Tour.isms: Shanghai

I walked a lot when I was in Shanghai last year. In my opinion it's the only way to see a city properly.  Check out my ever so brief guide over on the Tour.isms website.

Nature Within Closing Reception - June 25th 2pm

Wonsando. South Korea 2008. A fishing vessel in the waters just off the coast. Part of a series of islands in the Yellow Sea just off the west coast of Chungcheongnam-do Province, Wonsando is a short ferry ride from the mainland. The residents make a living from the land, the sea and the small amount of tourism that comes their way.

This photograph is my contribution to the Nature Within Exhibit curated by the wonderful Minny Lee.  There is a closing reception on Saturday June 25th at 2pm and the exhibit runs until July 1st.

Nature Within @ Front Space 

June 3 - July 1, 2011
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 25th, 2-5pm
Address: 555 Broadway, New York, NY (between Prince & Spring St.)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11AM-6PM

Nature Within
Curated by Minny Lee

June 03, 2011 - July 01, 2011

Artists:Vicky Amian Azcoitia, Alejandra Ugarte Bedwell, Sieglinde Cassel, Tara Cronin, Christian Erroi, Rachel Gardam, Sarah Girner, Sheila Griffin, Becky Holladay, Daniel Kukla, Minny Lee, Ruben E. Reyes, Liz Sales, Erica Silberstein, Yasmine Soiffer, Brendon Stuart, Hiroshi Sumiyama, Alessandro Vecchi, Tom White, and Ann Woo

ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present "Nature Within" at Front Space, curated by Minny Lee.

Nature Within features the recent works of twenty photographers from diverse backgrounds comprising ten different countries. Their photographic genre ranges from documentary and photojournalism to conceptual and all have had their prior works featured in galleries throughout the world.

In a world and society faced with monumental environmental issues and crises, our concern for nature grows by the day. This concern and cognizance of the gravity of the problem are at odds with society's needs to keep up with our increasing population and big businesses' desire to increase the bottom line. Nature Within is an exhibition that attempts to rethink our relationship and existence within nature. The exhibition takes us to a personal space and place embedded within our experience with it.

Many of the photographs in the exhibition do not have an overt human presence. In the subject matter, however, there are trace elements of society. Some photographs were taken on a familiar American city street or Local Park, while others were taken in places as geographically distant as Bolivia, Israel and South Korea. Whether the photographers produced work locally or while traveling abroad, nature is omnipresent in the photographs, and the images unveil how we live within it and in respond to its power.

Happy Birthday Girl

One minute she's an absolute terror, the next she's a sweet angel. Happy Birthday Girl. 3 today.