Friday, August 27, 2010

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August 28th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.


WILD STRAWBERRIES

Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden: 1957), 91 mins.

An elderly physician, Professor Isak Borg, experiences disillusionment as he reflects upon his life and begins to perceive his mortality. He finds himself repeatedly affected by intrusive dreams and hallucinations that expose his darkest fears, as he travels to Lund to receive an honorary award after 50 years of medical practice. He begins to realize that the choices he made in the past have created a cold and empty life, devoid of real meaning or value. Through the love and forgiveness of his family he finally achieves redemption and reintegration.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

August 28th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.


WILD STRAWBERRIES

Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden: 1957), 91 mins.

An elderly physician, Professor Isak Borg, experiences disillusionment as he reflects upon his life and begins to perceive his mortality. He finds himself repeatedly affected by intrusive dreams and hallucinations that expose his darkest fears, as he travels to Lund to receive an honorary award after 50 years of medical practice. He begins to realize that the choices he made in the past have created a cold and empty life, devoid of real meaning or value. Through the love and forgiveness of his family he finally achieves redemption and reintegration.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

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August 21st 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.

CITIZEN KANE

Dir. Orson Welles (USA: 1941), 119 mins.

This is the story of Charles Foster Kane. The film opens with a long shot of Xanadu - the private estate of Kane, one of the world's richest and most powerful men. In the middle of the estate is a castle. We see, inside the castle, a dying man examining a winter scene within a crystal ball. As he drops it, it smashes, and one word is heard - "Rosebud..." Pieces of newsreel-like footage detail how Kane amassed his fortune, turning full circle in the end.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

August 21st 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.

CITIZEN KANE

Dir. Orson Welles (USA: 1941), 119 mins.

This is the story of Charles Foster Kane. The film opens with a long shot of Xanadu - the private estate of Kane, one of the world's richest and most powerful men. In the middle of the estate is a castle. We see, inside the castle, a dying man examining a winter scene within a crystal ball. As he drops it, it smashes, and one word is heard - "Rosebud..." Pieces of newsreel-like footage detail how Kane amassed his fortune, turning full circle in the end.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Herman Leonard, Famed Photographer, Dies at 87

Herman Leonard, a celebrated photographer whose iconic images of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Frank Sinatra documented one of the most creative eras of jazz from the late 1940’s through the 1960’s, has died. He was 87.

Leonard died August 14, 2010 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Leonard was best known for his smoky, backlit portraits of jazz artists in New York, Paris and London. His images graced the covers of numerous albums and helped to form the visual archetype of the jazz musician.

Born and raised in Allentown, PA in 1923, at age 9, Herman Leonard witnessed an image being developed in his brother’s darkroom and became enthralled with the magic of photography. When it came time for college, Leonard chose Ohio University in Athens, the only university at the time to offer a degree in Photography. His college studies were interrupted from 1943-1945 as Leonard served with the United States Army in Burma with the 13th Mountain Medical Battalion as an anesthetist. Leonard returned to college and graduated in 1947 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

Leonard started his photography career in 1947 as an apprentice with master portrait photographer, Yousuf Karsh. After one year with Karsh, photographing Albert Einstein, Martha Graham and other cultural icons, Karsh encouraged Leonard to break out on his own, telling him “ I know you have it in you to be a great photographer. Go out and conquer.” Upon leaving, Karsh imparted the words “Always tell the truth, but in terms of beauty.”, a credo which Leonard lived by through his photography.

In 1948 Leonard moved to New York and became involved with the jazz scene there, making agreements with club owners to photograph rehearsals in exchange for photographs for their marquees. Leonard has said his aim was “to create a visual diary of what I heard, to make people see the way the music sounded”. Leonard formed relationships with many of the musicians he photographed and remained lifelong friends with Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones and Tony Bennett.

In 1956 Leonard was chosen to be Marlon Brando's personal photographer for an extensive research trip to the Far East. In the late 1950's Leonard moved to Paris and continued to photograph the prolific jazz scene, while working in fashion, advertising, travel and editorial photography.

