Archive for February, 2008

Jonathan Hollingsworth: Lecture, Book Signing March 1st at Houston Center for Photography

Artist Jonathan Hollingsworth will be giving a lecture and signing copies of his book “What We Think Now” this coming Saturday, March 1st, 4 p.m. in advance of an exhibition of his work at Stages. Details from the HCP website:

“Book Signing and Artist Lecture
Saturday March 1, 2008, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Jonathan Hollingsworth

Come listen to photographer Jonathan Hollingsworth speak about his What We Think Now project and his current photographic projects.

After the lecture, Jonathan will be signing his book What We Think Now. The book will be available for purchase at HCP for $20.

What We Think Now: Young People’s Response to the US Involvement in Iraq
is on display at Stages Repertory Theatre, February 16 – March 30, 2008 in conjunction with their Surround programming.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by Houston Center for Photography.
There will be an opening reception for the exhibition at Stages following the lecture from 6-8pm. Stages is located at 3201 Allen Parkway.”


Leave a Comment

Dialogue between Graciela Iturbide and Cuauhtemoc Medina in NYC, Thursday, February 28th, 6:30 p.m.

This Thursday evening, artist Graciela Iturbide will speak with independent critic, curator and historian Cuauhtemoc Median at the Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and is presented by Umbrage Editions and Americas Society.

Graciela Iturbide is internationally recognized for her iconic images of Mexico. The artist will discuss her work with Cuauhtémoc Medina, a Mexico City-based critic and art historian, and Associated Curator of Latin American art at the Tate Modern, London.

Graciela Iturbide was born on May 16, 1942 in Mexico City. She studied filmmaking with a special interest in scriptwriting and later still photography at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México from 1969 to 1972. It was there that she met Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and in 1970 and 1971 she apprenticed with him. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held around the world, including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Casa del Lago, New Mexico. Major retrospectives of her work have been held at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico (1996) and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1997-98). She is the recipient of a Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography (1987) and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Felloswhip (1988). Iturbide lives and works in Coyoacán, Mexico.

Artist Graciela Iturbide explores in an intensely personal homage an era of contemporary Latin American life through the persona of a single man whose changing role in that history is emblematic of the times. She establishes both place and identity not only of her distinguished subject but the context of country, the land itself, in aesthetic and vernacular style alike. Presented for the first time, this complex body of work redefines the photographic image of General Omar Torrijos by looking at it as a document and metaphor, often deconstructing and reconstructing Iturbide’s own personal intersections with her subject. The symbolic and expressive imagery of the works, produced three decades ago, offer a visual paradigm that calls on memory, and a re-presentation of facts that conjure an emotional bond between subject and viewer, whether affirmative or oppositional.

Cuauhtémoc Medina has an international reputation as an independent art critic, curator and historian. He studied for his PhD at the University of Essex and is on the International Advisory Board of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA). Since 1992 he has been a full time researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He is based in Mexico City and was on the advisory committee for the 2004 Carnegie International. He has served as a visiting professor at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (New York State, USA), and is the associate curator of Latin American Art of the Tate Modern, London.

This evening dialogue is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Torrijos: The Man and the Myth, Photographs by Graciela Iturbide” for which Nan Richardson served as Guest Curator. Umbrage Editions has published”Torrijos,” click here to learn more about the book of Iturbide’s work.

The exhibition will remain on view at the Americas Society’s Gallery through April 12, 2008
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-6:00 PM

Torrijos: The Man and the Myth and its accompanying programs are organized by the Americas Society in conjunction with Umbrage Editions. Americas Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Galería Emma Molina, Graciela Iturbide, the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation and La Fundación/Colección Jumex. Additional support has been provided by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

For more information please call (212) 277-8359

Leave a Comment

Panel in NYC on 2/28: “Documentary Practice From The Printed Page to The Gallery Wall”

ICP, in conjunction with the French Institute Alliance Francaise, present a panel discussion on Thursday, February 28th from 7-9 p.m.

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT FIAF, 22 East 60th Street (between Park and Madison) in NYC.

From the ICP website entry for this event:

“As the gallery wall expands to include more varied genres of photography, what role does photojournalism play? What impact have galleries made in the dissemination of work created in the context of global conflicts or social injustice? Are patrons buying these photographs or is it an act of social activism on the gallery’s part when deeming to show work that is both compelling, yet difficult to hang over a couch? Through this panel discussion with gallery dealers and photographers, we will examine the difficulties and success stories of placing photojournalism in this market place. This program is presented in conjunction with the French Institute Alliance Française” 22 East 60th street, which is currently hosting the exhibition “Sarah Caron: Interrance” on view in the FIAF Gallery (through March 5th).

Special guests:Photographers Lori Grinker and Ron Haviv, and Aidan Sullivan, VP, Photo Assignments, Getty Images (North America)

Register online.

Leave a Comment

Photographer Ed Kashi Lecture/Workshop in San Francisco: February 28, March 1 & 2

Photojournalist and digital storyteller extraordinaire ED KASHI is giving a public lecture in San Francisco on February 28th at 7 p.m. hosted by the Multimedia Special Interest Group of the ASMP’s Northern California chapter, as well as a weekend workshop on March 1/2.

