Posts tagged "Photography"
Trick Photography with Light Stencils: a Program Kit

Trick Photography with Light Stencils: a Program Kit

One of the things we love to do at the Library as Incubator Project is to share solid how-to’s for fun and innovative arts/maker programs. Youth librarian Michael Cherry was one of the first to contribute a kit to the website (which may be found here) and we’re totally stoked to have him and Charles...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Today we are so pleased to welcome artist Edith Abeyta to the Library as Incubator Project. Edith and her collaborator, Darnell Chambers, are just beginning a year as artists-in-residence at the Hazelwood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Edith and Darnell will document their residency with quarterly posts for the Incubator Project. Enjoy! ~ Laura by...
SepiaTown

SepiaTown

“From here to then” reads SepiaTown’s tantalizing tagline. Powered in part by Google Maps, SepiaTown compiles historic images from both personal and institutional archive collections in one easy-to-use interface . From the about page: SepiaTown is a cultural history project whose goal is to provide both a window to the past by merging photography, geography,...
Featuring: Wendel White

Featuring: Wendel White

We’re delighted to showcase work by Wendel White today on the site! Wendel reached out to share his most recent project, called Manifest, about the history of African American communities, for which he has been traveling to libraries and historical collections to photograph African American artifacts. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little...
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...