Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Aline Smithson on 52 Editions























Aline Smithson of Lenscratch fame, is the featured photographer on 52 Editions this week. The print, titled Favorite Condiment, was taken on a road trip to Death Valley. If you are interested in purchasing, the details are as follows:

8.5"x11" Archival Pigment Print
Limited Edition of 275
$45.00 Unframed
$125.00 Framed

This edition will remain at this price for a week. After that date, if not sold out, it will be available in the catalog at a price of $75.

If you are interested, go to the 52 Editions site.

Created by Arnaud Gregori, 52 Editions presents a new original photograph, each week. Here is what what it's all about:

52 Editions is the anti-gallery

Our weekly goal: to demolish the misconception that collecting great photography is a privilege solely for the hoity-toity. We're knocking it off its pedestal, and bringing it live, to your walls.

As the cliche goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the eye behind 52 editions, Arnaud Gregori, is no ordinary beholder. A curator and all around international man of the photo world, Gregori is also a self-proclaimed French snob. Translation: he has the exquisite taste and the chops to back that up, having spent hardcore time working with pro-photogs. Seriously, trust a frere.

Here's how it works: each week, 52 Editions features a different photograph for $45, published in a limited edition of 275. This postmodern approach to art dealing is more about spreading shutterbug love than making a buck. It's contagious, let's start a pandemic...

The photographs we feature are selected on a case-by-case basis. So, if Gregori thinks its good, it doesn't matter whether the artist is an amateur or professional, famous or anonymous. It doesn't matter to our prices either.

Making each photo inexpensive means if you love it, you can buy it. If we have it our way (and artsy-fartsy elitists be damned, we mean to!) a piece of art you've purchased isn't always a bank-breaking, life-long commitment. It's a gift to yourself, or a gift for another

We hope to continuously expose you (you didn't really think you'd get through this without a darkroom pun, did you?!) to great works of art that will make your day as much as they make ours.

Most photographed landmarks

I came across a report generated by four scientists from Cornell University using the geo-tagging of photographs in Flickr. Taking the data from over thirty five million photographs, they were able to discern certain patterns, like movement of photographers around the city of New York and San Francisco, or the most photographed landmarks.
Now while most of the sites did not surprise me that much, what did surprise me was the 5th most photographed landmark in New York and the 28th most photographed in the world. The Chrysler Building? The Empire State building? Yankee Stadium? Hell no. It is the mid-town Manhattan Apple store. That’s right.

If it is new, shiny, and made by Apple, we’ll not only buy it but we’ll photograph the hell out of it. *(see Mac Book Wheel)

Here is a peek at the list.

Mark Geil's The Next Weather

For those of you in the New Mexico area I highly suggest stopping by to check out the closing show for Mark Geil's show The Next Weather. Mark was featured way back in our very first issue with his work Biosphere. The show is on view from 9 to 5 at the John Sommers Gallery on the campus of UNM all week so stop by and check it out even if you can't making to the closing.

Friday, October 2, 2009

5:00pm - 7:30pm

UNM CFA room 1020 and the John Sommers Gallery, second floor of the Art Building
The University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM. The art building is the building directly west of Popejoy Hall near the intersection of Central and Harvard.

map

Landscape reconsidered: Photography and land-based art from the Lannan Foundation

An-My Lę,29 Palms: Night Operations III2003-2004

The work of nine artists will be featured in Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection. Landscape is often thought of as a pristine wilderness, uninhabited and unmarred by human presence, despite the fact that for many decades now landscape has in practice been represented as incontrovertibly interconnected with mankind and the land itself has been the very material of art making.

Manmade is an exhibition primarily of photography, including images of James Turrell's earthwork project Roden Crater, as well as a significant Robert Smithson installation. The exhibition will be on display at the New Mexico Museum of Art October 9, 2009, through January 10, 2010.