From the ASMP NoCal website:

“Ed Kashi is an award-winning still photographer who has expanded his scope in recent years to include multimedia. In 2006, he won the POYi Best Multimedia Feature Story or Essay award for, “The Sandwich Generation.” He co-created this sensitive and very personal piece with his wife, writer/filmmaker Julie Winokur, and collaborated with MediaStorm on the final production. Sandwich Generation is a great example of seamless integration of stills, video, and audio and Ed will probably have a lot of interesting comments about this project. Ed will also show and discuss some of his other projects and give his thoughts on some of the multimedia opportunities and pitfalls that lie ahead for the still photographer. Ed will also talk about how multimedia influences his planning and vision for new projects. Now living in New Jersey, it’s been some time since Ed has spoken in the Bay Area so we’ll be sure and leave plenty of time for audience questions too. You can see much more of Ed’s work on his website at:

Special Workshop Opportunity: Thanks to a collaboration with fotovision, on March 1-2, fotovision will offer a weekend workshop with Ed titled, “Documentary Photography and Storytelling in the Digital Age.” This workshop offers a great chance and a rare opportunity to learn from Ed Kashi in a relaxed, workshop setting. Space is limited so you’ll want to sign up soon on the fotovision website at And if fotovision is new to you, you’ll want to check out their website closely because they are a Bay Area treasure for documentary photographers.

About Ed:
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects have become the signatures of his award-winning work. Kashi’s complex imagery has been recognized for its compelling rendering of the human condition.

Born in New York City in 1957, Kashi graduated from Syracuse University in 1979 with a degree in photojournalism and has since photographed in over 60 countries. His images have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Time, MediaStorm, Ford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Geo, Newsweek, MSNBC.COM, and many other domestic and international publications.

Meeting Cost: $7 – ASMP members; $8 – full-time students with ID; $10 – General. (Fees used exclusively to cover MMSIG program costs)

Location: BlueSky Studios, 2325 3rd St., San Francisco CA.”

Leave a Comment

Ann Fessler to Lecture at Simmons College in Boston: 7 p.m. on February 28

From the press release: Simmons College presents “The Girls Who Went Away,” a lecture and film screening by noted artist and author Ann Fessler, February 28th at 7 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway, in Boston. A reception will follow.

Fessler will screen her film “Along the Pale Blue River,” followed by a lecture on her work including a discussion of her book, “The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade.” In conjunction with the current gallery exhibit “Lost in Place,” the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College is hosting this special evening with Fessler.

Published by The Penguin Press in 2006, “The Girls Who Went Away” immediately garnered considerable critical praise from publications as diverse as “The Atlantic Monthly,” the “Washington Post,” the “San Francisco Chronicle,” and “People Magazine.” In 2006, the book was a finalist for the Circle Award for Nonfiction by the National Book Critics, and in 2007 it received the Media Award from the American Adoption Congress.

Fessler is the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her credits as an artist include having work in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. She resides in Rhode Island.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Simmons Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as part of the “Careers in the Liberal Arts” series.

Due to construction, parking is limited. For alternative options, visit the Simmons parking website. For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at 617-521-2268, or visit the Trustman Art Gallery website.”



Leave a Comment

Lauren Greenfield to Lecture at UArts in Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m. on February 27

Lauren Greenfield will be speaking in Philadelphia next week as part of the University of the Arts “Paradigm Lecture Series.”

Free and open to the public: UArts’ CBS Auditorium, Terra Building, 8th Floor, 211 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

For more information: UArts Media Arts Department (215) 717-6300

Leave a Comment

Humble Arts: Now Accepting Proprosals for its Spring 2008 Grant for Emerging Photographers; Deadline March 3

Humble Arts Foundation is currently accepting proposals for its Spring 2008 Grant for Emerging Photographers

Humble Arts Foundation established the Grant for Emerging Photographers (GEP) in 2007 to support fine art photography projects in the U.S. and abroad.

How the GEP Works:
Given twice annually, the GEP is a $1,000 grant award that recognizes the strongest new proposal in fine art photography as submitted to Humble Arts Foundation.

Deadline: 11:59 pm, Monday, March 3, 2008

Applicants will be notified via e-mail starting the first week of April as to the status of their proposal.

Applicant Eligibility
Applications will be accepted from photographers who are at least 18 years old and do not have gallery representation.

Project Eligibility
We will fund projects that are new or ongoing.

Applicants should submit no more than one (1) proposal requesting support for one (1) project.

Review Process
Humble Arts Foundation’s senior curatorial staff will review projects for visual strength and clarity of proposal.

Submission Guidelines
You may submit up to five images. Each image must be:

Jpeg format, 72dpi, 550 pixels wide only

In addition, rename each photo with your first and last name (ex. john_doe1.jpg, john_doe2.jpg, etc). We will not consider applications with .zips files or links to your work/website.

Application Process
Your application is complete after you have completed the online application and submitted up to five images. We will not consider incomplete applications.

For questions, please send an e-mail to: or visit

amani olu
founder / director

humble arts foundation, inc.
po box 1157
old chelsea station
new york, new york 10113

p: (646) 330 1039

Leave a Comment

« Newer Posts · Older Posts »