Enjoy a few more images from photographers from my last two days of reviews at the event.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Enjoy a few more images from photographers from my last two days of reviews at the event.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
IMPACT: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STAN GAZ
ANDREA DIEFENBACH: AIDS IN ODESSA
In the Project Room
April 30 - June 6, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
6.00 - 8.00 p.m.
For more information contact:
521-531 West 25th Street
New York City 10001
Tuesday - Saturday,
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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ABSTRACTION IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
CURATED BY LYLE REXER
Exhibition on View: Friday, May 15–Thursday, July 9, 2009
Panel discussion at The New York Photo Festival: Friday, May 15, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception with Live DJ: Saturday May 16, 7:00-10:00 pm
Talk & Book Signing with Lyle Rexer: Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 pm
From the beginning, abstraction has been intrinsic to photography, and its persistent popularity reveals much about the medium. The Edge of Vision, curated by Lyle Rexer, showcases the work of nineteen international contemporary photographers who base their practice in some form of abstraction from highly conceptual to more documentary approaches. The works explore diverse aspects of the photographic experience, including the chemistry of traditional photography, the direct capture of light without a camera, temporal extensions, digital sampling of found images, radical cropping, and various deliberate destabilizations of photographic reference. This abstract use of photography often combines other mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing or video. All artists join a broad contemporary trend to look critically and freshly at a medium commonly considered transparent.
The exhibition is divided into two sections. The wall labeled “Propositions” displays a range of approaches yielding abstract images. The other walls of the gallery constitute a series of installations exploring in greater depth distinct and radical investigations of photographic processes and meanings. What, after all, is a photograph, and where does its meaning lie? In the picture itself? In the world or its phenomena? In us? These questions are as vital and open today as they were 170 years ago, when no one knew exactly what a photograph should look like or what it might disclose.
The Edge of Vision is accompanied by a new book, The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography by Lyle Rexer (Aperture, May 2009). Illustrated with more than 150 images, this unprecedented and highly anticipated book documents this phenomenon internationally from the early days of the medium through the present day.
Lyle Rexer is a New York–based independent curator, writer and critic. His previous books include Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde (2002) and How to Look at Outsider Art (2005); he contributed an interview with Chuck Close and Bob Holman to A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Aperture, 2006).
Featured artists in the exhibition: Bill Armstrong, Carel Balth, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Ellen Carey, Roland Fischer, Michael Flomen, Manuel Geerinck, Shirine Gill, Barbara Kasten, Seth Lambert, Charles Lindsay, Edward Mapplethorpe, Chris McCaw, Roger Newton, Jack Sal, Penelope Umbrico, Randy West, Silvio Wolf, and Ilan Wolff.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Opening Reception with Live DJ:
Saturday May 16, 7:00-10:00 pm
Exhibition on View:
Friday, May 15–Thursday, July 9, 2009
Talk & Book Signing with Lyle Rexer:
Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 pm
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
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
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A statement from his project "Frontier/Frontera" :
"Frontier/Frontera is an ongoing project that reevaluates the narratives that make up our understanding of the American West, with particular attention to the U.S./Mexico borderlands. The literal meaning of the word "frontier" is identical in both English and Spanish.
However, its vernacular usage in each language is strikingly different. In the American psyche the frontier is an elusive destination; the locus of such national allegories as individuality, self-reliance and freedom. It is “The-Great-Out-There-Just-Beyond-the-Horizon.” Conversely, "la frontera" adheres to literal definitions – it is the border or borderline; it is a barrier.
The American West is still portrayed as a compilation of its romantic icons: grand vistas, rugged cowboys, savage natives and lonely cacti. The ongoing settlement of the western states is, in part, fueled by our investment in those icons. By contrast, the U.S./Mexico Border currently exists as a militarized zone in our national consciousness: it is a state of politicized reality that is in direct conflict with our idealized image of the West. Furthermore, to migrants, the border is an obstacle between them and a living wage.
