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Brooklyn’s Photoville….this weekend june 28-31,2012

June 28, 2012


Special for DART Subscribers at Photoville

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday June 28, 2012



Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having a lovely few days and gearing up for the final 4 days of PHOTOVILLE!

As many of you know we are going to try and have the PDN / Curator Party – which was rained out last week – this Thursday from 7pm – 10pm

To receive a VIP wristband – please RSVP – do reply early as capacity is limited.

PHOTOVILLE will also be open to the public during the party, and there will be a bar and food trucks on site throughout the night. [For those without the VIP bracelet, it’s a cash bar/food service].

Many many thanks and see you all Thursday we hope!


Sam, Dave and Laura


In the event that it rains, please check on Facebook, Twitter and HERE for updates.


4:30pm – 5:30pm Talk: Musee Magazine “The Art of Fashion Portraiture” Fashion is much more than glossy magazines and designer labels. Discover how to translate a portrait into an iconic fashion image. Presented by Andrea Blanch


5:00pm – 6:00pm Artist Talk: Ed Kashi “Photojournalisms: Images and Journals from Ed Kashi’s New Book” Kashi will discuss the evolution of this unique and personal project, shedding light on what it means to be balance the rigorous work of a traveling photojournalist while also raising a family.

6:30pm – 7:30pm Panel: Daylight Magazine “Photographs Not Taken” A fascinating discussion of photographers’ essays about failed attempts to make a picture. Panelists: Will Steacy, Ed Kashi, Elinor Carucci. Moderated by Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff

6:00pm – 8:00pm En Foco “Editing Your Portfolio”” A seminar filled with tips on how to build a strong, cohesive body of work, followed by a group critique. Participants are encouraged to bring a work-in-progress portfolio, some prints, their CV and artist statement. Register here:

8:30pm United Photo Industries presents “Highlights from The Fence” A presentation of juror highlights from The Fence, UPI’s summer-long outdoor photo exhibition exploring the multi-faceted theme of ‘community.’



11:15am – 12:00pm Presentation: “Running or Ruining Your Photography Business” Van Driel speaks about the mistakes of talented photographers who ruin their businesses, only because they neglect commercial ‘rules’.

12:30pm – 1:15pm Presentation: The American Society of Media Photographers “The Future of Photography” Are we over saturating our culture with imagery or is visual imagery simply the foremost way we communicate? Presented by Gail Mooney

1:30pm – 2:30pm Panel: Rock Paper Photo “Beyond the Picture: The Art of Selling Music Photography” What does it take for music and entertainment photographers to successfully market and sell their work? Panelists: Anna Webber, Baron Wolman, Julie Grahame

2:45pm – 3:45pm Artist Talk: Wyatt Gallery “Using Your Photography to Make A Difference” Wyatt Gallery talks about his show “Tent Life: Haiti” and discusses his experience with Discover how you can use your style of photography to make a difference.

4:00pm – 5:00pm Talk: En Foco “Foot in the Door” Getting your “Foot in the Door,” is a seminar for emerging photographers and photo-based artists looking to prepare themselves for new opportunities, and take their marketing to the next level.

5:15pm – 6:15pm Community Collaborations Community-based art is a hyphenated field in which artists collaborate with people whose lives directly inform the subject matter to express collective meaning, help participants find their voice, and build community. Panelists: Petruska Bazin Larsen (The Laundromat Project), Leah Cohen (Red Hook Justice Project), Katie Kline (ICP), Lorie Novak (NYU) and teen photographers. Presented by Lorie Novak

6:30pm – 7:30pm “Talk: The Impossible Project “Embracing the Impossible” This is the story of how a handful of passionate analog instant film enthusiasts saved the last remaining Polaroid plant and all the adversities they had to overcome.”



11:15am – 12:15pm The Impossible Project “An Introduction to Impossible Film and the Polaroid 600 Camera” This workshop is designed to explore the full potential and versatility of any Polaroid 600 series camera. Register here:

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lomography “Introduction to Lomography” The history and philosophy of Lomography. Try out a Lomography camera for yourself as we take aphotowalk around the park. Register here:

2:00pm – 3:00pm Lomography “Diana F+” Join us to learn the basics of the Diana F+ camera while getting some useful tips & tricks on how to get the best images. Register here: 

3:30pm – 4:30pm International Center of Photography “How to Make a Camera out of Anything” This workshop takes a quick look at the history, theory, and practice of pinhole photography and participants make their own camera. Presented by Liz SalesRegister here:

5:00pm – 6:00pm Lomography “Plastic Fantastic Workshop” From multi-lens marvels like the Actionsampler, Supersampler, Oktomat, and Pop 9, to the 170 degree-grabbing magic of the Fisheye and Fisheye2. Register here:

6:15pm – 7:15pm Orwo “Film Winding Workshop/Demonstration” Presented by George Campbell Registration not required. 

