Southwestern College exhibits cross-border photography exhibit
By Gary Warth 6:08 P.M.MARCH 9, 2015
Southwestern College is working with the Tijuana Cultural Center to present a bi-national photo exhibit featuring work by four prolific artists from both sides of the border.
The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception scheduled for 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday at the Southwestern College Art Gallery. The college is at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, and free parking will be available in Lot O on the east side of the school along Otay Lakes Road.
The exhibit features the work of contemporary Mexican photographer Gustavo Mayoral, internationally renowned American photographer Ave Pildas, Tijuana-based photojournalist David Maung and Southwestern College faculty member Carlos Richardson.
Mayoral, the show’s curator, lives in San Diego and works in fashion and portrait photography. His work has been published internationally, he has also created special tools for photo manipulation and has written and taught workshops on the subject.
Pildas has 50 years of experience studying and working in Cincinnati, Chicago and Basel, Switzerland, and his photos have been published in the books “Art Deco: Los Angeles” and “Movie Palaces.”
Maung’s work has appeared in The New York Times, the Associated Press and the Washington Post. He has worked exclusively in Tijuana since 1996.
Richardson has a master’s of fine arts degree from Yale University and teaches photography at Southwestern and San Diego City colleges. His work photographing Mount Helix over the last few years will be featured at the event and also will be the focus of his one-man show in Osaka, Japan in June.
The show is free and runs through April 14. The gallery is open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
A exhibition that chronicles the history of Rio de Janeiro through photographs will open to the public in Gávea today, Sunday, March 1st, in celebration of the city's 450th anniversary
By Chesney Hearst on March 1, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A free, public exhibition featuring 450 photos that chronicle Rio de Janeiro’s history from 1840 through 1930 will open in the Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS-RJ) in Gávea on Sunday, March 1st, the 450th anniversary of city. Following the public opening, the exhibition will remain on display in the Galeria Marc Ferrez (Marc Ferrez Gallery) in the Instituto Moreira Salles throughout the year until December 31, 2015.
Curated by Sergio Burgi, the exhibition entitled, Exposição Rio: primeiras poses – Visões da cidade a partir da chegada da fotografia (1840-1930)/ Rio Exposure: First poses – Views of the city following the arrival of photography (1840-1930), includes works by amateur and famous photographers from the time period including Augusto Malta, Revert Henrique Klumb, Augusto Stahl, Georges Leuzinger, and Marc Ferrez.
The 450 images on display were chosen from the institute’s collection of over 10,000 images from the nine decade time period. Beginning with works produced during the early days of photography and that date back to the arrival of the medium in Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition not only depicts the history of the city but also illustrates the growth of an art form.
“The first pictures were based on the daguerreotype, the pioneering photographic process, often used for portraits,” Burgi told Agência Brasil. ” Gradually, through technological advancement, photographers began to document the urban landscape, through processes such as the glass negatives and photographs on paper.”
In addition to photography, the exhibition will feature multimedia displays including projections and 3D visualizations.
What: Exposição Rio: primeiras poses – Visões da cidade a partir da chegada da fotografia (1840-1930)/ Rio Exposure: First poses – Views of the city following the arrival of photography (1840-1930)
When: March 1 – December 31, 2015. Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11AM to 8PM.
Where: Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS-RJ), Rua Marquês de São Vicente 476, Gávea, RJ