ICP and SAC PRESENT TALKS FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHERS AMI VITALE, JOSH HANER, AND STEPHEN WILKES
Thursdays, July 11, July 18, and July 25 at 7 PM
$15 ($12 for Friends of SAC and ICP Members)
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Join us for this series of illustrated talks with conservation, environmental and climate photographers, in coordination with the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition featuring the work of Joel Sartore, co-presented by the International Center of Photography (ICP) and the Southampton Arts Center (SAC).
The Photo Ark exhibition at SAC and ICP Talks have been made possible thanks to the Harbers Family Foundation and Renee Harbers and Chris Liddell.
ICP TALKS: Illustrated Talk with Ami Vitale, National Geographic Photographer
THURSDAY, JULY 11 | 7 PM | $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC and ICP Members)
Ami Vitale, a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer, has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” She has traveled to more than 90 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and to the enduring power of the human spirit. Recently, Vitale has turned her lens to compelling wildlife stories, such as returning critically endangered captive-born species like giant pandas back to the wild and attempts to save the last living northern white rhinos from extinction.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography”—the creation of socially and politically-minded images that have the potential to educate and change the world—and the center’s mission endures today, even as the photographic medium and imagemaking practices have evolved. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level. ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change. Visit icp.org to learn more.
Daniel finally returns to SAC after a series of virtual sound meditations. Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing, and immersive Soundbath Meditation with Daniel's exquisite original set of crystal bowls, gongs, hang drum, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, ocarina, didj, and other objects d’sound. This one-of-a-kind experience will melt away stress and leave you calm, recharged, your mind clear and vibrant! Bring your own mats/blanets. Great for all skill levels.
Presented by New York Academy of Art with Southampton Arts Center. Curated by David Kratz and Stephanie Roach, and edited by Emma Gilbey Keller. Artists and writers are always the antennae of our society, all the more so at a time as challenging as this one. They have an opportunity—some might say, a duty—to interpret this moment and imagine the world not only as it is, but also as it could be. This is the guiding challenge of the group exhibition, 2020 Vision. We asked artists, writers, and creative thinkers to consider three questions of critical importance: Our lives will never be the same, but what will change look like? What do we want to keep as we rebuild? And what must we guard against? We invited these creators to express what they saw, what they felt, and what they experienced during this time of pause and reassessment, upheaval and risk, and anxiety and uncertainty. It is our hope that 2020 Vision marks one of many beginnings in the necessary process of ‘post-traumatic growth’ and positive change for our society and our world.