Jul
15

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Update on BCS Press and Media Coverage

Recently BCS has been featured in the New York Times, ARTnews, and one of Kate Joyce’s works gets a full page treatment in the August 2014 issue of Harper’s magazine (print edition only – on news stands any day now).

In addition, WUNC public radio and public television covered BCS, including a 5-minute video for North Carolina Now featuring new interviews with Leah Sobsey and Ivan Weiss.

For a full listing of BCS media coverage, go HERE.

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Jul
11

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Dan Johnson in the margins

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I flipped on the television at lunchtime and the Tampa Bay Rays were playing the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game. In March, the MLB Network showed two or three of these exhibitions a day, an Observer Effect hazard that over time may very well change the nature of spring training, and baseball itself. When will the last mid-career starting pitcher abandon the time-honored, disciplined practice of throwing nothing but fastballs for four straight innings, taking his lumps from hitters purely in order to regain his arm strength and command, because he knows fans will be watching on television when he gives up a two-run double to some unknown minor-league scrub wearing no.

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Jul
2

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Upcoming Bull City Summer Events

There will be a series of BCS book events in July and August, plus a screening of Ivan Weiss’ 75-minute film, Leaving Traces, documenting the documentarians of BCS.  Admission is free to all events.  Here are those dates and details, including BCS artists confirmed for each event.

July 10.  7pm.  Regulator Bookshop.  Durham, N.C.  A BCS book event featuring reading by Adam Sobsey, the book’s primary writer, to be followed by a Q&A with Sobsey and book editor, Sam Stephenson.

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May
14

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Bull City Summer in Fisheye Magazine

The most recent issue of Fisheye Magazine, a highly regarded photography publication in Paris, features a spread on Bull City Summer. We don’t have a translation readily available, but check out the article below:

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May
10

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Bull City Summer Book Now Available

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BULL CITY SUMMER BOOK AVAILABLE NOW AT THE DBAP
Limited Edition, Fine Art Hardback Documents 2013 Season with the Durham Bulls

DURHAM, NC — The culminating piece of the Bull City Summer documentary project, a 216-page book chronicling the entire 2013 season at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, is now available at the stadium’s team store.

The limited edition hardback, published by Daylight Books, features 129 fine art photographic reproductions from nationally acclaimed photographers including Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Kate Joyce, Elizabeth Matheson, Leah Sobsey, Alec Soth, Hank Willis Thomas, Hiroshi Watanabe, Ivan Weiss, and Jeff Whetstone.

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