Saturday, May 29, 2010

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National Geographic Series

May 29th, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: MARK MOFFETT AND ANNIE GRIFFITHS BELT
National Geographic Society (USA: 2008), 90 mins.

This film focuses on two National Geographic photographers; Mark Moffett and Annie Griffiths Belt. Mark Moffett has travelled the world looking at nature up-close. He has discovered new species and is one of the few to earn his Ph.D. under the famous ecologist, E. O.Wilson. Annie Griffiths Belt was one of the first females to be hired by National Geographic as a photographer. She has worked on all continents, except Antarctica. The films focus is on her book “A Camera, Two Kids And A Camel,” where Annie took her children on her adventures for her work as a National Geographic photographer. These two photographers show the dedication and passion it takes to be a successful photographer.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

National Geographic Series

May 29th, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: MARK MOFFETT AND ANNIE GRIFFITHS BELT
National Geographic Society (USA: 2008), 90 mins.

This film focuses on two National Geographic photographers; Mark Moffett and Annie Griffiths Belt. Mark Moffett has travelled the world looking at nature up-close. He has discovered new species and is one of the few to earn his Ph.D. under the famous ecologist, E. O.Wilson. Annie Griffiths Belt was one of the first females to be hired by National Geographic as a photographer. She has worked on all continents, except Antarctica. The films focus is on her book “A Camera, Two Kids And A Camel,” where Annie took her children on her adventures for her work as a National Geographic photographer. These two photographers show the dedication and passion it takes to be a successful photographer.

Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel


Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel
Mark Ruwedel, Purgatoire River Site, #2. Gelatin silver print, 1996.
Collection of the artist, courtesy Gallery Luisotti (Santa Monica, CA)

On view June 12, 2010 to January 1 2011

Located in the: Photography, Hilborn Gallery at The Peabody Essex Museum

"Imprints": Photographs by Mark Ruwedel presents spectacular color and black-and-white images of dinosaur tracks and ancient human footpaths by preeminent American landscape photographer Mark Ruwedel. These works record the persistence of ancient tracks in the land over millennia and the strange and wonderful locations in which prehistoric evidence is found. In Ruwedel's photographs, footprints appear and disappear inexplicably, descending into gorges, crossing rivers and circling mountains -- mysterious mementos of peoples and animals from long ago. The photographs are beautiful and evocative, raising questions about the passage of time and the nature of photographic representation.

Special Press Event

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | 6:30 - 8 PM

Members of the press are invited to an evening of Cocktails & Conversation. Join artist Mark Ruwedel and PEM's Curator of Photography, Phillip Prodger, for an advance preview and private tour of Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel.

Please RSVP by June 1st to Whitney Riepe at whitney_riepe@pem.org or 978-745-9500 x3228.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dona Schwartz Book Review for In The Kitchen

Amanda Bensen reviews Dona Schwartz's book In the Kitchen for www.smithsonianmag.com

To read the review, please visit:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Home-is-Where-the-Kitchen-Is.html

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National Geographic Series

May 22nd, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

EYE OF THE LEOPARD
Dir. Beverly Joubert and Dereck Joubert (USA: 2006), 90 mins

This film documents the life and journey of a young leopard cub named Legadema, or “Light of the sky.” The film follows Legadema for 3 years throughout Botswana. The film first starts when Legadema is just a cub. The husband and wife team who are both directors and photographers, Beverly Joubert and Dereck Joubert won an Emmy Award for Eye of the Leopard. Narrated by Jeremy Irons, this documentary film by the National Geographic allows the viewer to see one of the most feared predators up close and the struggles leopards endure to survive.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Susan Meiselas Lecture and Exhibition at Wapping Project Bankside, London

Susan Meiselas presents ‘Pandora’s Box’ at The Wapping Project Bankside.

A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Meiselas is best known for her work as a photo-journalist and documentary photographer.

Susan Meiselas in conversation with Charlotte Cotton, Creative Director, London Galleries, National Media Museum, May 27 from 7-9pm with an exclusive event at 8pm.

Exhibition continues 27 May – 3 July 2010.

Ruth Kaplan Interview in MONDO Magazine

CONTACT 2010: An Interview with Ruth Kaplan

To read the interview by Kerry Freek, please visit:

http://mondomagazine.net/2010/contact-2010-an-interview-with-ruth-kaplan/#more-9636

Benoit Aquin and Nadav Kander Prix Pictet Winners to Show at Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

Espace Arlaud, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, 18 June – 25 July 2010

The Prix Pictet and Musée de l’Elysée will present the first exhibition of the two winners of the main award Benoit Aquin who won in 2008 and Nadav Kander who won in 2009.

