Archive for November, 2009

MVS Lecture Tonight in Tucson

For those of you in Tucson, AZ this will be my only public lecture at home this year.

I will be presenting Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs for ASMP Tucson.

This lecture is open to the public.

Location: Steven Meckler Studio 121 S. 4th Ave. Members $10  Non-Members $15  Students $5 Social hour begins at 5:00 pm and the lecture will begin at 6:00 pm

For more details about the event click here.

Please RSVP with amy@amyblackburnphotography.com to reserve your seat.

Hope to see you there!

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December 7th- Call For Entries: ANIMAL MAGNETISM

December 7th, 2009 is the deadline for The Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT Call for Entries for ANIMAL MAGNETISM with Juror John Willis

From the announcement:

Send us your birds and your bees, your lions, and tigers, and bears.  We seek photographs that visualize the magnetic attraction that the animal world holds for us as humans.  Although some biologists might quibble, our definition of “animal” includes any multi-cellular creature capable of movement, food ingestion, and reproduction.  So, from fish to fowl, from microscopic creatures to reptiles, from bees to bears –all are welcome in PhotoPlace Gallery’s photographic animal kingdom.  Approximately forty photos will be chosen for exhibition during the month of January. To help defray artists’ expenses, we provide free matting and framing of accepted photographs for the duration of our exhibitions, providing they are sized to fit our pre-cut mats.

JUROR: JOHN WILLIS, Co-Founder and Executive Director, In-Sight Photography Project and Professor of Photography, Marlboro College.

For details click here or contact photos@vtphotoworkplace.com

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TONIGHT- November 16th- MVS Lecture and Food Drive for ASMP NY

Tonight, Monday, November 16th, 2009, 7:00 pm,  I will be giving my lecture PRESENTING YOUR WORK TO THE FINE ART COMMUNITY for ASMP NY.

This event is in conjunction with a food drive, so please bring non-perishable items (and receive a discount on admission)
Also please Register for the event here to reserve your space.

Time:
Monday, November 16th, 2009, 7:00 PM
Check in and social time starts at 6:30 PM (beer & pizza)
Location: Studio 385
385 Broadway (between White and Walker Streets), New York

COST: ASMP members: FREE but are encouraged to bring a food donation
Non-ASMP members: $20 or $15 with a food donation
Students with I.D.: $5 or free with food donation

For full event details visit the ASMP New York website.


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November 19th- Deborah Turbeville lecture presented by The Camera Club of New York

Thursday, November 19th. 7pm The Camera Club of New York hosts photographer Deborah Turbeville at the School of the Visual Arts

From the website:

Deborah Turbeville has been one of the world‘s most important and recognized fashion photographers since the mid–1970‘s when her atmospheric images of small groups of female models in evocative locations first appeared. Her New England upbringing gave her an appreciation of weathered and storied environments, which is still reflected in her work today. She moved to New York City before she was 20 and worked for designer Claire McCardell, a major influence on her career. After working first as an editor at Harper‘s Bazaar and then Mademoiselle, Turbeville became a photographer, originating a highly distinctive style known for its soft–focus use of mise–en–scene and grainy, pointillist printing technique. Her influential, cinematic work appears regularly in American, British, French, Italian and Russian Vogues, and L‘Uomo Vogue and W magazine, among others, and her work has been exhibited internationally. In 2006, a retrospective‚ ”Deborah Turbeville: The Narrative Works 1974 – 1996‚“ was presented at The Wapping Project (London). She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lucie, the ICP Infinity Award, the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, and the Fashion Group Lifetime Award for Fashion Photography. She has published several books, including her two most recent, Past Imperfect (Steidl, 2009), and Casa No Name (Rizzoli, 2009) The artist will be signing copies of Casa No Name and Past Imperfect.

Location: The School of Visual Arts Amphitheatre 209 E. 23rd Street (2nd and 3rd avenues), 3rd Floor (please bring photo ID)

Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff General admission $10, $5 for other students with ID

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November 18th- Photographer Brendan Bannon Online Gallery Talk

On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9 pm EST Photographer Brendan Bannon will be discussing his work “Refugee” in an Online Gallery Talk presented by the VASA Project

From the website:

Brendan Bannon is a Western New York photojournalist currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. Bannon’s recent work from Africa covers a variety of ongoing refugee crises in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, Tanzania and Namibia. His complex and compassionate view of these challenging situations reveals the complexity of life as it is being lived in camps in these countries. Bannon has also covered a variety of issues for the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian and various humanitarian organizations including Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and Care International.

Bannon’s work has also been exhibited in Buffalo at CEPA Gallery and at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Geneva, Switzerland, and Nairobi, Kenya. His educational projects have been exhibited in Romania, Washington, D.C., Namibia and Yemen.

This VASA Gallery Talk coincides with his exhibition at the Studio Hart in Buffalo, New York, USA. (October 23-Novevember 25, 2009). The VASA Gallery Talk is co-sponsored by CEPA Gallery, Studio Hart, and the VASA Project.

To Register for the talk- Sign in here.

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December 1st- CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession”

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession”

DEADLINE: December 1, 2009

From the announcement:

In the spirit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the New Deal in the 1930s, when photographers documented the hardship and proposed solutions,SocialDocumentary.net (SDN) is issuing a Call for Entries. We are looking for photo essays that provide insight into how ordinary citizens around the world are coping during these new “hard times” and how individuals, companies, industries, family businesses, communities, and governments are responding to the crisis.