One of the threads that runs through the Santa Fe-based Lannan Foundation collection is an exploration of man and the landscape-not landscape in its most literal sense, but landscape as a construction of meanings and relationships that are always morphing, growing, decaying, and exploding. These various facets of landscape include the natural, the cultural, the social, and the political. Everywhere human presence, for good or bad, is evident and our relationship to our environment is always under negotiation.

The Lannan Foundation works related to landscape are never of the sort that is a celebration purely of a sublime or pristine nature; rather they are of the terrain inscribed with all manner of human interaction, including manmade creations meant to guide our way through the oceans, earthworks, human-aided natural disaster, and the theatre of war.

http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Artist's Talk with James Welling



Aperture and the Parsons Department of Photography at The New School present an artist's talk with James Welling as part of the ongoing Parsons lecture series. Welling's career constitutes a comprehensive conceptual examination of the many forms of photography: from documentary and staged to nonrepresentational. He was recently featured in the Aperture publication The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography.


Artist's Talk and Book Signing:
Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 pm

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
between 10th & 11th Avenues
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

More info

World Toy Camera Day 2009

I came across this in my firmly seated travels today. So for all of you toy camera junkies out there, you have something to look forward to. World Toy Camera Day 2009.

"About ~WORLD TOY CAMERA DAY~

A World Toy Camera Day community affair with like minded toy camera photographers from all over the globe who take part on this day in the month of October. A day where we wake up in the wee hours of the morning and load all of our favorite plastic cameras like the Holga, Diana, Brownies and the like and end the day with our Low-fi, Low-brow, blurry and ridiculously out of focus snap shots. A day also invented by Becky Ramotowski who took the idea from World Pinhole Photography Day. Her idea spawned a world wide annual event using toy cameras and shooting endless rolls of 120 and Polaroid film...oh and even some crappy 35mm too...and has been in circulation for nine years now. See you all there on October 17, 2009! "

Monday, September 28, 2009

Our first picks from The Fractionmag Flickr group

For me it was a tough call between two photos but in the end Jennifer Becker's image "Lake Hoptacong" won out. You can see more of her work at Jennifer Becker Photography

We will be doing this every Monday so add some photos to the Flickr group.

-js

Lake Hopatcong

I chose Thomas Bertilsson's (monolight) photograph. The simplicity of a pinhole camera and the beauty of a silver gelatin print. Love it! Check out the rest of Thomas' work on flickr.
-db

Thursday, September 24, 2009

2009 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Lots of good work and names you may recognize in this show.

"The Center for Fine Art Photography presents its newest exhibition, 2009 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, on display in the Center’s gallery from October 2 – October 31, 2009. Forty-seven photographers representing, Argentina, Canada, China, France, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States will be exhibiting their work. The opening reception will be held on Friday October 2, from 6 – 9 PM. This carefully curated exhibition will feature a variety of contemporary photography from artists across the globe.

Andy Adams was the juror for the 2009 International exhibition. Adams is the editor and founder of Flak Photo, a website that celebrates the art of publishing photography online. A select number of award winning images can also be found at www.flakphoto.com."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photo Services

I rarely print my own color work anymore. Between all of the other things going on and the cost of (un-named company here) inks, I print test prints here at the house for editing and critiques. When it comes to final prints I generally outsource it. This can be an extremely frustrating experience. Every lab has a different profile and so on. It took me a while to even find a lab that would print and develop film for me.

I won't go into my own lab and my experiences with them because yours could end up being very different. I will however pass on an extremely long list of imaging services I came across in my search.

What did I find in my search, besides some really outdated websites? Some labs do it all, developing and printing, while some specialize in one or the other. Prices vary quite a bit and hopefully it has something to do with quantity and quality. Some labs provide profiles of their printers and some don't.

