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June 11th, NYC: MediaStorm Premiere “A Shadow Remains” & “Rite of Passage”

World Premiere of Phillip Toledano’s A Shadow Remains and Maggie Steber’s Rite of Passage
Monday, June 11, 2012, doors at 6:30, films at 7:30 pm
Free and open to the public. RSVP required.

Phillip Toledano and Maggie Steber are both celebrated photographers who turned their cameras on themselves and the ones closest to them at a time of deep introspection—the end of their parents’ lives.

While both originally started photographing these events for their personal albums, their experiences magnified in importance over the years spent with their aging parents. As time passed, caring for their parents brought them through a process of self discovery that taught them as much about themselves as the loved ones for which they were caring.

In the end, both Phillip and Maggie were left with bodies of work which relate not only their personal journeys, but speak to universal themes of love, life and family. MediaStorm is proud to have partnered with both Phillip and Maggie to tell their individual stories.

On June 11 MediaStorm will present both films for the first time. After the screening Phillip and Maggie will be available for a question and answer session about their experiences.

Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201  [map]

Deadline April 6th: Field Projects Show #4 Call for Entries

Field Projects
Call for Entries: Field Projects Show #4
Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT

Fee: $25 for five images

“Field Projects is an NYC-based project space committed to opening the field and exhibition opportunities to other working artists.  All of the submissions we receive will be considered not only for Show #4 but also for our upcoming exhibition calendar.  As a growing space, this is a fantastic time to submit your work.  We are looking for new talent, ideas and practices in the contemporary art field.

David C. Terry is the Senior Program Officer/Curator in the Programs and Awards Department, and manager of the Fellowship and Curatorial Programs at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).  Mr. Terry is a working artist, curator, juror, and a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, Bronx Council on the Arts, Westchester Biennale, the Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting, and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program.

Terry was recently selected as a resident in the Elizabeth Foundation’s Residency Grant for Arts Workers in 2011 but also been the recipient of awards including AIM at The Bronx Museum; BRIO, Bronx Council on the Arts; The Puffin Foundation; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, and the Arts and Business Council’s Arts Leadership Institute Award.

Eligibility & Terms

  • Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply.
  • All artwork submitted must be ready to hang.
  • Artists living outside NYC are also welcome to apply, however you will be responsible for artwork shipping costs.
  • Artists working in new media, film, or video- you will be required to use your own equipment for exhibitions.

Submission Guidelines
Please pay the submission fee via PayPal by clicking here.  Next submit all of the following documents by attachment to submissions[at]fieldprojectsgallery.com

  • CV as a PDF
  • Bio as a PDF
  • 5 JPEG images of your work
    • Image format: JPEG, RGB, 72dpi
    • Rename each image with your first and last name (example: 01mary_boone.jpg, 02mary_boone.jpg, 03mary_boone.jpg…..etc.).
    • 600 pixels on the longest side for horizontal images
    • 450 pixels on the shortest side for vertical images
  • Your PayPal Transaction #
  • Image List in the body of the email
  • Video: please supply URLs

click here for the full prospectus.

Panel Discussion from Flash Forward Boston: The Future of Photobooks

On Saturday, June 4th at the Flash Forward Festival in Boston Andy Adams, Miki Johnson, Shane Lavalette, Michael Itkoff, Bruno Ceschel, and Alan Rapp participated in a panel discussion on The Future of Photobooks, moderated by Stephen Mayes, Managing Director, VII Photo.  “The discussion explored the state of photobook production, consumption and distribution in the Internet Era.”

If you were not able to attend the festival, you can see a video of the discussion here or on Andy Adams’ website.  Scroll down on the page on his website so you don’t miss the extensive list of online photobook resources Andy has up there as well (thanks, Andy!).

The Future of Photobooks: Flash Forward Festival Discussion from FlakPhoto.com on Vimeo.

Tim Hetherington on view at Aperture and interview on The Brian Lehrer Show

Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers and Diary at Aperture Gallery

MVS was in New York last week and a had a chance to go to Aperture Gallery to see the installation of Tim Hetherington’s Sleeping Soldiers and Diary currently on view.  Here are some images from the installation.  If you are in the New York City area, you must see this show; it will be up until June 23, 2011.  If you can’t make it, you can see both films here.

Gallery view of Tim Hetherington's work at Aperture.

Installation view of "Sleeping Soldiers" at Aperture. © Tim Hetherington

From The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC

Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, they rebroadcast an interview they did earlier this year with Tim Hetherington and filmmaker/journalist Sebastian Junger.  They discussed their film about the war in Afghanistan, Restrepo.”  You can hear the interview here:

On View at Aperture: Tim Hetherington’s “Sleeping Soldiers” and “Diary”

Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers and Diary
Exhibition on view at Aperture Gallery May 25 to June 23, 2011
Admission: Free

“In remembrance of Tim Hetherington, photographer, reporter, and filmmaker, Aperture is honored to present his Sleeping Soldiers video installation and his Diary video.

Tim Hetherington was killed in Misurata, Libya, on April 20, 2011, during an attack by pro-Qaddafi forces on the rebel-held town. His funeral took place in London on May 13.

Sleeping Soldiers (5 minutes, 2009) is an immersive video essay (shot at the same time as Hetherington’s Oscar-nominated film Restrepo) featuring soldiers of a U.S. Airborne Infantry platoon based in the Korengal Valley of Eastern Afghanistan, in combat and at rest. The original three-screen installation was first shown in New York in 2009 at the New York Photo Festival, in an exhibition curated by Jon Levy.

Diary (19 minutes, 2010) is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of Hetherington’s working life, and was made as an attempt to find himself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our Western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.”  more»

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 505-5555

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.
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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