Jul
10
to Nov 11

No quisiera ser nadie más que yo mismo // I Wouldn't Want To Be Anyone Else @ CDS

During a two-year collaboration between the nonprofit Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) and the Literacy Through Photography (LTP) program at the Center for Documentary Studies, farmworker teens in SAF’s Levante Leadership Institute created an extraordinary collection of artwork. The SAF students worked on six LTP projects that each involved a different type of self-portraiture, from broad explorations of concepts like identity and being human to detailed reflections on personal accomplishments and goals; a selection of this work is featured in No quisiera ser nadie más que yo mismo. Students created maps of memories and future dreams, remembered teachers and loved ones in letters, wrote poems about life’s journeys, and carefully pictured themselves as they want to be seen.

Student Action with Farmworkers

Kreps Gallery

Center for Documentary Studies

1317 W. Pettigrew Street
Durham, NC 27705

http://documentarystudies.duke.edu

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Jul
15
to Nov 5

Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price Photographs by Alex Harris @ Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Photography Gallery

Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price

Photographs by Alex Harris | Curated by Alex Harris & Margaret Sartor

Reynolds Price’s dining area, 2011, photograph by Alex Harris

Reynolds Price’s dining area, 2011, photograph by Alex Harris

Reynolds Price (1933–2011), who authored forty-one acclaimed novels, memoirs, plays, and collections of poetry and essays, was one of America's most notable writers of the past half-century. His works have a home on the shelves of millions of admiring readers worldwide. Fueled by a brilliant mind and exuberant spirit, Price’s singular literary voice not only shines a light on the land and people of his native South, but also on the inherent worth of every person. His enduring belief in beauty, courage, grace, and hope transcends time and circumstance.

Confined to a wheelchair for the last twenty-seven years of his life, Price surrounded himself at home with art and objects that he loved. His eclectic and expansive collection—from the etchings of Picasso to photographs of James Dean, from Greek sculpture to religious icons, from busts of his literary heroes to African masks—created a salon-like refuge in which every wall, bookshelf, and piece of furniture signaled some aspect of his essential self. Through his home, Price conveyed his interior life in a way that few were able to experience—until now.

After Reynolds Price died, Alex Harris was asked by the Price family and Duke University, where Price taught for more than five decades, to document the house before it was sold and the artwork as a living collection disassembled. In this creative work, forty carefully selected excerpts from Price’s writings are interwoven with sixty-one of Harris’s exquisite, meticulous photographs. As we turn each page, it is as if Reynolds Price himself is taking us on a guided tour of his home. And as we move through his rooms, Price reveals his private world, recounts significant episodes in his life, and speaks with wisdom and humor about the people, places, ideas, and beliefs most important to him. We also glimpse vital truths about the human condition, finding meaning in our own lives.

Dream of a House, as both an exhibition and book, are a remarkable and a surprising tribute to the passions and preoccupations of this uncommonly gifted writer. Here is a work that speaks to long-time fans of Reynolds Price and to those discovering him for the first time. Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor have done what only true friends and fellow artists could provide: a chance to share in the dream of Reynolds Price’s house and his abiding genius.

This exhibit coincides with the release of a photobook of the same name published by George F. Thompson Publishing and the Center for Documentary Studies, and distributed by the University of North Carolina Press. More Information about the Book

Opening/Talk: September 28, 5:00-7:00pm, Remarks begin at 5:30pm

Lisa McCarty | lisa.mccarty@duke.edu

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Photography Gallery, Duke

University

411 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Address for closest parking deck: 135 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Business hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00pm Saturdays

 

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Aug
10
to Oct 1

The Fabric of Raleigh and People with Purpose by Christer Berg @ Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

The Fabric of Raleigh and People with Purpose are two photographic portrait series by photographer Christer Berg. The exhibit includes more than 30 large portraits and behind-the-scenes photographs, essays, stories and quotes.

Betty Ray McCain Gallery at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

2 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Weekdays 9am – 4pm + receptions (August 10 and October 1)

 

 

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Aug
26
to Dec 30

Show & Tell @ the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

SHOW & TELL—Celebrating the collections of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Eye in Window, 1943 Nathan Lerner (1913–1997), American, Gelatin silver photograph, 14" × 11", Gift of Kiyoko Lerner

Eye in Window, 1943

Nathan Lerner (1913–1997), American, Gelatin silver photograph, 14" × 11", Gift of Kiyoko Lerner

On display in the Adams and Woodson Galleries August 26-December 30, 2017

SHOW & TELL explores the vast range of human creativity represented by the more than 35,000 objects that comprise the Gregg Museum’s permanent collections. From disguised war maps and iconic industrial designs to New Guinea body masks, even long-term fans of the Gregg will discover plenty of surprises among the objects on view. 

Eastern Libya Continues Fight Against Gaddafi Forces, 2011 Chris Hondros (1970–2011), American Archival pigment print, 16 ¼" × 24", Courtesy of Getty Images, FIC451.001 [West of Ajdabiya, Libya, a rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades fire rockets toward troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Photographer Chris Hondros was killed in Misrata, Libya, only six days after he made this photograph.]

Eastern Libya Continues Fight Against Gaddafi Forces, 2011

Chris Hondros (1970–2011), American

Archival pigment print, 16 ¼" × 24", Courtesy of Getty Images, FIC451.001

[West of Ajdabiya, Libya, a rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades fire rockets toward troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Photographer Chris Hondros was killed in Misrata, Libya, only six days after he made this photograph.]

The SHOW & TELL exhibition includes a selection (about 150 objects) from among nearly 500 items featured in a new book about the collection by the same title. Both the book and exhibition represent the range of the Gregg’s holdings.  Not a “treasures of” show so much as a sampler, gathered from the many different areas in which the museum collects, including ceramics and glass, design, fine art, fine craft, furniture, outsider art, photography, textiles, garments and accessories, social and domestic objects, archaeological artifacts, and ethnographic materials.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design
    NC State University
    1903 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, NC  27607   USA

Website: https://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu/

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Sep
1
to Oct 28

Paradise. Lost. by Benjamin Dimmitt @ The SE Center for Photography

While this event is not a part of our "official" Click! programming, we at the fest love to spread the love around to the wonderful folks who are a big part of our success. We love the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC and Michael Pannier, who was a great portfolio reviewer in 2016 and is the juror for the Click! show this year. And Benjamin took part in the reviews in 2016 and will be back in 2017! It is well worth a trip to SC to visit SEC4P and see Benjamin's great work.

