Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Go here for the rest of the fine print.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
photo-eye Staff Show will open in photo-eye Bookstore with a reception on December 18th from 5 to 7pm. The exhibition will run through January 31, 2009.
The exhibition will feature works by Adam Figliola, Anne Kelly, Ben Lerman, Cliff Shapiro, Daniel Espeset, Heather Prichard, Maxine Chelini and Melanie McWhorter. To view some of the images from the show, click here.
For more info on the show or prints, email Melanie McWhorter.
Send up to 12 images by February 2, 2009.
Get started now, not on January 29th.
Check here for the submission guidelines and the rest.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I will post more as they come out and we will get our very own Melanie McWhorter to create a list as well. Stay tuned.
Also, our pals over at Photoeye always compile a weekly best sellers list. Here is their compilation for all of 2008 so you can see what sold the best.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I will be doing the review on Friday afternoon and will be going to Photo LA on Saturday to see all the wonderful work that will be there.
Visit the site here
I found this paragraph in the greeting for the festival and I thought it worth noting.
"Public awareness about photography has grown a lot recently. With the developing internet culture and popularization of digital cameras, photography is considered a very familiar media. The public desire towards art photography is stronger than ever and the development of the photographic market is one of the clear changes in Korea's photographic culture. Looking at it from a positive perspective, the quantitative growth could expand the base of amateur and professional photographers that produce and consume photography, or it could just stop with a simple quantitative growth. If the quantitative growth of the culture is not developed in terms of quality, then the potential of Korean photography and photographic culture will not materialize."
Here's the link.
It's an article about the most famous photo book ever made, The Americans. Did you know that Mr. Frank shot 767 rolls of film while on the road? Man, that's a lot of film.
Here's a link to some audio clips.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Please join M+B TOMORROW, Saturday, December 13 from 7 to 9 pm for the opening reception of YIORGOS KORDAKIS: GLOBAL SUMMER at 612 N. Almont Drive in West Hollywood.
M+B is pleased to announce the Los Angeles debut of thirty-five year old artist YIORGOS KORDAKIS in GLOBAL SUMMER, 13 shimmering, artfully composed photographs capturing the haunting atmosphere of sea, clouds and sky in all their entrancing beauty.
Kordakis is intent on seeing the world with a fresh view, tending to see life emptied out and remote. Approaching the human condition from a distance, he reflects on its unyielding mystery and relationship to all encompassing nature. By choosing just the right place and moment to take his photographs, he conveys both the loneliness and hunger to be part of something greater, perhaps more intense now than ever. Radiant, hazy and seductive, Kordakis’ pictures hover on the borders of obliteration. They have nothing in common with seaside pictures of frolicking children and bikini clad beauties, but rather have an otherworldly quality, as if the scenes existed outside of time. “I am not a reporter,” he says. “I don't want to make a statement or claim that I was present. I prefer to be a distant observer of our natural tendency as human beings to be attracted by the water."YIORGOS KORDAKIS: GLOBAL SUMMER runs from December 13, 2008 - January 24, 2009.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I've been following Lenscratch for quite a while and feel that Aline shows quality work on her blog.
Aline's work is also top notch with my favorite portfolio being "imagined experiences". Be sure to check her work out as well.
All the best to Richard and Seth.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
You can view the guidelines here.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Stop by his website and take a look at some of his other projects.
I picked up on this story over at Bag News Notes, my favorite political imagery blog. A rather large Pentecostal Church in Detroit brought in hybrids from all three automakers to join the services as they asked God to help with support for the industry. The fall of the automakers would have a profound effect on the economy of Detroit.
Read the story in the NYT here.
Thanks to Michael for picking up on this and running an amazing blog.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
As part of the ongoing lecture series hosted by Aperture and presented by the Department of Photography, Parsons The New School for Design, Tina Barney will show and discuss her work. Since 1975, Barney has been producing large-scale photographs of family and friends, many of whom belong to the social elite of New York and New England. Working with a large format camera, Barney became one of the first artists working in the 1980s to carefully stage her photographs. Barney's subjects are often seen in complex photographic compositions that invite intimate study of the behavior, social class, and notions of privilege suggested by the clothing, picturesque environments, and luxurious settings they inhabit. Barney explains the coolness of the relationships depicted in her work: "When people say that there is a distance, a stiffness in my photographs, that the people look like they do not connect, my answer is, that this is the best we can do. This inability to show physical affection is our heritage."
