Archive for October, 2009

Oct. 27- Deadline for Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online

Deadline October 27

For The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition

From the website:

Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their twelve-image portfolio in The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition. The show will be featured on the Center’s web site at from January 5 – May 1, 2010 and will remain online for the next two years.

Theme:  Open – There is no theme for this exhibition.
The images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images.

The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in this exhibition. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements are welcome. The exhibition is open world wide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both.

Juror: Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. She previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she served as curator and author of Elemental Landscapes: Photographs by Harry Callahan. Ms. Ware served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum during the 1990s and organized the traveling exhibitions including, A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray. She has also worked with the photography collection at the Oakland Museum of California and began her career at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in Washington, D.C. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photography and has written essays on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


This exhibition provides opportunities for artists to be published, and present their work to an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate photography.

  • Juror’s Selection – Book Cover Award: The Juror will select one portfolio to be the first presented in the publication Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4, with one of the artist’s images selected for the cover.
  • Exhibition Award: One photographer will be chosen to display their portfolio in the Center’s physical gallery. (Please note that the images for this award will be exhibited within 16×20 mats and put behind glass while on display)
  • All fifteen selected portfolios will be featured in the Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4 which will include the artists’ portraits, statements and contact information. Each artist will receive one complimentary book, with the option to purchase additional books. The book will include an introduction by the Juror.
  • All fifteen selected artists will be featured on the Center’s web site in January 2010, as well as for an additional two years in the Center’s Previous Exhibitions section.
  • All fifteen photographers will receive a 1-year subscription to Artists’ ShowCase Online, the Center’s online image marketing website (preview at

Entry Fee:

  • The entry fee for this call for entry is $65.00 for Members and $85.00 for Non-Members for the first body of work (12 images). Each additional portfolio, regardless of membership, is $85.00
  • There is no limit on the number of portfolios that may be submitted.

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Irving Penn, 1917-2009

Sad news that the master photographer Mr. Irving Penn passed away this morning.  He was one of a kind.

Here is the link to his obituary written by Andy Grundberg that was published on the New York Times website today.   I encourage you to read it.  As the news is spreading, more recaps of Penn’s career and artistry are being posted on line; tonight’s edition of NPR’s All Things Considered hosted a dialogue between Melissa Block, Michelle Norris and William Stapp, founding curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery and co-curator of the Penn exhibition hosted by the National Gallery, as well as posting this story about Penn’s impact as an artist.    A selection of Penn’s photographs are on the NPR photo blog:

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles is currently hosting “Irving Penn: Small Trades” through January 10, 2010; among the accompanying events is a gallery course lead by co-curator Virginia Heckert, associate curator of photography on Saturday, October 24th.  Heckert will also lead a gallery talk on October 29th at 1:30 pm, followed by Anne Lacoste, assistant curator of Photographs doing the same on Wednesday November 18th and December 2nd at 1:30.   Heckert and Lacoste co-authored the accompanying publication.

I also encourage you to read this article “Irving Penn: He photographed the most important artists of the last half-centure and in the process joined their ranks” written by Philip Gefter at the time of Penn’s gift of prints to the Morgan Library that was published on Slate o 2/29/08.   And, Vogue magazine’s site has posted several remembrances tonight, including “The Mighty Penn” written by  Kennedy Fraser originally published in the July 2007 issue of the magazine.

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October 8th Artists presentation with Carlos Motta

SF CameraWorksThursday, October 8th Artists presentation with Carlos Motta.  Co-presented with Galeria de la Raza and Berkeley Art Museum.

From the website:

Carlos Motta uses strategies from documentary film, journalism, and sociology to consider the effects of specific political events in photography, video, and installation projects. Recent works include The Immigrant Files: Democracy Is Not Dead, It Just Smells Funny and La Buena Vida (The Good Life). Motta was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow and some of his current work is included in the Lyon Biennale.