PARADISE. LOST.  I began making photographs of the unspoiled areas of my native Florida in 2004 as a way of exploring and interpreting the unique and fragile landscapes there. Unfettered growth, rising seas and irresponsible resource management have put the remaining wilderness of the Florida peninsula at risk. I’m attracted to lush and fecund places where land merges with water to photograph as this is, for me, the primary and essential Florida. Scenes of animated and layered growth that exhibit the survival instinct and the persistence of life fascinate me.

 One of my favorite places to photograph for this project is the spring-fed estuaries of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s Gulf Coast. I was enchanted by the lush, primeval beauty of the Chassahowitzka on my first visit there 30 years ago. Unfortunately, saltwater began creeping up into the creeks there about 6 years ago. Rising sea levels due to climate change were partially the cause. However, the saltwater intrusion was accelerated when the governor and state water commissioners determined that the wetlands could survive with less fresh water. This new minimum flow allows the state to increase the pumping of fresh water for large-scale inland developments and agricultural interests. The drawdown of fresh water has taken water away from the aquifer that feeds the Chassahowitzka’s springs and many others nearby. What had been verdant, semi-tropical wetlands is now mostly an open plain of grasses relieved by palms and dying hardwood trees. In 2014, I began to photograph in the salt-damaged sawgrass savannas and spring creeks as a way of reckoning with the ecosystem loss and of understanding what has become of Florida. This ruin is the fate of estuaries around the world as sea levels rise. -Benjamin Dimmitt

Opening Reception - Friday, Oct. 6, 20176:00-8:00 pm

The SE Center for Photography

1239 Pendleton St., Greenville, SC, 29611

Business hours: Wednesday - Saturday10:00-5:00, First Fridays until 9:00

Michael Pannierinfo@sec4p.com864-605-7400

 

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Sep
6
to May 23

The SuperNatural @ 21c

Chris Doyle (American) Waste_Generation, 2011 Digital animation, running time 6:28 minutes 21c Collection

Chris Doyle (American)
Waste_Generation, 2011

Digital animation, running time 6:28 minutes

21c Collection

Some prominent, lens-based artists featured in this exhibit are:

Edward Burtynsky

Elena Dorfman

Pieter Hugo

Marcus Coates

Luis Gispert

Albano Afonso

Jakob Kudsk Steensen (VR)

Curated by Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites

The SuperNatural opens 9.15 with a public conversation between featured artist Chris Doyle and Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites.

Guided docent tours lead by Nell Fortune-Greeley, Museum Manager, are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5pm with special guest photography docents on Wednesdays.

111 North Corcoran Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

21cDurham.com

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Sep
15
to Nov 22

Merrill Shatzman and libi rose: Reflections Within the Transitioning Grid @ Power Plant Gallery

How we navigate, plan, design and build, and where we live, work and shop, are all dependent on different grid formations. The grid provides us with a sense of security, balance, orientation, boundary, exploration and containment. Psychologically, the concept of a grid is a constant throughout our lives, appearing as constructs in our memories, in our behavior, and in our daily life functions.

Decisions of all types are made in relationship to the grid, yet what emphasis is put on the unpredictable organic forms that visually evolve inside these spaces, counterbalancing our geometric borders?

This exhibit visually and formally examines the relationship between organic form and structure through deciphering images of contemporary curtain-wall architecture found in New York, London, Shanghai and Tokyo. It presents the artists’ vision of subjects in multiple ways and formats while fusing traditionally-made imagery with technologically-generated applications.

The prints and installations were generated from photographs capturing abstractions within contained spaces, by focusing on form, layering, contradiction, and beauty. In addition to revealing free-flowing lines, organic shapes and unique patterns made from reflections and shadows, the artists’ interests in cartography, urban planning, architecture, typography, calligraphy, archaeology, topography, and symbolism become evident.

 

Opening and Artist Talk with Merrill Shatzman and libi rose: Third Friday Durham September 15, 2017

Reception: 5pm-8pm

Artist Talk: 6:30pm

Power Plant Gallery

320 Blackwell St., Ste 100

Durham, NC 27701

919-660-3622

powerplantgallery@duke.edu

powerplantgallery.org

Contact: Caitlin Margaret Kelly, director

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Sep
15
to Oct 15

Knowns and Unknowns by Jack Kadis @ Through This Lens Gallery

Jack Kadis is a Boston-based photographer working in both traditional black & white since the 1970s as well as digital color more recently. Mr. Kadis has traditionally worked in both documentary and still life styles in film formats ranging from 35mm to 5"x7"

Through This Lens, Inc. gallery
303 E. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
919.687.0250
www.throughthislens.com
Tuesday through Friday 10:30 - 5:30
Saturday 10:30 - 4
3rd Fridays open until 9PM
and by appointment

 

 

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Sep
15
to Oct 14

Where We Find Home: Recent Southern Photography @ The Cameron Gallery @ The Scrap Exchange

Where We Find Home: Recent Southern Photography

Jared Soares

Jared Soares

The exhibition, collecting the works of 11 photographers from around the country, explores the contemporary landscape of the southern United States. With an emphasis on the voice of the photographer, the images are direct, personal, and at times experimental, but ultimately reach out into the larger world to engage, question and ultimately embrace the places in which we work and live. 

Artists include Ben Alper, DL Anderson, Aaron Canipe, Justin Cook, Phyllis Dooney, Matt Eich, Preston Gannaway, Lissa Gotwals, Jeremy M. Lange, Jared Soares, Aaron Turner, Will Warasila

The Cameron Gallery @ The Scrap Exchange

2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707

Business hours: 11 am-7:00 pm; Sat 10 am – 7:00 pm

Contact name and information:    Diana Shark, Gallery Coordinator
                        919.682.2751gallery@scrapexchange.org

                      Jeremy M. Lange, Exhibit Coordinator
                        917.392.1025  jeremy@jeremymlange.com

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Sep
22
to Nov 3

In the Footsteps of. . .(Group Exhibit by the Image Salon) @ Durham Arts Council

In the Footsteps of. . .(Group Exhibit by the Image Salon)

The Durham Arts Council is pleased to present a photography exhibit by the group Image Salon. “In the Footsteps of…” will run from September 22 to November 3, 2017, with an opening reception October 20th, from 6-8pm in the Semans Gallery at the Durhams Arts Council.

