Elaine Ling, Baobab 11A and 11B, South Africa, 2009.
ELAINE LING FUND FOR WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY
As you know, Elaine Ling’s deep enthusiasm for photography was matched only by her curiosity about the world at large. On her extensive expeditions during her 30 year-career, she photographed desert landscapes in Australia, Ethiopia and South America, archaeological sites, the mystique of natural phenomena such as the Baobab tree, and the nomadic peoples of Mongolia.
Elaine was also an advocate for women working in the field and a generous supporter of the arts. She was a dedicated and longstanding supporter of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and its remarkable photography holdings. Not only is she represented in the AGO’s Collection, but also, with her support, the AGO acquired several important works for the photography collection.
To honour her legacy, we are creating a special fund in The Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation, The Elaine Ling Fund for Women in Photography. This fund will honour Elaine’s achievements and passion for the medium. In recognition of Elaine’s interests and commitments, The Elaine Ling Fund for Women in Photography would be primarily directed toward the purchase of artwork by women photographers for the AGO’s growing and important photography collection. Works purchased would acknowledge this Fund every time they are exhibited or reproduced.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 for the Fund – the amount required to establish an endowment in Elaine’s memory. A number of family and friends have already pledged their generous support, but we need your help to reach our goal. We invite you to join us in celebrating Elaine’s life and passion for photography by making a contribution towards the Elaine Ling Fund for Women in Photography.
To make a gift in Elaine’s memory toward this Fund, please contact the AGO (contact information is below). The Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation will be pleased to issue you a charitable tax receipt for your gift.
The Elaine Ling Fund for Women in Photography at the AGO will pay tribute to Elaine’s important impact. Her contributions to both the AGO and the vibrant photography community in Toronto and beyond are to be celebrated and remembered. We hope you will join us in building the Elaine Ling Fund for Women in Photography at the AGO.
Edward Pong & Lawrence Ho
HOW TO DONATE
To make a gift to the Elaine Ling Fund for Women in Photography please send a cheque (made payable to “The Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation”) to the attention of Valerie Morelli, or contact her to make a gift by credit card or gift of shares.
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
416.979.6660 ext. 816 Valerie_Morelli@ago.net
You are also welcome to make your donation online on the AGO Website. When filling in the donation details, please select “In Memory of” to indicate this is a Tribute Gift and note Elaine Ling as the Name of Tributee.
If you would like to make a contribution in support of this fund which is eligible for a US charitable tax receipt, please contact Pippa Shaddick at 416.979.6660 ext. 440 or via email at Pippa_Shaddick@ago.net who can provide you with information on how to do so.
Come celebrate my book signing at the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada on Wednesday, February 10, 6 – 8pm. Introductions by the artist and Paul Roth, director of the Ryerson Image Centre.
Join artist Elaine Ling at a signing event for her latest book, Talking Stones: A Photographic Sojourn (2015). The event is presented in conjunction with three of her photographs on view at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) as part of our series, From the Collection, a rotating display highlighting works from the Ryerson Image Centre’s permanent collection.
Ryerson Image Centre is located at 33 Gould St. Toronto. A map is located here.
‘Talking Stones’ by Elaine Ling
‘Cuba Chronicles’ by Elaine Ling
2015 was a very rewarding year for me, in terms of publications and a very welcoming time in Medellin, Colombia. I published Talking Stones, with Kehrer, a book of stone places from my 30 years of wandering the world, a beautiful portfolio box of 12 Baobab images with PhotoEye 11.4×14.5”, and a One-Picture book Cuba Rooms with Nazraeli Press and a publication with Blue Sky.
In progress is a portfolio of platinum prints by Salto Ulbeek (Belgium) presented in a hand made box by Laurel Parker (Paris) of 12 Baobab images, 45.6×57 cm, edition of 8. My trip to Colombia involved 3 exhibitions, lectures, a workshop and an expedition to the Guajira where I met and photographed the indigenous Wayuu people.
