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EXHIBITION: Reiner Riedler: The Lifesaving Machines, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, 560 Broadway #603, October 30-December 20, Opening Reception October 30, 6-8 PM
Photographer Reiner Riedler was initially inspired to shoot medical machinery after the birth of his son, who spent time in an intensive care unit. After seeing the newborns hooked up to lifesaving devices, Riedler embarked on a journey to laboratories producing these delicate and powerful machines. Removing them from the context of a life and death crisis, the photographer traces their otherworldly beauty, setting them against an austere black backdrop. In his second show at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, Riedler presents this body of work.
CHARITY EVENT: Top Hops Beer Shop + NYC SALT, Top Hops Beer Shop, 94 Orchard Street, Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Top Hops Beer Shop joins forces with Consider Bardwell Cheese to benefit NYC SALT, a non-profit photography program for inner city teenagers. The empowering 4-year-program offers courses taught by leading industry professionals, and its students graduate with a 100% higher education acceptance rate. At $100 a ticket, this event offers craft beer, artisanal cheeses, and experts who can help you get the best out of your pairing.
LECTURE: ICP Lecture Series: Martin Parr, School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, Wednesday, October 29, 7:00pm
Legendary photographer Martin Parr gives a lecture, available for online streaming, at the International Center of Photography. The acclaimed British photographer, known for his bold aesthetic and insightful critiques of modern society, has been at the forefront of the field for decades. Now, he shares the wisdom behind the iconic photographs that have helped define the culture of a generation.
PANEL: Video in Publishing, SVA Theater, 333 W 23rd Street, Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 PM
This panel discussion brings together top photo editors, directors, and producers to discuss the complex role of video within magazine work. Moderated by Kira Pollack, Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise at TIME, the panel features Esquire Photo Director Mike Norseng, Vanity Fair Video producer Gilly Barnes, and the creators of Glamour’s Emmy-winning series Screw You Cancer. Audience members will get the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at leading magazine brands to learn the ins and outs of video production.
EXPO: PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, Javits Convention Center, October 29 – November 1
North America’s biggest photo show is back, bringing with it more that 220 exhibitions and no less than 80 seminars geared towards topics including social media, filmmaking, portraiture, and event photography. Drawing tens of thousands of photo professionals, the conference and expo will introduce thousands of new products and gadgets that are paving the way for innovations in photography.
AUCTION: Bonhams Photographs, Bonhams New York, 580 Madison Avenue, October 28, starting at 1:00 PM
Renowned British fine arts auction house Bonhams brings together the work of all time photographic masters Ansel Adams, Francesca Woodman, Garry Winogrand, Minor White, Berenice Abbott, Brassai, Henry Wessel, Imogen Cunningham, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz , Herb Ritts, and more for an unforgettable night of art buying. Whether you prefer fine art, portrait, landscape, or fashion photography, there’s sure to be something for you in this comprehensive collection.
EXHIBITION: Here I Am: Photographs by Lisa Leone, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, September 11, 2014 – January 11, 2014
Photographer and innovator Lisa Leonne presents a collection of images chronicling the exciting world of hip-hop during the mid-1980s and 1990s. Her portraits capture the creative essence of legends ranging from Nas to Snoop, Biggie to Grandmaster Flash. Born in the Bronx herself, the artist intimately documents the early years of a cultural phenomenon that would later become a defining element of mainstream music.
BOOK SIGNING: Kathy Ryan: Office Romance, Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 PM
Kathy Ryan, Director of photography at the New York Times, publishes her own photographs of life on the sixth floor the historic New York Times Building at 620 Eight Avenue. The book of images, which were initially showcased on Ryan’s personal Instagram, provides a rare glimpse into the routine of one of Manhattan’s most bustling skyscrapers, discovering beauty in the details of a timeless publication. Included in the book are Ryan’s own thoughts on her photographs, her workplace, and Instagram.
PANEL: The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Thursday, October 30, 6:30 PM
This panel discussion brings together photographers Kerry Paine, Danny Ghitis, Henry Jacobson, and Mark Peterson with visual strategist Stephen Mayes in an exploration of the possibilities and dangers of our contemporary visual language as defined by recent innovations in technology. In the world of Instagram and iPhone sharing, how does the world of photography morph and alter, and in what ways does our relationship with imagery change?
LECTURE: Vision + Visionaries: A Conversation About Inspiration + The Creative Process with Nan Goldin, Splashlight Studios with Nan Goldin, One Hudson Square, 75 Varick Street, 3rd Floor, Saturday, November 1, 5:00 PM
As part of The Lucie Lecture Series, master photographer Nan Goldin shares insight on her process and artistic vision. Goldin is the recipient of this year’s Lucie Award in the category of portraiture, joining Martin Parr, Carrie Mae Weems, Nick Ut, Jane Brown, and Pedro Meyer as an honoree in these 12th annual awards in outstanding photography.
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