Tag: panel discussion
“Flash Forward Festival Boston programming provides opportunities for all photography enthusiasts, offering insight into an evolving image industry while promoting the self-sufficiency of artists. Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”
Click here to view a PDF of the festival catalog to see the great line up of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more.
“The Veterans Book Project evolved out of a book that Monica Haller authored with Riley Sharbonno, a veteran and nurse at Abu Ghraib prison. Since 2006, the project has facilitated thirteen bookmaking workshops around the country, including at the Museum in December 2012. In these workshops, combat and non-combat veterans, their families, and others affected by the current American wars are invited to edit and design their archives and stories into softbound, print-on-demand books. Five books were created by local authors in the workshop at the Museum—a soldier’s mother, a Vietnam War veteran, two veterans of the Iraq war, and a local scholar whose research brings her into close contact with veterans.
The fifty books in the exhibition serve to redeploy the volatile images of war for a broad audience, while helping the authors rearticulate their memories and fashion narratives so as to make the experiences more manageable. Each book not only stands on its own but also works in concert with the larger collection, which Haller sees as an archive, a container of memory traces and image fragments from wars that are not talked about nearly enough.
The exhibition and the Panel Discussion on April 4 offer viewers the opportunity to engage with veterans’ experiences through reading, writing responses, informal conversation, and facilitated discussion.
The Veterans Book Project continues the Museum’s joint mission with the War Memorial Corporation “to honor the dead by serving the living.”
The exhibition will be on view April 4 – September 2, 2013.
To learn more about the Veterans Book Project, visit veteransbookproject.com.
November 9th & 10th, Houston: Lecture & Symposium SIMULCAST for “WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath”
“The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting a series of events surrounding the opening of their exhibit WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath.
MFAH will be simulcasting two of the sold out events, free of charge, for those who were unable to purchase tickets.” Click here to register to watch the events via live webcast.
Friday, November 9, 2012, 6:00-7:00 pm
Members Preview Lecture
Speaker: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, MFAH
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 1:00-5:00 pm
Shartle Symposium, Panel Discussions:
About the Exhibition
“On Veterans Day 2012, the MFAH debuts an unprecedented exhibition exploring the experience of war through the eyes of photographers. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath gathers together nearly 500 objects, including photographs, books, magazines, albums, and photographic equipment.
Images recorded by more than 280 photographers, from 28 nations, span 6 continents and more than 165 years, from the Mexican-American War in the mid-1800s to present-day conflicts.
The exhibition examines the relationship between war and photography, exploring the types of photographs created during wartime, as well as by whom and for whom. Rather than being organized chronologically, or as a survey of “greatest hits,” the images are arranged to show the progression of war: from the acts that instigate armed conflict to “the fight,” to victory and defeat, and photos that memorialize a war, its combatants, and its victims. Portraits of servicemen, military and political leaders, and civilians are a consistent presence.”
The exhibition will be up November 11, 2012 to February 3, 2013.
Caroline Weiss Law Building
Houston, Texas 77005
Center for Creative Photography
Conversation and Book Signing with Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Norton Family Curator Rebecca Senf leads collaborative artists Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe in a discussion of their working process, their recent Grand Canyon project and book, and what’s on their horizon. Conversation will be followed by an opportunity to purchase the new “Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe” with an essay by Rebecca Senf.”
1030 North Olive Road
“Join The Print Center for a public conversation between artist Andrea Modica and critic and curator Vince Aletti. Modica and Aletti, longtime friends, will discuss their interest in the male nude in contemporary photography. Modica will debut a new series of intimate, unflinching portraits, and we will get the first look at these beautiful prints. Aletti will discuss his renowned collection of photographs of the male nude, which he has amassed over 30 years.”
“In conjunction with Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, leading scholars discuss the role that empathy plays in the interactions among photographer, subject, and viewer. Organized by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, and moderated by George Baker, University of California, Los Angeles.”
1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, New York [map]
“Photography Changes Everything harnesses the extraordinary visual assets of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums to trigger an unprecedented and interdisciplinary dialogue about how photography does more than record the world. Join Marvin Heiferman, editor; David Griffin, visuals editor at the Washington Post; Bruce Hoffman, director of security studies at Georgetown University; and Philip Kennicott, art and architecture critic at the Washington Post, for a lively discussion, moderated by Merry Foresta, founding director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, with a book signing to follow.”
Smithsonian American Art Museum
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC [map]
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
Tickets are required to attend the discussion; they are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Details here.
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York [map]
Panel Discussion and Book Signing: Photographs Not Taken
Sunday, April 22, 2012 2:00-4:00 pm
“Join ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 for a panel discussion and book signing for Photographs Not Taken, a fascinating collection of photographers’ essays about failed attempts to make a picture. Editor Will Steacy asked more than 60 photographers to abandon the conventional tools needed to make a photograph and instead make one using words. In each essay, the photograph has been stripped down to its barest and most primitive form: the idea behind it. Panelists include contributors Nina Berman, Gregory Halpern, Amy Stein, and editor Will Steacy, and the event is moderated by Daylight Publishing cofounders Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff.”
Photographic Resource Center
Panel Discussion: Why Global Health Matters
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Reception to follow, 7:30-9:00 at the PRC
Panel Admission: $10 General public | $5 Members & Students
Panelists: Jennifer Beard, PhD, MPH (BU School of Public Health); Dominic Chavez, featured photographer; Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH (President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health); David Rochkind, featured photographer.
Moderator: Stefanie Friedhoff, Special Projects Manager, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
“The PRC’s Global Health in Focus project focuses on three of the greatest health challenges the world community faces today: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and access to clean water. This project aims to educate our New England community about these critical global health issues, utilizing documentary photography to offer direct insight into the individuals and communities affected. The panel discussion, along with the exhibition, will lead to a greater understanding of the challenges and possible solutions to global health problems, particularly the work of Boston-based institutions.
The overarching goal of “Why Global Health Matters” is to bridge the arts, journalism, and medical communities by analyzing the ongoing universal concerns communicated in the exhibition and publication. By organizing and presenting this project, the PRC serves as a resource not only for photographers but for professionals in the healthcare, human rights, and public policy fields, as well as demonstrating the power of the photographic image.”
This panel is being presented in conjunction the exhibition Global Health in Focus, with work by Kristen Ashburn, Dominc Chavez, and David Rochkind. The exhibition will be on view February 9th to March 24th at the PRC.