Hope this helps some of you. -js

The Print Space - UK
DPI - San Francisco, CA
Replicolor - Salt Lake City, UT
A and I - Hollywood, CA
ABC Photocolour- Vancouver, BC
Advance Photo Labs - Ardsley, NY
Argentum Photo Lab - Hollywood, CA
Ascent Photo and Imaging - Colorado Springs, CO
Calypso Imaging - Santa Cruz, CA
Chau Digital - London, UK
Click Imaging - UK
My Photo Pipe - Atlanta GA
Cox Custom Black and White - Rancho Cordova, CA
Denver Digital Imaging - Denver, CO
Dickerman Prints - San Francisco, CA
Digicraft - Portland, OR
Digi Graphics - Fort Collins, CO
Diversified Lab - St. Louis, MO
Deborah Reinhard - New York, NY
Duggal Visual Solutions - New York, NY
E-6 Lab - Atlanta, GA
Pro Lab Digital - Los Angeles, CA
Film Rescue International - Fortuna, SD
Color Folio - Sebastopol, CA
The Light Room - Berkeley, CA
Garden State Color - Hammonton, NJ
Giant Photo Service - San Diego, CA
Art Resource Technology - Bend, OR
Hance Parners Inc. - Flagstaff, AZ
HCCS - UK
ICL Imaging - Framingham, MA
Kalamazoo Color Lab - Kalamazoo, MI
Light Works - Winooski, VT
Light Box Inc - East Dundee, IL
Reed Photo Imaging - Denver, CO
Linhoff Photo - Minneapolis, MN
Meisel - Carrollton, TX
Mighty Imaging - Scottsdale, AZ
MV Labs -New York, NY
North Coast Photographic - Carlsbad, CA
Rocky Mountain Film - Aurora, CO
Photo Craft Imaging - Boulder, CO
The Photo Shoppe - Lincoln, NE
Photo Tech Labs - Richmond, VA
Praus Productions - Praus, NY
The Print Lab - Chicago, IL
Prism Studios - Roseville, MN
Reedy Photo - St. Petersburg, FL
Richmond Camera - VA
River City Silver - San Antonio, TX
The Color Group - Seattle, WA
The C Lab - New York, NY
The Finer Image - St. Danvers, MA
Total Chrome - Davie, FL
VIP Photo Lab - Bethlehem, PA
Watts Digital Imaging - Santee, CA
Black and White Lab - Prescott, AZ
Weldon Color Labs - Los Angeles, CA
White House Custom Color - Eagan, MN
Putnam Imaging - Danbury, CT
Still River Editions - Danbury, CT
Panopticon Imaging - Hingham, MA
Color Services - Needham, MA (still does 8x10 E-6)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chris Mottalini - Aggregate: Art and Architecture -- a Brutalist Remix


You should remember Chris Mottalini from the very first group show "Typologies". Chris has new work in a group show in Connecticut at the Westport Art Center. Go see it. Opening night is September 25th.

Aggregate: Art and Architecture -- a Brutalist Remix is an exhibition inspired by the 20th-century architectural style of Brutalism, including concrete architecture in the shoreline region of CT. Aggregate explores the impact of Brutalist architecture on society, exhibiting artworks that reflect, evaluate, and expand upon its goals, materials, and mixed receptions.

Artists: Alterazioni Video, David Brooks, Nancy Davenport, Cyprien Gaillard, Andreas Kornfeld, Fawn Krieger, Chris Mottalini, Jo Nigoghossian, Martha Rosler, and Heather Rowe

Johan Hagemeyer at Scott Nichols



"Scott Nichols Gallery is proud to present a collection of vintage photographs by Johan Hagemeyer, A Pictorial Interpretation, on view from September 9 through November 3, 2009.

Formally trained as a horticulturalist, Johan Hagemeyer (1884, Amsterdam, the Netherlands - 1962, Berkeley, California) is remembered for being an early 20th century photographer, artistic intellectual, close friend and important early influence in the career of Edward Weston."

Space still available at Review LA

In case you were thinking about going to Review LA, there are a few spots still available. This is a great chance to sit with reviewers who can help promote and advance your work. It's also a great time to meet other artists and photographers and to have a great weekend in LA.

Visit CENTER for further details.

