Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year and Thank You

It's about 15 hours before 2011 arrives and I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year and I wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you to a few people.

First, I have to say thank you to my wife Amelia and daughter Elizabeth for helping make Fraction happen and for all of their love and support.  It's been an amazing year and they are a huge part of it all.

Second, a big thanks to the people listed here for their friendship and collaboration.

(In no specific order)

Crista Dix at Wallspace
Paula Griffin at The Griffin Museum
Laura Pressley and Jessica Taylor Fleigle at Center
Aline Smithson of Lenscratch
Amy Miller and Michael David Murphy at Atlanta Celebrates Photography
The Photo Department at SCAD and Rebecca Nolan
Jim Stone and Michele Evans of the UNM Photo Department
Michael Sebastian
Ellen Rennard
Isa Leshko
Sam Portera
Everyone at Photoeye
Stella Kramer and Jason Houston for making Fraction J happen
Everyone at PhotoNOLA
Kate Ware at the New Mexico Museum of Art
Ellen Wallenstein
Mary Virginia Swanson

Darius Himes and Radius Books

To the Fraction contributors

My pals at FiniteFoto (David Ondrik, Melanie McWhorter and Jonathan Blaustein)

A BIG THANK YOU to the 72 photographers who were featured in 2010.  Thank you for letting me show your amazing work.

And a BIGGER THANK YOU to all of the people who visit Fraction on a regular basis. Traffic to the site has grown substantially every month and has led to some great opportunities.

I have some big plans for 2011 and I hope you will continue to follow Fraction and enjoy it as much as I do.

Happy New Year!

http://www.facebook.com/fractionmagazine

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lightwork Subscription Program


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Light Work, 316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse 13244
Contact: Jessica Reed
315.443.1300, www.lightwork.org

2011 Subscription Program

Light Work Announces 2011 Subscription Program
2011 Subscription Program
Great Art. Great Price. Great Cause. New Benefits.
Light Work is pleased to announce the 2011 Subscription Program, which is full of stunning prints, new and exciting subscription offers, and the award-winning publication, Contact Sheet. For decades, Contact Sheet has been the place where lovers of photography, from museum professionals to avid amateurs to collectors, have turned to see the latest work by important emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. The 2011 Subscription Program introduces expanded benefits and subscription levels.

This year, as part of the 2011 Subscription Program, Light Work celebrates the launch of the online digital archive of Contact Sheet. All subscribers have access to the archive, which can be viewed from computers and web-activated phones alike, and features over 150 issues of Contact Sheet and hundreds of artists. For the first time Light Work is offering a Digital Only subscription, giving subscribers access to the full digital archive of Contact Sheet without receiving printed copies of the publication. Light Work will also offer a limited free trial subscription that will include digital only access to the most recent issues of Contact Sheet.

In addition, all paid subscribers receive the Patron’s Card, which provides discounts at dozens of photography institutions and publications, including free or reduced admission to organizations such as the International Center of Photography in New York City; the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA; or the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY.

The 2011 Print Collectors offer features signed, limited edition original photographs by a group of wonderful photographers, including a stunning Master Print Edition by renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems, as well as Fine Print Program prints by Scott Conarroe, Yolanda del Amo, and Deana Lawson. These prints may be purchased individually (ranging in price from $300-$1000), or at the Benefactor Level ($1500) which gives the purchaser all four prints, plus a signed copy of the book Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies, and a complimentary subscription to Contact Sheet (including all subscriber benefits, as well as the special gift of receiving signed copies of each issue of Contact Sheet).

Subscribers who choose the Basic Plus subscription level receive a signed copy of the book Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies as well as five printed copies of Contact Sheet, full access to the digital archive, and the Patron’s Card. Light Work also offers the traditional Basic Subscription level, which includes five printed copies of Contact Sheet, full access to the digital archive, and the Patron’s Card.

Light Work announces the 2011 subscription program at the same time as the launch of the organization’s redesigned website, as well as the revamping of the Light Work Blog to include new features and giveaways. Make sure to visit www.lightwork.org for the most up-to-date information about what’s happening at Light Work and in the world of photography, and to buy your 2011 prints, books, and subscriptions in the online store. Follow us via Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and special offers.

Contact Sheet is designed and printed in the tradition of fine art photography monographs with beautifully reproduced color and duotone photographs. It is completely commercial free. Light Work publishes five issues of Contact Sheet per year. Four of the issues are single-artist catalogues featuring work that is exhibited in our main gallery. The fifth issue is The Light Work Annual, which showcases imagery by artists in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program. Light Work is a non-profit, artist-run organization dedicated to the support of artists working in photography and electronic media. Light Work is a member of CMAC, the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers at Syracuse University. 

For more information, please contact Jessica Reed at Light Work, 315-443-1300 or jhreed01@syr.edu.

David Taylor at PhotoLA

David Taylor (Fraction issue 16) will talking about his book "Working the Line" at the PhotoLA fair on Sunday, January 16 at 3pm at Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica CA


David's work is fantastic and his talks are entertaining and informative.  I highly recommend it.


http://www.photola.com/



Friday, December 24, 2010

Fraction on Facebook

A couple of years ago, when I set up Fraction on Facebook, I did not set it up as a fan page.  This was a mistake, which I have now corrected.

The current Fraction page has over 4600 friends which I now need to try to turn into fans.

So if you have a moment,  please visit the new Fraction fan page on Facebook and please invite your friends as well.

http://www.facebook.com/fractionmagazine

Thanks and Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

On the eve of the eve of Christmas, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

This has been an amazing year for Fraction.  Thank you for making Fraction a success.

2011 is going to be even better.

Friday, December 17, 2010

MIAD-FA382

I met Kevin Miyazaki in June 2009 at Review Santa Fe.  He's a really nice guy whose work I featured in Fraction issue 8.  I'm a big fan of his generous efforts with the awesome Collect.Give

So when Kevin asked me if I would judge a contest for one of his classes, MIAD-FA382, I said yes immediately  (be sure to check out their blog too).

I have to say that I think there is a lot of good work coming from the class.  And like all undergrad classes, there is still work to be done and things to be learned.  They are all well on their way to good things.

