Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Recuerdo exhibition by Ed Grazda

This is to inform you all that one of my partners in crime, the photographer Ed Grazda, is having an exhibition of his work at Sepia International that will run from January 18th until March 1st.

Called Recuerdo: A Memory of Latin America 1972 - 1979, the exhibition offers over 50 vintage prints of mostly never before seen photographs in this large one-man show. An opening reception is on January 17th from 6-8 pm. Sepia International is located in New York City at 148 West 24th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) on the 11th Floor.

Born in New York City in 1947, Edward Grazda studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Starting in 1972, he began photographing in Latin America. Later he concentrated on Asia, traveling to Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Burma, Pakistan, and India. During the past twenty years his primary focus has been on the people of Afghanistan. Grazda teaches photography at the Harvard University Summer School and is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography in New York. He has worked on the archives of Walker Evans and Hans Namuth.

The subject of three monographs, Grazda's work has also been published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Doubletake, The Christian Science Monitor, and Avenda-E-Afghan, an independent Afghan newspaper. His photographs are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The New York Public Library; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and others. Among his awards are grants by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980 and 1986, and by the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1986. He has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow in 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, and 2003.