Tina Barney (b.1945, New York City) has widely exhibited her work in galleries and museums around the world and is held in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago. Barney's photographs have appeared in the acclaimed books Tina Barney: Theater of Manners (Scalo, 1997), and in The Europeans (Steidl, 2005). She is represented by Janet Borden, Inc., New York.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Tuesday, December 9
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
Subway: C, E to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue or 1 to 28th Street and 7th Avenue
Friday, December 5, 2008
The online version of the show contains a varied slice of the show as well as artist statements and a small blip about each of the photos. The photos were taken on assignment by a publication, hence the title of the exhibition. Some you may recognize and some were never published. Why you might ask are these only taken from editorial assignments? The exhibition explains that while they are known for their fine art work, the artists "have also pursued a variety of editorial projects, taking advantage of the opportunities and grappling with the parameters that these assignments introduce. Their work builds upon a longstanding tradition of photographic portraiture for the popular press and highlights creative possibilities for twenty-first-century portrayal."
You can definitely see the different styles of the photographers as well as who gets photographed by whom. I found it interesting that Schoeller cites the Bechers as influences in his own style.
I could go on, but I suggest you take the time to visit the online exhibition for your self.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Don't forget, this coming weekend is PhotoNOLA in New Orleans. David will be there all weekend doing portfolio reviews so be sure to say hello. Make sure to stop by for a visit to all of the festivities they have planned. Here's a little cut and paste of the calendar of events..
Richard Sexton Open Studio, 5-8pm
PhotoGALA, New Orleans Museum of Art, 7-10pm
Susan Burnstine Workshop, NOPA Gallery, 9-4pm
Art Openings 5-9pm
Bruce Davidson Lecture (sponsored by Canon), THNOC, 7pm
Portfolio Reviews, International House Hotel, 9-4pm
Portfolio Walk, International House Hotel, 4:30-6pm
Art Openings 6-9pm, Citywide
Blurb Self-Publishing Workshop, Canary Collective 12-3pm
Photographers Happy Hour, Loa, 5pm
Lori Waselchuk Gallery Talk, 7pm, NOPA Gallery
GUNS ‘n US Artists Talk with Kyle Cassidy and Frank Relle, NOPA Gallery, 7pm
PhotoNOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, 6-9pm
Jamel Shabazz Lecture, McKenna Museum, 7pm
Photo Alliance Street Fair, 11am-4pm
Maggie Taylor & Keith Carter Book Signing, A Gallery 12-4pm
POYi Opening, Louisiana State Museum Arsenal, 5-8pm
Downtown Art Openings 6-9pm
POYI Photojournalism Sessions at Louisiana State Museum Arsenal
From Szathmari to Magnum: The Origins of Photojournalism – a presentation by Tony Lewis 1:30 - 2:30pm
Promise and Peril: The Changing Face of Photojournalism – a panel discussion featuring Ted Jackson, Doug Parker, Leslie Parr, Rick Shaw, and Lori Waselchuk 2:30 – 4pm
The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops partners with National Geographic to bring together the award-winning photojournalist and humanitarian Reza and bestselling writer Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and Fire, for an evening of spectacular images and compelling conversation.
Reza has devoted his life to bearing witness through his camera to the struggles and hopes of oppressed people around the world. Culled from a 30-year chronicle of his travels to places of conflict, this remarkable photographer will share with the Santa Fe community a selection exquisite images that pair turmoil with hope, joy with despair.
Joining Reza is Sebastian Junger who has traveled the world in his pursuit of covering life on the edge as a photojournalist for such publications as National Geographic, Newsweek and Time. Following an unforgettable journey through war-torn Afghanistan with Reza in the fall of 2000, he has written the introduction to the recently published book, REZA WAR + PEACE, (National Geographic Focal Point) that follows Reza's courageous career to the frontlines of war and areas of unrest. A book signing of REZA WAR + PEACE, with a foreword by Sebastian Junger, will follow the program.
The evening's proceeds will benefit PHOTO TEENS – a program hosted by The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops to inspire Santa Fe High School students in their pursuit of photography.
This Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m.
The Lensic, Santa Fe's Performing Arts Center
$20, $10, $5 (students with ID)
Purchase Tickets: ticketssantafe.org
Call The Lensic: 505-988-1234
Talk & Book Signing
Coinciding with the release of
PARRWORLD: Objects and Postcards Aperture is pleased to announce a special talk and book signing with Martin Parr at The Strand on his latest book Parrworld: Objects and Postcards
This groundbreaking two-volume set presents Parr’s idiosyncratic and kitsch collections with appropriate thoroughness, and with the artist’s typical humor. Objects is the first publication to document his twenty-five-plus years of such collecting from items that have already achieved notoriety such as wrist watches featuring Saddam Hussein’s face to more unique and often kitsch objects: wallpaper, trays, and objects commemorating Sputnik, Chuck and Di’s wedding, and 9/11. Postcards is the “last word” on an extraordinary collection of over 20,000 cards. This highly entertaining, yet serious study of postcard history, includes early cards that depict local news events such as car crashes and murders. The book’s finale, Boring Postcards, features a selection of cards promoting motorways and shopping.
