CONSTANCE
Constance Mensh, photographer for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, posts original work and other imagery. Loosely organized by style, theme, color and even more likely- whatever is going on at the time. Contact me at constance.mensh@philamuseum.org
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Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.

Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.

Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.

Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.

Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.

Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.

Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.

Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.

Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.

Horse Tuning Expo: Part 3
Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
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Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 2

Philadelphia artists and Riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
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Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
Horse Tuning Expo: Part 1
Residents, drill teams, Philadelphia artists and riders from Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in North Philadelphia at the event created by filmaker Mohamed Bourouissa, featuring a costume contest, obstacle course and pony tag.
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The promo photos I took of Steve Gunn for his new album are making the rounds with the song Milly’s Garden streaming on NPR and Fader.. Way Out Weather is due out October 8 on Paradise of Bachelors. I’m honored to have a photo of Steve from our recent trip to Russia included on that as well.
The promo photos I took of Steve Gunn for his new album are making the rounds with the song Milly’s Garden streaming on NPR and Fader.. Way Out Weather is due out October 8 on Paradise of Bachelors. I’m honored to have a photo of Steve from our recent trip to Russia included on that as well.
The promo photos I took of Steve Gunn for his new album are making the rounds with the song Milly’s Garden streaming on NPR and Fader.. Way Out Weather is due out October 8 on Paradise of Bachelors. I’m honored to have a photo of Steve from our recent trip to Russia included on that as well.
The promo photos I took of Steve Gunn for his new album are making the rounds with the song Milly’s Garden streaming on NPR and Fader.. Way Out Weather is due out October 8 on Paradise of Bachelors. I’m honored to have a photo of Steve from our recent trip to Russia included on that as well.
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Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
Angel Olsen + Promised Land Sound, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 5/13/14.
Photography by Constance Mensh for Paradise of Bachelors
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Michael Snow reviewed (and on the cover!) of Artforum’s April Issue.
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Thomas Chimes, Untitled (John Lennon), 1969, in the South Philadelphia home of Marie and Robert Matticks.
© Constance Mensh (Dmitri Chimes and collection of Marie and Robert Matticks)
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ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
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Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Happy Valentine’s Day. I love this installation (and poem); lovely to experience and a treat to photograph.
philamuseum:

CUPID’S PICK:
O blue-black hair, pennon with sheen and shadow fraught, You give me back the vast blue skies of dawn and dusk, As on the downy edges of your tresses, caught In your soft curls, I grow drunken and hot, distraught By mingled scents of coconut and tar and musk.
Sapphires, rubies, pearls — my hand shall never tire Of strewing these through your thick mane — how lavishly! —  Lest Life should ever turn you deaf to my desire! You are the last oasis where I dream, afire, The gourd whence deep I quaff the wine of memory.
­ From La Chevelure (Of Her Hair) – Charles Baudelaire
Baudelaire’s sensual poem from 1859 inspired Elaine Cameron-Weir’s sculpture “Blue Black” (2011, wood, paint, coconut oil, concrete), currently on view as part of Objects of Desire, Gallery 268.
Happy Valentine’s Day. I love this installation (and poem); lovely to experience and a treat to photograph.
philamuseum:

CUPID’S PICK:
O blue-black hair, pennon with sheen and shadow fraught, You give me back the vast blue skies of dawn and dusk, As on the downy edges of your tresses, caught In your soft curls, I grow drunken and hot, distraught By mingled scents of coconut and tar and musk.
Sapphires, rubies, pearls — my hand shall never tire Of strewing these through your thick mane — how lavishly! —  Lest Life should ever turn you deaf to my desire! You are the last oasis where I dream, afire, The gourd whence deep I quaff the wine of memory.
­ From La Chevelure (Of Her Hair) – Charles Baudelaire
Baudelaire’s sensual poem from 1859 inspired Elaine Cameron-Weir’s sculpture “Blue Black” (2011, wood, paint, coconut oil, concrete), currently on view as part of Objects of Desire, Gallery 268.
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Steve Gunn, Kurt Vile and Lee Ranaldo at The Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, 1/8/14.
© Constance Mensh