Saturday, July 31, 2010

Will there be a valuable, antique digital camera in the future?

While in a VT antique shop, I sadly realized their will never be a valuable antique digital camera.
Charging cables, connecting cables, boxes and manuals, batteries, even recording media, will most likely be gone in 20 years unless you are a fanatic.
In the meantime, how many Kodak Brownies or even Canon AE-1's have you seen in antique shops or flea markets?

What do you think?

Congrats to Ellen Rennard

Congratulations to Ellen Rennard (Fraction Issue 10) for being selected by the amazing Denise Wolff for Present Tense: 15th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition at Photographic Center NorthWest

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Classes at Rayko

Spaces in the following Summer classes:

Color Printing, Level 2: Aug 28 & 29, 10-5pm
Plate photography, Aug 21, 10-5:30pm
Pinhole and Plastic Cameras, July 31 and Aug 1 10-5pm
Mural Printing, Aug 22, 10-3pm
Photoshop, lev 1 6:30-9 Aug 2
Adobe Lightroom, 11-5, July 31 and Aug 1
Digital Master Printing, Aug 14 and 15, 10-5pm
High Dynamic Range Imaging and Panoramic Photo
1-7pm, Aug 28 and Aug 29, 11-5
Dig Cameras and Macro Photo, Aug 7 and 8, 10-5pm
Night Photography, Aug 12, 19 and 26th, 6:30-11p

You can also register online here for Fall Classes:

We are also now taking submissions for our Kodachrome show. it is open to all images originally taken on Kodachrome. October 4, 2010 is the submission deadline, and the exhibition date is December 16, 2010. Accepted artists will receive comprehensive information for framed artwork submission, delivery and pick-up dates, etc. In 1935 KODACHROME was released as a 6mm home movie film, then for 35mm cameras in 1936, to huge success. In the summer of 2009, Kodak announced that Kodachrome was being “retired, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon,” with the final rolls hitting retailers shelves in early September of that year…leaving at least one Bay Area store unable to fill orders on its waitlist, while online “superstores” sold out in a matter of days. In a juried exhibition this December, RayKo Photo Gallery celebrates the life of Kodachrome, considered by many the greatest color film ever made, the subject of popular song, and the only film to have a park named after it (Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah).

Details at

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Five Call for Entries

Photolucida's Critical Mass - 200+ jurors 
DEADLINE: July 25 -

Texas Photographic Society - International Competition - Juror is Katherine Ware  
DEADLINE: July 30 -  

PhotoMedia Center - Annual show - Juror is David Bram
DEADLINE: July 31 -

Santa Fe Workshops - First Ever Photo Contest - Terrific List of Judges - 

New Orleans Photo Alliance - WoRK - Juror is Andy Adams
DEADLINE: August 30 -

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Advertising in Fraction Magazine

If you are interested in advertising on Fraction Magazine or being included in the August 1 email blast, please contact me asap and check this link.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Atlanta Celebrates Photography

I am very happy to announce that I will be a reviewer at this year's Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP). It happens October 15-16, um, in Atlanta.

More details at

Monday, July 19, 2010

Carlan Tapp on the Gulf Coast

Santa Fe photographer Carlan Tapp has been in Louisana making new work and interviewing the locals about the Gulf Oil Disaster. 
Check out his new work and audio clips.

Look at me Monday

A couple of weeks ago, I started something called "Look at Me Monday", a way for photographers to post their self portraits and to be on the other side of the camera.

It's going quite well on twitter.  If posting on twitter, please tag with #lamm

Friday, July 9, 2010

A little bit of time off

Starting tomorrow, I will be away for a month.  My travels will take me to NYC, France, Vermont and the amazing Adirondacks.

I will be visiting Arles Photo Festival while in France,  the Vermont Photo Workplace while in Vermont and then finally, I will be eating cherry pie with Phil Underdown and Jane Alden Stevens at the Noonmark Diner while in the Adirondacks.

Needless to say, Fraction too will be taking a little vacation but rest assured, Issue 17 will be released on August 1. A brand new and very exciting feature (possible spin-off) will start on September 1.

I will still have email access the entire time so if you need to reach me, send an email.

