J’ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C’est comme ça que ça ressemble

En tant que Artist-in-Residence de New York, j’ai photographié autour de ce dix-neuvième château à Canet, en France.

J'ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C'est comme ça que ça ressemble

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Principalement, je travaillerais à partir du crépuscule ou de la tombée de la nuit vers quatre heures du matin.

Pendant la pleine lune, la lumière qui traverse la forêt ou à travers le château était étrange et convaincante. Les expositions ont duré environ quarante minutes chacune. En attendant, je me promenais dans les bois.

J'ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C'est comme ça que ça ressemble palm

J'ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C'est comme ça que ça ressemble lune

Immortaliser les bouleversements écologiques, de New York à Perpignan

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J’ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C’est comme ça que ça ressemble

En tant que Artist-in-Residence de New York, j’ai photographié autour de ce dix-neuvième château à Canet, en France.

J'ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C'est comme ça que ça ressemble

[Google Translate; see original English version]

Principalement, je travaillerais à partir du crépuscule ou de la tombée de la nuit vers quatre heures du matin.

Pendant la pleine lune, la lumière qui traverse la forêt ou à travers le château était étrange et convaincante. Les expositions ont duré environ quarante minutes chacune. En attendant, je me promenais dans les bois.

J'ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C'est comme ça que ça ressemble palm

J'ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C'est comme ça que ça ressemble lune

Immortaliser les bouleversements écologiques, de New York à Perpignan

(Google Translate; pardon)

 

J’ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C’est comme ça que ça ressemble

En tant que Artist-in-Residence de New York, j’ai photographié autour de ce dix-neuvième château à Canet, en France.

J'ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C'est comme ça que ça ressemble

[Google Translate; see original English version]

Principalement, je travaillerais à partir du crépuscule ou de la tombée de la nuit vers quatre heures du matin.

Pendant la pleine lune, la lumière qui traverse la forêt ou à travers le château était étrange et convaincante. Les expositions ont duré environ quarante minutes chacune. En attendant, je me promenais dans les bois.

J'ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C'est comme ça que ça ressemble palm

J'ai photographié au Château français de la nuit du 19ème siècle. C'est comme ça que ça ressemble lune

Immortaliser les bouleversements écologiques, de New York à Perpignan

(Google Translate; pardon)

 

Decay and Wonder: a French Chateau at Night

A Nineteenth Century Chateau Near Perpignan, France at Night

A Unique Artist Residency

My normal working hours are from around 9pm to 4 or sometimes 5am; the place is magical then. It is located near Perpignan, and is surrounded by vineyards; the best is during full moons.

Decay and Wonder: a French Chateau at Night

A Nineteenth Century Chateau Near Perpignan, France at Night

A Unique Artist Residency

My normal working hours are from around 9pm to 4 or sometimes 5am; the place is magical then. It is located near Perpignan, and is surrounded by vineyards; the best is during full moons.

Decay and Wonder: a French Chateau at Night

A Nineteenth Century Chateau Near Perpignan, France at Night

A Unique Artist Residency

My normal working hours are from around 9pm to 4 or sometimes 5am; the place is magical then. It is located near Perpignan, and is surrounded by vineyards; the best is during full moons.

Greenland Glacier Lay Broken in Valley, in Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Exhibition

Broken Glacier in Greenland: Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Exhibition

HATHAWAY
887 Howell Mill Rd NW #4
Atlanta, GA 30318
www.hathawaygallery.com

September 23 through November 4, 2017

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival includes recent long-exposure night work from Greenland and Wyoming in Landscapes and Interventions.

Mary Stanley Studio and Hathaway Contemporary in conjunction with the 2017 Atlanta photography festival in October, presents an exhibition of photographs selected from the 80 artists that make up the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Ones To Watch alumni.

The show is at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery from September 23 – November 4th, 2017, and is the second show in Atlanta 

It reflects on the eight years of the Ones To Watch exhibitions which highlights talented photographers who deserve consideration of serious collectors, and explores the work of a subset of Ones To Watch artists who focused on capturing the landscape.

Landscapes and Interventions bring attention to natural beauty and serenity, critical issues impacting the environment and ways to intervene with the nature playful and thought provoking ways.

