Archive for October 1, 2008

“Images and Stories: A New Generation” All Roads 2008 Award Recipients Present at National Geographic on Saturday, October 4th

Regular reads will recall that last week, as part of the “ALL ROAD” program sponsored by National Geographic, this year’s recipients in the photography program presented their work to to the public in San Francisco.  They have now arrived in Washington, DC and will present their work to the public this coming Saturday:

2 to 4 pm, Saturday October 4th —Photography Program Presentations. open to all!
Images and Stories: A New Generation
“Come experience the photographs and stories of four diverse photographers from around the globe. Topics include a Muslim woman’s perspective in Afghanistan, the challenges of poverty in Bangladesh, and the effect of modernity on traditional culture in Argentina and Azerbaijan. These photographers represent the new generation of underrepresented storytellers—each with their own prolific images and perspectives of telling the story of their culture. Free event—no tickets required! Come out and support these talented young individuals!”

I’m heading to DC this morning to participating in meeting with this year’s award receipients; hope to see many of you on Saturday at NGS!

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ART for OBAMA AUCTION: 100% of Proceeds go to Campaign; bidding October 1-8

Art for Obama

A BENEFIT ART AUCTION ORGANIZED IN SUPPORT OF THE OBAMA/BIDEN CAMPAIGN

Bidding begins a 5 pm TODAY, October 1st through October 8th. See all the donated works here.

Among those artists who have donated works:

SHARON HARPER
TODD HIDO
JEFF JACOBSON

EIRIK JOHNSON

RON JUDE
LISA KERESZI
AN-MY LÊ
MICHAEL LIGHT
LUCY LIU
CATHERINE LORD
DAVID MAISEL
SUSAN MEISELAS
RICHARD MISRACH
LAURA MCPHEE
ABELARDO MORELL
NICHOLAS MUELLNER
CARTER MULL
LAUREL NAKADATE
ROBERT & SHANA PARKEHARRISON
HIRSCH PERLMAN
JOHN PILSON
LAURIE SIMMONS
MIKE SLACK
ALEC SOTH
JOEL STERNFELD
LARRY SULTAN
PETER SUTHERLAND
HANK WILLIS THOMAS
WOLFGANG TILLMANS
CATHERINE WAGNER
JAMES WELLING
MARK WYSE

NUBAR ALEXANIAN
MARC ASNIN
RICHARD BARNES
UTA BARTH
NINA BERMAN
DAWOUD BEY
ELINOR CARUCCI
LOIS CONNER
PHIL COLLINS

EILEEN COWIN

PAUL D’AMATO
TIM DAVIS

PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA
DOUG DUBOIS
MITCH EPSTEIN
JASON EVANS
WENDY EWALD
LARRY FINK
HARRELL FLETCHER
ANDREA FRASER
JASON FULFORD
TIERNEY GEARON
JIM GOLDBERG
FRANK GOHLKE
EMMET GOWIN
KATY GRANNAN

To read the bios of contributing artists, click here.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS BENEFIT AUCTION, from the event website:

MISSION
ART FOR OBAMA is an online auction of photographs to benefit the Obama Campaign. Fifty of the country’s most prominent artists and photographers have donated their work for this cause. The auction will launch on October 1st and will run for one week. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Obama Campaign, to the Democratic National Committee and to non-profit organizations such as MoveOn.org, which are currently devoting their energy to helping the Obama campaign. Proceeds will be distributed in strict accordance with Federal Election Commission regulations.

WHO WE ARE
ART FOR OBAMA is a group of five artists who have come together to help the Obama campaign. Because we cannot afford to make large donations ourselves, we want to bring together the leaders of our community to help create change. We are all unpaid volunteers.

AHNDRAYA PARLATO, founder of ART FOR OBAMA, is a photographer currently teaching at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Her work can been seen at ahndrayaparlato.com.

ELIZABETH MOY is a photographer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work can be seen at elizabethmoy.com. She is also founder of Two Ships Press, a small publishing company that specializes in limited edition photography books.

GREGORY HALPERN lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he is an Instructor of Photography at Harvard University. His work can be seen at gregoryhalpern.com.

WHITNEY HUBBS
received her BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts. Currently she is pursuing her MFA in photography at UCLA. Her work can seen at whitneyhubbs.com as well as in the current issue of Blindspot Magazine.

DRU DONOVAN grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2004, she received her BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts. Currently she is in her second year at Yale pursuing her MFA in photography. Her work can be seen at drudonovan.com.

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