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November 4th in Tucson: Barbara Kasten to speak at the Center for Creative Photography

In conjunction with the exhibition The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, on view at the Center for Creative Photography September 4th – November 28th, 2010:

Artist’s Talk – Barbara Kasten
Thursday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.

Exhibiting artist Barbara Kasten will discuss her work, which explores the interplay between light and form. Kasten teaches photography at Columbia College, Chicago, exhibits internationally, and is represented in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Image Credit:

Barbara Kasten
Studio Construct 17, 2007
Courtesy Yancey Richardson Gallery

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November 2nd in NYC: David Taylor speaks on “Working The Line”

From an e-update from Radius Books:

UPCOMING EVENTS with David Taylor
In Conjunction with Anna Deavere Smith Works, Inc. at New York University and the “Bodies on the Line“* Symposium:
Presentation and Discussion with David Taylor on his project “WORKING THE LINE

Hosted by Radius Books
Tuesday, November 2nd, 6-8 pm
NYU, 20 Cooper Square (5th and Bowery, 5th Floor)

FREE and open to all who RSVP (until capacity):

scott@annadeveresmithworks.org

Visit the website to learn of other Symposium events this coming week that are open to the public.
*The “Bodies on the Line” Symposium is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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MVS and Darius Himes present at PhotoPlus Expo tomorrow, 1:15-3:15

PUBLISH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK”  Lecture at PhotoPlus Expo, Thursday October 28th from 1:15 – 3:15

“In this informative presentation, industry insiders Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson survey the current landscape of photography book publishing today and point out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. Together, they will demystify the process of making a photobook from the perspectives of both traditional trade publishing and self-publishing. Lastly, they will lend essential advice about the marketing of your book at its launch and beyond. Whether your body of work is completed and ready for publication or you dream of one day having a book of your photographs, this seminar will be of value. Himes and Swanson are co-authors of Publish Your Photography Book to be released in Winter 2011 by Princeton Architectural Press. Handouts will be provided.”

photo © Jamey Stillings

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October 28th in San Diego: An evening with Miss Aniela, UK photographer

A Presentation about the surreal self-portraits of Natalie Dybisz’s alter ego MISS ANIELA

When: Thursday, October 28th at 6:00 pm

Where: Lyceum Theatre Gallery, in Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego

Cost: Free

Natalie Dybisz is a fine-art photographer based in London, UK. Self-taught in photography, her passion began with creating high-impact, often surreal self-portraits as ‘Miss Aniela’, Natalie’s alter ego and the subject of her self-portraiture. First noticed through the internet (Miss Aniela currently has five and a half million views on Flickr), her work now sells as limited-edition fine art and is exhibited worldwide.

In her talk, Miss Aniela will be speaking about the various factors that intersect through the modern circumstances in which her work exists: the role that the internet, the digital age, her gender, and her repeated use of self-portraiture have played in the popularity of her images. Miss Aniela also discusses the place of ‘meaning’ and criticism in art, how the internet and the digital age have reshaped the roles of artist and gallery, and shifted notions of ‘fine art’ and ‘commercial’ in the contemporary photography scene as we know it.

Miss Aniela’s self-portraiture began with spontaneous impulses to shoot portraits ‘starring’ herself with improvised lighting and simple set-ups. Her work has been compared to the work of Francesca Woodman and Sam Taylor-Wood, and the comparisons to Cindy Sherman are also obvious. However, Miss Aniela constantly seeks to explore and remix her multifarious inspirations to contextualise herself into different imagined narratives, intended as both personal and universal. She takes her inspiration from a variety of sources: from dreams and childhood, to literature and Dutch paintings.

The work she will be presenting: Her ‘Self-Gazing’ series uniquely brings together self-portraits from various series of the artist’s five years of work. A number of the images are related to Miss Aniela’s ‘Tricks’ series (The Smothering, Sprung, The Adrenalin), looking at the neurotic behaviour and symptoms of instability concerned with the anxiety syndrome. The series ‘Multiplicity’ (Their Evening Banter, They Gathered to See) are composited ‘group shots’ made up purely of the photographer herself – challenging the conventional relationship between ‘looker’ and ‘looked-at’.

