MVS Seminar at the Griffin Museum: Saturday April 19, 1-4 p.m.

I’m packing up in NYC (AIPAD was great – very interesting work, new dealers and more) and after a few days back in Tucson will head east again to give a 3-hour seminar next Saturday afternoon in Winchester, Massachusetts hosted by the Griffin Museum. Complete details on their website:

I hope to see many of you there!

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MVS To Speak at Brilliant Studio This Tuesday Evening, April 8th

I’m off to Philadelphia today, speaking to the students at Tyler School of Art hosted by Martha Madigan (be sure to check out the public art pieces on her website) and then on Tuesday evening giving a public lecture hosted by Brilliant Studio in Exton, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia). Doors open for “wine, lite fare and tours of the studio” at 6 p.m.; my lecture will begin at 7:00. ASMP members are given a substantial discount on the fee Brilliant is charging ($30 ASMP members, $50 all others).
Complete details on the Brilliant Studio website’s homepage, from which you can download a PDF.

From there it’s on AIPAD in NYC on Wednesday, where I’m sure I’ll see many of you seeking inspiration from the masterworks and contemporary images, and information on the market for photography.

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MVS to lecture in San Diego, March 27th, 7 p.m. at MoPA

I will be giving a public lecture entitled “Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs” next Thursday evening in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.

The lecture will begin at 7:oo p.m.

This event is being held in conjunction with my two-day workshop entitled “Presenting Your Work to the Fine Art Community (March 28 & 29th at MoPA). Contact the Julia Dean Workshops to learn if space remains in the workshop: (310) 392-0909.

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FotoFest Begins This Week in Houston

I’m off to FotoFest today through the 21st and hope to see many of you there. The public offerings are outstanding, with an incredible calendar filled with lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more. Our workshops on March 11 and March 16 will be of great value to artists as well. Be sure to visit and get yourself to Houston!

LAST MINUTE ADVICE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: For those of you participating in The Meeting Place, if you follow this link you will be able to download an article I wrote about making the most of your portfolio review investment. I cover this in greater detail in my book, FYI.

I will do my best to keep posting on this blog while at FotoFest so bear with me if the frequency drops during my travels (with TIVO set on Sundance Channel for their film series). Safe travels, everyone!

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Communication Arts Magazine’s PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL: Deadline MARCH 11

From the competition website:

Deadline: March 11, 2008

“Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the 49th annual Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first printed or produced between March 14, 2007 and March 11, 2008 is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be published in the August 2008 Photography Annual. Over 70,000 copies of the Photography Annual will be distributed worldwide, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry addresses and telephone numbers of the photographers represented.”

I encourage all of you are interested in having your work seen by art directors, designers, photo editors and more to apply; I love seeing the work that is accepted into the “Unpublished” section – often the first time I see the newest personal work of photographers, known or unknown to me. I also appreciate that the judging is done by committee, in person, rather than online, remotely. Judges are announced at the time of publication of this special issue of the magazine, and in the past there has been a wide mix of individuals representing multiple markets. Good luck! I can tell you being accepted in this competition has opened the door to new markets for many photographers.

Click here to read the FAQ’s

Click here to read “What to Enter”

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NY REGIONAL PORTFOLIO REVIEWS at CPW February 9th (Rescheduled)

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is offering portfolio reviews for this group of eligible photographers; from their event listing on their website:

This event is open to anyone working within the photographic arts including film, digital, video, and photo-based installation and sculpture who reside full-time in one of the following New York State counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, and Washington. (Proof of residency is required.)

The deadline for registration is FEBRUARY 1.

See the website for complete details.

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Debate on NYT BITS Blog Discusses Fair Use of Content

Recently on the New York Times’ BITS Blog (Business Innovations Technology Socity) there’s an interesting and informative “BITS Debate: Mixing It Up Over Remixes and Fair Use” by Saul Hansel. Worth a read. Now that Apple has announced that its iTunes will offer rental of commercially released films, the discussions regarding content distribution vial multiple platforms, and what are the rights and fees owed to creators, are ramping up.

It is more important than ever to keep current on industry guidelines on protecting your original content; two of the important photography organizations readers should be aware of are Editorial Photo and it’s COPYRIGHT resource section, and American Society for Media Photographers (ASMP) and it’s Copyright Tutorial

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Diane Arbus Archive to go to the Metropolitan Museum

There was a major announcement this week – the heirs of photographer Diane Arbus have arranged for The Metropolitan to own her archives through a part gift/part print-purchase arrangement, as noted in this article in the New York Times published yesterday. Click here to read the press release from the Met. This is wonderful news as the materials will be preserved and shared; in due time we can look forward to learning much about Arbus’ creativity, its roots and her thoughts stated in her diaries.

As Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator in the Met’s department of photographs stated in the Times piece, “Generally this kind of material doesn’t survive the artist.”

For future generations of artists, curators, critic and more, the more completely annotated your archive the better. It is important to consider how, and by whom, your work may or may not be presented, printed and/or licensed posthumously. Once again I remind all artists to take good care of their photographic materials and related papers, correspondence and other notations.   A detailed archive is an extraordinary gift to many!

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MVS Marketing Seminar in NYC: Saturday, December 8

I’m giving a marketing seminar in New York City on Saturday, December 8th, sponsored by En Foco and held at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in the Village. The seminar will run 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (check in at 9:30) and cover a wide range of essential tools for marketing your work.

For full details click here.
Members of En Foco are given a discount on registration fees; I encourage all of you non-members to join En Foco and support this important organization.

Space is limited so register soon!

I look forward to seeing many of my readers there.

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Attorney Nancy Wolff speaks in Boston on Wednesday, November 14th

The New England chapter of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) is sponsoring a presentation by IP, digital media and copyright lawyer NANCY WOLFF.

Copyright Session and Book Signing with Nancy Wolff
DATE: Wednesday, November 17
Time: 6:30 – 8:30
Location: Pearson Education, 501 Boylston Street.
$5.00 ASPP members
$10.00 Non – Members
$5.00 Students

Wolff is a partner at the entertainment law firm of Cown, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard in New York City. Her recent book The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook is a remarkable resource devoted to all sorts of legal issues dealing with copyright and trademark law in the imagery profession, as well as laws of privacy and publicity. She is the author of the “Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook” (Allworth Press, 2007), a remarkable resource devoted to all sorts of legal issues dealing with copyright and trademark law in the imagery profession, as well as laws of privacy and publicity. Wolff is a well-known figure in intellectual property, digital media and copyright circles. She is a partner at the entertainment law firm of Cown, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard in New York City.

Wolff has prepared “COPYRIGHT EDUCATION – PowerPoint Presentation” for the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA) that I encourage you to download and share (5.9 MB); it is free and can be found on PACA’s website in their “Library” section – click here to learn more.

Wolff was recently named Picture Professional of the Year by ASPP; click here to read the announcement. For more information and to RSVP: RSVP to: Deborah Nicholls at

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