Archive for February 14, 2007

Harper’s Magazine 2/07: “Appropriation and the Art of Context” Article

Don’t miss the February issue of Harper’s Magazine. The article “ON THE RIGHTS MOLOTOV MAN: APPROPRIATION AND THE ART OF CONTEXT” is written by two artists, concerning a well-known image by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and its subseqent appropriation by painter Joy Garnett. In the closing paragraph, Susan states: “I never did sue Joy in the end, nor did I collect any licensing fees. But I still feel strongly, as I watch Pablo Arauz’s context being stripped away – as I watch him being converted into the emblem of an abstract riot – that it would be a betrayal of him if I did not at least protest the diminishment of his act of defiance.” Don’t miss this important, personal account challenging content, context and ultimately copyright of original works.

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Communication Arts 48th Annual Photo Competition: Deadline March 13

For those of you interested in testing the waters and placing your work in front of graphic designers and art directors, I encourage you to consider applying to the Communication Arts Magazine’s annual Photography Competition: “The best of photography used for advertising, design, editorial, cinematography and an y other area of the communication arts.”

There are many categories to consider but most fine art photographers submit series of images to the UNPUBLISHED category; click here for application information, FAQ’s and more.

The judges for this competition (“a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers”) are traditionally not announced before the issue featuring the winners is published (each August). The competition is tough but know that the issue is retained by those in the industry as an important reference throughout the year. Good luck!

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Reminder: Today is last day to pre-register for SPE NATIONAL CONFERENCE in Miami

Today is the postmark deadline (register by fax deadline) for the early registration rate for attending the 44th Annual National Conference of the Society for Photographic Education, being held March 15-18 in Miami, Florida at the Radisson Downtown Miami. I encourage all of you traveling to the conference to stay right at the event hotel as informal print sharing and discussions continue beyond the formal presentations.
The schedule offers a diverse range of speakers, workshops and portfolio reviews, as well as a trade show. The conference begins with workshops on Thursday afternoon, closes with portfolio sharing on Sunday morning. After the conclusion of the conference, I will be leading a seminar on marketing your photographs at the hotel from 1:00 – 5:00; space is limited.

This conference is one of the highlights of the year for me, planning my calendar around it. I look forward to seeing you in Miami!

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