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October 18th, Daytona Beach: Artist Talk, Book Signing & Reception for Rebecca Norris Webb “My Dakota”

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© 2013 Rebecca Norris Webb

Southeast Museum of Photography
Rebecca Norris Webb, My Dakota
Artist Talk, Book Signing & Opening Reception: Friday, October, 18, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“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

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

September 13th, Daytona Beach: Artist Talk and Reception with Anthony Suau

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© 2013 Anthony Suau

Southeast Museum of Photography  
Reception & Artist Talk: Anthony Suau AMERICA: the last best country
Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm

“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.

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

March 29th, Daytona Beach, FL: Artist Talk & Book Signing by Janelle Lynch

© 2013 Janelle Lynch

Southeast Museum of Photography
Janelle Lynch, Los Jardines de México
Artist Talk, Book Signing & Reception: Friday, March 29, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm

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.

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

January 25th, Daytona Beach, FL: Reception & Artist Talk, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti “historia, memoria y silencios”

© 2013 Lorena Guillén Vaschetti

Southeast Museum of Photography
Lorena Guillén Vaschetti, historia, memoria y silencios
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, January 25, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm

“In this very personal project Lorena Guillén Vaschetti examines what the family photograph reveals about our past, and about what is hidden, beyond the frame. In 2009, Vaschetti’s mother threw away all the family slides to protect her daughter from the family history. Vaschetti was able to recover only one box from the many that her mother had discarded.

Vaschetti’s photographs of these recovered slides resemble evocative film stills from an obscure, dreamlike screenplay. They pose many more intriguing questions than they answer as we peer into a distant world of family relationships formed into a broken narrative. They all have a mysterious quality that reflects the passage of time and about how powerful but constructed memories of our past shape what we ultimately believe to be true.”

The exhibition will be on view January 25 – April 14, 2013.

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

January 25th, Daytona Beach, FL: Opening Reception for Janelle Lynch’s “Los Jardines de México”

© 2013 Janelle Lynch

Southeast Museum of Photography
Janelle Lynch, Los Jardines de México
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2013

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.

La Fosa Común is a series of photographs made with an 8×10 camera in Mexico City’s common grave. The site is a burial place for the indigent and unidentified. Also made with an 8×10 camera, Akna is a series of portraits of tree stumps in a nature reserve that explores the theme of rebirth. “Akna,” in Mayan, means “mother” and is the goddess of birth and fertility. Made with a 4×5 camera, El Jardín de Juegos depicts the relics of a children’s recreation area, void of people and eclipsed by nature and neglect.”

The exhibition will be on view January 25 – April 14, 2013.
Artist’s Talk, Book Signing and Reception: March 29, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

September 14th, Daytona Beach: Rania Matar’s ” A Girl and Her Room” Opening Reception & Artist Talk

© 2012 Rania Matar

Southeast Museum of Photography
Opening Reception & Artist Talk by Rania Matar: A Girl and Her Room
Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm

Rania Matar has produced an exhibition and a book of unique and subtle power. Focusing on contemporary young women from vastly differing cultures in the United States and Lebanon, her project, A Girl and Her Room, reveals the complex lives of her subjects in the unique setting of the girls’ own rooms. Besides the expected cultural and economic differences and similarities that inevitably are drawn out using such an approach, these portraits of the girls and their bedrooms—reveal a dizzying array of personalities, dreams, hopes, wishes and frustrations in settings that are clearly expressions of the girls’ individual identities. The nuances shown in each room, and in the portrait of each young woman, reveal an acute photographer’s eye for telling detail.

Rania Matar started out this series quite modestly documenting the transition from childhood into adulthood of her own daughters and their friends through the turbulent teenage years. That most elusive of quarries: catching the metamorphosis of free spirited, complex, layered and multi-faceted personalities “mid-flight” each on their own unique journey to self and adulthood became Matar’s quest.”

The exhibition will be up September 14 – December 14, 2012.

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

April 28th, Deltona, FL: Gallery Talk with Beate Sass

© 2012 Beate Sass

Southeast Museum of Photography
Gallery Talk with Beate Sass:
Tall Timbers Plantation Project
Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm

In this talk, “Beate Sass will be discussing her photographic and oral history project entitled Tall Timbers Plantation. This project is about the former tenant farmers that lived on Tall Timbers Plantation in Tallahassee, Florida from the early to mid-1900’s and honors the important role their families played in the survival of the plantations after the emancipation. This photographic project includes the portraits and accompanying oral histories of the former tenant farmers as well as photographs created at the restored Jones Family Tenant House and the Beadel House, the plantation house, at Tall Timbers.

Accompanying Beate in her talk will be Juanita Whiddon, the archivist from Tall Timbers Research and Land Conservancy (formally Tall Timbers Plantation). Juanita was instrumental in acquiring funds and overseeing the restoration of the historic structures on Tall Timbers and has dedicated herself to documenting the history of this fascinating place.”

This talk is being presented in conjunction with Beate Sass’ exhibition Tall Timbers Plantation Project on view until August 12, 2012 at the:

Lyonia Environmental Center, Lyonia Gallery
2150 Eustace Avenue
Deltona, Florida

Daytona Beach, January 27th: Artist Talk, Signing and Reception for Joni Sternbach’s “Surfland”

© 2012 Joni Sternbach

Southeast Museum of Photography
Artist Talk, Opening Reception & Book Signing for
Joni Sternbach’s Surfland

Friday, January 27, 2012, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public

“Captured directly on the shoreline, Joni Sternbach’s luminous images possess the immediate quality of a singular print created then-and-there as she captures portraits of contemporary surfers in tintype, a 19th-century technique first used during the American Civil War and little changed since then. The large camera seems to slow down time, so that her subjects possess a distilled and timeless grace and beauty that seems so far removed from the energy, movement and animation we commonly associate with the surfing life.

The technical procedure is labor intensive, with the chemistry mixed and applied to metal plates just seconds before each exposure; meaning that the chemicals must be hand-applied, exposed and developed before the plate dries. The exposure time is also very long, requiring stillness on behalf of the subject for many seconds. Sternbach’s vintage process lured surfers to pose for her camera and has resulted in what the photographer calls ‘part performance, part laboratory.’”

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

October 21st, Daytona Beach: Douglas Kirkland: RETROSPECTIVE

© 2011 Douglas Kirkland

Southeast Museum of Photography
Douglas Kirkland: Retrospective, Fifty Years of Photography
Opening Reception, Artist Talk and Book Signing
Friday, October 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Renowned for his work in photojournalism, celebrity portraiture and film photography, Douglas Kirkland’s retrospective is a compelling look into a career in photography spanning over five decades. With just under 200 images, this exhibition features portraits of celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, ‘Coco’ Chanel, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and other icons, alongside iconic stills taken on the sets of acclaimed films such as The Sound of Music (1965), Out of Africa (1985), Titanic (1997) and Australia (2008).”

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

September 23rd, Daytona Beach: Artist Talk & Panel Discussion “IN REVIEW: WAR”

Southeast Museum of Photography
Artist Talk and Panel Discussion, IN REVIEW: WAR
With Louie PaluEd Grazda, Christopher Sims & Khalid Hadi; moderated by Eric Breitenbach

Friday, September 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Reception and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.

This discussion is being presented in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition IN REVIEW: WAR with work by Louie Palu, Christopher Sims, Ed Grazda, and Lucien Perkins.

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd (Building 1200)
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114  [map]

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