GME Gem #13: Gartenberg Media Celebrates Pride Month 2019 with Photos by Hugh Bell

GME Gem #13: Gartenberg Media Celebrates Pride Month 2019 with Photos by Hugh Bell

Hugh Bell (1927-2012) was born in New York to parents who emigrated from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He spent a lot of time doing the thing he liked best, photographing jazz musicians, through which he gained notoriety while in his twenties. Hugh Bell also focused on documenting Gay Pride, Wigstock, and the Greenwich Village Halloween parade during the 1980s and 1990s.

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GME Gem #6: "Something in the photograph comes alive, tells a little story." - Hugh Bell

GME Gem #6: "Something in the photograph comes alive, tells a little story."       - Hugh Bell

Hugh Bell (1927-2012) spent a lot of time doing the thing he liked best, photographing jazz musicians. After graduating from NYU in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Cinematic Art, Bell’s iconic photo “Hot Jazz” was selected by Edward Steichen for inclusion in The Museum of Modern Art's landmark exhibition, The Family of Man, one of the most successful photographic exhibitions of all time.

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GME archivists assist in exhibition celebrating 125th Anniversary of the Spence School

GME's long involvement as archivists at The Spence School has led to work involving the school's 125th anniversary exhibition. The exhibition, which focuses on objects from the school's archive brings attention the school's long and rich history.

https://www.spenceschool.org/page/news-detail?pk=885273&fromId=173165

 

Raimondo Borea Picture Used in New Book "Acting in the Academy: The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education"

A photograph of Raimondo Borea's has been used in the recently published book "Acting in the Academy: The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education," by Peter Zazzali. The picture of Borea's depicts the first graduating class from the Juilliard School's acting program taught by John Houseman and was attended by Kevin Kline (below).

 
Group 1 of the juilliard school's acting program (c. 1972)

Group 1 of the juilliard school's acting program (c. 1972)

 

Summary of the Book:

"There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage actors. 

Acting in the Academy traces the history of actor training in universities to make the case for a move beyond standard courses in voice and speech, movement, or performance, to develop an entrepreneurial model that motivates and encourages students to create their own employment opportunities. This book answers questions such as:

  • How has the League of Professional Theatre Training Programs shaped actor training in the US?
  • How have training programmes and the acting profession developed in relation to one another
  • What impact have these developments had on American acting as an art form?

Acting in the Academy calls for a reconceptualization of actor training the US, and looks to newly empower students of performance with a fresh, original perspective on their professional development."