In 1980, Leonard moved from Paris to the island of Ibiza, where he remained until 1987. During that time Leonard rediscovered his jazz negatives and in 1985 released his first book, The Eye of Jazz, published by Hachette/Filipachi Publications. In 1988, the first exhibition of Leonard’s jazz photographs was held at the Special Photographers Company in London. The exhibit was hugely successful and over 10,000 visitors came to view the first retrospective of Leonard’s work. Leonard’s first US show premiered in 1989 and toured nationally.

In 1992, Leonard moved to New Orleans and immersed himself in the city’s lively jazz scene and exhibited his work around the world in numerous solo shows. In 1995, Leonard released his second book, Jazz Memories, published by Editions Filipacchi and in that same year was awarded an Honorary Masters of Science in Photography from The Brooks Institute of Photography. Other awards include the “Milt Hinton Award for Excellence in Jazz Photography," from Jazz Photographer’s Association in 1999, the "Excellence in Photography Award” from the Jazz Journalists Association in 2000 and a "Lifetime Achievement Award” from Downbeat Magazine in 2004. In 1997 Leonard was the subject of the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Company documentary “Frame After Frame” narrated by Tony Bennett.

In 2005, Leonard’s home and studio in New Orleans were severely damaged in Hurricane Katrina and his archive of over 8,000 prints were lost in the flood. Fortunately, his negatives were saved and housed at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Leonard then relocated to Los Angeles and rebuilt his life and business there. In 2006, he was the subject of the BBC/Sundance documentary “Saving Jazz”, which follows a then 82-year-old Leonard on his painful return home and his efforts to rebuild his life’s work. In 2008, Leonard was the first photographer to be granted a Grammy Foundation Grant for Preservation and Archiving, enabling him to digitize, catalogue and preserve his collection of nearly 60,000 jazz negatives.

In 2008, Leonard was presented with the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture at the International Photography Awards. In 2009, he was Commencement Speaker and was granted an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from his alma mater, Ohio University. Also in 2009, Leonard was the official photographer for the Montreal Jazz Festival, photographing legends such as Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck as well as newcomers such as Melody Gardot. In June 2010, The Montreal Jazz Festival awarded Leonard the Bruce Lundvall Award. In January 2010, Leonard was a guest of Lenny Kravitz in the Bahamas, where he photographed the musician in the studio working on his latest album. Leonard remained active throughout his life, photographing, printing and working on exhibition, documentary and book projects.

Leonard has five publications to his name, including the recently released The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard’s Photography, published by University Press of Mississippi, the first scholarly book to examine Leonard’s work, and Jazz published by Grove Atlantic (UK) and Bloomsbury (US) due to be released in November 2010, which contains Leonard’s well known photography as well as many newly discovered images.

Leonard’s photographs have been exhibited worldwide and are in the permanent collections of many major institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution. His body of work is a historical treasure and stunning document of the evolution of modern Jazz.

Quotes

"In his long career, Herman captured it all beautifully and powerfully; however the importance of Herman’s jazz images transcends their visual appeal. They are documents of historic significance, cataloguing the development of one of the greatest art forms in American history. One cannot emphasize enough the value of Herman’s archive to our country’s musical legacy. When people think of Jazz, their mental picture is likely one of Herman’s” - Quincy Jones

“Herman is my favorite artist of any technique, he’s a painter with his camera, and he makes it look so effortless. His timing is as great as any Charlie Parker solo or Lester Young or Count Basie beat. Herman’s work will live on and in 50 years from now, when the revolution is realized, jazz will be recognized for the truly great American art form it is” - Tony Bennett

"Herman is an extraordinary talent, the greatest jazz photographer in history”
- President Bill Clinton

“To speak of Herman Leonard's genius in the art of photography would be the obvious. His real gift was his execution of getting the most out of his life experience. The images that lived in his heart and mind outweighed his printed images. Herman's quench for life was insatiable right up to the very end. He lived every moment to its fullest. I was blessed to have shared beautiful moments with Herman that will be among the highlights of my life. I will continue to love you my friend.” – Lenny Kravitz

For more information and press images, please call Geraldine Baum at (818) 509-8987 or email at mail@hermanleonard.com.

