Archive for May, 2010

May 13th: Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food and Fotos Event in NY

Jonathan Torgovnik has is on a mission.  He felt the call for help, and has answered it by founding a not-for-profit organization called Foundation Rwanda: children in Rwanda are attending school as a result of his continuing efforts..  This project is not to be missed; his photographs from “INTENDED CONSEQUENCES” have come into the world in book, exhibition and multimedia format.    There  is a benefit in NYC this week that I encourage you to attend if you can.  From the Foundation Rwanda Food and Fotos website:

“What is Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food and Fotos?

In February 2006, photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik traveled to East Africa on behalf of Newsweek magazine to work on a story about HIV/AIDS. While there, he met Margaret, a Rwandan survivor who was brutally raped during the genocide, became pregnant, and contracted HIV. This horrific story led Torgovnik to embark on a photography project to document and tell the stories of 40 women like Margaret. He learned an estimated 20,000 children were born from rape during the genocide and repeatedly heard that their mothers are unable to afford the secondary school fees to keep their children in school. Deeply affected by the ongoing consequences of the genocide and the challenges these women and children face daily, Torgovnik joined with Jules Shell to create Foundation Rwanda.

When our friends, Chef Gabe Thompson and Pastry Chef Katherine Thompson, (dell’anima and L’Artusi) heard about Foundation Rwanda’s efforts to support the education of children affected by the genocide and help empower their mothers, they rolled up their sleeves and offered to help the best way they knew how– by cooking for a good cause! Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos is their idea and is made possible by the goodwill and generosity of over 30 acclaimed NYC restaurants and specialty shops, a wide array of talented photographers, and a small army of amazing volunteers.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

VIP Hour 5:30- 7:00 pm
Includes vip access to cuisine, silent auction, champagne and exclusive gift bag
VIP Ticket: $350
*Sponsors 1 child for 1 year of school

General Admission 7:00- 9:00 pm
General Ticket: $125.00 in advance
*$150.00 when purchased at the door

Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

Please join Foundation Rwanda for a special evening of food & fotos featuring tasting tables and signature dishes from 30 of New York City’s top restaurants including dell’anima, L’Artusi, Market Table, Perry Street, Casa Lever & more.

The evening will also feature an exhibition of portraits from Rwanda by photographer Jonathan Torgovnik and a silent auction of culinary items and contemporary photographs by Platon, Eugene Richards, Steve Pyke, Nigel Parry, Gillian Laub, Elinor Carucci, Jonathan Torgovnik, Pieter Hugo, Martin Schoeller, Ruven Afanador, Brent Stirton, Slim Aarons & many more.

To purchase tickets for this event, click here.”

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May 6th: Registration opens for FOTOFEST PARIS 2010! November 15/16/17

FotoFest has collaborated with Lens Culture and is taking “The Meeting Place” on the road!  This November, for three days prior PARIS PHOTO, hosted at the urban campus of Speos Paris Photographic Institute:

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010

From the website:

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010 will be
3 days of meetings and portfolio reviews with
120 photographers from around the world and
40 international photography experts.

The event offers all participants tremendous opportunities to share knowledge, connections and insights.

Participating photographers will get expert feedback about their work and have the possibility of getting editorial assignments, book publication contracts, art gallery representation, and feature articles in magazines, online and in print.

The one-to-one meetings with influential decision-makers in the photography field offer photographers opportunities to advance their career development and connect them to people who can help them with artistic and business goals.

In turn, the invited reviewers — museum curators, gallery owners, festival directors, publishers, representatives from photo agencies — will have the chance to discover new talent as well as the latest work of photographers who are already established.

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris takes place immediately before Paris Photo, and during the Month of Photography in Paris.

Paris Photo is the world’s largest international fair and marketplace for contemporary photography.

The Month of Photography in Paris, one of the world’s first urban photography festivals, features photography-related exhibits and events at more than 50 locations throughout Paris.

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010 is a collaboration between FotoFest International and Lens Culture. It will be hosted at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute.

