Opening September 10th in Albuquerque: “Desire for Magic: PATRICK NAGATANI 1978-2009″

From an e-blast from Patrick advising of his forthcoming retrospective exhibition and publication (CONGRATULATIONS PATRICK!!!)

Desire For Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008

On view September 10 to December 19, 2010, University of New Mexico Art Museum

Opening Reception:  September 10, UNM Art Museum, 5-7pm

“The University of New Mexico Art Museum is honored to present the retrospective Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008. This project is the first comprehensive exhibition of the many and varied projects of New Mexico-based photographer Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani who has worked as a photographer and artist since the 1970s. It will include examples from his Nagatani/Tracey Polaroid Collaborations, the Japanese American Concentration Camp portfolio, Nuclear Enchantment, Novellas, Nagatani/Ryoichi Excavations, Chromatherapy series; and the large-scale masking tape works, Tape-estries. This exhibition is the first to bring together these tour-de-force seminal projects.

The book:

Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008, edited by Michele M. Penhall, foreword by E. Luanne McKinnon, with essays by Jasmine Alinder, Kirsten Pai Buick, Barbara Hitchcock, Kathleen Stewart Howe, Ruthie Macha, Maria Antonella Pelizzari, and Michele M. Penhall.

The distinctive monograph is the first publication to survey the major photographic campaigns Patrick Nagatani (b. 1945) has completed during his long and still unfolding career. It includes seven critical essays by distinguished scholars each addressing a specific project from a unique perspective, a comprehensive bibliography and exhibition history, and previously unpublished texts significant to particular projects.  With 122 color plates and five gatefolds, the book provides for the reader, an opportunity to see the breadth and range of Nagatani’s color photography, and to see into the elaborately constructed worlds of his imagination.

University of New Mexico Art Museum, 2010, 260 pages, 122 color plates, hardcover 12” X 12”, $75.00 and available through UNM Press or at the Museum Book Shelf.   ISBN: 978-0-944282-32-8

(Available beginning of September-coming in from Malaysia…edition of only 2000)

(for more)

If you have a hard time getting the book…you can contact Patrick directly by e-mail.”

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Early Bird rate extended through tomorrow, September 3rd, for En Foco’s 9/25 portfolio review in NYC

From En Foco’s event page:

Portfolio Review Sessions – September 25, 2010
“This En Foco program offers one-on-one reviews with several arts professionals on the same day, in a supportive, nurturing and affordable environment. Reviewers can advise about opportunities and/or provide guidance on career development. This is an outstanding opportunity for ALL photographers to have their work critiqued by curators, editors, educators and other arts organizations.

Whether you’re ready for Chelsea galleries, or just looking for feedback and advice, we have reviewers to suit all needs – you just have to be serious about your craft (call if you have questions). In between sessions, you’ll be able to relax in the photographer’s creative lounge and share your work with peers.

This workshop is only available to current En Foco Members (ALL are welcome to join). Each review session lasts for 20 minutes; photographers are guaranteed a minimum of three reviews and receive a ‘gift bag.’ Upon registration, participants will receive an article written by photo marketing expert Mary Virginia Swanson, on how to best prepare themselves for the Review. Read her new blog article, Assessing the Value of Attending Portfolio Review Sessions.

Reviewer´s will be added on a daily basis. To REGISTER, click here.

Those reviewers confirmed to date (8/14/10) are:

  • Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, El Museo del Barrio
  • Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator/Consultant (pm session)
  • Florian Bachleda, Latina Magazine
  • Kalia Brooks, Independent Curator
  • Song Chong, Magnum Photos
  • Mary Ann Fahey, Umbrella Arts
  • Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Visual Arts, BRIC / Rotunda Gallery
  • Hannah Frieser, Light Work
  • Rosie Gordon-Wallace, Diaspora Vibe Gallery
  • Lisa Henry, Independent Curator, CA
  • Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine
  • Danielle Jackson, Magnum Photos
  • Stella Kramer, Photography Consultant
  • Lesley Martin, Aperture
  • Ruben Natal San-Miguel, ARTmostfierce Editor & Independent Curator
  • Saul Robbins, Photographer, Consultant & former board of CCNY
  • Ariel Shanberg, Center for Photography at Woodstock
  • Yukiko Yamagata, Open Society Institute’s Documentary Photography Project”
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    September 9th, Cambridge: “Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines” Exhibition opening, and lecture by Ron Haviv

    From the Harvard Humanitarian Initiatives’ website:


    September 9th, 2010
    4:00pm – 6:00pm
    CGIS South
    1730 Cambridge St.
    Open to the public

    Join us for the opening celebration of the  “Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines” photography exhibit.

    Welcoming remarks:

    • Dr. Michael VanRooyen, Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
    • Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Director, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
    • Dr. Steven Bloomfield, Executive Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
    • Deborah Jackson, CEO, Amercian Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay
    • Mary Werntz, ICRC Head of Delegation for US & Canada

    Keynote speaker:  RON HAVIV (Featured Artist) Photographer, VII Photo Agency

    Refreshments will be served.

    Please RSVP to Margeaux Fischer at



    September 9th – October 14th, 2010
    CGIS South
    1730 Cambridge St.
    Open to the public

    HHI will host the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) “Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines” photography exhibit from September 9th through October 14th, 2010.

    This traveling exhibit, created in partnership with the Newseum in Washington, DC, features the work of five award-winning photojournalists from the VII Photo Agency.  “Our World at War” offers powerful depictions of the impact of conflict on civilians in Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, and the Philippines.

    HHI will host two separate events to showcase this exhibit. Stay tuned for details!


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    Tucson, September 10th: Curator Lyle Rexer speaks at opening reception for “The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography” at the Center for Creative Photography

    from an e-blast from the Center for Creative Photography:

    In conjunction with CCP’s current exhibition: The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography

    Reception at 5 p.m., Lecture at 6 p.m.