The artists of Image Salon are M. Robert Blum, Fran DeRespinis, Michael Ligett, Donald Namm, Lynne Feiss Necrason, J. J. Raia, and Sandra Seagroves. For this exhibit each of the Image Salons’ artists has chosen a person who has been a strong influence in their artistic development, then chosen several of their own images to illustrate the influential footsteps in which they follow.

The photographs in the exhibit range from luminous color landscapes and intimate black and white portraits to whimsically wacky images, inspired by creative muses such as Joel Meyerowitz, Imogen Cunningham, Federico Fellini, and Paul Mobley.

The Image Salon was formed by local Triangle photographers to inspire, educate and motivate each other to greater artistic heights and creative development, through monthly critique sessions and regional group exhibitions. The group was formed in 2016 and has already shown two highly acclaimed photography exhibitions in central North Carolina.

Morning Scrub by Don Namm

Morning Scrub by Don Namm

Durham Arts Council Semans Gallery

120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701

9-9 M-Sat., 1-6 Sun.

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Sep
25
to Nov 3

Annenberg Space for Photography's: Refugee @ the Friday Center

In images created solely for the exhibit by five internationally acclaimed photographers who traveled across five continents — Lynsey Addario, Omar Victor Diop, Graciela Iturbide, Martin Schoeller and Tom Stoddart — “REFUGEE” depicts the lives of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world and includes stunning portraits of the new Americans, refugees recently settled in the United States.

Displaced people in Myanmar. ©Lynsey Addario

Displaced people in Myanmar. ©Lynsey Addario

According to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the number of displaced people has reached 65.3 million globallyThe Annenberg Space for Photography's REFUGEE explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations, dispersed and displaced throughout the world. 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

LYNSEY ADDARIO 
covers the disenfranchised Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.

OMAR VICTOR DIOP 
creates portraits of refugee mothers and children from the Central African Republic and neighboring Cameroon.

GRACIELA ITURBIDE 
documents displaced families in Colombia.

MARTIN SCHOELLER 
creates portraits of refugees newly resettled in the United States.

TOM STODDART
follows the path of refugees fleeing to Europe.

This timely exhibition allows audiences to engage with aspects of the plight of refugees not previously encountered, and to reflect on a full range of refugee experiences through singular images that offer visitors insight into the plight of refugees, including their efforts to survive, their needs, their dreams and their hopes for a better future.

The photographers were commissioned by The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, and supported by UNHCR, providing valuable background information and facilitating logistical contact with refugees during and after their dangerous journeys to safety in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Exhibition curated by Patricia Lanza, Director of Talent & Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography; and Elisabeth Biondi, former Visual Editor of the New Yorker.

Exhibit open Monday-Thursday 8 am-8 pm, Friday 8 am-5 pm.
*Special Sunday hours: October 1 & 29: 1-7 pm

Tour the exhibit during these open Sunday hours (1-7 pm) and hear firsthand accounts from local refugees who have resettled into the Triangle.

The Friday Center
100 Friday Center Dr., Chapel Hill

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Sep
30
to May 13

La Vita Italiana: Italian Postwar Photography, 1950-1970 @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

La Vita Italiana is a candid look at life in postwar Italy through the eyes of approximately 20 Italian photographers. Relatively unknown in this country, these photographs reveal some of the humor, hardships and other aspects of everyday life in Italy after World War II.

Carlo Amorati, Untitled (Sunlight on water with gondola), c. 1960. Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print. Collection of Charles and Linda Googe.

Carlo Amorati, Untitled (Sunlight on water with gondola), c. 1960. Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print. Collection of Charles and Linda Googe.

2001 Campus Drive Durham, NC 27705

2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

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Sep
30
to Nov 4

Alex Harris: Near and Far @ Craven Allen Gallery

My childhood home in Georgia, though privileged and suburban, was oddly ephemeral. My family had gone through several divorces and all the neighborhood families I knew either split up or moved away. I think now that is why I was so drawn to live and photograph in the oldest and most traditional settlements in North America: the remote Inuit villages of Alaska, and the isolated Hispanic communities of northern New Mexico.  As a photographer, I was eager to come as close as I could to the lives of the people in my pictures.

By the time I arrived in Cuba, I was no longer the same person who looked through the lens of my camera in search of family and community. I had my own family. And I was finally interested in photography itself, in what my pictures could tell me that I wasn’t already searching for or didn’t already know. I was also aware one crucial thing from my earlier work as a photographer that served me well in Cuba and guides me in my work today: how to immerse myself in a world and at the same time observe it, how to step back from the moment I am experiencing and take a picture – how to be at once near and far. -Alex Harris

Star Warehouse, Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, North Carolina, September 198

Star Warehouse, Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, North Carolina, September 198

Opening Reception

Saturday, September 30, 5 -7 pm

Gallery Talk and Book Signing  with Alex Harris

Wednesday, October 25, 5:30 – 7 pm

Along with a gallery talk of the exhibition Near and Far,  Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor will be signing copies of Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price.  Talk begins at 6:30.

Craven Allen Gallery

1106 ½ Broad Street

Durham, NC27705

cravenallengallery.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

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Sep
30
to Jan 28

Night(Light) @North Carolina Museum of Art

Night(Light) explores light as it interacts with darkness in photography. In its purest form, photography harnesses light. The images give shape to light, immortalizing and suspending it.

Lynn Saville, Pepsi-Cola, New York, 2008, printed 2015, archival pigment print, 20 x 24 in., Purchased with funds from the William R. Roberson Jr. and Frances M. Roberson Endowed Fund for North Carolina Art, © 2016 Lynn Saville

Lynn Saville, Pepsi-Cola, New York, 2008, printed 2015, archival pigment print, 20 x 24 in., Purchased with funds from the William R. Roberson Jr. and Frances M. Roberson Endowed Fund for North Carolina Art, © 2016 Lynn Saville

The eerie feeling of night is not lost in these photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection. Under the cover of darkness, some photographs reveal nighttime mischief and behavior. Others convey the loneliness of night and the lurking desolation in each empty street and unlit hallway. Together, these images of night and light delve into photography’s formal properties and capture the darkest, most enigmatic time of day.  

