EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2021


Opening October 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLICK! Event   Persevere: An Outdoor Exhibition and Projection


The Persevere Exhibition seeks to know how photography helped you survive 2020–2021. For many, the camera served as a tool of therapeutic intervention during the pandemic. Whether via a cell phone, DSLR, or 4X5, a camera helped rebalance and care for your emotional, spiritual, artistic, and mental needs. The process of creating a photographic image soothed our souls.

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October 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CLICK! Keynote
Portraiture As Political Struggle with Titus Brooks Heagins

East Building; SECU Auditorium or Zoom Webinar

The social uses of photography, especially portrait photography, have become commonplace, making it easy to miss the powerful significance that can be achieved by photographing people who are typically left out of story. The work of Titus Brooks Heagins continues to profess the importance of the portrait as not simply a product of brief encounters between himself, his cameras, and various sitters, but as instances of truth. They are visual samples of representation of lives lived that are often intentionally hidden within social, economic, and judicial structures. Bringing these stories of representation into public spaces is a key artistic motivator and will be one of the topics of discussion in the artist talk presented by Heagins. This event is free and open to the public.

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October 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CLICK! Event Cassilhaus: Passage


About a year ago I discovered the work of Gail Samuelson and Karen “KZ” Zusman while doing a deep dive on the website A Yellow Rose Project, a project curated by Meg Griffith and Frances Jakubek celebrating the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage. Gail works almost entirely in color and KZ in black and white. Despite different sensibilities in the work I felt a kinship between the two artists and decided I wanted to show their work together. Passage seemed an apt metaphor and through line for both artists’ work. — Frank Konhaus

RSVP to PassageOpening@cassilhaus.com. All visitors must be vaccinated and wear masks.



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October 14 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

21c and CLICK! Speaker Series
Rhonda Klevansky

Rhonda Klevansky: Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry

Rhonda Klevansky is originally from Durban, South Africa. She is a photographer, writer and film maker with a strong interest in using video and photography as tools for advocacy.

The Future is Photography expands upon the themes of A Global Gathering—portraiture, politics, and the environment—through radical transformations of materials, myths, and art-making.

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Opening: October 15 6:00 pm

CLICK! Event Lump: More Life / Took a Pick With Leaves, Glued a Skull in the Trees



Lump presents two playful fall shows: “More Life” – photographs and videos by Lydia McCarthy, and “Took a Pick With Leaves, Glued a Skull in the Trees” – photographic collages by Jimmy Fountain and John Bowman.



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October 15 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

CLICK! Event Durham Arts Council: Pieces of Light Opening Reception

Pieces of Light is a photography exhibition curated from the diverse perspectives of forty-eight photographers across the southeastern region of the US. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these photographers used their cameras as a tool for connecting intimately with their daily lives, the natural world, and their immediate communities.

The Pieces of Light exhibition is funded by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

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October 15 Fri @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CLICK! Event Durham Arts Council: Spectrum of Hope: What We See at the End of the Rainbow


Pop-up Show: Liz Willams

This exhibit at the Durham Arts Council is a multi-generational visual conversation that engaged LGBTQIA+ folks in the Triangle. The community-based art project asked the question “what vision do you have for the future individually, and collectively?”. The resulting images, comprised of multilayered photographic portraits, act as an exploration of hope. Together the individual portraits contribute to a community vision board that aspires towards a better future for LGBTQIA+ folks and the world at large.



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October 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CLICK! Event
Click! Photo Fair

(All Ages)

Covered Pavilion at Durham Central Park

The CLICK! Photo Fair, will be held during the CLICK! Photography Festival in the covered pavilion at Durham Central Park on Sunday, October 17 from 10:00am–2:00pm. The fair will bring together arts organizations, galleries, vendors, and individual photographers to build community and promote photography in the Triangle.

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October 17 @ 5pm

CLICK! Keynote Make Believe: Walking the Line Between Documentary and Fiction with Alex Harris

PSI Theatre – Durham Arts Council

In 2017, with a commission from the High Museum in Atlanta, Harris set out to immerse himself in the world of southern fiction filmmakers. Since that time, he has photographed a wide variety of 41 different films including historical, contemporary, horror, experimental, long and short form, low budget and multi-million-dollar productions.

“Photographing behind the scenes on fiction film sets across the south, I began to notice that it was difficult to see the difference between my pictures of actors in front of the filmmaker’s lens, of crew behind the scenes, and of people living in communities around the set. Preparing for this talk, I looked back at earlier, documentary and family photographs I’ve made over the years, and was struck by the ways many seem to predict my more recent movie set pictures…”

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October 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CLICK! Event PS118 Gallery and Event Space: From Fallujah, Curator’s Talk

Guest curator, photographer, 21 year Army veteran, and UNC-Chapel Hill American Studies PhD candidate, John Bechtold will talk about war in public memory and some of the curatorial choices which informed this visual project.

From Fallujah is a group photography exhibit featuring the work of four emerging Iraqi photographers. The exhibit proceeds from the idea that the best way to learn about a place is through the people who live there. Our purpose is to simply make another story about Fallujah visible to American audiences, one that departs from its militarized meaning in public memory. Fallujah is not an Iraq War battlefield. It is a place where people work, attend school, and frequent public spaces wanting what we all want, a chance to peaceably choose our lives.

