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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:

http://www.bostonphotographyfocus.org/ftp/then_now.zip

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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November 10th in San Francisco: David Maisel lectures at the Morgan Auditorium

Artist DAVID MAISEL will be giving a lecture this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Art University’sMorgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street in San Francisco.

This talk is free and open to the public.

David’s talk is not to be missed!!  His publication LIBRARY OF DUST (Chronicle Books) is featured as a Case Study in “Publish Your Photography Book” by my coauthor Darius Himes and myself (Princeton Architectural Press, Winter 2011) is From David Maisel’s website:

“David Maisel’s large-scaled, otherworldly photographs chronicle the complex relationships between natural systems and human intervention, piecing together the fractured logic that informs them both.

Maisel’s aerial images of environmentally impacted sites explore the aesthetics and politics of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and zones of water reclamation, framing the issues of contemporary landscape with equal measures of documentation and metaphor. As Leah Ollman states in the Los Angeles Times, “Maisel’s work over the past two decades has argued for an expanded definition of beauty, one that bypasses glamour to encompass the damaged, the transmuted, the decomposed.”

Library of Dust depicts copper canisters containing the cremated remains of patients from a psychiatric institution. Vibrant minerals bloom on the urns’ surfaces, as the copper reacts with the ashes held within. The New York Times calls Maisel’s Library of Dust monograph “a fevered meditation on memory, loss, and the uncanny monuments we sometimes recover about what has gone before.”

History’s Shadow, Maisel’s current project, further explores the boundaries and essential properties of the medium, as he re-photographs x-rays of art objects, drawing from existing archives the spectral visions of past cultures. As always, Maisel seeks to render the invisible.”  This project will be published by Nazraeli Press

Library of Dust and History’s Shadow are on view through the end of the year at the California Museum of Photography.

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November 9th in NYC: Fred Ritchen and Brian Palmer in Conversation at Aperture

EVENT

In Our Own Image

Fred Ritchin and Brian Palmer
In Conversation

Join Fred Ritchin and journalist, photographer, and filmmaker Brian Palmer for a discussion on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary edition of Ritchin’s groundbreaking book In Our Own Image.

Tuesday, November 9, 6:30 pm

FREE

Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27 Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

View event details

Visit the Aperture website

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AUSTIN, this weekend: KATE BREAKEY exhibitions, book signing events

Kate Breakey’s mid-career monograph PAINTED LIGHT (UT Press) is being celebrated with exhibitions, talks and signings this weekend in Austin:

Reception and signing, Saturday, 7 pm at The Wittliff Collection, San Marcos (see below)

and

Reception and signing Sunday, 4-7 pm at the Stephen L. Clark Gallery, 110 W. 6th Street, Austin

NOVEMBER 6, 2010, SATURDAY, 7:00 PM
PAINTED LIGHT |  Artist Reception + Book Launch
Internationally recognized for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs, KATE BREAKEY is the featured speaker for the Painted Light exhibition reception and book launch of the latest title in the Wittliff Collections’ Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series. Kate’s introduction will be made by critic, poet, lecturer, and editor A.D. COLEMAN. Published by the University of Texas Press,Painted Light is available October 2010. Books will be for sale at the event for $65.00 plus tax.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu.

Visitor information and directions:  link here

Special thanks to this event’s Partner Sponsor: SUSAN CREWS BAILEY.

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November 5/6/7: NY Art Book Fair at PS1

One of my favorite fairs of the year, without question!  From the website:

Printed Matter presents the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, November 5–7 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

Free and open to the public, the Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and publishers from twenty countries, offering the best in contemporary art book publishing.

Philip Aarons, Chairman of the Board of Printed Matter, said: “The NY Art Book Fair is the premiere venue to find what’s new in art publishing. While it has spawned the next generation of independent art book fairs world-wide, it remains the biggest, the best, and by far the most fun.”

The NY Art Book Fair includes special project rooms, screenings, book signings, and performances, throughout the weekend.

Other events include the third annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, and The Classroom, a curated series of informal conversations between artists, together with readings, workshops and other artist-led events.”

NOT TO BE MISSED!!

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November 8th in Washington, DC: MVS and Darius Himes on “To Be Published, or Self Publish?””