The frontier is a moving target with meaning that is contingent on vantage point. As my work describes, it is both a plane of unlimited promise and a liminal border with boundaries that are yet to be negotiated.
More details here...
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This morning I sit in my hotel room, preparing to review twelve portfolios for the day. Altogether, I will officially review 48 portfolios. I hope I will be able to post some of the photos that strike me as the event goes on.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Since then, we've all had a print exchange and Graham's print was beautiful. Now he has created a book that is available on Blurb. From what I have seen so far, I can highly recommend it.
Order it here.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Photojournalism on AIDS
April 22, The New School
Reception & Book Signing:
April 23, Aperture Gallery
Aperture and The New School present a compelling panel discussion on photojournalism and AIDS, coinciding with the recent release of the book Access to Life (Aperture; Magnum Photos; and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, April 2009). The discussion will include photojournalists Gilles Peress, Kristen Ashburn, and former Time magazine picture editor Mary Anne Golon; it will be moderated by Fred Ritchin, associate chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and director of PixelPress. The event will take place at The New School; the following evening, a reception and book signing will take place at Aperture Gallery.
This panel discussion is part of the series Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context, presented in collaboration with Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Parsons the New School for Design.
Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 pm
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
June 4, 2009 – July 4, 2009
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce The Spirit & The Flesh, photographs by Debbie Fleming Caffery. Debbie will be present for this reception and book signing on June 4, 2009 from 5-7PM.
The Spirit & the Flesh, published by RADIUS BOOKS, balances the themes of grace and redemption, sin and forgiveness that Caffery encountered in Mexico. Her black and white photographs are rich in contrast and unabashedly sensuous, deftly documenting the turbulent emotional landscape. Her wholehearted visual acuity suffuses the work, and represents an engagement with both the subject matter as well as a range of human emotion rarely seen in contemporary work.
Caffery has been photographing for over 15 years in a small village in rural Mexico. The project began with her interest in documenting the local Fiesta of Saint Michael the Archangel. Caffery found that this remote rural village, best known for its coffee bean farms, reminded her of the sugar cane communities in Louisiana, where she had grown up. Returning to Mexico to photograph whenever possible, she eventually rented a small house from the priest in the local church complex. With time, she discovered that within the neighborhood, was a Cantina/Brothel that had peak business on Sundays. Caffery received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005 that has given her assistance necessary to spend more time in Mexico to further develop this series entitled Deseos Sobre Todo (Desire Overall).
In addition to the Guggenheim, Caffery has also received the Katrina Media Fellowship 2006 that has aided her efforts to document the plight of those affected by Hurricane Katrina, as well as the Lou Stoumen Mid Career Grant 1996 and the Governors Art Award from Louisiana for Professional Artist of the Year 1990. She has received several documentary commissions photographing for: Encontros De Fotografia (a Portuguese photographic association), The Center of Photography in Tucson, The Center of Documentary Studies at Duke University and US New and World Report
Please join us on Thursday, June 4, 6-9 PM to celebrate the release of Debbie’s new monograph! Signed copies will be available for $65.00
For more information about this exhibition or to arrange an interview, please contact Anne Kelly or Heather Prichard at photo-eye Gallery by phone at 505.988.5159 x202 or by email at email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Check it out.
"Today, National Geographic unveils a new web 2.0 application called Infinite Photograph. In a nutshell, the app turns hundreds of online media users' photographs into infinitely clickable photo mosaics. It will eventually become an entirely new way for users to share and interact with their own and friend's photos, in a manner sites like Flickr don't yet offer."
Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And a major traveling exhibition in 2010 will feature entrants from 25 years of The Photo Review Competition.
Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.
Awards include a $500 purchase prize for The Philadelphia Museum of Art, a copy of SilverFast HDR Studio digital camera RAW conversion software from LaserSoft Imaging ($499), a $270 gift certificate from Lensbabies for a Composer lens or other items on the Lensbaby.com webstore, a $250 gift certificate from Calumet Photographic, a 24"x50' roll of Museo Silver Rag ($240 value), camera bags from Lowepro, and $250 in cash prizes.
