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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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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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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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Travels
May 21, 2009

Art Chicago and NEXT  

I finally looked back through the various cards and artist bios I collected a couple of weeks ago at Art Chicago and NEXT. Here are a few artists that caught my interest: Galería Leyendecker, based in the Canary Islands, was showing (photo) a series of large-format photographic prints from a film by German artist Julian Rosefeldt. The images look like outakes from a western, with a shadowy cowboy figure in a desert landscape. Fittingly, the film was shot at Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood in Almeria, Spain, a film set originally used in one of Sergio Leone’s classic spagetti westerns. Dietrich […]

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Events
May 19, 2009

Idylls  

Idylls In partnership with the World Bank Art Programjuried by Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator’s Office The World Bank Main Complex Front Lobby Gallery 1818 H Street, NWWashington, DC 20433 Opening reception on Friday, May 29 from 6-8pm. The works can also be viewed around the clock from the glass exterior of the building on H Street between 18th and 19th Streets, NW. Washington Project for the Arts and the World Bank Art Program are pleased to present a collaborative exhibition, Idylls. The goal of this exhibition is to see how artists of this greater metropolitan area interpret the idea of […]

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