THE NEW YORK TIMES – LENS
October 4, 2016: ‘Love and Loss: Responding
to the Orlando Massacre’
“A collection of images about the Pulse massacre will be exhibited this month at Snap!, a downtown Orlando gallery. The show, called “Unison,” highlights not the violence, but the global response of love, featuring the work of Spencer Platt and Joe Raedle of Getty Images; Adrees Latif and Carlo Allegri of Reuters; David Goldman of The Associated Press; Red Huber from The Orlando Sentinel; and Hilary Swift, Sam Hodgson and Mr. Franco for The New York Times..”… read more
October 5, 2016: “Opening the door to a house of secrets”
“More than 40 years of photography and drawing went into Ballen’s style, its unique look documented in several books. Restricting himself to a square format and black-and-white film, Ballen is the king of closed spaces. ‘I think of the mind as a house of secrets and buried narratives,’ Ballen says. His exploration of humanity is not dissimilar to Samuel Beckett’s – a comparison that the artist encourages – in its sparely staged exploration of mental health and modern society”… read more
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October 4, 2016: Local News media preview ‘Unison’ a day before the opening.
“How did Orlando and the rest of the world react to the Pulse Massacre? The emotional outpouring is well-documented in “Unison” at Snap! Downtown. The photography exhibit from professional photojournalists is both heartbreaking and healing.”… Video
October 4, 2016: Exhibition of images on display at Snap! Gallery in downtown Orlando taken during the aftermath of Pulse, both in Orlando and around the world.
“The images — of somber candlelit faces, of men embracing in grief, of women praying and marchers rallying in celebrations of love and solidarity — come from photojournalists in Orlando, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Beijing and beyond”… read more
October 12, 2016: Advocate covers of the opening of ‘Unison’.
“It’s been four months since the mass shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub, but the pain hasn’t subsided”… see video
October 2016: ‘Moving Snap! Shots’ featuring ‘Unison’ and Roger Ballen.
“Snap! Orlando is offering a powerful double feature for the next few weeks: two photographic exhibits, each one gripping in its own way. The dual exhibits represent yet another step in the evolution of Patrick and Holly Kahn’s visual-arts initiative, devoted to bringing the works of nationally and internationally recognized photographers to Orlando, and now operating out of two galleries”… read more
October 6, 2016: Featuring Roger Ballen’s retrospective At Snap! and SMP.
“American photographer Roger Ballen has produced several iconic photographs from his extensive oeuvre; having worked with Magnum Photos and being surrounded by other master photographers such as Edward Steichen, Edward Weston and Andre Kerstesz, Ballen was bound to follow their footsteps”… read more
September, 2016: Fall Art Season Preview, featuring Roger Ballen and ‘Unison’
“Snap! Orlando and the Southeastern Museum of Photography co-present the work of photographer Roger Ballen, whose three-decade career includes searing anthropological studies, haunting black-and-white fine art photos, and a body of film work including music videos for South African freak-pop band Die Antwoord … Snap! also makes a splash with Unison, an exhibition of Pulse-related photography from around the globe, including work by photojournalists for the New York Times, Reuters, Getty and the Associated Press.”… read more
August, 2016: Fall Season Preview featuring Roger Ballen’s retrospective at Snap!Space
“Orlando’s rapidly expanding cultural scene presents a fresh array of theater, music, art, comedy, dance—even a stellar speaker… A retrospective of Roger Ballen’s photography will be staged at Snap! Space”… read more
October 2016: Eight-Page editorial and interview of Roger Weiss, featuring his exhibition at Snap! in Hestetika #23
“Swiss Artist Roger Weiss depicts women at once strong and impressive, and soft and fleshy“… read more
August, 2016: ‘Best Of Orlando 2016′ Issue
Snap! Space / Snap! Downtown voted #1 BEST ART GALLERY … read more
June 26, 2016: Rizwan Zaman interviewed by BBC News at Snap! Downtown
Two weeks after the Pulse tragedy in Orlando, Rizwan Zaman speaks to the BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan about his ‘leap of faith’. (Featured gallery works: Reine Paradis, Shelley Lake, Stephane Fedorowsky, and Dana Hargrove) … read more
June 20, 2016: Roger Weiss interview
Inspired by ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi, photographer Roger Weiss pieces together hundreds of photograph fragments to break down beauty ideals … read more
June 19, 2016: Roger Weiss ‘Dilatations’
Roger Weiss featured in Interview Germany … read feature
June 22, 2016: ‘Pick of the Week’ selection
New group show ‘Corpus’ at Snap! Space distorts the human body in frighteningly beautiful ways. The photographs in this frankly amazing group show at Snap! Space hearken back to a time before Photoshop, when creating visual effects was an art of the eye and the lens, although some of these works do use modern technology to achieve their aims … read more
Orlando ARTS MAGAZINE
May-June 2016: Six-page editorial
A 6-page feature in the May-June 2016 issue of Orlando Arts Magazine, featuring the Formento + Formento ‘Cinematic Chronicles’ exhibition at Snap! Space, and ‘Constructed Abstractions’ on view at Snap! Downtown.
