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Alex Webb — INsight Conversation

The final INsight conversation of LOOK3 2012 is about to start, with Alex Webb, interviewed by Geoff Dyer, author of The Ongoing Moment. Battered cars and dusty bare feet, shadows and silhouettes, dogs and roosters, soccer balls and upside-down kids–Webb’s images are brimming with color, movement, and life. “I’m always playing with that line,” Webb [...]

Donna Ferrato — INsight Conversation LiveBlog

The Paramount Theater is filling up in anticipation of the second INsight conversation of LOOK3 2012, with Donna Ferrato. Her photographs of domestic violence and its aftermath have become landmark essays in the field of documentary photography, challenging social attitudes and putting a spotlight on the devastating impact of everyday violence. Her iconic book, Living with [...]

Stanley Greene — INsight Conversation

The first INsight conversation of LOOK3 2012, with Stanley Greene, begins in a few minutes. Stanley Greene has called a camera in the right hands the most powerful weapon ever made. Greene’s hands are definitely the right ones. Over the last two decades, he has brought back haunting images from troubled places like Croatia, Rwanda, [...]

LIVE from Massimo Vitali’s INsight Talk

Join us live from the Paramount Theater for Friday’s INsight talk with Massimo Vitali, interviewed by Alex Chadwick, of All Things Considered fame. *This liveblog is not an exact quotation of the entire conversation…but it’s as close as we could get :)

LIVE from Antonin Kratochvil’s Insight Talk

Photography by Antonin Kratochvil. The LOOK3 INsight Conversations will kick off tonight (Thursday June 9) with VII photographer Antonin Kratochvil, who will be interviewed by Scott Thode, editor of VII Magazine. If you can’t join us at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, you can catch the highlights here as we liveblog from the event starting [...]

Workshop instructors share slideshow with students

Students in the 6-day workshops gathered on Monday for an annual dinner and slideshow presentation, this year by instructors Mary Ellen Mark, Christopher Anderson, and Alex and Rebecca Webb. Over Mediterranean food and good beer, photographers young and old, masters and newcomers, swapped stories and discussed big questions. Will Kerner and Catherine Dee’s beautiful poolside [...]

Getting primed for the Prime gallery show

We stopped by Random Row Books last night (315 W. Main Street) to check in on the Prime Collective while they installed their exhibition. The converted auto garage is filled with unusual used books and eclectic furniture — a fun, funky home for the Prime exhibition opening and pancake breakfast on Saturday from 9 to [...]

17 books you can’t wait to get your hands on

We’re putting the finishing touches on our exhibition of photo books curated by David Strettell, owner of Dashwood Books in New York City. It was hard not to stop every through minutes to page through these books, but we persevered. Along with these books, which are available for browsing, we have an expansive list of [...]

Charlottesville flocks to First Friday gallery openings

In LOOK3 tradition, the residents of Charlottesville got a sneak peak at the 2011 exhibitions on Friday, June 3. The crowd scrutinized thousands of Venice revelers in Massimo Vitali’s giant image of New Year’s 2008 and grew silent before Antonin Kratochvil’s dark human specters. Click here for all this year’s exhibitions including locations, times, and [...]