November 10th, 2013
November 10th, 2013
November 9th, 2013
October 30th, 2013
October 25th, 2013
Clarire Oliver presents Diggs & Hillel: 125th:Time in Harlem
“125th: Time in Harlem examines Harlem’s paradox of place: the tension between the everyday reality of its streets – often contentious, always complex – and the cultural brand it has established in our collective imagination.
The project includes the book, exhibitions, and a series of public programs. The project’s aim is to extend the experience generated by the photographs through exchange and public participation at events and forums. Our hope is to encourage reflection on the past and future of Harlem, New York and other urban centers in rapid flux, and to explore the roles that artists and cultural thinkers play in imagining and shaping our communities.”
October 24th, 2013
The show is ostensibly called The Panic Room. This show is about the de-stabilization of the human subject. “If the subject is not in threat of vanishing, then it’s not truly understood.”
October 23rd, 2013
If you know who is Robert Capa, an amazing Hungarian photographer who covered 5 wars, and died during the Indochina war stepping on a landline. It was his 100th birthday yesterday and we had a celebrate at International Center of Photography, founded by his brother, Cornell Capa, who is also a photographer.
Let’s take a moment to look at these iconic images by Robert, which he risked his life photographing.
“If your picture are not good enough, you are not close enough.” Robert Capa.
October 17th, 2013
I came across Nick Brandt’s images online a few weeks ago: beautiful monotone images, powerful compositions, and in his wildlife images, it looks as if the animals are posing. Finally get to see the real print and they are truly stunning, gorgeous and heart wrenching. In his interview he further claims that it is getting harder and harder to take these pictures as there are fewer and fewer wildlife left every year and there are pictures that he waited for weeks to come by. Amazing series, hats off.
October 16th, 2013
Congratulations to my professor at ICP Harvey Stein for his new book release: Harlem Streets. The images show his enthusiasm and friendliness for African America which has started 20 years ago. Harvey has also published another book earlier : Coney Island in 40 years. The book signing is held today at Rizzoli bookstore on 57 street, very classy and charming little store locatded in the heart of Manhattan.
October 15th, 2013
Here’s how he rolls: street photographer Harvey Stein showed me his camera during the end of the class: two well-used Leicas MP4, one with leica 21mm 3.4 super angulon, another with 35mm, ISO 100 T-Max B&W film, hyperfocus setting at f8, handheld meter. If you think that doesn’t work, he has been photographing in the street for more than 40 years, and his images had been published in The New Yorker, Time, Life, Esquire, American Heritage, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest to name a few.