MoP - Month of Photography Denver is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region March and April 2017. We are joining multiple museums galleries and schools surrounding fine art photography creating an exciting artistic and educational event for the city of Denver and the region.
DAM - Benjamin Rasmussen Month of Photography Lecture Thursday
Benjamin Rasmussen grew up in a family of missionaries in rural Philippines and questions of home, community, and identity were endemic to his childhood experience. These human connections have continued to drive his photographic practice. In Down Hernani Shores, Rasmussen documents the destruction and rebuilding of the town of Hernani, Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Combining portraiture and landscape work, along with drawings by the town’s children, he reveals the effects of the typhoon on the residents’ lives and livelihoods. By the Olive Trees, a collaborative work with Michael Friberg self-published in newspaper format, presents the olive tree as a marker of permanence in a place defined by its tenuousness—the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013
August 13, 2017 – November 12, 2017
Hamilton Building - Level 1
Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, is the first comprehensive American exhibition of critically acclaimed photographer Fazal Sheikh’s work. The more than two-decade-long career of the Kenyan-rooted and American-born artist has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his documentary-based photography practice.
Anderman Photography Lecture Series | Matthew Brandt
Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:00–8:30 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Lecture tickets are $5 for students, DAM members and CPAC members, $12 for general admission.
Matthew Brandt pushes the limits of the photographic medium with physical manipulations of his prints and unusual, even bizarre, material choices like bees, candy, cocaine, and dust. While his work is rooted in process, the choices he makes intricately tie the making of his art to the subjects he depicts.
Brandt uses the inherent instability of photographic materials as a key component of his artwork. In hisLakes and Reservoirs series, he degrades enlarged, snapshot-like photos of lakes by dripping and pouring water collected from these lakes over the surfaces of the prints. The water selectively removes dye layers from the photograph, revealing flowing streaks and blotches of vivid cyan, magenta, and yellow beneath the picture. In Pictures from Wai'anae, Brandt draws on the power of nature to transform his work: the large-scale photographs are shrouded, buried, and unearthed bearing the marks of their time spent in the soil of a family farm in Hawaii.
Please join us to hear Brandt speak on his work and his process.
The Anderman Photography Lecture Series presents talks by the preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today. Series funding is generously provided by Evan and Elizabeth Anderman.