Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sunday To-Do: Dorothea Lange doc Grab a Hunk of Lightning in Santa Fe





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Unforgettable … You don’t want to miss it.” –Ms. Magazine





Most famous for her celebrated photograph Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange's enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history, including the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II Japanese American internment camps. Lange’s granddaughter, the longtime Santa Fean and five-time Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor, directs and narrates this intimate documentary that combines family memories and journals with never-before-seen photos and film footage. An onstage interview with Dyanna Taylor and Elizabeth Partridge, Lange’s biographer, and Imogen Cunningham's granddaughter, follows the screening. (U.S., 2014, 120m)


2:00p Sunday, February 1 - $50 to benefit the CCA, includes pie-and-coffee reception!


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Art Shay: The man with the golden lens


Cassius Clay, 1961


Muhammad Ali in 1961, when he was still Cassius Clay. “In terms of particulars,” says documentarian Ken Hanson, “this photo is as perfect as it gets.”  Art Shay


Art Shay:


"They're ranking me one of the great photographers of the last century," he says of the Art Institute show. "I sort of agree. I'm not as dead as some."


A wonderful in-depth article about the 92-yean old prolific photographer Art Shay via the Chicagoreader.com with slideshow.

Monday, January 26, 2015

San Antonio McNay exhibition offers snapshot of World War II




Alfred Eisenstaedt, V-J Day in Times Square, New York, Aug. 14, 1945. ©Time Inc. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico A jubilant Amererican sailor clutching a white-uniformed nurse in a back-bending, passionate kiss as he vents his joy while thousands jam the Times Square area to celebrate the long awaited victory over Japan.

Monroe Gallery of Photography is very proud to have contributed numerous photographs from its collection to this exhibit.


Via The San Antonio Express News

From iconic images such as Joe Rosenthal’s U.S. Marines raising the flag atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, to intimate shots from the home front, “World War II in Photographs: Looking Back” offers a slice of life from “the good war” — which ended 70 years ago this year — chronicling both its triumphs and horrors.

The exhibition of more than 40 prints — as well as video and memorabilia — opens Tuesday at the McNay Art Museum and continues through May 10. There are sections on the European and Asian theaters, the home front, the Monuments Men who rescued stolen art from the Nazis, and the Tuskegee airmen.

“It’s an interesting mix,” said McNay director William Chiego, who organized the show from a wide variety of sources, including the Fort Sam Houston Museum and the Library of Congress. “We intentionally interspersed these iconic images with lesser known works to show all sides of the war. We show leaders, but also the ordinary soldiers, sailors, Marines and civilians.”

The exhibition not only commemorates the 70th anniversary and pays tribute to San Antonio’s rich military history, but also honors museum founder Marion Koogler McNay, who was a strong supporter of the war effort at home.
 
McNay’s first husband Don McNay died in the World War I flu pandemic of 1918, which had a lasting effect on her, Chiego said.

“She really cared about servicemen in San Antonio,” Chiego said. “She even provided housing for servicemen here on the grounds and bought houses around town and made them available to servicemen. She knew how important it was to have a place to live and have family nearby.”

“World War II in Photographs: Looking Back” features the work of eminent names such as Margaret Bourke-White (Buchenwald prisoners), Alfred Eisenstaedt (the kiss in Times Square) and Carl Mydans, who captured two of the war’s most timeless moments: MacArthur returning to the Philippines and the Japanese surrender on board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

And then of course there’s the Rosenthal photo, probably the most beloved image of the war.

“I give lectures on history painting — French and American — and I often end with Rosenthal’s famous image as a 20th-century equivalent of history painting,” Chiego said.

But the exhibition also includes intimate moments such as Toni Frissell’s heartrending shot of a small abandoned boy holding a stuffed animal amidst the destruction of the London blitz.

