Chavonnes Battery Blog

The High Line by Jesse Chehak

Posted on Sat December 10, 2016.

I would say that Jesse Chehak’s image of the High Line park under construction in New York City is the most optimistic. The High Line is a wonderful new part of the city that was partly funded by major donations from wealthy patrons. There are of course many examples of amazing philanthropy going on right now, from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Leonard Lauder. These kinds of “philanthro-capitalists” are a major, and welcome, feature of the new wealthy. [Jon Feinstein]

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The Heavens by Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti

Posted on Sun December 4, 2016 in Photo Exhibitions.

The way I see it is this sort of strong diagonal line created by the edge of the pool, gives a sense of motion, gives a sense of flow of this water as it's about the cascade over, seemingly over the side of a river, with the man in it. Of course that's not going to happen but within the logic of the image, there is risk in this image and the sense of complacency in this guy enjoying himself and easily floating and when you put that within the context of finance, it takes on a new meaning.” Myles Little

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Hedge by Nina Berman

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Tue November 22, 2016 in Photo Exhibitions.

"Nina Berman's Hedge series offers glimpses into the cold world of Wall Street's fund managers. While we may think we understand wealth through television and tabloids, what we see represents only a drop in the bucket."

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Opera by David Leventi

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Thu November 17, 2016 in Photo Exhibitions.

..."Viewers are invited to pour over details, to feel the potential energy in a space where it is all just about to happen. The actual performance is just a part of the overall awe-inspiring experience of going to the theatre – I believe that the space itself can be the event."... Opéra de Monte-Carlo, by David Leventi (Monaco) 2009

The photograph above is one of the forty spectacular high resolution images on show by thirty three of the world's leading photographers.

In South Africa for the first time, at its 55th location world-wide, the internationally acclaimed 1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality Photography Exhibition is on show at the Chavonnes Battery Museum,Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town,from November 2016 until February 2017.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Wed: 9 am to 4 pm
Thu - Sun: 9 am to 6 pm
Tickets available at the door and Webtickets
FREE WIFI

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