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Screening Room: Human Stories From Central America
"Gentle and dreamlike, yet present and unflinching." That is how Short of the Week describes a new documentary called "Shelter: Human Stories from Central America." Director Matthew K. Firpo describes his his 14-minute film as "a quiet look at lives on the line." In it, he allows Central American migrants and asylum seekers searching for a better life in the north to tell their own stories, many of which are wrenching. Made with a crew of five with donated gear, the film attests "to a universal desire for simple things-family, safety, opportunity," adds SOTW. We spotlight it today.
The DART Board: 10.17.2018
Talks / Book Events / Special Events / and Beyond Wednesday, October 17- Sunday, October 21 2018 L.E.S. Art Week | 20+ galleries featuring female artists including Coady Brown, Joyce J. Scott, Grace Weaver, Jessee Edelman, Genesis Belanger and Despina Stokou and more. Map and Info here Wednesday, October 17- Kind of Blue: Meghann Riepenhoff, 6:30 pm. New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, NY, NY Info Thursday, Oc...
Spotlight: Sandra Cattaneo Adorno Captures a Stormy Day in Rio
It was not a typical day on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. "The sea was very rough and the undertow was very strong. The bathers were hesitating to get into the sea," recalls photographer Sandra Cattaneo Adorno. On the other hand, what wasn't good for swimmers was very good for the photographer. "A thick mist hung over the beach and was colored by the light of the sunset," she says of the photo she shot, which was named a winner of the Latin American Photography 6 competition. Another of Adorno's photos, a portrait shot in London's Sloan Square, was also named a winner.
Profile: Hope Wurmfeld's Memory of Rome, 1964
Hope Wurmfeld's love of Rome began 53 years ago. That's also when she discovered her love of photography. As she came to discover, the two passions -- Rome and photography -- are abidingly linked. In 1964, Wurmfeld moved to Rome after marrying her college boyfriend, who was there for year on a Fulbright scholarship. In the city's black market she bought two Leica cameras, several lenses, and a light meter, and then photographed everything she saw. Wurmfeld went on to become a noted fine-art photographer, but recently went through her archive and rediscovered her old images of Rome -- a Rome that is no more. Now they are collected in a new book.
- Illustrator Profile - Chris Sickels / Red Nose Studio: "Put the work out there that you want to make"
The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say
"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.