Artists include Bill Yates (Jacksonville, FL), Adam Forrester (Atlanta, GA), Stephanie Dowda (Richmond, VA), Jeff Rich (Savannah, GA), Steve Giovinco (New York City, NY), Ansley West Rivers (Atlanta, GA), Peter McBride (Colorado), Joshua Dudley Greer (Johnson City, Tennessee), Noah Kalina ( Brooklyn, NY) and Amanda Greene (Danielsville, GA).

Photographs: Greenland, Wyoming

One images is a large scale print of a one-hour plus exposure of the moon rising in the night sky and is from a residency fellowship in central Wyoming. Inspiration is drawn from both cinema and nineteenth century painting, and is from the recent series, “Until the End of the World,” a project of night lyrical landscape photographs taken at the edge of inhabited places which traces of light from towns as spectres in the distance.

The other was taken in Greenland and is of a portion of a glacier broken off in a valley near the ice sheet.As part of a focus on the environment, it is part of larger body of work which includes a trip to Greenland in 2016 funded by the American-Scandinavian Foundation to photograph melting glaciers at night; a project funded by a French cultural agency to photograph the changing environment at night near the Pyrenees in 2017; and grant to capture the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Broad Channel, Queens, New York.

Exhibition Location

HATHAWAY
887 Howell Mill Rd NW #4
Atlanta, GA 30318
www.hathawaygallery.com

September 23 through November 4, 2017
Opening Reception-Saturday Sept 23 6-9pm
Artist Talks – Saturday Oct 21st at 11am
Exhibition Hours- Tuesday – Friday 10am- 6pm

 

Greenland Glacier Lay Broken in Valley, in Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Exhibition

Broken Glacier in Greenland: Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Exhibition

HATHAWAY
887 Howell Mill Rd NW #4
Atlanta, GA 30318
www.hathawaygallery.com

September 23 through November 4, 2017

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival includes recent long-exposure night work from Greenland and Wyoming in Landscapes and Interventions.

Mary Stanley Studio and Hathaway Contemporary in conjunction with the 2017 Atlanta photography festival in October, presents an exhibition of photographs selected from the 80 artists that make up the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Ones To Watch alumni.

The show is at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery from September 23 – November 4th, 2017, and is the second show in Atlanta 

It reflects on the eight years of the Ones To Watch exhibitions which highlights talented photographers who deserve consideration of serious collectors, and explores the work of a subset of Ones To Watch artists who focused on capturing the landscape.

Landscapes and Interventions bring attention to natural beauty and serenity, critical issues impacting the environment and ways to intervene with the nature playful and thought provoking ways.

Artists include Bill Yates (Jacksonville, FL), Adam Forrester (Atlanta, GA), Stephanie Dowda (Richmond, VA), Jeff Rich (Savannah, GA), Steve Giovinco (New York City, NY), Ansley West Rivers (Atlanta, GA), Peter McBride (Colorado), Joshua Dudley Greer (Johnson City, Tennessee), Noah Kalina ( Brooklyn, NY) and Amanda Greene (Danielsville, GA).

Photographs: Greenland, Wyoming

One images is a large scale print of a one-hour plus exposure of the moon rising in the night sky and is from a residency fellowship in central Wyoming. Inspiration is drawn from both cinema and nineteenth century painting, and is from the recent series, “Until the End of the World,” a project of night lyrical landscape photographs taken at the edge of inhabited places which traces of light from towns as spectres in the distance.

The other was taken in Greenland and is of a portion of a glacier broken off in a valley near the ice sheet.As part of a focus on the environment, it is part of larger body of work which includes a trip to Greenland in 2016 funded by the American-Scandinavian Foundation to photograph melting glaciers at night; a project funded by a French cultural agency to photograph the changing environment at night near the Pyrenees in 2017; and grant to capture the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Broad Channel, Queens, New York.

Exhibition Location

HATHAWAY
887 Howell Mill Rd NW #4
Atlanta, GA 30318
www.hathawaygallery.com

September 23 through November 4, 2017
Opening Reception-Saturday Sept 23 6-9pm
Artist Talks – Saturday Oct 21st at 11am
Exhibition Hours- Tuesday – Friday 10am- 6pm

 

Greenland Glacier Lay Broken in Valley, in Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Exhibition

Broken Glacier in Greenland: Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Exhibition

HATHAWAY
887 Howell Mill Rd NW #4
Atlanta, GA 30318
www.hathawaygallery.com

September 23 through November 4, 2017

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival includes recent long-exposure night work from Greenland and Wyoming in Landscapes and Interventions.

