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Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie

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Over 900 photos | 30 photographers from Québec and elsewhere, recognized or emerging | 20 activities in the presence of photographers | 14 host municipalities in the Gaspé

On the theme of “Shaping the Course,” the third edition of Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie, being held in the summer of 2012, is an invitation to travel the Gaspé Peninsula and follow the artistic trajectory of over 30 photographers from the region and elsewhere.

The holding of Rencontres here means that a tour of the Gaspé amounts to a trip around the world. “Our objective is to inhabit the huge Gaspé territory, and to use all the means placed at our disposal to present and champion artists’ work,” emphasizes Rencontres executive and artistic director Claude Goulet.

The focus of Rencontres this year is the role of the artist in society, the idea being to provide experiences for the eye and food for thought while addressing different esthetics, different probings of the landscape, the environment, the region and the representation of day-to-day life.

From August 18 to 25, professional week is taking place, which will bring together all the photographers participating in Rencontres around the subject of creation. That week constitutes a unique opportunity for the public to meet – at projections, workshops and lectures – the more than 30 professional and emerging photographers from the Gaspé, elsewhere in Québec, and from Canada, the United States and Europe.

The public can visit the photographic installations and exhibits from July 6 to September 10 in the 14 host municipalities: Cap-Chat, Marsoui, Rivière-à-Claude, Grande-Vallée, Gaspé, Percé, Chandler, Paspébiac, Bonaventure, New Richmond, Maria, Carleton-sur-Mer, Nouvelle and Matapedia.

Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie is an invitation to come and meet these artists in a region where photographs and landscapes unite around an artistic project. For further details: photogaspesie.ca.

RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE EN GASPÉSIE
3rd Edition: Shaping The Course
Exhibitions : July 6 through September 12, 2012
Professional Week : August 18 through 25, 2012

›› View video interviews featuring guest photographers here.
›› View a full schedule of the summer’s events here.


© Anja Neidringhaus, At War
© Vanessa Winship,
Georgia
© Jocelyne Alloucherie,
Sirènes, 511 Gallery, New York

‘Act’: Meditations on the Disabled Body

“Physically and psychologically disabled people still aren’t very well accepted in society,” says photographer Denis Darzacq. “And this is a situation that artists have to take care of.”

More than two years ago, Darzacq began photographing people facing challenges such as cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome, which has culminated in a series called ACT, on display at New York City’s Laurence Miller Gallery though June 15. Darzacq worked with his subjects to think of poses that would capture the mood of his previous series, HYPER, in which teenagers and young adults tumbled and danced through bright and modern supermarkets in Europe. “The images in HYPER had young, powerful men and women,” the Paris-based photographer says. “I want to do the same images with people who have had trouble finding a place in society from the beginning of their lives.”

The series has taken him to the United States, the United Kingdom and France as Darzacq has worked with various organizations to find his subjects, with whom he collaborated on movements as well as location scouting. “I wanted them to get into reality—the real spaces of cities because they belong to the society, too,” he says. “I told them, ‘If you want to go to museum, park or city hall—let’s go there and try to find the image that you want to express.’”

The photographer’s favorite moment came during a shoot with the actors of a theater company in Bradford, England. “One guy told me, ‘Denis you made a mistake,’ and he corrected my English,” Darzacq says. “I was teaching them something about photography, and they were teaching me about language. Suddenly, it was a wonderful moment of sharing.”

Denis Darzacq is a Paris-based photographer. ACT is on view through June 15 at the Laurence Miller Gallery in New York City. 

Photographer #447: Brent Stirton

Brent Stirton, 1969, South-Africa, is a photojournalist and documentary photographer who focuses on issues related to conflict, health and the environment. He has traveled extensively to places as Timbuktu, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and India. He is the official photographer for the Global Business Coalition against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Twice he visited the Ukraine, a country with the highest concentration of HIV+ people in Europe, to document the victims of Aids and the social workers and doctors who improve the lives of the infected. His goal was to humanize the disease through his photography and to lessen fear and prejudice against those who live with the disease. His work has received numerous awards amongst which are five awards from the World Press Photo Foundation and six from the Lucie Foundation. His images have been shown in a vast amount of exhibits including one at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has been published in leading magazines as the National Geographic Magazine, Time, Newsweek and Stern. The following images come from the stories Tuareg Rebels Niger, Aids, Drugs & Uncertainty: Ukraine and Narco-wars in Afghanistan.

Website: www.brentstirton.com

One Shot Teenie: A Retrospective of Charles Harris

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Photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris holding a camera while standing on the sidewalk.

Watch many photographers today working on digital SLRs and you’ll see them shoot, pull the camera down to peek in the digital screen to check the image, then repeat. This action has become known as chimping, and old salts will say that it betrays the photographer as an amateur, because back in the days of film, once you took a photo, that was what you had.

