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Darcy Padilla’s Award Winning Work, “The Julie Project” – Opens THIS Thursday, May 20th, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
JULIE - “For the last 16 years I have been documenting the life of an AIDs-afflicted woman, Julie Baird. Julie has been on her own since her sexually abusive stepfather threw her through a glass window when she was 14 years old. She ran away from home, lived on the street, used drugs, contracted HIV, and had five children. When I first met Julie in February 1993 in the lobby of a SRO hotel in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, she was 18 years old and had just given birth to her first child, Rachel. Julie and Jack Fyffe, the 19 year-old father were both HIV positive. Rachel, they said, was their main reason for living.
Throughout the years I have photographed Julie’s complex story of AIDS, abusive relationships, drug use, multiple homes and poverty. A victim of child abuse, Julie often neglected her own children. A high school dropout, she depends on welfare to feed her family. HIV-positive, she fights to stay off drugs.
Julie’s is a story of a survivor. The telling of it enriches the understanding of the poorest and most desperate among us. I am continuing to document Julie’s life and it is my fervent hope that Julie’s story inspires a greater awareness of the plight of people like her.”
Darcy Padilla’s unflinching portrayal of Julie Baird is one of the most in-depth, visceral, and captivating documentaries in recent memory.
Her work has received numerous grants and awards including an Alexia Foundation for World Peace & Understanding Award, Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.
The latest iteration of this paramount work will be on display at Fifty Crows Gallery, beginning with our May 20th opening. Doors will be open from 4 PM to 7:30 PM. Fifty Crows would like to welcome everyone to join us in this momentous event. We hope to see you there.
One of the first posts on the FiftyCrows blog was about Berkeley based photographer, Mimi Chakarova who has been documenting sex trafficking in Eastern Europe and the Middle East for the past eight years. This Thursday, April, 15th from 5:00-7:30, FiftyCrows will be holding an exhibition opening for Chakarova’s work, “The Price of Sex”. The intimate portraits and unique curation transcend the confines of the gallery space to tell the harrowing stories of the women subjected to sexual slavery, harsh abuse, extreme poverty, and devastation hardship. Chakarova will be present at the opening.
Below is the original blog post about Chakarova’s work. There are two short videos that are part of Chakarova’s work on a full length documentary film on the subject. Also, check out the many important links on resources and ways to help.
For over eight years, investigative reporter and photographer Mimi Chakarova has carried out painstaking, often dangerous, on-the-ground reporting into all aspects of the sex trafficking trade from Eastern Europe, including investigations into the countries of origin, the process of transit, and the initial allure and stark realities these women face in the receiving countries. She has slowly built trust and developed relationships with young women in Eastern Europe who have been trafficked abroad. Over the years she has traveled through Eastern Europe, Southern Europe/Mediterranean regions and the Middle East for this project. Her work has won a 2008 Emmy Nomination and a 2008 Webby Award, and has appeared on PBS Frontline/World and CBS 60 Minutes. This long-term project was also awarded the Inge Morath Magnum Photo Grant for outstanding documentary work.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, millions of young women in Eastern Europe came of age amid economic misery. Their childhood fantasies of a better life in the West became a human trafficker’s golden opportunity. Through agents and brokers who arrange the travel and job placements, young women are escorted to their destinations and delivered to their employers. Upon reaching the foreign land, some women learn that they have been deceived about the nature of the work they will do. Most have been lied to about the financial arrangements and conditions of their employment, and most find themselves in coercive and abusive situations from which escape is both difficult and dangerous.
Currently the main destinations for sex trafficking of Eastern European women are Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Israel. Most women are proposed work as seasonal and factory workers, waitresses, domestic servants and au pairs. After arriving in the country of destination, their passports, documents, money, and personal belongings are taken away. They become today’s sex slaves, sold and resold like cattle. Those who manage to escape their traffickers are deported. Back home, they rarely tell their loved ones the truth. The stigmatization of prostitution is every family’s deepest shame.
