Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Interview interviews Eggleston

For some reason, I really enjoy this interview with Eggleston.

Have a read. It's worth the time.

Happy New Year

Josh and I want to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2009.

We think it's going to be a great year.


Monday, December 29, 2008

Facebook and Fraction

We've just created a Fraction Group on Facebook.

If you're on Facebook, please join the new group.

See it here.

Issue 5: PhotoNOLA

The fifth issue of Fraction, entitled PhotoNOLA, will be live on January 12. Five wonderful photographers who showed their work at PhotoNOLA at the beginning of December, will be featured. Stay tuned.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Human Canvas call for entry

The Center for Fine Art Photography has a call for work for their group show entitled "The Human Canvas". Fifty photographers will be selected for the show and the juror is Suzette Troche-Stapp. The deadline is January 13th, 2009.

Go here for the rest of the fine print.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Boundaries by David Eisenlord

Trying to find a great book for your photobuddy?

We suggest getting a copy (or two) of David Eisenlord's Boundaries.

Get it at BLURB. Click here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

photo-eye staff show

photo-eye Staff Show opens tomorrow December 18th, 5 to 7 pm

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.

Edward Burtynsky on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos

Try spelling that name without looking back at it once or twice. This is an interview from October 23, 2008. It features Edward Burtynsky talking about his work and the influences of his hometown and father on his photography.


Shots Magazine call for work Issue 103

Shots is looking for work for their Spring Issue. The theme is "Water".
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

Everyone's got an opinion: The Best Photo Books of 2008

The Best Photo Books of 2008 lists have started to pop up all over the photoblogosphere. So far, the two that you should definitely look at are Joerg Colberg's (Conscientious) and Jeff Ladd's (5B4).

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

Going to Review LA / Photo LA ?

I've been asked to be a reviewer at Review LA, so if you are going, please stop by and say hi.

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.


Seoul International Photo Festival 2008

Running from December 13th to January 15th 2009, the Seoul International Photo Festival will take place in the Ancient Seoul Station. The main exhibition theme is "Humanscape" and features the work of over 50 international artists. There are many other exhibitions as well including a 5x7 exhibition of photos in which anyone could participate. (the call for photos is already done, I checked.) A good portion of the main exhibition is online, albeit small jpegs, but you at least get the idea.

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."


Robert Frank: Snapshots from the American Road

The New York Times has a new article on Robert Frank entitled "Snapshot from the American Road".
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

Yiorgos Kordakis Exhibition

I know I posted on this show earlier but I wanted to remind the West Coast crew to get out and see it. Here is the release...

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

And we wonder what's wrong with the art world?

I came across this thanks to the always lovely Rachel Hulin. Larry Gagosian, well, read the article and judge for yourself.

David Bram featured on Lenscratch

I am honored to be featured on Aline Smithson's blog, Lenscratch.

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.

Fall River Boys

Congrats to Richard Renaldi for his upcoming book Fall River Boys, which is due out in February. Richard and his partner Seth founded The Charles Lane Press to make the book. There will only be 1200 copies available so I suggest getting one as soon as you can. We will have an announcement when we know of the official release date.

All the best to Richard and Seth.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Melanie interviews Darius

Our pal and favorite book reviewer Melanie interviews Darius Himes of Radius Books.

It's a quick read that's rather informative.

Have a read...

ACP call for entry

Alright ladies and germs, ACP (Atlanta Celebrates Photography) has a call for entries out. They are looking for the 2009 Public Art project. Each year ACP includes a larger lens based public project that is on display during the ACP festival month. Right now through January 5th they are accepting proposals for that project. This is a great opportunity for something site specific.

You can view the guidelines here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Congrats to John Mann

John Mann from Issue 3 of Fraction has just been announced as one of the Hey, Hot Shot! (volume iv edition ii) photographers.
Congratulations John and to the other winners Cara Phillips, Yijun Liao, Park Ho Sang, and Donald Weber.

Monday, December 8, 2008

What Remains in Detroit

Sean Hemmerle
In keeping with the earlier post on Detroit I came across this image in a photo essay by Sean Hemmerle at Time Magazine. It is the Michigan Theater opened in 1926 and closed in 1976. Now it is a parking garage. The rest of the series is well worth looking at.
Stop by his website and take a look at some of his other projects.