But in the days of film, especially in a controlled setting, photographers often made redundant shots to make sure they captured what they wanted. Not Charles “Teenie” Harris. A native of Pittsburgh’s Hill District, the city’s cultural center of African-American life, Harris was a semi-pro athlete and a numbers runner before he bought his first camera in the 1930s. He opened a photography studio and specialized in glamour portraits, earning the nickname “One Shot” because he rarely made his subjects sit for a second take. Nearly 80 years later, a retrospective of the photographer’s work is on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

“One Shot” Harris freelanced for the Pittsburgh Courier, chronicling the life of black neighborhoods throughout the city. In 1953, he closed his portrait studio, and for the next 20 years, he captured the late Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras, photographing Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower and dozens of others who shaped the late 20th century. But Harris is most remembered for his images of daily life—urban landscapes, social gatherings, musical performances and sports from boxing to Negro League baseball. He captured the vibrant times and slow death of the Crawford Grill, perhaps the most famous jazz club in the Hill District.

Harris made more than 80,000 images in his career, nearly 60,000 of which have been scanned and catalogued by the Carnegie Museum of Art. The Museum maintains a searchable archive online and a retrospective exhibition of Harris’ work will run until April 7, allowing visitors to see an era and a place captured one single shot at a time.

Teenie Harris, Photographer is on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh through April 7.

Aperture at DUMBO Arts Festival 2011

This weekend, New York’s DUMBO neighborhood will be filled the best in local, national and international art, at the  DUMBO Arts Festival. Aperture will be teaming up with United Photo Industries, who will be exhibiting a range of work (including a giant camera obscura) out of a foto/pod “shantytown” made from recycled shipping containers. Be sure to stop by our pop-up bookstore for a chance to see our newest Fall books, as well as a selection of older favorites.

Festival Hours: Friday: 6-9 pm, Saturday: 12-8 pm, Sunday: 12-6 pm for most exhibits
Outdoor Projections: Sundown to Midnight
Open Studios: Saturday and Sunday only

See why the L Magazine chose us as one of the Festival’s must-see booths!

Aperture at DUMBO Arts Festival 2011

This weekend, New York’s DUMBO neighborhood will be filled the best in local, national and international art, at the  DUMBO Arts Festival. Aperture will be teaming up with United Photo Industries, who will be exhibiting a range of work (including a giant camera obscura) out of a foto/pod “shantytown” made from recycled shipping containers. Be sure to stop by our pop-up bookstore for a chance to see our newest Fall books, as well as a selection of older favorites.

Festival Hours: Friday: 6-9 pm, Saturday: 12-8 pm, Sunday: 12-6 pm for most exhibits
Outdoor Projections: Sundown to Midnight
Open Studios: Saturday and Sunday only

See why the L Magazine chose us as one of the Festival’s must-see booths!

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

Interrogation et interrupteur, de la série en cours de route (detail), 2010, © Corine Lemieux

Lucidity. Inward Views:
September 8–October 9, 2011
Numerous events and exhibits in several locations throughout Montreal, Canada.

 

Pre-Launch Party:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
6:00–10:00 pm

Arsenal
2020 William (Corner of Canning and Notre-Dame W.)
(514) 390-0383

$50

Event Launch Party:
Thursday, September 8, 2011
6:00–11:00 pm

Arsenal
2020 William (Corner of Canning and Notre-Dame W.)
(514) 390-0383

FREE

Lucidity. Inward Views is the theme of the 12th presentation of the photography festival Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal. From September 8 to October 9, 2011, 25 solo exhibitions will take place all over Montreal featuring works from Canadian and international artists. The Aperture-published photographers Roger Ballen and Rinko Kawauchi will both be exhibiting their work in the festival. The work of Ballen was featured in Aperture issues 173 and 201 and Aperture also offers his limited-edition print Hideway.  Kawauchi’s work was featured in Aperture issue 177 and Aperture recently published her book Illuminance. Aperture also offers two of her limited-edition prints, Untitled, from Illuminance and Untitled, 2011.

Both the Ballen and Kawauchi exhibitions will be presented at the Arsenal, from September 8 to October 9.

Receiving and Reporting on a New Installation from Thailand

Even with Our Origins in full swing, the MoCP staff is keeping their eyes focused on new and influential works for future exhibitions. Last week, that future included a shipment of new artwork from Thailand.

The work by Thai artist Sutee Kunavichayanont is currently on extended loan to the MoCP from the “FarEastFarWest” collection, based in Hong Kong. Like all artwork received by the MoCP, each piece from this installation needed to go through a rigorous condition report process after being shipped from Bangkok last month.

Take a look at the photos below to watch our process for unpacking and reporting on the condition of one large-scale installation, including multiple photographs, booklets and a lightbox. And stay tuned to learn when you can expect to see this or similar artwork at the MoCP!

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The work arrives at the MoCP storage facility.

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Mike Gamis, Storage Coordinator of ICON Group, and MoCP’s Collections Manager, Kristin Taylor, carefully remove the artwork from its crate.

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Gamis and Taylor unpack and arrange each piece of artwork.

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Finally, each piece is individually photographed and inspected, and documented to ensure each piece arrived to Chicago in the same condition as it left Bangkok.

For more information on future exhibits at the MoCP, check out the Exhibitions page on our website or find us on Facebook.