Archive for March, 2010

March 12th PhotoAlliance presents Paul Fusco and David Liittschwager

From the PhotoAlliance e-blast:

PhotoAlliance is pleased to announce the opening event of the Fourth Annual Our World Portfolio Review- a lecture by two very distinguished photographers.

Paul Fusco, photographing life and social issues around the globe, makes the people and places in his images both emotionally and intellectually understandable to the viewer. He joined the renowned photo agency Magnum in 1973 and his images have been published in Look, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and Mother Jones.

David Liittschwager will show work from One Cubic Foot, a project in which he surveys biodiversity photographically and which is seen in the February issue of National Geographic Magazine. His work is currently on exhibition at Cavallo Point Lodge in the Marin Headlands.

Friday, March 12, 2010
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)
7:30 pm

$10.00 General admission

$5.00 Students with ID”

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March 16th Deadline The Center for Fine Art Photography Call for Entries

The Center for Fine art Photography in Fort Collins, CO has two 2010 Call for Entries.

1.) Animalia, Deadline March 16, 2010, Juror: Karen Irvine.

2.) Consumption, Deadline April 13th, 2010 Juror: Brian Paul Clamp.

From the Center for Fine Art Photography website regarding Animalia:

“Theme: Animals represent strength, agility, power, royalty, vulnerability and fertility. They serve as important symbols in popular culture, national identity, religion, ecology, mythology and art. The Center is looking for images that insightfully portray the diversity of the animal kingdom.

Juror: Karen Irvine is Curator and Manager of Publications of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago. She has organized numerous one-person exhibitions including: Anthony Goicolea; Shirana Shahbazi: Goftare Nik/Good Words; Jason Salavon; Paul Shambroom: Evidence of Democracy; and Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi. Thematic group exhibitions include Audible Imagery: Sound and Photography; The Furtive Gaze, Camera/Action: Performance and Photography; and Anticipation.

Exhibition and Awards: With selection for this exhibition, artists and their work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate the fine art of photography.

  • liveBooks Website Award: Valued at $399 each, two artists will receive a 1 year subscription for a website from
  • Juror’s Selection Award: $300 and a Blurb book award from
  • Director’s Selection Award: $200 and a Blurb book award from
  • Honorable Mention Award: $100
  • Gallery Visitor’s Choice Award: $100
  • All exhibitors are included in the Center’s online gallery”

For more information on the Animalia Call for Entries, click here.

To get information about the Consumption Call for Entries, click here.

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March 11 at PRC in Boston: Julie Blackmon Lecture

Artist JULIE BLACKMON will present a lecture on Thursday, March 11th at 7:00 pm at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

From the PRC website:

“Location: Boston University’s Photonics Center (PHO-206)
8 St. Mary’s St, Boston, MA
MBTA – Green Line “B” train, (BU Central)

Members $10, Non-Members $15, Full-time students $5
Free for Students of Institutional Members

Join us on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 for a lecture by photographer Julie Blackmon. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Critical Mass Book Award in 2006, PDN’s “30” in 2007, and American Photo’s Emerging Photographer in 2008. Her monograph, Domestic Vacations was published by Radius Books in 2008.

Blackmon is included in numerous collections including the George Eastman House, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and numerous private collections. Blackmon first appeared in the exhibition Group Portrait at the PRC in 2005, one of her first exhibitions.”

To purchase tickets for this event online, click here.

The following evening, March 12th, there will be a public reception with the artist for the opening of her exhibition at the Robert Klein Gallery. 6:00-8:00 pm located at 38 Newbury St. Boston, MA. This exhibition will run from March 12-April 10th.

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March 11: David Maisel lectures on The Lake Project, Berkeley


In 2001, David Maisel photographed at Owens Lake, once a 200-square-mile lake on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada in California. The resulting Lake Project offers stunning aerial images of a fertile valley transformed into an arid stretch of land.

Beginning in 1913, the Owens River was diverted to bring water to Los Angeles. By 1926, the depleted lake exposed vast mineral flats, and the lakebed soon became the highest source of particulate matter pollution in the U.S., emitting some 300,000 tons of carcinogens annually. Blooms of bacterial organisms emerged from the little water that remained, turning it a deep red. Viewed from the air, vestiges of the lake appear as a river of blood, a bisected vein, or a galaxy’s map.

The Lake Project helped to contribute to public awareness and mitigation efforts over the last nine years. The Environmental Protection Agency began implementing a plan in 2001 to flood the ground and control the hazardous material spread by dust storms.

Artist Talk

Thursday, March 11, 7 p.m.
In the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Theater
Tickets are $10 and available at

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From the PDN website:

“The Curator Photography Project is the Search for Outstanding and Undiscovered Fine Art Photography.