Hybrid Hope?

image: Carlos Barria/Reuters. December 7, 2008. Detroit, MI.

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.

PDN photo of the day blog

I came across the new PDN Photo of the Day blog this afternoon. I often check the PDN Pulse blog but it has become such a bummer to look at with all of the job layoffs and company bankruptcies that they often report on. It is good to see that they have something to look at that doesn't depress the hell out of me. They have only just begun so the list of images is not very long. Give them a month or two and there should be lots of good stuff to peruse.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tina Barney artist's lecture

© Tina Barney

Here is your chance to hear Tina Barney and maybe even ask a few questions. Below is the press release.

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.


Tuesday, December 9
6:30 p.m.
Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
(212) 505-5555
Subway: C, E to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue or 1 to 28th Street and 7th Avenue

Friday, December 5, 2008

Feature Photography

OK, that may well be the lamest name for what is really an excellent show at the National Portrait Gallery. A well rounded group of portrait photographers was chosen for this exhibition including Katy Grannan, Jocelyn Lee, Ryan McGinley, Steve Pyke, Martin Schoeller, and Alec Soth. At least one name in that group should get you excited.
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..

Dec 2
Richard Sexton Open Studio, 5-8pm

Dec 4
PhotoGALA, New Orleans Museum of Art, 7-10pm

Dec 5
Susan Burnstine Workshop, NOPA Gallery, 9-4pm
Art Openings 5-9pm
Bruce Davidson Lecture (sponsored by Canon), THNOC, 7pm

Dec 6&7
Portfolio Reviews, International House Hotel, 9-4pm

Dec 6
Portfolio Walk, International House Hotel, 4:30-6pm
Art Openings 6-9pm, Citywide

Dec 7
Blurb Self-Publishing Workshop, Canary Collective 12-3pm
Photographers Happy Hour, Loa, 5pm
Lori Waselchuk Gallery Talk, 7pm, NOPA Gallery

Dec 8
GUNS ‘n US Artists Talk with Kyle Cassidy and Frank Relle, NOPA Gallery, 7pm

Dec 11
PhotoNOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, 6-9pm

Dec 12
Jamel Shabazz Lecture, McKenna Museum, 7pm

Dec 13
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

Dec 14
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

An evening with Reza and Sebastian Junger

This coming Thursday at the Lensic Theater in downtown Santa Fe will be an event to benefit the Photo Teens program in Santa Fe.

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:
Call The Lensic: 505-988-1234

For all you Parr fans out there

Martin Parr
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:

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.


Tuesday, December 16
7:00 p.m.

The Strand
828 Broadway
New York, New York
(212) 473-1452


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Aperture and Street Art


Panel Discussion

Coinciding with the exhibition, Street Art, Street Life, currently on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aperture and The New School are pleased to present a panel discussion featuring Barbara Moore, Martha Rosler, and Jamel Shabazz, each featured in the show. Moderated by Whitney Rugg, Curatorial Fellow at the Bronx Museum.

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
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York
(212) 229-5353

Bare at Michael Mazzeo

Bare, the exhibition curated by Joerg Colberg opens on December 11th at the Michael Mazzeo Gallery. From the previews at the site, it looks as though Joerg has put together a great show with an amazing group of artists. Check it out here, but be warned of the full frontal nudity ahead.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Emerging Photographers Auction

Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York is hosting an online auction of prints by twenty five emerging artists. The reserves for the auction are set at $200 so you can get some great work by some promising new artists for a song. Check out the auction at here.

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

Alec Soth - on his photography

Here in a new video interview, Alec talks about shooting film, printing digitally, and making books.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mail Order Film Developers

So I have got some good responses to finding mail order film developers. I am an E-6 man myself but most of these places do C41 as well. Some were more expensive than others (some almost twice as much as others) but all came with high regards from there users. Most of these do from 35mm to 8x10 film.

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


In the past few days alone we have received numerous emails asking about our submission policy. While we are sincerely humbled that so many of you want to take place in our venture, I guess it is time that we clear up the actual submission policy so I can stop answering emails one by one.

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

SDN is appalled.

