Archive for October, 2009

Deadline extended for the Summer Project- Now October 25th

The deadline has been extended for the Summer Show Project from October 15th to October 25th for this unique opportunity.

Read about it here from the earlier post:

Foley Gallery presents the Summer Show Project

Unlike other photography competitions where you generally submit a completed body of your work, this one deals with creating a new body of work based on a theme given by a curatorial committee. Also you will have with guidance from the gallery throughout the project.

From the website:

The Summer Show Project offers the unique chance for artists to work directly with the gallery, creating new work to be curated in a group exhibition.

This new initiative will provide an opportunity for emerging photographers to have their work seen, recognized and reviewed by fellow artists, gallery directors, book editors, as well as curators from museum and corporate collections.

Upon acceptance, you will work on your own and with the guidance of gallery owner Michael Foley to create new work dedicated to a theme that will be suggested by the curatorial panel.  A total of 12 photographers will be selected by the panel to participate.

From January to April you will meet with Michael Foley either in the gallery or via iChat/Skype for two 30 minute sessions where you can discuss your progress and share what you have been working on.

In May, a final edit will be made and two photographs from each photographer will be curated into a group exhibition at FOLEYgallery opening in June 2010.  In addition to the work of these 12 photographers, additional selections will be curated into the show from some of the most well known contemporary photographers working today.

This is the first year for The summer Show Project. We invite you to submit your work to participate in this unique opportunity and share the experience of exposure, guidance, feedback, community, recognition and support.

We invite photographers from all disciplines to apply.  The Summer Show Project is open to all photographers world wide.

Deadline for submission is October 15, 2009.  The cost of submission is $40 by October 1 and $50 by October 15.  A good incentive to apply early.

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November 2nd- Deadline for SlideLuck Potshow

As part of PhotoNOLA: a celebration of photography put on by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, this year there will be the first SlideLuck PotShow in New Orleans.

Deadline to enter your images is November 2nd

The event will take place  December 4, 2009 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: Studio 527 527 Julia Street

From the website:

If you aren’t familiar with Slideluck Potshow, here’s the deal in two sentences: it’s a potluck followed by an hour to 90 minute slideshow of photography. Throughout the slideshow, one artist’s body of work will follow the other.

Submit your work to SLPS New Orleans! This slideshow will feature emerging and established photographers and artists from all over the world. Photojournalists, still-life, fashion and fine-art photographers all present work alongside one another in a relaxed and spirited atmosphere. We are currently seeking cohesive, creative, and thought-provoking submissions.

Please visit here for submission guidelines. Past contributors to Slideluck Potshow include: The Guggenheim Foundation, Elliott Erwitt, Todd Hido, Elinor Carucci, Martin Schoeller, Gregory Crewdson, Shepard Fairey, Alec Soth, Chris Buck, Spencer Tunick, Martin Parr, Nina Berman, Pete Souza, Vincent Laforet and many others. The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 2nd, 2009.

For details click here.

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Upcoming 2009 SPE Regional Conferences

Below are a list of all of the Society for Photographic Educations regional conferences.
They are a great way to network and get to know your local photography community. Also most SPE Regional Conferences also have a portfolio review component.
Upcoming 2009 Regional Conferences:
  • Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Joint conference: The Art Market, November 6-9, 2009, Montclair, NJ, Montclair State University.
  • Southeast: Crossroads, October 15-18, 2009, Atlanta, GA Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta.
  • South Central: Crosswinds, October 15-17, 2009, Thibodaux, LA, Nichols State University.
  • Midwest: Freeze/Thaw: Cycles in the American Heartland, October 29-31, 2009, Minneapolis, MN, Art Institutes International Minnesota.
  • Southwest: Photography Now!, November 12-15, 2009, Tucson, AZ, Amphitheater High School.
  • West: Document and Identity, December 4-6, 2009, Oakhurst, CA.
  • Northwest: November 6-8, 2009, Seattle, WA, Photographic Center Northwest.

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November 6-7: SPE Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

This year the regional conferences for the Society for Photographic education Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will be held together in Montclair, NJ on November 6th and 7th.

As part of the conference there will also be a Portfolio Review with several wonderful reviewers from the region.

From the website:

Executive Statement

Montclair State University will host the 2009 SPEMA and SPENE conference on the 6th–7th of November. The George Segal Gallery at MSU will host an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s polaroids and other photographs curated by William Ganis. The conference will offer practical opportunities for teachers, artists and commercial photographers through workshops, presentations, discussions, portfolio reviews and exhibitions.