Awards and Exposure:

One artist in each category will be awarded participation in an exclusive gallery show held in New York, New York during the summer of 2010. In addition, the selected artists will be featured in a print gallery in PDN‘s June issue – which has an additional print distribution to photography industry creatives – and their images will also be reproduced in a PDN Web gallery. The winner of each category will receive a Moab Chinle portfolio, and a free print from SeenBy, either mounted with their frameless display technology with aluminum dibond or printed on a stretch canvas up to a size of 40″ x 60″. One artist will be awarded a free Seenby print (up to 48″ 72″) mounted on aluminum dibond with acrylic finishing.


Installation/Still life
Abstract/Mixed Media
Nature/Street Photography
Photo Essay/Reportage
Student Work

Judges: Patrick Amsellem
Photo Curator
Brooklyn Museum

Laura Valenti
Program Director
Newspace Center for Photography

WM Hunt
Hasted Hunt Kraeutler

Douglas Kirkland
Student Work Category Judge

Arnt Fredheim
Writer & Art Critic

Deadline March 8th, 2010

For more information click here.

To enter the contest, click here.

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March 6-April 10th: 31 Women in Art Photography Exhibition

31 Women in Art Photography

An Exhibition Curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein

Press Preview: Thursday, March 4, 12 – 6 p.m.; R.S.V.P. kate{at}
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6 / 6 – 9 p.m.
After Party: Saturday, March 6 / 9 p.m. – midnight
R.S.V.P required for opening reception and after party: rsvp{at}

Exhibition on view: Saturday, March 6 – Saturday, April 10, 2010

Affirmation Arts Foundation
523 W. 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 925.0092

Gallery hours: Mon – Thurs, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

In March 2010, in honor of Women’s History Month, Humble Arts Foundation in association with Affirmation Arts will present its second edition of 31 Women in Art Photography, a five-week exhibition celebrating 31 of the most innovative women in new art photography. The exhibition, curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein, will present an eclectic mix of new talent, culled from open submissions. 31 opens at Affirmation Arts in New York City on Saturday, March 6 during The Armory Show 2010.

The exhibition includes photographs by Erica Allen, Amelia Bauer, Claire Beckett, Gilda Davidian, Jessica Eaton, Naomi Harris, Carmen von Kende, Anna Krachey, Yvonne Lacet, Erika Larsen, Jessica Mallios, Alison Malone, S. Billie Mandle, Paula McCartney, Rachelle Mozman, Yamini Nayar, Sarah Palmer, Kristine Potter, Heather Rasmussen, Justine Reyes, Lisa Robinson, Irina Rosovsky, Sasha Rudensky, Victoria Sambunaris, Robin Schwartz, Emily Shur, Brea Souders, Rachel Sussman, Kirsten Kay Thoen, Carson Fisk Vittori, and Ann Woo.

The Curators
British curator Charlotte Cotton recently became the creative director for the National Media Museum in Bradford, England and will be heading up the planned expansion of the museum in London. Previously Cotton was the curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of photography at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, head of programming at the Photographer’s Gallery, London photography curator for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London for several years and is the founding editor of Words Without Pictures. Jon Feinstein is the co-founder and curatorial director of Humble Arts Foundation; he has organized numerous exhibitions throughout New York including the recent exhibition “Trying Them On” at Hendershot Gallery.

Founded in 2005 by amani olu and Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation is committed to promoting the work of new photo-based artists. The New York-based nonprofit serves the international art community by way of exhibition and publishing opportunities, limited-edition print sales, twice–annual artists grants, and various special projects.

The Affirmation Arts Foundation supports professionalism in the arts through exhibitions, programming and education.

Press Contact
For more information and images contact Kate Greenberg at (917) 375–4333 or kate{at}

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March 6th Muriel Hasbun Exhibition, Talk and Workshop at the MAC Dallas

From Muriel Hasbun’s e-blast:

Muriel Hasbun: barquitos de papel and other stories

Exhibition, Talk and Workshop

Saturday March 6th, 2010

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary-The MAC-Dallas

3120 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204

Artist Talk and Workshop at 4pm

Reception at 5:30pm

Exhibition will run from March 6- April 3, 2010″

Muriel Hasbun explores the intricacies and emotional reverberations of identity through art, and uses photography and personal histories as the vehicles for exchange. Through an intergenerational, transitional and transcultural lens, she crafts a language that expresses a shared humanity, while erasing the borders that maintain our “Otherness.”

To read articles related to this exhibition click the links below:


Dallas Art News

Dallas Observer

Art and Seek


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Indie and Small Press Book Fair in NYC this weekend!

In addition to all the great art fairs in NYC, the Center for Independent Publishing is hosting the 22nd Annual Indie and Small Press Book Fair.  Don’t miss “Making The Pitch” and other educational offerings too!

March 6th & 7th from 10:00 – 5:00

General Society Library

20 West 44th Street
(btw. 5th & 6th Aves.)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Admission is free!

Room 404 will feature great programming including:
Saturday, March 6th:

11:30 – 12:00 PM
Maria Filice of  Food & Fate Publishing will presents Breaking Bread in L’Aquila, reviewed in Library Journal as a “wonderful book…will appeal to foodies and cooks looking for effortless Italian cooking.”

