Saturday, September 22, 2007

Zoe Strauss Fall Schedule

Slideshow dates TBA: I should have the date nailed down by next week, but it will be a little later than usual
(expect the first or second week in Nov)


OCTOBER 12, 2007
12:00 – 1:45 pm

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia Marriott Room 403.

Contemporary Public Art in Philadelphia: An Artist's Talk with Zoe Strauss and Julia Bryan-Wilson.
This conversation reflecting the program committee's special interest in the arts and activism will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Room 403. No tickets are required.

As part of the Annual American Studies Conference.



OCTOBER 24, 2007
Reception at 6pm

Zoe Strauss: Images Works in Progress

At Tyler and Penrose Galleries
on Tyler School of Art campus

7725 Penrose Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027



OCTOBER 25, 2007
Reception from 6 to 8 pm

Women to Watch: Photography in Philadelphia

Reception: Thursday, October 25, from 6 - 8 pm

Levy Gallery at Moore College of Art
20th St. & The Parkway
October 26, 2007 - December 9, 2007



NOVEMBER 7, 2007
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

If You Break The Skin, You Must Come In Screening

At the 2007 First Person Festival

First Person Stage
2111 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA

Wed November 7th, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The documentary If You Break the Skin, You Must Come In does more than just scratch the surface of the lives it examines. When a group of adolescents in foster care were chosen to make a film about maverick photographer Zoe Strauss, the process turned inside out by having them turn the camera on themselves. The result is a sobering, but ultimately uplifting, look at using art to find joy and magic in the world that surrounds us. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Strauss, the director David Kessler and the young filmmakers; one of whom, Charday Laverty, also curated a show of her photographs that will be on exhibit throughout the festival.

PLUS, a the panel discussion following the film will be awesome.

$10 (It's totally worth it)


a camera in the world said...

Hi Zoe

Will the film be screening at any festivals outside of the States that you know of?

Would be very interested in seeing it.


zs said...

Hey David,

Thanks for asking. I'm not sure about where the film will go after this, but I'm pretty sure that it will be made available as DVDs. We'll see how it gets received at this first festival and whether it will be submitted to other be perfectly frank, because I'm so close to this film I have no idea if it's a interesting film to people who don't know me or the kids. I'll be interested to see what folks think about it at this screening.


a camera in the world said...

Great, let me know if/when the dvd is available and I'll buy one.