Saturday, October 30, 2010

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA Today!

October 30th

2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS

Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - this won the “Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary” award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as “the voice of indie film” - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives, of those who are caught in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

FULL METAL JACKET

Dir. Stanley Kubrick (USA: 1987), 116 mins.

A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines, the film begins by following the trials and tribulations of a platoon of fresh Marine Corps recruits focusing on the relationship between Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Privates Pyle and Joker. We see Pyle grow into an instrument of death as Hartman has foreseen of all of his recruits. Through Pyle's torment and Joker's unwillingness to stand up against it the climax of part one is achieved with all three main characters deciding their fates by their action or inaction. The second chapter of Full Metal Jacket delves into Joker's psyche and the repeated referral to the fact that he joined the Corps to become a killer. When his mostly behind the scenes job as a combat correspondent is interfered with by the Tet offensive he is thrust into real combat and ultimately must choose if he really is a killer.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Blurb's Photography Book Now Competition Celebration

Mark your calendars. There is a Photography Book Now celebration coming your way.

This year they received over 2600 submissions and in honor of the winners and all of those who participated, they're hosting celebrations around the world!

Join them on Tuesday, November 9 from 7-9pm, for light appetizers, drinks, and great company at The Gladstone Hotel - Melody Bar as they celebrate the 2010 winning books and the people behind them in Toronto.

The event is free and open to all. Check out the link for more RSVP info http://pbnmeet-uptoronto.eventbrite.com/

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

October 30th

2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS

Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - this won the “Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary” award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as “the voice of indie film” - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives, of those who are caught in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

FULL METAL JACKET

Dir. Stanley Kubrick (USA: 1987), 116 mins.

A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines, the film begins by following the trials and tribulations of a platoon of fresh Marine Corps recruits focusing on the relationship between Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Privates Pyle and Joker. We see Pyle grow into an instrument of death as Hartman has foreseen of all of his recruits. Through Pyle's torment and Joker's unwillingness to stand up against it the climax of part one is achieved with all three main characters deciding their fates by their action or inaction. The second chapter of Full Metal Jacket delves into Joker's psyche and the repeated referral to the fact that he joined the Corps to become a killer. When his mostly behind the scenes job as a combat correspondent is interfered with by the Tet offensive he is thrust into real combat and ultimately must choose if he really is a killer.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA Today!

October 23rd 2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS

Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - this won the “Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary” award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as “the voice of indie film” - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives, of those who are caught in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

M.A.S.H.

Dir. Robert Altman (USA: 1970), 116 mins.

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean War. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable. Nevertheless, the war goes on.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

October 23rd 2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS

Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - this won the “Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary” award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as “the voice of indie film” - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives, of those who are caught in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

M.A.S.H.

Dir. Robert Altman (USA: 1970), 116 mins.

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean War. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable. Nevertheless, the war goes on.

Gallery Artist Alison Rossiter Reviewed In The New Yorker


Alison Rossiter

By Vince Aletti

Rossiter didn’t need a camera to make these handsome abstractions; she used only photographic paper and a liquid developer applied to its surface. Some of her stark black-and-white pieces look like hard-edge paintings, others like charcoal drawings or spilled ink. All of the works, which are relatively small, were made with long-expired papers (some more than a hundred years old), giving Rossiter the unpredictable, imperfect results she wants. Their brown or curling edges and the creamy tones warm up her chillier exercises in minimalism and provide the ideal ground for the more organic and unsettling black pours. Through Oct. 30.

Date: Through October 30
Venue: Milo
Venue Address: 525 W. 25th St., New York, N.Y.
Venue Phone: 212-414-0370
External URL:www.yossimilogallery.com

To view the article, please visit;

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/art/alison-rossiter-milo

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gallery Artist Larry Towell's "Dwellings" Review In The Toronto Star


If these walls could talk . . .
Larry Towell documents disaster by leaving people out of the frame

By Murray Whyte

Larry Towell has made a prominent career wringing beauty from despair, though that’s only part of his mission. In fact, it’s very nearly a byproduct, the happenstance result of his resolute commitment to human rights causes the world over.