The Paris portfolio review is modeled on FotoFest’s internationally respected Meeting Place® portfolio review that FotoFest pioneered more than 20 years ago in Houston. Over the past 20 years — in Houston, as well as in dozens of other cities worldwide — similar professional reviews have been the catalysts for exhibitions, publications, and wider acclaim for many artists.

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010 will be the very first, large-scale international review of this format to take place in Paris.”


“The registration process will open on May 6, 2010, at 8 a.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time (3 p.m. GMT).
At that time, applicants will have access to a simple online registration form on this website

Registrations are limited, and will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. We will send you an invoice for payment when your application is accepted. Payment in full will be required within 10 days of acceptance. We will maintain a waiting list, in the order of applications received, to fill any vacancies that arise.

The full 3-day registration fee is $795.

We are also offering a very limited number of 1-day and 2-day registrations:

The 2-day registration fee is $625.

The 1-day registration fee is $325.

Please be sure to check back here on May 6 to register. We expect that all places will be sold out fairly quickly.”

“Participants should be serious, mid-career photographers, with a recent history of exhibitions and/or publication, and ready for international markets. Applicants will not be pre-approved by a jury, but we strive to keep the level of work of participants high. For a good reference of where your work should be professionally, please look at the work of artists in the current issue and the archives of Lens Culture.”
I am honored to have been invited to participate as a Reviewer, and look forward to seeing many of you there, and attending Paris Photo!

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Extended DEADLINE: May 8th Call for Entries for the ASMP Image 10 Photography Contest

From the ASMP website:

“Image10 is a nationwide photo contest run by the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and open to all professional, serious amateur and student photographers residing in the United States. Contestants are asked to submit one or more images that were created after January 1, 2009. The deadline for entry submissions is May 8, 2010. For more information on submissions see How to submit an image.”

Over 25,000 in prizes!

This year’s judges:

Nathalie Kirsheh, Art Director-W Magazine

Katherine Schad, Photo Director- O-The Oprah Magazine

Michael Boulia, Creative Director-BBDO

Alex Tasch, Senior Art Buyer-Euro RSCG Worldwide

Brian Paul Clamp, Gallerist- CLAMPART

To view the 2009 winners gallery, click here.

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May 7th: Fellowship Artist Talks & Exhibition Tour with Juror Brian Paul Clamp at HCP

From the Houston Center for Photography website:

© Scott Dalton

© Matt Eich

Fellowship Artist Talks and Exhibition Tour
Brian Paul Clamp, juror, in conversation with HCP Fellowship recipient Matt Eich and Carol Crow Fellowship recipient Scott Dalton
Friday, May 7, 2010
at 5:30 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public

Join HCP before the opening reception on Friday May 7 for an exhibition tour and conversation with the 2010 Fellowship juror, Brian Paul Clamp, and the 2010 Fellowship recipients Scott Dalton and Matt Eich.

Scott Dalton‘s work explores the people and places that inspired Gabriel García Márquez´s 1967 book One Hundred Years of Solitude, Dalton has created a body of work that represents the essence of Macondo, the fictional town in which the book is set.

Carry Me Ohio is Matt Eich´s exploration of the lives of residents in Southeastern Ohio. In an area left depressed and impoverished by the boom and subsequent bust of the industries of coal, salt, clay, and timber, the people live with a poverty rate of 27.4% and some $14,000 under the national average income.

Brian Paul Clamp is the owner and director of ClampArt, a gallery in Chelsea in New York City specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography. ClampArt mounts ten to fifteen exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Mr. Clamp opened the gallery in 2000 after completing a Master of Arts degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art at Columbia University. For eight years prior to that Mr. Clamp served as the director of a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side specializing in late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings. Aside from exhibitions at his own gallery space, Clamp has curated numerous photography shows at various venues throughout the United States, and has reviewed photographers’ portfolios on dozens of panels over the past several years. Mr. Clamp is the author of numerous publications on American art to date, and also occasionally contributes written work to various art periodicals.

