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Sylvia Plachy: Lecture, Workshop, and Exhibition

© Sylvia Plachy

The Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY
(845) 679-9957

Lecture: Saturday, June 2, 8:00 pm
Admission: $7 / $5 for members, seniors, and students.

Photographer Sylvia Plachy, a contributor to the Village Voice and The New Yorker for many years, will be discussing her career as a master storyteller.

Workshop: Saturday, June 2–Sunday, June 3
Click here for tuition costs.

In conjunction with this lecture is the workshop, Editing the Photo Essay. Participants will be able to edit and sequence their photographs alongside Plachy, in order to begin to build a photo essay, book, or exhibition.

 

This Side of Paradise

Exhibition on view through June 5, 2012
Thursday – Sunday, 1:00 – 7:00 pm
FREE

The Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY
(718) 293-8100

No Longer Empty, a not-for-profit arts organization, presents a group exhibition in the newly reopened Andrew Freedman Home. The Home was once built to be a haven for the rich elderly who had lost their fortunes. Bequeathed by millionaire Andrew Freedman, the Home provided not only food and shelter but all the accoutrements of a rich and civilized life style – white glove dinner service, a grand ballroom, a wood-paneled library, a billiard room, and a social committee who organized concerts, opera performances, and the like.

Referencing this quixotic history, This Side of Paradise references the past and reconnect the vision of Andrew Freedman to today’s Bronx and its realities. Sylvia Plachy is one of the featured artists and she is showing photographs that were published in 1980 for an article written by Vivian Gornick for The Village Voice. The images capture the lives of the residents at this time, showing them at their social hour, reading, or in silent contemplation.

Sylvia Plachy has appeared in Aperture issues 207 and 206. She also has two Aperture-published books, Self Portrait with Cows Going Home and Goings On About Town: Photographs for the New Yorker.

Aperture Summer Issue #207 Available Now!

FEATURING:

The Mushroom Collector, Jason Fulford, discusses his obsessive and genre-defying project. (cover)

An interview with influential French publisher Robert Delpire about his formidable achievements over the last fifty years as a pioneer in photography magazine and book publishing, films, and advertising. Blog Submission . Information on related exhibitions here.

Young South African photographer Daniel Nauds series Animal Farm that chronicles mankinds dominion over animals.

Excerpts from Martin Parrs new book, Up and Down Peachtree, a whimsical look at Atlanta, Georgias popular culture.

Award-winning photojournalist Stephanie Sinclairs images documenting womens issues from around the world.

Sylvia Plachy captures and notes fleeting moments at the Kentucky Derby and a nearby cemetery.

Best-selling author Francine Prose on Judy Linn, best known for her photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith.

Vintage Congolese nightlife photos by Jean Depara.

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating 55 female photographers

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lens Culture is linking to the work of 55 remarkable female photographers who are making the world a better place. Salut!

Beth Dow (United Kingdom)
Britta Jaschinski (United Kingdom)
Camilla Holmgren (Denmark/Hong Kong)
Camille Seaman (United States)
Candace Plummer Gaudiani (United States)
Carolle Benitah (France)
Catherine Cameron (Norway/Scotland)
Claire Felicie (Netherlands)
Corinne Vionnet (Switzerland)
Dana Popa (Romania/United Kingdom)
Elaine Duigenan (United Kingdom)
Elaine Ling (Canada)
Elaine Mayes (United States)
Elin Høyland (Norway)
Ellie Davies (United Kingdom)
Emma Livingston (Argentina)
Evgenia Arbugaeva (Russia)
Irina Popova (Russia)
Isabel Munoz (Spain)
Jessica Hines (United States)
Juliana Beasley (United States)
Karen Glaser (United States)
Katarina Radovic (Serbia)
Laura Sackett (United States/Spain)
Laurence Demaison (France)
Laurie Lambrecht (United States)
Liz Hingley (United States)
Louisa Marie Summer (Germany)
Lorena Guillén Vaschetti (Argentina)
Lori Grinker (United States)
Lucia Ganieva (Russia/Netherlands)
Margaret M. de Lange (Sweden)
Maria L. Felixmueller (Germany)
Marie Docher (France)
Marrigje de Maar (Netherlands)
Michelle Bates (United States)
Mimi Youn (South Korea)
Mona Kuhn (France/Brazil)
Nancy Levine (United States)
Nathalie Mohadjer (Germany/France)
Nicola Dove (New Zealand)
Odette England (United Kingdom)
Priya Kambli (India/United States)
Rachel Papo (United States/Israel)
Rana Javadi (Iran)
Robbie Kaye (United States)
Sarah Moon (United Kingdom/France)
Scarlett Coten (France)
Stefania Gurdowa (Poland)
Susan A. Barnett (United States)
Sylvia Plachy (Hungary/United States)
Tessa Bunney (United Kingdom)
Vanessa Winship (United Kingdom)
Vee Speers (Australia/France)
Yuki Onodera (Japan/France)

