Archive for January 19, 2008

Lange-Taylor Documentary Prize: Deadline January 28th (Postmark)

From the Center for Documentary Studies:

“The year 2008 marks the eighteenth anniversary of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor documentary prize, a $20,000 award given annually by the Center for Documentary Studies. First announced a year after the Center’s founding at Duke University, the prize was created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 Lange and Taylor published An American Exodus, a book that renders human experience eloquently in text and images and remains a seminar work in documentary studies. The Lange-Taylor Prize honors their important collaborative work.

The Lange-Taylor Prize is offered to a writer and a photographer in the early stages of a documentary project. By encouraging such collaborative efforts, the Center for Documentary Studies supports the documentary process in which writers and photographers work together to record the human story.”

To read the submission guidelines, click here.

To view the important work of previous winners, click here.

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SHOTS MAGAZINE: Portraits, Deadline February 1

SHOTS MAGAZINE, now in its 21st year, is calling for images themed “PORTRAITS” for its issue #99, Spring 2008 issue.

The deadline for receipt of images to be considered is February 1, click here for “Submittal Guidelines.”

Good luck!

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NYT Reviews Newest ICP Exhibition “Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art”

NYT Critic Holland Cotter wrote a feature for the Time yesterday on the new International Center or Photography exhibition; click here to read it.

From the ICP website:

“Organized by renowned scholar and ICP Adjunct Curator Okwui Enwezor, Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art will present works by leading contemporary artists who use archival documents to rethink the meaning of identity, history, memory, and loss. Over the past thirty years, successive generations have taken wide-ranging approaches to the photographic and filmic archive. The works presented here take many forms, including physical archives arranged by peculiar cataloguing methods, imagined biographies of fictitious persons, collections of found and anonymous photographs, film versions of photographic albums, and photomontages composed of historical photographs. These images have a wide-ranging subject matter yet are linked by the artists’ shared meditation on photography and film as the quintessential media of the archive.”

Artists featured in this exhibition:

Christian Boltanski, Tacita Dean, Stan Douglas, Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Jef Geys, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Craigie Horsfield, Lamia Joreige, Zoe Leonard, Sherrie Levine, Il├ín Lieberman, Glenn Ligon, Robert Morris, Walid Raad, Thomas Ruff, Anri Sala, Fazal Sheikh, Lorna Simpson, Eyal Sivan, Vivan Sundaram, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbona, Andy Warhol (note: active artist’s links found here).

The exhibition catalogue is due later this month. This interesting exhibition is on view through May 4th.

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Debate on NYT BITS Blog Discusses Fair Use of Content

Recently on the New York Times’ BITS Blog (Business Innovations Technology Socity) there’s an interesting and informative “BITS Debate: Mixing It Up Over Remixes and Fair Use” by Saul Hansel. Worth a read. Now that Apple has announced that its iTunes will offer rental of commercially released films, the discussions regarding content distribution vial multiple platforms, and what are the rights and fees owed to creators, are ramping up.

It is more important than ever to keep current on industry guidelines on protecting your original content; two of the important photography organizations readers should be aware of are Editorial Photo and it’s COPYRIGHT resource section, and American Society for Media Photographers (ASMP) and it’s Copyright Tutorial

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