On Tuesday, June 14 at 7 PM the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group presents member Image Sharing based on the theme of “People in Motion”. There is also an open category for non-topic images. Our critiquer will be photographer, graphic designer and curator, Glenn Ruga.
Ruga founded the Social Documentary Network (SDN) in 2008 as a web platform for a global community of documentary photographers to present their work online. As a photographer, he has created traveling and online documentary exhibits on the struggle for a multicultural future in Bosnia, the war and aftermath in Kosovo, and on an immigrant community in Holyoke, Mass.
In 2015, Ruga launched ZEKE: The Magazine of Global Documentary, a print and digital magazine presenting the best stories from the Social Documentary Network. He is the Executive Editor and Art Director of ZEKE.
In 2012, Ruga was one of three curators of the New York Photo Festival where he curated three exhibitions including work by Bruce Davidson, Platon, and Eugene Richards, Reza, and Lori Grinker. (http://nyph.at/Ruga/)
From 2010-2013, Ruga was the Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University. He curated numerous exhibitions while at the PRC including “Global Health in Focus” featuring work by Kristen Ashburn, Dominic Chavez, and David Rochkind. Ruga is also the former art director of Loupe, the magazine of the PRC.
Ruga has been a reviewer for Palm Springs Photo Festival, Rhode Island School for Design, Bronx Documentary Center, Santa Fe, FotoFest, Photographic Resource Center, Women Photographers of Washington, and SDN.
He has a B.A. in Social Theory from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a MFA in Graphic and Advertising Design from Syracuse University.
In-person meetings of the BCA Photo Group are suspended until further notice. However, we’ve been holding meetings online with great success. Meeting links are sent to BCA members and registered guests shortly before the 7 PM start-time. Non-members wishing to attend as Guests should use the Contact Form on bcaphoto.org; select Guest Attendee under Inquiry Type. Guests are welcome to attend two meetings, and then should join the group if they would like to continue. The event is free and open to the public.
This program is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
For more information contact [email protected].