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Features and Essays 

From Newsweek, or should I say Daily Beast….Russia’s far-right groups on the rise…photos by TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev…

Yuri Kozyrev: Russian Hate (Newsweek: August 2011)

John Moore: Somalia (Life.com: August 2011)

Todd Heisler’s been keeping busy…He too has been to Somalia…

Todd Heisler: Waging War in Somalia, a Country in Chaos (NYT: August 2011)

But also Norway…Do listen to his comments also…

Todd Heisler: Loss and Healing in Norway (NYT: August 2011)

More on Somalia crisis…

Sven Torfinn: Somali refugee camps in Kenya (Guardian: August 2011)

Brendan Bannon: Dadaab Refugee Camp (Boston Globe Big Picture: August 2011)

Francisco Zizola: Northern Kenya (MSNBC: August 2011) Zizola’s comments

Libya…

Francesco Giusti: In Case of Loss (TIME: July 2011) Giusti’s site

New York Times: Battle of Libya gallery

Paul Moakley: An All-Boys Roman Catholic School on Staten Island (NYT Lens: August 2011) Moakley’s site

Maureen Drennan: On a California Farm Where Marijuana  (NYT Lens: August 2011)

Irving Penn: Radical Beauty (TIME LB: August 2011)

Katie Orlinsky: Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized (NYT: August 2011)

Murray Ballard: Frozen in Time (BBC: August 2011)

Teun Voeten: Narco Estado (Magnum Emergency Fund: 2011) Juarez, Mexico

Stephanie Sinclair: Bihar State India (Phaidon blog: August 2011)

Thomas Hoepker: Views of a Vanished Country (TIME LB: August 2011)

Ernst Haas: Color Corrections (TIME LB: August 2011)

Mustafah Abdulaziz: On the Road, Embracing the Distance (NYT Lens: August 2011)

Lauren Lancaster: UAE (New Yorker: August 2011)

George Steinmetz: Picturing the American Drought (TIME LB: August 2011)

Sylvia Plachy: The Pageant Winner (NYT Mag: August 2011)

Matt Lutton: Balkanization (PDN Photo of the Day: August 2011)

Kadir van Lohuizen: Working for a Family Far Away (NOOR: August 2011)

Jocelyn Bain Hogg: Britain’s Discontent (New Yorker: August 2011)

Ed Smith: On These Isles (Photographer’s website: August 2011)

Gethyn Rees: Business on Migingo (Foto8: August 2011)

Lucy Clemence and Darren Karl-Smith: Anarchy in the UK (Purple.fr: 2011)

Maggie Steber: Madje has Dementia (AARP.org: August 2008) via @wemarijnissen

Interviews

Elliott Erwitt (NPR: August 2011)

Paolo Pellegrin (Wayne Ford Posterous: August 2011)

Martin Parr (Vignette Magazine: August 2011)

Bruce Gilden (Viceland: 2011)

Danny Lyon (northernarizonanews: February 2011)

