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Archive for May, 2008
The annual “Rhubarb International Photography Festival” has opened for bookings. This is the only review event where the photographers can book their own schedule of reviewers, allowing them to do efficient homework on the professions with whom they will be meeting. BOOK NOW as the reviewers who have publishing companies, galleries and museum collections fill quickly…
From the website:
“Rhubarb-Rhubarb is the internationally renowned West Midlands based Development Agency for photographic artists working with traditional and new technologies . Rhubarb-Rhubarb works to build the confidence of photographers facing the rapidly changing fine art image world and marketplaces – virtual and in real time.
For artists living and working in the West Midlands, we offer one to one portfolio reviews across the region, a Bursary Scheme supported by Arts Council England for a free day at the International Portfolio Event, mentoring through schemes such as Morning After with our sister company, Creative Alliance, and opportunities for showing at and travelling to a range of international events and festivals.
Beyond the West Midlands we have a programme of development relevant to different stages of experience and knowledge – for third year students, graduates, self taught and early emerging artists working with the photographic image, we have designed Cultivate, a programme which runs twice yearly in different regions of the UK.
Mid career and established image practitioners are invited to apply for places at The International Portfolio Event – known as Europe’s premiere review of this kind, which is held annually in Birmingham, UK. Or attend seminars, workshops and one to one or group consultancy regarding future opportunity or market profiling.
Through these activities, we aim to nurture talent, inspire growth, create opportunities for future image endeavours and bring together photographers with international experts who can influence and advise on current market matters and share image world knowledge.
Rhubarb-Rhubarb also curates, organises and manages exhibitions and commissions, and is developing its approaches to selling fine art photographs, working with some of the world’s most renowned galleries, curators, publishers, collectors and agents.”
HOT TIP: If going to Rhubarb from the US, Continental flies direct from Newark to Birmingham, so you don’t have to fly to either London airport, go into the city and take a train out the next day (very expensive!).
From the e-blast from Dewi Lewis:
The Jury for the
2008 LEICA EUROPEAN PUBLISHERS AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
recently met in Manchester to decide this year’s winner.
The winner of this year’s award is Jacob Aue Sobol (Denmark) for his project on Tokyo.
The formal presentation will be made at the Rencontres d’Arles during the opening week in July and the book will be published this autumn. The winning project was chosen from a final shortlist of seven.
The other six candidates, in alphabetical order, were:
Gautier Deblonde (France): ‘True North’
Balazs Gardi (Hungary): ‘The Valley’
Maya Goded (Mexico): ‘Land of Witches’
Zed Nelson (United Kingdom): ‘Love Me’
Mark Power (United Kingdom): ‘The Sound of Two Songs’
Rafael Trobat (Spain): ‘Aquí junto al agua’
Some 400 projects from over 30 countries were received for this year’s competition. The
Jury was extremely impressed by the range and quality of the work.
The Jury consisted of seven publishers:
Benoît Rivero (Actes Sud, France)
John Demos (Apeiron, Greece)
Dewi Lewis and Caroline Warhurst (Dewi Lewis Publishing, United Kingdom)
Andrés Gamboa and Javier Ortega (Lunwerg Editores, Spain)
Mario Peliti (Peliti Associati, Italy)
Maarten Schilt (Mets & Schilt, The Netherlands)
Günter Braus (Edition Braus, Germany)
The external judge was Greg Hobson
(Curator of Photography, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK).
David Bell (Managing Director, Leica Camera Ltd, UK) represented Leica.
Next year’s Award will be hosted by Mets & Schilt in Amsterdam.
On 5-16-08 the NY Times published this article by KEN JOHNSON on the events happening at the NY Photo Festival.
This morning, I heard Martin Parr’s voice coming out of the radio… the local PBS affiliate WNYC had a piece on the Festival, which I will post on this website here for your listening pleasure when they make it available.
When I went to their website (note the interesting home page graphics, and PLEDGE) I found the “Street Shots” series which today features Magnum photographer BRUCE GILDEN, among others. Watch the video on that link; you are also invited to submit to the series, details there.
I urge all of you to take a look at work of the finalists for the NYPF Awards. There was fantastic work in the running, and at the event last night this list was cut to a very small group whose works were projected before the names of the winners were announced (5/18: they are now posted at this link).
The overall group of Nominees is worth of looking up the work, international in scope:
|Multimedia Photo / Audio
Multimedia Video / Audio
Advertising – Series
Advertising – Single
Editorial – Series
Editorial – Single
fine art – Series
Lamia Maria Abillama
Mark W. Mann
Student Editorial – Series
Student Editorial – Single
Student Photography Book
Winners were announced last night, and at the ceremony the list posted on the festival website does not yet list those name.
From the e-blast:
ACP 10 FESTIVAL GUIDE and PORTFOLIO REVIEW REGISTRATION
ACP will begin accepting listings for the ACP 10 Festival Guide on Monday, May 19th at noon, EST. There’ll be an online sign-up, just like last year, and you’ll be able to safely pay with a credit card, via Google Checkout.
Likewise, on Monday, May 26th, at noon, EST, we’ll be opening-up registration for the ACP 10 Portfolio Review. The Portfolio Review will be Saturday, October 11th, and we’re in the process of finalizing our distinguished group of reviewers.