We received this email this morning from the newly founded Social While I can agree with their disgust that Digital Railroad has basically taken the money and ran (provided there was any left), I find the sentence "a tremendous loss to our visual culture" a bit much. First of all, if the customers did not have a back up of their own, well, then... I would never let anyone else store the only copy of a digital file. That is just bad practice. Hard drives are cheap these days. While it was a collection, it was only dictated and directed by business practices. Second of all while this appears to be a lament for the customers of Digital Railroad it comes off like an advertisement.
Just my two cents.
Here is the actual email.

", 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." (

"The wanton destruction of such a large collection of photographs is a tremendous loss to our visual culture," said Glenn Ruga, 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." 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

Carl's Darkroom has left the building.

For years here in Albuquerque, Carl's Darkroom has been my film processor. Yesterday was the final day of Carl's. Now in the past I have done a fair amount of research into having my film shipped off via UPS and developed elsewhere. I couldn't ever seem to bring myself to do it for two reasons 1) I like to shop locally if possible and monetarily feasible and 2) I really loved picking up my medium format and especially my 4x5 color slides there and musing at them on the enormous light table.

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 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.

PDN Photo Annual Contest

PDN is sponsoring their yearly contest. This year proves to be a big one with an amazing list of judges. $45 dollar entry fee and the deadline is December 19th.

Go here for more details..

Sunday, November 23, 2008

LACDA Competition

Call for Entries


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

Through the Lens in Santa Fe

Tomorrow night in Santa Fe is the "Though the Lens" opening.

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.

Jonas Bendiksen and Philip Gourevitch

At Aperture. Here is the press release..

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.


Aperture Gallery

547 West 27th Street, Fl.4
between 10th & 11th avenues
New York, New York

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Life and Google

For those of you who have not already heard, Google and Life have teamed up to produce an online archive of over a million unpublished images from the Life archive. I spent a little time this afternoon perusing this site and while many of the images were unpublished for a reason, there are also some real gems in here. I would definitely recommend taking the time to wade through the site and find your own favorites.
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

MOCP and Michael Wolf

As we host one of Chicago's own, Jason Salavon, here in Albuquerque tonight it seems only right that we should talk about art in Chicago. Here is the latest lowdown for the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College.

Voyeurism, Skyscrapers and Cubicles: Experience The Transparent City and Work/Place at MoCP

Michael Wolf: The Transparent City and the group exhibition Work/Place are on view now! Plan your visit today.

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.

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

Radius Books Party !!!

Darius Himes, editor, publisher, photographer, writer, conversationalist, and friend, emailed me to let me know about the Radius Books one year anniversay party.

From Darius:
"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

Jason Salavon at UNM

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

John Mann is a hey hot shot contender

John Mann, who was featured here in Issue 3, has now been selected as a Hey Hot Shot contender.

Congrats and good luck to John.

See it here...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

JupiterMedia "Oops! Our bad!"

Jupiter Media who was recently purchased by Getty Images has issued a statement correcting what it had recently published as their 3rd quarter losses. Earlier reports were 2.1 million down. The correction is 42.1 million down. Seriously folks, that is more than a mistake.

Read the rest here.

The New Yorker reviews William Eggleston

The November 17 issue of The New Yorker has a kind review of the latest photography show at the Whitney, “William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008".

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

Jo Whaley in Santa Fe

Jo Whaley Opening Friday, November 7, 2008 5-7 pm at photo-eye Gallery
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 for driving directions and public transportation.

The gallery hours are 10am to 5pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Well ladies and gentlemen, Issue 4 of Fraction is up for viewing. We had a few minor hiccups at the last minute but all turned out well.

Issue 4 includes work by
Richard Renaldi
Adrienne Salinger
David Eisenlord
Suzanne Revy
Norman Mauskopf

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

Mark Mothersbaugh at LACDA

I really, really, really hate it when you get something via email for an opening that is taking place on the same day a thousand miles away. Especially when I am actually interested in it.
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...

-"Beautiful Mutants"

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

Coming soon...Issue 4

Well as you all probably can see the posts have lagged off a little bit which can only mean one thing, Issue 4 is in the works and frankly the blog can wait.

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 and type subscribe.

A New Day

Congratulations to our soon to be President Mr. Barack Obama. He has proven that things can change. May we all get behind him now and try and change this country for the better.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Ladies and gents, get out there and do your duty.

