Archive for April, 2009

Winners of Hearst Magazines’ 8×10 Photography Biennial Announced

The winners have been announced for the Hearst Magazines’ 8×10 Photography Biennial competition.

From the press release:

The eight winners and ten runners-ups’ work is on exhibition for free in the Hearst Tower in New York City April 7-September 30.  The 89 photographs featured in this exhibit, which includes portraits, landscapes, fashion, photojournalism and still-life images, is open to the public by appointment at 212-649-2148.

Hearst Magazines’ 8 x 10 Photography Biennial is an international competition that recognizes the professional work of emerging young photographers. This year’s winners are eight rising stars who a distinguished panel of judges — including Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Peter Lindbergh, Mary Ellen Mark, Steve McCurry, Esquire Editor-in-Chief David Granger and more — believe will play an important role in the future of magazines, media, the Web and the worlds of design and photography. The competition received over 1,000 entries from photographers in 47 different countries. John Bennette, a curator, writer and lecturer on photography curated the exhibit.

Winners
Hiroshi Watanabe
Andy Freeberg
Louie Palu
Benedikt Partenheimer
Brad Carlile
Edith Maybin
Nicholas Prior
Mark Kessell
Honorable Mentions
Christopher Bangert
David Wells
David Zimmerman
Jean Claude Louis
Roger Eberhard
Blake Fitch
Rachael Dunville
Will Steacy
Anoush Abrar and Aimee Hoving
Maura Sullivan
To View work by the winners and honorable mentions click here.

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June 1st-July 13: Registration Period Announced for FotoFest 2010 Meeting Place Portfolio Review

Registration has been announced for the FOTOFEST2010 Meeting Place Portfolio Review event.

Registration will begin June 1st, 2009 and ends July 13th, 2009 (one and a 1/2 months to submit)

FotoFest will begin processing registrations July 14.

Meeting Place Registration forms received after July 13 will be put on the Meeting Place waiting list in the order in which they are received.

The 2010 Meeting Place offers four sessions of  four-day portfolio reviews. Photographers may register for one session of four-day reviews. Registrants are guaranteed a minimum of four formal appointments per day in addition to informal reviews.

FotoFest gives space to registrants based on a lottery system.The lottery will take place Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

The 2010 Meeting Place offers four sessions of  four-day portfolio reviews. Photographers may register for one session of four-day reviews. Registrants are guaranteed a minimum of four formal appointments per day in addition to informal reviews.

Session 1: March 12 – March 15, 2010
Session 2: March 17 – March 20, 2010
Session 3: March 24 – March 27, 2010
Session 4: March 29 – April 1, 2010

For more  information, please click here.

Please direct questions to Marta Sanchez Philippe or Sarah Craig at meeting@fotofest.org.

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April 7th- Deadline Extended for Nymphoto

DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 7th

From the earlier post:

The collective Nymphoto will be holding its fourth group show to be exhibited at Sasha Wolf Gallery

Deadline for entries: April 3rd, 2009 April 7th

From the website:
Nymphoto is looking for the best in female contemporary and emerging photography. Work will be curated by the core members of the collective, in conjunction with highly respected curator and gallery owner, Sasha Wolf. Works selected will be included in “Nymphoto Presents at Sasha Wolf Gallery” and be on view from May 23 to June 6, 2009. Sasha Wolf Gallery is located in lower Manhattan, conveniently located and easily accessible from both Chelsea and Dumbo, two of New York’s artistic centers.

Eligibility
Any woman working in photography.

Click here for the details.

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April 13th- Registration Opens for The New England Portfolio Review

The Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum will be co-sponsoring The New England Portfolio Review

Registration opens Monday, April 13th 9am (correction from earlier Post)

(FYI- In the past it has filled up very quickly)

“This year, the PRC and the Griffin Museum of Photography have teamed up to co-sponsor the New England Portfolio Review Event 2009. Photographers of all genres and skill levels will have a rare opportunity to have their work assessed by leading curators, gallery owners, editors, and educators during this two-day event hosted on the campus of Northeastern University.

Photographers can sign up for a single review, a package of three reviews, or a package of six reviews. Photographers can sign up for reviews on Friday, May 8th, Saturday May 9th, or both days. There will be a morning session on Friday, and morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday. Each portfolio review will last 20 minutes with a 10 minute break between reviews.

Registration is open at 9am on Monday, April 13th and will occur online only. Processing is done on a first come, first serve basis. The cost of the portfolio reviews will range from $45 for one review to $250 for 6 reviews for members of each of the organizations.”

For a list of reviewers click here.

