APA|NY Image Makers Lecture Series
APA|NY Image Makers Lecture Series
Bruce Byers + Lori Waselchuk
Monday, January 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
Admission: Free (seating is limited)
*No Advance Registration is required
SoHo Apple Theater, 103 Prince St (between Mercer and Greene)
Please join us for a post-lecture social!
We’ll provide some appetizers and have a cash bar.
The Cupping Room
359 W Broadway (between Broome and Grand)
To Make a Change…
Image ©Bruce Byers
Bruce Byers is a photographer in the tradition of Cornell Capa – the “concerned photographer”. He has been capturing images for 40 years and through his work, aims to tell stories and to make a difference in the lives of people who otherwise do not have a voice.
Byers has been based in New York City since 1975, and in addition to his many trips abroad with non-profits, he has shot for a variety of clients in the realms of high fashion, travel, and advertising.
The year 2006 marked the start of documenting medical missions first in Cambodia and subsequently in Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, China and most recently in 2009, the West Bank.
The missions Byers has documented helped children with medical needs their families could not afford. The operating room is only part of the story as Bruce makes his way into the town, homes and lives of his subjects.
His clients include AT&T, Men’s Heath Mag., Volkswagen, Bank of NY, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Macy’s, McNeil Pharmaceutical, and GlaxoSmithKline.
Byers is represented by The Old Print Shop Gallery in New York and has also exhibited his work at Bonnie Benrubi Gallery, The Bremen Presseclub in Germany, and Loyens Loeff in Amsterdam. His photographs are also in the T-Mobile Permanent Art collection.
www.loriwaselchukphotos.com / www.gracebeforedying.org
Image ©Lori Waselchuk
Lloyd Bone #73857 drives the funeral hearse at Angola Prison in Louisiana, 2007
Lori Waselchuk is a documentary photographer and arts activist who hopes to make photographs that contribute to dialogues about social justice. Waselchuk’s photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide including Newsweek, LIFE, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. She has produced photographs for several international aid organizations including CARE, the UN World Food Program, Médecins Sans Frontières, and The Vaccine Fund.
Waselchuk is a recipient of the Aaron Siskind Foundation’s 2009 Individual Photographer Fellowship; a 2008 Distribution Grant from the Documentary Photography Project of the Open Society Institute; the 2007 PhotoNOLA Review Prize; and the 2004 Southern African Gender and Media Award for Photo- journalism. Waselchuk was also a nominee for the 2009 Santa Fe Prize for Photography; a finalist in the 2008 Aperture West Book Prize; and a finalist in the 2006 and 2008 Critical Mass review.
Lori Waselchuk exhibits her work internationally in solo and group shows. Her work is included in several photography books including A Day in the Life of Africa (2002) and Women by Women: 50 Years of Women’s Photography in South Africa (2006).
CURRENTLY, she continues her work in Louisiana with a project on the bridges of New Orleans with the generous support from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
Waselchuk will show images from two of her current projects:
Grace Before Dying is a documentary about the inmate-run hospice program at Angola prison, Louisiana’s maximum security facility.
The Bridges of New Orleans tells a story about the city and its people using the bridges to visually and geographically frame its economies, cultures and histories.
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