|SPOTLIGHT/ April 20, 2010|
Behind Walls: Girls' Education and Daily Life in Rural
Photographs by Amy Thompson Avishai
Halima and Najia look out from an entrance to the
dormitory grounds, 2004. Photo by Amy Thompson Avishai
The Dar Taliba is a girls' dormitory located in
southern Morocco, in El Hanchane, a small dusty town between the tourist spots
of Marrakesh and Essaouira. Because of economic limitations and cultural
traditions, up to ninety percent of women in rural Morocco are illiterate. Dormitories
like these have been built across the country as part of a national initiative
to help girls in remote areas receive a secondary education.
"I wanted to take an intimate look at the everyday lives of ordinary
girls who were taking part in this historic process. I also hoped to
reconnect with the country where I had lived for years as a young girl,
when my father served as the U.S. military attaché to the Muslim nation."
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After Photography: Lecture by Fred Ritchin
Presented by the Photographic Resource Center
Thursday, April 29, 2010, 7:00pm
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Building 20F, in West Village
In a digital environment, what can emerge from a medium transformed? How will it change us as people? And how can we influence what comes next?
Fred Ritchin is author of the recently published book, After Photography,and has been writing on the digital challenge for media since a major article for The New York TimesMagazine in 1984. He is professor of Photography and Imaging at New York
University's Tisch School of the Arts, and this year is a guest curator at the New York Photo Festival.
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Call for Entries for the New York Photo Awards
New York Photo Festival
Open call to talented photographers from all over the world: the annual New York Photo Awards are open for submissions!
Now is your chance to have your work exposed to some of the most sought-after experts of the photography world during the busiest photography month in New York City.
Winners receive over $1000 in prizes including a Canon S90 camera, courtesy of B&H, as well as a Spyder 3 Studio, courtesy of Datacolor.
For information, visit: www.newyorkphotoawards.com
The FotoVisura Latin American Pavilion
The FotoVisura Latin American Pavilion is proud to announce its participation in the third annual New York Photo Festival, May 12-16, Brooklyn, New York.
The FotoVisura Latin American Pavilion is curated by Adriana Teresa, co-founder of FotoVisura and Visura Media and is proud to include into its curriculum
Contemporary Latin American Photography Panel Discussions:
Part I: A curators perspective,Fri., May 13, 5:30-6:20
Part II:An artists perspective, Sat., May 15, 7:30-8:20
For complete information, visit http://www.fotovisurapavilion.com
The Jewish Museum: South African Photographs by David Goldblatt
May 02, 2010 - September 19, 2010, The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York NY 10128
David Goldblatt is one of South Africa's most highly
regarded photographers. As both citizen and photographer, he was
witness to apartheid's infiltration into every aspect of South African
life. The Jewish Museum will present an exhibition of 150 black and
white photographs by Goldblatt that focus on South Africa's human
landscape in the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.
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Susan Meiselas Exhibit at the Hood Museum of Art
April 10 - June 20, 2010, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Susan Meiselas, best known for her work covering the political
upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and 1980s, is one of the most
socially engaged photographers of our time. This exhibition is structured around three key projects that exemplify the evolution of Meiselas's process
and approach, and it encourages
cross-disciplinary dialogue around issues of art, anthropology, and
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Three Stage Tour Chicago
Brought to you by Resource Magazine and Hasselblad
April 22, 2010
Come test out the new Hasselblad H4D, Broncolor lighting, experience the
shoots of three of Chicago's top photographers, and Don't forget:
Resource Magazine will bring you a Chicago style Cocktail party and BBQ
from 7-11pm. The whole industry will be there.
Special presentations, demos, photo shoots all day, 2-8pm. Party, 7-11pm.
Prairie Productions 1314 Randolph Chicago, IL 60607
is a new website for photographers, NGOs, journalists, editors, and
students to create and explore documentary websites investigating
critical issues facing the world today. Recent exhibits have explored
oil workers in the Niger River Delta, male sex workers in India,
Central American immigrant women during their journey north, and Iraqi
and Afghan refugees in Greece. Click here to view all of the exhibits.
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