Archive for January 29, 2007

VISA POUR L’IMAGE announces 2007 Event Dates

The dates for Visa Pour L’Image, in Perpignan, France will be September 1-16, 2007. It’s “PRO WEEK” will be September 3-9 with added evening presentations.
This important annual international event features exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions and a trade show; it is considered on of the most important gatherings for the editorial, documentary and photojouralism community. Get your hotel reservations now!

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FOTOFEST ANNOUNCES THEMES/PROGRAMS for 2008 Biennial Events

Today, FotoFest announced the dual themes for Fotofest 2008, the Twelveth International Bienniel.
The Biennial will focus on two interrelated themes: CHINA and TRANSFORMATIONS. The inital phase for applications opens today, and concludes on Monday, April 16th, 2007.

For the theme of CHINA:
Exhibitions for the venues coordinated by FotoFest will be featuring the work of Chinese photographers only.
For PARTICIPATING SPACES, the theme of China can also be extended to consider the work of non-Chines photographers, work on Chinese culture(s) and Chinese communities abroad, as well as work on other China-related subjects.

For the theme of TRANSFORMATIONS:
This second theme “is much more open and can be interpreted in many ways. The Transformations theme is not limited or restricted to China-related work. It can be interpreted however artists and curators would like to represent it. It could be related to youth and age, urban environments, physical or psychological metamorphosis, passage of time, architecture, war, technological change, and history, to name a few areas.”

FotoFest has a newly revised procedure and criteria for submissions; carefully read the SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES for both FotoFest and Participating Spaces prior to beginning any preparations towards exhibition consideration.

The exhibitions in Houston during FotoFest are not to be missed, whether you are participating in The Meeting Place portfolio reviews (March 7-20; registration will open summer of 2007) or the Workshops (March 11th & 16th, 2008), or simply coming to Houston to experience the energy that is FOTOFEST! Mark these dates on your calendar now.

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PhotoArts Market, juried exhibition and print sale deadline March 1

PhotoArts Santa Fe is now accepting applications for The PhotoArts Market, a juried photography exhibition and print sale to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico from July 20-22, 2007. Postmark deadline for applications to the Market is March 1. In its fourth year, PhotoArts Santa Fe is a ten-day summer festival showcasing the photographic arts from July 13-22, 2007. The event is sponsored by the Santa Fe Council on the Arts, Inc, a non-profit organization.

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McNeese Works on Paper deadline 2/2

Entries for the McNeese University’s 20th Annual National “Works on Paper” competition must be postmarked by February 2. Jurors are Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photography at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and Clint Willour, Director of the Gavelston Arts Center. Winning works will be purchased for the collection of the University.

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Lange-Taylor Prize from CDS: Applications due 1/31

The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University was established to encourage collaboration between documentary photographers and writers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lang and the writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 they published AN AMERICAN EXODUS, which remains a seminal work in documentary studies. (Note: this link leads you to an interesting review of the collaborative project by Paul Strand)

The prize is offered to a writer and a photographer in the early stages of a documentary project. The 2006 recipients were photographer Donald Weber and writer Larry Frolick, both Canadians; their winning project “The Human Is An Atom That Won’t Be Split: Resisting History in Ukraine” will document how “Ukraine’s underclass reveals the secret life of Western globalization.” Take time to view notice of previous winners as well (features audio and video clips of winners speaking about their projects).

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