Anja's video "The Bear" (with music by Edward Ratliff) will be screened in "Letters from the Sky," an international experimental film festival launched as part of the COPART Cultural Action in Durban, South Africa, taking place during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (November 28 to December 14, 2011).
"L'Oeil de la Photographie" (formerly “Le Journal de la Photography”) awarded Anja's series "Chinese Fast Food" Portfolio of the Year 2012, chosen from several hundred portfolios.
Underline Gallery in New York City is presenting a solo exhibition by Anja called “Take Out: Chinese Fast Food” from April 5–May 13, 2012. This series of photographs, shot in a temporary food court set up inside Beijing’s Olympic Park, concentrates on the saturated visual displays of the food stalls and the way the environment contrasts with the boredom of the workers. Curated by Michael Steinberg.
Two prints from Anja's photography series "Elevated Acre" are now in two museum collections in China — at the Huantie Times Art Museum and the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre — both in Beijing.
Anja will teach a two-day workshop at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing, China this October 8 and 15. The workshop, "Seeing People and the Space Around Them," is for those who want to create dynamic compositions and develop a heightened sensitivity to photographing people in various surroundings. Anja's workshop will be one of the first of its kind offered at Three Shadows. More info is available at threeshadows.cn or by emailing Leise Hook.
Anja Hitzenberger's work will be featured in a group show in Beijing, China at the Salon Exhibition of Huantie Times International Resident Artists Program, where she is currently a resident artist. The opening is October 11, 2011 at 4:30pm at the Huantie Times International Gallery, and the show runs through October 18.
Once again, one of Anja's photographs is featured on the cover of the Tanz magazine yearbook. This photo is of Mariangela Lopez, and inside there are more photos by Anja of Kathy Westwater, Martin Kilvády of Les Slovaks, Gilles Polet and Liz Santoro, David Zambramo, and also a short feature on Anja's views of dance photography.
We're pleased to announce that Strudelmedia has just released "Not So Fast," the debut CD of The Spokes – a unique wind trio co-led by three composer/instrumentalists: Andy Biskin (clarinet), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) and Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone). All three compose for the group with their own personal approach, but their music is linked by a lyrical sense of melody, a wry sense of humor, and a distinctive, idiosyncratic compositional voice. The Spokes channel influences from early 20th-century chamber music, New Orleans jazz, Third Stream music, Civil War brass bands, and contemporary classical idioms, all delivered with wit and agility (think Jimmy Giuffre’s trios, Debussy’s chamber pieces, or Raymond Scott’s horn section). The CD is available now at the Strudelmedia Store, and in the near future at iTunes, Amazon.com and more.
“The Paris Film” — our latest film project — was accepted into the New Hope Film Festival and will be screened on Sunday, July 17 at 1:30pm. We're excited that our film will be shown close to home (New Hope is in Pennsylvania, along the Delaware River, about 90 minutes from New York City). We will be present at the screening, so please join us! Click here to purchase tickets to the screening, get more info, or watch the trailer of our film. More info on the film is on our website here.
Anja was invited to participate in the Third International Festival of Flags, an exhibition that was part of the street festival "Cest is d’ Best" in Zagreb, Croatia, June 8–12, 2011. The flags were exhibited on the main square in Zagreb, the "Trg bana Josipa Jelacica." Anja's flags featured photos of David Zambrano and Nina Fajdiga. You can see more photos of this exhibition here.