All posts tagged: georgetown

*InstArchive* on Instagram

I’m trying something new because I’m American and tradition is boring we are made to think/believe/made to think is make believe. Everyday on my Instagram (@amandarivkin) I am posting a new image from my archive that is paired with a bit of “on this day in world history”. It’s how I’m taking it to the streets, building the ol’ personal brand, sharing my love of history, and finding meaning in my own work. It’s only a few days old but already we’ve been to Davenport, Iowa; Baku, Azerbaijan; Reyhanli, Turkey and today Spotsylvania, Virginia. Czech it out! MAY 9: On May 9, 2012, Obama announced his support for gay marriage in a television interview with Robin Roberts. In this image from my archive, witness Connie Fuller, 39, takes a picture of Rock Island, Illinois couple (l-r) Curtis Harris, 50, and Daren Adkisson, 39, after they picked up their marriage license first thing in the morning at the Scott County Recorder’s Office the first day same sex weddings are legal across Iowa in Davenport, Iowa on …

In Memoriam: Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington

I am still at a loss for the enormous quantity of injuries to photojournalism in recent months, beginning for this generation with Emilio Morenatti of The Associated Press on August 12, 2009. An Associated Press account of the bomb “planted in the open desert terrain,” according to the American military, left Morenatti without his foot as he traveled in southern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border with AP Television News videographer Andi Jatmiko and a unit of the 5th Stryker Brigade. Again in southern Afghanistan, Joao Silva one of the four founding members of the famous group of South African photographers covering the end of apartheid known as “the Bang Bang club,” was hit by a mine and lost both legs, as reported October 23, 2010 by his employer The New York Times. This spring came the awful and surreal detentions of well known and intrepid New York Times conflict photographers Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks alongside reporters Anthony Shadid and Stephen Farrell in Libya. Then obviously and most recently came the tragic deaths a whole …

FotoWeek DC Georgetown Student Exhibit Opening Tonight (Saturday November 6)

Exhibition – GU Student Exhibition “Multiple Perspectives” DATE: 11/6/2010 – 11/13/2010 WHEN: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM WHERE: Georgetown University Art Afficianados Walsh Building 2F, 36th & Prospect NW Washington, DC 20057 Hours: 5:00pm-7:00pm View Google Map >> DESCRIPTION: Our exhibition is a collection of thirty digital photographs submitted by undergraduate and graduate students at Georgetown University. The theme is “Multiple Perspectives.” Whose perspective are you representing? We are challenging photographers to interpret this theme either narratively or technically. The three photographs that will published in the Georgetown University Literary Magazine, The Anthem, will be announced at the reception. Exhibit open daily from 5:00 pm to 7 pm Opening reception Saturday, November 6th from 5-7 COST: Free

Holiday Print Sale, FotoWeek DC, Fortnight Journal, Turning Point Concludes

Newsletter went out yesterday afternoon: Greetings! I would like to announce a holiday print sale of a select series of 17 prints for $75 each. Every print is from a 6 x 10 inch file and is printed on 8 x 10 inch paper and students who order from a .edu e-mail account receive a discounted price of $50. The holiday print sale is to fundraise for my upcoming trip to Hungary to cover the aftermath of the alumina industrial accident in Ajka that sent toxic red sludge pouring into neighboring villages when an industrial reservoir ruptured. VIEW THE 17 PRINTS FOR $75 to order: send a request that specifies which print and includes your name and mailing address to amanda.rivkin@gmail.com. — Two of my fellow Sarah Lawrence alums, Samantha Hinds and Adam Whitney Nichols, launched Fortnight Journal an online literary journal of art, prose and contemporary culture. VIEW SLOVENSKO FOR FORTNIGHT JOURNAL to see my first of six contributions. — The New York Times Lens Blog “Turning Point” series concluded last week after showcasing …

FotoWeek DC Launch / Projections of Reality

fri nov 5, 2010, 8pm-11pm Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 Seventeenth Street NW space is limited Admission is $45 and benefits FotoWeek DC, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. FotoWeek DC is supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. — From James Wellford, International Photo Editor at Newsweek: PROJECTIONS OF REALITY FEATURED AT FOTOWEEK DC Documentary work projected as part of the NightGallery program On Saturday November 6th from 6-11pm, Projections of Reality showcases the work of nine photographers who challenge the conventions of visual narrative on the exterior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Projections of Reality, launched earlier this year in Moscow, is a pioneering touring exhibition platform for the most provocative visual storytelling being produced today. The show introduces new work at each new venue. For NightGallery DC, Projections of Reality presents an eclectic selection of work by artists who share an intensely creative instinct for compelling stories: Jan Banning’s portraits of mid-level bureaucrats in eight different countries; Benjamin Lowy’s moving landscapes of torn, unstable places around the globe; …