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March 07-10, 2019

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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Tokyo International Photography Festival

October 09th, 2015 – October 18th, 2015
Tokyo Institute of Photography
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo International Photography Festival

Focus on the Future

Japan is a country that is rich in history, culture and nature. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is the international podium where old and new culture and technology meet and create inspirations. Today, we are living in the world that photography has become more popular...

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING | Luz Elena Castro and Matthew O'Brien

October 08th, 2015 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
San Francisco, CA

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING | Luz Elena Castro and Matthew O'Brien

Now Here Then

October 08th, 2015 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
David Lusk Gallery
Nashville , TN

Now Here Then

Opening Reception and Book Signing

The opening reception for the exhibition is also the official release of Huger Foote’s new monograph "Now Here Then," published by Dashwood Books, New York City’s only independent bookstore dedicated to photography. Foote’s "Now Here Then" exhibition presents a kaleidoscopic glimpse into an ethereal past. These...

Mark Dorf: Artist talk and Book signing

October 07th, 2015 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
New York, NY

Mark Dorf: Artist talk and Book signing

Emergence is the debut book-work by Brooklyn artist Mark Dorf, as well as the introductory volume of In the In-Between Editions, a limited edition book series that features artist portfolios and accompanying essays. Shot in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado while working with ecologists at...

Lucas Blalock, Owen Kydd, and Assistant Professor John Lehr

October 07th, 2015 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, NY

Lucas Blalock, Owen Kydd, and Assistant Professor John Lehr

Pratt Lecture Series

Pratt's B.F.A. Photography program welcomes Lucas Blalock, Owen Kydd, and Assistant Professor John Lehr in conversation with Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator of the Center for Creative Photography This lecture is part of Pratt's Photography Lecture series, presented by Pratt's B.F.A. Photography program. This series features...

Lynn Saville Book Signing

October 06th, 2015 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Lynn Saville Book Signing

Dark City is a further exploration of the urban landscape at dusk and dawn, with a new focus on the effects of the recent economic turmoil on New York and other American cities. Shuttered stores and empty lots in city centers and fringe areas alike...

Lecture: Louie Palu,

October 06th, 2015 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Center for Creative Photography
Tucson, AZ

Lecture: Louie Palu, "Image Control in the Age of Terror"

Documentary photographer and filmmaker Louie Palu examines social-political issues involving war and human rights in his work. Palu’s series of conceptual newspapers on the Mexican Drug War and the detention center in Guantanamo Bay explores the creation, use, control and censoring of photographs in the...

Roger Ballen Lecture

October 05th, 2015 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Photographic Resource Center
Boston, MA

Roger Ballen Lecture

Ballen last spoke at the PRC in 2009 and we are thrilled to welcome him back as well as revive the PRC Lecture series with this late-breaking lecture. Ballen was born in New York in 1950 and since 1982, he has been living and taking photographs...

Atlanta Celebrates Photography

October 01st, 2015 – October 31st, 2015
Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Atlanta Celebrates Photography hosts an annual, citywide photography festival in October: the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. The festival includes a wide variety of exhibitions and multiple events around Atlanta and throughout the surrounding communities. The festival's diverse offerings bring together professional and amateur photographers, general...

The Representation of War - From Capa to Instagram

September 30th, 2015 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
International Center of Photography
New York, NY

The Representation of War - From Capa to Instagram

a panel discussion

What can we learn of the shift in how journalists accessed the battlefront in previous wars compared to the embed process in Iraq and Afghanistan, and fairly open access during the Arab Spring? And from the enduring power of the still image in the video...

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