Archive for March, 2008

MVS to lecture in San Diego, March 27th, 7 p.m. at MoPA

I will be giving a public lecture entitled “Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs” next Thursday evening in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.

The lecture will begin at 7:oo p.m.

This event is being held in conjunction with my two-day workshop entitled “Presenting Your Work to the Fine Art Community (March 28 & 29th at MoPA). Contact the Julia Dean Workshops to learn if space remains in the workshop: (310) 392-0909.

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Photojournalist Philip Jones Griffiths, 1936-2008

Sadly, Philip Jones Griffiths has died at age 72. While the Magnum photojournalist covered many important subjects during his lifetime, he is perhaps best know for his tough work of Vietnam published in a book entitled “Vietnam, Inc.” which was an important document of the war and many credit this body of work with helping to turn public opinion against the war. His study of Vietnam continued with “Agent Orange” and “Vietnam At Peace.” A collection of his best work was published in “Dark Odyssey.”

I have fond memories of Philip from my years working at the Magnum NYC office and beyond. His early corporate work was landmark in its day, bringing a photojournalistic style to images produced for annual reports. But – Philip always refused a commission, no matter what the pay, from any company that has even the slightest bit of association with “the war machine.” I will miss him, his dedication to telling the truth, his tenacity, and the smile he had for all.

Read the Magnum Photos tribute here.

Read the BBC obituary here.

Read the NY Times obituary here.

Read the interview with Philip in The Independent(January 21, 2008) here.

View the piece on Vietnam, Inc. on Musarium here.

Read the interview with Philip in APERTURE 190 (Spring 2008) here.

Read the article “Agent Orange: Collateral Damage in Viet Nam” written by Philip in Digital Journalist (January 2003) here.

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“”Polaroid’s Entrepreneurial Legacy” from Boston Globe 3/16/08

An interesting article detailing the innovations of former Polaroid staffers in their new industry roles can be found at this link. Among them: “Polaroid spin-off Zink Images has developed a full-color photo printer that doesn’t need ink; it goes on sale later in 2008.”

To view the 4-minute video explaining this new 2×3″ mobile Polaroid-branded Zink printer, visit the page for the article and you will find the video interview with Zink CEO Wendy Caswell.

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Andrew Phelps Lectures on HIGLEY at Arizona State University March 20th

Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University’s Herberger College of the Arts is presenting photographer Andrew Phelps on March 20th.

Phelps will speak about his photographic work “Higley” and recent book of the same name. Phelps grew up in Higley, a small farming community in central Arizona, and documented what he described as …” this moment, where one place, with a definitive history, is rapidly losing ground to an undifferentiated sense of progress.”

Additionally, Phelps recently self-published BAGHDAD SUITE, a self-published book-on-demand in a limited edition of 100 numbered and signed copies.

For parking information and maps, click here.

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Joan Fontcuberta speaks in Tucson and in Tempe, Arizona March 25th and March 28th

Artist Lecture: Joan Fontcuberta speaks in Arizona:

Links: ASU

Links: UofA
World-celebrated artist Joan Fontcuberta visits from Barcelona, brought here collaboratively by the Center for
Creative Photography in Tucson and by the photography faculty of Arizona State University.

Fontcuberta has worked for decades at the intersection of illusion, science, and art. His work often exploits the perceived authenticity of photographs in the service of the imagination.

Fontcuberta speaks on March 25th 7:30 p.m. at the ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Fontcuberta speaks on March 28th 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson

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Maria Magdalena Campos Pons to Lecture in Atlanta: March 20th, 7 p.m.

From the ACP e-newsletter:

“We’re pleased to bring Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons to the Spelman College Museum of Art for ACP’s Lecture Series, this Thursday, March 20th, at 7 p.m. A Cuban-American who works in photography, sculpture and mixed-media, Campos-Pons’ work is currently featured in Spelman’s “Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970 Part II”, which is currently on view.

One of the most significant artists from post-Revolutionary Cuba, Campos-Pons’ work explores the role of history and memory in shaping identity. Her work created since leaving Cuba for North America in 1990 includes large-format Polaroid photographs and new media installations. Campos-Pons reconstructs both representations of individual and shared memories to grasp her imagined displacement from Africa, her actual exile from Cuba, and her experience as a black Cuban woman living in North America. Her personal experiences are used to exceed biography in order to articulate about the account of culture and history at large.

Campos-Pons has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Japan, Norway, France, Italy, and Cuba. Recently, Campos-Pons exhibited a mid-career survey at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Her work has been featured at the Venice Biennale, Johannesburg Biennale, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

ACP Lecture Series
Thursday, March 20th, 7 p.m.
Spelman College, Atlanta [map & parking]“

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“Women in Art Photography” Panel: March 22nd, Brooklyn NY

Upcoming Panel Discussion

Humble Arts Foundation and 3rd Ward present:

Women in Art Photography
Saturday, March 22 | 6 – 8 pm
@ 3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Moderator: Amy Stein
Panelists: Rachael Dunville, Tema Stauffer, Cara Phillips, Mary Mattingly and Sarah Small

In his 2006 article entitled “Where the Girls Aren’t,” Jerry Saltz writes: “Of all the artists in [MOMA's] P&S collection with work completed before 1970, fewer than 1 percent are women.”