Website

http://www.hermanleonard.com

Films

Documentary video footage available for broadcast. Please contact for details.

1997 “Frame After Frame” Louisiana Public Broadcasting
2006 “Saving Jazz” BBC/Sundance

Books

1985 “Eye of Jazz” Fillipachie/Hachette
1995 “Jazz Memories” Fillipachie/Hachette
2006 “Jazz, Giants & Journeys: The Photography of Herman Leonard” Scala Publishers
2010 “The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard’s Photography” UPM
2010 “Jazz” Grove Atlantic (UK) & Bloomsbury (US) Due November 2010

Images Available

1. Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949
2. Duke Ellington, Paris, 1958
3. Dexter Gordon, NYC, 1948
4. Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & Benny Goodman, NYC, 1948
5. Frank Sinatra, Monte Carlo, 1958
6. Herman Leonard and Ella Fitzgerald, NYC, 1949
7. Herman Leonard, Paris, 1958
8. Herman Leonard, Ottawa, Canada, 1947 (Portrait by Yousuf Karsh)
9. Herman Leonard, NYC, 1953
10. Herman Leonard, Self Portrait, New Orleans, 2004
11. Herman Leonard, Bahamas, 2010 (Portrait by Lenny Kravitz)
12. Miles Davis, Montreux, 1991
13. Miles Davis, Malibu, 1989
14. Tony Bennett, NYC, 1950

Videos

2008 Herman Leonard Receives Lucie Award
2009 Herman Leonard Ohio University Commencement Address
2010 Herman Leonard & Tony Bennett / Images and Music
http://vimeo.com/channels/126882

Recent Awards

2008 Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture
2010 Montreal Jazz Festival Bruce Lundvall Award

Contact:

Geraldine Baum
Herman Leonard Photography, LLC
Phone: 818-509-8987
Email: mail@hermanleonard.com
Web: http://www.hermanleonard.com

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Robert Giard: The Creeks – On Display In Our Project Room


ROBERT GIARD

The Creeks
August 12 – October 2, 2010


The Creeks 3, 1991


The Creeks 4, 1991

The gallery is pleased to announce our second exhibition of photographs from the Estate of Robert Giard. This exhibition will be held in our project space and will feature a key selection of vintage prints from his series “The Creeks.”

About Robert Giard

(American, 1939-2002)

Robert Giard was a portrait, landscape and figure photographer who for two decades chronicled a broad survey of contemporary American gay and lesbian literary figures. Giard came relatively late to the practice of photography. He majored in English literature and received a B.A. from Yale, and a M.A. in Comparative Literature from Boston University. Entirely self-taught, he began to photograph, concentrating on landscapes of the South Fork of Long Island, portraits of friends, many of them artists and writers in the region, and the nude figure.

In these early years, eschewing a romantic view of landscape, Giard did much of his shooting during the late autumn, winter, and early spring when many of the fashionable houses of the Hamptons were boarded up for the season. With the region largely depopulated, the surrounding grounds assumed for him "a mysterious, even somewhat sinister air." Among many notable images are twenty-four photographs made at The Creeks, the estate the abstract expressionist painter Alfonso Ossorio which are the subject of this exhibition. (see below)

Ultimately, it would be in the area of the portrait that Giard’s career made its most indelible mark. In 1985, after seeing a performance of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart dealing with the crisis of AIDS in the gay community, Giard was moved by a sense of urgency. He decided that he would put his talents as a photographer to use for other gay men and lesbians "by recording something of note about our experience, our history, and our culture." Synthesizing his life-long interest in literature and his involvement in gay issues of the 1970s and 1980s, Giard set about documenting in straightforward, unadorned, yet sometimes witty and playful, portraits, creating a wide survey of significant literary figures, as well as brash new writers on the scene.

