ALINE SMITHSON: collect.give

Photograph (c) Aline Smithson /All Rights Reserved

a limited edition by photographer Aline Smithson
edition of 25 - print price of $40
100% of the proceeds go to the organization Change The Truth

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CHANGE THE TRUTH (CTT), founded by photographer, Gloria Baker Feinstein, supports St. Mary Kevin Orphange Motherhood in Uganda. CTT provides shelter, food, security, clothing, medicine, love, access to education and training in vocational skills to children from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan, Chad and Niger. For children abandoned, abused, mistreated or who have lost their families to war, CHANGE THE TRUTH provides hope and a future: www.changethetruth.org

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After a career as a fashion editor, Aline Smithson now works in Los Angeles. Her photography has been featured in numerous publications and she is represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe. Though she was nominated for The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award in 2008 and 2009 and for The Santa Fe Prize in Photography in 2009 by Center, she considers her children her greatest achievement. Smithson's work is coming out in the October issues of Fraction, Visura, and Rangefinder. Read more about Aline here and view her blog Lenscratch.


CRITICAL EXPOSURE: Silent Auction Oct 21!

A Vision So Clear With A Sound So Faint
Photograph by Byron, 12th grade

"I put a photo of my brother on the keys of an open piano, and I took the picture. To me it represents what my brother stood for. My brother graduated, so it says “Graduation Picture 2006,” and it also captures the music side of him that is also in me. I feel like this piano in the background in the photo, along with the photograph, really represented my brother in a way that words can’t. I took this photo while I was at school in the auditorium. He graduated from Spingarn STAY, the same program I’m in. He graduated in 2006 before he got killed.

I’m going back to school because of my brother, actually. He got shot and before he got shot he graduated from high school. I made a promise to him that I was going to graduate from high school so I enrolled in the same program as him in 2006. But, later on that year, while I was in school, he got killed. So I dropped out of school, I lost my focus, I couldn’t really concentrate. And now, the 2008-2009 school year, I’m just getting back in here because I know he wanted me to finish school, and I made him a promise that I would finish school and walk across that same stage that he walked across. And I’m going to make sure that I fulfill my promise--my word is my bond."Byron, 12th grade, Spingarn STAY Senior High School

Broken Window, Baltimore
Photograph by Ian, 10th grade, Teen Leader for Change

Martin Luther King Elementary School 2009
Photograph Jaime Windon

Critical Exposure: Higher Achievement Program

ABOUT: Critical Exposure teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change.

DONATE: Give Cameras to Kids; train them in documentary photography and writing; encourage them to capture images that illustrate the realities of their lives; and show them how to use photographs and writing to tell their stories and advocate for improvements in their schools and communities. You can be part of the picture. Donate.

SILENT AUCTION: Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment Through Photography The 3rd Annual Silent Auction will benefit low-income youth by providing cameras and training in photography so that students can become effective advocates for school reform and social change. Photographers Damon Winter, Ami Vitale, Joni Sternbach, Jason Florio, John F. Martin, Aline Smithson, Russ Martin, and Ed Kashi, as well as many more from National Geographic, Getty Images, and VII Photo Agency, have donated images for sale. (stay posted as the list of photographers keeps growing)

PICTURE EQUALITY 2010 Silent Auction + Fundraiser
October 21st, 2010, 6:30-8:30 PM
Atrium of the DLA Piper Bldg
500 8th St. NW, at Gallery Place, Washington, DC

( Auction Images post mid-Oct)


JESSICA HINES: The New Yorker Photo Booth

Untitled #15 as seen in The New Yorker's Photo Booth
Photograph (c) Jessica Hines /All Rights Reserved

Southern Stories, Untitled #1
Photograph (c) Jessica Hines /All Rights Reserved

Southern Stories, Untitled #20
Photograph (c) Jessica Hines /All Rights Reserved

Read Elizabeth Biondi's New Yorker Photo Booth piece "PHOTOGRAPHY: THE RURAL SOUTH" on the juried Exhibition SLOW EXPOSURES that takes place annually in Concord, Georgia. Opening image is Jessica Hines's Untitled #15 .


ALAIN DELORME: Paris Exhibition

Totem #13
Photograph © Alain Delorme/ All rights reserved

Totem #1
Photograph © Alain Delorme/ All rights reserved

Totem #12
Photograph © Alain Delorme/ All rights reserved

Totem #7
Photograph © Alain Delorme/ All rights reserved

Manufactured Totems: Alain Delorme
Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris to Sept 25, 2010

"The new Totems series by Alain Delorme plunges us into the core of contemporary China and its complexity. Under the blue sky of a highly colored Shanghai, men carry throughout the city unbelievable piles. These precarious columns made of cardboard or chairs appear as new totems of a society in complete transformation, both a factory for the world and a new El Dorado of the market economy...read more here by Raphaele Bertho, photo historian)." We hope this exhibition comes to NYC!

