Posts Tagged ‘W. Eugene Smith’

Free Screening of “In My Mind” at Art of Cool Music Festival, April 26

Free Screening of "In My Mind" at Art of Cool Music Festival, April 26

In My Mind, called “a masterpiece of music documentary craft” by Slant magazine, was directed by Center for Documentary Studies instructor Gary Hawkins; it was filmed as part of his Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking Course in the spring of 2009, with students participating in the shooting. The feature documentary will screen as part of the 2014 Art of Cool Festival in […]


“The Jazz Loft Project” Exhibition Opens at the Center for Creative Photography

"The Jazz Loft Project" Exhibition Opens at the Center for Creative Photography

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an award-winning multimedia exhibition of photographs, videos, and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, will be presented at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson from Friday, December 14, 2012, through Sunday, […]


Party in Hillsborough, North Carolina, Celebrates the Jazz Loft Project, July 27

Party in Hillsborough, North Carolina, Celebrates the Jazz Loft Project, July 27

At a Last Friday event in Hillsborough, North Carolina, the arts/photography publishing organization Daylight will host a Jazz Loft Project party at the Daylight Project Space, featuring music until dusk, a multimedia screening, selected audio recordings, and a short presentation by Jazz Loft Project director Sam Stephenson. Refreshments will be served; the event is free […]


Watch: “Jazz Loft Project” Video with Harold Feinstein, Pioneer Loft Resident

Watch: "Jazz Loft Project" Video with Harold Feinstein, Pioneer Loft Resident

From 1957 to 1965 legendary photographer W. Eugene Smith made approximately 4,000 hours of recordings on 1,741 reel-to-reel tapes and nearly 40,000 photographs in a loft building in Manhattan’s wholesale flower district where major jazz musicians of the day gathered and played their music. Almost fifty years later, Jazz Loft Project director Sam Stephenson and […]


The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Makes Its West Coast Debut at the Museum of Photographic Arts

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an award-winning exhibition of photographs and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, will make its fourth stop at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; the show opens May 19 and runs through October 7, 2012. The […]


Podcast Available: “W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo-Essays,” By Sam Stephenson

Podcast Available: "W. Eugene Smith's Caregiving Photo-Essays," By Sam Stephenson

In this talk, “W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo Essays,” writer Sam Stephenson examines Smith’s career-long concern with caregiving, including his famous photographic essays such as “Nurse Midwife,” “Country Doctor,” “Albert Schweitzer: A Man of Mercy,” and “Minimata.” Sam Stephenson (born in 1966 in Chapel Hill) is a writer who grew up in Washington, North Carolina. […]


“In My Mind” Film Screenings: Minneapolis (10/16) and Seattle (11/1)

In My Mind, a film from the Center for Documentary Studies, has been invited to screen at two film festivals this fall: October 16, 2011 Sound Unseen Minneapolis, Minnesota November 1, 2011 Northwest Film Forum’s Earshot Jazz Film Festival Seattle, Washington In My Mind Director: Gary Hawkins, Producer: Emily LaDue, Executive Producer: Tom Rankin In […]


Documenting Medicine Series: Sam Stephenson on W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo-Essays

Documenting Medicine Series: Sam Stephenson on W. Eugene Smith's Caregiving Photo-Essays

Monday, October 10, 6-7 p.m. Alan Barrus Room 3031, Duke University Medical Center (South), Third Floor (Purple Zone), Durham, North Carolina Sam Stephenson (born in 1966 in Chapel Hill) is a writer who grew up in Washington, North Carolina. Since 1997 he has been studying the life and work of photographer W. Eugene Smith and […]


“Chaos Manor” Theater Installation Based on “The Jazz Loft Project” in NYC September 16-17

"Chaos Manor" Theater Installation Based on "The Jazz Loft Project" in NYC September 16-17

Announcing Chaos Manor, a theater installation at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, September 16-17, 2011, and an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. Co-Conceived by Christopher McElroen and Sam Stephenson, based on Stephenson’s 2009 book, The Jazz Loft Project, Chaos Manor is a live multi-disciplinary performance installation that seeks to capture the visual […]


