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Photo by Chuck Stewart, Aretha Franklin, 1967
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Snap Space hosts exhibit of Chuck Stewart, photographer of the jazz world


You might not know you know him, but you know him. Chuck Stewart’s photographs grace the covers of at least 2,000 albums, by his count. That’s his work on Albert Ayler’s Love Cry, Gil Scott-Heron’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers’ Three Blind Mice. And so, although he’s a visual artist, it’s music fans who know him best. Over the course of a 70-year career, Stewart shot everything from atom bomb tests to nudes, but it was his work in the jazz world of the ’60s and ’70s that dominated. Now an exhibition of his photos is coming to Orlando’s Snap Space gallery. “Eye of an Era” opened last week and will remain on …
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Image:  Eggleston1988 Parking Lot, mennellomuseum.org
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston


Last Friday Orlando’s Mennello Museum of American Art opened an exhibition of work by Memphis photographer William Eggleston, who’s widely acknowledged as a living national treasure. Before Eggleston’s groundbreaking 1976 show at the Museum of Modern Art, color photos were seen as lowbrow. “Real” art photographers shot in austere black and white. But naysayers were put in their place when Eggleston’s brilliant dye-transfer prints became wildly popular and influential. Their saturated intensity lends significance to their humdrum subjects – rusty gas station signs, tattered fabric on a clothesline, a parking lot by night. And seeing as he’s known for his use of color, it’s a surprise – and a delight – to find that half the show is black-and-white photos. …
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Image: Tom Rankin: Handmade gravestones, crealde.org
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Photographs, Film & Theatre


For over 25 years, North Carolina photographer Tom Rankin documented rural churches and their surrounding sacred landscape. See his work on display and hear him speak about it at the Crealde School of Art Saturday 500-8:30. For more info go to crealde.org. The Florida Film Festival continues this weekend with screenings at both the Enzian Theatre and the Winter Park Village. Now in its 25th year, the Florida Film Festival is an Oscar qualifying festival, premiering the best in current, independent, and international cinema. The festival has 170 films and first-class events. Film lovers mingle with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a delicious menu at Eden Bar and inside the theater at Enzian. For more information go to …
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