Photographers Help Create Atlas of Humanity
Innova Art will be showing a selection of prints from the Atlas of Humanity project during the FESPA Global Print Expo May 14-17, 2019 in Munich.
Inspired by the UNESCO universal declaration “to help preserve and promote cultural diversity,” Atlas of Humanity is a collection of photographs conceived and curated by Martin Vegas. Started in 2015, the project seeks to include a photographic record of every culture worldwide. The collection currently includes images from more than 400 ethnic groups contributed by more than 100 photographers worldwide.
Every photograph in the Atlas of Humanity project focuses on the diversity of the subject matter. The creative styles and approaches of each individual photographer are secondary to the subject of the image.
Although individual talents are not the focus of this project, the pool of photographers building this collection is as diverse as the collection itself. Contributing photographers include award-winning photojournalists, professional photographers, and talented amateurs. Anyone and everyone who uses a camera is invited to contribute to the Atlas of Humanity.
A dedicated gallery space at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, England gave attendees a taste of this ambitious project. Each image was printed on a specially selected archival inkjet media manufactured by Innova Art.
The four Innova Art papers used to make the prints included two papers from the acclaimed Innova Editions® range: Exhibition Photo Baryta 310gsm (IFA 69) – a pure white photographic base paper with a true barium sulphate layer; and Fabriano Printmaking Rag 310gsm (IFA 107), the 100% cotton, mouldmade paper based on centuries-old papermaking techniques, with a unique white tone and soft grain texture.
Atlas of Humanity images were also printed on the Innova Smooth Cotton High White 100% Cotton 315gsm (IFA 14), one of the most popular Innova Art papers with a smooth, matte finish that lets images speak for themselves; and Innova FibaPrint® Ultra Smooth Gloss 285gsm (IFA 49), the multi-award-winning digital fibre based baryta paper with an ultra-smooth gloss finish.
Innova Art managing director Mike Ramos-Gonzalez said, “We’ve shown Atlas of Humanity across Europe and America, and the reaction is always the same: what beautiful portraits, what amazing prints – now which papers do I buy to get my work looking that good?”
Submit Your Images for the Next Exhibition
The next Atlas of Humanity exhibition will be presented at the The International Fine Art Photo Fair in Paris, November 8-10, 2019. For details on how to submit images for consideration, visit the submissions page on the Atlas of Humanity website. The deadline for submitting images for consideration in the November show is May 31, 2019.
Read an interview with the Martin Vegas, the creator of the Atlas of Humanity Project on the Innova Art blog.
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Post was first published in March 2019 and was updated May 8, 2019.