ALINA GOZINA - 'Harlem 2'
'Harlem 2' – Edition of 9
- 61.98 x 87 cm
- Archival inkjet pigment print
- Ready to frame
NOTE: If you would like the mounted version on 5mm gator board (as displayed in the Agender exhibition) please email us at email@example.com to enquire separately. The mounted version must be picked up in person locally in Sydney from Sun Studios (42 Maddox St, Alexandria).
About the artwork
Shot in 2016 and then again in 2018, THE HARLEM STORIES OF THE HEART THE is a collection of 20 portraits which tell the most intimate, albeit silent, stories of First Love.
These very private stories were told in silence, through hand gestures and face expressions by residents of Harlem, New York City....as to what actually happened - we might never know !
About the artist
Photograher, Director, Artist. Serial shoe and opera lover.
Alina Gozin’a has spent much of her career capturing the world’s most famous faces and those bathing in the light of glory as well those hidden by the shadows of our society, giving them all a voice through the medium of art, using the same photographic treatment no matter who she shoots.
Based between Sydney and New York, this internationally acclaimed photographer, director and artist is best known for her uncompromising eye and lighting which evokes cinematic European sentiment in the photography and films she creates. Alina earned numerous awards and nominations for her photography and film work, including a nomination for the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions for her directorial debut commercial ‘3 Fat Babushkas’. International recognition for her work also culminated with a gold prize at the London Photographic Association Portraiture competition. Alina was also a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra as well as other numerous photographic competitions such as Head On, Olive Cotton, Sydney Life and Shoot the Chef.
Alina shoots “the human spirit”, a.k.a portraits. Through her celebrity portraiture she has captured Oscar winners Alicia Vikander and Emile Sherman, and Ewan McGregor, Alicia Silverstone, Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Josh Charles, Julia Stiles, Michael Shannon, Christina Ricci, Christine Lagarde, Frank Lowy, Kevin Rudd, South Park's legends Trey Parker & Matt Stone among many others.
In her commercial work, Alina has photographed television, film, theatre, editorial and advertising campaigns for a long list of major clients such as The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, GQ, HBO, Universal Music, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, Warner Bros, MTV, ABC, SBS, Channel 9, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre and Griffin Theatre, Ogilvy and Havas.
IWD 2019 is about #balanceforbetter. What does this mean to you as a female photographer?
#balanceforbetter - YES! I hope soon in Australia I'd be treated the way I am in USA and I'd be commissioned for work based on my talent and ability to deliver on brief and then some. I want to see female photographers and directors getting as much work as our male colleagues and to be given the same respect! PS - also being blond and dressing femininely does not mean I am not amazing at my job! It's 2019 .....just saying !
What does this mean to you as a human?
Being more mindful, more present, contributing to society in real tangible way.