The results, generally speaking, are not what one would typically expect of so-called “hot zone” photography, where thousands of pictures of the same events tend to have a wearying sameness. Towell photographs in weeks and months, not minutes or hours. He spends time in people’s homes, working slowly not to capture tragic flashpoints, but the churn of daily life that happens between them. Conflict photography chronicles ruptures in humanity; Towell works to unearth humanity from that sudden, consuming despair. The results are intimate, not remote, often disarmingly personal in the swirl of faceless disasters.

Nowhere is that more clear than in Dwellings, the show of Towell’s photographs that opened at the Stephen Bulger Gallery this week. As the title suggests, it reveals a vital part of Towell’s M.O. In the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank — denounced by the United Nations in 2002 as “horrific beyond belief” — Towell spent weeks sleeping on concrete floors with refugee families. For a project about the persistence of AIDS in poor black South African populations, he stayed in the ramshackle townships.

Towell is likely the most celebrated Canadian documentary photographer ever, as his membership in the prestigious Magnum Agency will indicate. (He was also the winner of the inaugural 30,000 euro Henri Cartier Bresson prize in 2003, named for one of the agency’s founders, and a seminal war photographer himself.)

The pictures in Dwellings are culled from several projects and places around the world, but what unifies them is a pervading absence. Unlike the vast majority of Towell’s pictures, they’re notably unpeopled, and rendered ghostly ambiguous by it. Some have a silently spellbinding materiality: A blackened concrete wall, shot close up and pock-marked by bullets, is a study in contrast — the smooth dark of the wall, the powdery silt-grey of the pocks — and geometry, as the bullet holes arrange themselves in an imperfect grid around an equally flawed square.

To continue reading, please visit;

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/874244--if-these-walls-could-talk

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo Interview For Wellsphere Website

Snapshots of humanity
By Louise


Invisible No More records the lives of Canadian children and adults with intellectual disabilities through 100 photos and 35 stories from renowned social documentary photographer and writer Vincenzo Pietropaolo. Vincenzo spent a year travelling to every Canadian province and territory to meet with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. He photographed them in everyday places - at school, in the workplace, at home, at the zoo, and on an ice rink. He spent days at a time with them, talking to them and writing about what he saw and experienced. I was moved to hear about what he learned and can't wait to see this book.

BLOOM: How did the idea for this book originate?

Vincenzo Pietropaolo: The Canadian Association for Community Living had its 50th anniversary coming up and they asked if I'd submit an idea for a book. I've done long-term projects on immigrants, refugees, cities and so on - but all with a social dimension. They liked my proposal and did some fundraising to send me across the country.

BLOOM: What kind of experience had you had with disability?

Vincenzo Pietropaolo: I was very ignorant about intellectual disability and had only had superficial contact with people with disabilities. There was a boy in my neighbourhood growing up - but we almost never saw him. All the kids would be playing on the street, and sometimes this kid would come out on his verandah. But then his mom would come and tell him to come in. I wanted to call the book Invisible No More because I felt that all of my life these people had been very much invisible. Families are sometimes ashamed, or society is ashamed, and these people were hidden in homes or in institutions.

BLOOM: What did you learn on your trip?

Vincenzo Pietropaolo: I learned that I don't really know what a disability is any longer. Disability is a very loaded word and we're all disabled to a certain extent. When the book came out some people said: "Some of these people don't look like they have a disability. What's your point?" One of the places I photographed was in factories where people were working for pay like everyone else. When I arrived, I couldn't tell who had the 'supposed' disability. Usually the boss had to point the person out and told me: "I wish I had 10 guys like him because they're the best workers: never late, conscientious." Of course sometimes you can tell someone has a disability because of physical attributes, or because they require a lot of care. I learned that people with disabilities have fewer human rights. They are presumed to have disabilities before they are necessarily disabled. They are presumed to be different, or that something is wrong with them. The experience was humbling and transformative for me. I saw that these are human beings who need care or support. But what makes us a great civilization is whether we make enough room for everyone in our society. How can we not do that in Canada, as one of the richest countries in the world?

