Magnum Awards, Lens Culture (2017)
Review about "ARTiFact Project" Series
"This series is very interesting and timely. It addresses a specific past while also bringing up universal questions of humanity and labor and the very real concerns for the future economy in a post-industrial world.
The images themselves are very well made. The even toned, open exposure allows the viewer to study almost every detail within the images from highlight to shadow, which works well for this type of content. It doesn't drive the viewer toward a specific emotional response, rather allowing for a calm contemplation. The color palette is consistent and works to enhance the sense of decay in the spaces. The images of specific machines have a quality somewhat similar to Bernd and Hilla Becher's works, elevating these machines in a sculptural, almost monumental way. The center weighted composition lends itself to a cool study of the subjects, giving a sense of objectivity. However, the compositions still have enough formal interest to make the images engaging.
As these images depict something specific to late communism in Albania, they also predict a future for many in late capitalist economies elsewhere, giving them a further poignance."
Photography "Palazzo Rosso- Museums of Strada Nuova" is Nominee in Architecture Category by INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS 2017 10th Edition
Photography "Summer Lights- Himara by Night" receives Lucie INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS IPA 2016, Honorable Mention in Architecture-Cityscapes Category.
International Color Awards 2016, 9the edition, in Architecture and Still Life Category, with photography "Foundry/Formation Unit" and "Old Telephones used in Ex-Automobile Plant" from the Series "ARTiFACT Project Ex-Automobile Plant of Tirana, Albania"
20 May 2016
ARTIFACT VOLUME 1 EXHIBITION, AT COD
ARTIFACT PROJECT Volume 1, Ex-Automobile Plant of Tirana, Exhibition, 20 may - 30 september 2016,
MINILAB, COD Centre for Openness and Dialog,
Prime Minister's Building, Bulevardi "Deshmoret e Kombit" 1, Tirana, Albania
ARTIFACT Project ex Automobile Plant, wins IPA Honorable Mention in Architecture Industrial Category
International Photography Awards Announces Category Winners of the 2015 Competition!
This year, The International Photography Awards received 17841 of submissions from over 230 countries, and is pleased to declare that Alketa Misja was awarded Honorable Mention in Architecture - Industrial for the winning entry ARTiFact, ex-Automobile Plant.
Alketa Misja is Architect/Urban Planner and Photographer from Albania. After studying City Planning and Management, she is interested in the photographic representation of urban transformations and processes. Recently working on ARTiFACT Project (documenting the industrial heritage) and UrbanScapes photography series
About the International Photography Awards
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community.
29 April 2014
EXHIBITION ARTIFACT Project VOLUME 1, 29 April -12 May 2014