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December 10th- Joel Meyerowitz Speaks at the Museum of the City of New York

On Thursday, December 10, 6:30 pm DART Partners with the Arts at Museum of the City of New York to present Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks with photographer Joel Meyerowitz and author Phillip Lopate

From the announcement:
Join photographer Joel Meyerowitz and author Phillip Lopate, collaborators on Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks ( Aperture, 2009), for a discussion of the hidden pockets of wilderness that still exist within the city.

Legacy is part of a larger project that was initiated in 2006, when Meyerowitz was asked by Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe to document, interpret, and celebrate one of the city’s greatest legacies: nearly nine thousand acres of parks in the five boroughs that still exist close to their original pristine state, as well as areas within parks that have been left to revert to wilderness. When completed, the project will constitute the first extended visual record of New York’s parks since the 1930s. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks, currently on view at Museum of the City of New York.

For more details  about the lecture, click here.

For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Also on December 9th, 7-8 pm there will be book signing with Joel Meyerowitz at the Strand Bookstore. Event Details here.

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December 11th-Kenro Izu and Saïd Nuseibeh in San Francisco

Friday, December 11th, 2009   at  7:30 pm Photographers Kenro Izu and Saïd Nuseibeh will be giving a lecture for the PhotoAlliance in San Francisco.

Location:  San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)

Ticket Information:
$10.00 general admission $5.00 students with ID— TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

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December 8th- Deborah Willis in Philadelphia

(UPDATE:  See today’s NYT Sunday Book Review – feature title in Jennifer Baszile’s “Holiday Books: PHOTOGRAPHY” is Posing Beauty: African Images from the 1890’s to the Present)

Photographer and Educator Deborah Willis will be speaking at the Philadelphia Free Library about the curatorial project Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 pm

For more info click here.
About Deb Willis from the Free Library website:

“A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, Deborah Willis–a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2000 MacArthur Fellow–chairs the Photography Department at New York University. Dedicated to sharing visual representations of the African American experience, Willis authored the groundbreaking and highly praised book Reflections in Black, a collection of photographs of African American life from 1840 to the present, as well as The Black Female Body and VanDerZee: The Portraits of James VanDerZee. Her new book, Posing Beauty, was inspired by a realization she had as a student in the 1970s: that images of black beauty did not exist in the mainstream culture. This arresting new collection of photographs of African Americans, from Billie Holiday to Muhammad Ali to Michele Obama, redefines what it means to be “beautiful.”

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December 6th- Photographer Peter Turnley at B&H Event Space

On Sunday, December 6, 2009, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM photographer Peter Turnley will be speaking at the B&H Event Space

Peter Turnley: Moments of the Human Condition – 1972-2009

From the MMW website:

Join internationally acclaimed photojournalist, Peter Turnley, for an insightful look into humanity amidst the last three decades of history, geo-politics, and everyday life in different countries from around the world. Peter’s presentation will weave in and out of images depicting life worldwide, in moments of conflict, hardship, and political change, as well as images of major world figures that influenced the direction history during the last three decades. Turnley’s visual exploration of the world, in which he captures the “decisive moments” from each country he traveled to, offers moments of beauty and aesthetic power that characterize the daily life of different regions.

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Tomorrow- Debbie Fleming Caffery Lecture at Project Basho in Philadelphia

Debbie Fleming Caffery Lecture at Project Basho in Philadelphia

December 4th, 7:00pm

Admission: $10 ($5 for students and Friends of Project Basho)

From the Project Basho website:

Join us for a lecture by Debbie Fleming Caffery , noted documentary photographer and juror of ONWARD ’10. Caffery will speak about her impressive body of work including her most recent monograph, “The Spirit and the Flesh”, created while living and working in Mexico.

Location: Project Basho Gallery 1305 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122

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MVS Lecture in Boston This Thursday Afternoon and ASPP Legal Seminar Thursday Evening

I am very excited to be heading to Boston this week, where  I will be presenting a seminar CrossCurrents II:  Placing Your Personal Work in Today’s Marketplace for the New England School of Photography .

The seminar will take place Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 1 pm-5 pm.

For all of the details please click here.

Also on Thursday evening in Boston……

The ASPP New England Chapter will be presenting Legal Symposium . I am very excited about this and will be going directly there from my talk.

Details from their website:

When:  Thursday, December 3, 2009   6:30 – 8:30pm

Where:  Pearson Education, 501 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Drew Epstein a prominent Boston copyright lawyer will be joined by Jim Grace, Co-Director of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to host a copyright presentation and Q&A.

In addition to giving us updates on the legal issues surrounding the Orphan Works Bill and the Google Books Settlement and its opponents, we are hoping you can suggest topics of interest to your job.  You can also submit your copyright questions to

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December 3rd, 7pm Gallery Talk: “Look Again” at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Gallery Talk: Look Again at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

December 3rd at 7pm

Led by the exhibition’s curator, discover Look Again: A Selection of Photographs from the Permanent Collection during this gallery walk-through and discussion with Danielle Avram, the High’s Curatorial Assistant in Photography.