For those of you attending Art Basel Miami, on Saturday, December 6, Martin Parr will participate in a design marathon and have a book signing at The Dynamo Museum Shop of the Wolfsonian-FIU design museum in Miami Beach at noon. For more information visit: http://www.wolfsonian.org/
Martin Parr (born in Epsom, England, 1952) is the author of over thirty photography books, including Small World and Martin Parr: Mexico (co-published by Aperture and Chris Boot, 2006). His photographs are held by museums worldwide, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tate Modern, London. In 2002, a retrospective of his work opened at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, and traveled extensively. Parr is a member of Magnum Photos.(Aperture, 2008) featuring his world-renowned collections of themed objects and postcards. The ultimate book that holds everything Parr.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Tuesday, December 16
New York, New York
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This event is part of the series Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context, presented in collaboration with Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Parsons the New School for Design.
Wednesday, December 3; 7:00 p.m.
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York
Monday, December 1, 2008
Included in the auction is a print by Laura Noel, featured in the Typologies Group Show.
Also included are Cara Phillips, Will Steacy, Caroline Allison, Brett Bell, Samantha Contis, Jade Doskow, Max Dworkin, Omar Gamez , Nicholas Hamilton, Oded Hirsch, Noah Kalina, Conor King, Orrie King, Katie Kingma, Aaron Kreisworth, Michael Kwiecinski, Oz Lubling, Avery McCarthy, Dana Miller, Mark Rubenstein, Haley Jane Samuelson, Brea Shoulders, Asha Schecter, Matthew Schenning
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
If anyone else has suggestions keep sending them in and I will add to the list.
I also got some info on packing your film. Some suggested wrapping the film in bubble wrap before putting it in the envelope to keep the temperature down in transit. Does this work? I have no idea, but I do worry about my film sitting in a UPS truck in the middle of the summer.
Photo Craft Imaging - Denver Colorado
Praus Productions - Rochester New York
E Six Lab - Atlanta Georgia
Denver Digital Imaging Center - Denver Colorado
Digi Graphics- Fort Collins Colorado
Calypso Imaging - Santa Cruz California
A and I - Los Angeles California
We don't accept unsolicited submissions. While I love to look at photos and do for hours every day, it clogs up our email box and I don't like to open things when I don't know what they are. You can send us a link to your website. I try to look at most but since this is not a paying gig I still have a regular job, make art, and don't always have the time. Also note that if you do send us a link you are automatically added to our email list.
We do however have more group shows, a few themed issues, and even some more guest curators coming up in the next six months. All of our calls for work will be announced here on the blog.
Melanie McWhorter's "Dress Show" is in the works and should be added to the site in the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye out for it as she had a lot of submissions to choose from.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the magazine over the last four issues and most of all thanks to all of you who have looked at the magazine, signed up for our email list, and commented on the site.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Just my two cents.
Here is the actual email.
"SocialDocumentary.net, a new documentary website for photographers, today expressed its deep concern over the loss of hundreds of thousands of images that had been stored on Digital Railroad Inc.-the online photo storage, web hosting, and stock photo sales company. According to a statement posted last week on the website of Diablo Management, a firm managing the foreclosure of Digital Railroad Inc, all of the images had been "destroyed, recovery is not possible." (http://www.diablomanagement.com/announcements/digital-railroad-inc.html)
"The wanton destruction of such a large collection of photographs is a tremendous loss to our visual culture," said Glenn Ruga, SocialDocumentary.net founder.
"If the recent experiences of cultural preservation can provide any guidance, it was the destruction of the original Penn Station in New York, which created the modern historic preservation movement. We hope that in time, the world will come to see that the destruction of this collection of images is a travesty and hopefully the beginning of awareness, sensitivity, and regulations about the reckless destruction of intellectual property in our newly created digital culture," said Ruga.
Diablo Management reports that the hardware for Digital Railroad will be sold to the highest bidder now that the online digital files of photographers-- who have come to rely on Digital Railroad to store, display, and sell their images-have been erased.
"Digital Railroad's treatment of photographers who relied on their service is disgraceful," said Ruga. "According to Diablo Management, Digital Railroad will still invoice and collect fees from users until December 19 but it is unlikely that many photographers will receive money duly owed to them."
SocialDocumentary.net was launched in late October at the Photo District News/PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. The website features documentary photography from around the world-images and words that are devoted entirely to exploring humanity, culture, and societies through the documentary form.
The goal of the site is to connect and inform societies around the world through photography and is a resource for teachers, students, policymakers, photo editors, and consumers."
Monday, November 24, 2008
So I imagine there have been a lot of you out there who have experienced the same thing. Your processor closed its doors and you had to find somewhere else. I also imagine it is going to be happening more and more in the future. In the spirit of that I want to know if any of you out there have a place where you ship your film off to that does a good job and is not over the top expensive.
Drop their link into a comment or email us here at email@example.com and I will put together the list in a nice organized way and post it back up to the blog so you all can copy and paste and save yourself some work later on or maybe find a cheaper and better place to get your film done.