But the three projects that really stood out for me are:






Congrats to the three winners.  Please take a bit of time and check out all of the work in the class.
It's well worth the time

In good company

A couple of days ago, Bryan Formhals of the blog La Pura Vida announced his Top 15 Photography Websites of 2010 and Fraction was included.

Bryan commented "...Fraction has an adaptability that’s admirable.  They launched in March of 2008 and since then have evolved from a flash based presentation to a more minimal and appealing design that’s run on Indexhibit.  Over the course of the year they’ve also jumped into the Flickr mix and introduced Fraction J, a venue dedicated to photojournalism and documentary photography.  I suspect we’ll continue to see interesting programs and features develop in 2011."

The other sites include Jen Bekman's Hey Hot Shot, Wired Magazine's RAW blog, Luceo Images, The New York Times Lens Blog, Blake Andrews' blog, Heidi Romano's Unless You Will, Daylight Magazine, The New Yorker's PhotoBooth, Ahorn Magazine, 1000 Words Magazine, Pictory, Flickr, Tumblr, and Urbanautica.

I've always respected Bryan's work as a writer and a photographer.  He honestly speaks his mind and often pushes the envelope of thought.

Thank you Bryan for including Fraction in such good company.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Moments of Being

First, let me say thank you to Crista Dix for the opportunity and to her staff for their hard work and patience.
Second, thank you to all of the photographers who entered.  The task of selecting the best work that fit my vision was incredibly difficult.  There was so much great work.

Please join me at the show in Santa Barbara.  If you can't, the show will be on the Fraction site shortly.

I am proud of this show.  I think you will enjoy it.

Happy Holidays,
david bram

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From the Wallspace Gallery blog:

We are thrilled to announce New Directions 2011, Moments of Being at wall space. Curated by the creative and talented David Bram, creator and publisher of Fraction Magazine Moments of Being is the visual connection, the emotional relationship between photographer and subject.

David's job was extremely difficult, paring down to 38 images from over 1400. All the images submitted presented a challenge, defining that moment, looking for that emotional bond captured through the lens.
We can't wait for you to see the show. Join us in Santa Barbara in January, or Seattle in February. We are looking at additional venues as the year progresses, so stay tuned.

ND11 | Moments of Being

January 4th - 29th, 2011  |   wall space gallery Santa Barbara, California

Reception with David Bram January 12th, 6 to 8pm.

February 3rd - 26th, 2011  |  wall space gallery @ Angle Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building Seattle, Washington

First Thursday ArtWalk Opening February 3rd, 6 to 8pm.


Introducing this year's artists featured in Moments of Being (in alphabetical order)
  • Leon Alesi
  • Steven Alverez
  • Steven Beckly
  • Jonathan Blaustein
  • Nan Brown
  • Liz Clayman
  • Daniel Coburn
  • Andy Cook
  • Kristen Fecker
  • Jon Feinstein
  • Elizabeth Fleming
  • Martha Fleming Ives
  • Alan Gastelum
  • Flavie Guerrand
  • Max Hirshfeld
  • Ann Conway Jennings
  • Eddie Lanieri
  • Ash LaRose
  • Winky Lewis
  • Elizabeth Clark Libert
  • Holly Lynton
  • Coco Martin
  • Meridith Miller
  • Heather Musto
  • Russ Osterweil
  • Kate Pollard
  • Shawn Robinson
  • Haley Jane Samuelson
  • Michael Sebastian
  • Larysa Sendich
  • Katie Shapiro
  • Meera Margaret Singh
  • Tabitha Soren
  • Agnieszka Sosnowska
  • Amber Terranova
  • Chikara Umihara
  • Vikky Wilkes
  • Antonio Ysursa

we look forward to seeing you at the gallery in January.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lori Vrba at PhotoNOLA

I had the pleasure of meeting Lori back in March at Fotofest in Houston and I've been a fan of the work and the person ever since, so I was very happy to see her again at PhotoNOLA last week.

Lori was at PhotoNOLA showing off some new work from a project called "Piano Farm" and getting her new work reviewed.  Somehow she arranged for and produced a show of beautifully toned black&white silver gelatin prints in someone's house in the Treme section of New Orleans.

Upon arriving at the house with a truck load of reviewers  (you know who you are), driven by Sam Portera, none of us were positive about where we were at, nor should we be there.

Once inside, we found one of the best shows going on in New Orleans.  I'm not sure I've ever been to a photography show before where the surroundings were so perfect.  The house that, well, housed the show was in the middle of restoration with loads of exposed walls and ceilings and a slightly creepy feeling.  Had I been in the house alone, with the dim lighting, creaky floors and somewhat haunting photographs, I'd probably be a bit on edge.  It was kind of like a haunted New Orleans house. In the space, the photographs really fit the environment.  I loved it.

If I heard her correctly, Lori set the show up in a day or so.  With the help of one of her gallerists, Jennifer Schwartz, and a friend whose name I do not recall, they built frames and set up all the lighting, which had to be brought in just for the show.  Also, I believe, the show was only up for one night.  I should add, the show was very well attended and at times felt down right crowded.

Lori's work is beautiful and well crafted.  Some of her influences are apparent but her voice is clearly heard (or seen) in the work.  She is an excellent silver gelatin printer as these are some of the best I've seen in a long time.  Also, seeing beautifully handcrafted prints is refreshing at an event (PhotoNOLA) where digital is king.

Take a few minutes to check out her on her website.  I think you will really enjoy it.

Pics by Sam Portera (more to come as soon as Sam sends them)




Last Minute Gift Guide

As time ticks away on this holiday season, I thought I would put some ideas in your head for a few really great photo-related gifts.

- Subscribe to the Fraction Magazine email newsletter - it comes out twice a month and it's free !
http://www.fractionmagazine.com/contact/

- Subscribe to Orion Magazine - "America's Best Environmental Magazine" - for only $19.00 - http://www.orionmagazine.org/

- Become a member of Center and support an organization that supports contemporary photography - memberships start at $35.00 - http://visitcenter.org/ There are also prints available on the Fraction Holiday Print Sale page (go to the bottom)

- Buy a print from the Fraction Holiday Print Sale - 60 photographs to choose from and prices range from $35.00 to $100.00 - http://www.fractionmagazine.com/holiday-print-sale/

- Think Tank Photo makes a terrific line of camera bags and storage products - I recommend the Retrospective 10 - http://www.thinktankphoto.com/affiliates.aspx?code=AP-423 (use this link and get free stuff)

- Get the new David Taylor book "Working The Line" by Radius Books.  David was featured in Fraction Issue #16 A gorgeous book that you need to have.