“It’s important to show how much a photograph is able to document the war and how it relates to the history of photojournalism,” Chiego said. “For San Antonio it’s an important show, and I’m hoping we can get some veterans or children of veterans in here who can tell us more about some of these images. And I hope we can attract a younger audience as well, because I fear they don’t know these images at all.”

sbennett@express-news.net

More Information
“World War II in Photographs: Looking Back”
What: An exhibition of more than 40 WWII photographs ranging from iconic images such as Alfred Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day Times Square kiss to intimate images from the home front.
When: Runs through May 10.
Where: McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels
Museum admission: $5 to $10. www.mcnayart.org, 210-824-5368.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"inspired by the photographs of the Selma-to-Montgomery march that are everywhere again"




 
 Barry Blitt drew the January 26, 2015 cover, inspired by the photographs of the Selma-to-Montgomery march that are everywhere again. “It struck me that King’s vision was both the empowerment of African-Americans, the insistence on civil rights, but also the reconciliation of people who seemed so hard to reconcile,” he said. “In New York and elsewhere, the tension between the police and the policed is at the center of things. Like Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Martin Luther King was taken way too early. It is hard to believe things would have got as bad as they are if he was still around today.”
 
 
 
 
 
Martin Luther King Marching for Voting Rights with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy, Selma, 1965
Martin Luther King Marching for Voting Rights with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas,
James Forman and Ralph Abernathy, Selma, 1965
 



 
 
 
 
 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Photojournalism and Its Role in the Fine Art World



Photojournalism and Its Role in the Fine Art World
Photo la 2015 panel, Sunday, January 18   11:30 - 1 PM

Once relegated to the front pages of newspapers, images created for photojournalistic purpose can now be found among collections belonging to prestigious institutions and discerning collectors throughout the world. Creative Consultant Debra Weiss leads a discussion that will explore the shift in perception of this incredible and important photographic genre. Join Debra and guests for what promises to be an informative and entertaining conversation.

Moderator: Debra Weiss, Creative Consultant

Panelists:

Sara Terry: Photographer, Founder and Director, The Aftermath Foundation
John Bailey: Collector, Cinematographer & Director
Sid Monroe: Gallerist, Owner Monroe Gallery, Santa Fe


Tickets - $10

All photo la programs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

SELMA: 50 YEARS







Monroe Gallery of Photography
Booth #203  Photo LA
January 15 - 18, 2015






Onlookers watch the Selma-to-Montgomery march pass thru
Montgomery, 1965


On the Road, the Selma March, 1965
On the Road, the Selma March, 1965





"Vote", Selma March,1965


Boy with Flag, Selma March, 1965




Boy with Flag, Selma March, 1965






Flag, Selma March, 1965



Flag, Selma March, 1965



Martin Luther King Marching for Voting Rights with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy, Selma, 1965


Martin Luther King Marching for Voting Rights with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas,
James Forman and Ralph Abernathy, Selma, 1965



Martin Luther King, Alabama, 1965




Martin Luther King, Selma, Alabama, 1965



Martin Luther King, Alabama, 1965


Martin Luther King, Selma, Alabama, 1965


Martin Luther King, Jr., (Megaphone), Selma, Alabama, 1965


Martin Luther King, Jr., (Megaphone), Selma, Alabama, 1965


Rosa Parks, Selma March, 1965




Rosa Parks, Selma March, 1965


Martin Luther King, Andrew Young, John Lewis, Selma, 1965

Entering Montgomery, Selma March, 1965


Entering Montgomery, Selma March, 1965

Entering Montgomery, Selma March, 1965
Entering Montgomery, Selma March, 1965



Girls Watching the Selma March, Alabama, 1965


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Selma Marchers Wrapped in Plastic to Protect Against the
 Rain, 1965


Related: The New Yorker: The Long Road From Selma to Montgomery

Monday, January 12, 2015

World War II in Photographs at the McNay Art Museum


 Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945
Joe Rosenthal/©AP

World War II in Photographs

January 13, 2015 to May 10, 2015


Via The McNay Art Museum

 World War II in Photographs: Looking Back commemorates the 70th anniversary of the war’s end and honors San Antonio’s great military heritage with an exhibition of iconic images by some of the great photojournalists of the time. It also documents the war effort on the home front in San Antonio. A special feature is a group of photographs of the Monuments and Fine Arts Officers, or “Monuments Men,” who rescued art stolen by the Nazis.