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2009 Santa Fe Prize for Photography Winner: HIROYO KANEKO

News from CENTER:

2009 Santa Fe Prize Juror Charlotte Cotton has named Japan-born, San Francisco-based photographer Hiroyo Kaneko the recipient of the Prize for the series “Sentimental Education“.   Cotton‘s statement is on the award webpage and posted at the bottom of this page.
To read an interview with the artist on photographer Sonja Thomsen’s blog, click here.

FINALISTS:
Monika Bielskyte, Paris, France; A Place to Wash the Heart

Carolyn Drake, New York, NY; Paradise Rivers

Lucas Foglia, New York, NY; Re-Wilding

Soo Kim, Los Angeles, CA: Midnight Reyjavik

Janelle Lynch, New York, NY; Los Jardines Perdidos, Mexico

CONGRATULATIONS to all 2009 NOMINEES

Jeffrey Aaronson
Susan Anderson
Chris Anthony
Benoit Aquin
Corey Arnold
Jaime Baldridge
Jan Banning
Monika Bielskyte
Margaret Birnbaum
Carol Chase Bjerke
Nealy Blau
Jonathan Blaustein
Lydia Burkhalter
Susan Burnstine
Tom Chambers
Talia Chetrit
Piotr Chizinski
Rita Cihlar Hermann
Scott Conarroe
Kathryn Cook
Reuben Cox
Scott Dalton
John Delaney
Philip Dembinski
David DiMichele
Dornith Doherty
Beth Dow
Carolyn Drake
Rachael Dunville
Jon Edwards
Krista Elrick
Julian Faulhaber
Lola Flash
Lauren Fleishman
Jason Florio
Lucas Foglia
Martine Fougeron
Latoya Ruby Frazier
Ellen Garvens
Christoph Gielen
Irving Greines
Greg Halpern
Robert Hamada
Nathan Harger
Gayle Harper
Cig Harvey
Cornelia hediger
Jessica Ingram
Ann Johansson
Hiroyo Kaneko
Anthony S Karen
Soo Kim
Martin Klimas
John Kotlowski
Jack Kotz
Malcolm Lightner
Annie Lopez
Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu
Benjamin Lowy
Janelle Lynch
Curtis Mann
John Mann
Christopher McCall
Chris McCaw
Heather McClintock
Danielle Mericle
Graham Miller
Abelardo Morell
Annie Musselman
Eric Ogden
David Ondrik
Birthe Piontek
Victoria Sambunaris
Christina Seely
Sarah Small
Jonathan Smith
Aline Smithson
Dar Spain
Stan Strembicki
Sonja Thomsen
David Trautrimas
Joaquin Trujillo
Brian Ulrich
Ian van Coller
Joseph Vitone
Kevin Vu
Lori Waselchuk
Christian Widmer
Sarah Wilson
Betsy Winchell
Susan Worsham
Natalie Young

Juror’s Statement:

“I’ve been looking at the 120 or so entries for the Santa Fe Prize of Photography on and off for three weeks now. I’ve really enjoyed the range of work, and the sense of new agendas and definitions of photographic projects coming in to play in what feels very much like a new social era. More than any other year that I have been judging contemporary photography competitions, there’s a welcome rise in the number of nominated photographers engaging with our big social and political issues, looking out in to the world for the stories of who and what we are. It was an incredibly hard decision of both who would receive this year’s Santa Fe Prize for Photography and also which five photographers would become finalists. Because I took my time, and returned throughout the past three weeks to the photographers and bodies of work that I felt were the strongest, I hope my choices for the prize and finalists are not governed by the novelty of seeing a body of work for the first time or dependent on my mood on a particular day! Instead, I gradually selected down to the projects where I felt the photographer had meaningfully investigated their subjects, created successful and enduring balances between their concept and the real experience of their chosen subjects.

I have chosen Hiroyo Kaneko as the recipient of the Santa Fe Prize for Photography because, for me, the work and her artist’s statement really intrigued me, perhaps even confused me at first. It is often the case for me that the first time I experience an enduring photographic project, it doesn’t entirely reveal itself to me. I kept returning to Hiroyo Kaneko’s images of her family bathing in hot tubs. I had questions about the work – is the subject of Japanese bathing with its visually seductive mis-en-scene make this project inherently too beautiful? What does the range in her use of portraiture say about her subjects and relationships to them? In essence, I needed a little bit of time to become comfortable with the better than formulaic way that Hiroyo Kaneko works and to trust that the ambiguous and unexpected threads that her practice weaves are both interesting and enduring. I appreciate the subtle layers of thought and observation that underpin her practice and I really look forward to seeing how the amazing support that the Santa Fe Prize for Photography offers will impact on her photography.”

