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Deadline September 15th: “FAMILY” Photography competition sponsored by Santa Fe Workshops

This is the first competition sponsored by the Santa Fe Workshops, and winners receive the gift of education – all expenses paid trip to take a workshop in Santa Fe.  Other prized include equipment, VisualServer website and more.  Judges include a photo editor, museum director, artist among others.  Here is a link to the competition webpage:Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Photography Contest

“WIN THE WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE AND BE HONORED BY LEADERS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC
COMMUNITY.

For many of us our families are a great source of photographic inspiration. In delight, and in heartache, they are our muse. We’re looking for images that speak of FAMILY—in all its glory, from its humor to its quiet moments of grace.

Husbands, wives, children. Parents, siblings, partners and pets. Old friends, and the new acquaintances who are instantly old friends. They are all family, and their images tell the stories of our lives.

Join our international community of photographers and share your photographs with our distinguished panel of judges. The experience will be rewarding. And the prizes are great!”

PANEL OF JURORS
We are privileged to have such an esteemed panel of jurors to view the entries and select the contest winners.
View complete details.

Brenna Britton, Deputy Photo Editor
People Magazine
Julie Blackmon, Photographer
Anthony Bannon, Director
George Eastman House
Reid Callanan, Director
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

CLICK HERE to enter, and good luck!

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Early Bird rate extended through tomorrow, September 3rd, for En Foco’s 9/25 portfolio review in NYC

From En Foco’s event page:

Portfolio Review Sessions – September 25, 2010
“This En Foco program offers one-on-one reviews with several arts professionals on the same day, in a supportive, nurturing and affordable environment. Reviewers can advise about opportunities and/or provide guidance on career development. This is an outstanding opportunity for ALL photographers to have their work critiqued by curators, editors, educators and other arts organizations.

Whether you’re ready for Chelsea galleries, or just looking for feedback and advice, we have reviewers to suit all needs – you just have to be serious about your craft (call if you have questions). In between sessions, you’ll be able to relax in the photographer’s creative lounge and share your work with peers.

This workshop is only available to current En Foco Members (ALL are welcome to join). Each review session lasts for 20 minutes; photographers are guaranteed a minimum of three reviews and receive a ‘gift bag.’ Upon registration, participants will receive an article written by photo marketing expert Mary Virginia Swanson, on how to best prepare themselves for the Review. Read her new blog article, Assessing the Value of Attending Portfolio Review Sessions.

Reviewer´s will be added on a daily basis. To REGISTER, click here.

Those reviewers confirmed to date (8/14/10) are:

  • Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, El Museo del Barrio
  • Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator/Consultant (pm session)
  • Florian Bachleda, Latina Magazine
  • Kalia Brooks, Independent Curator
  • Song Chong, Magnum Photos
  • Mary Ann Fahey, Umbrella Arts
  • Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Visual Arts, BRIC / Rotunda Gallery
  • Hannah Frieser, Light Work
  • Rosie Gordon-Wallace, Diaspora Vibe Gallery
  • Lisa Henry, Independent Curator, CA
  • Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine
  • Danielle Jackson, Magnum Photos
  • Stella Kramer, Photography Consultant
  • Lesley Martin, Aperture
  • Ruben Natal San-Miguel, ARTmostfierce Editor & Independent Curator
  • Saul Robbins, Photographer, Consultant & former board of CCNY
  • Ariel Shanberg, Center for Photography at Woodstock
  • Yukiko Yamagata, Open Society Institute’s Documentary Photography Project”
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    Reminder: Postmark deadline September 8th for the Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

    All submissions for the Honickman First Book Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies must be postmarked no later than September 8th; juror is William Eggleston.

    For more information on this important publication competition, click here.

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    MVS Marketing Seminar for Artists: Sunday, August 29th in Phoenix

    I am excited about my upcoming seminar in Phoenix on marketing for artists called BEYOND PRINT: CREATIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA which will be held in central Phoenix on Sunday, August 29th from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.

    When working with artists I find the most consistent challenges to their marketing efforts are language, simplicity in design and use of images to illustrate their offerings.  I will be speaking about these points and the importance of effective and consistent communication between your print, website and social networking efforts.  I am constantly updating the content in “BEYOND PRINT”  (first presented at FotoFest 2010) and my goal is to help you effectively communicate the value in your work and your strengths as an artist more clearly to your targeted audience.

    We have planned an interesting weekend should you wish to arrive in Phoenix on Saturday, with an open house at Sonoran Print Editions the evening prior to my seminar, and want you to know about several outstanding exhibitions at the Phoenix Art Museum, which is a short walk from the studio: Creative Continuum:  The History of the Center for Creative Photography and Cezanne and American Modernism.  Also, a short drive away in Scottsdale, Lisa Sette Gallery is hosting From the Ground Up “a summer group exhibition dealing with the themes of the environment and the natural world,” and several interesting shows are on view at Scottsdale MoCA (www.smoca.org).  Note too that hotel rates are rock-bottom this time of year (suggestions below), so I hope you will consider joining us for an art-filled, inspiring weekend in Phoenix!   MVS

    BEYOND PRINT:  Creative Communication in the Digital Era


    a seminar for artists
    with
    Mary Virginia Swanson

    Sponsored by Alchemy Studio

    August 29, 2010 -9:30am-1:00pm

    Hosted by Vermillion Studio – 124 W. McDowell Road - Phoenix, AZ 85003,
    located just west of Central Avenue near the Phoenix Art Museum

    Developing new audiences across the world has never been easier for artists, or more affordable.   To communicate effectively, artists must consider who their target audience is, “where” they are (both geographically and within the digital environment), and how to best communicate to them.  As artists transition from primarily print pieces into websites and e-communication, can their brand graphics continue to be effective?  What aspects and elements of their self-promotion can seamlessly migrate to the web and into social networks? What artist statements and other text components will need to be altered in style or length to generate interest in the artist’s work?  Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss identifying your audience, the need to communicate in the “space” they live online, and in the most suitable language.  Examples of effective print pieces, websites, emails and social network pages will be shared to underscore the value of brand continuity and clarity.

