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The San Francisco Photography Meetup Group Message Board › Magnum Photographer Cristina García Rodero

Magnum Photographer Cristina García Rodero

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Thought some of you might be interested in this - kjones9562

September 21st, 2006 ? 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Description: This is a VERY unique opportunity to meet and see the work of a very talented and accomplished photographer who does not often come to the Bay Area as she resides in Spain. However, we are pleased to be able to partner with Professor Stanley Brandes in conjunction with the Townsend Center at UC Berkeley to bring you this event. This lecture is a separate event from the colloquia at the Townsend Center.

Ms. García Rodero has spent over 20 years specializing in the documentation of the religious and non-religious folk traditions of Spain, mediterranean Europe and Central America. She has also documented the Burning Man event for the last six years. She sets the crosshairs of her camera on the intersection of the religious and pagan; reportage and fine art; ethnographic and mythic.

?I tried to photograph the mysterious, true and magical soul of popular Spain in all its passion, love, humor, tenderness, rage, pain, in all its truth; and the fullest and most intense moments in the lives of these characters as simple as they are irresistible, with all their inner strength, as a personal challenge that gave me strength and understanding and in which I invested all my heart.?

Here are two websites to visit in order to familiarize yourself with her work:
Zone Zero
The Endicott Studio

Please join us for a slide show of her work, a talk and question and answers. The talk will be in Spanish with a translator who will assist those of us not proficient in the language.

NOTE: This event is FREE to the public! No reserved seating.

Location: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Library
Corner of Euclid and Hearst in Berkeley

Instructor: Cristina García Rodero Born in Spain, and lives in Madrid. A teacher at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Madrid, Ms. Rodero was one of Spain?s leading photographers during the post-Franco era and she offers a historic perspective that is in keeping with the democratic transition of the time (1974-1989).

She is the winner of the Book of the Year Award at the Arles Festival of Photography in 1989. She has also won the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Foundation Prize and the National prize of photography in Spain as well as a prize from the Royal Photographic Society in 1998. She was a member of the agency Vu for more than 15 years.

She has several books including:
España Oculta: public Celebrations in Spain, 1974 - 1989
Festivals and Rituals of Spain, Stemmle, 1992
Rituals in Haiti was published by tf. Editores, Spain in 2001.

Cost: Free!!
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