1441 West Alabama Houston, TX 77006″

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May 6th: Opening Reception, May 8th: Jennifer Karady and Christopher Sims Artist Talk at SF Camerawork

From the SF Camerawork website:

“Thursday, May 6, 2010:


Image by Jennifer Karady

Join us for First Thursday as we stay open late for the public opening of our new exhibitions! Stop by after work, have a glass of wine, and check out the art in three new shows: Jennifer Karady, In Country: Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan; Christopher Sims: The 2010 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers; and Roll Call: An SF Camerawork Members’ Exhibition.

5 – 8 pm

Saturday, May 8, 2010:


Image by Christopher Sims

Join us at Camerawork for a special presentation with artists Jennifer Karady and Christopher Sims as they talk about their work on view in the gallery. With subjects residing on the opposite ends of combat, both artists visually depict aspects of the current wars in which the United States is engaged. Featuring Jennifer Karady’s inaugural exhibition of staged narrative portraiture, and the work of Christopher Sims, the 2010 recipient of  The Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers, the combination of these two bodies of work in one location provides a looking glass into an America most have never seen before. Admission is free to the public!

1 pm

657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105″

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May 10th in NYC: “Learning to Breathe” Photojournalist Alison Wright lectures at the Explorer’s Club in NYC

From the Explorer’s Club website:

“Date: May 10, 2010

Time: 6 PM

Location: New York City Headquarters, 46 East Seventieth Street, NY NY 10021, telephone 212/628-8383

Description: Alison Wright, an internationally renowned photojournalist and social documentary photographer, has spent a lifetime traveling to all corners of the globe photographing endangered cultures and people as well as documenting issues concerning the human condition. In this photo presentation, “Learning to Breathe,” Alison Wright, a freelance photographer with National Geographic photographer, will talk about her cultural images from around the world, including some of her latest work covering the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Alison travels to all corners of the globe, documenting issues concerning the human condition for her editorial, commercial and humanitarian aid clients. “As a documentary photographer, Alison has regularly traveled world-wide and bore witness almost on a daily level, to the dire needs and situations of the children and people in each of these countries.

Alison’s photography is represented by National Geographic and Corbis as well as being published in world-wide periodicals such as National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Islands, Smithsonian, American Photo, Natural History, Time, Forbes, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography and a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Award Travel Journalism Award.

Her writing and photographs have been published in her books, “Faces of Hope, Children of a Changing World” “The Dalai Lama, A Simple Monk,” and “The Spirit of Tibet, Portrait of a Culture in Exile” as well as through the Discovery Channel Photo Journeys series.

Member Ticket price: No Charge

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price: $5 with ID

Reservation Notes: Payment must accompany reservation. Tickets are secured only when a credit card is provided at the time the reservation is made. Reservations made without a credit card are not secured and tickets will be forfeited by 6:50pm the evening of the lecture.

Reservations are suggested on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 212-628-8383, Fax 212-628-4449, or

Event open to: Public”

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Deadline: May 31st: Hereford Photo Festival’s “Open Here” Call for Submissions

From the  Hereford Photography Festival website:

“Submissions are now being accepted for Open Here, Hereford Photography Festival’s open exhibition, to take place at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts from October 29th-November 27th, 2010.

Open Here welcomes submissions from all photographers both nationally and internationally and are keen to support all disciplines of photographic practice.

-Photographers may submit up to 5 images, made since January 2009. Images may be individual works or from a larger series.

-One prize, of a socially-engaged commission (2,000 pounds) will be awarded, to be realized in Herefordshire prior to August 2011

-An additional prize of 250 pounds will be awarded to the audiences favourite, voted for by visitors to the exhibition.

The selection panel:

Caitlin Griffiths-Artistic Director, Hereford Photography Festival.

Melissa Dewitt-Editor, HotShoe.

Nina Gustavsson-Photography Lecturer, Hereford College of Art

Paul Seawright-Photographer and co-curator Hereford Photography Festival’s Retrospective 2010.

Stuart Whipps-Photographer, winner of East International prize 2009.

