Justin Bieber Photo Wins Exhibition Spot
A portrait of Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber is just one of the important photographs exhibited in a major new exhibition "Vanity Fair 100 years of Masters of Photography" presented in Vitoria, Basque country, northern Spain which opened on 20 October 2011. Savvy art collectors of ArtKabinett social network may appreciate this artwork more than Bieber's music. This is a centerpiece to the Periscopio Photojournalism Festival 2011 an event that runs until 11 December 2011. The US photographer of the Bieber portrait, Art Streiber, known for his studio snaps of entertainment and sporting personalities is aspirational and makes the viewer dream of making it big someday, the type that inspires you and pushes you to work harder and be better. In 2005 Art was named to American Photo Magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and in April 2008 Art was presented the Pacific Design Center’s “Star of Design” Award for Photography. Vitoria-Gasteiz, once again, becomes the capital of photojournalism. For a month and a half, spectacular and extraordinary images will be on show throughout the whole city, to the delight of photography lovers. This year a total of 7,300 euro in prizes will be given out to the participants in the amateur competition. As has been the case in previous years, the snapshots will be displayed in various establishments throughout the Alavese capital: bars, restaurants, fishmongers, hairdressers, clothes shops. As well as being the political and administrative centre in the Basque Country, Vitoria is an undeniable example of good living. And the capital of Alava has a rich historical and artistic heritage, an endless number of landscaped areas, pedestrian areas, ideal for leisure and civic facilities. An accessible, unique city with flair and distinction. The festive and cultural calendar of events in the city is very broad and diverse. So, the long-running International Jazz Festival, the Azkena Rock Festival and the International Theatre Festival are three of the most renowned events celebrated in Vitoria. Local festivals are another great appeal in this city, as demonstrated by the huge festivals in honour of the Virgen Blanca, the feast of San Prudencio and the pilgrimage to Olarizu. Similarly, Vitoria is home to many museums: the Artium or Basque Museum Centre of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Fine Arts or the Bibat, a merger of the Playing Cards and Archaeology museums. Streiber, has been based in his hometown of Los Angeles since 1993, is also a regular contributor to the major Hollywood studios and networks, having shot posters and related promotional collateral for ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, MTV, Universal Studios, DreamWorks, and Sony Pictures. Between 2000 and 2010 alone, he has shot the posters for The 40-year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, I Love You, Man, A Mighty Wind, Arrested Development, Big Love, Hung, Bones, Desperate Housewives, and Harry Loves Lisa, among many others. Justin Drew Bieber was born March 1, 1994 and is a popular Canadian pop/R&B singer, songwriter and actor. Bieber was discovered in 2008 on YouTube and met with artist Usher in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout his rise to fame, Bieber has been nominated and awarded numerous accolades, winning Artist of the Year at the 2010 American Music Awards, and being nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. Bieber is considered a teen idol, and has been subject to acclaim from fans, as well as criticism and controversy from matters concerning his popularity and image.