Archive for November, 2008

“Street Art, Street Life” Panel Discussion at Aperture, December 3rd at 7 pm

From the Aperture website:

Street Art, Street Life
Panel Discussion

7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The New School
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York
(212) 229-5353

FREE
Panel discussion featuring artists from the exhibition Street Art, Street Life (currently on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts), including Barbara Moore, Martha Rosler, and Jamel Shabazz. Moderated by Whitney Rugg, Curatorial Fellow at the Bronx Museum.

This event is part of the series Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context presented in collaboration with Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Parsons the New School for Design.

Related exhibition on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts:
Sunday, September 14, 2008–Sunday, January 25, 2009
This exhibition, organized by guest curator Lydia Yee, examines the context of contemporary photography and the street as a venue and source of inspiration for artists from the 1950’s through today.

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Public Art opportunities for photographers in Arizona; deadlines December 12

Readers of this blog will know what a fan I am of public art – the widest possible audience (next to the WWW), no admission fee, open all hours… Rebecca Blume Rothman, Public Art Project Manager for the City of Phoenix has shared these CALLS FOR ENTRY deadlines for commissions to create new imagery for projects in Arizona (edited here to feature just photography):

CURRENT ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES:

HISTORIC PHOENIX LANDMARKS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
Deadline December 12, 2008

PHOENIX 360
Deadline December 12, 2008

WATERWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
Deadline December 12, 2008

HISTORIC PHOENIX LANDMARKS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

BACKGROUND
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is seeking a photographer to create a portfolio depicting historic Phoenix landmarks. As Phoenix continues to develop and expand, this portfolio of images will become a valuable resource for residents, planners and scholars interested in seeing the finest examples of the City’s historic structures and spaces. A selection of the images will be framed and included in the City’s permanent collection. In addition to being exhibited in city buildings, the photographs will be used online and in educational publications to create awareness of the Office of Historic Preservation’s programs.

The completed portfolio should demonstrate the photographer’s vision and document some of the city’s more notable historic landmarks. The landmarks will be selected from the Phoenix Historic Property Register in consultation with the City’s Historic Preservation Office. The number of landmarks will be determined through discussions with the artist, the Phoenix Office of Historic Preservation and the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.

Photographers working with analog and/or digital methods are encouraged to apply. Materials used to produce final portfolio images must be archival to ensure long-term storage and exhibition potential. The final portfolio must be either 16” x 20” or 20” x 24” for exhibition. The selected photographer will be asked to submit a digital copy of the portfolio in addition to a hard copy, for future publication purposes.

BUDGET
This project has an estimated budget of $35,000.The available budget must cover all costs related to the artwork including artist fee, production, fabrication, framing and scanning of images.

ELIGIBILITY
This project is open to professional artists residing in Arizona. Priority may be given to artists who have not yet received a commission with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. City of Phoenix employees, selection panelists and panelists’ immediate family members, are excluded from participation on these projects.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
The postmark deadline for this project is Friday, December 12th. Applications not received in person by 5 p.m. local time or postmarked by this date will be returned unopened and will not be considered. Mail or deliver applications to:

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Public Art Program
ATTN: HP Landmarks
200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

SELECTION PROCESS
Artists may be selected directly from initial submitted applications, or the selection panel may elect to interview a limited number of finalists from among the initial applications. The primary criteria for selection will be previous artistic accomplishment as demonstrated in slides of previously completed artwork, and initial approach to the project as demonstrated in the artist’s statement.

SELECTION PANEL
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture convenes a new selection panel for each public art project. The selection panel will include a community member, a representative from the Historic Preservation Office, artists and other arts professionals. Staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program does not vote. It facilitates the selection process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All submissions should include the following:

1) One copy of a current resume, no more than two pages in length and printed on white paper in no less than 10-point font. (Panel members will be obligated to review only the first two pages of each resume.)

2) Fifteen digital images of completed artwork, formatted as follows:
jpeg format, up to 200 dpi, maximum 600 x 800 pixels, presented on a PC compatible CD-ROM. Name files with artist name and number per image list. (e.g.: smith_1.jpg, smith_2.jpg). Please note that excessively large files will not read on the City’s computers and will be cause for disqualification.