7:30pm – 8:30pm Lomography “Lomographic Lightpainting” Light up Brooklyn with color-splashed, flash-popped, light-streaked Lomographic masterpieces. Register here:

10:00am – 5:00pm Center for Alternative Processes “One Day Tintype Workshop” This will be an intensive one-day introduction to the tintype process that was the leading mode of photography in the 1850′s and 1860′s. Cost: $250 registration + $50 materials fee Register here:

8:30pm FotoVisura presents “Women in Photography”
 Adriana Teresa Letorney will showcase a selection of work by emerging women photographers from the FotoVisuracommunity.


11:15am – 12:15pm Talk: “Copyright 2.0” Copyright 2.0 will review key provisions of the Copyright law that all photographers should know, and will challenge listeners to think about how the law and user’s behavior must be reformed to make the law more effective. Presented by Michelle Bogre

12:30pm – 1:30pm Artist Talk: Janelle Lynch “Los Jardines de Mexico” Lynch will discuss her recent work, including the work from her book “Los Jardines de Mexico.” Presented by The Camera Club of New York

2:00pm – 3:00pm Panel: “Photography as Activism” This presentation will include a brief history of activist photography, and then a panel of committed photographers will present current projects and discuss their role as advocacy journalists. Panelists TBA Presented by Michelle Bogre

3:15pm – 4:15pm Panel: The Center for Photography at Woodstock “Surface Tension” A curatorial discussion of recent exhibitions which present work by photographic artists which free the medium of its traditional documentary impulse, instead creating images which push our understanding of what a photograph could and should become via gestures of abstraction, deconstruction, and manipulation by the artists’ hand. Panelists: Ariel Shanberg (Executive Director, CPW), Akemi Hiatt (Program Associate, CPW), Michael Foley (Foley Gallery), and other panelist(s) TBA

4:30pm – 5:30pm Talk: The Impossible Project “Embracing the Impossible” This is the story of how a handful of passionate analog instant film enthusiasts saved the last remaining Polaroid plant and all the adversities they had to overcome.



11:15am – 12:15pm Lomography “Meet the Lovely Diana Mini” In this workshop we explore all the tricks and techniques that the Diana Mini is capable of! Register here:

12:30pm – 1:30pm The Impossible Project “An Introduction to Impossible film and The Polaroid SX-70 Camera” Delve into the magical world of the iconic Polaroid SX-70 camera with the new Impossible Project film. Register here:

2:00pm – 3:00pm Lomography “The Legacy of the LC-A” The ultimate meet and greet to the camera that started it all: The Lomo LC-A! Register here:

3:30pm – 4:30pm International Center of Photography “How to Make a Camera out of Anything” This workshop takes a quick look at the history, theory, and practice of pinhole photography and participants will make their own pinhole camera. Presented by Liz Sales Register here:

5:00pm – 6:00pm Lomography “La Sardina Skylines” Say hello to the 35mm sardine can camera, La Sardina! Register here: 


11:00am – 5:00pm The Center for Alternative Photography “Tintype Photo Booth” If you are looking for a portrait photograph that captures the passion of your unique, individual personality, step into our portable tintype photo booth and experience the magic of this 19th century photographic process! Cost $35 public / $30 for Penumbra Foundation members More information here:

All photos: Peggy Roalf

NOTE: DART is a media sponsor – and a big fan – of Photoville.


Rembrandt self-portrait from Kenwood House now on view in NYC at The MET

April 13, 2012

NEW YORK, NY.- Kenwood House, the London museum that holds the art collection known as the Iveagh Bequest, is closed for renovations until fall 2013. By special arrangement, Rembrandt’s Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1665), which has never before traveled outside Europe, is on loan to The Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 20, 2012. This great canvas now hangs next to the Metropolitan Museum’s own Self-Portrait by Rembrandt of 1660, providing a rare opportunity to compare the two works which, although close in date, are utterly different in scale, format, and expression. Both were painted during a period of economic difficulties for the artist. The loan is also an occasion for the Museum to bring together in one gallery the late Rembrandts from the collection, including Aristotle with a Bust of Homer (1653), Hendricke Stoffels (mid-1650s), The Standard Bearer (1654), and Woman with a Pink (ca. 1660-64).

as some of you know i am a big fan of Rembrandt along with Caravaggio whom cindy sherman parodied his painting of Bacchus whom he parodied a number of times

caravaggio-sick-bacchus, self portrait

then again with

caravaggio bacchas, young italian boy

i do love painting which inspires my photography, well off to the met to see naked before the camera and Rembrandt, not a bad days plan. maybe we can go to the opening of Lillian Bassmans exhibit tonight at Stanley Wise Gallery.

About Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman was born in 1917 into an immigrant family of free-thinking intellectuals, and was brought up with a mindset that allowed her to live as an independent and unconventional woman.She worked as a textile designer and fashion illustrator before working at Harper’s Bazaar with Alexey Brodovitch, and ultimately becoming a photographer. Bassman’s fashion images are unique, and acheieve their effect through manipulation in the dark room. Appearing in Harper’s Bazaar from the 1940’s to the 1960’s, her work was categorized by their elegance and grace.Bassman had transformed these photographs into original works of art through her darkroom techniques in which she blurs and bleaches the images, investing them with poetry, mystery, and glamour.
take care: jene

Murder is my business, Weegee at ICP, impressions on a young mind

March 19, 2012

the other day, being slow for me, which is really a good thing in that it gives me leisure  time to catch up with this metropolis ever flow and ebb of events, i took a stroll over to ICP see their weegee exhibit.

new york’s history is interesting to me, i even wrote a theatrical history article stored in lincoln center library.  i’ve lived here 48 years on and off but still consider this my home city and yet i don’t know half of what’s transpired here.

oh why couldn’t my city be Paris,  ghost have traveled both, oh well it is what it is

walking down the stairs underneath the replica of a colt revolver and  seeing the opening blown up picture on the wall of weegee perched on a window ledge with his speed graflex poised to snap the shutter i said ‘ i know where that is.’ and so i was hooked right away.

the galleries of this exhibit in ICP basement are full of gritty 8×10 pictures which show an invasive side of new york i’ve not known. the streets i’ve know, the names of clubs remembered but long forgotten by most.

it was a time in the city when policemen wore wool overcoats saying ‘move along now’ and people obeyed. paddy wagons littered the streets as did the corpses weegee’s subjects. there he was ‘johnny on the spot’ snapping pictures of accident victims waiting for ambulances,

covered corpses laying where they fell and the ever present crowd of gawkers.

but what surprised me were the many pictures of weegee, camera ready to grab the shot. there was no mention of who his accomplice was taking the picture of him. he was always ready to promote himself.

it’s been said weegee set up some of the scenes he photographed with the ever helping policemen around. i guess for a few bucks a cup of java or quick produced cigar things got done and no one was hurt. who cared if a body was in the hallway of in the vestibule for a better shot. dead men tell no tales.

the ledge where weegee perched was across the street from police headquarters where the shift turned out for duty calls in the street long before it became famous for property room where the french connection heroin disappeared. new york was different then as it is now in the co-op apartments of old domed headquarters.

this exhibit showed what weegees life was like beginning with a replica of his room, small cot, tear sheets pinned on the wall, radio beside on a table of the ever police scanner by his side.

there is a picture of weegee working out of the trunk of his 38 chevy typewriter, camera, flashbulbs and the ever present box of cigars.  i thought how could a person live like this?

but there are plenty of other pictures of celebrities, celebrations and people everywhere, dead or alive. one of weegees favorite escape places was coney island where new yorkers thronged from summers heat. he loved recording people and  new york of the time.  weegee was a part of new york and new york a part of him, inseperable.

i can almost smell the cigar smoke. surely  murder was his business.

Art Strong Bags, a sponsor of the 2012 Armory show

March 10, 2012

a friend of ours company ART STRONG BAGS is one of the sponsors of the Armory art show on pier 92 & 94 this weekend. Mary Nguyen pictured here

is the company’s president, founder and problem solver who came up with a solution of how to transport and protect art in a very convenient way. despite the aluminum  look it’s a very lightweight way to carry art and it’s green although it looks silver, green in that it’s very tough reusable and doesn’t fill trash heaps.

here is what Mary has to say about this product. artstrong bags are the most durable bags in the marketplace. Created with 5X the protection of normal bags, artstrong bags start with two layers of polyethylene bubbles sandwiched between one layer of fire retardant metallized polyester film and one layer of white polyethylene. Then we use shock-absorbing polyethylene foam that is filled with thousands of air cells that are resilient, anti-lint/dust/static free. The inside is lined with a superbly soft technologically innovative fabric that resists scratches and snags. Finally, our bags are sewn at the edges and reinforced with tough nylon to provide the most secure edges.

Art strong display is located just inside the entrance of pier 92, one doesn’t have to pay and enter the Armory show to see and feel them as they are before ticket entry, so if you want to play with them first hand you can do so

Art Strong display booth

right off the lounge area, heck you can even lounge around looking cool without spending money while people might think you’re an artist if you don’t wear a suit.

or you may find people wandering around the show as we did here at the contemporary ticket booth.

these bags are a great product filling a much needed demand in the art world. so if you’re considering purchasing a piece of art and want to carry it home safe and sound i would suggest you stop by and see what’s offered. after all we can’t be too careful of our loved ones can we?

i wonder who picked out the Art Strong model on their web site, must have been an interesting casting call at least.

oh well it’s nice to have fun and no animals were harmed writing this blog

jene youtt

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