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April 2020

Words & Pictures Lecture Series: Dr. Tanisha Ford

April 23, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

Dr. Tanisha Ford In conjunction with the exhibition, Tools of Revolution: Fashion Photography and Activism, Houston Center for Photography presents a lecture by Dr. Tanisha C. Ford on the under-recognized photographic work of Harlem-based, Civil Rights activist and photographer, Kwame Brathwaite. Having written extensively about Brathwaite's work in Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019), Dr. Ford's expertise on the artist combined with her scholarship on fashion and activism will offer our Houston community unique insight into the powerful intertwining…

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May 2020

HCP Annual Membership Meeting

May 19, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - May 20, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Dear HCP Member, During these unusual times, when we are separated physically from our community, we are reminded of just how vital photography is to our sense of connection to each other and the world around us. Creating community through our membership program is at the core of HCP’s mission, and every year we ask all of you to join us - the staff and the Board of Directors - to come together to celebrate our recent successes and to…

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May 21, 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Houston Center for Photography’s Words & Pictures Lecture Series is excited to bring together Sasha Wolf, independent curator and lecturer, and Malcolm Daniel, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at Museum of Fine Arts Houston, in a virtual conversation on the topic of her recently-published book, PhotoWork: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice. Across forty Q&A-style interviews, Wolf poses the same set of questions about photographic approach to forty leading photographers working in the field today, including Alejandro…

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September 2020

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Virtual Opening Reception: Keeper of the Hearth

September 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Location: HCP Online

Words & Pictures Presents:

September 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Words & Pictures is pleased to present a virtual discussion between artist, Arden Surdam, and gallerist Kendra Jayne Patrick on the topic of her new monograph, Glut. Glut is Surdam’s first publication with Small Editions featuring exhibited and never-before-seen photographs from 2018-2020. The monograph extends the artist’s visual analysis and research on taste, specifically taste-based hierarchies arising from 18th and 19th century European still life painting. Expanding on French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s writing on cultural capital, variants of dominant taste,…

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October 2020

Words & Pictures Presents:

October 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Words & Pictures is pleased to present an online panel discussion in conjunction with our fall exhibition, Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes' Unseen Photograph. This event will dive into the enduring magic and lure of vernacular photography – the ordinary, everyday snapshots that we make, keep, collect, store, and cherish. Moderated by Mexico and Texas-based artist, vernacular collector, and author Barbara Levine, the panel will share personal stories and insights, engaging in conversation about photographic objects as social…

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January 2021

Location: Online Learning

Collecting Photography: How To Grow Your Art Collection Via Auctions

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sarah Krueger

$FREE

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May 2021

Location: HCCC’s Facebook Live

Virtual Resident Artist Talks:

May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Center for Photography

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Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Center for Photography live on Facebook for a joint virtual talk by current resident artists, Hillerbrand+Magsamen. The Houston-based artists are the recipients of the inaugural Interdisciplinary Craft + Photography Artist Residency, offered by HCCC and Houston Center for Photography. The three-month residency was created in response to the growing number of artists who are working at the intersection of contemporary craft and photography, supporting those with an experimental, multidisciplinary edge, who are testing…

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HCP Annual Membership Meeting

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dear HCP Member, Thank you for your support of the Houston Center for Photography (HCP) during this very challenging year. Our shared experiences of the past 18 months have demonstrated the power of interpersonal connection in any form, and we are proud to have been able to continue to provide so many of you with means of forging new and maintaining old connections through HCP. Creating community through our membership program is central to HCP's mission. As a member of…

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June 2021

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T.V. to See the Sky, Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work, SKY T.V.

June 21 @ 7:42 am - June 22 @ 7:42 am

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T.V. to See the Sky Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work, SKY T.V. June 21, 2021, beginning at sunrise 5:42AM Pacific Standard Time and continuing for 24 hours This event is inspired by Yoko Ono’s second conceptualization of SKY T.V. in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery, which she described as “a T.V. just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc." SKY T.V. 1966 (furniture piece) was a video sculpture described by Ono as “a…

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