Archive for July 5, 2010

Saturday, July 10th: Afternoon Lecture by John Sexton in Carmel, California

In conjunction with his retrospective exhibition “A Photographer’s Journey” at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Califorinia,  JOHN SEXTON will present a lecure on Saturday, July 10th at 2:00 at the Carmel Women’s Club (directly across the street from the CPA in the Sunset Center).

From the announcement mailer:

“John will present an educational and entertaining audio-visual lecture, featuring both new and well-known images.  The presentation will also include images and anecdotes from his six-year working relationship with Ansel Adams.”

Following the lecture, John will be signing copies of his books RECOLLECTIONS and PLACES OF POWER.

I first met John in 1980 when I joined the staff of The Friends of Photography and John was working for our board Chair, Ansel Adams.  John played a crucial role in the Ansel Adams Workshop, a tireless instructor with boundless energy.  A gifted photographer and teacher, John went on to launch his own workshop programs, sharing his passion for the craft and aesthetics of our medium.   2010 marks the twentieth year of the John Sexton Photography Workshops.  Congratulations, John!


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Friday, July 9th: HCP 28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition opening events

Next weekend marks the opening of the Houston Center for Photography Membership exhibition, juried by Hannah Frieser, Director, Light Work (Syracuse, New York)

FRIDAY, July 9th:  Juror’s Remarks, 5:30, Opening Reception, 6-8 p.m

You can view the works accepted for this year’s exhibition here.

Juror Hannah Frieser states, “Houston Center of Photography is fortunate to have an abundance of excellent photographers among its members, who are currently making their mark on the medium and who understand what it means to shape an image. Therefore a group exhibition of their work sparkles with talent from Texas and beyond. The styles and formats run the full gamut, but the quality of the work never waivers.”

This year´s participating artists are:

Matt Adams (Houston, TX)
David Banks (Atlanta, GA)
Cynthia Batmanis (Houston, TX)
Andrew Bedo (Rosenberg, TX)
Marti Belcher (Vienna, VA)
Tatyana Bessmertnaya (Plano, TX)
Magda Biernat (New York, NY)
Meg Birnbaum (Somerville, MA)
Colin Blakely (Ann Arbor, MI)
Al Braden (Austin, TX)
Kendrick Brinson (Atlanta, GA)
Allen Bryan (Saugerties, NY)
Laura Burlton (Houston, TX)
Kurt Cobbley (Kingwood, TX)
Beau Comeaux (Albany, NY)
Willson Cummer (Fayetteville, NY)
Irina Dakhnovskaia-Lawton (Plantation, FL)
Desiree Edkins (Scottsdale, AZ)
Matt Eich (Norfolk, VA)
Nicholas Fedak II (Burbank, CA)
Richard Gilles (Folsom, CA)
Paul Greenberg (Dallas, TX)
Roberto Guzman (Houston, TX)
Frank Hamrick (Ruston, LA)
Danielle Head (Bloomington, IN)*
Joseph Holmes (Brooklyn, NY)*
Debora Hunter (Dallas, TX)
Loli Kantor (Fort Worth, TX)
Brian Kaplan (Brookline, MA)
Charles Mintz (Cleveland, OH)
Stan Raucher (Seattle, WA)
Bryan Schutmaat (Houston, TX)*
Margaret Stratton (Iowa City, IA)
Ian van Coller (Bozeman, MT)
Dennis Yermoshin (Houston, TX)
Carlo Zinzi (Dallas, TX)

Hannah Frieser is the director of Light Work, a non-profit organization in Syracuse, NY, that has supported artists working in photography and related media for over thirty-five years. Light Work’s programs include exhibitions, residencies, publications and a public-access work space. Frieser has curated exhibitions on emerging and under-represented photographers such as Pipo Nguyen-duy, Kanako Sasaki, Suzanne Opton, Ben Gest, Beatrix Reinhardt, Barry Anderson and Rachel Herman. Her essays have been printed in photography publications and exhibition catalogues such as Contact Sheet and Nueva Luz. She has reviewed portfolios for Photo Lucida, FotoFest, the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), En Foco, Rhubarb Rhubarb, and more and has served on review panels for the New York State Council on the Arts, on the board of directors for SPE, and juried competitions such as the Photographer’s Fellowship for the Center for Photography at Woodstock. In March 2010, she co-chaired an SPE national conference with Miriam Romais from En Foco. The conference “Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts” took place in Philadelphia.

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