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Entries due by August 20: Alec Soth to Serve as 5th Guest Curator of Hey Hot Shot! Competition

From the Hey Hot Shot! website:

Alec Soth to Serve as 5th Guest Curator

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Alec Soth, renowned photographer and founder of Little Brown Mushroom Books, will be serving as the guest curator for our 5th—and final—month of Hey, Hot Shot! 2010.

Alec Soth has emerged as one of the preeminent photographers of our time, working seamlessly across genres as fine artist, storyteller and documentarian. Soth’s creative projects combine photography, video, sound and writing (and more!) into inspiring stories that emerge from his journeys on the meandering roads of America. In 2008, Soth was named a full-time member of Magnum Photos and this September, the first U.S. survey of Soth’s work, From Here to There, will open at the Walker Art Center, not to be missed if you are anywhere near Minneapolis.

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Two Towels, 2005, from Niagara by Alec Soth

To readers of this blog, he needs no introduction, especially as of late, with all of the interesting projects and upcoming exhibitions keeping his name at the top of our feeds and conversations. But before you race to upload your images, read on for details about the award and more about Alec’s work.

Alec will be reviewing all work submitted between July 30th and August 20th (two days before the end of the overall competition entry period on August 22nd). The entrant of his choice will be featured on our blog and newsletter, and receive what he has dubbed the “Little Brown Mushroom Love Pack” which includes:

- An autographed edition of Bedknobs & Broomsticks by Trent Parke (from the SOLD OUT edition of 1,000)
Lost Boy Mountain by Lester B. Morrison (edition of 1,000)
The Last Days of W by Alec Soth (from the SOLD OUT edition of 10,000)
– and a screen-printed LBM t-shirt

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The Little Brown Mushroom Love-Pack

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Congratulations to the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Winners

From Daylight Magazine’s website:
Daylight / CDS Photo Awards Overview

Project Prize

Work-In-Process Prize

Prizewinners
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Jurors

Guidelines

Daylight / CDS Photo Awards Overview

In recognition of mutual interests in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University have started an international competition, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established.

Two awards, a Project Prize and a Work-in-Process Prize.

GUEST JURORS > Vince Aletti, writer/critic; Darius Himes, editor/curator; Julie Saul, gallery owner/director; Alec Soth, photographer; Hank Willis Thomas, photographer; Jamie Wellford, international photo editor, Newsweek

> with Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff, editors, Daylight Magazine, and Alexa Dilworth, publishing director, and Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

PROJECT PRIZE

First Prize Winner

Nandita Raman
ramannandita.blogspot.com

Juror Picks

Rachel Barrett (Hank Willis Thomas)
rachelbarrett.net

Priya Kambli (Vince Aletti)
priyakambli.com

Jan Lieske (Jamie Wellford)
janlieske.com

Nandita Raman (Julie Saul)
ramannandita.blogspot.com

Daniel Stier (Darius Himes and Alec Soth)
danielstier.com

Honorable Mentions

Susan Bank
susansbank.com

Matt Eich
matteichphoto.com

Jason Florio
floriophoto.com

Eamon Mac Mahon
eamonmacmahon.com

Michael Marten
michaelmarten.com

Pierpaolo Mittica
pierpaolomittica.com

Geir Moseid
geirmoseid.com

Louie Palu
louiepalu.com

Melissa Ann Pinney
melissaannpinney.com

Martin Roemers
martinroemers.com

WORK-IN-PROCESS PRIZE

First Prize Winner

Elizabeth Moreno
emorenophoto.com

Juror Picks

Erica Allen (Hank Willis Thomas)
ericaallenphotography.com

Paula McCartney (Darius Himes)
paulamccartney.com

Elizabeth Moreno (Vince Aletti)
emorenophoto.com

Martin Roemers (Jamie Wellford)
martinroemers.com

Monika Sziladi (Julie Saul and Alec Soth)
msziladi.com

Honorable Mentions

Jessica Auer
jessicaauer.com

J Carrier
j-carrier.com

Dianne Davis
diannedavis.ca/

Eyal Dinar
eyaldinar.com

Lorena Endara
lorenaendara.com

Bepi Ghiotti
bepighiotti.com

Maria Gonzalez
marivigonzalezphotography.com

Holly Lynton
hollylynton.com

Sarah Sudhoff
sarahsudhoff.com

Stratis Vogiatzis
stratisvogiatzis.com

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Congratulations to the 2010 Lange-Taylor Prize: 20th Anniversary Winners

