Tag: Austin

October 7th, Austin: Lecture by Alejandro Cartagena


© 2014 Alejandro Cartagena

Harry Ransom Center
Lecture by Alejandro Cartagena
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

“For nearly ten years, Cartagena has explored the relationship between Mexico’s urban centers and the suburbs built around them, examining the ways in which explosive growth has altered the landscape and affected the lives of residents. In this artist’s talk, Cartagena discusses the development of projects including Suburbia Méxicana, Carpoolers, and his latest work, Systematic Landscapes. Through these projects, Cartagena has found a way to shed light on issues surrounding the recent homeownership boom in Mexico by presenting many of the actors involved, from the buyers to the public bureaucrats promoting government loans. Cartagena explains how Mexico’s social and political context has proven to be both a benefit and a threat to many of these new buyers, opening up opportunities and challenges.

The program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees may enter to win a copy of ’s Suburia Mexicana and a set of Ransom Center postcards. ”

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street (at Guadalupe St)
Austin, Texas 78712

October 10th, Austin, TX: Artist Talk by Mark Klett

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© 2013 Mark Klett

Austin Center of Photography
Icons of Photography Lecture Series: Mark Klett
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $15 Advanaced General Admission | $20 at door | Free for ACP members

Mark Klett is a photographer interested in the intersection of cultures, landscapes and time. His background includes working as a geologist before turning to photography.

Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. Klett’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally for over thirty years, and his work is held in over eighty museum collections worldwide. He is the author/co-author of fifteen books.”

Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Austin, Texas

October 25-27, Austin, TX: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age Symposium – Registration Open

Harry Ransom Center
Magnum Photos into the Digital Age Symposium
October 25-27, 2013

“Over the last 65 years, Magnum Photos has flourished despite the impact of radical technological, economic, and cultural transformations on publishing and media. This symposium, tracing the evolution of Magnum Photos from print photojournalism to the digital age, explores the ways in which the world’s pre-eminent photographic agency has nimbly responded, revealing a global cooperative organization persistently exploring new relationships between photographers, their subjects, and their viewers.

This symposium at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings together photographers, curators, and historians to discuss the ways in which Magnum Photos has continually reinvented itself from the moment of its founding. Twelve Magnum photographers, including Christopher Anderson, Bruno Barbey, Thomas Dworzak, Jim Goldberg, Josef Koudelka, Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, and Donovan Wylie, as well as Magnum CEO Giorgio Psacharopulo are scheduled to appear in panel discussions with a focus on the cooperative’s evolution and future. Panel moderators include Kristen Lubben, Associate Curator at the International Center of Photography, New York; Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Stuart Alexander, Independent Curator and International Specialist, Photographs, Christie’s, New York; and Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center.”

Registration for the symposium is $100 and is now open at www.hrc.utexas.edu/events/2013/magnumsymposium.

This symposium is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age open September 10, 2013 – January 5, 2014.

November 8th, Austin: Lecture by Nathan Lyons

Harry Ransom Center
Lecture by Nathan Lyons

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public, doors at 6:30.

“As a curator, theorist, educator, artist, and advocate, Nathan Lyons has played a central role in the expansion of photography over the last five decades. After producing seminal exhibitions and publications as curator at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, in the 1960s, he founded the Visual Studies Workshop, an independent arts organization where his innovative programs trained a new generation of photographers, critics, curators, and historians.”

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78712
Phone: 512-471-8944

September 22nd, Austin: Artist Lecture “Elliott Erwitt’s Personal Best”

Harry Ransom Center
Artist lecture by Elliott Erwitt
Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Limited seating, donations welcomed.

“Legendary Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt discuss his life and work.  In a career spanning more than six decades, the former president of Magnum Photos has published over 20 photography books and exhibited his work in both public and private galleries from New York to Paris and Tokyo. The Magnum Photos collection resides at the Ransom Center.”

This program will be webcast live, click here for details.

The University of Texas at Austin
Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall
Austin, Texas  [map]

May 13th, Austin: Postcards from America at the Harry Ransom Center

Harry Ransom Center
Postcards from America
Photography Discussion

May 13, 2011, 7:00 pm
Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall [map]

“As part of their Postcards from America tour, five Magnum photographers will discuss photography and ways to picture America for this discussion.

In the first of a series of trips around America, five Magnum photographers and one writer will be travelling from San Antonio, Texas, to Oakland, California, between May 12 and May 26, 2011. Informally meet photographers Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Alec Soth, Mikhael Subotzky, and writer Ginger Strand on the plaza in front of the Ransom Center from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. before their 7 p.m. discussion in the auditorium.”

VIEW A LIVE WEBCAST of this event starting at approximately 7 p.m. CST on Friday, May 13.


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