Please join Humble Arts Foundation and 3rd Ward in welcoming Amy Stein to moderate our first panel discussion on Saturday, March 22 at 6 pm. The discussion will encompass what it means to be an emerging photographer in New York City right now and how gender may or may not influence the artist’s work in terms of process, subject matter, impact and career path. The panelists, Rachael Dunville, Tema Stauffer, Cara Phillips, Mary Mattingly and Sarah Small, will field questions, give advice and speak about their personal experiences as women photographers.

Moderator Amy Stein was awarded the Saatchi Gallery/Guardian Prize for her Domesticated series in 2006. In 2007, she was named one of the top fifteen emerging photographers in the world by American Photo magazine and she won the Critical Mass Book Award. A monograph of her series Domesticated will be published in fall 2008.

Reception will follow. Space is limited.

RSVP to:

For additional information please contact Andrea Miller at

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Kiyosato Museum of Photograph Arts’ Young Portfolio 2008: Applications due between 4/15-30

From today’s ARTPOST:

From Japan, Call For Submission – Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts‘ Young Portfolio 2008 .

Please send in submission within the period from April 15 to 30, 2008 only. More info:

Click here to learn of the guidelines, and names of review panelists in recent years for this museum.

From the website:

“In an effort to preserve works by young persons enthusiastic about expressing themselves through the art of photography, the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts(K・MoPA) issues an annual call for submissions to its “Young Porfolios” program. This is not a contest. All photographers, professional or amateur and regardless of nationality, are invited to submit their published or unpublished works to be considered for induction into the Museum’s permanent collection. The single condition is that applicants must be 35 years old or younger. We look forward to receiving unique images showcasing the creativity of younger artists in the field of photography. “
Application form can also be obtained from INDEXG, 50 Gladstone Ave. Toronto

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HOUSTON: Evening(s) with the FotoFest Artists on March 14 & 19th

From the e-blast: “FOTOFEST‘s Evening with the Artists is a brand new program that seeks to connect the public with the hundreds of artists, curators, and other art professionals visiting Houston for the acclaimed MEETING PLACE Portfolio Review. Both events will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown Houston, 400 Dallas Street:

FRIDAY, March 14 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, March 19 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Meeting Place has been an important part of the FOTOFEST Biennial since its start in 1986. In the organization’s 25 years it has serviced thousands of artists by connecting them with our international network of curators, festival directors, publishers, collectors and gallerists. These meetings have lead to exhibitions, books and representation for many emerging and established artists.

For all of the international respect that the Meeting Place has earned and its status as an open door program that invites observation by any interested parties, the Meeting Place, the artists participating in it, its goals and its opportunities remain shrouded in mystery. In an effort to expose this very important part of the FOTOFEST Biennial, FotoFest has initiated a new program in 2008, Evenings with the Artists, where the public is invited in to see the work of artists that participate in reviews amid a fun-filed and festive atmosphere. It is a chance for people outside of the Meeting Place to meet artists and reviewers, look at work and possibly purchase art directly from artists.

Sponsored by the Houston Press, 42 Below Vodka, KUHF 88.7 FM and the Doubletree Hotel-Downtown, FotoFest invites you and your friends to join us at these exciting free evenings for a view an another side of FOTOFEST2008

Hand in hand with the Meeting Place portfolio Review is the Discoveries of the Meeting Place exhibition, opening this Saturday, March 15 at the Erie City Ironworks building, downtown.

Discoveries of the Meeting Place showcases the work of ten artists from the FOTOFEST2006 Meeting Place Portfolio Review. The 2008 Discoveries artists are Kyund Duk Kim (South Korea), Vincent Delbrouk (Belgium), Seung Woo Back (South Korea), Suk Kuhn Oh (South Korea), Jacob Aue Sobol (Denmark), Katharina Mouratidi (German), Dan Nelken (US), Brian Berman (US), Vojtìch V. Sláma (Czech Republic), and Michelle Sank (UK).”

A reminder to readers that the one-day seminar “PUBLISHING THE PHOTO BOOK TODAY” is being held at the Doubletree Downtown on SUNDAY March 16th; this event is organized by MVS and Darius Himes. Please visit the website for content and registration information.

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FotoFest Begins This Week in Houston

I’m off to FotoFest today through the 21st and hope to see many of you there. The public offerings are outstanding, with an incredible calendar filled with lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more. Our workshops on March 11 and March 16 will be of great value to artists as well. Be sure to visit and get yourself to Houston!

LAST MINUTE ADVICE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: For those of you participating in The Meeting Place, if you follow this link you will be able to download an article I wrote about making the most of your portfolio review investment. I cover this in greater detail in my book, FYI.

I will do my best to keep posting on this blog while at FotoFest so bear with me if the frequency drops during my travels (with TIVO set on Sundance Channel for their film series). Safe travels, everyone!

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