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March 2019

Geoff Dyer on The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

March 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Houston Center for Photography is pleased present a lecture from world renowned author and critic, Geoff Dyer, on The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand. In this book, Dyer takes the viewer on a journey through the iconic photographer’s life and work by presenting a carefully curated selection of one hundred photographs from the Winogrand archive at the Center for Creative Photography. With each presented image, Dyer will speak to the themes and subjects of Winogrand’s photographs through historic anecdotes and…

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An Evening of Dinner and Conversation with Geoff Dyer

March 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Garry Winogrand, posthumous reproduction from an original 35mm transparency Join Executive Director and Curator, Ashlyn Davis, and acclaimed writer, Geoff Dyer, in support of HCP's Words & Pictures program for an intimate evening of cocktails, dinner and conversation following his lecture on The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand. In addition to this private dinner, sponsors will be listed on all published materials for their support, will receive up front seating at the lecture, and will receive a signed copy of The Street Philosophy…

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Nuit Blanche Houston Press Conference & Kick-Off Event

March 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nuit Blanche, a free contemporary art festival is coming to Downtown Houston on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Find out more about this unique celebration of arts during our media event this Tuesday, March 26 from 11:00AM to 12:30PM at Houston Center for Photography 1441 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006.   An installation of large-scale portraits from artist JR’s Inside Out Project will be going up on the west-facing exterior wall of HCP during the event.  Please RSVP Catering will…

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March Capture Crawl

March 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Cactus King, 7900 I 45 North
Houston, TX 77037 United States


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April 2019

A Festive Dinner Experience

April 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Marcos Lopez, Il Piccolo Vapore, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007 In support of the exhibition, Photography at its Limits (on view March 15  - April 28, 2019), join Libbie and Mariquita Masterson in Houston Center for Photography's galleries for a not-soon-to-be-forgotten dinner experience, created by two of Houston’s most fanciful fiesta-throwers. Sip cocktails inside an Oscar Muñoz projection and dine with a lively group of friends while supporting the exhibition, Photography at its Limits: Marcos Lopez, Joiri Minaya, and Oscar Muñoz, curated by Natalia…

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April Critique Group

April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Members: Join us at our April Critique Group, an insightful way to gain a sense of direction in your photographic work. Dr. Cindy Lisica will lead this group session to review your portfolio and provide feedback. Lisica holds a PhD in Modern and Contemporary Art and has worked with museums around the world from Tate Modern to The Warhol. As a professor, she has taught at University of Houston, National University (Los Angeles), and University of Pittsburgh, and currently teaches…

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May 2019

Annual Members’ Meeting

May 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Opening Reception: Elbert Howze Motherward, 1985

May 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Elbert (Ed) Howze (1951 – 2015) was born in Detroit, Michigan on Valentine’s Day in 1951. When he was eighteen, he joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam, sustaining permanent serious injuries that impacted his health for the rest of his life. He came to Houston in 1973 and continued his education at the University of Houston, receiving a BFA in Fine Art, a BS in Technology and Business Technology, and an MFA in Photography, studying under George…

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Opening Reception: 2019 Fellowship Awards

May 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Carol Crow Fellowship Award Recipient: Cristina Velasquez El Nuevo Mundo / The New World © Cristina Velasquez “The New World,” as a designation for the Americas, originated in sixteenth-century Europe  during the so-called age of discovery. Four centuries later, the term still evokes a combination of idealistic optimism and strategic exploitation. Cristina Velasquez questions this legacy from the perspective of her native Colombia. Deploying the concept of mestizaje, or the mixing of different ethnicities and cultures, Velasquez combines photography (a new…

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June 2019

Possible Selves: A Lecture by Horace Ballard

June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Houston Center for Photography is pleased to present a lecture by Williams College Museum of Art curator, Horace Ballard, on the Museum's exhibition possible selves: queer foto vernaculars. Ballard will speak about the curation of the exhibition and the global impact of queer identities on the evolution of portrait photography. The works exhibited in possible selves span over 60 years of photographic history and include artists such as Nan Goldin, Andy Warhol, and Lorna Simpson, along with over 200 images…

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