Archive for April, 2007

Art on Paper Magazine: Gems of March/April Issue

The current issue of Art on Paper Magazine is not to be missed. Cover title: “Everybody’s Autobiography” with a related story called “I’ll Be Your Mirror: some thoughts on photography and the narcissistic impulse” by Lyle Rexer.
Another great piece by Jean Dykstra: “Awake to the World: Rinko Kawauchi’s intimate photobooks engage with the fleeting and the overlooked.”

Other articles not featured on the website: “Charles Griffin: Master printer for a who’s who of photographers” by Stephen Robert Frankel, and “Suspended Animation: Leafing through William Kentridge’s latest artist’s book” by Catherine Bindman.
Table of contents can be found here.
Pick it up soon, and subscribe!

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Canon Female Photojournalist Award Submission Deadline May 31

The French Association of Women Photojournalists (AJF) and Canon Communication et Image France announce the seventh Canon Female Photojournalism Award granted by AJF. This competition is open to women photojournalists of any age and nationality, and the award of 8000 Euros is presented every year at Visa pour L’Image Festival in Perpignan (France).

Deadline for submissions is May 31.

Rules and application materials can be downloaded at the Award’s website.

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Deadline May 15: “A Shoot To Remember” for ASMP Bulletin

The ASMP Bulletin is looking for entries from its members for the 2007 Best of ASMP issue. Any memorable project completed within the past year — from client assignments to personal work — is eligible for consideration.

In preparing your submission, please follow these guidelines:

Write a brief (250 words or less) description of the project. Be sure to say what made it memorable for you.

Prepare one low-res JPEG (500KB or less). Make sure to insert your name and caption info into the IPTC settings. (In Photoshop, use the File Info fields, and do not use the “Save For Web” output command.)

Email both items to submit@asmp.org before May 15, 2007.

Please note that, due to the volume of submissions expected, only the finalists will be contacted during the month of June for more details about their projects. Finalists are chosen by the Bulletin’s editors.

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Rhubarb Festival Bookings Now OPEN! Event dates July 27-29, Birmingham, UK

Today the Rhubarb-Rhubarb portfolio review bookings officially opened. Click on “01. Rhubarb Festival” to link to the notice “REVIEWER PROFILES – BOOK NOW!”

This is the only such event where you book your own schedule – so HURRY if you are planning to attend! This is one of my favorite reviews of the year, but the most popular Reviewers will fill in just a few days. Get right on this!

The most economical way to travel to Birmingham, England from the USA is on Continental Airlines direct from Newark; know that when traveling into London there are no flight connections to Birmingham and doing such would require your going into London and getting on a train back out to Birmingham.

Good luck securing your desired schedule of Reviewers!

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SPE 2008 National Conference: Presentation Proposal Deadline 6/1

The Society for Photographic Education has announced its 2008 National Conference details:

“AGENTS OF CHANGE: ART AND ADVOCACY” the 45th annual conference will be held March 13-16, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.

To view a PDF of the “Call for Proposals” click here.

About the conference:
The work of a photographic artist took center stage during the 108th United States Congress. On the agenda was the fate of drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). According to Secretary Gale Norton ANWR was “a flat white nothingness.” In response, Senator Barbara Boxer denounced drilling and held up a book of photographs by Subhanker Banerjee that showed the refuge brimming with life. Congress voted to save ANWR from drilling for two more years.

Lens-based artists have been catalysts for change with imagery that advocates social and environmental awareness. Artists bear witness, interpret, expose and address problems ranging from the Aids epidemic and stereotypes in race and gender to the plight of refugees in war torn countries. In what ways are artists responding to the local and global challenges that are reshaping politics, cultures, economies and the planet? As educators, artists and scholars, what has been the historical impact of our advocacy? What role will we play in shaping the future?

Denver and the Rocky Mountain West have long been home to diverse and often opposing political, social, economic and environmental interests. With fortunes historically linked to extractive industries like mining, natural gas, and oil, Denver is also a leader in urban planning and energy conservation. The Mile High City has been invigorated by major new projects in the arts. The Denver Art Museum has opened its new Hamilton Building, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art has broken ground for a new 27,000 square foot environmentally-efficient building. Denver is a dynamic and growing modern city that enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the backyard.

Joann Brennan
Conference Chair

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NPR Segment on Fotofest’s “Pictures From Home” Exhibition

NPR has archived a story broadcast on April 5th by reporter Wade Goodwyn on the exhibiton “Guantanamo: Pictures from Home, Questions of Justice. You can hear the piece by clicking here. This exhibition is organized by Fotofest; to learn more about the show, click here.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the following lecture will be given TONIGHT in Houston:

Breakdown in the Gray Room: The Images from Abu Ghraib
by David Levi Strauss

David Levi Strauss is the author of Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography & Politics, with an introduction by John Berger (Aperture, 2003), and Between Dog & Wolf: Essays on Art & Politics (Autonomedia, 1999).

The lecture will be hosted by The University of Houston and held at:
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture Theater
Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. Parking in lot 16B, across from the Fine Arts Building

Presented in collaboration with Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and
with support from the University of Houston Downtown.

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PDN ON THE ROAD: San Francisco April 28/29

Photo District News, in association with the Santa Fe Workshops, presents a unique, two-day seminar for professional photographers, emerging pros, college photography students and advanced amateurs who want to re-invigorate their passion for photography, grow their businesses and network with other image maker. The “PDN ON THE ROAD” series will visit six cities this year, launching the series in San Francisco later this month.

Guest speakers for the San Francisco event include:

Comrade, Photographer and PDN’s 30 member, 2006
Jerry Courvoisier, Digital Programs Director, Santa Fe Workshops
Jeanine Fijol, Photo Editor – PDN
Michael Kochman, Photo Editor – Entertainment Weekly
Daniel Milnor, Photographer
Jeff Sedlik, Photographer and Licensing Expert
Art Streiber, Photographer
Jose Villa, Photographer
Debra Weiss, Business, Marketing and Creative Consultant

Other cities on the 2007 seminar tour:
New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Fort Lauerdale.

PRICE: $450.00 for the two-day event.

Special Discounts:

Members of the following organizations are eligible for a 30 percent discount bringing the cost for the two-day event to $295: APA, ASMP, ASPP, EP, SAA, Santa Fe Workshops Alumni, WPPI

Members of SPE are eligible for a 40 percent discount bringing the cost for the two-day event to $255.

Full-time students are eligible for a 55 percent discount bringing the cost for the two-day event to $195.

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