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March 4, 2008

New York Photo Festival 2008 Programming Schedule of events

New York Photo Festival 2008 Programming Schedule of events at St. Ann’s Warehouse and the powerHouse Arena
Alongside the New York Photo Festival’s curated exhibitions and satellite shows, visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to attend lectures by featured artists discussing their work, a panel discussion series presented by the Aperture Foundation, and the festival evening events. All lectures will take place at St. Ann’s Warehouse; evening programming will take place at St. Ann’s or the powerHouse Arena.
Thursday, May 15th 11am-12pm – Roger Ballen. Ballen is an American photographer whose work has been presented in many museums, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 1-1:45pm – Ananké Asseff. Asseff’s work is represented in the collections of the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, the Juan B. Castagnino Fine Arts Museum, and the Caraffa Museum in Argentina. 2-2:45pm – Jan Banning. Banning has published seven books and has received many awards, both artistic and journalistic, including the World Press Photo 2004 Portrait Stories Award, the Prize of Prague 2004, and the Dutch Icodo Award 2003 for Traces of War. Currently, he is the Board Secretary of World Press Photo. 3-3:45pm – Jan Kempenaers. Kempenaers studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium and the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, The Netherlands. His most recent project, Spomenik, concerns a photographic series of abstract communist monuments in former Yugoslavia. 4-4:45 pm – Michel Campeau. In 1994, Campeau received the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Prize (Hokkaido, Japan). The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography organized a retrospective of his work in 1996 entitled Michel Campeau: Eloquent Images (1971-1996). Among his publications are three monographs: Les tremblements du coeur (1988), Eclipses et labyrinthes (1993), and Darkroom (2007), the first in a series edited by Martin Parr for Nazraëli Press. Excerpts from Darkroom were featured in Aperture (Fall 2007). 5-6pm – Aperture Presents: In Conversation: Martin Parr + Erik Kessels. Join Magnum Photographer and NYPH08 curator Martin Parr and Erik Kessels of In Almost Every Picture and Useful Photography in an intimate conversation about the pleasures and meanings behind scavenging, editing, curating, and collecting found images. 6:15-7pm – Sarah Pickering. Pickering is a London-based, British photographer who has been the recipient of several awards, including the Photographers Gallery Graduate Award and a Jerwood Award. Pickering has exhibited internationally and in the UK, where her work was part of How We Are: Photographing Britain, at Tate Britain. 8pm – Book Soup, St. Ann’s Warehouse. powerHouse Books CEO Daniel Power leads discussion on the relationship between photography and the printed book with authors Harry Benson, Leora Kahn, Joseph Rodriguez, Slava Mogutin, Brian Finke, and Jamel Shabazz. 9pm+ – Book signing and shindig, powerHouse Arena. Photographers present to sign copies of their books (available for purchase) include: Lili Almog, Roger Ballen, Juliana Beasley, Harry Benson, Kevin Bubriski, Julia Calfee, Vivian Cherry, Livia Corona, Valdir Cruz, Lalla Essaydi, Larry Fink, Brian Finke, Ron Galella, Stephen Gill, Arlene Gottfried, Christopher Griffith, John Gruen, Alice Harris, David Alan Harvey, Henry Horenstein, Ellen Jong, Leora Kahn, Seth Kushner & Anthony LaSala, Christopher LaMarca, WassinkLundgren, Jeff Mermelstein, Slava Mogutin, Rachel Papo, Martin Parr, Nigel Parry, Mark Peterson, Thomas Roma, Steve Schapiro, Joachim Schmid, Jamel Shabazz, Michael Spano, Peter Sutherland, Linda Troeller, Victor Vazquez, Veronique Vial, Nathaniel Welch, and David Yellen.
Friday, May 16th 11am-12pm – Harell Fletcher. Fletcher’s work has been shown at SF MoMA, the de Young Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area; The Drawing Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, The Wrong Gallery, and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. He was a participant in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. 1-1:45pm – Jeffrey Milstein. Milstein is also an architect, graphic designer, and private pilot. His photographs have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and Europe, and are currently represented in the U.S. by Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, and Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York; and in Europe by Ego Gallery, Barcelona, and Young Gallery, Brussels. 2-2:45pm – Donovan Wylie. Wylie has had solo exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery, London; PhotoEspaña, Madrid; and the National Museum of Film, Photography and Television, England. In 2001, Wylie won a BAFTA Award for his film The Train. Wylie is a member of Magnum Photos. 3-3:45pm – Stephen Gill. Gill is a British photographer educated at Filton College in Bristol. His photographs have been exhibited at many international galleries and museums, including the National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and they appear regularly in major publications including Guardian Weekend, i-D, Granta, The New York Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, The Observer, Le Monde, and Blind Spot. 4-4:45 pm – Katherine Wolkoff. Katherine Wolkoff graduated from Barnard College in 1998 and received her MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art in 2003. Wolkoff's photographs were shown in a solo exhibition at Danziger Projects and have been included in group shows including the Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers, Silhouette at Momenta Art, and Nine Portraits at the Alan Klotz Gallery. Her photographs are included in the permanent collections at the Addison Gallery of Art, Andover, MA, and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL. 5-6pm – Aperture Presents: Curating 2.0, a panel featuring Tim Barber and Laurel Ptak. The internet is undoubtedly incubating a new generation of photo curators. How is the medium being radically redefined in this online context? This panel discussion will feature Tim Barber of tinyvices.com and NYPH08 curator, Laurel Ptak of iheartphotograph.com, as well as other panelists to be announced. 6:15-7pm – Alejandra Laviada. Born in Mexico City in 1980. Laviada’s photographs have been exhibited in Mexico and the U.S., and published in The New York Times Magazine, American Photo, UK Creative Review, Vogue Korea, and Capricious Magazine, among others. She was awarded honorable mention in the XII Photography Biennial in Mexico, and was selected as an emerging photographer for PEEK2007, organized by Art + Commerce. 8pm – New York Photo Awards Ceremony, St. Ann’s Theater. This spring, the inaugural NYPHA ceremony will take place during the New York Photo Festival. Located in the St. Ann's Theater space in DUMBO and designed to accommodate 500 persons, this hosted event will feature guest speakers, a/v projections of winning works, presentation of the awards and subsequent acceptance speeches. Sixteen category Winners and thirty-two Honorable Mentions, selected by the Jury of the NYPHA, will have their works projected and be publicly recognized before an audience of peers and industry luminaries. 9pm+ – New York Photo Awards After-Party, powerHouse Arena.
