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LECTURE: Peter Kayafas, the Peter Kenner '66 Artist in Residence
LECTURE: Peter Kayafas, the Peter Kenner '66 Artist in Residence

Monday, December 11
6pm
Weis Cinema, Bard College


Peter Kayafas is a photographer, publisher, curator and teacher who lives in New York City where he is the Director of the Eakins Press Foundation. His photographs have been widely exhibited, and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; The New York Public Library; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. He has taught photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn since 2000, and is a member of the Board of the Corporation of Yaddo.

This lecture is free and open to the public.
 

Website: http://peterkayafas.com/
Emma Ressel '16: Olives in the Street publication
Emma Ressel '16: Olives in the Street publication

Introducing Olives in the Street, a new book of photographs by Emma Ressel, published by Lugo Land for Edition del bradipo, Lugo, Italy, 2017. This project was made in and around Lugo, Italy between June and July 2016 during Emma Ressel's stay as the recipient of the third Bard Lugo Land Residency. Curated by Tim Davis, Francesco Neri and Luca Nostri. Photographs by Emma Ressel. Texts by Laurie Dahlberg, Francesco Neri and Luca Nostri. Book designed by Fiippo Nostri. Edition of 60. 

Emma Ressel graduated from the Photography Program at Bard College in 2016.
 

Website: http://www.emmaressel.com/
TANYA MARCUSE: Exhibit of Woven at Julie Saul Gallery 
TANYA MARCUSE: Exhibit of Woven at Julie Saul Gallery 

Julie Saul Gallery
535 West 22nd Street
6th Floor
New York, NY

September 23 - November 18
Opening reception: Saturday, September 23, 6-8pm

Woven is Marcuse's latest body of work. The 5x10 foot photographs sometimes take weeks to compose, and during this process of composition, of collecting, arranging, burning, painting, and transplanting, there is change. Influenced both by the Dutch vanitas tradition and the allover graphic compositions of Jackson Pollock, she intends the photographs to be expereienced as exquisitely detailed still lives when viewed from up close, but to hold together as an immersive, more abstract composition from further away. In these elaborately artificial tableaus, the inexorable movements of nature are shown forth and growth and decay, beauty and terror, life and death are woven together. 

Tanya Marcuse received her B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Oberlin College, and her M.F.A. in Photography from the Yale University School of Art. Marcuse has taught at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Vassar College and Bard College. Her photographs are in numerous museum collections including the Corcoran Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art, the Georhe Eastman House, the Yale Art Gallery; the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale; and the Library of Congress.

Marcuse won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 to pursue her project Undergarments and Armor. She has also held the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, the George Sakier Memorial Prize for Excellence in Photography (Yale), a John Anson Kittredge Award (Harvard), as well as two fellowships from the Center for Photography at Woodstock. She was a 2008-2009 finalist for the Real Photography Award, an international award for contemporary photography.  

Julie Saul Gallery website: http://www.saulgallery.com/
Tanya Marcuse artist's website: http://tanyamarcuse.com/

 

LECTURE: Xaviera Simmons '04
LECTURE: Xaviera Simmons '04

Monday, October 2
7pm
Preston Theater, Bard College


Xaviera Simmons's body of work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture and installation, and she is committed equally to the examination of these different artistic modes and processes. She may dedicate part of a year to photography, another part to performance, and other parts to installation, video, and sound works, keeping her practice in constant and consistent rotation. 

Simmons received her BFA from Bard College (2004) after spending two years on a walking pilgrimage retracing the Transatlantic slave trade with Buddhist monks. She completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in Studio Art (2005) while simultaneously completing a two-year actor-training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. In 2017, Simmons’ solo shows include Harvard University, and recent museum purchases also 2017, include three works acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Group exhibitions in 2017 include Wexner Center for the Arts; Prospect 5 New Orleans; Trussardi Foundation, Milan; Studio Museum in Harlem, MCA Chicago and numerous others.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Website:

https://davidcastillogallery.com/artist/xaviera-simmons/
 

LECTURE: Tina Barney, the Peter Kenner '66 Artist in Residence 
LECTURE: Tina Barney, the Peter Kenner '66 Artist in Residence 

Monday, December 5
6pm
Weis Cinema, located in the Campus Center at Bard College



Tina Barney has said, “I began photographing what I knew.” For much of the 1980s and 1990s, this meant taking pictures of her friends and family as they went about their daily lives in affluent areas of Long Island, New York City, and New England.

Barney’s photographs expose the emotional and psychological currents that course just beneath the surfaces of perfect trappings and banal gestures. Barney notes, “When people say that there is a distance, a stiffness in my photographs, that the people look like they do not connect, my answer is, that this is the best we can do. This inability to show physical affection is in our heritage.” While the myth that material comfort ensures personal contentment is an alluring one, Barney’s photographs undermine such illusions, even in later images in which the focus has shifted away from context to the personality and face of the sitter. In these more recent photographs of family and friends—many of which eliminate her directorial approach and allow for more self-presentation to the camera—Barney continues to make photographs distinct from family snapshots or formal group portraits in their refusal to serve as predictable commemorations of happy times, important gatherings, and ritualized affection. 

Among her exhibitions are a mid-career exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1991 and the Whitney Biennial, 1987. More recently, her work has been shown at the New York State Theatre in New York, in 2011;  The Barbican Art Centre, London;  Museum Folkwang in Essen, Museum der Art Moderne, Salzburg, and others.  In October, her work will be included in a major portraiture exhibition at The National Gallery, London.   Barney was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1991, and  the 2010 Lucie Award for Achievement in Portraiture.  Her monographs include Tina Barney:  Theatre of Manners, The Europeans, and her new book from Steidl, Players.

All lectures are free and open to the public. ​

Website: http://www.tinabarney.com
ARTIST TALK: Tanya Marcuse in conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn 

An artist talk on Woven: In Process

ARTIST TALK: Tanya Marcuse in conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn 

Tuesday, October 18
6:30pm
LUMA Theater Lobby, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College


Marcuse won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 to pursue her project Undergarments and Armor. She has also held the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, the George Sakier Memorial Prize for Excellence in Photography (Yale), a John Anson Kittredge Award (Harvard), as well as two fellowships from the Center for Photography at Woodstock. She was a 2008-2009 finalist for the Real Photography Award, an international award for contemporary photography.  Tanya Marcuse received her B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Oberlin College, and her M.F.A. in Photography from the Yale University School of Art. Marcuse has taught at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Vassar College and Bard College and is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery in New York and Hemphill Gallery in Washington, DC. 

Woven: In Process is Marcuse's latest body of work. The 5x10 foot photographs sometimes take weeks to compose, and during this process of composition, of collecting, arranging, burning, painting, and transplanting, there is change. Influenced both by the Dutch vanitas tradition and the allover graphic compositions of Jackson Pollock, she intends the photographs to be expereienced as exquisitely detailed still lives when viewed from up close, but to hold together as an immersive, more abstract composition from further away. In these elaborately artificial tableaus, the inexorable movements of nature are shown forth and growth and decay, beauty and terror, life and death are woven together. 
 
This event is free and open to the public.

Images from Woven: In Process are on view now through November 20th. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m., and will extend until curtain call on performance evenings at the Fisher Center. During regular gallery hours, visitors may enter through the Fisher Center parking lot entrance.

Website: http://tanyamarcuse.com/
LECTURE: Catherine Wagner
LECTURE: Catherine Wagner

Monday, October 3
6pm
Campus Center Weis Cinema, Bard College


For over thirty years Catherine Wagner has been observing the built environment as a metaphor for how we construct our cultural identities. She’s examined institutions as various as art museums and science labs, the home and Disneyland. Ms. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls "the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves." 

