CalendarPosted by Charlotte Dumas Thu, August 04, 2011 21:08:52
Coming out September 11
Published by The Ice Plant Los Angeles
In 2001, in the chaotic hours and days following the September 11 attacks, nearly one hundred trained search dogs and their handlers were deployed by FEMA to assist in the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Enlisted from a network of 26 task forces in 18 states around the U.S., these dogs worked around the clock locating survivors in the rubble, alongside firemen and other teams sorting through the debris. At the time, Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas, was intrigued by several newspaper photographs of the animals in action—a dog being transported in a stokes basket on cables suspended high over the wreckage; a dog intently searching while maneuvering over enormous bend beams; dogs receiving eye drops after and in between shifts—powerful, poignant images that stayed with her for years afterward. But what were the fates of these dogs once the rescue ended? Where were they now?
In early 2011, nearing the ten year anniversary of the attacks, Dumas succeeded in locating and visiting 15 of these dogs, photographing them in and around their homes throughout the U.S., where they all still live with their handlers. In what has become Dumas' signature style—thoughtfully composed portraits, shot in medium format at close range—the photographs offer an intimate view into the everyday lives of these working dogs, united now in the vulnerability of old age as they were once united in a common purpose. Retrieved adds a unique and timely element to Dumas' ongoing exploration of the complex and often vital roles animals play in our lives.
Since 2002, Charlotte Dumas has worked excusively on photographic projects exploring the ways in which we use, define and relate to animals. Her work has been published in several previous volumes, including Al Lavoro! (2011), Repose (2010), Paradis (2009), Heart Shaped Hole (2008), Reverie (2006), and Day is Done (2005). She lives and works in Amsterdam and New York.
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CalendarPosted by Charlotte Dumas Thu, July 07, 2011 13:15:06
Dobderdag 14 Juli 21.00-23.00 Radio 6
Anton de Goede in gesprek met Charlotte Dumas.
"Zij vertelt over haar nieuwe project waarvoor zij de overgebleven de search dogs van 9/11 fotografeerde...Dumas maakt kunst als troost, en vertelt daarover terwijl ze met Anton de Goede door Artis wandelt"
Bailey 2011 Franklin TN © Charlotte Dumas
CalendarPosted by Charlotte Dumas Fri, February 18, 2011 16:58:39
Twee portetten voor de Volkrant Kunsteditie 2011 in een oplage van 25 verkrijgbaar via de Volkskrant.Pluto
Rapallo 2010 20.5x27 cm Sage
Springs NY 2009 20.5x27 cmhttp://webwinkel.volkskrant.nl/review/product/list/id/1267/category/252/
WorkPosted by Charlotte Dumas Mon, January 17, 2011 20:50:13Al Lavoro!
is a series of portraits of working dogs in Liguria Italy.
Among them a life guard dog, truffle searching dog, fire dept. rescue dog and ex-laboratory dog.
The project was commisioned by the Rapallo Fotografia Contemporanea 2010/2011.
A book was published by Fantom Books
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CalendarPosted by Charlotte Dumas Mon, January 17, 2011 13:05:26
The book ‘Al Lavoro!’ is out now!
7 medium format photographs
24 Polaroids of working dogs in Liguria
Commissioned by Rapallo Fotografia
Text by Francesco Zanot
Ten special copies are available signed by
the artist and with ‘la zampa di Ursus’- the foot print of Ursus the cover dog
of the book.
The book can be ordered through www.fantomeditions.com
CalendarPosted by Charlotte Dumas Fri, January 07, 2011 11:17:40
Photographs by Charlotte Dumas.
Selection of this Dutch photographer’s work on animals is comprised of
ten panels beautifully printed on a folded card stock. The presentation allows
for an unfettered relationship with her portraits of stray dogs, horses, tigers
and wolves; animals that are depicted living amongst humans in one form or
another and seem to be solemnly judging us. “There is a collective solicitude
among all animals in these portraits. They appear to have an awareness of each
other, revealing a kinship among them. Contemplating the place of animals in
our world as it is, this work surveys the specific relationships we have with
animals that define us as human beings.” A limited edition of 100 copies is
also available. Repose has been on shown at the Foto Kunst Stadtforum in Innsbruck and at Julie Saul Gallery in New York in the fall of 2010.
CalendarPosted by Charlotte Dumas Thu, December 30, 2010 13:09:32
5th edition Rapallo Fotografia Contemporanea ‘Return to Photography’
Solo exhibition ‘Al Lavoro!’ by Charlotte Dumas curated by Francesco Zanot.
15 – February 13 2011
Castello sul Mare
Thursday January 13th
of the project ‘Al Lavoro!’ and viewing of the film ‘Like an
Animal’ by Walter Stokman.
Spazio Forma, P.zza Tito Lucrezio Caro, Milano
Saturday January 15th
p.m. Round Table discussion with Andrea Botto, Alfredo Cramerotti, Charlotte
Dumas, Francesco Zanot.
Villa Queirolo_Casa della Cultura, via Aurelia di Ponente, 1 Rapallo
Opening exhibition ’Al Lavoro!’
Castello sul Mare, Rapallo
CalendarPosted by Charlotte Dumas Sun, December 19, 2010 12:01:36http://littlebrownmushroom.wordpress.com/
Ten self-published photo books
It is important to highlight the incredibly vibrant world of self-publishing in 2010. What I love about much of this work is that it is less about the aspiration for profundity than it is about raw energy. To use the music analogy, these books are more like live shows than albums. As such, much of this work rejects the world of traditional commerce, book awards and top 10 lists. Nonetheless, here are ten that caught my eye this year:
Procrastinations by Jack Webb
720 (Two Times Around) by Andrew Phelps
Sketches by Viviane Sassen
Repose by Charlotte Dumas
Desperate Cars by Sébastien Girard
Grown Down by Lindsey Castillo & Tuomas Korpijaakko
As It Is? In Four Chapters by Harvey Benge
Since July by Eric Ruby
How Terry likes his Coffee by Florian van Roekel
Getting to know my husband’s cock by Ellen Jong
Thanks to Alec Soth
CalendarPosted by Charlotte Dumas Thu, December 16, 2010 11:20:42
Double interview met Rineke Dijkstra out November 15th.
pressPosted by Charlotte Dumas Sat, November 13, 2010 12:39:45
Melanie's Picks: Charlotte Dumas' Repose
animal portraiture is a popular genre in contemporary photography. Many of the
photographers who chose to photograph animals (and people in general) attempt
to anthropomorphize the animal kingdom applying our emotions and expressions to
these beings. This type of portraiture creates an empathetic relationship with
the subject of the portrait. Artists like James Mollison in James and Other Apes and Nick Brandt in On This Earth
and A Shadow Falls
(and the deluxe book sharing both titles), have
successfully translated this field of photography into the book format. Charlotte
Dumas' previous bookHeart-Shaped
Hole first introduced me to her two-year project on the stray dogs
of Palermo, Italy. This new book does include some images from this project,
but expands into other quadrupedal beasts. Whatever these animals are
experiencing, feeling or thinking in relation to the photographer, the
description of the book suggest that these animals appear regally, but not in
indifference, but as in judgment of the photographer and later the viewer. That
may be our assumption, but nonetheless the portraits of the animals are
outstanding in their simplicity. The book has a heavy card cover wrapping
around folios each displaying an image of one animal -- framable and viewable
without the intrusion of the gutter of a bound book.