Category Archives: famous

David Kronn at the Lewis Gluckman gallery

Photograph from the Lewis Glucskman website. Click to go to the site.

The Lewis Glucksman gallery in Cork is currently showing a selection of works from the collection of David Cronn. This exhibition was first shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) during the summer of 2011, and has been reworked by the curatorial team at the Glucksman. See the Glucksman website for more details.

We are planning a trip to see the exhibition on Sat 4th February. We’ll be meeting at 1pm at the main gate to UCC on Western Road. Anyone who wishes to join us is more than welcome. It would be great to meet some fellow Cork photographers!

– Rory

Simon Norfolk at Belfast Photo Festival

Spotted this on A Photo Student. Simon Norfolk at the Belfast Photo Festival. Great talk. Wish I had had the time to get up for it.

– Rory

Powerful Portraits: What’s in a Face?

(c) Platon

Not in Dublin for Photo Ireland Festival? Faffing about in London? Then get yourself into The London School of Economics this evening. Photographer of the rich, famous and powerful, Platon, will be speaking to celebrate the publication of his new book, Power.

Currently staff photographer of the New Yorker magazine, Platon has photographed the worlds power holders, from Putin to Obama, and all between. He also made this portrait of Christopher Walken

(c) Platon

I’m not sure if this photo makes it into Power, but how cool is Christopher Walken?!

If you are in London, then get thee to the London School of Economics, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Wednesday, July 6th. It’s free, first come, first serve.

– Rory

** Thanks to WTJ

Photo Festival Ireland Opening Night

Photo Ireland festival 2011 opened on Thursday, June 30th with the group exhibition, Mexican Worlds: 25 Contemporary Photographs, at the Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Connaught House, 1 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

The 25 photographers that take part in this show are: Lorenzo Armendáriz, Carlos Cazalis, Livia Corona, Marco Antonio Cruz, Federico Gama, Maya Goded, Lourdes Grobet, Eniac Martínez, Francisco Mata, Dulce Pinzón, Yvonne Venegas, Patricia Aridjis, Cannon Bernáldez, Marianna Dellekamp, Daniela Edburg, Graciela Iturbide, Edgar Rolando Martínez, Fernando Montiel Klint, Yolanda Andrade, Dante Busquets, Gabriel Figueroa Flores, Pedro Meyer, Gerardo Montiel Klint, Rubén Ortiz Torres, and Gerardo Suter.

The festival was opened by Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs.

There was a big attendance, and some great work on display. Well worth a visit.  If you have never been to the Sebastian Guinness Gallery, it’s between Baggot St. bridge and Leeson St. bridge, just off the canal.

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Heaven is Under Construction

(c) Mirjam Siefert

If you are in the Cork area (Cobh specifically) next Thursday, June 9th, this opening would be worth attending.

Heaven is Under Construction reflects the artist’s daily life through captivating black and white imagery. Siefert transforms mundane moments into poetic impressions of the places and people she passes. A collection of enigmatic photographs which hold within them a visual language evoking a plethora of emotions; sometimes captured as if from the periphery of her vision, quite by accident. At other points the works convey very direct confrontations of her intimate surroundings, through a mixture of portraiture and landscape, which resonate with a strong inner soundtrack of empathy and intensity.

Photographer Mirjam Siefert was born in Southern Germany in 1978 and presently lives and works in Berlin. She is a founding member of Pavlov’s Dog Gallery and also of the photographic collective “neunplus”, both of which are located in Berlin. Her works have been exhibited internationally in Tokyo, Krakow, Paris, Moscow, Dublin, Denmark, Brussels and Istanbul just to name a few locations.

– Rory

$3,890,500

(c) Cindy Sherman

Yes, $3,890,500. Who says art doesn’t pay?!

– Rory

All My Lovin opens tonight at the Crawford Art Gallery

(c) Edith Maybin

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Opening Thursday 3 February 6:00pm

ALL MY LOVIN’

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork

Artists: DOUG DUBOIS  JENNY MATTHEWS  LYDIA PANAS PHILLIP TOLEDANO  AMELIA STEIN  CAROLLE BENITAH MUIREANN BRADY  ALEX TEN NAPEL  IGOR SAVCHENKOELINOR CARUCCI  LUCIA STRÁNAIOVÁ  CHRIS HURLEY EDITH MAYBIN  REBECCA MARTINEZ  ANNA SHTEYNSHLEYGERSANDRA MINCHIN  VERENA JAEKEL

Co-curated Peggy Sue Amison – Sirius Arts Centre’s Artistic Director,  Krzysztof Candrowicz – Director of Fotofestiwal, Lódz and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland  and Christoph Tannert – Director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany, for the 9th Annual Lodz International Festival of Photography.

A collection of imagery focusing of love, family, relationships through photography,video and sound installations.  Travelling from romantic and sexual love through to lifelong relationships within families, to faded and remembered love, All My Lovin explores a vast dialogue through the collective voices of these international artists.

Running until Saturday 19 March, Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00-17:00www.crawfordartgallery.ie

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– Rory