Archive for January, 2008

Blue Earth Alliance Call For Projects: Deadline January 21

The deadline for Blue Earth Alliance project proposals is rapidly approaching. From the website:

Blue Earth Alliance sponsors photography projects that educate public about threatened cultures, endangered environments and other social concerns. If your project meets this mission, you are invited to apply for sponsorship. We accept submissions trice a year, and the next deadline is January 21st. Review eligibility and application guidelines here.

I encourage all of you to view the outstanding work of current SPONSORED PHOTOGRAPHERS here.

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Griffin Museum: Three exhibitions open on January 24th; Gallery Talk 25th with Stephen Wilkes

The Griffin Museum announces the following exhibitions, to open January 24th and close March 30th:

In the Main Gallery: Stephen Wilkes, “Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom”

In the Griffin Gallery: Paula Gillen, “The Portrait Collages”

In the Emerging Artist Gallery: Frank Rothe, “Running Through the Wind”

The opening reception on January 24th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for the artists is open to all

On Friday, January 25th at 7 p.m. Stephen Wilkes will discuss his work and the current exhibition.

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Review of Review LA and photo la on

Last weekend Review LA and photo la (style of each brand, not typos) took place in Santa Monica. The fair was facinating, as always. See a review at this link. Review LA was held in a light-filled facility and many great images were offered for comment by those who had signed up as soon as the word was out (filled in a day and a 1/2!). The gallery expo “photo la” was conveniently held across the street. The historical material was magical, mid-century and late century classics breath-taking, among them a silver print by Brett Weston and waxed platinum by Doris Ullman I won’t soon forget at Paul M. Hertzmann, Weegee prints at Charles A. Hartman’s impeccably professional booth, glorious photographs of San Francisco in the 50′s and 60′s by Fred Lyon at ModernBook, images by Dan Budnik at Peter Fetterman (one portrait of Coretta and Martin Luther King, the other, Diane Arbus), and Larry Fink at Katrina Doerner.  The contemporary material was a mixed bag from my perspective, some memorable but many of the galleries packing their booths so tight with imagery by their complete roster of artists that it was difficult to see the work. Craig Krull’s installation of Masao Yamamoto was, for me, calm amidst the chaos.   The many publishers present with their offerings of recent and past titles remind us of the joys of the photobook and that we must take good care of these precious objects if we want to share them with future generations!

A reminder that the January 18 deadline for Project Competition/Review Santa Fe (juried portfolio review event) and Singular Image are rapidly approaching; for details visit

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OUR WORLD Portfolio Review: Deadline for Applications February 15

From the e-blast:

PhotoAlliance is hosting the 2nd Annual OUR WORLD Portfolio Review event.

Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, 2008, San Francisco, California

This two-day event will bring together top photography editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, and educators representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from around the U.S. to meet with engaged photographers to review their portfolios and encourage their careers.

To guarantee a high quality experience, the event will be pre-juried, with a limit of 50.”

For complete information, click here.


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“The Photographer’s Eye: A Way Of Seeing” Celebrates MoPA’s 25th Anniversary

The Museum of Photographic Arts has drawn from its permanent collection for the exhibition “The Photographer’s Eye: A Way Of Seeing” which interprets the groundbreaking book The Photographer’s Eye (1966) by John Szarkowski. “With his passing in July 2007, this exhibition acts as an homage to Szarkowski’s influential career. MoPA will use The Photographer’s Eye as a template from which to view over 120 photographs from its permanent collection, and celebrate the Museum’s 25th anniversary through a renewed commitment to collection.”


John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography (1998, 47 min.)
MoPA’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Theater
FOLLOWED by a Gallery Tour

The Photographer’s Eye: A Way of Seeing
Led by MoPA Curator Carol McCusker

Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Call for reservations, space is limited
619.238.7559 x227

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Rania Matar Gallery Talk in Chicago, Friday January 11

Photographer Rania Matar will be present at the opening of her exhibition “Women of Islam” at the Chicago Cultural Center on Friday, January 11th. She will speak at 5:30 p.m.

From the press release:

“Boston-based photographer Rania Matar originally hails from Lebanon, where she has repeatedly returned in pursuit of images of her homeland. This newest body of black and white work provides an insightful, intergenerational study of women and the volatile issue of the head scarf in Muslim culture.”

