Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
You can read a little more about it here.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
"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
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
Monday, October 27, 2008
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
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
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 7 - 10 pm
Castleberry Hill District
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 7 - 12 am
Piedmont Park Community Center
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 9 am - 1 pm
Roswell Photo Society
Kevin Ames Workshop
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 8:30 am - 5 pm
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
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 6 - 10 pm
The Seen Gallery
Opening Reception for Manuel Llaneras
Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 7 - 10 pm
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
"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.
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
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
Free entry. Submit up to one image a week for ten weeks. For more on the contest click here.
Monday, October 20, 2008
So get on over there and help the man out.
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 email@example.com and type subscribe.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
The dress has been a subject of curatorial consideration throughout the last 20 years, exhibitions like Empty 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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, email@example.com,
Hours: Tues-Fri 9-4, Tues 5-8, Sat-Sun 1-4
Idea of Self
Deadline November 12, 2008
December 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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
Make a Halloween stop here in Nuevo Mexico for the gala event.
"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
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:
Friday, November 7, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Exhibition on View:
Saturday, November 8, 2008–Thursday, January 29, 2009
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
Subway: C, E to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue or 1 to 28th Street and 7th Avenue
Issue 4 is due out on November 8th and will include the group show.
Thanks again to all of you who sent in entries.
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.
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
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.
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
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, 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.
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
Monday, October 6, 2008
"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.
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
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 "
Can't be there? They will also be streaming the talk live from here.
Wednesday October 8th 6:30 PM EST
547 West 27th Street 4th Floor
between 10th and 11th Avenue
New York, NY
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.
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
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
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9am-4pm,
Tuesday evening 5-8pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm,
and during most events at Popejoy Hall
August 26 –
2 0 0 8
Contact: Esther Golden 505.277.6773, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit: www.unm.edu/~artmuse or Call: 505.277.4001
For: More Exhibition Information
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.