From : Aperture Foundation
Aperture Foundation invites you to
Bending the Frame with Fred Ritchin
Talk and Book Signing
Tuesday, June 4, 6:30 pm
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore,
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
Susan Meiselas, Nicaragua. Masaya. July 2004. Copyright © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos
Join author and critic Fred Ritchin for a presentation on his newbook, Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, andthe Citizen, addressing the emerging potentials for visual mediato impact society, and the necessity of re-framing thisconversation: What kinds of photographic projects are nowsucceeding? Can there be a photography of peace, not just ofwar? What is the role for a new metaphotography?
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DPI Professor Emerita Elaine Mayes, along with photographers Jeff Jacobson and Carla Shapiro are conducting a photographic workshop this August. Below is the descriptions and details.
Register for this exciting workshop before May 31: Expand Your Seeing, Improve your photographic vision and explore the southern Oregon coast with three very different and exceptional professional photographers (August 3rd – 10th).
Jeff Jacobson, Carla Shapiro and Elaine Mayes… Three Good Friends who are accomplished teachers and artists.
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Join DPI faculty member Fred Ritchin as he discusses his recently released book Bending the Frame. The book, published by Aperture, “argues that the purpose and effectiveness of visual journalism has been called into question in light of the current media and political climates, including the billions of images now available online. Bending the Frame addresses the emerging potentials for visual media to impact society, and the necessity of re-framing this conversation…” Join Fred in this conversation presented by Aperture:
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, NY
What Does Freedom Look Like?
Listen to the great interview with Deborah Willis on Atlanta NPR as she discusses her new book and exhibition ENVISIONING EMANCIPATION
In their pioneering book, Envisioning Emancipation, renowned photographic historian Deborah Willis and historian of slavery Barbara Krauthamer have amassed 150 photographs—some never before published—from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s. The authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, providing a perspective on freedom and slavery and a way to understand the photos as documents of engagement, action, struggle, and aspiration.
The Laundromat Project – Create Change Alumni Interview: Sonia Louise Davis.
By day, Sonia Louise Davis sits at our front desk taking care of all aspects of the department. This is only a small part of what she does in her life. Read this great interview with her on The Laundromat Project blog where you can also see some of her art work. You can also check out her website.
Sonia was a 2011 Create Change Professional Development Fellow at the Laundromat Project, a community-based non-profit arts organization committed to the well-being of people of color living on low incomes. They bring art programs to where our neighbors already are: the local laundromat. The Create Change Professional Development Fellows participate in monthly discussions and workshops designed to help artists deepen their approach to having a socially-engaged creative practice.
If you roam around the Laundromat Project blog, you’ll also see an interview with Program Director, Petruska Bazin Larsen, who happens to be a DPI alum.
Tom Drysdale recently brought vintage lenses into his Large Format class for a round of classic portraits. Click through for a complete gallery with process shots by Liam Cotter >>>
Alumnus Anthony Accardi recently hosted Tom Drysdale’s Large Format Class at Green Rhino/Brooklyn Printworks, 221 McKibben Street, in Bushwick. Anthony showed samples of the amazing range of non-silver printing techniques he has made available to artists; including large-scale platinum, cyanotype, gum-bichromate and even albumin print options. Using his digital-c printing system to make inter-negatives, Accardi has systematically refined optimal curves for best results with any of these expressive approaches. Speaking with students, he discussed the subtle relationship between aesthetic choices and appropriate materials. With thirty years of experience printing a variety of formats for artists like Matthew Barney, he extolls the virtues of a hybrid approach to image-making, utilizing digital tools as well as traditional, even “obsolete” methodologies. We had a great time and we’d urge anyone with thoughts of special printing methods to contact him.
[Update]: Tom and students have sent over some extra photos from their day in Brooklyn. Click the thumbnails to enlarge.
Photo 1 Caption: Group shot of the Large Format Class in Brooklyn, at Anthony Accardi’s (DPI Class of ’86) Brooklyn Print Works studio, taken with an 8×10 Deardorff, with a 480mm Apo-Ronar lens.
Photo 2 Caption: Spontaneous portrait of Daryl and friend on a custom Harley Davidson, shot with an 8×10 Deardorff and a 300mm Goerz Dagor.( Note that the plane of focus follows the diagonal axis of the bike, using the “swing” feature of the vintage camera.)
The beautiful DPI Senior Catalog is printed and set to be released on May 23rd, 2013. Stay tuned for news about the opening of Show III coming soon. View the cover, acknowledgments page and a story about the printing after the jump >>>
News from World Press Photo that will be of interest to our community:
In a pioneering study, commissioned by World Press Photo, Dr. David Campbell examines the current practices in multimedia against the background of the disruption in the traditional media economy, and the revolution in how people consume news today. Download the full research report, and join in the discussion on Dr. Campbell’s blog.
Mark Jenkinson reporting on his Advanced Lighting’s recent field trip.
A little too chilly, (when is going to finally warm up?) but we couldn’t hold out any longer. All of us had cabin fever from spending too much of the semester in Room 844, so we loaded up my car with a ton of lighting gear and headed off to the East Village where our model Zack, from Red Model Management came to meet us.
Arranging locations for field trips is always tricky for me, I have to consider a lot of visual factors (like does it look cool), as well as practical considerations; are there bathrooms nearby, shelter in case it rains, and security for the students and gear. Luckily one of our students, Brian McGuffog, a had a nearby apartment with a roof deck, really we couldn’t have asked for a better location to play with “day for night” , and mixed strobe motion effects.