Please ensure that all files that you send electronically have been scanned by up-to-date virus scanning software. Incoming files with detected viruses are automatically deleted by the City of Phoenix computer system. The City assumes no responsibility or liability for undelivered or deleted files and emails.

3) One copy of an annotated, typewritten image list identifying images by number and listing media, size of the work (H x W x D), title, date and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.

4) A letter of interest, no more than one page in length, addressing initial approach to the project and any past experience working on commissions or assignment.

5) Three professional references, including telephone numbers, email contact, and mailing address.


6) A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for the return of slides/CD if desired. Applications submitted without SASE will not be returned and will be destroyed upon completion of the selection process


DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Applicants are strongly encouraged to only send duplicate slides and to retain a complete copy of their application for their records. Late applications will not be considered. Do not bind materials. Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of materials submitted. However, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Phoenix will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

QUESTIONS
For more information or a copy of this publication in an alternate format, contact Rebecca Blume Rothman at phone: 602-495-0893, City of Phoenix TTY Relay: 602-534-5500, or email: rebecca.rothman@phoenix.gov.

PHOENIX 360

BACKGROUND
Phoenix today is a far cry from the farm center seen in panoramas photographed a century ago. Its once low buildings surrounded by crop fields and desert have morphed into housing, wide streets and high rises in a constantly changing skyline. Using early documentary and panoramic photographs as a starting point, an Arizona photographer will be commissioned to update the wide view of Phoenix, creating one or more panoramas depicting the character, change and growth of America’s fifth largest city.

This project is open to all Arizona photographers and is best suited for those with a unique interest in landscape, place, and history. The selected artist will work with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Phoenix Downtown Development Office to determine sites to document. The finished portfolio would become a valuable historical record for future residents and historians of downtown. The photographs will be framed and exhibited in public areas of city buildings. Additional funds may be requested in the future to publish the photographs and exhibit them on the Web.

Photographers working with analog and/or digital methods are encouraged to apply. Materials used to produce final portfolio images must be archival to ensure long-term storage and exhibition potential. The final portfolio must be either 16” x 20” or 20” x 24” for exhibition. The selected photographer will be asked to submit a digital copy of the portfolio in addition to a hard copy, for future publication purposes.

BUDGET
This project has an estimated budget of $35,000.The available budget must cover all costs related to the artwork including artist fee, production, fabrication, framing, and scanning of images.


ELIGIBILITY
This project is open to professional artists residing in Arizona. Priority may be given to artists who have not yet received a commission with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. City of Phoenix employees, selection panelists and panelists’ immediate family members, are excluded from participation on these projects.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
The postmark deadline for this project is Friday, December 12th. Applications not received in person by 5 p.m. local time or postmarked by this date will be returned unopened and will not be considered. Mail or deliver applications to:

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Public Art Program
ATTN: Phoenix 360
200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

SELECTION PROCESS
Artists may be selected directly from initial submitted applications, or the selection panel may elect to interview a limited number of finalists from among the initial applications. The primary criteria for selection will be previous artistic accomplishment as demonstrated in slides of completed artwork, and initial approach to the project as demonstrated in the artist’s statement.

SELECTION PANEL
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture convenes a new selection panel for each public art project. The selection panel will include a community member, a representative from the Phoenix Downtown Development Office, artists and other arts professionals. Staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program does not vote. It facilitates the selection process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All submissions should include the following:

1) One copy of a current resume, no more than two pages in length and printed on white paper in no less than 10-point font. (Panel members will be obligated to review only the first two pages of each resume.)

2) Fifteen digital images of previous artwork that demonstrates a clear artistic vision and the ability to explore a subject in series, formatted as follows:
jpeg format, up to 200 dpi, maximum 600 x 800 pixels, presented on a PC compatible CD-ROM. Name files with artist name and number per image list. (e.g.: smith_1.jpg, smith_2.jpg). Please note that excessively large files will not read on the City’s computers and will be cause for disqualification.

Please ensure that all files that you send electronically have been scanned by up-to-date virus scanning software. Incoming files with detected viruses are automatically deleted by the City of Phoenix computer system. The City assumes no responsibility or liability for undelivered or deleted files and emails.

