Wednesday, August 5, 2015

LEICA LOUNGE: with Mary Beth Koeth | Thurs., August 6, 2015 | 7 PM


Join us in the Leica Lounge on Thursday, August 6, 2015 with local editorial and portrait photographer Mary Beth Koeth. Koeth, who graduated from Miami Ad School's photography program, has received acclaim for her quirky documentaries including: Miami BoyfriendsUnstoppable, and Off-Season Santas (pictured above). She will present her work and talk about how we can all use photography to tell meaningful stories.
Leica Lounge is a lecture series hosted by Leica Store Miami which features presentations by local members of the photography community. Held monthly, these free events are designed to create and inspire the local photography community through sharing images and exchanging ideas.
The Leica Lounge is kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.
About Mary Beth:
Mary Beth Koeth was born on June 2nd, 1982 in Ohio. She’s the youngest of five kids whose names all begin with M...she’s still not sure why her parents, Mike and Marlene, thought that was a good idea. Koeth went to an all-girls college prep where she spent the majority of her time in the darkroom sniffing hazardous chemicals and forgetting to shave her legs. She spent three and a half years at Texas Tech University and a semester in Florence and graduated with a Design Communication degree.
Armed with visions of power suits and briefcases, Mary Beth moved to Kansas City to work as a designer for Hallmark Cards. She later moved overseas to further her greeting card design skills with Hallmark UK. Koeth spent her weekends traveling Europe with a camera in hand and soon realized her goal of going back to school to pursue photography seemed fathomable. She spent two and a half months in Norway assisting photographer, Nancy Bundt and observing tall, blond men. She's also interned for Miami photographer, Sid Hoeltzell and Joe Pugliese in Los Angeles.
To view more of Mary Beth's work, visit her website.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FROM WITHIN AND WITHOUT: The History of Haitian Photography, Exhibition June 21 - Oct. 4, 2015

NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE
June 21 through October 4, 201
One East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301
Photography has provided ongoing and important narratives of Haiti’s people, art, culture and politics since the From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography. 
advent of the medium in the 19th century. From June 21 through October 4, 2015, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present the first comprehensive museum survey of photography in Haiti in the exhibition 
The exhibition’s nearly 350 works from the late 19th century to the present engage the history of photography in Haiti with the work of contemporary artists and photographers, offering a fascinating perspective on life in Haiti and how political and natural crises have been perceived by native and foreign photographers and photojournalists. 
From Within and Without is organized by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and is curated by Haitian-American artist Edouard Duval-Carrié.
From Within and Without features documentary, commercial, and official state photography, along with photographs from studio archives, family snapshots, and graphic arts that incorporate photography and film, documenting Haiti’s public and domestic architecture, its landscape, political history, natural disasters, and events that exemplify the richness and vitality of Haiti’s past and present.
By the late 19th century, photographic studios had been set up in major cities throughout Haiti to document the grandeur and respectability of Haiti’s political elites and wealthy merchant classes. Photography quickly became a tool for capturing Haitian life in broader terms as photographs were made of its less affluent classes, as well as aspects of the social unrest and injustice that plagued the island nation. 
Albums and photographs dating from the 1890s through the 1970s display rural habitats and Haitian landmark sites such as Port-au-Prince’s Metropolitan Bazaar, National Bank of Haiti, Cathedral and Palace. Subjects include photographs of Haitian presidents, such as Francois Duvalier, Elie Lescot, Paul Magloire, Stenio Vincent, military leaders, farmers, families with their children, Vodou priests and festivals, baptisms and marriages, and numerous political events, such as the election rallies of 1913. 

The power of photographs became particularly acute in shaping public opinion about Haiti during moments of political and natural upheaval. Photojournalist Carl Juste’s Ready to Vote, February 7, 2006, and Ruined Prayer, January 12, 2012, taken just after Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake bring the politics and religions of Haiti and its natural tragedies to life. Haitians are survivors and bravely continue to preserve their traditions and assert their voices, as demonstrated in the riveting photographs of Pablo Butcher dating from 1986 and the overthrow of the Duvalier regime, to 1995, when the United States intervened to reinstate Jean-Bertrand Aristide as Haiti’s democratically elected leader. Butcher’s photographs of people gesturing in front of wall murals, which were destroyed during the earthquake, are not only compelling but are among the only documents of these historically significant murals. Maggie Steber’s photograph Mother’s Funeral, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1987 and Paolo Wood’s Graduation, 2012, provide windows into multiple components of Haitian contemporary life. 
Selections of works by contemporary photographers such as Phyllis Galembo, Leah Gordon, Mario Delatour, Maksaens Denis, Maggie Steber, Stephane Kenn de Balinthazy, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Andrea Baldeck, Pablo Butcher, Antoine Ferrer, Adler Guerrier, Carl Juste, Daniel Morel, Gary Monroe, Chantal Regnault, Roberto Stephenson and Paolo Woods are also included in the exhibition. 
The exhibition’s examples of photography by Haitian and other artists and photographers are transient, living records of the tumultuous life of the oldest independent nation in the western hemisphere and provide new perspectives on photography and the visual that offer a broader understanding of Haiti, its history, and its citizens. 
Also on view at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is Edouard Duval-Carrié’s, The Indigo Room, Or is Memory Water Soluble, a room-size, mixed media installation that brings to life the story of the historical and contemporary Haitian experience. The work is part of the museum’s permanent collection and is on display in its lobby.