In conjunction with FotoWeek DC:
Darius Himes & Mary Virginia Swanson will speak at 12:00 noon at the Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, 500 17th Street NW (FREE).  Click here for event description and details.
“The print-on-demand revolution has opened up new publishing possibilities for photographers; it has never been easier or more affordable to produce and market a book of your photographs. The traditional publishing path has the advantage of a highly specialized team that brings experience with design, production, marketing and distribution systems to the table. In a self-publishing scenario you can create exactly the book you envision, but without the input and expertise of seasoned professionals at a publishing house. Which scenario is best for you?In this presentation, coauthors Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss both avenues to publishing and help participants determine the pros/cons of each. Swanson will share resources from their forthcoming title, Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, Winter 2011), and time will be allocated for a question/answer period at the end of the presentation.”
Cover, Publish Your Photography Book

"Publish Your Photography Book" Coming Winter 2011 (Princeton Architectural Press)

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November 3 in NYC: Discussion with Fine Art Bloggers sponsored by ASMP NY

from ASMP NY‘s Susan May Tell on a great event on Wednesday night in NYC:
“ASMPNY’s Fine Art Conversations Series – Panel with Influential Fine Art Photography Bloggers!

Do you want your photography blogged about by influential Fine Art Photography Bloggers? Then this event is for you!

When:    November 3, 2010
Where:   Soho Photo 15 White Street
Time:    Doors and registration open 6:30pm

Panel Discussion 7-9:00pm

Fine art photography blogs have changed the landscape for sharing and reviewing work. Blogs are more personal and idiosyncratic while attracting a wide audience, and doing so more quickly and inexpensively.  Photographers no longer have to wait for a review of a bricks-and-mortar exhibition by a very small group of print publications. The objective of this night is to inform photographers about fine art photography blogging:
-how the blog came into being
-how the blog differs from photography covered in a print edition (if there is one)
-what bloggers like (or don’t) about blogging
-advantages and disadvantages about blogging
-who is the audience for the blog
-how work is chosen for the blog
-how bloggers like (or don’t) to be contacted by photographers, agents or galleries
-how blogging has impacted fine art photography (or not)
Panelists: read their full bios here
- ELIZABETH AVEDON – has received recognition for her curatorial work, exhibition design and publishing projects, and worked with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Random House, and was the Gallery Director for Photo-Eye Gallery
- A. D. COLEMAN – the first photography critic for the NY Times, first Art Critic’s Fellowship from the NEA, and named one of The Top 100 People in Photography by American Photo Magazine
- STELLA KRAMER – two-time Pulitzer Prize winner while at the NY Times and also the recipient of the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography
- RUBEN NATAL-SAN MIGUEL – art collector, curator and photographer involved with many art, not-for-profit, organizations like ACRIA, Printed Matter, Aperture Foundation, AIDS Chicago, and the Humble Arts Foundation

Moderated by ASMPNY’s Fine Art Chair Susan May Tell

Member:          Free
Non-member:   $25
Student*:          $5
*May be asked to show student id

Limited seating available – so please reserve your space early
Feel free to email Susan May Tell, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!”

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November 4th in San Diego: An evening with curator Carol McCusker

Join CAROL McCUSKER for a special talk on contemporary photography:

In conjunction with The Art of Photography show:
When: Thursday, November 4th 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Lyceum Theatre Gallery, in Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego

Cost: Free

Carol McCusker’s talk, Know Thyself, will focus on fine art photography, specifically questions around how we develop a vision, what influences come to bear on our creative output, and the roll of galleries, museums, photo competitions and portfolio reviews. Using music as a corollary, she’ll explore how photography falls into as many different categories (folk, rock, jazz, country, world beat, classical, etc.), but how, within each category, there are equivalents of ‘Musak’ at one end of the spectrum and inspired innovation at the other. What she seeks from all creative people, including herself, is the ability to ‘know thyself,’ and to honestly know where you fit in this spectrum.

McCusker is also concerned with the use of language when photographers talk about their work, which can often confuse not just their audience but themselves and what they hope to achieve. To make her point, she’ll use examples from the current Art in Photography Show, its attending lecture series, the history of photography and a competition she recently juried.

Carol McCusker is an independent curator, writer and educator. For eight years, she was Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, where she curated over thirty-five exhibitions. She is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego and UCSD Extension. Recently, she was Juror for the prestigious 2010 ICP/NY Infinity Award, and the 2010 Julia Margaret Cameron Award in York, UK. McCusker has review portfolios nationally and internationally, including the Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China; Camera Lucida, Portland, OR; Houston Photo Fest, TX; Review Santa Fe, NM; Atlanta Celebrates Photography, GA; and Review L.A. She writes for The Photo Review, B&W, Color, Communication Arts, and numerous artists’ catalogues.

Directions to the Lyceum Theatre Gallery: www.artofphotographyshow.com/lyceum.html

Parking: Park at the Horton Plaza parking structure and receive a 3 hour validation.

For more information, contact the Producer: Steven Churchill
Email: steven@artofphotographyshow.com
Phone: 619-825-5575

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