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Jul 6, 2009

Idylls at the World Bank  

The Idylls show at the World Bank ended last week. Here are a few photos in case you didn’t get to see it in person. The building itself is a work of art, so it was inspiring to see the work of familiar friends and DC artists in this unique space.  

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Jun 24, 2009

This District Moment — Closing Party  

See flyer below for details on the closing party at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center this saturday in Silver Spring, MD. Two of my DC Tags photos are in the show (including the image on the poster). Live music and beer provided.

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Events
Jun 20, 2009

Scene of the Crime  

Still no word on the missing photograph. No mysterious ransom note asking for $10,000 in monopoly money. But I did take the opportunity to revisit the scene of the crime and make some adjustments to my Artomatic display.

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Events
Jun 18, 2009

Stolen!  

I was alerted today that the photograph above was missing from my Artomatic display. The religious posters in the image were shot in Mumbai and then superimposed on the columns of the Supreme Court building.  The stolen print is number 1 in an edition of 10. The piece is in a 17″ x 22″ wood frame, too big to stuff into a backpack or under a shirt. I could be flattered that my work was selected out of the 1000+ Artomatic artists to be targeted or to be in the company of other artists whose work has been stolen over […]

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Travels
Jun 18, 2009

Look3  

Look3: The Festival of the Photograph was great fun — three days of browsing photography exhibits, seeing presentations from luminaries in the field, and hanging out with lots of photographer friends. However, the photography on display I found less than inspiring. The exhibits and shows were heavily weighted towards serious photojournalism. The implication here was that photography needs to communicate a very direct social or political message. Indeed, the Saturday morning breakfast session, where James Nachtway discussed his body of work on highly drug resistant tuberculosis, was titled “How Can Photography Improve the World’s Health?” But my favorite body of […]

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Events
Jun 18, 2009

This District Moment  

“This District Moment: Report from the Streets,” currently on display at The Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Silver Spring, highlights a group of local artists employing influences from graffiti, skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop. The exhibition, curated by Graham Boyle and Michael Pollack, aims to show that DIY and urban street art are alive and kicking in the DC area. Artists include: Johnnie Bess, Graham Boyle, Imani K. Brown, Billy Colbert, DECOY, Diabetik, Mark Parascandola, Francisco Rosario, RVLTN, Tim Slayton, STER, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Kelly Towles, and Aniekan Udofia. Two prints from my DC Tags series, showing Washington monuments with superimposed […]

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Events
Jun 5, 2009

Stimulus  

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Jun 5, 2009

All Photographers Now  

For a few seconds my Carabanchel image was on display at the New York Photo Festival. Actually, it’s not a particularly exclusive honor, as anyone who submitted a photo through the website had their work projected on the wall in the festival headquarters. But the organizers went a step further and emailed a photograph of each projected image to the artist who submitted. The photograph provides evidence for those who missed their brief moment in the spotlight.

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Travels
Jun 4, 2009

New York Photo Festival  

I checked out the New York Photo Festival last month in DUMBO. The neighborhood itself, becoming a focus for photography galleries and studios, made for a worthwhile destination. In fact, the weather was so nice I saw more photographers spread out on the grass alongside the river than inside the exhibition spaces. ANTI-Plano at the Latin American Pavilion, an exhibition of work by two Ecuadorian artists curated by Katya Cazar, was one of the more interesting displays. Geovanny Verdezoto creates panoramic urban scenes by stitching together multiple images. This is especially challenging to do effectively, as most of his photographs include […]

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Events
Jun 4, 2009

Beautiful Losers  

  The Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring is holding a fundraising event June 11 at 7pm, involving a DC-premiere screening of the DIY art film Beautiful Losers followed by a reception and silent art auction. The screening and reception will be held at the American Film Institute Silver Theater in Silver Spring. For more information about the event click here. Over three dozen artists, many from the DC area, are contributing work to the auction and a related exhibit at the Pyramid Atlantic building. Three photographs from my Carabanchel and DC Tags series will be included as well.

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