5:30pm - 7:00pm
31 West 57th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
It's the launch of a a book of photographs made by the photographer Yvon consisting of views of Paris in the 1920s. It's edited by Robert Stevens, who is a true gentleman. Robert showed me a copy he got from the printers before it was all finalised and it looks beautiful.
Sombra Projects is proud to present its inaugural exhibition, a collaborative effort dedicated to showcasing social documentary photography within a fine art aesthetic.
May 12-16, 2010
Location: Tivoli Room, Café Bar, Dumbo General Store. 111 Front Street, Brooklyn. NYC.
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm (Bar open till late)
Jason Andrew, Richard Ashe, Lyric Cabral, Francesca Cao, Tiffany Clark, Christina Clusiau, Julia Gillard, Chiara Goia, Lucy Helton, Yo Imae, Shiori Kawasaki, Yasutaka Kojima, Tiana Markova-Gold, Shizuka Minami, Kathryn Obermaier, Christina Paige, Pax Paloscia, Elizabeth Rubincam, Deidre Schoo, Gabriele Stabile, Nicole Tung, Tom White, Tadej Znidarcic.
Here's the Details:
MJR Film Grant
So we want to try something new. Something more hands-on… We want to remain connected with the our community and provide support in the best way we know how.
The MJR Film Grant is our effort to try and put those sentiments into practice.
We want to help you realize your project and we understand the level of commitment it takes to keep pushing the analogue medium. So, in addition to supplying $500 worth of film, we want to start a conversation. This is where the information/drinks evening, portfolio reviews and the winner’s event come into play – it’s all an opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to get to know the wider photographic community.
Shooting film takes commitment – a commitment we at MJR understand and appreciate. That is why we want to help you realize your project. Not another faceless competition where JPGs fly through the air and winners are announced in helvetica, MJR is actually proposing that we meet. Connect and converse.
+ A proposal outlining the work to be undertaken or continued with the grant, saved as a PDF. Please include a short bio and personal statement.
+ 7 to 12 images, analogue capture only, that either support the proposal or showcase your work to the best of your ability. This may be a collection of single images or a more formal collection.
+ Files must be 1200 pixels on the longest side @ 72dpi.
+ Deadline for the competition is June 1, 2010
+ Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please title your images: Surname_First name_sequence number.jpg
Please title your proposal: Surname_First name_proposal.pdf
Please title your artist statement: Surname_First name _statement.pdf
My Grandad jokes that above the door to Parliament in Westminster is a sign that reads "As concerned as I am with your problems, I'm doing alright thanks." That about sums up my attitude to most politicians too.
Anyway, John Harris of The Guardian has been doing a series on some of the political parties outside of the Liberal/Labour/Conservative mainstream which includes this one from Peckham in South London, where I lived for many years.
Oh and if you're voting today: Not the fucking Tories please.