Mary Stanley Studio and Hathaway Contemporary in conjunction with the 2017 Atlanta photography festival in October, presents an exhibition of photographs selected from the 80 artists that make up the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Ones To Watch alumni.

The show is at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery from September 23 – November 4th, 2017, and is the second show in Atlanta 

It reflects on the eight years of the Ones To Watch exhibitions which highlights talented photographers who deserve consideration of serious collectors, and explores the work of a subset of Ones To Watch artists who focused on capturing the landscape.

Landscapes and Interventions bring attention to natural beauty and serenity, critical issues impacting the environment and ways to intervene with the nature playful and thought provoking ways.

Artists include Bill Yates (Jacksonville, FL), Adam Forrester (Atlanta, GA), Stephanie Dowda (Richmond, VA), Jeff Rich (Savannah, GA), Steve Giovinco (New York City, NY), Ansley West Rivers (Atlanta, GA), Peter McBride (Colorado), Joshua Dudley Greer (Johnson City, Tennessee), Noah Kalina ( Brooklyn, NY) and Amanda Greene (Danielsville, GA).

Photographs: Greenland, Wyoming

One images is a large scale print of a one-hour plus exposure of the moon rising in the night sky and is from a residency fellowship in central Wyoming. Inspiration is drawn from both cinema and nineteenth century painting, and is from the recent series, “Until the End of the World,” a project of night lyrical landscape photographs taken at the edge of inhabited places which traces of light from towns as spectres in the distance.

The other was taken in Greenland and is of a portion of a glacier broken off in a valley near the ice sheet.As part of a focus on the environment, it is part of larger body of work which includes a trip to Greenland in 2016 funded by the American-Scandinavian Foundation to photograph melting glaciers at night; a project funded by a French cultural agency to photograph the changing environment at night near the Pyrenees in 2017; and grant to capture the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Broad Channel, Queens, New York.

Exhibition Location

HATHAWAY
887 Howell Mill Rd NW #4
Atlanta, GA 30318
www.hathawaygallery.com

September 23 through November 4, 2017
Opening Reception-Saturday Sept 23 6-9pm
Artist Talks – Saturday Oct 21st at 11am
Exhibition Hours- Tuesday – Friday 10am- 6pm

 

Fine Art Photography Project Traces Links to Climate Change in the South of France

Funded by the French Ministry of culture, I will photograph environmental changes near the Pyrenees in the South of France.

Night photographs focused on climate change near the Pyrenees, but is linked to warming in Greenland and Rockaway, Queens, New York; funding is from the French Ministry of culture.

Fine Art Photography Project Traces Links to Climate Change in the South of France

Château de l’Esparrou Odyssée

September 4 to October 4, 2017

 

French vineyards along the South of France surprisingly have this in common with melting glaciers in remote Greenland and devastating hurricane Sandy damage in Rockaway, Queens: they are also being impacted by climate change, perhaps surprisingly.

Funded by grants from the French Ministry of culture and communication, I will look at environmental changes happening near the Pyrenees in the South of France through my night photographs.

There, I’ll be tracing subtle but noticeable changes occurring to the land, vineyards and estuaries as an Artist-in-Residence at the Château de l’Esparrou Odyssée, a Nineteenth Century historic cultural monument in France located miles from the Spanish border and the Mediterranean.

At the Château, I will photograph in the forests, pathways, vineyards, waterways, and ponds, trying to capture both a haunting, lyrical feeling at night as well as documenting the impact of climate change in the area, which NASA says has reduced the wine grape harvest.

This represents the third stage of my long-term environmentally related photo project, “Until the End of the World,” where I won three grants to capture receding glaciers in Greenland and the changed environment in Rockaway, Queens; I was also a finalist for Marion Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts where I planned to photograph along the XL Pipeline.

The fine art project is influenced by French artists including painters Théodore Rousseau and The Barbizon School; the films of François Truffaut and Éric Rohmer; photographs of Eugene Atget and Brassai–and films my father would bring home to play in our family’s darkened basement.  

Working at night requires long exposures ranging from several minutes to an hour or more, making it impossible to see through the camera’s viewfinder. Instead I stand beside the tripod ‘feeling’ the image and intuitively, framing the image in the dark.

