“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.
“En Foco’s Touring Gallery Community Exhibitions presents photographs from Pete Pin’s Cambodian Diaspora series.
Born in a Cambodian refugee camp where both parents worked in labor camps, Pin immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. Drawing from the experiences of his family as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979), Pin photographs Cambodian communities throughout the United States. He documents the struggle and pain of the survivors and the direct descendants of the genocide that took millions of lives. The series is a testament to those who died, and an examination of where future generations are now. In an attempt to understand his heritage, Pin pays tribute to the lives of the survivors.
Pin states, “I have struggled for most of my life to understand the legacy of my people. They are among the most heavily traumatized people in modern memory, the human aftermath of a cultural, political, and economic revolution that killed an estimated two million, nearly a third of the entire population, within a span of four years. That tragedy casts a long shadow on the lives of Cambodians that bleeds generationally, manifesting itself across generations.”
Te exhibition will be up until July 19, 2013.
Montefiore Family Health Center
360 E. 193 Street
Bronx, New York 10458 [map]
Friday, 8m-4pm; Saturday, 8am-12-pm
Opening Reception for Life’s a Beach by Martin Parr
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm
“Join Aperture and Martin Parr for the opening reception for Life’s a Beach, featuring the best selections from Parr’s beach photography, presented in conjunction with the May release of the beach-bag-size edition of Life’s a Beach. Parr has been photographing beaches for thirty years, documenting all aspects of them, including close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic underway. This selection brings to the fore Parr’s engagement with a cherished subject matter—that rare public space in which general absurdities and local quirks seamlessly fuse together.”
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York [map]
“Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a call for entries for our first 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY, a fabulous showcase and celebration of the photographer in all of us, on Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:00 – 11:00 pm.
This special event features an exhibition and sale of hundreds of 8 x 8 inch photographs submitted from around the world, great food and signature cocktails, DJs spinning all night, vintage photo booths, and much more. All proceeds directly benefit Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh’s nationally acclaimed non-profit space for contemporary photography. Visit us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/silvereye) after April 1 for event details and ticket information.
Free and Open to Everyone
- The 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY exhibition and sale is open to everyone regardless of age or skill level – professionals, amateurs, students, you!
- There are no entry fees to participate.
- Only one digital submission per person so select the photograph that best reflects your own creative spirit
- and unique take on the world.
- We welcome submissions taken with digital cameras, film cameras, or cell phone cameras.
- Fill out the registration form completely.
- Silver Eye Center for Photography will print all images to one consistent size, 7 3⁄4 x 7 3⁄4 inches with a 1⁄4
- inch white border on all sides.
- Your image must be square. If you do not have photo-‐editing software on your computer, we recommend Pixlr (http://pixlr.com/express/). For smartphone photo-‐editing software, we recommend Snapseed (http://www.snapseed.com/) or Camera+ (http://campl.us/).
- Your image should be at least 2,000 x 2,000 pixels and saved as a JPG, PNG, or GIF. Rename your image file with your First and Last Name.
- Submit your registration form and image file via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your First and Last Name in the subject line of the email.”
Click here to download the submission form and full prospectus (PDF).
May 3rd, Rochester: Reception, Fundraiser & Artist Talk “ChemoToxic, I Am That and Other Stories” by Willie Osterman
Visual Studies Workshop
ChemoToxic, I Am That and Other Stories by Willie Osterman
Opening Reception & Fundraiser: Friday, May 3, 2013, 6:00-9:00 pm
Artist talk by Willie Osterman followed by Kitty Forbush at 7:30 pm
“ChemoToxic, I Am That and Other Stories – representing photographer Willie Osterman’s documentation of his wife Michele’s chemotherapy and his fears that the disease might be lurking within his own body – will be presented at the Visual Studies Workshop beginning with an opening reception and fundraiser on May 3, 2013 from 6-9pm. The wet plate collodian process used by Osterman, an antiquated photographic technique developed in the 1850s, resulted in one-of-a-kind images printed on glass plates known as ambrotypes.
Proceeds from the opening event will benefit patients at Pluta Cancer Center.
Please consider donating to the ChemoToxic fundraiser.”
VSW Bookstore Gallery and Auditorium
31 Prince Street
Rochester, New York [map]
“The first book on the work of Sharon Harper, From Above and Below, features ten years of experimental photographs and video stills of the sky—images of stars, sun, sky, moon and clouds. Sharon’s photographs within this volume draw on scientific and artistic uses of photography to illuminate the medium’s ability to simultaneously verify empirical evidence and record the artist’s subjective relationship to the natural world.”
227 E. Palace Ave, Suite W
Santa Fe, New Mexico [map]
“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.
“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.”
The exhibition will be on view until April 14, 2013.
“”A” is for Atget, “B” is for Baltz and “C” is for come join Katherine Ware, our New Mexico Museum of Art curator of photography, for the official launch of FOCA + P (the Friends of Contemporary Art Plus Photography). Ware will take us on a journey through the museum’s photography holdings and talk about collecting strategies, future exhibitions, and special projects. Come learn about photography and have a chance to join this exciting friends group.”
February 8th & 19th, Albuquerque: Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Martin Stupich “Remnants of the First World”
University of New Mexico Art Museum
Opening Reception for Martin Stupich, Remnants of the First World
Friday, February 8, 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm
Artist Talk on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
“We build and shape our landscapes and terrains—gardens, bridges, truck stops, quarries, canals and dams—to suit both our physical and emotional desires. Yet this is not without consequences. This exhibition presents a selection of potent images from a larger body of work that Martin Stupich has explored and recorded since the 1970s. These images of some of our most ambitious, often permanent structures are breathtaking to behold yet also pose questions about what it is we are leaving behind as the “remnants” of our culture and time. As the photographer has remarked “These remnants of the first world are the evidence, the trail of clues we leave as we plow ahead….” Stupich clearly works within a historical sphere which harks back to the nineteenth-century and includes some of the great camera artists of that era such as Timothy O’Sullivan, Carleton Watkins and Darius Kinsey.”
The exhibition is located in the Van Daren Coke Gallery and will be on display February 19 – May 25, 2013.
Martin Stupich will give an artist talk at the museum on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm.
UNM Art Museum
Albuquerque, New Mexico [map]