East Building, Level B, Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Gallery

NORTH CAROLINA
MUSEUM OF ART

2110 BLUE RIDGE ROAD
RALEIGH, NC 27607

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Sep
30
to Jan 30

Rhythmic Vitality: Photographs by Barbara Morgan @ North Carolina Museum of Art

This exhibition features photographs by Barbara Morgan (American, 1900–92) from the NCMA’s permanent collection. Although Morgan, one of the founders of the photography magazine Aperture, is best known for her studies of modern dance, she also created photomontages and light drawings.

Barbara Morgan, Martha Graham, “Celebration” (Trio), 1937, printed later, gelatin-silver print, 17 7/16 x 13 13/16 in., Gift of Richard and Lois Zakia, © Barbara and Willard Morgan photographs and papers, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

Barbara Morgan, Martha Graham, “Celebration” (Trio), 1937, printed later, gelatin-silver print, 17 7/16 x 13 13/16 in., Gift of Richard and Lois Zakia, © Barbara and Willard Morgan photographs and papers, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

Morgan said: “Whether my work is large or small, abstract or realistic, the one thing that must be present is rhythmic vitality...it doesn’t matter if it is dance or montage or people or nature. There always has to be the presence of energy.” 

East Building, Level B, Julian T. Baker Jr. Photography Gallery

NORTH CAROLINA
MUSEUM OF ART

2110 BLUE RIDGE ROAD
RALEIGH, NC 27607

Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art. This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.

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Oct
1
to Nov 30

Resist: Click! 2017 Juried Exhibition @ Watts Grocery Gallery

Fork in the Road by Lori Vrba

Fork in the Road by Lori Vrba

As a rock resists a current, as a march challenges the status quo, as a kiss can be a symbol of love or protest; we encouraged an open interpretation of the theme.

Our esteemed juror is Michael Pannier, the founder and director of the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC. 

This event is co-sponsored by

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Watts Grocery Gallery

116 Broad Street, Durham

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Oct
1
to Oct 15

Garmsir Marines by Louie Palu @ Battle Park/Forest Theater

Our esteemed Click! Keynote speaker, Louie Palu, is exhibiting large scale banners of his portraits of Garmsir Marines, in the woods of Battle Park by the historic Forest Theater on the UNC campus. This unit, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, was formed 100 years ago to fight in WW1, where they famously took part in the Battle of Belleau Woods. This unit is based in Jacksonville, NC.

U.S. Marine Joshua Wycka age 21who is part of Alpha Company of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Battle Landing Team (BLT) 1/6, after a patrol in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan at Forward Operating Base Apache North.

U.S. Marine Joshua Wycka age 21who is part of Alpha Company of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Battle Landing Team (BLT) 1/6, after a patrol in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan at Forward Operating Base Apache North.

This event is a result of the partnership with our UNC-Chapel Hill Partners: Arts Everywhere, North Carolina Botanical Garden, School of Media and Journalism, UNC ROTC, UNC Student Affairs, and The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC

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Oct
1
to Dec 3

En | Gender @ Cassilhaus

Featuring work by Lola FLASH, Gabriel Garcia Roman and Saba Taj

The titles of the three bodies of work included in this exhibition sing the artist’s intention for those pictured:  Queer Icons are to be revered and emulated; Legends are to be celebrated and remembered; and An-Noor (The Light), illuminates and reflects. These portraits—photogravure with chine-collé and silkscreen; color photography; mixed media on canvas—take gender non-conforming people, people of color, and Muslim women from perceived margins of society and center them in pride and power.

Curator- Courtney Reid-Eaton

Haddie by Gabriel Garcia Roman

Haddie by Gabriel Garcia Roman

Cassilhaus Gallery

RSVP only to engender@Cassilhaus.com

October 1-December 3, 2017

Opening  Sunday October 15  2:30-5:30

Artist Talk with Gabriel Garcia Roman  October 12 7:30-9:30

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Oct
1
to Oct 24

Jody Servon and Lorene Delany-Ullman - Saved: Objects of the Dead - a photographic/poetic exploration @ Horace Williams House

Preservation Chapel Hill is proud to host artists Jody Servon and Lorene Delany-Ullman in its October 2017 exhibition, which is also part of the Triangle-wide CLICK! Photographic Festival. Saved: Objects of the Dead is a photographic/poetic exploration of the human experience of life, death and memory. Comprising color photographs and prose poems about the material possessions people have saved after the death of a loved one, the exhibition considers how memories of the dead become rooted in ordinary objects and how those objects convey memories of the deceased to the living. The artists emphasize how objects of the dead are powerful markers of social, economic and memorial identity working as triggers for stories, images, past relationships and experiences.

This project was conceived by Jody Servon after the death of four loved ones in a single year. In collaboration with Lorene Delany-Ullman, Servon composed interview questions for the owners of the revered objects grieving friends and family had asked her to photograph. The ensuing poems by Delany-Ullman emanate from those interviews.

As part of the CLICK! Photo Festival the artists invite participants to connect with their project’s Instagram and Facebook pages (links below) based on Building community around memory, loss and death.

http://www.instagram.com/savedobjects/

http://www,facebook.com/savedobjects/

Reception: Sunday, October 1st from 2:00-4:00pm

Preservation Chapel Hill,

Horace Williams House, 

610, East Rosemary Street,

Chapel Hill,

NC 27514

Tel: 919-942-7818

www.preservationchapelhill.org

Hours: Thursday and Friday, 12:00-4:00pm, Sundays 2-5pm

Other days: By appointment only

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Oct
1
to Dec 15

In That Land of Perfect Day by Brandon Thibodeaux @ KONTEK Systems, Inc.

In That Land of Perfect Day is a reflection of life in the Mississippi Delta. It is a testament to the dignity and grace of those souls carrying the backbreaking legacy of the Delta’s rural communities as they strive to pave their own course through history.

