Archive for March, 2009

TOMORROW, Thursday March 26th, 3:30 pm: “A Conversation with ROBERT FRANK” in DC

Just learned from Susana Raab’s blog that Robert Frank is going to be holding a public conversation with curator Sarah Greenough at his exhibition “Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans” on view through April 26th at the National Gallery in Washington DC.

On the exhibition webpage you will find several links to interviews with Ms. Greenough about this important exhibition.

Note that they anticipate high attendance, and as a result, will simulcast, as well as record for presentation on Tuesday, March 31 at noon.
Details are on the National Gallery’s calendar, here.

From the website:

“The Elson Lecture Series features distinguished contemporary artists whose work is represented in the Gallery’s permanent collection. The Honorable and Mrs. Edward E. Elson generously endowed this series in 1992.

A Conversation with Robert Frank
March 26 at 3:30PM

Robert Frank, photographer, in conversation with Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head of the department of photographs, National Gallery of Art
Lecture Brochure (PDF 80k)

For more than 50 years Robert Frank has exerted a profound influence on contemporary photography, film, and art. His seminal book The Americans, first published in 1958 and 1959, changed the course of 20th-century photography. In 83 photographs, he looked beneath the surface of American life to reveal not only social, economic, and political tensions, but also new areas of beauty in simple, overlooked corners of American life. His subject matter—cars, jukeboxes, even the road itself—was as innovative as his seemingly intuitive, off-kilter, and brilliantly incisive style. Yet the book’s soaring reputation never sat comfortably on Frank’s shoulders. Since the late 1950s he has restlessly continued to push his art in new ways, making both films and photographs that question the relationship between art and life and between the obvious symbolic meaning of a photograph and its personal significance to him.

In anticipation of high attendance, this program will be simulcast in the East Building Small Auditorium and the West Building Lecture Hall. The program will also be recorded and a screening of the recording will be shown on Tuesday, March 31, at noon in the East Building Auditorium.”

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This Weekend in NYC: AIPAD’s 30th Anniversary Expo and educational offerings

The AIPAD Photography Show New York from March 26-29, 2009

AIPAD is one of my favorite gallery expo of the year, with a roster of exhibitors more diverse this year than ever, as AIPAD has invited a select group of younger galleries, rare book dealers and other to exhibit alongside AIPAD member galleries.  And, as it is an anniversary year, there are great educational offerings and more (see below).  If you are anywhere near, you must go!  It is held at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th and Park (near Hunter College).

Note: When in NYC:, don’t miss the vintage Steichen show (1915-1923, a period of great experimentation with craft) at Howard Greenberg Gallery 41 East 57th Street, or the Emmet Gowin show at Pace MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street across the street from each other.   Howard Greenberg and Peter MacGill are truly curators at heart, and both of these exhibitions provide insights into the artmaking practice of their respective featured photographers.  Breathtaking!

From the AIPAD website:

“One of the most important international photography events, The AIPAD Photography Show New York, will be presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) from March 26-29, 2009. More than 70 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum quality work by contemporary, modern and 19th century masters at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street and Park Avenue in New York City .”

For a list of exhibitors click here.

“To celebrate the 30th anniversary of AIPAD, The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present a thematic “exhibition within an exhibition.” From daguerreotype to new media, each gallery will highlight a work that reflects an innovation – such as a technical or artistic development or a seminal work – in the history of photography. A complete catalogue of the Innovation special exhibition, including images and wall text is available.”

Special Events
Saturday, March 28, 2009

Park Avenue Armory – Veteran’s Room

10:00 a.m.
What Makes a Photographic Print a Masterpiece?

(Why Process and Print Quality Matter)
Moderator:  Grant B. Romer, Co-Director, Center for the Legacy of Photography, and Research
Curator, George Eastman House
• Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art
• Anne E. Havinga, Senior Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
• Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs
• James M. Reilly, Co-Director, Center for the Legacy of Photography, and Director of the
Image Permanence Institute

12:00 p.m.
Bruce Davidson:  A Journey of Conciseness

Bruce Davidson talks about his work from 1956 to the present, including his
new publication, Bruce Davidson: Central Park in Platinum, published by
Verso Limited Edition Books. Introduction by Howard Greenberg, Howard
Greenberg Gallery.