We encourage a broad definition of the global recession. Suggested stories include those of people losing their jobs, homes, and health benefits; or the effects on vulnerable communities in conflict zones, global climate change; or how the UN’s millennium goals in economic development and health improvement have been stalled by lack of resources. We are also interested in how people and governments are working to overcome these challenges in creative ways such as agricultural development; wind, solar and other alternative energies; public health programs to stop the spread of disease; or technological innovations to reduce greenhouse gases and dependence on oil. These are just examples. We welcome new stories and approaches to documenting this important topic. If photographers are not sure if their stories fit into our definition of the global recession, they are encouraged to inquire at info@socialdocumentary.net.

First Place:
One photographer will be awarded:
A $1,500 cash prize.
Exhibition of their work in a group show with other winners at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY, from February 15 to March 14, 2010. SDN to pay for all reproduction, and hanging fees.
Invitation to participate on a panel discussion at the opening night reception at powerHouse Arena on February 16, 2010. (photographer will need to cover their travel expenses).
Exhibit featured in exhibition catalog printed by Meridian Printing, the leading printer of photography books in North America.
A featured exhibit on the SDN home page for two weeks and features in email spotlights.
A LowePro Vertex 300 AW backpack.

Honorable Mention:
Three photographers will be awarded: Exhibition of some of their winning work at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY in a group show from February 15-March 14, 2010. SDN to pay for all reproduction, and hanging fees.
Exhibit included in exhibition catalog.
Winning work featured on the website of SocialDocumentary.net and in email spotlights.
A LowePro Fastpack 350 backpack.

All competition winners will each receive five complimentary copies of catalog.

For more information visit: http://www.Socialdocumentary.net OR http://www.socialdocumentary.net/competition.php

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November 18th- Patty Chang Lecture in Oakland, CA

On November 18th at 7:30 , the artist Patty Chang will be giving a lecture at the Mills College Art Museum in Oakland California.

From the event website:

Patty Chang received her BA from University of California, San Diego, she currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally at such institutions as the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA; Deste Foundation Center for Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece; the Fri-Art Centre d’Art Contemporian Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland; the Hamburg Kunstverein in Germany and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.

Location: Danforth Lecture Hall, Mills College  5000 MacArthur Blvd.

For the New York times article about her work, click here.

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Tomorrow, November 12th- Panel Discussion “Streets of Philadelphia”

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, at 6:00pm at the Print Center in Philadelphia curator John Caperton will lead a discussion with exhibiting artists about the current show “Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985″

From the website:
Please join us for a special discussion on the Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985 led by The Print Center’s Curator, John Caperton. The discussion will focus on the legacy early street photography and the works in the exhibition, the era they represent and their relationship to photography being created today. Guests will include exhibiting artists Paul Cava, David Graham, Tom Gralish, Paul McGuirk and Stephen Perloff, who will be joined by photographers Jeffrey Stockbridge, Sarah Stolfa as well as other special guests.
FREE and open to the public.

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December 21st- Deadline for the PDN Photo Annual and Arnold Newman Prize

December 21st is the Deadline for the Photo District News Photo Annual

There has been a new prize added this year, the The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation and Maine Media Workshops Scholarship and Prize for New Directions in Creative Photographic Portraiture. Photographers are invited to enter portrait photography for consideration in this new category.
The winner will receive $15,000 and a solo exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine.

About the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation:

The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation was established in 2007 and funded by a generous gift from Augusta Newman.  The Foundation’s mission is to further the legacy of Arnold Newman by supporting photographers and photography students and helping to disseminate Newman’s photographic works.  The Foundation supports the annual Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, scholarships at the Maine Media Workshops, lectures on photography and exhibits of Newman’s work.

The PDN Photo Annual  awards celebration for the winners will take place in May 2010 in New York, NY. The winners and their work will be featured in the May issue of PDN and on the Web site.

Also for students- Marty Forscher Fellowship

The Marty Forscher Fellowship recognizes students and young professionals with a talent for humanistic photography. The fund will award two grants in 2009. Photographers are eligible by entering humanistic documentary images to the PDN Photo Annual. The Fellowship is sponsored by Parsons School for Design and Photo District News.

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Personal
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Entry Fees

SINGLE ENTRY:$45
CAMPAIGN/SERIES:$55 ( Series = up to 6 images)
ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE:$55
STUDENT:$25 (single or series)

For more details and to submit click here.

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November 17th- Zoe Strauss at the Center for Creative Photograph

Photographer Zoe Strauss will be at the Center for Creative Photography giving an Artist’s Talk on Tuesday, November 17th, 5:30pm

From the announcement:

Contemporary artist Zoe Strauss is a native of South Philadelphia and Director of the Philadelphia Public Art Project. She creates unflinchingly tough head-on color photographs that draw you up close to the urban American we are most comfortable viewing from a safe distance. Her work addresses themes such as gender and identity; addiction and desire; what it means to be American; and hope, pride, and joy. Strauss received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2005 and exhibited in the 2007 Whitney Biennial.

For details on the location of the CCP click here.

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