1-4pm: student showcase in the Student Union Barret Ballroom (2nd floor) including a professional lighting setup and Photo Booth
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
On view October 16–January 5, 2014
This is the first major museum retrospective devoted to contemporary artist and photographer Carrie Mae Weems—widely acclaimed as one of today’s most eloquent and respected interpreters of the African American experience. More than 100 photographs, installations, and videos offer an unprecedented and compelling survey of Weems’s 30-year involvement with issues of race, gender, and class. Don’t miss the lecture by Carrie Mae Weems on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm. Details about the lecture and a dance performance are below. Press release is online and pasted in below.
Wednesday evening, October 16, 6:30 pm, FREE
Thursdays, 12:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 2 pm, through January 5, FREE
Thursday, November 7, performance, 6 pm, reception and discussion in Cantor auditorium, 7 pm, FREE
– OPEN: Wednesday–Sunday 11 am–5 pm and Thursday evenings until 8 pm
– LOCATED on the Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way
– Phone 650-723-4177 Web http://museum.stanford.edu
– FREE PARKING on all day on weekends and after 4 pm weekdays. Pay parking ($1.50 per hour) at other times.
– Maps, directions: http://www.stanford.edu/home/visitors/maps.html
Stanford, Calif. — The first major museum retrospective devoted to contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems—widely acclaimed as one of today’s most eloquent and respected interpreters of the African American experience—opens October 16 at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. More than 100 intellectually challenging and aesthetically compelling photographs, installations and videos offer an unprecedented survey of Weems’s 30-year exploration of the universal human journey, especially as affected by race, gender and class. Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video remains on view at the Cantor until January 5, 2014. It then continues its national tour and moves to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Comprehensive in scope, the exhibition traces the evolution of Weems’s career from her early documentary and autobiographical photographic series to the more conceptual and philosophically complex works that have placed her in the forefront of contemporary art. Major themes that have engaged Weems are all included—personal narrative, the legacy and locales of slavery, contemporary perceptions of African Americans and the universal struggle for equality.
– Carrie Mae Weems. Afro-Chic (video still), 2010. DVD, 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Carrie Mae Weems.
Please join us in welcoming Sant Khalsa, artist, photographer and installation artist, as part of our Tuesday Night Lecture Series.
“Sant Khalsa is an artist, educator and activist living in Southern California since 1975. Her artworks develop from her inquiry into the nature of place and the complex environmental and societal issues present and visible in the landscape of the American West…”
In addition to an abundant body of work, numerous published books, and a long list of prestigious awards, Sant also ran the Photography program at CSU San Bernardino where she is currently Professor of Art, Emeritus.
Date: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Location: Art 133 (Art Building, 1st floor lecture hall)
Welcome back everyone!
Think you might want to apply for a BFA in Photography?
If you have earned less than 90 units, the process is simple!
Apply for the BFA Portfolio Review
Thursday, October 31st
Applications will be due @ the Art Office (Art 116) by 5PM.
The *new* BFA in Photography:
- Now 120 units, just like the BA Art!
- Won’t take any longer to graduate!
- A more prestigious degree for future Photographic artists & commercial professionals!
Contact Valerie Mendoza @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Meet with any Photo instructor now and start preparing your successful portfolio!
The electronic version of the publication is available at:
The Photo 197 Senior Projects in Photography book is now available for online viewing or download through Issuu.com. Here is the link. The printed version will be available for purchase for approximately $48 not including shipping and will be available in a day or so.
The Spring 2012 semester has started. Students are trying to add into classes and the facilities are almost in place to support a new semesters worth of art. Check back here for news on current shows and events soon. Walking through the art building I noted there are several shows which incorporate photography, I don’t know if they are, “Photography” shows.
Welcome to the new SJSU Photography Department website and blog. Here you can find information regarding advising, links to past students, BFA Show announcements, and much more. We will also be blogging about photography-related shows in the Bay Area, posting current student work, interviewing students both past and present, and diving deep into the vast photographic resource that is MLK Library.
Be sure to follow the blog by bookmarking us or saving our RSS (http://photo.sjsu.edu/feed/) and while you are at it check out the Photography Department’s Facebook group. If you have any suggestions about what you want to see here, send an email to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.