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October 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

21c and Click! Speaker Series
Tamika Galanis

(All Ages)

Tamika Galanis: The Archive is Now

Tamika Galanis is a documentarian and multimedia visual artist. A Bahamian native, Tamika’s work examines the complexities of living in a place shrouded in tourism’s ideal during the age of climate concerns. Emphasizing the importance of Bahamian cultural identity for cultural preservation, Tamika documents aspects of Bahamian life not curated for tourist consumption to intervene in the historical archive. This work counters the widely held paradisiacal view of the Caribbean, the origins of which arose post-emancipation through a controlled, systematic visual framing and commodification of the tropics.

The Future is Photography expands upon the themes of A Global Gathering—portraiture, politics, and the environment—through radical transformations of materials, myths, and art-making.

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October 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

21c and Click! Speaker Series
Margaret Sartor

Margaret Sartor: The Problem of Human Behavior

Sartor will talk about and read from her series, The Problem of Human Behavior, part of larger series she calls TORN, a personal and an ongoing exploration into storytelling using the combined languages of words and images.

Pictures and stories have long served the function of preserving memory, of making transitory experience into something that can be handed down or carried with us; they provide a shield against time, a salve for loss. Everyday experience is, for each of us, an imaginative and subjective construction, assembled from the building blocks of real people and real events.

The Future is Photography expands upon the themes of A Global Gathering—portraiture, politics, and the environment—through radical transformations of materials, myths, and art-making.

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October 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Click! Keynote
Renee Cox

As part of the Annual Rothschild Lecture Series

Meet artist Renee Cox, born in Colgate, Jamaica.

Cox is a photographer, lecturer, political activist and curator whose feminist work forthrightly critiques structures of power. She uses her own body, both nude and clothed, to celebrate Black womanhood and criticize a society she often views as racist and sexist. Her work, The Housewife Missy at Home from the series Black Housewives, is on view in In Relation to Power: Politically Engaged Works from the Collection

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Click! Workshops


 


October 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
October 3 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop:
The Enveloping Landscape

(Ages 16 and up)

Instructor: Susan Patrice – Documentary photographer and contemplative artist

Takes participants through a personal and transformative creative process that inspires a deepening connection with the natural world. Photographers of all levels experience the relational beauty of documentary photography, learn simple and powerful earth-based contemplative practices, and make personal photographs that open the door to curiosity, wonder, and connection. Inspiration is sparked through creative exercises and meaningful and supportive reflection. No prior photography experience is needed and iPhones are welcome. There will be a lunch break on Saturday.

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August 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm through
October 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Workshop:
Darkroom to Digital

(Ages 14 and up)

Instructor: Roylee Duvall

This is a basic class presenting traditional film-based photography compared with the digital world. Students will shoot and develop one or more rolls of film, make a proof sheet and work prints.

The student is encouraged to make similar photographs with their digital camera to compare behavior and quality of the two different, but closely related approaches to photography. Finally, scans will be made of one or more negatives and prints made from the scans and the digital originals. If you don’t have a film camera one can be loaned for assignments. A materials cost of $10 is due to the instructor at the first class meeting for film and paper.

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October 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Workshop:
Titus Brooks Heagins Approach to Photography

(Ages 16 and up)

NCMA workshop: East Building; Studio 1

Join Durham artist Titus Heagins for a workshop he will be holding in conjunction with the Click! Photo festival. Titus has traveled extensively throughout North Carolina, the southwestern United States, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, the Caribbean, and China to produce a diverse body of work. Heagins’ works are in many private and public collections, including the North Carolina Museum of Art.

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October 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm through
November 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Workshop:
Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic

(Ages 14 and up)

Instructor: Alec Himwich

This is a basic class presenting traditional film-based photography compared with the digital world. Students will shoot and develop one or more rolls of film, make a proof sheet and work prints.

This online intensive is intended for new Adobe Lightroom users and will acquaint students with the most heavily used modules of Adobe Lightroom, the ‘Develop’ and ‘Import’ modules; and introduce the functions of the lesser used modules. Students will learn how to manage the Lightroom catalog and how to import photos. The class will emphasize photo editing in the Develop module and give students a basic editing workflow that can be enhanced as students become more Lightroom proficient and aware of their own needs as photographers. Students should bring their own personal laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic already installed.

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October 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop:
Phone Photo Editing with Allison Coleman

(Ages 13 and up)

Instructor: Allison Coleman

Join Allison for a crash course on photo editing and digital collage, using cell phone photography and inexpensive/free apps. Learn how to take well-composed images, use filters, and all about the latest apps. Find out the best methods of printing high-quality, professional images taken with your iPhone or Android devices and the advantages and limitations are of this approach. This is an easy, fun, low-pressure class, perfect for beginners and up.

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October 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop:
Sun Printing (cyanotype)

(All Ages)

Instructors from The Light Factory

The CLICK! Photo Fair, will be held during the CLICK! Photography Festival will include a Sun Printing (cyanotypes) workshop for kids of all ages.
Located in the covered pavilion at Durham Central Park.

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October 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm through
October 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Workshop:
Photoshop Bootcamp

(Ages 14 and up)

Instructor: Roylee Duvall

Our Introductory “Level 1” Photoshop workshop is ideal for both those new to Photoshop and more experienced users who want to dramatically improve their Photoshop skills and abilities in a two-day workshop format. Students must have a basic knowledge of PC Windows or Mac. Students should bring their own personal laptop with Adobe Photoshop already installed.

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