Archive for MUST HEAR

December 10th- Amy Eckert Lecture at the Mpls Photo Center- “Writing an Artist Statement in 250 Words or Less”

On Thursday December 10, at 7PM Photographer Amy Eckert will be giving a lecture at the Mpls Photo Center “Writing an Artist Statement in 250 Words or Less”

From the announcement:

In Amy’s own words: “The ability to write clearly about one’s work is an essential skill for every artist, and an important ingredient for artistic and professional growth. This informative and participatory lecture will inspire you to find or improve your ability to communicate what your work is about. We will look at the work of other artists and examine how they write about their own work, as well as review the essentials to every good artist statement.”

Amy Eckert is a freelance photographer from New York who is now based in Minneapolis. Her work has been included in several Photo District News Photo Annuals, and in group shows at the powerHouse Arena and the DUMBO Arts Festival (Brooklyn), as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, (Houston). Her work has been featured at Slideluck Potshow, (Portland, OR) and The Silver Eye Center for Photography, (Pittsburgh), in The New York Times Magazine, and Visionaire. Amy is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, in New York, while also shooting assignments for commercial clients throughout the country. Her project, “Manufacturing Home” will be opening in April, 2010 at the Minneapolis Photo Center. For more information visit:,

I hope you all can attend. This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming deadlines (such as those of CENTER )

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December 8th- Deborah Willis in Philadelphia

(UPDATE:  See today’s NYT Sunday Book Review – feature title in Jennifer Baszile’s “Holiday Books: PHOTOGRAPHY” is Posing Beauty: African Images from the 1890’s to the Present)

Photographer and Educator Deborah Willis will be speaking at the Philadelphia Free Library about the curatorial project Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 pm

For more info click here.
About Deb Willis from the Free Library website:

“A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, Deborah Willis–a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2000 MacArthur Fellow–chairs the Photography Department at New York University. Dedicated to sharing visual representations of the African American experience, Willis authored the groundbreaking and highly praised book Reflections in Black, a collection of photographs of African American life from 1840 to the present, as well as The Black Female Body and VanDerZee: The Portraits of James VanDerZee. Her new book, Posing Beauty, was inspired by a realization she had as a student in the 1970s: that images of black beauty did not exist in the mainstream culture. This arresting new collection of photographs of African Americans, from Billie Holiday to Muhammad Ali to Michele Obama, redefines what it means to be “beautiful.”

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December 6th- Photographer Peter Turnley at B&H Event Space

On Sunday, December 6, 2009, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM photographer Peter Turnley will be speaking at the B&H Event Space

Peter Turnley: Moments of the Human Condition – 1972-2009

From the MMW website:

Join internationally acclaimed photojournalist, Peter Turnley, for an insightful look into humanity amidst the last three decades of history, geo-politics, and everyday life in different countries from around the world. Peter’s presentation will weave in and out of images depicting life worldwide, in moments of conflict, hardship, and political change, as well as images of major world figures that influenced the direction history during the last three decades. Turnley’s visual exploration of the world, in which he captures the “decisive moments” from each country he traveled to, offers moments of beauty and aesthetic power that characterize the daily life of different regions.

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Tomorrow- Debbie Fleming Caffery Lecture at Project Basho in Philadelphia

Debbie Fleming Caffery Lecture at Project Basho in Philadelphia

December 4th, 7:00pm

Admission: $10 ($5 for students and Friends of Project Basho)

From the Project Basho website:

Join us for a lecture by Debbie Fleming Caffery , noted documentary photographer and juror of ONWARD ’10. Caffery will speak about her impressive body of work including her most recent monograph, “The Spirit and the Flesh”, created while living and working in Mexico.

Location: Project Basho Gallery 1305 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122

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MVS Lecture in Boston This Thursday Afternoon and ASPP Legal Seminar Thursday Evening

I am very excited to be heading to Boston this week, where  I will be presenting a seminar CrossCurrents II:  Placing Your Personal Work in Today’s Marketplace for the New England School of Photography .

The seminar will take place Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 1 pm-5 pm.

For all of the details please click here.

Also on Thursday evening in Boston……

The ASPP New England Chapter will be presenting Legal Symposium . I am very excited about this and will be going directly there from my talk.

Details from their website:

When:  Thursday, December 3, 2009   6:30 – 8:30pm

Where:  Pearson Education, 501 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Drew Epstein a prominent Boston copyright lawyer will be joined by Jim Grace, Co-Director of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to host a copyright presentation and Q&A.

