AMY ARBUS: Vintage Prints at NY Leica Gallery

“On The Street: 1980-1990,” Book Cover
Madonna (St. Marks Place) 
Photograph ©Amy Arbus

Fingernail Extensions
Photograph ©Amy Arbus 

 The Clash
 Photograph ©Amy Arbus

Amy Arbus: On The Street 1980 – 1990
February 28 - April 19, 2014
Leica Gallery, 670 Broadway, New York
 Artist reception February 27 from 6-8pm

"Arbus's style is so casual it feels effortless, and every picture has wit, soul, and graphic snap. Roaming the East and West Village streets, she found and recorded many of the era's most idiosyncratic icons, including....Madonna, whose stained camel-hair coat and scarily prescient bowling bag still look like the very definition of downtown chic. Arbus clearly understands the power of clothes to express personality, so the best of her work is a seamless blend of fashion and portraiture." –Vince Aletti for The Village Voice


TOM P. ASHE: Color Management + Quality Output from Camera to Display to Print

"Working with Color from Camera to Display to Print" 

Color Management + Quality Output (Focal Press)
"Working with Color from Camera to Display to Print"

Photographers - Put this on your book list now!

"We have all felt the frustration of wasting time, paper, and effort when our prints or web images don’t match the images we see on our monitors. Fortunately, you’re holding the resource that will help solve these problems. This book guides you through the hardware settings and software steps you’ll need to post professional images and make stunning prints that showcase your artistic vision. In Color Management & Quality Output, Tom P. Ashe, a color expert and gifted teacher, shows you how to color manage your files from input all the way through output, by clearly explaining how color works in our minds, on our monitors and computers, and through our printers."

Tom’s background as a photographer, fine art digital print-maker, and product development specialist for Eastman Kodak, Monaco Systems, and Polaroid, gives him a unique understanding of the aesthetic and technical issues in digital photography today.

This book is part of The Digital Imaging Masters Series, which features cutting-edge information from the most sought-after and qualified professionals and instructors in the photography field. Based on the progressive curriculum of the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography created by Katrin Eismann at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, these books are the next best thing to being in the classroom with the Digital Photography Masters themselves.

Book Signing with Tom Ashe
February 27, 2014  5:30-7:30
Calumet, 22 West 22, NYC

Tom P. Ashe, the Associate Chair of the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, is an internationally recognized educator and consultant in digital photography and color management. He received his Bachelor of Science in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, and his Masters of Applied Science in Photography from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Series Editor, Katrin Eismann, is the Chair of the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Known as the Photoshop Diva, Katrin is an internationally respected artist, teacher, and author. She specializes in creative digital photography and the impact of emerging technologies upon professional photographers, artists, and educators.
Also at Calument
Sponsors SVA NYC + Calumet
Text courtesy Focal Press


VETERAN COALITION OF ARTS: "Declassified: En Avant" SVA + Calumet Gallery 3.3.14

 Evidence of Resilience
Photograph © Rebecca Storer
Portraits of United States Veterans
Photograph © Frankie Torres
Photograph © Joel Chapman

 Seeing in Doubles
Photograph © Brandon Hall

The School of Visual Arts Veteran Coalition of Arts presents “Declassified: En Avant," an exhibition of works students have created while studying under the GI Bill at SVA.

The VCA is a collective of veteran-artists whose personal experiences shape their practices. As a community, the VCA strives to provide a supportive environment in order to foster a fluid transition from military service to a life in the arts and to encourage a shared dialogue about the military's influence, the causes and effects of war and the dichotomy of being both a veteran and an artist in a post-9/11 culture.

Military veterans and SVA students Rebecca Storer (BFA Photography) and Kylene Kasch (BFA Illustration) will curate the exhibition with project advisement from Vietnam veteran and BFA Photography faculty member, author and photography collector,  W.M. Hunt.

