photography

‘Another Way Of Seeing’ At RICPA

Photographer Terry Frishman sees faces everywhere, but reassures us, “This ability is not a symptom of psychosis!” In fact, this phenomenon has a name — pareidolia (par-i-DOH-lee-a), Greek for “false images” — and helps provide a way into her enigmatic images, now on display in a member’s exhibition at the Rhode Island Center for the […]

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New Book From Photog McCaffrey

(7.10) Noted music photojournalist, and Providence native, Richard McCaffrey, and designer Robert Blunt will be celebrating the release of their new book, Richard’s Rock & Roll Alphabet with a book signing at Muldowney’s Pub, Thursday. Two more days of local book-signings follow (see below). Think of the shows this man has seen! McCaffrey’s subjects include:

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Visit The Zoo — Half Price Thru February

It’s Winter Wonder Days at the Roger Williams Park Zoo with half-price admission through the end of February. The zoo is open Thursday through Monday and all tickets must be purchased online only. Go here before you visit. The Zoo is open on Providence school holidays and vacation weeks. We have implemented enhanced protocols and procedures to help

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Artist Talk At Bell Gallery

(3.12) Do not attempt to adjust your television screen. Photographer Bill Jacobson will discuss his work Tuesday in the List Art Auditorium: Presented in conjunction with “Recent Acquisitions: Photography and Abstraction.” Photographer and Brown alum Bill Jacobson is best recognized for his ghostly, out of focus images of people. Begun during the height of the

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‘Message From The Gyre’ Two Events

(3.4) It’s almost pretty. Yet this is but a small corner of “Plastic Bottles,” Chris Jordan’s monumental image depicting the two million plastic beverage bottles used in the United States every 15 minutes. And this is the least distressing image on view at “Message from the Gyre” opening tonight at Granoff Gallery. Which is not

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‘Least Wanted’ — Decades Of Police Mugshots

(11.13) “I’m ready for my close-up Sgt. DeMille.” This mugshot photo booth is one of the interactive activities at a new exhibit of black-and-white police mugshots currently up at Trade Pop-Up Gallery on Governor Street. Artist/collector Mark Michaelson can also arrange to have you fingerprinted. But for the extraordinary gallery of faces surrounding the visitor,

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‘The Intimate Collection’ At Yellow Peril

Still time to catch the funny and provocative “The Intimate Collection” — sewn works and photographs that consider “sex, death, skin, bones, undergarments, intimacy, loneliness, destruction, healing and humor” — from artist Kathryn Parker Almanas. “I play with how we recognize ourselves in textures and materials,” Almanas notes in the artist statement about The Intimate

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MEP Anniversary Photo Show Opens

(5.28) The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) will celebrate twenty years of its Most Endangered Properties (MEP) program with the opening of the ‘Most Endangered Properties 20th Anniversary Photo Exhibit’ in the atrium of the Peerless Building downtown. The exhibit will stay open through the summer. Each year, the Society compiles the Ten Most Endangered Properties List

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Proustfest At Dean Hotel — Author Talk

(11.14) Sorry, late on this. The Dean Hotel, in collaboration with the Providence Athenaeum, presents PROUSTFEST 2014! Professor Mary Bergstein on her new book: In Looking Back One Learns to See: Marcel Proust and Photography. Bergstein has published widely on topics from Italian Renaissance sculpture to contemporary photography. Marcel Proust offered the twentieth century a

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Make Providence An Instant City

The Providence Polaroid Project is a new installation on Westminster Street (where Craftland used to be). The Providence Polaroid Project is an interactive gallery space and Polaroid Camera Shop. For 5 weeks this summer, participate in our project and help build our gallery walls with your own instant photography. Come inside and browse our extensive

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RIBHS Photo Exhibit Opens Thursday

The RI Historical Society will host an opening reception for “Many Faces: Photographs of Rhode Island African Americans” a photo exhibit presented by the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society. Exhibit runs through September. Seen here is a cabinet card photographed at Goodwin’s Studio in the Arcade some years ago. Opening reception (Gallery Night) free, 5:30pm

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Providence Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Pecha Kucha

(3.26) In early 2009, newly transplanted Rhode Islander Stephanie Gerson (update: now Stephanie Lepp) looked around and more or less said, “Huh, look at all the cool stuff here. Why the heck doesn’t Providence have Pecha Kucha nights?” So the hula-hooping vixen kicked off a Providence version of the free-admission global phenomenon, whose name (pronounced

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Urban Wildlife Photographer Profiled

Urban wildlife photographer Peter Green was the subject of Walt Buteau’s “Street Stories: Hawk Eye” feature Friday on the Channel 12 News. Known for his photos of the red-tailed hawks at the State House and the nesting falcons atop the Superman building, Green is always on the prowl for new talent and was among the

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‘Andy Warhol’s Photographs’ At RISD Museum

Now through June 29 see “Andy Warhol’s Photographs” in the Works on Paper Gallery at the RISD Museum.  More than 150 Polaroids and black-and-white photographs are on display, a sampling of the thousands of photographs Warhol took between 1970 and 1987. The Polaroids primarily served as the basis for Warhol’s commissioned portraits, silkscreen paintings, drawings,

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Photographer Seelie, Talk And Book Signing @186 Carpenter Street

(11.21) Photographer Tod Seelie has been documenting the New York scene for over 15 years with his work appearing in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Juxtapoz, Thrasher, and, because he’s a super nice guy, right here at The Daily Dose. The best of these images have now been culled and

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