September 2015 Newsletter with upcoming events.
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September 2015 Newsletter

After solo exhibitions of Blue Sky Days which opened this summer in Barcelona and Cortona, the series will also be shown in October in Bayeux, France.

SOLO EXHIBITION FRANCE
5 to 11 October, 2015

Blue Sky Days

Prix Bayeux-Calvados
Hôtel du Doyen
Rue Lambert-Leforestier
14400 Bayeux
France
 

SOLO EXHIBITION ITALY
Through 27 September, 2015

Blue Sky Days

Cortona On the Move Festival
Vecchio Ospedale
Via Giuseppe Maffei 24-26
52044 Cortona
Italy
 

GROUP EXHIBITION THE NETHERLANDS

6 September to 25 October, 2015

(No) Privacy featuring Blue Sky Days

FOTODOK
Lange Nieuwstraat 7 en op het Domplein
Utrecht
The Netherlands

GROUP EXHIBITION UNITED STATES

Through 4 October, 2015

North Korean Perspectives featuring Behind the Curtain

MoCP Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
USA
 

GROUP EXHIBITION FRANCE

Through 13 September, 2015

City of Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award – 10th Anniversary, featuring Nepal Revolution

Visa pour l'Image
Théâtre de l'Archipel
Avenue Général Leclerc
66003 Perpignan
France

 

TRAVELING GROUP EXHIBITION
As a winner of the World Press Photo AwardBlue Sky Days appears as part of 100 exhibitions around the globe.

Select show venues include:
• Madrid, 11 Sept. to 11 Oct.
• Mexico City, 28 Aug. to 27 Sept.
• Paris, 4 to 27 Sept.

See all exhibition locations.

 
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has acquired two large-format (100cm x 66cm) limited-edition analogue prints from my Blue Sky Days drone project for their permanent collection. 

 Notable artists represented in the Nelson-Atkins photography collection in Kansas City, Missouri include such prominent 20th-century names as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Charles Sheeler, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, W. Eugene Smith, and Diane Arbus.

The analogue prints were created via a special process developed by Sebastiao Salgado’s long-time lab technician, Philippe Bachelier.

Digital files from my drone were meticulously turned into 4×5 inch negatives by Bachelier, then printed on a traditional gelatin-silver enlarger in Paris.
Live television interviews about my Blue Sky Days drone photo project were broadcast on France 24 on September 4, 2015. The interview in French was conducted by Louise Dupont, and the English interview was lead by Eve Jackson.

 We spoke about the rise of drones and also discussed the global reaction to the photo of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee boy who drowned while attempting to travel from Turkey to Europe.

The New York Times Magazine reviewed my Blue Sky Days drone project in their July 26, 2015 Sunday Magazine. The article was written by award-winning novelist and Times photography critic Teju Cole:
 
“…The slippage between the domestic and the threatening aspects of aerial surveillance is something the photographer Tomas van Houtryve has explored in his powerful project ‘‘Blue Sky Days...’’

...Houtryve makes it clear that the people in Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia or Afghanistan who are killed by American drones are also just like this. With simple, vivid means, Houtryve brings the war home…”
 
Read the full article.



Spain's La Vanguardia newspaper featured a full-page interview of me linked to the Blue Sky Days solo exhibition in Barcelona.

The in-depth article in Spanish discusses multiple aspects of the drone war, including collateral damage, targeting and transparency.

Read the full article (subscription required).




Along with several other artists, France's Le Monde newspaper invited me to submit thoughts and a photo about "the world of tomorrow."

See the feature.


One of my photos, which was originally posted on Instagram, was featured in a TIME article about the future of photography.

The image is from my experimental series which overlays photography with app data and augmented reality. View the full series by searching:

#TheWorldThroughAnApp 

See the TIME feature.

HONORS
 



Vimeo selected my Blue Sky Days video, which was produced by MediaStorm for the ICP Infinity Awards, as a Staff Pick.
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