Archive for May 26, 2010

Deadline June 1st: Daylight Magazine CDS Photo Awards

From the Daylight Magazine website:

“Deadline Extended to June 1st, 2010 8PM EST!

In recognition of our mutual interest in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University have started an international competition, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established.

Two awards, a PROJECT PRIZE and a WORK-IN-PROCESS PRIZE.

Project Prize:

Submit: 20 pieces

Deadline: 06/01/2010

Fee: $60

For an extended documentary project or fine art series. Edit photographs with care as the project photographs will be judged on the coherence of the work as a whole. The full panel of jurors will choose one First Prize Winner (to receive a solo exhibition at CDS, a Daylight Multimedia feature, produciton stipend and more!). Each Guest Juror will also select one photographer to receive a Juror’s Pick Prize and write a short statement about why he or she chose the work.

Work-in-process prize:

Submit: 5-10 pieces

Deadline: 06/01/2010

Fee: $30

For a documentary or fine art essay/work-in-progress from a single body of images The full panel of jurors will choose one First Prize Winner (to be featured in print via Daylight Magazine and CDS’ ‘Document,’ included in a group exhibition at CDS, and more!). Each Guest Juror will also select one photographer to receive a Juror’s Pick Prize and write a short statement about why he or she chose the work.

Guest Jurors- VINCE ALETTI, writer/critic; DARIUS HIMES, editor/curator ; JULIE SAUL, gallery owner/director; ALEC SOTH, photographer;  HANK WILLIS THOMAS, photographer; JAMIE WELLFORD, international photo editor, Newsweek. With TAJ FORER and MICHAEL ITKOFF, editors at Daylight Magazine and ALEXA DILWORTH, publishing director and COURTNEY REID-EATON, exhibitions director.”

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May 27th: Exhibition Tour and artist talk with Will Michels at HCP

From the Houston Center for Photography website:

Made by Will – Selections From Four Portfolios May 7 (Opening Reception 6-8)- June 27, 2010

This show is about how photographs are a reflection of their maker. Comprised of self-portraits, studies, environmental portraits, and busts, Made by Will, on view in Houston Center for Photography´s main gallery this spring, contains seminal works made by the photographer Will Michels in the last 15 years. Antecedents are also included, along with supporting documents such as the photographer´s journals and sketches.

Native Houstonian Will Michels (b. 1968) has been making pictures for over twenty-five years. During his teenage years and early twenties while at Glassell, HSPVA and Pratt Institute Michels´ compositions were mainly architectural and his subjects had strong references to destruction. In his final year of architecture school, Michels began to merge architecture, photography and himself, often in homage to Josef Albers and the square. In his early 20s, he began to make series of portraits. Since 1995, the photographer has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where he helps to digitize the permanent collection, curates and teaches aspiring photographers — all experiences which have enriched his own photography over the years.”

On May 27th Will Michels will give a tour of his exhibition and an artist talk starting at 7 p.m. at HCP.

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