Sunday, August 31, 2008

Digital SLR Camera Nikon D90

I am not usually a tech geek nor am I a technophobe, but the fact that someone finally produced a digital SLR with a Movie Mode actually excites me. It's about time.

Read more at Nikon.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin



I came across this photo over at the New York Times of Sarah Palin. I wonder what her environmental policy is?

Friday, August 29, 2008

Tim Rudman: Master Printer

Tim Rudman, master printer and all around great guy has launched a new website that is certainly worth a look. Be sure to check out his work from Iceland.

http://timrudman.com/

Gallery Openings

It is almost September and time for the leaves to change as well as things on gallery walls around the country.

Here are some highlights over the next month.

September 4th
Yossi Milo Gallery
Alessandra Sanguinetti

September 4th
Hasted Hunt Gallery
Michael Thompson

September 5th
Yancey Richardson
Masao Yamamoto

September 19th
ICP
Cornell Capa

September 4th
Soho Photo
Sanctuary By Six
New Orleans Photographers


September 25th
Bonni Benrubi Gallery
Abelardo Morell

September 4th
Whitney Museum of American Art
Robert Mapplethorpe Polaroids

September 6th
All Rise Gallery Chicago
Grand Matter/ Group show
Joachim Lapotre

September 12th
Michael Mazzeo Gallery
Cara Phillips

If you have any other photo openings in the month of September please let us know and we will try to post them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Garry Winogrand

Tomas Richardson turned me on to these little documentaries via You Tube.



Sunday, August 24, 2008

World In Focus Photography Contest



PDN and National Geographic Traveler are sponsoring the World in Focus travel photography contest. Multiple categories, professional and amateur contests, and a list of some pretty great prizes including 15-day trip for two to Antarctica aboard the National Geographic Endeavour for the top amateur prize. Only a $12 entry fee for amateurs, $35 for professionals.

Extended deadline for entry is September 8 2008.

Official website here.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

ISSUE 3 of FRACTION MAGAZINE

Issue 3 of Fraction Magazine is in the works. Due out on September 8th we have 5 new photographers lined up. To sign up for our mailing list just send us an email to fractionmag@gmail.com and we will send you an email upon release of the new issue.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Urban Nomad: Urban Outfitters & the Lomographic Society Photo Contest

Urban Outfitters (the clothing shop) and the Lomographic Society (the camera company), are sponsoring a photo contest.

Sounds rather interesting.

First, it's about your travels.

Second, you have to shoot film.

Cool.

Check it out here.

Monday, August 18, 2008

PhotoNOLA going fast

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is reporting that as of this morning, 45 of the 65 spots have been taken.

If you are thinking of going, you'd better sign up ASAP.

Fashion photography and racism



I ran across this story at PDN. Fashion photographer Nick Knight has taken matters into his own hands and put together this video documenting his own disgust and part in what he insists is racism in the fashion industry.

Add this to the L'Oreal being accused of whitening Beyonce Knowles skin color in a recent ad and you have the beginnings of a serious problem for fashion and beauty advertising.

Art Sinsabaugh

I was lucky enough to see an Art Sinsabaugh show in Chicago about 3 years ago. His work is rather interesting as he shot with a 12x20 camera and most of his prints are 2 inches by 20 inches. Very unusual.

Well, his 12x20 Banquet camera is now up for sale on eBay.

See the camera here.

See his work here.

Documenting the Face of America

PBS has a show called "Documenting the Face of America".

It shows Monday August 18 at 8pm if you have digital cable.

If not, it shows again Tuesday August 19 at 10pm

go to PBS.org for more details.

Looks to be very interesting.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Camera phone made of corn?

Samsung has introduced the E200 Eco, a phone with the entire casing made of bio-plastics, a corn based plastic. Since it also has a 1.3 mega-pixel camera it also becomes an eco-friendly camera.
Read more here at the NY Times.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Peer Gallery to become Michael Mazzeo Gallery

The Peer Gallery in NYC has closed its doors in August and will be re-opening as the Michael Mazzeo Gallery in September. No word on opening shows or if there will be new artists. The Peer Gallery has represented artists such as Rachel Dunville, John Chervinsky, and Alison Carey. Michael Mazzeo is listed as a photographic / works on paper gallery.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Registration Opens August 15th

PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Registration opens on Friday, Aug.15th! The updated 2008 PhotoNOLA website will go live then: http://photonola.org

Portfolio Reviews will take place Dec 6 & 7 at the International House Hotel, in downtown New Orleans. There are 65 spots available, first come first served. The cost will be $425 for 2 days/ 8 reviews, payable online by credit or debit card through PayPal. After paying you will be directed to the online registration form, where you will be asked to enter your name and complete contact info, website url (if available), and a signature image in jpeg form.

