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Read Powerful Comments From Visitors Of WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY

The visitor cards at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

During its original showing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath offered a place for visitors to share their reflections and impressions about their experience at the exhibit. Guests used poppy flower-tagged index cards to write down these thoughts.

Curator Anne Wilkes Tucker passed along several inscriptions on comments cards and other forms from visitors who attended the Houston run. Here are just some of the many powerful things visitors wrote down and pinned up on a wall at the MFAH.

“I took a large group of students down to see the War exhibition and they were really moved and changed by what they saw.  It was way different from the movies and video games that they are used to.  One of the students even asked me ‘What makes these look so real?’”

“When I see an exhibit like this I am always torn between an appreciation for the photography or an spiritual response to the subject matter. So much beautiful photography so much suffering. Both are appropriate and this exhibit certainly brings both to the front.”

“Now I've seen a collection that has internal resonance and life greater than its parts. Its parts feed back on each other and create new insights and feeling.”

“Thank you for WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY. I had been anticipating the exhibit for months, and it surpassed any expectations I had --- which were tentative anyway. What is an American teenager who has lived all her life here to “expect” of war?

“The image that grasped my attention most was the picture [by Ziv Koren] that is demonstrated from the shooters point of view. It allowed me to consider the contrast in perception of the shooters and the victim.”

“My pursuits in the arts have always been musical because I deemed the visual arts not powerful enough to move me, not emotional enough to inspire. The photography of the exhibit moved and inspired me. In short, thank you for proving me wrong and opening up a world of possibilities.”

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY's run at the Annenberg Space for Photography will also include a place for visitors to share their thoughts after viewing the exhibit. The show opens at the Space on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

'Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film Goes To Tribeca

We're very excited and proud to announce that The Annenberg Space for Photography’s original exhibition documentary, WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: The Film, has been selected as an official entry in the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The short film will be in the category of "Shorts in Competition: Documentary." You may recall the film was part of last summer's record-breaking show, WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL and features photographs, interviews and behind the scenes footage with acclaimed photographers Ed Colver, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger and Guy Webster. as well as musicians Henry Rollins, Debbie Harry, Noel Gallagher and several others.

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: THE FILM will screen for the public over several days at the Tribeca Film Festival.

For more information about tickets for press or the general public click here.

Public Screening Schedule    Date       Time     Venue
Premiere Screening 4/20/2013 12:00 PM         AV71
2nd Screening 4/23/2013 9:30 PM         CCC9
3rd Screening 4/26/2013 7:00 PM           CCC5
4th Screening 4/28/2013 5:00 PM           TC2
Press & Industry Screening Schedule    Date Time    Venue
Press Screening 4/23/2013 10:30 AM     CCC9

Screening Venues

Chelsea Clearview Cinemas (CCC5 & 9)
260 West 23rd Street
(between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011

AMC Village 7 (AV7-1)

66 Third Avenue @ 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

Tribeca Cinemas (TC2)
54 Varick Street
(Below Canal Street, at Laight Street)
New York, NY 10013

Last year, our short film Beauty Culture screened at Tribeca.

Watch the trailer for WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: The FIlm here.

Video of Our No Strangers/Whole Foods Cooking Demo

On Saturday, February 16 2013, The Annenberg Space for Photography welcomed Whole Foods Market to the kitchen in celebration of the ASP's no strangers exhibition and Whole Foods Markets' Whole Planet Foundation. Watch this short video for a recap of the free event.

The Whole Foods Market Team with Chef Sibyl Fenwick at the helm served up delish dishes of Kenyan Corn and Bean Stew, Moroccan Vegetable Tagine with Lemon Couscous, Samoan Coconut Tapioca Porridge, and pour-over Allegro Coffee from Rwanda and East Africa. All recipes can be found at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

Learn More About This Photo From WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY

Private First Class Wayne C. Weidner, assumed American, dates not known
Personnel of Battery B, 937th Field Artillery Battalion, US 8th Army, Attached to the IX US Corps, Fire Their Long Toms on Communist Targets in Support of Elements of the 25th US Infantry Division on the West Central Front, Near the Village of Nunema, Korea, 1951

This powerful photo from our upcoming War/Photography exhibit was taken by Private First Class Wayne Weidner during the Korean War. Want to know how the image was photographed? An excerpt from the accompanying 600-page exhibit catalogue, soon to be on sale the day the show opens on March 23, explains:

Another artillery photograph in this section was taken during the Korean War of personnel in Battery B, 937th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. 8th Army, firing on Communist targets in support of the 25th U.S. Infantry Division near the village of Nunema, Korea (1951). The self-propelled guns seen in this photograph are artillery placed on a motorized chassis capable of rapid maneuver. “Fast-moving forces of armored infantry and tanks needed their artillery to keep pace with the advance,” wrote Jeffrey Hunt. “Weapons of this type could be brought into action very quickly and with devastating consequences for an enemy caught unprepared or above ground. And, as in this picture, the firing of heavy guns, whether on land or aboard ship, is a visually stunning spectacle.” Taken at night, the camera’s lens was held open until both guns had fired, illuminating the scene with explosions and the reflected light from the snow.

Click here to watch a preview of the exhibit.

Presenting The 'War/Photography' Video Trailer

Our next exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, debuts next month. The show, organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will include over 150 images that present both the military and civilian point of view of war. Mark your calendars - WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY opens Saturday, March 23, 2013 Watch the video teaser for the exhibit above.

Spotted At The Space: The 'No Strangers' Edition

Over the weekend HGTV host Vern Yi and Facts of Life star Mindy Cohn stopped by to take in no strangers. Here are the two posing with WAG-A-LOT CEO Craig Koch. Hurry up and experience the exhibit for the first, second or third time - this weekend is your last chance before it closes for good!

Cooking Demo at the Space

Looking for some way to celebrate on President's Day weekend? You might want to consider coming to the very first cooking demo at the Annenberg Space for Photography! Whole Foods Market's chef Sibyl Fenwick will cook ethnic dishes inspired by our current exhibit, no strangers, as well as the countries where the wonderful Whole Planet Foundation works.

The cooking demo, which is open to the public, will take place on Saturday, February 16 from 2pm - 5pm and it's absolutely FREE!

Hamid Sardar-Afkhami: My Journey As a Photographer...Has Been a Personal Pilgrimage

Hamid Sardar-Afkhami talks about his photography in the above video clip which is part of the 'No Strangers' exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Sardar-Afkhami, who is one of the show's featured photographers, says: "My journey as a photographer and as an ethnographer has been a personal pilgrimage. I am in search of the very soul of a people, a place, a culture." Watch the clip to learn more about him and his work in Mongolia.