- Aperture has just released two books that I think you really should buy.  William Christenberry's  "Kodachromes" is gorgeous as is the oversized "Destroy This Memory" by Richard Misrach.  Both should be a part of your photo book library.

I'll add a few more things later on.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The 16th Annual CENTER Awards





The countdown has begun.

The 16th annual CENTER Awards provide contestants with a prestigious and worthwhile photographic awards program. The prize packages are designed to bring exposure to worthy photographers via exhibitions, publication, and career advancement.

Often judges will show interest in work that is not selected for the awards but that may be relevant for other purposes. To facilitate a relationship, CENTER provides contact information of all photographers who have advanced to the final rounds of judging. No work is eliminated by pre-screening. All contestants stand to benefit from the submission process by having their work seen by the judges.

Enter Center Awards & Review Santa Fe 2011.

DEADLINE // JANUARY 27, 2011

http://www.centeryourcareer.org/2011/center/awards/faq-general.html

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Photo LA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
Press Contact: Jeannine Schechter Jacobi 310.857.6994 jeannine@freshpr.net



photo l.a. XX | artLA projects 
the 20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES
PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION & ARTLA PROJECTS
LA’s Longest Running Art Fair Joins artLA projects 
Thursday, January 13, 2011 through Monday, January 17, 2011

Opening Reception benefits the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at LACMA

In recent years, Los Angeles has experienced a rapid growth of contemporary art galleries along with an expansion of local museum programs highlighting emerging art making it a required destination for curators and collectors. As a marketplace for the Arts, it now rivals New York City. Glenn Lowry, Director of MoMA, recently said in the WSJ, “The art world is a very fluid place, but there is no question that L.A. is very hot at the moment.”

photo l.a.XX, celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary, is the longest running art fair west of New York and is the largest photo-based art fair in the country with over 10,000 attendees. It brings together photography dealers from around the globe, displaying the finest contemporary photography, video and multi-media installations along with masterworks from the 19th century. This is the 48th art fair produced by Stephen Cohen, Director of photo l.a. XX including artLA, photo san francisco, photo MIAMI, photo santa fe, photo NY and the first vernacular photography fair in NYC.

artLA was created in 2004 as a public event bringing together a mix of national and international galleries, artists, collectors and curators for a visual dialogue on the current art scene. Its ongoing commitment to presenting the most challenging art being produced today, has led to the creation of artLA projects, an ongoing citywide program of dynamic and innovative installations, exhibitions, seminars and conversations with established and cutting-edge artists in all media.

photo l.a. XX + artLA projects, returns to the historic Santa Monica Civic with an added 7,000 square foot tented canopy entry. This grand entrance provides space for sculpture, installations, book signings and seating. Attendees will enjoy an expansive lobby that includes a Phaidon bookstore, seating area, café, coffee bar and cupcake corner. There is new VIP balcony lounge and video viewing area.

The launch of artLA projects is a prelude to a much larger artLA 2011 that will align with the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Forum, a new art fair in the fall of 2011 created by the team that produces the Armory Show, Art Chicago, Next, Art Toronto and Volta.    As the City heads into the Pacific Standard Time era this fall, Los Angeles is the place to be and artLA 2011 will be the satellite fair of new and emerging art that will parallel the energy and excitement of the newest art fair coming to Los Angeles

photo l.a. XX is proud to host the benefit preview reception for the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at LACMA on the evening of January 13th from 6 - 9pm. Programming includes off site events, collecting seminars, a panel discussion, Troubled Waters, on photography’s impact on environmental issues and The La Brea Matrix Project, in addition to lectures by Uta Barth, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michael Light, Andrew Moore, and David Taylor among others.

photo l.a. XX and artLA projects is pleased to announce that The New York Times and Angeleno are our media sponsors and our media partners include: artnow-online, ArtFacts.Net,    Arte    al    Limite, Art    Log, Latin    Art,    ArtNexus, Spraygraphic, Unique    & Rare, Fraction    Magazine, TASJ, Blindspot, Aperture, .it'sliquid, LA    Canvas, White    Hot, Art Ltd., Art Nexus, Dear Dave, Flak Photo and Gawker Artists.    Special projects include: The Family, Reform School and Machine Projects. Our event production partners include Create:Fixate and The Equation. Street art and out door projections by Dawn of Man.

Contact
Telephone: 323.937.5525 | Fax: 323.937.5523
General Information: info@artla.net | info@photola.com
Stephen Cohen, Director & Owner: sc@artla.net | sc@photola.com
Simmy Swinder, Fair Manager: simmy@artla.net | simmy@photola.com
Emily Sills, Administrator: emily@artla.net | Emily@photola.com
Angie Smith, Advertising & Media Partnerships: media@artla.net | media@photola.com
Wayne Fernandez, Sponsorship: wayne@artla.net | wayne@photola.com
Liz Cvitan, Web Marketing: liz@artla.net | liz@photola.com
Jeannine Schechter Jacobi, Press: jeannine@freshpr.net

SPACE design+production
Eric Romano: eric@space-productions.com

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

advertising on Fraction

If you are interested in advertising in the December 15 or January 1 email blast, please get in touch with me by December 13.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Issue 21

Issue 21 is now available for viewing.

This issue features:
Beth Yarnelle Edwards
Jeff Rich
Kathleen Robbins
Susan Worsham
Tom M Johnson
Warren Harold

and has book reviews by Daniel W Coburn and Ellen Wallenstein.

Check it out

http://fractionmagazine.com

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Call for Entries: Beyond the Assignment

Beyond the Assignment

Every now and then you have an assignment that sticks with you and you can't get it out of your head - so much so that you go back, over and over again, on your own dime, becoming more involved and personally committed, exploring the subjects more deeply each time. Or maybe there's that story you never could find a home for in the mainstream media, but you knew it was important and did it anyways.

