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.

"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

6:30 p.m.

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

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.

-js

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, socialdocumentary.net is promising more that sites like Flickr or Shutterfly. Here's the lowdown:

"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.

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 fractionmag@gmail.com 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 cfw@fractionmag.com


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, etgolden@unm.edu,
277-4001, www.unm.edu/~artmuse
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

Perspective
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

APERTURE GALLERY PRESENTS



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:
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
FREE

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.

OPENING RECEPTION:
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
212.260.9927
www.cameraclubny.org
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.

And

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.

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 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

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.

Through the Lens Photographer list

This is the complete list of those photographers taking part in the Through The Lens show.

Ansel Adams, Sam Adams, Lewis Baltz, Thomas Barrow, Ray Belcher, George C. Bennett, Gay Block, Kent Bowser, David Bram, Nicholas Brown, Polly Brown, William Henry Brown, Jesus Sito Candelario, John Candelario, Paul Caponigro, Aryan Chappell, Walter Chappell, Dana B. Chase, Robert Luis Chavez, Blair Clark, William Clift, J. L. Clinton, Van Deren Coke, John C. Collier, Linda Connor, Aaron B. Craycraft, Thomas J. Curran, Edward Curtis, Julie Dean, Tyler Dingee, Brian Edwards, James L. Enyeart, Steve Fitch, Lee Friedlander, Miguel Gandert, Laura Gilpin, Kirk Gittings, Ernst Haas, Betty Hahn, Philip Embury Harroun, James Hart, Henry T. Heister, John K. Hillers, William Henry Jackson, Zig Jackson, Bill Jay, Kate Joyce, Christian G. Kaadt, Doug Keats, Edward A. Kemp, Ernest Knee, Rolf Koppel, Howard Korder, Lisa Law, Paul Logsdon, Herbert A. Lotz, Lynn Lown, Cissie Ludlow, Charles Lummis, Greg MacGregor, Douglas Magnus, Roxanne Malone, Norman Mauskopf, Lawrence McFarland, Melanie McWhorter, Duane Monczewski, Margaret Moore, Wright Morris, Joan Myers, Teresa Neptune, Beaumont Newhall, Nicholas Nixon, David Grant Noble, Anne Noggle, Mark Nohl, Jesse Nusbaum, Tony O’Brien, Timothy O’Sullivan, T. Harmon Parkhurst, Jack Parsons, Alan Pearlman, Bernard Plossu, Horace Swartley Poley, Eliot Porter, Patrick Porter, Ian Ramirez, Edward Ranney, Eric Renner, J. R. Riddle, Ford Robbins, Alan Ross, Meridel Rubenstein, Andre Ruesch, Janet Russek, David Scheinbaum, Robert Shlaer, Nancy Spencer, Paul Strand, Nancy Sutor, Carlan Tapp, U. S. Army Signal Corps, Craig Varjabedian, John Vavruska, Carlos Vierra, Adam Clark Vroman, Todd Webb, Melanie West, Edward Weston, Richard Wilder, Ben Wittick, James Wood, Donald Woodman, Wendy Young

F Stop Issue 31

F Stop Magazine has their newest issue out. Stop by and check it out.

XDRTB and Nachtwey

James Nachtwey has used the funding from the Ted Prize to produce some new documentary work on extreme drug resistant tuberculosis or XDR-TB. Nachtwey has put up a website to raise awareness about the disease and its spread at XDRTB.org.
The slide show is only a little more than 3 and a half minutes long but worth the time.

Update: Boston.com and The Big Picture also have a slide show of the images.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Art for Obama Update

Apparently the folks at Art for Obama are running into a few issues but they are however keeping us updated. This is the latest update.


We wanted to inform you that there have been some recent changes to the structure of our auction. In order to abide by FEC regulations, we will not be donating our proceeds directly to Obama or the DNC . Instead, the proceeds will go to MoveOn.org; one of the most effective advocacy groups for the Obama campaign, who is also involved in respectful, and progressive issues that concern us all as Americans. The auction will now run from October 3, 5pm EST through October 10th, 5pm EST. We greatly appreciate clarifying this for your readers and hope to 'see' you at the auction Friday @ 5pm!

All best,

ART FOR OBAMA

Call for Entry - Negative Space -

The Center for Fine Art Photography is almost monthly doing calls for entry. This particular themed show is negative space.

The deadline is October 14th.

Check their site for more calls as well as the winners and art from previous competitions..

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Photography New Mexico


David Ondrik, Tucumcari Lake, 2006, Selenium‐toned gelatin silver print, Courtesy of the artist

To celebrate the release of Fresco Fine Art
Publications, Photography: New Mexico, the
UNM Art Museum will present a selection of
work from the book which recognizes some
of New Mexico’s most accomplished photographers.
Thomas Barrow selected the artists
and the photographs for the book and contributed
his curatorial thoughts; Stuart Ashman
wrote the main essay. The book and exhibition
provide an opportunity to see work by both
established and aspiring photographers who
have all had—and continue to have—a deep
connection to New Mexico.
GALLERY TALK: Tuesday, October 14, 2008,
5:30pm, Professor Catherine Zuromskis, UNM
Department of Art & Art History

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9am-4pm,
Tuesday evening 5-8pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm,
and during most events at Popejoy Hall
FREE Admission!

August 26 –
December 21,
2 0 0 8
Contact: Esther Golden 505.277.6773, etgolden@unm.edu
Visit: www.unm.edu/~artmuse or Call: 505.277.4001
For: More Exhibition Information

10 more days


Andy Mattern "Trees"

Only ten more days to enter the group show...

Read all the rules here and keep those entries rolling in.

If you need some inspiration, visit Issue 2 of our magazine and take a look at Andy Mattern's "Trees" series. Or better yet visit his website and take a look at all of his work.