Archive for May, 2008

Curator Leads Gallery Walk, Print Center in Philadelphia 5/31

At the Print Center:  82nd Annual International Competition: Photography

Juried by JOEL SMITH, Curator of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum

Saturday, May 31st, Opening Reception 3-5; CURATOR’S TALK at 3:30 p.m.

Exhibiting Artists

Paul Adams
Alberto Aguilar
Sarah Bones
Devorah Bowen
Ellie Brown
Allen Bryan
Marshall Clarke
Phyllis Crowley
Carol Dragon
Daniel Farnum
Jimmy Fike
Timothy Fitzgerald
Irene Imfeld
Sean Justice
Stephanie Kirk
Susan Lakin
Michael Matsil
Mike Mergen

Thomas Porett
Robert L. Pratto
Jack Ramsdale
Paul Rider
Nadine Rovner
Libby Rowe
Constance Schroder
Robert Shults
Harris J. Sklar
Chris Smiar
Amy Stein
Stephen Strom
Jennifer Tauber
Daniel Traub
David Underwood
Matthew D. White
Petronella Ytsma
Bahar Yurukoglu

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LOOK 3: Festival of the Photography, Charlottesville on June 12-14

If you haven’t heard of LOOK 3 happening in Charlottesville Virginia in mid-June, you will.

From the website:

“3 days of peace, love and photography. A festival for those that love the still image, celebrating the careers of legendary artists, emerging talent, and the best work from the past year.”

If you haven’t attended, you will. Lectures, panel discussions, conversations, exhibitions, workshops and more. This event has evolved from a gathering in National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichol’s backyard to a major event and memorable experience.

Check it out here – and don’t wait too long to register, secure housing and make plans to BE THERE.

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Sander and Becher Exhibitions at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles

If you are in the vicinity of the Getty Museum between now and September 14th, don’t miss these two shows:

August Sander: People of the Twentieth Century

“See August Sander’s riveting portrait of the German people in the early 20th century. Come eye to eye with rural farmers and city aristocrats, businessmen and tradesmen, artists and inventors in this exhibition that presents one of the most moving groups of photographic portraits ever made.”

(see schedule of related programming here)

and

Bernd and Hilla Becher: Basic Forms

“Architectural forms—winding towers, framework houses, blast furnaces, water towers—reveal unexpected beauty in these photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher. Many of the Bechers’ early images were taken in the Siegen district, where August Sander’s subjects had lived or worked half a century before.”

(see schedule of related programming here)

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Now on View at the Tate Modern: “Street and Studio: An Urban History of Photography”

“Tate Modern’s new photography exhibition has a fascinating theme, says Ruby Russell”

Laurie Lambrecht has brought this exhibition review written by Ruby Russell in the Telegraph to my attention, which I share with you.

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Rhubarb Festival OPEN FOR PORTFOLIO REVIEW BOOKINGS

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…

www.rhubarb-rhubarb.net

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!).

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2008 LEICA EUROPEAN PUBLISHERS AWARD ANNOUNCED: JACOB AUE SOBOL

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.

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NYT on NYPF

On 5-16-08 the NY Times published this article by KEN JOHNSON on the events happening at the NY Photo Festival.

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