Photo History: Louis Faurer, In Fashion and On the Street
Though highly regarded by peers including Robert Frank, William Eggleston and Edward Steichen, photographer Louis Faurer didn't become widely known until after his death in 2001. Now Faurer's fashion work - for magazines such as Vogue, Life, Harper's Bazaar, and Mademoiselle - and his street photography are considered highly influential. A new exhibition at Berlin's Camera Work gallery, on view through October 8, offers another chance to appreciate Faurer's contributions by featuring more than 100 of his photographs. "My eyes search for people who are grateful for life," he once said.
Screening Room: Compassionate and Liberating "Mirror In Mind"
South Korean filmmaker Seunghee Kim’s two-minute animated film Mirror in Mind (SimGyeong) is a “kaleidoscope of abstract imagery and pulsating sounds” that sends a powerful and compassionate message, notes Short of the Week. That message is about learning to love oneself rather than dwelling on one’s own imperfections. The film, created with drawings on paper and stop-motion animation, was selected in this year’s Slamdance and Flickerfest film festivals and is now also a Vimeo Staff Pick. “Kim’s animation reveals a truth about human nature, specifically our ability to find peace with ourselves if we allow it,” says SOTW.
The DART Board: 08.23.2016
© Paul McDonough, Florida, 1979, at Pratt Faculty show opening this week. Photo courtesy of Sasha Wolf Projects Talks / Screenings / and Beyond Tuesday, August 22, 16 Benjamin Marra and Josh Bayer | Comics & Picture-story Symposium, continued, 7 pm. Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue, The New School, NY, NY Info Flow 16 | Outdoor Art at Randall’s Island featuring Samantha Holms/Hell Gate Cairns, through mid-November. Tours Info Friday, August 26 Kehinde Wiley | A...
Latin American Fotografia: Fer Quirarte
"To me, to be a photographer is about painting with the light," says Fer Quirarte. The Mexican multi-disciplinary artist was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 4 competition for his image "Lay in the Sun," which captured a glimpse of Mexico's colors, textures, and contrasts, as well as the mysticism of Mexican culture. While visiting Chapala, Mexico's largest freshwater lake, he saw bold-colored clothes hanging outside at a market, along with a maguey plant. "I thought: it is a slice of Mexico," he says.
Photographer Profile - Arthur Drooker: "All conventions satisfy a basic human urge: the longing for belonging."
In 2013, Arthur Drooker began photographing annual meetings like Fetishcon, a convention for festishists; BronyCon, for adult admirers of the animated TV show My Little Pony; and Merfest, a gathering for the mermaid crowd. The result is a new book called "Conventional Wisdom," which is apt. Drooker says he came away from the experience wiser about people. Being with fetishists, bronies, and mermaids gave him a deeper understanding about why humans need to gather together.
- Illustrator / art director profile - Jordan Awan: "It's like being a double agent-eventually you get to know both sides"
Brian Oglesbee on Fine-Art Printing with Epson Printers
Fine-art photographer Brian Oglesbee shares his thoughts on the beauty of digital prints vs. traditional silver-gelatin prints and why he chose Epson wide-format printers for his work. Plus, he provides an inside look at his recent one-man shows in China.
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