Return to Rencontres (d’Arles): Part One

The opening conference of the 53rd Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles (Photography Meetings in Arles, France) took place in the tree-shaded courtyard of the festival offices and was attended by Arles’ Mayor, the Rencontres’ director, several governmental ministers and an international audience of various hotshots and press.

FotoFocus: a regional Tsunami of photo and lens work

The new arts season is always highly anticipated by culture lovers. This is the year for Fotofocus, an extravaganza that is the largest photography and lens-based art biennial in America, founded in 2010 here in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Maintraum: In the Wake

“I met the Maintraum boys when we were all young and filled with fire and audacious intensity. Now we’re senior citizens…nagged by the gnawing question, ‘Is my work still relevant?‘ ” Kevin T. Kelly has an answer.

Mark Ulriksen at Studio Kroner

Scrappy and zany, Ulriksen’s popular illustrations make the dailies a bit more palatable from the everyman point of view. See what he has to say at Studio Kroner this month.

Staged at Manifest Gallery

A small thematic exhibition entitled Staged was a call for artwork made under direction, with meticulous planning “and a significant degree of control” with no dictates on the final mediums.