‘The Smothering’ is currently exhibited in the Art of Photography Show, chosen from nearly 14,000 entries by Natasha Egan, the Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

Directions to the Lyceum Theatre Gallery: www.artofphotographyshow.com/lyceum.html

Parking: Park at the Horton Plaza parking structure and receive a 3 hour validation.

Check out the upcoming events in our “Where Great Minds Meet” Speaker Series here.

For more information, contact the Producer: Steven Churchill
Email: steven@artofphotographyshow.com
Phone: 619-825-5575

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October 28th in Las Vegas: Conversation with Jamey Stillings at Springs Preserve

Thursday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. exhibiting photographer JAMEY STILLINGS will be present to discuss his most recent body of work on the building of the the bridge at Hoover Dam, a project he began in March of 2009 (the bridge officially opened this week).

The exhibition will be on view from October 29th – January 23rd, 2011.

PATIO GALLERY at Springs Preserve

333 S. Valley View Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV  89107.

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October 26th, 7 pm in NYC: “The Original Copy: A Panel Discussion on Photography, Performance, and the “Living Scupture”

The Original Copy: A Panel Discussion on Photography, Performance, and the “Living Sculpture”

An event in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today (exhibition concludes November 1).

Moderated by MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci, with artists Eleanor Antin and Robin Rhode.

Organized by Beatrice Gross, independent curator, and MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, School of Visual Arts, New York.

This event is free and open to the public.

7 pm, SVA theater

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October 21st, 7 pm in NYC: Martine Fougeron lecture at SVA, hosted by CCNY

MARTINE FOUGERON will be speaking in NYC on the evening of October 21st

Martine Fougeron began her Tête-à-Tête project in 2005 as a student at the International Center of Photography. In this series of intimate portraits of her two adolescent sons and their friends in New York and in France, she reveals the face-to-face engagement of the mother-photographer with the private world of two brothers and their teen tribe. Curator and critic Charlotte Cotton has called the project “one of the best biographical stories that photography has crafted in the 2000s.”

A Q&A session with the artist will follow the lecture.

The Camera Club of NY (CCNY) Lecture Series is presented in conjunction with SVA’s BFA Photography Department. Admission is free for SVA students and staff and CCNY member, $3 for other students, and $5 for the general public

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October 19th, 7 pm in Austin, in person AND VIA LIVE WEBCAST: “The Lives and Work of Helmut and Alison Gernshiem

NOTE: VIEW A LIVE WEBCAST of this event starting at approximately 7 p.m. CST on Tuesday, October 19.  Not to be missed!

“The Lives and Work of Helmut and Alison Gernsheim”

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7 P.M. at the Harry Ransom Center, UT Austin

J. B. Colson, Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Fellow of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, and Roy Flukinger, Ransom Center Senior Research Curator, discuss the lives and work of Helmut and Alison Gernsheim on Tuesday, October 19, at 7 p.m.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection, on display through January 2, and the release of the book The Gernsheim Collection.

Drawn from the peerless collection of Helmut and Alison Gernsheim, the exhibition features masterpieces from photography’s first 150 years, alongside other images that, while lesser known, are integral to the medium’s history. Highlights include the first photograph (on permanent display at the Ransom Center); works by nineteenth-century masters such as Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Henry Peach Robinson; and iconic images by modern photographers such as Man Ray, Robert Capa, Edward Weston, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

The book includes more than 125 full-page plates from the collection, accompanied by descriptions of each image’s place in the evolution of photography and within the collection. The catalog also traces the Gernsheims’ passion for collecting and their career as pioneering historians of photography, showing how their efforts significantly contributed to the acceptance of photography as a fine art and as a field worthy of intellectual study.

A book signing of The Gernsheim Collection follows.

Please be aware that the Ransom Center’s Charles Nelson Prothro Theater has limited seating. Line forms upon arrival of the first person, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

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October 19 in NYC: Susan Bright with Lyle Rexer on “Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography”

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 7 pm at the School of Visual Arts Auditorium (Photo ID required for entrance):

Please join Dear Dave, for a discussion with Susan Bright and Lyle Rexer on the release of Brights’ latest book, AUTO FOCUS: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography. A champagne reception will follow in the lobby where copies of the new book will be available for purchase and signing by Bright and other artists from the book.