April 27 2016: Art Pick
“In the gallery spaces sited on the ground floor of a new apartment building, it would be very easy to simply hang what’s sometimes derisively called ‘couch art’ – decorative canvases and photo prints with no real soul or artistic point of view. But with their usual grit, Snap! has done the hard work of actual curation. Hewing to their own artistic point of view, in this second set of three exhibitions they introduce an international and local roster of artists, in a mix of media.” … read more
Orlando SIGNATURE MAGAZINE
May 2016: Art Feature
“Before pop-up art shows were all the rage, Patrick and Holly Kahn debuted “Snap! Orlando,” a pop-up art festival, in 2010. A few years later, the artistic couple transformed the historic Cameo Theater in the Mills-50 District on East Colonial Drive into a hip gallery called Snap! Space. Now, they have branched out with Snap! Downtown, which opened in January on the first floor of the new 420 East building on Church Street, near Thornton Park. The Kahns run three art spaces in the modern apartment building that calls to mind sleek Miami style: the main Snap! Downtown gallery, OG1 and OG2.” … read more
April 2016: Editor Art Pick
“Husband-and-wife creative powerhouses BJ and Richeille Formento aren’t your average couple. For more than a decade, the duo have traveled all over with their Siamese cat family in their 1969 Airstream, shooting photographs that have been described as a cross between David Lynch and Edward Hopper. They’ve shown at Art Basel Miami Beach and the Robert Klein Gallery, but their latest collection, Cinematic Chronicles, brings Snap! Orlando guests a creepy, albeit somewhat sexy, look at America, Cuba, Mexico and India.” … read more
March/April 2016: Cover Story : ‘Women Who Own It’ – Holly Kahn
“Some are seasoned experts, while others are just getting started. But they all have one thing in common – they ‘own it’ in everything they do.” Holly Kahn (Snap! Orlando) featured on page 98 … read more
January – February 2016: Cover Story
“Snap! Downtown’s opening night possessed a coolly electric creative tension not felt at most local art openings. Suddenly everyone was an art expert, or at least an art lover, and they all showed up at 420 E. Church St. to witness Snap! Orlando’s sixth birthday party and the unveiling of their new gallery spaces. The evening had the celebratory feel of a victory party” … read more
January 2016: Elicia Edijanto and Snap! Orlando Feature Story
“Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto has long been fascinated in the bond between animals and children. In her stark black watercolor paintings she depicts predatory beasts like cheetahs and bears as having a direct and intimate bond with children who accompany the animals as companions in misty, haze-filled landscapes…Collected here are a few of her most recent paintings, several of which are currently on view at Snap! Orlando through the end of the month” … read more
December 2015: Feature Story
“420 East, developed by McLean, Va.-based Jefferson Apartment Group, is nearing completion at the corner of Church Street and Lake Avenue. Orlando Business Journal got inside for a first look at some living spaces and the SNAP! Orlando art foundation expansion.’There are still some finishing touches to be added but its going smoothly,’ said SNAP! Orlando Chairman Patrick Kahn about the group’s three gallery spaces, housed on the building’s first floor.” … read more
Orlando ARTS MAGAZINE
September – October 2015: Feature Story
The September/October issue of Orlando Arts Magazine featuring a double page spread on ‘COUTURE CULTURE.’