For more stories, videos, and images go to: http://priceofsex.org
On the website there are two very important links which provide information on ways to help:
HOW TO HELP – http://priceofsex.org/content/how-help
LINKS & RESOURCES – http://priceofsex.org/content/links-and-resources
Judith Fox: I Still Do and Sea of Dreams, Exhibition Opening and Book Signing- Thursday, March 4th, 5:00 to 7:30
You are invited Thursday, March 4th for an opening and book signing with Judith Fox. We are excited to exhibit two bodies of work by Fox: “I Still Do: Loving and Living with Alzheimer’s”, a powerful, poetic and universal portrayal of aging, loving, humor, mortality and hope, also the subject of a touching photographic memoir published by powerHouse. We also present, “Sea of Dreams”, an abstract depiction of haunting beauty that explores the powerful turbulence beneath the surface calm of the ocean. Seen together, these images offer both direct and metaphoric representation of deep emotion and the resilience of the human spirit. Ms. Fox will be present and signing her new book. Books available for purchase at the gallery.
WHEN: Thursday, March 4th, 2010
TIME: 5:00 to 7:30 pm
WHERE: FiftyCrows Gallery
49 Geary St, Suite 225
San Francisco, CA 94108
For more information on Judith Fox and FiftyCrows, click here.
If you would like a personal invitation please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The FiftyCrows Gallery will be closed Thursday, February 18th through Wednesday, March 3rd.
Please join us on Thursday March 4th, from 5:00 to 7:30pm for the opening of a new exhibition by Judith Fox. For more information, stay tuned to upcoming blog posts and click here to see the FiftyCrows website.
Exhibition Opening at the FiftyCrows Gallery – International League of Conservation Photographers – First Thursday Event
A Climate for Life
Images from the International League of Conservation Photographers
Exhibition OpeningWHEN: Thursday, January 7th TIME: 5:00 to 7:30 WHERE: FiftyCrows Gallery 49 Geary St, Suite 225 San Francisco, CA 94108
A Climate For Life focuses on the global challenge of climate change and suggests ways to dramatically reduce risks to human health, economic prosperity and the planet’s irreplaceable biological diversity.
A Climate for Life exhibition is a facet of the A Climate for Life campaign and consists of 35 images from the International League of Conservation Photographers. Powerfully combining compelling images and essays into a beautiful volume, A Climate for Life is the result of leading scientists and veteran photographers contributing their talents to showcase the topics, issues, and challenges that society must urgently face. The A Climate for Life book creates a lasting impression that ultimately the responsibility to save the earth is literally and figuratively in our hands.
The International League of Conservation Photographers is a consortium of some of the best photographers in the world working for conservation. A project-driven organization, ILCP’s mission is to translate conservation science into compelling visual messages targeted to specific audiences. We work with leading scientists, policy makers, government leaders and conservation groups to produce the highest-quality documentary images of both the beauty and wonder of the natural world and the challenges it faces.
Featured photographers from the iLCP include: Robert Glenn Ketchum, James Balog, Frans Lanting, Cristina Mittermeier, Daniel Beltra, Michele Westmoreland, and Nick Nickels. The list of publications, exhibitions and awards among these photographers include but are not limited to: National Geographic, World Press Photo, International Center of Photography (New York), the Centre Nationale de la Photographie (Paris) Leica Medal of Excellence, the California Academy of Science (San Francisco), the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, Outstanding Photographer of the Year from the North American Nature Photography Association, BC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award.
The FiftyCrows Gallery will be closed for Christmas and New Years from December 24 to January 6th.
The gallery will reopen on Thursday January 7th for First Thursday San Francisco Gallery Night. The next exhibition opening at FiftyCrows is from the International League of Conservation Photographers. Look out for a following post on the exhibition and book signing.
Beginning this Thursday, Art Wolfe’s images from Travels to the Edge are being exhibited at the FiftyCrows Gallery which consist of incredible views of the worlds most exotic places, people and wildlife. Viewing the images is a trip around the world in itself, but how amazing would it be to actually go around the world with Art and photograph tigers, Kazakhs hunters, and the moonrise over the Himalayas? Art offers international photography workshops in India, Vietnam and Cambodia, and Myanmar that will be taking place in January and February of 2010. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to travel with a world-renowned photographer and focus on creating breath-taking images, as well as discuss matters of environmental and cultural conservation.