If you don't, you are not allowed to celebrate or complain for the next four years.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Things are strange indeed.

Humble Arts has the opening of the "Things Are Strange" exhibition this week.

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"

Polling Place Photo Project

The New York Times is sponsoring the Polling Place Photo Project. Anyone can participate. That means you. Put it on your resume.
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.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Artists' Showcase Portfolio Show

The Center for Fine Art Photography has a call for work for their second edition of Artists' Showcase Portfolio in both print and on the web. 15 Artists will be chosen to have their 12 image portfolio shown. Judged by Rixon Reed founder of Photo Eye. Deadline is December 3rd.

Visit them for more details.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bond Street Gallery will be no more.

Apparently one of the newer and upcoming New York Galleries will be closing their doors. The Bond Street Gallery has given notice for Nov 1. Too bad considering they just put up a wonderful show, Revisiting America. I thought they were well on their way towards establishing themselves. Sorry to hear it.

You can read a little more about it here.

Yiorgos Kordakis Exhibition at M+B in LA

from the Global Summer series-Yiorgos Kordakis

For those of you who think your art career may end when you run out of Polaroid, visit LA at Christmas time and see the work of Yiorgos Kordakis at the M+B Gallery. His photographs start at Polaroid and then just get larger from there.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis

Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis will be speaking at Aperture on Tuesday, November 11. Here is the release.

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.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

6:30 p.m.

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
(212) 505-5555

Monday, October 27, 2008

A question for our readers

If you could ask a successful emerging or established artist any question, what would it be? I constantly read interviews with artists from around the world, yet often I am left with an unanswered question or two.
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

Still more ACP

Here is this weekend's update for Atalanta Celebrates Photography.

ACP 10 Public Art Exhibition
"Within Our Gates"
Fri., Oct. 24, 11am - 5pm [Volunteers Needed!]

PB&J Gallery
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

Granite Room
Seven Sins
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 7 - 10 pm

Castleberry Hill District
Le Flash
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 7 - 12 am

ACP 10 Public Art Exhibition
"Within Our Gates"
Sat., Oct. 25, 11am - 7pm [Volunteers Needed!]

Piedmont Park Community Center
My Atlanta
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 9 am - 1 pm

Roswell Photo Society
Kevin Ames Workshop
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 8:30 am - 5 pm

Solomon Projects
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
Closing Reception
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 6 - 10 pm

The Seen Gallery
Opening Reception for Manuel Llaneras
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 7 - 10 pm

PDN Photo Plus Expo

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

Social Documentary .net

A new website giving you yet another opportunity to get your documentary work seen (for a fee of course) is being launched. Focusing on documentary photos, is promising more that sites like Flickr or Shutterfly. Here's the lowdown:

"Unlike other image sharing sites, such as Flickr or Shutterfly,, 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 "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.

River of Traps

When I first bought the book River of Traps I was living in a small Northern New Mexico mountain town. I lived right next door to the Mayordomo of all the acequias in the village. The book takes place in the small village outside of Las Tramapas, New Mexico and chronicles the life of Jacobo Romero as he teaches William and Alex the ways of life in the village.

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

Smoking at the New York Public Library

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

National Geographic "Visions of Paradise"

I don't know how many of you out there as photographers began your dreams of being a photographer by looking at National Geographic. I remember spending hours looking at the years of copies my Grandfather had in his basement. Today marks the release of the National Geographic book "Visions of Paradise". Issue 4 of Fraction will have a review of the book.

Visions of Paradise Contest
National Geographic has also put out the call for work in conjunction with the book where you can submit your own visions of paradise. You will also be able to vote for your favorites, so even if you are not a photographer you can still give your opinion. 20 winners get a copy of the book with their own image on the cover and some face time on the National Geographic website. Then you can finally fulfill the dream of being in National Geographic.

Free entry. Submit up to one image a week for ten weeks. For more on the contest click here.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Alec Soth at Magnum

I often read about people lamenting the loss of Alec Soth's blog. For those of you who are still in tears, dry your eyes and go to Magnum. He's back. And most of all, he is asking for your help on how to make the Magnum blog better.
So get on over there and help the man out.

