Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CCNY 2010 National Photography Competition with juror James Casebere*

CCNY 2010 National Photography Competition with juror James Casebere*

Deadline: April 19, 2010

The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to announce an open call for applications for its Annual National Photography Competition. Photographers and photo–based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.

Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in the summer of 2010 and also on our website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award.

For more information or to download an entry form, please visit

About the Juror:

James Casebere‘s pioneering work has established him at the forefront of artists working with constructed photography. For the last thirty years, Casebere has devised increasingly complex models that are subsequently photographed in his studio. Based on architectural, art historical and cinematic sources, his table–sized constructions are made of simple materials, pared down to essential forms. Casebere‘s abandoned spaces are hauntingly evocative and oftentimes suggestive of prior events, encouraging the viewer to reconstitute a narrative or symbolic reading of his work

The Camera Club of New York (CCNY)
336 West 37th Street,  Suite 206
New York, NY 10018


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Who I reviewed at Fotofest

Below is the complete list of whom I reviewed over my four days at Fotofest.  I had a fun and exhausting time there.  I saw a lot of great work.  Thank you to all of those listed below for wanting me to review your work.

March 17
Lyn Sullivan
Alexander Tew
Lewis Wilkinson
Benjamin Espey
Brenda Lindfors
Gary Grenell
Deborah Bay
Evynn LeValley
Philip Underdown
Montena Fink
Suzette Bross
Tatyana Bessmertnaya
Donna Wan
Rachel Short

March 18
Nicolo Sertorio
Stan Raucher
Rick Dickey
Jon Edwards
Magnus Westerborn
Rita Maas
Magdalena Sole
Stephen Strom
Roddy MacInnes
Ann Simmons-Myers
Marjorie Pierson
Wayne Lambert
Igor Malijevsky
Michael Tummings

March 19
Jin Hee Kim
Karen Strom
Irina Dakhnovskaia-Lawton
Susan kae Grant
Andrew Glickman
Max De Esteban
Laurie Lambrecht
Charise Isis
Kerik Kouklis
Noah Beil
Pamela Fingerhut
Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman
Linda Omelianchuk

March 20
Ryan Bush
Carolle Benitah
Jon Lewis
David Saxe
Daniel Orlando Lara
Sharon Harper
Arthur Drooker
Beau Comeaux
Emma Simmons
Kim Kauffman
Phyllis Dooney
Adam Magyar
Beth Edwards
David Eisenlord

The Center Awards

By now, the announcement of the winners of the Center Awards is buzzing around the internet.  Center continues to put on important events and people pay attention to them.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Center Awards. I look forward to meeting everyone at Review Santa Fe.  If you have not seen the winning work yet, please take some time and check out the winners and honorable mentions on the Fraction website.

I want to say thanks to Laura Pressley, the Executive Director of Center, for asking me to be a part of the Review Santa Fe jurying team.  I think we (me, Kate Ware and Denise Wolff) made some great decisions and I am looking forward to June.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Susana Raab Show in DC

Susana Raab is not only an amazing person, but she's an amazing photographer too.  She was featured in Fraction Magazine Issue 8

Go to this show if you can.  If not, check her website and buy her book.

American Vernacular
photographs by Susana Raab
Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th St NW
Washington, DC

Opening reception with the artist Saturday March 27, 2010 - 6-8 pm 

Win a David Maisel Print for $20

David Maisel (Fraction Issue 10) has a friend who is quite sick and has no health insurance.  To help her out, he is raffling off one of his prints.  Here is what he has to say:

Here's the chance to own one of my photographs for only $20 !!!!!

I am raffling off an original, signed 15" x 15" photograph to raise funds for my friend Meg Patterson, who is struggling with cancer and lacks health insurance. If you would like a chance at owning one of my prints, please send a $20 check made out to the "Meg Patterson Cancer Treatment Fund". Please send your check to: David Maisel Studio, 100 Ebbtide Avenue, suite 320, Sausalito, CA 94965.

I will draw one of the checks randomly on April 15th, when the raffle will conclude. The winner will be announced on Facebook. Checks must be received by that date in order to be eligible for the raffle drawing. Checks received after that date will be returned. The selected person will receive the print from me by May 15. After the April 15th raffle drawing has concluded, checks will be deposited to the "Meg Patterson Cancer Treatment Fund" based in Astoria, OR 97103.

The photograph being auctioned is "The Lake Project 38" (see attached). It is part of the series "The Lake Project," which has been published in a monograph by Nazraeli Press, and exhibited internationally.

If you would like to increase your chances at owning this photograph, please send as many $20 checks as you please. (This is, after all, a fundraiser for someone who needs our help). And of course, in the spirit of offering your help to Meg, if you would like to make your check for an amount greater than $20, that would be deeply appreciated. (Please note that these are not tax deductible donations).

