Tag: Art

Leaving Dafen

Kiran, eight years ago.
Leaving Dafen (From Craft to Art) | David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author. by David duChemin

There’s something different about you. Probably something that kids at school saw right away and teased you about. Likely something (or a collection of things) that you’ve spent considerable effort to hide from the world. They’re the weird-shaped edges you keep trying to iron out, but they’re part of you and are there for good, so they keep springing back. They’re the things that make you feel a bit like a freak. By definition, they’re also what makes you extraordinary. Exceptional.

My nickname in high school was "Krazy" because I was weird. I didn't easily fit in. What happened to me?

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NYC Subways Series: The Art Underground Old and New

Interested in Attending NYC Subways Series: The Art Underground Old and New

NYC Subways Series: The Art Underground Old and New

Old Subway: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

New Subway: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Alan Kesselhaut

"In New York City, underground art is a literal phenomenon." Huffington Post. We will explore the NYC Subway, finding astonishing museum-quality artworks in the Subway's labyrinth of corridors while we capture the energy and soul of the people who inhabit the underground street.

In the Old Subway, we'll shoot a Roy Lichtenstein mural, passageways lined with colorful glass mosaics and a profusion of work in unexpected materials, all without leaving the subway!

In the New Subway, We'll shoot Chuck Close's and Vik Muniz' extraordinary contemporary mosaics and the spectacular Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. The class meets at Penn Station. Your registration includes one subway entrance fare per class.

This one requires two weekends! I've done field trips in New York City with instructor Alan Kesselhaut and @princeton_photo. I was exhausted but I learned a lot and captured some great images for my catalogue.

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