3) One copy of an annotated, typewritten image list identifying images by number and listing media, size of the work (H x W x D), title, date and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.

4) A letter of interest, no more than one page in length, addressing initial approach to the project and experience in exploring landscape in a photographic series.

5) Three professional references, including telephone numbers, email contact, and mailing address.


6) A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for the return of slides/CD if desired. Applications submitted without SASE will not be returned and will be destroyed upon completion of the selection process


DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Applicants are strongly encouraged to only send duplicate slides and to retain a complete copy of their application for their records. Late applications will not be considered. Do not bind materials. Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of materials submitted. However, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Phoenix will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

QUESTIONS
For more information or a copy of this publication in an alternate format, contact Rebecca Blume Rothman at phone: 602-495-0893, City of Phoenix TTY Relay: 602-534-5500, or email: rebecca.rothman@phoenix.gov.

WATERWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

BACKGROUND
How was it possible for the City of Phoenix to thrive in a desert? Where does our water come from and how is it brought to our homes and businesses? The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program seeks a photographer to explore these questions by creating a portfolio of fine-art images that document the modern practice and history of water delivery and processing in the desert. A selection of the images will be framed and included in the City’s permanent collection. In addition to being exhibited in city buildings, the photographs may be published in a postcard book and on the web, or used in conjunction with future public service messages concerning water in the desert.

This project calls for a photographer who combines a significant artistic vision with a clear investigative approach. The selected artist will work with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Phoenix Water Services Department to determine sites to document.

Photographers working with analog and/or digital methods are encouraged to apply. Materials used to produce final portfolio images must be archival to ensure long-term storage and exhibition potential. The final portfolio must be either 16” x 20” or 20” x 24” for exhibition. The selected photographer will be asked to submit a digital copy of the portfolio in addition to a hard copy, for future publication purposes.

BUDGET
This project has an estimated budget of $35,000.The available budget must cover all costs related to the artwork including artist fee, production, fabrication, framing, and scanning of images.


ELIGIBILITY
This project is open to professional artists residing in Arizona. Priority may be given to artists who have not yet received a commission with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. City of Phoenix employees, selection panelists and panelists’ immediate family members, are excluded from participation on these projects.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
The postmark deadline for this project is Friday, December 12th. Applications not received in person by 5 p.m. local time or postmarked by this date will be returned unopened and will not be considered. Mail or deliver applications to:

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Public Art Program
ATTN: Waterworks Photography
200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

SELECTION PROCESS
Artists may be selected directly from initial submitted applications, or the selection panel may elect to interview a limited number of finalists from among the initial applications. The primary criteria for selection will be previous artistic accomplishment as demonstrated in slides of previously completed artwork, and initial approach to the project as demonstrated in the artist’s statement.

SELECTION PANEL
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture convenes a new selection panel for each public art project. The selection panel will include a community member, a representative from the Water Services Department, artists and other arts professionals. Staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program does not vote. It facilitates the selection process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All submissions should include the following:

1) One copy of a current resume, no more than two pages in length and printed on white paper in no less than 10-point font. (Panel members will be obligated to review only the first two pages of each resume.)

2) Fifteen digital images of previous artwork that demonstrates the photographer’s individual vision+ and abilities to explore a photographic subject. The format should be as follows:
jpeg format, up to 200 dpi, maximum 600 x 800 pixels, presented on a PC compatible CD-ROM. Name files with artist name and number per image list. (e.g.: smith_1.jpg, smith_2.jpg). Please note that excessively large files will not read on the City’s computers and will be cause for disqualification.

Please ensure that all files that you send electronically have been scanned by up-to-date virus scanning software. Incoming files with detected viruses are automatically deleted by the City of Phoenix computer system. The City assumes no responsibility or liability for undelivered or deleted files and emails.

3) One copy of an annotated, typewritten image list identifying images by number and listing media, size of the work (H x W x D), title, date and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.

4) A letter of interest, no more than one page in length, addressing initial approach to the project and past experience in exploring a photographic subject and working on commissions or assignments.

5) Three professional references, including telephone numbers, email contact, and mailing address.

