A Celebration of Storytelling at The One Fest Goa 2016
The One Fest Goa promises a stunning display from a multitude of creative storytellers, artists, along with a short film festival this year.
This year sees The One Fest Goa in its second edition. Organised by the One School Goa, this year’s festival will also host Goa Shots, a short film festival. Visitors can expect artist talks, books signings, portfolio reviews, master classes, photo and video walks, a filmmaking competition, print sales, debates, workshops and a lot more. Several photographers including Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert, will be attending the festival at Art Village, Panjim. The 47th International Film Festival will be held across the road from The One Fest Goa at the same time. For more details regarding the festival and to register, visit www.onefestgoa.com.
Swedish photographer and artist, Tommy Ingberg, uses digital imaging to create minimalistic surreal images and photomontages that revolve around thoughts, the complexity of the human nature and feelings. Through his series Reality Rearranged, he attempts to portray reality through surrealism, drawing on his own feelings and 106 inner life, using the images as a personal diary.
One of the most defiantly individualistic members of Magnum Photos, the legendary Harry Gruyaert has been capturing the chromatic vibrations of light as it appears, all over the world, since several years now. Groundbreaking in his early use of colour, Harry used to shoot with Cibachrome, which he later retired, and chose to shoot with a digital 107 camera instead. Through the medium, he has been able to ‘give colour the means to assert its true existence.’
A fashion and fine art photographer based in New York, Zhang Jingna’s work was published and recognised at a very early age in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Elle. Her series Motherland Chronicles, is an exploration in creating images with a nod to Pre-Raphaelite and Japanese fantasy art. The themes and subjects that she has dealt with are ones she has loved since her childhood.
Colourful, graphic and audaciously experimental, Carl Kleiner is one of the foremost photographers in the world today, in the genre of still life and commercial photography. A master of colour and composition, he combines simplicity with painstaking intricacy in his work.
Prateek Dubey is a photographer and painter who has also been a fashion designer. He graduated from NIFT, Delhi after a degree in Chemistry. His images come from a study and reflection of his environment and surroundings, creating evocative environmental portraits of the subjects he comes across on the streets of India. He brings together texture, light, action and personality in his photographs.
Maria Kapajeva is an Estonian artist who lives in London. From her travels to India from 2008 and 2012 emerged the project Marry Me. She explores the conversations she had with 20 young women about their own future and marriage. Through these interactions, she has created her version of matrimonial photographs that are traditionally made when people want to get married in India.
Ryan Hopkinson is a visual artist whose conceptual imagery involves minimally designed sets, large installations and intricate sculptures. His aim with all his photography is to capture everything in camera, which has lead to the development of creative processes and alignments.
A former architect, the now pilot and photographer makes aerial images of the natural and urban environments of Poland, and has received several awards, including the World Press Photo awards thrice, amongst others. His graphical images explore the relationship between humans and nature. His first book Side Effects was published in 2014. He lives and works in Poland and is represented by Panos Pictures.
Born in 1971, British photographer Stephen Gill’s work has been exhibited and held in collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate, The Museum of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, amongst others. In his evocative series, Hackney Flowers, he has collected flowers, seeds, berries and more from his surroundings, pressed and rephotographed them with his own prints.
Falling in the realm of feminist surrealism, Penny Slinger’s work explores female liberation, sex, desire, surrealism and memory through her staged photographs. An Exorcism is a series seven years in the making, which began when she first visited a derelict Stately Home in Northamptonshire for a film project. Using herself and her partners as the subjects, she explored the female psyche, as well as her own.
A self-taught photographer from Prague, Martin Stranka’s images exist in the narrow space that is in between waking and sleeping. He plays with balance and serenity, and looks to express his inner silence through his images. He has created book covers for Harper Collins and Sterling Publishers, and has collaborated with other book and music publishers from around the world.
Attractions at One Fest Goa 2016
Book Signings, Talks & Workshops
Various books and photobooks will be made available for book signing by attending artists. Distinguished photographers will be conducting artist talks, along with workshops on everything from bookmaking to postprocessing.
Along with the One Fest Goa, the organisers will be screening short films for Goa Shots, an international film festival. At the same time, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be going on across the venue of the One Fest Goa.
Master Classes & Portfolio Reviews
For aspiring photographers, One Fest Goa will offer masterclasses from prominent photographers from the community. Along with this, portfolio reviews will carried out for emerging photographers, to further discuss and understand their work.
Tags: better photography, Carl Kleiner, Harry Gruyaert, Kacper Kowalski, Maria Kapajeva, Martin Stranka, November 2016, One Fest Goa, Penny Slinger, Prateek Dubey, Ryan Hopkinson, Stephen Gill, Tommy Ingberg, Zhang Jingna