The Creeks 1, 1991


The Creeks 5, 1991

A selection of these portraits, culled from the five hundred examples he had already amassed, was published by MIT Press in 1997 as the anthology Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, and served as the companion volume to the New York Public Library’s 1998 exhibition of the same name. Broadly documenting the flowering of gay and lesbian academic writing, fiction, poetry, and playwrighting, his collection of portraits included such iconic figures such as Edward Albee, Allen Ginsberg and Adrienne Rich as well as emerging novelists making their first mark such as Sapphire, David Leavitt, Shay Youngblood, and Michael Cunningham.

Robert Giard was the recipient of many grants and awards, and the published version of Particular Voices won a Lambda Literary Foundation Award for Best Photography/Art Book in 1997. Examples of his work are in collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the San Francisco Public Library, and the Brooklyn Museum.

In 2004, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University acquired the Giard Archive, including one copy of every image he produced during his lifetime, as well as all of his papers, including correspondence, workbooks, diaries, and research materials.

For more information please visit www.robertgiardfoundation.org

About The Creeks

The Creeks has been hailed as "the eighth wonder of the horticultural world" and "the most outstanding private conifer collection in the United States, a living work of art." (NY Times, July21, 1991; American Conifer Society Bulletin). It is home to hundreds of specialty plants, shrubs and trees with thriving specimens of some of the most unusual and rarest conifers on earth.

Originally built for the painter Albert Herter (1871-1950) in 1899 by Grosvenor Atterbury, architect of the Parrish Art Museum, it was acquired in 1952 by the renowned artist, Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990). At one time, the likes of Enrico Caruso, Isadora Duncan and Anna Pavlova performed in the studio-theatre.

For nearly 40 years, The Creeks was a hub of artistic activity on the East End of Long Island as it was frequented by Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner; Grace Hartigan, Franz Kline, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko.

Giard’s photographs of The Creeks are a unique documentation of Ossorio’s union of sculpture in landscape. Giard depicts the contrast between geometric form and carefully tended shrubbery as the man-made forms speak their own silent language under the open sky. Like all of his landscape imagery, “The Creeks” captures something deeply mysterious about the human imprint we make on nature.



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August 14th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.


TRAFIC
Dir. Jacques Tati (Italy: 1971), 96 mins.

M. Hulot designs an ingenious car for Altra Motors and to be expected, it has many clever features. M. Hulot follows the tow truck, which is bringing his prototype to an auto show in Amsterdam, in his own car and is also followed by a glamorous PR executive named Maria in her own sports car. This road trip has every imaginable problem, delaying the arrival of the prototype for the auto show; a flat tire, no gas, an accident, a run-in with police, a stop at a garage, and numerous traffic jams.Through interactions with different common town’s people, Maria gradually loses her imperious conceit, learning a few things about herself along the way.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Reminder! Vote Now for the People's Choice Award for Blurb Closes in 1 Week!







PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK NOW OPENS PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTING

Photographers can now RSVP to attend the annual gala event in New York and meet-ups in seven cities worldwide

Anyone may visit the Photography Book Now Bookstore and vote for their favorite photography book through August 20, 2010. Photography Book Now, presented by Blurb®, celebrates the finest self-published photography books – and the people behind them.

There will be one People’s Choice Award winner in each category – Editorial, Fine Art, and Photography Portfolio. Award winners’ books will become part of the permanent collections at the International Center for Photography, the Annenberg Space for Photography and the George Eastman House. Their books will also be featured during the Photography Book Now gala and meet-ups worldwide.

The annual Photography Book Now gala event will be held in New York City on Thursday, September 30, from 7 – 10 p.m. at Skylight West. Blurb will then hit the road and host meet-ups around the world to showcase the winning books, honor the grand prize and top category winners, and bring the photography community together with industry peers, judges, and friends. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. RSVPs are required at http://photographybooknow.blurb.com/events.

Friday, October 1 – Brighton

Tuesday, October 5 – Berlin

Wednesday, October 6 – Paris

Wednesday, October 6 – Los Angeles

Thursday, October 7 – Amsterdam

Thursday, October 14 – Seattle

Wednesday, November 10 – Toronto

Photography Book Now is presented by Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, share and sell bookstore-quality books. Sponsors include Hewlett Packard, Sony Electronics, Lensbaby, CENTER, Wacom, B&H Photo, Digital Photo Pro Magazine, X-Rite, Induro, Tenba and Maine Media Workshops, New Page Corp., American PHOTO, Photo District News and British Journal of Photography.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

August 14th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.


