“The images surround us and we live with them.”
A photo festival in the city of lights. Go figure.
Bound for New York anytime soon?
“Drawn from the collections of the Metropolitan and the Gilman Paper Company, the exhibition spotlights 35 photographs related to six influential 20th-century publications by the photographers Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, William Klein, and Helen Levitt.”
Via Ram Rahman
I just received a note about “Heaven on Earth: The Universe of Guruvayur Temple (Kerala)”, a slide lecture by Pepita Seth on Thursday, October 21, from 7-9 pm at the Julius Held Lecture Hall (304 Barnard Hall) on the Barnard College campus. To get to Barnard Hall, take Subway#1 to 116th St. and enter at 117th St.
Pepita is English and has been photographing Theyyam rituals in Kerala for 20 years. She was married to actor Roshen Seth. She has amazing pictures of the rituals in the Kerala temples because she has been totally accepted as an insider by the temple managers. She is Weiss International Fellow at Barnard just now and doing a series of talks for their world theater program.
The slide show will be followed by audience discussion moderated by Vidya Dehejia and Jack Hawley, then a reception from 9-10, in the James room, on the 4th flr. of the same building.
I am going to try and make this one, after a long day at the PhotoPlus Expo. Gotta love NY for its photography resources. If any of you reading this show up, I'll be the one with a green backpack. Step up and say hello. I would love to meet ya.
Set aside the obvious fact that Alex Webb is a Magnum photographer. That association alone is liable to get some people weak in the knees. He is also a maven of color. Take his now out-of-print book, “Hot Light/Half-made Worlds.” It's as if a painter's color palette has run amuck but has been somehow corralled into forming shapes, juxtapositions, people and even emotions!
Catch Mr. Webb in NYC at a gallery opening on September 9 and a talk he is presenting on September 11. The show called ESPERANDO highlights Webb's work in Cuba over the last 10 years. What a treat! If any one makes it, please email me your thoughts on his talk and the exhibit. I'll be happy to post it here. I sometimes live vicariously through your experiences.
Nine days to 9/11. The third anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon will soon be upon us. The Musarium has collated an array of photographic work on its site and is worth a visit. There are also links to resources for more information and a forum that may help answer some of your questions.