Events & Discussions
by Stephen Frailey, Chair
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|1||VideoStephen Frailey & Mark Alice Durant in Conversation||Foley Gallery, in collaboration with DEAR DAVE, magazine presents a conversation with the magazine's editor, Stephen Frailey, and editor at large, Mark Alice Durant. This event was held in conjunction with an exhibition of works by over 50 artists that have been featured in the publication, in celebration of its 20th issue.||4/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2014 - Everyday Everywhere. The Instagram-Based Movement Panel Discussion||Moderator: David Shonauer - Editor, Pro Photo Daily Panelists: Michael Shaw - Founding Editor, http://www.bagnewsnotes.com John Edwin Mason - Associate Professor, University of Virginia Austin Merrill - Writer and Editor Stephen Mayes - Consultant, Visual Communications Whitney Johnson - Photo Director, The New Yorker||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2014 - Latin American Fotografia||Presentation of the Latin American Fotografia 3 winners and "The Ten".||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2014 - The Interview: Sam Weber and Dan Winters||Sam Weber - Illustrator and Host, Your Dreams My Nightmares Dan Winters - Photographer, Illustrator||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2014 - Latin American Ilustracion||Presentation of the Latin American Ilustracion 3 winners and "The Ten".||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2014 - American Photography 30 and American Illustration 33 Jury/Designers Panel Discussion||Moderator: Bob Newman - Creative Consultant, Newmanology Panelists: Chris Dixon - Creative Director, Vanity Fair Karen Frank - Photo Director, ESPN The Magazine Marti Golon - Art Director, Reader's Digest Cory Jacobs - Curator, Gallery at Hermes Len Small - Art Director, Nautilus||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2014 - Artists Transition Into Motion with the International Art Awards 3 Winners Presentation||Moderator: David Shonauer - Editor, MAP Panelists: Richard Borge - Illustrator, Animator Stephen Mallon - Photographer, Filmmaker||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoIsaac Diggs and Edward Hillel in Conversation with Vicki Goldberg||Photographer and SVA faculty member Isaac Diggs and artist Edward Hillel talk about their collaborative project 125th: Time in Harlem (IDEH 2014) with writer and historian Vicki Goldberg.||11/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoPDN's 30 Strategies for Young Working Photographers in 2014||A panel of photographers featured in PDN's 30, the magazine's annual roundup of new talent, offers perspectives on getting started in the industry. Panelists discuss how they got to where they are today, what they learned in school and what they wish they had been taught, and offer their career advice. This seminar is a must for any young photographer beginning his or her career. Presented by BFA Photography in partnership with the American Society of Media Photographers, Canson, Offset, Photo District News and Sony.||4/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2013 - Introduction & Mobile Photography Panel||Part of a two-day celebration of the American Photography 29, American Illustration 32, Latin American Fotografia and Illustracion and International Motion Awards. The program includes presentation of awards, discussions between jurors and designers from this year's competitions, and more.||12/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2013 - Latin American Fotografia||Part of a two-day celebration of the American Photography 29, American Illustration 32, Latin American Fotografia and Illustracion and International Motion Awards. The program includes presentation of awards, discussions between jurors and designers from this year's competitions, and more.||12/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2013 - Jurors Panel||Part of a two-day celebration of the American Photography 29, American Illustration 32, Latin American Fotografia and Illustracion and International Motion Awards. The program includes presentation of awards, discussions between jurors and designers from this year's competitions, and more.||12/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2013 - Latin American Ilustracion||12/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2013 - AI32 Live Cover Project||12/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2013 - International Motion Art Awards||12/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoKeren Moscovitch||--||5/17/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoPDN's 30||Strategies for Young Working Photographers||5/17/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2012 - American Photography||--||12/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2012 - American Illustration||--||12/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2012 - Latin American Fotografia & Illustracion Premiere||--||12/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2012- Int'l Motion Art Awards||--||12/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoPhilip Levine and Andrew Moore in Conversation||--||11/12/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoThe Unseen Eye||--||11/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||VideoArt Brewer||BFA Photography Present "'Art Brewer' A Life in the Surf" on November 4th, 2010||11/16/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||VideoTransit Dubai - 07/08/09||--||11/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eric Weeks||--||11/7/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
Andrew Moore and Philip Levine
The first time I heard the term Ruin Porn was through this lecture. Perhaps I live in an artistic backwater. I am still coming to grips with the definition of the term and trying to decide whether it is a fad, a derogatory classification, or both.
Moore's Detroit Dissembled has earned him praise and scorn. While I enjoyed his discussion of the work, what intrigued me more was what was exposed peripherally about the nature of documentary style photography - particularly when it is a single subject. It can lead to considerable admonishment, especially when the photographer is viewed as an outsider.
Moore is not the first photographer, and certainly will not be the last, to be shunned for this style of work. Photographs by Dorothea Lange and some of the other photographers employed by the Resettlement and Farm Security Administrations during the Great Depression came under similar criticism. The act of documentary, whether it be artistic or photo journalistic, is not without consequence. Arturo Perez-Reverte's "The Painter of Battles" is an excellent fictional treatment of this.
I found it interesting to compare Moore's work with that of Camilo Jose Vergara in the "Sense of Place" series by MIT.