“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.”
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.
“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]
“David Taylor received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 to support his project, Working the Line, in which he documented every border monument between the US and Mexico from El Paso/Juarez to San Diego/Tijuana. Taylor writes, “My travels along the border have been done both alone and in the company of agents. In total, the resulting pictures are intended to offer a view into locations and situations that we generally do not access and portray a highly complex physical, social and political topography during a period of dramatic change.” In 2012 Radius Books published his first book on the project, titled Working the Line.”
Arizona State University
Lattie Coor Hall, Room 195
976 S. Forest Mall
Tempe, Arizona [map]
“University of Arizona photo professor Frank Gohlke will give a talk about his current project, a study of wild apple forests in Kazakhstan, funded by a Fulbright Scholar Research Grant. Gohlke’s apple passion dates back 40 years to a commencement address delivered by the late John Szarkowski to the graduating class of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Gohlke’s fascination grew during a three-year stay in Middlebury, Vermont, where he first experienced apple cider fresh from a press. “Apples” by Frank Browning (North Point Press, 1998), introduced Gohlke to the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan, from which domesticated apples grown across the world are derived.
Gohlke’s lecture will include photographs of earlier projects that presage aspects of the Kazakhstan work, and a group of images made since December 2013 in the first stage of the current project.”
1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona 85721
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street) [map]
“Fine-art photographer Sean Perry presents an overview of his recent projects and shows images from works in progress. Perry has published two monographs of architectural photography, Transitory (Cloverleaf, 2006) and Fairgrounds (Cloverleaf, 2008). His talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by MPS Digital Photography.”
SVA, Room 418F
136 West 21st Street
New York, New York [map]
Exhibition Walkthrough with Carol Vernon and Anthony Hernandez
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Carol Vernon, daughter of late collectors Marjorie and Leonard Vernon, and artist Anthony Hernandez lead a walkthrough of the exhibition See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection .”
Phoenix Art Museum | INFOCUS
Lecture by Bill Hunt, The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned about this Year
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public, seating is first come, first served;
“A self-described champion of photography, W.M. “Bill” Hunt will engage the INFOCUS audience with his list of the 10 most exciting photographers he learned about this year. Hunt is passionate and unpredictable. He likes to emphasize the “de-light” in photography. For 40 years, Hunt has been a collector, dealer (Hasted Hunt, Ricco/Maresca), curator, writer, teacher (SVA, Aperture and ICP), and story-teller. His book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious was published in 2011 by Aperture in the US, Thames & Hudson in the UK, and as L’Oeil Invisible by Actes Sud in France and selected by most of the Top Ten lists. He is working on a number of new projects while he continues to write and lecture, review portfolios, judge competitions, and serve on the boards of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. And, he is a pretty funny guy (self-described).”
Phoenix Art Museum, Whiteman Hall
1625 North Central Avenue
“This Friday, join us for a special panel discussion on Photography at NOMA:
5:00-8:00: Art on the Spot: free art activities
5:30-8:30: Music by Calvin Johnson Jr.
6:00: Panel discussion, “Photography at NOMA: Past and Present“
A panel discussion featuring all six past NOMA photography curators: Ron Todd, Tina Freeman, Nancy Barrett, Steven Maklansky, Diego Cortez, Director Emeritus E. John Bullard. Moderated by Russell Lord, NOMA’s Freeman Family Curator of Photographs.”
The exhibition Photography at NOMA will be on view until January 19, 2014.
Phoenix Art Museum
Wilderness: A Journey with Debra Bloomfield
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
“Debra Bloomfield will present her newest monograph, Wilderness, photographed over the past five years. The artist will discuss the process of developing this body of work, in which she found inspiration in the life work of conservation movement leaders, notably Margaret Murie. Her travels to southeastern Alaska deepened her “understanding of the importance of continued preservation of wild places.” Bloomfield has worked in the landscape for 35 years, and her poetic large-scale color photographs focus on the relationship between interiority and the external world, questioning how we use and misuse our land. In 2007, Bloomfield began incorporating field recordings into her working methodology. Turning to an unknown terrain, she immersed herself in the landscape, purposely repeating her movement through the seasons with a contemplative stance.”
In conjunction with the exhibition See, Hear, Feel: The Photographs of Debra Bloomfield and Christopher Churchill. On view until March 23, 2014.
This lecture is presented by INFOCUS.
Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Auditorium
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004