12:00-1:00 PM
“It’s Easier Than You Think: Raising A Passionate Reader” with Nancy Newman
In this informal workshop, Nancy Newman will share simple but effective parenting “secrets” that help all children – pre-readers, precocious readers and dyslexics – become skilled avid readers.

1:00-2:00 PM
“Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye”
New York literary agent Katharine Sands takes participants step-by-step through the success checklist for getting-published.

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Strangers Gate Books presents Uyghur Poet Aisha Kashgari
Three Rooms Press presents Peter Carlaftes, with “A Year on Facebook,” and poets George Wallace (“Poppin’ Johnny”) and Jane Ormerod (“Recreational Vehicles on Fire”)
Brown Paper Publishing presents Goodloe Byron
Colin Broderick (praised by Colum McCann as “one of those younger writers who make sense of where we are right now”) reads from his memoir Orangutan.

4:00 PM
“Presses in Transition”
Lawrence Soehnel of People’s Pages/Coral Press will facilitate a discussion of the realities of technological change for independent publishing. Audience participation is encouraged.

Sunday, March 7th:

12:00 – 12:30
Fractious Press presents Buzz Poole
Greenpoint Press will present Mark Goldblatt, reading from his novel Sloth.

12:30 – 1:00
GNYIPA presents:
Norm Beim
Kay Williams
Francine L. Trevens, TnT Classic Books, speaks on art/aches of doing an anthology.

1:00 – 2:00
Golden Heritage presentation on Margaret Fuller
Intima Press presents on the typesetting of the Declaration of Independence, which was originally printed by Mary Katharine Goddard.

2:00-3:00 PM
David Mathison, author of Be the Media, will discuss how authors and media creators can use social media to promote their work.

3:00-4:00 PM
William Powers ( will talk about his environmental and aid work that led to the booksWhispering in the Giant’s Ear, an account of his life and activism in Bolivia, and the forthcoming Twelve by Twelve: A One Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream, about an American physician’s efforts at creating a sustainable life.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the New York State Council for the Arts. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York Council for the Humanities.

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March 5th Deadlines, AIGA Competitions: Design Annual, and 50 Books/50 Covers

Two of my favorite competitions of the year!  The exhibitions for both of these are always on my “MVS MUST” lists.

From the AIGA website:

Call for Entries

365: AIGA Annual Design Competition 31

365 call for entries

A distinguished jury of design exemplars selects the best work across all disciplines of communication design and strategy created in 2009. The selections become part of the AIGA Design Archives and a traveling exhibition that debuts at the AIGA National Design Center in New York.

DEADLINE:  MARCH 5, 2010.   To read submission guidelines, click here.

Call for Entries

AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers of 2009 competition

50/50 call for entries

This time-honored juried competition aims to identify the 50 best-designed books and book covers of 2009 to become part of the AIGA Design Archives and a traveling exhibition that debuts at the AIGA National Design Center in New York.

To read submission guidelines, click here.

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March 8th Deadline 10 Best 10 Competition

From the WIN-Initiative website:


WIN-Initiative’s 10 BEST 10 International Competition is a definitive showcase of the very best of contemporary photography. This photo competition offers excellent exposure to both leading edge and emerging photographers that like to think outside the box. The competition is open to any creative photo artist and the subject matter may range, but we’re mostly interested in your cutting-edge personal work. WIN provides an opportunity for international editorial exposure plus a peer review of your work by esteemed judges, each influential in their field of expertise. Winners will be selected on the basis of concept and originality, as well as coherence in style.


WIN helps discover and support innovative and emerging talent worldwide. For our 2010 competition we are partnering up with ten prominent magazines that share our creative vision and emphasis on global urban youth culture. It is our intent for the 10 BEST 10 photographers to enjoy as much cross platform promotion and worldwide exposure as possible.


This 10 BEST 10 has two stages.

FIRST STAGE: The editors from each of our partner magazines will pick ten winners total (The 10 BEST 10) based on the entries from their region. They assign their winners a photo shoot to be executed for their magazine. Each winner will win a DSLR camera. Winners will be required to document their entire photo production on the video function of their new camera or on an alternate mini cam.

SECOND STAGE: The magazine submits their layout, featuring your work. A distinguished jury will award a Grand Prize of $3000 to the most outstanding layout and photography.


How easy is this? There are NO categories.
SIMPLY SEND US YOUR TEN BEST IMAGES! Multiple entries are allowed.


Entries must be submitted by March 8th, 2010


The fee for each entry is TEN dollars. An entry consists of TEN images. Photographers are allowed to submit multiple entries.”

To see the latest entries submitted to this contest, click here.

To read FAQ’s about this contest, click here.

To Register for this contest, click here.

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