Call For Art: Incandescent Issue 4
Larry Louie - Monday, May 20 @ Blue Sky Gallery
Larry Louie - Beyond the Darkness
Monday, May 20, 2013, 7-9pm
Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th
Portland, Oregon 97209
Noon - 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday
©Larry Louie from “A Working Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh”
International award-winning humanitarian documentary photographer Dr. Larry Louie presents “Beyond the Darkness,” an exploration of his photographs from the Third World, from, at Blue Sky Gallery, 122 NW 8th Ave., Portland.
Dr. Louie, an optometrist from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has combined his love of travel photography with a passion for enhancing people’s view of the world through documentary work that often promotes the work of charities helping people in Third-World countries. He is particularly interested in illustrating challenges people are encountering in a world facing rapid urbanization and globalization. He wants to engage people in inspiring stories of perseverance and strength, not only of those who have found themselves caught in such a plight, but also amazing individuals and organizations that are lending a helping hand. He hopes his photographs will be able to tell the stories and make a difference, and to reveal light that is found in the darkest of places.
His photographs have been exhibited and published widely in Europe and North America, and he has compiled a long list of high honors in international professional competitions. IPA/Lucie Awards competition director Sarah Cho describes Larry’s photographs as “captivating and sincere and reflect his passion for the medium. Larry Louie has a very distinctive style, straddling the fine line of a photojournalist and documentarian. His images are as rich and evocative as the subjects (on) which he focuses.”
Dr. Louie’s talk is a joint presentation of Blue Sky Gallery and Portland Photographers’ Forum. His lecture is free and open to the public. You may “click here” to see his online gallery.
New 4x5 Camera Launch
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Incandescent Issue Three
Pine Island Press is happy to announce that Incandescent Issue Three has been released! Issue Three, Other(s) Memories, features work by 21 talented photographers, an introduction by Graham Bell, and cover photograph by David Denny. It is now available in Portland at Powell’s and Ampersand, as well as online, and in a growing number of stores around the country.
S Gayle Stevens and Judy Sherrod
Opening Reception: April 4th 2013, 6:30-8:30
Come kick off Portland Photo Month with us!!
Basil Hallward Gallery
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR 97209
Exhibition dates: April 2nd – April 29th 2013
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm
image: Here nor There 16, 2012 © Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson
Zeb and Jake - STILL LIVE
Zeb Andrews and Jake Shivery are two photographers who spend most of their time working side by side at their day jobs at Blue Moon Camera and Machine.
Presented together for the first time, the two artists have revisited personal projects, revised and curated especially for the Northbank gallery. Come see what Portland’s two favorite camera salesmen do with the tools of their trade in their fleeting off hours.
Zeb will share, for the first time in a gallery, a selection from “Domesticity”, a long term pinhole project exploring his home life. The project began in 2010 in the laundry room of his house and has since expanded to include such exotic locations as the kitchen, the bedroom, the shower and the dining room ceiling. Using a pinhole, Domesticity sets about to shed new light on all the activities we barely notice that we perform every single day.
Jake will show a selection of images from the last six “Contact Portraits” exhibitions. During the last seven years, he has been photographing his friends and neighbors with a large format camera, and then contact printing directly from the negatives. The weird voodoo apparent in each image is, to some measure, a by-product of the process itself – formal, highly pre-meditated, and vaguely funereal. Most importantly, Jake relies on gloom – both the natural northwest light and the demeanor of folks being asked to hold still. This exhibition will highlight images important to Jake, as well as audience favorites, B-sides, and various formerly misplaced work.
The show will hang throughout the month of April at Northbank Artists’ Gallery in Vancouver, coinciding with “Portland Photo Month”.
You are warmly invited to join the opening reception on Friday, April 5th, from 5pm to 9pm. There will be snacks.
The show runs:
April 5 - April 30, 2013
Northbank’s Hours of Operation are:
Thursday - Saturday 11:30a - 4:30p
Can you imagine a working camera big enough to step inside? In the ’70s, Werner Kraus and Erhard Hößle invented a massive camera dubbed the IMAGO 1:1.
It actually prints 1:1 reproduction images directly onto black-and-white paper.
Kraus’s daughter Susanna has since lauched a Kickstarter to rebuild the camera into a lighter version that’s more portable!
via Pop Photo