Events & Discussions
by Stephen Frailey, Chair
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|1||VideoPhotographers As Advocates: A New Way to Change the World||--||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoLatin American Fotografia 4 Jurors Present The "Los Diez" Winners||--||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoAmerican Photography 31 Jurors and Photographers in Discussion||--||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoLatin American Ilustracion 4 "Los Diez" Winners||--||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoAmerican Illustration 34 Jurors and Illustrators in Discussion||--||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoArtists Moving Into Motion Panel||--||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoInternational Motion Art Awards 4 Winners Presentation||--||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoOne Ring Circus: On Collecting Unlikely Photographs||BFA Photography and Video, in conjunction with Swann Auction Galleries and the International Center for Photography’s exhibition, “Hunt’s Three Ring Circus: American Groups Before 1950,” presents a panel discussion between collectors W.M. Hunt, Daile Kaplan and Josh Sapan. W.M. Hunt is a collector, curator and consultant whose exhibition, “Hunt’s Three Ring Circus: American Groups Before 1950,” is currently being presented in conjunction with the International Center for Photography at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery through January 2016. His book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture), was published in 2011. Daile Kaplan is Photographs Specialist on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow and vice president and director of photographs at Swann Auction Galleries. Her collection of three-dimensional decorative and functional objects embellished with photographs, which she named "pop photographica," has been exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, the Morgan Museum and Library, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Les Rencontres d'Arles, in France. Josh Sapan is the President and CEO of AMC Networks, the company that operates the cable channels AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, WE tv and SundanceTV. The channels, movies, documentaries and series created under his guidance have won multiple awards including Emmys, Golden Globes, Oscars and Peabodys. Sapan serves on the board of trustees of People For The American Way and the Museum of the Moving Image. He is a highly idiosyncratic collector and his photography book, The Big Picture: America in Panorama, with an introduction by Luc Sante, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2013.||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoThe 36th Annual W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography||BFA Photography and Video presents the 36th annual W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography and Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism. The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to photographers whose work is judged by a panel of experts in the compassionate tradition of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith. The program includes presentations of photo essays by this year’s grant and fellowship recipients and finalists, a unique tribute to the work of W. Eugene Smith and a special keynote speech. The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Harbers Family Foundation, Anastasia Photo, Canon USA, Swann Auction Galleries, Aperture, Center for Creative Photography (CCP), the International Center Of Photography (ICP), MediaStorm, Photo District News (PDN) and the School of Visual Arts.||11/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||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|
|11||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|
|12||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|
|13||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|
|14||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|
|15||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|
|16||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|
|17||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|
|18||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|
|19||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|
|20||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|
|21||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|
|22||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2013 - Latin American Ilustracion||12/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2013 - AI32 Live Cover Project||12/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2013 - International Motion Art Awards||12/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||VideoKeren Moscovitch||--||5/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||VideoPDN's 30||Strategies for Young Working Photographers||5/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2012 - American Photography||--||12/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2012 - American Illustration||--||12/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|29||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2012 - Latin American Fotografia & Illustracion Premiere||--||12/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|30||VideoAI-AP Big Talk 2012- Int'l Motion Art Awards||--||12/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|31||VideoPhilip Levine and Andrew Moore in Conversation||--||11/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|32||VideoThe Unseen Eye||--||11/29/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|33||VideoArt Brewer||BFA Photography Present "'Art Brewer' A Life in the Surf" on November 4th, 2010||11/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|34||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.