Blind Spot is the international source book of photography-based fine art for artists, collectors, creative directors, designers, curators and art lovers. Blind Spot publishes new works by the renowned artists and discovers vital new work by up-and-coming artists. Fourteen years old, Blind Spot has gained an international reputation for being a visual magazine that does not talk about imagery—the content is imagery.

As a counter-point to the visual conversation provided by the magazine, the Collapsing Images Forum aims to give a voice to the issues surrounding photography, and discuss the role of photography in the media and popular culture. Collapsing Images presents three vital discussions led by leading photographers, filmmakers and critics.

Part I A Conversation between Jack Pierson & Jerry Schatzberg (2:00 pm)

Part II Money, Money, Money, Money (4:30 pm)

Part III Truth and Authenticity in Photography (7:30 pm)

Part I A CONVERSATION BETWEEN JACK PIERSON & JERRY SCHATZBERG

About Jerry Schatzberg

A creator of poetic images and a compelling storyteller, Jerry Schatzberg has, over the past three decades, excelled in both the realms of photography and filmmaking. Published in Vogue, McCall’s, Esquire, Glamour, and Life in the 1960’s. Schatzberg captured intimate portraits of the generation’s most notable artists, celebrities and thinkers (from Bob Dylan to Robert Rauschenberg), and he pushed on in the 1970s to the medium of film and participated in the renaissance of American cinema, directing films such as: Puzzle of a Downfall Child, The Panic in Needle Park, and Scarecrow. His work marks a time in the history of film when the importance of solid and introspective narrative proved paramount. There are currently two books in production chronicling Jerry Schatzberg’s life and work.

About Jack Pierson

Jack Pierson makes photographs, word sculptures, installations, drawings, and artist’s books that explore the emotional undercurrent of everyday life, from the intimacy of romantic attachment to the distant idolizing of others. Using friends as models, Pierson has consistently engaged star culture through his work, whether the stars are from the screen, stage, or art world. Refusing cynicism or irony, Pierson relates to his viewers by seeming to admit his own attraction to the fantasy life depicted in his artworks. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Cheim & Read, NY; Alison Jacques Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, LA. Pierson’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 7:30 PM

Celeste Bartos Forum

Humanities and Social Sciences Library

5th Avenue and 42nd Street

$15 general admission and $10 library donors, seniors and students with valid identification

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