Happening Today! What Is an Archive?
Organized by ICP, What is an Archive was made possible with the support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and presented in collaboration with the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University/Tisch.
What is an Archive panelists include:
• Zeina Arida
, Director, Arab Image Foundation, Beirut
• Ariel Efron
, Designer/filmmaker, Local Projects, New York
• Jorge Ribalta
, independent curator, Barcelona
• Jeff Rosenheim
, Chief Curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
• Marvin Taylor
, archivist, Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University
• Ben Vershbow
, Manager, NYPL Labs, New York Public Library, New York
• Laura Wexler
, Founder and Director, Photographic Memory Workshop, Yale University, New Haven
Introductory remarks by Lorie Novak, Department of Photograph & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and ICP Executive Director Mark Robbins.(via icphoto
- Camera: iPhone 5
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Exposure: 1/20th
- Focal Length: 4mm
Road Trip with Shola, Highway 70, Utah, 2009
Website - JasonVaughnArt.com
Jason Vaughn (b.1979) was born and raised in Northern California and currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a fine art documentary photographer who focuses on Middle America, showcasing everyday people and scenes in a way that is suggestive of melancholy and permanence. Last year, while working on a series entitled Hibernation, he was diagnosed with leukemia at age 32. After a year-long hiatus, he is now continuing the series, contrasting the seasonal rituals of men with their desire to control their environment. His other major project, hide, uses Wisconsin hunting stands as a reflection on legacies and family. hide will be on display in the 2013 Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Jason’s work is currently available through Rose Gallery. (via flakphoto)
Photograph by Thomas Prior
Mark Twain, in his infinite wisdom, once defined a true patriot as “the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.” And for most Americans, fireworks are about as patriotic as it gets. Synonymous with Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day — really, any summer day defined as a federal holiday or something looser — fireworks let us express our feelings of American pride in literally the loudest (and brightest) way possible.
But the United States is far from holding the monopoly on pyrotechnic patriotism. Originally invented by the Chinese in the 7th century, fireworks are a cultural staple in many (if not most) countries around the world.
And in Tultepec, Mexico, fireworks are used to celebrate the country’s legacy of — you guessed it — fireworks. The National Pyrotechnic Festival, founded in 1989, draws hundreds of thousands of spectators from around Mexico and around the world. The main event is a “running of the bulls,” featuring a seven-hour parade of large paper-mache bulls made of fireworks. Photographer Thomas Prior traveled to Tultepec, a major producer of fireworks in Mexico, to document the festival. Check out more of his work here.
— Vaughn Wallace
See more of Thomas Prior’s work on his website, his Tumblr and previously on LightBox here. (via timelightbox)
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- Aperture: f/5.6
- Exposure: 1/250th
- Focal Length: 70mm
LightBox presents a new monthly feature, The Guide, bringing you July’s best books, exhibitions and ways to experience photography beyond the web from around the world. (via timelightbox)