    Image by Bill Armstrong: Mandala #450, 2003. Courtesy Clamp Art, New York

    Reception and Curator’s Lecture: Friday, September 10

    Lyle Rexer, an independent scholar, curator and educator, writes for many publications, including Parkett, Tate, etc., and is the author of The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography.  He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
    To view the outstanding website that Aperture produced for this exhibition/publication, visit:
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    In conjunction with the presentation of this exhibition, the following public lectures have been planned:
    THURSDAY, October 14th, 5:30 p.m.
    Chris McGaw
    Exhibiting artist Chris McCaw will discuss his work, including his project Sunburned, which deliberately exposes photographic paper to light over long periods to encourage burning. McCaw lives and works in San Francisco, exhibits widely, and is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    THURSDAY, November 4th, 5:30 p.m.

    Barbara Kasten
    Exhibiting artist Barbara Kasten will discuss her work, which explores the interplay between light and form. Kasten teaches photography at Columbia College, Chicago, exhibits internationally, and is represented in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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    Register on September 8th (only!) for the new LOTTERY to attend Photolucida 2011

    Photolucida is a four-day portfolio review within a larger Festival event held every other April in Portland, Oregon:  great town, great event, great sense of community, a greatly anticipated gathering.  The registration for Photolucida 2009  portfolio review filled in a matter of hours… this year, the folks at Photolucida have changed the event registration system to a lottery, from which 155 spaces will be assigned and a waiting list determined.  Be sure to review all the details on the website.  I look forward to seeing you there!

    From the event website:

    This year Photolucida will be using a lottery system to determine attendance. How does this work?

    1. Register any time during the 24 hour period beginning September 8 at 9am.
    2. Photolucida will run all names through a lottery system, and 155 spots will be assigned.
    3. On September 14, Photolucida will notify you via e-mail if your name is chosen and send a link to the payment page. You will have 3 days to make the payment.
    4. All people not initially chosen will be placed on the wait list in the order that they registered!

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    September/October issue of Orion Magazine: OUTSTANDING!

    The latest issue of Orion Magazine arrived today, and once again, the photography featured is outstanding, including a cover image by Simon Norfolk and portfolios of images by David Taylor, Jon Lowenstein, Amanda Keller Koyna, Benjamin Drummond and Trish Carney.

    Pick up this issue – or better yet subscribe and support the important mission of this advertising-free magazine.  Kudos to Jason Houston, photo editor extraordinaire!

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    Reminder: Postmark deadline September 8th for the Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

    All submissions for the Honickman First Book Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies must be postmarked no later than September 8th; juror is William Eggleston.

    For more information on this important publication competition, click here.

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    August 27th: THE POND, an exhibition by John Gossage opens soon in Washington DC

    From the Smithsonian American Art Museum website:

    John Gossage: The Pond

    2nd floor South, American Art Museum
    August 27, 2010 – January 17, 2011

    Image for John Gossage: The Pond

    © John R. Gossage, Untitled, from the series The Pond, 1985, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of anonymous donors

    “The installation of John Gossage: The Pond celebrates the recent gift to the museum of this remarkable photographic series and the re-issue of one of the most influential photography books of the past three decades. John Gossage (b. 1946) photographed a small, unnamed pond between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, between 1981 and 1985. The title was intended to recall Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, but Gossage advocated a more all-embracing view of the landscape, exploring the less idealized spaces that border America’s cities and suburbs. Although many of the images in The Pond appear unruly or uncared for, Gossage found moments of grace and elegance in even the most mundane of places.

    The complete portfolio of The Pond was acquired by the museum in 2007. This exhibition marks the first time the complete series of fifty-three gelatin silver prints has been on public display. Gossage lives and works in Washington, D.C. Toby Jurovics, curator of photography, is the curator of the installation.

    The Pond, originally published in 1985, is being reissued by Aperture (September 2010). The new edition, co-published by the museum, includes an essay by photo historian Gerry Badger and an introduction by Toby Jurovics. It will be available in the museum’s store ($65 hardcover).

    The Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund provided support for the exhibition.”

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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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    “The Road to Freedom” and “After 1968″ exhibitions at the Bronx Museum closing dates rapidly approaching

    The closing date of these two exhibitions on view at the Bronx Museum is rapidly drawing near:


    Both are impressive as is the Bronx Museum. Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.  Not to be missed!

    About THE ROAD TO FREEDOM, from the museum’s website:

    “During the span of twelve years, a series of events, later hailed as the Civil Rights Movement, would forever change the social and political course of America. The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968, an exhibitions that chronicling these pivotal moments in the nation’s history. Featuring 150 vintage photographs, Road to Freedom is the most comprehensive collection of photographic prints and related artifacts ever devoted to the subject and was organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.”

    About the companion exhibitions AFTER 1968:

    “As a complement to Road to Freedom, The Bronx Museum will also present AFTER 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy. This smaller exhibition includes works from seven African-American, emerging artists and collectives—all born on or after 1968—who have created new work examining the heritage of the Civil Rights Movement and its affect on the lives of this new generation. Using the movement as inspiration, context or critique, these artists address their own personal understanding of race, identity, American violence, and political activism providing new perspectives on and discourse about this critical time in the history of the United States.”

    AND also on view, be sure to see “YANKEE STADIUMS” photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, on view through December 31st.
    “Specially commissioned by the Bronx Museum to commemorate the centennial of the Grand Concourse, Liao’s iconic image of the two Yankee Stadiums captures a unique moment of transition in the South Bronx and hints to the great push for renewal in the borough.”

    Public transportation makes visiting the Bronx Museum SIMPLE.  Click here for more information.

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