Monthly Archives: July 2009

“I’m so worried that I’m going to perfect this someday”

Sally Mann talks about taking photographs on landscapes that were battle fields during the American Civil War, and goes on to take about the collodion process that she uses and the serendipity of imperfection.

– Rory

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Caitriona Summertime 1By Jason Dunne

Les Rencontres d’Arles 2009

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Beyond life’s dark edges … Nan and Brian in the bed, 1983, part of Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

“One of the reasons I supported and like all the photographers in the show I’ve curated,” writes Nan Goldin, in her catalogue introduction to the 40th Arles photography festival, “is that they seek to express their own truths.”

Those truths tend to be of the hard-hitting variety: the photograph as a record of survival, a testament to – and defiance of – the darkness that often attends lives lived beyond the boundaries of so-called normal society. Goldin’s most celebrated work, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, is an epic semi-autobiographical narrative of survival, part installation, part ever-evolving stills-based film. It has become a touchstone for those who seek to lay bare their lives with a camera. …. read more by clicking here

From last Sunday’s Observer

– Rory

Exhibition Opening Galerie Nautique

We opened Exhibition # 3 in Galerie Nautique on Friday night. A great crowd turned up and some prints sold, so we were delighted!! A pity Sanda couldn’t be there with us, but she was away on holidays. Trish Brennan did a great job with her speach to open the show, and we were delighted and honoured that she would do it for us. Finally, pints and dancing between the Idle Hour and The Sextant pubs saw us out till after two and some sore heads the next day. Hooray!

– Rory

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Exhibition # 3

A4 Invite

All are invited to the opening of Cork Analogue Photographers Exhibition # 3, this coming Friday, July 10th

Directions:

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By Brian Dunne

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By Ann O’Kelly