She has received many major awards, including the Rome Prize (2013-2014), a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA Fellowships, and the Ferguson Award. In 2001 Ms. Wagner was named one of Time Magazine’s Fine Arts Innovators of the Year. Her work is represented in major collections nationally and around the world, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, SFMOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA, MFA Houston. She has also published several monographs, including American Classroom, Art & Science: Investigating Matter, and Cross Sections. 

Ms. Wagner is a Professor of Studio Art, as well as the Dean of the Fine Arts Division at Mills College.

 

Website: http://www.catherinewagner.org/
FACULTY NEWS: An Evening with Tim Davis at the LightField Festival
FACULTY NEWS: An Evening with Tim Davis at the LightField Festival

Hudson Opera House - Hudson, NY
Saturday, September 17
5:00pm 
Free and open to the public


Tim Davis is a photographer, writer and musician whose current work is a series of landscape photographs called "Sunset Strips." These indulge in the storied Hudson Valley landscape while staying focused on what makes these lush landscapes new and vivid and relevant.

Much of Davis' work marries the ridiculous and the sublime, allowing humor to pirouette around the poli the sublime, allowing humor to pirouette around the political and the emotional with the telling of a good joke. His photographs and videos have been exhibited in public institutions including the Whitney, Tate Modern, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Knoxville Museum.

The most recent of his published monographs is Quinto Quarto, [Punctum, 2013]. His work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Guggenheim, among many others.

As a writer, he is a regular contributor to periodicals such as Aperture and Cabinet. His latest album of songs, called “It’s OK To Hate Yourself,” is out on vinyl.

Website: http://www.lightfield.vu/
LECTURE: David Campany
LECTURE: David Campany

Tuesday, September 12
6:00pm
Campus Center Weis Cinema, Bard College


David Campany is a writer, curator and artist, working mainly with photography.

David’s books include a Handful of Dust (2015), The Open Road: photography and the American road trip (2014), Walker Evans: the magazine work (2014), Gasoline (2013), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2010), Photography and Cinema (2008) and  Art and Photography(2003). He has written over two hundred essays for museums and monographic books, and contributes to Frieze, Aperture, Art Review, FOAM, Source, Photoworks and Tatemagazine.

Recent curatorial projects include The Open Road: photography and the American road trip (various venues, USA, 2016-) Dust (Le Bal, Paris, 2015/16) Walker Evans (various venues in Poland, France, Belgium, Italy, Australia and New Zealand), Lewis Baltz: Common Objects(Le Bal, Paris 2014), Victor Burgin: A Sense of Place (AmbikaP3 London, 2013), Mark Neville: Deeds Not Words (The Photographers’ Gallery London, 2013) and Anonymes: Unnamed America in Photography and Film (Le Bal Paris, 2010).
David has a Phd and teaches at the University of Westminster, London.

For his writing, David has received the ICP Infinity Award, the Kraszna-Krausz Book Award, the Alice Award, a Deutscher Fotobuchpreis, and the Royal Photographic Society’s award for writing.

Website: http://davidcampany.com/
LECTURE: Kathy Ryan, The Peter Kenner '66 Artist in Residence
LECTURE: Kathy Ryan, The Peter Kenner '66 Artist in Residence

Monday, December 7
6pm
Weis Cinema, Bard College


For two decades, photo editor Kathy Ryan has been advancing visual boundaries, both at The New York Times Magazine, and as an author, teacher, mentor and exhibition curator. 

Under Ryan’s direction the magazine has won awards from the Art Directors Club and the Society of Publication Designers, as well as the Best Use of Photography award in the 2006 Pictures of the Year competition. She herself received a Picture Editor of the Year award at the 1997 Visa pour l’ Image festival in Perpignan, the first annual Lucie Award for Picture Editor of the Year in 2003, and a lifetime achievement award from the Griffin Museum.

For the past several years, Ryan has been using her iPhone to document moments of transcendance and beauty in office life. First publised on Instagram and dubbed Office Romance, these photographs offer her rendering of the minute details of her working environment: her colleagues, the glorious building she works in, and the light of New York City. Now offered as a photographic book, Office Romance refers to the contrasts and ironies that characterize the photo world today; as old media meets new, an editor who commissions work from swashbuckling photographers all over the world finds moments of transcendent beauty within her office. The book includes Ryan’s own account of the pictures, and of how she got hooked on Instagram.

LECTURE: Leigh Ledare 
LECTURE: Leigh Ledare 

Monday, November 16
6pm
Weis Cinema, Bard College


Working with photography, archives, film and text, the focus of Ledare’s practice lies in an investigation of how we are formed as subjects, not merely at the level of identity but at the level of our projected desires, motivations and aspirations. These inter-relational drives often impose irreconcilable demands on the individual. His work explores this position of ambivalence as it relates to agency, representation, self-presentation, and issues produced by the enactment of this work in the context of the real world.

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1976, Leigh Ledare received his MFA from Columbia University in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include: Leigh Ledare, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2014); Leigh Ledare et al, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2013); Leigh Ledare et al, WIELS, Brussels, (2012); Leigh Ledare, The Box, Los Angles (2012); An Invitation Pilar Corrias, London (2012); The Confectioner’s Confectioner, Pilar Corrias, London (2010); Double Bind, The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Pretend You’re Actually Alive, Les Rencontres de Arles, Arles (2009). Group exhibitions include:Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, Fox Reading Room, Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2014); Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, The Photographer’s Gallery, London (2013); Lips Painted Red, Trondheim Kunstmuseum (2013).

All lectures are free and open to the public.

LECTURE: Lucas Blalock '02
LECTURE: Lucas Blalock

Tuesday, November 10
6:30pm
Room 125, Woods Studio


Lucas Blalock is a photographer living in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a BA from Bard College (2002) and an MFA from UCLA (2013). His work has been included in recent exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and MoMA PS1. He has held solo exhibitions at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), White Flag Projects (St. Louis), Ramiken Crucible (New York), White Cube (London), and Peder Lund (Oslo). Blalock has published a number of artist books including Towards a Warm Math (Hassla, 2011) and Windows Mirrors Tabletops (Morel, 2013), Inside the White Cub (Peradam, 2014) and SPBH Subscription Series Vol. IIV (Self Publish Be Happy, 2014).

Blalock’s work is currently on view in Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and in Pure Products of America Go Crazy at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. His work will also be featured in the upcoming exhibition New Photography 2015: An Ocean of Images at The Museum of Modern Art (opening November 2015).

LECTURE: Mame-Diarra Niang & François-Xavier Gbré
LECTURE: Mame-Diarra Niang & François-Xavier Gbré

Monday, September 7
6pm
Preston Theater, Bard College


After graduating in photography from the École Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques, Montpellier in 2002, François-Xavier Gbré trained with established photographers in the fields of fashion and design. This led to a desire to explore African stories through portraiture, landscape and urban design.

“Through his seductive photographs of crumbling buildings, François-Xavier Gbré interrogates the architectural evidence of colonial history and highlights what he terms the ‘absurdity’ that power brings. (...) Gbré documents the complexities of international politics and the histories written in the stone and concrete he photographs, asking “which part of history is kept and which part is forgotten?”

Mame-Diarra Niang was born in Lyon, France and currently lives in Paris. She was raised between Ivory Coast, Senegal and France and is a self-taught artist and photographer, represented by STEVENSON GALLERY Cape Town & Johannesburg. In her creations, she chooses to explore the thematic of the plasticity of territory. 