For the January issue of FractionJ we're looking for these types of long-term, well developed and 'personal' journalistic / documentary explorations of the world around us. Work that goes beyond the assignment. Please note: Photographer can be concerned and involved, but stories still must abide by generally accepted journalistic conventions and standards.
This issue will be curated by Jason Houston of Orion Magazine.
Details:
- the deadline is January 2, 2011
-Please send 5 photographs (no bigger than 1000 pixels wide) and a short statement about the work to fractionj@gmail.com with the subject line "beyond the assignment"

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fraction partners with The New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico Museum of Art

Fraction Magazine partners in presenting Earth Now,
Museum’s on-line exhibition of contemporary American photographers
Brook Reynolds, Ultimate, 2007
Santa Fe, NM (November 29, 2010) - Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art April 8, 2011 and its online component can now be found on the web at http://earthnow.nmartmuseum.org.

Fraction Magazine, the on-line magazine of contemporary photography, will partner with the museum in presenting and expanding the exhibition’s web site.

Katherine Ware, exhibition curator and the museum’s Curator of Photography, selected works for Earth Now showing how a range of contemporary landscape photographers are responding to some of the most pressing  environmental issues of our time, such as energy consumption, changing agricultural practices, toxic waste, and the human relationship to animals and the land. Twelve photographers will be highlighted in the Earth Now on-line exhibition.

The museum’s first socially optimized exhibition will showcase some 104 images - from Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter who place the exhibition in historical context to Subhankar Banerjee, Daniel Handal, Brad Temkin, Dornith Doherty and Sharon Stewart. There will also be a blog, a wide range of videos, podcasts of lectures, and links to other sites. The Earth Now site itself will be its own ecosystem remaining an active forum through the run of the gallery exhibition ending August 29, 2011 with frequent additions of fresh content.

One prominent link on the site will take the viewer from Earth Now to Fraction Magazine. The magazine’s participation greatly enlarges the exhibition’s scope - presenting expanded portfolios of the artists in Earth Now; a related exhibition of photographic work selected by Fraction Magazine founder and editor, David Bram; and, an additional selection of works Ware discovered after curating Earth Now, with an emphasis on New Mexico photographers.

This partnership recognizes the evolution toward an on-line presence taking place in traditional media and museum exhibitions. Speaking for the museum, Ware comments that; “We are exploring new territory with this on-line exhibition preceding the gallery opening in April. One of our goals is to give viewers a chance to engage with the photographs over time and to encourage them to comment and respond. We want the museum’s resources to be available to everyone and the site, along with the opportunity to collaborate with David Bram and Fraction Magazine, open up the conversation to a broader audience."

Bram said of his partnering with the museum on this exhibition; “I am thrilled to be working with the Museum and with Katherine Ware, as I believe this is a monumental show that will once again put New Mexico on the global map for contemporary landscape photography.  I am also excited about the ability to extend the physical show to the on-line world, and to bring more museum quality photography to the growing Fraction audience." Fraction Magazine can be accessed at www.fractionmagazine.com.

Media Contacts:
Steve Cantrell, PR Manager
DCA / Museum of New Mexico
505-476-1144
505-310-3539 - cell
steve.cantrell@state.nm.us
                  
David Bram, Publisher and Editor
Fraction Magazine
fractionmag@gmail.com

Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography
New Mexico Museum of Art
kate.ware@state.nm.us

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The New Mexico Museum of Art was founded in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico . Housed in a spectacular Pueblo Revival building designed by I. H. and William M. Rapp, it was based on their New Mexico building at the Panama-California Exposition (1915). The museum's architecture inaugurated what has come to be known as " Santa Fe Style." For nearly 100 years, the Museum has celebrated the diversity of the visual arts and the legacy of New Mexico as a cultural crossroads by collecting and exhibiting work by leading artists from New Mexico and elsewhere. This tradition continues today with a wide-array of exhibitions with work from the world’s leading artists. The New Mexico Museum of Art brings the art of New Mexico to the world and the art of the world to New Mexico.  The New Mexico Museum of Art is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
  
Fraction Magazine (www.fractionmagazine.com) features the best of contemporary photography, bringing together diverse bodies of work by established and emerging artists from around the globe. Each monthly on-line issue focuses on a central theme, creating an implicit dialogue between differing photographic perspectives. Fraction also offers in-depth photography book reviews. For his outstanding work, David Bram, Fraction's editor and publisher, was selected as the 2010 recipient of the Griffin Museum's Rising Star Award. Bram is also a fine art photographer and juries many competitions. Fraction Magazine is based in Albuquerque, NM

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fraction Holiday Print Sale

Season's Greetings !

I am proud to announce the Third Annual Fraction Magazine Holiday Print Sale!
(click here to see the page)

In an effort to help support the photographers who have been featured on Fraction Magazine,
we are offering you this chance to buy their specially selected prints.
Each photographer has selected the image, the edition, the price, and the size.

100% of the sale goes directly to the photographer !

So before you run to the mall to spend your money at big box corporate stores,
have a look at these photographs, and please consider the lasting gift of great artwork!

As always, thanks for your support of Fraction and its featured artists.

Happy Holidays!
Sincerely,
David Bram
Editor and Founder

Here's the List: 
Hollis Bennett, Ellen Rennard, Isa Leshko, David Ondrik, Jonathan Blaustein, Aline Smithson, Tom Griscom, Todd Walker, Tom Leininger, Dalton Rooney, Lydia Panas, Isabelle Pateer, Greg Friedler, Ken Rosenthal, Daniel Shea, Blake Andrews, William Greiner, Kerry Mansfield, Samuel Portera, Suzanne Revy, Jason Houston, Tabitha Soren, Jane Alden Stevens , Jim Stone, Nadia Sablin, Francesca Yorke, Eliot Dudik, Noelle Swan Gilbert, Tom Richardson, Michael Sebastian, Kevin Miyazaki, Susan Hayre Thelwell, Daniel W Coburn, Kathleen Robbins, Beth Yarnelle Edwards, Jeff Rich, Nate Larson, Holly Lynton, Gordon Stettinius, Ian Whitmore, Susan Lynn Smith, Jennifer Ray, Bryan Formhals, Victoria Crayhon, Melanie McWhorter, Matt Slaby, Daryl Peveto, David Walter Banks, Kendrick Brinson, Kevin German, Matt Eich, Noah Beil, Taylor Glenn, Allison V Smith, Norman Mauskopf, Christy Karpinski, Warren Harold, Brad Temkin, Susan Worsham, David J Eisenlord, David Bram

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Moments of Being

There is roughly 48 hours left to enter the Wallspace Gallery portrait competition - Moments of Being.