Thanks in advance.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
LACDA 2008 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION
Rebecca Morse Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Peter Frank Senior Curator, Riverside Art Museum, THE Magazine Critic
Rex Bruce Artist, Curator, Director L.A. Center for Digital Art
Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographic locations. The selected winner recieves 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $1500-$2000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery from January 8-31, 2009. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.
Second place prizes: Five second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24x36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in upcoming group shows. Second place winners will be scheduled into group shows within twelve months of announcement of winners. Consideration is given to placing these works in shows appropriate to their style, genre and/or content. These shows will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.
Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Entrants to our competitions form the pool of artists from which exhibits are curated, many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.
Deadline for entries: December 15, 2008
Winners announced: December 22, 2008
Exhibit Dates: January 8-31, 2009
Registration fee is $30US (three images).
Multiple entries permitted, additional $30 entry fee for each three images.
Direct link to registration:
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, Museum of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs opens its first major photography exhibition in 25 years. Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe will open to the public on Friday, November 21, 2008 with a reception, hosted by the Women’s Board, from 5 – 7 PM. Co-curated by Mary Anne Redding, Curator of Photography at the Palace of the Governors and independent curator, educator, and photographer, Krista Elrick, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe is part of the city wide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Santa Fe as well as the centennial of the Museum of New Mexico.
The Museum of New Mexico Press is publishing a book of the same name to be released at the end of January 2009 with essays by Frances Levine, Lucy Lippard, Andrew Lovato, Siegfried Halus, David Noble, Rina Swentzell, and Mary Anne Redding.
Join us for an important conversation between Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen and noted author Philip Gourevitch. Their discussion will focus on the subject of Bendiksen's recent and remarkable book, The Places We Live, which documents life in slums around the world.
Monday, November 24, 6:30 p.m.
547 West 27th Street, Fl.4
between 10th & 11th avenues
New York, New York
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
If anyone can figure out how to search it through CoolIris, let me know.
Thanks to Google and Life for putting this up and making it free.
See it here.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Voyeurism, Skyscrapers and Cubicles: Experience The Transparent City and Work/Place at MoCP
LECTURE: Michael Wolf
Thursday, November 20, 6:30pm @ Ferguson Lecture Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave.
In his recent Transparent City series, Michael Wolf photographs Chicago architecture and examines the people that inhabit these buildings. Join us for a lecture by the Hong Kong-based artist, sponsored by the Photography Department’s Lectures in Photography series.
Thursday, November 20, 5-7 pm at MoCP
Please join us as we celebrate the opening of Michael Wolf: The Transparent City and Work/Place.
EXHIBITION TOUR: Work/Place
Friday, November 21, 12:30pm at MoCP
Please join exhibition curator Natasha Egan and exhibiting artists Mary Ellen Strom, Ann Carlson, and Karen Yama for a tour of Work/Place.
Monday, November 17, 2008
"Our ONE YEAR Anniversary celebratory party happens in Santa Fe! All eight of our 2008 titles will be available at special discount, along with a hot new Radius Books bag. Place: Union Protectiva Hall at 345 Camino del Monte Sol (just off Canyon Road at Acequia Madre). Time: 6-8 pm. All are welcome!"
So, if you have time after the Through the Lens party, head on over and say hi to Darius.
Also, visit Radius Books.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This coming Tuesday, November 18th, Jason Salavon will be giving a lecture at the University of New Mexico as part of the Robert Heinecken Memorial Lecture series. The lecture series will also include Alec Soth in February.
The talk will take place in Mitchell Hall room 122 at 5:00 pm. If you have never seen his work, most definitely check it out and if you are in the area please stop by.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Read the rest here.
As expected from The New Yorker, the review is art word heavy and articulate.
My favorite sentence from the reviewer is:
"Synthetic gorgeousness iconizes pictures that flaunt the nonchalance of snapshots."
I do enjoy Eggleston's work and the review is well done.
Read it here...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Artist's Reception and Booksigning
photo-eye Gallery announces an exhibition of photographs by Jo Whaley celebrating the release of her new monograph, Theater of Insects published by Chronicle Books.
The reception and signing will be held at our Santa Fe gallery located at 376 Garcia Street from 5-7 pm. The exhibition continues through January 10, 2009. Also on display will be photographs by Linda Connor.
Jo Whaley's exhibition The Theater of Insects is also now on display at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. That exhibit will then travel to the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego, CA.
Ms. Whaley will be presenting a lecture Thursday, November 6th at 6 PM at Tipton Hall, College of Santa Fe. For a complete list of the Lecture Series click here. She will also be lecturing Thursday, November 20th, At the J-school Located at the North Gate Hall of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Go to http://journalism.berkeley.edu/misc/directions.html for driving directions and public transportation.
