I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
During the holiday season think about charitable contributions in keeping art, music and photography alive in your community. It’s important in raising the bar for humanity.
Schiffer’s subjects are her students– young residents from six to 20 years old—of the Cheyenne River Reservation in ruralSouth Dakota. This exhibit is comprised of medium format black & white photographs of the children, as well as photographs and text from her students.
OPEN FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
NOON TO 6P.M.
143 MAIN STREET, BEACON, NEW YORK
The tragedy in Japan unfolds in news and documentary images by:
Christoph Bangert/Redux, Carlos Barria/Reuters, Peter Blakely/Redux, David Butow/Redux, Adam Dean/Panos, James Whitlow Delano/Redux, Digital Globe, Shiho Fukiama, GeoEye, David Guttenfelder/Associated Press, Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters, Kyodo News, Dominic Nahr/Magnum, Jake Price, Damir Sagolj/Reuters, Hiroto Sekiguchi/Associated Press, Mainichi Shimbun Daily, Q. Sakamaki/Redux, Ko Sasaki, Toshiyki Tsunenari/Associated Press, & Donald Weber/VII
EXHIBIT DATES MAY 14-July 17
open Friday-Sunday noon-6pm
This exhibit marks Fovea’s four-year anniversary.
Chieko Chiba looks for remains of her house in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, March 16, 2011. "Everything is gone." she said. Photo by Shiho Fukada
OPENING EXHIBIT, book signing and artist talk.
This Saturday, April 10, 4-8p.m.
at Fovea Exhibitions, 143 Main Street Beacon NY 12508
on view through June 10
Ron Haviv was in Haiti less than 24 hours after the earthquake devastated Port au Prince and surrounding areas. His intimate reportage describes the carnage and brings the viewer close to the terrible personal experiences of the Haitian population.
Curated by Sabine Meyer
Opening night video by Adrian Eisenhower:
As a volunteer for FOVEA exhibitions there is always a surprise around the corner, or at least walking through the front door. Shoulder to shoulder, photographers, authors and artist stepping on the hardwood.
I’m constantly amazed at both the number and quality of talented photographers that come by to visit the gallery. I have often wondered why in twenty some years as a photo editor in southern California I didn’t meet more artist passing through the area?
I don’t know that there is more of an appreciation for the arts, but I do think that people take more time to enjoy art on the east coast. From my experience I do find them more giving of their time in conversation pertaining to visual art specifically, and art in general.
This past weekend, a visit from John Nordell, photographer and instructor at Hallmark Institute of Photography was a wonderful treat.
John’s work in “Reality-based abstractions” is bold and exciting and opens up new avenues of expression as a photographer.
Multiple-exposure is nothing new to the photo scene but Nordell raises the bar with his beautifully constructed graphic images and technique.
Please don’t let my experiment above stop you from visiting John’s work or his blog.
Both offer an opportunity to be transported by a new vision and wonderful expression.
"Eyes of Fovea" exhibit in Beacon,NY
Eyes of Fovea
Fovea: A small depression in the retina, constituting the point where vision is most clear.
Under the direction of exhibit curator and Fovea board director, Sabine Meyer and founding member and director Stephanie Heimann-Markham, volunteers worked into the weekend to prepare for the opening of “Eyes of Fovea”.
The current exhibition is an opportunity for the gallery to display the work of those individuals who have been an important part of supporting Fovea in their mission, To Educate Through Visual Journalism as they near their third-year anniversary in Beacon, NY.
The exhibit is a wonderful reflection of photographers that truly understand documentary photography is not bound by subject or style. It’s only mission is to inform the viewer.
Thoughts from a photographer:
Visual inspiration came early from the works of painters Georgia O’Keeffe, Picasso and Van Gogh. The idea of creating something beautiful that originated in one’s mind and flowed through the body from hand to canvas was fascinating.
I found the process was laborious and painful. My mind expected perfection and an exact reproduction of the subject that could not be produced…the camera was a perfect tool.
The impact through photojournalism and documentary photography offers the ability to empower the world’s persecuted and forgotten. It offers a window to the viewer and changes lives for those who are accepting to change.
The camera is both a mask and shield for the photographer; a tool to create beauty and document better human understanding; replacing fear with knowledge.
Photographs by Christopher Churchill
Opens Saturday, November 14, 2009
Opening Reception/Artist Talk
Wonderful 8×10 format black and white images on display!
Preview the exhibit at “fovea exhibitions”
If you are in the area visit the gallery at
143 Main Street in the town of Beacon, New York
Whiskeycreek, CA. -photo by gary miller-