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August 26 – November 13: “Border 2010: Photographs by Alejandro Cartagena and David Rochkind” at UT El Paso

From the University of Texas at El Paso Website:


Detail of: David Rochkind, Night Patrol #1. Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, 2009.
16″ X 24″ Archival pigment print. Printed by Carbon 4.

Border 2010:  Photographs by Alejandro Cartagena and David Rochkind is comprised of select images from Alejandro Cartagena’s series People of Suburbia and from David Rochkind’s Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit. All twenty photographs were created within the past few years and depict the people and places of Mexico, with a particular focus on its northern border. Cartagena reveals mundane aspects of everyday life in a suburbia that is strangely still and empty; Rochkind captures the anxiety and evolving changes wrought by drug trafficking and its policing.These worlds exist in tandem in northern Mexico today.

Alejandro Cartagena (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; resides Monterrey, MX) was one of 30 photographers to earn an emerging photographers award from Photo District News in 2010. He was the subject of a solo exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR in 2010 and will earn a Master of Visual Arts from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in 2011.

David Rochkind (b. 1980, Detroit, Michigan; resides Mexico City, MX) earned a B.A. in sociology from the University of Michigan. His photographs have been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Time and Newsweek. He has received awards and recognition from a variety of organizations, including Photo District News, Magenta Publishing for the Arts and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.


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August 14th: “Gulf” Exhibition Juror’s Gallery Talk in New Orleans

From a New Orleans Photo Alliance website:

“GULF
Exhibition Dates August 14 – September 18, 2010

Twilight by Dede Lusk

GULF
Juried by Clint Willour
August 14 – September 18, 2010
Opening Reception & Juror’s Talk: Saturday August 14, 6-9pm

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is proud to present, “GULF”, a photographic exploration of the Gulf of Mexico. Juried by Clint Willour, this group exhibition touches on many aspects of our relationship with this magnificent body of water and the wetlands that surround it. Though topical, the exhibition is not focused solely on the current oil disaster, but about the complex symbiosis between man and the natural world.

“GULF” examines the many ways that the Gulf of Mexico nurtures and sustains us, how it has provided generations with a livelihood, and how we have manipulated and abused its fragile eco-system. The thirty-one images featured in this national juried exhibition include depictions of the seafood and maritime industries, the plant life and beauty of the environment, the creatures that live in it, and the various ways that humans both enjoy and depend upon it.

Featured artists are: Jane Fulton Alt, Jean Ayo, Nell Campbell, Dennis Couvillion, Scott Dalton, Shawn Escoffery, Emily Folk, Terri Garland, Robin Germany, Maja Georgiou, Alison Gootee, Veni Harlan, Lewis Hodnett, Diane Kreiter, Dede Lusk, Donald Maginnis, Vincent Mariano, Jill Moore, David Rae Morris, Tuyen Nguyen, Leslie Parr, Michelle Parish, Luana K. Perez, Irwin Poché , Samuel Portera, Natasha Sanchez, Mark Sindler, Laurie Thompson, Eugenia Uhl, Michel Varisco and Anne Wallace.

The exhibition will be held at the New Orleans Photo Alliance, 1111 St. Mary St., from August 14, 2010 to September 18, 2010. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, August 14 from 6-9pm.

Clint Willour has been the curator of the Galveston Arts Center for the past twenty years. He serves on boards of the Houston Center for Photography, Photo Forum at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, FotoFest ‘s Art Board and chairs the Photography Accessions Sub-committee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Mr. Willour will present a juror’s talk during the opening reception.

Ten percent of all print sales from this exhibition will benefit the Gulf Restoration Network, an organization committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region for future generations. See more about their efforts at http://www.healthygulf.org.

About NOPA
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. NOPA was formed by a diverse group of photographers in 2006 to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography, and foster community and opportunities for photographers in the Gulf South. NOPA currently serves more than 350 members from Louisiana and throughout the United States. Since its inception NOPA has sponsored numerous photographic exhibitions, workshops and educational programs, including PhotoNOLA, the annual photography festival held each December in New Orleans. In 2009 NOPA instituted the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography, a $5000 annual grant. In 2010 NOPA established the Clarence John Laughlin Award, an annual $5000 prize.

Thumbnail image by Jane Fulton Alt

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July 29: Chelsea Art Walk- 25 galleries in NYC’s Chelsea district participating

From one of my favorite blogs, DART by Peggy Roalf:

DART

Thursday Night in NYC: Chelsea Art Walk
By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tomorrow night, 25 Chelsea galleries will celebrate the hottest summer on record with extended hours and special events as they host the first annual Chelsea Art Walk. In addition, local sponsors will offer food and drink specials throughout the evening. Wanting to find out more, I contacted art dealer Brian Clamp, who offered these details by email.
“The event was organized by Alyssa Menegat, who is the Gallery Manager at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, and Catherine Wyatt, who is the Gallery Manager at ClampArt,” he said. “Their idea was to try to draw people to Chelsea during the hot summer days when foot traffic typically slows down. Many galleries have excellent shows on view in July, and it’s a shame that they might be missed by people who assume the art market is in low gear for the summer.”
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Left to right: Flood Street View; Gregory on Ladder; Blue Room. Copyright Dave Anderson, courtesy ClampArt Gallery.

I asked Brian how the idea of his gallery hosting a crepe-making evening with Les Gamins came about. “The idea,” he replied, “was also Catherine’s. Our current exhibition features photographs of New Orleans by Dave Anderson, so she thought the French tie-in made sense. Also,” he concluded, “the point was to involve other local businesses beyond the art world!”

