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Charlottesville, VA Festival of the Photograph June 7 - 9

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Clix Pix, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Just was alerted to this upcoming event:


    LOOK3, a Three-Day "Festival of the Photograph"
    To Transform Charlottesville, Virginia

    Festival Passes go on sale at www.FestivalofthePhotograph.org

    For immediate release -- Charlottesville, VA- February 21, 2007...The
    first of its kind in North America, Festival of the Photograph will be
    a 3-day program of exhibitions, outdoor projections, master classes,
    interviews with world-famous photographers and special events that
    will transform the downtown of historic Charlottesville, Virginia into
    a "living image." Premiering June 7 - 9, 2007 the Festival will
    showcase the work of many of the world's most celebrated photographers
    and exciting new artists, with images ranging from the fields of
    photojournalism to fine art.
    The Festival will provide an immersive experience with shows virtually
    everywhere: in the trees, projected in storefront windows, on the
    sides of buildings, and in all the galleries. Open to the public,
    the Festival will feature:
    · Outdoor projections showcasing outstanding new talent;
    · Works from legendary photographers Sally Mann, William Albert
    Allard, and Eugene Richards;
    · Never before seen images from celebrated photographers;
    · The best publication photography of 2006 from around the world;
    · Captivating stories about photographers' lives recounted by
    photographer Sam Abell;
    · Master classes taught by renowned photographers, and
    · "Insight Conversations," evening presentations by NPR's Alex
    Chadwick who will host in-depth conversations with Mann, Allard and
    Richards in the historic Paramount Theater. Mr. Chadwick will also
    host his show "Day to Day" from Charlottesville during the Festival.

    On Friday and Saturday nights, two exciting special events will
    present the work of emerging photographers nominated by the Festival's
    advisory board in two very distinct settings: an enormous warehouse
    complex and a 3,000-seat outdoor Pavilion located on Charlottesville's
    pedestrian mall.
    Throughout the Festival, attendees with all levels of experience in
    photography are encouraged to participate by showing personal work at
    a special exhibit called "Yourspace" , and/or by enrolling in master
    classes taught by David Alan Harvey, Maggie Steber, Alex Webb, and
    Rebecca Norris Webb.
    The Festival is an outgrowth of the "Hotshots" shows that National
    Geographic Staff Photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols has hosted in his
    backyard for the last twenty years. The campfire spirit of those
    parties continues: the Festival of the Photograph's full name is LOOK3-
    Festival of the Photograph signifying "3 days of peace, love, and
    photography." "This festival is for people who love photography and
    the image, but it isn't just for those who take pictures," says
    Nichols. "For every photographer out there, there are ten people who
    appreciate the photograph. You don't have to have any membership to
    come to this. You just have to show up and have a great time."
    Nichols is co-executive director of the Festival, along with Jessica
    Nagle of Charlottesville. The project's Board of Advisors includes:
    Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Aperture Magazine, Kathy Ryan, Photo
    Editor, The New York Times Magazine, and David Griffin, Director of
    Photography at National Geographic Magazine.
    For more information about the Festival, to purchase festival passes
    or to register for specific workshops and events, visit the Festival
    web site at www.FestivalofthePhotograph.org.
    Contact: and...@festivalofthephotograph.org
    Andrew Owen 434.977.3687
  2. WOW! I'm there. I used to live in Culpeper and my wife worked in Charlottesville. The pedestrian mall is a great venue for this event.
  3. Sounds really great, doesn't it? Certainly worth the drive down there at least one of the days...
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