"I have always been attracted to images, to photography, but I had not yet made a decision, a choice. I wanted to express myself. Photography allowed me to remain very reserved about what I felt. I didn’t have to put it into words; I could let people draw their own conclusions. From time to time I also made illustrations. There are always phases like that when I take lots of pictures and then I do illustrations or collages. This allows me to generate new ideas."

FACULTY NEWS: Larry Fink
FACULTY NEWS: Larry Fink

Adding to an illustrious list of publications, Larry Fink's Opening the Sky, is now available. 

In 1980, Fink received a grant from the Seattle Museum of Art, or as he tells the story, ‘My star was starting to rise. I was called.’ Already a logger of sorts himself, Fink made a natural transition into photographing the rugged breed of men who selectively pillaged the deep, virgin forest of the Olympic Peninsula, in western Washington. Fink was assigned to ‘a gypo logger’ Davey McCardle, who would prove a significant character in the story of making ‘Opening the Sky’. Fink recalls,’ Back up the mountain with a flash in hand and a bag of forty pounds, a Mamiya C330 and a Leica M2 as my cameras, I was living a tentative life, jumping over logs rolling at me and sidestepping crevices and snakes, at the same time photographing the logging.’

Think of the sound from the back of a long tunnel. A whooooosh and slow silent rumble, then the gnawing ra-ta- tat-ta of the saw. Its whine, searing as is lacerates three hundred and fifty years of slow time growth with quick time destruction or production. Finally a great aching arch, a crack, a whir, and a long dark roar. Gravity takes its toll, hallow of time, silence then. A silence without time. The massive tree settled in a bed of mosses, ripped and startled into submission. Looking through a camera is not looking at danger in the same way as straight on.’

The resulting images, published in a beautiful limited edition hard back cloth covered book, are majestic, poetic and fearless — Larry Fink at his finest.

To purchase this book:

www.photoeye.com/bookstore/citation.cfm

FACULTY NEWS: Larry Fink
FACULTY NEWS: Larry Fink

Congratulations to Larry Fink on recieveing the International Center for Photography's 2015 Infinity Award in Art! This award aims to bring public recognition to photographers both distinguished and up-and-coming. Larry Fink and the recipents from other fields of photography will be honored at the 31st Annual Awards Ceremony and Benefit to be held in April. 


Fink began photographing in the Beat generation, capturing intimate moments of friends and now-icons and creating a style that he carries to this day. A collection of these early, frenetic images was put out by powerHouse Books in April of 2014. The Beats comes in line behind a string of now-iconic books of photography by Larry Fink, including Social Graces (powerHouse Books, Aperture), Boxing (powerHouse Books), and Somewhere There's Music (Damiani Editore), and holds its own among these legends. 

A professor in the Photography Program at Bard College since 1986, Fink has taught at Yale, Cooper Union, and NYU, among others, and his work can be found in collections and galleries worldwide. He has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, from the College for Creative Studies, at the College of Art and Design, Detroit, Michigan, two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships in Photography, and two Individual Fellowships from the Nationale Endowment for the Arts, among many, many others. 


For more information about the Infinity Awards, or if you would like to attend the award ceremony:
http://www.icp.org/infinity-awards

For more information about Larry Fink:
http://www.larryfinkphotography.com/index.html

Photography Program Senior Group Show: Tivoli Artists Coop
Photography Program Senior Group Show: Tivoli Artists Coop

Opening Reception 
April 23
6-8pm
Tivoli Artists Coop
60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY

The Photography Program class of 2015 is having a group show at the Tivoli Artists Coop in Tivoli, NY. The show is curated by Park Myers, Candidate for MA in Curatorial Studies at CCS and will be on view from April 23-26.

Stephanie LaMont '15: The Bard Lugo Land Residency
Stephanie LaMont

Bard Photography Program senior Stephanie LaMont has been awarded The Bard Lugo Land Residency for 2015. She will travel to Lugo, Italy in the summer of 2015 to make a body of work exploring the small Italian town, which will culminate in a the publication of a book some time in 2015. Lugo Land book projects are published in conjunction with Edizioni del bradipo.

Stephanie LaMont has recently exhibited her senior thesis show Admissions in Woods Studio and will graduate from Bard College in May of 2015.

For more information about Lugo Land:
www.lugoland.it

LECTURE: Sara VanDerBeek
LECTURE: Sara VanDerBeek

Wednesday, April 22
5:45 PM
Weis Cinema, Bard College

Sara VanDerBeek grew up in Baltimore. Her father, Stan VanDerBeek, was an experimental filmmaker. After graduating from Cooper Union, she worked in commercial photography in London for three years, then returned to New York in 2001. In 2003 she opened Guild & Greyshkul in Soho with her brother, Johannes VanDerBeek and Anya Kielar, another Cooper graduate.

VanDerBeek is known for photographing sculptures and three-dimensional still-life assemblages of her own making, as well as for creating images of classical figures and architectural details and their relationship to space. Her work was included in "New Photography 2009" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Her first solo museum show, "To Think of Time" at the Whitney in 2010, contained photographs of still lifes with objects including funerary masks and architectural details. VanDerBeek's work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Winter Park, FL.

LECTURE: Daphne Fitzpatrick
LECTURE: Daphne Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, April 15
5:00 PM
Preston Theater, Bard College


Fitzpatrick combines appropriated images, found objects, photographs, sculpture, and video, building complex narratives littered with banal joke shop humor, sexual puns and perverse poetry. As Helen Molesworth wrote, Daphne Fitzpatrick is “reimagining…the commodity as a kind of Surrealist-inflected game piece…[she] uses the castoffs of spectacle culture to create delicate, Lilliputian tableaux inflected with visual puns”.

Daphne Fitzpatrick was born in Long Island, New York, in 1964. Selected exhibitions include A Roll in the Hay at Bellwether in New York (2007); Shared Women at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) in Los Angeles (2007); Little Triggers at Cohan and Leslie in New York (2003);Private View: Daphne Fitzpatrick/Nancy Shaver/Amy Sillman/Kara Walker at Brent Sikkema in New York (2001). Daphne Fitzpatrick lives and works in Brooklyn.

For more information:
http://www.saatchigallery.com/artists/daphne_fitzpatrick.htm

FACULTY NEWS: Artist Talk with An-My Lê and Peter Galassi
FACULTY NEWS: Artist Talk with An-My Lê and Peter Galassi

Auditorium, Gothenburg Museum of Art
Gothenburg, Sweden
Saturday, April 11
1-2pm


The Hasselblad Foundation presents the first solo show in the Nordic countries by the An-My Lê. This exhibition presents works from An-My Lê’s major photographic series to date and is curated by Kate Bush and organised by MK Gallery, Milton Keynes in partnership with the Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp. 

Writer, curator, and former chief curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, Peter Galassi will be joining An-My Le for an artist talk about this exhibition. No registration is needed for this talk, but seating is limited. 

For more information about this exhibition and artist talk:
http://www.hasselbladfoundation.org/current-exhibitions/


LECTURE: Justine Kurland
LECTURE: Justine Kurland

Wednesday, April 08
5:00PM
Preston Theater, Bard College


Justine Kurland is a Contemporary Fine Art photographer who is known for her large c-print tableau pictures of childhood secret places and wastelands. She was born in Warsaw, N.Y. and graduated from The School of Visual Arts in New York with BFA in 1996. She received her MFA in 1998 from Yale University.


Since her inclusion in the show "Another Girl, Another Planet," at New York's Lawrence Rubin-Greenberg Van Doren gallery in 1999, she has spent most of every year on the road, seeking people and landscapes to make up her staged photographs. Her most recent series "Sincere Auto Care" (2011-14) is imbued with both beauty and unease. 

Kurland's work has been seen in Monte Clark Gallery in Canada, CEPA Gallery in New York, and Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Oregon as well as on the pages of The New York Times, Vogue, and Elle. 

