Catch up on the MoCP: Here’s the Latest!

Yale University Art Gallery and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library have acquired “The Lee Friedlander Archive” – a significant holding of Friedlander’s master prints, negatives, contact sheets, journals, work prints, and correspondence. According to Yale, the items in the archive “represent the finest examples of the photographer’s work since adopting the Hasselblad Superwide as his primary camera in the early 1990s.” Read more at Artdaily and Photo District News (PDN).

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The latest cover of TIME magazine features an image by MPP artist Julie Blackmon! Very cool, Julie! We are very proud. Read an interview about her experience with TIME here.

Catch collection photographers James Welling and Stephen Shore engage in an interview type conversation at Artinfo. The artists discuss photographic processes (film, digital, etc) and the restaging of New Topographics, originally exhibited at the George Eastman House in 1975, at the LACMA.

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Jason Reblando, Daffodil House, Greendale, Wisconsin, via Chicago Artists Coalition

The Chicago Art Open opens Tuesday April 20. Congratulations to MPP artists Jason Reblando and Jane Fulton Alt who are both featured in the Photography category. Former MPP artists Ryan Zoghlin and Larry Chait are also featured. The opening reception on April 24 is free and open to the public.

MoCP associate director and curator Natasha Egan will be the sole juror of the 2010 Art of Photography Show contest and exhibition. Photographs are selected through a vigorous jury process and will be on view in San Diego from August to November.

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Eirik Johnson, Freshly Felled Trees, via Aperture Exposures blog

Finally, Eirik Johnson’s recent series, Sawdust Mountain, is currently on view at the Aperture Gallery in New York. As Aperture describes, the series “focuses on the tenuous relationship between industries reliant upon natural resources and the communities they support.”

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