March Meeting and Calendar…

We thank Audrey Molloy for a most stimulating evening last week, hearing about contemporary trends in photography.  Detailed notes are below and attached.  Please mark your calendars for all the events in the calendar, but especially:

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 – Beth Gorham, curator for NSCC current show

THURSDAY, April 25, 6:00 – Frist guided tour on Dorothea Lange’s work (different date!  different time!!).  We’ll do a sign up sheet in March.

Meeting Summary

  • Thanks to Audrey Molloy, arts critic, photographer and writer currently based in Nashville for a rich presentation, “Contemporary Trends in Photography/Visual Storytelling.”  We will be posting more from Audrey when it’s available, but for a glimpse of the fine photos she presented, see at least the cover and a few representative photos in Aperture’s “Photography is Magic” by Charlotte Cotton: https://aperture.org/shop/photography-is-magic-3681/..
  • To say that contemporary photography is breaking the boundaries of how people think of photography is an understatement. For example “still life” is a trend, but with constructed and conceptual items in the studio. “Photography about photography” is also a trend.
  • The photos Audrey presented were experimental, framed by “Web 2.0,” and raise fascinating questions about the definition of photography. I managed to catch a few names of some of these phtographers – To whet your appetite, see:

o   Kate Steciw: https://www.artspace.com/artist/kate_steciw

o   Jessica Eaton: https://www.artsy.net/artist/jessica-eaton

o   Taisuke Koyama: http://www.tiskkym.com

o   Martin Elder: http://martenelder.com/work#1

o   Evan La Londe: http://evan.lalon.de

  • Other SNAP Business
    Summer Reading
    :  Send book suggestions to Emily.passino@gmail.com. Some great titles already proposed -we’ll have a survey later this spring and settle upon our group read.  Current projects: thanks to the half dozen members who brought in examples of their current work – intriguing new approaches, great questions, stimulating conversation, which we will do again next month. Welcome to new members!  See information at end of email for more about getting plugged into the group.

SNAP Calendar 2019

Mar 26 6:30-8:00-ish, Meeting:  Beth Gorham, curator for “The Photograph Celebrated,” will discuss the organization of the exhibit along with her more general thoughts on elements of a great photograph.
March 27 Exhibit Ends:  NSCC, Selected works from SNAP 2018 shows.  Pick up dates: 3/28-29.
April 25 – Note: THURSDAY 6:00, Outing/Meeting:  Confirmed! A guided tour at the Frist to see Dorothea Lange’s work…

https://fristartmuseum.org/calendar/detail/dorothea-lange

May 28 6:30-8:00-ish, MeetingAmanda McCadams – Prospering as a Photographer through Social Media
Summer Summer Reading:  Book TBD – Survey of group late spring
June 25 6:30-8:00-ish, MeetingBill Lund and a variety of SNAP members discussing alternatives to digital processing – which may include a live demo! Stay tuned for more details.
Aug – Dec Exhibit: Hotel Preston show; Opening reception TBD, early Sept
July 23  6:30-8:00-ish, Meeting: Jerry Park – Discussing his new book, A Tennessee Portrait, as well as general ins and outs of publishing a photography book
Aug 27 6:30-8:00-ish, Meeting: Emily Naff leading book discussion

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