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December 5th, Boston: Artist Talk by Platon “Facing Power”

© 2012 Platon

Photographic Resource Center
Artist Talk by Platon, Facing Power
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Admission: $10 General | $5 PRC members | Free for BU community & students of PRC affiliated institutions

“In this lecture, photographer Platon will share his experience photographing an eclectic mix of subjects from cultural icons to politicians, world leaders, change makers, and human rights activists, as well as his award winning portfolios for The New Yorker. He will focus on his recent collaborations with the Human Rights Watch and will discuss highlights from his ‘Burmese Defenders’ project, his portfolio on the Egyptian Revolution, and the lasting impact of his trip to Russia to photograph civil society in the wake of the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union.”

BU Kenmore Classroom Building, Room 101
565 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts [map]

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

Panelists:
Bruce Davidson
Lori Grinker
Platon
Reza

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]

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