photography http://wfpl.org en Louisville Photographer Captures Spirit of Cuban 'Transformistas' in New Show http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-photographer-captures-spirit-cuban-transformistas-new-show <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville photographer Ross Gordon travels the world to find his favorite subjects -- vanishing or changing cultures. He's documented traditional&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/museum/exhibits/ross-gordon-ceremony-series-lamboka-kenya/" style="line-height: 1.5;">circumcision rituals in Kenya</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that are fading as the practice falls out of fashion and the last bastions of cowboy culture in South America.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His latest project brought him to Cuba, where a slow-but-steady cultural shift has taken root under Raul Castro's presidency, as the country begins to enact economic and social reforms.&nbsp;</span></p><p>"I like to visit less-gentrified places," he says. "Cuba is obviously off the beaten track, and there's an appeal in that we're not even supposed to be traveling there as Americans."</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:10:02 +0000 Erin Keane 7851 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Photographer Captures Spirit of Cuban 'Transformistas' in New Show Biennial Events Offer Month-Long Exposure to Photography http://wfpl.org/post/biennial-events-offer-month-long-exposure-photography <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Photography is one of our more ubiquitous art forms. The average person might be able to go a week without seeing a dance or a sculpture, but photographs are everywhere. And it’s democratic. First, the handheld camera put both portrait and landscape within the layman's reach. Now,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">camera phones and the Internet have turned average people into online exhibitors. </span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:10:54 +0000 Erin Keane 6977 at http://wfpl.org Biennial Events Offer Month-Long Exposure to Photography Out-of-Production Technology Gets New Life in Louisville and Elsewhere http://wfpl.org/post/out-production-technology-gets-new-life-louisville-and-elsewhere <p>Beneath the wedge-shaped leather and chrome-coated exterior of the Polaroid SX-70 camera lies a collection of aspheric&nbsp;mirrors — a unique single lens reflex system that ensures the image in the viewfinder is the same image transferred to the film. And the film develops minutes after the picture is taken. No darkroom. No complex interchangeable lenses. No litter. No fuss. (1)</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:53:45 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6930 at http://wfpl.org Out-of-Production Technology Gets New Life in Louisville and Elsewhere ArtThrust: Empowering Young Louisville Women Through Art http://wfpl.org/post/artthrust-empowering-young-louisville-women-through-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.artthrust.com/">ArtThrust</a>, a program that empowers Louisville girls through art, will close its 2013 multimedia group exhibit next Friday. “A Weight Off My Mind,” which is open through September 27 at the <a href="http://www.kcaah.org/">Kentucky Center for African American Heritage</a>, features sculpture and photography exploring beauty standards and body image by young women artists.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:25:11 +0000 Erin Keane 6888 at http://wfpl.org ArtThrust: Empowering Young Louisville Women Through Art Ali Center Hosts Exhibit of Iconic Motown Images http://wfpl.org/post/ali-center-hosts-exhibit-iconic-motown-images <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. hired fellow Detroit native Al Abrams in 1959 to serve as publicist for his fledgling record label. Abrams was 18 at the time, and Motown’s first employee.</span></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 6671 at http://wfpl.org Ali Center Hosts Exhibit of Iconic Motown Images First Friday Five: June http://wfpl.org/post/first-friday-five-june <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">It&rsquo;s fine to hit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ldmd.org/Trolley-Hop-Map.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">downtown First Friday Trolley Hop</a>&nbsp;without a plan. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 490 at http://wfpl.org First Friday Five: June