Bookclub 26th Meeting: “In a flash of a second – Women in photography” by Abby Chen, 7/17/2005 Sun 1:30pm San Jose Library

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Bookclub 26th Meeting: “In a flash of a second – Women in photography” by Abby Chen, 7/17 Sun 1:30pm San Jose Library

We are very pleased to have an outstanding young photographer Abby Chen as our guest speaker at our 26th Bookclub meeting. If you like her unique images presented in the last year’s Photo San Francisco Art Exposition with three other Chinese artists, you may have a desire of listening to the author’s voice. At the end of talk, you would have a chance to discuss specific topics of your choice.

When: 7/17/05 Sunday, 1:30 pm

Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 2nd floor, Room 225B, San Jose State University

150 E. San Fernando St., San José, CA 95112, (408) 808-2000 Free parking

http://www.sjlibrary.org/about/locations/king/directions.htm

(FAQ: All our seminars are open to everyone except specifically notified otherwise. )

About speaker Abby –

www.abbychen.com

An immigrant from China since 1997, Abby stumbled into photography by acquiring her first camera. It was an opportunity that did not exist while growing up in the impoverished and male dominated areas of China. Her experience, although somewhat similar to her peer photographers, is disparate from most due to the significant barriers and boundaries she has faced as a Chinese, woman photographer. In year 2002, Abby started as a curator by taking a more active role in mainstream activities, through curating quality exhibits and private showings, she intends to provide popular culture with greater visibility of emerging, Asian artists and their many difficulties of adjusting to a new land with new demands.

自述:没有爱上摄影之前,我时常觉得莫名的压抑和无聊,

是摄影让我听到自己内心深处飘荡了很久的回声,我从此

为我的情绪找到了一个宣泄的出口。摄影带给我莫大的

满足和无比的遗憾,它让我永远怀念我曾经拥有的,

又让我急切盼望着我将得到的。 
  

作为影展的策展人和参展的女性摄影师,我深信女性对艺术

有一种特殊的敏感和细致,中华民族丰富的历史文化和当今

高速发展的物质文明给华人女性们提供着各种资源和机会。

我希望我们能够有更多的女性从事这方面的创作。

1972 出生于中国山东, 1997年移民来美。

1998 年开始摄影并开始陆续发表作品

2002 年发起和创办了华人艺术联盟

2003 年以策展人和参展摄影师身份在旧金山市政厅举办

旧金山第一个当代华人摄影展,并将该展进行国际巡回。

2004 年和2005 年受Stephen Cohen Gallery邀请,代表华艺联参加旧金山摄影博览会

陈畅的摄影作品,

文章和影展介绍在美国的B&W Magazine, Argus, 中国摄影,

迪派摄影世界, DEEP -中国科学探险杂志上刊登。2004

年曾接受美国华语电视节目话越地平线的专访。

Driving Directions to the library:

Highway 101 (South or North): Take Highway 101 to the Highway 280 North interchange. Take Highway 280 North and follow the instructions below.

Highway 280 (South or North): From Highway 280, transfer to Highway 87 northbound and take the Santa Clara St./Downtown exit. Turn right on W. Santa Clara St. and continue east to S. Fourth St. Turn right onto S. Fourth St. and enter the Fourth St. Garage on the left. The library is at the intersection of Fourth and E. San Fernando Streets.

From South San José: Take Highway 87 North to the Santa Clara St./Downtown exit. Turn right on W. Santa Clara St. and continue east to S. Fourth St. Turn right onto S. Fourth St. and enter the Fourth St. Garage on the left.

From North San José: Take Highway 87 South to the Park St./San Carlos St. exit. Turn left onto Park St., left onto Almaden Blvd., then right onto W. Santa Clara St. Continue east to S. Fourth St. Turn right onto S. Fourth St. and enter the Fourth St. Garage on the left.

Parking: Convenient parking is available at the Fourth Street Garage across from the library on E. San Fernando St. Parking is free weeknights after 6:00 p.m. and all day on weekends