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Justin Bieber Portrait A Smash Hit In Europe

22-10-2011
 
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New Exhibition "Vanity Fair 100 years of Masters of Photography" Showcases Bieber

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. 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. His enormous talent and amazing and humble personality makes him an even bigger superstar and legend. 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. He was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), in a joint venture with Usher and subsequently signed to a recording contract with Island Records. Bieber's debut single, "One Time", was released in 2009 and peaked in the top ten in Canada and charted in the top thirty in several international markets. His debut release, My World, followed on November 17, 2009, and was later certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber's first full studio release, My World 2.0, was released on March 23, 2010 and debuted at number one and within the top ten of several countries, and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the worldwide top-ten single, "Baby", in January 2010. The music video of "Baby" is currently ranked as the most viewed and most discussed YouTube video. Bieber followed-up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never, The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, which had an opening weekend gross that nearly matched the record for the biggest opening weekend for a concert-film. 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.


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