Tag Archives: 21st Century

The Space Between Exhibition at the PRC

The Photographic Resource Center in Boston is opening a new exhibition, The Space in Between, featuring the work of Stefanie Klavens, Daniel Feldman, and Lynn Saville.  Curated by Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis,the Program & Exhibition Manager of PRC, it runs from November 15th – January 10th, 2012.

Erin Wederbrook states:  The Space in Between focuses on societal built environments in urban settings. The images capture supposedly empty or vacant scenes in public spaces where humans are present without being pictured. The very absence of human subjects forces the viewer to contemplate the space in between these human-made structures. While firmly rooted in the 21st century, these photographs also portray a
timeless feel, as if the artists froze the frame at the initial moment
of abandonment, preserving a particular constructed expression of
culture for generations to come.

 Daniel Feldman, Stefanie Klavens, and Lynn Saville explore these issues through architectural images that very clearly display what humans are capable of while also revealing a deeper level of cultural vulnerability.

images by Stefanie Klavens

images by Daniel Feldman

images by Lynn Saville

Video: Photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve – 21st century Communism

Photojournalist Tomas Van Houtryve takes us behind the curtains of 21st century communism with seven years of photographs from China, Cuba, Laos, Moldova, Nepal, North Korea, and Vietnam. He presented this lecture and slideshow a few weeks ago at the Oslo Freedom Forum.
Images provided by the VII Photo Agency. carrera de fotografia .
Video courtesy www.OsloFreedomForum.com

Still/Life at Foam Amsterdam

Fruit, 2008. © Krista van der Niet

Still/Life – Contemporary Dutch Photography

Exhibition on view:
September 9th–October 26th, 2011

Foam Amsterdam:
Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5516500

In celebration of the organization’s 10-year anniversary, Foam will be hosting the group exhibition, Still/Life at Foam Amsterdam.  The exhibition is a modern take on the classic genre of still life. It features a large group of contemporary Dutch photographers, including Aperture-published artists Melanie Bonajo, Anne de Vries, and Marnix Goossens. Bonajo and Vries were featured in Aperture issues 199 and 195, respectively, and Goossens was featured in the Aperture book Photo Art: Photography in the 21st Century.

Walid Raad Wins Hasselblad Award

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Congratulation to Walid Raad, the 2011 Hasselblad Award winner.

Raad was presented the 2011 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in New York on March 8, and it honors his innovative photography and ongoing Atlas Group project. Raad’s photographs document and explore Lebanon’s contemporary history by approaching social and political conflicts through art. The award includes a diploma, gold metal, and SEK $1,000,00 (approximately $150,000 USD).

An exhibition of Raad’s work will open on November 12, 2011 at the Hasselblad Center at the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden, where the Foundation has its head office.

Walid Raad was featured in Aperture magazine #198, Spring 2010 and in the compendium PHOTOart: Photography in the 21st Century (Aperture).

Stephen Shore: American Beauty

Joy of Giving Something Inc. dentist in dallas . tankless water heater atlanta . presents an Artist at Work: Photographer, Stephen Shore. Visit the Forward Thinking Museum: www.forwardthinkingmuseum.org Contemporary photography exhibits including a juried quarterly contest. portal management software . Videos – documenting artists at work – focus on educational opportunities and forward movement of technology and thought in the 21st century.

– 75th Anniversary issue of Esquire

Esquire has stuck their neck out with their current issue by featuring the “world’s first E-ink cover.” A blinking microchip stuck in the cover flashes the headline, “The 21st Century Begins Now” and five graphics related to the issue’s features. I was scanning the news racks and the moving cover had me flabbergasted.

From the Esquire Web site: “To commemorate Esquire’s 75th Anniversary, we have published an experimental limited-edition of the October 2008 issue that features something called electronic ink, with moving words and flashing images, which you can see in the video above. It is available at some major bookstores and newsstands. To learn more about the E-Ink cover, as well as how to recycle and potentially even hack the issue, we invite you to visit the links below.” The links they offer include a bit about how the cover was made, how to troubleshoot if your copy isn’t flashing and also instructions on how to recycle the October issue. They also mention the potential for cover hacks, though if you’re into that kind of thing I’d suggest this blog.

If you haven’t found a store carrying Esquire’s latest issue you can find it on Amazon.com for $20. The price is due to its Collector’s Edition status and though I wouldn’t pay that much myself, I think Esquire is onto something with these E-ink panels. If this isn’t a reason to subscribe, what else would be? Bravo!