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April 17th, Portland: Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Photolucida | Portland Photo Month
Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm

Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism as a result of her photographic monographs “Girl Culture,” “Fast Forward,” and “THIN” which have been widely published and exhibited by major museums internationally. Greenfield directed the acclaimed 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles,”, earning the Sundance Film Festival Directing award in 2012 for documentaries. She has been named one of the 25 most influential photographers working today.

This event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat: info@photolucida.org.”

Wieden+Kennedy
224 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon  [map]

April 28th, NYC: PROOF’s Annual Benefit & Auction

PROOF: Media for Social Justice
4th Annual Benefit & Auction
Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm

“This event will benefit PROOF’s innovative multi-media approach to visual storytelling, education and training programs that encourage public discourse on human rights abuses worldwide.  The cocktail reception and photography exhibition is an excellent opportunity for guests to bid on extraordinary fine art photographs by notable photographers including Ruben Amador, Allen Ginsberg, Kenro Izu, Elliott Landy, Susan Meiselas, Prabir Purkayastha, Fazal Sheikh, Harvey Stein and many others.

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is a 501 (c) 3 organization that uses visual storytelling to create exhibitions, publications and on-site activities in places with some of the world’s most troubled histories. PROOF partners with international agencies and NGOs to produce exhibitions and programming that document injustice and human rights abuses and tell individual stories of moral courage.”

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.  Click here to purchase online.

Too see a catalog of work in the auction visit: proof.org/proof-annual-auction.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
547 West 27th Stree
New York, New York [map]

April 22nd, Tucson: “Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi”

Center for Creative Photography 
Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

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© 2014 Sama Alshaibi

“In her first Center of Creative Photography artist talk since joining the Photography faculty at the School of Art (University of Arizona) in 2006, multi-media artist and Associate Professor Sama Alshaibi will discuss the major themes of her work. Her evolution as an artist concerned with the body’s complicated relationship to land through a compromised nationalistic lens has moved towards universal spaces of conflict. Connecting borders, bodies and site through allegorical devices and a variety of media (through video, installation, sculpture, photography and social media platforms), Alshaibi’s work suggests the repeated and recycled history of domination, power and control. Alshaibi’s talk will also reflect upon her significant career successes over the past year: her participation at the 55th Venice Biennial and FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the upcoming new work in the inaugural Honolulu Biennial, her soon to be published monograph with Aperture Foundation as well as being awarded University of Arizona’s 1885 Distinguished Scholar title and grant, her third major teaching award in her years at University of Arizona.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

April 16th, Cincinnati: Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia

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© 2014 Lucas Foglia

Cincinnati Art Museum | University of Cincinnati, DAAP
Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

“Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia traveled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United states.  Frontcountry is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.”

University of Cincinnati, DAAP 3410
Cincinnati, Ohio [directions]

April 15th, Tucson: Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

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© 2014 Rebecca Najdowski

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“In this presentation visual artist and writer Rebecca Najdowski will discuss how both the physical and conceptual terrains of the desert come to the surface in her artwork. This manifests in color analogue photograms, video, installation, and augmented reality interventions. In her practice she explores the potential of expanding photographic logic into other mediums through the creation of light installations and the engagement with materiality and limits of representation of photography and video. Najdowski uses the desert as a site to address notions of landscape, the sublime, phenomenology, perception, and the shifting territories of the intangible and the concrete. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Arizona and the Artist Fellow at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

April 8th, NYC: Art + Business: Navigating the New Landscape, Panel Discussion

Parsons The New School for Design
Panel Discussion: Art + Business: Navigating the New Landscape
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, doors at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.  Registration encouraged.

Michelle Bogre, Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons, lawyer, documentary photographer and author, moderates a panel discussion presented by the Parsons Institute for Intellectual Property.

