This animated film by Martine Chartrand (Black Soul) recounts the friendship between a young Félix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for a pulp and paper company. An inveterate jazz fan, Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it “MacPherson” in honour of his friend. Paint-on-glass animation shot with a 35mm camera.
Martin Chartrand is a close friend, I met her at National Film Board of Canada, During my contract with "Come again in Spring" She such an amazing person and artist. I am really glad I have met her.
Watch the trailer of her film, it is a beautiful story.
In February I went to Studio The Harlem Museum, An Amazing Museum by the way!!! You gotta check it out When your in NYC. I came across two images, that stuck out for me by Artist's Ebony G. Patterson and Toyin Odutola. What I like the most of the first image is the details in the illustration the colors, hair and the expression of the subject. The second is making a bold statement that echos in the Reggae scene it is untitled but I have a name " Pretty Boy " sound fitting!
I might as well mentioned why I was in NYC, I came to see
Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 at the Harlem Museum.
An amazing show it is the first time I get to see photos Gordon Parks in person.
So Amazing, all thank to my Wonderful Tico :)
Gordon Parks, Untitled (Harlem, New York), 1967
Copyright and Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation
Untitled (Harlem, New York), 1967 Copyright and Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation
Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 honors the legacy and the work of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. The exhibition, organized by Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes, will feature approximately thirty black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. A searing portrait of poverty in the United States, the Fontenelle photographs provide a view of Harlem through the narrative of a specific family at a particular moment in time. This intimate exhibition will include all images from the original essay as well as several unpublished images—some which have never been displayed publicly.
The Studio Museum in Harlem andThe Gordon Parks Foundation, a division of the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation are together creating an exhibition catalogue forGordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, complementing the five-volume setGerman publisherSteidlis planning to publish in honor of Parks’s centenary.
I even found out there is a Gordon Parks Foundation