Regarding Place: Photo Media Invitational

Last night I drove out to the Tower of Fine Arts Center Gallery at The College at Brockport to view Regarding Place: Photo Media Invitational. Artists in the exhibition include Molly Landreth, Angela Kelly, Suzanne E. Szucs, and Pinky Bass.

Landreth exhibited photographs from her project Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America. I was first introduced to Molly’s work during the Photo 2.0 — Online Photographic Thinking panel discussion back in October.

Kelly exhibited photographs from her new series Catharsis. Angela was one of my professors at RIT and it was great to see her again. Tomorrow I will share a post about her lecture Catharsis: Images of Post Conflict Belfast 2010-­11 which I attended last night after viewing the exhibition. She was great, which came to no surprise.

Szucs exhibited prints from her Sketch 4 I.D. series and her project Breathing in Place which included prints (Lake Superior #1, 2, 3, Lake Ontario #2) and a video (Lake Ontario, Tina). I really enjoyed the video.

Bass exhibited a few projects, and somehow I only caught one of the wall labels! Sorry! The gelatin silver prints with embroidery thread hung with platinum holders and Plexiglass is her series Contemplating My Internal Organs. This is the work by the bookshelf. Speaking of bookshelf, it held books of each of the artists which I thought was a nice addition to the exhibition. I uploaded a very short video clip of Megan Sullivan operating one of Bass’ sculptural pieces. Using a foot petal, the image strip moves creating a series of tones. It was lovely. I really wish I caught the wall label! Does anyone know the title?

The exhibition is on view through this Sunday (February 19) for any locals who have yet to see it. Go!

For more information on the exhibition you can read the Brockport Press Release and view the Brockport YouTube video. Also Kitty Hubbard, the curator of the exhibition, set up a Facebook group to encourage a dialogue amongst artists and audience – head over and join the conversation!

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PAGE ONE and Photo 2.0

At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society?

Last night I finally got around to watching PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES.

I was most interested in the conversation that unfolded focusing on new/social media. David Carr at one point says, “Why talk when you can tweet?”, and I instantly flashed back to the Photo 2.0 — Online Photographic Thinking panel discussion with Andy Adams (moderator), Molly Landreth, Amy Stein and Philip Toledano at the SPE Northeast conference last month at Light Work. I’m just realizing now I never posted about it! Where did this last month go?! Anyways, I’ll get around to it, but in the meantime I would like to point out a moment at the end of the discussion when everyone was packing up and leaving for dinner. I walked up to the podium to introduce myself to Andy Adams and found myself waiting in line. While I was on deck, I was behind a woman who was voicing her disgust regarding the presence of Twitter during the panel discussion. See, before the conversation even started, Andy had invited the audience to participate in the Twitter feed using the hashtag #FlakPhoto and/or mentioning @FlakPhoto. While the four panel participants were discussing Photo 2.0 you could look around the auditorium and see more than half of the room tweeting away on their smart phones and devices. I know I was tweeting and re-tweeting and having even Andy re-tweeting my tweets! That was the point! We’re sharing news and communicating on a global scale in real time.

Speaking of real time, the panel discussion was streaming live! Participants were not limited to those sitting in the auditorium of Light Work, but they really could have been viewing and interacting from anywhere.

The question proposed in the quote above, “what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society?” Why does it have to be one or the other? Something to think about, that’s for sure!

I do not subscribe to The New York Times (printed newspaper or online). Honestly, I don’t see a need to. Considering I currently work for a printed journal, I realize how that statement is pure blasphemy. I follow @nytimes and @nytimesarts (among others) on Twitter. I watch my local news. I feel like I’m getting my fill. What do you think? Do you still buy the paper? Why or why not?

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photos from the Official Movie Site
caption information: A scene from PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

PAGE ONE and Photo 2.0

“At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society?” –Page One

Last night I finally got around to watching PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES.

I was most interested in the conversation that unfolded focusing on new/social media. David Carr at one point says, “Why talk when you can tweet?”, and I instantly flashed back to the Photo 2.0 — Online Photographic Thinking panel discussion with Andy Adams (moderator), Molly Landreth, Amy Stein and Philip Toledano at the SPE Northeast conference last month at Light Work. I’m just realizing now I never posted about it! Where did this last month go?! Anyways, I’ll get around to it, but in the meantime I would like to point out a moment at the end of the discussion when everyone was packing up and leaving for dinner. I walked up to the podium to introduce myself to Andy Adams and found myself waiting in line. While I was on deck, I was behind a woman who was voicing her disgust regarding the presence of Twitter during the panel discussion. See, before the conversation even started, Andy had invited the audience to participate in the Twitter feed using the hashtag #FlakPhoto and/or mentioning @FlakPhoto. While the four panel participants were discussing Photo 2.0 you could look around the auditorium and see more than half of the room tweeting away on their smart phones and devices. I know I was tweeting and re-tweeting and having even Andy re-tweeting my tweets! That was the point! We’re sharing news and communicating on a global scale in real time.

Speaking of real time, the panel discussion was streaming live! Participants were not limited to those sitting in the auditorium of Light Work, but they really could have been viewing and interacting from anywhere.

The question proposed in the quote above, “what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society?” Why does it have to be one or the other? Something to think about, that’s for sure!

I do not subscribe to The New York Times (printed newspaper or online). Honestly, I don’t see a need to. Considering I currently work for a printed journal, I realize how that statement is pure blasphemy. I follow @nytimes and @nytimesarts (among others) on Twitter. I watch my local news. I feel like I’m getting my fill. What do you think? Do you still buy the paper? Why or why not?


photos from the Official Movie Site
caption information: A scene from PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.


01/28/12
PLEASE NOTE: originally posted on my old blog, I’m slowly moving over my favorite posts!