Gearing up for my next DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition in NYC and things are shaping up nicely. Props to the Bishop Gallery (Brooklyn) for once again hosting the show and this year’s lineup of photographers are nothing short of amazing.
DOCUMENT the Fresh – Photography Exhibition / Closing Reception / Tuesday October 29th / The Bishop (BKNYC)
Due to the overwhelmingly high positive response received from the opening reception as well as interest from the gallery and the photographers – doing a closing reception felt like a no-brainer.
In addition to the standard closing reception fare, there will also be a panel discussion (moderated by one of The Bishop’s owners – Stevenson Dunn) featuring the participating photographers who’ll discuss their backgrounds, processes, motivations, and other musings. Attendees will also be treated to complimentary Heineken (6-7pm). For more info click here.
Very happy with how everything turned out with the NYC opening reception of DOCUMENT the Fresh. Everything clicked – the space, the art, the music, the people – meaning the aesthetic was on-point Thanks to everyone that came out, The Bishop and their phenomenal staff (Teneille, Erwin, Ernest, and Stevenson), Alexis (Madison Davenport PR), Team Epiphany for the Heineken hook up (Brandon, Susan, Coltrane, Lisa), Oscar (Red Bull) and of course – the photographers: Vickey Ford/Sneakshot, Chris Carr, Mariama Rafetna, and Steve-o and Brian David Harris whose on-site photos brought the Community Wall to life.
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Music, Fashion & my Mom. Music has always played a big part of my life. My mother would attend concerts and shared her photos & stories. My mother took me to see New Edition, the music & the lights …just the whole vibe and emotions that I felt instilled a love of music in me. And I wanted to capture that. Then the hip-hop scene further intensified my love for photography.
Early on what were some of the first things that you began to document?
The usual stuff; family, rocks, my feet but that’s when I was a little girl. When I picked up the camera again as an adult it was my love for live concerts, wanting to capture that moment.
What is it about photography that you most enjoy?
Capturing the essence of that moment—whatever it is.
DOCUMENT the Fresh – Concert & Event Photography Exhibition / Friday September 20 / The Bishop (BKNYC)
About two months ago, E(rwin) from The Bishop, one of the owners of the gallery that hosted the first DOCUMENT the Fresh (recap), told me about their new space in Brooklyn and asked if I’d be down to do another. I was hesitant, as our SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE date at BB King NYC was coming (which was a big deal) and our SHAOLIN JAZZ college lectures were starting shortly thereafter so I wasn’t sure if I’d have the time or head-space to coordinate a second show (note – I normally plan 6-8 months, at minimum, in advance for my events). But after some additional talks and me always enjoying doing events in NYC I was down.
This year’s lineup of photogs have an amazing range of work and if this show will be anything like the first exhibition then it should make for another strong presentation. This year’s lineup includes Vickey Ford/Sneakshot, Chris Carr, Mariama Rafetna, and Steve-O. I’m also happy to announce that Heineken and Red Bull will be providing complimentary product and The Stark Life will be providing media support. Brian Harris will also be on deck shooting live event photos for our community wall.
DOCUMENT the Fresh – A Photo Exhibition of Concert and Event Photography from Rosina Teri Memlo, Dafna Steinberg, and Vickey Ford on Saturday Nov. 5 at Lamont Bishop Gallery 1314 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001.
For more info regarding the opening reception click here.
For more info regarding the “The Discussion” the panel discussion port of DOCUMENT the Fresh click here.
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