What is the difference between Documentary Photographers and Photojournalists?
Generally photojournalists cover breaking news stories and are paid my magazines or newspapers while documentary photographers often times self fund their projects which are usually long term projects. But clearly the two approaches can and often do overlap. Some photojournalists say that their work is not meant to be art but often times their pictures are displayed in art galleries and museums so the lines are blurred.
For the next three days Corinne Rose and I will be presenting a three day photography workshop with the theme of Crossroads to Chicago Public School Teachers. The main objective of this workshop is learning how to
use a camera to capture moments and tell stories while actively engaging the
theme of Crossroads.Each workshop participant will create a
body of work during the workshop that addresses the theme of Crossroads.
a shift in direction; a new path or road; pushing boundaries/limits/personal
comfort; CHANGE; making choices; confronting the unexpected. A Meeting
For the handouts from the Crossroads workshop please click on each link and download to your desktop:
This year's SIELI students produced a beautiful collection of small books reflecting on the theme of American culture. The juxtaposition of image and text which included scanned text pieces were very successful. The books included quotes, journal writing, haikus, limericks and short text passages.
Murallasobre lienzo A Mural Work in Progress by Hector Duarte
Maestro Hector Duarte (b.1952) has been a leading muralist in the Chicago area since the 1980s. His early training at the Siqueiros Mural Workshop in Cuernavaca, México has had a fundamental impact on his artistic career as he continues to apply many of the Modern Art theories and social philosophies that emerged from the Mexican Muralist Renaissance. Visit this unique exhibition and witness Maestro Duarte at work, completing his 150 ft. mural. This work in progress also continues the Museum’s three-year commitment to immigrant-centered programming.
Please join us for a reception on Thursday, April 23, 2009 from 5-7pm. This is the sixth annual exhibition of image and text created by Chicago youth who use their images and words to express their creative voices in programs led by photographers and writers sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Photography.The Museum of Contemporary Photography's Picture Me outreach Program at Juarez Community Academy in Pilsen is an after-school photography program that provides at-risk teens with the technical and aesthetic skills to use photography to examine their lives and communities and further their education and career goals.
Students: Guillermo Baltazar, Mike Barrera, Cecilia Barrientos, Rosa Berlanga, Selena Castillo, Gema Del Real, Efren Echavarria, Itzel Guadarrama, Fany Hernandez, Gaby Jimenez, Carolina Larios, Heriberto Quiroz, Pablo Pedroza, Domanick Rios, Juan Torres, Lily Valdez and Roberto Valdez
Teachers:Victor Yañez-Lazcano and Tone Stockenström
Loteria is a popular game among Mexican
families.The game is similar to
the game of bingo, were instead of numbers an item or a person is in place and
pinto beans are use to mark the card.The game is close to our Mexican culture and heart because it is a
tradition and is normally played among family members.This game represents our Mexican
heritage and started in the 18th century.As a group we generated over 200 ideas for this project and
decided to focus on recreating a different meaning of Loteria.Each photographer had a chance to
recreate one or two loteria cards.We collaborated together to make our work into one masterpiece.
I will never forget celebrating my 30th birthday with Studs Terkel. I was assigned to assist Jeane Macintosh a fabulous writer for the New York Post to make a portrait of Studs Terkel. From the moment I met Studs, I was inspired and knew I was in the presence of one of the most incredibly alive and beautiful human beings! He told us many stories and listened to ours. Although we were there to interview and photograph him he took out a bottle of cognac and we toasted to life and my birthday. This was the start of a wonderful friendship. This is the image that he liked best and when he saw it he said to me: " This is the one kiddo." He called me the Swedish Photographer and showed me where he created his masterpieces. I will miss you Studs and so will Chicago and the world.
Yes we can!!!!! This is a defining moment in our history and a new sense of hope! I can't stop remembering Studs Terkel this week and this moment in our history, I think he knew that Obama would win! Here is to Mr President and Studs Terkel! As Studs wrote, " Hope Dies last..."