Carlos will additionally be at the Berkeley Art Museum Theater the following Saturday October 10th where he and writer Daniel Alarcón will discuss next-generation Latin American art and literature. For more information visit:

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October 20th- Deadline for “New Visions” Juror Michael Itkoff

Deadline : October 20th for The Center for Fine Art Photography for “New Visions” with juror Michael Itkoff a Founding Editor of Daylight Magazine

Submissions due on line by midnight PST

From the Announcement:

Thinking outside the box, New Visions will feature work that will test the limits, expose new ideas, and engage the viewer with contemporary photography. Alternative process, digital and traditional photography

The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.

Juror Michael Itkoff :
Michael Itkoff is a Founding Editor of Daylight Magazine , a print and online publication. Daylight has become one of the premier showcases for contemporary photography, by collaborating with established and emerging artists, scholars and journalists. Itkoff has been a reviewer for New York Photo Festival, En Foco, Critical Mass, ASMP and Santa Fe Center for Photography. He has been a recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism (2006), a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council (2007), a Puffin Foundation Grant (2008) and recently published his monograph, /Street Portraits/ <>, Charta Editions 2009.

Entry Fee : $35 for the first three images ($25 for members) and $10 for each image after that.

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October 10th- Deadline extended for Filter Photo’s Portfolio Review

The Deadline fore Filter Photo’s Portfolio Review has been extended until October 10th.

Only a few spaces are still available.

The review will take place on Saturday, October 31st from 9am to 5pm

From the website:

Participate in Filter Photo’s portfolio reviews and have your work seen by some of the Midwest’s top gallerists, photo editors, educators, curators and photographers. You will gain valuable feedback about your photography, as well as important insights into furthering your artistic and professional career!

Filter Photo will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 9am to 5pm at Loyola University’s Crown Center Gallery in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

Choose 4 or 8 twenty minute face-to-face reviews with important photography professionals and receive candid advice about your work, as well as tips for getting your photographs published or exhibited.
**Please not that the reviews will now take place on Saturday, October 31st only!
Four 20-minute reviews cost just $175.
Eight reviews cost $300.
Students pay $100 for 4 reviews!

For a list of reviewers and other details  click here.

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Tomorrow October 7th- Six Shooters Panel Discussion in New Orleans

Tomorrow Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009, 6-8pm at the New Orleans Museum of Art the New Orleans Photo Alliance will host 6 Shooters: a moderated panel discussion

From the announcement:

Six photographers from various disciplines will answer questions from the moderator about their creative processes, inspirations and intentions concerning their work. The six genres represented will be Fine Art, Documentary, Commercial, Editorial, Educational, and Photojournalism.
Featuring: Eric Paul Julien, Greg Miles, Victoria Ryan, Josephine Sacabo, Charlie Varley and Eugenia Uhl

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This Thursday October 8th: Book Launch and Exhibition reception for “POSING BEAUTY” in NYC

The publication and exhibitionPOSING BEAUTY IN AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE” explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, video fashion and advertising.

Author and curator DEBORAH WILLIS will be present at the reception on Thursday, October 8th, from 6-8 p.m.

book cover

Event Date and Time:

September 1, 2009 – October 18, 2009
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.


Gulf + Western, Tisch Windows, and 8th Floor Galleries
721 Broadway at Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003

From the TSOA Website:

“The Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has announced its first fall show will be Posing Beauty, an exhibition of approximately 80 works—including black and white, color, and digitized photographs; video installations; and web-based projects—drawn from public and private collections.  The exhibition explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts in a diverse range of media.

Throughout the history of Western art and image-making, beauty has been idealized and challenged, and the relationship between beauty and art has become increasingly complex within contemporary art and popular culture, according to the exhibition’s curator, Deborah Willis, University Professor and chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging.  “This exhibit questions the relationship between beauty and art by examining the representation of beauty and different attitudes about class, gender, and aesthetics,” said Willis.

The exhibition was inspired by the book of the same name, and is written by Willis and published by W.W. Norton & Company (October 2009).

The exhibition will travel to other venues, including Williams College Museum of Art, Newark Museum, and USC’s Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles.

Posing Beauty is divided into three thematic sections.  The first theme, Constructing a Pose, considers the interplay between the historical and the contemporary, between self-representation and imposed representation, and the relationship between subject and photographer. The second theme, Body and Image, questions the ways in which our contemporary understanding of beauty has been constructed and framed through the body. The last section, Modeling Beauty and Beauty Contests, invites a deeper reading of beauty, its impact on mass culture and individuals and how the display of beauty affects the ways in which we see and interpret the world and ourselves.

