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Documentary Matters: Nov 28, 2018


Featured presenters:

Michael Joseph
Tira Khan
Matilde Simas

Wednesday, November 28

6:30 - 9:00 pm
Digital Silver Imaging
9 Brighton Street
Belmont, MA

Presented by Social Documentary Network and Digital Silver Imaging

Michael Joseph

Lost and Found

Photo by Michael Joseph

Billy Highsail, New Orleans, 2017.

Michael Joseph is a street and street portrait photographer. Raised just outside of New York City, his inspirations are drawn from interactions with strangers on city streets and aims to afford his audience the same experience through his photographs. His portraits are made on the street, unplanned and up close to allow the viewer to explore the immediate and unseen.

Michael’s project “Lost and Found” has been featured on CNN.com, Vice.com, AllAboutPhoto.com and published in magazines internationally. He has been exhibited internationally, notably in the Aperture Gallery (New York, NY), Daniel Cooney Fine Art (New York, NY), The Getty Images Gallery (London, UK), and the Rayko Gallery (San Francisco, CA). His portraits are held in the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana and private collections. He is a 2016 Photolucida Top 50 winner, LensCulture Portrait Award Finalist and a recipient of fellowship in photography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Peter S Reed Foundation. He is represented by Daniel Cooney Fine Art (New York, NY).

Tira Khan

Growing Up Girl

Photo by Tira Khan

Tira Khan’s photographs focus on people, family and unguarded moments. Her images are often personal, as she finds that elements of our daily lives often reflect broad, universal themes.

Her photographs have been published in the New York Times Lens Blog, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Her series, Growing Up Girl, has been featured on Lenscratch, and is scheduled to be published this month on Der Spiegel Online and Musee Magazine. She has published work in two books: We Who March, a book on the 2017 Women’s March; and Family. Life., organized through the Alexia Foundation.

She has exhibited in shows at the Danforth Art Museum, Griffin Museum, and Blue Sky Gallery, among others. She won first place in the New York Photo Curator contest Vibrant, and an honorable mention in the Soho Photo National Competition. She was recently selected by Christopher Rauschenberg as one of eleven photographers in Exposure: The 22nd Annual PRC Juried Exhibition. Her portfolio, Growing Up Girl, is part of a traveling exhibit, Outspoken, which explores the idea of women and girls in American culture.


Matilde Simas

Human Trafficking: Kenya’s dirty not-so-little secret

Photo by Matilde Simas

Human trafficking awareness workshop being conducted by HAART Kenya at the Tala School for Girls, Kangundo, Machakos County, Eastern Kenya.

Matilde Simas is an award-winning documentary photographer and founder of Capture Humanity based in the Greater Boston area. “Faces Behind Atrocity,” a portrait series Simas created on child survivors of human trafficking for a United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons campaign, has received an International Photography Award, Tokyo International Foto Award, and a PRIX de La Photographie Paris Award. Simas's fine art prints are part of numerous private and corporate collections, including the African Union and the Kenyan National Archives at UNODC and UN Migration. Her greater Boston-based organization Capture Humanity is dedicated to bringing issues of human rights violations to light using creative storytelling to advocate change and make a positive impact.

Documentary Matters 

Documentary Matters is an initiative of the Social Documentary Network and Digital Silver Imaging to provide a place for photographers to meet with others involved with or interested in documentary photography and discuss ongoing or completed project. This is a free and open meeting for anyone interested in presenting, viewing, or discussing documentary photography.

You don't need to be a professional, expert, or established--you just need to be committed to the documentary form and committed to learning from feedback from others. And you don't need to be a photographer or presenting your work to attend. Everyone is invited to join us, look, listen, and comment. Still photography, multimedia, and video encouraged. Documentary required.  

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