September – October 2015: ‘The List’
‘COUTURE CULTURE’ exhibit featured as the lead in ‘The List.’
April – May 2015: Cover Story: Snap! Orlando widens their focus with a monthlong festival
“How present are you in a situation?” asks Patrick Kahn, curator of Snap! Orlando’s annual photography event. Judging from the stoplight-texters and glazed-over humanoids streaming in and out of blandly themed restaurants we see these days, for many the answer is: not very. With You Are Here, Kahn’s monthlong series of art exhibitions, artist talks, films, lectures and workshops, the present has arrived … read more
CLEAR CHANNEL BILLBOARDS 2015
May 2015: Digital billboards around town
Our 2015 Snap! YOU ARE HERE campaign was seen on a great number of CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOORS digital billboards, around town and on the I 4 Freeway.
ORLANDO ARTS MAGAZINE
May – June 2015 : Cover Story
Cover story and four page feature about Snap! YOU ARE HERE in the official United Arts/ Visit Orlando publication.
April 2015 : YOU ARE HERE Cover Story
Snap! YOU ARE HERE: The month-long festival will include exhibits at 20 Orlando-area locations, as well as sites in Tampa and Daytona Beach … read more
April 2015 : Cover Story
Zurich, Paris, Los Angeles—Patrick Kahn has had many stops on his visual arts journey. Now he is bringing the works of master photographers to Orlando through his Snap! Space gallery and an annual festival … read more
June 2014: Calendar Front Page
“An old landmark on East Colonial Drive in Orlando is getting a new look. German artist Mark Gmehling is spending the week painting a large-scale mural on the building near Mills Avenue that formerly housed the Cruises Only business. Gmehling is a well-known artist throughout Europe. Besides his “street art,” he’s respected for his work in digital illustration and video animations. Among the places he has exhibited: the Museum Gaîte Lyriqué in Paris, the Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery in Berlin and the Moniker Art Fair in London. So what’s he doing in Orlando?” … read more
July 2014: Cover Story
“Snap! Space hosts America’s first (of many, no doubt) mural by the Dortmund-based artist” … read more
January 2014: Snap! Space brings the flash: Opening review:
Most galleries take a year or so to find their audience before doing outreach events, but curator Patrick Kahn took the reverse approach. For the past four years, Snap! Orlando existed only as a nomadic but ambitious photography festival, bringing Jerry Uelsmann, Douglas Kirkland and other internationally known photographers to Orlando for a single weekend of exhibits, workshops and lavish art parties … read more
FOX 35 WOFL
January 2014: David Does It : Snap! Space
An interview with Patrick Kahn, Founder/Snap! Orlando along with artist Blair Sligar of Hog Eat Hog by anchor David Martin, Fox 35 WOFL.
February 2014: Vintage goes ‘modern’ at Snap! Space’s first-ever exhibit.
Entertainment Reporter/Anchor, Allison Walker from Central Florida News 13 talking about our opening exhibit ‘VINTAGE NOUVEAU’ with Patrick Kahn and artist Rebecca Rose… read more
ELLE DECOR ITALIA
November 2013: Feature Story
Snap! Orlando Motion to Light project featured in Elle Decor Italia.
October 2013: Feature Story
“How To Succeed At A Portfolio Review” by Joseph Gamble, featuring photography coverage of Snap! portfolio reviews by Nancy Jo Brown … read more
August 2013: Feature Story
Light painter Patrick Rochon is used to capturing luminescence around a still subject, but athletes travelling at over 30kph bring a whole new set of variables. “You’re taking pictures of moving objects in the dark, so you can’t change your focus once it’s done,” says the Canadian artist, who immortalised these wakeboarders in collaboration with photography event Snap! Orlando and Red Bull. “You have to go in a bit blind.” … read more
August 2013: Local Front Page
For the past four years, Snap! Orlando has brought international photography to the city through exhibits at various warehouse venues and event spaces. Now, Snap! has a year-round home: the landmark Cameo Building near downtown. … read more
April 2013: Photographer Patrick Rochon And Snap! Capture Moving LEDs On Water.