Look Again: A Selection of Photographs from the Permanent Collection
August 15, 2009, through January 10, 2010

“Mined from the High’s permanent collection, the 48 images in this exhibition investigate the intersection between reality and fiction within a photograph, through images created to subvert the viewer’s expectations. Photographers make numerous decisions when constructing a picture, utilizing the camera frame, the darkroom, light, shadows, focus and motion to create an image that conveys complex ideas or emotions—a statement about who we are and how we live.

The unique vision of innovators like Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Diane Arbus and William Eggleston, whose work is included in this installation, opened up new realms of possibilities for photography as a medium of expression. Combining the inherently technical nature of photography with a spirit of experimentation, the artists featured in this exhibition have created pictures that challenge the conventional idea that photographs are straightforward purveyors of truth.

With a wide range of twentieth-century works from artists as varied as Man Ray, Lee Friedlander, Frederick Sommer and Aaron Siskind, this exhibition presents photographs from the permanent collection in a fresh and exciting way. Viewers are invited to unravel the complexities behind each image, and encouraged to take the time to “look again.”

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December 1st- David Goldes Artist Talk at Mpls Photo Center

On December 1st at 7:00pm photographer David Goldes will be giving an Artist Talk at the  Mpls Photo Center

About the artist (from the MoCP website)

Using the physical world as a metaphor, David Goldes uses his extensive scientific knowledge to create striking images of such things as water’s surface tension. Using water, electricity, air movement, wind, and breath, Golde manipulates and observes the phenomena to illustrate science’s omissions, taking the descriptive aspect as his foundation and invoking metaphor, memory, narrative and emotion. In the above works, Goldes shows the relationship of our self-conceptions to the physical world.

For more information email

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December 10th- “The Projected Image” Panel Discussion at Aperture

On Thursday, December 10th 7:00 p.m. there will be a panel discussion about  “The Projected Image” as part of the series “Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context”

For more details click here.

From the announcement:

“The Projected Image” will explore the multiple ways contemporary artists utilize projections and installations to display still photographic images to create immersive and cinema-like experiences in museums and galleries. Departing from large-scale, tableau treatments of photographic images printed and framed as wall-based objects, exemplified by Jeff Wall, Andreas Gursky, and Gregory Crewdson, many contemporary artists today employ projection devices—ranging from analogue to digital high-definition—to display their work as immaterial light projections, often incorporating temporal and audiovisual elements that recall cinematic contexts yet retain distinctly photographic qualities.

George Baker, associate professor of art history, UCLA, moderates the discussion, along with a panel of artists that includes Andrea Geyer, Paul Pfeiffer, others to be announced.

This event is part of the tenth season of the series “Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context” presented by Aperture in collaboration with Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Parsons the New School for Design.

The New School  Tishman Auditorium

66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

(212) 229-5353

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Sunday, November 29th through December 6th

Sunday, November 29th through December 6th – The Picture Black Friday Project will be accepting submissions for one week.
Details: Photographers can submit up to 5 of their best images of and about Black Friday. Up to 400 characters of supporting text may accompany your images.
From the announcement:
On Monday November 9th,we launched a new project called “Picture Black Friday“.
The project is an open call to photographers nationwide to photograph the event that unofficially rings in the holiday shopping frenzy here in the U.S.
Some of you may remember that last year at a Walmart in Long Island, NY, just before the store was to open at 5 am the doors shattered under the weight of the crowd  and security guard  Jdimytai Damour was trampled to death as a stampede of shoppers barreled over him.  The news was quickly forgotten, but it got us thinking of the countless factors that went into to this unnecessary death.
Picture Black Friday is a project that aims to revisit the forces at work – a worsening economy, financial instability, fear and how everyday people get swept in to this mentality of the masses often manipulated
by corporations hoping to create hype – all on the morning after Thanksgiving.
I came up with the idea for the project after discussing some of these same issues with fellow artists last year.  Over the last few weeks and months I’ve teamed with Jake Stangel of Too Much Chocolate and Joerg Colberg of Conscientious, to launch the project.  We’ve also put together an amazing group of people to jury the submissions,  photographers Amy Stein and Brian Ulrich, curator/photographer Jon Feinstein of Humble Arts Foundation and Stephen Frailey, photographer and the head of the SVA Photography Department, in addition to Joerg, Jake and myself (John Saponara)
Were hoping to collect some of the best works that are submitted and initially create an online gallery, but then a selected artist from the group will also be featured on “Conscientious” and Too Much Chocolate.
For complete details please see our website,

To see a list of jurors click here.

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