The deadline is November 20 at 11:59pm PST


The Details
General Information
The submission period for our fifth annual juried show - New Directions 2011 will be open until 20 November 2010.
New Directions seeks to discover new talent in the world of photography. Past shows have included the works of Joseph O. Holmes, Priya Kambli and Joelle Jensen. Each year emerging artists have an opportunity to have their work seen by a nationally recognized figure in the field of photography. From these entries a cohesive show emerges for display at Wall Space in January, and this year we are excited to the opportunity to show ND11 in our gallery in Santa Barbara and Seattle.
All submissions for this exhibition are considered for gallery representation. wall space directors and associates will review the work, however the galleries review will not affect the outcome of the selection process.

Juror 
David Bram is a fine art photographer and the editor, founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art photography, showcasing the work of both emerging and very established fine art photographers. Fraction Magazine is now published on a monthly basis. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008 and is currently on it's nineteenth issue and has shown portfolios from more than 120 photographers.
David has been reviewing portfolios at various events including Review LA, Review Santa Fe, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Fotofest. He was also a juror for Review Santa Fe in 2010 as well as a juror for Critical Mass in 2009 and 2010. In September 2010, David was the recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography's Rising Star Award.

Prospectus for New Directions 2011  
The Portrait: "Moments of Being"
As photographers, we look for faces and expressions that tell stories. We look for character. We look for emotion.
We look for the hook, that moment of being that creates a compelling portrait. Like a modern physiognomy, a portrait tells a story equal parts subject and photographer in a single moment.
As the curator of this show, I will be looking for portraits that are edgy and daring. I want more than the traditional head shot. I want to see work that pushes the boundaries of what is normally called a portrait. (Please note: For this show, my interests are not in photo-journalistic photographs of the homeless, the needy, or third world subjects)
Photographs by Emmet Gowin and Sally Mann (for example) show a trust and a relationship between the photographer and the subject. There is a connection that is clear to the viewer; this is what I am looking for. I will also be looking for unique styles and interesting compositions. The images might be quiet, honest, sexually charged, or pure. These portraits, color or black and white, should convey a unique and powerful moment of life.
For more information please contact the gallery.

Important Dates  
Open Submission period - 1 October 2010 - 20 November 2010
Artists notified - 13 December 2010
Prints due to wall space gallery - 2 January 2011
wall space | Santa Barbara exhibition - 4 January - 30 January 2011
wall space | Seattle exhibition - 1 February - 26 February 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Think Tank Photo camera bag giveaway

Fraction Magazine is giving away a ThinkTank Photo Urban Disguise 40 v2 bag.

This bag is brand new, still in the plastic and box, and has a retail value of $155.00

Here's how to enter:
Send an email to fractionmag@gmail.com with the
subject : ThinkTank Giveaway 
content:  your name / city / state

You will then be signed up for the Fraction Magazine email blast, which happens twice a month.  You must confirm this.

On December 16, I will announce the winner who will be randomly selected.

The bag will ship to the winner on December 17 via UPS, free of charge.

This contest is open to US residents only.

This contest is open from November 15 to December 15.

To see all of the specs on this amazing bag, click here.

A HUGE thank you to ThinkTank Photo.

Use the link to the right ---> to get free stuff too when buying Think Tank products!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Upcoming events

I am curating a show for the 2011 New Directions show at Wallspace in Santa Barbara.  The deadline for the Call for Entries is November 20.  All the details are here.  The opening for this show is Wednesday January 12 and I will be there for it.

Issue 2 of Fraction J will be out on November 15.  This issue is curated by Stella Kramer and is about the Gulf Oil Disaster.

On November 22, I will be sending out the link to the Fraction Holiday Print sale page.  The photographers who have been featured on Fraction have been invited to offer prints at special sizes, edition and prices to the Fraction audience.  There is a great selection of work.  I think you will really like what is offered.  Please note: 100% of the sale goes to the photographer.

I will be doing portfolio reviews at PhotoNOLA on December 4th and 5th.  If you will be there for the event, be sure to say hello.  I plan to be in New Orleans a few extra days, so if you are interested in a private portfolio consultation, please contact me for details.

Speaking of reviews, I will also be doing reviews at Review LA on January 14th and 15th.  If you are interested in a private portfolio consultation after the Review LA event, please contact me.

A busy few weeks ahead.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ashley Craig at NeoxImage in Miami

If you happen to live in South Florida, try to make this show.

If not, check out her website:  http://www.ashleyecraig.com/

Holiday Giveaway coming up

Fraction will be giving away really sweet camera bag.  It is the Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 40 v.2 and is worth $155.00

From the Think Tank Photo website
The briefcase size Urban Disguise 40 V2.0 fits more gear that it appears! A wide angle lens with hood in position, 24-70 f2.8 with hood in position and 70-200 f2.8 with hood reversed all fit vertically into this slim shoulder bag. Now it’s the photographer’s choice to attach a pro size or regular size DSLR to the short lenses. The new Expansion Zipper increases the depth of the Urban Disguise 40 V2.0 to fit a pro size DSLR with a lens attached, inside the main compartment! 

The details will be announced here on the blog on November 15.

If you can't wait to see if you win, use this link to order your own bag and to get a freebie or two.

This giveaway item is courtesy of Think Tank Photo.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Directions 2011

I have been asked to be the Juror for the New Directions 2011 show at the Wallspace Gallery in Santa Barbara CA.  Here's a bit of info: 

General Information
The submission period for our fifth annual juried show - New Directions 2011 will be open until 20 November 2010.
New Directions seeks to discover new talent in the world of photography. Past shows have included the works of Joseph O. Holmes, Priya Kambli and Joelle Jensen. Each year emerging artists have an opportunity to have their work seen by a nationally recognized figure in the field of photography. From these entries a cohesive show emerges for display at Wall Space in January, and this year we are excited to the opportunity to show ND11 in our gallery in Santa Barbara and Seattle.
All submissions for this exhibition are considered for gallery representation. wall space directors and associates will review the work, however the galleries review will not affect the outcome of the selection process.

