Tag: Lori Grinker

May 17th, NYC: “On the Razor’s Edge: Form and Content in Documentary Photography”

New York Photo Festival 2012
Panel Discussion & Reception: On the Razor’s Edge: Form and Content in Documentary Photography
Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Reception and book signing to follow panel discussion.

On the Razor’s Edge: Between Documentary and Fine Art Photography is a featured exhibition at the New York Photo Festival in DUMBO, Brooklyn, May 16-20, 2012.

The artists are leading documentary and editorial photographers working today and include Bruce Davidson, Rina Castelnuovo, Lori Grinker, Platon, Reza, and Eugene Richards. The show is curated by Glenn Ruga.

The exhibition concept explores how photographs based on representations of our world can exist both as documentary and as fine art, and how the meaning of the work can be transformed in each environment. Each of the artists represented here produce powerful work on important global themes. The emphasis on the meaning of this work can vary if the work appears in a commercial art gallery, non-commercial art gallery, book, museum, or on the internet.

This panel will discuss the issues of form and content in documentary photography.   Following the panel will be a reception for the Razor’s Edge exhibition, as well as for The Art of Documentary exhibit in the mezzanine level of powerHouse Arena. This exhibit is work from a call for entries from SocialDocumentary.net.”

Moderator: Glenn Ruga
Curator at New York Photo Festival
Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center
Founder and Director of SocialDocumentary.net

Bruce Davidson
Lori Grinker

Tickets are required to attend the discussion; they are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Details here.

powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York  [map]

September 18th, NYC: Artist Talk by Lori Grinker “Distant Relations: One Family Eight Nations”

powerHouse Arena
Artist Talk by Lori Grinker Distant Relations: One Family Eight Nations
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

© 2011 Lor Grinker

Admission: $5
Please send RSVP to: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com

“This work in progress describes the dispersion of Lori Grinker‘s family from Lithuania in the late 1800s to North America, England, South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Israel, and Ukraine. It is a story shared by many.

The goal of this project is to engage audiences with the universal experience of diaspora; these images and interviews, of specific places, people, and relationships in the course of this history reflect common experiences of transience, estrangement, and finally, rootedness. The Jewish diaspora inflects her family’s disparate paths; the struggles of maintaining tradition while adapting to new social environments are also familiar within a broad understanding of cultural migration.”

powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street (at Water Street)
Dumbo, Brooklyn
Phone: 718.666.3049


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