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).


Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I know of his works and they are just amazing. I so want lessons in the digital world of photography!

Ya'll have a most wonderfully blessed day!!!

Caio Fern said...

bravo, bellissimo.

Dandy said...

I attended one of his class critiques at Yale many years ago. He is an amazing critic.

Steve Giovinco said...

Its great to see Tod's recent work. Thanks for the post.