September 3, 2014, 9:30pm
Blue Sky Days, which documents America from a drone’s-eye view, will be projected as part of the 2014 Visa Pour l’Image festival.
Borderline North Korea Nov-2013
November 2 – 10, 2013
In partnership with the Pulitzer Center
51 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Panoramic prints and portraits on North Korean escapees, part of a project which documents North Korea’s 1400 km border with China and the D.M.Z. separating it from South Korea.
Castaways of the Marshall Islands Oct-2012
October 19 – November 11, 2012
Le festival international Photoreporter en Baie de Saint-Brieuc
Galerie du Point Virgule
9, Rue Saint-Pern
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a secretive U.S. military base which oversaw 105 nuclear bomb tests from 1946 to 1962. Today it is home to the Reagan Test Site, the world’s largest active missile range. Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes to make room for the U.S. military activity. Over 12,000 of them live crammed on the 80-acre island of Ebeye, nicknamed the “Slum of the Pacific,” because it lacks adequate water, sanitation, housing and schools.
July 25 – August 31, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 26, 2012
In support of Van Houtryve’s upcoming book of the same name, VII Gallery presents “Behind the Curtains of Twenty-First Century Communism,” a body of work resulting from seven years spent documenting the world’s existing communist states.
Van Houtryve secured unprecedented access to North Korea, Cuba, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos and Moldova where he discovered a secretive world of revolutionaries, spies, opposition fighters and ordinary workers. His photographs explore the gulf between the high ideals of communism and its complex present day reality.
Behind the Curtains Aug-2010
August 28 – September 17, 2010
Visa pour l’Image
Behind the Curtain May-2009
SCAN Talent Latent
May 7 – July 5, 2009
Tarragona Central Market
Plaça Corsini, s/n
October 2 – November 29, 2009
Arts Santa Mònica
Rambla de Santa Mònica, 7
Nepal | Rituels & Revolution Feb-2009
February 27 – April 16, 2009
In My Room Galerie
32 rue Rodier
The Fall of a God King May-2008
May 30 – June 8, 2008
Rébellion au Népal Oct-2007
October 1-28, 2007
LE RADAR Galerie
24, rue des Cuisiniers
The Fall of a God King Sep-2006
September 2-17, 2006
Visa pour l’image
Couvent des Minimes
April 4 – May 1, 2014
Brookfield Place Winter Garden
220 Vesey Street, New York, NY
A smile is one of our most basic and simple reactions. Yet in photojournalism, it’s almost a taboo to show. Featuring 85 photographs by the award-winning photojournalists of the VII photography collective, this exhibition reveals the astonishing range of human behavior by looking at how smiles manifest in our world, from the most depressing, violent and poverty-stricken conditions to the warmth and security of home. Drawn from work produced over a 30 year span, from more than 30 countries, these images represent not only the complexities of a seemingly simple emotion but also the ambiguous nature of photography itself.
The exhibition also includes a screen where the public is invited to submit their own photos. This is how to submit:
1. Follow @ArtsBrookfield on Instagram and Twitter
2. Upload your photo(s) via Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShareMySmile (Make sure your account is public)
3. Answer in a few words: “Why do you Smile?”
Enter as many times as you would like. Submissions will be accepted through May 1, 2014. Select photographs will be added to the show on a rolling basis.
Stills exhibition April 3 – 25, 2014
Video installation April 3 – 5 only
Artist Talk April 4, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ($15 fee) register
Made in New York Media Center
30 John Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11201
How are we being watched and by whom? How does constant surveillance change the way we live? This cross media show presents a selection of art made in response to the phenomenon of surveillance.
Surveillance.01-USA exhibits, side by side, works by interdisciplinary artists and investigative journalists who are appropriating and analyzing the tools of surveillance–drone, screen, and camera including Blue Sky Days by Tomas Van Houtryve, Tracking Transience by Hasan Elahi, NSA Files: Decoded by Ewen MacAskill and Gabriel Dance / The Guardian US, Satellite Landscapes by Jenny Odell, Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Data visualization of the US drone strikes by Wesley Grubbs / Pitch Interactive, and Emotional Arcade by Brent Hoff.
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About Blue Sky Days
In October 2012, a drone strike in northeast Pakistan killed a 67-year-old woman picking okra outside her house. At a briefing held in 2013 in Washington, DC, the woman’s 13-year-old grandson, Zubair Rehman, spoke to a group of five lawmakers. “I no longer love blue skies,” said Rehman, who was injured by shrapnel in the attack. “In fact, I now prefer gray skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are gray.”
Over the past decade, drones have become the preferred weapon of the United States military and the CIA for strikes overseas. Their use for surveillance and commercial purposes is also rapidly expanding at home and abroad.
Tomas van Houtryve attached his camera to a small drone and travelled across America to photograph the very sorts of gatherings that have become habitual targets for foreign air strikes—weddings, funerals, groups of people praying or exercising. He also flew his camera over settings in which drones are used to less lethal effect, such as prisons, oil fields, industrial feedlots, and stretches of the U.S.-Mexico border. The images captured from the drone’s perspective engage with the changing nature of war, privacy, and government transparency.
March 15 – May 5, 2012
The Griffin Museum of Photography
4 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116
VII Looks East Nov-2011
November 19, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Lucca Photo Fest
Aid and Abet Nov-2011
November 2 – November 27, 2011
Zoom Photo Festival
Pictures of the Year International Jun-2010
June 26 – October 10, 2010
The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067
September 29, 2009 – May 21, 2010
Open Society Foundations
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
April 15 – July 15, 2008
Jardin du Luxembourg
Siège du Sénat de la République française