Juror 
David Bram is a fine art photographer and the editor, founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art photography, showcasing the work of both emerging and very established fine art photographers. Fraction Magazine is now published on a monthly basis. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008 and is currently on it's nineteenth issue and has shown portfolios from more than 120 photographers.
David has been reviewing portfolios at various events including Review LA, Review Santa Fe, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Fotofest. He was also a juror for Review Santa Fe in 2010 as well as a juror for Critical Mass in 2009 and 2010. In September 2010, David was the recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography's Rising Star Award.

Prospectus for New Directions 2011  
The Portrait: "Moments of Being"
As photographers, we look for faces and expressions that tell stories. We look for character. We look for emotion.
We look for the hook, that moment of being that creates a compelling portrait. Like a modern physiognomy, a portrait tells a story equal parts subject and photographer in a single moment.
As the curator of this show, I will be looking for portraits that are edgy and daring. I want more than the traditional head shot. I want to see work that pushes the boundaries of what is normally called a portrait. (Please note: For this show, my interests are not in photo-journalistic photographs of the homeless, the needy, or third world subjects)
Photographs by Emmet Gowin and Sally Mann (for example) show a trust and a relationship between the photographer and the subject. There is a connection that is clear to the viewer; this is what I am looking for. I will also be looking for unique styles and interesting compositions. The images might be quiet, honest, sexually charged, or pure. These portraits, color or black and white, should convey a unique and powerful moment of life.
For more information please contact the gallery.

Important Dates  
Open Submission period - 1 October 2010 - 20 November 2010
Artists notified - 13 December 2010
Prints due to wall space gallery - 2 January 2011
wall space | Santa Barbara exhibition - 4 January - 30 January 2011
wall space | Seattle exhibition - 1 February - 26 February 2011

For the rules and entry links, visit the Wallspace website

CCNY 2011 Darkroom Residency program

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES:
2011 Darkroom Residency program

CCNY invites emerging photographers living in New York City to apply for the 2011 Darkroom Residency Program.

The CCNY Darkroom Residency offers local photographers much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the CCNY community and programs.

Deadline extended to NOVEMBER 15

CCNY is celebrating over 125 years serving the photographic and art community through this and upcoming exhibitions, lectures, and special events. For more information, contact John Stanley at info@cameraclubny.org or by phone at 212-260-9927.

Please visit us at www.cameraclubny.org

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

David Leventi at Blue Sky Gallery


DAVID LEVENTI: OPERA
Exhibition Dates: November 4 – November 28, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 4th, 6 – 9 pm
Location: Blue Sky Gallery, 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12 – 5 pm
Contact Info: 503.225.0210; www.blueskygallery.org

The show is available to see online at the following...
http://www.blueskygallery.org/exhibition/david-leventi/



David's other work, Romania Visited, was featured in Issue 16

Monday, November 1, 2010

Issue 20 is not safe for work

For quite sometime, I've been wanting to do an issue that dealt with the issue of nudity and sexuality.  You'd be surprised by the number of portfolios that get submitted to Fraction and how many deal with these issues.  I suspect those numbers might rise now.

If you would like to make a comment about this issue, feel free to do so here. 

Thank you to Daniel W. Coburn, Kerry Mansfield, Aaron Feaver, Haley Jane Samuelson, Greg Friedler, Michael Barolet and Traci Matlock for letting me show their work here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thank you to the ACP 13

Sorry this has taken a week to do.

First, thanks to Amy Miller and Michael David Murphy for a wonderful time in Atlanta and a chance to do portfolio reviews as well as to give a talk about Fraction.

Second, a big thanks to the following photographers who wanted their work reviewed by me:
Camille Wright Felton
David Foster
Kathleen Robbins
Ellen Jantzen
Michael W Ellison
Alan Chimacoff
Charles Mintz
Jeff Rich
Max Shuster
Sam Dobrow
Harold Ross
Shawn Rocco
Billy Weeks

I really did enjoy myself and look forward to going back to Atlanta in March 2011 for SPE.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Interview on A Photo Editor

My friend and fellow New Mexico resident Jonathan Blaustein asked me 5 questions, and the answers are now posted on Rob Haggarts' A Photo Editor blog.

The questions and the answers are straight forward and honest and I thank Jonathan and Rob for the opportunity.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thank you ACP

Before I head off the to the airport, I just want to say thanks to Michael David Murphy and Amy Miller as well as to everyone at Atlanta Celebrates Photography for a great weekend.

A detailed write will come tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Earth Now: American Landscape Photographers and the Environment

