Monday, July 27, 2009

Photo Arts Santa Fe 2009

For those of you looking for something to do, Photo Arts Santa Fe is going on for the next 7 or 8 days. Oddly enough David and I are about 2500 hundred miles away from a photo festival that is going on in our own backyard but if anyone has any reports, please send them our way or drop them into the comments. The list of activities is long and here is the link to the download-able schedule of events.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fraction on Vacation

Fraction will be on vacation from July 27 to August 5, or so.

We'll still be checking email but not much else.

We need some rest.

See you soon.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Photo Contest without categories and no fees

Resource Magazine is having a photo contest that has no categories and no entry fees. Really.

The contest entry deadline is August 5.

Give it a try.

Go here for all the details

Andrew Bush at M+B in LA

M+B is proud to present an exhibition of color photographs by ANDREW BUSH titled VECTOR PORTRAITS, opening on September 12 and running through October 17, with a reception and book signing by the artist on Saturday, September 12 from 7 – 9pm. Vector Portraits is Andrew Bush’s series from 1989 to 1997, shot in and around Los Angeles using his car as a tripod and capturing Angelenos vis-à-vis their unique relationships with their automobiles.

The series began in 1989 after Bush graduated from Yale with an MFA in Photography and moved to Los Angeles. Struck by the city’s “great relationship between people and their car”, Bush attached a medium format camera to his passenger seat and drove the city streets and freeways. Either stopped in traffic or moving at speeds of 20 to 70 miles an hour, Bush’s method included “moving in parallel with the person next to [him], as a way of coming into their world” and then releasing the shutter. The essence of what makes these appealing images is that they are a prolonged version of the awkward eye contact frequently made while driving. It is undeniably voyeuristic and satisfying, and now one has the leisure to examine minutely while remaining anonymous. Bush offers up a slice of Los Angeles life at its most mundane and telling.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fraction Magazine gets around

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Susana Raab in Milwaukee

Photo Books by Karen Kuehn

Little Miss Personality now has 8 photo books for sale on Blurb.
If the books come anywhere near her actual prints, you will certainly love them.

Check them out here.

Check out her website here.

You can also find her every Saturday morning selling her work at the Santa Fe Workshops. Contact Karen for more details.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Issue 8

Issue 8 of Fraction is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. We have SEVEN photographers this time including the work of

Kerry Mansfield
John Paul Caponigro
Katrina d'Autremont
Claire Beckett
Ken Rosenthal
Susana Raab
Kevin J. Miyazaki

also a review of Richard Renaldi's Fall River Boys and Melanie McWhorter's group show The Un-Natural Nature of Food is still up for viewing and has been getting rave reviews.

This issue promises to be another great one so please take a look.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

MOCP Events

Upcoming events at MoCP: Meet the MP3II Artists + Share Your Work!

EXHIBITING ARTISTS TALK: Curtis Mann, John Opera, and Stacia Yeapanis
Thursday, July 23
5:30pm @ MoCP

Join us as the three MP3II artists talk about their work on view.

Thursday, July 30
5–7 pm @ MoCP

Mingle and share your work with fellow regional artists and museum staff. This event is open to MoCP Midwest Photographers Project artists and museum members. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please contact Stephanie Conaway at

Oliver Weber interview

Two Way Lens has a new interview with Oliver Weber that is definitely worth the read.

6 more days to register for Critical Mass

"Since 2004, Photolucida's Critical Mass program has been a tremendous resource for photographers trying to get their work out into the world as well as for gallerists, curators, publishers, and editors in their search for good talent. A totally unique celebration of photography, Critical Mass is a way for photographers to have their work seen by over 200 of the best professionals in the business and to help produce and receive monographs of the work that everyone agrees is great. "

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jay Mark Johnson

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T: 310.858.9090 | F: 310.858.9091

Ace Gallery presents a selection of photographic artworks by Jay Mark Johnson spanning four series: Motion Studies, Anachronistic Nature, Topological Shifts, and Spacetime Cityscapes and Landscapes. Johnson produces photographic images that challenge the norms of perception. Employing a process that is distinct from conventional photography, he creates works that merge the recording of space and time into a single, linear “spacetime” continuum. The resulting photographs are akin to both seismographs and electrocardiograms in that, as timelines, they begin on the left and end on the right. The horizontal length of the image conveys an uninterrupted and fluid measurement of a brief span of time, varying in duration from 10 seconds up to 45 minutes.

Gina Kelly's new website

You probably remember Gina Kelly's work from Melanie McWhorter's group show The Dress Show. Gina emailed to let us know she has a new site up and running and her work is most definitely worth the time. Check it out.

Fraction Issue 8 coming soon

All the work is in (well...almost) and we are currently putting it all together for Issue 8 of Fraction!

Six and possibly even seven new photographers, two new book reviews, and more.

Stay tuned, we should be up and running by the end of this week!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fuji kills Fujicolor Pro 800z film

The British Journal of Photography is reporting that Fuji will cease production of Fujicolor Pro 800z in September

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Shots Magazine Call for Work Issue 105

Submittals due by August 5, 2009

SHOTS Magazine announces an international call for photographic work to be considered for publication in the Autumn Issue, SHOTS no. 105. The theme for this issue is MALE/FEMALE. Please visit the SHOTS website for further information and submittal guidelines.

An established independent photography journal entering its 23rd year of publication, SHOTS reaches an international audience of photographers, collectors, galleries, museums, educators and other fine art photography enthusiasts. Don't miss this chance to have your work seen!

Submittals must be received by August 5, 2009.

Online submittals are now accepted.

Click for submittal guidelines

Helping out wounded soldiers

I just received this email...



Do you have extra B & W work prints (matte finish) of the natural world, plus a desire to share your photographic artistry in a way that could enhance the healing and well-being of wounded soldiers?

If so, I am looking for donations (or contributions, for which a nominal fee could be paid) of B & W nature work prints (matte finish) to use in an upcoming art project with wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. I'd like to provide these soldiers (many of whom have brain and other injuries, including amputations) with a selection of gorgeous B & W nature work prints from diverse habitats, and have them hand color tint the photos (as a metaphor for restoring color and healing power of "naturalness" to their lives). Having a selection of work prints from varied natural environments to offer would allow each soldier to select one print to work on that evokes a sense of his/her most personally comforting natural world. As many as 300 work prints from diverse photographers are being sought.

Ideally, the prints could be 5" x 7" or 8" x 10" (allowing inexpensive framing), but other print sizes are welcome, too. It would also be great to have a number of color work prints (matching some of the B & W work prints) on hand to inspire the soldiers as they hand color tint.

For more information or to arrange a donation or contribution (preferably by July 22, though later may also be fine), please contact Ermyn King (; ph: 301-355-6770). Your artistry and contribution to the project would be credited in a very focused and conspicuous way. Thank you!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Hasselblad Square Format Digital Back

Hasselblad just announced a square sensor for V system cameras (but not recommended for the SWC). It even looks like a film back (see below).

In square format, it is a 29mp back.
In full rectangle format, it is a 39mp back.

Very bad ass.

More here

Friday, July 3, 2009

Critical Mass 2009 - Register Now

I've been asked to be a juror at this year's Critical Mass. See the list of jurors here.

Based on the 2008 Top 50, I am really excited about what I will see. Also, I reviewed 7 of those 50 at various portfolio reviews.

Register for Critical Mass here.

(david bram)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Congrats to Timothy Hyde

Congrats to Timothy Hyde (Fraction #7) for being an honorable mention at this years PX3 photography competition. See his entries here, and see all of the honorables here.

Go Tim !