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June 12: Project 5 Special Reception and Fundraiser JD Gallery Venice

From a P5 mailer:

“Special Reception and Fundraiser for Project 5!

When: Saturday, June 12th, 2010 7-10p.m.

Where: The Julia Dean Gallery at 801 Ocean Front Walk, Venice CA 90291

Project 5 spans five years, over which five photography auctions will be held to fund five socially concerned pohtographic projects, each documented by a team of talented photojournalists.

The first (silent) auction was held at the Stephen Cohen Gallery on Feb. 20, 2010. On the walls hung 108 photographs reflecting 108 talented photographers. It was a wonderful night and we raised enough money to conclude the child labor project (the first of five in Project 5).  At the end of the night, there were 36 outstanding photographs remaining. These 36 prints will be hanging at our special reception. ALL FRAMED PRINTS WILL BE $300 OR LESS! (You can take your print home that night.) Our goal is to raise money toward year 2 of Project 5. For more information: http://Photo4Change.org

-June 12th is also World Day Agaist Child Labor. Ending child labor is the topic of P5′s first documentary project.

- There will be an additional reception and exhibit opening in our second gallery, featuring work by participants on the Buenos Aires/Uruguay travel workshop.”

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June 4th: Michael Kenna and Julie Anand Lecture at SFAI

From the PhotoAlliance website:

“Date:

June 4, 2010

Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)
Ticket Information:
$10.00 general admission $5.00 students with ID— TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Over the past 30 years Michael Kenna has forged a well-earned reputation as one of the foremost landscape photographers of his generation, creating ethereal and enigmatic interpretations of man made environments within the natural landscape.
Julie Anand works in collaboration with Damon Sauer.

Julie Anand is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Arizona State University. Damon Sauer teaches as Adjunct Faculty at Glendale Community College in Glendale AZ and recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI in Indianapolis. Both artists investigate ideas through a diversity of photographic media and technologies. Anand and Sauer received their MFA degrees in photography from the University of New Mexico and began collaborating with one another in 2005.”

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May 27th: Exhibition Tour and artist talk with Will Michels at HCP

From the Houston Center for Photography website:

Made by Will – Selections From Four Portfolios May 7 (Opening Reception 6-8)- June 27, 2010

This show is about how photographs are a reflection of their maker. Comprised of self-portraits, studies, environmental portraits, and busts, Made by Will, on view in Houston Center for Photography´s main gallery this spring, contains seminal works made by the photographer Will Michels in the last 15 years. Antecedents are also included, along with supporting documents such as the photographer´s journals and sketches.

Native Houstonian Will Michels (b. 1968) has been making pictures for over twenty-five years. During his teenage years and early twenties while at Glassell, HSPVA and Pratt Institute Michels´ compositions were mainly architectural and his subjects had strong references to destruction. In his final year of architecture school, Michels began to merge architecture, photography and himself, often in homage to Josef Albers and the square. In his early 20s, he began to make series of portraits. Since 1995, the photographer has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where he helps to digitize the permanent collection, curates and teaches aspiring photographers — all experiences which have enriched his own photography over the years.”

On May 27th Will Michels will give a tour of his exhibition and an artist talk starting at 7 p.m. at HCP.

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NEW! PUBLISHING WORKSHOP with MVS and Darius Himes: June 20-26 in Santa Fe

My colleague Darius Himes and I are busy preparing to teach a one-week workshop on publishing.  It will be an in-depth look at the process of publishing a book of your photographs, from clarifying your concept, researching appropriate publishers, creating a publication proposal, and interpreting contracts.  At that point, if you are not happy with the offer you may wish to consider self-publishing, so we will compare and contrast the issues surrounding ‘to be published or self-publish.’  Our lectures will then address the process of editing, design, pre-press… and creating a marketing strategy for your book, including planning for in-person and web launch, and related exhibition(s).  We will combine classroom lectures with site visits to book publishers, editors, designers and book sellers, which the Santa Fe community is rich with.  Lastly, each of the participants will have a consultation with Darius and myself to discuss their project.  And, as is always the case with Santa Fe Workshops in the summer, we will have on campus a host of outstanding artists as faculty, including Sam Abell, Christopher James and Arthur Meyerson, all of whom will be giving lectures to the the entire community (faculty lectures on June 21 & 22 are free and open to the public).

If you hope for a book of your photographs in your career, join us!

Registration is limited to 14; several spaces remain open.  Click here to register.   Darius and I look forward to knowing you and your project better!

PS: The weekend of the 18-19-20th is the opening of THE DISSOLVE, the SITE SANTA FE’s 8th International Biennial.  Events include panel discussions, Bill T. Jones performance at the Lensic, and public opening on the afternoon of the 20th prior to the start of our workshop at 6 p.m.

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Reminder, May 26th: ASMPNY Free Portfolio Reviews

From the ASMPNY e-blast:

ASMPNY Fine Art Review 2010

“Fine Art Reviews.
GET YOUR FINE ART PORTFOLIO READY!!!!!

40 GREAT REVIEWERS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO REVIEW YOUR FINE ART WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!

See scheduled reviewers and biographies by clicking here.

