After much work and planning, the show is finally open at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery in Pittsburgh. The show will be open through January and then will travel to Philadelphia and other cities.
A nice review in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
And a preview from the New York Times Lens Blog
Providence, RI – The Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation
has awarded nine fellowships of $30,000 each for the 2012-2013 academic year. The nine recipients
represent the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Photography. The 2012-2013 fellows in photography and their
Keliy Anderson-Staley, Independent Artist, Russellville, AR, An Archive of Inherited Fictions:
Imagined Family Heirlooms.
Noah Addis, Independent Artist, Philadelphia, PA, Future Cities.
Simen Johan, Independent Artist, New York, NY, Until the Kingdom Comes.
Jason Francisco, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, Emory University, Alive and Destroyed:
New Photographs from Eastern Europe.
19 July- 4 August 2012
2 Harcourt Terrace,
Curated by Amy Stevens
Opening reception with curator/artist talks: Thursday 19 July 5:30-8:30pm.
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 12-5pm, closed Sunday and Monday.
Adapt will feature work from 7 US Artists at Broadstone Studios www.broadstonestudios.com This exhibition is included in the OPEN Programme for PhotoIreland Festival which takes place 1-31 July 2012.
In keeping with the simplicity of the term, the artists in this exhibition are dealing with the concept of adaptation, whether on a global, local or personal level. Changes in spaces, both public and private are a common link to the works. Documentation of this process of change is shown in unique and thought-provoking ways through photography, digital art and video.
Noah Addis, Joelle Jensen, Allison Kaufman, Michael Mergen, Tim Portlock, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Kimberly Witham
I am happy to announce that I was awarded a Fellowship in the Arts from the Independence Foundation in Philadelphia. My recent trips to Mumbai and Mexico City were made possible by the fellowship, and one more trip is forthcoming.
I want to thank the Foundation for believing in my work and for the generous help with my project. Also, I would like to thank the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, which nominated me for the fellowship.
Above is a preliminary scan from Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico.
I’m very honored to be working with photographers Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Lynn Johnson, and Martha Rial and organizer Laura Domencic on the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.
The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project tells stories, through photographic images, of how the lives of Pennsylvanians have been and may continue to be affected by the Marcellus Shale Gas Industry. By creating a visual document of the environmental, social and economic impact of drilling, the work will engage communities in the current Marcellus debate while providing important historical images for the future.
In capturing images of the people and places most affected by gas drilling, photographers Brian Cohen, Lynn Johnson, Martha Rial, and Noah Addis examine both the positive and negative results of drilling and how the environment and the communities that live with the resources are being shaped. The work will be compiled into a travelling exhibition opening at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA), with accompanying lectures, book and online archive.
The Documenting Marcellus Shale Drilling Project is funded in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund, and by the Robert C. Smith Fund and the Betsy R. Clark Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Organized by Brian Cohen and Laura Domencic, Director of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the project will compile the work into a traveling exhibition opening October 2012 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA), with accompanying lectures, book and online archive.
Filmmakers Galleries opens a new exhibit, Have A Nice Day, as part of an ongoing exchange PF/PCA has with Center For Emerging Visual Arts (CFEVA) in Philadelphia. Selections of recent cutting-edge works by Noah Addis, Lewis Colburn, Don Edler, Jordan Griska, Mami Kato, Maggie Mills, Tim Portlock, Alison Stigora, Jennifer Williams, and Kimberly Witham are as wide ranging in concepts as they are in medium and treatments. The show includes digital prints, sculpture, paintings, and large site-specific vinyl graphics. Exhibit openning to coincide with Three Rivers film Festival, Opening Night.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers 477 Melwood Avenue
November 4, 2011 5:30pm - 8:00pm
November 4, 2011 - December 11, 2011
I should have real film back by early next week but in the meantime here are a few more polaroids.
I’d like to extend a special thanks to Shrish Kothari, who was a great assistant during these first two shoots.
Like many photographers I have been thinking about how to document the occupations that started on Wall Street in New York and have spread across the United States. After visiting the occupation here in Philadelphia, I was amazed by the diversity of the participants. Instead of focusing on the signs, tents and marches, I wanted to focus on the people involved in the movement. I decided the best way to do this would be to set up a portable studio at the occupation site in order to make very simple collaborative portraits.
I’ll be shooting more portraits in Philly, New York and hopefully other cities over the coming days and weeks.
These are scanned polaroids, the final images were shot on 4×5 film. Stay tuned.
A Spotlight Exhibition featuring
Career Development Program Fellow Noah Addis
August 25 – September 15, 2011
Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, August 25th, 5 – 7 PM
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)
237 S. 18th Street, The Barclay, 3rd Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm
and by appointment
Noah Addis has been photographing the Colorado River and the communities that depend on its water for their survival in a harsh desert landscape. Addis’ photographs speak to The Colorado River’s influence on the history, urbanization and agricultural development of the American West.
The Kensington section of Philadelphia was a working-class neighborhood until the 50′s when the textile mills and other factories shut down and the neighborhood went into a steady decline. Kensington Avenue, which runs under an elevated subway train, is the epicenter of the heroin and cocaine trade in the city. It’s on the Eastern edge of what has come to be known as the ‘badlands’, a high-crime area where gangs control the flourishing drug trade.
Kensington Avenue, known as ‘the stroll’, is also inhabited by many of the city’s prostitutes and their johns. Recently several murders attributed to the ‘Kensington Strangler’ have brought media attention to the area, but even before the current string of murders, crime and violence against prostitutes was commonplace, underreported and rarely pursued by police.
The weed-filled land that dots the area is used by drug addicts looking for a place to get high and by prostitutes looking for a place to do business.