burn.02 launch party with special guest bruce davidson…

At Home with David Alan Harvey workshop students and staff with today’s guest,
photographer James Estrin (in red) creator of the NYTimes LENS blog.

Burn.02 Launch Party with Special Guest Magnum Photographer Bruce Davidson

Saturday, 8 October
Doors locked at 9pm sharp for respectful showing of work from Bruce Davidson and our workshop students…
get here early or you won’t be let in until the show is over.
Fiesta to follow, please bring your preferred beverage…
475 Kent Avenue #607 –  Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Featuring the work of:

There is lots going on this weekend in Burnland. For those of you in the New York area, please come and see work from Bruce Davidson and my class from last week as per described above.

If you are closer to San Antonio, Texas, then check out the burn.ed GARDEN at the SMARTart Project Space. The brainchild of Burn Curator-on-the-Texas scene, Panos Skoulidas and mostly Kim. Many Burn commentators have submitted prints to this totally renegade and totally endorsed exhibition from our Burn family…yeah, family sounds corny I guess, but I would not know how else to describe. Panos has worked very hard to assemble prints from many of our readers here.

I want to thank Jim Estrin (in red shirt above), MaryAnne Golon, Steve Fine, Chris Bradley, David Griffin, Alice Gabriner, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Michael Loyd Young, Kerry Payne, Franco Pagetti, Peter Turnley, Christopher Anderson, Bruce Gilden, and Bruce Davidson…all who came to my class to present to my 12 students and a few assembled guests. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

This gathering is also a celebration and New York official launch of Burn.02. Come and check it out. Yes, purchase one for the good guys. Check us out carefully, and you will see we are simply trying to do the right thing. To help get something going in our biz for the next generation. Not mine. I am fine. This is for you. Pay back/pay forward. Do it when the time comes.

242 Responses to “burn.02 launch party with special guest bruce davidson…”

  • a civilian-mass audience

    ok,ok…let me tell you what I see…
    EVA and my other NON FB BURNIANS

    Well,PANOS is going around and around with his iphone…he is reporting…
    I see names…your horse,birds,naked bodies…
    I see a lady with an umbrella
    I see PANOS saying hi and thank you to a lady…

    oime,I am telling you…PANOS is like a butterfly… flying from print to print…
    ok…that’s the reporting for now
    I am gonna check again…hold on

  • a civilian-mass audience

    I see…all my BURNIANS…
    I can hear …blah,blah and some laughs
    I see…Uknown



    and a big THANK YOU to all the people behind the red dots…THANK YOU!!!
    cause when there is a vision…there is a wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    now,I am looking to hear from the kibbutz area…come on,you can do it too…

  • Good job Panos. How many photos did you end up with on the walls? Thanks so much for all your hard work. You are a wonder. Thank Kim too. I know she must have done so much to help. Cause that is what a good partner does. Love you and thank you so, so much!

  • panos — ALL FB links lead nowhere :-(((

    WAS the evening a total success????? we are all awaiting a report — time to wake up there in TX — full details please!!!!!


  • According to Panos’s FB page, these are the sold prints so far….
    WAY TO GO PANOS and KIM!!!!!!!
    SUCCESS** SUCCESS!!!!!!!!

    Kurt L
    Stephen Uhraney
    Charles Peterson
    Matt Newton
    Annie Musselman
    Chuck Farley


  • oh,
    sorry P,
    I see you are posting now…….

  • Thank u Wendy.. Exhausted ! Everyone asleep, Doug, Michael , Kim..
    But I have to walk Lola! And working on iPhone not as fast but once again thanks to STEVE JOBS now I can multitask.. Pleas befriend me on FB to see videos ( plus I need more friends anyways)
    Anyway continuing:

  • what did you finally decide on prices for prints??

  • It was a SILENT AUCTION.. I will talk the pricing/money talk later…
    I could write a whole post about it, but mainly I followed the photographers requests and couple prints were sold “less expensive ” just to Benefit BURN!
    that was the biggest headache , but I think I LEARNED some SERIOUS lessons last night about , art, money and SALES..soonest about that…

  • But WE HAVEN’T DONE YET! because we will do a special BURN.02 “Texas launch”
    Stay tuned about that!

