Burk Uzzle and ICP Lectures

I found this link to some audio and video lectures at the ICP in New York over on We Can’t Paint.

There are lots to look at and listen to. So far the Burk Uzzle and Taryn Simon lectures are great.

Speaking of Burk Uzzle, this is one of my favorite quotes of his:
“In the moment, in the place when the ordinary reveals itself to be epic, it is my favorite time to be alive, to have my camera and to see.”

I remember the time in college when I came across his book Landscapes at the Art and Architecture Library at Kansas University it was like opening my eyes to a new world. Memories of that small book carried me through visually for a long time.

He is most known for photograph of a couple from Woodstock and a shag van from Bike Week in Daytona. This image is what has stuck in my craw for so long.

Burk Uzzle, Danbury, CT.

Burk Uzzle, Danbury, CT.


Taryn Simon Speaks

Earlier this year Taryn Simon spoke at TED in Oxford, England. The video is now online and is worth the roughly 18 minutes.

 She speaks about “The Innocents” and “The American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar”

From the TED website:

“With a large-format camera and a knack for talking her way into forbidden zones, Taryn Simon photographs portions of the American infrastructure inaccessible to its inhabitants.”

She was also interviewed by Charlie Rose. That video is here.