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MVS MARKETING BLOG MOVED to www.mvswanson.com!

To my readers:

I am pleased to tell you that I have merged my blog into my updated website. On my new homepage you will see the three most recent blog posts, as well as being able to navigate through the blog categories directly at any time.   You will also easily find “PLANNING AHEAD: Industry Events of Note” as its own category, as well as my event calendar “MVS ON THE ROAD” prominently featured on the new website.  Click here now:

www.mvswanson.com

I’m sure you will find the new combined blog AND website an even greater resource!

Thanks so much for visiting the past five years, and hope you will bookmark my new website.

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November 5/6/7: NY Art Book Fair at PS1

One of my favorite fairs of the year, without question!  From the website:

Printed Matter presents the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, November 5–7 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

Free and open to the public, the Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and publishers from twenty countries, offering the best in contemporary art book publishing.

Philip Aarons, Chairman of the Board of Printed Matter, said: “The NY Art Book Fair is the premiere venue to find what’s new in art publishing. While it has spawned the next generation of independent art book fairs world-wide, it remains the biggest, the best, and by far the most fun.”

The NY Art Book Fair includes special project rooms, screenings, book signings, and performances, throughout the weekend.

Other events include the third annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, and The Classroom, a curated series of informal conversations between artists, together with readings, workshops and other artist-led events.”

NOT TO BE MISSED!!

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November 3 in NYC: Discussion with Fine Art Bloggers sponsored by ASMP NY

from ASMP NY‘s Susan May Tell on a great event on Wednesday night in NYC:
“ASMPNY’s Fine Art Conversations Series – Panel with Influential Fine Art Photography Bloggers!

Do you want your photography blogged about by influential Fine Art Photography Bloggers? Then this event is for you!

When:    November 3, 2010
Where:   Soho Photo 15 White Street
Time:    Doors and registration open 6:30pm

Panel Discussion 7-9:00pm

Fine art photography blogs have changed the landscape for sharing and reviewing work. Blogs are more personal and idiosyncratic while attracting a wide audience, and doing so more quickly and inexpensively.  Photographers no longer have to wait for a review of a bricks-and-mortar exhibition by a very small group of print publications. The objective of this night is to inform photographers about fine art photography blogging:
-how the blog came into being
-how the blog differs from photography covered in a print edition (if there is one)
-what bloggers like (or don’t) about blogging
-advantages and disadvantages about blogging
-who is the audience for the blog
-how work is chosen for the blog
-how bloggers like (or don’t) to be contacted by photographers, agents or galleries
-how blogging has impacted fine art photography (or not)
Panelists: read their full bios here
- ELIZABETH AVEDON – has received recognition for her curatorial work, exhibition design and publishing projects, and worked with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Random House, and was the Gallery Director for Photo-Eye Gallery
- A. D. COLEMAN – the first photography critic for the NY Times, first Art Critic’s Fellowship from the NEA, and named one of The Top 100 People in Photography by American Photo Magazine
- STELLA KRAMER – two-time Pulitzer Prize winner while at the NY Times and also the recipient of the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography
- RUBEN NATAL-SAN MIGUEL – art collector, curator and photographer involved with many art, not-for-profit, organizations like ACRIA, Printed Matter, Aperture Foundation, AIDS Chicago, and the Humble Arts Foundation

Moderated by ASMPNY’s Fine Art Chair Susan May Tell

Member:          Free
Non-member:   $25
Student*:          $5
*May be asked to show student id

Limited seating available – so please reserve your space early
Feel free to email Susan May Tell, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!”

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Winners announced: Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

The winners have been announced!  I was pleased to have been a part of the jury team for this competition, reviewing all the work submitted.  Along with my fellow judges, results were compiled by Jim Casper at Lens Culture and the winners are as follows.  From the Lens Culture website:

“We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2010 Lens Culture International Exposure Awards. For the judges, the process of looking critically at almost 6,500 photographs submitted by photographers from 47 countries was at once daunting and exhilarating.