The New Mexico Museum of Art

Earth Now: American Landscape Photographers

 and the Environment

Greg Mac Gregor, Fuel Tanks, 2006
(Santa Fe, NM - October 12, 2010)—Earth Now: American Landscape Photographers and the Environment offers both a survey and a contemporary view of how artists working in photography have addressed our relationship to the environment, one of the greatest challenges facing us since at least the mid-twentieth century. Using beauty, humor, and horror to engage attention, these photographers provoke questions about the legacy of industry, construction, consumption, and waste disposal while pointing toward new directions such as local farming, new energy source technologies, green roofs, and a renewed connection with the landscapes we inhabit.
Earth Now opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on April 8, 2011 and will be on view through August 28, 2011. The exhibition opens with suites of images by landscape photographers Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter. As successful artists they also participated in the use of their photographs to promote the establishment and preservation of some of the country’s wilderness areas.
Preceding the April 8, 2011 opening of the Earth Now exhibition in the museum will be an online prologue in fall 2010. The Earth Now site will be designed to invite visitors to join a lively conversation with the twelve contemporary photographers featured in the online exhibition. Other artists, invited commentators, prominent environmental and conservation activists, and the curator will also be contributing, and video podcast interviews will be on the site. Artist interviews, music, reading lists, e-links, and more will also be found on the Earth Now site. The online exhibition - a living ecosystem itself - will remain active through August 28, 2011 (and beyond) as new material from ongoing Earth Now public programming is recorded and added.
The example set by Adams and Porter provoked a range of strong responses by younger landscape photographers, especially in the context of a growing environmental movement beginning in the 1970s. Some followed a similar path to Adams and Porter while others forged a new more activist direction, among them Robert Adams, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Mark Klett, and Richard Misrach. Having set the stage with these important masters, Earth Now continues with a large section of new work from the beginning of the twenty-first century. This selection of photographs by approximately twenty American artists shows how a range of contemporary landscape photographers are responding now to some of the most pressing  environmental issues of our time, such as energy consumption, changing agricultural practices, toxic waste, and the human relationship to animals, and to the land.  While many of these artists are working in New Mexico and the western United States - including  Michael Berman, Joann Brennan, Dornith Doherty, Chris Enos, Greg Mac Gregor, Carlan Tapp, Victor Masayesva, and Sharon Stewart - others represent cities ranging from Seattle to New York and San Francisco to Atlanta. A highlight of the show will be images from brand-new bodies of work by Subhankar Banerjee, Daniel Handal, Brad Temkin, and Phil Underwood.
Commenting on the online preview and upcoming exhibition, New Mexico Museum of Art Curator of Photography Katherine Ware said, “I am interested in exploring how artists and their work function in relation to current events, in helping us make sense of the world around us, reinforcing humanistic values, and provoking questions rather than offering answers. These images require the participation of viewers who are engaged by them and continue the conversation.”
Visitors to the Earth Now online exhibition are invited to view the site www.explore.org, the website of Explore, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation led by Annenberg Foundation Vice President and Director, Charles Annenberg Weingarten. The Annenberg Foundation is pleased to note that the educational, tax-exempt purposes of Explore align closely with those of the Earth Now online exhibition.
A selection of high resolution images from both the online and gallery exhibition may be accessed here.
Artists included in the Earth Now online exhibition:
Ansel Adams - Images of Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Park in California; Alaska
Eliot Porter -- Landscapes made on the east coast and at Glen Canyon
Subhankar Banerjee - Where I Live, I Hope to Know, from a study of his neighborhood outside Santa Fe, New Mexico
Bremner Benedict - Selections from Gridlines, a series on the power towers that often dominate the American landscape
Joann Brennan - A trio of images from her extended series Imagining Eden about scientists who are working on how people and animals can better co-exist
Dornith Doherty - Two large-scale pieces from Archiving Eden, a series of work made with x-rays at master seed banks
Daniel Handal - Images from his new series From Forest to Field, about young farmers in New York’s Hudson Valley region
Beth Lilly - Monsters, a view of the resilience and adaptability of urban trees
Brook Reynolds - Her recent series Light, Sweet Crude examines the American appetite for oil
Sharon Stewart - Excerpts from the long-term series Agua es Vida: A Village Life Portrait on community life and acequia-based agriculture in El Cerrito, New Mexico
Carlan Tapp - Part of his body of work Question of Power, about the human costs of coal use in the United States, taken at the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners region
Brad Temkin - Initial work from a new series on greenscaping, Rooftop, showing gardens thriving atop Chicago’s civic buildings
Artists included in the gallery exhibition
Ansel Adams
Robert Adams
Subhankar Banerjee
Bremner Benedict
Michael P. Berman
Joann Brennan
Suzette Bross
Sarah Charlesworth
Christine Chin
Dornith Doherty
Chris Enos
Terry Evans
Daniel Handal
Robert Glenn Ketchum
Mark Klett
Beth Lilly
Greg Mac Gregor
Victor Masayesva Jr.
Brad Moore
Matthew Moore
Richard Misrach
David Maisel
Patrick Nagatani
Bill Owens
Eliot Porter
Brook Reynolds
Laurel Schultz
Christina Seely
Sharon Stewart
Carlan Tapp
Brad Temkin
Robert Toedter
Sonja Thomsen
Phil Underwood

Media Contacts
Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography
505-476-5061
kate.ware@state.nm.us

Steve Cantrell, PR Manager
505-476-1144
505-310-3539 - cell
steve.cantrell@state.nm.us

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The New Mexico Museum of Art was founded in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico. Housed in a spectacular Pueblo Revival building designed by I. H. and William M. Rapp, it was based on their New Mexico building at the Panama-California Exposition (1915). The museum's architecture inaugurated what has come to be known as "Santa Fe Style." For nearly 100 years, the Museum has celebrated the diversity of the visual arts and the legacy of New Mexico as a cultural crossroads by collecting and exhibiting work by leading artists from New Mexico and elsewhere. This tradition continues today with a wide-array of exhibitions with work from the world’s leading artists. The New Mexico Museum of Art brings the art of New Mexico to the world and the art of the world to New Mexico.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Isa Leshko's Thrills and Chills at Houston Arts Alliance

HOUSTON ARTS ALLIANCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENT:

Isa Leshko Thrills & Chills
On view at Houston Arts Alliance Gallery from October 14 – December 31, 2010
Opening reception: October 14, 6 - 8 p.m. 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019

HOUSTON, TX - Houston Arts Alliance is proud to announce Isa Leshko's first solo exhibition in Houston, Thrills & Chills. The show consists of black and white images that “explore the fantastic and sinister place” amusement rides hold in Leshko’s imagination. The images were taken at boardwalks, parks, and county fairs throughout New England, the New Jersey shore, and Ohio.

Opening Reception for the exhibition at Houston Arts Alliance Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX on Thursday, October 14, 6 - 8 p.m. This exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition catalog (ISBN: 978-0-615- 35421-7) that will be available for purchase at the reception.

About her work, Leshko writes:
Amusement park rides terrify me, which is why I began photographing them. I am fascinated by what compels people to surrender themselves to these mechanical beasts. The rides seem to challenge the very limitations of being human. We can’t fly; yet these vertigo-inducing machines allow us to soar through the open air. The experience combines elation with fear; thrills with chills.... With some of these images, I suspend disbelief and embrace the underlying fantasies of these rides. With other images, I examine the tensions that exist between fantasy and reality. I am interested in exploring the range of emotions—from anger to shock to exultation—that people exhibit in pursuit of the amusement these rides are supposed to provide.

A smaller selection of these images was exhibited in April 2010 at the Griffin Museum of Photography near Boston, MA. In his review of the show, Boston Globe critic Mark Feeney wrote: “[Leshko’s images]...are very striking: sinister and funny and disorienting all at once.”

