Jason Gardner Photography

Lincoln Center Book Launch and Exhibit 7/30, Rubenstein Atrium

Posted: July 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Pernambuco | No Comments »

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You are invited to an exhibition opening and book launch, with Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors program July 30, at the Rubenstein Atrium starting at 6:30 p.m.

7/30
Rubenstein Atrium, 61 W 62 St, New York
6:30 – 10:00 pm, free and open to the public

There will be a photography exhibition, large screen projection, and I’ll talk about the project and will be signing books. The book shows the culture, music and rituals of Carnaval in Pernambuco, Brazil. Also, Scott Kettner, creative director of A Tale of Two Nations, will present about the traditional maracatu from Recife and the connections with New Orleans second line, American funk, and more!

RSVP on Lincoln Center’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/499268130126632/


Crowd-funding 10 essentials

Posted: December 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Pernambuco | No Comments »

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/visualanthropology/the-beauty-and-burden-behind-carnaval-in-pernambuc

By now, we’ve all received email or Facebook requests to help fund an artists project, and many have thought, “What about my project I’ve always wanted to do – I could do that too!” Know that a crowd-funding campaign is a lot of work, not just during the 30 days of constantly asking people for money, but at least 30 days of preparation time beforehand.

Here’s a top 10 list of things to think about when putting together a crowd-funding campaign:

  1. Plan ahead
  2. Be realistic with your $ goal and your costs
  3. Rate your network
  4. Communicate with your network often
  5. Build a team
  6. Identify groups of your contacts
  7. Identify affinity groups by subject matter
  8. Use Social Media, Email
  9. Don’t Forget In-Person Promotion
  10. Relax

Looks like I’ll be on an ASMP NY panel about crowd-funding for photographers, in early 2013.

For a good video (I think), and to see my campaign – ends 12/29 – go here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/visualanthropology/the-beauty-and-burden-behind-carnaval-in-pernambuc


11th and LAST photo preview – “Chewing Cane”

Posted: November 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Pernambuco | No Comments »

Hope to see everyone there at the opening of the exhibit!

11th photo preview of Brazilian Consulate of San Francisco exhibit:

“Chewing Cane,” Nazaré da Mata, 2005, 13×19

Sugarcane is one of the largest industries in the zona da mata, the home of the caboclo (sugarcane worker) and cutting cane is a way to earn a modest living during most of the year.


10th photo preview – “Smoking in Abreu e Lima”

Posted: November 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Pernambuco | No Comments »

10th photo preview of Brazilian Consulate of San Francisco exhibit:

“Smoking in Abreu e Lima,” Abreu e Lima, 2010, 13×19

About an hour north of Recife, this participant smokes ritual tobacco as a way of communicating with the orixás and enabling the deities to speak through them to the assembled members.


9th photo preview – “Frevo Umbrella”

Posted: November 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Pernambuco | No Comments »

9th photo preview of Brazilian Consulate of San Francisco exhibit:

“Frevo Umbrella,” Recife, 2010, 13×19

The music of frevo, created in Pernambuco, permeates the streets of Olinda, as people dance frenetically wielding colorful umbrellas and costumes.


8th photo preview – “Pifano Lineup”

Posted: November 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Pernambuco | No Comments »

8th photo preview of Brazilian Consulate of San Francisco exhibit:

“Pifano Lineup,” Olinda, 2007, 13×19

At the studio of an artisan, a line of pifanos (wood flutes) waits to be played in Carnaval.