In the meantime, check out the work of Rebecca Nolan, the amazing woman who will be house sitting for me.  Thanks Rebecca!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Manjari Sharma at Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Paani, a solo exhibition by emerging Indian photographer Manjari Sharma. Paani, meaning water in Hindi, contains photographs from both her Water and Shower Series. Sharma imbues her images with an overwhelming sense of calm and beauty throughout these strikingly distinct bodies of work.
Glistening water cascades down his body as he holds a hand to his face. A look of tranquility fills the portrait of Ron, while water drenches his form. For months, artist Manjari Sharma has been inviting people to come to her New York apartment to be photographed in a very intimate space, her shower. With natural light and a marble backdrop, the elegant portraits from the Shower Series seem to capture the exact moment when the pressures of everyday life begin to wash away. Sharma’s use of water, or Paani, permeates her work and relates to an old saying, "If you choose to believe that what you see is the holy mother Ganges, then it is. If you don't then it's nothing but flowing water”. Sharma blends this traditional Indian idea of water being holy, cleansing, and renewing, with American subjects to create this exquisite series.
Sharma’s Water Series has a similar sense of calm and renewal. In her photograph, Born, Water Series, a single figure stand strong as he gazes off into the turbulent emerald sea along the coast of Brazil.
Manjari Sharma received her BSC in Visual Communication, from the S.V.T. College in Mumbai. In 2004 she completed her BFA in Media Studies, and Still Photography from Columbus College of Art and Design. She has since been mentioned in countless blogs and online publications, including Nymphoto, Burn Magazine, Exposure Compensation, Leica: China, UK based Deep Sleep Magazine, American Photo, PDN, Lenscratch and 1000 words magazine and a 2009 winner for The Strand photo contest. Manjari Sharma currently lives and works in New York City.
For additional information and high resolution images for this exhibition, please contact the gallery at 505.766.9888 or Additional information can be found on our website.

Dates: July 9 - August 20, 2010
Reception: Saturday July 17th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque
Contact: 505.766.9888,

The Foto8 Summer Show

Wish I could be there:

Friday 23rd July 2010
HOST gallery once again becomes home to London’s greatest photographic spectacle, with over 150 images by 130 individual photographers proudly displayed from floor to ceiling in the 3rd annual Foto8 Summershow. Handpicked from more than 2,500 submissions from around the globe, the selected images represent the diverse range of photographic styles and genres championed by Foto8, from landscape and portraiture to reportage and fashion, on show and sale from 26 July to 4 September 2010.
Join us in celebration of this awe-inspiring display, and get first pick of the new crop of photographic talent, with your ticket to our street party extravagansa marking the Summershow’s opening night preview on Friday 23rd July. We anticipate a great evening of photography, friends and festivities in Honduras Street, where the revered “Best in Show” prize will be presented alongside live music, DJs, food, drink and much more.
This is a ticket only event and, with in excess of 600 guests in attendance last year, tickets for the event in London’s photographic diary this Summer are selling fast.
Buy yours online at or direct from the Foto8 office on 020 7253 8801 (Monday- Friday10-6pm).

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Griffin Museum of Photography Names 2010 Focus Award Recipients

Presentation and Gala Celebration Slated for Saturday, September 25
WINCHESTER, MA – JULY 7, 2010 – The Griffin Museum of Photography ( today announced the recipients of its fifth annual Focus Awards.
The Museum created the annual awards in 2006 to recognize individuals who have made critical contributions to the promotion of photography. They are one of the few to recognize the work of those who have been instrumental in building greater awareness of the photographic arts in the general public.
The prestigious Focus Awards are presented in three categories: The Life Time Achievement Award, given to an individual whose ongoing commitment to photography has created far reaching impact; the Rising Star award given to an emerging force that the photographic community is watching with great enthusiasm; and the New England Beacon, recognizing a local individual whose work brings prominence to the local photographic scene. This year’s recipients are: Life Time Achievement – James K. Colton, photography editor, Sport Illustrated; Rising Star – David Bram, founder, Fraction Magazine; and New England Beacon – Alan Taylor, creator, The Big Picture blog, The Boston
“Each year, we continue to be amazed by the caliber of the candidates and it’s always an exciting challenge to determine the final recipients,” said Paula Tognarelli, executive director, Griffin Museum of Photography. “We are thrilled to be in such wonderful company with this year’s awardees, and look forward to a fun celebration in September.”

