Archive for November 17, 2008

Josef Koudelka: Meet the artist November 18, 6 pm at American University in Washington, DC

From the Aperture Events page, a unique opportunity to meet one of our greatest artists:



Josef Koudelka

Meet the Artist

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

American University Museum
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 855-1300

Please join American University in welcoming Josef Koudelka to celebrate the opening of Invasion 68 Prague, an exhibition of the remarkable work he made during that one historic week in 1968. Invasion 68 Prague is now on view at the Katzen Arts Center, co-produced with Magnum Photos, the exhibition features large-scale ink-jet prints of a selection of work from the related Aperture publication, along with extensive text panels.

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Larry Fink lectures at SVA in New York City, November 20

The Camera Club of New York presents a lecture and book signing by photographer Larry Fink

Thursday, November 20th
7pm
The School of Visual Arts Amphitheatre
209 E. 23rd Street (2nd and 3rd avenues), 3rd Floor
(please bring photo ID)

Book signing and sale to follow the lecture.

Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
General admission $10, $5 for other students with ID

During a 40-year career, photographer Larry Fink has explored the human condition from myriad angles – and always with a human touch. Among his publications are Somewhere There’s Music (Damiani, 2006), The Forbidden Pictures(powerHouse, 2004), Runway (powerHouse, 2000), Boxing (powerHouse, 1997), and Social Graces (Aperture, 1984).

More recently, he curated Lisette Model and Her Successors, an exhibition opening in September 2007 at New York’s Aperture Gallery and featuring his own work and that of major photographers such as Diane Arbus, Peter Hujar, Bruce Cratsley, Rosalind Solomon, Bruce Weber, Lynn Davis, Leon Levinstein and Raymond Jacobs.

Fink has shown widely, with exhibitions at MoMA (1979) and The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (1997). He recently had a show at the Pace MacGill gallery in NYC that focused on the current political climate concentrating on the democratic contest between Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. He has received two Guggenheim fellowships and two NEA grants. His commissioned work has appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, GQ, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times Magazine. He has taught at New York University, Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts, Yale University and Parsons School of Design. Since 1988 he has been a professor of photography at Bard College.

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