The last few years has been characterized by contradictory economic effects upon photography—tightening budgets and a renaissance in amateur photography exert downward pressure in many areas in the commercial market, yet the fine art market, particularly in photography, has massively expanded and increasingly looks to younger emerging artists to fulfill the gallery opportunities.

The recent collapse of the market has changed the pragmatics of what to do but not the fundamental question: what is the relationship between the market and photographic practice? How does the market affect photographers, their methods, their aesthetics? Furthermore now there is a renewed interest in the role of teaching in relation to professional preparation—what is that relationship, and what do we do now?

Click here for the conference schedule.

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Deadline October 27th: Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Exhibition

The Deadline is  OCTOBER 27 for the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition

The Juror is  Corey Keller, Associate Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

From the announcement:
Submissions for the 9th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition are now being accepted on-line at: until October 27, 2009Exhibition proceeds support scholarships for future graduate students in photography.
Please direct questions to: Elizabeth M. Claffey, Exhibition Coordinator,


Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition:  January 26-February 17, 2010
Texas Woman’s University Fine Arts Gallery, Denton, Texas

Juror: Corey Keller, Associate Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Entries due October 27, 2009
About the Juror: Corey Keller:

Corey Keller is Associate Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where she has been on the curatorial staff since 2003. She recently organized the exhibition (and accompanying catalogue) “Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900” as well as a retrospective survey of the career of Henry Wessel. Major upcoming projects include a permanent collection exhibition and catalogue in celebration of SFMOMA’s 75th anniversary (2010) and monographic exhibitions and catalogues on Francesca Woodman (2011) and J.B. Greene (2013). She is a PhD candidate at Stanford University, where she also earned her master’s degree in art history. Prior to attending Stanford, Keller worked at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2010 Submissions Now Open

Now in its sixth year, the Magenta Foundation’s call for entries has been announced for Flash Forward 2010.

Also this year marks the first year of the new bi-annual Flash Forward Festival.

Here is how the Festival was described in the press release:

Set to take over Toronto’s Liberty Village area, Flash Forward Festival will provide an in-depth experience for emerging photographers with educational and networking opportunities including events with collectors, arts enthusiasts and industry professionals. The festival will include five curated exhibitions (representing Canada, the UK and the US, plus one guest nation), as well as workshops, a lecture series, nightly events, an art fair and a major closing event that will be filmed and transmitted globally.

From the website:

  • This is an open call for submissions.
  • All photographers in Canada, the UK and the US, 34 years of age and under, may submit.
  • All submission requirements and instructions are on our web site, at

Jurors for 2010

  • Canada:
    • Liz Ikiriko – Photo Editor, Toronto Life Magazine
    • Daniel Espeset, photo-eye Magazine
    • Myrabelle Charlebois – Photo Editor, enRoute Magazine
    • Erin Elder – Manager, Business Development, Digital Media, The Globe and Mail
  • UK:
    • Lorna Mary – Company Manager, Rhubarb-Rhubarb Festival
    • Chris Littlewood – Photography Coordinator, Flowers East Gallery
    • Simon Bainbridge, British Journal of Photography, London
    • Aaron Schuman – Director/Editor, Seesaw Magazine
  • US:
    • Andy Adams – Editor/Publisher, Flak Photo
    • Amanda Maddox – Assistant Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
    • Susan Bright – Independent art writer and curator based in NY

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Catherine Opie as Keynote speaker for SPE WEST

This years, SPE WEST regional conference will be held December 4-6,2009 in Oakhurst, CA

KEYNOTE: Catherine Opie
Robbert Flick

From the SPE Website:

Start conjuring up memories of childhood summer camp life and Camp Winnemucka – because the SPE WEST “unConference” and Retreat will take you back! Located in the beautiful Sierra Mountains – you’ll be nestled in with your colleagues in summer camp style accommodations and served only the best camp style food that ECCO has to offer! Get ready and get in the spirit for Camp SPE WEST!

As the conference will focus on professional development, registration will be limited to 150 SPE members for an on-site ECCO stay and an additional 50 for an off-site hotel stay. 200 registrants allowed total. Members ONLY will be allowed to register this year. West members will be given an early registration option. Registration starts September ONLINE only. Please visit again soon for full details or become a member to receive the newsletter announcement.


