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Fred Ritchin is an authority on the future of photography. He’s written several books on the subject, and his newest came out earlier this summer from Aperture. It’s called Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary and the Citizen.
How a Brooklyn-bred photographer captured a critical movement in American cultural history, and how his work continues to captivate.
Today on the show, my guest is Los Angles-based artist and jack of all trades, Tucker Neel. Tucker’s artwork takes the form of site specific installations, photography, drawing, video as well as online and telephone communication. His work draws on images of national monuments, political iconography, and the landscape around LA to examine how individual and cultural memories take material form.
In Brooklyn Bridge Park a fence transcends its nature to divide and shows us how a community comes together.
This week on the show is artist Mary Mattingly. Mary’s work combines photography, sculpture, architecture and ecology to bring us visions of a post-apocaliptic future — as well as, most importantly, some ideas for how we might survive such a future, or avoid it all together. With works like her wearable homes and The Waterpod Project — a self-sufficient floating artist habitat built on a recycled barge —- Mary’s work offers imaginative and visually stunning experiments in living based on ideas of community, sustainability and individual freedom. Mary’s upcoming solo exhibition is called Mary Mattingly: House and Universe, and it opens at Robert Mann gallery on September 6th.
This week on Sew & Tell, I’m honored to feature an interview with a woman of many talents, Cecilia De Bucourt. She started a modeling career at the tender age of 14 and traveled the world, gracing the pages of top fashion publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. At 28, she shifted her focus to behind-the-scenes work, and received a fashion design degree from FIT. While she was still a student, her designs were picked up by Barney’s, and she went on to supply top brands like GUESS, Bebe, and Arden B. Cecilia is now focused on developing her eponymous label, which is a favorite of celebs like Heidi Klum, Jessica Simpson, and Paris Hilton. She’s also busy creating new photography work, and pursuing her unending passions for dance and design! On today’s show, Cecilia will talk about the lessons she learned from working as a model for 14 years, what led her to pursue fashion design, how she gained business savvy before going solo, an upcoming jewelry line, and her pick for favorite iPhone app. Plus, brand new music from the debut album of SoCal’s GRMLN, London’s Americana folk group Treetop Flyers, the sophomore release from Eleanor Friedberger, and more. So stick around for some serious style on BreakThru Radio!
Seminal sports photographer Neil Leifer debuts his new collection at The Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho.

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