewer to enter a dreamful world painted by colorless and colorful possibilities. Color is just a word to those who cannot see it. What if the colorblind people paint with their mind, how would they color the world, the trees, themselves. Initiating my visual research in FSM I tried to find ways to envision how people with achromatopsia see the world. I tried to see the island through their eyes. Daylight is to bright to bear, moonlight turns night into day, colors dance around in shades we cannot imagine. Imagine flames lighting up in black and white, trees turning pink, waves of grey. A rainbow revisited. The islanders often refer to green as their favourite color, growing up in a lush environment, living in the jungle. But green is also the color that the most common kind of colorblindness (deutaranomaly, five out of 100 males) can’t distinguish. I learned that the color the islanders say to ‘see’ most is red. I photog

Image © Sanne De Wilde, from her series ‘Island of the Colourblind’. Winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photography Grant.

Belgian photographer Sanne De Wilde has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Firecracker Photographic Grant for her work in progress ‘Island of the Colourblind’. Cecile Semtana Baudier was highly commended for her series “Diaspora”, which explores the 1.38 million citizens of African descent in Mexico.

As winner of the grant, Sanne will receive a financial contribution to her work, provided from Firecracker with support from Genesis and including £500 of our professional photographic printingmounting and framing services. Read more.


Genesis Supports David Yarrow and Levon Biss at Xposure International Photography Festival

Xposure Photography festival

Xposure International Photography Festival – a new 4-day International photography festival, powered by Sharjah Media Center in UAE – premiers next month, featuring photographers including David Yarrow and Levon Biss, both of whom we have supported with our production services.

The festival brings together Middle East’s largest gathering of photography professionals and photographic trade suppliers, creating a common interactive platform for photographers from all across the globe. Read more.


Genesis Supports The Master Photographers Association Awards as a Silver Prize Sponsor

We are thrilled to support The Master Photographer Association Awards as a Silver Sponsor for the Portrait Photographer of the Year category, offering one individual the opportunity to spend a day with Genesis Imaging’s Creative Director Mark Foxwell to discuss their practice, learn about the latest innovations in printing and finishing and to produce a bespoke fine art print of their work. The awards will take place on October 16th, 2016. Read more.

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