About Meg:
Meg Patterson has been a committed theater director for more than 25 years, and is especially drawn to the plays of Shakespeare. Because of the recurrence of her cancer, she has recently postponed both her wedding and her enrollment to graduate school.

To read more about Meg Patterson, visit
To donate directly, without participating in the raffle, visit

Thank you in advance for participating!


Please consider doing this.  It's for a great cause.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Review Santa Fe-2010

The selection for this years Review Santa Fe has been made and the emails have been sent out. Congratulations to those who were selected.  There were three jurors and I was one of them.  It was truly an honor to be asked to be a part of the jury and to work side by side with Kate Ware and Denise Wolff.  It was certainly a learning experience for me.
I look forward to seeing everyone in June, in Santa Fe.  It is going to be a great time.

A few of the Fraction Photographers

I had the great fortune of meeting several Fraction photographers in person at Fotofest this past weekend.  Here is one group shot.

Left to right: Celine Wu (Issue 12), Susan Hayre Thelwell (Issue 12), Isa Leshko (Issue 12), Ellen Rennard (Issue 10), Susana Raab (Issue 8)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

On my way to Fotofest

I leave in a few short hours for Fotofest, where I will be for one week.  I will answer emails as best I can but please be patient.
If you too will be at Fotofest this week, please say hello.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Fraction Magazine T-Shirt

Here is the shirt, in use, on your's truly.

I have only medium and large shirts left.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Dutch Master Series of Workshops

proudly announces:

Paul Kooiker, Viviane Sassen, Marnix Goossens, 
Kadir van Lohuizen, Dana Lixenberg

April 17-May 15 Pianello Val Tidone (PC) Italy

T +39 0523 997198 / M +39 340 2468808 / +39 349 3239288

Details at

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Judging a show for The Vermont Photography Workplace

I have been asked to jury a show for The Vermont Photography Workplace.  The theme of the show is Flight.

From their website:
DEADLINE: June 21st
From Birds to Ballerinas: Escaping Gravity
For this juried exhibition, we seek photographs exploring the theme of FLIGHT.  From birds to ballerinas, from airplanes to dust motes, subjects that capture the experience of lessening gravity’s pull will constitute this juried exhibition.  Forty photographs will be selected for exhibition on the walls of PhotoPlace Gallery and on the gallery website by juror David Bram.  An additional thirty-five images will be chosen for PhotoPlace's "On-Line Gallery Annex."  All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue available for purchase from Blurb Books.  To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.
Juror: David Bram is a photographer, curator, and editor of Fraction Magazine. 

So, if you would like to have your work shown in Vermont, enter today.

Also, there is a very good chance that I will be at the opening.

Go here ( for more details.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Issue 12 is now online

I am so very pleased with Issue 12.

This issue, entitled Achromatic, features the work of Susan Hayre Thelwell, Noelle Swan Gilbert, Isa Leshko, Celine Wu, and Francesca Yorke.

Please have a look and pass it on.

Fraction Magazine Issue 12

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Buy a Fraction Magazine T-shirt

I just picked up the new Fraction Magazine T-shirt.  The logo was designed by Janice Davidson Designs (she rocks) and was printed at the Thin-King Press in Albuquerque.  (better pictures posted tonight)

I have 15 in medium, 15 in large, and 7 in XL.

$20 includes shipping in the USA
$25 includes shipping to Canada
$30 includes shipping to the rest of the world

Hosting the Photoeye Salon Tonight

From the Photoeye Newsletter:

First Wednesday Photography Salon on March 3, 2010
Artists presenting: College of Santa Fe Students Micaela Butts, Matthew Morrow, Bobby-David Mitchell, Jared Pitts and Cliff Shapiro

First Wednesday's March Salon will be held on March 3rd, 2010, with the opening reception starting at 6:30pm and the salon running from 6:45pm to 9pm. This month's Salon will be guest hosted by Fraction'sDavid Bram and will feature presentations by a few of the College of Santa Fe's Fine Art Photography Program students: Micaela Butts, Matthew Morrow, Bobby-David Mitchell, Jared Pitts and Cliff Shapiro. The program for the evening will begin with each student making brief presentation of his or her work and finish with an open portfolio presentation where the audience can walk around, view the work of each student and interact with the photographers individually. We hope this evening will help introduce the students of CSF and their program to a larger audience and allow those students the opportunity to speak about their work outside of the campus.

For more information, contact Melanie McWhorter, 505-988-5152 x 112, 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Has Fuji killed Neopan 400 ?

It is starting to look like Fuji Japan has decided to kill off their Neopan 400 black and white film in 120.

This seems really strange considering they are about to release their new medium format film camera, the GF670 in about a month or so.

If you have any insights or further info, please email me.

Also, can anyone translate this page with some sort of authority (babelfish sucks)