The Portfolio Review will be juried this year, so if you’re getting ready to register, be sure to have 3-5 jpgs ready (and a brief artist’s statement).
We look forward to working with you to ensure ACP 10 is our best festival ever. For year-round updates about the Atlanta photography community, be sure to see ACP Now!.”
This is a terrific event and I hope you will participate!
SIGN UP FOR E-NEWS FROM ACP BY CLICKING HERE.
From the website for the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMMA)
“Art-A-Whirl is an open-studio and gallery tour of Northeast Minneapolis. It is an enticing event that calls and welcomes local and regional visitor who want to see the art being produced in NE. NEMAA is the bridge between the local and regional world and NEMAA artists.”
More than 500 artists are participating, including many photographers.
A great event in my hometown!
Last night was ICP‘s 24th Annual Infinity Awards, a wonderful event and the major fundraiser for ICP each year; visit the link to view the list of this years honorees, among them my mentor from my graduate studies Bill Jay was among those honored for their contributions to our field. Darius Himes, another of Bill’s students was also present to celebrate with him. Read the event entry on the blog PDNPULSE.com
Tonight was the launch of the PDN Annual, another wonderful evening filled with innovative photography, inspiring discussions and great company. Read about it on www.pdnpulse.com
Tomorrow is the launch of the first-ever New York Photo Festival, taking place in Brooklyn from the 14-18th. Have a good look at the event website for maps of the curated exhibition pavilions, lists of event lectures, panels and films.
BOOK SOUP: Thursday night
A Photography Panel Discussion and Book Signing Event
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Panel Discussion: 8–9pm
St Ann’s Warehouse
38 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Book Signing: 9–10pm
The powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
To kick off the evening programming for the New York Photo Festival, co-founder Daniel Power, CEO of powerHouse Books, will lead a panel discussion with five of powerHouse Books’ most acclaimed authors to discussing the future of photography book publishing. Featured authors joining Power for the 8pm conversation at St. Ann’s Warehouse include:
Harry Benson, author of R.F.K.: A Photographer’s Journal, discussing the future of photography and classic canons.
Leora Kahn, author of the Lucie Award-winning collection Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan and the forthcoming fall 2008 release Child Soldiers, discussing the power of photojournalism to affect sentiment; Joseph Rodriguez, author of East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A., Juvenile, Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico, and the upcoming fall 2008 release Still Here: Stories After Katrina, speaking on the power of documentary photography to change attitudes; Slava Mogutin, author of Lost Boys and NYC Go-Go, revealing how improvised situations can document an imaginary reality; Brian Finke, author of Flight Attendants, discussing how improvised situations can document a reality; Jamel Shabazz, author of Back in the Days, Seconds of My Life, A Time Before Crack, and The Last Sunday in June, speaking on how street photography can document a time and place.
Following the panel discussion, there will be a book signing extravaganza at The powerHouse Arena at 9pm with authors including:
Lili Almog, Roger Ballen, Juliana Beasley, Harry Benson, Kevin Bubriski, Julia Calfee, Vivian Cherry, Livia Corona, Valdir Cruz, Lalla Essaydi, Larry Fink, Brian Finke, Ron Galella, Stephen Gill, Arlene Gottfried, Christopher Griffith, John Gruen, Alice Harris, David Alan Harvey, Henry Horenstein, Ellen Jong, Leora Kahn, Seth Kushner & Anthony LaSala, Christopher LaMarca, WassinkLundgren, Jeff Mermelstein, Slava Mogutin, Rachel Papo, Martin Parr, Nigel Parry, Mark Peterson, Thomas Roma, Steve Schapiro, Joachim Schmid, Jamel Shabazz, The Snorri Bros., Michael Spano, Peter Sutherland, Linda Troeller, Victor Vazquez, Veronique Vial, Nathaniel Welch, and David Yellen.
Thursday night in NYC there are gallery openings all over town, many in Chelsea.
Friday through Sunday, May 16/17/18, the
NYPF AWARDS: The 2008 Nominees for the New York Photo Awards are posted online and will be announced on Friday night, the Awards event will be held on Friday the 16th.
Tickets are still available for all NYPF programming; see the website for details; remember that programming is held from May 14-18.
AGENCY VII SEMINAR:
VII Seminar will be held in Brooklyn as well, not far from the NYPF activities. Daily portfolio reviews, and book signings are offered as well. Not to be missed; as of this morning there were still seats available.
It is a week of learning, to say the least. See you in Brooklyn this week!
“From the Aperture website:
A Couple of Ways of Doing Something
Photographs by Chuck Close
Poems by Bob Holman
Talk and Book Signing
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Tacoma Pantages Theater
901 Broadway, #700
Coinciding with the exhibition on view at the Tacoma Art Museum, Chuck Close will discuss the work from A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, featuring daguerreotype portraits of many artist-friends who have been the subjects of Chuck Close’s paintings over the years, including Cindy Sherman, Philip Glass, and Andre Serrano. Lyrical praise poems by New York School poet Bob Holman accompany each photograph. For the exhibit, which is accompanied by the Aperture book of the same title, Close uses each daguerreotype as a base from which to create other works, including tapestries and photogravures.”