ADP Workshop is a network of photographers whose work focuses on contemporary American society. Twice a year, the organization hosts the ADP Workshop Review, which brings documentary artists from around the country to Pittsburgh to share, discuss and critique their work with locally-based creatives.
This weekend, ADP will work with artists to help them fulfill their project goals and reach new audiences, with an emphasis on reengaging the communities documented in these projects. At the heart of this event, and the ADP Workshop itself, is a belief in the importance of small gatherings and discussion in fostering creative growth and greater understanding across communities.
In support of this focus, the ADP Review opens its doors to the public, inviting them to join in the weekend’s final panel discussion, Books, Art and the Community, with guests Melissa Catanese (Spaces Corners), Mac Howison (The Sprout Fund), Jasdeep Khaira (Encyclopedia Destructica), and Brett Yasko (graphic designer) and moderator Leo Hsu (photography curator, writer and educator, working with Silver Eye Center for Photography, Foto 8 [UK] and Carnegie Mellon University).
The pop-up exhibition will feature photography, books and films from ADP Workshop participants, contemporary documentary artists working on both domestic and international projects:
- Emily Berl Los Angeles, CA
- Josh Birnbaum Athens, OH
- Michael Friberg Salt Lake City, UT
- Peter Hoffman Chicago, IL
- Chris Maggio Brooklyn, NY
- Matt Newton Pittsburgh, PA
- John Francis Peters Saugerties, NY
- Greg Ruffing Chicago, IL
- Pat Traylor Denver, CO
- Justin Visnesky Pittsburgh, PA
What: ADP Workshop Pop-Up Exhibition, 7-10pm
Panel Discussion: Books, Art, and the Community, 8pm
When: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Where: 6119 Penn. Ave, Pittsburgh
Light refreshments and snacks will be on hand, but please BYOB for the evening’s event.
For more information about the ADP Workshop, visit us online at adpworkshop.org or find us on Facebook, Tumblr and twitter at @adpworkshop.