TRAFIC


Dir. Jacques Tati (Italy: 1971), 96 mins.

M. Hulot designs an ingenious car for Altra Motors and to be expected, it has many clever features. M. Hulot follows the tow truck, which is bringing his prototype to an auto show in Amsterdam, in his own car and is also followed by a glamorous PR executive named Maria in her own sports car. This road trip has every imaginable problem, delaying the arrival of the prototype for the auto show; a flat tire, no gas, an accident, a run-in with police, a stop at a garage, and numerous traffic jams.Through interactions with different common town’s people, Maria gradually loses her imperious conceit, learning a few things about herself along the way.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

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August 7th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.

PLAY TIME

Dir. Jacques Tati (France: 1967), 155 mins.

Monsieur Hulot gets caught up in yet another calamity when he becomes lost in a maze of a new modern Paris which he is unfamiliar with, while looking for an American official he needs to contact. M. Hulot ends up following a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner along the way.

Friday, August 6, 2010

André Kertész: On Reading at the Carnegie Museum of Art

October 23, 2010–February 13, 2011
Works on Paper Gallery

Pittsburgh, PA…Henri Cartier-Bresson once said of himself, Robert Capa, and Brassaï, “Whatever we have done, Kertész did first.” He was referring to the legendary Hungarian photographer André Kertész, whose work will be featured in an exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art this fall. André Kertész: On Reading includes photographs from the 1920s to 1970s that examine the power of reading as a universal pleasure and illustrate Kertész’s ability to capture the poetry and choreography of life in public and private moments. Balanced between geometric composition and playful observation, these glimpses of everyday people and places show how Kertész forever changed the course of photographic art. This is the first exhibition of Kertesz’s photographs to be shown in Pittsburgh.

“In the digital age that surrounds us, where people read from computer screens, cell phones, and electronic books of one sort or another, we sometimes forget that reading in the past always took place from a book, a newspaper, or a journal,” said Linda Benedict-Jones, curator of photography at Carnegie Museum of Art and organizer of the Pittsburgh presentation of On Reading. “When André Kertész made these images, he was celebrating the love affair that people have with the written word as it exists within the soft pages of a book; little did he know how that would change [it didn’t change. The way mode of delivery changed]. Not only is this exhibition fascinating for that reason, but it also engages us in his unique vision, a way of seeing and organizing visual information within a photographic rectangle. His mark is unmistakable in these photographs.”

The images were made by Kertész during a 50-year period in Hungary, Argentina, Japan, France, and the United States. Kertész captured individuals immersed in the act of reading in a variety of settings, both public and private—in parks, cafés, and libraries; on rooftops, street corners, and trains; and standing at book kiosks or sitting backstage. Spanning the decades, from 1920s Paris to 1970s New York, the photographs depict a range of subjects, from Trappist monks to urban sunbathers, from commuters on a train to a young boy reading comics on a discarded pile of newspapers. Kertész’s wit and skill in composing images is immediately evident, with numerous photographs featuring playful juxtapositions of the readers and the objects, architecture, and even animals around them. A cow appears to read over the shoulder of a man engrossed in his newspaper. A clerk in an antique store reads cross-legged while a nearby sculpture mirrors his pose almost exactly. A beetle is paused on a Voltaire novel, as if reading the French text. In many images, the readers seem unaware that Kertész has photographed them in a moment of concentration and escape.

Through these poetic, and at times humorous, studies, Kertész imbues the solitary activity of reading with humanistic touches.