Mayuu family, Guajira Colombia 2015
ANNOUNCING A NEW PUBLICATION FROM PHOTO-EYE EDITIONS & ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITION BAOBAB – TREE OF GENERATIONS PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELAINE LING
August 14th – November 7th, 2015
PHOTO-EYE BOOKSTORE + PROJECT SPACE
376 Garcia St. Suite A, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact: Anne Kelly , firstname.lastname@example.org
505 988 5152 x121
ABOUT THE PUBLICATION
PHOTO-EYE GALLERY is very proud to announce its fifth PHOTO-••EYE EDITIONS publication, Baobab: Tree of Generations by Elaine Ling,as well as a corresponding exhibition by the same title at our BOOKSTORE + PROJECT SPACE.
PHOTO-••EYE EDITIONS are exquisite handcrafted Limited Edition portfolios of contemporary photography contained in an engraved,anodized aluminum box and produced at PHOTO-EYE STUDIOS in Santa Fe, NM. The Baobab: Tree of Generations portfolio is published in an edition of 30 and contains 12 Archival Pigment Prints on Hahnemüle Paper, a title page, a plate list, an essay by Kevin Miller, Director, Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona, Florida and a colophon signed and numbered by the artist. http://www.photoeye.com/ling
ABOUT THE WORK
In Elaine Ling’s large-format black-and-white series, the artist set out across South Africa, Mali, and Madagascar to photograph one of the world’s most ancient living organisms: the Baobab tree. Able to grow to spectacular size in some of the most infertile soil, the Baobab provides for the community that surrounds it. Generations have depended upon the Baobab tree, which not only provides shelter but it is also a nutritious food source with its fruit and a renewable source for materials for textiles and shelter.
Ling’s use of 4×5 Polaroid Positive/Negative film serves to enhance the trees ancient and alien appearance, and the large-scale 30 x 40” archival pigment exhibition prints echo the scale and scope of the monumental Baobab
BAOBAB, TREE OF GENERATIONS
PHOTO-EYE EDITIONS – PORTFOLIO BOX AND PRINTS
376 Garcia St #A, Santa Fe NM 87501
contact: Anne Kelly 505 988 5152 x121 email@example.com
TALKING STONES KEHRER
TALKING STONES Subtitle: A Photographic Sojourn
Wade Davis, author, anthropologist, photographer
Kevin Miller, photography curator
Designed by: Kehrer Design, Heidelberg, Germany
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Trim size: 280mm x 310mm
Page count: 142 pages
Photographs: 120 black and white
A shaman stone sends its song across the Gobi desert. Tibetan prayer flags flutter in the wind sending prayers to the blue sky from a celebratory rock at Namtso Lake. Pictograms found in cliffs in the American Southwest, Africa, Australia and Asia bear witness to the close relationship of man to the spirit world. Natural rocks stand majestically at their empowered sites.
The 120 black-and-white images pictured in this book were taken with a 4×5 view camera, mostly on Polaroid 55 PN film. For 30 years, the photographer wandered through deserts, canyons and jungles gathering the mythology of “stones.” Across four continents, the photographer travels with her strong cultural sensitivities: her birth heritage from the East; and her philosophies from the West where she had studied medicine, and lived from the age of nine.
In trust, we place a certain permanence in stones. But their fragility is at risk of destruction by the erosive forces of Nature and the destructive forces of war. This book offers a stunning global view of a very unique presentation of natural and ancient stones.
Listen to the polyphonic voice of “talking stones”.
JUNE 20 – OCT 30, 2015 BAOBAB, TREE OF GENERATIONS
SAN AGUSTIN GOLD
Curator: Juan Gaviria
LABORATORIO DEL ESPIRITU, RETIRO, COLOMBIA
UNIVERSITY SALAZAR Y HERRRERA WORKSHOP
AUG 27 – SEPT 3, 2015 ARCHEOLOGICAL CONTEMPORARY FINDINGS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE
Opening: Sept 4
Curator: Elaine Ling
COLOMBO AMERICANO, MEDELLIN COLOMBIA
+57 317 779 6300
New collections: 2015
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Dr. Ottawa ON CANADA K1N 9N4
Acquisition/Donation of from 12 portfolios nation.gallery.ca
Ryerson Image Centre
350 Victoria St. Toronto ON CANADA M5B 2K3
Donation from 8 portfolios ryerson.ca/ric