Fraction Magazine Issue 4

It is almost that time again. Fraction Issue 4 will be arriving on November 8th. Just in time for those of you finally getting home from the election lines.

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 and type subscribe.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Newspapers dropping AP

According to an Editor and Publisher story the Tribune Company, which owns newspapers like the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune, Have given the Associated Press its required two year notice to cut their ties. Just another casualty to the flailing newspaper industry. Apparently they are not the first paper to do so and probably will not be the last.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Call For Work - The Dress Show

Accepting entries for photo-based work featuring dresses for the December issue of Fraction Magazine. This group exhibition will be curated by Melanie McWhorter. Deadline is Friday, November 7, 2008, 5pm MTN.

The dress has been a subject of curatorial consideration throughout the last 20 years, exhibitions like Empty
Dress: Clothing 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

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We the People at UNM Museum

Just in time for the election here in New Mexico is the "We The People" show at the UNM Museum. For those of you who have never visited our UNM Museum (and I am sure that is a lot of you) take the time to do so if you are in the area. The archive is enormous and has a great selection of photos from throughout history and also an amazing staff to show them to you on appointment. Call ahead and make an appointment to see some William Henry Jackson, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, a John Pfahl, the list goes on and on.

"Democracy and expressions
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."

For More Information: 277-6773,,
Hours: Tues-Fri 9-4, Tues 5-8, Sat-Sun 1-4

Two more calls from ICP

ICP has two more calls for entry coming up in the next two months.

Idea of Self
Deadline November 12, 2008

December 9, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Brad Shoots Angelina

Brad Pitt was asked to shoot his wife, Angelina for the November issue of W Magazine.

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

Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander will be back in New Mexico on the 31st of October at the Andrew Smith Gallery. Images from his new book "New Mexico" will be on show and up for sale. The book is being produced by Radius Books and the always wonderful Darius Himes.
Make a Halloween stop here in Nuevo Mexico for the gala event.

Krista Elrick Workshop

Local Santa Fe photographer and friend Krista Elrick will be teaching a new workshop through the Santa Fe Workshops. Located in Alaska in May 2009. Here is the breakdown.

"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

Luigi Ghirri at Aperture


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.

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 7, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Exhibition on View:
Saturday, November 8, 2008–Thursday, January 29, 2009
Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
(212) 505-5555
Subway: C, E to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue or 1 to 28th Street and 7th Avenue

Group Show Selections..

The entries are in and we are in the process of picking the top twenty. Thanks to all of you who entered. We had an amazing number of entries and quite a bit of amazing work. We will be notifying the top twenty by the end of the week and double checking all of the info we have on the selections.

Issue 4 is due out on November 8th and will include the group show.

Thanks again to all of you who sent in entries.

More Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Tuesday night October 14th
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

Damn there goes my Cabo time share.

The newest rage seems to be photos of traders on the stock floor like this one over at Time. In fact they have a whole slide show . I can't help but thinking how much better all of these would be if they had captions. And by better, I mean funnier.
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

Suzanne Revy Rocks

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.

News for the Day.

Today is the last day to enter our Typologies group show. We never actually said a time so I will have to go with midnight tonight. EST in case anyone wants or needs an exact deadline to motivate.

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

Book Sales - check them out

Two big book sales:

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, 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.

Time Is Ticking!!!

Only two days left to enter our Typologies group show. We have received many many great entries so far. So if you are sitting on the couch and not getting your work out there for people to see, well crack open another cold one and settle down into anonymity.

Also, only two more shopping days in the Art for Obama/Move 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

International Aperture Awards

Another call for work/competition.

Loads of prizes in lots of different categories.
$39 entry fee.
Deadline is October 29th.
Visit the site here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Center Announces Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

Center has announced the winner of their excellence in teaching award. Congrads to all of the teachers who were nominated. It was nice to even see one of my old professors on the list.

"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.

2008 Candidates
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
Arab Emirates
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 "

Susan Meiselas & Alfredo Jaar

The Aperture Foundation will be holding a gallery talk with Susan and Alfredo at the New York Gallery this Wednesday night.
Can't be there? They will also be streaming the talk live from here.

Wednesday October 8th 6:30 PM EST

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street 4th Floor
between 10th and 11th Avenue
New York, NY

Through the Lens Photography Show Press Release

Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe
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.