This years Artists include: Joel Chapman, BFA Photography student, U.S. Marine Corps, two-time Operation Enduring Freedom veteran. Brandon Michael Hall, BFA Photography student, U.S. Marine Corps, Operation Enduring Freedom veteran. Kylene Kasch, BFA Illustration student, U.S. Marine Corps veteran who deployed with her unit to Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in February 2006. Chris Miller, BFA Design student, U.S. Air Force, two-time Operation Enduring Freedom veteran. Hector Rene, BFA Photography student, U.S. Army veteran. Michael Schmidt, BFA Photography student, U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Rebecca Storer, BFA Photography student, president of the SVA Veteran Coalition of Artists, U.S. Navy, Operation Enduring Freedom veteran. Frankie Torres, BFA Photography student, U.S. Marine Corps, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran.

3 March - 7 March

Artists' Reception Monday, 3 March 2014 at 1730
(That is 5:30pm civilians)

Funding for this exhibition is provided by SVA, VCA, and Calumet. Additional support is always welcomed. Interest in the pre-purchasing of a limited edition show catalogue, or general support should be forwarded to http://www.gofundme.com/DECLASSIFIED

JONATHAN BLAUSTEIN: The Mindless Consumption of Animals

 Cow Farts Cause Global Warming
"The Mindless Consumption of Animals" 
Photographs © Jonathan Blaustein

No One's Hands Are Clean
"The Mindless Consumption of Animals" 
Photographs © Jonathan Blaustein

People Feed This To Their Children
"The Mindless Consumption of Animals"
Photographs © Jonathan Blaustein

“I've lived in cities on both coasts, and have found that the man-made landscape leads people to over-consider the power of humanity.... When you're staring at skyscrapers all day, and traveling via underground train or high speed elevator, it's easy to overestimate our capabilities.”– Jonathan Blaustein

Art for a Silent Planet: Blaustein, Elder, and Long

Become a friend of L’Oeil, and give what you can. Join us. L’Oeil de la Photographie is yours as well. http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/en/2014/01/13/we-need-your-support


NICHOLAS VREELAND: Travels with a Monk

 Offering a scarf to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Color Portrait by Ven. Nicholas Vreeland
RETURN TO THE ROOF OF THE WORLD, Photo Exhibition, Taipei

Khyongla Rato Rinpoche and Ven. Nicholas Vreeland, Photographer and Abbot of Rato Monastery in Southern India, traveled to Hong Kong and Taipei where Vreeland's exhibition, "RETURN TO THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: A Photographic Exhibition by Nicholas Vreeland," of color portraits and black and white photographs is showing through February 28.

 Nicholas Vreeland Photo Exhibition, Taipei, February 2014

A Photographic Exhibition by Nicholas Vreeland
February 14-28 2014
Huashan 1914 Creative Park
1F, M2, No. 1, Sec. 1, Bade Rd., Taipei, Taiwan

We went to see Master Guo Ru, Dharma Heir of Master Sheng Yen

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SHELBY LEE ADAMS: Appalachian Portraits + Ear Heart Music's Aeolus Quartet Feb 18th

Girls in Onion Patch, 2004 
Photograph © Shelby Lee Adams

Peggy and Albert behind the Aeolus Quartet
Projected Photograph © Shelby Lee Adams

Composer Stephen Snowden wrote a 7 minute piece inspired by the photography of Shelby Lee Adams. The Aeolus Quartet will perform it along with 2 other pieces sequenced to Adams photographs projected behind the musicians. Shelby Lee Adams will be in attendance at this performance and will speak about his work. His new book, salt & truth, will be available for purchase and signing. Don't miss this unique evening!

Ear Heart Music presents
Aeolus Quartet – Appalachian Portraits
featuring the portrait photography of Shelby Lee Adams
February 18, 8:00pm at Roulette

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave.) in Brooklyn
 $15 general / $10 members, students, seniors
Close to the Atlantic terminal, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q + LIRR

Listen to the Aeolus Quartet * here
Inspired by Shelby Lee Adams Portraits


SEAN PERRY: i3 Images, Ideas, Inspiration Lecture March 11 SVA MPS Presents

Monolith. Copyright © Sean Perry

Fine-art photographer Sean Perry presents his recent projects and work in progress for SVA's i3 series Tuesday, February 11th. Perry has published two monographs of architectural photography, Transitory (Cloverleaf, 2006) and Fairgrounds (Cloverleaf, 2008).

Sean Perry's Talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series presented by the School of Visual Arts Masters in Digital Photography Program.

