Posts tagged "Photography"
Featuring: Sylvia Mioduszewska

Featuring: Sylvia Mioduszewska

Sylvia Mioduszewska’s stunning photographs of libraries she’s visited in her travels evoke the nearly spiritual thrill we feel when we walk into a space where so much knowledge is accessible– we knew we’d found a kindred spirit when we found them!  Read on to learn more about her work and the astonishing story of a 15th...
Featuring: Alise Anderson and the Green Branch Library

Featuring: Alise Anderson and the Green Branch Library

by Holly Storck-Post On her website, Alise Anderson describes herself in part as a “filmmaker, choreographer, maker.” Alise has studied modern dance and has a certificate in directing and producing from Berkeley Film Institute. She has had films in national film festivals, and won a number of awards. I’ve admired Alise’s films for years, and when...
Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

by Laura Damon-Moore For today’s Favorite Things post, here’s a roundup of posts about archives – interesting archival collections and some artists who used archives as inspiration for their artwork. Melissa Mannon of ArchivesInfo wrote up a great piece examining the use of orphan photos to inspire the arts, in the spirit of Ransom Riggs’...
Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

You may know today’s featured librarian from her intriguing Twitter handle: @AirprtLibrarian! I’ve been a fan of the Airport Library, located in the airport in Schipol, the Netherlands, for a while now – and it’s a real pleasure to host librarian Jeanine Deckers today. Jeanine talks about her background and how the Airport Library came...
Featuring: Tieshka Smith

Featuring: Tieshka Smith

Today we bring you some stories of library incubation from Philadelphia photographer Tieshka Smith. In these examples from Tieshka, many of her creative projects would not have been possible – or as interesting, anyway – without the library. ~ Laura by Tieshka Smith Over the course of documenting Germantown (and Philadelphia) life over the past...
Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Today’s featured project is a splendid example of library + community collaboration at Edinburgh Central Library in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Interactive Art Trail, for which masters students from the Edinburgh College of Art were invited to create new works based on their investigations of collections in the Central Library, closes on August...
Art at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Art at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

by Rebecca Rubenstein Arezoo Moseni is Senior Art Librarian at the Mid-Manhattan Library, and her enthusiasm for art in the library is contagious. She curates the series of exhibitions that take place in the library, including Art in the Windows, Art in the Corner Room, and Art Wall on Third, and will launch a new series...
"Artists in the Archives": Part 2

“Artists in the Archives”: Part 2

Today’s feature is the second in our two-part series focusing on the “Artists in the Archives” project (read the story about this project in the New York Times). Today we hear from JoAnne Wilcox and Barbara Page discuss their contributions to “Artists in the Archives”: “The Call to Everyone” and “Book Marks,” respectively. Read Part...
Out of the Archives: Nappanee Public Library Fine Art Series

Out of the Archives: Nappanee Public Library Fine Art Series

This article first appeared on the Library as Incubator Project on March 15, 2012. We’re delighted to host this essay about Nappanee Public Library’s Fine Art Series by Jessica Flores, the multi-talented Nappanee Communications Specialist who is also a professional artist working in watercolor and mixed media.  Jessica often finds inspiration for her work at...
Featuring: Brooklyn Visual Heritage by Project CHART

Featuring: Brooklyn Visual Heritage by Project CHART

by Laura Damon-Moore Brooklyn Visual Heritage is a new online resource developed by several cultural institutions working together to provide access to the city’s cultural history. This project is the result of three years of work funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Project CHART  and is a collaborative effort of Pratt Institute’s School of...
The Romance of the Jefferson Market Library

The Romance of the Jefferson Market Library

We’re delighted to welcome back photographer Jamie Powell Shepard, whose artist feature captured our imagination back in July of 2012.  In a new series of blogs, Jamie will guide us through her inspiration and artistic process for the works in The Libraries Project: how she falls in love with and photographs library spaces, from the iconic to the mundane,...
The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Photography Month

The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Photography Month

Today we welcome Andre Costello to the Library as Incubator Project!  Andre is a Mentor for The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; in his first guest blog for us, he shares an exciting overview of the photography programming that happening at CLP throughout February.  Don’t miss the other posts in our continuing coverage of...