Attention all photography lovers!!! Get ready to witness the best camera wielding artists as they manipulate light into all kinds of incredible creations. It’s Month of Photography Denver. Over the next thirty something days there will be 125 different events at 65 different spaces! Work from over 500 local, national and international photographers will be displayed throughout the city. While it might seem intimidating to know which events to choose and where to spend your time, don’t fret. Bucket List Community Cafe has got you covered with photojournalism events that caught our eye.
Return of the Corn Mothers
The Return of the Corn Mothers exhibit at History Colorado displays a photographic and historical journey through the lives and stories of powerful women of the Southwest, specifically chosen by their respective communities for their positive effects on the people around them. Over 9,000 years ago the Indigenous peoples of New Mexico began cultivating maize, and the fields of once wild grass, began feeding entire communities, The corn and the women who cultivated it became a thing of legend. The deity of the corn mother became a symbol of life, creation, nurturing, and community. This exhibit tells the story of the corn mothers of the past as well as today.
When: Open All Month Long,
Where: History Colorado Center 1200 N. Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Vine of Death
The Vine of Death project by John Davenport explores the history behind the Rocky Mountain Arsenal which was responsible for the creation of chemical weapons of mass destruction here in Colorado. John Davenport’s father worked at the facility. That time inspired the idea behind this exhibit at Pirate Contemporary Art. Davenport’s show includes artistic pieces which comment on things like gun violence, mass shootings, and racism too.
When: Exhibit Available Until March 5, Artist Talk on Saturday, March 2, at 2 pm
Where: Pirate Contemporary Art 7130 W 16th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214
Teen MOP Show: Forward Looking
Hundreds of photos from students were submitted in hopes of earning a spot at this high school photography exhibit at Red Rocks Community College. Explore what the youth of the Denver Public Schools have to offer, and perhaps uncover some of the best up and coming talent of the younger generation. The Teen MOP Show is returning for its fifth year.
When: Opening Reception, March 10, 6 – 8 pm
Where: Red Rocks Community College – Library Atrium 13300 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228
Eye to Eye: Portraits of Pride, Strength, and Beauty
Photographer Carey Candrian captured a beautiful collection of portraits of women who typically aren’t recognized during Women’s History Month. Eye to Eye: Portraits of Pride, Strength and Beauty honors the older members of the LGBTQ community who lived through years of their lives hiding their authentic selves. Candrian has helped them break the silence. The exhibit is at the Bob Ragland Branch Library at the RINO Art Park.
When: March 1-31
Where: Bob Ragland Branch Library 1900 35th Street, Suite A, Denver CO 80216
National Geographic Photographer Jay Dickman
Over the last 50+ years, Denver-Based photographer Jay Dickman’s career has taken him on adventures as he photographed for National Geographic. He lived in a stone-age village in Papua New Guinea for three months, stayed a week under the Arctic ice on a nuclear attack sub and spent time aboard a sinking boat on the Amazon. He has also won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the war in El Salvador. His work is featured at Niza Knoll Gallery on Santa Fe.
When: March 3-April 2
Where: Niza Knoll Gallery 915 Santa Fe Denver CO 80204
A large group of eight artists from Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, and Nebraska ponder what the human condition and our existence means for the Earth as they use photography to capture the theme of decay and human made remnants, both natural and historical. The artists involved with What Remains at the University of Denvers are eager to explore the push and pull between the natural world, and the man made world, and the conflict of the space between the two.
When: Every day until March 14th
Where: Anderson Academic Commons Dean’s Suite Gallery, Upper Level, University of Denver 2150 E. Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80210