Category Archives: Artists

The Life of Camille Claudel Before Meeting Rodin

Camille Claudel was born on the 8th of December in 1864 in the small town called Fere situated in the northern province of France. Her father Louis Prosper Claudel was a wealthy and respectful man. His business was connected with real estate and her mother Louise was a devoted catholic. She was a calm woman moderate in her emotional affects and seemed to live in her own world. The children were the center of her living. The Claudel family had two girls, Camille and Louise and a son named Paul. Each child was born two years later after the birth of the previous one and Camille was the eldest of them.

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Fazal Sheikh.

Fazal Sheikh is an American photographer. He became famous for his pictures of people living in displaced communities in Africa, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Cuba and Afghanistan. One of his most interesting and moving projects called Ladli was executed in India. Sheikh was interested in the problem of status of women in modern India. The situation is pretty difficult over there. The number of abortions is extremely high in the country. Usually they have abortions when it is known that a woman is expecting a girl. “In the past, it was common for female babies to be killed at birth – often part of a midwife’s duties”. Children are kidnapped, raped and killed. Many of them are forced to prostitute. Slavery is also a common curse of the modern Indian society.

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Carl Kleiner.

Carl Kleiner is a Swedish photographer known for his surreal images. He is one of those contemporary artists who can see extraordinary features of usual things. For example, one of his series is devoted to sculptures made of vegetables so that they remind cartoon models. In fact Kleiner doesn’t divide commercial commissions and personal projects. He is sure that both kinds of photography may affect each other. Thus if you compare his commercial projects with his Diary you would surprise to see insignificant difference existing between them.

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