Join us tonight for an artist lecture with Ahndraya Parlato
Last year, Adam Bell wrote a very nice review of the book for photo-eye's blog and he paraphrased Jonathan Green, claiming "photos don’t tell the truth nor do they lie, they can only transform". Do you agree? To what extent do you see this transformation in your work?
I do agree. I don't believe in the notion of Objective Truth, but it's a bit more complicated than that. Even just what one means when they say, "Truth." Are we talking about an a felt Truth, a seen Truth an experienced Truth? All of these, "Truths" are different. In my work in particular, I I try to tap into a more subjective, felt Truth, perhaps even a Truth that defies logical reasoning. #artistlecture
Artist lecture with Ahndraya Parlato is tomorrow at 7 PM! •
Can you talk about the conception of your book A Spectacle and Nothing Strange, published in 2016 by Kehrer Verlag?
A Spectacle and Nothing Strange is a collection of photographs made over ten years; it draws from three bodies of work. The book forms its cohesion through content and concept rather than subject matter. In terms of subject matter, there’s a mix of landscapes, still lives, and people. Many of the images are an intervention into the world; however, some of them are simply found. The images create an adjacent world to a world to ours, not Other, but within.
"Every technique and material has its own set of circumstances and hence content. In my work I try my best to balance these relations with photographic subject matter." Hope to see you at our lecture with Matthew Brandt tonight at 7 PM! Tickets online or at the door! Image Matthew Brandt #matthewbrandt#artisttalk
Join us tonight for a grand celebration in our alternative process community! Our member show opens in tandem with the 13th Annual Alt Process Competition at @sohophotogallery - 15 White St from 6-8 PM. Featured is an image by Jerry Pozniak @jerry_pozniak
Join us this Thursday, October 5th at 7pm for: In Conversation Larry Fink, Ruddy Roye, Gus Powell and Joseph Michael Lopez. Talk is moderated by Sean Corcoran. Link in bio for tickets. Featured Image Larry Fink. @larryfinkphoto
Summer may be over, but the vacations don't have to stop! We have one more wet plate workshop in West Virginia with Lisa Elmaleh coming up October 13-15. If you're looking to learn wet plate in the field and up for some adventure this is for you! Sign up online by following the link in our bio. This shot was capture by Colleen MacMillan (@colleen.macmillan), who attended this workshop in 2015. #westvirginia#wetplate#wanderlust
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Photo by @geoffreyberliner for @penumbrafoundation
“The greatest artists, the most eternal artists, the ones that really have longevity, are the ones that were dedicated and devoted to their work and gave parts of themselves,” says Geoffrey Berliner, executive director of the nonprofit Penumbra Foundation (@penumbrafoundation). “Great art stems from great tension and great investigation and great suffrage and great living.” The New York City organization is on a mission to bring together the art and science of photography through programs and workshops for aspiring and veteran photographers, alike.
In the digital age of point, click, delete, repeat, he believes it’s more important than ever to preserve and explore archaic formats like tintype, one of the earliest (and most complicated) photo processes made popular in the 1860s, as a means to develop voice and creative literacy in the next generation’s great artists. Great art, Geoffrey believes, starts with story: “When you teach a kid comprehensive storytelling, that one kid can go forth and create work that can make a huge impact in the world.”
Watch our Instagram story to see Geoffrey and other artists in Brooklyn at Photoville, a pop-up village of shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions from all over the world.
If you visited us @photovillenyc and were inspired to make your own tintypes we have 2 wet plate workshops coming up in October. Featured is our Spirit Photography workshop with Jolene Lupo and Morgan Post. Tintype by Jolene Lupo @jolenelupo #tintype#wetplate#workshops#spiritphotography
We have a special announcement that Joni Sternbach (@jstersurf) will be shooting with us TOMORROW! Sunday, September 24 between 1-4 PM. Hope to see you at @photovillenyc this weekend! Tintype by Joni Sternbach.