- APhotoEditor and Conscientious Extended do round-ups of the many arguments and comments ignited by an NPR intern’s blog post about never paying for music and David Lowery‘s response to the post, looping in MediaStorm’s recent pay-per-story model announcement and its reception to explore what these kinds of attitudes could mean for the creative fields in general.
- The highly anticipated, so-called “Google Glasses” were demoed at the I/O conference this week, PetaPixel reports. These camera-equiped goggles, which are set to ship sometime next year, could one day allow point-of-view shooting and instant sharing online. The relatively discreet $1500 device has the potential to bring about the most radical change to street photography since the development of the 35mm film camera.
- Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey blogs about packing up and heading off to Les Rencontres d’Arles, ”arguably one of the most important international photography assemblages,” where he’ll be doing free portfolio reviews along with the rest of the staff of Burn Magazine. Additionally at Arles, sixty exhibitions by photographers including Sam Falls, Regine Petersen, and Jonathan Torgovnik, author of the monograph Intended Consequences, are on view through September 23.
- Boston‘s The Big Picture shares photos from LGBT pride events taken around the world, some of which were met with violence and intimidation. The New Yorker‘s Photobooth shares a selection of black-and-white images from the 70s and 80s, “Forty-Three Years After Stonewall,” when a riot at a popular Manhattan gay bar in response to a routine police raid ignited the LGBT rights movement.
- Feature Shoot shares a terrific hour-long streaming documentary on Magnum Photo founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, “Just Plain Love,” which features backstories from many famous photographs, directed by Raphaël O’Byrne in 2001.
- Photoshop, the Game, otherwise known as LevelUp for Photoshop, which offers the opportunity for users of the software to improve their skills, learn new features, and win prizes, is free online until July 15, 2012, reports John Nack. Maybe by then, you too can be as good as Kelli Connell, whose exhibition Double Life is on view through this Saturday, June 30.
Posts Tagged ‘Sam Falls’
This summer, catch exhibitions by Sam Falls, Regine Petersen, and Jonathan Torgovnik at Recontres d’ Arles (on view through September 23, 2012). Now in it’s 43rd year, Arles, one of the world’s largest photography festivals, is hosting 60 exhibitions, favoring mostly unpublished work, presented by its founders, teachers and photographers as well as curators who have emerged from their influential school at 20 heritage sites in the South of France.
Sam Falls, who’s work was profiled in Aperture #205, is exhibiting a series of images “investigating the medium’s potential as an art form,” he writes, “but [that] also continue exploring photography’s capacity for representation and challenging its veracity.” The exhibition, which is curated by Philip S. Block, showcases photographs that Falls has manipulated with Photoshop, then hand-painted as well. “The question this raises,” Falls states, “beyond specific medium’s ability to represent an object or idea, is the question of perception itself and how we relate today to photography and painting.”
Regine Petersen, one of the photographers featured in Aperture’s Regenerations 2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, is exhibiting a series of photographs about meteorites, what she calls “thought images,” that mark her so-called map from the location of the falls and finds, to the personal lives of eye witnesses and descendants. ”Rather than a reconstruction of the events,” she writes, Finding a Falling Star, presented by Olivier Richon, ”is a collection of traces, an investigation into the workings of time, memory and history and an attempt to create a link between the ordinary and the sublime.” Petersen’s limited edition print Ladybug, 2006, a work from an earlier series, is considered typical of her style of “thought image.”
Jonathan Torgovnik‘s Intended Consequences, which is a series of environmental portraits made in Rwanda of women that were brutally raped during the Rwandan genocide and the children they bore from those encounters, was published as a monograph by Aperture in 2009 alongside a DVD produced by MediaStorm of interviews with the subjects. The exhibition at Rencontres d’Arles, presented by Tadashi Ono, is intended to spread these stories to a wider public, in hopes, Torgovnik writes, that “people will be inspired to act and work toward ensuring that similar acts of violence never happen again, and that those families can have a brighter future.”
Rencontres d’ Arles
July 2 – September 23, 2012
34 rue du docteur Fanton
33 (0) 4 90 96 76 06
© Sam Falls
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Exhibition on view:
February 18–March 31, 2012
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California
China Art Objects
6086 Comey Ave
Los Angeles, California
New work by Sam Falls is featured in a two-part exhibition with M+B and China Art Objects in Los Angeles. Falls’ painted photographs, works on paper, and sculpture are constantly changing, aging, and embody the persistence of time.
Falls uses the photographic process combined with sculptural and painterly materials to exaggerate constant variables such as light and weather. He photographed fabric-draped houses in Joshua Tree, California. The fabric, exposed to the sun, fades with imprints of light. After documenting, he digitally manipulates these images, prints, and paints over them. Falls is able to pause, re-start, and mimic reality. He produces not only an image but a new object, formed over time.
His painted works on linen and colored aluminum and steel sculptures are also intensely representative of signs of life present in inanimate objects. Their responses to the exposure of heat and weathering generate decay and development. Colors and materials tie Falls’ pieces together which serve as an affirmation of time and the life and death of his own artworks.
Falls is featured in Aperture issue 205.
Untitled (West Hollywood, CA. Green), 2011. © Sam Falls
Time and Material
Exhibition on view:
November 4–December 22, 2011
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Time and Material is a new multi-media exhibition at the M+B gallery in Los Angeles. Curated by Sam Falls and Matt Moravec, the show examines the inevitable movement of time toward the eventual demise of both the artist and their material works or objects. The exhibition features a group of young artists including Sam Falls, Jacob Kassay, N. Dash, Kyle Thurman, and Joe Zorrilla. Sam Falls, whose sole exhibition recently closed at New York City’s West Street Gallery, is featured in the current Aperture issue 205.
Pinacate by Sarah Palmer
The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s 2010 Photography Now exhibit Either/And, curated by Aperture’s Lesley A. Martin, is currently on view. Culling from submissions of artist’s work, the exhibit considers “What defines contemporary practice?” in two parts.
The first part of the exhibit entitled The New Skew opened this weekend and highlights conceptual works that challenge photographic traditions by artists Erica Allen, Gabriel Garcia Roman, Matthew Gamber, Sarah Palmer, Jordan Tate, Rachel Bee Porter, Charles Shotwell, Amy Stevens, Sam Falls and Laura Wulf.
Part two of the exhibit, which opens July 26th, is entitled The New Docugraphics and brings together artist’s Cynthia Bittenfield, Jennifer Wilkey, Brook Reynolds, Natan Dvir, Eric White, Heather O’Brien, Thomas Gardiner, Tony Chirinos, Mike Mergen, whom explore personal and timely issues and events within a documentary framework.
On view during both shows will be a digital slideshow of images from their counterparts.
Photography Now: Either/And
The New Skew
June 12 – July 18
The New Docugraphics
July 26 – August 29
Opening reception Saturday, July 24th from 5:00-7:00 pm
The Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, New York