92nd Street Y
Observance: Photographs of Spiritual Experience by James Estrin
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm
“New York Times photographer James Estrin has been exploring and documenting spiritual experience since he started working at the Times in 1987.
The images were taken in a variety of sacred spaces including churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, prison sweat lodges, kitchen tables and childbirth suites. Together they reveal the search for transcendence and the divine as an essential part of the human experience.”
This exhibition will be on view January 7 – March 3, 2014.
Milton J. Weill Art Gallery
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York City [map]
November 15th, Santa Fe: Opening Reception: “Le Rêve” with Susan kae Grant, Kamil Vojnar, Krzysztof Wladyka
“This exhibition at VERVE is a collection of photographs that dispels the belief that photography offers an accurate rendering of persons, places, things and events–Realism. The images by these three fine art photographers are created, constructed and choreographed by the artist to, at first blush, appear as accurate and objective renderings of what they portray. They summon the viewer to first comprehend them as an accurate rendition, only to then provoke the viewer to see them in a completely different light. Unmistakably aesthetic, this imagery of persons, places, things and events is to be seen and understood as metaphors–to tell a different story or stories, or perhaps a story of a dream–Surrealism…. This exhibition is therefore a theater, an itinerary of animated pictorial elaborations—images of the dream. In each instance, however, the image content is always inviting and the compositions have patterns, structure and narrative. The works are pleasing to the eye.”
VERVE Gallery of Photography
219 East Marcy Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Alejandra Regalado‘s project, In Reference To is a photographic project about Mexican female immigrants across the U.S. In Reference To explores issues of cultural identity, femininity and the relationship between these themes and personal objects. When completed in 2014, In Reference To will be a five-part series: New York, Idaho & Oregon, Texas, Illinois and California. Each will feature 100 Mexican women who immigrated to the United States at different points in their lives, alongside the 100 personal objects each woman chose to represent their most personal connection to Mexico and the lives they left behind when they immigrated to the U.S.” To learn more about this project read The Blue Review’s article.
The exhibition will be on view October 27, 2013 – February 7, 2014.
571 – 575 Walton Avenue
(btwn 149 & 150th St, one block west of the Grand Concourse)
Bronx, New York
October 27th, Dayton, OH: Opening Reception & Gallery Talk for “The Fixed Shadow: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Camera-less Images”
Wright State University | Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
The Fixed Shadow: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Camera-less Images
Opening Reception & Gallery Talk with Carol Panaro-Smith & James Hajicek
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00-5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
“From October 27 – December 8, 2013 the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries will present selected works by artists from across the United States. The works use camera-less photographic processes. Among the processes used are photograms, scanograms, lumen prints, chemigrams, and photogenic drawings: all of which describe methods where light is used to capture an image directly onto a surface.
Exhibition jurors and featured artists Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek have been working with camera-less photographic processes throughout their careers. Their collaborative photogenic drawings of organic materials beautifully engage themes of serendipity and impermanence.
On Sunday October 27, 2013 jurors Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek will be presenting a gallery talk from 3:00-4:00 in the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries. An opening reception will follow from 4:00 P.M. until 5:30 P.M.”
The galleries are ocated in A132 Creative Arts Center on the main campus of Wright State University.
October 18th, Daytona Beach: Artist Talk, Book Signing & Reception for Rebecca Norris Webb “My Dakota”
“In 2005, I set out to photograph my home state of South Dakota, a sparsely populated frontier state on the Great Plains with more buffalo, pronghorn, coyotes, mule deer, ring-necked pheasants, and prairie dogs than people. It’s a landscape dominated by space and silence and solitude, by brutal wind and extreme weather. I was trying to capture a more intimate and personal view of the West. I was trying to capture what all that space feels like to someone who grew up there. A year into the project, however, everything changed. One of my brothers died unexpectedly. For months, one of the few things that eased my unsettled heart was the landscape of South Dakota. It seemed all I could do was drive through the badlands and prairies and photograph. I began to wonder: Does loss have its own geography?” – Rebecca Norris Webb
Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University | Photographic Resource Center
Opening Reception: Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Since the discovery of her negatives in a Chicago storage locker in 2007, Vivian Maier (1926-2009) has garnered international attention for her poignant street photography, almost none of which she printed during her lifetime. Including street scenes from Chicago and New York in the 50s and 60s, as well as striking self-portraits, Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens will be the first showing of the mysterious photographer’s work in the Greater Boston area. Don’t miss this opportunity to view a rare talent whose rich, and little-known, life story is still unfolding.”
Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
515 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts [map]
In conjunction with the exhibition:
“Unearthed Treasures: The Street Photography of Vivian Maier
A slide lecture by WSRC Scholar Karin Rosenthal
Tuesday, October 15 from 12:30 – 2 pm
Photographer and exhibition co-curator Karin Rosenthal will discuss Maier’s style and vision, placing her in the context of other photographers of her era, and will examine some of the complex issues surrounding Maier’s life and work.
Vivian Maier’s Fractured Archive: A Woman’s Story
A slide presentation by Pamela Bannos
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm
After receiving privileged access to 20,000 Vivian Maier images, including her earliest known work, Paul Bannos–Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University–elucidates how Maier’s disjointed archive complicates our reading of her life and motivations. This presentation will explore a paradoxical life and its messy aftermath, and examine the emergence of Maeier’s lifelong passion through eyes other than her own.”
“For over 30 years, award-winning photojournalist Anthony Suau has been at the forefront of documenting many significant political and economic issues, events and conflicts across the globe. In his series, America: the last best country, Suau focuses his attention on the United States during the first decade of the 21st Century. Traveling from coast-to-coast, Suau’s gritty black-and-white images shed light on the people and events that have shaped this nation since the new millennium alongside those that have been left to deal with the repercussions.”
AMERICA: the last best country will be on view until December 13, 2013.
Also happening at SMP Friday, Sept. 13 from 6:00-8:00 is the opening reception for Madalena Solé’s exhibition Mississippi Delta. She will give an artist talk on Friday, September 27, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm.
“Respected as a photographer, master printmaker, author, and workshop instructor, John Sexton is best known for his luminous, quiet, black and white photographs of the natural environment. John’s most recent book is Recollections: Three Decades of Photographs, an award-winning retrospective volume, published in late 2006 by Ventana Editions. John’s previous award-winning books include Quiet Light, a monograph representing fifteen years of his work, and Listen to the Trees, which were published by Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company, along with Places of Power: The Aesthetics of Technology published by Ventana Editions.” more»
Fanning Performance Hall, Room F-102
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas [campus map]
“Sun to Moon Gallery welcomes renowned photographer, master printmaker and educator John Sexton back to Dallas for his first fine print exhibition since 1990. For only the second time, his exquisite gelatin silver prints are showing along side those of his wife, Anne Larsen, whose intimate still life images and delicate photographs of the natural environment share a common luminosity and elegance.”
Sun to Moon Gallery
1515 Levee Street
Dallas, Texas [map]
New Works #16: En Foco’s Photography Fellowship Awards Exhibition
Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 5:00-9:00 pm
“New Works #16 features work by Mercedes Dorame, Yijun Pixy Liao, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Daniel Ballesteros and Jared Soares.”
This year’s competition was juried by Natasha Egan, Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL. For more information about this year’s selected artists and the award, visit www.enfoco.org. The exhibition will be up until August 30, 2013.
“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.