This Thursday, February 25, 2010, marks the official opening of the Brazilian Zouk Photo Exhibition by Alen MacWeeney at the Lava Gina, World Music Lounge in the East Village. This exhibition is the first stage of what he hopes will be a much more larger exhibition later on down the road.
Born in Dublin, Alen MacWeeney began his international career at twenty, in Paris, as Richard Avedon’s assistant. Across a half-century, he’s become especially known for his ability to artistically photograph interiors, countrysides, portraits, and even people’s inner lives. His work has appeared in LIFE, The New Yorker, Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, GEO, Fortune, Harper’s Bazaar, Smithsonian, Esquire, American Photographer, G.Q. as well as in many covers of famous jazz albums. His pictures are in many private collections and in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the George Eastman House, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and others.