To continue reading, please visit;

http://www.wellsphere.com/physical-mental-disabilities-article/snapshots-of-humanity/1246079

Stay tuned, the gallery will have an official launch for the book in early December!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gallery Artist Larry Towell Featured On Think CONTRA Blog

Larry Towell’s Photographic Musings Invade Bulger Gallery
Posted by Drew Penner


In a straw hat and spectacles Larry Towell floats around the Queen West gallery space housing his latest exhibit, speaking calmly through an impressive beard. He looks every bit the part of the pensive artist — he used to be a folk music teacher, after all.

Esteemed by artists and an inspiration to fans who have followed his career for decades, the first Canadian-born member of the Magnum photo agency, refers to the black and white images in the room (close ups depicting homes and landscapes bruised by calamity) as “poetic abstractions” and “personalities.”

But don’t be fooled, this guy is hardcore.

The man has played witness to some of mankind’s greatest struggles in the last 40-odd years. His break into the magazine world explored the ecological damages from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Recently he’s depicted the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake through the lens. He continues to return to Afghanistan to shoot powerful images, like those pictures of worn skulls lying beside bones strewn about inside the remnants of an Afghan dwelling, on display here at the Stephen Bulger Gallery.

To read more, please visit;

http://thinkcontra.com/blog/larry-towells-bulger-gallery/



Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gallery Artist Scott Conarroe Will Be In Switzerland!

Scott Conarroe will be in Switzerland this month giving talks that are open to the public, at the following institutions;

- Oct 18 @ F + F Schule fur Kunst und Mediandesign, Zurich

- Oct 19 @ Villa Strauli, Winterthur

- Dec 1 @ ZHDK, Zurich

Saturday, October 16, 2010

REMINDER! Opening of André Kertész: On Reading at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 1 Week!

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.

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA Today!

October 16th 2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS

Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - this won the “Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary” award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as “the voice of indie film” - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives, of those who are caught in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

LETTERS OF IWO JIMA

Dir. Clint Eastwood (USA: 2006), 141 mins.

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. The Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo Recipient Of A Cesar Chavez Award

Black Eagle Press Release 2010

Wayne Hanley UFCW Canada President and the Agriculture Workers Alliance are proud to announce the recipients of the 2010 Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Awards.

Olivia Chow MP -NDP Immigration Critic
Paul Cavalluzzo - Lawyer
Leonel Godoy - Governor for the state of Michoacán, Mexico
Gill McGowan - President Alberta Federation of Labour
Kerry Preibisch - Sociology Professor Guelph University
Vincenzo Pietropaolo - Photographer and Activist

The eleventh annual “Black Eagle Awards” acknowledges outstanding contributions by individuals towards dignity and respect for agriculture worker. The Award named after Cesar E Chavez the founder of the United Farm Workers Union in California, and his life long struggle for a safe and just food supply across North America.

This annual event is the only fundraiser for the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) which is Canada’s largest organization of agriculture workers. The AWA runs ten support centers across Canada that provides free support and advocacy for agriculture workers. The vast majority of the work is on behalf of the tens of thousands of seasonal agricultural workers from Jamaica, Mexico and other Eastern Caribbean countries. With the expansion of the temporary foreign worker programs for the agriculture industry the AWA are now providing services in Canada to workers from around the world including Guatemala, Thailand, Philippines, Honduras and South Asia.

For tickets and more information contact Stan Raper – National Coordinator Agriculture Workers Alliance at 416-675-1104 x232

This year’s event will be held at the Ontario Federation of Labour Building in Toronto on November 3rd 2010.