Photographer and SVA faculty member Susan Bright will host a panel discussion featuring artists from her new book Auto Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (The Monacelli Press, 2010). Featuring the work of 75 contemporary photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work, the book explores issues of identity–national, sexual, racial, personal and artistic. Bright previously served as the assistant curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery in London and as acting director for the MA in Photography Program (Historic and Contemporary) at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and is the editor of Art Photography Now (Aperture, 2005). A book signing and reception will follow the discussion.

“Auto Focus,” features the work of 75 contemporary photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work. Issues of identity – national, sexual, racial, personal or artistic – are key to all the images featured in this book. “Auto Focus” offers an impressive survey of established and emerging contemporary photographers through the fascinating lens of self-portraiture. It features new work from emerging artists alongside photographs from more established big names, including Elina Brotherus, Nan Goldin, Catherine Opie, Jemima Stehli, Gillian Wearing and Erwin Wurm and includes more than 250 luscious images.

Susan Bright is a curator and writer. She has taught extensively in the UK and convened major international conferences and seminars on many aspects of art and photography. She was formerly Assistant Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, Curator at the Association of Photographers and Acting Director for the MA Photography (Historic and Contemporary) at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She is also the author of Art Photography Now, which was published by Thames & Hudson in 2005. She currently lives and works in New York and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

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Lyle Rexer was educated at the University of Michigan, Columbia University, and Merton College, Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the recipient of a 2008-9 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation and is the author of several books, including The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009); and How to Look at Outsider Art (2005). Rexer has also published many catalogue essays and contributes articles to a variety of publications, such as The New York Times, Modern Painters, Parkett, Tate, etc. and Aperture . As a curator, he has organized exhibitions in the United States and internationally, including “The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography,” and “Fernando Canovas,” at the Insitiut Valencia d’Art Modern. Rexer teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is a columnist for Photograph magazine.

SVA is located at 333 West 23rd Street in NYC; this lecture is presented by SVA’s BFA Photography Department.

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October 19, Boston: Michal Chelbin lectures in conjunction with PRC exhibition “Strangely Familiar”

Michal Chelbin’s exhibition “Strangely Familiar” opened at the PRC early September and continues through October 31st.

She will be give a public lecture on OCTOBER 19th at 7 pm in room #206 of the Photonics Building, 8 Saint Mary’s Street in Boston.

From the Photographic Resource Center’s e-blast:

Michal Chelbin: Strangely Familiar
September 7 – October 31, 2010

Artist Lecture: Tuesday, October 19, 7pm
Photonics Building Room #206, 8 Saint Marys Street

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Michal Chelbin, Jenya in My Hotel Room, Ukraine, 2005 color coupler print

“Because I shoot portraits I can say that people are my first inspiration. They are intriguing, mysterious, and unsolved.”
—Michal Chelbin (from 9/4/2008 interview on Nymphoto)

“Michal Chelbin (born 1974, Haifa, Israel) started making pictures when she was 15, and honed her skills as a photographer during her compulsory service in the Israeli military. Following four years of study in Haifa, Chelbin began pursuing personal photographic projects and traveled in Russia, Ukraine, England, and Israel making the portraits that appear in Strangely Familiar (also the title of her 2008 Aperture monograph; The Black Eye, her new book, is forthcoming from Twin Palms). The body of work on display at the PRC this fall demonstrates Chelbin’s search for those displaying a “legendary” quality, which she describes as “a mix between odd and ordinary.”

Her photographs depict mostly young people who carry their livelihoods with them, often in the very form or function of their bodies. Her subjects are members of itinerant companies— dancers, acrobats, and carnival attractions—and athletes. Chelbin’s work, typically made of individuals in off-stage repose, reflects both the intensity of their pursuits and the fatigue engendered by being constantly on the road and almost always on display. Her photographs are staged, in the sense of being made by arrangement between artists and subject, but not manipulated or otherwise altered post-exposure.

Exhibition organized in collaboration with Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York City.”


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