Tag: Daytona Beach

January 25th, Daytona Beach, FL: Reception & Artist Talk, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti “historia, memoria y silencios”

© 2013 Lorena Guillén Vaschetti

Southeast Museum of Photography
Lorena Guillén Vaschetti, historia, memoria y silencios
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, January 25, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm

“In this very personal project Lorena Guillén Vaschetti examines what the family photograph reveals about our past, and about what is hidden, beyond the frame. In 2009, Vaschetti’s mother threw away all the family slides to protect her daughter from the family history. Vaschetti was able to recover only one box from the many that her mother had discarded.

Vaschetti’s photographs of these recovered slides resemble evocative film stills from an obscure, dreamlike screenplay. They pose many more intriguing questions than they answer as we peer into a distant world of family relationships formed into a broken narrative. They all have a mysterious quality that reflects the passage of time and about how powerful but constructed memories of our past shape what we ultimately believe to be true.”

The exhibition will be on view January 25 – April 14, 2013.

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

January 25th, Daytona Beach, FL: Opening Reception for Janelle Lynch’s “Los Jardines de México”

© 2013 Janelle Lynch

Southeast Museum of Photography
Janelle Lynch, Los Jardines de México
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2013

Los Jardines de México presents three related bodies of work, La Fosa Común, Akna and El Jardín de Juegos by Janelle Lynch. Images of overlooked or obscure urban and rural landscapes, they explore aspects of the life cycle—loss, death, regeneration—while simultaneously celebrating life and its intricate beauty.

La Fosa Común is a series of photographs made with an 8×10 camera in Mexico City’s common grave. The site is a burial place for the indigent and unidentified. Also made with an 8×10 camera, Akna is a series of portraits of tree stumps in a nature reserve that explores the theme of rebirth. “Akna,” in Mayan, means “mother” and is the goddess of birth and fertility. Made with a 4×5 camera, El Jardín de Juegos depicts the relics of a children’s recreation area, void of people and eclipsed by nature and neglect.”

The exhibition will be on view January 25 – April 14, 2013.
Artist’s Talk, Book Signing and Reception: March 29, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

September 14th, Daytona Beach: Rania Matar’s ” A Girl and Her Room” Opening Reception & Artist Talk

© 2012 Rania Matar

Southeast Museum of Photography
Opening Reception & Artist Talk by Rania Matar: A Girl and Her Room
Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm

Rania Matar has produced an exhibition and a book of unique and subtle power. Focusing on contemporary young women from vastly differing cultures in the United States and Lebanon, her project, A Girl and Her Room, reveals the complex lives of her subjects in the unique setting of the girls’ own rooms. Besides the expected cultural and economic differences and similarities that inevitably are drawn out using such an approach, these portraits of the girls and their bedrooms—reveal a dizzying array of personalities, dreams, hopes, wishes and frustrations in settings that are clearly expressions of the girls’ individual identities. The nuances shown in each room, and in the portrait of each young woman, reveal an acute photographer’s eye for telling detail.

Rania Matar started out this series quite modestly documenting the transition from childhood into adulthood of her own daughters and their friends through the turbulent teenage years. That most elusive of quarries: catching the metamorphosis of free spirited, complex, layered and multi-faceted personalities “mid-flight” each on their own unique journey to self and adulthood became Matar’s quest.”

The exhibition will be up September 14 – December 14, 2012.

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

Daytona Beach, January 27th: Artist Talk, Signing and Reception for Joni Sternbach’s “Surfland”

© 2012 Joni Sternbach

Southeast Museum of Photography
Artist Talk, Opening Reception & Book Signing for
Joni Sternbach’s Surfland

Friday, January 27, 2012, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public

“Captured directly on the shoreline, Joni Sternbach’s luminous images possess the immediate quality of a singular print created then-and-there as she captures portraits of contemporary surfers in tintype, a 19th-century technique first used during the American Civil War and little changed since then. The large camera seems to slow down time, so that her subjects possess a distilled and timeless grace and beauty that seems so far removed from the energy, movement and animation we commonly associate with the surfing life.

