Film Screening—Jade Doskow: Photographer of Lost Utopias
Where: International Center of Photography (ICP)
79 Essex St.
212-857-0000 Price: $10
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Join ICP for the premiere of Jade Doskow: Photographer of Lost Utopias, a film that chronicles ICP faculty member Jade Doskow’s ten year journey documenting the monumental architectural works from past world’s fairs. After the film screening, Jade Doskow will be joined by filmmaker Philip Shane to discuss the project and will answer questions from the audience.
Architectural works from past world’s fair expositions are aspirational visions. Most of these fantastical structures were meant to be temporary, but dozens of examples still remain.
Filmmaker Philip Shane follows architectural landscape photographer Jade Doskow on her 10-year quest to capture the monumental world’s fair echoes that remain worldwide. Lugging around her bulky, 4×5-inch large-format film camera, she travels to many cities across the globe, such as Paris, New York, Brussels, Montreal, Seville, Chicago and Seattle, among others. Rather than focus strictly on the subjects of the photos, Shane provides an insider’s look into the artist’s painstaking process of setting up precise vantage points for each building, taking a handful of frames at each location, then spending weeks or months on the digital editing process, careful to highlight subtle shadings and color patterns to create the perfect, immaculate print.
Jade Doskow: Photographer of Lost Utopias takes the viewer on a journey through the mind of an artist struggling to navigate between the practical demands of her personal life and the hyper-idealistic relics of a future never fully realized.Buy tickets/get more info now