Gallery 48, Dundee’s latest art gallery and tapas bar, are delighted to welcome a host of worldwide talents exhibiting Fotografia No. 1: An exploration of Classical portraiture in modern society.
[pawr-tri-cher] noun 1. The art or an instance of making portraits.
Dundee has leapt straight into its first year as a UNESCO City of Design and, following on from the successes of another first; May’s Dundee Design Festival, and the DJCAD: University of Dundee Degree Show, Fotografia No. 1 is showcasing 5 emerging, international photographers, and their unique understandings of the classical theme of portraiture.
An exclusive preview evening will be held at Dundee’s newest cultural hotspot, Gallery 48, on Wednesday 8th June, from 7pm, where guests will get a first look at the exhibition along with a chance to meet two of the contributing artists: Fashion Photographer Dean Martindale and Photographer Emily Knecht; well known for her series of crying selfies.
The exhibition will open to the public on 9th June and will run until 31st July 2016. Find out more about the contributing artists below.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Knecht received her BFA in Photography from the California Institute of the Arts and will begin her MFA study at Parsons School of Design in New York this autumn.
Knecht bears her soul in a self-reflective exploration of vulnerability and sexuality. As well as focusing on the American landscape to contemplate the relationship between place & memory, people & their bodies and the photographer & photograph.
Working in the Fashion industry for over 10 years has been the foundation of Martindale’s photography style. Attracting an enviable client list including: Nike, Adidas, Puma, Converse & Coach, Martindale is currently collaborating with the leading menswear store, End.
His street style aesthetic is inspired by capturing his subject in their natural environment.
Stockholm based lifestyle photographer, Tobias Regell, has a gift for capturing the essence and soul of his models; the simple beauty of the moment.
He has worked with editors and clients from Bentley Motors to Cosmopolitan, but whether shooting professional models or passing strangers, there is an honesty to his images that reflect both sides of the camera. Regell’s belief in humanity shines throughout his work.
Radchenko is an image maker and art director based in London. In 2014 she graduated from the London College of Fashion with an MA distinction in Fashion Photography and received the One Eyeland Award as Student Photographer of the Year.
Her publications include: Schön! Collezioni, Eclectic & HUF.
Born in Milan, Italy in 1981, Giliberto attended the Politecnico of Milan where she studied Fashion Design and developed a passion for photography.
Travelling intensified this passion and, after school, she devoted her life to the art form; assisting a number of photographers as well as spending time working in New York and Milan.