Archive for November 25, 2009

December 3rd, 7pm Gallery Talk: “Look Again” at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Gallery Talk: Look Again at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

December 3rd at 7pm

Led by the exhibition’s curator, discover Look Again: A Selection of Photographs from the Permanent Collection during this gallery walk-through and discussion with Danielle Avram, the High’s Curatorial Assistant in Photography.

Look Again: A Selection of Photographs from the Permanent Collection
August 15, 2009, through January 10, 2010

“Mined from the High’s permanent collection, the 48 images in this exhibition investigate the intersection between reality and fiction within a photograph, through images created to subvert the viewer’s expectations. Photographers make numerous decisions when constructing a picture, utilizing the camera frame, the darkroom, light, shadows, focus and motion to create an image that conveys complex ideas or emotions—a statement about who we are and how we live.

The unique vision of innovators like Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Diane Arbus and William Eggleston, whose work is included in this installation, opened up new realms of possibilities for photography as a medium of expression. Combining the inherently technical nature of photography with a spirit of experimentation, the artists featured in this exhibition have created pictures that challenge the conventional idea that photographs are straightforward purveyors of truth.

With a wide range of twentieth-century works from artists as varied as Man Ray, Lee Friedlander, Frederick Sommer and Aaron Siskind, this exhibition presents photographs from the permanent collection in a fresh and exciting way. Viewers are invited to unravel the complexities behind each image, and encouraged to take the time to “look again.”

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Open Call for Singapore International Photography Festival

This years theme Singapore International Photography Festival open call is “Human:Nature”.  They will be accepting submissions through  March 31st,  2010.

There is also a portfolio review related to the event (Only 30 photographers will be accepted). For details click here.

From the website:

In 2008, Singapore International Photography Festival attracted a whopping 6,600 public submissions of photographic work from photographers around the world. 12% of the total submissions were the most outstanding prints, which were shortlisted and exhibited across Singapore. The submissions were not restricted to any fixed subject or theme but selected works were grouped according to various themes by the Festival’s four curators.

Now, the 2nd SIPF 2010 commences with two categories for open call. The open-ended theme category continues with the purpose of unearthing new works and talents. This year’s festival incorporates a brand new themed category titled, ‘HUMAN: NATURE’ to address universal concerns faced by the world. The duality in the theme can be freely interpreted either as ‘Human Nature’ or ‘Human & Nature’. The ‘colon’ represents a relationship and a balanced ratio between Human and Nature. Thematically, this category is an ambitious call for creative interpretation on HUMAN: NATURE.

SIPF 2010 prides itself to be the platform for Southeast Asian photographers to showcase their photography works alongside their international counterparts. For the first time, a solo exhibition will be dedicated to a prominent Southeast Asian (SEA) photographer and audience can expect a showcase highlight of a prominent SEA photographer each biennale.

SIPF programmes & exhibitions will stretch over 30 days from 10th Oct 2010 onwards. Besides the crucial SEA Emerging Artist series for professionals, SIPF continues to broaden the public appreciation for photography with free public talks, seminar, forum and more.

Please be reminded that the deadline for open call submission is 31 March 2010.

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December 1st- David Goldes Artist Talk at Mpls Photo Center

On December 1st at 7:00pm photographer David Goldes will be giving an Artist Talk at the  Mpls Photo Center

About the artist (from the MoCP website)

Using the physical world as a metaphor, David Goldes uses his extensive scientific knowledge to create striking images of such things as water’s surface tension. Using water, electricity, air movement, wind, and breath, Golde manipulates and observes the phenomena to illustrate science’s omissions, taking the descriptive aspect as his foundation and invoking metaphor, memory, narrative and emotion. In the above works, Goldes shows the relationship of our self-conceptions to the physical world.

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