Anastasia Photo · 166 Orchard Street · New York City, NY 10002 · USA
Saturday, September 6, 5-8 pm
Garth Lenz: The True Cost of Oil
Lisa Wiltse: The Charcoal Kids of Ulingan
This exhibition presents two perspectives on the true costs of carbon-based fuel production in the 21st century. The first by Garth Lenz explores the environmental costs related to the pending US State Department approval/disapproval of the $5.3 billion Keystone XL Pipeline, planned to bring oil from the Canadian Tar Sands in Alberta to port on the Gulf of Mexico. The other perspective by Lisa Wiltse explores the human costs by focusing on a small ghetto in Manila, Philippines called Ulingan.
555 Second Street, Boston
Opening Reception: Saturday September 20 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Victory Tischler-Blue’s stunning landscape photographs capture the epic beauty of the Southwestern desert and with it the remains of failed dreams under crystalline skies. The fine line between life and ruin shows on the faces of her raw-boned outlier portraits: some androgynous, some damaged but rich with life and as fragile as an empty tank of gas, a well gone dry or a faded love.
Spot Photo Works
6679 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Primary Venue: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
Keynote Speaker: Carrie Mae Weems
Filter Photo is pleased to announce the 6th annual Filter Photo Festival! The five-day Festival celebrates fine art, contemporary, photojournalistic, and documentary photography through diverse programming including gallery talks, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and portfolio reviews with world-renowned photo professionals; special receptions for two juried exhibitions; and a portfolio walk showcasing the work of over 100 emerging, mid-tier, and professional photographers. The Festival will take place from September 24th-28th at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel with evening and other programs taking place at partner galleries, institutions, and organizations.
The 2014 Filter Photography Festival is organized by Filter Photo, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Filter Photo’s mission is twofold: first, to connect emerging, mid-level, and professional photographers with gallerists, educators, academics, curators, and other elite photography professionals from across the country, with emphasis on those of the Midwest, and in particular those of Chicago; and second, to secure Chicago as a vibrant center and destination for the national photography community, in part by uniting the city’s different groups and institutions in one event.
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These intensely personal and up-close portraits of draft horses that serve the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the Army’s oldest active infantry regiment known as “The Old Guard,” reveal a powerful human connection to these honored animals. Using only the natural light that reaches into the stalls, photographer Charlotte Dumas captures the horses as they relax and move towards sleep after a day of work.
Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Opening, Artist Reception & Book-signing Friday, August 22nd from 5-7pm
541 South Guadalupe
Santa Fe, NM 87501
555 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
Inspired by notions of ‘home’ and ‘community’, Common Ground brings together new work from two photographic collectives taking an outward-facing view of their respective home countries of Scotland and Wales. Working with diverse themes and ideas associated with distinctive national and cultural visual inspiration, this collective exhibition welds them together into a cohesive narrative, at times overlapping and continuously referencing and complementing each other.
Street Level Photoworks | Trongate 103 | Glasgow | G1 5HD | United Kingdom
opening is on 8th August, from 18h30 to 20h00.
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, B1 Gallery
1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Ebisu Garden Place)