To learn more, please visit;

http://awa-ata.ca/en/events/11th-annual-cesar-e-chavez-black-eagle-awards-dinner/

Thursday, October 14, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

October 16th 2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS

Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - this won the “Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary” award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as “the voice of indie film” - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives, of those who are caught in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

LETTERS OF IWO JIMA

Dir. Clint Eastwood (USA: 2006), 141 mins.

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. The Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gallery Artist Dick Arentz New Book "Italy Through Another Lens"

Dick Arentz spent 35 years exposing film through the bellows of large format view cameras. He printed his images using the 19th century process of platinum and palladium printing, for which he is the recognized master. His books include Platinum & Palladium Printing, 1st and 2nd editions, as well as Nazraeli publications of The Grand Tour and The British Isles.

Now with Italy Through Another Lens he has moved to the 21st century, using the latest photographic technology to create platinum and palladium prints that meet the same exacting standards as those produced with the view camera. His impressions of Italy are indeed “Through Another Lens”. He presents a series of images of an Italy not generally seen by Italians or visitors, and which, framed by his unerring eye, radiate with the rich, haunting beauty of Italy. From the Italo-Albanese hill towns in Sicily and Calabria to the little known canals of Milano, the images in this monograph comprise an homage to Italy by an artist whose vision has been honed through the decades.

Italy Through Another Lens (Italia: Una Visione Diversa). Nazraeli Press 2010

Published by Nazraeli Press, 2010. 77 pages with 43 duotone reproductions. Forward by Lucia A. Gillard. Italian translation by Anna M. Marco. ISBN 978-1-59005-271-6

Signed copies $65.00 plus $8.00 shipping. (Overseas shipping rates apply).

For the holidays: 10% discount on books for cash or check.

Gift wrapping $5.00.

To purchase the book, please visit;

http://dickarentz.com/books.html

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Limited Edition Poster of Terry Fox by Peter Martin Now Available

This aluminum, limited-edition (100 units only) poster is on brushed aluminum, is 22” x 30” and comes with 4 metal posts for mounting. Based on the award winning photo by Peter Martin.

This limited-edition poster comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Betty Fox and Peter Martin. The poster will be available for shipping in early October.

Proceeds from the sale of this poster raises money for the Terry Fox Foundation.

To order the poster or learn more, please visit;

https://www.terryfox.org/cgi/page.cgi/Merchandise/Other_Merchandise.html

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gallery Artist Roy Hartling Exhibition At The Dawson College Art Gallery

Roy Hartling Exhibition opens October12th and runs until November 6th 2010 at The Warren G. Flowers Gallery at Dawson College.

The Vernissage for the exhibition is October 13th from 6-9pm

To learn more, please visit;

http://dc37.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/gallery/

Saturday, October 9, 2010

REMINDER! STEPHEN BULGER GALLERY CELEBRATES JOHN LENNON'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!


JOHN LENNON'S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED WITH CAKE,
MUSIC AND MEMORIES !



Exhibition and Sale: October 9 to 23, 2010
Birthday Celebration: Saturday, October 9, 11am – 6pm

Toronto, Ont. Sept. 28, 2010 … In harmony with events in New York, Liverpool, Chicago and other centres in the world, Stephen Bulger Gallery is giving John Lennon fans a place to celebrate what would have been the musician's 70th birthday. From October 9 to 23 the gallery will be exhibiting a selection of powerful images from the famous Give Peace A Chance Montreal Bed-in taken by Gerry Deiter in 1969. All images are for sale as limited editions.

Said gallery owner Stephen Bulger, “I want to celebrate Lennon's significant and lasting contributions to the peace movement, as evidenced by these historic photographs, which are exclusive to my gallery. Honouring his birthday gives us another reason to think about what a more peaceful world could feel like”.

