Grunwald Gallery has collaborated with Kinsey Institute to hold a 3 part photography exhibit which concentrates on erotic imagery and food. There would be 3 exhibitions, with 2 of the galleries showcasing a series of work by Robert Mapplethorpe from Kinsey Institute collection.
The 3rd showcase is a traveling exhibit of still color snaps by Laura Letinsky. Catherine A. Johnson-Roehr, the Kinsey’s Curator of Art, told that the basic objective of these photo galleries is to offer visitors the scope to see important photography works which are more often spotted in museums and galleries in top major cities than at IU in Bloomington.
A well known photography critic named Philip Gefter would lecture on the work of Mapplethorpe at 5 pm, on Friday, at Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Following that, Grunwald Gallery would open the exhibit along with a reception from 6 pm to 8 pm.
The Grunwald Gallery of Art director Elizabeth Stirratt told that audience members could anticipate a huge range of various experiences. People would come to know and carefully engage with the snaps done by Letinsky and Mapplethorpe. They would come out with a very different take as a whole.
Kinsey Institute got a gift of thirty prints from Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in the year 2011. These snaps date from the year 1976 to 1985 and feature clothed or nude portraits as well as explicit heterosexual and homosexual imagery.
Johnson-Roehr told that this exhibit is the very first time when they have shown this very unique collection that filled a significant gap in Kinsey Institute’s snap collection. This exhibit at Grunwald Gallery provides a very rare scope for the Indiana University students as well as others to see the real works by this innovative and controversial artist.
People have made arrangements to arrange wildlife photography contest by Department of Wildlife Conservations to label the department’s sixty-fifth anniversary. The contest would be arranged in 2 categories – namely open and schools, the department sources stated that adding the entries would be accepted till 5th September, 2014 and they would be judged on 12th September, 2014. Awarding certificates and presents to the top snaps would take place on 1st October, 2014.
Any Sri Lankan would be able to take part in the contest and they would be able to send maximum 4 entries under the open category. The entries might be either black and white or color and they must show wildlife – in their habitat in a captive establishment or in the wild – or plants or wild landscapes in a Sri Lankan landscape and computer generated or computer altered snaps would be not be accepted.
Illustrations and artwork would not be accepted. The snaps must be of 12 inches in width and 18 inches in length. In the top left corner of the snap, the photographer’s name, address, index number along with the name of the title and location would be written, must be mentioned with a brief description on location, lenses and camera used.
School participants must forward their entries along with the certification of their schools’ principals. All entries for the contest must be sent or handed over to Director General, Department of Wildlife Conservation, No 811, Jayanthipura Road, Battaramulla.
Winners of a charity photo contest got their framed snaps at an awards event. During Great Daffodil Appeal amateur photographers were told to ‘Snap a Daff’ and submit a snap carrying the flower to the local fundraising group of the charity.
All entries were judged by Express and the winning contests got their framed snaps at the Woodstock Framing Gallery on Duke Street in Macclesfield. The presentations were jointly made by chair of the Macclesfield Marie Curie Fundraising Group Rita Arafa and Woodstock Framing Gallery’s Chris Sheehy.
Also Chris donated the framing of the snaps for the contest in the service of the charity. Jonathan Lucas got the 1st prize in adult class while Amanda Green snatched the 2nd prize. The couple is also joint founders of the Macclesfield Alternative Camera Club. Elaine Ratcliffe, a volunteer who worked hard to organize the contest, told that Jonathan found the inspiration for his entry by chance on a table in a pub in Llanberis after a walk on Snowden. Amanda found her daffodils more locally on a walk by the River Bollin. Both the snaps lovely photos and deserved winners.
9 year old Connor Ratcliffe won the Under-sixteen class making the judges all smile with her unique quirkiness of the ‘smiling daffs’ snap created with Marie Curie daffodil badges in his grandmother’s garden. Twelve year old Rebecca Bailey won the 2nd prize with her more traditional snap of daffodils that she took in her dad’s garden.
Photographer Anne Geddes, just in time for Mother’s Day, is out with a new book of iconic baby photos. Her shooter has clicked countless snaps of infants. According to reports, she told that she is in a very lucky situation, in that people actually do not recognize her on the street. People recognize the name. When she meets people, people tell her that they did nit imaging she look like that. People expect her to be a cross between Laura Ashley and Mother Theresa.
Anne, who recently shifted her business from Australia to New York, has been the baby photographer for the past twenty years, making a name for herself by working with babies. Asked how she started to come up with all the ideas for the babies’ dresses as well as all the unusual settings, Anne told that people say ‘you’re Anne Geddes, oh the flowerpots.’ She is like – she has got one hanging around her neck. The very first flowerpot picture that he created was a huge accident.
She added that she is not one of those people – she does not have a green thumb. She looks at plants and they wither and die. Therefore, she had this empty flowerpot which was sitting in her studio, and a mom came in with this little six month old baby, who was donning a little fluffy woolen hat, and she saw the flowerpot and thought that she would look like a lovely little cactus. They sat her in the flowerpot, and it was a black-and-white image, and that was that.