The gallery hours are 10am to 5pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Issue 4 includes work by
The Typologies Group Show featuring 20 artists.
A conversation with Richard Renaldi by Joerg Colberg
A review of National Geographic's latest book offering Visions of Paradise
In the next few days we will be adding another review by Melanie McWhorter
and look for her Dress Show to be added in early December.
As always, thanks for looking and thanks for your support.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art has or should I say had an opening tonight for Mark Mothersbaugh and some of his photos. They are up until December 6th so go check them out.
Here's the press...
We are opening an exhibit of altered antique photographs by Mark Mothersbaugh (L.A. icon, DEVO founder/singer, movie composer) tonight. His art making actually predates and propelled his music projects. The reception tonight is Thursday Nov. 6, 7-9pm, he will in attendance - should be a great evening.
Come meet Mark Mothersbaugh!-
See what I mean. You would have gone too.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We have five new artists this time, the Typologies group show with twenty artists,
one and possibly two book reviews, as well as a few other surprises.
We will be up and running on the 10th so don't forget to check it out. As always, if you want to join our mailing list, only for the purpose of being notified of new issues, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and type subscribe.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Here's the fine print.
"Things Are Strange curated by Jon Feinstein
Humble Arts Foundation is pleased to present Things Are Strange, a group exhibition featuring the works of eighteen photographers whose images explores the peculiar, idiosyncratic, and often absurd elements of the contemporary world, using them as a metaphor for the current state of social and political affairs.
The artists featured in the exhibition include Matthew Baum, Dan Boardman, Michael Buhler-Rose, Trey Edwards, Emiliano Granado, William Lamson, David LaSpina, Alison Malone, Rachelle Mozman, Eric Percher, Cara Phillips, Matthew Porter, Amy Stein, Brad Troemel, Christian Weber, Hannah Whitaker, Sarah Wilmer, and Ofer Wolberger
Humble Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance the careers of emerging fine-art photographers by way of exhibition and publishing opportunities, limited-edition print sales, twice–annual artists grants, and educational programming.
Exhibition on view Tuesday, November 4–Saturday, November 15, 2008
Exhibition opening: Thursday, November 6, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Press preview: 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00p.m.
New Century Artists
530 West 25th Street #406
New York, NY 10001
C/E Train to 23rd Street"
So get out there. Photograph the lines, photograph the location, or whatever else says Election to you.
Most importantly, get out there and VOTE! Make a difference.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Visit them for more details.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
You can read a little more about it here.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
"HANK WILLIS THOMAS and DEBORAH WILLIS
Conversation & Book Signing
Aperture is pleased to present an intimate and thoughtful discussion between mother and son -- Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis — who will talk about their work, influences, and artistic collaborations.
Hank Willis Thomas (born in Plainfield, New Jersey, 1976), winner of the first Aperture West Book Prize and one of art photography’s rising stars, has just released his first monograph Pitch Blackness (Aperture, November 2008). With his characteristic sharpness and dark humor, the series in the book raise complex questions about identity and race in America. Hank Willis Thomas first gained wide recognition for his highly provocative series B®ANDED, which addresses how commercial branding in America is geared toward specific racial groups and raises questions about visual culture, the power of logos, and media representation of African Americans. Other series include Winter In America, a collaborative work with Kambui Olujimi, focusing on the epidemic of black on black violence in America, and his most recent body of work, “Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America,” where the artist appropriates magazine advertisements that are marketed to an African American audience or feature black subjects, and strips away all the logos and text, leaving the image to speak for itself. Thomas’s work is now appearing in numerous group exhibitions around the country. On February 12, 2009, a solo show of his work from this book will open at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.
Acclaimed photographer, scholar, and curator, Deborah Willis is currently Chair and Professor of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Willis is the curator of 1968: Then and Now exhibition at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, featuring photographs, paintings, installations, and videos by 50 artists who have transformed our understanding of identity, resistance, war, and peace over the past forty years. Featured Aperture artists include: Bruce Davidson, Stephen Shames, and Carrie Mae Weems.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
Monday, October 27, 2008
So in the never-ending quest to find answers, let me know what those questions would be. Feel free to leave them in the comments section.
Thanks for your help.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Opening Reception for Rohn Meijer
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 6 - 9 pm
Mary Stanley Studio at Castleberry Hill
Castleberry Hill Art Stroll
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 6 - 10 pm
The Big House Studio
Castleberry Hill Art Stroll
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 6 - 10 pm
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 7 - 10 pm
Castleberry Hill District
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 7 - 12 am
Piedmont Park Community Center
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 9 am - 1 pm
Roswell Photo Society
Kevin Ames Workshop
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 8:30 am - 5 pm
Lecture by Steve Aishman
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 2 - 3 pm
The Contemporary Art Studios
Opening Reception for Angela West
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 6 - 8 pm
Mary Stanley Studio at Castleberry Hill
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 6 - 10 pm
The Seen Gallery
Opening Reception for Manuel Llaneras
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 7 - 10 pm
For all of the tech junkies out there, PDN's Photo Plus Expo is taking place this weekend in New York October 23-25. PDN has video feed on some of the new and more interesting releases, including more on Vincent Laforet and the Canon 5D Mark II. Also included is a video interview about the new Leica S2, the 37.5 megapixel camera set to be released in July 2009. No word on pricing other than it will be "competitive".