Friday October 20th 6-9pm as part of Third Friday Durham Click! Edition

Thursday October 19th 7:30-9pm Artist Talk and book signing.  Brandon will be signing copies of his brand new book In That Land of Perfect Day.

The exhibition will be open Oct 1-Dec 15, 2017 by appointment.

KONTEK Systems, Inc.

318 Holland Street

Durham, NC 27701

919 616-0555

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Oct
2
to Oct 31

Instantaneous: the Polaroid Legacy @ Anchorlight

Polly Chandler

Polly Chandler

Featured Artists:

Bill Mcallister

Polly Chandler

Harlan Campbell

Lisa McCarty

Bryce Lankard

Richard McCabe

Tanner Messer

Zoe Wiseman

and others

From its inception in 1947, the Polaroid system inspired artists to experiment–to dazzling effect–with the cameras’ unique technologies. Edwin Land, the inventor of the first Polaroid instant camera, remarked on his discovery, “Photography will never be the same.” And he was right. Polaroid photographs have been used and ingeniously manipulated by Walker Evans, David Hockney, Barbara Kasten, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucas Samaras, and others. Polaroids affected and, in many instances, forever changed the way they captured the world around them.

Lisa McCarty

Lisa McCarty

As Polaroid began its slow demise in the 2000s, Polaroid research photographer John Reuter met several times with a man name Florian Kaps to discuss how they would attempt to save Polaroid’s instant film. Reuter purchased two of the 20×24 cameras and the remaining supply of 20×24 film for a cool $5 million. (This camera will be making an appearance for three days during the Click! festival at Anchorlight.) Kaps created The Impossible Project and set to work reviving the other Polaroid lines. Dedicated Polaroid users were given a second chance. 

Tanner Messer

Tanner Messer

The qualities of the various Polaroid films are unique and hard to duplicate with any other medium. The popularity of these films is said to have been an inspiration to companies like Hipstamatic and Lomography. The artists in this exhibition represent the incredible diversity of creative approaches to using this medium.

ANCHORLIGHT

1401 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh, NC 27610

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Oct
2
to Oct 27

Intrusions of Grace: Anne Berry and Lori Vrba @ Greensboro Project Space

Intrusions of Grace: A visual response to the writing of Flannery O'Connor

Genesis by Lori Vrba

Genesis by Lori Vrba

Flannery O'Connor was aware of the connection between fiction and visual art; she argued that writers sometimes painted because it made them notice things. Both the writer and the visual artist should be concerned with showing the reader or viewer something important, what Joseph Conrad called "that glimpse of truth for which you had forgotten to ask." Flannery O'Connor's fiction deals with mystery that can be felt but maybe not understood; intrusions of grace always occur but are not always seen by the modern intellect. The works in this exhibit also hint at the mystery of the unknown and the existence of things beyond the surface. These works, like O'Connor's stories, present something real and believable while hinting at what is invisible but nonetheless true.

This exhibition is the combined photographic works of southern artists Anne Berry (Newnan,GA) and Lori Vrba (Chapel Hill, NC).  Curated by Dennis Kiel, Director of the Dishman Art Museum of Lamar University, Beaumont,TX.

The installation at the Dishman Art Museum of Lamar University, Beaumont,TX.

The installation at the Dishman Art Museum of Lamar University, Beaumont,TX.

Opening on October 20th from 6-9pm.

Greensboro Project Space

219 W. Lewis Street,

Greensboro, NC

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Oct
2
to Oct 31

The Focus…on NC: Border to Border @ Holly Springs Cultural Center

The Focus is a group of accomplished photographers from Wake County who have joined together for inspiration, knowledge sharing, and critiquing. They meet to discuss their photos, share photographic techniques, and explore their various styles. Although each member has their own artistic preferences, they are united in their love of photography as a visual art. A natural progression from their group interactions is the exhibition of their images, showcasing individual artistic visions in a common setting.

Grassy Bald by Barbara Guin

Grassy Bald by Barbara Guin

Artists: Barbara Guin, Mike Guin, Jo Bolton, Harry O’Connor, Don Ducey, & Jim Trull

 Holly Springs Cultural Center

300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs, NC 27540

Business hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, closed Sunday

Contact name and information: Barbara Guin 610-883-1843, mbGuinPhoto@gmail.com

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Oct
3
to Oct 31

Group Photography Exhibit curated by Horse & Buggy Press

Photo by Rob McDonald from his Native Ground series. Toward the Amphitheater Laurel Falls Camp for Girls Home of Lillian E. SmithClayton, Georgia

Photo by Rob McDonald from his Native Ground series. Toward the Amphitheater Laurel Falls Camp for Girls
Home of Lillian E. SmithClayton, Georgia

Framed work by Rob McDonald, Bryce Lankard, Gail Goers, Catharine Carter, Jean Christian Rostagni, Raymond Goodman, Roger May, Horse & Buggy Press books and broadsides

Horse & Buggy Press and Friends- 1116 Broad Street Durham NC 27705

Business hours:   Tues-Sat; 11-3ish

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Oct
3
to Oct 15

Unbound: Documentary as Art @ The Carrack

Unbound: Documentary as Art is an open group exhibition curated by Jeainny Kim, Danielle Dulken, Aaron Lovett. The Call for Art can be found at http://thecarrack.org/exhibits-events/unbound-documentary-as-art. Deadline: September 8. 

Unbound: Documentary as Art is a juried exhibition featuring artists who push the boundaries of documentary with ambitious works. Through this exhibition, artists will attempt to uncover and complicate truth in ways that traditional documentary cannot.

Unbound invites artists to submit work that pose questions such as: How do we document experiences that leave no material evidence? How do we turn documentary into art to advocate for our communities? Is food documentary? Is dance documentary? Is Facebook documentary?