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Left to right: Michal Ronnen Safdie, Installation at Andrea Meislin Gallery; Soo Kim, Untitled (Gold woods) 2008, at Julie Saul Gallery; Daniel Hesidence, Untitled (Autumn Buffalo) 2009 (left); Louise Fishman, Violets for My Furs, 2010 (right) at Cheim & Read Gallery. Artwork copyright the artists, courtesy the galleries.

Here’s the lineup as of today: B.E.S. (559 West 22nd Street at 11th Avenue) who will be hosting an after party to cap off the evening with drink specials from 8-10 pm, Le Gamin Cafe/Creperie serving crepes all night at ClampArt (521-531 West 25th Street), Three Tarts Bakery offering 15% off homemade lemonade and ice cream sandwiches and 10% off of giftware, and Tia Pol (205 10th Avenue at 22nd Street) is offering half priced pitchers of Sangria when two people come in for dinner. Also keep an eye out for Cupcake Stop Truck parked on 27th Street and the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck parked on 24th Street.

Participating galleries: Andrea Meislin Gallery, AC Institute [Direct Chapel], Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, Barry Friedman Ltd., Benrimon Contemporary, BravinLee Programs LLC, Bruce Silverstein, Cheim & Read, ClampArt, Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, J. Cacciola Gallery, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Joshua Liner Gallery, Julie Saul Gallery, Magnan Metz Gallery, Marlborough Chelsea, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, Mike Weiss Gallery, Morgan Lehman, Noho Gallery, P.P.O.W., Rick Wester Fine Art, Robert Mann Gallery, Sputnik Gallery, Stux Gallery, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Witzenhausen Gallery, Yancey Richardson Gallery, and Yossi Milo Gallery.

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July 22nd: Opening Reception for Bodies In Question show at Tisch School of the Arts

From an NYU e-blast:

“BODIES IN QUESTION
Curated by Fred Ritchin

2010 New York Photo Festival‘s Bodies In Question (NYPF) on view at Tisch
starting July 22nd to August 18th. Save the Date for the Opening Reception
next week: Thursday July 22 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway
Gulf +Western Gallery, and 8th Floor

Bodies in Question was curated by Fred Ritchin, Associate Chair of the
Department of Photography & Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York
University for the New York Photo Festival in Brooklyn, NY May 12-16, 2010
and originally included 14 artists. This inception of the exhibition on view
at the Tisch School of the features works by 12 photographers: Benjamin
Busch, Raphaël Dallaporta, Tina Enghoff, Marc Garanger, Jessica Ingram,
Alexandre Maubert, James Pomerantz, Joseph Rodriguez, Linn Underhill, Deborah
Willis
, Michael Wolf, Lim Young Kim.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the
building. For further information, call 212.998.1930 or visit
www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.”

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Deadline July 23rd: Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair Call for Entries

From The Camera Club of NY website:

Conversations

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Zine and Self–Published Photo Book Fair

Within the past decade, zines and self-published books have established a significant presence in the contemporary art world, with many artists and independent publishers primarily focused on this medium.

The Camera Club of New York‘s Conversations Series will present a Zine and Self–Published Photo Book Fair on Saturday, July 31st from 1–6pm in its gallery space at 336 West 37th Street, Suite 206, (between 8th and 9th Aves) in New York City.

Artists are invited to submit up to 4 different books and zines (limited to 3 copies of each). The public will be invited to come, browse, purchase, and meet the burgeoning zine and self-published world. Submit your book or zine and be a part of the conversation.

To submit your zine or self–published book please mail or drop off your book during our gallery hours Monday–Saturday, 12-6pm
The Camera Club of New York
The Arts Building
Attn: Zine Fair
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206
New York, NY 10018–4212

    Make sure to include:

  • Your Name
  • Title of your book/zine
  • Edition (if any)
  • Price of book (if selling)
  • A Self–Addressed and Stamped envelope

–If you do not include a self–addressed and stamped envelope for the return of your materials, your zine or books and any money received for any or all sales will be donated to The Camera Club of New York.

The postmarked deadline for submission is July 23rd, 2010.

If you have any questions please contact curator Lindsey Castillo at lindseycastillo@gmail.com

The Camera Club of New York is a not–for–profit arts organization with a commitment to the field of photography since 1884. In addition to classes, darkroom and studio facilities, CCNY is a sharing community of passionate, aspiring, professional, and fine art photographers.

For images or additional information contact John Stanley, CCNY Director, at 212–260–9927 or john@cameraclubny.org

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Image, Tuomas Korpijaakko


Image, Pierre Le Hors


Image, Victor Sira

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July 22nd: FotoWeek DC 2010 Summer Kick-off Party

©Val Prudkii
Obama and McCain photo by Val Prudkii
FotoWeek DC Summer Kick-Off Party FotoWeek DC and the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design invite you to celebrate a partnership made in photo heaven!JULY 22, 2010, 7PM-10PM
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NWDriving Directions

line Join us for a summer kick-off party to toast the two forces as we present FotoWeek DC 2010 from November 6-13.

Enjoy cocktails, small bites, music by Matthew Hemerlein +
DJ Chris Nitti, photo projections, and learn about all that is to come for FWDC 2010.

line Party-goers will enjoy

  • A sneak peek and free subscription to FotoPage, our new online photographer portfolio portal-a $49 value!
  • Complimentary admission to the Corcoran’s newest exhibition, Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.
  • Interactive photo booth sessions with live projections
    of your images during the party and complimentary prints to take home.

line Ticket Cost
$20 to benefit FotoWeek DC, a 501(c)(3) non profit.
Space is Limited, Register Now!

lineRegister Now!

line FotoWeek DC is supported in part by the DC Commission
on the Arts and Humanities.

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