Lennon's birthday is Saturday, October 9. Drop by the Stephen Bulger Gallery for a piece of cake, write your memories down in a guest book that will be sent to Yoko Ono, reflect on the images and enter a draw for a copy of the popular book by Joan Athey, Give Peace A Chance. The Globe and Mail named Give Peace A Chance “Illustrated book of the week” in May 2009. It has already sold over 20,000 copies.

Gerry Deiter was assigned by LIFE magazine to photograph Lennon and Ono at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel during their protest against America's involvement in the Vietnam War. He captured hundreds of images of the couple in public and behind the scenes, as celebrities and visitors poured through the room. It was during this protest that Lennon wrote the song “Give Peace A Chance”, which he then recorded spontaneously with an unlikely crowd who just happened to be there at the time. Despite the media attention that the event received, Deiter's photographs were never published in LIFE; it was bumped in favour of another story about the war. Instead, they were filed away for 30 years until 2001 when the events on September 11th inspired Deiter to try and rekindle the couple's message of peace, love and compassion.

Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen Street West, Toronto, On
416-504-0575
info@bulgergallery.com
www.bulgergalllery.com

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA Today!

October 9th 2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS

Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - this won the “Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary” award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as “the voice of indie film” - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives, of those who are caught in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

Dir. Clint Eastwood (USA: 2006), 132 mins.

In February 1945, one of the fiercest battles during World War II occurred on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Thousands of Marines attacked the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese soldiers, and the slaughter on both sides is horrific. Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the Mountain Suribachi, and a photograph of the flag raising becomes an American cause for celebration. As a powerful inspiration to war-sick Americans, the photo becomes a symbol of the Allied cause. The three surviving flag raisers, Rene Gagnon, John Bradley, and Ira Hayes, are whisked back to civilization to help raise funds for the war effort. The accolades for heroism heaped upon the three men become very difficult to bear. The soldiers are at odds with their own personal realizations that thousands of real heroes lie dead in Iwo Jima, and that their own contributions to the fight are only symbolic and not deserving of the singling out they are experiencing. Each of the three men must come to terms with the honors, exploitation, and grief that they face simply for being in a photograph.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Gallery Artist Dona Schwartz Photographs Featured In A New York Times Article

Leaving a Childhood Room Behind, and Much More
By Alina Tugend
Published: September 24, 2010

I WAS sitting around the table with some friends at an end of summer barbecue and the talk turned to college because one couple had just dropped off their daughter to start her freshman year.

“She wants us to leave her room exactly as it is so her kids can see it,” my friend Nancy said.


We all chuckled a little at this, thinking of an 18-year-old designating that her bedroom remain unchanged in perpetuity. But then we started reminiscing about what had happened to our rooms and possessions when we had moved out.

Since I lived in a house with two bedrooms for three girls, there wasn’t a lot of sentimentality when my older sister went off. I scarcely waited for the front door to close behind her before happily leaving behind my younger sister and transporting all my stuffed animals into the room.

Now, when I go back, both bedrooms are unrecognizable: one is a guest room; the other my father’s second study.

But back to the barbecue. My friend Jonathan, who went off to college more than 20 years ago, conceded he was still a little bitter about what his parents did with his room. “My mother kept it the same for a few years and then changed it,” he said. “I had decorated it all with Sports Illustrated covers, which I thought was a fabulous way to decorate.”

Apparently his parents didn’t and they “gratuitously turned it into a spare bedroom,” Jonathan said. Although as a parent, he now understands, “it still does bug me.” He said it was “a repository of a lot of memories that, when the room was changed, became a lot less vivid afterward.”

The parent program director at the University of Minnesota, Marjorie Savage, is well aware of the “what to do with the room” question. In fact, she talks about it as part of her meetings with parents during freshman orientation.

“We advise parents that students like and need their own familiar space, and that coming home to your own bedroom means a lot,” said Ms. Savage, who has also written the book “You’re on Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me)” (Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 2003). “If you can leave the room the same for the first year, do it.”

Most freshmen live in a dormitory and don’t really consider it a home. But when they move off campus in later years, they start establishing their own place, even if temporary.

