Master of Light: Victor Horta in Brussels
Belgian architect Victor Horta was one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau and his work is celebrated this year by the City of Brussels with an extensive program of exhibitions and events. We look at some of the most innovative and influential townhouses he built, where he designed not only the architecture but every detail of the interiors. A special report by Elli Ioannou and Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs for DAM in Brussels by Elli Ioannou.
A River Runs Through It: Echuca Dreaming on the Mighty Murray
Victoria's port town of Echuca on the Murray River has a rich history with its paddle steamers and riverboat men who travelled through vast inland areas of Australia. For a century, they transported wheat and wool and brought news, groceries and cloth to the people living in distant river country. Australia's Mississippi, the mighty Murray winds its way for thousands of kilometres from the soaring Mount Kosciuszko ranges down to the South Australian coast. Writer Geoffrey Maslen recalls his childhood days riding the river with his father, a steamboat engineer on the PS Adelaide.
MAD: Brussels New Hub for Fashion and Design
A new hub for Brussels' fashion and design has opened in the heart of the city's Dansaert district. Called MAD, mode and design, the centre is part of revitalising this rapidly changing area. The MAD headquarters will function as a cultural space supporting the design and fashion industry. The recently completed building was launched amid contemporary art and design fairs across the city last month. The opening exhibition features six designers all showing projects made in Brussels, reports Elli Ioannou.
Brussels Burgeons with New Art Museums and Exhibitions
Brussels is fast becoming an international centre for modern and contemporary art. The new cultural landscape is changing the face of the city, expanding it beyond a political and institutional hub for the European Union and NATO. New museums and exhibitions are making the Belgian capital one of Europe's top destinations, including a major new contemporary art gallery along with shows of works from Belgian Modernist masters such as Rik Wouters to the iconoclastic work of Yves Klein and Pol Bury and the sculptural paintings of Dutch street artist Boris Tellegen. Report by Elli Ioannou and Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.
Letter From Los Angeles by Catherine Cyran
Screenwriter and film director Catherine Cyran reflects on quotidian life in LA after a tumultuous Trump presidential victory. Her own career trajectory is the epitome of the American Dream, from growing up in New York's Brooklyn (before its transformation into a wealthy hipster enclave), the daughter of a Polish dockworker, to classical violinist and Harvard University graduate to today's Hollywood writer and director. Photographs of Los Angeles by American director Norman Buckley.
Venice Biennale 2016: Art, Ethics and Architecture
Venice Biennale: an exhausting, beautiful attempt to relinquish architecture.
Photo Essay: They had Stars in their Eyes ~ 69th Cannes Film Festival
Artist and photographer Elli Ioannou captures the spontaneous joy and celebration at this year's Cannes Film Festival along with the more prosaic moments waiting behind the scenes.
Basilicata, Southern Italy: A Place of Mystery, Magic and Secrets
Basilicata is one of the most dramatic yet least known regions of Southern Italy. From tiny, hilltop villages where you can listen to poetry while looking at the moon, to Francis Ford Coppola's beautiful hotel that draws actors and directors from around the world along with the Lucania Film Festival, this place is full of magic and secrets. Story & photographs by Mariangela Curci.
Norway: Architecture for a Dreamland Photo Essay
Travelling through Norway’s fjords and glaciers, Andreas Romagnoli captures this mysterious northern landscape and the country’s famous ancient churches and stark new architecture
Hunting Sun: Photographic Essay by Andreas Romagnoli
Andreas Romagnoli roams the sinuous hills, stony coasts and bristling seas of the Scottish Highlands and Orkney Islands, immersing himself amid the brooding moods of the wild and intoxicating Northern landscapes.
Secret Rome: Atmospheric Quartiere Coppedè
Photojournalist Christian Evren Gimotea Lozañes captures the looming Gothic apparition of the Quartiere Coppedè. Jeanne-Marie Cilento reports from Rome.
Finnish Photographer Konsta Leppänen
Konsta Leppänen is a talented young photographer from Finland and a member of the 11 Collective who won the biggest Finnish photojournalism prize last year, the Patricia Seppälä Foundation Award. Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento ask the hipster and intellectual 10 Questions about his life and work.
Photo Essay: Milan in Light and Shadow
Photo-journalists Christian Evren Gimotea Lozañes captures Milan's suffused, grey light and the play of sharply delineated shadows cast by sober palazzi lining the boulevards radiating from the city's vast central Piazza del Duomo.
Photo Essay: My Silk Road By Andreas Romagnoli
Travelling through the landlocked country of Uzbekistan in Central Asia, Andreas Romagnoli captures the remarkable architecture and the faces of the proud Uzbek people.
Dutch Design: Marcel Wanders' Andaz Amsterdam Hotel
The rockstar of Dutch design Marcel Wanders created a spectacular Alice in Wonderland interior for a new hotel he opened this year in his home town of Amsterdam, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.
Photo Essay: Villa D'Este Italy by Christian Evren Gimotea Lozañes
Photo-journalist Christian Evren Gimotea Lozañes shoots the Villa d’Este in Tivoli. The garden's green shady walks, pools of reflective water and splashing fountains have drawn Romans away from the city for centuries, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.
Medieval Skyscraper: the Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio Italy
Gubbio's soaring Palazzo dei Consoli is a symbol of the town's once great medieval power and is one of the most beautiful gothic palaces in Italy, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento from Umbria. Photographs by Jeanne-Marie Cilento and Ambrosio De Lauro.
Colours of the Island of Burano in Venice Italy
Andreas Romagnoli travelled to the Venetian island of Burano to shoot the remarkable jewel-like small houses lining narrow canals and tranquil piazzas. The island is otherworldly and silent but for the washing flapping in the wind and the staccato calls of one neighbour to another, write Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento.
Photo Essay: Last Days of Winter and the Dawn of Spring in Tuscany
Photographer Andreas Romagnoli travels across the Val d’Orcia shooting the narrow streets, stone houses and great cathedrals that make up the self-contained towns set high above the plains in central Tuscany. After lunch on a cold winter’s afternoon, the medieval villages clustered on hilltops seem deserted and desolate until the early evening passeggiata, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.
Photo Essay: Surviving the Grey in Kiev ~ by Andreas Romagnoli
Braving freezing temperatures, Italian photographer Andreas Romagnoli captured Kiev under a veil of snow. Travelling across the city amid the gloomy splendour of it's Metro, he photographs the vast underground arcaded halls, decorated as imposing railway palaces, icy streets and the mysterious House of the Chimaeras, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.