Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio

When: Until March 29, 2015
Where: Arthur Ross Gallery (On Campus!)

In 1932, Strand was invited by Carlos Chavez, director of the Fine Arts Department of the Secretariat of Public Education, to document the changing landscape and people of Mexico.

During the two years Strand spent in Mexico, he traveled the countryside with his Korona and Graflex large format cameras. He explored small towns, churches, religious icons, and the people who inhabited the land. Strand, like many of the artists who were making art at the Taller de Gráfica Popular print studio, worked on this project during the period when the post-revolution government sought to establish a modern national culture that would capture Mexico’s unique character.

Check out the exhibition on campus from now until March! More info here!


A Conversation with Doug Rickard and Dan Leers

Join Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in a conversation between artist, Doug Rickard and Curator, Dan Leers in conjunction with the fall exhibition Three Themes: Contemporary Connections with Paul Strand featuring the work of Tanyth Berkeley, Doug Rickard and Paul Salveson. The talk will focus on Doug Rickard’s series “A New American Picture” and the utilization of Google Streetview as a tool to capture and explore issues of the “anti-American” dream.

The event will take place on October 2, from 6-7:30pm

Opening Reception at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center on September 11th

THIS THURSDAY: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will be holding an opening reception for “Three Themes: Contemporary Connections with Paul Strand,” an exhibition that will be showcasing photographs by Tanyth Berkeley, Doug Rickard and Paul Salveson. These modernist photographers work to explore contemporary issues through a multitude of mediums within the genre of portraiture, street photography, and abstraction.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the opening reception – the exhibition itself will be held from September 11 up until November 8!

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