The film, which will be the second in the new Sunday afternoon collaborative film series between the Center for Photography at Woodstock and Photosensualis, will screen at CPW’s main gallery starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 27. Which also happens to be Oscar night.
“There’s a vital story that needs to be told, and I wish to come up with innovative and exciting ways to use news photography in the digital era,” Nachtwey said in a TED Conference speech shortly after he won a coveted $100,000 award to further his work two years ago. “I want to gain access to a place in the world where a critical situation is occurring and fully document it with photography; set a date to unveil the pictures and find a series of innovative ways to create powerful impact with them, using novel display technologies and the power of the Internet as well as media; and use the campaign to generate resources for organizations that are working to address and transform the situation.”
Talk about direct involvement.
Nachtwey worked for Black Star, Magnum Photos, and Time Magazine for years, before becoming a founding member of VII Photo Agency a decade ago. He has been awarded the Oversea Press Club’s Robert Capa Gold Medal a stunning five times, and was injured by a grenade in an attack on his convoy while serving as a contributing correspondent in Iraq in 2003.
“The whole idea of this series was to have something to do in the middle of the winter that would get us out of our caves,” said series co-organizer Craig Barber of what began two weeks ago with a well-attended screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of photographic voyeurism, Rear Window, and moves on to every-other-Sunday screenings at Photosensualis next month. “The focus is on photography in film.”
As noted, screening time is 5 p.m. Popcorn is usually served.
And that project Nachtwey decided on, after his TED award speech? Documenting drug-resistant tuberculosis around the world…a project he’ll be premiering later this year.
For further information on this Sunday’s February 27 screening of War Photographer, fit in to provide everyone time to see the Oscars afterwards, call the Center for Photography at Woodstock at 679-9957, visit www.cpw.org…or just stop by their space at 59 Tinker Street on Sunday.++
Need some art? Try Christina
The owner of the ever-changing, ever-surviving, and ever-fascinating Varga Gallery has announced that she will be holding an “SOS: Sell Out Sale” this Saturday and
Sunday, February 25 and February 26, with a Pot Luck Happening on Sunday, February 27, from 3 p.m. on. Each work in the sale, Varga says, will be $20 and under, and will include artcards, prints, gift cards and original art by Christina herself.
“The event is geared towards boosting sales in a sluggish economy and offering inexpensive art accessible to everyone while raising funds for the continued operation of the gallery,” the gallery director said of what’s driven the weekend’s fun. “This winter and the economy have been very trying with snowstorm after snowstorm and people stretched to the limits financially. The event will raise much needed funds and provide a good time.”
There will be live music and food and everyone is welcome.
Meanwhile, the main Varga Gallery will continue to present “Thema Femina,” its annual woman’s art show featuring Philly/KONDOR8 from New York’s Lower East Side.
For further information on the gallery at 130 Tinker Street, next door to Upstate Films, call 679-4005 or visit www.vargagallery.com.++