Amanda Rivkin (NG radio: August 2011)

Jonathan Worth (Hungry Eye: August 2011)

Jussi Leinonen (NYT Lens: August 2011) Leinonen’s site

Articles 

photo: Anastasia Taylor-Lind

Guardian: The month in photography (Guardian: August 2011)

Guardian: Luc Delahaye turns war photography into an uncomfortable art (Guardian: August 2011)

Leon Neal: London Riots (Photographer’s blog: August 2011)

LA Weekly: David Strick, Celebrity Photographer, Suing L.A. Times For Publishing His Photos After he Left The Paper (LA Weekly: 2011)

The Jewish Chronicle: Ernst Haas: the Mad Men’s favourite photographer (Thejc.com: 2011)

Newsweek: Jerome Liebling: Chronicler of the Streets (Newsweek: August 2011)

Frenobee.com: Lenses shield 9/11 photogs as they capture history (Fresnobee.com: August 2011)

Thames&Hudson blog: Magnum Contact Sheets – Commissioning #2 (T&H blog: August 2011)

Poynter: AP, Google offer scholarships to digital journalism students

Seattle Times: White House Photo Of Dover Ceremony Sparks Controversy 

Guardian: Photographer Murray Ballard’s Best Shot (Guardian: August 2011)

Guardian: Photographer Adoplhus Opara’s Best Shot (Guardian: August 2011)

Amateur Photographer: Ian Berry at Berlin Wall (AP: August 2011)

Verve: Stuart Matthews (Verve: August 2011)

Verve: Eric Michael Johnson (Verve: August 2011)

The Best Street Photograph Ever  (sevensevennine.com: 2011)

photo: Kevin Carter

30 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs From The Last 30 Years (buzzfeed.com: 2011) via @yunghi

BJP: Bringing crowdfunding to book publishing

BJP: BBC caught in Twitter copyright row 

BJP: Apple’s MacBook Air v. iPad 2: which is better for professional photographers?

Awards, Grants, and Competitions

photo: Tamas Dezso

Winners of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

BJP International Photography Award 

People’s Choice : Summershow 2011

multiMediaHungry Eye Magazine

Talks ”Aesthetics have no place in photographing famine” with David Campbell & Jon Levy August 18 on OPEN-i

Collectives – MJR : Weekly Collection 94

ServicesBob Books

Books

Questions Without Answers, a 368pp book featuring 20 yrs of world history by the VII photographers, will be published by Phaidon November 1.

Independent : Seba Kurtis: Drowned review

Photographers

Maureen Drennan

Mustafah Abdulaziz

James Mollison

Tessa Bunney

Lorenzo Meloni

Richard Sandler

Jobs

MediaStorm : Operations and Social Media Manager

Magnum Photos NY is hiring a Print Sales Manager

AP photo editor position open in Cairo

The New Yorker is seeking autumn multimedia intern : email [email protected]  or DM @dbudelis

Fast Company is looking for an intern

Red Eye is looking for a part time Events Co-ordinator based in Manchester

To finish off…

Youarenotaphotographer

and…

Stasi fashion via msnbc photoblog

Sylvia Plachy Exhibition in Germany

Lulu, Budapest, 1972. © Sylvia Plachy

 

solo show: Sylvia Plachy

Exhibition on view:
June 28–August 26, 2011

Flo Peters Gallery:
Chilehaus C
Pumpen 8
20095 Hamburg, Germany
+49-40-30374686

Sylvia Plachy’s photographs are on exhibit now until late August at the Flo Peters Gallery in Hamburg, Germany. Born in Budapest and currently living in New York, Plachy is a contributing photographer at the New Yorker. Aperture has published two books by Plachy, Self Portrait with Cows Going Home and Goings On About Town: Photographs for The New Yorker. Aperture also offers one of her quintessential images as a limited-edition print, After the Dance, Jacob’s Pillow.