When
Wednesday, May 26th
7-9pm, doors open at 6:30pm

Where
Calumet
22 West 22nd Street, 2nd floor (between 5th Street and 6th Avenue)
New York, 10010, (212) 989-8500 (MAP)

Costs
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF ASMP.

If you are interested in participating in the review and are not a member, you may do so by becoming a member of ASMP.

* At the event, you may be asked to show proof that you are eligible.

Register online:
https://asmp.org/education/event/register?venue_id=334″

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May 20th: Opening of Darcy Padilla’s award winning work, “Julie” at Fifty Crows Gallery in SF

From the Fifty Crows Gallery website:

“May 20th-June 26th, Opening: May 20th, 2010 4:00-7:30pm at the Fifty Crows Gallery in San Francisco.

Julie- For the last 16 years Darcy Padilla has been documenting the life of an AIDS-afflicted woman, Julie Baird. Julie has been on her own since her sexually abusive stepfather threw her through a glass window when she was 14 years old. She ran away from home, lived on the street, used drugs, contracted HIV, and had five children. When I first met Julie in February 1993 in the lobby of a SRO hotel in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, she was 18 years old and had just given birth to her first child, Rachel. Julie and Jack Fyffe, the 19 year-old father were both HIV positive. Rachel, they said, was their main reason for living. Throughout the years, Darcy Padilla has photographed Julie’s complex story of AIDS, abusive relationships, drug use, multiple homes and poverty. A victim of child abuse, Julie often neglected her own children. A high school dropout, she depends on welfare to feed her family. HIV-Positive, she fights to stay off drugs. Julie’s is a story of a survivor. The telling of it enriches the understanding of the poorest and most desperate among us. I am continuing to document Julie’s life and it is my fervent hope that Julie’s story inspires a greater awareness of the plight of people like her.

Darcy Padilla is a San Francisco based photographer who works on assignment for editorial, corporate and advertising clients, as well as personal documentary projects. Since 1990, Padilla has been photographing the poor in the United States and abroad and following the struggle of people who live with the complexities of poverty and AIDS. Padilla’s list of awards includes: The John Simon Gugenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Soros Foundation Open Institute Individual Fellowship and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace Professional Grant. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Miami Herald.”

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May 20th: David Maisel Lecture at The Annenberg Space for Photography in LA

From the Annenberg Space for Photography website:

“David Maisel:
“Black Maps”
Registration for this event will go live Wednesday, May 12, 12pm PT and Thursday, May 13, 9:30am PT.

David MaiselFor more than twenty years, David Maisel has been making aerial photographs of sites of environmental impact. This extended series, called Black Maps, shows the undoing of the natural world by wide-scaled human intervention in the landscape. His images of zones where the natural order has been eradicated are both spectacular and horrifying. Although Maisel’s photographs evidence the devastation of these locations, they also transcribe interior, psychic landscapes—for, as otherworldly and surreal as these images appear, they depict shattered realities of our own making. The forms of environmental disquiet and degradation function on a metaphorical level, and the aerial perspective enables one to experience the landscape like a vast map of its undoing. Black Maps has unfolded in chapters, focusing on such subjects as strip-mines, clear-cuts, leaching fields, tailings ponds, and firestorms. The Lake Project (2001-2003) is comprised of images made in the vicinity of Owens Lake in California, which was drained and depleted to bring water to the desert city of Los Angeles, and which became an enormous environmental disaster in this process. Terminal Mirage (2003-2005) uses aerial images made at the site of the Great Salt Lake as a means to explore both abstraction and, as the curator Anne Tucker has written about this series, “the disturbingly engaging duality between beauty and repulsion.”

David Maisel was born in New York City in 1961. He received his BA from Princeton University and his MFA from California College of the Arts, in addition to study at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He was a 2007 Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, and a 2008 Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Maisel is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and others. His monograph The Lake Project (Nazraeli Press, 2004), was selected as one of the Top 25 Photography Books of 2004 by the critic Vince Aletti. His second monograph, Oblivion (Nazraeli Press, 2006), depicts tonally-reversed black and white aerial views of Los Angeles.”

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Deadline June 1st: Magenta Foundation’s Call for a Canadian Emerging Curator

From the Magenta Foundation e-blast:

Magenta Foundation
Call for a Canadian Emerging Curator

For its inaugural presentation, and in the spirit of championing emerging talent, the Flash Forward Festival is proud to announce this call for proposals from emerging Canadian curators to program the Outdoor Canadian Exhibition component of the festival. The chosen candidate will be awarded the privilege of mounting a group show featuring the work of emerging Canadian photographers. Full entry details are listed below.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

The purpose of this call for submissions is to invite exhibition proposals from emerging curators who regard their professional practice as a creative, social, and critical undertaking as demonstrated by their philosophical approach to their discipline. Using the broad range of artistic expression presented by Flash Forward participants, this competition will provide a platform for an ambitious young curator to truly make his or her mark among international peers.

ELIGIBILITY

For the purposes of this application, the criteria that The Magenta Foundation will use to define a candidate as an emerging curator is as follows:
Potential candidates must be under the age of 35 and have been curating projects for no longer than five (5) years.
In that time, potential candidates must have curated at least two (2) exhibitions at public/regional or university galleries (should the candidate wish, this may include any programming commissioned as a requirement of their graduate or undergraduate studies).

