Posts Tagged ‘diptychs’

Diptychs of Merchants and Their Goods in the Markets of Palermo, Italy

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The 2,700+ year old city of Palermo, Italy is well known for its gastronomy (the art of food eating) and its four main street markets. One of the busier ones is Il Capo, or “The Cape,” a market with Arabic origins that mainly contains various foods and fish stalls.

22-year-old Italian photographer Manfredi Caracausi recently completed a project that focuses on telling the story of Il Capo. He shot portraits of the merchants manning the stalls and pictures of the goods they sell. The photographs are then displayed as a series of diptychs.
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Portrait Diptychs Showing the Differences and Similarities Between Subcultures

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A black Baptist minister and a group of Ku Klux Klan white supremacists. You wouldn’t expect to see them together, but that’s precisely why they’re found side-by-side in photographer Mark Laita‘s project Created Equal. Laita spent eight years shooting black-and-white portraits of Americans that are on opposite ends of various cultural spectrums. The images are then placed into diptychs that are both jarring in their juxtapositions and powerful reminders of our shared humanity.
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Simultaneous Street Photography From Two Different Points of View

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Dutch photographers Thijs groot Wassink and Ruben Lundgren live in London and Beijing, and work together on photo projects as a duo known as WassinkLundgren. One of their collaborations is a set of street photographs shot on the sidewalks of Tokyo, Japan in 2009 and 2010. Titled Tokyo Tokyo, each of the pieces is a diptych showing the same “decisive moment” shot by both photographers at the same moment in time, and then arranged side by side.
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Mother and Daughter Portraits That Look Nearly Identical

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Mother + Daughter is an ongoing series of portraits by North Carolina-based photographer Carra Sykes. Each diptych features one portrait of Sykes and one portrait of her mother, with both women wearing the same clothes and holding the same pose.
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Diptychs of People and Their Dream Living Locations

Martino, iOS programmer. He is a dear friend, I met him at University. Sometimes he stoles my camera and takes strange pictures. His dreamland is Amsterdam.

Dreamland is a series of diptychs by Italian photographer Francesca Guadagnini that’s based around the simple question “where would you like to live?”. Guadagnini shot portraits of the subjects and then photos of their answers as well, creating images that offer a small peek into the brain and personality of each person.
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Diptychs of Clouds and Cloud Watchers

Before We Begin is a project by photographer Christopher Jonassen (whose frying pan photos we featured here) that consists of diptychs showing clouds and cloud watchers. The images capture peaceful “moments of reflection between thought and action.”
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