About Kertész:

André Kertész (American, born Austria-Hungary, 1894–1985) began taking photographs in Budapest in 1912. After being drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I, he volunteered for service at the Polish and Russian fronts. Wounded in 1915, he returned to Budapest before moving to Paris in 1925. Kertész circulated among avant-garde literary and artistic groups and embraced the culture of Paris between the world wars. He also participated in the New Vision movement, based on the speed of the new portable Leica camera and on German progressive artist László Moholy-Nagy’s call for a new visual literacy based on photography. With the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, many from the Parisian avant-garde took their discoveries to America. In 1936, Kertész moved with his wife, Elisabeth, to New York, where he worked as an artist and commercial photographer for the rest of his life. He received little recognition for his contributions until shortly before his death at age 90, but he had an undeniable influence on scores of photographers, including Lisette Model, Berenice Abbott, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander, among many others.

Programs:

Three Poems by…A Poetry Discussion

Thursday, November 11, 7:30–9 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Join Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s “3 Poems by…A Poetry Discussion” group for a special session that explores three poems about or inspired by the exhibition André Kertész: On Reading. Begin with a 15-minute gallery talk highlighting visual and literary connections, then converse with fellow readers and library staff in a casual museum setting. Discussions are free and open to the public.

Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, e-mail newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org or call 412.622.3151. Those who register will receive the poems in advance.

Bound Together Book Club

Thursday, December 2, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

Meet in the Museum of Art lobby; Free

Space is limited; call 412.622.3288 to register.

This collaborative program of Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh presents a 15-minute gallery talk highlighting visual and literary connections followed by a book discussion with fellow readers and library staff. Most books are available at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The December book selection is Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter's Night a Traveler based on the exhibition André Kertész: On Reading.

The catalogue, Andre Kertész: On Reading, will be for sale in the museum’s gift shop for $29.95.

Support:

André Kertész: On Reading is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago. The exhibition tour is organized by Curatorial Assistance, Inc., Pasadena, California. The presentation of this exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art is made possible by the support of The William T. Hillman Fund for Photography. General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Carnegie Museum of Art
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the physical environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our web site at www.cmoa.org.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

August 7th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.

PLAY TIME

Dir. Jacques Tati (France: 1967), 155 mins.

Monsieur Hulot gets caught up in yet another calamity when he becomes lost in a maze of a new modern Paris which he is unfamiliar with, while looking for an American official he needs to contact. M. Hulot ends up following a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner along the way.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gallery Artist Ruth Kaplan featured in Visura Magazine

To read the article on Ruth Kaplan's collection titled "Some Kind of Divine" from Visura Magazine, please click here;

http://www.visuramagazine.com/

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Vote Now for People’s Choice Award for Blurb!







PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK NOW OPENS PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTING

Photographers can now RSVP to attend the annual gala event in New York and meet-ups in seven cities worldwide

San Francisco, Calif. – July 30, 2010 –Photography Book Now today opened voting for the People’s Choice Award. Anyone may visit the Photography Book Now Bookstore and vote for their favorite photography book through August 20, 2010. Photography Book Now, presented by Blurb®, celebrates the finest self-published photography books – and the people behind them.

There will be one People’s Choice Award winner in each category – Editorial, Fine Art, and Photography Portfolio. Award winners’ books will become part of the permanent collections at the International Center for Photography, the Annenberg Space for Photography and the George Eastman House. Their books will also be featured during the Photography Book Now gala and meet-ups worldwide.

The annual Photography Book Now gala event will be held in New York City on Thursday, September 30, from 7 – 10 p.m. at Skylight West. Blurb will then hit the road and host meet-ups around the world to showcase the winning books, honor the grand prize and top category winners, and bring the photography community together with industry peers, judges, and friends. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. RSVPs are required at http://photographybooknow.blurb.com/events.

Friday, October 1 – Brighton

Tuesday, October 5 – Berlin

Wednesday, October 6 – Paris

Wednesday, October 6 – Los Angeles

Thursday, October 7 – Amsterdam

Thursday, October 14 – Seattle

Wednesday, November 10 – Toronto

Photography Book Now is presented by Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, share and sell bookstore-quality books. Sponsors include Hewlett Packard, Sony Electronics, Lensbaby, CENTER, Wacom, B&H Photo, Digital Photo Pro Magazine, X-Rite, Induro, Tenba and Maine Media Workshops, New Page Corp., American PHOTO, Photo District News and British Journal of Photography.