October 2010

LE BAL: new centre for photography in Paris

New photography venue has opened in Paris. Le Bal is devoted to the “image-document”, which includes photography, film, video and new media. The current exhibition at Le Bal is Anonymes, l’Amérique sans nom: photographie et cinéma annonce and includes works by Walker Evans, Chauncey Hare, Standish Lawder, Lewis Baltz, Anthony Hernandez, Sharon Lockhart, Jeff Wall, Bruce Gilden, Doug Rickard, Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese.
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The Photographers’ Gallery – Development Officer.

The Photographers’ Gallery is seeking a Development Officer.
The Development Officer (Admin) will be primarily responsible for administration of the Development Department, including administration of the Patrons’ and Associate Members’ schemes; recording and processing donations, managing the department’s budget, and providing support to the Head of Development and Head of Business Development. This is a period of growth for The Photographers’ Gallery and we seek an… Read More

Elinor Carucci talk @ The Courtauld

The Practice of Intimacy
Elinor Carucci
6.00pm, Tuesday 16 November
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Elinor Carucci‘s photographs have consistently explored the types and levels of intimacy, focusing on her own body, her parents, her husband, and more recently, her children. Often photographing in close-range, Carucci relies on bits and pieces, expressions and symbols to communicate joy, pain, and the sometimes-elegiac sentiments that accompany relationships.
Born 1971 in Jerusalem,… Read More

Historical Materialism Conference

The conference is taking place in London from Nov 11th-14th, with a session on photography including papers by Allan Sekula, Steve Edwards, John Roberts and Julian Stallabrass
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The Public University RIP

Not specifically photographic, but of relevance to us all, I think. I received this email through the Retort network yesterday.
The End of the Public University in England and Wales
James Vernon
I graduated from the University of Manchester in 1987 with no debt. I paid no fees and received a maintenance grant to earn a degree in Politics and Modern History. If my seventeen year old son were to follow in my footsteps he would graduate with debts of at least £50,000 and were he… Read More

Graduate Research Seminars, University of Cambridge. Theme: Global Art

Graduate Research Seminars at the department of History of Art, University of Cambridge.
Theme: Global Art. Two presentations in particular will be of interest to photography scholars. 
13th October: Prof. Partha Mitter, emeritus professor, University of Sussex: ‘The Triumph of Modernism: India’s artists and the avant-garde (c.1922-1940s)’ 
20th October: Dr Julian Stallabrass, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London: ‘The Fracturing of globalisation’
The… Read More

Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography

The V&A has a new photography exhibition, ‘Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography’, opening on 13 October and running until the 20 February 2011.
The exhibition includes work by five contemporary artists—Floris Neusüss, Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller and Adam Fuss—who create photographic images without the use of a camera. The produce images on photographic paper by casting shadows and manipulating light, or by chemically treating the surface… Read More

Interview with Josh Brand

By Sara Knelman
While visiting Toronto recently, I had a chance to chat with Grange Prize-nominated photographer Josh Brand, in residence for the week at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Along with Leslie Hewitt, Brand is one of two American photographers up for this year’s $50,000 prize (they will vie with two Canadians, Kristan Horton and Moyra Davey).

As of 8 October, two simultaneous exhibitions of all the artists’ work are up at both the AGO in Toronto and the Museum of… Read More

Nothing is in the place

Nothing is in the place is a subjective survey of photographs that remembers life in 1990′s Britain, curated by Jason Evans. The show is an introduction to some of the photography that was made at that time offering glimpses of political unrest, social upheaval and analogue youth culture. Everyday lows jostle with esoteric highs to create a compulsive parade. The show is presented in a modular, editorial style and the photographers featured allowed the curator to make new… Read More

‘Documentary Aesthetics’ Conference

Friday November 5th 10.00-5.00
Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton
What different forms may photographic documentary practices take today? What has been the impact of fine art based strategies upon the way that a documentary practice is understood? How does the aestheticisation of the image in the gallery affect the way we look at the documentary photograph? And what do we mean by aesthetics in this case? Can the concept of the aesthetic be a radical and critical force… Read More

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