Tag: W.M. Hunt

July 26th, Santa Fe: Performance by W. M. Hunt “The Unseen Eye”

Santa Fe University of Art and Design | photo-eye
Performance by W. M. Hunt, The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions…
Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

W. M. Hunt will recreate his unique performance piece suggested by the text for his book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture 2011).  Hunt debuted his performance The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions… last October when the book was launched.

The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions… is a monologue with projections and video, a rumination on Hunt’s many years of collecting and a life in photographs.  The author hopes to bring into the light some of the names and stories left out of The Unseen Eye. The book presents a wonderfully 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.

Based in New York City, W. M. Hunt has been a collector since his early years as an actor. He is a frequent lecturer on collecting, a well-known dealer, a fundraiser, writer and an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Hunt is known for his wit, his eye and his often larger than life personality.”

Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Tipton Hall, Marion Center for Photographic Arts at
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico  [map]

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.”

HCP Main Gallery
1441 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77006  [map]
Tel: 713-529-4755

March 27th, NYC: Performance with W.M. Hunt “The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions…”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions…
A multimedia performance piece with W. M. Hunt

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

W. M. “Bill” Hunt will recreate this unique performance piece suggested by the text for his book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture, 2011). Hunt debuted A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions… last October when the book was launched.  Hunt, who is known for his wit and larger-than-life personality, has created a special performance piece suggested by his text from the book. This evening is one of information and digression, hopefully bringing to light many of the names and stories left out of the book.

This monologue, accompanied by projections and video, will be a rumination on his many years of collecting, on a life in photographs. Hunt has been a collector since his early years as an actor. He has been a fundraiser (Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund), a dealer (Ricco/Maresca Gallery and his own Hasted Hunt) as well as a writer and a teacher.

His book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, presents a wonderfully 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 are characterized by what, at first glance, its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.”

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

Interview with W.M. Hunt

Today, at Length magazine posted a wonderful interview with W.M. Hunt by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching.  The interview can be found here.  Go read it now, it is a must.

October 12th, NYC: Unseen in “The Unseen Eye” with Susan Bright and W.M. Hunt

Aperture Foundation and the School of Visual Arts
Unseen in “The Unseen Eye”: An Evening
with Susan Bright and W. M. Hunt
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public

“Author, curator and faculty member Susan Bright interviews author, curator, collector and fellow faculty member Bill Hunt about his new book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture 2011). In addition to the book, their conversation focuses on photographs and ideas that didn’t make it into The Unseen Eye, Hunt’s life as a collector and the passion he has for photography as a non-practioner.”

School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, New York

Deadline June 6th: “FRESH” Klompching Gallery’s First Annual Open Exhibition

A collaboration between Klompching Gallery, W.M. Hunt and Fraction Magazine; FRESH will showcase new talent in contemporary photography.  3–5 photographers will be selected for an exhibition at New York’s Klompching Gallery—curated by W.M. Hunt and Darren Ching—and will be featured in a special edition of Fraction Magazine.

  • Open to photographers living in the United States.
  • One submission per photographer.
  • 7—10 photographs from one body of work.
  • Completed submission form.
  • Artist statement of 250 words maximum.
  • Fee: $40

To download the application and submission guidelines, click here.

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