At the first of the year, I was commissioned by the United Nations in New York to curate an exhibition of photographs from their archives. The title of the exhibition was Women Wage Peace. It was organized to commemorate some UN initiatives to empower women in post conflict negotiations. The exhibition was up available only for diplomats at the UN Building in New York, and while be recreated in Mali and the Hague. Online documentation for the show is available here.
I am pleased to share the news that for the second time in 3 years, I am returning to the MacDowell Colony. I will be spending 3 and a half weeks at the colony working to finalize one of my next books, A History of Photography in Indonesia: From the Colonial Era to the Digital Age. I hope to share more news about this project and my time at MacDowell soon!
I have several new books in the works, and hope to have information about release dates soon. One of these books, A History of Photography in Indonesia: From the Colonial Era to the Digital Age is now entering the design stage! Hope to have more info to share soon.
I recently finished a small-edition, self-published book, Bright, Bright Day.
The pictures in the book were all made in 2018, and all are made with a Fuji Instax. The completed book also includes passages from The Dhammapada, the classic Buddhist text. Bright, Bright Day is printed in an edition of 25; contact me if you are interested in a copy. You can see more about the book here.
I was invited to share my work from Denver and conduct a workshop on landscape photography at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. I will be in Novi Sad between October 1-11.
My recent exhibition at the Community School of Music and Art in downtown Ithaca received a nice little review in the Ithaca Times!
Thought I'd share an interview I did a couple years back, in Monovisions. Follow the link for more.
Another short review of my exhibition at the Johnson Museum, found here. The exhibition is now down, but you can still get the book at Photo Eye!
There is a new interview with me published in the Ithaca Times! It's about my new book with OUP - please take a look!
In collaboration with Yogyakarta based curator Alia Swastika, I am organized a two-night screening of contemporary film and video art from Java. The screening will first be held at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University on Thursday, April 20th at 5:15, and then a second time at the Colorado College on Wednesday, April 26th. Please contact me for more information!
Brian Arnold is a photographer, educator, writer, and musician living in Ithaca, NY. For more information, please visit my other blog, A Photographer's Journal.