Monthly Archive for March, 2009

PhotoNight Is Turning 50. It’s Time to Celebrate.

This Wednesday’s PhotoNight with Antonin Kratochvil will be the 50th PhotoNight at UNC. We think. Problem is we’re missing a few posters on the server and well, we’re just not 100 percent certain. The search will continue. Until we find those missing three, here’s a breakdown of 47 PhotoNights, dating back to 2003. PhotoNight is traditionally held on the last Tuesday of the month during the school year and offers students (and fellow professionals) the opportunity to learn from some of the best photojournalists in the world.

So again, please come join us for Antonin Kratochvil this WEDNESDAY (not Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. PhotoNight L will be co-hosted by the UNC Global Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies. The event, as always, is free and open to the public.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday April 1st, 2009 (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center
  • Free food: Of course.

Photonight L with Antonin Kratochvil

Please join us for our 50th  PhotoNight with Antonin Kratochvil, VII Photo Agency cofounder and World Press Photo Award Winner. Kratochvil has sunk his teeth into his fair share of upheaval and human catastrophes whilst going about his documentation of the time in which he lives. As people go, Kratochvil’s own refugee life has been much in the way the same as what he has rendered on film. Kratochvil’s unique style of photography is the product of personal experience, intimate conditioning and not privileged voyeurism.

Chernobyl

Over the years his fluid and unconventional work has been sought by numerous publications stretching across widely differing interests. From shooting Mongolia’s street children for the Museum of Natural History’s magazine to a portrait session with David Bowie for Detour, from covering the war in Iraq for Fortune Magazine to shooting Deborah Harry for a national advertising campaign for the American Civil Liberties Union, Kratochvil’s ability to see through and into his subjects and show immutable truth has made his pictures not facsimiles but uncensored visions.  

Co-hosted by the UNC Global Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies. The event is free and open to the public. 

  • When: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday April 1st, 2009 (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center

Coming Soon: 37th Frame 2009

The 2009 37th Frame exhibition has been judged and is now ready to print. This year, a small group of professional judges from the Raleigh News and Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun sifted through more than 500 single images and 23 photo stories. Ultimately, 50 single images and 4 stories were selected to represent the Best of Carolina Photojournalism this year. The exhibit will be jointly displayed at the FedEx Global Education Center and at the School of Journalism. The show will open on April 7 (expect details about the reception soon.) However, before we can start celebrating another great year, we need volunteer printers to step forward to get this exhibit ready. Please contact Courtney Potter at capotter@email.unc.edu if you can devote even an hour or two to helping us get the prints ready.

Photo by Colleen Vasu