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mara Catalan

mara Catalan
Profession: Photographer/B/W masterpr
Location: New York , United States
Home base: nyc
URL: http://www.maracatalan.com
URL: http://www.vimeo.com/mararita/videos
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Languages spoken: english/spanish
Organization: www.maracatalan.com
Mobile phone: 347 739 8258
Last login: about 3 years ago
Member since: 18 Oct 2005 05:10


About me:
I was born in Madrid in 1967, grandchild to Ramon Menedez Pidal, one of Spain leading humanist from the 20th century and daughter to Diego Catalan, disciple of RMP and a medievalist emeritus.. My early memories are traveling with my father through villages trying to collect old popular ballads and songs to later be transcribed for his studies. My interest in photography initially started from an anthropologist point of view seeing the world through the eyes of the people and their customs.
In 1990 I leave Spain and establish myself in New York City starting to work as a professional B/W printer and as a photographer for different magazines and collaborating with artist in their personal projects. In 1995 I travel to Chiapas , Mexico driven by my interest in people and their ways of life. I find work in the photography archives of Gertrude Duby Blom in the Museum of Na-Bolom in San Cristobal de las Casas. During these years I photograph one of my mayor projects “La otra Cara de un pueblo Zapatista” an inside story of a Zapatista village in the lacandon jungle. When I come back to New York, in 1997, I start working as a B/W master printer in Magnum Photos. Specializing in fine art book printing, exhibition printing and commercial repro.
I produce and collaborate in many of the magnum photographers greatest work such as Erich Hartmann “Queen Elizabeth” (Melville gallery); Paul Fusco “Chernobyl legacy”, Robert Capa “Death of a Loyalist Militiaman, D-day Normandy; Bruce Davidson “Central Park, Bruce Gilden (Facing New York, Coney island, Go) , Larry Towell (Mennonites) Dennis Stock (james Dean Audrey Hepburn,) Burt Glinn (the revolution); Elliot Erwitt; Chien Chi Chang, Leonard Freed and James Nachtwey commercial reproductions….etc
In 2002 I open my own lab in Williamsburg , Brooklyn and in 2006 I extend my working grounds by opening a photography space Studio304, were I continue to work and organize every other month Studio304 Slideshow.

Today she lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Rob Herschenfeld and her three children Luna, Kidon and Arlo

Friendship, M.I.L.K publications. 2001
New York Fashion, V&A Publications. Victoria and Albert Museum.2007
The Endless City, Phaedon Books (The Urban Age project by the London School of Econnomics and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhauen Society).2007
Madrid M30. Un projecto de Transformacion Urbana. Editorial Turner.2007

2009 NYPH Fine Art Single Image nominee

Spencer Throckmorton Fine Arts. NYC
Stephen Gaynor Auction. NYC
Linda Kastan. NYC
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College



mara Catalan. pp. pp.009-027, Mar 19 2007. "NEW YORK FASHION" new york fashion , pp. pp.009-027. Mar 19 2007.


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Studio 304 Slideshow Call for Entries_Bushwick Open Studios

Studio304 Brooklyn in conjunction with Bushwick Open Studios, invites
artists to create and share work in a screening based on the theme of Borders.

The delineation of a border can only be assumed or estimated. Borders are
invisible, even the ones that are marked. And yet we encounter them
everywhere, as we actively create, change or defend them.

We encourage all media to participate in the screening from photography, video,
audio, music, and performance projects.

Submission Information:
-Deadline May 21
Event date: June 4th
Event time: Screening starts at 5pm with a pre-BBQ starting at 3pm.

contact via email studio304brooklyn@gmail.com

-Submission requirements:
For Videos and Multimedia:
-less than 5 minutes
-burned to a dvd or cd
-able to play on Mac standard software
-no internet required

For Still Images:
- images should be JPEGs
-images should be 1024 pixels on the long side of the image (screen  
resolution is 1024×768)
-files should be numbered sequentially with numerals and artists name  
(01Catalan.jpg, 02Catalan.jpg)
-25 images or less (but if you have a special idea, this is negotiable)
-we recommend you include an mp3 file as a soundtrack to accompany your images

Please mail or drop off your CD/DVD to Studio 304.  The address is:

Studio 304
304 Boerum St. Buzzer 17
Brooklyn, NY 11206

28 Apr 2011 12:04 | 1 replies


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