LECTURE: Tanya Marcuse
LECTURE: Tanya Marcuse

Wednesday, April 1
5:00pm
Preston Theater,
located in Preston Hall at Bard College

Tanya Marcuse’s photographs are in numerous museum collections including the Corcoran Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Yale Art Gallery; the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale; and the Library of Congress. Marcuse has published three books with Nazraeli Press: Wax Bodies (2011), Fruitless(2007), and Undergarments and Armor (2005). Her work has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications, including Cabinet Magazine, New York Magazine, The New Yorker,ArtforumArtnews, and The New York Times

Tanya Marcuse received her B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Oberlin College, and her M.F.A. in Photography from the Yale University School of Art. She is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery in New York and Hemphill Gallery in Washington, DC. 

LECTURE: Matthew Leifheit

sponsored by BARD INDEX

LECTURE: Matthew Leifheit

Wednesday, April 1
8:00PM
Weis Cinema, Bard College


Bard INDEX and the Photography Program would like to welcome Matthew Leifheit to campus on Wednesday, April 1.  Leifheit is the current photo editor at VICE and the editor-in-chief of MATTE Magezine. He will be meeting with students in the afternoon and will be giving a lecture at 8pm in Weis Cinema. Space for individual meetings and discussion is limited, but the lecture is free and open to the public.

RICHARD MAX GAVRICH '14
RICHARD MAX GAVRICH

In the spring of 2014, Bard Senior Richard Mac Gavrich was chosen as the first recipient of the Bard Lugo Land Residency. This inaugurated a partnership between the Photography Program at Bard College and Lugo Land - a publishing platform for contemporary photography based in the town of Lugo, Italy. Lugo Land strives to support artists through residencies, commissions, and international exchanges, and offers the post-industrial landscape of Lugo as the point of convergence for artists from around the world.

This recidency allowed Gavrich to travel to, stay in, and photograph around the town of Lugo during the summer of 2014. A book of these photographs, Estraneo, will be published in an edition of 50 handmade books and available to purchase in the US and Italy in March of 2015. This is the eighth publication of the Lugo Land series for Edizioni del bradipo, Lugo (RA), and is curated by Francesco Neri and Luca Nostri in collaboration with professor Tim Davis of the Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. Photographs by Richard Max Gavrich; text by Tim Davis; book designed by Filippo Nostri.

For more information:
http://www.lugoland.it/


KATE STONE '09
KATE STONE

FiveMyles Gallery presents New American Sculpture - a group show curated by Dexter Wimberly -  including a piece entitled Renovation 3 (offerings) by 2009 alumna Kate Stone. Through repurposing and recontextualizing raw building materials, found objects and photography, Stone seeks new ways of organizing space. Her sculptures, drawings and photographs break space apart and rearrange the pieces to highlight the banal and the over-looked, revealing hidden substructures and questioning established functions of common objects. The work combines the abstract and the everyday in order to redefine them - to sever context and meaning, elevating form, color and material.

Stone was a 2009 Tierney Fellow, and in 2013 recieved her MFA from the Parsons New School for Desigh - where in 2011 she was awarded the Dean's Scholarship. She has been shown in group shows around the U.S., as well as in Italy, Greece, and Austrailia, and in 2014 participated in the NARS Foundation International Artist Residency Program.

For more information:
katestone.net/
http://www.fivemyles.org/newamericansculpture

SOPHIE KLAFTER '13
SOPHIE KLAFTER

CorpoReality
March 7-April 11

The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street,
Brooklyn
, NY 11201

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 7
6-10pm



Sophie Klafter ’13 will be showing work from her project CorpoReality, a collection of portraits of individuals with an array of physical differences in a solo show at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, NY. Born with Charcot-Marie Tooth disease, a rare neuromuscular disease, Sophie uses photography to express herself and the challenges that she has faced. In CorpoReality, she extends this expression to other disabled people by going into their homes and lives, and sharing the stories of those who live life in an atypical body. 

Sophie was awarded the Tierney Fellowship upon gradution from Bard College in 2013, and showed the work from this project in shows both at Bard and at Photoville in Brooklyn. In 2014 she was selected to be a part of the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, which seeks to recognize the work of young artists living with disabilities in the United States, and includes a curated group show at the S. Dillon Ripley Center at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

We would like to congratulate Sophie on her first solo show in a gallery and we wish her luck with the new work!

For more information about Sophie and the upcoming exhibit:
http://sophieklafter.com/
http://theinvisibledog.org/corporeality-sophie-klafter/


Lecture: John Gossage

A Lecture in Service of: The Peter Kenner '66 Artist in Residence

Lecture: John Gossage

Tuesday, December 9
6pm
Weis Cinema
, loceted in the Campus Center at Bard College
All lectures are free and open to the public

The Photography Program would like to announce an upcoming lecture by American photographer John Gossage. He is best known for images of Berlin taken in the 1980s; fascinated by the city’s derelict tracts of land and the forgotten stories they evoke, Gossage took some 10,000 photographs during periods spent there. He has also shot Environmental Protection Agency-listed hazardous sites in and around his native Staten Island, as well as an overgrown wooded area at the edge of the city.

Gossage's newest publication, pomodori a grappolo is a set of three interconnected books. Each book gathers images made in Northern Italy and Sardinia between 2009 and 2011, and each includes a short text by Marlene Klein. An unexpected approach runs through all the details of the books, from the way elements repeat—or don’t, to the choice of materials and color. Since these three books are each a different trim size but include photos that are reproduced at the exact same size, the collective project functions as a study of the way that ink on paper can inform perception.

FACULTY NEWS: An-My Lê
FACULTY NEWS: An-My Lê

This fall, Aperture Foundation will be releasing An-My Le's second publication, Events Ashore. An-My Lê's first publication, Small Wars, brought together three bodies of black-and-white work, offering a trilogical examination of the spectacle of war. Events Ashore began when the artist was invited to photograph U.S. naval ships preparing for deployment to Iraq, the first in a series of visits to battleships, humanitarian missions in Africa and Asia, training exercises, and scientific missions in the Arctic and Antarctic. This book, which includes 125 four-color images and an essay by Geoff Dyer, will be available on October 31st. 

Along with the book publication, Lê will have several talks and books signings in New York City this fall, and she will also be featured in the Pratt Institute Fall Lecture Series. Her photographs - and her artistic involvement with the U.S. Navy - were featured in a recent article in the Financial Times. A PDF of this article can be found at the bottom of this post.

Pratt Institute Lecture
Higgins Hall 018: Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, October 29, 6:30-8pm
click here for more information

BookCourt - Talk and Book Signing
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, November 1, 7pm
click here for more information

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore - Talk and Book Signing
547 West 27th Street, New York, NY
Tuesday, November 4, 6:30pm
click here for more information


Images from both the Small Wars and Events Ashore series are included in a solo show at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, UK, which is on view until November 23, 2014.

More information on this show can be found at the MK Gallery Website.

For more information about An-My Lê - her work, biography, and upcoming shows, please visit her artist website and her artist facebook page, linked below.

www.anmyle.com
www.facebook.com/anmylephotography




An-My Lê’s first publication, Small Wars, brought together three bodies of black-and-white work (Vietnam, Small Wars, and 29 Palms), offering a trilogy of tautly rendered examinations of the spectacle of war, memory, and landscape. - See more at: http://aperture.org/shop/books/coming-soon-photography-books/an-my-le-events-ashore-books#sthash.EUvzVwiN.dpuf
An-My Lê’s first publication, Small Wars, brought together three bodies of black-and-white work (Vietnam, Small Wars, and 29 Palms), offering a trilogy of tautly rendered examinations of the spectacle of war, memory, and landscape. - See more at: http://aperture.org/shop/books/coming-soon-photography-books/an-my-le-events-ashore-books#sthash.EUvzVwiN.dpuf

Download: An-My Lê-2.pdf
LAURA STEELE :  RECENT PROJECTS
LAURA STEELE :  RECENT PROJECTS

Check out the current issue of VIEW MAGAZINE, featuring the work of LAURA STEELE and Bard photography alum PETE MAUNEY, among others.