Monday, September 21, 2009

ACP

Don't forget that ACP (Atlanta Celebrates Photography) has all kinds of good things going on in the next month. They even have the festival guide all loaded p on Google calendars for the extremely organized among you.

JOEL MEYEROWITZ



JOEL MEYEROWITZ
LEGACY:
THE PRESERVATION OF WILDERNESS IN NEW YORK CITY PARKS

Artist’s Talk & Book Signing:
Tuesday, September 29
6:30 pm
Aperture Gallery
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
FREE

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fraction Issue 9

Fraction Issue 9 is up and running. Stop by and take a look.

featuring work by
Alexis Pike
David Ondrik
Jennifer Ray
Keith Johnson
Bethany Souza

New book reviews from Corey Dzenko and a look at Robert Frank's "Looking In" by Jonathan Blaustein.

Fraction is always looking for new work

In OUR never ending effort to look for new work, we come across a lot of photos and photographers that we think are great. However, with the publishing schedule and limited space in each issue, we don't always get to show some of the great work we come across.

In an effort to change our ways and to turn you, the viewer, on to some great new photos and photographers we have come up with the solution. Each week we will each post a photo on the blog that we can't get enough of.

How will we find that photo you might ask? We will pick a new photo each week from the Fraction Magazine group on Flickr. Just post your photo in the Fraction Magazine group and David and I will do the rest. Each person can upload one photo per week just to keep things on the fair side and we have to approve the photos before they can be entered in the group. This is in no way any form of censorship but just an emergency precaution.

Why Flickr? It is a simple, easy, and efficient way for us to look through photos without bogging down our email boxes.

Every Monday David and I will post our favorite with the photographer's name and website if available. The pool will also become an interesting resource for all of us to discover new and interesting work.

Remember it is free to join Flickr if you are not already a member, so there is no fees involved of any kind. Just a free chance to get your work out there to be seen.

David and I will start our picks on Monday September 28th.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A picture is worth a thousand images

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Images
Camera-less photography: Large scale photograms by Joe Masica

Opening Reception: Friday October 9th 6-9pm
Artists talk: Saturday October 10th, 6pm
1228 Parkway Art Space
1228 Parkway Drive Unit F
Santa Fe, New Mexico
www.joemasica.com

Call for Entries: 14th Annual PCNW MEMBERS' JURIED EXHIBITION

This one you have to be a member of the PCNW for.

The Photographic Center Northwest invites you to participate in our 14th Annual Members' Juried Exhibition December 1- January 15, 2009. You must be a current member or become a member of PCNW to participate (memberships are annual). First, second, and third prize winners will take home $175, $135, and $100 respectively. The awards will be presented at the artists' reception on Friday, December 4, 6-8 p.m. The competition is open to all photographic processes, all themes and photographers. The entry fee is $5 per jpeg. You may submit up to ten images total. You may not submit work that has been shown in past PCNW Members' Exhibitions. Entry fees are non-refundable. All entries must be received in an envelope by Friday, October 16th, 8 p.m. Selected artists will be notified by phone. A list of the selected artists will be posted at www.pcnw.org.

THE JUROR
Eric Fredericksen is the Director of Western Bridge. He is a former editor and writer at The Stranger and Architecture. Collections and exhibitions are managed by Matthew Cox, a former preparator at the Henry Art Gallery and Bellevue Art Museum. www.westernbridge.org

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Call for entry Social Documentary.net



"In the spirit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the New Deal in the 1930s, when photographers documented the hardship and proposed solutions, SocialDocumentary.net (SDN) is issuing a Call for Entries. We are looking for photo essays that provide insight into how ordinary citizens around the world are coping during these new “hard times” and how individuals, companies, industries, family businesses, communities, and governments are responding to the crisis.

