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Screening & Q&A with the Filmmaker: Stefani Elkort Twyford at MFAH

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Screening of the film An American Mirror by Stefani Twyford
Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Question & Answer session with the filmmaker follow the screening

Sunday, May 18, 2014 
5:00 - 6:30 pm

This newly released documentary on the life and work of Martin Elkort was completed by the artists's daughter, Stefani Twyford.  The film covers the famed street photographer's life including his childhood during the Great Depression, his struggle with polio, his time serving in the second World War, his education and professional development with the New York Photo League and beyond. The film is richly illustrated with stills, reflections on his career and process, as well as commentary by noted photography historians Anne Wilkes Tucker and Catherine Evans.

More information on the event at MFAH.


Related Event:  Exhibition of photographs by Martin Elkort at Catherine Couturier Gallery

Martin Elkort:  Optimism and Innocence

Exhibition Dates: May 3 - May 31, 2014

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 3
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Image Information:
Martin Elkort
Girl in Beret, Lower East Side, NEw York City
c. 1951
Courtesy of Catherine Couturier Gallery

Tags:  Jackson Fine Art  Martin Elkort 

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Guggenheim Fellowship Awarded to Matthew Pillsbury

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Matthew Pillsbury was awarded the 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts-Photography, US and Canada Competition.  Pillsbury was born and raised in France but now lives in New York City.  He received his B.A. in fine art from Yale University in 1995 and an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2004.  Pillsbury has focused on creating long-exposure black-and-white photographs using only the available light at the scene he is capturing.  Much of his work deals with the increasing role of technology in our lives.  Initially focused on private use of televisions and computers, he has become more interested with how our daily activities are increasingly mediated through the use of cell phones.  An avid user himself, Pillsbury encourages us to question what we are giving up in exchange for his immediate access to information.  His work has been exhibited internationally and is widely held in private and museum collections.

For more information on his work, please visit aipad member galleries Bonni Benrubi or Jackson Fine Art.

Image Information:
Ombriere, Vieux Port de Marseille, Saturday September 14, 2013
Courtesy of Bonni Benrubi Gallery     

Tags:  Bonni Benrubi Gallery  Jackson Fine Art  Matthew Pillsbury 

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