October 20, 2017

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up 20th October, 2017

This week Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up is coming from Los Angeles. I'm in the US to conduct research for my PhD on photography and social change. As well as doing interviews, and archival research, there are some amazing exhibitions to see in the City of Angels - Photography in Argentina 1850-2010 and Havana Youth. Plus PDN Photo Plus opens in New York next week Thursday 26th October.

Exhibitions:

Los Angeles
Photography in Argentina 1850-2010
Contradiction and Continuity

Comprising 300 works from 60 artists, “this exhibition examines crucial periods and aesthetic movements in which photography had a critical role producing - and, at time dismantle - national constructions, utopian visions, and avant-garde artistic trends.”


Casa de Moneda de la series Bruma/The Mint from the series Mist. (C) Santiago Porter. 


Tape Project: Sidewalk 1, 1971 (C) Jamie Davidovich


Madres de Plaza de Mayo (Mothers during their customary march) (C) Eduardo Longoni


Obelisco/Obelisk 1957 (C) Javier Agustin Rojas


El rapt de Guinnard (The Kidnap of Guinnard) (c) Leonel Luna

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Until 28 January 2018 

Los Angeles
Greg Kahn - Havana Youth


American documentary and fine art photographer Greg Kahn's show Havana Youth at the Annenberg Space for Photography reveals complexities of the young people of Cuba as they grapple with their history and the dawn of a new era.





All images (C) Greg Kahn

Until 4 March, 2018
Annenberg Space for Photography

Seminars: New York
PDN Photo Plus Expo


Next week in New York PDN Photo Plus Expo and Conference opens on Thursday. There is an amazing line-up of world-class photographers giving seminars and talks. These caught my eye:
  • Art and Advocacy: Using photography to promote positive change with speakers Clay Cook, Joel Caldwell, Michael Bonocore and Peter Dering
  • Photojournalism Outside the Box with VII featuring Ashley Gilbertson, Chris Morris, Gary Knight and Ron Haviv
  • What Photo Editors Want Right Now with Ahmed Fakher (Rolling Stone), Caroline Smith (Topic), Jacqueline Bates (The California Sunday Magazine) Joanna Milter (The New Yorker) and Toby Kaufman
  • Today’s Women in Photography and Film with Barbara Davidson, Latoya Ruby Frazier, and Sue Bryce.
Conference: October 25-28
Expo: October 26-28