James Colton
Colton is currently the photography editor for Sports Illustrated. He began his career in 1972 as the color picture editor for the Associated Press. Five years later he joined Newsweek as a senior photo editor for international news. In 1988, he became executive vice-president and general manager of Sipa Press in New York, before returning to Newsweek in 1992 as the director of photography.
Colton is on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop, and is a mentor for J Camp, a national program that recruits talented high school students of color, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association. He was presented with the “Golden Career Award” at FotoFusion 2004 by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, received an International Photography Awards “Lucie” for Picture Editor of the Year in 2007, was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year in 2008 by the National Press Photographers Association, and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.
Griffin Museum Focus Awards & Gala

David Bram
Based in Albuquerque, NM, Bram is editor, curator, and founder of the popular and influential Fraction Magazine, now in its sixteenth issue. The goal of the online-only magazine is to provide an alternative to the fixed gallery, and to continually examine the role that photography plays in society. Fraction aims to feature the work of new artists who have yet to get the exposure they deserve, as well as very established artists who are showing off new projects. The magazine tries to show work that fits together, and work that is both strong in concept as well as execution. It also often includes guest curators and writers such as Melanie McWhorter, Mary Goodwin, and Larissa Leclair.

Alan Taylor
Web developer Alan Taylor created the photo blog The Big Picture for The Boston Globe/ He’s responsible for researching, designing, programming, and editing the three-day a week blog, which launched in 2008 to fantastic success. In its first 20 days of existence, The Big Picture reached almost 1.5 million page views and garnered more than 1,500 comments for just 20 entries.
Inspired by publications like LIFE magazine (of old), National Geographic, and online experiences like's Picture Stories galleries and Brian Storm's MediaStorm, The Big Picture is intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery – with a focus on current events, lesser-known stories, and just about anything that comes across the wire that looks really interesting. The majority of images come from the Associated Press, Reuters, and Getty Images. Other photos come from public domain sources like NASA, and private photographers who share them with The Big Picture for one-time use.
Taylor has been a web developer for more than ten years. Prior to The Boston Globe he worked for a number of large Internet companies, including,,, and

BeExposed – Awards Presentation and Celebration
The Focus Awards will be presented on Saturday, September 25, from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Winchester Town Hall, 71 Mt. Vernon Street. The master of ceremonies is photographer Lou Jones.
Immediately following the awards from 7:00-10:00 p.m. is the Annual Gala fundraiser at the Museum, 67 Shore Road. Guests can celebrate and mingle with the recipients, enjoy live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, bid on the silent auction, and get their pictures taken in a photo booth.
Tickets for both events can be purchased by calling 781-729-1158.
Griffin Museum Focus Awards & Gala

Arthur Griffin and the Griffin Museum of Photography
Arthur Griffin was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on September 12, 1903. Originally trained to be an illustrator, in 1929 he picked up his first camera—a second-hand folding Brownie—and thus began a passion that would last a lifetime. By the mid-1930’s, Arthur Griffin had become the exclusive photographer for the newly created Boston Globe Rotogravure Magazine and the New England photojournalist for Life and Time magazines. He went on to become a pioneer in the use of color film and provided the first color photographs to appear in the Saturday Evening Post—a two-page layout on New England.

Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum is the embodiment of founder Arthur Griffin’s passion—to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact. Arthur’s goal was to share with visitors his enthusiasm for a medium that is diverse, imaginative, and informative. We are committed to continuing to encourage Arthur’s vision through the works we exhibit, the programs we offer, the artists we encourage, and through Arthur’s own work which we proudly display. The Griffin Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exhibition of photographic arts, as well as four satellite galleries—Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theater (Stoneham, MA); The Griffin Museum at The Aberjona River Gallery (Winchester, MA); The Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging (Belmont, MA); and The Griffin Museum at The Cambridge Homes (Cambridge, MA).
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Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director,  781-729-1158
Lisa Colli,  Gala Committee,

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Issue 16 is now online

Thank you so very much to David Leventi, David Taylor, Isabelle Pateer, Jane Alden Stevens, Susan Lynn Smith, Taylor Glenn, Ellen Rennard and Larissa Leclair.
Check it out now at