Archive for May 2, 2008

MVS to lecture in New Orleans, Tuesday May 6th at 7:00 p.m.

This coming Tuesday evening I will be presenting a public lecture in New Orleans entitled “Finding Your Audience” which is sponsored by New Orleans Photo Alliance and the ASMP Gulf Coast Chapter and will be hosted by the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street in New Orleans. If you have attended a lecture of mine in the past you will know that I am constantly updating my presentations to bring current and relevant information to artists. I look forward to meeting many of you there!

About New Orleans Photo Alliance:

“The mission of the New Orleans Photo Alliance is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities and educational programs. The Alliance strives to be a cultural stimulus, which fosters economic and artistic growth while preserving the rich and diverse photographic culture of New Orleans and the southern region.

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is a diverse group of photographers who joined forces in 2006 to create unity and opportunity for photographers in the Gulf South. We are a volunteer based, artists run nonprofit. Our mission is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities and educational programs. We strive to be a cultural stimulus which fosters economic and artistic growth while preserving the rich and diverse photographic culture of our region.”

I encourage you to join and support this vital young organization, and watch for their PHOTONOLA 3 a month of photography events including Portfolio Reviews coming in December. Click here for a listing of the PhotoNola 2 events.

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CONTACT 2008: Annual Toronto Photography Festival, May 1 through 31

Theme: BETWEEN MEMORY & HISTORY

From the event website, www.contactphoto.com:

CONTACT 2008 examines how photography shapes our understanding of the world around us and the enduring role it plays in the preservation of individual and collective memories. A wide range of images from the epic to the everyday look beyond the headlines to explore private and social histories.”

Program offerings include exhibitions, films on photography and a workshop with the Magnum photographers. For a complete calendar of events, click here.

From the exhibitions section:

“Throughout the years, CONTACT has questioned photography’s ability to represent the truth, explored rapidly increasing global interconnections and celebrated constructed imagery within a photographic culture. Despite its ever evolving conditions, a fundamental characteristic of the medium & its ability to preserve our individual memories and collective histories, at least for the moment, remains unchanged.

Photography has been associated with memory since its invention and memory has long been described as a continuous exchange of images. As we experience the global shift from film to digital technology, will photographic images merely become memories made easy�? As the increasing participation in CONTACT demonstrates, photography is prevalent throughout our lives, now more then ever before, and wields a complex relationship to human experience.

Our primary exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Between Memory and History: From the Epic to the Everyday, probes relationships that exist between the intimate and the public, between moments of personal significance to events of global resonance that affect each one of us. Ten artists from nine countries exhibit a wide range of images � from the epic to the everyday � and look beyond the headlines to explore private and social histories.

Raymonde April (Canada) Robert Burley (Canada) Luc Delahaye (France) Nan Goldin (USA) Adi Nes (Israel) Martin Parr (UK) Chi Peng (China) Thomas Ruff (Germany) Alessandra Sanguinetti (Argentina/USA) Bert Teunissen (The Netherlands)

For details on this exhibition at MOCCA Click Here

Further extending our theme into the city�s fabric, CONTACT transforms urban spaces with photography. Eight site-specific installations throughout the city invite reflections upon the evolving nature of our environments and the continuum that exists between image, personal memory and collective history. Feature exhibition venues become places marked by the past – from public chronicles of iconic events to personal recollections – with 29 exhibitions that explore the extent to which photographic images inform memory and influence understandings of history. Visit the Public Installations and Feature Exhibitions section of the website for more details.”

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