Come to the FiftyCrows Gallery on this Thursday, November 19th from 5:00-7:30pm to meet Art Wolfe and see his images from Travels to Edge. Art will be signing copies of his book, Travels to the Edge and feel free to ask him questions about his travels and workshops.FiftyCrows Gallery 49 Geary St, Suite 225 San Francisco, CA 94108
New Exhibition at the FiftyCrows Gallery THIS WEEK – ART WOLFE and Travels to the Edge – Opening and Book Signing Thursday November 19th 5:00-7:30pm
Come meet top conservation photographer Art Wolfe at the FiftyCrows Gallery on Thursday November 19th from 5:00 to 7:30pm for an exhibition opening and book signing.
Over the course of Art’s 30-year career he has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, and are a lasting inspiration to those who seek to preserve them all.
Travels to the Edge is an intimate and upbeat series that offers unique insights on travel, nature, cultures, environmental issues. Exhibition visitors will experience remote and awe-inspiring places through Art Wolfe’s lens, whether documenting the behavior of wild grizzlies in isolated coastal Alaska, marveling at the dreamscapes of the Bolivian Altiplano, navigating fjords in the icy oasis of South Georgia Island, or capturing unique cultures on the edge of extinction in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley.
Art’s television program, “Travels to the Edge,” launched on May 5, 2007, and currently airs on public television stations in 47 U.S. States and on 35 of the top 40 market stations. The series has reached 73% of U.S. households via analog stations, translating to over 171 million potential viewer impressions per episode.
Art Wolfe has been awarded with a coveted Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Photography Award as well as named Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association. The National Audubon Society recognized Wolfe’s work in support of the national wildlife refuge system with its first-ever Rachel Carson Award. He is a member of Canon’s elite list of renowned photographers, “Explorers of Light,” Microsoft’s Icons of Imaging and Fujifilm’s Talent Team. Wolfe has released over sixty books, including the award-winning Vanishing Act and Edge of the Earth – Corner of the Sky.
Art Wolfe – Travels to the Edge
WHEN: Thursday November 19th, 2009
WHERE: FiftyCrows Gallery
49 Geary St – Suite 225
San Francisco, CA 94108
We are very excited to announce the opening of the 2009-2010 exhibition season at the FiftyCrows Gallery. We will open the season with internationally renowned photojournalist Ed Kashi. The exhibition is in two parts, the first part is a series of triptychs from his newly published book Three. The second part, Curse of the Black Gold, is from Ed’s years of documenting the oil crisis in the Niger Delta.
Please join us in welcoming Ed back to San Francisco for the exhibition opening and book signing.
(Note that there are two openings. October 1st is First Thursday San Francisco gallery opening night and October 8th is an opening with Ed present for book sigining.)
WHERE: 49 Geary St Suite 225, San Francisco, CA 94108
WHEN: Thursday October 1 (First Thursday SF gallery night)
Thursday October 8 (Book signing with the artist)
THREE is a series of triptychs that explore the relationship between individual photographs, rather than relying on the isolated image. Every day we are surrounded by a cacophony of imagery, and Kashi has used this visual multi-tasking to his advantage. Whether they portray off-beat moments of human interaction, the contrast between barren landscapes and over-development, or subtle gestures that become universally significant, these triptychs are captivating visual harmonies that demand our attention.
CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD is Kashi’s graphic exposé on the effects of 50 years of oil in the Niger Delta. Despite having one of the world’s largest oil reserves, the majority of people in the Niger Delta survive on just one dollar a day. Shot over a three-year period, images from Curse of the Black Gold have appeared worldwide in magazines, newspapers, documentaries and exhibitions. The exhibition will feature two multimedia pieces created by Ed Kashi.
To receive an invitation to the openings, book signings and more, please email us at email@example.com