“Gradually, they should lose their attachment” to their childhood room, said Lawrence Balter, professor emeritus of applied psychology at New York University. “But temperaments vary from person to person. For some people, the psychological attachment is much stronger.”

In any case, Professor Balter suggested, it’s a good idea to be respectful and discuss the changes you’re going to make with your child — even if seemingly innocuous. One friend noted that her son, a sophomore in college, wasn’t happy when she chose to make one small alteration — hanging up new curtains in his bedroom.

“He keeps making fun of them,” she said.

No matter how you change the room, though, be sure to have a good bed available for the returning student. Nothing says you’re not welcome home like an uncomfortable pull-out couch.

Students may be more attached to their rooms now than in the past, Ms. Savage suggested, because they tend to return home much more frequently. I remember visiting my family about twice a year even though I was only seven hours away. Now, some go home twice a month.

In addition, many have gone off to sleep-away camps their whole lives, so they’re used to going away and coming back — and having everything stay the same.

But it’s not just the younger generation with powerful emotions about moving on from childhood. Nancy concedes that she doesn’t want to change her daughter’s room yet, “so I can pretend she still lives at home. There’s the reality and there’s the emotion,” she said. Eventually, she assumes, the bedroom will change when “it doesn’t need to stay the same, because they’re not the same.”

To continue reading this article, please click here;

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/

Thursday, October 7, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

October 9th 2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS

Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - this won the “Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary” award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as “the voice of indie film” - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives, of those who are caught in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

Dir. Clint Eastwood (USA: 2006), 132 mins.

In February 1945, one of the fiercest battles during World War II occurred on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Thousands of Marines attacked the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese soldiers, and the slaughter on both sides is horrific. Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the Mountain Suribachi, and a photograph of the flag raising becomes an American cause for celebration. As a powerful inspiration to war-sick Americans, the photo becomes a symbol of the Allied cause. The three surviving flag raisers, Rene Gagnon, John Bradley, and Ira Hayes, are whisked back to civilization to help raise funds for the war effort. The accolades for heroism heaped upon the three men become very difficult to bear. The soldiers are at odds with their own personal realizations that thousands of real heroes lie dead in Iwo Jima, and that their own contributions to the fight are only symbolic and not deserving of the singling out they are experiencing. Each of the three men must come to terms with the honors, exploitation, and grief that they face simply for being in a photograph.

Reminder! Larry Towell "Dwellings" Exhibition Opens Today!

LARRY TOWELL

Dwellings

October 7 – November 6, 2010

Larry Towell (b. 1953, Chatham, Ontario)

The gallery is pleased to present its sixth exhibition of work by Larry Towell. As a student of Fine Arts at York University, he was schooled in the basics of photography, learning to use a camera and process black-and-white film. Along with poetry, prose and music, Towell began to utilize photography as a tool to explore the inherent inequalities of society, a pursuit that he continues to this day.

Dwellings isolates a selection of photographs Towell has made while working on a number of separate projects that are all investigations of land and belonging. Believing that land makes people who they are, and that the loss of land is synonymous with a loss of identity, Towell has engaged with families living in dire conditions in such places as Beirut, the Gaza Strip, South Africa and Afghanistan. This exhibition looks at traces of the human condition as evidenced by remnants of the inhabitants’ existence.
Larry Towell is the first Canadian born member of the prestigious Magnum Photos Agency, whose photographers bridge the divide between journalism and art, and between the objective statement and the personal point of view. Towell’s work is exhibited and collected around the world. He has won many international photo awards including the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award (first recipient); the World Press Photo of the Year; The Hasselblad Award; The Alfred Eisenstadt Award; and The Prix Nadar. He is the author of 11 books, including: The World from My Front Porch (Archive of Modern Conflict / Bulger Gallery Press, 2008); The Cardboard House (Trolley, 2008); No Man’s Land (Chris Boot, 2005); The Mennonite’s (Phaidon, 2000); Then Palestine (Aperture, 1998) and El Salvador (W. W. Norton & Company, 1997).
About Larry Towell

Towell was raised in a large rural family, the son of an auto body repairman. As a teenager his father once scolded him for wanting to drive to Florida with a friend. It was too far from home and he would be corrupted by the distance. While Towell studied visual arts at York University in Toronto (1972 –76), he was given a camera and taught how to process black-and-white film. He brought the camera home, because there was no other place on earth he wanted to photograph more.

