November 12th- Darius Himes Lecture and Christopher Colville Opening in D.C.

Publisher Darius Himes of Radius Books will be giving a lecture “Who Cares About Books?” on November 12, 2009 at 5pm in Washington D.C.

Following the lecture will be the opening reception of Christopher Colville’s solo show November 12, 2009, 6-9pm (in conjunction with FotoWeek DC) which as been curated by  Larissa Leclair
November 4 – December 11, 2009

Location: 1215 Blagdens Alley NW, Washington DC, 20001

Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 10-2pm, and by appointment.
From the announcement about the show:
In his first solo show in Washington, D.C., Christopher Colville, an Arizona-based photographer explores the themes of time as manifested in death and memory in a selection of work curated by Larissa Leclair from his series Emanations, the Sonoran Project, and Iceland Trilogy. Colville embraces traditional and experimental processes, such as photograms, ambrotypes, and decay-generated images in his contemporary photographic work.

Christopher Colville is a photographer and teacher at Arizona State University. He has been awarded a 2008 Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and a 2008 Public Art Commission from the Phoenix Commission on the Arts. Colville was also awarded the Van Daren Coke/Beaumont Newhall Fellowship in 2003. He holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico and a BFA in Anthropology and Photography from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

For more information, please contact Larissa Leclair:

About the Lecture From the announcement:

Interest in photography books has never been greater, with artists, photographers and curators seeing the book as the central form of expression for their work. Publisher and critic Darius Himes talks about the landscape of photobook publishing as it stands today, highlighting some of the most interesting small publishers and discussing the ramifications of print-on-demand technology.

For more details click here.


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