The Wave, 2010 Courtesy of the artist and John Cleary Gallery (Houston, TX)

Leshko created her images with an inexpensive plastic film camera called a Holga. This toy camera is stripped down to the bare essentials: it has one shutter speed for normal shooting and a “bulb” mode that allows the photographer to manually open and close the shutter. Its plastic lens has only one aperture. The camera is not light tight, so its back must be sealed with black tape to protect the film inside. The camera’s plastic lens distorts the scale of the rides, particularly when they are photographed against the open sky, lending the images a surreal feel. Leshko finds working with the Holga puts her in the mindset of being a passenger on these rides. “Working with such an imprecise and flawed camera is a frightening and liberating experience, akin to being on a roller coaster,” she states.

Leshko is a fine art photographer based in Houston, TX, represented by John Cleary Gallery (Houston, TX). She has exhibited her work extensively through the United States, including at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), Gallery 339 (Philadelphia, PA), the Rayko Photo Center (San Francisco, CA), Newspace Center for Photography (Portland, OR), Photographic Resource Center (Boston, MA), and the Soho Photo Gallery (New York, NY). Earlier this year, the Boston Public Library recently purchased five prints from Thrills & Chills for their permanent collection. Leshko has received four Prix de la Photographie, Paris Awards and an honorable mention for Houston Center for Photography's 2010 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship. Her work was also included in Portfolio Showcase Volume 4 that was published earlier this year by the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition, she was selected for the 2010 Review Santa Fe portfolio review and is a 2010 Finalist in the highly competitive Critical Mass competition. Her work is under consideration for acquisition by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and currently part of the Photo Forum exhibit at the museum. This series was also featured in Issue 12 of Fraction Magazine. For more info, please visit: http://www.isaleshko.com.

About HAA
The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. The mission is to support and promote artistic life in the Houston region through programs, initiatives and alliances. Advancing the nonprofit arts industry in Greater Houston improves the region's quality of life, ensures a competitive economy, and creates an appealing tourist destination. As one of the country's fastest growing cities and the world's energy capital, Houston is now a center for art of extraordinary caliber and diversity.
However, as a comparatively new city, Houston has not yet achieved national recognition as a cultural destination. Through alliances with business, education, tourism and arts leadership, HAA is charged with elevating the visibility of the arts in Houston, increasing audiences, and promoting regional cultural tourism. HAA is also charged with promoting Houston as an arts capital, thereby increasing tourism to Houston and affirming Houston's growing reputation for quality of life.

About the Houston Center for Photography
HCP's mission is to increase society's understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP strives to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaboration. HCP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving as a resource to its members and the community with programs that have regional and national impact.

About John Cleary Gallery
John Cleary Gallery was established in 1996, in its current location on Gallery Row by long time photography and rare book collector, John Cleary. In the last 14 years, the gallery has evolved into the premier destination for fine art photography in Houston.

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Orleans Photo Alliance presents PhotoNOLA

The New Orleans Photo Alliance presents:
PhotoNOLA 2010
The Fifth Annual Festival of Photography in New Orleans
December 2-11, 2010


(New Orleans, Louisiana)  PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) in partnership with galleries, museums and other venues citywide. The fifth annual festival takes place December 2-11, 2010 with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month.
  
PhotoNOLA festivities will kick off with French Quarter openings and a Slideluck Potshow on Thursday, December 2.  An Education Day on December 3 will offer a Focus on Publishing symposium featuring Mary Virginia Swanson and other experts in the field of contemporary photography book publishing.  Also that evening, The Historic New Orleans Collection will host a multi-artist book-signing event including Sylvia Plachy and Dave Anderson, immediately followed by our keynote presentation by Michael Kenna. 

PhotoNOLA’s portfolio reviews, with a national cast of more than 20 curators, editors and gallerists, takes place Dec 4-5.  Saturday evening’s PhotoWALK will feature the work of our review participants offering the public a peek at 65 rising photographers from across the country.  More than 20 exhibition opening receptions will take place 6-9pm that night followed by the PhotoGALA Benefit Party & Auction at The Big Top, a fundraiser for the New Orleans Photo Alliance.  The evening of Sunday, December 5 includes cocktail receptions, among them a one night only exhibit of Lori Vrba’s “Piano Farm.”

NOPA’s Six Shooters program on Monday, December 6 will feature six photographers in a panel discussion moderated by Dan Cameron.  Other weeknight events feature Jonathan Traviesa, Kathleen Robbins and Priya Kambli.  Although many exhibitions continue throughout the month, the festival wraps up on Saturday, December 11 with an afternoon presentation by Stephen Wilkes that is sponsored by Canon.  Art openings in the St. Claude Arts District and Bywater will follow, including an open studio with internationally acclaimed photographer Josephine Sacabo.

During the Festival, exhibitions will feature work by Michael Kenna, Sebastiao Salgado, David Halliday, Priya Kambli, Jessica Ingram, Walker Evans, Letitia Huckaby, and many others.  Workshops, gallery talks, and lectures are also included in the lineup.  Most events are free and open to the public.

For more information please see www.photonola.org.  High resolution images for use in publications are available by sending an email to info@photonola.org.

About the New Orleans Photo Alliance:

The New Orleans Photo Alliance (www.neworleansphotoalliance.org) is comprised of a diverse group of photographers who joined forces in 2006 to create unity and opportunity for photographers in the Gulf South.  It is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which currently includes more than 400 members from across Louisiana and the United States.  Since its inception, the New Orleans Photo Alliance has sponsored numerous photographic exhibitions, workshops, and educational programs including PhotoNOLA, the annual photography festival in New Orleans.  NOPA administers two $5000 annual awards; The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award.


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New Orleans Photo Alliance
1111 St. Mary St.
NOLA 70130
Gallery Hours:
Sat & Sun 12-4
or by appointment

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

Monday, October 4, 2010

Project Basho's Onward Competiton

Fraction Magazine is a sponsor of Project Basho's Onward 2011 Competition.  This years judge is Larry Fink.

From the Onward website:
Project Basho is pleased to announce ONWARD ‘11, an annual juried photography competition exclusively featuring the work of emerging photographers. ONWARD focuses on new work that continues to push the medium. With ONWARD, photographers have the opportunity to present their vision and talent to a broad audience. Through our partnerships with other photography organizations, photographers will have the chance to foster and grow a vibrant and rich photography community. There is no specific theme for ONWARD and submissions are open to any photographic medium from historical processes to new digital technologies.

Be sure to check out last years winners.

You can submit until November 19.  All the details at http://onward.projectbasho.org/

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