Archive for January 29, 2008

Photographer Judy Linn Lectures at SVA, February 5th

Sponsored by the Camera Club of New York, photographer Judy Linn will speak on Tuesday, February 5th, 7 p.m. at the School of Visual Arts Auditorium, 209 East 23rd Street between 2nd/3rd Avenues.

From the CCNY website:

“In a quest to be ‘extremely obvious’ photographer Judy Linn gathers images from her world hoping to create two-dimensional arrangements of shapes on paper that are as lively and interesting as the three-dimensional world trapped inside. Described as ‘modest, quirky, and offhandedly shrewd’ Linn’s pictures ask us to take a good, hard look at the increasingly visual world around us.

Of her photography Linn writes, ‘I want a photograph that makes me aware of what is physically in front of me, a photograph that gives me the pleasure of getting lost. It is like asking yourself a joke: not really knowing what the answer is, giving up, and then seeing the punch line and really laughing.’

Judy Linn has been working as a photographer for over 30 years. She is perhaps best known for pictures made of her friends and colleagues Patti Smith (above) and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others. Her photos have been included in group and solo shows throughout the world including exhibitions at PS1, White Columns, and at the 1995 Whitney Biennial. Linn is represented by Feature Inc. who held a critically acclaimed exhibition of her work in 2007. A graduate of Pratt Institute, she has taught at SVA, NYU,-Tisch School of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and is currently on the faculty of the Vassar College, Department of Art.

The Camera Club of New York is a not-for-profit arts orgnaization with a commitment to the field of photography since 1884. In addition to classes, 24-hour acess to black & white color darkrooms, and a shooting studio, the Camera Club of New York is a sharing community of passionate, aspiring, professional, and seasoned photographers. Join us! For more information, call 212-260-9927 or visit cameraclubofnewyork.org

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Tod Papageorge Talk and Book Signing at Aperture on February 5th

From the Aperture Website:

On February 5th at 6:30 p.m., Tod Papageorge will discuss the coolly observational yet intensely engaging work featured in his new Aperture monograph American Sports, 1970 or How We Spent The War in Vietnam. These remarkable images, taken over the course of a watershed year for popular opinion against the war, draw a subtle but sharp parallel between the war in Vietnam and the American attitude toward spectator sports during a time of conflict.

Book Synopsis
Coolly observational yet intensely engaging, American Sports, 1970 draws a subtle but sharp parallel between the war in Vietnam and the American attitude toward spectator sports during a time of conflict.

In 1970, a watershed year for popular opinion against the war, Tod Papageorge was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation grant. His ostensible subject—sports and its role in American life—quickly became charged with the political, racial, and sexual conflicts ignited by the war. Picture after picture is electric with disquiet: military men in uniform parading on the field or relaxing in the stands; cheerleaders rehearsing under the eyes of police; a couple sprawled and embracing in the debris of the Indianapolis 500; and hundreds of fans, drawn in unsettling group portraits, at various stadiums and in the stands of many classic American sporting events.

Tuesday, February 5th at the Aperture Gallery

547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York City

(212) 505-5555

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