Sean Hemmerle: Them | Lecture and Critique
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Sean Hemmerle: Them | Lecture and Critique

On Thursday, March 2nd from 8 until 10 pm, photographer Sean Hemmerle will come to phocus to discuss his work as well as critique student submissions. 

Sean Hemmerle is a New York based photographer whose work ranges from international conflict zones to contemporary architecture to portraiture. His conflict images span a tumultuous decade, from the World Trade Center to Kabul, Baghdad, Gaza, Juarez and Beirut. Closer to home, Hemmerle has created award-winning photographs that reflect the pathos and poetry of the American Rust Belt, including work from Detroit, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Gary, and Albany. His work can be found in public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center for Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Calvin Klein, Donald Fisher, and Martin Margulies Collections.
 

https://www.seanhemmerle.com

 

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The Palate of Asia: Food Culture from Across the Ocean
Oct
14
to Oct 28

The Palate of Asia: Food Culture from Across the Ocean

In October 2015, the Vassar College Asian Studies Department is hosting the New York Conference of Asian Studies. The theme of the conference is: Global Asia: Social, Cultural, and Political Spaces. To celebrate the James W. Palmer Gallery ‘90 at College Center and Vassar’s photography club, PHOCUS, will host a photography exhibition in collaboration with the conference entitled: The Palate of Asia: Food Culture from Across the Ocean. This exhibition will introduce Asian food cultures to local communities, provide inter-college collaboration and to promote study abroad in Asia.

We would like to invite student photographers who are undergraduates or graduate students at Vassar College SUNY New Paltz, Bard College, Marist College, the Culinary Institute of America, and Dutchess Community College to submit work around this theme. Please know that imagery is not limited to the Asian continent, but open to adaptation of Asian food around the world. 

For more information and to submit your photography, please follow this link.

 

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FIX LAUNCH PICNIC
May
13
8:30 PM20:30

FIX LAUNCH PICNIC

Stop by the library lawn on Saturday at noon to pick up a copy of FIX, Phocus' 2015 photography publication. Enjoy the great outdoors and the incredible photography of your fellow students while nibbling on a variety of treats. 

Special thanks to Jayce Mateo Rudig Leathers' wonderful work, to all those who submitted, and to the incredible generosity of Andrea Baldeck.

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Photographer Lecture: Andrea Frank
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Photographer Lecture: Andrea Frank

Andrea Frank, a german fine art photographer and current professor at SUNY New Paltz, has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work ranges in mediums and subjects, many of which revolve around Nazi Germany.

For more information on her work please visit http://www.andreafrank.net.

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Photographer Lecture: Tara Fracalossi
Mar
5
8:00 PM20:00

Photographer Lecture: Tara Fracalossi

Tara Fracalossi's work takes photographic excerpts of common life and categorically recombines them to produce interesting patterns that's repetition produces almost as a moving image. Her series has been on-going since 1998, using collage to question the significance of our photographed existence. On March 5th, Tara will come to Phocus to speak about her work.

For more information on the artist, please visit http://www.tarafracalossistudio.com.

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MODFEST: Music, Words, Dance and Images
Feb
11
3:30 PM15:30

MODFEST: Music, Words, Dance and Images

There will be a reception with jazz by Matt Mendoza '15, food, and time to view the exhibit.

A display organized by Zoe Lemelson '17, Sam Schwamm '16 and Daniel Bialer '15 will present work by students from Phocus, Vassar College's photography club. Dance choreographed by Bella Kosmacher '14. Chamber music and readings of original prose and poetry by students from the classes of Eduardo Navega, lecturer in music and director of the program in chamber music, Jean Kane, associate professor of English and Michael Joyce, professor of English. 

 

Student submissions due by February 5th.

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Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Screening of Everybody Street

About the Film

"Everybody Street" illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.

Featured Photographers

Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Clayton Patterson, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, and Boogie, with historians Max Kozloff and Luc Sante.

Check out the film at http://everybodystreet.com/

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