We encourage a broad definition of the global recession. Suggested stories include those of people losing their jobs, homes, and health benefits; or the effects on vulnerable communities in conflict zones, global climate change; or how the UN’s millennium goals in economic development and health improvement have been stalled by lack of resources. We are also interested in how people and governments are working to overcome these challenges in creative ways such as agricultural development; wind, solar and other alternative energies; public health programs to stop the spread of disease; or technological innovations to reduce greenhouse gases and dependence on oil. These are just examples. We welcome new stories and approaches to documenting this important topic. If photographers are not sure if their stories fit into our definition of the global recession, they are encouraged to inquire at info@socialdocumentary.net."

Call for entry Center fo Fine Art Photography

Vera’s House – Northern Indiana Public
Service Company, Michigan City, Indiana,
Erin Vernon Harper

Portfolio Showcase, Volume 4
Book and Online Exhibition


Deadline: October 27, 2009

Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their
twelve-image portfolio in The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition. The show will be featured on the Center’s web site at www.c4fap.org from January 5 – May 1, 2010 and will remain online for the next two years.

Personal Views

©Nadine Rovner

Personal Views: Contemporary photographic portraiture in Philadelphia opens tomorrow night from 6-8pm at Gallery 339.

Artists include
Justyna Badach
Adrea Modica
Sarah Stolfa
Rita Benstein
Nadine Rovner
Zoe Strauss
Jessica Todd Harper

Show runs from September 16 through November 14th.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lydia Panas in Warsaw



LYDIA PANAS
"PRIVATE SPACES"
YOURS GALLERY
Warsaw, Poland
September 15 - October 25, 2009

artists' reception / tuessday, september 15, 7pm
artist talk / wednesday, september 16, 7pm

www.yoursgallery.com

The Spirit World Show

For Immediate Release

September 7, 2009

Contact: Thom Bennett, V.P. Programming, New Orleans Photo Alliance 504-452-1041 programming@neworleansphotoalliance.org

New Orleans Photo Alliance Presents The Spirit World
(New Orleans) The New Orleans Photo Alliance is proud to present a national juried exhibition about the spirit world. Timed to coincide with the season of Halloween and All Saints Day, the show includes documentary, fine art, and conceptual images that evoke the spiritual, supernatural, and unearthly. The images summon memories, imaginings, and the subconscious, blurring boundaries between past and present, presence and absence. Russell Joslin, Editor and Publisher of SHOTS Magazine, served as juror and selected twenty-seven images by eighteen photographers.

Says juror Russell Joslin: “Photography, of course, is a medium most often utilized to document the material world visible before us, yet it also allows photographers to suggest what is not easily apprehended. In skilled hands, it allows for the creation of poetic, atmospheric images through process and manipulation. It permits the use of long exposures, blurring, overlapping, digital maneuvering and other distorting effects that suggest and explore the possibilities of that which may transcend the physical realm. Ultimately, it seems the photographers in this exhibition allude to our human desire to question the limitations of our existence, or to suggest the presence of another.”

The exhibition features works by Renee Allie, Jackie Alpers, Jane Fulton Alt, Anne Berry, John Bridges, Marc Dimov, Michael Donor, Diane Fenster, Jessica Gellweiler, Kirsten Hoving, Kevin Kline, Erin Malone, Emma Powell, Jessica Skloven, Joshua Sleicher-MacCracken, S. Gayle Stevens, Cole Thompson, and Lori Vrba.

It will be on view from October 1 – November 22, 2009 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street. Gallery hours are Fridays 3-6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 pm, and by appointment. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, October 1, from 6-9 pm.


About NOPA

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is a 501(c)( 3) non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography. NOPA was formed in 2006, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Membership-supported and staffed entirely by volunteers, NOPA offers year-round educational programs, exhibitions and professional opportunities for the benefit of members and the general public. NOPA also coordinates PhotoNOLA, an annual photo festival that takes place each December. In 2009 NOPA instituted the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography, to award one $5000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer.

