In autumn all the roads lead to Amsterdam – right to the IBC 2023. The world’s most inspiring content and technology convention is coming, and we are joining over 1000 businesses, media, and notable tech minds from more than 170 countries to explore, network, and showcase our latest innovative solutions.
This time, on September 15-18, we present two new Duvo Series lenses – FUJINON HZK24-300mm and HZK Wide.
For the third consecutive year, from August to December 2022, Fujifilm has invited the whole of Europe to share new photographs, taken with a smartphone or digital camera, for the online exhibition Printlife@home 2022 – Print Your Photos. Share your life. 16,000 photos from 16 countries were collected, capturing a special memory and sharing a unique story.
Printlife@home celebrates not only the loveliness of printed photography, but also the sharing of photographs with friends and loved ones that has become a regular part of our lives. The photos have the power not only to preserve memories of events but also to add color to our everyday lives, to enrich our lives and occasionally to move people. Moreover, photography has the power to inspire many people and could lead to a change for the better.
More than 1,100 photos entered into printlife@home and have been showcased in the biggest European on site photography exhibitions: in September at The Photography Show in the UK and in October at the Salon de la Photo in Paris and at PHOTOPIA in Hamburg. Hence, continuing Fujifilm’s 16-years history of hosting public photo exhibitions. These on-site photography exhibitions were attended by more than 55k visitors, who had the opportunity to see and experience printlife@home’s extensive photo gallery of unique shots and stories from all over Europe.
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Printlife@home2022 online exhibition. We hope to see you participate again next time!
Here you can find some photos of our weekly winners which have been chosen by our Fujifilm jury:
Elena Givone makes her shots available to raise awareness on the theme of “child-assisted violence”. A hidden phenomenon, that of children forced to witness violence between adults, which can lead to physical and psychological problems in children. Thus was born the 2022 edition of the Profumo di Vita calendar #neldirittodelbambino. Women and mothers posed at the Reggia di Venaria.
All calendar and exhibition images were shot with the FUJIFILM Large Format GFX100S. The exhibition was printed on FUJIFILM Original Photo Paper – Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional VELVET and took place from December 16 to January 16, 2022.
Aleix Plademunt’s long-term, research-based projects are replete with philosophical questions that explore issues of time and distance, and examine how photography conditions the way we see things.
Formerly, he wanted to become an engineer, but quickly realized that photography was his passion. Consequently, he abandoned his technical engineering studies and dedicated himself fully to photography. Since his graduation in 2003 he has not stopped working on personal projects such as Espectadores (Spectators; 2006), Nada (Nothing; 2007), Trafalgar (2019), Iberia (2019), Intempèries (Hinterlands; 2021) and many more. Plademunt is also an author of eight books, has been an artist-in-residence several times and has received different scholarships to develop or continue with his projects.
The “Almost There” project has been one of the highlights of his career, hosted in the Le Bal room (Paris), IMA Gallery (Tokyo) and the Centro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA; Madrid, 2016). Overall, he has had more than 20 individual and more than 50 collective exhibitions since he finished his photography based studies. His next exhibition will be presented by the Sala Canal de Isabel II (Madrid) the Matter project in its entirety in May 2022.
Aleix Plademunt’s work unpacks constellations of images that put carefully composed photographs into relation with one another to generate new dimensions of meaning. His project “Notes for an Eye Fire” is the first exhibition of a new series of transdisciplinary projects entitled Panorama. It displays 18 photographs expressing ontological contemplations of human culture, its origins and evolution, and its relationship to the universe, the earth, and matter. Accompanying the photographic installation is a panel with footnotes that shed light on the artist’s motives for choosing these very specific themes. He is taking us on a journey that begins with the static noise of an analogue television and ends with a sunset in Hostalric, his birthplace in Spain.
Practically all photographs in the exhibition have been taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50R large format camera and GF series lenses. Additionally, the copying carried out in the Dinasa professional laboratory has been of optimum quality thanks to the Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Maxima paper. The exhibition will be displayed until February 27, 2022 in the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.
“These photographs are a small sample of my view of the world, of my philias and my phobias. In short, my way of being in the world” with this phrase Rafa Pérez summarizes his exhibition which can be visited during the coming weeks.
The hall of Portal del Pardo (c/ Mayor, 20, El Vendrell, Barcelona) hosts, since last December 10, the exhibition ‘Del Vendrell al món’ of the photographer and journalist Rafa Pérez. The exhibition can be visited until February 19, 2022.
In the words of the author himself: “Travelling has to do with a deep desire to understand. To travel is to look for something, in my case the effect that light has on things and from here to interpret it, to believe that for an instant you can play with time. I have not travelled alone, literature and art, essentially painting, have always accompanied me. They are elements that have conditioned my gaze and, therefore, my way of photographing. My travels have always had a point of departure and return: El Vendrell and the Mediterranean lifestyle, with long after-dinner meals with friends, cheese and good wine. From this little corner of the Penedès, I have been broadening my horizon in two directions. First, towards those places that are common to me, places trodden by our ancestors, to find similarities and recognize myself in other places. On the other hand, I have also gone in search of the singular fact, that which differentiates us and which makes human beings so extraordinary.”
Almost all the photographs in the exhibition (28 out of 30) were taken with cameras (X-T1, X-T2 and X-T3) and lenses from Fujifilm’s X series (Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 and the XF50-140 F2.8, among others). The copying on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Maxima paper has been excellent, with very good reproduction of warm tones and very deep blacks.
What is wrong with us that we do not see something that is so natural as natural? Something that happens to half of the world’s population over a large portion of their lives? Menstruation is not a problem, the problem is everything that surrounds it. How men have used it to oppress women, to keep them uninformed, to deny them opportunities. In the 21st century it is unacceptable that a girl should stop going to class because she is menstruating, but in countries like Chad, Africa it is still the norm…
Menstruation has always been and most of the time still is a taboo topic. Especially, in developing countries with a lower lever of reconnaissance, women get excluded and laughed at when they have menstruation. For example, they are not allowed to cook when having their periods. Girls even avoid going to school during that time because they cannot help getting bloodstained and their classmates laugh at them. All these problems occur because of sanitary issues and women kept uninformed. Being able to use a menstruation cup which usually appears in a pink colour would prevent these women from getting bloodstained. Consequently, they are able to continue going to school while being on their period and no longer miss a month and a half per year of classes. Subsequently, females would no longer have a tremendous disadvantage compared to their male counterparts.
Regarding this important matter, photographer Antonio López Díaz created a photo exhibition exclusively concerning this issue. From October 10 to November 7, 2021, he exhibited “The Pink Cup”, the theme of his photo series, at the EFTI International Centre of Photography and Film in Madrid, Spain. His event was sponsored by Fujifilm and all his pictures have been taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera and various Fujinon XF lenses. Additionally, all the images that can be seen in this exhibition have been captured on “Maxima Fujicolor Crystal Archive” professional silver halide paper at the Dinasa photo lab. The exhibition also documents the Grosso Foundation project, in which gynecologist Laura de Mingo gave informative classes on menstruation and female anatomy to Chadian women. She explained the advantages of the menstrual cup for the conditions in which they experience their menstruation.
Anzonio López Díaz knew it was not an easy task to figure out how to capture menstruation in an image, but he believes that he solved this problem with dignity.