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

July Meeting Notes…

June Meeting and Upcoming 2018 Key Happenings

Excellent meeting on June 26th, with 16 SNAP people sharing about 35 sets of before/after shots. Great tips ranging from particular post-processing software and tools to preparing for the shoot itself.  It was clear that SNAP folks are out and about with all kinds of energy and vision.  It was fascinating to see the hours that go into the making of some of these prints.  The generosity of people who shared their work and who commented on issues and ideas was greatly appreciated.

 

See below for upcoming SNAP activities, and the following pages for more general opportunities. Continue reading

January Notes…

Has everyone made their New Year’s Photography Resolutions? One of them should be to not miss this month’s meeting. Vesna Pavlovic, our juror for our current exhibition will discuss her selections and critique the images. Please see her info. below.

V e s n a  P a v l o v i ć, a Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Art who is astonishingly prolific and creative. Zeitgeist gallery here in Nashville represents her work.

See http://vesnapavlovic.com/index.php?/photographs/

WE WILL NOT MEET AT DURY’S THIS MONTH! Instead, we have scored space at Vanderbilt University:

Room 216 is reserved at Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University for SNAP to meet on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30pm. The address is 401 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. There is limited parking on campus but there is a parking lot at 21st and Division, meter parking across 21st Ave., and another lot behind Starbucks. Take the staircase or elevator in the main lobby to the second floor. Continue reading

Meeting notes…

Sorry for the half-baked post this month, but I am traveling and wanted to get this out to everyone.

You can access the pdf of the meeting notes as prepared by Tom by clicking here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o0t9up963ml6v9/SNAP%2520PP%25202017-09.pdf?dl=0

Next meeting is Tuesday, September 26th, 6:30 pm at Durys as usual.

Guest will be Price Harrison.

S.N.A.P. Notes – January, 2017

The holidays are over, and now that we have had a chance to catch our collective breaths, we can get back to photography. Hope the holiday season was a joyful one for you and yours.

After a several month hiatus our January meeting will return to Dury’s, but this time at the new location at 1027 Murfreesboro Pike. We all owe a big thank you to Dury’s and it’s staff for providing this facility for our meeting. Likewise, another big thank you should go to Belmont United Methodist Church for sheltering our wondering tribe during the Dury’s move.

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1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
800-824-2379 • 615-255-3456
M-F 9:00 – 5:30 • Saturday 10:00 – 3:00

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Thanks also to S.N.A.P. member Richard Barrow for his November presentation, “Photography Along Our Greenways”.

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Our Provence exhibit : “Inspired by Art” is under way. If you haven’t had a chance, drop in for a look. Our Juror is Wesley Paine, Director of the Parthenon, who will join our January SNAP meeting for a conversation about her selections.

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I personally find the philosophy and taste of a juror to be enlightening about the show they curate, but also in reference to exhibits in general. Whether you have a piece in the Provence show or not, this should be a very useful presentation.

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I am pleased to announce upcoming exhibits by two S.N.A.P. members, Susan Rauch (through March) and Bill Lund (through January):

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On exhibit, “A Quiet Celebration of Rural Nolensville.” The images in this series were originally exhibited during “Slow Exposures” in Georgia last September. I am bringing the images ‘home’ to Nolensville and invite you to the Opening Reception on Thursday, Feb 2 from 4:30 – 6:30 at the Nolensville Historic School – 7248 Nolensville Rd.

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If you know of any ‘calls for entry’ or other exhibition opportunities, please let me know and I will pass them along in this publication. This month we have a posting from Aperture magazine. Please see the web site for details:

http://visitcenter.org/call-for-entries/

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Finally, I received this notice and am passing it along. I’m uncertain about whether the organization is non-profit, but my impression is of a commercial entity. As such, neither I nor S.N.A.P. endorse or recommend it. If anyone is concerned about the publication of information such as this, let me know. We can ask the club to develop a policy.

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