Mapping Dvafoto

M. Scott Brauer and Matt Lutton started Dvafoto in 2005 as blog that showed two pictures, one from each photographer, side by side. It was a place where we could publish our pictures that would be seen in no other outlet; our audience was mostly our friends and maybe a bit of the public that … Continue reading

Mapping Garapa

Garapa is a collective of photographers and multimedia artists founded in São Paulo, Brazil in 2007. Initially integrated by Leo Caobelli, Paulo Fehlauer and Rodrigo Marcondes, nowadays the group has 8 members on and off. The collective is concerned with conceiving and producing critical and independent documentary content, integrating alternative narratives and storytelling. Members are … Continue reading

Mapping Dreamboats Collective

Dreamboats Collective is a photo agency specializing in fine art and editorial work. The collective was founded in 2008 by Adam Golfer, Joe Leavenworth, TJ Proechel and Daniel Shea, four friends who attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. Originally, DBC began as an image blog and “studio space,” for the members to keep abreast … Continue reading

Mapping Verso Images

Verso Images is a Russian collective of the five emerging documentary photographers, working on stories of social changes in Russia and former USSR. It was founded in 2009. The collective consists of five members: Olga Kravets (based in London), Maria Morina (based in Moscow), Alexander Sedelnikov (based n St. Petersburg), Victor Yuliev (based in St. … Continue reading

Launching ‘The Flâneur. The Dwelling Place of the Collective’

Well done everyone and thanks for the hard work! Champagne! yasmina reggad

Human Endeavour. Derby.

Human Endeavour recently gave a free workshop in Derby to support their forthcoming exhibition with the Collectives Encounter at Format Photography festival 2011. As part of the workshop we invited participants to join us on location to be a part of the process of creating new work around the theme of Degeneration. Although Derby does … Continue reading

cycle, motion and people. our puzzle starts to fit

Today was a mini meeting of minds for the photography collective as we try to get a cohesive strong video piece  ready for 2 weeks time (eek!!) Developing from our last ideas on the key words, we began to put the different pieces of the puzzle together. The pieces being our photographs, the puzzle our … Continue reading

what we are doing when we are not a ‘we’

the Collectives Encounter is meant to behave like a monster collective when we are in Derby in March. this is a bit what should happen here on the blog in this last month of preparation of the exhibition. while the beast is asleep, we all are juggling with other ongoing projects or commitments and it … Continue reading

Bruce Gilden. The Troubled City.

I came across a Bruce Gilden photo essay on the Magnum website recently and decided to share a link to it here, as there are obvious links to Human Endeavour‘s Degeneration project but also Gilden has been commissioned to make new work in Derby for the Format Festival. Brian Griffin described him as a ‘Genius’ … Continue reading

Collectives Encounter announced as one of Format11 highlights

The British Journal of Photography broke the news yesterday with their article ‘Bruce Gilden takes on Derby, as Format announces festival’s highlights’ while chilly St Pancras station was hosting Format11 program launch. We were happy to have a glance at the exciting names and some of us couldn’t attend and were looking forward to Format brand … Continue reading