Sacrificing the population


This photograph by John Kolesidis/Reuters of a Greek Protestor being detained by a policeman in riot gear adorned the front page of NY Times today.  It may have been my slightly sleepy perception as I retrieved the paper from the driveway but the notion flashed through my mind that it was a severed head the policeman was holding.  This in turn triggered thoughts of the way cultures such as the Aztecs performed human sacrifice to appease the gods in times of trouble.  Well, I thought, it perhaps could be said that our politicians and powerful financial managers are today sacrificing the population in a time of trouble that they for the most part caused.

Nature Within Closing Reception - June 25th 2pm

Nature Within @ Front Space 
June 3 - July 1, 2011
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 25th, 2-5pm
Address: 555 Broadway, New York, NY (between Prince & Spring St.)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11AM-6PM


Nature Within
Curated by Minny Lee

June 03, 2011 - July 01, 2011

Artists:Vicky Amian Azcoitia, Alejandra Ugarte Bedwell, Sieglinde Cassel, Tara Cronin, Christian Erroi, Rachel Gardam, Sarah Girner, Sheila Griffin, Becky Holladay, Daniel Kukla, Minny Lee, Ruben E. Reyes, Liz Sales, Erica Silberstein, Yasmine Soiffer, Brendon Stuart, Hiroshi Sumiyama, Alessandro Vecchi, Tom White, and Ann Woo



ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present "Nature Within" at Front Space, curated by Minny Lee.

Nature Within features the recent works of twenty photographers from diverse backgrounds comprising ten different countries. Their photographic genre ranges from documentary and photojournalism to conceptual and all have had their prior works featured in galleries throughout the world.

In a world and society faced with monumental environmental issues and crises, our concern for nature grows by the day. This concern and cognizance of the gravity of the problem are at odds with society's needs to keep up with our increasing population and big businesses' desire to increase the bottom line. Nature Within is an exhibition that attempts to rethink our relationship and existence within nature. The exhibition takes us to a personal space and place embedded within our experience with it.

Many of the photographs in the exhibition do not have an overt human presence. In the subject matter, however, there are trace elements of society. Some photographs were taken on a familiar American city street or Local Park, while others were taken in places as geographically distant as Bolivia, Israel and South Korea. Whether the photographers produced work locally or while traveling abroad, nature is omnipresent in the photographs, and the images unveil how we live within it and in respond to its power.

Capture and Release: The ICP 2010–2011 Full-Time Student Exhibition


Tonight I'll be attending the exhibition opening of the full time students at the ICP. Having had the pleasure of teaching on the photojournalism course, I look forward to the celebration of the culmination of their studies.  Well done guys. Now the really hard work starts...!



© Evi Lemberger


© Yuki Shingai


2010 - 2011 Full Time Student Exhibition 

General Studies in Photography
Documentary Photography & Photohournalism

opening reception
Friday, June 24, 6 to 9pm

exhibition
June 25 - August 14, 2011

curated by
Alison Morley and Marina Berio

After a year of intense work, sweat and happiness, we are proud to invite you to our exhibition.

General Studies

Sofie Barfoed
Amanda Bauer
Ana Baumann
Catherine Moore Bettis
Sabrina Blaichman
Diederick Bulstra
Jared Buschang
Morena Buser
Ininaa Camp
Ana Jacinto Carranca
Christina Cuccurullo
Jessica Dean
Vanessa Deflache
Kristen Dorata
Isabel Figueroa
Eleonora Flammini
April Genet
Federico Grandicelli
León Grauer
Tyler Guthrie
Abby Harrison
Damien Hickel
Katie Hosmer
Yarimar Jiménez
DoYeon Kim
Daniel Krost
Daniel Lacin
Tom La Sala
Alexandra Lethbridge
Giuliana Mackler
Laura Macrini
Graciela Mazon
Flávia Palladino
Laís Pontes
Julie Quon
Vanessa Rojo de la Vega
Sarah Rossi
Justin F. Rouse
Alexandre Sanchez
Koki Sato
Yuki Shingai
Weng San Sit
Verena Smit
Lauren Swartzbaugh
Natalya Tolstukhina
Noit Zakay

Documentary and Photojournalism

Amira Al-Sharif
Giulia Bianchi
Millinee Chaisrihar
Fernanda Claro
Jackson Couse
Mason Dent
Jessica Earnshaw
Mike Fernandez
Ryan Field
Kirsty Griffin
Romina Hendlin
Mads Holm
Monica Kapoor
Orly Kaufman
Nicole Kenney
Marily Konstantinopoulou
Evi Lemberger
Guy Merin
Steven G. Mora
Alakananda Nag
Sofie Olsen
Asmita Parelkar
Brian Sunghun Park
Carolina Patlis
Allison Payne
Benjamin Petit
Pete Pin
Pepe Rubio Larrauri
Javier Sirvent
Shingo Urier
Sofia Verzbolovskis

The Contemporary Slavery Symposium at Ext Art NYC.

If you're in NYC tonight, Friday 3rd of June, don't miss the opening reception of Nature Within from 5:30 to 7:30pm. After that, head down to Exit Art for the Contemporary Slavery Symposium, also opening tonight from 7:00pm.

The participating artists are:

Ian Berry
Anindya Chakraborty
Kay Chernush
Jodi Cobb
Ricardo Funari
John Hulme
Stefan Irvine
Bruce Jackson
Naser Khan
Jennifer MacFarlane
Tiana Markova-Gold
Robert Miller
Jesse Pesta
Antonio Rosa

The symposium itself is on June 11th. More info here. There is also a series of public events, check the website here for details.

Check it out.

Nature Within at the ISE Cultural Foundation, NYC


Nature Within
Curated by Minny Lee

June 03, 2011 - July 01, 2011

Artists:
Vicky Amian Azcoitia, Alejandra Ugarte Bedwell, Sieglinde Cassel, Tara Cronin, Christian Erroi, Rachel Gardam, Sarah Girner, Sheila Griffin, Becky Holladay, Daniel Kukla, Minny Lee, Ruben E. Reyes, Liz Sales, Erica Silberstein, Yasmine Soiffer, Brendon Stuart, Hiroshi Sumiyama, Alessandro Vecchi, Tom White, and Ann Woo


Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 5:30-7:30pm

ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present "Nature Within" at Front Space, curated by Minny Lee.

Nature Within features the recent works of twenty photographers from diverse backgrounds comprising ten different countries. Their photographic genre ranges from documentary and photojournalism to conceptual and all have had their prior works featured in galleries throughout the world.

In a world and society faced with monumental environmental issues and crises, our concern for nature grows by the day. This concern and cognizance of the gravity of the problem are at odds with society's needs to keep up with our increasing population and big businesses' desire to increase the bottom line. Nature Within is an exhibition that attempts to rethink our relationship and existence within nature. The exhibition takes us to a personal space and place embedded within our experience with it.

Many of the photographs in the exhibition do not have an overt human presence. In the subject matter, however, there are trace elements of society. Some photographs were taken on a familiar American city street or Local Park, while others were taken in places as geographically distant as Bolivia, Israel and South Korea. Whether the photographers produced work locally or while traveling abroad, nature is omnipresent in the photographs, and the images unveil how we live within it and in respond to its power.

www.naturewithinexhibit.com