Grace is the right word

Next Sunday, July 20 there's a tribute and benefit concert for my friend and neighbor Grace Griffith, the award-winning folk singer from Accokeek Maryland. It's also an album release party for Passing Through, a new CD. Due to the effects from Griffith's 17-year battle with Parkinson's Disease, the album took more than two years to painstakingly record; …

Cherry Blossom Time!

This Sunday April 13th if you're in the DC area you can come and join me and other plein aire painters while we paint cherry blossom landscapes at the foot of North Capitol Street. Click on the map for directions. If you are NOT local, click HERE. Bring your sketchbook, easel and brushes, camera or phone, picnic …

We Birth Our Future

Cloud Atlas, the remarkable book by David Michell and cinematic  gift from Lana and Andy Wachowski (creators of The Matrix), didn't last long in the cinema, the ideas it raises will carry it on. This post from Ekostories highlights important themes, including Change Through Connection, Music and Storytelling, and the Unpredictable Power of Stories. Even …

“DEATH OF A CAMERAMAN”: EHIBITION OPENS IN NEW YORK EXPLORING THE POWER OF IMAGES… ARE CAMERAS WEAPONS?

Finding the beauty in the everyday is on-mission for me. This show, featuring the works of Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Harun Farocki, Rabih Mroué, Hrair Sarkissian, and Rudolf Steiner,  reveals artists  whose work put them in the line of fire.

The power of art, photography, video, to tell the truth puts creators in mortal danger. This show focuses on a photographer in Syria. But dont forget the chilling video uncovered by Chelsea (ne Bradley) Manning, available here.

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Death of a Cameraman

organized by Martin Waldmeier

apexart

291 Church Street

New York

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Opening reception:

Thursday, September 12: 6-8 pm

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On view:

September 13 – October 26, 2013

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Featuring work by:

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Harun Farocki, Rabih Mroué

Hrair Sarkissian, Rudolf Steiner. An Unsolicited Proposal Program winning exhibition.

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On July 1, 2011, in the neighborhood of Karam Shami in Homs, Syria, a young man stands on the rooftop of a building. He uses his cell phone to document gunfire in the streets below as his camera suddenly catches sight of a gunman on an adjacent balcony. For a brief instant, the cameraman and the gunman directly face each other. A single shot is fired. The camera falls, and with the cameraman’s death, image and reality collapse into one.

In the course of recent political events, anonymous cameramen and women have emerged as powerful…

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