Thursday, June 18, 2015

LEICA LOUNGE: Leica Store with Richard Sexton | Thurs, June 18, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Free Event

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Leica Store Miami.
372 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL 33134

This event is kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.
About Richard:


Richard Sexton is a widely published and exhibited photographer, who is also a lifelong Leica photographer, beginning with a used M4 in the 1970s and continuing to the present day with the M240 and M Monochrom. He will discuss his most recent published project, Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere, which is both a book and exhibit. Creole World, the exhibit, is currently on view in Miami at the Frost Art Museum from June 13 to August 23, 2015.  He will also discuss and show work from his current project, Enigmatic Stream: Photographs of the Industrial Landscape of the Lower Mississippi River. Afterwards, he will be signing copies of Creole World, and his monograph from 2007, Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast. More information about his work and career in photography can be found on his web site: www.richardsextonstudio.com


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Leica Lounge: Luis Castañeda ​Thurs, June 4, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm



​Leica Store Miami
372 Miracle Mile | Coral Gables, FL | 33134
305-921-4433

Leica Lounge with Luis Castañeda on 
Thurs, June 4, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm - 
Click the link for details.

Capture Coral Gables 2015 Photography Contest & Exhibit June 5 - August 28, 2015


Capture Coral Gables 2015 
Photography Contest & Exhibit
June 5 - August 28, 2015
The fifth annual Capture Coral Gables exhibit features the finalists in a skill-based photography contest open to the public presented by the Coral Gables Museum. The objectives of this contest are to invite the public to explore and examine the City of Coral Gables through a photographic lens, as well as to recognize local talent. The finalists are eligible to win prizes donated by the City of Coral Gables and local private businesses. Awards will be determined by a combination of professional jury and a public vote.

Visit the Museum to view the photographic works on display and cast your vote for your favorites to help determine who will be our category winners. Grand prize is a Leica camera!

Participating Artists
  • Maria Garcia 
  • Marco Lund-Hansen 
  • Ralph Ventura
  • Leah Daire 
  • Francis Morales-Diaz 
  • Karime Gloria 
  • Rebecca Broadhurst 
  • Michelle Barros 
  • Francesco Marchetti 
  • Cary Self 
  • Vicki Cerda
  • Ivette Diaz 
  • Bibiana Cervantes 
  • Diana Perry 
  • Maria Hogarth 
  • Carmen Clayton 
  • Marcel Lecours 
  • Wendy Mahr
  • Camilla Enrique
  • Stephanie Pineiro 
  • Maydoll Morales
  • Brittany Robey
  • Veronica Valdivia 
  • Anish Parekh 
  • Robert Keller 
  • Marlene Herrera 
  • Diego Tamayo 
  • Cristina Padron
  • Veronica Sandoval
  • Kelsa Bartley 
  • Vanessa Guillen Drija
  • Corrado Armenta
  • Laurence Levine
  • Aleksandra Nozewnik
  • Rory Cosio 
  • John Sacco
  • Oliva Azadikhah 
  • Lisa Howe 
  • Nunzio Ruggiero 
  • Jade Fernandez
  • Alessandra Lopez del Rincon 
  • Roberto Ruano 
  • Silvia Calderon 
  • James Gersing 
  • Sergio Saladrigas
  • Christian Robotti
  • Catherine Montalvo
  • Melissa Pate 
  • Abbie Wagner 
  • Tony Liviero 
  • William Riera
Coral Gables Museum  |   285 Aragon Avenue  |   Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-603-8067  |  coralgablesmuseum.org

Coral Gables Museum exhibits and programs are made possible with the support of
the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council,
the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.