International Women’s Day Centenary – Female Focus on Photography plus 20

It’s another day so here is my next list of 20 women photographers. It’s been so interesting looking these names up to see if they are still producing work. Most are, however, there are a couple of links that suggest a stepping away from photography, but that’s the minority.

It’s been wonderful to rediscover photographer’s work and stumble across new work. In constantly looking for the “next new thing and the rising bright star”, we (photo writers/editors/publishers/curators – everyone seems to be one nowadays) can be in danger of having a very narrow field of vision and overlooking the work of photographers and artists who keep producing work, quietly, with little fuss and little attention.

Looking back is not a nostalgia trip. But it is a reminder of how fickle the media can be when it comes to focusing on the latest, the brightest, the youngest. I can remember when you couldn’t pick up a photo mag without seeing one of Loretta Lux’s images staring out at you.

To all those who have commented and suggested some names, thank you. I can learn and find out out about work if you direct me to it, so please, point me in some different directions. Till the next 20 tomorrrow…

Hotshoe magazine 2005-6

Kristen Ashburn

Maxine Beuret

Emma Critchley

Desiree Dolron

Anita Khemka

Harriet Logan

Loretta Lux

Hellen van Meene

Jenny Matthews

Sue Meures

Susie Needham

Emer O’Brien

Sylvia Plachy

Riita Paivalainen

Cindy Sherman

Collier Schorr

Esther Teichmann

Ellen von Unwerth

Ami Vitale

Annet van der Voort

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View full post on HotshoeBlog: Fresh Perspectives on Contemporary Photography

International Women’s Day Centenary – Female Focus on Photography plus 20

It’s another day so here is my next list of 20 women photographers. It’s been so interesting looking these names up to see if they are still producing work. Most are, however, there are a couple of links that suggest a stepping away from photography, but that’s the minority.
It’s been wonderful to rediscover photographer’s work and stumble across new work. In constantly looking for the “next new thing and the rising bright star”, we (photo writers/editors/publishers/curators – everyone seems to be one nowadays) can be in danger of having a very narrow field of vision and overlooking the work of photographers and artists who keep producing work, quietly, with little fuss and little attention.
Looking back is not a nostalgia trip. But it is a reminder of how fickle the media can be when it comes to focusing on the latest, the brightest, the youngest. I can remember when you couldn’t pick up a photo mag without seeing one of Loretta Lux’s images staring out at you.
To all those who have commented and suggested some names, thank you. I can learn and find out out about work if you direct me to it, so please, point me in some different directions. Till the next 20 tomorrrow…

Hotshoe magazine 2005-6
Kristen Ashburn
Maxine Beuret
Emma Critchley
Desiree Dolron
Anita Khemka
Harriet Logan
Loretta Lux
Hellen van Meene
Jenny Matthews
Sue Meures
Susie Needham
Emer O’Brien
Sylvia Plachy
Riita Paivalainen
Cindy Sherman
Collier Schorr
Esther Teichmann
Ellen von Unwerth
Ami Vitale
Annet van der Voort

Filed under: Photographers, Women Photographers Tagged: Ami Vitale, Anita Khemka, Annet van der Voort, Cindy Sherman, Collier Schorr, Desiree Dolron, Ellen von Unwerth, Emer O’Brien, Emma Critchley, Esther Teichmann, Harriet Logan, Hellen van Meene, International Womens Day Centenary, Jenny Matthews, Kristen Ashburn, Loretta Lux, Maxine Beuret, Riita Paivalainen, Sue Meures, Susie Needham, Sylvia Plachy

Close Up: Gregory Crewdson

In this Ovation TV original special, acclaimed photographers Albert Maysles, Sylvia Plachy, Andrew Moore and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders discuss the impact their work has on their lives and on culture as a whole. is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods. In this interview, acclaimed photographer, Gregory Crewdson shares with us insight into his techniques. Denver Used Cars . 3D TVs . OVATION TV, ART LIKE NEVER BEFORE. watch movies online . TV LIKE NOTHING ELSE www.ovationtv.com