But I also want to make a visual representation of an unfolding emotional experience, trying to capture with a lyrical and indescribable quality of mystery found while working at night, twilight and at dawn.

The residency, financial grant and the one person exhibition is supported by the French Ministry of culture and communication. The resulting nighttime photos will be exhibited show nearby in France.

About the Supporting French Organizations: Association des Centre culturel de rencontre and Centre Culturel de Rencontre

The project involves two French government agencies. The Association des Centre culturel de rencontre (ACCR) promotes cultural diversity; the Centre Culturel de Rencontre (CCR) supports many artists, researchers and cultural professionals.

Coordinating and sharing projects within it’s network in Europe, the Association des Centre culturel de rencontre initiates acts as a central place for various joint cultural projects. Each year it puts together thematic programs focused on culture, history, technology and economy trends as ways to connect to audiences, culture and tourism.

ACCR is also a resource center, linking various programs and sharing information, playing an important role in European culture, historic places, tourism, and culture.

The other French group, the Centre Culturel de Rencontre, supports many artists, researchers and cultural professionals coming from countries other than France, including some of these:

  • Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya

  • India, China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Afghanistan

  • Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru

  • Quebec, Canada

  • Haiti

  • Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo

About the Château de l’Esparrou, France

Château de l’Esparrou was commissioned by Joseph Sauvy, the ancestor of the current owners, and was the was the first building in the Roussillon region by Danish architect Viggo Petersen Dorph. It was completed in 1891. A holiday home and residence for part of the Sauvy family, the castle of Esparrou was at the heart of a vast area of vineyards and woods.

It was home to many artists in the first half of the 20th century, and became over the years a family home, although many artists are welcomed during festivals, such as the Prades Festival.

About the Related Photography Projects and Grants

“Inertia:” Photography Project Funded by American-Scandinavian Foundation Travel Grant

Informed by changing climate and history, the American-Scandinavian Foundation Travel Grant allows me to photograph the haunting beauty of Greenland’s shifting environmental landscape, focusing both on the receding ice sheets as well as the New World departure point of Leif Eriksson, the first European believed to step on North American soil. My interest is to capture a feeling of loss and mystery revealed through the contracting ice, focusing on the parallels between dramatic climate changes and a now-forgotten epic exploration.

“Pipeline:” Interdisciplinary Project Funded by Marion International Fellowship for Visual Arts Finalist

Using changing climate, history, culture and politics “Pipeline,” is a planned collaborative interdisciplinary project using photography, music, fiction writing, and new technology to document the changing landscape of the West impacted by energy development.

The consequence of oil, gas, and coal and it’s transportation in the West is striking, leaving the landscape irrevocably scarred. “Pipeline,” traces these changes. Focusing mostly on the newly approved Keystone XL pipeline, the approach is interdisciplinary; the voice personal and poetic; the photos, music and reading to be presented as salon-type performances in the communities I visit. Inspired by the Chautauqua Institute, I’d like to share ideas and culture with the community, using my journey through the landscape of the West.

“Broad Channel After Hurricane Sandy:” Photography Project Funded by Puffin Foundation Grant

Focused of remnants of Hurricane Sandy and changing environment due to climate change, I photographed the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at twilight and at night in Queens, New York, with the ultimate goal of being a catalyst for environmental awareness.  Funded by the Puffin Foundation Grant, I created lyrical and poetic landscape photographs which include subtle references to artificial light, capturing the haunting beauty of the place.  The work usually combines both documentary and narrative photographic traditions; the approach is personal and intuitive.

About Steve Giovinco

Steve Giovinco is a fine art photographer who exhibits widely in North America and internationally.  Steve earned an MFA from Yale University, and has been awarded fellowships, grants and numerous artist residencies fellowships, including Yaddo.  

Showing in over 100 group and solo gallery and museum exhibitions with artists such as Jeff Wall, and Martin Parr, Steve’s work has been collected by several institutions, such as Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Yale University.  Reviews have been published in Art in America, his work has appeared in the New York Times, in several catalogues and in “Summertime,” a book published by Chronicle Books.

Sample Photographs

Here are some of the types of photographs I plan on creating while at the Château de l’Esparrou.

Until the End of the World: Nighlandscape Photographs, Steve Giovinco

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