February 11th, 7pm
136 West 21st Street, 7pm, Room 418F
Free + open to the public! 

Gotham. Copyright © Sean Perry


RADCLIFFE 'RUDDY' ROYE: Instagram Activist

January 10, 2014 Gabriel -- self proclaimed son of David.
Photograph © Ruddy Roye Instagram.com/ruddyroye

December 31, 2013 The Designer (Unfinished and Unedited) I believe by design I am a designer. Shiny as a petal that was stained from last mornings early rain: Polluted water, skipping on second hand smoke to fill the banks of the raging rivers, rising again like streaming steam, steeped in soilings, to fall again like a Congolese Sapeur on flavoured flowers. I am by design, a designer. Grounded as any root pushing pass dirt and the contaminated loot we pretend to be fodder We call it organic, stringing, and slinging, profane pharmaceuticals into the earth to fertilize our minds I am by design, a designer. Made by man reaching to be higher, but being developed by our local sponsors Acting like we are better than the four legged creatures we carry in our DNA like that man Adam or was it Noah? Watching the world from our hand as we click away blindly with our index finger, Our gaze firmly pointed at the other. Instagram.com/ruddyroye

November 19, 2013 Extract from The Four Seasons (Unfinished, Unedited) Fall And he carried a broken black bag, with his needs and things. A bag that carried no food or clothes, But was filled with his dreams and pills. It is his whole-- Filled with all his earthly possession. Clutching tight it's twisted secrets He uses it to deflect life's cruel weapons. It's is a traveled bag, A carried bag Through centuries and Cross terrains It has been a beaten bag A mistreated bag left to hang in the harsh sun and the pouring rain. I watched him, face blackened, hidden by frustration, he is Everyman invisible and worn. Slowly, I watch him run from the sun and straight into the shadow and pleats of his broken black bag. Instagram.com/ruddyroye

January 29, 2014 "Another Year" -- Happy Birthday, Mom. Every year time sifts each atom that magically shapes her cheeks. It bunches up her brows And tries to redraw the smile etched across her two molded peaks used to pull the universe in. It pulls her eyes forward and forces her to weep Changed in a blink, stopped with a click. She was someone's moon, The waning pregnant shape now wrinkled and barren Was what I first howled at. I wore my first crown sliding down her future while she laid on her back. These days I bemoan time spent chasing a liquid dream hugging this brittle basket of American pies and picket fences watching my dough slip through unraveling seams. I am missing all her seasons. She sits for my camera singing, about a day to come when she will again see her beginning. So I steal a page, and her cheeks flick forward to mimic the click of another year. Straining itself through the magical sift of atoms I see her age peeling away with the tears That drip in this basket called distance and absence drying up to flake away like her life captured in a stare. Instagram.com/ruddyroye

December 27, 2013 Cyclops -- Walking with my eight year old today and talking pictures. He was trying to convince me that he knew what ingredients should be in a good picture. It was a fantastic couple of miles worth of conversation. Instagram.com/ruddyroye

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Radcliffe 'Ruddy' Roye is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography. "Radcliffe is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grassroots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. He strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fiber paper." With over 64,000 Instagram followers, Roye has redefined the art of communicating through images and words.

The photographs on this website are a Must-See!

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SVA, 136 West 21st Street, room 418F, NYC
i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration Lecture Series
presented by MPS Digital Photography 

Photograph © Ruddy Roye
As seen in "The Street Types of New York"exhibition
co-curated by Paul Moakley and Anthony LaSala
Alice Austen House Museum, 2013

Photograph © Ruddy Roye
As seen in "The Street Types of New York"exhibition
co-curated by Paul Moakley and Anthony LaSala
Alice Austen House Museum, 2013 

I first saw Roye's portraits in an exhibition last summer curated by Time Magazine Deputy Photo Editor Paul Moakley and Photo Editor Anthony LaSala. I was blown away by his work and very honored he recently accepted my invitation to talk to my School of Visual Arts BFA Photography program students.
Ruddy Roye gave my students an inspirational, moving and informative talk and presentation of his work. He generously shared his own life experiences and career path. Thank you so much, Ruddy Roye.