6) A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for the return of slides/CD if desired. Applications submitted without SASE will not be returned and will be destroyed upon completion of the selection process


DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Applicants are strongly encouraged to only send duplicate slides and to retain a complete copy of their application for their records. Late applications will not be considered. Do not bind materials. Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of materials submitted. However, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Phoenix will not be responsible for any loss or damage.


QUESTIONS
For more information or a copy of this publication in an alternate format, contact Rebecca Blume Rothman at phone: 602-495-0893, City of Phoenix TTY Relay: 602-534-5500, or email: rebecca.rothman@phoenix.gov.

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December 5th, 7:30: Barbara Bosworth and Klea McKenna speak at San Francisco Art Institute

PhotoAlliance presents:

Friday, December 5, 2008
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)
7:30 pm

Barbara Bosworth is professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

Her images concern our interaction with nature and the environment. Using a large-format 8 by 10 inch view camera to capture portraits of hunters, national champion trees, compelling extended landscapes and extraordinary moments from the every day.

“Barbara Bosworth’s photographs are graced with an uncommon elegance and intimacy,” “The expansive sweep and clarity of her prints open the landscape before us with a deceptive agility, but it is in their richness of experience and sensation that they are so compelling.” Toby Jurovics, Curator
Earlier this fall I had the great pleasure of walking through Barbara’s recent exhibition “Earth and Sky” at the Smithsonian Art Museum with curator Toby Jurovics – a complete delight – don’t miss this link to that show, and don’t miss this lecture!

The Introductory Presentation for this evening: KLEA McKENNA. who also explores the landscape in her work.

Introductory Presentation by Klea McKenna

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Exhibition in Minneapolis honors Curatorial Legacy of Carroll T. Hartwell

“Masterpiece Photographs from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts: The Curatorial Legacy of Carroll T. Hartwell

Saturday, October 4, 2008—Sunday, January 25, 2009
Harrison Photography Gallery 365
Free Exhibition

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts holds the Upper Midwest’s most significant permanent collection of fine photographs. Numbering about 10,000 photographs, it covers the entire history of the medium, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

This exhibition features the fifty most salient and fully-realized photographs in the museum’s holdings. It begins with a 1845 salt print by the English inventor William Henry Fox Talbot and ends with a 2002 color portrait by Alec Soth, from his series “Sleeping by the Mississippi.” In between, the genres of documentary photography, photo-journalism, and street photography are well represented in the show. Included are Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” and Arthur Rothstein’s “Dust Storm,” both iconic images from the Great Depression. Among the most recognizable pictures are Edward Weston’s “Pepper No. 30” (1930) and Ansel Adams’s “Moonrise, Hernandez” (1941). The names of other photographers represented reads like a Who’s Who? of photography: Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Richard Avedon, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Lewis W. Hine, Man Ray, W. Eugene Smith, Alfred Stieglitz, and Paul Strand.

This exhibition marks the first time the MIA has presented such a select grouping of its most important photographs together. The exhibition and its accompanying publication commemorate the significant collecting legacy of Carroll T. (Ted) Hartwell, the founding curator of the department, who died in 2007. It reveals Mr. Hartwell’s critical eye for singular historical pieces as well as his belief in the influence and vitality of accomplished living photographers.

Major support for this exhibition is provided by Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison, Elisabeth J. Dayton, Cy and Paula DeCosse through The Minneapolis Foundation, Walt McCarthy and Clara Ueland, Frederick and Virginia Scheel, Harry M. Drake, Martin and Lora Weinstein, and Myron and Anita Kunin.”

Readers of this blog will recall my remembrance of my mentor Ted Hartwell, first posted on July 11, 2007.

I hope many of you will have the great pleasure of seeing the collection that Ted built, much of it through the generosity of the photography community he inspired in Minnesota.

Aperture published “The Making of a Collection” in 1984 celebrating this wonderful collection.

This exhibition is on view until January 25th, 2009; see related events on JANUARY 15th, including a tour of the exhibition with curator Christian A. Peterson. A must! Christian has worked in the department alongside Ted since the early 1980’s; his insights on the making of this exhibition will be wonderful to hear.