Also at PDN, Amber Terranova has been announced as the new photo editor. Amber a New York native, was living in Santa Fe for the last few years and was a welcome addition to the photography scene there. Congrats to Amber and she will be missed here in New Mexico.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
"Unlike other image sharing sites, such as Flickr or Shutterfly, SocialDocumentary.net, is committed to hosting only quality images with a strong point of view and a deliberate and meaningful composition. The images and writing must have documentary integrity and technical quality," said Glenn Ruga, publisher and founder of SocialDocumentary.net. "There are no other sites devoted to the documentary form that allow photographers-both amateur and professional-to easily upload their own quality exhibits and to be a part of the fastest growing community and collection of documentary work on the web."
With other photo hosting sites dropping like flies, this may fly and then again maybe not. In an age where we are inundated with images on a daily basis, it may take more than a hosting service to get your images out there. Recently I was talking to a long time editorial photographer about how she used to get her images out to the right people. It involved a lot of hitting the pavement and even more ingenuity.
This book is still one of my favorite books of all time. If you have never read it or even looked through it, I suggest you do. The author and photographer for the book, William DeBuys and Alex Harris, will be speaking on October 30th, 2008 at 6PM at the College of Santa Fe. The talk will be in Tipton Hall and is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I recently heard about this exhibition an the NYPL but had a hard time finding any images from it. I finally came across some at Time.
Does anyone else out there realize how far and subversive advertising has become over the past half a century? That's the power of the image.
Here is the release from the show:
"Early in the last century, questions about the health effects of smoking became a topic of widespread discussion, as terms like “smoker’s cough” and “coffin nails” (referring to cigarettes) began to appear in the popular vernacular. Recognizing the need to counter this threat to their livelihood, tobacco companies undertook a multifaceted campaign to allay the public’s fears. One strategy was to promote smoking as a beneficial practice through endorsements by healthy and vigorous-appearing singers, Hollywood stars, elite athletes, and actors posing as medical professionals. This exhibition, created by Dr. Robert Jackler of the Stanford University Medical School, examines the advertising in which, between the late 1920s and the early 1950s, tobacco companies tried to reassure the public of the safety of their products. "
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Free entry. Submit up to one image a week for ten weeks. For more on the contest click here.
Monday, October 20, 2008
So get on over there and help the man out.
We have five new feature artists. We have a group show with 20 artists that you will want to keep and eye on. Other goodies are still in store for Issue 4 so mark your calendars now. If you haven't signed up for our email list to be notified when the new Issue comes out, please do so. Just send and email to email@example.com and type subscribe.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
The dress has been a subject of curatorial consideration throughout the last 20 years, exhibitions like Empty as Surrogate in Recent Art (presented by Nina Felshin and the Independent Curators International in 1994), have mostly dealt with the use of clothing as symbols, containers of specific meaning related to class, gender and desire. While these prior exhibitions laid the critical groundwork for the consideration of clothing in contemporary art by addressing a broad spectrum of garments and media, Fraction Magazine is pleased to announce an upcoming online exhibition that will specifically investigate these issues as they relate to the woman’s dress as signifier within the medium of photography. The exhibition aims to reveal the “collective consciousness” associated with how the dress, an undeniably rich surrogate, is exploited in contemporary photography.
We are now accepting submissions of photographs (in digital format) that explore / address / feature dresses of any kind.
To send scans, please attach them to the email labeled Lastname_image1.jpg, Lastname_image2.jpg and so on. In the body of the email, please list your name, email address, title of each scan with beside the respective numbers and size and medium of the final print. A brief description of the project is optional. Please limit submissions to five scans per photographer.
The images should be 72dpi and no bigger than 800 pixels on the longest side.
Please send the entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
of patriotism take many
forms in We the People, an
exhibition drawn from the
UNM Art Museum’s
permanent photography collection which
celebrates Article 2 of the United States
Constitution. This article provides for the election
of a President and Vice President every four
years and subsequent amendments ensure that all
citizens 18 years of age and older, regardless of
race, color, or gender, have the right to vote. In
recognition of this important political season, we
offer these works as inspiration of our citizen’s
rights and responsibilities."
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Hours: Tues-Fri 9-4, Tues 5-8, Sat-Sun 1-4
Idea of Self
Deadline November 12, 2008
December 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Brad does a fair amount of photography and agreed to do it, but had conditions.
