Monday, November 8, 2010

Talking Tuesday

Why Stieglitz? with Bonnie Yochelson
Tuesday, 9NOV, 7pm
SVA Theater
209 E 23rd Street, 3rd Fl Amphitheater

A lecture on Alfred Stieglitz by art historian, curator and SVA faculty member Bonnie Yochelson. Assembling the famed photographer and gallerist’s images of New York City for the first time in 75 years, Yochelson curated the exhibition "Alfred Stieglitz New York" at the Seaport Museum New York and authored the accompanying catalogue published by Rizzoli. On view through January 10, 2011, the exhibition includes forty original prints borrowed from major art museums and private collections throughout the United States and illustrates the two major periods during which the photographer created his scenes of New York City.
(SVA site)

In Our Own Image with Fred Ritchin and Brian Palmer
Tuesday, 9NOV, 6.30pm
Aperture Gallery
547 W 27, Fl 4

Join Fred Ritchin and journalist, photographer, and filmmaker Brian Palmer for a discussion on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary edition of Ritchin's groundbreaking book In Our Own Image. This seminal text, the first to address "the coming revolution in photography" was originally published twenty years ago, poignantly the same year that Photoshop was released. This twentieth-anniversary edition features a preface by the author that contextualizes the book for a contemporary audience. The lecture will focus on the book's pointed and sometimes chilling questions that are increasingly relevant today, including whether democracy can survive the erosion of media accelerated by facile use of digital means.
(aperture site)

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