In addition to giving us updates on the legal issues surrounding the Orphan Works Bill and the Google Books Settlement and its opponents, we are hoping you can suggest topics of interest to your job.  You can also submit your copyright questions to

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NPR’s On The Media this week: BOOK IT!

This is a wonderful hour on the future of the book – not to be missed!

From the website:

Book It

Too many books, not enough profits. That is the lament of many publishers these days. Plus, there’s the fear and loathing engendered by e-books. So, what is the state of the book industry and what can we expect in the coming years? Brooke takes a look at the present and future of books.”

From the website you can choose to listen, or download this week’s show and other related pieces.

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December 1st- David Goldes Artist Talk at Mpls Photo Center

On December 1st at 7:00pm photographer David Goldes will be giving an Artist Talk at the  Mpls Photo Center

About the artist (from the MoCP website)

Using the physical world as a metaphor, David Goldes uses his extensive scientific knowledge to create striking images of such things as water’s surface tension. Using water, electricity, air movement, wind, and breath, Golde manipulates and observes the phenomena to illustrate science’s omissions, taking the descriptive aspect as his foundation and invoking metaphor, memory, narrative and emotion. In the above works, Goldes shows the relationship of our self-conceptions to the physical world.

For more information email

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MVS Lecture Tonight in Tucson

For those of you in Tucson, AZ this will be my only public lecture at home this year.

I will be presenting Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs for ASMP Tucson.

This lecture is open to the public.

Location: Steven Meckler Studio 121 S. 4th Ave. Members $10  Non-Members $15  Students $5 Social hour begins at 5:00 pm and the lecture will begin at 6:00 pm

For more details about the event click here.

Please RSVP with to reserve your seat.

Hope to see you there!

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November 19th- Deborah Turbeville lecture presented by The Camera Club of New York

Thursday, November 19th. 7pm The Camera Club of New York hosts photographer Deborah Turbeville at the School of the Visual Arts

From the website:

Deborah Turbeville has been one of the world‘s most important and recognized fashion photographers since the mid–1970‘s when her atmospheric images of small groups of female models in evocative locations first appeared. Her New England upbringing gave her an appreciation of weathered and storied environments, which is still reflected in her work today. She moved to New York City before she was 20 and worked for designer Claire McCardell, a major influence on her career. After working first as an editor at Harper‘s Bazaar and then Mademoiselle, Turbeville became a photographer, originating a highly distinctive style known for its soft–focus use of mise–en–scene and grainy, pointillist printing technique. Her influential, cinematic work appears regularly in American, British, French, Italian and Russian Vogues, and L‘Uomo Vogue and W magazine, among others, and her work has been exhibited internationally. In 2006, a retrospective‚ ”Deborah Turbeville: The Narrative Works 1974 – 1996‚“ was presented at The Wapping Project (London). She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lucie, the ICP Infinity Award, the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, and the Fashion Group Lifetime Award for Fashion Photography. She has published several books, including her two most recent, Past Imperfect (Steidl, 2009), and Casa No Name (Rizzoli, 2009) The artist will be signing copies of Casa No Name and Past Imperfect.

Location: The School of Visual Arts Amphitheatre 209 E. 23rd Street (2nd and 3rd avenues), 3rd Floor (please bring photo ID)

Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff General admission $10, $5 for other students with ID

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November 18th- Photographer Brendan Bannon Online Gallery Talk

On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9 pm EST Photographer Brendan Bannon will be discussing his work “Refugee” in an Online Gallery Talk presented by the VASA Project

From the website:

Brendan Bannon is a Western New York photojournalist currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. Bannon’s recent work from Africa covers a variety of ongoing refugee crises in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, Tanzania and Namibia. His complex and compassionate view of these challenging situations reveals the complexity of life as it is being lived in camps in these countries. Bannon has also covered a variety of issues for the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian and various humanitarian organizations including Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and Care International.

Bannon’s work has also been exhibited in Buffalo at CEPA Gallery and at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Geneva, Switzerland, and Nairobi, Kenya. His educational projects have been exhibited in Romania, Washington, D.C., Namibia and Yemen.

This VASA Gallery Talk coincides with his exhibition at the Studio Hart in Buffalo, New York, USA. (October 23-Novevember 25, 2009). The VASA Gallery Talk is co-sponsored by CEPA Gallery, Studio Hart, and the VASA Project.

To Register for the talk- Sign in here.

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