LOOK3 Festival Schedule

LOOK3 Festival Schedule

Monday 13th:

6:30-8:30pm: Community Print Share at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. This event is free to the public.

Photographers are invited to showcase five of their finest photographs to display for the Charlottesville community to enjoy. Whether you present your work or just want to spend an evening seeing the work of other local artists – join us for this exciting kick-off to LOOK3 2016!

Tuesday 14th:

7:30-9pm: PDN Emerging 30 Panel at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. This event is free to the public.

Photographers selected for “PDN’s 30 2016: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch” will share the most valuable lessons learned as they were launching their careers, and explain how they got their work noticed and supported. They will discuss successful strategies for building a supportive network, gaining exposure, honing and sharpening their artistic voices, getting practical help on business issues, and describing challenges of starting a photography career in a competitive market.

Wednesday 15th:

9am-6:30pm: Registration and Bookstore open

9:30am-5pm: EDU Seminar: Creativity Meets Technology at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

This one-day seminar is created to provide a survey of contemporary technology, social media, publishing, sharing and delivery platforms that are essential tools for artists to create, collaborate produce and share their work. Topics include balancing content/audience, generating media opportunities, atypical publishing platforms, impacting change through social media, and measuring audience engagement today.

10am-7pm: Exhibition Open

7:30-9pm: Artists Talk: Frans Lanting at The Paramount Theater

Frans Lanting has a gift for connecting us with the lives of animals and showing us the world through their eyes. For three decades, he has documented wildlife from the Amazon to Antarctica to promote understanding about the Earth and its natural history through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet. Lanting’s mission is to use photography to help create leverage for conservation efforts ranging from local initiatives to global campaigns.

Thursday 16th:

9am-6:30pm: Registration and Bookstore open

9:30am-1pm: EDU Seminar: Artists Meet Your Market at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

This half-day seminar offers photographers a window to appreciative audiences in such markets as fine art, editorial, advertising, licensing rights and more. Observe a live “pitch” of these clients intended to make a strong first impression in a business meeting.
Presenters include: MaryAnne Golon, Assistant Managing Editor and Director of Photography at the Washington Post.Molly Roberts, Chief Photography Editor, Smithsonian Magazine; Catherine Edelman, Edelman Gallery (Chicago) and President, AIPAD; Amelia Lang, Executive Managing Editor, Aperture Books; Samantha Berry, Senior Director of Social News; Justin Stailey, FUJIFILM; and Reid Callanan, Founder and Director, Santa Fe Workshops.

10am-7pm: Exhibition Open

2-4pm: EDU LOOK3 Pitch & Portfolio Sharing at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

To help photographers gain experience speaking with gallerists, editors, curators, art buyers, book publishers, media companies and other professionals, LOOK3 is offering a practicum session as a companion to the day’s morning class. Those accepted into the LOOK3 PITCH will have an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the morning class and put their new knowledge into practice, engaging in a “pitch” with photo professionals.

7:30-9pm: Artists Talk: Nick Brandt at The Paramount Theater

Since 2001, British-born, California-based photographer Nick Brandt has been documenting the vanishing natural world and animals of East Africa through his haunting, majestic portraits of elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas, rhinos, and other large mammals. Brandt’s ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the fast-disappearing natural grandeur of East Africa, was shot on medium-format black and white film without telephoto or zoom lenses. This body of work was a combination of epic panoramas of animals within dramatic landscapes and graphic, intimate portraits similar to studio portraiture of human subjects from the early 20th Century.

Friday 17th:

8:30-10am: Photowalks. Free and open to the public

Each morning, members of our community will gather at the Jefferson School to check out new cameras and join a group to head to the streets to try out new gear.  Photographers leading groups TBA;

9am-8:30pm: Registration and Bookstore Open

10am-8:30pmL Exhibitions Open

11am-1pm: Artists Talk: Binh Danh, Mary F. Calvert, Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye, Olivia Bee at The Paramount Theater

The images in Binh Danh’s project, Reflections in the National Parks are created as full-plate daguerrotypes, celebrating the Centennial of the Parks while honoring the history of medium of photography and the giants in our field whose images of the natural world helped establish public lands for all to enjoy.

Mary F. Calvert is an independent photojournalist committed to using photography to affect meaningful social change and is known for producing work on under-reported and neglected gender based, human rights issues. She believes that journalists have a duty to shine a light into the deepest recesses of the human experience and provide a mirror for society to examine itself.

Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye uses his camera as a tool that allows him to document the world around him as he sees it. The images he produces speak to the human condition, addressing the myriad instances of suffering and injustice that he is witness to that are often overlooked.