For more information please visit www.neworleansphotoalliance.org

For high-res press jpegs please email: caldwellandrea@live.com

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New Orleans Photo Alliance
1111 St. Mary St.
NOLA 70130

New Gallery Hours:
Fri 3-6, Sat & Sun 12-4
or by appointment

photoalliance@gmail.com
http://neworleansphotoalliance.org
http://neworleansphotoalliance.blogspot.com
http://photonola.org
http://www.myspace.com/neworleansphotoalliance

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Seven Selves


I love it when people get together and make something happen. If you are a fan of the self-portrait then this is a must see and even if you are not, stop being such a stick in the mud and go see it anyway. I have been a fan of Cornelia Hediger and Aaron Hobson for some time now and now I have some new faves as well. Definitely check out their new site
-js

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mark Your Calendars: Review LA

I have again been asked to be a portfolio reviewer at the 2010 Review LA. I am very excited about it as I had a great time and saw some really great work at the 2009 Review.

The Review is from January 14-16, 2010

From the Center's Website:
Review LA™ is a two-day photographic event that provides photographers a platform to network and share work with one another and with photography professionals.

Photographers are invited to present their work to influential members of the photographic community who can provide guidance for bringing their work to a larger audience. One-on-one twenty-minute meetings with esteemed gallerists, editors, agents and more, provide photographers of all levels with networking opportunities and possible career advancement. Reviews are an opportunity for photographers to begin relationships with industry leaders and other professionals who use and enjoy photography. Although no outcomes are guaranteed, many exhibitions, editorials, books, and more have been secured because of the reviews.

Review LA™ is held simultaneous with
Photo LA,
January 14-17, 2010, Santa Monica, CA

REGISTRATION
Online! Last year we sold out in less than a day so be ready if you want to participate.
First-come, first-serve basis with priority registration for Center members. Links to the online registration will be available from this page.

Center member registration begins at 12pm Mountain Standard Time on Friday, September 18, 2009. Non-members may become members at the time of registration to receive priority registration. Non-Members registration opens at 2pm MST, September 18.


For more details, see the website

New England Photography Biennial 2009

Suzanne Revy has been included in the New England Photography Biennial 2009. She was featured in Fraction #4.

From the website:
"The Danforth Museum of Art is once again pleased to present the very best contemporary photography in the upcoming New England Photography Biennial 2009, which will be on view at the Museum from September 13 through November 8, 2009. The exhibit will officially open with a special public opening reception honoring the artists on Saturday evening, September 12 from 6-8 p.m. A number of special lectures and talks will occur through the course of the exhibition. "

For more details, go here.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Simen Johan at Yossi Milo

Another great show worth checking out.

©Simen Johan
Simen Johan
Until the Kingdom Comes
September 10, 2009–October 31, 2009
Artist's Reception
Thursday, September 10, 2009, 6:00–8:00 pm

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new images and sculptures by Simen Johan, entitled Until the Kingdom Comes. The exhibition will open on Thursday, September 10, and close on Saturday, October 31, with a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA-SAFOTO International Photography Festival

© PHILIPP SCHOLZ RITTERMANN

©Fernanada Chemale

Lots of good things going on in San Antonio this month at the FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA-SAFOTO International Photography Festival. Shows, shows, and more shows. If you are going to be anywhere near there are some great shows planned and photography for everyone's taste.
Visit their site here to take a look at some of the work and download a PDF list of all the shows planned.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

PCNW Benefit auction

Snazzy cocktail party and heavy appetizers, how can you say no? There is a great list of photographs up for auction and you are supporting the PCNW.



INCLUDING

Red Carpet & Paparazzi
Snazzy Cocktail Party & Heavy Appetizers
Silent & Live Auctions
After Party at Lawrimore Project

More information

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tokyo Photo 2009

Our good friend Andrew Crooks who is off teaching in Japan, sent us a link and an article about a new Japanese photo festival, Tokyo Photo 2009.
Taking place this weekend in Tokyo, and in their first year of production, they seem to be getting off the ground quite well.

