Archive for October, 2008

PREMIER of “APERTURE LIVE” Tonight’s WEBCAST of Susan Meiselas/Alfredo Jarr Discussion at Aperture, October 8

I wrote about this upcoming event earlier in the blog here, prior to the news of Aperture Live!

From the email announcement from Aperture:

Susan Meiselas and Alfredo Jaar
In Conversation

Wednesday, October 08, 2008
6:30 p.m. EST

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Join Aperture for a special evening of conversation between photojournalist Susan Meiselas and artist Alfredo Jaar. Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and is renowned for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her widely-published documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Jaar emigrated from Chile at the height of Pinochet’s military dictatorship in 1981. His installations, photographs, films, and community-based projects bear powerful witness to military con­flicts, imbalances of power, and political corruption.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m. EST

FREE

Aperture Live premiere:
Listen to a live webcast of the talk

Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 505-5555

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Jessica Todd Harper to speak at Aperture on October 7th

New York, New York

Jessica Todd Harper
Artist’s Talk

Tuesday, October 07, 2008
6:30 p.m.

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

“As part of the ongoing lecture series hosted by Aperture and presented by the department of photography, Parsons The New School for Design, Jessica Todd Harper will discuss her work. Harper’s painterly domestic narratives have recently been featured in Photo District News, Camera Austria, and The New Yorker. Her first monograph, Interior Exposure (Damiani, 2008), focuses on the private worlds of family and friends, and was inspired by her grandmother’s advance into Alzheimer’s—where identity, memory, and connections to the physical world come into question.

Harper’s images have been exhibited at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, among other venues. She has been named one of “PDN’s 30: Emerging Photographers to Watch” in 2005; is a New York Photo Festival 2008 winner; and a Lucie Award recipient. Harper is represented by Cohen Amador Gallery in New York and teaches at Swarthmore College and the International Center of Photography.”

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TUCSON: “Caring for Cynthia” discussion of project evolution to publication, October 8

October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. In conjuction with this, and to offer insights into the process of publishing your photographic projects, there is an important event in Tucson on Wednesday October 8th that I want to share:

From the ASMP Tucson Press Release:

Join Amy Blackburn, Tucson Chapter President of The American Society of Media Photographers for a discussion of her recently published book “CARING FOR CYNTHIA: A CAREGIVER’S JOURNEY THROUGH BREAST CANCER” on Wednesday, October 8th at 5:15 p.m. at the Balfour Walker/Chris Mooney Studio in Tucson, 650 North 6th Avenue, in the West University neighborhood

Amy, a professional photographer and a registered nurse, journeyed with Cynthia, her best friend and breast cancer survivor once Cynthia was diagosed with breask cancer three years ago. “Caring for Cynthia” is a photographic essay about breast cancer, community and caring that transforms the caregiver’s feelings of helplessness and uncertainty into the feeling of being a valued companion on a privileged journey with a loved one. On Wednesday evening, Amy will share how the idea of the book was generated as well as her book publishing process.

Amy will discuss her experience publishing “Caring for Cynthia” from working with a coach, a book packager, a graphic artist, a book designer, an editor, a proofreader and a publicist, among a few who collaborated with the project, to the book design process, print process, website production, distribution, marketing and selling her book.

Visit the project website click here; to purchase Amy’s book, click here.

Wednesday, October 9th

SOCIAL HOUR 5:15

DISCUSSION WILL BEGIN AT 6:00

ASMP Members: $10, non-members $15, STUDENTS $5.00

RSVP APPRECIATED: info@asmptucson

I will see you there!

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H.O.A.S.T. Studio Tours in Harlem, NY on October 4-5

from participating artist Evi Abeler:

artHARLEM presents
H.O.A.S.T. 2008
The 4th Annual Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour

Saturday, October 4th 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 5th.. . 1.p.m. – 6 p.m.

100 Artists.
Open their private studios.
Talk about their work.
One Weekend only.
Buy Art Directly from the Artist.
HOAST is a free event.

To see list of participating artist and to download the map see:
http://www.hoast.org/

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Atlanta Celebrates Photography has begun! Danny Lyon lecture TONIGHT

OH the lucky persons in the Atlanta area! APC 10 has begun, the annual month-long city-wide event featuring exhibitions, lectures, film series, public art commissions, portfolio reviews and more!

TONIGHT, October 2nd: MORE of the ACP Lecture Series;

DANNY LYON Lecture, 7 pm

Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center

Be sure to go to http://www.acpinfo.org and download a pdf of the festival guide, and keep it handy!

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“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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