Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Print Sales

In the very near future, we will be offering prints for sale by the artists that we show.

These will be offered in limited quantities and at reasonable prices.

As soon as we have these available, we will let you know.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Photo essays

Time Magazine always has good online photo essays from around the world.
Here are two new ones.

Drought in Australia

Tuna Fishing

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A wee bit slow

We know the site is running a bit slow and are looking into it.

Sorry.

Monday, May 19, 2008

NYPF Winners

Congrats to all of the winners at the New York Photo Festival in all of the categories.

Editorial - series
Paula Bronstein

Editorial - single (tie)
Ibraheen Abu Mustafa
Adem Hadei

Personal work/fine art - series
Edgar Martins

Personal work/fine art - single
Jessica Todd Harper

Advertising - series
John Offenbach

Advertising - single
Jason Bell

Photography book
Amy Stein

Multimedia photo/audio (tie)
Ed Kashi
Jessica Dimmock

Multimedia video/audio
Reuters/MediaStorm

Student editorial - series
Tobias Kruse

Student editorial - single
Gratiane de Moustier

Student personal work/fine art - series
Anna Skladmann

Student personal work/fine art - single
Alana Celii

Student photography book
Tiana Markova-Gold

Exposure Photo Contest


Exposure Photography Competition.

Deadline is June 17th. Entry fee $25. $2008 grand prize with a show in New York.

-js

Issue 1 Release

Issue 1 of Fraction Magazine is now online for viewing.
Artists include:

Karen Kuehn
Lawrence Getubig
David Bram
Mark Geil

Sunday, May 18, 2008

New York Photo Festival

New York Photo Festival
Multiple Locations, DUMBO and Satellite Venues
May 14-18, 2008
www.nyphotofestival.com

Just returned from my first visit to the NYPF, and I can’t beat around the bush: this is one fantastic event. Everything about it is fresh, elegant, sophisticated, and quite simply, a pleasure.

When I entered the powerhouse Arena to buy my ticket ($20) the first person I saw was David Byrne (www.davidbyrne.com). After that celeb-u-spot, it was on to the real stars of the show: the amazing photographs on display over multiple venues.














There is so much here, it’s only possible to list a couple of favorites: Jan Kempenaer’s odd, heavy, and beautiful images of communist structures in former Yugoslavia (New Typologies, curated by Martin Parr); Joachim Schmid’s cut-strip compositions, with their intriguing mixture of a coy, quasi-technological feel and good old fashioned cut-and-paste technique (The Ubiquitous Image, curated by Lesley A. Martin); the whole room of gems at Various Photographs, curated by Tim Barber. I will say no more – get thee to the show and pick your own favorites.














Topped off the afternoon by attending Simon Norfolk’s talk. If you ever get a chance to hear him speak, make sure you attend - he weaves together the many interests that influence his work with plenty of wit to make it entertaining. In addition to Norfolk, the festival also invited Donovan Wylie, Curtis Mann, and Roger Ballen, among many others, to give presentations.

There was so much to explore and enjoy, I was worn out after five hours and hadn’t even made it through the Chisel show curated by New York Times Magazine Photo Editor Kathy Ryan. Good thing my pass is also good for tomorrow, cause I am definitely going back on Sunday, and hopefully to the next NYPF, whenever that takes place.

Congratulations to all the curators, organizers, and staff. You’re off to a great start.

-Mary Goodwin

Friday, May 16, 2008

No Quick Fixes

Thanks to all of the folks from APUG and our friends who gave us feedback on the website and the design issues. Most of the issues were an easy fix and all of the ideas were great. Our only remaining issue is keeping everyone happy on the size of the page. Never an easy fix for any designer, I think we have struck upon some ideas we will implement on the next issue. The site is best viewed at 1280x800 and still looks great when smaller. The browser windows allow the whole site to increase and decrease with the window size. What does all of this mean you might say? Well the largest issue we had was a few people who thought the images looked pixelated on their 24" screens. If you open the window up to fill a screen that large the site will follow and become pixelated. Simply decrease the browser size and it will be back to normal.

Again thanks for all the feedback and the great comments everyone sent in. Your help is appreciated and will make the site better for everyone in the future.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

NY Photo Festival

Hopefully someone I know, like Mary Goodwin, will be going to the NY Photo Festival.

Maybe someone like Mary will be writing for Fraction?

Maybe?

Please?

Pretty Please?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson interview in Atlanta.

Check out the rest of the ACP (Atlanta Celebrates Photography) site while you are there. If you are in the Atlanta area you should definitely check out some of their artist talks.

It's alive !!!

So the website is now live. We've sent it around to a few people and so far the feedback has been positive and we've fixed a few known bugs.

Thursday night the emails will go out and we'll see how things go.

We (Josh and I) have also gotten a few confirmations from photographers for the next few issues. As it looks now, we have the next 3 issues filled. The plan is to showcase 5 photographers per issue, as not to overwhelm the viewer.

If there are any other bugs that we have not found, please make sure to let us know.

fractionmag@gmail.com

Also, at this time we are not taking submissions but will in the near future.

Thanks again to Josh for all of his amazing work and thanks to everyone else for the feedback.

-db