By reimagining documentary as art, Unbound will provide a radical and innovative space for artists to access a wider spectrum of reality. We are looking for works with diverse concepts in any medium. The term "documentary" should be considered a descriptive term rather than a model limited to conventional film or photo practices.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 3, 7 - 9 pm

The Carrack

947 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

Business Hours: Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm, Wednesdays by appointment, and during events

 thecarrack.org

Contact Name and Information: Laura Ritchie, laura@thecarrack.org

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Oct
4
to Oct 26

Developing Landscapes @ UNC's Allcott Gallery, Hanes Art Center

Developing Landscapes presents a selection of work from alumni of the Market Photo Workshop’s Advanced Programme in Photography. The exhibition engages landscape as it is formed by politics, trauma and the post-1994 social and political imagination in South Africa. The selected photographs engage the South African landscape as a complex accumulation marked by Apartheid-era policies of segregation and forced removal, and post-1994 negotiations of belonging. The exhibition frames the complexity of “development” within the often problematic logic of post-1994 rural and urban land development policies in South Africa, as well as the development of new conceptual positions to landscape that young South Africans are negotiating as contemporary agents within a shifting politics of land ownership. 

©Nkosinathi Khumalo, Miner, from the series Migrant, 2013. Market Photo Workshop

©Nkosinathi Khumalo, Miner, from the series Migrant, 2013. Market Photo Workshop

Artists: Tshepiso Mazibuko, Bongiwe Phakathi, Mpho Mokgadi, Nkosinathi Khumalo, Remofiloe Sebobe, Tegobo Moche

The Market Photo Workshop is a school of photography and project space based in Johannesburg, South Africa. For over twenty-seven years, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalized parts of our society. World-renowned photographer, David Goldblatt contributed vastly to the establishment of Market Photo Workshop in 1988 - 1989. Since then, the Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students and broader communities of trends, issues, and debates in photography and visual culture.

The Advanced Programme in Photography at Photo Workshop runs for 12 months and is designed for practitioners who are interested in pursuing photography from an authorship point of view. Many of our photographers produce work that hovers over some blurred territories of documentary photography and what is classified as art photography in our immediate environment or community of practice.

Closing reception: Thursday, October 26th, 5 - 7pm

Lunchtime talk: Wednesday, October 25th, noon - 1pm (with the Department Chair Prof. Carol Magee, photographer Uche Okpa-Iroha, curators Prof. Jina Valentine and Gesche Würfel) 

Contact name and information: Prof. Jina Valentine valentine@unc.edu, Gesche Würfel, wuerfel@email.unc.edu

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The John and June Allcott Gallery

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hanes Art Center, 115 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Business hours: M-F 9am - 5pm

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Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sleight of Hand

mah jong tiles by heidi kirkpatrick

mah jong tiles by heidi kirkpatrick

An exhibition of photo-based object works where each piece requires a physical action from the viewer to be fully experienced.  This art is made to be touched.  The exhibition features the one-of-a-kind assemblage and installation pieces by Tobia Makover, Addison J. Brown, Brooke Caudle, Heidi Kirkpatrick and Lori Vrba.  

Visual Art Exchange   309 W. Martin St. Raleigh

 

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Oct
6
to Oct 27

Doubletake by Dan Gottlieb @ The Mahler

The Mahler is pleased to welcome photographer Dan Gottlieb, director of planning and design at NCMA.  Dan Gottlieb’s dream-like imagery combines photography and painting, revealing extended moments in nature.  “I confess to photographic tendencies of a late 19th Century Pictorialist, yet layered, like nature, with elements of order and chance, fixed and variable.” 

"Doubletake" by Dan Gottlieb

"Doubletake" by Dan Gottlieb

The Mahler

228 Fayetteville Street 

Raleigh, NC 27601

919.896.7503

www.themahlerfineart.com

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Oct
10
to Nov 5

FRANK Gallery Photography Members and Consignors Exhibition @ Frank Gallery

FRANK Gallery Photography Members and Consignors Exhibition

Creek by Harlan Campbell

Creek by Harlan Campbell

with FRANK Gallery Photography Members and Consignors and guests: Alan Dehmer, Peter Filene, Bill McAllister, John Rosenthal, Jacqueline Tait Leebrick, David Spear, Barbara Tyroler, Sam Wang, Wojtek Wojdynski; and guests Harlan Campbell and Gesche Weurfel

2nd Friday Reception             10/13/17

www.frankisart.com

109 E Franklin St

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Hours

12-5PM Wed. & Thurs.
10AM-5PM Fri. & Sat.
12-5PM Sunday  

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Oct
10
to Nov 5

VISITATIONS: A community response to loss and celebration @ Frank Gallery

VISITATIONS: A community response to loss and celebration

Exhibition, Reception, Interactive Performance

Featuring Barbara Tyroler and Jaki Shelton-Green

Imani, Back Door 3 by Barbara Tyroler

Imani, Back Door 3 by Barbara Tyroler

RECEPTION:    2nd Friday Reception             10/13/17

Poet, Jaki Shelton-Green

Photographer, Barbara Tyroler

Music: Maholojazz with Alison Weiner, Beverly Botsford, Robbie Link

Light Refreshments

RSVP:  www.frankisart.com

Contact: Barbara Tyroler btyroler@mac.com 919-360-8791

109 E Franklin St,  Chapel Hill,NC 27514

109 E Franklin St, 

Chapel Hill,NC 27514

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Oct
10
to Nov 5

Play is Universal, Photography with Kidzu Childrens Museum by Barbara Tyroler @ Frank Gallery

Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Gallery

Play is Universal, Photography with Kidzu Childrens Museum by Barbara Tyroler. 

Curated by Melanie Hatz Levinson and Rose Bequet and designed by Hannah Stewart.

 

Kids by Barbara Tyroler

Kids by Barbara Tyroler

2nd Friday Reception             10/13/17

FRANK Gallery

109 E Franklin St

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Hours

12-5PM Wed. & Thurs.
10AM-5PM Fri. & Sat.
12-5PM Sunday

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Oct
12
to Oct 19

Picturing African Americans: One Hundred Years of Vernacular Photographic Portraits @ The Vintage Image Gallery

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Through an historical survey of vernacular portraits of African Americans, this exhibit provides an opportunity to explore the dynamic interplay between photography and culture.

 Photographs from the 1850s to the 1950s - a period of dramatic political and social change that also saw dramatic changes in photographic technology – help illustrate how African Americans were portrayed by others and then how they chose to portray themselves as they gained expanded control of their own photographic images.

 Drawing exclusively on the personal collections of the co-curators, the exhibit also reinforces the role of the passionate collector in the support and appreciation of photography.