The range of work is remarkable. It varies richly in subject matter, genre, and styles of technological and artistic approaches. Perhaps what was most pleasantly surprising about reviewing all of these photographs, for me, was the chance to discover so many multifaceted and unusual ways that people are using photography to tell an important story, or to explore an emotion, take a wild flight of imagination, dig a bit deeper into a psychological puzzle, capture a moment or an age or a culture, or to play with an idea.

All of the jurors were eager to see what “bubbled to the top” through the democratic judging process. Indeed, it is an eclectic mix, and a pleasure to discover the kinds of things that captivated each of us. We hope you will enjoy the winning portfolios and single photographs as they are revealed over the next weeks here in Lens Culture. Starting in early 2011, these award-winning works will comprise group exhibitions at galleries in Paris, San Francisco and New York.

The top award winners for 2010 are:

Portfolio Category

Grand Prize: Jessica Hines:  My Brother’s War
2nd Prize: Carolle Benitah: Photo Souveniers
3rd Prize: Louisa Marie Summer: Jennifer

Single Image Category

Grand Prize: Martine Fougeron
2nd Prize: Albertina d’Urso
3rd Prize: Anne Berry

Honorable Mention Awards (in alphabetical order):

Susan Bank
David Carol
Ellie Davies
Frank Day
Bruno De Cock
Margaret de Lange
Dan Dubowitz
Joachim Froese
Julia Fullerton-Batten
Kevin Greenblat
Daisuke Ito
Mary Shannon Johnstone
David Lazar
Sebastian Liste
Adam Magyar
Rania Matar
Justin Maxon
Bill McCullough
Marcia Michael
Julian Rder
David Rochkind
Evzen Sobek
Miki Soejima
Ian Teh
Jan von Holleben

Congratulations to all of these winners, and our sincere gratitude to everyone who shared their work with us in this year’s competition.

Be sure to check back here to view work from each of these winners over the coming weeks.”

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November 7th Fotoweek DC Portfolio Reviews: Registration open!

Within the FOTOWEEK DC FESTIVAL there is a one-day portfolio review event that has a fine roster of Reviewers, offers a discounted rate for students, and will work closely with you to confirm to top picks within days of registering.  If interested, don’t hesitate as this will sell out!

Come early/stay late as the programing this year is super – many exhibitions, lectures, a one-day workshop with Brian Storm of Media Storm, displays of contemporary photobooks by publisher, as well as the amazing Indie Photobook Library, and more.  My co-author Darius Himes and I are proud to be a part of the programming, speaking at the Corcoran on the day after the reviews, Monday, November 8th at noon at the Corcoran: “To Be Published or Self-Publish?”

To start the portfolio review registration process, click here.

See you there!

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Thursday, October 14th in NYC: Gallery Night on 57th Street

Nailya Alexander sent me notice that on Thursday night, October 14th, 47 galleries between Lexington Avenue and 8th Avenue in New York City will be open from 5-8 pm.

Nailya’s exhibition Contemplating Landscape is on view through October 30th at 41 East 57th Street, suite 704 – many of you know this address as the beautiful Fuller Building, erected in 1929  (other galleries to see in this building include Howard Greenberg, Bonni Benrubi and Amador Gallery, among others, with PaceMacGill virtually across the street).

“For more information call 212/888-3550 or email gallerynighton57street@gmail.com.”

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October 10th: “Questions without Answers” A Conversation with VII at CPW

SPECIAL EVENT:

Questions Without Answers”  A public symposium with the members of Agency VII

Sunday, October 10th 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Photography at Woodstock.

CPW invites you to join us on Sunday October 10, 2010 at 1pm for a very special public symposium entitled Questions Without Answers, a unique discussion with the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s 2010 Vision Award honorees, the photo agency VII.