Website: http://viewphotomag.com/
Lecture: John Pilson
Lecture: John Pilson

Monday, September 8
6pm
Weis Cinema, located in the Campus Center at Bard College
All lectures are free and open to the public

The Photography Program would like to welcome long-time Bard professor John Pilson back to present a lecture on his work. At Bard since 2000, Pilson graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1991 and earned an MFA from Yale in 1993. He began his career by taking portraits in corporate New York City, and from 1994-2000 photographed while working night shifts for a Manhattan investment bank. These photographs were published in the book Interregna in 2006. Now working mainly in video, his film St. Denis (2003) explores human behavior within the corporate environment of a New York building with many historical stratum: luxury hotel, design shop, Marcel Duchamp’s studio, and now office building. Several of his more recent works reveal lively activities unfolding within architectural spaces that instinctively call for more sober, routine decorum. 

Pilson has had solo exhibitions at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in New York (2001, 2003, 2005, and 2006), Galleria Raucci/Santamaria in Naples (2001 and 2005), Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam (2002), and Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati (2007), among others. His work has appeared in the group exhibitions around the world, including Time Frame at P.S. 1, and he has received the special prize for young artists at the Venice Biennale (2001), the Penny McCall Foundation Award (2001), and the Bâloise Art Prize at Art 33 Basel (2002). He is currently a critic at Yale University.

TANYA MARCUSE, Guest Faculty, 2014-2015
TANYA MARCUSE, Guest Faculty, 2014-2015

The Photography Program is pleased to announce that Tanya Marcuse will be teaching throughout the 2014-2015 academic year as a guest faculty member.

Tanya Marcuse received her B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Oberlin College, and her M.F.A. in Photography from the Yale University School of Art. Marcuse has previously taught at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Vassar College and Bard College. Marcuse won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 to pursue her project Undergarments and Armor. She has also held the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, the George Sakier Memorial Prize for Excellence in Photography (Yale), a John Anson Kittredge Award (Harvard), as well as two fellowships from the Center for Photography at Woodstock. She was a 2008-2009 finalist for the Real Photography Award, an international award for contemporary photography.

More information on Tanya Marcuse - as well as samples from her past and current photographic projects - can be found at:
 

Website: http://tanyamarcuse.com/
Tierney Fellowship Solo Show: Sophie Klafter '13
Tierney Fellowship Solo Show: Sophie Klafter

CorpoReality
April 3-10 in Woods Studio, Bard College


Opening Reception
Saturday, April 5
5:30 pm

The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by The Tierney Family Foundation to support emerging artists in the field of photography. The Fellowship supports the recipients both financially, by way of a cash grant, and technically, with mentorship and guidance from seasoned experts.  At the end of the one-year grant period, recipients are expected to present a new body of work.  

Sophie Klafter ’13 was awarded the Tierney Fellowship for her senior thesis project CorpoReality, a collection of portraits of individuals with an array of physical differences. Her work strives to show how these individuals conduct their lives with character and grace in spite of their physical limitations. Thanks to the Tierney Fellowship, Sophie was able to continue this project for another year, and her second installation of CorpoReality will be on view in Woods Studio to kick off the Spring ’14 series of thesis shows in the Photography Program.


Lecture: Christian Patterson and Jason Fulford
Lecture: Christian Patterson and Jason Fulford

The Photgraphy Program presents:
A Lecture by Christian Patterson and Jason Fulford

Tuesday, March 11 at 6:00pm
Campus Center, Weis Theatre

CHRISTIAN PATTERSON (left image)
was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Photographs are the heart of his work, but documents, drawings, objects and paintings often accompany them. His work Redheaded Peckerwood was published in 2011 to critical acclaim, won the 2012 Recontres d’Arles Author Book Award and is now in its third printing. In 2013 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Patterson is self-taught but has lectured extensively about his work. He is represented by Rose Gallery in Santa Monica and Robert Morat in Hamburg and Berlin.

JASON FULFORD (right image) is a photographer, publisher, and designer. Fulford’s photographs have been featured in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, Time, and on book jackets for Don Delillo, John Updike, Bertrand Russell, Jorge Luis Borges, Terry Eagleton, Ernest Hemingway and Richard Ford. He is the co-founder of J&L Books, and his other monographs include Sunbird (J&L, 2000), Crushed (J&L, 2003), and Raising Frogs for $$$ (J&L, 2006). His most recent collection, The Mushroom Collector, combines flea market postcards of mushrooms with his own photographs and text about the project. Fulford lives and works in Scranton, PA.

Websites:
http://www.christianpatterson.com
http://www.jasonfulford.com

Benjamin Barron '15: UAL Dean's Award
Benjamin Barron

Congratulations to Photography student Benjamin Barron '15 for having been selected for the University of the Arts London Dean's Award. This award is given to one of the UAL Study Abroad students who demonstrates "individual determination to succeed, creativity and innovation in their approach to the subject, and an outstanding personal contribution to the course". Barron is currently studying abroad on BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, part of the University of the Arts London (UAL).

Lecture: Raphaël Dallaporta
Lecture: Raphaël Dallaporta

Wednesday, March 5
12pm-1:15pm
Weis Cinema,
located in the Campus Center at Bard College
All lectures are free and open to the public

The Photography Program at Bard College, in collaboration with the Human Rights Project and the Center for the Study of the Drone, presents a lecture on aerial photography, Afghan ruins, and human rights by documentary photographer Raphaël Dallaporta. With the help of archaeologists and a remote-controlled helicopter fitted with a camera, Dallaporta created aerial photographs in the north of Afghanistan. These images show not only ancient ruins and a valley pass used by Alexander the Great, but the scars of military activity as well. The way the images are put together with their voluntarily asymmetrical contours depict these inaccessible monuments and places at their best. The most cutting-edge technology reveals the artist’s themes - destruction, the precariousness of things. It brings to light that which was and is no longer.

Raphael Dallaporta is the winner of the 2010 Young Photographer ICP Infinity Award and FOAM’s 2011 Paul Huf Award, his work is included in the collections of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Fond National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris and the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie (MEP), Paris, and has been featured in solo exhibitions including “Raphaël Dallaporta, Protocole” at Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, in 2010, “Autopsy” curated by Kathy Ryan at the New York 2008 Photo Festival, and “Antipersonnel” curated by Martin Parr at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2004, among many others in Europe, Asia and New York.

hannah goldstein '05: book publication
hannah goldstein

Since earning her B.A. in Photography and Human Rights from Bard College in 2005, hannah goldstein has attended the Royal Universtiy College of the Arts, Stockholm, has assisted Nan Golden in editing her Hasselblad Book, The Beautiful Smile and has studied at the Ostkreuzschule fur Fotografie and Culturia, both in Berlin. She has also exhibited work in New York, Germany, Australia and Sweden, and has contributed to Bard MFA alum April Gertler’s “Picture Berlin” summer residency program since 2012.

While goldstein’s work often works and between self-documentary and narrative portraiture, her series family business explores personal history in a particularly intimate, sad, and poignant way. Years after inheriting an archive of her father’s photographs following his death, goldstein returned to these images as a process of mourning. The series of triptychs show photographs from her father’s archive as well as her own images, and not only reconstructs a memory of her father, but also constructs a new family narrative and uses photographs as a means to address loss, grief, memory and authorship. This series in now available as a book, and can be purchased online through her website listed below.


