The Lucie Foundation joined forces with NIKE's Sustainable Business Initiative and New York's Department of Youth and Community Development to develope a youht, city-wide photo workshop. This endeavor resulted in visual projects highlighting Team NIKE Basketball players who hail from different NY neighborhoods including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Five photographers with distinctive track records in photojournalism, advertising and portraiture mentored these young photographers on the essentials of effective storytelling, composition and portraiture. The work will be exhibited in each of the five workshop sites in NYC, and select images will be featured in the NIKE retail store in Soho, NYC.
An online gallery is in the works, and we'll share as soon as the images are exhibited at the workshop sites.
Here's a snippet of some of the images created in the program.
"A Place in the Sun: Picturing California" curated by Audrey Landreth for The Month of Photography Los Angeles 2011 is currently on view at the Soho House, West Hollywood. The group exhibit showcases a selection of images by Los Angeles based photographers. All the images are of California by artists who have chosen to live and work in Los Angeles. Together, the images comprise an honest portrait, one interpretation, of California as a place of promise. Promises fulfilled, promises deferred, and promises denied.
For more information, please contact the curator here.
A cool review of the original MOPLA show on Cool Hunting.
Or, if you are a card-carrying member, please visit the Soho House before September, 30, 2011.
For FILTER’s upcoming Culture Collide Festival, The Lucie Foundation will present a diverse cultural art experience for festival attendees. Composition: Visual Notes on Music, a ‘Pop-up’ gallery will pay tribute to the international origins of the Culture Collide festival artists.
The gallery will include images from well-known artists like the Snorri Brothers, to local and influential music shooters B+ and Lauren Dukoff. Also featured will be emerging contenders in the photography world, Jeff Dojillo and Walt, whose images of Fat Beat Records in Los Angeles and Coachella, respectively, highlight unforgettable moments in music history. The exhibit also includes photographs by Catherine McGann, a 15-year contributor to New York's Village Voice, revealing "other sides" to iconic music makers. Through the lens of Jennifer Rocholl, the incredible ferocity of Amy Winehouse will be remembered and in a rare instance of musician as photographer, images made by Moby will be shown, courtesy of Paul Kopeikin Gallery.
Composition: Visual Notes on Music will be on display during FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival Oct. 6-9 at the ReForm Academy, a unique 10,000 sq ft urban warehouse that embodies education, art, and community. The ReForm Academy (www.formacademy.com) is located at 1815 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
For more information on Culture Collide, click here.