Art News, 1: Iranian Photographer Rana Javadi at Robert Klein Gallery
The recent thaw in political relations between the US and Iran is being accompanied by art: Through January 31, 2014, Boston’s Robert Klein Gallery presents “Rana Javadi: Never-Ending Chaos,” the first in a series of exhibitions of contemporary Iranian artists. The exhibition is on display at the Ars Libri bookstore. Javadi lives and works in Tehran, Iran, where she has been director of the Cultural Research Bureau since 1989. She was also a founding member and director of Akskhaneh Shahr, Iran's first museum of photography. Her own work—printed on linen—blends new and old imagery in collages that address fractured identity, notes ArtDaily.
DIY Film: The Downside of Shooting Drone Video
Filmmaker, photographer, and blogger Chase Jarvis warns you right up front that his video is not for those who cringe at the sight of expensive gear being destroyed. The video shows Jarvis working in Iceland recently with the DJI Phantom quadcopter, the go-to drone choice for filmmakers. The Phantom is built to carry a GoPro action cam, but Jarvis and his crew decided to go all DIY and attach a Sony RX100 II, a compact cam with large 20mp sensor, image stabilization, and built-in WiFi. The idea was to control the camera remotely from an iPad Mini and Sony’s PlayMemories app. The experiment did not end well. Jarvis’s conclusion: Filmmakers should not attempt needless hacks.
Third Annual DART Holiday Book Prize
WHERE IN NEW YORK AM I? CORRECTLY IDENTIFYMy exact location in New York City and get into the drawing for the third annual Holiday DART Book Prize Contest. Be the first to win a copy of AI32 or AP29 – the new volumes, recently launched here in New York! HINT 1The more information you include, the better your chance of landing in the hopper for the drawing! HINT 2Yep, this is Manhattan!CONTEST RULESBe sure to use this subject in yo...
Latin American Fotografia: Nick Ballon
It was in 2012 that photographer Nick Ballon stumbled upon the story of Lloyd Areo Boliviano, the national airline of Bolivia. One of the oldest airlines in the world, LAB is now a failing business with a crumbling fleet of airplanes, a victim of venal mismanagement. For Ballon, the airline became a symbol of a country that, as he puts it, has lost every war it has ever fought and whose vast natural resources have attracted colonizers and corruption. His project on the airline was recently named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 2 competition.