For all eligible candidates please visit http://www.flashforwardfestival.com/curator

The submission deadline is 12:01 a.m., June 1, 2010.

ABOUT THE FLASH FORWARD FESTIVAL

October 6-10, 201
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The Flash Forward Festival is an international five-day bi-annual event launching in Toronto’s Liberty Village in October 2010. The Flash Forward Festival is an extension of The Magenta Foundation’s successful annual emerging photographers competition, Flash Forward. The competition, established as a platform to promote emerging artists from Canada, the US, and the UK, has positioned itself as the critically important vanguard for introducing international emerging talent to a global audience.

The Flash Forward competition receives highly favourable international coverage and is widely considered to be one of the most important emerging art incubators in the world.

The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Artist Program once again does what its name implies: it freezes a brief moment in time, preserving it for closer inspection and demonstrating the promise of what is to come in the international photography communit
y. (Boston Globe 2008)

Flash Forward’s mission is to showcase the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that renowned jurors have identified as having great potential. The bi-annual festival will provide an in-depth experience for emerging photographers through educational and networking opportunities including events with collectors/arts enthusiasts and industry professionals (academics, gallerists, media/art directors and photo editors). The festival will include five curated exhibitions (representing the three host countries plus one guest country invited to showcase their best emerging photographers), as well as workshops, a lecture series, nightly events, an art fair and a closing party all taking place within Toronto’s Liberty Village, the host neighbourhood of the Flash Forward Festival.”

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May 15th: Adriana Groisman gives an artist talk at the Pregones Theater in NY

Presented by Enfoco’s touring gallery program, on Saturday May 15th, Adriana Groisman will give an artist talk at 1 pm at the Pregones Theater in NY. She will talk about the project she has been working on for 15 years, taking photographs of Argentinian tango dancers titled Tango Never Before Midnight.

The artist talk is in conjunction with her current exhibition at the Pregones Theater, including 12 of her images from the Tango Never Before Midnight series. This exhibition runs from May 1-June 21st.

From the Enfoco website:

“Tango, Never Before Midnight, is a work which records the world of the milongas –traditional Argentinean tango balls– and their patrons, the milongueros. Each night at the milonga is a dramatic cycle in itself, an erotically charged arena where issues of power and gender are played out. Fleeting relationships, alliances, rivalries, jealousies and games of seduction occur, leading to the encounters on the dance floor. These negotiations are carried out through furtive glances and minute gestures, parts of a ritual that can go completely unnoticed by outsiders.

Milongueros tend to speak very little; even if they have been dancing with each other for years they never ask each other’s last names, addresses or professions. This is one of the unspoken rules of the “real” milongueros. Another implicit rule is that the invitation to dance is never verbal. Rather, this is done through a complex series of interlocking gazes and body attitudes.

At the milonga, a great social equalizer, class, age and physical appearance recede. The dancing is what counts, the body connection, the feeling for the music.”

This exhibition of En Foco’s 2009-2010 Touring Gallery program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Canson Infinity, Senator José M. Serrano/Legislative Initiative Grant, Bronx Council on the Arts, Archival Methods, Loupe Digital Studio, members and friends.

To view an interview on NBC featuring Adriana Groisman and The Executive Director of Enfoco Miriam Romez speaking about the exhibition and the artist talk, click here.

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May 15th: Panel Discussion for Wynn Bullock: A Visionary Photographer Revisited at CPA

From the Center for Photographic Art website:

“Wynn Bullock: Color Light Abstractions
National Premiere of the Traveling Exhibit

May 15 through June 26, 2010
Opening Reception: May 15, 2010 4-6 pm

Wynn Bullock
Color Light Abstraction 1071, 1960
©1960/2010 Bullock Family Photography LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Panel Discussion: Wynn Bullock: A Visionary Photographer Revisited
Saturday, May 15, 2-4 pm, Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center

Moderated by Curator Michael Spencer with A. D. Coleman, Photographic Historian, New York; Richard Gadd, Executive Director of The Weston Gallery, Carmel; Chris Johnson, Professor of Photography, California College of the Arts; Dr. Britt Salvesen, Head of Photography at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Dr. Karen Sinsheimer, Curator of Photography at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Mid-twentieth century master photographer, Wynn Bullock, is best known for his evocative black and white images. Early in the 1960’s, Bullock began creating color photographs of light. Hampered by the limitations of color printing at that time, he was unable to make stable, exhibit-quality prints of these abstract images before his death. This is the first solo exhibit of the high-quality archival prints that have been produced from Bullock’s original slides, using the superior color reproduction processes available today.

A new 96-page monograph is being released to accompany the exhibition containing full page color reproductions of the exhibit prints. Edited by Bullock’s daughter Barbara Bullock-Wilson, designed by Bert Ihlenfeld, and printed by Dual Graphics, it is the first major publication devoted to Bullock’s abstract color imagery. Barbara Bullock-Wilson will be available to inscribe the catalogue for collectors at the opening reception.”

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