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How to get and give reviews on published work.

IDENTITY, by Giovanni di Mola

Giovanni di Mola is releasing his art/photo book IDENTITY!

The Painted Horn: visiting a rock art site in Somalia

Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Jorge de Torres, Project Cataloguer, African Rock Art Image Project, British Museum Painted image of long-horned cow with human figure underneath, Laas Geel, Somalia. (Photograph © TARA/David…

The sun is shining but you wouldn’t believe what comes next!

It’s the most radical experience I had. This morning.

Breaking News! Win 2 Prizes!… (UpDated!)

UPDATE: the winner is from Belgium! And this is the photo he chose: so let’s go again for August! Just follow the instructions: – I’m giving away one of these P/A during this month… Continue reading

The Rainbow FlagS and their history

Before it was used by gay pride, the rainbow flag was already a symbol of hope, peace, pride, lost cultures and minorities. And that’s the reason why it was chosen to be the flag to represent gay pride as well. Here you have some examples.

Celebrating Marriage Equality in US, with photographs!

Today, June 26th the supreme court in US declared Marriage as a Human Right. Finally: “In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court of United States of America ruled today that the… Continue reading

news from B Shot by a Stranger 2015

The “B Shot by a Stranger” is celebrating its 4th year! And here are some news!

An interview by Richard Whelan

At the end of 2014, Richard Whelan interviewed Gonzalo Bénard about “The Sacred Book of G” and how autism influenced his life. The interview got lost and ended up not being published. Until now.

She Who Tells a Story

“She Who Tells a Story“: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg/USA – from May 30th to September 28th 2015. “The images in She Who Tells a… Continue reading

Voices from the Readers

About “The Sacred Book of G” “This book is fundamental! To all of us.” “Because writing is this. Pollen being spread to different soils to grow under different suns” “The Sacred Book of… Continue reading

I, Energy – on collective consciousness and old shamanism

How much are we disconnected from the reality as it is? Old shamanic wisdom is only now being proven and backed by scientists and physicians. Is that what we need to feel safer and start understanding the meaning of life?

The Sacred Book

A few years ago, G’s world went down into a void. After 3 days of brain death he reborn with a deep loss of memory.

A brief Review on Criticism

A positive critic, or review, should be objective and rational. It must have a positive tone on their words, so the creator can go forward and learn from their own mistakes.

Happiness as a Mind Concept

Originally posted on The Sacred Book of G:
What is Happiness? The Perks of Being Autistic. This is a Bird, by ©GBénard Few days ago I was asked to remember a deep happy…

Private or College: Lectures, Shootings and Reviews

As you know I’ve been giving lectures to both private photographers and colleges /universities, mostly on what it’s not usually taught in photographic courses: art concept, composition, brain reading, shadows, interestingness and aesthetics.… Continue reading

The earthquake in Kathmandu 2015

Originally posted on Freeing My Mind:
Mahesh Acharya had just finished speaking about the contentious constitutional issues. It was now turn to talk about the upcoming national convention of his party the Nepali…

on Books! The Olds and the News

I’m finally working on the B Shot by a Stranger book! 2 years ago I published a book with this series of photography, a sociological approach on loneliness in youth. But this grew… Continue reading

I Am Not Mr. Spock (NSFW)

I Am Spock Mr. Spock made part of my childhood; even though I was not born yet when Star Trek came up, it was the first time that a TV series engaged me… Continue reading

Ba-ra-kei: Ordeal by Roses, by Eikoh Hosoe

SAGE Paris presents from January 2nd to March 28th 2015 a body of vintage prints of Ordeal by Roses by Eikoh Hosoe. This series is the result of a unique collaboration between Eikoh Hosoe, one of the… Continue reading

Out of the Blues XII

Here you have some Lost and Found Photographs that caught my eye in these last weeks. But first of all: Congrats to Mads Nissen, winner of the World Press Photo 2014 with this intimate… Continue reading

12 Witches in Gambaga Camp

The Old Ladies of Gambaga (Gambaga Witches Camp, Ghana) Gambaga, previous capital of the northern region is one of the towns in the East Mamprusi district in the northern region of Ghana. It… Continue reading

Lecturing on Photography

I’m back to skype lectures as you have been asking! Do you want to present your portfolio to galleries or magazines? Organize them for yourself? Get rid of the “artist blindness”? Or do… Continue reading

Translitorânea, by Andrea Eichenberger

Translitorânea (the Transcoastal Road), or BR101 is the road that runs along the Brazilian coast from the north to the south, joining different states and regions for 4.542 km. In this project, in which… Continue reading

A Dog’s Trauma

I’ve been trying to take a good photograph of this French Bulldog since some time ago. He’s 6 months now and he’s quite playful (he has kind of parcour moments too, climbing and… Continue reading

Win a signed Photograph by Gonzalo Bénard

  Win an original photograph signed by Gonzalo Bénard! Gonzalo Bénard will give you an original proof of artist for you to start a good year: increasing you art collection! How to win? Easy:… Continue reading

Jungjin Lee – On an ‘Unnamed Road’, I listen to the ‘Wind’.

