From the series Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera Copyright Wayne Lawrence
Q&A with Wayne Lawrence at The Bronx Museum
Friday, January 31, 2014, 6:30pm to 9pm ET
Wayne Lawrence is a St.Kitts born fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work represents a visual diary of his life’s journey and focuses on his relationship to communities otherwise overlooked by mainstream media. His exhibition Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera is currently on view at the Bronx Museum.
Rania Matar’s New Work In the Middle East
Lebanese-born photographer based in Boston, MA, Rania Matar has traveled back to her home country to document the impact of countless years of unrest and conflict. Matar’s work will be shown as part of FotoFest 2014 Biennial in Houston, TX.
Mame Diarra-Niang’s Dakar Landscapes
“My intention with this series was to show the new face of Dakar. The last ten years have seen ever more new buildings and apartment blocks springing up here and there throughout the city, housing infrastructure that is architecturally quite limited—and this despite the fact that it was not our custom to live this way. We lived in our family homes or with each other. Now we are seeing a real search for individuality; individualism reigns in these kinds of dwellings.
We have become consumers; we want to consume alone and in secret, to create a precise frame for ourselves. We are adopting a Western model which is in the process of collapsing—it’s not working in Europe, as everyone can see. We are starting to abandon things that worked for us until now because we envy what is happening elsewhere. I thought that this was an interesting topic to work on because it comes down to giving up the sky.”
– Senegalese photographer Mame Diarr-Niang gives insights into Dakar’s changing landscapes
Holding Court with Thelma Golden
The Studio Museum invites artists living or working in Harlem to join Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden to review their work and discuss their artistic endeavors. From 12 to 3pm on Sunday, February 9, Golden will hold fifteen-minute meetings with ten artists selected through a lottery system.
Each artist should submit their name, home or studio address in Harlem and phone number to email@example.com by 6pm on Friday, January 31, 2014. Individuals selected through the lottery will be informed via e-mail and given further instructions on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Participants will be asked to prepare a current resume or CV, a maximum of 10 images (no original artwork) and an artist statement of 500 words or less.
The Snider Prize – Now Accepting Submissions
MoCP is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Snider Prize, a purchase award given to emerging artists as they leave graduate school. Our curatorial staff will select an artist and offer $2,000 for the purchase of work to be added to its permanent collection.
FREE Workshop: En Foco’s Foot In the Door
A two-hour seminar for emerging photographers and photo-based artists looking to prepare themselves for new opportunities, and take their marketing to the next level. Brought to you by En Foco.
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