By now you’ve probably seen Picasso paint with light, but have you ever seen someone wakeboard with light? Photographer and self-described “light painting master” Patrick Rochon spearheaded this unusual merger of art and sport along with Snap!, an Orlando-based photography nonprofit. Pro wakeboarders Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington and Dallas Friday did tricks with colorful LEDs attached to their boards at night while Rochon snapped the stunning results from the shore … read more
April 2013: Art Preview 2013-2014 Season Section.
People didn’t know what to make of Patrick Kahn four years ago when, after moving from Los Angeles to Orlando, the French-born publisher, advertising executive and photography buff tracked down city leaders and volunteered to help the region develop a more sophisticated image. But unlike a lot of big-talk, big-city types, he followed through. He created an annual photography festival, Snap! Orlando, that attracts prestigious photographers from around the world for exhibits and seminars to boldly increase the visibility and appreciation of the photographic medium as a significant cultural art form. Kahn’s enterprise now has a permanent home in a converted movie theater on East Colonial Drive.
April 2013: Olivier Valsecchi at Snap! Orlando.
Olivier Valsecchi’s Time of War will be making its U.S. premiere at this year’s Snap! Orlando in May, although, that wasn’t the original plan. Friend and French photographer Nicolas Sénégas introduced Olivier to Snap! founder Patrick Kahn, who initially wanted to present Olivier’s “Klecksography” series, a live performance he shot for the Hasselblad’s Masters Book last year. However, as Olivier explains, “I sent him a preview of the forthcoming series “Time of War” and he decided it belonged to this year “Motion to light” theme.” … read more
May 2013: Cover Story.
I’ve taken issue with the art-party model in the past. Whether it’s Art Basel Miami Beach or Snap! Orlando, the idea of scores of artworks packed into multiple venues and crowded by hundreds of partying art-lovers – who, as is normal at a fabulous social event, are paying more attention to each other than the work on the walls – seems fun, sure, but less than optimal for appreciating the art. I guess 2013 is my lucky year. This year’s model, slimmed down to its essentials and packed into four days, looks like the perfect balance of partying and connoisseurship..… read more
April 2013: Snap! Orlando and Red Bull : Light Wakeboarding
Photographer and light painter Patrick Rochon in conjunction with Snap! Orlando bring on a team of wakeboarders including Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington, and Dallas Friday. The trio rode special wakeboards affixed with LEDs designed by Snap! while Rochon shot from the shore…… read more
May 2013: The Daily City visits Snap! on opening night
SNAP! Orlando photography festival opened Friday May 3, 2013, and runs through Sunday….… read more
CLEAR CHANNEL BILLBOARDS 2013
May 2013: Digital billboards around town
Our 2013 campaign was seen on a great number of CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOORS digital billboards, around town and on the I 4 Freeway.
April 2013: Jeff Frost speaks at Snap! Orlando
Combining photography, videography, and sound design, Orange County-based visual artist Jeff Frost creates original depictions of imagined realities. His motion-controlled time-lapse short film, “Flawed Symmetry of Prediction,” was featured on The Atlantic, NPR and the Discovery Channel, among other national media outlets. Jeff’s famed multi-media practice will be the basis of a lecture and exhibit at this year’s Snap! Orlando… read more
May 2013: Calendar front page – Motion detectors: Snap! Orlando looks at light
When he was looking for photographers to feature in Snap! Orlando exhibits, Patrick Kahn came across the work of Vicki DaSilva. DaSilva’s works did more than captivate Kahn, the founder and executive director of Snap! Orlando. The streaks of light throughout her images inspired the theme for the fourth annual series of photography exhibits, lectures and more this weekend in Orlando. “That’s the direction we need to go,” Kahn remembers thinking. “We need to go into light” … read more
ORLANDO ARTS MAGAZINE
May – June 2013: Cover Story
Cover story and spread featuring Martin Stranka, Christy Lee Rogers, Vicki DaSilva, and Lisa Kristine. “The 4th Annual Snap! photography festival focuses on movement, light and a call to action” … read more
April 2013: Jill Greenberg at Snap! Orlando
Originally debuting for a three-month run last year at ClampArt, a contemporary art gallery located in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, The equine series’ next premiere public exhibition will be at this year’s Snap! Orlando. ClampArt owner Brian Clamp recommended Jill to Snap! creator Patrick Kahn. As she constantly juggles between tending to her family, commercial jobs, and personal projects, Jill says that she is excited to be able to make an appearance at Snap! for the first time.… read more
April 2013: Experimental light painting photographs w/ lights strapped to wakeboards
Red Bull Illume and Snap! Orlando recently came up with an awesome way to put a twist on the concept of light painting. They recruited light-painting photographer Patrick Rochon to photograph a team of wakeboarders who rode around with colorful lights strapped to their wakeboards!.… read more
April 2013: Preview
Preview to the 2013 MOTION TO LIGHT lineup of guest speakers and activists.
