Photo and fashion lovers, this is for you. The Dallas Contemporary has three great photography exhibits going thru August 2019:
SELF SERVICE: Twenty-Five Years of Fashion, People and Ideas Reconsidered
MARIO SORRENTI: Kate
YELENA YEMCHUK: Mabel, Betty & Bette
Celebrated Local Photographer Sil Azevedo Goes Global with New Exhibit, ‘Around the World’
Opening Reception Saturday May 6, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk at 6:30 PM
“I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new.”
-Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days
On Saturday May 6, 2017, award-winning photographer Sil Azevedo hosts the opening reception of his solo show, Around the World. The exhibit features captivating and thought-provoking images from his 12-week adventure-filled journey to far-reaching destinations—many from off the well-beaten tourism track.
Traveling by plane, train, automobile and boat to locations including Madrid, Provence, Korčula, Budapest, and Ladakh, in the Himalayas, among many others, he encountered compelling beauty and significance—often in the most unexpected of places. New perspectives of sights such as the majestic Gorges du Verdon, Sir Norman Foster’s Torre de Collserola, Prague’s Café Louvre (once frequented by Kafka and Einstein), and even Salvador Dali’s home all became some of the subjects for his work.
In Around the World, Sil simultaneously considers not only the visual photographic impact—translated as an oft surrealistic moment that juxtaposes light and darkness—but also the importance of telling the unique story behind the image. Each of the dramatically rendered black-and-white pieces features an intensity of emotion and intriguing candor, ultimately showcasing a new lens by which to view the world and the universality of the human experience.
The opening reception of Around the World is Saturday, May 6 from 5pm to 8pm, at 500 Exposition Avenue, #104, Dallas, 75226. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org The exhibit is on display, by appointment only, through Dec. 31, 2017.
To learn more, visit worldphoto.space
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Looking for the Best Compact Waterproof Camera for this Summer?
Lots of models and great values. Waterproof cameras are great options when going to the beach and the pool and they are good for walk around photography as well.
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Vivian Maier is an incredible story. A nanny by profession, she was passionate about street photography and created a vast body of work totally in secret. The closest people to her had no idea. She left over 100,000 negatives with beautifully shot street scenes, portraits and self-portraits as well as documentary home made films and audio recordings. She died in poverty and her negatives were discovered at a local thrift action and bought for a few hundred dollars. This unbelievable story is now a documentary about to be released. Coming soon to an art house theater near you…not to be missed!
You can find out more about Vivian here
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It is that joyful time of the year when many photo enthusiasts are coveting new gear. Here are a couple of links that will help you with your choices:
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