Benoit Aquin and Nadav Kander, and the two commissioned photographers, Munem Wasif and Ed Kashi, together they will present a powerful testament to the fragile state of our world. Aquin and Kashi will exhibit work made this year in Haiti and Madagascar respectively, while Kander and Wasif will show work made in China and Bangladesh.

Cynthia Greig featured in Diffusion Magazine

Diffusion Magazine: Unconventional Photography

Volume II, 2010 features an Artist Profile on Cynthia Greig
by photographer Michael Van der Tol

To preview the magazine and/or purchase, please visit:

http://onetwelvepublishing.com/wordpress/?page_id=52

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mark Ruwedel: Now it is Dark Exhibition


Gallery Luisotti located in Santa Monica, CA is currently having an exhibition from Mark Ruwedel titled, Now it is Dark. It runs from May 22nd - July 17th 2010.

To read the exhibition review, please visit:

http://www.artslant.com/la/events/show/108226-mark-ruwedel-now-it-is-dark

To view his Dusk #22, please visit:

http://www.artnet.com/artwork/426055864/684/mark-ruwedel-dusk-22.html

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National Geographic Series

May 22nd, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

EYE OF THE LEOPARD
Dir. Beverly Joubert and Dereck Joubert (USA: 2006), 90 mins

This film documents the life and journey of a young leopard cub named Legadema, or “Light of the sky.” The film follows Legadema for 3 years throughout Botswana. The film first starts when Legadema is just a cub. The husband and wife team who are both directors and photographers, Beverly Joubert and Dereck Joubert won an Emmy Award for Eye of the Leopard. Narrated by Jeremy Irons, this documentary film by the National Geographic allows the viewer to see one of the most feared predators up close and the struggles leopards endure to survive.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

View Special Educational Panel Discussions from The AIPAD Photography Show New York

Presented as part of The AIPAD Photography Show New York, held March 18-21, 2010, the following recordings of our Special Educational Panel Discussions are available to view on our Web site.

What Collectors Need to Know: The Art of Caring for Photographs

With Christiane Fischer, Anne Gibbs, Nora W. Kennedy, Peter Mustardo, and Stephen Bulger

NEW TOPOGRAPHICS: Landscape Photography Then and Now

With Rick Wester, Frank Gohlke, Alison Nordström, and Britt Salvesen

STREET SEEN: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940-1959

With Lisa Hostetler, Saul Leiter, William Meyers, Ann Thomas, and Tom Gitterman

The Collector’s Viewpoint: Martin Margulies

With WM Hunt and Martin Margulies

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY NOW:

With Susan Bright, Kim Bourus, Martin McNamara, Andrea Meislin, Robert Morat, and Bryce Wolkowitz

Download the Special Educational Panel Discussions brochure for detailed programming information.

We look forward to bringing you exciting educational opportunities in the future. For more information about AIPAD, please visit www.aipad.com.

Mark Your Calendar
The AIPAD Photography Show New York
March 17-20, 2011
Park Avenue Armory

Remember to add info@aipad.com to your address book to ensure that you receive important news and updates. To contact AIPAD, call +1.202.367.1158 or e-mail info@aipad.com.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dona Schwartz: In the Kitchen Photographs

photo-eye | Magazine -- In the Kitchen

To read the article reviewed by Aline Smithson, please visit:

http://www.photoeye.com/magazine/reviews/2010/05_12_In_the_Kitchen.cfm

Saturday, May 15, 2010

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National Geographic Series
May 15th, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: SAM ABELL AND ALEXANDRA AVAKIAN

National Geographic Society (USA: 2009), 73 mins.

This film focuses on two National Geographic photographers; Sam Abell and Alexandra Avakian. Alexandra Avakian documents the culture of the Muslim world and has travelled for the past two decades exploring this culture. Alexandra looks into the way of life that deals with deep faith and love as well as conflict. She goes to Muslim communities that are war-torn and searches the world to take an in-depth look at the culture. Sam Abell is a veteran National Geographic photographer. In the film, the viewer gets an in-depth look at his techniques he uses to capture his best photographs. This documentary looks at both photographers’ styles and specialties as they have been with National Geographic for long periods of time.

REMINDER! The Power of Photography Panel Discussion at the ROM tomorrow

Joseph F. Rock, The Lamasery at Choni, 1928
Copyright Joseph F. Rock, The National Geographic Society. Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery.



The Power of Photography: Images from the National Geographic Archives

Sunday May 16 1:30pm-2:30pm

Explore the personal and social consequences of photography with the remarkably unique and important collection from the archives of the National Geographic Society.

