HRY SPACE Talk: "Exploring Fantasy and Reality through the Camera Lens"

On June 13th from 6:30-8:30 pm, HRY SPACE in collaboration with SIMPL MAG will be hosting HRY SPACE Talk under the theme:

“Photography: Exploring Fantasy and Reality through the Camera Lens”

Food & drinks will be provided at the event reception, the talk starts at 6:30 pm sharp.

HRY SPACE Talk is an integral programming of HRY SPACE, for which we bring industry leading individuals together in a room filled with artworks from a generation of artists that are radically reshaping the contemporary art scene, hearing them share their experiences and ideas on their own works, and how we collectively move forward to drive positive impact for millennial culture worldwide.

Munachi Osegbu (@munachiosegbu)

Munachi Osegbu is a Nigerian-American fashion photographer and director based in New York and Los Angeles. His visual style is folkloric, focusing on surreal imageries that are inspired by his own fears and desires. He has a diverse portfolio clients from the beauty, fashion, and hospitality industries, such as Converse, Nike, WWD, Refinery29, Dazed Beauty, Galore Magazine, The Standard Hotels, and more. His work has also been displayed in the Louvre Museum and was apart of a traveling exhibition for Scholastic Art and Writing. Munachi holds a BFA degree in Photography and Imaging from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts. He recently directed a music video for Megan Thee Stallion’s song, “Big Ole Freak”, with over 17 million views on Youtube.

Gabriella Angotti-Jones (@ga.briella)

Gabriella Angotti-Jones is a freelance photographer based in Brooklyn. Her work as photojournalist for The New York Times, Tampa Bay Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle, has led her to receive multiple awards that includes, 1st place for Photo Story, Feature Story, and News Story for JACC NorCal and 4th place for Associated Collegiate Press’ Photo Excellence for News. Graduating with a Environmental Studies degree from San Francisco State University, Gabriella pursued a career in photography. The importance of storytelling as means of creating genuine connections between different sectors in society and the general public, allowed Gabriella to produce images that brings communities together.

Mengwen Cao (@mengwencao)

Mengwen Cao is a Chinese born artist, currently based in New York. She is a multimedia storyteller working with photography and videography exploring spaces of race, gender and cultural identity. Her projects sheds light on ideas that need to be discussed in order for communities to form mutual understanding. Her works have been featured on The New York Times, The Guardian, Mashable, Foreign Policy, and many more. Graduating from the International Centre of Photography New Media Narratives and Documentary program, Mengwen is currently a fellow at the Magnum Foundation. Here most recent work “Here We Are” a video installation challenges stigma the queer individuals face in Asian culture.

This artists panel talk is co-organized by Valerie Saputra (@valeriasaputra).

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