For details or to fill out the application, click here.

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Deadline: May 31st POYi Emerging Incentive Program

From the Pictures of the Year International website:

“For some it might be a passion, for others an avocation and to a few, maybe a dream not yet accomplished. Now, with the assistance of a new project from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), a program of the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), semi-professional, student, and early-career photographers will have the opportunity to do work of a global significance.

POYi, the oldest photojournalism program in the world, has announced the “POYi Emerging Vision Incentive.” The incentive will fund and showcase documentary work on social issues or political trends by aspiring documentary photographers. The Emerging Vision Incentive recipient will receive up to $10,000 to assist in developing a photo story that reflects daily life, social issues, cultural trends or news events.

“We are excited to be able to provide the environment and inspiration for emerging photographers to do work of worldwide importance,” said Rick Shaw, director of POYi. “We hope this program will help educate and motivate the next generation of social-conscious photojournalists and allow them to explore and expand avenues of publication that are currently unavailable to them.”

In addition to financial assistance, the recipient will have the opportunity to have his or her work displayed at RJI and The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles during their exhibit of winning images from the 67th Annual POYi Competition which opens in June 2010. The Emerging Vision Incentive recipient will also receive a full day of career-development during the annual POYi Education Seminar and Awards Program.

The POYi Emerging Vision Incentive program is made possible through financial support from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Annenberg Foundation. For more information, please download the Emerging Incentive Guide and the Application Form.

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Deadline May 31: Hearst 8×10 Photo Biennial Call for Entries – NO ENTRY FEE!

From the Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial website:

“PURPOSE- An international competition saluting the next generation of talent, which will play an important role in the future of magazines, media, the web, design and photography.

DESCRIPTION- Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial is a competition to identify and promote new and emerging talent among photographers in the United States and abroad. Eight (8) winners, chosen every other year, will:

Showcase selected works in an exhibition under the title, “8×10″ in the Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and the Hearst Gallery at Hearst Tower in New York City.

Be published in the accompanying “8×10″ catalog and on and

ENTRY FEE- There is no entry fee for the competition.

ELIGIBILITY- All U.S. and international freelance, amateur and professional photographers and students, 18 to 35 years of age. Applicants may apply as individuals, or as collaborators.

Hearst Corporation full-time employees and former employees are not eligible. Freelancers for Hearst Corporation are eligible to apply.

Applicants may only submit one (1) entry, which may include up to 16 photographs. Sizes may vary.

SELECTION METHOD & CRITERIA- Award recipients will be selected by a juried committee of ten (10) individuals consisting of Hearst Magazine editors, art directors, renowned photographers, curators and gallery owners. Decisions of the committee are final. Award recipients will be chosen on the basis of exceptional talent, strength of portfolio and capacity for future distinction in the field of photography.

APPLICATION DEADLINE- All entries must be emailed between the dates of January 4, 2010 and May 31, 2010. Entries received after this date will not be entered into the competition. Hearst will not be responsible for lost or damaged entries.”

To view the past winners of this Competition, click here.

For information on how to enter, or to fill out the entry form, click here.

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Rhubarb-Rhubarb Portfolio Review Bookings now open!

From the Rhubarb-Rhubarb website:

“International Photographic Review 2010
29th, 30th, 31st July, 1st August 2010
Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK

Portfolio bookings now open!

Our 11th annual portfolio review event is the centrepiece of what’s already turning out to be our busiest year yet. The list of national and international events we’re putting on for 2010 is extensive. Encompassing the world-renowned portfolio review, exhibitions, summer school, seminars and more.  Full details of this year’s programme will be revealed very soon…

You can now make your online bookings for this year’s portfolio reviews. Simply register on our home page, log in and then visit the Reviewer Profiles section in the left navigation bar. You can then read their bios and find out what type of work they want to see. If the fit is right then make your booking. More reviewers will be added in the coming weeks and you can change your bookings schedule up to a week before the reviews, so you’ve got those reviewers you really want to see…”

To view the Portfolio Reviewers Profiles for this event, click here.

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