A center for Filipino Art and Culture. Famous place for theatre show with a gallery and library.
When I was about to start grade school. I became an honorary member of my Grand mother’s school choir. I was more of a mascot that anything really, but it was really nice to get to sing at really nice places with kids much older than I was. They were pretty great to taking regional championships and eventually the national crown for choral competitions. The championship round was held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines sadly, I wasn’t able to perform because I got sick two days before the event.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines was a land mark I used to see every single day when I was in college. Built in 1969, It was intended to be the hub where Filipino arts and culture would be cultivated and shared. It currently houses a gallery, library, one main theatre where major productions and concerts are held and three smaller theatres for scaled down performances and screenings. Designed by Filipino architect and National Artist Leandro V. Locsin, the CCP bathes in the glorious sunset of Manila Bay and is quite a sight to behold at any angle. It is the centerpiece of a master planned Cultural complex which includes the Manila Film Center, Folk Arts Theatre and PICC, and Coconut palace. It located at a main thoroughfare of Manila, Roxas Boulevard and is quite accessible via jeepneys or cabs.
Every morning, you’ll find health buffs running around the CCP making full use of the long ramp and expansive lawns for some jogging, cycling, aerobics and what not. But come sunset the central fountain comes alive for passers by to adore and marvel at. While I might not have had the opportunity to sing at the CCP I have always enjoyed the performances of orchestras, plays and ballets there. But I have to admit that deep inside, I would always wonder what it would be like to be up on that stage where some of the best artists both local and foreign have shared there art.
Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. As the head of an organization whose goals are 'to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level' and 'to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts,' his exposure to photographic materials -from 19th century gems to modern equipment- is so extensive, one cannot even begin to fathom just how much knowledge and experience this man has acquired. His collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval lenses is unparalleled, and the object of envy of both traditional and contemporary photographers. Although such lenses are reputed to require a certain level of skill to be used, Berliner seems to manage them with so much ease, producing splendid results.
Travel back in time and see places around Europe, Middle East, and North America as they were more than a century ago through these photochroms from the Photochrom Prints Collection of the Library of Congress.
Join us for an evening with NYC-based fashion photographer Emily Soto. Concurrent with her exhibition at our Gallery Store, "Petzval Portrats: Bloom," Emily will discuss her work and experience using the New Petzval Art Lens in her work. Gather insight into the creative process of one of New York's favorite photographers. This event will take place on July 9 at 6:00 p.m.
I'd like to tell you about a very unusual place - the Helikon Art Center. This space was built by the hands of a single person, Turkish sculptor and philosopher named Orhan Özçalik, and is now open to artists from all over the world.
Some months ago the wonderful city of Matera, chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2019, hosted an exhibit featuring the works of an important Italian social photographer: Pepi Merisio, who had also donated all photos shown to the local public library. To pay homage to this great artist, I have selected a series of photos that I took in this place last summer. Take a look!
On the last Saturday of July, the old district of Borgo Vico hosted an art and music festival. There was also a graffiti contest, and the winner will exhibit his work at the Como Business Center for Expo 2015. I used my Zorki 4 loaded with an Ilford FP4+ film to document the event. I focused on the young artists who, amid the swirl of activity, had to concentrate on their large-scale pieces.
The Photographers' Gallery in London plays host to a group show featuring the works of master photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Ed van der Elksen, and Roger Mayne, all of which depict the development of youth culture over the last one hundred years.
East London is the perfect place to spot some interesting and colourful graffiti. Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently ran an LC-A+ workshop where we documented some of the best urban street art in the city!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Of course, Italy makes a great destination for taking photos. But what if there was a place where you could find stunning motifs, impressive colors, and the ideal mixture of nature and arts all at once? What if I told you that there is a place like that: a garden full of art in the middle of nowhere?
At the geographic center of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, right at the heart of Moncton city lies the Art Shack, an art supply store and studio. Originally established in Sackville NB, the Art Shack art supply store and studio is run by local artists. It provides a myriad of art materials and framing, and focus an approach of education through art to the surrounding communities. Some of the most iconic Lomography analogue cameras are available at the store.