2:00 p.m.
The Art of Fashion Photography

Moderator: Charlotte Cotton, Curator, Department Head, Photography, Los Angeles County
Museum of Art
• Vince Aletti, Critic and Curator
• Carol Squiers, Curator, International Center of Photography
• Etheleen Staley, Staley-Wise Gallery
• Takouhy Wise, Staley-Wise Gallery

4:00 p.m.
Photographers as Filmmakers

Moderator: Steven Kasher, Steven Kasher Gallery
• Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Artist, Filmmaker
• Albert Maysles, Artist, Filmmaker

AIPAD programs are free with Saturday, March 28 admission to The AIPAD Photography
Show New York. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Show Hours

Thursday, March 26 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 27 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


$25 daily
$40 for the run-of-show (includes catalogue)
$10 student daily admission

2009 AIPAD Membership Directory & Illustrated Catalogue
$10, if purchased separately during the Show

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Beginning March 26th: Four Evenings with Fine Art Photographers in Los Angeles hosted by Aline Smithson

Starting March 26th in Los Angeles the Julia Dean Workshops will be offering a series of evening discussions with photographers.

The photographers will include: Hiroshi Watanabe, Douglas McCulloh, Mona Kuhn, and Whitney Hubbs.

From the Julia Dean Workshops website:

“In effort to support the fine art photography community in Los Angeles, this Spring we are thrilled to present “Four evenings with Fine Art Photographers” hosted by Aline Smithson.

Los Angeles has a rich tapestry of fine art photographers that create amazing work. Because our city is so expansive, we often don’t get the opportunity to connect and learn about each other. This class opens the door to four incredible evenings, shared through the vision of some of the most interesting fine art photographers working in Los Angeles today. Many have published books, are inspired teachers, exhibit throughout the world, and are award-winning visionaries.”

Come join and us and these four talented photographers for what promises to be an unforgettable journey into artistic exploration, philosophy and discussion.”


3/26: Hiroshi Watanabe (
4/30: Douglas McCulloh (
5/28: Mona Kuhn (
6/26: Whitney Hubbs (

Series Fee: $75

When: Thurs 7-8:30pm; March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, March 26 – June 25

At-the-door admission: $20 General; $10 Students w ID (Art Center, Santa Monica College and Brooks Institute students only)

Location: A&I Santa Monica, 1550 17th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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March 31st: Deadline for submissions to Griffin Museum exhibition; juror will be Catherine Edelman

The Griffin Museum‘s annual Juried Exhibition submission deadline is March 31st, 2009.   Those selected will be shown at the Griffin Museum from July 8 – August 30.  Cash prizes will be awarded, and two artists will be selected by the juror for a two-person exhibition.

This year the juror is Catherine Edelman of Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

For complete submission details click here.


Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9:  Portfolio Reviews sponsored by the Griffin and the Photographic Resource Center (PRC).

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3/24: HCP hosts evening Q&A on entering Juried Membership Exhibition (Deadline April 10th)

Tuesday night March 24th in Houston: Houston Center for Photography will host an evening for those interested in applying for the annual HCP Juried Membership Exhibition, hosted by Executive Director Madeline Yale and Jason Dibley, HCP’s Program Coordinator.

About the evening, from the website:

“Applying to HCP’s Juried Membership Show? Get your questions answered in this informational meeting with HCP’s Program Coordinator, Jason Dibley and Executive Director and Curator, Madeline Yale. This meeting will cover the application process, from saving your files correctly and providing a slide list in correct order, to suggestions on what to include in your artist statement. Jason and Madeline will review submission requirements and give an overview of what happens during the review process. Ensure your application gets the attention it deserves!

HCP’s 2009 Juried Membership Exhibition will be selected by Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.”

Applications will be available starting February 10, 2009 and the deadline for submissions is April 10, 2009.

About the competition, from the HCP website:

27th Anniversary Juried Membership Exhibition Call for Entries

Juried by Katherine Ware
On view, July 10 – August 23, 2009
(Please note the change of dates for the exhibition)

HCP members only!
$35 entry fee for up to 10 images


Application available online:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Deadline for Submissions:
Friday, April 10, 2009
Notification Letters Sent:
Friday, May 8, 2009
Accepted Work Due:
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Exhibition Dates:
July 10 – August 23, 2009
Opening Reception:
Friday, July 10, 6 – 8pm


Katherine Ware is currently the Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Previously the Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Alfred Stieglitz Center for Photography in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Ms. Ware co-organized the recent exhibition Dreaming in Black and White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery and was co-author of the accompanying book. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photography and is presently at work on a retrospective of the work of Dave Heath and a show titled Photo Mandalas. Ms. Ware has organized numerous exhibitions from the Philadelphia Museum’s permanent collection, including Street Smarts: Photographs by William Klein; The Silver Garden; and The Faceless Figure.

