Good morning, Taos! We started the day off with waffles, coffee and a little Coltrane. Farmers market in Taos next. Now a two hour mountain hike before lunch. This afternoon students get individual half hour portfolio review sessions with the instructors. Then some down time before another one of Jonathan’s amazing home cooked festive dinners. Day one at Antidote Retreat.
The Meaning of Life according to Instagram:
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I spent last week with a group of fifteen talented and precocious teenagers at NYFA Photography.
We had an amazing workshop in and out of the studio. Participants had a chance to try their hand at street portraiture, street photography, urban landscapes and studio lighting.
Here’s a portrait of Briana by Marygrace using a single, continuous light source. I’ll definitely be missing these young men and women.
So excited to have “The Street Becomes” place among the 10 Finalists for the 2018 Fiebre Dummy Awards. The winner will have a book published at Artes Gráficas Palermo in Madrid. Wish me luck!
Last week I had the great pleasure of welcoming Yana Nosenko, a young photographer from Moscow for an intensive one-on-one photography workshop. We focused mainly on street and documentary practice, including one really fun, experimental day using off-camera flash and wireless triggers.
📷 Yana Nosenko
“Immigrants practicing their tightrope skills on the 4th of July”.
That’s how I might caption this photograph.
Life providing comment on the state of the nation.
I swear, you could never script the stuff you see in the real world.
Day 2 / Private Workshop
July 4th, who will save us?
Destination: Central Park, the great green heart of New York City. Could the park - its meadows, boulders, lush trees and its flock of humanity - help us get a pulse on the mood of the city?
Celebration or lamentation?
Something in between?
Day 1 / Private Workshop
Yana, a young photographer from Moscow arrived yesterday in New York to pursue a week-long intensive workshop under my guidance. After corresponding for the past month, this morning we met over coffee at La Colombe to discuss her specific goals and objectives in greater depth and together determine how best to achieve them.
Despite her jet lag and the grueling heat wave, Yana and I had a blast shooting in the East Village. We crashed a picnic or two and met some fascinating New Yorkers along the way. To get some of our strength back, we wrapped things up with a late lunch of roast chicken, rice and beans at "El Rinconcito" on 10th St and Ave C.
Feel free to DM me if you’d like more information on how to study privately with me in New York City.
I saw Norman from a distance and immediately felt drawn to him. I half-jokingly asked if he had been an actor at any point in his life. He replied that he had dabbled in singing for a few years.
Some people have so much charisma and presence they transform any street corner into a stage.
Aside from serving as a Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and at New York Film Academy, starting this summer I'll be offering private workshops and one-on-one mentoring.
New York City is an unforgettable destination to experience through the lens. It is also fascinating and endlessly stimulating as a cultural mecca.
The workshops are specifically tailored to the individual needs of each student and the goals they wish to accomplish. Instruction includes hands-on shooting sessions, critique of images, developing editing skills, conceptualizing personal projects and visits to galleries and museums.
I have a student coming in from Moscow for a week-long workshop in July and I will also be teaching at Antidote Photo Retreat in Taos, New Mexico the second week in August.
Other than that, drop me a line and we can discuss in more detail.
The Permanent Collection of Guatemala’s Museum of Modern Art is a repository for some of the most dazzling and splendid works of art created in my native country.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that this diptych from my series “The Street Becomes” is now a part of the Collection. I congratulate my brother Igal Permuth and my father Mario Permuth for having their works represented there as well!
Me complace enormemente anunciar que este díptico de la serie “The Street Becomes” ha sido adquirido para la Colección Permanente del Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno en Guatemala. La misma es un espléndido repositorio que reúne grandes joyas de nuestro patrimonio artístico nacional.
Felicito a mi padre Mario Permuth y a mi hermano Igal Permuth pues sus respectivas obras han ingresado también a la colección.
On April 5th, our three-person exhibition "Máscaras, Rumores y Otros Vuelos" opened to great fanfare at the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno in Guatemala City. The days leading up to it had been intense with a flurry of media requests, including two live appearances on National TV morning shows and additional taped segments for the evening news hour, as well as a live radio interview on Radio Infinita's "Con Criterio" program and feature articles on all of the country's dailies.
Before the public arrived at the museum, Mario, Igal and I took a moment to reflect upon and enjoy just how beautifully installed the work was and how much this exhibition meant to our family. Than night we had over seven hundred people visit the exhibition. It truly was a milestone in our shared tradition of artistic practice.
And now for something completely different:
Yes that’s me, channeling a Renaissance era Jewish ancestor. The portrait comes as part of Brooklyn McTavish’s photographic project The Sum of the Sum of Us exploring the complex matrix of genetics and cultural diversity.
Also on a Jewish note: my interview with a the blog Jewish&, - which coincidentally is interested in the diversity of Jewish experience - published yesterday, just in time for Passover!
What a week of Yiddishkeit it has been!
Every family has traditions that define it. In the case of my own, we love books, long walks and photographic machines. When I was ten, my father Mario gave me my first camera and very thoroughly initiated me in the art and practice of photography. My younger brother Igal was next.
It is with deep emotion and great excitement that Mario, Igal and myself are now set to take over the Contemporary Art wing of the Museum of Modern Art in Guatemala with a three-person show, which opens on April 5th. The exhibition is titled "Máscaras, Rumores y Otros Vuelos" (Masks, Rumors and Other Flights).
Todas las familias cuentan con tradiciones propias que las definen. En nuestro caso, amamos buenas lecturas, largas caminatas y máquinas fotográficas. A la edad de diez años, Mario mi padre, me entregó mi primera cámara y con gran esmero me inició en el arte y práctica de la fotografía. Luego siguió mi hermano menor Igal.
Es con gran emoción que Mario, Igal y yo nos preparamos para inaugurar una muestra conjunta en el Museo de Arte Moderno en Guatemala. La misma se titula "Máscaras, Rumores y Otros Vuelos" e inaugura el 5 de abril. Esperamos nos puedan acompañar esa noche.
FotoFest was great and Houston was fun. I wish I could linger for a couple more days. My work is in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and yet I've never visited its galleries! Hopefully next time -