 Co-Curators:

Jim and Jane Finch, Durham    

DelouisWilson, Chapel Hill

Dennis O. Williams, Raleigh

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Gallery Hours:

Thurs 10/12:  4-7p

Friday 10/13:  4-7p

Thurs 10/19:  4-7p

10/12: Exhibit Opening

10/13: Panel Discussion (5:30 pm):  "Collecting vernacular photography"

10/19: Discussion with Co-Curators (5:30pm):  "The Passion of Collecting."

The Vintage Image Gallery

909 Broad St, Durham

Business hours:  5-8pm 

Contact:  Jim Finch,  jwfinch@nc.rr.com, 919 623-7800

 

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Oct
18
to Oct 29

MIMIC by Alyssa Miserendino @ The Carrack

MIMIC is both an exhibition and book project of re-photographed original photographic prints with flash, and manipulated originals. All images are taken from my family archive, spanning about 20 years and consisting of over 5,000 images. My father, who I rarely speak with today, took most, if not all of the images included in this project.

In 2001, I saw my father for what I believed was the last time. He told me he was on the run, living out of his car. He left our house taking all my mother’s clothing and some of his clothing. Left behind was his methodically labeled family archive of photographs; prints we were often not allowed to touch without his supervision. I wouldn’t see him again until 2013.

In January of 2015 I took the archive to my studio, nailing around 1500 images to my walls, covering them from floor to ceiling. At some point I came to the realization that my father suffered from anti-social personality disorder, while working through this process. In December of 2015 my mother confirmed two family therapists came to this conclusion over a decade prior.

The images presented here, at the Carrack, are not necessarily sequentially ordered, and display my father’s discipline in non-linear form. This backdrop I imagine as time. “When [Einstein’s] great Italian friend Michele Besso died, Einstein wrote a moving letter to Michele’s sister: “Michele has left this strange world a little before me. This means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction made between past, present and future is nothing more than a persistent, stubborn illusion.””1 I’d like to think my father used the camera not as a means to his indexical "now,” but as a means to connect with people. It was an act of discipline. “The sense of the dedicated act is to serve, not oneself, but the object of one’s dedication, and it is therefore characterized by a quality of selflessness, discipline and even depersonalization.”2

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Alyssa Miserendino is an interdisciplinary artist & educator, working in photography, sculpture, video, sound, performance & installation. She creates artwork driven by her interest in paradox & connection. Since her undergraduate fellowship award, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her work has since been supported by organizations such as the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and ARUP. She completed her Masters in Fine Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently teaching at The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Driven by synchronicity, Alyssa meets collaborative artists and strangers on planes, through daily routine encounters, & through the stories we share with one another. Her eye is informed by the study of architecture, traveling to France to study at Vitra’s Boisbuchet & to Santa Barbara, California to studywith a residential green architect. Her childhood study of music fosters a rhythm of comfort while working with collaborative teams, during project productions. In addition, she worked as an interior designer & commercial photographer for over a decade, while pursuing an artistic career late at night. This experience and her 5th grade paper on black holes have informed her artistic practice to date.

Opening reception: October 20, 6 - 9 pm, Artist Talk 6:30pm

The Carrack

947 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

Business Hours: Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm, Wednesdays by appointment, and during events

thecarrack.org

Contact Laura Ritchie, laura@thecarrack.org

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Oct
20
to Nov 3

Untitled: Loop (2014-2017) by Peter Hoffman @ Spectre Arts

Untitled: Loop (2014-2017)

Photographs and Illuminated Digital Collage 

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Untitled: Loop reflects an experience as a pedestrian in the urban landscape through two different mediums - digital photographs and illuminated digital collages. The imagery is created within the boundaries of the downtown Chicago area known as The Loop. 


Photographs represent attempts at connection and comprehension of a built space that is tangible and explicit in form, while the experience of traversing the space is surreal and disorienting. The soaring, rigid structures and gaping, segmented streets and alleys compartmentalize space and break up sunlight. Endless glass and concrete distort perception and command authority. Other pedestrians seem to occupy simultaneous but separate planes of existence, as explored specifically in sequential images.

The illuminated digital collages display a more abstract interpretation of my experience. Collages begin with a breakdown of the code of an original digital photograph, where I have little control over the result. The image pieces are then reassembled intuitively, arriving at a visualization that is even further from the deconstructed photograph. This process, augmented by the shifting background colors, is reminiscent of the tenuous notions of human recall and perception that is part of the fleeting pedestrian experience. 

3rd Friday: Friday, October 20, 2017

SPECTRE Arts

1004 Morning Glory Avenue

Durham, NC 27701

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Oct
20
to Dec 9

Yousuf Zafar, Marilyn Telen and Henry Greene @ Durham Art Guild

Zafar, Telen and Green have taken their love of photography to many countries. This exhibition is a showcase of multiple bodies of work sharing their individual experiences and providing a window into the lives and landscapes of different cultures.

Third Friday Durham Receptions: October 20 and November 17 from 5-8pm

Contact: Katie Seiz, Executive Director, gallerydirector@durhamartguild.org919-560-2713

Durham Art Guild SunTrust Gallery 

Located at the Durham Arts Council

120 Morris St.

Durham, NC 27701

Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 1-6pm

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Oct
20
to Nov 12

The Fabric of Durham and People with Purpose by Christer Berg @ Through This Lens Gallery

The Fabric of Raleigh and People with Purpose are two photographic portrait series by photographer Christer Berg. The exhibit includes more than 30 large portraits and behind-the-scenes photographs, essays, stories and quotes.

Images from his new book The Fabric of Raleigh / The Fabric of Durham. Mr. Berg is an multi-award winning photographer specializing in portraits and is well know for his lighting techniques.

 

Through This Lens, Inc. gallery
303 E. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
919.687.0250
www.throughthislens.com
Tuesday through Friday 10:30 - 5:30
Saturday 10:30 - 4
3rd Fridays open until 9PM
and by appointment

 

 

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Oct
28
to Oct 29

PIC grant Pop up show: Mobile Tintype Unit work by Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp @ Anchorlight

View the results of the month-long project by Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp, winners of the Click! PIC grant. Over the course of October Leah and Tim will be making tintype portraits through Durham communities and in Raleigh during the last two days of the Mythical Beast Lounge visit of the Giant Polaroid camera. Too much great photography for one place!