An entry fee of $30 for up to three prints, slides, or images on CD and $5 each for up to two additional images entitles all entrants to a copy of the catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $35, a 20% discount.
All entries must be received by mail between May 1 and June 1, 2009.
Go to the Photo Review Website for more details
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Photography and the Smithsonian were born within a decade of each other in the mid-19th century. The Smithsonian now has more than 13 million images in 700 collections throughout its 19 museums, nine research centers and the National Zoo.
The Bigger Picture uses these collections and the Institution’s experts to stimulate an active conversation about the medium, its history and its meaning in people’s lives.
The Bigger Picture gives Smithsonian staff a way to tell the stories about how photography was used and collected by the Institution,” said Merry A. Foresta, director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative. “It also creates a forum for conversation between the Smithsonian and our audience of photograph makers, readers and, indeed, anyone interested in the way images create a bigger picture of our world.”
humanities research institute and library at the University of Texas at Austin, will be screening a live webcast of photographer Peter Feldstein as he discusses his new book The Oxford Project. Feldstein will read from the book and give a narrated slide presentation, followed by a question-and-answer discussion., the Harry Ransom Center, a
In 1984, photographer Peter Feldstein set out to photograph every single resident of his town, Oxford, Iowa (pop. 676). He converted an abandoned storefront on Main Street into a makeshift studio and posted flyers inviting people to stop by. At first they trickled in slowly, but in the end, nearly all of Oxford stood before Feldstein's lens.
Twenty years later, Feldstein decided to do it again. He invited writer Stephen G. Bloom to join him, and together they went in search of the Oxford residents Feldstein originally shot in 1984. Some had moved. Most had stayed. Others had passed away. All were marked by the passage of time.
What emerges is a living portrait of Small Town, USA, told with the words and images of its residents—then and now—and textured by their own words. It tells the compelling story of one archetypal American community—its struggles, accomplishments, failures, and secrets—and how it has both changed and stayed the same over the course of the years.
More information on the project here: http://www.oxfordproject.com/about.html
There will be a webcast of the program at www.hrc.utexas.edu/webcast.
Paula McCartney (American, b. 1971)
Bird Watching (Aqua Tanager), 2004
10 × 10 inches on 11 × 14 inch paper
Edition of 50
Monday, April 13, 2009
There is no entry fee. The deadline is
The Unnatural Nature of Food.
Food in our society has an interesting journey from, as the expression goes, "farm to table." Unknown farmers and hard working, often migrant laborers pick the food, package it and load it into trucks, ships and trains. It arrives at the supermarket where the average consumer is disconnected with (and often indifferent to) how their food got to his or her table. This call for entry is for work documenting all aspects of food, from production to consumption — from studies of agrarian communities, practices and lifestyles to exploration of how fast food has affected our culture and everything in between.
