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Photographing Works of Art: a two-part workshop with Maurice Sherman

Photographing Works of Art.
a two-part workshop with Maurice Sherman.

October 28, 2010 from 12 – 2pm
November 4, 2010 from 12 – 2 pm

Location: studio 404 in the 4th floor bridge between 2 west 13th Street and 66 Fifth Avenue.

Learn how to photograph paintings, drawings and other art objects for archival and reproduction purposes.

The first meeting is a lecture and demonstration covering basic techniques; the follow-up meeting will offer a critique of your photographs.

Bring examples of your work and be prepared to take notes.

Only current Parsons Illustration Students are allowed. No exceptions.

Please email katchorb@newschool.edu to reserve a place.

David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim at GR2 in Los Angeles!

David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim at GR2
September 11 – September 29, 2010
Reception: Saturday, September 11, 6:30 – 10:00

Giant Robot is proud to host Photos from the Uglyverse, an art show featuring work by Uglydolls creators (and Parsons Illustration Alumni) David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim.

In 2001, Sun-Min turned a drawing on the bottom of letters from David into a hand-sewn doll. It was Wage, the first Uglydoll ever. After David brought the piece to the newly opened Giant Robot store, it evolved into a toy with a rabid following–selling out at shops around the world, appearing in movies, creating spin-offs, spawning bootlegs, and inspiring a new wave of stuffed plushes.

Photos from the Uglyverse will include a collection of super-limited edition of prints taken from Horvath and Kim’s current projects with Abrams Books and beyond. Horvath adds, “Can’t find GR2? Just look for the giant jumping Uglydoll outside!”

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

Looking for a place to stay in Paris

We’re passing along this listing for Coline Irwin, a friend of the Illustration Program.  Seems like an amazing opportunity…

I have a charming, typically parisian, 45 sq meter flat, overlooking
Paris. It has beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Coeur, and
the Paris skies. Top floor (with elevator). One bedroom, one large
living-room with amazing light every second of the day, kitchen,
bathroom. It is located between the Sacré Coeur and Gare du Nord.
Very interesting, lively neighborhood, great apartment.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for more details or photos.


Vote for Guillermo!

Parsons Illustration Alum Guillermo Riveros (’09) tipped us off (via email) that he’s involved in a photography portfolio contest, hosted by artistswanted.org.  The title of the contest is “The Power of Self,” an international competition celebrating the vitality of self portraiture. A panel of judges including actor Steve Buscemi, director Chris Weitz, Guggenheim curator Helen Hsu and Flavorpill founder Sascha Lewis will award one artist a package of incredible prizes including six months of free living at The Edge in New York City or $7007 in cash. The most popular portfolio as voted by the public will also receive $1,000 cash.

You can view and vote for Guillermo’s portfolio here:


Every vote counts!

Also, make sure to check out more of Guillermo’s work at his website:


Good luck, Guillermo!

Screening of Manufactured Landscapes today!


Parsons School of Art, Media & Technology will host a screening of EDWARD BURTYNSKY: MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES tonight.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 6PM

WHERE: Lab10 (room 1000, 2 W 13th St., 10th floor)

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste.

In the spirit of such environmentally enlightening sleeper-hits as AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and RIVERS AND TIDES, MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES powerfully shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it, without simplistic judgments or reductive resolutions.


Best Documentary Feature – Toronto Film Critics Association
Best Canadian Feature – Toronto Film Critics Association
Best Canadian Feature – Toronto Film Festival
Best Documentary – Genie Awards


Yael Levy photographs Tanzania

From the Illustration Inbox

We got a message from current Illustration Student Yael Levy, who worked this summer with Circle of Health International, which is an international NGO dedicated to building the capacity of women’s health professionals in crisis settings. One of COHI’s ongoing projects is a partnership with a local women’s health organization called FLEMAFA in Kisarawe, Tanzania.

Yael created a photo blog to document her experiences in Tanzania.  Check it out here.

Also, Yael has submitted some pictures to a photography competition, part of it is judged by the organizers and part by public popularity.  You can vote for her work here and see more of her images on her Flickr page.