The exhibition is especially fitting for the McNay, as Marion Koogler McNay was a strong supporter of the war effort on the home front. Don Denton McNay, her first husband, died at an Army camp in Florida during World War I. During World War II, she purchased and furnished many residences across San Antonio to provide housing for young officers and their families, going so far as to move houses to the grounds of her estate that became the McNay Art Museum.

World War II in Photographs includes images by such luminaries as Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstadt, and Carl Mydans that express the heroism, sacrifices, and hard work that brought victory. These photographs are sure to fascinate a younger generation unfamiliar with them, as well as an older generation of Americans that remembers them well.

Images have been provided by a variety of sources including the Fort Sam Houston Museum, San Antonio, Texas; Library of Congress, Washington D.C; Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, Dallas, Texas; National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas; and The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Link for tickets.


This exhibition is organized by the McNay Art Museum. The Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions are lead sponsors. Susan and John Kerr, the Director’s Circle, and the Host Committee are providing additional support.

Image: Joe Rosenthal, Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945.  © Associated Press
Courtesy of Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bill Ray: My LIFE in Photography exhibit extended to February 8



Hells Angels, Blackboard Cafe, 1965
Bill Ray: Hells Angels, Blackboard Cafe, 1965 ©Time Inc.

The wonderful The Eye of Photography, a daily magazine of photography, has today published a feature on the Bill Ray exhibition My LIFE in Photography. The full feature may be seen here.

We've had a tremendous response to the exhibit and as a result are pleased to announce the exhibit has been extended through February 8, 2015. We will also feature several of Bill Ray's photographs during the photo la fair in Los Angeles, January 15 - 18, in booth #203, Monroe Gallery of Photography.

View the exhibit on-line here.

Related articles: Those were the days: Bill Ray's photos capture the spirit of an age
                           LIFE’s Moments: Monroe Gallery celebrates the work of Bill Ray

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Iconic photographer Joe McNally presented with the 2015 Professional Photographer Award.





Woodbury, NY—

The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) announced that Go Miyazaki , president and CEO of Fujifilm North America Corporation, will be receiving the 2014 Person of the Year Award at PMDA’s annual dinner on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas. The distinguished award is being given to Miyazaki in recognition of his leadership of Fujifilm’s success in North America in both the output and capture sides of the imaging business.

Four additional awards will be accorded at the 4th Annual Imaging Night: Wataru Otani , head of New Business Development at Ricoh Imaging, will receive the Herbert Keppler Technical Achievement Award; John Clouse , former senior vice president of Sales for Nikon Inc., will be given the Norman C. Lipton Lifetime Achievement Award; Gabrielle Mullinax , president of Fullerton Photographics and a leader in creative photo printing and archiving, will receive the Visionary Award; and iconic photographer Joe McNally will be presented with the 2015 Professional Photographer Award.

"We’re pleased to be able to recognize these individuals for their accomplishments in the field of digital imaging,” said Dan Unger , president of PMDA. “Our event will once again shine the light on the many accomplishments and innovations that have kept the digital imaging business in the forefront of the consumer electronics revolution. And this year, we are celebrating both the capture and output sides of our business, which are both showing resurgences among consumers. It will certainly be a must-attend night.”

The awards will be presented at the 49th Annual PMDA Awards Dinner, which will take place on Monday, January 5, 2015 at XS Nightclub at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, on the eve of the International CES. The evening will include musical entertainment and a gallery of Joe McNally’s award-winning photography. PMDA has been recognizing individual contributions to the imaging industry since 1965. pmda.comOpens in a new window.


Joe McNally's photographs will be on exhibit during Photo LA 2015 January  15 - 18 at Monroe Gallery of Photography, Booth #203.


Related exhibition: Joe McNally, Photojournalist