Website: http://www.hannahgoldstein.net/albums/book/
Lecture: Wendy Ewald
Lecture: Wendy Ewald

Monday, February 3
6:00 pm
Weis Cinema, in Campus Center at Bard College
All lectures are free and open to the public

The Photography Program at Bard College is pleased to announce an upcoming lecture by photographer and conceptual artist Wendy Ewald. For nearly 40 years, Ewald has challenged notions of authorship and intention in art by collaborating with children, families, women, and teachers around the world to create thoughtful and poignant projects describing and exploring specific places and communities around the world. By blurring the lines of authorship and artistic intention, Ewald creates opportunities to look at the meaning and use of photographic images in our lives with fresh perception. Having been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, and grants from the National Endownment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission, Wendy Ewald, with numerous publications and monographs, Ewald is currently teaching at Amherst College, is a an artist in residence at the John Hope Franklin Center, a senior research associate at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and is represented by the Yossi Milo Gallery.

AN-MY LE: Recent Projects and Exhibitions
AN-MY LE: Recent Projects and Exhibitions

General Services Administration Commission:

Having photographed war reenactors in the American South, military training operations in California, the Navy and Air National Guard in Antarctica, and gaining access to a US Navy attack submarine operating near the North Pole, MacArthur fellow and Bard College Professor An-My Lê was recently commissioned by the General Services Administration to photograph the US Coast Guard. While the Coast Guard's role is generally outside of combat, Lê's latest exploration of the American Military brings a focus to heirarchy and individuality within the military. This Commission will be featured as a permanent installation in the new Coast Guard/Homeland Security headquarters in Washington D.C.

This Commission has been featured in both ArtForum and the New Yorker.


Solo Show:

Baltimore Museum of Art
October 9, 2013 - February 23, 2014

Featuring 21 photographs from four of Lê's series, from post-War Vietnam to her recent work on American Military training.

click here for more information


Group Show:

Brooklyn Museum
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
November 8, 2013 - February 2, 2014

An-My Lê is included, along with 254 other photographers who have photographed conflicts around the world over the past 166 years, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY simultaneously explores the relationship between war and photography while exploring the evolution of photography as a medium for recording and remembering conflict. Running the full gamut of military experience from recruitment to homecoming and beyond, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY covers conflicts from the Crimean War of the mid 19th century to recent photographs of American servicemen in Afghanistan.

click here for more information

STEPHEN SHORE: A New York Minute
STEPHEN SHORE: A New York Minute

Phaidon Publishing and The Photography Program at Bard College is pleased to announce Stephen Shore's first digital format project - A New York Minute. This multi-touch moving image iBook - complete with an introduction by fellow New Yorker and Bard College professor Luc Sante - combines Shore's love for New York City with his passion for constant innovation. A New York Minute is currently available for pre-order through iTunes, and is expected to be released on November 20, 2013.

Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past forty years. He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since Alfred Stieglitz, forty years earlier. Since 1982 he has been the director of the Photography Program at Bard College.

Click on the link below for more information from Phaidon Publishing.


Website: http://www.phaidon.com/agenda/photography/articles/2013/november/07/take-a-look-at-stephen-shores-moving-image-ibook/
MALERIE MARDER '92
MALERIE MARDER

Malerie Marder
Anatomy

November 2 - December 21, 2013

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
is pleased to announce Malerie Marder's first solo show at their gallery. The exhibition will include approximately thirty photographs from her newest series, Anatomy, consisiting of photograps of sex workers made during the past five years in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The artist, who achieved early acclaim for erotically charged, ambiguously staged nude photographs of herself, family, and friends, decided to create a body of images solely of women that were, in her words, “part hallucinatory and part real, who intrinsically have a different relationship to their bodies.”

Malerie Marder was born in Philadelphia in 1971 and lives and works in Los Angeles. She studied at Bard College and received her MFA in photgraphy from Yale in 1998, achieving widespread recognition the following year after her participation in Another Girl, Another Planet, the landmark exhibition at Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren, organized by Gregory Crewdson and Jeanne Greenberg.

Marder’s work is also on view in Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (through December 2013).

Website:

Website: http://www.tonkonow.com/index.html
LUCAS BLALOCK '02
LUCAS BLALOCK

Lucas Blalock
Id, Ed, Ad, Od
September 15-October 20
Opening Reception Sunday, September 15, 6pm

Ramekin Crucible is pleased to announce Lucas Blalock's Id, Ed, Ad, Od, an exhibition of photographs exploring the relationship between absence, presence, and the image. Id, Ed, Ad, Od, Blalock's second presence at Ramiken, is absent any photographic position. Blalock works with an assisted camera, which includes the processing capacities (and possibilities) of the computer. These extended capacities have come to haunt our experience of photographs; we ‘look through’ the layers of digital artifice, even if they are customarily made invisible. In Blalock’s pictures, they as often are not. In this work it is not the triumph of the camera seeing that we feel but the failures of its ability to deliver. Avoiding expectations, the photographs in this exhibition do not cooperate. The presence of a present is absent, as is the presence of absence. Operating at odds with the present, the pictures in Id, Ed, Ad, Od become the present. Id, Ed, Ad, Od runs from September 15 through October 20, 2013, with an opening reception on Sunday, September 15 at 6pm.

Website: http://www.ramikencrucible.com/
Lecture: Rosalind Solomon
Lecture: Rosalind Solomon

The Photography Program presents a lecture by Rosalind Solomon
Monday, September 30th, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Campus Center, Weis Theatre


Rosalind Solomon was born in Highland Park, Illinois on April 2, 1930, and began her career as a photographer at age 38. She studied with Lisette Model and in 1986 was given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, entitled "Ritual." She has since shown in nearly 30 solo exhibitions around the world, including in a retrospective monograph organized by the Photographische Sammlung in Cologne, Germany. Solomon was the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation award in 1979 for her work in Brazil and Peru, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for 1989, and grants from the American Institute of Indian Studies from 1981 to 1984, which supported a project to photograph in India. In 2010 and 2011, Solomon - along with 11 other photographers including Stephen Shore - photographed in Israel and the West Bank for the project "This Place".

ALUMNI NEWS

The Camera Club of New York announces:

ALUMNI NEWS

The 2013 Photography Competition Finalists
& Annual Juried Exhibition


Juried by Justine Kurland

August 15 – September 7, 2013
Closing Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-8 pm

Featuring:
Featuring finalists, and Bard Photography Alum: Winona Barton-Ballentine (First Place Winner - tied), plus work from the Honorable Mention artists, including Bard Photography Alumni: William Miller, Duncan Oja, Jenny Riffle & Gozde Sevim .

Please click here to see the full competition website gallery.

TIM DAVIS : Recent Projects
TIM DAVIS : Recent Projects

Bard Research Fund Grant
This coveted award has been presented to Tim Davis to produce a vinyl LP of his newly recorded record called. "It's OK to Hate Yourself." The songs were written by Tim and he is producing music videos for each song for a show in New York.

2013 Rome Commission
Tim Davis has been named the recipient of the 2013 Rome Commission from the Festival Internazionale di Roma and will be producing a new body of work there this summer. Past recipients include Alec Soth, Josef Koudelka and Martin Parr.

Transit Byzantium
Tim's video project called "Transit Byzantium," will be showing at The Transformer Station in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2014

LOIS CONNER, Guest Faculty, 2013- 2014
LOIS CONNER, Guest Faculty, 2013- 2014

The Photography Program is thrilled to announce that Lois Conner will be teaching throughout the 2013-2014 school year as John Pilson takes a leave of absence to complete various projects.

