An-My Lê is a New York based photographer originally from Vietnam. Lê is a professor of photography at Bard College. She has been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. She has held major exhibitions at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, New York; and Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris among others. Lê's second publication, Events Ashore, continues her examination of the American military. The book is forthcoming this month from Aperture.
This event is free and open to the Pratt community and to the public.
Pictures From A Revolution: Susan Meiselas Monday, October 20, 7:00pm @ Anthology Film Archives
Award-winning photojournalist Susan Meiselas will be present for a discussion moderated by filmmaker, curator and critic John Gianvito.
PICTURES FROM A REVOLUTION
Directors: Susan Meiselas, Alfred Guzzetti, Richard Rogers (USA/Nicaragua, 1991, 90min, 16mm)
No one captured more powerfully the suffering, sacrifice and finally celebration that accompanied the Sandinista victory than Susan Meiselas, the award-winning photojournalist who covered the Revolution for The New York Times and London Times. In Pictures from a Revolution, Meiselas returns to Nicaragua a decade later with co-directors Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti to track down the people — guerrillas, Socistas and bystanders — pictured in her original photographs. The people share their feelings about how their lives have changed, for the better and for worse, in the years since the conflict, and recall the circumstances surrounding those moments of their lives captured by Meiselas’ camera.
16mm print courtesy of Harvard Film Archive
Susan Meiselas (b.1948) is an American documentary photographer and has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1976. She studied anthropology at Sarah Lawrence and has an MA in visual education from Harvard University. Her coverage of the conflict in Nicaragua earned her a medal for outstanding reportage from the Overseas Press Club in 1979. In 1982 she was named Photojournalist of the Year by the Association of Magazine Photographers and received the Leica Award for Excellence. She received the Engelhard Award from the Institute of Contemporary Art (1985); the Hasselblad Foundation Photography prize (1994); the Cornell Capa Infinity Award (2005) and was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal (2011). In 1992, she was named a MacArthur Fellow.
Meiselas has had one-woman exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, and her work is included in collections around the world. She is the author of Carnival Strippers, Nicaragua: 1978-79, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, Pandora’s Box, Encounters with the Dani, and In History. She co-edited El Salvador: Work of Thirty Photographers and Chile from Within. She has co-directed two films, Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family and Pictures from a Revolution with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti.
“Best known for her work covering the political upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and ’80s, Meiselas’s process has evolved in radical and challenging ways as she has grappled with pivotal questions about her relationship to her subjects, the use and circulation of her images in the media, and the relationship of images to history and memory. Her insistent engagement with these concerns has positioned her as a leading voice in the debate on contemporary documentary practice.” – International Center of Photography
John Gianvito (Former Flaherty Board Member & 2003 Flaherty Seminar Programmer) is a filmmaker, curator, and critic. His films include the feature films The Flower of Pain (1983); Address Unknown (1985); The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (2001), winner of multiple awards including being cited as one of the top ten films of the year by critics in The Chicago Reader, The Boston Phoenix, and Film Comment magazine; and Vapor Trail (Clark) (2010). His 2007 documentary, Profit motive and the whispering wind received considerable acclaim and multiple awards including “Best Experimental Film of the Year” by the National Society of Film Critics and Grand Prize for Documentary Feature at the Belfort EntreVues Film Festival. In 2010, the magazine “Time Out (New York)” voted Profit motive #45 in a critics’ poll of the 50 Greatest Documentaries of All Time.
John Gianvito has had retrospectives of his work at the VIENNALE Film Festival in Austria, I Mille Occhi Festival in Trieste, Italy and the Cinema du Reel Festival in Paris, France. He is the editor of the book Andrei Tarkovsky: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi). In 2012, Gianvito’s latest film, the collectively-made Far From Afghanistan, received its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
He has taught film production and film history at the University of Massachusetts/Boston, Rhode Island School of Design, and Boston University, and was film curator for 5 years at the Harvard Film Archive. In 2001 he was made a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Since 2003, he has taught at Emerson College in Boston, MA, where he is an Associate Professor.
With Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick, North Brooklyn may be the borough’s largest artistic enclave. But artists live and work in South Brooklyn, too, and Gowanus — with its Superfund canal and its romantically industrial landscape — is one of their primary neighborhoods. This weekend, 302 artists and arts spaces will open their doors for Gowanus Open…
Lightbox by TIME has published an online feature about Daylight artist Christina de Middel. Curated by TIME Magazine’s photo department, Lightbox is an additional avenue for photojournalists to explore the medium and the visual culture of photography.
The wonderful Trevor Powers submitted to TheBlueLibrary.com! Please submit your book by October 31, 2014 to possibly have your work represented in New Orleans during PhotoNOLA and Prospect 3! I’m looking forward to more submissions!!!!