Using a selection of the most aesthetically and historically significant images, a panel of experts discuss the impact these photographs have had and will continue to have on our lives not only as autonomous images but also as part of an ever expanding archive.

Book signing of the publication National Geographic Image Collection follows.

Moderator:
Stephen Bulger, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto.

Panelists:
. David Griffin, Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine, Washington, DC
. Vid Ingelevics, curator, photographer and Associate Progressor, Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto
. Christopher Wahl, photographer

Register Now:
Public $20
ROM Member $18
call: 416-586-5797
visit: www.rom.on.ca/whatson

ROM Royal Ontario Museum

Friday, May 14, 2010

Volker Seding Photograph Featured on theglobeandmail.com

Globe Arts launches R.M. Vaughan's new visual-arts column this week at www.theglobeandmail.com.

Bursts of light and remembrances of things gone

Vaughan discusses Volker Seding’s photograph of a rhinoceros trapped in a tiny “jungle room” in a Chicago zoo, which is featured in the current exhibition, Natural History, at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Until May 29, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, 416-978-8398, www.jmbgallery.ca

To read the article, please visit:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/movies/rm-vaughan/bursts-of-light-and-remembrances-of-things-gone/article1560233/

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Article about our National Geographic Exhibition on TorontoText Styles Website

To read the article, please visit:
http://torontotextstyles.blogspot.com/2010/05/national-geographic.html

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

National Geographic Series
May 15th, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: SAM ABELL AND ALEXANDRA AVAKIAN

National Geographic Society (USA: 2009), 73 mins.

This film focuses on two National Geographic photographers; Sam Abell and Alexandra Avakian. Alexandra Avakian documents the culture of the Muslim world and has travelled for the past two decades exploring this culture. Alexandra looks into the way of life that deals with deep faith and love as well as conflict. She goes to Muslim communities that are war-torn and searches the world to take an in-depth look at the culture. Sam Abell is a veteran National Geographic photographer. In the film, the viewer gets an in-depth look at his techniques he uses to capture his best photographs. This documentary looks at both photographers’ styles and specialties as they have been with National Geographic for long periods of time.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Power of Photography Panel Discussion at the ROM

Joseph F. Rock, The Lamasery at Choni, 1928
Copyright Joseph F. Rock, The National Geographic Society. Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery.



The Power of Photography: Images from the National Geographic Archives

Sunday May 16 1:30pm-2:30pm

Explore the personal and social consequences of photography with the remarkably unique and important collection from the archives of the National Geographic Society.

Using a selection of the most aesthetically and historically significant images, a panel of experts discuss the impact these photographs have had and will continue to have on our lives not only as autonomous images but also as part of an ever expanding archive.

Book signing of the publication National Geographic Image Collection follows.

Moderator:
Stephen Bulger, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto.

Panelists:
. David Griffin, Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine, Washington, DC
. Vid Ingelevics, curator, photographer and Associate Progressor, Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto
. Christopher Wahl, photographer

Register Now:
Public $20
ROM Member $18
call: 416-586-5797
visit: www.rom.on.ca/whatson

ROM Royal Ontario Museum

Saturday, May 8, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS National Geographic Series

May 8th, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

Thin
Dir. Lauren Greenfield (USA: 2004), 102 mins.

With unprecedented access and an unflinching eye, THIN offers an emotional journey through the world of eating disorders. Photographer Lauren Greenfield, in her directing debut, filmed over a six-month period at the Renfrew Center, a residential facility for the treatment of eating disorders in South Florida.

The documentary focuses on four women struggling with anorexia and bulimia. Greenfield’s camera follows them to places most have never ventured: one-on-one and group therapy sessions, emotionally wrought mealtimes, early morning weigh-ins, heated arguments with staff, and tense encounters with family members.

As the film follows these individuals, it also explores the institution that is their home, investigating the process of treatment, the culture of rehab, and the relationships, rules and rituals that define everyday life in an institution.

Kids + Money
Dir. Lauren Greenfield (USA: 2008) 32 mins.

Money Talks. Teens in Los Angeles discuss money: getting it, spending it and learning to live without it. Kids + Money is an original short film by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield.

Sunil Gupta’s series “The New Pre-Raphaelites” review in Art in America

Art in America has reviewed Sunil Gupta’s intriguing series “The New Pre-Raphaelites”, a contemporary approach to 19th century "Pre-Raphaelite" portraiture.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Blurb's 3rd Annual Photography Book Now Competition


Blurb in San Francisco has just announced a call for entries for its third annual Photography Book Now competition. HP is once again sponsoring the $25,000 Grand Prize. You can get more information about PBN at www.photographybooknow.com.