May 2012: The monthlong photo event may induce whiplash, but worth taking the risk.
When photographer Douglas Kirkland’s image of Marilyn Monroe was sold to a local collector at the Snap Orlando auction last year, the art world sat up and took notice. This year, world-famous photographers are coming here for an event that is turning into the Art Basel of the photography world, thanks to Patrick Kahn and his co-producer, Heidi Jaffe. … read more
May 2012: Cover and Feature Story
Orlando Style dedicates its May issue to Snap! with cover, and 4 page feature, with interview and exclusive images of Snap! 2012 international talents.
June 2012: Snap! 2012 Review
Orlando Style covers and reviews Snap! 2012 opening night event.
May 2012: The Short List
Expect the unexpected at Snap! Orlando—a photographic free-for-all featuring (to name a few) Filip Dujardin, Travis Dove, Miru Kim and Moby, amid a ton of exhibits, lectures and parties. Celebrate the masters and discover emerging artists at this yearly downtown Orlando festival…. read more
May 2012: Check It Out
Their high-tech building projection on the downtown Kress building was a feast for the eyes last month, but the real all-you-can-see buffet is upon us. Snap! brings its growing annual celebration of photography to three venues this weekend, with the main exhibits taking place downtown…. read more.
FOX 35 NEWS
April – May 2012: Full Day-by-Day Coverage
About Us magazine day by day coverage included Snap! Orlando’s projection mapping preview show, the main event Opening Night and Fashion Night.
May 2012: Gal Time TV Interview
Snap! co-producer Heidi Jaffe talks about Snap! on Daily Buzz… see video
April 2012: Snap! 2012 projection mapping on the Kress Building.
Full length video of the 2012 Snap! “Urban Wild” projection mapping. The event was hosted by City of Orlando Mayor Dyer and was the kick off event for Snap! as well as for the International Downtown Association’s annual spring conference. … see video
May 2012: Celebrate photography in Orlando
The official website of the cultural service of the French Embassy in the US announces Snap! Orlando’s photography festival.
CITY OF ORLANDO
May 2012: Mayor Dyer Hosts Annual Snap! Orlando in Conjunction with IDA.
Orlando Mayor Dyer invites residents and visitors to come to Downtown Orlando and watch the historic Kress building come alive with a 3-D visual projection over the entire face of the architecture. This free event will feature images dancing across the Kress building and illuminating Downtown Orlando’s skyline to kick off the 2nd annual Snap! Orlando Celebration of Photography and the International Downtown Association’s annual spring conference.
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOORS 2012
May 2012: Digital billboards around town
Our 2012 campaign was seen on a great number of CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOORS digital billboards, around town and on the I 4 Freeway.
May 2011: Live Report on Wesh 2 Evening News
City officials kick off a five-day photography celebration with 3D digital technology projected onto the historic building downtown.
