Archive for June, 2009

June 6th in New Orleans: Sylvia Plachy Gallery talk at NOPA

The exhibition “Forever Hold Your Peace” juried by photographer Sylvia Plachy will open on Saturday, June 6th from 6-9 p.m.

From the event website entry:

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is pleased to present “Forever Hold Your Peace,” a group exhibition on the subject of weddings, juried by Sylvia Plachy. In curating this exhibition, Plachy, a Hungarian born, New York based, world-renowned photographer, selected 31 photographs depicting the traditions, customs, symbols and the rich human tableau surrounding wedding rituals.

Featured artists include Marc Pagani, Evan Abramson, Katie DelaVaughn and Kate Nicholson. A slideshow of 58 additional images will be featured in the exhibition.

“Forever Hold Your Peace” will be on view from June 5 through July 19, 2009 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary St. New Orleans, LA 70130. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, June 6, from 6-9pm. Ms. Plachy will present a Gallery Talk at 7pm, where she will walk through the gallery to discuss the show and her thought process in selecting images.

“I was looking for the same kind of pictures that I look for when I am photographing. I was looking for what would move me and for what I would never tire of looking. I wanted to see a burst of life palpable on a piece of paper.”

- Sylvia Plachy

Sylvia is a featured artist at the upcoming LOOK3: Festival of the Photograph, June 11-13 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

NOPA is the organization that brings us PhotoNola (December, 2009).

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This Week: Review Santa Fe, with several events open to the public

This weekend, Review Santa Fe events unfold, with several components open to the public.  About the event, from CENTER‘s website:

Review Santa Fe is a juried portfolio review event scheduled for June 4-7, 2009. It is a weekend conference for photographers who have created a significant project or series and are seeking wider recognition. Up to 100 photographers meet with esteemed curators, editors, art directors, publishers, gallery and agency reps, and alternative market professionals, click here to see the list of participating Reviewers.

Photographers receive 9 twenty-minute portfolio reviews, a night of Portfolio Viewing open to the public, inclusion in a special Photographers Listing, and more.


From CENTER’s website:


Collectors and lovers of photography will appreciate this extraordinary opportunity to view the compelling projects of 100 nationally recognized photographers including many on the cusp of wider acclaim.

Please join us on this one special evening to view a broad range of contemporary photography, encompassing social, environmental and political issues plus stellar fine-art projects.

The public will have the opportunity to peruse the bodies of work and speak with the artists. This year we are proud to present this event at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM.  (Click here for directions.)

When: Friday, June 5, 6:00-8:00pm.
Where: Center for Contemporary Arts
Cost: Free and open to the public

If you love contemporary photography, you won’t want to miss this lively event.

Lastly, also open to the public:

11:00 p.m. SUNDAY June 7:

“WORDS WITHOUT PICTURESConsidering Contemporary Photography

To be held at the St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art

107 West Palace Avenue

Presenters include:

Charlotte Cotton, Curator of Photography, LACMA

Darius Himes, Founder and Editor, Radius Books,

Kate Ware, Curator of Photography, NMMA

I look forward to meet the participating photographers at the private review, and will all who wish to join in, to see their work on Friday night from 6-8 as well as attend the discussion on Sunday at 11 a.m.   A great weekend of photography in Santa Fe!

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