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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Art for Haiti

Nymphoto's Art for Haiti auction is now live, and today's earthquake in Chile is a stark reminder of how important it is to help those in need. Life is unpredictable and tomorrow you or I could be the one in need of help.
You can find the Art for Haiti auction at: http://myworld.ebay.com/nymphoto_collective/.
Thank you for bidding and supporting this cause.
And thank you to Culturehall, Flakphoto & Janera - and all of you friends & bloggers for helping us pull this together so fast and for helping us promote this fundraiser!

NOTE: if you fell like you do not see everyone's work, refresh or come back a little later. Ebay was a bit buggy so it might take a little longer for some works to show up. Don't panic, the auctions runs through March 9th, 2010!

Vivane Sassen Opening

courtesy Danziger Projects/©Viviane Sassen

As I mentioned before I am really taken by the work of Viviane Sassen. This Thursday her show at Danziger opens. Not to be missed, me thinks.

courtesy Danziger Projects/©Viviane Sassen

Viviane Sassen
Danziger Projects
534 West 24th Street
New York, NY
March 4- April 10, 2010
Opening Reception March 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Janera, Tiana & Haiti

© Tiana Markova-Gold

If you are in New York tonight, there is a great event organized by Janera Soerel.
Janera curates global conversations and tonight's salon is about Reconstruction in Haiti.
Tina Markova0-Gold will be presenting some of her work from Haiti at this event. Tiana also generously donated to Nymphoto's Art for Haiti auction, which starts this Saturday. Visit www.nymphoto.com for updates.
Tiana is one of the best documentary photographers working today. You can see her work at www.tianamarkova.com or stop by tonight at the Janera event.

courtesy Janera

Event Details:
  • Tuesday Feb. 23, 2010
  • 6pm Cocktails
  • 7pm Performance & Discussion
  • The Wall & Water Lounge at the new Andaz on 75 Wall Street
  • $40 in advance ($50 at the door - cash only)
  • RSVP here
  • Live streaming on FORA.tv starts at 7p.m., click here to watch it online

You can also re-visit my conversation with Tiana by clicking here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday This & That

Sápmi ©Nina Buesing (plainpicture)

Art for Haiti is is keeping me busy. If you'd like a sneak peek at some of the work that will be up for auction, please visit: www.nymphoto.com.

Sandra Juto was inspired by her uncles house and knitted some amazing neckworms. The first three already sold out, but three more are on their way and you can find them in Sandra's online shop. Sandra mentioned on her blog today that Goetheburg is covered in more snow than she has ever seen. My oldest friend Inken said that our hometown of Hamburg was also covered with incredible loads of snow and that plates of ice were stacking up like pancakes next to the Elbe River. It makes me want to go back to Sámpi, the landscape up there must be amazing with all that snow.

One of the best decisions I made in 2010 was to commit to the gym. Emily has a great post about the mental benefits of physical exercise and practice, titled I Swear I am Not a Hippie.

And Camilla Engman had the most exquisite image of beans the other day on her blog, find it at www.camillaengman.blogspot.com. I just love her vision.