Olivia Bee established her career through sharing her photographs of youth culture on social media. Bee’s work is largely focused on her own life and that of her friends.  Her first monograph, Olivia Bee: Kids in Love will be published by Aperture this spring. At age 22 she is the youngest artist to be on the LOOK3 stage.

5-6:30pm: Artists Talk: Graciela Iturbide at The Paramount Theater

Blending her acute observation, primarily focusing on the cultures of her native Mexico, with her own deeply emotional, personal vision, Iturbide’s photographs reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary, evoking the tensions of those who live on the fringes of their own culture with either a sense of belonging or marginalization. She is at once ethnologist, anthropologist, and poet. Her images suggest a believer in the decisive moment and in timelessness, a lover of ritual and a celebrator of freedom. Their vitality draws from this dance between the real and surreal, the precise, and the untethered.

6:30-8:30pm: Gallery Walk: Toast the Artists. Free and open to the public.

Meet the artists in their galleries from 6:30 to 8:30 before Evening Projections: Time Magazine at Sprint Pavilion.

9-11pm: Evening Projections: Time Magazine at the Sprint Pavilion. Free and open to the public.

Titled “How I See It,” this year’s Friday Evening Projection will offer a diverse range of images curated by the photography editors at TIME Magazine. Bring your friends and family and join us for a great evening of photography!

Saturday 18th:

8:30-10am: Photowalks. Free and open to the public

Each morning, members of our community will gather at the Jefferson School to check out new cameras and join a group to head to the streets to try out new gear.  Photographers leading groups TBA;

9am-8:30pm: Registration and Bookstore Open

10am-8:30pmL Exhibitions Open

11am-1pm: Artists Talk: Doug Dubois, Joe Riis, Sheila Pree Bright at The Paramount Theater

Doug DuBois’ project, My Last Day At Seventeen captures the bravado and adventure of childhood with an eye towards its fragility and inevitable loss. Made over a five year period in the town of Cobh, County Cork in Ireland, the photographs are faithful depictions of adolescent experience, during the a time of economic uncertainty and the anxious countenance of Irish youth.

Joe Riis‘ decade long project Yellowstone Migrations took him from being a field biologist to a wildlife photojournalist, during which he documented in photographs for the first time the long distance migrations of the hooved animals in the Yellowstone region. His work is currently featured in the May 2016 edition of National Geographic Magazine. 

In 2013 while photographing under-recognized living leaders of the Civil Rights movement, Sheila Pree Bright made a connection between young social activists taking a stand against the same struggles their parents and grandparent endured during the 1960’s. Her project 1960Now reflects on the similarities between then and now.

2-4pm: Pop-up Book Fair

5-6:30pm: Artists Talk: Christopher Morris at The Paramount Theater

Christopher Morris began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine more than 25 years ago. Since then, he has been credited with redefining political coverage in America during his years covering the White House (from 2000 until 2009), and has expanded his portfolio to include work from the world of fashion. A founding member of the photojournalist agency VII, Morris has received numbers awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the Olivier Rebbot Award, the Journalism Award from the Overseas Press Club, two Infinity Awards for photojournalism from the International Center of Photography in New York, the PDN Look Fashion Editorial Award and numerous World Press Photo awards.

7-11pm: Evening Projects: Mediastorm at IX Art Park

Join us for a pre-party with food trucks and live entertainment at 7:00pm. Saturday night’s projections will begin at 9:00pm with CNN Eye-Opener, followed by a presentation curated by MediaStorm. Finale Party will begin at 11:00pm.

11pm-1am: Finale Party at IX Art Park

Sunday 19th:

8:30-10am: Photowalks. Free and open to the public

Each morning, members of our community will gather at the Jefferson School to check out new cameras and join a group to head to the streets to try out new gear.  Photographers leading groups TBA;

9am-3pm: Bookstore Open

10am-3pmL Exhibitions Open

11am-2pm: Family Photo Day. Free and open to the public

Family Portraits: Family Photo Day offers the Charlottesville community the opportunity to experience the publishing tools, cameras, printers and more that engage our artists and enrich our creativity. Canon and Fuji will be offering family portrait sessions (you will leave with a print). Bring your family and celebrate Father’s Day with LOOK3!

4-5:30pm: Syria Before The Storm: Ed Kashi, Don Belt, Julie Winokur

On assignment for National Geographic magazine, photojournalist Ed Kashi and staff writer Don Belt visited Syria many times over the past two decades, reporting on subjects ranging from water scarcity and geopolitical conflict to Syria’s embattled Arab Christians.