From the W website:
"For a hobbyist, Pitt certainly knew what he wanted. He was determined to shoot Jolie with Kodak Tech Pan film, which hasn’t been manufactured for four years. Photo Editor Nadia Vellam located 40 rolls of the stuff on eBay, which a courier then hand-carried to Pitt in Provence, France, where the couple have been hiding out since June. A week later Pitt called; he needed more film. Vellam’s first source was tapped out. She finally tracked down a guy who offered her 30 rolls—in Israel. She then had mere hours to find someone in Tel Aviv who could get on a plane to France with the film that very day. Pitt also wanted to try a specialized film used in World War II–era movies. That was a no-go. One of Vellam’s sources instead recommended Ilford to achieve the same romantic, grainy quality. Assistant Bookings Editor Will Higdon-Sudow hopped a flight with it and made the handoff in a hotel lobby. The results speak for themselves."
See some photos here.
But for a couple who claims to be green and environmental conscience, what was their carbon footprint in getting the film to make this photo spread?
Monday, October 13, 2008
Make a Halloween stop here in Nuevo Mexico for the gala event.
"Each spring, as the frozen landscape begins to thaw, the shorelines of coastal Alaska shimmer with millions of migrating birds, many of which have traveled thousands of miles to reach their breeding grounds in the Arctic tundra. This workshop is for photographers who wish to witness and photograph this wonder of nature at one of the largest contiguous wetlands in the U.S., and one of the best birding locations in the world."
More details at Santa Fe Workshops
IT’S BEAUTIFUL HERE, ISN’T IT...
PHOTOGRAPHS AND ESSAYS BY LUIGI GHIRRI
Coinciding with the publication of the Aperture book of the same title, Aperture Gallery is pleased to present It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It…, THE first major U.S. exhibition of photographs by Luigi Ghirri, featuring both vintage and contemporary prints. During his short life, Ghirri revolutionized Italian photography in the 1970s, and is widely considered a pioneer and master of contemporary color photography. His work has influenced a generation of photographers, including Olivo Barbieri, Martin Parr, and William Eggleston.
Playing with different perspectives, his fresh, color observations of Italy’s contemporary culture are witty, poetic, and often surreal. As William Eggleston notes in the preface of the book, “He teases the viewer about what is real and what is not.” Ghirri’s eclectic array of subjects included maps, charts, books, billboards, signs, advertisements, and his own possessions. His images are visually profound and are about the nature of representation and seeing.
Luigi Ghirri (born in Scandiano, Italy, 1943–1992) studied and worked in Modena. He exhibited throughout Europe, with solo shows in Geneva, Amsterdam, Arles, and Cologne, as well as at the Light Gallery, New York. His work is in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; and Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. Of the twenty-five monographs published of his work, none have been in English, It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It… (Aperture, June 2008) is Ghirri’s first book to get major distribution in the United States and introduce his seminal work to the large international audience it deserves. His estate is represented by Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Friday, November 7, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Exhibition on View:
Saturday, November 8, 2008–Thursday, January 29, 2009
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
Subway: C, E to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue or 1 to 28th Street and 7th Avenue
Issue 4 is due out on November 8th and will include the group show.
Thanks again to all of you who sent in entries.
Collecting 101 with Susan Todd-Raque
7-8 pm at the Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta
Thursday night *November 7th* (note this has been changed from October 16th)
Artist lecture: Danny Clinch
7-8:30 Savannah College Of Art and Design-Atlanta Campus
Both events are free and open to the public.
Go to their site to find more.
While the global economic issues are terribly serious, I find it rather interesting that the media is focusing on the people who had the most to do with it instead of the people who are being hurt all around the world.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Here's the announcement for my friend Suzanne's upcoming show:
"When I photograph children—my own and others, I use the lens of a camera, a window, if you will, to seek clues to the realms they have created. I am engaged once again in child’s play, if only from a distance, and I find that I have made a connection between my childhood, and theirs, through my photographs." - Suzanne Revy
Suzanne Revy was awarded the grand prize for her work "Small Wonders" on myths and secret child's play.
Renowed photographer Paolo Pellegrin selected the grand prizewinner, as well as a group of award contenders whose work will be featured in an exhibition opening on December 17.
Thursday, October 16, 6–8 pm
On view until November 13, 2008 Monday—Saturday 12-6 pm
The Camera Club of New York
336 W. 37th St. Suite 206
(bet. 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10018
The Camera Club of New York is a non-profit cooperative arts organization
that has been nurturing talented photographers since 1884.
Art for Obama ends today. Last check they have raised about 50,000 dollars. If it is anything like Ebay I am sure that number will go up and maybe even double near the end.
Also the whole month of October is ACP or Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Please check out their website if you live in, near, or will be visiting Atlanta and go see what they have going on. Last week was a talk by Danny Lyons, this weekend is the portfolio review.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Photoeye is having an in store book on Friday October 10 and Saturday October 11.