May 2011: Snap! Orlando Kress Building Event Film (HD)
Enjoy the coverage of our acclaimed kick-off event, a projection mapping done for the first time in Orlando, on the Kress building. The event was hosted by City of Orlando Mayor Dyer, and co-hosted by TV personality Jayde Donovan … view full video
May 2011: Snap! Orlando Photo Celebration “Paints” Downtown
Snap! Orlando kicked off its 2nd-annual celebration of photography last night with an awe-inspiring marriage of creativity and technical prowess. A 3-minute animation lighted up the historic Kress building in downtown Orlando in what I and several other attendees I chatted with considered one of the most amazing artistic displays the city has ever seen. For those who couldn’t attend, we captured the mammoth projection on video … read more and view video
May 2011: Video Projected on Downtown Orlando Kress Building for Snap! Orlando Opening
Snap! Orlando opened with a bang Wednesday May 4, 2011 with an amazing projection mapping show onto the Kress building by artist Phillippe Bergeron. Video of the event is all over the web, but we have stills from the amazing show. … read more and view video
May 2011: “The Snap! 2 Issue”
Orlando Style Magazine dedicates its May issue to Snap! with a spectacular cover, and 12-page feature, including exclusive images and interviews with Snap! 2011 Discovery talent, Ukrainian photographer/artist Elena Vizerskaya.
May 2011: Editor’s Top Pick
Orlando Magazine highlights Snap! Orlando in the editor’s May 2011 pick section.
May 2011: Seth Kubersky walks you through the highlights of this year’s Snap! Orlando photography festival
Building a first-rate photography festival from scratch, and filling it with world-class artists in a town never known for it’s aesthetic acumen, doesn’t exactly sound like a snap. But Patrick Kahn, the producer behind this weekend’s five-day Snap! Orlando art event, is working to prove that with enough passion, you can make the semi-impossible appear easy. … read more
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOORS
May 2011: Digital billboards around town
Our 2011 campaign was seen on a great number of CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOORS digital billboards, around town and on the I 4 Freeway.
ORLANDO ARTS MAGAZINE
May – June 2011: Cover Story
Cover featuring Jerry Uelsmann, and a 4 page spread including Snap! 2011 headlining artists with a special highlight dedicated to the Dan Eldon exhibit.
September 2010: Interview by Jana Waring
Patrick Kahn took on the “Orlando Arts Challenge” last May when he founded Snap!, a four day photography festival that hinges on showcasing photo galleries, famous guest speakers, workshops, and lectures … read more
May 2010: Full Length Video Coverage
This video is a taste of the Snap! Orlando photography event that recently took place downtown … view video
May 2010: Snap! Orlando | Photos
In case you missed THE BIGGEST photo event in Orlando history, here are some fantastic shots from Snap! Orlando which took place May 20-23, 2010 all over downtown Orlando … read more
May 2010: WUCF Art Beat
WUCF Radio features an interview with Snap! producer Patrick Kahn: Celebrating the photograph – Snap! – a 4 day photography showcase comes to Orlando, with the work of renowned international, national and local photographers on display…. listen to the interview
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOORS
May 2010: Digital Billboards Around Town
We had seven CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOORS digital billboards, brilliantly conceived by Wilkie Birdsall, around town and on the I 4 Freeway.
May 2010: “The Snap! Issue”
May 2010: “Limelight”
Orlando Magazine features Snap! on the “Limelight” editor’s pick page as well as on the calendar section of the print and online magazine: Douglas Kirkland, who has photographed such icons as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, is headlining downtown Orlando’s new photography festival… read more
ORLANDO ARTS MAGAZINE
May 2010: Eye on the Town: “Shoot it”
This May, downtown Orlando will be overrun with the biggest names in photography as “Snap! Orlando” takes place May 20-23.
May 2010: Calendar | Critic’s Pick
CENTRAL FLORIDA LIFESTYLE
May 2010: “Photo Fever”
December 2009: Interview / Announcements
Patrick Kahn, Founder/Producer of Snap! Orlando, sat down with us to give a five minute overview of the huge photography event coming to downtown Orlando May 20-23, 2010… read more and listen to the interview
Snap! Orlando is May 20-23, 2010. They’re running a contest right now. On the main page you will see on the right sidebar InstantSNAPification (grey box with cellphone image.) There is contest which involves you and your cell phone… read more
The Snap! photography festival pre-party is 7-10pm on May 13, 2010 at MotherFalcon. “Come out to our snap! pre-party and share our excitement of the upcoming 4-day photography celebration happening the following 3rd Thursday!”… read more