NYPH09 - Foto8 is putting finishing touches on Home For Good at the New York Photo Festival. Press preview is tonight. Join us for our party Thursday night.
We’ve been at Dumbo Arts Center over the last two days hanging Home For Good. Wall text is going up today as well as a last suspended panel. Last night saw the Foto8 crew, together with featured photographer Seba Kurtis and technicians Ben Blumberg and Antonio Ibarra on ladders until 1045pm. (Actually, “technicians” does not do service to the eye that both of these guys have brought to the show, or to their hard work.) Finishing in time to grab the last table at Grimaldi’s pizza, we were able to witness Harry Hardie’s lifelong dream of eating Grimaldi’s pizza fulfilled.
The show looks good and we’re looking forward to seeing how people respond to it. We’re hoping that visitors will come and stay for a while. We’ll have a living room set up in the gallery, books to peruse (as well as copies of 8 magazine), an audio narration, and a projection by David Gray in the Dumbo Arts Center space. And the work of ten great photographers, including Adam Nadel's portraits of New York steelworkers made only three weeks ago as a special commission for this show.
Also, one part of the show is offsite: Tim Hetherington’s short Sleeping Soldiers will be screening at 81 Front St., a block away from DAC. This video is in dialogue with the sleeping soldiers stills at DAC, projected on three screens in an installation produced by Vancouver-based Boca del Lupo (more on them later).
The festival begins tomorrow – with a talk by Jacob Holdt, no less- and we’ll be covering it here on the site and on the HOST blog . But even better, come down and see for yourself. And if you are here Thursday evening, come by DAC, 30 Washington St. for the Jon Levy – Foto8 Home For Good soirée. Be seeing you.
Louie Palu (l) and Adam Nadel (r)
Antonio Ibarra levels Seba Kurtis
Ben Blumberg levels Chris Killip
Seba Kurtis outside DAC
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