Dafna Talmor Constructed Landscapes

The mirror is, after all, a utopia, since it is a placeless place. In the mirror, I see myself there where I am not, in an unreal, virtual space that opens up behind the surface.
– Michel Foucault, Of Other Spaces (1967)

“Constructed Landscapes is an ongoing project, stems from my personal archive of photographs initially Shot as mere keepsakes across different locations that include Venezuela, Israel, the US and UK. Produced by collaging medium format color negatives, the process relies on experimentation, involving several incisions and configurations before a right match is achieved.

Transformed through the act of slicing and splicing, the resulting images are staged landscapes, a conflation combining the ‘real’ and the imaginary. Through this work, specific places initially loaded with personal meaning and political connotations, are transformed into a space of greater universality. Blurring place, memory and time, the work alludes to idealised and utopian spaces.” – Dafna Talmor

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Monthly Photo Contest

Portrait photograph of a boy by Maarten Schröder
© Maarten Schröder

THEME: Portrait Deadline: 31 May 2020

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Classic or experimental, through any kind of storytelling: We want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography.

We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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