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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

6:30 - 9:00 pm
Digital Silver Imaging
9 Brighton Street
Belmont, MA

Presented by Social Documentary Network and Digital Silver Imaging

Featured presenter:

Frank Ward

Call for submissions:

Open call for photographers to present during this session of Documentary Matters. See link below to submit your project to present on March 13.

Frank Ward

Photo by Frank Ward
Photo by Frank Ward.

Frank Ward is the Visual Art Department Photography Professor at Holyoke Community College (HCC) in Holyoke, Massachusetts. In 2017, Ward received a sabbatical grant from HCC, along with a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and a Mass Humanities grant, for photography in Holyoke. Beginning in 2001, Ward has photographed extensively throughout the Former Soviet Union (FSU). In 2012, Ward presented workshops in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as a United States Cultural Envoy in Photography for the Department of State. In 2011 he was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for his pictures of the FSU. He blogs at www.fmward.com.

Egypt is the Mother of the World: A Photographic Exploration

Egypt is crowded, empty, noisy, meditative, angry, serene, and overflowing with beauty and squalor. For me, Egypt generates a total visual immersion that continually spills over with these contrasting dualities. Five thousand years of human antiquity lie under its deserts and along the Nile. Carvings cover every square centimeter of temples and tombs. Sculptures and hieroglyphs provide Egyptologists with a detailed history of a remarkably organized society. As a new arrival to this modern and ancient country, I consider myself an Egyptographer. I photograph the clutter of urban life and the vastness of desert sands. Along the Nile, traditional agrarian life continues interrupted only by the Moslem call to prayer, the ringing of smart phones, and me with my camera chasing triangles of light in the spinning sand.

Documentary Matters 

Documentary Matters is an initiative of the Social Documentary Network and Digital Silver Imaging to provide a place for photographers to meet with others involved with or interested in documentary photography and discuss ongoing or completed project. This is a free and open meeting for anyone interested in presenting, viewing, or discussing documentary photography.

You don't need to be a professional, expert, or established--you just need to be committed to the documentary form and committed to learning from feedback from others. And you don't need to be a photographer or presenting your work to attend. Everyone is invited to join us, look, listen, and comment. Still photography, multimedia, and video encouraged. Documentary required.  

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