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April 4th-Chicago Art Institute, 1-5 pm: “Yousuf Karsh and the Art of Photographic Portraiture”

At the Chicago Art InstituteApril 4th- 1-5 pm there will be a symposium entitled Yousuf Karsh and the Art of Photographic Portraiture. It will be held in conjunction with the exhibition Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes

From the website:

Great photographic portraitists produce images in which a reflection of their own temperament is just as influential as how the camera records the physical appearance of their sitters. Further, the reason why a portrait is made affects the approach taken by the photographer. When the subject is the photographer’s client, the sitter expects to be pleased; when the portrait is commissioned for editorial purposes, the sitter may have little say in how the portrait is made or distributed. Likewise, when portraits are made as part of a personal effort to document a social situation, the photographer is in sole control of the meaning he or she intends for the portrait. Four experts in the field will discuss these issues in sympathy and in contrast to the exhibition Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes, which celebrates the centenary of the birth of Yousuf Karsh in Galleries 1–4.

Jerry Fielder, Director and Curator of the Estate of Yousuf Karsh will discuss his personal, 25-year association with Karsh.

Colin Westerbeck, Director of the California Museum of Photography at the University of California, Riverside will discuss the work of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as editorial portraitists for Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and other magazines.

David Travis, former Chair and Curator of the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago will discuss why Yousuf Karsh may be the last of his kind.

Dawoud Bey, photographer and professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago will discuss his own work as a portrait photographer and documentarian.

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April 7th- MVS to Lecture at the College of DuPage (Chicago)

April 7th, 7:00pm

I will be be giving an evening lecture at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, outside of Chicago as a guest of the photography department; this is open to the public.

For details and maps for the event click here

Location: College of DuPage Student Resource Center (SRC) room 2800

There will be copies of The Business of Photography: Principles and Practices available for purchase at the event.

For more information contact Jeff Curto.

There are limited consultations remaining for the Chicago trip, if interested please contact katrina@mvswanson.com


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Women in Photography Grant Online April 1st (Deadline May 1st)

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009, 12AM

WIPNYC – Lightside Individual Project Grant
Women in Photography New York, co-founded by Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips in June 2008 to showcase the works of female fine art photographers, is pleased to announce their first project grant, funded by Lightside Photographic Services/ and co-sponsored by LTI. The $3,000 grant award will provide funding to one female photographer to support project costs.

GRANT: $3000.00. One grant will be awarded
APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS: Wednesday April 1, 2009 12am

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: JUNE 10, 2009
Grant announcement will be made at evening event at the National Arts Club, Grand Gallery.  There will be a reception for the grant winner and a slideshow presentation of their work.  The Grant winner’s work will be featured in a wipnyc.org online solo showcase opening on 6/16/09.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY
Applications will be only be accepted from photographers who are at least 18 years old, and who are NOT currently enrolled in any full-time or part-time degree program.

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY
Projects submitted for consideration can be new or ongoing. Applicants should submit no more than one proposal in support for one project.

REVIEW PROCESS

WIP’s curatorial staff, Amy Elkins & Cara Phillips will review projects for visual & conceptual strength, rigor of purpose, and clarity of stated
project goals.

For application details click here.


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April 2nd- Ed Ruscha at the Harry Ransom Center Tonight

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 7 P.M. 
Harry Ransom Center’s Lecture series presents Artist Ed Ruscha

He will be discussing his life and work tonight in Austin.

 This lecture will also be webcast.

Where: AT&T CONFERENCE CENTER AMPHITHEATRE, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX

Read the article A Photographer-In-Spite-Of-Himself?: Ed Ruscha in New York and Los Angeles by Ken Allan here.

For details on the lecture click here.

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April 2nd- Christina Seeley at PCNW

Christina Seeley will be giving an Artist Talk at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle tomorrow evening.

Informal Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, April 2nd, 5-8 p.m.

From the website:

For millions of years only dramatic shifts in terrain informed the reading of the earth’s surface from space. Now the cumulative light from highly urbanized areas creates a new type of information and understanding of the world that reflects human’s dominance over the planet. Christina Seeley’s series Lux, titled after the system unit for measuring illumination, presents photographic portraits of the cities within the most brightly illuminated regions on the NASA map of the night earth: the United States, Western Europe and Japan. This project is inspired by the disconnect between the immense beauty produced by man-made light and the complexity of what this light represents.

These economically and politically powerful regions not only have the greatest impact on the night sky but this brightness reflects a dominant cumulative impact on the planet. Collectively they emit approximately 45% of the world’s CO2 and (along with China) act as the top consumers of electricity, energy and resources.

Public dialogue about global warming and energy consumption has increased exponentially since the inception of Lux. For most of human history, man-made light has signified hope and progress within local and global arenas. In this project, light also paradoxically denotes regression or transgression — an index of the complex negative human impacts on the health and future of the planet.

In order to suggest the interchangeability of urbanization and the unilateral impact of these cities on the global environment each photographed location in the series, is indicated by the central latitude and longitude of the depicted city and is simply titled Metropolis.

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