During a stint of volunteer work in Calcutta in 1976, he began photographing and writing, questioning the distribution of wealth, and issues of land and landlessness. When he returned, he supported himself and his family by teaching folk music for several years. In 1984, he also became a freelance photographer and writer, focusing on the dispossessed, exile, and peasant rebellion. He completed projects on the Nicaraguan contra war, the relatives of the ‘Disappeared’ of Guatemala, and US Vietnam veterans who had returned to help rebuild war-damaged Vietnam.

His first published magazine essay, “Paradise Lost,” was about the ecological consequences of the Exxon Valdez catastrophe in Prince William Sound, Alaska. His experience as a poet in the 1970s and as a folk musician in the 1980s did much to shape his style.

Everywhere he travels he concentrates on intimacy. In 1997, Towell completed a major story on the Palestinians. In 1996, he completed a project based on ten years of reportage in El Salvador. His fascination with landlessness simultaneously led him to the Mennonite migrant workers of Mexico, a ten year work-in-progress. Towell and his family lives and sharecrops a seventy-five acre farm.

Towell has exhibited broadly in Europe and North America and his work is housed in major collections. His reportage has appeared in magazines that include: The New York Times, LIFE, GEO and Stern. Towell has been the recipient of photography awards that include several World Press and Pictures of the Year awards, the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, a Eugene Smith, the Oskar Barnak, Ernst Haas, Roloff Beny, Alfred Eisenstadt, and a Hasselblad award. In 1988, he became a nominee for Magnum Photo Agency and in 1993 he became a full member.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

REMINDER! The Collected Works Of Larry Towell, With Orginal Music By The Henrys Today!

Date: Wednesday, October 6th.
Time: 8pm; Doors open at 7:30pm
Location: The Drake Underground, The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tickets: $20 (HST included)
Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or in advance at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West, Toronto; 416.504.0575; info@bulgergallery.com
Please note seating is limited and ticket availability at the door is not guaranteed


LARRY TOWELL AND THE HENRYS WILL PRESENT A SURVEY OF TOWELL’S PHOTOGRAPHS TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC, POETRY AND SONG.

LARRY TOWELL is Canada’s leading photojournalist, with an international reputation warranted through many prestigious awards and exhibitions. He has photographed in the conflict zones of Central America and the Middle East as well as produced extensive projects on Mexican Mennonite workers and his own family. This performance is in conjunction with his exhibition “Dwellings” at the Stephen Bulger Gallery from October 7 – November 6, 2010. The opening reception for the artist is at the gallery on Thursday, October 7th, 5-9pm.

THE HENRYS are a Toronto-based instrumental group that performs as a quartet, with Don Rooke (slide guitar), Hugh Marsh (violin), Jon Goldsmith (pump organ) and Yvette Tollar (vocals). Led by Don Rooke, since 1990 the band’s goal has always been to compose, record and perform original music that has no obvious genre, but draws on a variety of styles in an original, identifiable way. The Henrys have received national and international acclaim and have performed in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, New York City, New Zealand, Holland and Italy.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson Lecture Series at Parsons Tonight!




Tuesday, October 5, 6:30 pm

FREE

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
546 West 27 Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-555


Aperture and the Photography Program in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design present a lecture with photographer Sarah Anne Johnson. Recently featured in the Haunted exhibition at the Guggenheim, Johnson works in a variety of mediums -- including photography, sculpture, painting, printmaking, performance, and video. Sarah Anne Johnson received her MFA from Yale University, is the winner of the 2008 Grange Prize, and is represented by Julie Saul Gallery, New York and Stephen Bulgar Gallery, Toronto.