The technical procedure is labor intensive, with the chemistry mixed and applied to metal plates just seconds before each exposure; meaning that the chemicals must be hand-applied, exposed and developed before the plate dries. The exposure time is also very long, requiring stillness on behalf of the subject for many seconds. Sternbach’s vintage process lured surfers to pose for her camera and has resulted in what the photographer calls ‘part performance, part laboratory.'”

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

October 21st, Daytona Beach: Douglas Kirkland: RETROSPECTIVE

© 2011 Douglas Kirkland

Southeast Museum of Photography
Douglas Kirkland: Retrospective, Fifty Years of Photography
Opening Reception, Artist Talk and Book Signing
Friday, October 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Renowned for his work in photojournalism, celebrity portraiture and film photography, Douglas Kirkland’s retrospective is a compelling look into a career in photography spanning over five decades. With just under 200 images, this exhibition features portraits of celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, ‘Coco’ Chanel, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and other icons, alongside iconic stills taken on the sets of acclaimed films such as The Sound of Music (1965), Out of Africa (1985), Titanic (1997) and Australia (2008).”

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

September 23rd, Daytona Beach: Artist Talk & Panel Discussion “IN REVIEW: WAR”

Southeast Museum of Photography
Artist Talk and Panel Discussion, IN REVIEW: WAR
With Louie PaluEd Grazda, Christopher Sims & Khalid Hadi; moderated by Eric Breitenbach

Friday, September 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Reception and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.

This discussion is being presented in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition IN REVIEW: WAR with work by Louie Palu, Christopher Sims, Ed Grazda, and Lucien Perkins.

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

September 9th, Daytona Beach: Artist Talk, Panel Discussion with Kate Books and Opening Reception for “Portraits of Afghanistan”

Southeast Museum of Photograhy
Friday, September 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Artist Talk and Panel Discussion with Kate Brooks: In the Light of Darkness

Book signing to follow.  The event is FREE and open to the public.  This event will be recorded.

Panelists: Kate Brooks, photojournalist and exhibiting photographer
Maryanne Golon, former Director of Photography for Time Magazine
Panel moderated by Marc Bernier, Host of “BookMarc” and the Marc Bernier Show

After the Lecture & Panel Discussion
Opening reception for Portraits from Afghanistan, photographs by Khalid Hadi, curated by Ed Grazda

“These portraits of wounded fighters, orphans and children injured by land mines and bombs form a moving visual record of the toll taken on the population of Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation. A selection of nearly 60 images in the exhibition is drawn from more than 5,000 portraits produced by Khalid Hadi.”

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 W. International Speedway Boulevard (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]
Phone: 386-506-4475

March 26th, Daytona Beach: Lorna Bieber Lecture and Reception

Southeast Museum of Photography
Lorna Bieber is to give a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition IMAGES: FOUND AND LOST.

Sunday, March 26, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Reception 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE

About the Exhibition:
Continues through May 29th, 2011

“These were landscapes and illustrations for a comfortable bourgeois sensibility. Nature as mere ornament; landscape as empty metaphor. Wilderness is hinted at here, but scrupulously drained of all its unruliness. Lost are the power, chaos and visceral energy of wild nature; substituted with a relaxed, sumptuous glowing landscape that appears to hold no threat, promise no disruption and undermine no feeling of security. Carefully placed trees, perfect blossoms, vertiginous cliffs, moonlit stillness wrapping the hushed land and picturesque peasants and yeomen laboring elegantly in the fields. Nothing breaks the spell in these disturbingly serene vistas. And yet they are so utterly false as to be, perhaps, a little disturbing. Lorna Bieber mines this territory for her imagery. Her finished pieces are ambiguous, spatially-complex, dream-like and redolent with memory. They excavate an ersatz nature that appears impenetrable, ambiguous, remote, detached and unknowable. A receding nature ever pulling away from our grasp.”

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