Thursday, July 31, 2008

Money can't buy happiness...

Photo essay from Time
and we wonder whats wrong with the world.

-js

Call for entry

The Center for Fine Art Photography's "Our Environment- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" is open for entries until August 15th.

Pirated Magazines

PDN has a interesting story on magazine pirating. The new website Mygazines.com is a website containing most popular magazines scanned from cover to cover. Being a person who has long stood in bookstores and read magazines from cover to cover without ever paying for one, I don't see how much different this really is. Think about how many times you have read a magazine in the doctor's office.... I am not however completely blind to the trouble this will cause and the "can of worms" it could open.

Read more here


-js

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Purity Ball rerun?



Now I know I have posted on another "Purity Ball" photo essay but they seem to keep popping up. This one at Time. Am I missing something here?

-js

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sleeth dot com

One of the most clever sites I've seen in a while.

http://www.sleeth.info/


-db

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"China On The Wild Side" photos at TIME

TIME magazines photo essay on the "wild side" of China.

-js

Photography Book Now

Photography Book Now, the giant competition, is now closed for entries.

Blurb, one of the sponsor of the competition, has posted the entries in their bookstore.

There is some really amazing here. Two of the judges, Darius Himes and Jen Bekman, have a tough task ahead of them.

Winners to be announced on September 19.

Have a look at the entries.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Red Dog News

Fellow Albuquerque residents Tim Anderson and Tom Gibbons have started a new photo news website called Red Dog News. Have a look.

Ellen Rennard and Women in Photography

Ellen Rennard is this months featured artist at Women in Photography.

This body of work is about the Albuquerque Downs Race Track in New Mexico. I was fortunate enough to see some of the work in person while visiting with Ellen a few weeks back in Concord Mass. The work is really well done and we hope to feature it here on Fraction in the near future.

To see more of Ellen's work, go to her website.

-db

Monday, July 14, 2008

60 megapixel 645 Full Frame digital back...

The 50 megapixel Hasselblad H3DII is not even out yet and it is being trumped by the new Phase One P65+ digital back. It is a true 6x4.5 sensor making full use of 645 lenses without a cropping factor. Oh yeah, it is 60 megapixels!!!

There are a ton of other grand ideas with this back and if you have an extra $45,000 US sitting around, you can have one too.

Read more here....

...db

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fraction and PhotoNOLA

We've been invited to be portfolio reviewers at PhotoNOLA in December. We will be in good company. To see the complete list of reviewers, see the New Orleans Photo Alliance blog here.

The Photo Alliance is a well run group that is very serious about New Orleans and photography. They have created a model that could easily be adapted to other cities around the US and the world.

While at PhotoNOLA, I will select 5 portfolios to showcase in a special edition of Fraction that will come out at the end of January and be promoted in the same way as the rest of the magazine.

This is a terrific opportunity for Fraction. Thanks to PhotoNOLA and to the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

Portfolio Reviews will take place Dec 6 & 7 at the International House Hotel. Registration will open on August 15, and be filled on a first come first served basis. Check the PhotoNOLA website in the next few weeks for more information.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

photo-eye

Thank you to the gang at photoeye for including us in their July 9th newsletter. See it here.

If you are a photo book lover like Josh and I, be sure to check out photoeye.

They ship worldwide.

Have a look here.

War and photos.

I found this story at PDN from July 7th.

"Army Medic From Famous Photo Dies of Drug Overdose

Zinn An Army medic seen carrying a child in a widely-published photo from the start of the Iraq war has died. The Army Times reports that Army Spc. Joseph Patrick Dwyer, who was seen in a 2003 Army Times photograph by Warren Zinn, died of an accidental drug overdose June 28 at his home in North Carolina. Dwyer, 31, had struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse."



read the rest here.

-js


Monday, July 7, 2008

50 mega pixel camera

Today, Hasselblad USA announced their new flagship camera.

The Hasselblad H3DII camera with 50 megapixels.

WOW!!!

Makes the new Nikon D700 seem like a kids toy.

Fourth Annual Alternative Process Competition

For those of you who still like to get your hands dirty in the old school chemicals, SOHO Photo is holding their fourth annual competition.

Submission deadline is August 1st. The juror will be Dan Estabrook. Check out his work if you have never seen it.

Soho Photo Gallery

Friday, July 4, 2008

Issue 2 of FRACTION is ONLINE

Issue 2 of Fraction Magazine is now online and available for viewing.

Artists include

Andy Mattern

Clay Harmon

Polly Chandler

Julia Sapir

Tomas Richardson

Also Melanie McWhorter of Photo Eye books in Santa Fe gives us her top fifteen photo books of the year and Mary Goodwin visits the New York PhotoFest 2008.

Once again if you would like to join our mailing list to be notified of new issues, please send an email to list@fractionmag.com and simply type "subscribe".

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Congrats To Mary Goodwin

Our own Mary Goodwin has been named assistant director of Light Work in Syracuse, New York. Light Work has been promoting and supporting photographers for 35 years now. David and I would like to extend out biggest thanks to Mary for helping us get started and also the best of luck at her new job. She will still contribute to us on a regular basis and keep us in touch with all of the important happenings in the photo world.

Light Work

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jason Salavon

While Jason Salavon doesn't necessarily work with the photograph, his work does open up a whole new range of possibilities with the image.

The Columbus Art Museum put together this three part video series on his work. The videos are each about ten minutes long but worth the time.

Call for entries

The Center for Fine Art Photography is hosting a new show entitled, 'Our Environment. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.' Deadline for entries is August 18th. The juror is Robert Glenn Ketchum.