Call for Installations, Performances, Other:

Open to SPE  members. The Evergreen Conference Center has a vast outdoor and indoor grounds with open wooded spaces, a large pond and outdoor gathering areas. Installations would be installed for the length of the conference. Artists will need to install and de-install their own works and bring their own supplies to install or present their work. Proposals should be somehow related to the conference theme “Document and Identity”. To see images of the conference site please visit:  Please send proposals by  to curator Victoria Heilweil.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP call for entries:

Winners will receive free admission and a weekend stay at 2009 West Regional “unConference” and retreat. Transportation to and from the retreat is not included.

To apply please submit the following by email:

1. In the body of an email list Your Name/ Category-Grad/Undergrad/ Your School/ email address/telephone number

In addition, include with the same email the following attachments.
2. Two to three paragraphs speaking about your current work and what your photographic ambitions are for the future.
3. One letter of reference from a school professor.
4. Five .jpg images of current work.

All documents (except images) must be delivered as PDF file attachments and be included with the original email submission.
Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. (Do not send multiple emails with various attachments – Only one email submission per student.) Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

Send submissions by 11/1/09 to

Registration starts in October and will be ONLINE only.

For more information, please visit:

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This weekend- SPE SouthEast Regional Conference in Atlanta

The SPE SouthEast Regional Conference is taking place in Atlanta this weekend, being held on the campus of SCAD Atlanta

The information about the conference can be found on their blog.

As part of the conference the  Danielle Avram, Curatorial Assistant of Photography & Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum, will be leading a tour of the Alec Soth and “Look Again” exhibitions.

Also as part of the conference there will be a Portfolio Review Session.

And on Sunday at 10:30 am I will be giving the closing lecture:  “Finding Your Audience:  An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs” co-sponsored by Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Hope to see some of you there!

Remember to take in the many wonderful exhibitions on view during the month of photography that is Atlanta Celebrates Photography!  You can click here to download the ACP complete festival guide.

For details click here.

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October 24th-Call for Enteries for the Mpls Photo Center with Juror David Little, MIA Curator of Photographs

Entries Due: October 24, 2009

The theme for the Mpls Photo Center show with juror David Little (curator of the Minneapolis Institute of Art)  is Portraits.

From the website:

About the Juror

David Little, Curator of Photographs and Head of the Department of Photographs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), is known for his blend of programmatic innovation, original scholarship in post-1945 art, and experience working with some of the leading artists and photographers today. With his solid foundation in art history and cultural theory, he is an experienced lecturer, writer and curator – frequently participating in portfolio reviews, conferences, and photography events worldwide.

Download Submission Form: Follow this link to download the official submission form (MS Word document): MPC Call for Entries Submission Form. If you are unable to download the form please contact us at and we will email it to you.

Notice of Acceptance: November 10, 2009
Exhibition Dates: January 2, 2010 – January 31, 2010 at the Mpls Photo Center
Reception: January 8, 2010, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Mpls Photo Center

Entry Fee: $30 up to 5 images; $10 each additional (no limit on number that may be submitted)
Prizes: $300 for 1st; $200 for 2nd; $100 for 3rd

For details click here.

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October 8th Registration begins for 2009 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar

The 2009 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar will be held Friday and Saturday December 4th and 5th, 2009.
From the Announcement:
A daylong multimedia workshop – sponsored by Nikon Professional – with Bill Frakes & Laura Heald will be held on Thursday December 3, 2009. This special offering is free and LIMITED TO 30 REGISTERED SEMINAR ATTENDEES ON A FIRST COME BASIS.
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar was founded in 1973 by a group of photojournalists representing newspapers, magazines and wire services. Its reason for being is to promote the highest standards of photojournalism through an annual educational conference and a photography contest judged by working photographers. It is a non-profit organization.
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar offers:
* Hands-on workshops for learning the latest techniques and technological advances in the field
* Distinguished speakers from the field of photojournalism
* A Friday evening print auction open to all
* A Saturday vendor exhibition
* Nikon and Canon camera complimentary clean and checks
* Yearly photo and multimedia contest with more than $5,000 in prizes
* Portfolio critiques by editors and department heads who make the hiring decisions
Speakers throughout the years have included Pulitzer Prize winners, Photographer of the Year winners, major magazine and wire service photographers, influential directors of photography, important educators in photojournalism academia, and others important in this profession.
Founded as a regional event, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar has grown to become one of the most prestigious photojournalism competitions, with participants from throughout the world.
The Seminar takes place the first weekend of every December.

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