Archive for November 8, 2007

Yerba Buena “Arts and Culture Free 4 All” on November 10th

From a recent email from San Francisco Camerawork:
“Visit the Yerba Buena Neighborhood for the first-ever Arts and Culture Free 4 All when 12 cultural institutions, located within 3 blocks, are open for free on Saturday, November 10th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.”

For more information visit

Participating Institutions:
California Academy of Sciences
California Historical Society
Cartoon Art Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum
GLBT Historical Society
Museum of the African Diaspora
Museum of Craft and Folk Art
SF Camerawork
The Society of California Pioneers
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Yerba Buena Neighborhood is easily accessible by BART, MUNI, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, and Caltrain. Ample parking is also available.


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Andrea Robbins and Max Becher at the PRC in Boston, Thursday November 15

From the PRC Website:

“Andrea Robbins and Max Becher

Thursday, November 15, 7pm
BU’s Photonics Center, Auditorium 206, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston
$10 Members/$15 Non-Members/$5 Full-time Students/Free for Students of Institutional Members

This lecture is presented in affiliation with the New Center for Arts and Culture

A married couple, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher work individually as well as collaboratively using photography, film, video, and digital media, to create highly conceptual and critically acclaimed images. The primary focus of their work is, what they call, “the transportation of place” — situations in which one limited or isolated place strongly resembles another distant one. Whether the subject is Germany in Africa, Germans dressing as Native Americans, American towns dressed as Germany, New York in Las Vegas, New York in Cuba, or Cuba in exile, their interest tends to be a place out of place with its various causes and consequences. They will discuss examples of this work from their two recent books Transportation of Place and Brooklyn Abroad .

U.S. born Andrea Robbins and German Max Becher have exhibited their work at numerous prestigious organizations across the globe including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, and New York; and the Jewish Museum, New York. They are represented by Sonnabend Gallery in New York and teach at the University of Florida.”

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Photographer Michel Tcherevkoff speaking Monday November 12th in Waltham, Massachusetts

CIPNE (Commercial Industrial Photographers of New England) are hosting photographer Michel Tcherevkoff on this coming Monday, November 12th.

From the CIPNE website:

Reality with a Twist
“Find the extraordinary in the ordinary and make others see it”

Michel Tcherevkoff

Monday, November 12th, 7-9 p.m.

Michel Tcherevkoff
Monday, November 12, 2007 (7pm–9pm)

One of the world’s preeminent conceptual photographers, Michel Tcherevkoff made a name for himself creating eye-catching visual metaphors for clients such as AT&T, FedEx, L’Oréal, and Maybelline.
Once Paris-born Michel graduated from law school and came to New York, his interests turned to photography. Fate landed him a job assisting legendary photographer, Pete Turner. That experience helped him develop his own signature way of seeing things and launched his successful 30-plus year career as an editorial and commercial photographer.

In this program you will discover how an upside down photo of a leaf in his studio led to his latest project, Shoe Fleur: A Footwear Fantasy, which has captured the imagination of a new generation of young designers and art directors. Michel will chronicle the genesis of the new book and detail the pitfalls and successes he experienced in the process of bringing it to bookshelves everywhere.
Follow the twisted trail as Michel also recounts his journey through the wild business of advertising and editorial photography. Learn how he continuously thrives in today’s marketplace by combining his imagination and technical virtuosity.

Silent Auction
During the program you can bid on a signed copy of Michel’s new book. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit CIPNE’s educational activities.


Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Rd.
Waltham, MA 02451

Registration & Networking: 6–7pm
Speaker: 7–9pm

Pre-registration is required for this program.

Cost: CIPNE Members – Free, Non-members – $5, Full-time Students – $5
Click here to register (Non-members may pay by Paypal)
Please note: on-line registration closes November 9th.”

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