Lois Conner:

For a decade, Lois directed the undergraduate photography program at Yale. She has also taught at Princeton, Stanford, and Sarah Lawrence. Lois' work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of MoMA, the Met, and the British Museum, among others. She has been the recipient of both a Guggenheim and an National Endowment for the Arts grant. Two books by Lois are in our library: Panoramas of the Far East and China: The Photographs of Lois Conner.

More info about Lois and and her work can be found here:
http://www.loisconner.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Conner

DAVID BUSH Travelling Group Exhibition 2012-2014
DAVID BUSH Travelling Group Exhibition 2012-2014

In Sept 2012 David Bush's work was part of a large group exhibition entitledThe Kids Are Alright at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan WI.  The show deals with depictions of family in photography and features works from over 38 established and emerging artists.  In June 2013 the show travelled to the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro NC and will be on display there until the end of August. In the Fall of 2013 the show will travel again, this time to the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover MA where it will be on display until January of 2014.

JOHN PILSON: Leave of Absence:  2013-2014

The Photography program is please to support John Pilson as he begins his year long leave of absence, in the fall of 2013, to focus on the completion of various projects, including: 

Court/Room/Drama 
A film-in-progress focusing on overlapping notions of theatricality and performance in the education of Law students and the training of Drama students.

Picture Magazine
(Premiere issue Oct. ’13)
The production/printing of a large format portfolio-style photography publication.

Reliable Tension Re: JJ  
A curatorial project opening at Yale University's Edgewood Gallery that explores the varied influence of (and interactions with) Jasper Johns in recent photography, video, painting and sculpture.

LAURA STEELE : Upcoming Printing Workshop
LAURA STEELE : Upcoming Printing Workshop

Laura Steele will be teaching a two day workshop at the Center for Photography in Woodstock in July, focusing on fine art printing techniques.  Structured to give photographers a comprehensive overview of the digital workflow leading up to printmaking, this workshop will address everything from capture to process to print. The term "Fine Art Print" simply means one is willing to devote the time and effort needed to critically address each image independently, bringing one's image to it's fullest potential, as a means of refining and clarifying one's artistic voice. 

For more information:
http://www.cpw.org/WPW/2013/pages/July.html

21 works by Stephen Shore, Director of the Photography Program at Bard College, will be exhibited at:

MoMA  EXHIBITIONS :

XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography

May 10, 2013–January 6, 2014

The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, third floor

This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial works. Presented at MoMA for the first time, these works by 19 artists are grounded in diverse photographic traditions, suggesting the creative fertility of the medium from 1960 to today. They range from postwar experiments with darkroom processes (such as photograms and photomontages), to 1970s feminist performances conceived for the camera, to political and documentary engagements with labor history and globalization in the 1980s and 1990s, to forms of archival and historical reconstitution made since 2000. The international, cross-generational group of artists includes Yto Barrada, Phil Collins,* Liz Deschenes, Stan Douglas,* VALIE EXPORT, Robert Frank, Paul Graham, Leslie Hewitt,* Birgit Jürgenssen, Jürgen Klauke, Běla Kolářová, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Dóra Maurer, Oscar Muñoz, Mariah Robertson, Allan Sekula, Stephen Shore, Taryn Simon,* and Hank Willis Thomas.*

*Works by these artists will be on view beginning August 23, 2013.

Galleries 1–4 open May 10; gallery 5 opens August 23

The exhibition is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Sarah Meister, Curator, and Eva Respini, Associate Curator, with Katerina Stathopoulou, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography.

Major support for the exhibition is provided by Peter Schub, in honor of Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz.

Website: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1355
DANIEL GORDON '04: Upcoming Book Release
DANIEL GORDON

Daniel Gordon approaches photography with the sensibilities and concerns of an object maker, and the relationship between sculptural and photographic forms is a major force at play in his work. He calls our attention to the surface of the paper, emphatically challenging the notion of a photograph as a window into the world. His new book, "Still Lifes, Portraits, and Parts", will be available from Morel Books in July 2013. 

Website: http://www.morelbooks.com/Daniel_Gordon.html
Students and Faculty/Staff Receive Delta Airlines Commission
Students and Faculty/Staff Receive Delta Airlines Commission

This year, Delta Airlines began a project featuring the top ten college or university photography programs in New York State. As the first of these schools to participate, The Photography Program at Bard College worked closely with an art director from Delta to commission work from 11 students and 3 Faculty/Staff members that would represent photography at Bard. Having been given the prompts of "wind", "paper airplanes", and "international", each participant created images that will be on view in the Delta Airlines' Sky Club in JFK Airport until May 2014. 

Senior Thesis Show Schedule Spring 2013

April 13 – May 21, 2013

Lindsey Eskind :    Intimacy with Strangers
Saturday, April 13, 2013 — Saturday, April 27, 2013
12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m., Bard Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY
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Catherine Koutsavlis:  (Re)visions
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 — Sunday, April 21, 2013
10:00 am — 5:00 p.m., Woods Studio, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson
Opening Reception:  Friday April 19th, 8pm
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Rory Hamovit:  Visitations
Stephanie Dunn:  Free Range
Eve Alpert:  Finding the Intrepid

Monday, April 22, 2013 — Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:00 am — 5:00 p.m., Woods Studio, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson
Closing Reception:  Friday April 26th, 8pm
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Robert Hinton:  Come See the Sites
Titus Ogilvie-Laing:  Come Over Sometime and Check Out My Work

Sunday, April 28, 2013 — Friday, May 3, 2013
10:00 am — 5:00 p.m., Woods Studio, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson
Closing Reception:  Thursday May 2nd, 7pm
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Tirzah Brott:  Pentimento
Simone Salvo:  Junie Bird's Club House
Zoe Malecki:  One Hundred and Fifty-Two Baptisms

Saturday, May 4, 2013 — Thursday, May 9, 2013
10:00 am — 5:00 p.m., Woods Studio, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson
Opening Reception:  Saturday May 4th, 7pm
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Kye Ehrlich :  An Other Place
Saturday, May 4, 2013 — Monday, May 20, 2013
12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m., Fisher Studio Arts Building, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson
Opening Reception:  Saturday May 4th,  8pm
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Sophie Klafter:  CorpoReality
Tuck Gaisford:  Hang Fire
Valentina von Klencke: 
Brief Indulgences
Friday, May 10, 2013 — Wednesday, May 15, 2013
10:00 am — 5:00 p.m., Woods Studio, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson
Opening Reception:  Saturday May 11th, 7pm
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Jack Berner:  East Coast, West Coast & a Third Dimension
Friday, May 17, 2013 — Saturday, May 18, 2013
12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m., Old Gym, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson
Opening Reception:  Friday May 17th, 7pm
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Alex Palmer:  Glitter and Doom
Daria Di Lello:  But I’m A Feminist
Kristin Lindemann: 
Standards of Living
Friday, May 17, 2013 — Tuesday, May 21, 2013
10:00 am — 5:00 p.m., Woods Studio, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson
Opening Reception:  Saturday May 18th, 7pm

DANIEL GORDON '04


DANIEL GORDON

Daniel Gordon
The Green Line
18 May - 29 Jun 2013
Artist's Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 6-8PM

M+B is pleased to announce The Green Line, Daniel Gordon’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. The exhibition title is a nod to Matisse’s well-known 1905 portrait of the artist’s wife and is visually referenced in several of Gordon’s works including large scale still lifes and portraits, along with a selection of smaller works operating as isolated studies. In conjunction with the exhibition, Mörel has published Gordon’s second monograph titled Still Lifes, Portraits & Parts, which will be available at the gallery. Daniel Gordon: The Green Line runs from May 18 through June 29, 2013, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 8 pm.

