Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography

Through his amazing variety of innovative images, photographer Paul Strand (1890–1976) played a crucial role in establishing the medium’s significance as a modern art form. Celebrating the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of the core collection of Strand’s prints from the Paul Strand Archive, this stunning book comprehensively reassesses the artist’s career in light of current scholarship and critical debates about his work. Featuring more than 250 plates, the catalogue includes many of Strand’s iconic early photos such as Wall Street and Blind Woman alongside lesser-known master prints from all phases of his career.

Link: http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/805.html?page=1

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis @ ICP in NYC

Genesis is the third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado (born Brazil, 1944), following Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000). The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples—raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change. ICP is proud to be the first American venue of this momentous exhibition, which is curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado.

Link: http://www.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/sebastiao-salgado-genesis

Opening Reception for Three Themes: Contemporary Connections with Paul Strand

Opening Reception with works by : Tanyth Berkeley, Doug Rickard, Paul Salveson

Paul Strand was an important modernist photographer working in the first half of the twentieth century. He photographed primarily in three genres: portraiture, street photography, and abstraction. Today, Strand’s influence can still be felt.

Included in this exhibition are three photographers, Tanyth Berkeley, Doug Rickard and Paul Salveson, working in these same genres to push the medium in new and innovative directions while exploring more contemporary issues. This exhibition invites viewers to contemplate these issues and form their own connections between photography of the past and the present.

Link : https://www.philaphotoarts.org/event/three-themes-contemporary-connections-with-paul-strand/

PRO-ACT RECOVERY WALK 2014

Once again PPL will cover this important Philadelphia area event ….. the largest of its kind in the nation.

WHEN : SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 @ 7:45am

WHERE : Penn’s Landing and surrounding area

MEET LOCATION : Corner of 2nd and Market Streets (Continental Diner on the SE corner)

LOGISTICS : Please arrive by 7:45am. We will go to the registration area as a group to obtain our credentials ……. the Walk begins at 9:00 am but we have photos to take before the walk begins.

More Information will be shared at our monthly meeting on Sept 12th. And I will send an email to all members as we get closer to the 20th.

+++++++++++ IMPORTANT TO DO ITEM +++++++++++
If you plan to photograph with the PPL Team please email me the information listed below (use the CONTACT BUTTON on the left side of the screen below “Organizers”) …….. we need your information no later than SEPT 3rd at 6pm ……..

- Full Name
- Mailing Address
- Email Address
- Cell Phone for Contact on the 20th
- T-Shirt Size

This will be compiled and submitted to Pro-Act on the evening of the 3rd.

Documentary Photo-Walk: Tutoring from the Tony

Learn the essentials of Street Photography from Tony Juliano.

These sessions are free to all Contributor Members, $20 for everyone else (pay at the door).

Attendees will be limited to a maximum of 12, so sign up early!

Join us for an afternoon of instruction and photography on the streets of our fair city. You will learn various tips and tricks, plus all the other essential information you will need to become a great documentary photographer. Our instruction, plus your talent will equal success.

This months location is yet to be determined, please check back as we draw closer to the start date.

These instructional photo-walks will be held every 3rd Saturday of each month. We will be covering a different neighborhood each month.