Saturday, May 17th 11am-12pm – AIPAD Collectors Panel 1-1:45pm – WassinkLundgren. WassinkLundgren is a collaboration between Thijs groot Wassink and Ruben Lundgren. Their publications include Stadtrundfarht (2005), Shanghai Forest (2005), Is Still Searching (2006), and Empty Bottles (2007). Empty Bottles won the prestigious Prix du Livre for Best Contemporary Photobook at Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2007. In 2008, it was nominated by Thomas Weski for best photobook of 2007–2008 at the Kasseler Fotoforum. 2-2:45pm – Julian Faulhaber. Faulhaber is the recipient of the following awards: Canon ProFashional Award, PPS Gallery, Hamburg (2003); Winner Best Class, Best Selected Works, Epson Art Photo Award (2005); Bilderkriege Focus Award, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences (2005); Reinhart Wolf Award (2006); and Saar Ferngas Förderpreis, Palatinate Gallery Kaiserslautern (2006). 3-3:45pm – Simon Norfolk. Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work is an equal-handed obsession with modern military conflict and eighteenth-century Romantic philosophy. He has won Le Prix Dialogue at Les Rencontres d’Arles (2005), the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography (2004), the Foreign Press Club of America Award (2003), and the European Publishing Award (2002). 4-4:45pm – Robert Bowen. His work has been featured in a variety of exhibitions, books, and other publications. Recently, an abbreviated version of his Return To Sender: Postcards from Impossible Places project was published in Cabinet magazine. His Textscapes were featured in Art of the Digital Age (Thames and Hudson, 2007). 5-6pm – Aperture Presents: The Secret Life of Images featuring Lesley Martin, Joachim Schmid and Penelope Umbrico. Why are so many of today's most interesting artists working with pre-existing images? What can the act of re-authoring or re-contextualizing photographs tell us about the medium itself? Join Aperture Foundation Book Publisher and NYPH08 curator Lesley A. Martin in conversation with Joachim Schmid and Penelope Umbrico from Martin’s exhibition The Ubiquitous Image. 6:15-7pm – Natalie Czech. Czech has participated in numerous group shows held at, among others, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow; Musée de l’Elysee, Lausanne; and Kunstverein, Hamburg. In addition to the monograph Ahoj Ouroboros (Revolver Books, 2006), Czech published without words would in 2008. 8pm – Photo/Film: Photographers moving into film. An evening of short films by prominent contemporary photographers, PHOTO/FILM will bring together such notables as Roger Ballen, Lauren Greenfield, Carter Smith, and Rineke Dijkstra, among others.
Sunday, May 18th 11-12pm – NYPH Press Announcement. 1-1:45pm – Future of Photography panel featuring Marloes Krijnen, Kathy Ryan & Romain Lacroix. By examining developments in the use and context of contemporary photography, this panel discussion, moderated by The New York Times Magazine Photo Editor Kathy Ryan, will speculate on the future of the medium. Panelists include FOAM Director Marloes Krinjen, Photo Editor of Paris Match Romain Lacroix, and others to be announced. 2-2:45pm – Penelope Umbrico. Umbrico has had numerous solo exhibitions of her work, including at the International Center of Photography and Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; and P/M Gallery, Toronto. Her work has been included in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Austrailia; Gallery 44, Toronto; Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco; and many others. She is currently the Chair of MFA Photography at Bard College, as well as core faculty at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography and Related Media program in New York. 3-3:45pm – Joachim Schmid. In 1990 Schmid founded the Institut zur Wiederaufbereitung von Altfotos (The Institute for the Reprocessing of Used Photographs). His works have been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions. His publications include Erste allgemeine Altfotosammlung (1991), Bilder von der Strasse (1997), Sinterklaas ziet alles (1998), A Meeting on Holiday (2003), Belo Horizonte, Praça Rui Barbosa (2004), and Photoworks 1982–2007 (2007). 4-4:45pm – Curtis Mann. Mann’s photographic work has helped him to receive the Society for Photographic Education’s top student award, the Crystal Apple, in 2006, a Follett Fellowship from Columbia College Chicago, three Albert P. Weisman Memorial Project Grants, and nomination for the 2007 Santa Fe Award. 5-6pm - Aperture Presents: Picturing Iraq. How are photographers working today struggling to depict the war in Iraq in all its complexities? Are conventions of war photography dramatically changing in a contemporary context? Join renowned photographers and other experts for an engaging discussion. Panelists to be announced. 7pm – End of Festival. Exhibitions close.
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