This is an ideal time for Canadians to enter the competition as Blurb is now accepting payment in Canadian Dollars.

A review of our exhibition in The National Post

Check out the article "Wanna join the club?" in the National Post about our current exhibition THE PERVASIVE VIEW: Vintage Prints from the National Geographic Image Collection which runs from May 1 – June 5, 2010.

Monday, May 3, 2010

How Film is Made

"How film is made" a 1958 documentary on the birth of photographic and cinematic film through the production process. Check out the videos on YouTube part 1 & 2. Nifty!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Vintage Prints from National Geographic Opens Today!

J. Baylor Roberts, Captain and Co-Pilot of Royal Canadian Air Force Patrol Bomber, British Columbia, 1941


THE PERVASIVE VIEW
Vintage Prints from the National Geographic Image Collection


Exhibition: May 1 – June 5, 2010
Reception: May 1st, 2-5pm

Stephen Bulger Gallery is proud to present the first international exhibition and sale of vintage prints from the Image Collection at the National Geographic Society. The exhibition will feature approximately 80 unique vintage black and white prints representing the earliest days of the Society (founded in 1888) through the 1940s. It will present a selection of premier examples of the most aesthetically and historically significant prints in the collection.

The Pervasive View: Vintage Prints from the National Geographic Image Collection is comprised of sets of photographic prints by over a dozen photographers associated with the Society. The exhibition will include images from Canada and from around the world and from several genres, including exploration, discovery, anthropology, aeronautics, and portraiture. Many of these images have never been published. Many have never been seen outside the National Geographic Image Collection archive, housed in Washington D.C.

The National Geographic Image Collection houses over 11 million photographs and less than 2 percent have been published. To share its archival heritage, National Geographic is now initiating a concerted program to proliferate the treasures of the Image Collection through fine art exhibitions and sales to museums and private collectors. This is only the second exhibition of its kind and it accompanies the publication of National Geographic Image Collection (516 pages, over 300 photographs), published in the fall of 2009.

The bodies of work presented are diverse. The Alexander Graham Bell Collection is a group of photographs by Bell and his assistants of their flight experiments utilizing tetrahedral structures, 1907-09. Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden’s portrayals of the classicized youth of Sicily were featured in the December 1909 issue of National Geographic. An integral part of Captain Robert Scott’s mission, Herbert Ponting utilized a large 8 x 10 inch negative camera to document the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, 1910 –13. Using an ingenious trip wire and powdered magnesium, George Shiras III made the earliest images of wildlife by flash, beginning in the 1890s. The publication of these images in 1906 helped spawn the creation of North America’s first national parks. Colorful botanist Joseph Rock always traveled with rugs and library as he led National Geographic research expeditions into China, sending tales and hundreds of exotic images to the magazine in the 1920s and 30s. Captain Frank Hurley and A. B. Lewis documented the dress and undress of the natives of Papua New Guinea in the 1920s. Geologist Willis Lee photographed the magnificent domes and caves of the desolate Carlsbad Caverns in 1924.

National Geographic Magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 32 local-language editions, is read by more than 35 million people each month. Is it the articles that have made National Geographic one of the world’s most popular journals? Yes, but above all it is their splendid photographic illustrations that are craved. The Society’s mission is to “to inspire people to care about the planet.” This exhibition will examine some of the ways the earliest National Geographic photographers contributed to that cause. National Geographic photographs are renowned for embodying the excitement of seeing crucial pieces of our diverse planet for the first time. For over a century, National Geographic photographers have visited new places with new perspectives and new equipment to capture astounding images.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. The Society was founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge.” National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. The National Geographic Channel reaches 310 million households in 34 languages in 165 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 13 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,200 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an educational program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.

Free Saturday Screening at Camera

National Geographic Series

May 1st, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

AT CLOSE RANGE WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Dir. Olive Bucklin (USA: 2007), 60 mins.

At Close Range with National Geographic follows photographer Joel Sartore as he visits some of the most exotic locations in the world. His job not only puts himself in danger from wildlife, but also allows him to be at the forefront to witness things many will never see. The film interviews the National Geographic editors who find the right images for each publication. The film also discusses the effect being a National Geographic photographer has on his personal life and marriage. At Close Range with National Geographic allows the viewer to see internationally acclaimed photographer Joel Sartore under extreme pressure for the right shot and allows us to see his passion for his home state, the environment and his family.