F2-eZine Content Archive #9 - January-March 2002
photo l.a. 2002
LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT EXPOSITION AT THE
Women In Photography International will have a booth with a Silent Auction of images of Ruth Bernhard, Marsha Burns and Joyce Tenneson. WIPI Professional Member work and a selection of 20th Anniversary Exhbition International Tea Time, Images of Women, Images of Tea will be on display.
RECEPTION - January 17th , 6-9pm
& TICKET INFORMATION
For further information, contact the Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
SEE 2001 WIPI Survey of Galleries
Benicia, CA. (12/6/01)
Photographer Christine Luksza, is featured in the current issue of studioNOTES, a professional journal for artists working in all media and styles. The article outlines the Petaluma resident's quest to document the bodies of pregnant woman. She says, "My aim is to show real bodies in an amazing state." One of her works, Lily Pads, which shows pregnant women floating in a swimming pool is reproduced along with the article. Others notables in the issue include the famous poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the art historian Dr. Peter Selz, founding director of the University Art Museum and author of more than 15 books on 20th Century art and artists.
Christine Luksza can be contacted for interview at 707-763-8535 or DeLuksza@pacbell.net.
Luksza is a member of SF Camerawork and Women in Photography International.
Attn: Writers, Artists, and Thinkers
Raid Projects proudly announces the launch of its Monthly Art Journal. The journal will function as a catalog for exhibitions at the Raid Projects gallery located in the Brewery in downtown Los Angeles as well as a forum for critical dialogue on art issues.
SUBMISSIONS are desired for art-related Feature Articles of a critical, philosophical or cultural nature.
The Raid Projects Journal will provide a consistent space for outside contributions. Those submissions received after the deadline will be considered for future issues.
For information please contact:
Women In Photography International
Visiting Paris with C. C. Clarke
for your note of June 6 about contacts in France. I go to France once
a year or so to visit my son Gene Clarke - a jazz trumpet player with
the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band, based in Paris. I visit with friends,
photograph everything that interests me, and hang out with the band. On
this trip I spent about 8 days in Paris and did go to the Societe francaise
de photographie on the rue de Richelieu. The young people I spoke to had
not heard of Women in Photography International, and were interested to
find the Societe listed as a reference. I was cordially invited to partake
of their vast archives as they are principally a research institution
with several publications for scholarly articles and reviews such as Etudes
me to the Museum europeene de la photographie on the rue de Fourcy where
I was disappointed once again - it was closed for installation of a new
exhibit. I spoke by phone with their curator who was a bit confused by
my request for information regarding women photographers working in France.
In fact that was the reaction everywhere: confusion. No one seems to have
considered "women photographers" as a separate classification. He promised
to look into it and send me a list at some point - I haven't heard from
him and doubt that I will - he sounded simultaneously dubious and daunted
by the task.
up a copy of Photographie International - Photographie a Paris - a catalog
of exhibits throughout Europe and selected the showing of Sam Taylor-Wood
at the Centre national de la photographie in rue Berryer right off the
Champs Elysees. It's an elegant gallery - see attached - an important
site for Taylor-Wood's work, which is challenging to say the least. I
spent several hours there absorbing her room-sized panoramas, awed by
her technique and - what? - ebullient approach to her subject matter.
I went along
with The Band for a gig in Nice. Hanging out at the Bar Degustation in
Vieux Nice I talked extensively with Vanina Luchesi, an Italian photographer
who works for an agency on assignment - rock groups, celebrities, news,
etc. - I'd seen her work before - very professional. She again was puzzled
by the distinction "women photographers" - the concept being a little
suspect as an American feminist preoccupation or some such. Networking'
in France - definitely among artists and musicians - is something you
do by hanging out at cafes. Not only is it fun, but it's very effective.
I met "Margit" - the leader of a 19 member all-woman Brazilian percussion
band; an old Italian gentleman who is the world's authority on Paganini
(who lived and died in an apartment just down the street); an octagenarian
named Dominique who carries with him a small book of his photos of (e.g.)
Ursula Andress, Brigit Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, and Liz Taylor (her
personal photographer for a year).
I think it's
going to take a while longer to penetrate all of this - to find women
photographers looking for additional ways to promote their work and to
find professional camaraderie. In the meantime, this was a worthwhile
exercise for me, and something may yet come of it for WIPI.
Best, C.C. Clarke
For articles, see F2-eZine Content Archive #9 - January-March 2002