APPLICATIONS: Applications and submission guidelines will be posted online Monday February 2, 2009. Please check back after Feb 2 to begin the application process.

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Registration now open for En Foco’s PORTFOLIO REVIEW SESSIONS in NYC on JUNE 20

More “Artistic and Professional Development” educational events from En Foco!

From the En Foco website:

“Artistic & Professional Development Workshops Portfolio Review Sessions

June 20, 2009 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This En Foco program offers one-on-one reviews with several arts professionals on the same day, in a supportive, nurturing and affordable environment. Reviewers can advise about opportunities and/or provide guidance on career development. This is an outstanding opportunity for ALL photographers to have their work critiqued by curators, editors, educators and other arts organizations.

Whether you’re ready for Chelsea galleries, or just looking for feedback and advice, we have reviewers to suit all needs – you just have to be serious about your craft (call if you have questions). In between sessions, you’ll be able to relax in the photographer’s creative lounge and share your work with peers.

This workshop is only available to current En Foco Members (ALL are welcome to join). Each review session lasts for 20 minutes; photographers are guaranteed a minimum of three reviews and receive a ‘gift bag.’ Upon registration, participants will receive an article written by photo marketing expert Mary Virginia Swanson, on how to best prepare themselves for the Review.

NOTE:  Reviewers will be added on a daily basis. Those confirmed to date (3/17/09) are:

  • Stella Kramer, Photography Consultant
  • Elizabeth Ferrer, Rotunda Gallery (am session only)
  • Hannah Frieser, Light Work
  • Charles Guice, Charles Guice Contemporary
  • Julia Herzberg, Art Historian and Curator
  • Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine
  • Danielle Jackson, Magnum Photos
  • Lesley Martin, Aperture
  • Ariel Shanberg, Center for Photography at Woodstock

LOCATION: Calumet Photographic, 22 West 22nd Street New York, NY

$110 = Members current through July 09
$110 + $50 = Non-Members (ALL are welcome to join)”

For more information, including how to register for your desired reviewers, contact En Foco:

Tel: 718-931-9311

And, when visiting En Foco’s website, don’t miss this recent blog post by Angie Buckley entitled:

Investing in Yourself: Exhibiting on a Tight Budget

JUNE 24:
People/Places/Things, an international photo competition celebration En Foco’s 35th Anniversary (get your work seen by 8 amazing curators; great prizes from Canson, Olympus and others; open to all photo-based artists of any nationality/ethnicity; entry fee is a membership to En Foco);
JULY 31:
New Works Photography Awards Fellowship #13 (juror Anne Tucker, curator at Museum of Fine Arts/Houston; open to artists of color);
Nueva Luz photographic journal, and Touring Gallery community exhibition program. Click here for submission tips.
Note: It is FREE to submit to all En Foco calls for entry, with the exception of the 35th Anniversary competition.

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March 27th- Deadline for CPW’s “Photography Now” Juried Show with Charlotte Cotton

Photography Now at Center for Photography at Woodstock

Deadline: March 27th

Juror: Charlotte Cotton is Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  

From the website:

It’s the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual PHOTOGRAPHY NOW call for entries where winners will be exhibited in CPW’s main gallery from June 13 – July 26, 2009. This year CPW has invited acclaimed curator and writer,Charlotte Cotton to select the most exciting new photography from the national and international field! 

From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape,  social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography,  photographic installations, and digital images & collages – all will be considered! CPW staff and ADV/Board members are not eligible to apply.        

Accepted work will be exhibited in CPW’s gallery from June 13 – July 26, 2009

Results will be announced on or before May 8, 2009. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for exhibition. Entries that are not selected for Photography Now will be returned by the end of May, as long as they are accompanied by a clearly labeled self addressed, stamped, return envelope. 

Jurying will be conducted via projection of digital images only. A completed application form is required. Guidelines for submissions must be followed as outlined: 

CD-ROM ENTRIES - If sending a CD-ROM, title each file with your “last name_ image title.” We accept JPEG files at 300 DPI, no larger than 5×7”. Include a separate printed image list with your submission information - See page 2 of application form

No submissions will be accepted via email. Artist statements and resumes are encouraged, but not required. You must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return. 