Originally posted on bragdon bird:
Jungjin Lee – Ocean Within the first couple of months of living in South Korea, a friend introduced me to a beautiful photographer named Jungjin Lee. It was…

A Cosmic Drama by Mat Mann (NSFW)

Mat Mann was born in 1980 in London, UK. He makes photos, paintings and poems. In an allegory of the human psyche, luminous archetypes shimmer against a dark void with a diaphanous spirituality…… Continue reading

House of the Seven Ladies by Tito Mouraz

House of the Seven Ladies It is still said around here that the house is haunted. At the house there lived seven ladies, all maiden sisters. One of them was a witch. On… Continue reading

Yelena Yemchuk’s photographs of Gidropark, Kiev

“Yelena Yemchuk’s photographs of Gidropark, Kiev, Ukrain, were taken in the summer of 2005 through 2008. Gidropark, which Yemchuk linkens to a “Soviet version of Coney Island” was built in 1968 on the… Continue reading

Borrowed Self Portraits

Sometime ago I had one of those non-days… when you get stuck waiting for something important. On a parallel thought, I never understood “appropriation art”. People who steal others artworks to recreate them;… Continue reading

NUDE (nsfw) book by GBénard, now on amazon

NUDE by Gonzalo Benard NUDE, is a secret book of nudes, photographs that Gonzalo Bénard took from 2008 to 2012, in Barcelona, Lisbon and Paris. Gonzalo Bénard has been taking nudes in his… Continue reading

Out of the Blues XI

Here you have some lost and found photos… This first one is from a great photographer who circles in a parallel universe as he’s not that easy to find on internet. I was… Continue reading

When summer falls, by Dennis Iwaskiewicz

Dennis Iwaskiewicz was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1992 and studied photography for 1 year only once he didn’t like the academic approach of it. Dennis doesn’t feel comfortable with labels either. If… Continue reading

2HeadS turns 2YearS!

and here we are to celebrate the 2nd birthday of 2HeadS, your favourite blog on photography. Shameless, naked and raw. In these amazing 2 years many things happened here: 2HeadS joined tumblr YCP… Continue reading

RA before sunset. by Gonzalo Benard

RA is a teenager trying to find his place on earth. Before sunset.RA before sunset is a series of hidden corners in one’s life. Or how having a body makes more difficult to cross… Continue reading

The Imaginary Beings, by Gonzalo Bénard

“The Imaginary Beings” is a book by Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, but it’s also an exhibition by Gonzalo Bénard in the Cultural Centre of Cascais, from 1st August to 19th October 2014.… Continue reading

50 Shades of Monochrome by Jeremy M.

Taking photographs shouldn’t be about the gear, because getting hung up on technology is a quick way to cramp our creative process.  Besides, if you do a quick search online you will quickly… Continue reading

The Sacred and Profane Anna Zavileiskaia

I’m quite sure that Anna never gets bored. Anna Zavileiskaia was born in Moscow and trained as architect now living and works in Budapest. On her breaks, like any creator has, Anna cuts… Continue reading

I will leave trails in 3 clouds

or the day I hugged the tree that grows over my father’s ashes. (Excerpt from The Sacred Book of G.) ∆ I Will Leave Trails in 3 Clouds from G.Bénard on Vimeo. ∆… Continue reading

on Face Identity

  One of the perks of walking around in the city without glasses is the blurriness on other people’s face. If face is identity, I then walk amongst faceless souls. Every time a… Continue reading

The Lost and Found World War II photographs

Captain Mark D. Anderson of the United States Navy and historian Jean Muller were searching for artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge in the mountainsides of Luxembourg when their metal detector alerted… Continue reading

Out of the Blues X

I’m sure you’re missing the 2HeadS “Out of the Blues”. So here you have it. This week with photographs by Irving Penn, Len Prince, Marc Allégret, Ma Liang, Pierre Boucher, Felix Lupa, Max… Continue reading

The Omo Valley of Terri Gold

I have to be honest. When I saw this series I immediatly had a mix feeling: I liked it, at the same time that I had the thought: well, now we have infrared… Continue reading

Keiyo Street, by Sebastian Schlüter

After seeing Sebastian Schlüter‘s series “Keiyo Street”, a few questions came up to my mind… mostly about rhythms of life. And about the life of music: 2HeadS – We tend to get used… Continue reading

Ecce Homo by Evelyn Bencicova

Evelyn Bencicova’s series “Ecce Homo” was a beautiful surprise in this week. I didn’t know her work, but this series captivated me by its clean beauty, tones, composition, lines and movement. In Ecce… Continue reading

Historical Photographs (NSFW)

More than literature, visual arts have been giving us a sense of history since the very first visual representation. From fashion to politics, sociology to history itself, there is lots of information we… Continue reading

Autistic Solitude vs. Loneliness: the B Shot by a Stranger project

While we can experience solitude – as part of our personality or as a fulfilment by itself -, being or feeling lonely is quite a different thing. Solitude is great, you feel independent,… Continue reading

Out of the Blues IX

Following the series Out of the blues, here’s the lost & found selection for this week: Amiko Kavtaradze, Caio Vita, Jeff Bark, Namsa Leuba, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Sebastian-Alexander Stamatis, Frank Rheinboldt, Terry… Continue reading

Hymnal of Dreams, by Elijah Gowin

“Raised in the Northern United States by Southern parents, I have always considered my Southern roots to provide a true sense of home and place.  A slice of family land in Virginia, nourished… Continue reading

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