  • P
    welcome to my world!!!!

  • http://instagr.am/p/Pj7ce/

    Matthew Newton sold

    QUICK PAUSE HERE: Matthew’s print was the most “talked about” print, along with Charles P and David Alan Harvey of course ( a print that was for DISPLAY purposes only)…

  • http://instagr.am/p/Pj6vR/

    Chuck F. My amazing street artist/graffiti from venice beach sold

  • http://instagr.am/p/Pj6La/

    ha ha.. I’m loving it!

  • NOW , all, please remember THIS:
    that was just the beginning , opening night..
    more ideas coming

    Another lesson I learned last night ( I was a little overpriced ,.. Just a tiny bit..
    I know I could have sold at least 5 more prints if I could swallow my pride.. And I will swallow my pride starting from today )

  • We are gonna have Private showing to collectors, wine and cheese happy hours and BURN.02 PRESENTATIONS..
    AS I SAID: WE JUST STARTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I wont stop till i drop…or no sleep till Brooklyn!

  • Panos,

    Thank you so much for all your efforts. :))
    Congratulations on success of sale!
    I wish i would be there…:))

  • Brother P! :))))))))))

    this will be quick as i’m on the fly, as u know, no computer time…but big big big congratulations on the success/joy, etc….and big props to you and kim for busting your asses for BURN…and big congrats to all those who exhibited (sold or unsold) and to all those who sold prints :))))….great to hear…as u know, my print is probably right now sitting on the border (thanksgiving weekend here) and hopefully you’ll have in in your hands before closing ;))))))…i am especially happy for Vissaria!!!!!!!…as for money and sales, man don’t sweat it, that’s life and the gallery world and most importantly the world of buyers…they always want to buy cheap, but having lived that life now for past 10 years, you gotta see the positive: you created a reality and an experience for yourself, for burn and for the photographers and this means way more than what got sold and for how much: you moved it, and that is what matters and i’m so happy and proud o fyou and so thankful for your vision and energy and generosity ;)))…as u know ‘payment’ to you is in the mail ;))))….and btw, i have another idea to help you…but i will keep that to myself for now until after the show finishes….an idea about payback for you…will announce it at the end of October :)))

    ok, must run, driving calling

  • kyunghee ;))))…i see we’re next to each other in Burn02 cover ;)))))…can’t wait to see :)))…ok, family calling, running…

  • a civilian-mass audience


    YES,congrats to ALL…BUT YOU ARE ALL THERE…!!!

    I make a plea to the IMF and to the Greek Goverment:

    PLEASE,can I have some money back so I can put red dots to ALL MY BURNIANS?
    damnit,I am a hardworking person…
    I have chickens and ouzo and olives and wine…and I have YOU and your vision

  • a civilian-mass audience

    whatever BOBBYB said…!

    What not to love!!!

  • http://instagr.am/p/PnKTB/

    “VENICE BEACH gangsters ( Kim with Granade and Doug MacLellan) terrorizing the mean streets of San Antonio”

  • panos

    Thank you so much for your hard work. Woke up this morning and had a congratulatory email from Jeff H. Look forward to the next phase of this on going effort!!!


    stephen uhraney

  • PANos ….nice to c red dots ……… congratulations !

  • @ Manager PANOS:
    Thanks for the sale!

    I won’t say “pride”, I’d rather say “excitement”, like having a lot of momentum, so you think that everyone will follow you (prize, power, women, etc…) but nowadays is not the case due to crisis… :-D
    Yeah! benefit to burn was my aim (keep some change for some beers when I’ll met you).

    PS: You will sell yours this week, just some excitement, so you need to get plugged/attached to the exhibition until the end…jaja…

  • It sounds like the opening of the San Antonio show was a great success. Congrats Panos, and to all who sold.