In addition we will be offering "Emerge," a workshop for fine art photographers taught by Susan Burnstine, at a special rate of $100 for portfolio review participants ($125 for others) which will take place on Friday, Dec 5th.

The International House Hotel will be offering special PhotoNOLA rates throughout the month of December starting at $99 a night.

The list of 2008 reviewers, some frequently asked questions and links to some great review preparation resources can be found on the New Orleans Photo Alliance blog. http://neworleansphotoalliance.blogspot.com/search?q=portfolio+review

If you have any questions that aren't answered there, please drop me a line.

Best wishes,
Jennifer Shaw


p.s. PhotoNOLA now has a Facebook page, so if you're a Facebook member please look it up and become a fan!
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ilford and Best Buy

According to Ilford's website, they have finalized plans to begin selling Iford products in all U.S. Best Buy locations beginning in September of 2008. Sorry it looks like it only a small slice of their inkjet paper line but if it saves some shipping costs...

Mary Ellen Mark and the 20x24


I recently came across this article in the C-Ville (Charlottesville, VA arts and news) on Mary Ellen Mark photographing at the Charlottesville High School Prom with the 20x24 Polaroid camera.

-js

The "new" photo-eye

Our friends over at photo-eye have launched an entire new web presence with a new storefront, blog, magazine, gallery and a whole lot more.

Be sure to check it out

http://www.photoeye.com/

Polaroid 20x24 Lives On...

Our good friend Jim Stone sent us this info.

Somehow, the Polaroid 20x24 camera and materials have made it a little longer.

A new company called 20x24 Holdings LLC is taking over. They will only be making the materials for the 20x24 camera.

Read more here...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pictures of Photographers

Bill Jay has been taking pictures of photographers for quite a while and it is rather neat to see the faces of some of the masters of the past. Make sure you check out Paul Caponigro and Weegee. Below is Joyce Neimanas from 1990.

See them all here...


Friday, August 8, 2008

No "professional" camera gear...

I just recently came across the rules for the 2008 Olympic Games.
The rules state no "professional camera gear". What exactly does "professional" mean?
I hope if you are in Beijing that you didn't lug your new Nikon D3 with you.

Read the official rules here.

Good luck to the U.S. team and all of the athletes from around the world.

-js

Thursday, August 7, 2008

To halo or not to halo?

I ran across this image the other day and it got me thinking. So I did a little Google image "research" and came across these others. Apparently it is common practice. Remind you of anyone?







-js

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

26th Anniversary Juried Membership Exhibition

The Houston Center for Photography now has its 26th Anniversary show up from August 8th to September 7th 2008. Congrads to all of the artists selected. You can view the show online at Houston Center for Photography.

Elizabeth Albert- Belmont, MA
Renate Aller- New York, NY
Barry Armer- Houston, TX
Tulu Bayar- Lewisburg, PA
Beth Block- Brooklyn, NY
Tami Bone- Austin, TX
Derek Cote (Curator´s Commendation)- Richmond, VA
Vanina Feldsztein- Brooklyn, NY
Angela Filo- Palo Alto, CA
Kathie Floresheim- Providence, RI
Joseph Holmes- Brooklyn, NY
Yoko Ikeda- Yokyo, Japan
Sharon Joines- Wharton, TX
Loli Kantor- Fort Worth, TX
Susan Lakin- Rochester, NY
Robert Levy- Houston, TX
Forest McMullin- Rochester, NY
Monika Merva- Brooklyn, NY
Emily Hanako Momohara- Cincinnati, OH
Erika Nusser- Flushing, NY
Christopher Olivier- Houston, TX
Teresa Ollila- Lafayette, CO
Lydia Panas- Kutztown, PA
Frank Relle- New Orleans, LA
Robert Sennhauser- Houston, TX
Diana Shearwood- Montreal, QC, Canada
Ellen Small- New York, NY
Krista Steinke (Curator´s Commendation)- Bethlehem, PA
Linda Walsh- Houston, TX
Bill Walterman- Houston, TX

Friday, August 1, 2008

Karen Kuehn Prints for Sale

The Print Sale at the Santa Fe Workshops
featuring the work of Karen Kuehn

August 2 and 3
and
August 9 and 10

8am to 1pm each day

Fatima Hall
Santa Fe Workshops
50 Mount Carmel Road
Santa Fe NM 87505


To see her work, visit www.karenkuehn.com