The Spring 2014 Program Schedule for the CCP includes lectures by Penelope Umbrico with Kate Palmer Albers (March 27), Rebecca Najdowski (April 15), Sama Alshaibi (April 22), Anne Noble (April 25), and Rosalind Solomon (May 1)
The focus of the May Photo Friday will be on the work of New York City-based artist Rosalind Fox Solomon. Across diverse societies and circumstances, she examines relationships and ritual; survival and struggle. The selection of photographs references flowers, as in “April showers bring May flowers” which allows for a fine cross-section of her amazing images to be highlighted. The Rosalind Solomon Archive at the Center contains over 1000 fine prints, unique books and other art works which, together with her original negatives, transparencies, personal papers and other documentation, chronicle her long and productive career. Ms. Solomon’s images continue to be widely published and exhibited around the world.
The Center for Creative Photography is celebrating Charles Harbutt’s photographic work, and its relationship to the printed page. The exhibition will feature a complete set of prints from Harbutt’s newest publication, Departures and Arrivals; a short video in which Harbutt and Joan Liftin describe the book’s creative process; work prints from Harbutt’s 1959 trip to Cuba; and a slide show of over 150 photographs made on assignment, along with related clippings and tear sheets demonstrating Harbutt’s ability to work both sides of the divide between art and commerce to arrive at an original vision.
On Tuesday, April 22nd multi-media artist and University of Arizona Associate Professor Sama Alshaibi will discuss her evolution as an artist concerned with the body’s complicated relationship to land through a compromised nationalistic lens, having now moved towards universal spaces of conflict. Connecting borders, bodies and site through allegorical devices and a variety of media (video, installation, sculpture, photography and social media platforms), Alshaibi’s work suggests the repeated and recycled history of domination, power and control.
On Thursday May 1st artist Rosalind Fox Solomon will speak about how her life experience animates her work. Solomon will discuss sources of the internal, visual language that puts her in touch with her subjects. She will speak of about her personal history and why at age 38, she began her life as an artist and photographer, revealing what led her to examine relationships and ritual; survival and struggle. Throughout her lecture, Solomon will share images, beginning with her earliest pictures in the American South and ending with a preview of her recent photographs from Israel and the West Bank which will be exhibited in Prague in September.