Questions Without Answers will be a lively exchange between photographers who are committed to documenting conflict – environmental, social, political, violent and non-violent – to produce, as VII’s mission declares, an “unflinching record” of the events that define our time.  The conversation, moderated by renowned collector, curator, and educator W.M. Hunt will  include founding members Ron Haviv and Gary Knight, along with Stephanie Sinclair, and Scott Thodeeditor of VII The Magazine the agency’s newest initiative.

Time will be allotted for audience questions, and CPW encourages you to participate in what will be an important discussion about the changing landscape of photojournalism and an examination through the lens of a world that has dramatically changed in the past decade this agency has existed.

The panel discussion will be presented in conjunction with CPW’s 2010 Benefit Gala where VII will be presented with the 2010 Vision Award for Leadership in the Field of Photography.

Additionally on view in CPW’s galleries will be the exhibition Questions Without Answers: A Photographic Prism, 1985-2010, Photographs by VII, on view at CPW from October 7-31. Organized by Tufts University and curated by Amy Schlegel, director of the Tufts University Art Gallery, this exhibition presents photographs from the depicting defining events of the post-Cold War period and their aftermaths, from the Fall of the Berlin Wall and September 11, 2001, to Iraq and Afghanistan, The Balkans and Congo, Chechnya and Gaza, among others. 

About the Participants:
Gary Knight began his photojournalism career in Southeast Asia during the late 1980s and early 1990s, documenting internecine warfare in the region.  Knight went on to Yugoslavia, chronicling the effects of war on civilian populations.  After co-founding VII in 2001, he covered the events in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.  Knight has exhibited globally, and is the recipient of numerous awards. He is also a founder of the Angkor Photo Festival, a board member of the Crimes of War Foundation, permanent member of the Frontline Club Award jury and a contract photographer forNewsweek Magazine.  Knight is a 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

Ron Haviv has produced award winning images of conflict and humanitarian crises around the world since the end of the Cold War.  His work has been featured at the Louvre, United Nations, and the council on Foreign Relations.  A co-founder of VII, his work has been published in magazines around the world.  Haviv has published two critically acclaimed books of his photography Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul.

Stephanie Sinclair is an award winning photojournalist known for gaining unique access to sensitive gender and human rights issues around the world. She has covered the failure of the death penalty in Illinois and the war in Iraq for the Chicago Tribune, and has worked as a freelance photographer covering topics such as the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, child marriage, and polygamy in America. Sinclair became a full member of VII in 2009. She contributes regularly to National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, and Newsweek, among other notable publications.

In spring 2010, Scott Thode became the first editor of VII the Magazine, an innovative online project that will give readers unprecedented intimate access and insight to the work of the 29 photojournalists who make up the photo agency VII. Previously Thode was the Deputy Picture Editor at Fortune Magazine. As a photographer Scott was the recipient of numerous photography awards and his work has been exhibited at the Bienalle Internazionale di Fotografia in Turin, Italy, Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignon, France and The Colonnade Gallery in Washington, D.C. He teaches at the International Center for Photography and regularly participates in photo symposia, workshops and has served as a judge for numerous Photography Awards. In 2011 Scott will co-curate the LOOK3 Photo Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia with Kathy Ryan.

To learn more about the photo agency VII, visit their website, www.viiphoto.com

About the Moderator:
W.M. - Bill - Hunt is a well-known collector, curator and consultant, as well dealer and educator. 
A book on his collection The Unseen Eye will be published by Thames & Hudson next fall. Hunt
is on the boards of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and the Center for Photography at
Woodstock, which awarded him the Vision Award for Leadership in 2009.

Founded on September 9, 2001 VII (which derives its name from the number of founding photo-journalists who formed this collectively owned agency) was designed from the outset to be an efficient, technologically enabled distribution hub for some of the world's finest photojournalism.
VII has been responsible for creating and relaying to the world many of the images that define the turbulent opening years of the 21st century.

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