Archive for August 12, 2010

Deadline Aug. 27th: Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship 2010: Call for Entries

From a Silver Eye Center For Photography e-blast:


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“SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

FELLOWSHIP 2010: CALL FOR ENTRIES
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Juror: Deborah Klochko, Executive Director,
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Postmark Deadline for Entries: Friday, August 27, 6 p.m. EST

PITTSBURGH, Pa., 7/14/10 – Silver Eye Center for Photography, the region’s only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to photography, is pleased to announce Fellowship 2010, their 11th annual international photography competition. Deborah Klochko, Executive Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California, will jury the competition.

The competition is open to all international photographers, as well as Silver Eye members. Two Fellowships are being awarded. The first carries a $3,500 award and is open to all eligible photographers. The second award, new in 2010, is open only to Pennsylvania residents and carries a $1,500 award. Both winning artists’ work will be exhibited at Silver Eye in late November 2010.

Submissions are limited to ten images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work and must have been completed within the past three years. Submitted images may not have been previously exhibited at the Silver Eye Center for Photography (onsite or online). The entry fee is $55, but the fee is waived for members of Silver Eye at the $35 student level and the $70 level or above.

Please visit silvereye.org/exhibitions under the “Exhibition Opportunities” tab for further details on how to submit. PDF forms can be downloaded from the website. Entries must be postmarked or delivered on or before Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6 p.m. and be complete upon submission. Please mail or deliver to:

Fellowship 2010 Competition
Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 USA

About the Juror: Deborah Klochko

Deborah Klochko became Executive Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego in 2007. Prior to joining MoPA, Deborah served as a private consultant; as the Executive Editor of see, an award-winning journal of visual culture; and as founder of Speaking of Light: Oral Histories of American Photographers. Formerly the Director of The Friends of Photography in San Francisco, she has also worked at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, in Rochester, New York and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Deborah holds an M.A.T. in Museum Education from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an M.F.A. in Photographic Studies from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.

About Silver Eye Center for Photography

For the past 30 years, the Silver Eye Center for Photography has played a unique and valued role in the region’s cultural landscape and earned a national reputation as one of the country’s pre-eminent photography centers. Our mission is to advance understanding, appreciation and active engagement with contemporary photography as a vital form of creative expression and as an educative force in communicating the diverse values, histories and issues that shape and influence our lives.

Silver Eye Center for Photography is generously supported by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Fine Foundation, The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Henry John Simonds Foundation, The Massey Charitable Trust and Anonymous.

Silver Eye Center for Photography is located at 1015 East Carson Street in the South Side of Pittsburgh. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please call 412-431-1810 or visit www.silvereye.org.”

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“The Road to Freedom” and “After 1968″ exhibitions at the Bronx Museum closing dates rapidly approaching

The closing date of these two exhibitions on view at the Bronx Museum is rapidly drawing near:

THE ROAD TO FREEDOM and AFTER 1968

Both are impressive as is the Bronx Museum. Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.  Not to be missed!

About THE ROAD TO FREEDOM, from the museum’s website:

“During the span of twelve years, a series of events, later hailed as the Civil Rights Movement, would forever change the social and political course of America. The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968, an exhibitions that chronicling these pivotal moments in the nation’s history. Featuring 150 vintage photographs, Road to Freedom is the most comprehensive collection of photographic prints and related artifacts ever devoted to the subject and was organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.”

About the companion exhibitions AFTER 1968:

“As a complement to Road to Freedom, The Bronx Museum will also present AFTER 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy. This smaller exhibition includes works from seven African-American, emerging artists and collectives—all born on or after 1968—who have created new work examining the heritage of the Civil Rights Movement and its affect on the lives of this new generation. Using the movement as inspiration, context or critique, these artists address their own personal understanding of race, identity, American violence, and political activism providing new perspectives on and discourse about this critical time in the history of the United States.”

AND also on view, be sure to see “YANKEE STADIUMS” photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, on view through December 31st.
“Specially commissioned by the Bronx Museum to commemorate the centennial of the Grand Concourse, Liao’s iconic image of the two Yankee Stadiums captures a unique moment of transition in the South Bronx and hints to the great push for renewal in the borough.”

Public transportation makes visiting the Bronx Museum SIMPLE.  Click here for more information.

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