Panelists:
Mona Kuhn, contemporary artist
Fabrice Nadjari, entrepreneur and photographer
Andrea Blanch, editor-in-chief of Musee Magazine
Michael Foley, gallery owner, Foley Gallery
Anna Walker Skillman, gallery director and curator, Jackson Fine Art

Sustaining a robust photograph practice today requires not just the obvious level of creativity, but a good hint of marketing, branding and social media management, a constant attention to new storytelling tools as well as a working knowledge of the gallery culture, dealer-artist relationships, copyright and contract law. What is the new landscape of photography? How do you sustain a vibrant practice? How can platforms such as Instagram or Facebook enhance a creative practice and its visibility? And in this ever-changing landscape, how have the relationships of the traditional players of the art world evolved?

To tackle these topics the Parsons Institute for Intellectual property (PiiP), brings together a panel of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds in art and photography, the gallery world, modern law, social media and marketing who will discuss the things you need to know about how to navigate the various intersections of art, business and law.

Parsons The New School, Theresa Lang Center
55 W 13th Street
New York, New York  [map]

March 27th, Tucson: “Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject”

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© 2014 Penelope Umbrico

Center for Creative Photography
Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject
A conversation with Kate Palmer Albers

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Penelope Umbrico and UA art history professor Kate Palmer Albers will discuss the artist’s photo-based installations, video, and digital media works that explore the ever-changing technologies of image making, and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the Internet. Utilizing photo-sharing and consumer websites as an expansive archive, Umbrico navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, and the individual and the collective. Her works question the idea of the “democratization” of photography and media, where pre-scripted images, made with tools programmed to function in predetermined ways, undermine a claim to authorship, subjectivity and individuality. For Umbrico, all images within this emergent environment are evidence of something other than what they depict.”

Center for Creative Photography
Volkerding Print Viewing Room
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

March 26th, NYC: Panel Discussion “Robert Heinecken: Art and Pornography”

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Robert Heinecken (American, 1931–2006). Are You Rea #1. 1964–68.

Museum of Modern Art
Panel Discussion: Robert Heinecken: Art and Pornography

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

“This panel, held in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, explores pornography in art as it pertains to Heinecken’s work and to visual culture in general over the last 40 years. Participants include film director and photographer Larry Clark, Sarah Nicole Prickett, editor of Adult magazine, and artists Marilyn Minter and A. L. Steiner. Moderated by Eva Respini, organizer of the exhibition and curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography.

Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.”

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York  [directions]
Tel: (212) 708-9400

March 14th, Lexington: Artist Talk by Eugene Richards

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© 2014 Eugene Richards

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Artist Talk by Eugene Richards
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“A conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, Eugene Richards joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in 1968 and found himself working in a community service organization in eastern Arkansas. Running afoul of the Ku Klux Klan earned him a serious beating and numerous threats, but he left Arkansas with a series of haunting photographs of rural poverty that launched his career. For seventeen years, he traveled the world as a photojournalist for the agency Magnum and now focuses on his own projects. Intensely personal and deeply felt, his work also reflects a lifelong commitment to social activism, whether he is photographing the ravages of cocaine addiction, his first wife’s struggle with breast cancer, or the emotional aftermath of 9/11.”

University of Kentucky
Student Center, Worsham Theatre
200 Avenue of Champions
Lexington, Kentucky  [campus map #26]

This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition on display March 14 – April 27, 2014 at the UK Art Museum and is part of the Robert C. May Endowment Photography Lecture Series.

March 5th, Cincinnati: Artist Talk by Michael Kenna

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© 2014 Michael Kenna

FotoFocus
Artist Talk by Michael Kenna
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public.  Seating is first come, first served.

Michael Kenna’s landscapes are unpopulated, simple, serene, and subtle.
Often using very long exposures at night or dawn to soften the hard edge of reality, his minimalist images demand quiet attention from the viewer. Described as elegant, pure, and ephemeral, his work speaks eloquently to the strength of simple beauty.

A public reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Great Hall.”

Cincinnati Art Museum, Fath Auditorium (parking $4 for non-members)
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio  [map]

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