French photographer Frédéric Delangle (b. 1965) grew up in Paris, where his passion for documenting the suburbs and the landscape was born. Casting a raw, unbound depiction of the urban climate, the various series demonstrate an intimate understanding of every environment he inhabits. Nyctalope tracks the artist through a forest cloaked by nightfall: he immerses himself into nature, completely alone. Thus, the collection is based upon a willingness to be colonised by fear and to capture this real yet relatable emotion. Delangle presents a segment of his surroundings by bathing them in artificial light. The rest he leaves as a periphery of black: a place of possibility perhaps more foreboding than had it been left undisturbed. In doing so, he comments on the surreal thought that darkness, however natural, translates the home of harmless flora into a place of unknown and electrifying apprehension. www.fredericdelangle.com.
The series confronts somewhat difficult issues with the belief meaningful art and courageous conversations contribute to a more just world.
Heroes is a photographic project that started in Italy in 2013. It is about craft shops and artisans that are disappearing.
Paz Errázuriz: Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid
Fundación MAPFRE presents the first major retrospective on Paz Errázuriz, one of the most internationally-recognised Chilean photographers. The self-taught photographer started her work in the 1970s, with projects that often involved risky transgressions of the rules imposed by the military regime of that period.