PLEASE NOTE:  We are not responsible for unlabeled submission materials. In cases in which you are submitting a CD and do not want it returned, please be sure to provide your email address so we may notify you of the results. If a return envelope is not provided your materials will be discarded, but a letter of notice regarding acceptance status will be sent. Every precaution is taken to assure the return of your materials, but CPW is not responsible for loss or damage of any entry materials.

6 images
: $50 ($30 student/senior discount in this category only) | 10 images: $60 | 20 images: $100Residents of Canada & Mexico – please add $15 to any of the above categories. International applicants – please add $20.

Please make checks payable to CPW. 
AMEX, MC, & Visa credit cards are also accepted.  

Charlotte Cotton is Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  Previously, she was Head of Programming at The Photographers’ Gallery in London and Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (1992 to 2004) and Head of Programming at the Photographers’ Gallery in London (2004-5). She has curated many exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography including, Imperfect Beauty: The Making of Contemporary Fashion Photographs (2000), Out of Japan (2002), Stepping In and Out: Contemporary Documentary Photography (2003) and Guy Bourdin (2003). Charlotte is the author and editor of publications such as Imperfect Beauty (2000), Then Things Went Quiet’(2003), Guy Bourdin (2003) and The Photograph as Contemporary Art (2005). Currently she is preparing for two touring exhibitions for LACMA for 2009 – Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan and New Topographics.

Entries must arrive by Friday March 27, 2009

Please deliver entries to:
attn: Photography Now 2009 | Exhibition
Center for Photography at Woodstock 
59 Tinker Street Woodstock, New York 12498 

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Deadline(s) to submit March 25th: “FRESH FAIR” and March 27th: FRESH LOOK during Month of Photography Los Angeles

Fresh will take place during the inaugural  Month of Photography in Los Angeles April 2009

“Fresh Fair” and “Fresh Look” are two of the components, supported by a strong list of lectures, panel discussions and more.

To check out a calendar of events click here; this is an ambitious new project produced by the Lucie Foundation.

Fresh Fair

From the website:

“FRESH FAIR – Sell Your Work Directly to Collectors (April 24th-April 26th)
Fresh Fair is a photography fair designed to feature both new & established artists to collectors and gallery representatives from around the world. It is juried in advance to ensure that quality work is exhibited and that excellent standards are met. Fresh Fair presents the opportunity to sell your work directly to the public and collectors alike, and offers a one-of-a-kind glimpse of the latest trends in photography.   Application deadline:  March 25th

Friday, April 24th: 6 – 9 p.m. VIP Opening Party
Saturday, April 25th: 12 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 26th: 12 – 6 p.m.

Fresh Look Portfolio Review

From the website:

“FRESH LOOK - A Juried Work Review (April 24th + April 25th)
Fresh Look is the emerging photographer’s answer to one-on-one career guidance with the photography industry’s decision-makers and top creative minds. Fresh Look provides critical and constructive feedback to your photographic work and is geared toward photographers who have a visual style and aesthetic, have created bodies of work and are ready to take their career to the next level. It offers the opportunity to present your work to the industry’s decisions makers, from gallerists to editors, publishers and creative directors.”   Application deadline:  March 27th.

Friday, April 24th: 10 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Saturday, April 25th: 10 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.


October 2009, London
November 2009, Paris
March 2010, NYC

Lucie Awards link.

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Deadline March 27- Humble Arts Foundation Grant for Emerging Photographers



From the website:

“Humble Arts Foundation established the Grant for Emerging Photographers in 2007 to help support fine art photography projects in the U.S. and abroad.
Given twice annually (fall and spring), the grant is a $1,000 cash award that recognizes the strongest new proposal in contemporary art photography as submitted to Humble Arts Foundation.”

For details click here.




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March 24th- Michal Chelbin at the New York Public Library

MICHAL CHELBIN Photographer @ the Library
Talk and Book Signing

From the website:
As part of the Photographer @ the Library lecture series, acclaimed Israeli artist Michal Chelbin will discuss the work from her first monograph, Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes, and Other Traveling Troupes (Aperture). Chelbin’s series features richly detailed, internally charged portraits of small-town performers in circuses and other troupes taken over a period of six years in the Ukraine, Russia, Israel, and England. Chelbin’s most frequent subjects are children and adolescents, yet her work encompasses several generations.

Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 pm


New York Public Library
Mid-Manhattan Branch
455 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York
(212) 340-0849

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