Archive for November 10, 2010

November 12th in SF: Jack Fulton lectures at SFAI, hosted by PhotoAlliance

One of my all time favorite artists (and people!) JACK FULTON is speaking on Friday at SFAI!


Friday, November 12, 2010
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall

800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)
7:30 pm


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November 11 & 18 and December 9: SFMoMA Curator Talks with the exhibition “EXPOSED”

In conjunction with SFMoMA’s exhibition “EXPOSED: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870”  there will be two curator’s talks:

“Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA’s curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

NOVEMBER 11th: LISA SUTCLIFF on Walker Evans’ “Subway Passengers, New York” series

NOVEMBER 18th: ERIN O’TOOLE on Weegee’s “Their First Murder”

DECEMBER 9th: LISA SUTCLIFF on Susan Meiselas’ “Lena on the Bally Box, Essex Junction, Vermont,” from the series Carnival Strippers

Meet in the Haas Atrium before moving into the galleries.
6:30 p.m. as part of the SFMoMA series One on One.

About the exhibition:

“Investigating the shifting boundaries between seeing and spying, the private act and the public image, Exposed challenges us to consider how the camera has transformed the very nature of looking. Bringing together historical and contemporary photographs, films, and video works by both unknown photographers and internationally renowned artists, this provocative exhibition examines some of the camera’s most unsettling uses, including pornography, surveillance, stalking celebrity, and witnessing violence. Exposed poses compelling and urgent questions about who is looking at whom, and why.”

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November 11th at MOCP in Chicago: David Taylor with Luis Urrea and Paul Wells: Reading and Discussion at MoCP

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (MOCP) offers this important public program this Thursday with artist David Taylor (WORKING THE LINE), Paul Wells whom often accompanied Taylor on his photographic trips along the US-Mexican border, and Luis Urrea who authored one of the texted included in the publication of Taylor’s project WORKING THE LINE (Radius, 2010).

Reading and Discussion with David Taylor, Luis Urrea and Paul Wells
November 11, 2010

6 p.m.

From the MOCP Website:

Luis Alberto Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is the acclaimed author of 13 books including Devil’s Highway, his 2004 non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert. In 2008, David Taylor received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his ongoing photographic examination of the U.S.–Mexico border. Paul Wells is a former U.S. border patrol agent who accompanied Taylor on several of his trips navigating the terrain and politics of the border.

Ongoing exhibition: La Frontera
remains on view through December 22, 2010

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November 12th in Boston: “Then/Now” panel and exhibition opening reception at the PRC

Then/Now: Recent Work by PRC Founders Carl Chiarenza and Chris Enos

November 10, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Panel discussion: Friday, November 12, 6 pm Photonics Building Room 206, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston

Exhibition reception: Friday, November 12, 7:30 pm – 9 pm

PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

In honor of the 35th anniversary of the PRC and the 25th anniversary of the PRC Gallery, the PRC presents recent photographs by two individuals who were instrumental in the PRC’s history and photohistory in Boston:

Chris Enos, the founder of the PRC, and Carl Chiarenza, founding board member, past BU alum and photography history professor

Click link below for high resolutions images:

The Photographic Resource Center will exhibit work by two individuals who were instrumental in the PRC’s history and photography history in Boston, Chris Enos and Carl Chiarenza. Along with recent work by Enos, the PRC will showcase the traveling exhibition from the University of Richmond Museums, Peace Warriors and Solitudes: Recent Photographs by Carl Chiarenza, organized and circulated by the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia.

Both Enos and Chiarenza wore many hats in the PRC’s history and were important members of the Boston photography scene at a critical time. Showing them together, and highlighting their newer work, strikes many appropriate notes for the PRC’s anniversary—in terms of their remarkable oeuvres, the history of the PRC, and the history of photography in Boston. Both played crucial roles in regional as well as national photohistory—in front of and behind the camera.

Besides their intersecting history, lifelong careers in photo education, and friendship, Enos’s and Chiarenza’s work shares aesthetic and conceptual affinities, including the transformation and abstraction of the image, and references to painting and landscape.

Enos received a MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA in 1970. Besides founding the PRC in 1975, along with assistance from A.D. Coleman and Jeff Weiss, and acting as Director until 1980, Enos has taught at many prestigious institutions, including Boston University, and from 1986 to 2004, she was a professor at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. Collected internationally, her work is included in important venues such as the Addison Gallery of American Art, Center for Creative Photography, and Bibliothèque Nationale, among others. Enos currently resides in Santa Fe, NM.

Before attending Harvard University and earning his PhD, Chiarenza received an MS and MA from Boston University. Between 1963 and 1986, he was Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Art History at Boston University. A modern master and collected internationally, he is currently Artist-in-Residence and Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Rochester.  Since the PRC’s founding until 1982, Chiarenza was on the Board of Directors of the PRC (and an advocate to secure space for the PRC at BU) and an important contributor to a tradition of photohistorians in BU art history department. A photographer whose work spans five decades, Chiarenza currently resides in Rochester, NY.

This exhibition, Then/Now: Recent Work by PRC Founders Carl Chiarenza and Chris Enos, initiates the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the PRC gallery and the 35th anniversary of the founding of the PRC itself. Join us as we honor these two remarkable artists and individuals and recognize as the past and future of the PRC.

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