LUCIA GANIEVA: Museum Hermitage, Amsterdam

Ermitazhniki, Attendants of the Hermitage, portraits taken at The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia of the Museum Docent's with their favorite work of Art, on view at the Museum Hermitage, Amsterdam now thru March, 18th, 2011. Photograph © Lucia Ganieva/ All rights reserved

from the series "Iron Mules"
Photograph © Lucia Ganieva/ All rights reserved

from the series "The Sunset of Fame"
Photograph ©
Lucia Ganieva/ All rights reserved

Lucia Ganieva
Ermitazhniki/Attendants of the Hermitage
Museum Hermitage, Amsterdam
September 22 - March, 18th, 2011


TOD PAPAGEORGE: Opera Città in Rome


Photographs Copyright (c) Tod Papageorge /All Rights Reserved

MACRO The City of Rome Museum of Modern Art
September 23 to October 24, 2010

This past summer, Tod Papageorge, the Walker Evans Professor of Photography and Director of Graduate Studies in Photography at the Yale School of Art, was invited to Rome to work for a month on the Rome Commission. (Josef Koudelka and Martin Parr, among others, were commissioned during its nine-year history). The end result is a solo exhibition of about 30 prints, made with a digital Leica M9, to open on 23rd of September in the City of Rome Museum of Modern Art. A small, beautifully produced accordion-style book, OPERA CITTA, was published by Marco Delogu of Punctum Press in Rome to accompany the exhibition.

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"Tod Papageorge (born 1940) is an American art photographer whose career began in the New York City street photography movement of the 1960s. Papageorge started taking photographs in 1962 as an English literature major at the University of New Hampshire. He is the recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships and two NEA Visual Artists Fellowships. His work is in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1979, Papageorge has directed the graduate photography department at the Yale University School of Art, where his students have included Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Lois Conner, Abelardo Morell, Andrew Bush, Susan Lipper, Gregory Crewdson, An-My Le, Anna Gaskell, and Katy Grannan. In the summer of 2007, Steidl published Passing Through Eden, a collection of images he took over 25 years in Central Park. In the fall of 2007, Aperture published American Sports, 1970: Or How We Spent the War in Vietnam, a volume of photographs Papageorge took during his 1970 Guggenheim Fellowship." Papageorge also spent six weeks in Rome last summer as the American Academy in Rome Photographer in Residence.
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The Rome International Festival of Photography (FotoGrafia Festival Internazionale di Roma - IX Edizione.) The theme of the ninth FotoGrafia Festival is Futurspectives, “Can Photography Interpret The Future?” (Read more about the Festival here and here.) Visit the Testaccio branch of MACRO (the City of Rome Museum of Modern Art).


ANNE FRANK: The Leica Photographs of Otto Frank. Leica Gallery, New York

Anne and Margot Frank, The Netherlands. July 1938
Photograph (c)AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel

Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album
I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”

Anne Frank (2nd from left) with her friends on her 10th birthday.

"As an amateur photographer, Otto Frank focuses on a single theme: the life and times of his family, wife Edith and daughters Anne and Margot. Nothing we see in the snapshots of daily life captured by Otto Frank – one of the first users of the 35mm Leica camera - reveals the horrors the Frank Family will later endure."
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"Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family, along with four others, spent 25 months during World War II in an annex of rooms above her father’s office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

After being betrayed to the Nazis, Anne, her family, and the others living with them were deported to Nazi concentration camps. In March of 1945, Anne Frank died at Bergen-Belsen. She was fifteen years old.

Her diary, saved during the war, was first published in 1947. Today, The Diary of Anne Frank has been translated into 67 languages and is one of the most widely read books in the world."

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"Through a unique partnership with the Leica Gallery, The Anne Frank Center USA presents Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album on view from September 22, 2010 through October 30, 2010.

Featuring 70 black-and-white photographs, many of which have only recently been discovered, this exhibition provides viewers with an intimate glimpse into Anne Frank’s life as a young girl."

Opening Reception: Sept 21, 2010
Exhibition Dates: Sept 22, 2010 – Oct 30, 2010


JOHN COHEN: Past Present Peru

John Cohen's "Past Present Peru", recently published by Steidl, combines two clothbound hardcover books, one with photographs spanning fifty years, one album with 3 CDs of recordings of Andean Music and another album with 5 film DVDs housed in a slipcase. Photograph (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved

Peru, 1956
Photograph (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved

"Past Present Peru" published by Steidl
Photograph (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved

"Past Present Peru" published by Steidl
Photographs (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved

"John Cohen is a photographer, musician and filmmaker who has cultivated a fifty-year long fascination with the people, cultures and landscape of Peru. Cohen took his first photographs in Peru in 1956 and has returned many times since to continue documenting. He began recording music in Peru in 1964, using a portable tape recorder to capture performances wherever he could: at festivals, in villagers’ homes, even waiting at a bus stop. Cohen’s photographs, stored for years in boxes in a barn near his home, and the music, today archived at the Smithsonian Institute, have not been published in their entirety until now." Steidlville.com



Photograph (c) Chris Killip/All Rights Reserved

sept 15 - nov 13

SUSAN S. BANK: Cuba: Campo Adentro

Photograph (c) Susan S. Bank/All Rights Reserved

 Photograph (c) Susan S. Bank/All Rights Reserved

 Photograph (c) Susan S. Bank/All Rights Reserved

Cuba: Campo Adentro: "A photographic essay by Susan S. Bank narrating the daily life of Cuban campesinos and their intimate relationship with their animals and the land," thru September 20th, 2010.
The Cuban Cultural Center of NY
Purchase "Cuba: Campo Adentro" Book

STEPHEN MALLON: The Next Stop Atlantic

Photograph (c) Stephen Mallon/All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Stephen Mallon/All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Stephen Mallon/All Rights Reserved

The Next Stop Atlantic
Photographs by Stephen Mallon
september 10-october 10th!

The NYC Transit authority joined the artificial reef building program off the East Coast of the US sending stripped and decontaminated subway cars off on barges to be dropped into the Ocean in order to build refuge for many species of fish and crustaceans which would colonize the structures. Stephen Mallon traces the progress of the train cars on their last voyage. Front Room Gallery