    MVS is extending a one-time discounted consultation rate of $200/hour for all seminar participants; bookings on Monday & Tuesday should be made directly with Ms. Swanson at mvs@mvswanson.com


    REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

    $35.00 registration fee if paid in full by August 28; $50 at the door on the 29th

    Make check out to: Carol Panaro-Smith and mail to:

    Alchemy Studio, 4022 East Cambridge Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85008

    To reserve your space email: carol@alchemy-studio.net

    RELATED EVENT:

    Sonoran Print Editions Open House (free and open to all)

    The crew at Sonoran Print Editions invites you to visit their studio and see some of their recent custom digital printing projects.

    Saturday, August 28, 6-9 pm   SPE printers will talk at 7 pm

    124 W. McDowell in Phoenix, at Vermillion Studio (location of MVS seminar the following morning)

    Suggested nearby hotels:  Clarendon Hotel,  Hilton Garden InnHoliday Inn Express and Lexington Hotel (closest to studio)

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    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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    Congratulations to the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Winners

    From Daylight Magazine’s website:
    Daylight / CDS Photo Awards Overview

    Project Prize

    Work-In-Process Prize

    Prizewinners
    space
    Jurors

    Guidelines

    Daylight / CDS Photo Awards Overview

    In recognition of mutual interests 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.

    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, Daylight Magazine, and Alexa Dilworth, publishing director, and Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

    PROJECT PRIZE

    First Prize Winner

    Nandita Raman
    ramannandita.blogspot.com

    Juror Picks

    Rachel Barrett (Hank Willis Thomas)
    rachelbarrett.net

    Priya Kambli (Vince Aletti)
    priyakambli.com

    Jan Lieske (Jamie Wellford)
    janlieske.com

    Nandita Raman (Julie Saul)
    ramannandita.blogspot.com

    Daniel Stier (Darius Himes and Alec Soth)
    danielstier.com

    Honorable Mentions

    Susan Bank
    susansbank.com

    Matt Eich
    matteichphoto.com

    Jason Florio
    floriophoto.com

    Eamon Mac Mahon
    eamonmacmahon.com

    Michael Marten
    michaelmarten.com

    Pierpaolo Mittica
    pierpaolomittica.com

    Geir Moseid
    geirmoseid.com

    Louie Palu
    louiepalu.com

    Melissa Ann Pinney
    melissaannpinney.com

    Martin Roemers
    martinroemers.com

    WORK-IN-PROCESS PRIZE

    First Prize Winner

    Elizabeth Moreno
    emorenophoto.com

    Juror Picks

    Erica Allen (Hank Willis Thomas)
    ericaallenphotography.com

    Paula McCartney (Darius Himes)
    paulamccartney.com

    Elizabeth Moreno (Vince Aletti)
    emorenophoto.com

    Martin Roemers (Jamie Wellford)
    martinroemers.com

    Monika Sziladi (Julie Saul and Alec Soth)
    msziladi.com

    Honorable Mentions

    Jessica Auer
    jessicaauer.com

    J Carrier
    j-carrier.com

    Dianne Davis
    diannedavis.ca/

    Eyal Dinar
    eyaldinar.com

    Lorena Endara
    lorenaendara.com

    Bepi Ghiotti
    bepighiotti.com

    Maria Gonzalez
    marivigonzalezphotography.com

    Holly Lynton
    hollylynton.com

    Sarah Sudhoff
    sarahsudhoff.com

    Stratis Vogiatzis
    stratisvogiatzis.com

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    Congratulations to the 2010 Lange-Taylor Prize: 20th Anniversary Winners

    From a Duke University e-blast:
    “LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE: 20th ANNIVERSARY WINNERS
    Tiana Markova-Gold and Sarah Dohrmann
    Honorable Mention: Kitra Cahana and Chris Urquhart
    http://cds.aas.duke.edu/press/2010langetaylor.html
    http://cds.aas.duke.edu/press/2010langetaylordownload/index.html
    The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twentieth Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize to photographer Tiana Markova-Gold and writer Sarah Dohrmann, both Americans. The $20,000 award is given to encourage collaboration in documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed American photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. Lange and Taylor worked together for many years, most notably on fieldwork that resulted in American Exodus (1941), a seminal work in documentary studies.
    Tiana Markova-Gold and Sarah Dohrmann’s project, “If You Smoke Cigarettes in Public, You Are a Prostitute: Women and Prostitution in Morocco,” is an investigation of female prostitution in Morocco and the experiences of two American non-Muslim women documenting women’s lives in a country where pre-marital virginity is considered sacred. With their project, they “seek to dismantle Americans’ preconceived notions of the prostitute as sexual deviant and the hijabed woman as “exotic” and examine the negotiation of relationships “between the prostitute and the society she lives in, between the artist and the subject, between non-Muslim and Muslim women, between women.”
    For more information, click the links above.

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