Archive for April 2, 2007

2007 “Santa Fe Prize for Photography” Winner Announced

Albuquerque-based photographer Leigh Anne Langwell has been awarded the 2007 Santa Fe Prize. The juror for the 5th annual Santa Fe Prize for Photography was Vince Aletti, photography critic and regular contributor to The New Yorker, Aperture, the Photo-eye Booklist and Photograph Magazines.

You can read Aletti’s statement here.
You can view Langwell’s winning portfolio and statement here; she was named a Finalist for this award in 2003.

Aletti named five finalists this year as well: Kristin Asburn, Jessica Dimmock, Chad Kleitsch, Brian Lesterberg and Mikhael Subotzky; their portfolios submitted are available here.

Additionally, I encourage you to view the list of names of all the nominated photographers. It is an extraordinary accomplishment to be nominated, and I applaude all of those nomineed for their dedication to their work.

The Santa Fe Prize for Photography recognizes and rewards a gifted and committed photographer who has completed, or is near completion of, a meaningful body of work. This prize was initiated to bring new work to light, and international photographers are eligible.

The award process is by nomination only; photographers cannot apply independently. The prize includes $5,000 and participation in Review Santa Fe; the cash award must be used to complete a body of work or to introduce a completed project to a larger audience.

For more information on the Santa Fe Prize, organized by Center (formerly known as the Santa Fe Center for Photography), click here.

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Center for Book Arts: 2007 Artist Members’ Exhibition Submission Deadline April 15

Call for Entries: 2007 Artist Members’ Exhibition
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks created between 2004 and 2007 to be considered for the 2007 Artist Members Exhibition titled: (Un)Contained Vessels. Pamela Spitzmueller, Book Artist and James W. Needham Chief Conservator for Special Collections, The Harvard University Library and the College Library, and Alexander Campos, CBAÕs Executive Director. The theme of the 2007 members exhibition examines the container not as merely a functional holding place, but as an integrated/activated part of the piece that is equally important and even enhances the art object it houses. To view the entry form, click here.

Regarding membership:
“The Center for Book Arts provides artists with special services and opportunities in addition to the benefits of their membership category. Artist Members are included in the Artist Slide Registry, a resource devoted to artists working in the book format, which is used by curators, researchers, collectors, writers and other artists as a reference tool. They also enjoy the opportunity to submit works to The Center’s annual summer exhibition, a juried show which features works by members, as well as the opportunity to apply to be our Featured Artist.”
To apply for membership, click here.

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