“George Tice (b. 1938) is drawn to vestiges of American culture on the verge of extinction: people in rural or small town communities to suburban buildings and neighborhoods that are often in decline. Although he has photographed throughout the Northwestern United States, he is best known for pictures of his native New Jersey, and his impeccable black and white prints His work is shown internationally and collected by institutions like the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, & the Art Institute of Chicago. Tice received fellowships from both the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has eighteen books.”
U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
North Gate Hall, Room 105
An exhibition of George Tice’s work is on view in San Francisco at the Scott Nichols Gallery from September 5 – November 16, 2013.
“Over the past four decades, John Divola has evolved a wide-ranging and rigorous body of work merging photography, painting, sculpture, performance, and conceptual art. Beginning in the late 1970s, as a student of artist and photographer Robert Heinecken at the University of California, Los Angeles, Divola was part of a reinvention of the photographic medium. Pushing its documentary and expressive capacities into new conceptual territory, he began using photography as a tool to record creative interventions into the landscape, the built environment, the studio, and the archive.”
This talk is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition John Divola: As Far As I Could Get on view until December 22, 2013.
Pomona College Museum of Art, South Gallery
333 N. College Avenue
“Creative Consultant Debra Weiss and Intellectual Property Attorney James Silverberg will take you through an informative and entertaining evening that will inspire and empower by discussing key topics that include:
- Why copyright registration matters.
- Putting copyright to work for you – We pay cash for gold!
- What to do when your image has been infringed.
- Fair Use – When is it really fair?
- Social Media – Risk vs reward.
Understanding how to put copyright to work for you is crucial to your success as a photographer. Predatory image rights demands and widespread image theft can leave a photographer’s business in jeopardy. Knowing the facts about copyright protection and how to effectively exercise and monetize your rights is paramount. Lack of information, misinformation or carelessness can leave a photographer defenseless and unable to take action against infringers. Don’t let this happen to you.”
1702 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, California [map]
Mitch Epstein in Conversation with James Welling Regarding New York Arbor
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 1:00-3:00 pm
“Mitch Epstein‘s new work is a series of photographs of the idiosyncratic trees that inhabit New York City. These pictures underscore the importance of trees to urban life and their complex relationship to their human counterparts. Rooted in New York’s sidewalks, parks, and cemeteries, some trees grow wild, some are contortionists adapting to constrictive surroundings, while others are pruned into prize specimens. As urban development closes in on them, surprisingly, New York’s trees continue to thrive.
From 2011 to 2012, Epstein explored New York’s five boroughs in search of remarkable trees, often returning to photograph the same trees through the changing seasons and light. Many of these trees, Epstein learned, were planted in one context—a farm or nursery, for instance—and had survived to be part of another, a city street or public garden; and most will likely outlive us to find their habitat continue to change. The cumulative effect of these photographs is to invert people’s usual view of their city: trees no longer function as background, but instead dominate the human life and architecture around them.
In addition to our usual refreshments and a booksigning, we’ll be hosting a discussion between Mr. Epstein and his friend and esteemed colleague James Welling.”
ARCANA: BOOKS ON THE ARTS
@ The Historic Helms Bakery
8675 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232
Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture Series
Artist Talk by Nina Berman, Evidence and Fantasy: The War at Home
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be available May 22 at noon PDT and May 23 at 9:30 PDT here.
“Photographer, author and educator Nina Berman is known for her work photographing wounded American veterans including her 2006 “Marine Wedding” image. Presenting selections from work made since 9/11, she will explain her motivations and approaches to photographing war on the domestic front.”
“Sharon Harper’s work jettisons this idea of the photograph as a seamless window to reality and replaces it with a magic mirror, a transformative surface that is capable of making the invisible visible and the intangible tactile. Her photographs, which often involve the sky as a test bed of human perception, have less to do with what we see than what we don’t see or, perhaps more accurately, what we want to see or try to see, but can’t.”
—Stephen Pinson, Curator of Photography at the New York Public Library
Christina Seely is a photographer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay area. She currently teaches at California College of the Arts in the photography, interdisciplinary and graduate programs.
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street (at Jones Street)
San Francisco, California [map]
CODEX International Book Fair 2013
Sunday – Wednesday, February 10-13, 2013
“The first biennial CODEX International Book Fair took place in February of 2007 on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Since that time this biennial book fair has grown into the most significant book event of its kind. This year, over 175 of the world’s most distinguished book artists and artisans, private presses, and fine art publishers will be exhibiting their art and craft.
Student(with ID): $10 (multi-day)
The Codex Foundation exists to preserve and promote the hand-made book as a work of art in the broadest possible context and to bring to public recognition the artists, the craftsmanship, and the rich history of the civilization of the book.
Book Fair Location
The Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, California [map]
Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture Series
Artist Talk by Chris Rainier
Thursday, December 20th, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public; tickets are required. A few tickets are still available here.
“Photographer Chris Rainier is a master at creating powerful images that document the anthropological story of indigenous cultures whose ways are under threat. Former photographic assistant to Ansel Adams, Rainier’s stunning images have been featured in Life, New York Times, and National Geographic Adventure and Traveler. As Director of the Last Mile Technology Program, Rainier has committed his life to helping empower indigenous cultures to preserve their language and traditions.
Rainier, a National Geographic Fellow, has just announced the release of a new photography monograph, Cultures on the Edge. The book is a collection of over 100 hundred images from his long career photographing traditional cultures around the planet for over 30 years.
The focus of the book is the visual exploration of traditional cultures living on the edge of change in a modern world. Cultures on the Edge documents the rituals, daily lives and spiritual landscapes of these traditional ancient cultures alive in the 21st century.”
Pier 24 | California College of the Arts | SFMOMA
Artist Lecture by David Goldblatt
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Seating is first, come first served, doors at 5:00.
“Born in 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa, David Goldblatt began photographing in 1948 and is best known for intimately documenting developments in South Africa from the period of Apartheid to present-day.
In 1998, he was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and has since exhibited at both Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. More recently, his work was examined in Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt at the New Museum and South African Photographs: David Goldblatt at the Jewish Museum, New York. Goldblatt will be featured in the exhibition South Africa In Apartheid and After at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art starting in December 2012.
Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award and was a 2010 Lucie Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree.”
SFMOMA, Phyllis Wattis Theatre
151 3rd Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Artist Conversation: Katy Grannan and Charlie White
Saturday, October 13, 2o12 at 2:00 pm
The exhibition will be on view until October 14, 2012.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Brown Auditorium
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
Tel: 323 857-6000