November 18th at the Griffin Museum: Laurie Lambrecht exhibition opening/gallery talk

From the Griffin website:

From the Studio of Roy Lichtenstein Photographs by Laurie Lambrecht

November 18, 2010 – January 23, 2011.

Boston Globe mentioned the show here.

From the Studio of Roy Lichtenstein Photographs by Laurie Lambrecht
November 18, 2010 – January 23, 2011.
Opening reception is Nov 18, 2010, 7-8:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Members Gallery talk 6:15

See more of Laurie Lambrecht at Victoria Munroe Fineart, 161 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116 from November 4, 2010 – December 4, 2010

Lambrecht’s beginnings in photography were at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. Currently, she is involved in an extensive project documenting the works of theater director Robert Wilson, and a series she is producing in Zurich entitled “LAKE TREES,” which you can view on her website at

Learn more about the Lichtenstein studio years at Lens


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November 13, Richmond, Virginia: Sally Mann exhibition & opening events

From Aperture’s website:

Richmond, Virginia

Sally Mann: The Flesh and the Spirit

Exhibition on view:
Saturday, November 13, 2010 –Sunday, January 23, 2011

Related Event:

Sally Mann: Conversations
Saturday, November 13, 2010

10 am–1 pm

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Altria Group and Center Gallery
200 North Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia
(804) 340-1400

Sally Mann’s most recent work represents an intriguing new direction. She is tackling expansive themes of mortality and vulnerability, while for the first time using herself and her husband as subjects. In addition, she has taken her bold experiments with the medium to new heights, pushing photography to its limits by making painterly and nearly abstract images—many as unique pieces on glass plates. Altogether the exhibition and accompanying catalog will present an unexpected picture of Mann’s work, encouraging a fresh perspective on one of today’s preeminent photographers and, it is hoped, an opportunity to extend her visibility well beyond the realm of photography. The exhibition is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and curated by John B. Ravenal, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. (Excerpted from VFMA website.)

Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit, co-published by Aperture and VFMA, is a must for any serious library of photographic literature, students, scholars, collectors, and others interested in her work. John Ravenal has written a comprehensive introduction as well as individual entries on each series, and essays by David Levi Strauss (“Eros, Psyche, and the Mendacity of Photography”) and Anne Wilkes Tucker (“Living Memory”) add different, but equally illuminating perspectives to this work.

Sally Mann: Conversations: Join leading experts in the field of photography—Vince Aletti (The New Yorker); Melissa Harris (Aperture Magazine), Brian Wallis (International Center of Photography)—as well as Sally Mann herself, for an engaging discussion of the artist’s work and exhibition, Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit.

Sally Mann (born in Lexington, Virginia, 1951) is one of America’s most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Mann’s many books include What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), and the Aperture titles At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), and Proud Flesh (2009). She lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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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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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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