Tag: social change

September 16th, Berkeley: Reception & Artist Talk for “Civil Rights Under Three Hats” photographs by Matt Herron

© 2011 Matt Herron

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Center for Photography

Civil Rights Under Three Hats,
by Matt Herron

Friday, September 16, 2011
Opening Reception: 6:00-7:00
Talk by Matt Herron: 7:00-9:00
Open to the public.

Matt Herron has been a photojournalist since 1962, and his pictures have appeared in virtually every major picture magazine in the world.  Based in Mississippi in the early 60′s, he covered the Civil Rights struggle for Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, and the Saturday Evening Post, as well as providing pictures for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In 1964 he founded and directed the Southern Documentary Project, a team of six photographers that attempted to document the process of social change in the South. In 1965, he won the World Press Photo Contest for a civil rights photograph.

The exhibit will be available for viewing at North Gate Hall, Monday-Friday, from August 29- December 1, 2011″

Berkley Graduate School of Journalism
North Gate Hall, Room 105
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California  [map]

Deadline May 31st: “Nine Years After 9/11: Searching for a 21st Century Landscape”

SocialDocumentary.net
Nine Years After 9/11: Searching for a 21st Century Landscape

Deadline: May 31, 2011
Fees: $35 for one exhibit entry of 6-36 images

“How does the world look different since September 11, 2001? This can be urban, rural, or wilderness landscapes. It can be relationships between people, portraits of individuals affected by  wars, recession, HIV/AIDS, globalization, earthquakes and tsunamis. It can be prisoners in Guantanamo, or prisoners in Lesotho. What is unique about 2011 that is different visually than September 10, 2001? We want to see your unique vision of the world as it looks today in the 21st century.”

Judges

Nina Berman, Lori Grinker, Ed Kashi, Fred Ritchin, Glenn Ruga (founder and director of SocialDocumentary.net), Tomasz Tomaszewsk, and Amy Yenkin.

For the full prospectus and to enter, click here.

Prizes

First Place: One photographer will be awarded:
•  A $1,000 cash prize.
•  Exhibition in a group show with other winners at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY, August 20, 2011 to September 16, 2011.
•  A featured exhibit on the SDN home page for two weeks and featured in email spotlights.
•  Five copies of exhibition catalog.
•  Other prizes as they become available from sponsors.

Honorable Mention: Three photographers will be awarded:
•  Exhibition in a group show with other winners at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY, August 20, 2011 to September 16, 2011.
•  Featured exhibits on the website of SocialDocumentary.net for two weeks and in email spotlights.
•  Two copies of exhibition catalog.
•  One of the following: 1) Adobe Photoshop CS5, 2)Adobe Lightroom, 3) $200 gift certificate to powerHouse Books
•  Other prizes as they become available from sponsors.

The People’s Choice Awards
This award is based on total number of viewers to a competition entry. Photographers can promote their sites through their own websites, their Facebook page, Twitter, and other sources so that their total number of viewers is increased.

•  Winning work featured on the website of SocialDocumentary.net for two weeks and in email spotlights.
•  Two copies of exhibition catalog.

February 24th, NYC: Cauleen Smith & LaToya Ruby Frazier Conversation at Studio Museum Harlem

Studio Museum Harlem
Artists on Ideas: Social Change
LaToya Ruby Frazier and Cauleen Smith in conversation with Thomas J. Lax

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Theatre
Admission: Free

From the museum’s events page:

“Join us for a lively conversation between artists LaToya Ruby Frazier and Cauleen Smith—both of whose work are currently on view in VideoStudio: Changing Same. Each artist will give a multi-media presentation about the relationship between their work and their conceptions of political and social change.  The talks will be followed by a conversation moderated by Exhibition Coordinator and Program Associate Thomas J. Lax.”

The exhibition will be up until March 13, 2011.

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