Tokyo Photo 2009 website
Japan Times Online article

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ACP 11 festival guide online

Atalanta Celebrates Photography now has this years festival guide ready and online. Some of the highlights from this year are work from Peter Bahouth, Christopher Bucklow, Lucinda Bunnen, Danny Clinch, Susan Derges, Jody Fausett, Birney Imes, Bob Kolbrener, Danny Lyon, Todd Murphy, Richard Pare, Chip Simone, Vee Speers, Angela West. They even have it all mapped out on Google calendars for you.

Abandoned at the Robert Koch Gallery


©Brian Ulrich

The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Dark Stores", an exhibition of photographs by Brian Ulrich. The gallery will also be exhibiting vintage albumen prints by French explorer-photographer Claude-Joseph Désiré Charnay. The show draws upon a similar theme of architectural "ruins " - once-flourishing epicenters of a population that have become vacant containers dotting the landscape.

Amy Stein at ClampArt

If you haven't seen Amy Stein's work, then you have been living under a rock somewhere and it is time to crawl out and make the trek.

"ClampArt is pleased to announce the exhibition of Amy Stein’s photographic series, “Domesticated”—the artist’s first show with the gallery.

In this body of work Stein explores the archetypal motif of man verses nature. More specifically, her photographs explore the tenuous relationship between man and animals as human civilization continues to encroach upon nature. Informed by actual newspaper accounts and oral histories from citizens of the small town of Matamoras in Northeast Pennsylvania, which borders a state forest, Stein’s photographs are inspired by true events."

ClampArt site

Andrew Bush at M+B in LA


I've posted on this before and probably will do so again. Go see it.

"Please join M+B NEXT Saturday, September 12 from 7 to 9 pm for the artist's opening reception and book signing for ANDREW BUSH: VECTOR PORTRAITS at 612 N. Almont Drive in West Hollywood.

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."

Critical Mass Finalists

The 175 finalists have been chosen and I want to send out a big congrats to those who have been in Fraction in the past or whom I have reviewed:
Gabriel Benaim
Alison Carey
Tim Carpenter
Scott Dalton
Jason DeMarte
Alan George
Jimmy Lam
Kevin Miyazaki
Brad Moore
Rachel Papo
Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak
Alexis Pike
Susana Raab
Ellen Rennard
Ian van Coller
Natalie Young

Registration for Review LA

Review LA is a photographic portfolio review event scheduled for January 14-16, 2010 in Santa Monica, CA. Online Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis with the option to purchase 3, 6, or 9 reviews with esteemed curators, gallerists, editors and others. Review LA includes a night of portfolio viewing, a photographer's online listing, and more.
REGISTRATION: Opens Friday, September 18, 2009, 12pm MST for Center members, 2pm for non-members

More here

Call for entry at TPS

This one I could not pass up on announcing...

Childhood: An International Photo Exhibition. . .

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit digital files of their color and black and white works to the Texas Photographic Society (TPS) by October 2, 2009 for Childhood: An International Photo Exhibition. The Exhibition will open at the Dougherty Art Center in Austin, TX in January 2010 and then tour the state of Texas for one year. A color catalogue of the exhibition will be printed and sent to all entrants, select museum curators and photography magazines. Accepted entrants receive three catalogues.

Juror's Statement
Childhood is fleeting – yet sometimes, in a fraction of a second, photographers can capture its essence: joy, pain, play, boredom, frustration, elation. As an author of children's books I have tried to capture what it feels like to be a child - the good and the bad - and to stimulate a dialogue between children and parents regarding the issues raised in the book. I hope to see creative work that captures childhood's many guises.

About the Juror
Jamie Lee Curtis is a film actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places and A Fish Called Wanda. In television, Ms. Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the sitcom Anything But Love, as well as the title role in TNT’s adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein’s play, The Heidi Chronicles, and the CBS telefilm, Nicholas’ Gift.

Visit the TPS site

Arbor

Arbor, the new online exhibition from the Michael Mazzeo Gallery is now up and running and worth a look.

View the exhibition.