Registration is limited and open until October 10th or until filled. Cost: $100.
Magnum Photos has produced some of the most memorable images of the last century, shaping history and revolutionizing photography’s influence on modern culture.
This symposium at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings together photographers, curators, and historians to discuss the ways in which Magnum Photos has continually reinvented itself from the moment of its founding. Twelve Magnum photographers, including Christopher Anderson, Bruno Barbey, Michael Christopher Brown, Jim Goldberg, Josef Koudelka, Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, and Chris Steele-Perkins, as well as Magnum CEO Giorgio Psacharopulo are scheduled to appear in panel discussions with a focus on the cooperative’s evolution and future. Panel moderators include Kristen Lubben, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York; Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Stuart Alexander, Independent Curator and International Specialist, Photographs, Christie’s, New York; and Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center.
The symposium keynote address will be delivered on Friday, October 25 by Fred Ritchin, Professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and co-director of Pixel Press and the NYU/Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights educational program.”
This symposium is being held in conjunction with the Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos Into the Digital Age.
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
“Mark Klett is a photographer interested in the intersection of cultures, landscapes and time. His background includes working as a geologist before turning to photography.
Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. Klett’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally for over thirty years, and his work is held in over eighty museum collections worldwide. He is the author/co-author of fifteen books.”
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
“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]
“Over the last 65 years, Magnum Photos has flourished despite the impact of radical technological, economic, and cultural transformations on publishing and media. This symposium, tracing the evolution of Magnum Photos from print photojournalism to the digital age, explores the ways in which the world’s pre-eminent photographic agency has nimbly responded, revealing a global cooperative organization persistently exploring new relationships between photographers, their subjects, and their viewers.
This symposium at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings together photographers, curators, and historians to discuss the ways in which Magnum Photos has continually reinvented itself from the moment of its founding. Twelve Magnum photographers, including Christopher Anderson, Bruno Barbey, Thomas Dworzak, Jim Goldberg, Josef Koudelka, Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, and Donovan Wylie, as well as Magnum CEO Giorgio Psacharopulo are scheduled to appear in panel discussions with a focus on the cooperative’s evolution and future. Panel moderators include Kristen Lubben, Associate Curator at the International Center of Photography, New York; Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Stuart Alexander, Independent Curator and International Specialist, Photographs, Christie’s, New York; and Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center.”
Registration for the symposium is $100 and is now open at www.hrc.utexas.edu/events/2013/magnumsymposium.
This symposium is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age open September 10, 2013 – January 5, 2014.
“Curator Katherine Ware and photographer Frank Rodick will discuss his current exhibition Selections from the exhibition Labyrinth of Desire.
The MAC is proud to exhibit selections from Labyrinth of Desire, an exhibition of photographs at the Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston in 2010 by Canadian artist Frank Rodick, curated by Katherine Ware. Labyrinth of Desire consists of a series of photographs created from 1991 to the present. Known for creating powerful, evocative, and sometimes controversial pictures, Rodick alters images into sequenced compositions that explore the complex realm of the human psyche. The juxtaposition of images mimics the imprecise and non-linear workings of our private thoughts, memories and desires. The photographs selected from the Labyrinth of Desire for exhibition at The MAC examine five bodies of work: Liquid City (1991-1999), sub rosa (1995-1997), Arena (2002-2005), Faithless Grottoes (2006-2008), and Revisitations (2009-current). Rodick says of his work, “what I’m looking for are images that feel more intimately real than our cursory experience of everyday life, images that give a voice to the worlds that live inside us and which somehow demand witness.”
The exhibition will be on view until May 1, 2013.
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas [map]
“In this exhibition, I have arranged the works in thematic ‘families’ as a way of emphasizing how shared creative inspiration can lead to such enormously varied expression in the finished piece. Like different pitches in a chorus, they enhance each other’s voice by being near one another. I have sought to choose books that are a balanced orchestration of all their elements, communicating on many levels – from nuanced color to unexpected touch to layered or visual text. Take time to let them unfold slowly, and read them not only with your eyes, but with your esprit, and all of your senses.” – Ruth R. Rogers, Curator of Special Collections, Wellesley College
The exhibition will be up, January 21 to February 15, 2013.
East & West Galleries / Department of Visual Arts
Lecture by Ruth Rogers: January 22, 4:00-5:00 pm / TWU Denton Campus, Ann Stuart Science Complex Lecture Hall (ASSC 259) [campus map]
“As a curator, theorist, educator, artist, and advocate, Nathan Lyons has played a central role in the expansion of photography over the last five decades. After producing seminal exhibitions and publications as curator at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, in the 1960s, he founded the Visual Studies Workshop, an independent arts organization where his innovative programs trained a new generation of photographers, critics, curators, and historians.”
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78712
March 30th, Houston: Lecture with W. M. Hunt “The Unseen I…A Life in Photography and Other Digressions”
Houston Center for Photography
Lecture with W. M. Hunt The Unseen I…A Life in Photography and Other Digressions
Friday, March 30, 2012, 6:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Book signing and reception to follow.
“In conjunction with his new book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, W.M. – Bill – Hunt has created a special performance piece suggested by his text for the book. This monologue with projections and video will consist of ruminations on his many years of collecting and a life in photographs. Mr. Hunt has been a collector since his early years as an actor. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious presents an idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: magical, heart stopping images of people in which the eyes are obscured, veiled, or otherwise hidden. The gaze of the subject is averted. The pictures present a catalog of anti-portraiture, characterized at first glance by what its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.”
“The Wittliff’s 25th Anniversary Exhibitions will be celebrated withsomething new: a combined open house! Curators and staff will be on hand to answer questions about The Edge of Time: Photographs of Mexico by Mariana Yampolsky, Illuminating Texas: 25 Lone Star Moments, and The Dazzling Instant photographic show. Authors and photographers whose works are held at the Wittliff will be invited, and refreshments—including anniversary cake, of course—will be served. This event is in conjunction with Family Weekend and ‘Discover Texas State,’ the university’s premier open house event showcasing the many exciting things happening on campus.”
The Edge of Time, photographs of Mexico by Mariana Yampolsky
“This exhibition honors Mariana Yampolsky‘s role in the Wittliff Collections’ history with 60 black-and-white photographs of Mexico she created during the 30-year span of 1964 to 1994. Reflecting Yampolsky’s lifelong concerns, her images capture rural Mexico and its people with respect and infinite care. They function as works of art and as evidence of moments in Mexico’s history when ways of life that have endured for centuries faced the onslaught of modernization.”
The Dazzling Instant
“Presenting 95 images by 70 photographers, this Wittliff Collections anniversary exhibition was inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who wrote, “The photograph is a guillotine blade that seizes one dazzling instant in eternity.” Each photograph on display can be seen as a powerful or poetic moment, including such classics as Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams, Watching the Dancers by Edward Curtis, Portrait of the Eternal by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother,” and Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal. This exhibition also spotlights the 12 volumes in the Wittliff’s Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series published primarily by UT Press, with prints by Kate Breakey, Keith Carter, Graciela Iturbide, Jayne Hinds Bidaut, Josephine Sacabo, Rocky Schenck, Bill Wittliff, and others.”
The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library
Texas State University – San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas [map]
“Legendary Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt discuss his life and work. In a career spanning more than six decades, the former president of Magnum Photos has published over 20 photography books and exhibited his work in both public and private galleries from New York to Paris and Tokyo. The Magnum Photos collection resides at the Ransom Center.”
This program will be webcast live, click here for details.