Gregory Knight, Director of Visual Arts at the CCC will speak on Matar’s work on Thursday, March 6th at 12:15 p.m.

Location: 78 East Washington Street in Chicago; phone (312) 744-6630 for more information.

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PANEL DISCUSSION at PRC in Boston, January 17: “Finding the New Creative: Convergences in Fine Art and Commercial Photography”

“Finding the New Creative”: Convergences in Fine Art and Commercial Photography”

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 6pm; location to be announced – check the PRC Website.

Reception at the PRC to follow. This program is co-presented with The Ad Club and AIGA/Boston.

“This panel will explore the shifting and dissolving boundary between fine art and commercial photography, as commercial clients strive for a unique “vision” to associate with their products. This is a must for all photographers looking to expand their client base as well as all designers and art and creative directors seeking new approaches for their creative material.

Panel members:

John Goodman, world renowned photographer

Adam Larson, award winning designer and Founder/Creative Director of Adam&Co., a studio specializing in creative direction, illustration and design

Kevin Moehlenkamp, Executive VP and COO at Hill Holiday, a full capability, multi-city communications agency

Kathryn Tyrrel, Photographer’s Representative at Stockland Martel, one of America’s premiere photo agencies

Gary Leopold, President and CEO at ISM, Boston’s premiere marketing agency for travel and leisure companies, will moderate the panel.

This panel is held in conjuction with the exhibition AD | AGENCYwhich continues at the PRC through January 27th, 2008.”

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Graciela Iturbide Speaking at the Getty Museum on January 8th

In conjunction with the exhibition “The Goat’s Dance: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide” the Getty Museum will host a conversation with Graciela Iturbide and Roberto Tejada, professor of visual arts at UC San Diego, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8th. The discussion will be conducted in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English available.

This event is free but reservations are required; follow this link to sign up via the website.

Also on view at the Getty Museum (both shows close April 18th):

Andre Kertesz: Seven Decades

On the website you can listen to the introduction the exhibition, and an addition audio link of curator Weston Naef discussing the work of Kertesz.

Click here to learn more about Ms. Iturbide.

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“31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography” Deadline JANUARY 25

Received today from the Humble Arts Foundation:

Open Call for Emerging Women Art Photographers Under 31

“31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography”

On March 1, 2008, in honor of Women’s History Month, Humble Arts Foundation, in collaboration with Ladies Lotto, will present “31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography,” a month-long exhibition celebrating 31 of the most innovative young women in emerging art photography under the age of 31. The Exhibition is co-curated by Lumi Tan, Director of Zach Feuer Gallery in NYC, and Jon Feinstein, Curatorial Director of Humble Arts Foundation.

We are now accepting submissions from women photographers under the age of 31.

Submission deadline: Thursday, January 25th, 2008

Submission guidelines: 5 – 10 jpegs, 550 pixels wide @ 72dpi, RGB, brief bio and artist statement

We will not consider images sent in a zipped file.

There is no submission fee.

Eligibility: Photographers must be female and born after March 1, 1977

Send submissions to:

Selected photographers will be notified by Friday, Feb 1st, 2008

Art must be received ready to hang by Monday, Feb 25th, 2008

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, March 1st, 2008 – Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Venue: 3rd Ward Brooklyn

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The New York Times “Arts and Leisure Week” January 7-13

Wednesday’s NYT carried an insert which included the full roster of the event offerings for the coming week’s launch of the NYT’s “Arts and Leisure Week. This annual celebration of the arts offers affordable access to the arts in the Greater NY area and far beyond; participating institutions and organizations offer two-for-one admission, and in some cases discounts in their gift/book stores during this coming week and beyond. In addition to discounted tickets to events in NYC, note the riches outside the boundaries of NYC: from theaters, performing arts centers and museums to attractions such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taleisin West, the Northwest Film Forum (NEFF) in Seattle, to the Harvard Museum of Natural History now showing Henry Horenstein’s “Looking At Animals.”

I urge all of you explore the lists of partipating venues and celebrate the cultural richs we can enjoy and appeciate. Lastly be sure to take note of the many an diverse offerings in all four corners of the USA.

To take part in this celebration, visit the website and follow the guidelines toward no only the great work you see but also the participating sponsors who have helpe d to bring this program nation-wide. and flow instructions to a “T” to ensure your ticket arangements are in order!

Be sure to give the gift of culture and live performance this season, and celebrate those companies who make this important events happen.

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