10% to 90% off all in print books, including signed and limited editions.
Vincent Borrelli is having a sale of 25% off all books ordered through his website, www.vincentborrelli.com. This too includes signed and limited edition books. To qualify, add "OCT2008ARTS" to the notes section of your order.
See each website for further details.
So, go buy some cool photo books and help the US economy.
Also, only two more shopping days in the Art for Obama/Move on.org auction. There really is some great work up for bid. A little out of my price range but I know many of you could easily purchase something instead of that second wide angle lens for your Hassy.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
"Center is pleased to announce that Patrick Hebert is the winner of the 2008 Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award. "Pato", as his students affectionately know him, teaches photography at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA and is the Associate Director of Education for the AIDS Project Los Angeles. This annual award recognizes and rewards a high school, college or post-graduate level educator for their dedication and passion for photographic teaching. Since first offering the prize in 1997, Center has awarded more than $31,000 to outstanding photography teachers.
This year's juror Joan Dooley, recipient of the 2007 Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award, also awarded an Honorable Mention to Sama Alshaibi, Assistant Professor of Photography at University of Arizona, School of Art, Tuscon and Terry Towery, Associate Professor of Art at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
Each year we receive many genuine and passionate nominations from students and faculty. We commend and express our gratitude to all of the worthy applicants.
Garth Amundson, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Alison Barrows, Front Range Community College, Longmont, CO
Susan Boecher, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Peter Brown, Rice University, Houston, TX
Martha Casanave, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA
Pete Christman, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Donna Clovis, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ
Nancy Davenport, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Wade Duerkes, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
James Friedman, James Friedman Photography Workshops, Columbus, OH
Erika Gentry, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Leslie Grant, Parsons School of Design, Brooklyn, NY
Wendy Green, Sandia High School, Albuquerque, NM
Connie Imboden, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Samar Jodha, Spectra Maxima International, Dubai, United
Karen Keating, The Field School, Washington, D.C.
Javier Larenas, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
C. Sandy Lopez-Isnardi, Alma College, Alma, MI
Osamu James Nakagawa, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Bob Nishihira, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Kate Philbrick, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME
Marisa Portolese, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Heather Protz, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Shanon Rice, Antonelli College, Newport, KY
Abby Robinson, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
Wilka Roig, Cornell University, Ithica, NY
Jacinda Russell, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Bob Sacha, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Aline Smithson, Julia Dean Photoworkshops, Los Angeles, CA
Harvey Stein, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Craig Stevens, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Nancy Sutor, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Michelle Van-Parys, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Vera Viditz-Ward, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
Ellen Wallenstein, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Don Werthmann, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI
John H. White, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Sarah Whiting, The Art Institutes International, Minneapolis, MN "
Can't be there? They will also be streaming the talk live from here.
Wednesday October 8th 6:30 PM EST
547 West 27th Street 4th Floor
between 10th and 11th Avenue
New York, NY
Photography Exhibition to open at the Palace of the Governors
SANTA FE - The Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, Museum of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs opens its first major photography exhibition in 25 years. Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe will open to the public on Friday, November 21, 2008 with a reception, hosted by the Women’s Board, from 5 – 7 PM. Co-curated by Mary Anne Redding, Curator of Photography at the Palace of the Governors and independent curator, educator, and photographer, Krista Elrick, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe is part of the city wide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Santa Fe as well as the centennial of the Museum of New Mexico. Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe will be on view in the west wing of the Palace though October 25, 2009. Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, examines the history of Santa Fe through the visual record created by internationally respected photographers. Over the past 160+ years documentary and fine art photographers have been drawn to the Santa Fe, its peoples, regional architecture, and the quality of light found nowhere else in the world. Many of the most recognized names in photography have focused their lenses in and on Santa Fe and through their creative efforts have helped define the geographical imagination thus contributing to the mystique of Santa Fe. The exhibition features photographs that reveal the visual transformation of Santa Fe since the 1860s. Featured photographs are drawn from the historic collections of the Photo Archives and from the work of contemporary photographers committed to documenting the magical light of Santa Fe. There are over 100 photographers in the exhibition. (See attached for a list of the photographers in the show) The Museum of New Mexico Press is publishing a book of the same name to be released at the end of January 2009 with essays by Frances Levine, Lucy Lippard, Andrew Lovato, Siegfried Halus, David Noble, Rina Swentzell, and Mary Anne Redding.
A satellite exhibition, Through the Lens: A Contemporary View of Santa Fe will be hosted at the Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College opening on Thursday, January 29, 2009 with 40 images by contemporary photographers living and working in Santa Fe will be on view through March 9, 2009. The Palace of the Governors, the Visual Arts Gallery at the Santa Fe Community College, and the Photography Department/Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the College of Santa Fe are co-sponsoring a year-long series of public lectures that are free and open to the public. Contact the Photo Archives for more details.