To view event details, please visit:
http://www.aperture.org/events/

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http://www.aperture.org/


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4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 505-5555

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Gallery Artist Elizabeth Siegfried Included In An Exhibition At Kiyosato Museum of Photograpic Arts in Japan


Elizabeth Siegfried's Cradle, is included in an exhibition “From the Collection: Platinum Prints – Vestiges of the Light” at the Kiyosato Museum of Photograpic Arts in Japan. The exhibition runs
from September 11, 2010 to January 23, 2011.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gallery Artist Gabor Szilasi In Exhibition At Art45 In Montreal

Closing Party and Catalogue Launch at Art45 tomorrow October 3rd 2010 from 3-5pm

Within Which All Things Exist and Move

Curated by Chloé Roubert, this exhibition juxtaposes images from Jon Rafman's Google Street View series with photographic urban shots from the 1950s onwards by Gabor Szilasi. By comparing these artistic approaches to past and current public space, the exhibit touches upon ideas of urban visuality, privacy and authorship.

Rafman will be in the forthcoming exhibit Free at the New Museum in NYC, and Szilasi is a recipient of the Governor General award whose retrospective was held at the National Gallery of Canada in 2009.

The Closing Party with catalogue launch and artists present on Sunday October 3rd from 3pm to 5pm, organized in collaboration with Art Pop of Pop Montreal.

Art45 - Edifice Belgo Building
372 St Catherine W. #220
Montreal, Québec
T (514) 816-9711

www.art45.ca

Reminder! Opening of Sunil Gupta's Group Exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Love's Body 2, Sexuality in the Age of AIDS

October 2 - December 5 2010

The 'Love's Body - Rethinking Naked and Nude in Photography' exhibition which was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography from November 1998 to January 1999 was received with great acclaim. It demonstrated that in addition to acting as symbols of eros or sex, nude photography can be used as a tool to reassess the visual dynamics of relationship or subjectivity to present new possibilities and meanings of the body. The sequel to this, 'Love's Body 2, sexuality in the age of AIDS', will aim to present more clearly the problems created by contemporary representations of the body.

AIDS is a problem common to every country throughout the contemporary world. From the late eighties to early nineties AIDS became more than just an incurable disease that took the lives of numerous artists, it also provided photography and art with the opportunity to carry out a fundamental reassessment of social problems such as prejudice or discrimination. In their work, the many artists who were infected with AIDS confronted not only the disease itself, but also these 'social sicknesses', treating them as personal issues and creating numerous works that forced us to address these problems. Even today, new possibilities of expression that force us to consider transformations of sexuality or expressions of others, representations of the body or questions of art and politics continue to be produced. This exhibition will present works that are powerful enough to have influenced aspects of art and photography while reappraising and redefining their meaning.

Artists: AA Bronson, Peter Hujar, Hervé Guibert, Sunil Gupta, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Wojnarowicz, William Yang, Akira the Hustler/Cho Yukio

To learn more on this exhibition, please click;

http://www.syabi.com/

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA Today!

October 2nd 2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS
Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - which won the "Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary" award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as "the voice of indie film" - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives of those caught up in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

TERRITORIES

Dir. Mary Ellen Davis (Canada: 2007), 65 mins.

Larry Towell is the only Canadian member of the legendary Magnum Photos agency, known for its humanist and universal approach. Towell belongs to this tradition. His curiosity may guide him sometimes to the heart of conflicts, but his works express a particular sense of intimacy. More than a war photographer, Towell considers himself a family photographer. This documentary reveals the artist and the man through his photographic work and his open meditations on life and the creative process. It was filmed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (West Bank and East-Jerusalem), at the border between Mexico and the United States (States of California and Baja California), New York and Southern Ontario in Canada.