Archive for January 10, 2008

“The Photographer’s Eye: A Way Of Seeing” Celebrates MoPA’s 25th Anniversary

The Museum of Photographic Arts has drawn from its permanent collection for the exhibition “The Photographer’s Eye: A Way Of Seeing” which interprets the groundbreaking book The Photographer’s Eye (1966) by John Szarkowski. “With his passing in July 2007, this exhibition acts as an homage to Szarkowski’s influential career. MoPA will use The Photographer’s Eye as a template from which to view over 120 photographs from its permanent collection, and celebrate the Museum’s 25th anniversary through a renewed commitment to collection.”

FILM SCREENING & GALLERY TOUR

John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography (1998, 47 min.)
MoPA’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Theater
FOLLOWED by a Gallery Tour

The Photographer’s Eye: A Way of Seeing
Led by MoPA Curator Carol McCusker

Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Call for reservations, space is limited
619.238.7559 x227

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Rania Matar Gallery Talk in Chicago, Friday January 11

Photographer Rania Matar will be present at the opening of her exhibition “Women of Islam” at the Chicago Cultural Center on Friday, January 11th. She will speak at 5:30 p.m.

From the press release:

“Boston-based photographer Rania Matar originally hails from Lebanon, where she has repeatedly returned in pursuit of images of her homeland. This newest body of black and white work provides an insightful, intergenerational study of women and the volatile issue of the head scarf in Muslim culture.”

Gregory Knight, Director of Visual Arts at the CCC will speak on Matar’s work on Thursday, March 6th at 12:15 p.m.

Location: 78 East Washington Street in Chicago; phone (312) 744-6630 for more information.

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