Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Event: Mirror To The World: Documentary Photography 2011

I was recently fortunate enough to meet up with some incredible DC photographers at a local meetup of their group to go over all things social media and photography.  It was an honor and a privilege to meet some real titans in the local photography community, including  Frank Van Riper, a local Washington Post columnist, author of some incredible photo book, leader of many workshops, and most important of all, the official head of the Cult of FVR ;)

Frank is one of the teachers of workshops at Photoworks in Glen Echo Park.  He has been curating photo's for a local exhibit they put on there, called Mirror to the World.  I wanted to pass along the details of the show so you can all try to get over there.  All of the work is amazing, I cannot wait to see it.

So here are the details :

Mirror To The World: Documentary Photography 2011
March 11 - April 17, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 6-9 p.m.
Photoworks Gallery in historic Glen Echo Park is proud to present Mirror To The World:  Documentary Photography 2011 Mirror To The World seeks to celebrate narrative photography -- story telling with photos and words.  This exhibit represents some of the best in documentary photography, by a local group of six not-yet-famous photographers.  Curated by nationally recognized documentary photographer and author, Frank Van Riper, this show offers a series of intimate "picture stories"  -- including an exploration of abandoned prisons, a rehearsal and performance by the Folger Consort, and a woman-on-the-street view of a raging fire in Brooklyn.  As Van Riper states, "It will, as always, be a hell of a show."
Participating Artists:
1. Michael Borek- Scranton Lace  (A pictorial study of an abandoned lace factory in Pennsylvania...)
2. Claudia Copeland- 'A Concord of Sweet Sounds'  (Images from the Folger Consort...)
3. Rachel Eisley- Fire in Brooklyn (A vacant tenement burns in the snow...)
4. Mark Parascandola- Relics (Gorgeous studies of abandoned buildings -- including prisons, tenements, etc...)
5. Erica Wissolik- The Carrie Furnace (One of the last great steel mills in Pittsburgh...)
6. Eric Zhang- Rituals (Three slices of life from the DC area:  Way of the Cross, No Pants Day, and Sharing the Dream...)
Exhibit hours are Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. and Sundays and Mondays, 1-8 p.m.  Photoworks Gallery is located in historic Glen Echo Park, Maryland.  Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more information.  Exhibit is free to the public.
Hope to see some of you make it !

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