NorthWind Fine Arts has announced “Paint & Pixels,” a dual show of new works by award-winning area artists painter Catherine Hartung and photographer Russ Hartung. [Read more…] about NorthWind Fine Arts Paint & Pixels Show
Oneida County History Center’s 2020 Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt is now underway through August 31st.
This interactive event invites the public to explore local history and document their journey with a selfie at historic sites, monuments, and markers in Oneida County or Utica. [Read more…] about Oneida Co Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt Underway
The new children’s book Jacob Riis’s Camera: Bringing Light to Tenement Children (Calkins Creek, 2020) by Alexis O’Neill and illustrated by Gary Kelley, is a revealing biography of a pioneering photojournalist and social reformer Jacob Riis, showcasing how he brought to light one of the worst social justice issues plaguing New York City in the late 1800s – the tenement housing crisis – using newly invented flash photography. [Read more…] about Children’s Book Features Reformer, Photographer Jacob Riis
The “Man with the Muck Rake” appears in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress as a person who only looks down gathering filth. His vision is fixed on carnal, not on spiritual matters. By seeking out what is disagreeable, he is blind to divine grace.
In a speech on April 15th, 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt referred to this passage when he acknowledged that men with ‘muck rakes’ may be indispensable to social well-being, but that applies only if they know “when to stop raking the muck.” There is a rich Anglo-American tradition of muckraking that has been instrumental in exposing injustice and corruption. Today, investigative journalism is under threat. [Read more…] about Slum Tours and Muckrakers in London and New York
North Country ARTS has announced they are looking for submissions for their upcoming “Virtual Photography Show” to be hosted on their website. [Read more…] about North Country ARTS Photo Show Seeks Submissions
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is calling for entries for its 15th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Images should convey the unique character of New York’s canals and canal communities. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Call for Entries
Fixated on photography, modern life revolves around the urge to capture and record every fleeting moment on our iPhones. It all started with the invention of the daguerreotype. [Read more…] about Camera Notes: Alfred Stieglitz and Adolph De Meyer
Having fun, being outdoors and taking pictures of roadside markers to support the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s historic marker grant program are at the heart of Snap That Sign, a statewide photo campaign underway through May 31st. [Read more…] about Foundation Seeks Photos Of Their Roadside Markers
The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery will open its 2020 season with an online exhibit of photographs by Guild member Barry Lobdell. [Read more…] about The Color of Wind: Photographs by Barry Lobdell
Born in March 1804 in Bavaria, Franz Seraph Hanfstaengl studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. He settled in Dresden and began copying paintings in the splendid collection of the city’s Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.
Between 1835 and 1852 he produced about 200 lithographic reproductions of masterworks, laying the foundations for the publishing House of Hanfstaengl. [Read more…] about House of Hanfstaengl: Munich and Manhattan