Website: http://www.mbart.com/exhibitions/_102/
Paul Salveson '06 wins coveted 2013 First Book Award
Paul Salveson

Paul Salveson’s photographs were born in New York and Virginia between 2006 and 2011. Constructing images in domestic environments from items found in arm’s reach, the results are absurdist constructions in which commonplace objects are jocosely rendered in polychromatic puzzles.

Salveson describes his photographic process as 'unfolding like a private performance in an empty house, or after everyone falls asleep... my engagement emerges from a perspective that precedes familiarity, disregarding the functions and cultural associations that objects are assigned. I try to process my surroundings with an alien mind.'

The work was submitted to the First Book Award as dummy, and the artist then worked with MACK designers to produce the book to be published in June 2013.

Paul Salveson is 28 years old, and educated at Bard College, New York (BFA Photography) and the University of Southern California (MFA thesis on toothbrush design). His work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, Swiss Institute, New York, and Actual Size, LA.

Website: http://www.firstbookaward.com/2013/
Louis Heilbronn '10
Louis Heilbronn

Louis Heilbronn exhibition at Galerie Polaris

For more Information:
http://www.galeriepolaris.com/artistes.php?id=61

Lecture: Jeff Rosenheim

The Photography Program presents a lecture by Jeff Rosenheim
Recipient of the Peter Kenner '66 Artist in Residence

Monday, February 11, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Jeff L. Rosenheim is Curator in Charge of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012. Originally hired at the Metropolitan Museum to catalogue the Ford Motor Company Collection of avant-garde European and American photography between the two World Wars, he was promoted to the position of full Curator in 2007. An expert in American photography with wide-ranging interests from 19th-century to contemporary art, he has taught at Columbia University, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and Bard College, and is an admired public speaker, most recently with talks at Yale and Stanford universities.

At the Metropolitan Museum, he has organized or co-organized some 20 exhibitions and was responsible for facilitating the Museum's acquisitions of the complete archives of photographers Walker Evans in 1994 and Diane Arbus in 2007. A foremost authority on Evans, he has organized six exhibitions of the artist's work, including Walker Evans, a major retrospective at the Met in 2000, and Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard in 2009, and has authored eight publications on Evans's oeuvre. He was the curator responsible for the Metropolitan Museum's presentation of the exhibition Diane Arbus Revelations in 2005, was a co-author of its award-winning catalogue, and also collaborated on the Diane Arbus exhibition traveling in Europe and currently on view at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.

He has in recent years published catalogue essays on Robert Frank, Robert Polidori, Stephen Shore, and Paul Graham, and is now organizing the exhibition Photography and the American Civil War, which will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum from April 2 through September 2, 2013.

Posted January 22nd, 2013

MoMA Forum on Contemporary Photography

A Discussion About Photography in Education
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Live Stream

Artists Gregory Crewdson, Director, Graduate Studies in Photography, Yale University; Ashley Hunt, Co-Director, Program in Photography and Media Faculty, CalArts; Stephen Shore, Director, Photography Program, Bard College; and James Welling, Chair, Photography Department, University of California, Los Angeles, lead a discussion about the mission, vision, and philosophy of their respective photography programs.

Watch here: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/17181

Posted January 22nd, 2013

LARRY FINK's Inauguration-Ball Photos

Presented by The New Yorker Magazine
January 24, 2013

Paraphrasing the president, "the collective protects the individual as the individual enhances the collective in an ever reciprocating dance". This was exactly the working method that existed between Elissa Curtis and other picture editors at the New Yorker, Joseph Michael Lopez, my assistant on the job ( a great photographer in his own right) and my studio and organizing assistants, Emma Horning and Mary Rhodomoyer. Please enjoy the result.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2013/01/slide-show-larry-finks-inauguration-ball-photos.html#slide_ss_0=1

Lecture: Taryn Simon
Lecture: Taryn Simon

The Photography Program presents a lecture by Taryn Simon
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Taryn Simon was born in New York in 1975. Her photographs and writing have been the subject of monographic exhibitions at institutions including Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2008); Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2004); and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2003). Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum, Centre Pompidou, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011 her work was included in the 54th Venice Biennale.

Posted November 15th, 2012

AN-MY LE Named MacArthur Fellow
AN-MY LE Named MacArthur Fellow

An-My Lê, esteemed photographer and Bard College professor of photography, has been named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow. MacArthur Fellowships are awarded to talented individuals in a variety of fields who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. MacArthur Fellows each receive $500,000 five-year grants that are bestowed with no conditions—recipients may use the money as they see fit. Lê is the 11th Bard faculty member to be honored with a MacArthur Fellowship.

Professor Lê is an artist whose photographs of landscapes transformed by war or other forms of military activity blur the boundaries between fact and fiction and are rich with layers of meaning. A refugee from Vietnam and resident of the United States since 1975, much of Lê's work is inspired by her own experience of war and dislocation.

More info:
A video about Professor Lê from the MacArthur Foundation.
Press Release

Posted October 3rd, 2012

Fall 2012 Senior Thesis Shows

The Bard Photography Program is proud to announce the Fall 2012 senior thesis show schedule:

SeeSaw, Photographs by Rachel Dobken
Woods Gallery
Wednesday November 28 - Wednesday Dec 5, 2012

Blacked Out, Photographs by Reubin Mills
Woods Gallery
Friday December 7 - Tuesday Dec 18 2012

Posted September 13th, 2012

Lecture: Fazal Sheikh
Lecture: Fazal Sheikh

The Photography Program presents a lecture by Fazal Sheikh
Monday, September 10th, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Fazal Ilahi Sheikh was born in 1965 in New York City. He graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in 1987 and since then has worked as a photographer documenting the lives of individuals in displaced communities across East Africa, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, Cuba and India. He has received many awards for his work, including a Fulbright Fellowship (1992), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1994), the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York (1995), the Leica Medal of Excellence (1995), Le Prix Dialogue de l'Humanite, Rencontres d'Arles (2003), the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Grand Prize (2005), and the Lucie Humanitarian Award (2009). In 2005 he was named a MacArthur Fellow.

Posted August 23rd, 2012

Now Available from Phaidon Press: The Book of Books by Stephen Shore
Now Available from Phaidon Press: The Book of Books by Stephen Shore

August 26, 2012

"The Book of Books," is a two-volume set reproducing 83 print-on-demand books in chronological order, starting from the first project in 2003 and ending five years later. All 250 copies of "The Book of Books" are signed and numbered by the artist and include an afterword by Jeff L. Rosenheim, Director of the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art — where the 83 books are a part of the permanent collection.

http://www.phaidon.com/the-book-of-books/

Alumni News
Alumni News

Regen Projects Congratulates
WALEAD BESHTY
On the matter of abstraction (figs. A & B)

A curatorial collaboration with Christopher Bedford
Thursday, February 7th - 7:00pm
Monday, February 11th - 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 13th - 4:00pm

and

Walead Beshty: Untitled.
A site-specific installation Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University
February 12 - June 9, 2013
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts

Lecture: JR
Lecture: JR

The Photography Program presents a lecture by JR
Thursday, February 16th, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Olin Hall

JR owns the biggest art gallery in the world.He exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. His work mixes Art and Act, talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit.After he found a camera in the Paris subway, he did a tour of European Street Art, tracking the people who communicate messages via the walls. Then, he started to work on the vertical limits, watching the people and the passage of life from the forbidden undergrounds and roofs of Paris.

Posted January 30th, 2012