Shelley Duncan by Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp from the Bull City summer project.

Shelley Duncan by Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp from the Bull City summer project.

ANCHORLIGHT

1401 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh, NC 27610

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Jul
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Just Breathe @ Greensboro Project Space

Just Breathe is a one night only fine art photography event highlighting the work of a diverse group of emerging Southern artists. It is a unique dynamic and engaging viewin experience. The exhibition will be at the Greensboro Project Space on the evening of 27 October 2017.

There You Are by Christopher Burleson

There You Are by Christopher Burleson

The rhythms of Southern life, its ebb and flow, are the subject of Just Breathe. Each featured artist will explore the motif of breath: free expression, the passage of time and the cadence of life and culture. Just Breathe will include practicing artists, students and the self-taught, people from various cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds, straight and LGBTQ artists—and varied photographic media: film, digital, alt processes, and more.

219 W. LEWIS STREET, GREENSBORO, NC

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Oct
17
to Apr 15

Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin @ Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University

Duke’s summer course, Capturing the City: Documentary Photography in Berlin, pushed students to immerse themselves fully in one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. They interpreted scenes of cultural life, public spaces, landscapes, and people. Project fieldwork sites included Tempelhof airfield—a Nazi-era airport made famous during the 1948–1949 Berlin Airlift and now used as a public park and reception center for refugees—as well as the U-Bahn, Berlin’s subway system. Students also wrote fictional short stories based on vintage photographs purchased at Berlin flea markets and met with Berlin-based documentary photographers and writers.

The exhibition includes work by students Rachel Corr, Dai Li, Ellen Liew, Barbara McHugh, Iliana Sun, Genevieve Valladao, Katlyn Walther, Wenqin Wang, and Deanna White; as well as Gesche Wuerfel — who teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill, Grace Farson, a recent John Hope Franklin award winner, and class instructor, Christopher Sims.

Porch and University Galleries

Center for Documentary Studies

1317 W Pettigrew St.

Durham, NC27707

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Oct
8
to Feb 17

Panorama: North Carolina @ NCMA

In Panorama: North Carolina, the Old North State is the subject of over thirty photographs, lovingly created by North Carolina–based artists. These works from the North Carolina Museum of Art's permanent collection interpret the subject matter in varied ways.

John Rosenthal, Valle Crucis, 1979

John Rosenthal, Valle Crucis, 1979

Some images, like Elizabeth Matheson's Edenton and Luis Rey Velasco's Stovall, present specific towns or landmarks. Other photographs represent the soul of the state via portraits of its inhabitants, as in Rob Amberg’s Carter CrosbyHighway 24 SouthClinton, NC, and Jeff Whetstone’s Mingo Boys with Water Snake on the Eno River. A third grouping—a barren tree in winter, some lovingly tended gravestones—provides quiet reflection through still-life scenes. Combined, these images tell a story of the state as captured in black and white. 

A segment of Panorama: North Carolina features works from David Simonton's Polk Prison Project. The former Polk Youth Center, which occupied land adjacent to the Museum, was closed in 1997. Before the building was demolished in 2003, Simonton received access to the prison and captured interesting details of that space. Five images from this series, which was partially commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Art, are included in the exhibition.

Elizabeth Matheson, Carolina Coast, 1986

Elizabeth Matheson, Carolina Coast, 1986

NCMA

2110 BLUE RIDGE ROAD
RALEIGH, NC 27607

October 8, 2016 – February 17, 2017

East Building, Level A, North Carolina Gallery; Free

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Oct
8
to Feb 17

Human Nature @ NCMA

Human/Nature features photographs from the NCMA’s permanent collection that relate individuals to both natural and man-made environments.

John Menapace, Untitled, 1972

John Menapace, Untitled, 1972

Our primary human instincts drive us to control, dominate, nurture, and find a connection to our surroundings. Each photograph in Human/Nature presents the relationship between man and the environment—comparing, for example, a desolate landscape with a similar close-up of the human body. In simple yet profound ways, these images manifest the many ways bodily forms echo forms in nature and drive home the importance of connecting to our habitat in a physical, tangible way. 

Michael Kenna, Yunoshima Island, Asamushi, Honshu, Japan, 2002

Michael Kenna, Yunoshima Island, Asamushi, Honshu, Japan, 2002

October 15, 2016 – February 26, 2017

East Building, Level A, Photography Gallery; Free

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART

2110 BLUE RIDGE ROAD
RALEIGH, NC 27607

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Aug
13
to Mar 12

Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective @ NCMH

Photograph by Hugh Morton. © UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries.

Photograph by Hugh Morton. © UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries.

See North Carolina’s history and beauty through the eyes of photographer Hugh MacRae Morton (1921-2006). His captivating images will be featured in the exhibit Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective, opening Saturday, Aug. 13, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The exhibition produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library presents images taken by prolific photographer Hugh Morton, a Wilmington, N.C., native. Admission is free.

“Morton’s images showcase his love for Tar Heel people, events, landmarks, nature, sports and tourism,” said Museum Director Ken Howard. “We are pleased to highlight the work of this prolific North Carolinian whose career spanned eight decades.”

From breathtaking mountain views to scenes of coastal fishermen folding nets, the exhibit covers aspects of Morton’s various experiences as a photojournalist; as a soldier in the Pacific Theater during World War II; and as owner and operator of Grandfather Mountain tourist attraction in Linville. The exhibit’s 87 images feature dozens of his lesser known or unpublished photographs, as well as some classics.   

Morton’s photographs reflect his passions as an avid conservationist, environmental activist, sports fan and tourism booster in the Tar Heel State. Visitors toPhotographs by Hugh Morton also will discover that he was a prominent businessman and political figure in the state.

To create Photographs by Hugh Morton, Stephen Fletcher, photographic archivist at UNC Library’s North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, selected images from the library’s collection of Morton’s estimated quarter-million negatives and transparencies. Fletcher and his co-workers made high-resolution digital scans from Morton’s original negatives and transparencies, which were made into prints for the exhibit.

http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/exhibits/hugh-morton-retrospective

 

North Carolina Museum of History

5 E Edenton St, Raleigh

 

 

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