    The show at David’s loft last night was a resounding success as well. How could it not be with Bruce Davidson giving another presentation? He shows one astounding photograph after another after another after another and you get the feeling he could go on with that level of quality all night if he had to. He’s very busy publishing as well. He has a new book of his subway photographs and at least two others (I think more but wasn’t counting) in the pipeline. If he’s not careful he might just end up bankrupting poor Eva and Paul. I had seen much of the presentation before and bought Outside Inside last year, so I had a pretty good idea what to expect. But this time I was genuinely blown away by his color work. Of course Davidson is known for his black and white masterpieces and he describes himself as a black and white photographer, but his color work is at least as exceptional in its own way. He said he hated color for the longest time but he sure knew what to do with it when the hating passed. Turns out he studied color theory with Josef Albers at Yale. I’m guessing he aced that class. I’m Looking forward to a book of his color work in Central Park.

    The student show was fun as usual. There were two more Occupy Wall Street projects, both of which were well done. Scared me a bit though since I’ve been down there a lot. I was afraid I’d turn up in one of the photos. As I’ve mentioned in the past, seeing the student work and meeting the students and chatting with them is my favorite part of these little get togethers, but it’s been great meeting other burnians as well. I spoke at length with Michelle Frankfurter, whose Destino was prominent in the slideshow plug for Burn 02. That was great. And I finally met Erica McDonald, which was nice (and a long time coming), and I very much enjoyed meeting Tanguy as well.

    And speaking of Burn 02, I picked that up from Diego while I was there. It’s very well-made, a very solid evolution from Burn 01. Congratulations again to everyone involved.

    And if that was the last of the loft, it went out in style. It was such a wonderful, positive scene. Thanks David.

  • Congratulations, Panos and the whole slew. I am pretty impressed by what you did. Wish I could have got a print to you, but life has been might pressing these past couple of months – one thing to another, no breaks in between.

    Would have loved to have seen the Bruce Davidson show and especially the slide shows of the latest Loft crew – I know they were good. I hope things slow down a bit for me soon, so I can better absorb and reflect upon my own Loft experience and still share it with you all.

  • MW…

    I was going to send you an Email to see if you could ask Bruce Davidson if he has any plans on publishing another edition of Brooklyn Gangs. I know Outside Inside includes this brilliant work but I found out the other day the original editions seem to have about 25 more images in them. But last Friday I lost all internet connection and so I’ve been stranded up until this midday.

  • “Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus” … We came, we saw, we conquered.

    “Veni, Vidi, Vici” … I came, I saw, I conquered.

    Thus, “Venipanos, Vidipanos, Vicipanos” … we can do the math!


  • Panos…

    From what I’ve seen on Facebook and and round here you deserve a round of applause and big hug from all of us…
    So very well done Panos!!

    Bravo Panos!!
    Viva Panos!!

  • Paul, yes, he definitely will be publishing Brooklyn Gangs. Another part of what’s interesting about Bruce’s talks is that he’s met many of the subjects of his famous photographs when they were much older. Sometimes having looked them up, other times fortuitously.

  • Moves to:

    Venicepanos, Videopanos, Victoriouspanos

  • Panos. Good work dude. Thats a lot of dots.

  • MW…

    BTW I given up taking images in colour!
    I was noticing the fact that I was being attracted to, and taking pictures of, pretty colors, without there being anything of any interest or consequence within these images. Never felt so good, it’s a lovely sense of abandon to be able to ignore and not really care much about colour. Now it’s all down to seeing luminances, tonal relationships, and surfaces. I wasn’t sure I would feel comfortable and I had a suspicion I would soon go back to colour but for now it’s all BW both film and digital.
    Of course this is all Eva and John Gladdy’s fault :)

  • MW…

    I’m pleased to hear the news. I just hope he gets Steidl to do all the printing and not leave it up to Aperture. As much as I like Alex Webb’s new book the shitty paper Aperture used to print with, makes it absolutely impossible not to crease whilst turning pages. This of course is Anton’s fault!! The quality of Kakuza has turned into my yardstick by which I measure the quality of paper and printing. Laughing, rare is the day now I buy a new book which doesn’t let me down thanks to Anton. :))

  • MW…

    I think read somewhere there’s only one surviving member from the Brooklyn Gang and they met each other after many years and are back to being very close friends.

  • Well Paul, and speaking of Josef Albers: color itself, or more often the juxtaposition of different colors, can be interesting and meaningful in and of itself. The great color photographers usually manage that feat with interesting subject matter to boot.

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