Ever worry about being caught in a tourist’s stray photo? You can lay that fear to rest. What you really have to worry about is street photographers—those seemingly innocuous documentarians roaming your city with Nikons and Leicas, ready to turn your mundanest of moments into a social commentary. Case in point: “Common Ground: New American Street Photography,” now on view at the New Orleans Photo Alliance until March 23. Curated by Stephen McLaren, “Common Ground” showcases the work of contemporary American street photographers Jack Simon, Bryan Formhals, Chuck Patch, Blake Andrews, and Richard Bram. Armed with his camera of choice, ... More » »
When is a magazine not a magazine? Maybe when it’s got so many good things in it you don’t throw it away. Or maybe when it looks more like a book than a magazine.
My buddy, photographer Chuck Patch, wrote to say he has a photo in Issue 1 of Photographs on the Brain magazine. I followed the link he sent found found that I could get a copy printed on demand and sent to me…through a new print-on-demand self-publishing website called MagCloud — $6.99 (plus $1.56 for shipping). The brand new magazine arrived in a week and the 27-page photo spread on satin-finish paper is really nice. You can preview the entire publication at MagCloud.
[Our friends, Chuck and Iris, were visiting this weekend, and I heard about this great opportunity (below) from Chuck who got an email from a friend at the Walker Art Center. Chuck and Iris are former New Orleans residents I've told you about before. They're in Baltimore now where Iris is faculty at the University of Maryland, and Chuck is commuting to Washington to work on a project for a museum. They have their New Orleans house on the market if anybody's looking.] You’ve always wanted to get your art on national television. (Maybe not? Then read no further.) Here’s ... More » »
Chuck Patch, photo of two men on a New Orleans street. This just in from Chuck Patch, our dear friend and extraordinary photographer based in New Orleans (but soon moving to Baltimore, so stay tuned…). Chuck is in an exhibit in Paris sponsored by the Cultural Ministry. It’s a photography show about New Orleans and Chuck’s in really good company. Here’s who’s in the show: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alain Desvergnes, Bryce Lankard, Gilles Mora, Owen Murphy, Chuck Patch, Christopher Porche West, Victoria Ryan, Louis Sahuc, Jennifer Shaw, Mark Sindler and Donn Young. Show’s at the ministere de la Culture et de ... More » »