Specs: All images should be jpgs, 72 dpi, 1000 pixels on the longest side. Please email jpgs images titled lastname.firstname.image1 and so on to
. All images should be emailed with an additional document labeled lastname.firstname.text containing an artist statement about the project, if applicable, a title list and artist website address. Please list your name and email address at the top of the document.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Cori Chandler Pepelnjak, JoJo
Jarrett Murphy, The Ecotone
Lucia Ganieva, The Factory
Michael Christopher Brown, Journey to Sakhalin
Mark Menjivar, You Are What You Eat
Damion Berger, R.S.V.P. - The End of Opulence
Brian Ulrich, Dark Stores, Ghost Boxes, and Dead Malls
Peter van Agtmael, American Wars
Singular Image Awards
1st - Betsy Schneider; 2nd - Anna Boyiazis; 3rd - Tom Leininger
Honorable Mention - Susan Lakin; Brad Moore; Ryan Zoglin
1st - Wendy Paton; 2nd - Grace Weston; 3rd - Damion Berger
Honorable Mention - Sara Belleau; Rania Matar; Brian Widdis
1st - Lydia Panas; 2nd - Heather McClintock; 3rd - Elizabeth Fleming
Honorable Mention - Aaron Huey; Andrea Land; Kristin Schmid
Santa Fe Prize for Photography
2009 WINNER: Hiroyo Kaneko, Sentimental Education
FINALISTS: Monika Bielskyte, A Place to Wash the Heart
Carolyn Drake, Paradise Rivers
Lucas Foglia, Re-Wilding
Soo Kim, Midnight Reykavik
Janelle Lynch, Los Jardines Perdidos, Mexico
See all the work and more about Center
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Photo Arts Santa Fe will be held in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Highlights will be
July 26-30 View Camera Conference
July 30-August 1 APIS (Alternative Photography International Symposium) I have been to APIS in the past and if Alt Process is your gig then it is well worth the time to see what your peers are up to and what new techniques are being talked about. I learned enough in three days of APIS to keep me busy in the darkroom for a couple of years.
Photo field trips
Workshops, lectures, and seminars
The website for more info is
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
They have a list of events this year that goes on and on. Please check them out.
THE NEW YORK PHOTO FESTIVAL
2nd Edition, May 13-17, 2009
Curated by William A. Ewing, Chris Boot, Jody Quon, and Jon Levy
Fraction Magazine is pleased to announce the new show up and curated by Jörg Colberg entitled "The Unknown Portraitist". I am not going to give too much away about the show here on the blog other than to say Jörg did an amazing job.
Please give it a look at Fraction Magazine
Monday, April 6, 2009
Photographs of any subject matter are eligible
Send up to 12 images (prints or files on a CD) for consideration.
An established independent photography journal in its 22nd year of publication, Shots Magazine reaches an international audience of photographers, collectors, galleries, museums, educators and other fine art photography enthusiasts. Don't miss this chance to have your work seen!
All submittals must be received by May 4, 2009
Nicholas Vroman and Virginia Sorrells Featured in F-Stop Magazine #34
The new issue of F-Stop Magazine features a portfolio of photographs from Virginia Sorrells and Nicholas Vroman's series, Tokyo Macro Micro. Built around the theme of "Collaboration," 9 pairs of artists are featured in F-Stop #34. Sorrells and Vroman are represented by a set of 12 photographs from their ongoing collaboration creating an intimate and personal photo essay of their city of residence - Tokyo. The portfolio can be accessed at this link -
Richard Renaldi's "Fall River Boys" is out on the market and available from Charles Lane Press.
"Fall River Boys
Photographs by Richard RenaldiIntroduction by Michael Cunningham
10.25 in. x 12.25 in. / 184 pages / 89 tritone images / Casebound with jacket / Edition of 1200
In the spring of 2000, Richard Renaldi began making frequent trips to the small New England city of Fall River, Massachusetts. Situated just a short distance from the Atlantic coast, Fall River was once at the very center of American textile manufacturing. Renaldi’s aim was to photograph the young men of Fall River coming of age amidst an industrial landscape well past its boom years. This extraordinary body of images—both portraits and landscapes—is gathered here for the first time in Renaldi’s second monograph, Fall River Boys.
The resulting photographs, made over the course of nine years, are not brief encounters. Renaldi’s quiet gaze considers his subjects with neither judgment nor irony. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of a city where young men grow into manhood surrounded by a landscape of idyllic natural beauty, frayed at the margins by darkened relics of an industrial past. Like the city of Fall River itself, the boys looking directly into Renaldi’s lens face an uncertain future, at once hinting of possibility yet promising nothing.
Fall River Boys is a beautiful, clothbound volume of 89 black-and-white images reproduced in rich tritone and published in an edition of 1200. The introduction is an original essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham."
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Check it out if you are in the market.