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Benefit for Santa Fe’s “Photo Teens” Program: Photographer Reza and author Sebastian Junger lecture in Santa Fe on December 4th at the Lensic

National Geographic and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops present

AN EVENING WITH NOTED PHOTOGRAPHER REZA
AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR SEBASTIAN JUNGER
7 p.m. Thursday, December 4
The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center

The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops partners with National Geographic to
bring together the award-winning photojournalist and humanitarian Reza and
bestselling writer Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and Fire,
for an evening of spectacular images and compelling conversation.

Reza has devoted his life to bearing witness through his camera to the
struggles and hopes of oppressed people around the world. Culled from a
30-year chronicle of his travels to places of conflict, this remarkable
photographer will share with the Santa Fe community a selection exquisite
images that pair turmoil with hope, joy with despair.

Joining Reza is Sebastian Junger who has traveled the world in his pursuit
of covering life on the edge as a photojournalist for such publications as
National Geographic, Newsweek and Time. Following an unforgettable journey
through war-torn Afghanistan with Reza in the fall of 2000, he has written
the introduction to the recently published book, REZA WAR + PEACE, (National
Geographic Focal Point) that follows Reza’s courageous career to the
frontlines of war and areas of unrest.

The evening’s proceeds will benefit PHOTO TEENS – a program hosted by The
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops to inspire Santa Fe High School students in
their pursuit of photography.

A book signing of REZA WAR + PEACE, with a forward by Sebastian Junger, will
follow the program.

ABOUT PHOTO TEENS
Photo Teens is a fully funded program that brings photography to Santa Fe
high school students at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. The program
begins with a weeklong photography workshop each summer and continues with
three group meetings for critiques on Saturdays in October, January, and
April. Each year a new group of 12 young photographers is chosen for the
program. Michael Webb, photography teacher at Monte del Sol Charter School,
heads the program with guests from the Santa Fe photographic community
contributing their expertise. Thanks to the generosity of a local family,
there is no cost to take part in Photo Teens for the next three years.

EVENT DETAILS
Photographer Reza and author Sebastian Junger: A Conversation
7 p.m. Thursday, December 4
The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center
$20, $10, $5 (students with ID)
Call The Lensic: 505-988-1234

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HCP 2009 Fellowships: Application deadline EXTENDED to DECEMBER 10

From the HCP Website:

2009 Fellowship Exhibition

Juried by Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago

Houston Center for Photography (HCP) announces the 2009 Photography Fellowship Competition. Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $2,000 each, with one Houston-based artist designated as a recipient of the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship. Natasha Egan will jury the fellowship selection. Each winner will have a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2009.

Natasha Egan is associate director and curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago where she has organized dozens of exhibitions such as Alienation and Assimilation: Contemporary Images and Installations from the Republic of Korea; Consuming Nature: Naoya Hatakeyama, Dan Holdsworth, Mark Ruwedel and Toshio Shibata; Manufactured Self about how we identify ourselves through what we consume; Made in China visually focusing on the global impact of manufacturing in China; and Loaded Landscapes looking historical and contemporary sites of trauma and conflict. Egan has contributed essays to such publications as Shimon Attie: The History of Another (Twin Palms Press, 2004); Photography Plugged and Unplugged (Contemporary Magazine 2004); Brain Ulrich: Copia (Aperture, 2006); Beate Gütschow LS / S (Aperture, 2007); and MoCP’s current exhibition Michael Wolf: The Transparent City (Aperture, 2008). In addition, she teaches in the photography and humanities departments at Columbia College Chicago and juries local and national exhibitions.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 6 pm
Notification Sent: Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Accepted Work Due: Friday, May 1, 2009
Exhibition: May 15 – June 28, 2009

Downloadable Resources

HCP_FELLOWHIP_2009.pdf
HCP 2009 Fellowship Call For Entries


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Fotoweek DC Closing Gala tomorrow night, November 22 at National Geographic Society

The closing night event for the innaugural Fotoweek DC will be held tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. at the National Geographic Society, 1600 M Street NW.

There will be much to celebrate, as the accomplishments of many created an amazing event!

Click here to reserve your ticket for tomorrow night’s closing celebration.

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