Artists in the exhibition include: Eve Arnold, Anthony Barboza, Sheila Pree Bright, Renee Cox, Bruce Davidson, Leonard Freed, Lee Friedlander, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Alex Harsley, Jessica Ingram, Lauren Kelley, Russell Lee, Builder Levy, Elaine Mayes, Jeffrey Scales, Jamel Shabazz, Stephen Shames, Mickaline Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Carla Williams, Garry Winogrand and Ernest Withers, among others.

The exhibition will be on view in the Gulf + Western Gallery and in the 8th floor gallery of the Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography & Imaging, located at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place).  Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.  This exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Photo ID is required when entering the building. For further information, on the exhibition or any of its accompanying events, visit or call 212.998.1930.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.  The touring exhibition is sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase and organized by Curatorial Assistance.  Additional support has been provided by grants from the Tisch School of the Arts Office of the Dean and Visual Arts Initiative.

The Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts is a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images.  Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression.  Situated within a university, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.  The faculty and staff consist of artists, professional photographers, designers, critics, historians, and scholars working from a wide range of perspectives and media.”

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October 18th- Extraordinary Journeys: Four Visionaries,

On October 18th at 5:30pm there will be an Artist talk “Extraordinary Journeys: Four Visionaries” at Splashlight Studio, in Soho

This talk is presented by En Foco and the Lucie Foundation

The talk is FRE, but an RSVP is required:

The artisted featured include:  Mustafah Abdulaziz, Rania Matar, Sue Flood and Rachel Papo.

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October 8th- Artist talk with Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak at PCNW

In connection with Center’s Awards from 2009, Photographic Center Northwest will be hosting the exhibition “The Curve: Center’s Award Recipients “

Informal Artist’s Talk with Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak this years Project competition winner on Oct 8, 5:30 pm

The show will run from October 8 – November 5, 2009

Featuring: Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak, Betsy Schneider, Anna Boyiazis, Tom Leininger, Wendy Paton, Grace Weston, Damion Berger, Lydia Panas, Heather McClintock, Elizabeth Fleming

Reception: October 8, 5-8 pm

From the website:

This exhibition showcases Center‘s 14th Annual Project Competition Award Winner, and the Singular Image Award Winners in three categories. The Project Competition honors committed photographers working on long-term documentary projects and fine-art series. The Singular Image recognizes outstanding individual photographs. Center, formerly known as the Santa Fe Center for Photography, was founded in 1994. Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports, promotes, and provides opportunity for gifted and committed photographers.

Project Competition Jury Panel 2009: Alice Gabriner, Senior Picture Editor, Time magazine; Karen Irvine, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography; and Maarten Schilt, Publisher, Mets & Shilt publishers, Gallerist, LUX Photo Gallery, AmsterdamOct

Also to note the next submission deadline is January 27, 2010. Details will be On-line in November

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October 23rd- Deadline for Hey, Hot Shot

Entries will be accepted  through Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for Jen Bekman’s 2nd 2009 Edition of Hey, Hot Shot!

Details culled from the Hey, Hot Shot! website:

Hey, Hot Shot is a photography competition for photographers of all stages of their careers

The work will be reviewed by a group of   panelists – including founder Jen Bekman, photography book evangelist and publisher Darius Himes, Aperture Foundation publisher Lesley A. Martin, former Creative Director of Colors magazine and photographer Stefan Ruiz, and Chronicle Books chairman and CEO Nion McEvoy—review all the photographs that are entered.

The panel will select five Hot Shots for inclusion in a two-week group show at Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City. In conjunction with the exhibition, editions of each photographer’s work will be released on 20×200, Jen Bekman Projects’ acclaimed online endeavor, which offers limited edition prints at affordable prices.


-Each winning photographer will be awarded a $500 honorarium.

-All entrants are reviewed for participation in 20×200; entering the competition is the only opportunity for photographers to

For the FAQ’s click here.

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