5 posts tagged The Half King Photograpy Series
Hello Half King opening!
© Lisa Wiltse. A young girl at work searching for nails in charcoal pits to sell for a few pesos.
More of this series can be found here—and thanks Lisa Wiltse for making your images of children in the Ulingan slum in Manila beautiful so that we can really take in the wretchedness they convey. Not just wretchedness comes across, but bravery, of the children themselves, and of Lisa, for stepping right into it with them so we can see too. Lisa’s “Bolivian Mennonites” exhibit is at The Half King til 7/23.
SEE POTENTIAL: How Photography Can Envision Change.
An evening at The Half King with photographer Emily Schiffer and Whitney Johnson, The New Yorker Director of Photography
New York, NY—On January 17th at 7:30 p.m., The Half King Photography Series and Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund will co-host an evening of conversation at The Half King occasioned by Schiffer’s SEE POTENTIAL Kickstarter campaign.
Schiffer and Johnson will discuss topics centering on two themes: how projects like SEE POTENTIAL illuminate complicated issues that are close to home; and, how photographers can use their images as part of a fresh response to such issues—for instance, reaching out to community groups and unifying partnerships among different stakeholders.
SEE POTENTIAL aims to transform blighted buildings and empty lots in Chicago’s South Side into community centers and urban gardens. The project involves collaborations among photographers, artists, and local organizations to harness the impact of photographs, and use innovative technology to engage local community voices. The Magnum Foundation is helping Emily gain support via crowd-funding. Emily Schiffer is based in Brooklyn.
Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund (EF) supports in-depth coverage of critical global issues, while helping to sustain a viable and robust community of independent, critical, visual thinkers.
The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional documentary photography. In tandem with its reading series, it fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, photo editor at Newsweek, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.