Chaos Manor: Sam Stephenson Writes About W. Eugene Smith’s Wichita on the Jazz Loft Project Blog

Chaos Manor: Sam Stephenson Writes About W. Eugene Smith's Wichita on the Jazz Loft Project Blog

The following is an excerpt from a blog entry by Sam Stephenson, director of the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies, an extensive research initiative tracking down the stories of a loft building in New York City where photographer W. Eugene Smith made roughly 40,000 pictures and recorded about 4,000 hours of […]


Sam Stephenson Writes About His Travels Through Japan

Sam Stephenson Writes About His Travels Through Japan

Over the past month, Jazz Loft Project Director Sam Stephenson has been traveling through Japan and the Pacific Islands, researching photographer W. Eugene Smith, the subject of his forthcoming biography. W. Eugene Smith spent time in Japan first as a photographer in World War II, and returned to live in Tokyo in the early sixties. In […]


Jazz Loft Project Lecture with Sam Stephenson

Jazz Loft Project Lecture with Sam Stephenson

Sam Stephenson, director of the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies, will talk about the traveling exhibition The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957–1965, currently on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m. Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, […]


“The Several Voices of W. Eugene Smith,” A Lecture by William S. Johnson

"The Several Voices of W. Eugene Smith," A Lecture by William S. Johnson

In 1978, photographer W. Eugene Smith moved his archive—filling two 18-wheel trucks with 22 tons of material—from New York City to the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona. To assist Smith in sorting out his collection, CCP hired William S. Johnson, who worked with the famed photographer until Smith had a […]


The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Named an exclusive top 10 photo show for 2010 by DLK Collection: “Undeniably one of the best photography shows of 2010 … this is a fantastic show, deep in scholarship and compelling in its imagery.”     The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an exhibition of photographs and recordings of some […]


Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer: “Bob Dylan and W. Eugene Smith” Moderated by Sam Stephenson, Jazz Loft Project Director Wednesday, October 13, Noon at CDS Daniel Kramer, a New York–based photographer and film director, has long been recognized for his portraits and picture stories in national and international magazines and books. Kramer’s photographs have been exhibited or collected […]


Jazz Loft Project (New Videos)

Jazz Loft Project (New Videos)

The Jazz Loft Project presents “Hall Overton: Out of the Shadows” from Center for Documentary Studies on Vimeo. On April 14, 2010, the Jazz Loft Project and the New York Public Library presented a program devoted to the monumental, behind-the-scenes influence of pianist, arranger, composer, teacher, and Jazz Loft veteran Hall Overton. Featuring Steve Reich, […]


Jazz Loft Exhibition Opening Reception July 23rd in Chicago

Jazz Loft Exhibition Opening Reception July 23rd in Chicago

Jazz Loft Exhibition Opening Reception July 23rd in Chicago The Jazz Loft Project exhibition features never-before-displayed vintage black-and-white prints and rarely heard audio recordings by photographer W. Eugene Smith, who spent eight years documenting the jazz musicians, artists, and underground characters who inhabited the scene at 821 Sixth Avenue. Curated by Sam Stephenson and Courtney […]


“In My Mind” Film

"In My Mind" Film

In My Mind Director: Gary Hawkins, Producer: Emily LaDue, Executive Producer: Tom Rankin In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, traces the creation and performance of jazz pianist Jason Moran’s original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s legendary performance at New York City’s Town Hall in 1959. Deeply inspired […]


The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs And Tapes Of W. Eugene Smith From 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965

The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs And Tapes Of W. Eugene Smith From 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965

The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs And Tapes Of  W. Eugene Smith From 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957–1965 By Sam Stephenson Publication Date: November 2009 In 1957, Eugene Smith, a thirty-eight-year-old magazine photographer, walked out of his comfortable settled world—his longtime well-paying job at Life and the home he shared with his wife and four children in […]