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August 28th, Washington, DC: Artist Talk by Louie Palu “A Visual Dialogue of Conflict”

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© 2013 Louie Palu

Corcoran Gallery of Art
Artist Talk by Louie Palu A Visual Dialogue of Conflict

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10 for members | $12 for non-members | $6 for students | Free for Corcoran students & staff

“Photographer Louie Palu, represented in WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath (on view at the Corcoran through September 29), is well known for his award-winning frontline coverage of the war in Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2006 to 2010. He has worked in numerous countries, including Libya, Mali, Pakistan, and India. Palu is currently at work on a project examining the drug war in Mexico and its relationship to the United States. In this intimate evening lecture, Palu shares his personal experiences as a photographer covering conflict, including what motivates him to do this type of work. An exhibition viewing follows the lecture.”

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC

Deadline February 26th: Open Society Moving Walls Grant

Open Society Foundations
Moving Walls Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

“The Open Society Foundations invite photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 21 group exhibition, scheduled to open in New York in the fall 2013. The Moving Walls exhibition series showcases documentary photography that highlights human rights and social issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations’ mission. Moving Walls is exhibited at our offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

For participating photographers, a key benefit of the program is to gain exposure for their projects, as well as the social justice or human rights issues they address. In addition to a $2,500 honorarium, photographers receive their professionally produced exhibitions at the end of the exhibition tour in New York and Washington, D.C.

Eligibility
Each Moving Walls exhibit highlights issues or geographic regions where the Open Society Foundations are active. Priority is given to work whose subject has not been recently addressed in Moving Walls, and special consideration is given to long-term work produced over years of commitment to an issue or community. Work in progress may be submitted as long as a substantial portion of the work has been completed.

Any emerging or veteran photographer who is working long-term to document a human rights or social justice issue may apply for Moving Walls.

Photographers working in their home countries, women, emerging artists, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Open Society Foundations does not discriminate based on any status that may be protected by applicable law.”

Click here to download (pdf) of the submission guidelines.
Click here to apply.

December 9th, Washington DC: Conversation with Laurie Lambrecht & Harry Cooper “Roy Lichtenstein in His Studio”

National Gallery of Art
Conversation with Laurie Lambrecht and Harry Cooper on “Roy Lichtenstein in His Studio”
Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:00

© 2012 Laurie Lambrecht

Harry Cooper, curator and head, department of modern art, National Gallery of Art, in conversation with artist Laurie Lambrecht.”

This lecture is being presented in conjunction with Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective on view until January 13, 2013 in the National Gallery’s East Building, Mezzanine.

National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565  [map]
Tel: 202-737-4215

October 5th, Washington, DC: Artist Talk by Chris Rainier “Cultures on the Edge”

© 2012 Chris Rainier

National Geographic
Artist Talk by Chris Rainier Cultures on the Edge
Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Admission: $18 members | $20 general | $10 children 5-12

Chris Rainier is a master at creating powerful images that document the anthropological story of indigenous cultures whose ways are under threat. His new Nat Geo book Cultures on the Edge propels us to the edge of the map, illuminating societies vulnerable to powerful changes unfolding in this century. Former assistant to Ansel Adams, Rainier’s stunning images have been featured in Life, Time, and Adventure. Introduced by Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence and ethnobotanist Wade Davis.”

National Geographic Live
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C., US  20036  [map]
Telephone: +1 202 857 7700

September 12th, Washington, DC: “Photography Changes Everything: A Conversation at the Smithsonian”

Aperture | Smithsonian American Art Museum
Photography Changes Everything
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:00-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Photography Changes Everything harnesses the extraordinary visual assets of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums to trigger an unprecedented and interdisciplinary dialogue about how photography does more than record the world. Join Marvin Heiferman, editor; David Griffin, visuals editor at the Washington Post; Bruce Hoffman, director of security studies at Georgetown University; and Philip Kennicott, art and architecture critic at the Washington Post, for a lively discussion, moderated by Merry Foresta, founding director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, with a book signing to follow.”

Smithsonian American Art Museum
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC  [map]

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