Coming Up at the Photo Center NW

Every day I feel so very lucky to work at the Photo Center NW, a vibrant non-profit organization for photography in the wonderful city of Seattle. The Photo Center is a fine art photography school and gallery with one mission: to bring photography to everybody through educational opportunities, exhibitions and community outreach programs.

Henry Horenstein, Amber Ray, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

The next couple of weeks are very exciting for us, our staff has been working at full speed to bring Seattle a series of outstanding programs. For starters, I'm lucky enough to be currently sitting in a gallery surrounded by Henry Horenstein's current exhibition at the Photo Center, titled SHOW. Horenstein is one of the most successful photographers of our time and his work is widely exhibited and collected by museums and institutions around the world. His stunning large-format black and white images mark the promising start of a very successful year to come at the Photo Center, I hope that you join us in celebrating it. The opening will include a burlesque show and other surprises!

Henry Horenstein, Prince Poppycock, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

Artist's Lecture: Henry Horenstein, Histories
January 27, 7 PM – Henry Art Gallery
For tickets contact the Henry Art Gallery
This program is in partnership with the University of WA School of Art Photomedia Program & the Henry Art Gallery.

Opening Reception & Burlesque Show: Friday, January 28th - 6-8 PM

Workshop: Shooting and Critiquing with Henry Horenstein
Saturday & Sunday, January 29-30, 10am-5pm | $350

 So that's gonna be one hell of a weekend.

Jason Hanasik, Steven in a Bed of Flowers

Next week, the Photo Center be welcoming my friend and very talented photographer/critic/curator Jason Hanasik. Jason will be doing an artist lecture, and offering a workshop: Conteporary Photographic Practices & Portfolio Development, which is open for registration NOW.

Jason Hanasik, Sharrod (headshot)

Jason Hanasik has an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco,where he now advises students in the graduate program in fine arts. His work has been exhibited widely and published in various journals and publications nationwide. As a lecturer, Hanasik has delivered talks on his work and/or artistic practice at SFMoMa, various colleges and universities nationwide, and during the Society for Photographic Education’s West Conference in 2008. This past spring a portfolio of his project, “He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore,” was published in the Society for Photographic Education’s journal Exposure and selected by Aperture Magazine for their Portfolio Prize Competition.

Todd Hido, 1951

And if that wasn't enough, following Henry Horenstein and Jason Hanasik, photographer Todd Hido will be paying us a visit. Hido will be curating Across the Divide: Critical Mass 2010 exhibition and offering a portfolio review workshop. Hido is one of the most respected contemporary photographers, we're excited to welcome him and are looking forward to what he's bringing to our community as an instructor and curator.
Workshop: Portfolio Review with Todd Hido
Thursday, March 3, 5-9 PM
Todd Hido will review and critique artists’ individual portfolios in a group discussion to bring a greater understanding to personal vision and the editing process.

Lecture: Todd Hido, A Year of Books: 7 Titles
Friday, March 4, 7:30 PM
Todd will discuss seven recent book projects he released in 2009/2010. Bio: Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist whose work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Eyemazing, Metropolis, The Face, I-D, and Vanity Fair. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. He has five published books, the latest being A Road Divided (2010).