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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Camera

A workshop about photography's main tool: its origin and evolution, and the different types it has evolved into.

A discussion on what the Classic Camera was, before it had become another computer peripheral.

An in-depth course on how the Camera works, its parts, and its application.

A lot of Photography Courses now claim to be not equipment centered. Celebrating the equipment seems to have become a "shameful" aspect now- but at the same time many of these courses rely on the fact that Photography has become easier to teach when the cameras used both provide do-it-all automation and instant gratification.... Rangefinder Filipinas believe that the first step towards making meaningful and relevant photography is through mastery of the main tool first.

And the emphasis is on the CLASSIC. The celebration and use of the tools from simpler times.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Moments Frozen inTime

Moments Frozen in Time
An Exhibit of Dance Images
Yunchengco Museum
27 October - 2 December 2009

For Martha Graham, dance can only be collected in other media. Alongside film and video, photography is the most important means of recording dance. Its images are sculptures of human posture and light. Like theater photography, it uses stage lighting. Like photojournalism, it concentrates on the motionless moment within a movement.

Moments Frozen In Time: An Exhibit of Dance Images is a traveling exhibit organized by the Tanzarchiv (German Dance Archive) and the Goethe Institut. Rather than just present the history of dance photography, it focuses instead on the more modern trend towards the visualization of dance.

Exhibit highlights and programs include:
  • The Green Table film screening at the exhibit
  • Rhythm Is It! film screening (November 4 & 7)
  • Moving Body with Mind and Spirit artist talk with Jeannie Javelosa (November 18)
Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala & Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City. For more details, contact Luisa Zaide of Goethe Institut at 817-0978 or e-mail

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Call for Proposals

The Japan Foundation and the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum are accepting proposals for curatorial projects for a workshop on curating contemporary art from November 24 to 25, 2009 at the UP Vargas Museum. The project aims to provide a platform for interaction among young curators, their peers, and established practitioners in the field.

The curatorial proposal of 500-800 words should include a working title; a brief explanation of the project, with reference to artists, space, and relevant logistical details; and conceptual issues or theoretical reflections. Only individuals 35 years old and below may submit. After the proposals are selected, the proponents will be advised to write a more detailed essay for the workshop.

This initiative is set against the broader interests of the Jenesys Program for Art Curators, which seeks to develop curatorial resources in the region.

Deadline for proposal is on November 6, 2009 and may be e-mailed to,, or under the reference “Curatorial Development Program.”

Conversations @ SLG

Conceptualism in Contemporary Photography
Oct 17, Saturday

Silverlens Gallery invites you to a related gallery event of Wawi Navarroza's exhibit, Perhaps It Was Possibly Because, this Saturday, October 17 at 3pm. It will be a discussion on the conceptualism in contemporary photography. Guests are artist and educator Judy-Freya Sibayan, artist Sandra Palomar, writer Angelo Suarez, and Wawi Navarroza, to be moderated by Silverlens Gallery Director and artist, Isa Lorenzo.

The event is free of charge but reservations are required. Please contact Leonore Casuga at 8160044 or email us at

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