The Community Library has released a brand new exhibit named The Eclectic Portrait showcasing the snapshots of local artist Jim Britt. The exhibition is part of the “Art in the Lecture Hall Series,” of the library that was created previous year to showcase art with local links. The series would feature 3 exhibits each year.
Wildlife photography exhibit in South Africa
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit, now in its 51st year, from Natural History Museum of London is being presented at the Chavonnes Battery Museum (V&A Waterfront), 1st December, Tuesday. Earlier this year, Prince Harry, who is on his South Africa tour, with VIP guests including British High Commissioner Judith Macgregor and Premier Helen Zille were regaled to a private viewing of this year’s magnificent pictures.
The world-renowned exhibit is on loan from London’s Natural History Museum in London – featuring interesting animal behavior to stunning wild landscapes – and would be on showcase in Cape Town till 15th April, 2016. Thereafter it would go to Johannesburg in May and then to Durban later in 2016.
Pretoria based wildlife photographer Morkel Erasmus has been recently lauded London’s Natural History Museum for his black and white photograph showing an elephant calf framed perfectly between its mother’s legs.
Though Morkel’s snapshot would not be considered for WPY grand prize, it was one of about hundred photos out of fifty-thousand entries to be commended by the Natural History Museum. Sophie Dandridge, the event organizer, said that they are proud to bring this inspirational exhibition of the best wildlife photos in the world to South Africa for the 8th year running.
67th Wedding Anniversary of the Queen Photos
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and his wife Queen Elizabeth II was welcomed with a flypast on their visit to the most northerly RAF base of the United Kingdom to mark their 67th Wedding Anniversary. The royal couple’s tour was greeted when a Tornado jet and two Typhoons flew over the Lossiemouth in Moray.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip married on the 20th of November 1947 and they made a overnight journey from London on the Royal Train to Elgin and from there they were driven to Lossiemouth where they interacted with the pilots as well as their families. They were first greeted by a royal parade and then the couple took the grand salute. Continue reading →
The photography of John Denver is in focus at the Anderson Ranch
Seeing the world through the eyes of John Denver, one might get a great look at Snowmass Ski Area under a rising moon, from across Brush Creek Valley, or from a hot air balloon against a lovely blue sky at Snowmass Balloon event. They are among the snaps clicked in Denver’s photography that would be on showcase at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in an exhibit which opens on 10th October.
Anderson Ranch event includes a choice of photographs Denver’s estate very recently spread out to the public for sale. It starts with a reception at 5 pm.
Anderson Ranch’s artistic director of photography Andrea Wallace told that the ranch is very delighted to show his work because he is known all across the world for his singing talent, but people might not be aware that all his artistic exercise was even broader, and drawn-out to photography as well as visual arts.
Well, it turns out that the talents of Snowmass-based Windstar Foundation founder and singer went beyond music. 7S Management’s Amy Abrams told that he was really a great photographer. He was seeing what the camera could do and how he could capture the world across him.
Unsurprisingly, the snaps include some detailed scenes in the local mountains, like a bunch on horseback in the backcountry, close-ups of a hawk, aspen trees, a coyote, cowboys and their horses at sunset. All his works from all his travels across the world concentrates more on people – starting from streets of Asia and Europe to snaps of Apollo 11 astronauts’ parade in Manhattan.
Saving wildlife images on camera
Four photographers have been honored for their efforts in clicking wildlife on camera. The North East Wildlife Photography 2014 contest was organized by the Natural History Society of Northumbria, the Great North Museum: Hancock, Tees Valley, Durham and Northumberland Wildlife Trusts attracted more than one thousand entries.
Middlesbrough’s Ted Ways entitled his snap of a shag The Stare. It was the runner-up in the Wildlife in Landscape category, winning a Speyside Wildlife Viewing Hide Workshop as well as a subscription to the Birdwatching Magazine. He stated that clicked on Staple Island off the coast of Northumberland back in June. The European Shag was staying with a colony of guillemot’s in the back ground, when he spotted it looking directly at his camera, the Farnes are a magnificent place to do some wildlife photography.
Tees Valley Wildlife Trust reserve Coatham Marsh featured in Lauren Forster’s close up snap of Common Blue Butterflies mating. Clicked during one of Lauren’s several visits to the wild reserve, she was the runner up in young person’s category and snatched a pair of Opticron binoculars.
Guisborough’s Lauren told that she is over the moon to be a winner in the contest and she came across the butterflies at the marsh and spent some time attempting to get just the perfect snap and she was very very pleased with her result. This year, there was a new category of flora and fauna with artistic effects. Hartburn’s Joyce Scott won the prize in this cetegory.
Photography exhibit from Venice Biennale 2013
Direct from Venice Biennale 2013, the City Gallery delivers Lexicon. It is an exhibit by well known Dutch fashion and art photographer named Viviane Sassen. All the snaps in Lexicon were clicked in Africa. Viviane spent 3 years of her childhood in a village in Kenya. Later, when she was five years old, she and her family came back to the Netherlands. She told that her childhood days spent in Africa was a shaping experience for her.
Viviane Sassen told that to her, Africa is all about strong contrasts and vivid colors of dark and light. Working in Africa opens the doors of his subconscious widely. His dreams are vivid when she is there.
Africa is a ladened subject for Western artists.
She told that she is aware of the whole debate about her drawing black people in Africa as a white European woman, and of her being in control because she is carrying the camera. But, she is not really much interested in that argument because her work comes from a very private and personal place. When she is in Africa, she feels like she is coming home. Still, she also feels that she is not one of them.
Last year, Robert Leonard, the City Gallery’s chief curator Viviane’s Lexicon at Venice Biennale last year. He told that at first, she was totally baffled. He did not know how to read it as staged or as documentary, as fiction or fact. The work was haunted by politics, but he could not tell whether they were the photographer’s or his own. Then he realized that Sassen was intentionally provoking the mix-up situation.