From a Duke University e-blast:
“LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE: 20th ANNIVERSARY WINNERS
Tiana Markova-Gold and Sarah Dohrmann
Honorable Mention: Kitra Cahana and Chris Urquhart
http://cds.aas.duke.edu/press/2010langetaylor.html
http://cds.aas.duke.edu/press/2010langetaylordownload/index.html
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twentieth Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize to photographer Tiana Markova-Gold and writer Sarah Dohrmann, both Americans. The $20,000 award is given to encourage collaboration in documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed American photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. Lange and Taylor worked together for many years, most notably on fieldwork that resulted in American Exodus (1941), a seminal work in documentary studies.
Tiana Markova-Gold and Sarah Dohrmann’s project, “If You Smoke Cigarettes in Public, You Are a Prostitute: Women and Prostitution in Morocco,” is an investigation of female prostitution in Morocco and the experiences of two American non-Muslim women documenting women’s lives in a country where pre-marital virginity is considered sacred. With their project, they “seek to dismantle Americans’ preconceived notions of the prostitute as sexual deviant and the hijabed woman as “exotic” and examine the negotiation of relationships “between the prostitute and the society she lives in, between the artist and the subject, between non-Muslim and Muslim women, between women.”
For more information, click the links above.

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MVS to Phoenix next week: visiting exhibitions, attending lectures, and consultations with artists

I’m looking forward to heading up to Phoenix for a few days next week to do a number of things.

I encourage you to attend curator Rebecca Senf’s lecture next Wednesday night at the Phoenix Art Museum:

Edward Steichen. Three Pears and an Apple. 1910. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the photographer, 1964 (368.1964). Digital Image ©The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY. Reprinted with permission of Joanna T. Steichen.
Cézanne and Modern Photography

August 4, 7pm

“Paul Cézanne’s influence on painting is obvious, but what about his effect on photography? From Edward Steichen’s still lifes of fruit to Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of bathers, Norton Family Curator of Photography Rebecca Senf, Ph.D., discusses how early American photography reflects Cézanne’s infamous subject matter, composition and style.”

This lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Cezanne and American Modernism” which continues through September 26th at PAM.

Also on view at PAM: I am looking forward to seeing the new newly installed exhibition “Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography” (through November 28th).

Heading west to Scottsdale I can’t wait to see the new exhibition at Lisa Sette Gallery:

From the Ground Up - a summer group exhibition dealing with themes of the environment and the natural world.

Featuring the work of Kim Cridler, Binh Danh, Lalla Essaydi, Valerie Hammond, Rick Hards, Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Joslin, Mark Klett, Mayme Kratz, Chema Madoz, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore, Beverly Penn, Mike & Doug Starn and Jo Whaley.

And last but not least, a second visit to Scottsdale SMoCA to view “Re-imagining the West” which will close August 22nd.


During this trip I will have time to accept a limited number of private consultations; if interested please visit my website to learn more about these offerings.

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Milwaukee, August 4th: “Exposure” Inaugural Photography Council Benefit at MAM

I applaud all museums that organize special study groups by curatorial department, fostering a broader awareness of connoisseurship in the arts among members of their community.  The Milwaukee Art Museum has launched the Photography Council, and it will be hosting a benefit this coming Wednesday, August 4th.

From the e-flier:
“EXPOSURE”  First Annual Photography Council Benefit, open to the public

Wednesday, AUGUST 4 6-10pm

234 West Florida Street, Milwaukee $50 in advance/$60 at the door/$20 with valid student ID SPACE IS LIMITED CALL 414.224.3284 to make your reservations.

BBQ & Beverages-DJ & Dancing-Photos of the Year Slide Slam

Silent Auction with donations from the following artists:

Brian Ulrich/Shimon&Lindemann/Jen Davis/Anna Shteynshleyger/Fred Marsh/Kevin Miyazaki/Jon Gitelson/Colleen Plumb/Melissa Ann Pinney/Sonja Thompson/Aron Gent/Jason Reblando/Ciurej & Lochman/Andy Adams and many more….

Visit Milwaukee Art Museum Photography Council on Facebook for details. Call 414-224-3284 to make your reservation.

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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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SPE Regional Conference Schedule: 8 conferences to be held between mid-September and Mid-November

Can’t wait until March to participate in another SPE Conference? You don’t have to! SPE’s eight regional conferences provide an opportunity for members and the public to share their work on an intimate scale along with great educational presentations.

Remember to take advantage of the conference hotel discounts before they expire.

And remember too to SAVE THE DATE:  2011 SPE National Conference “Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image” will be held in Atlanta, Georgia  March 10-13, 2011.

The lineup for this fall’s REGIONAL CONFERENCES is as follows; follow event weblink for complete details:

Midwest 2010 Conference “Time for Light”

September 30 – October 2, 2010

Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI

www.midwestspe.org

South Central 2010 Conference “Spirits of the Times”

October 7 – 9, 2010

University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR

www.spesouthcentral.org

Southeast 2010 Conference “Grounded”

October 21 – 24, 2010

The Aloft Hotel Tallahassee, FL

www.spese.org

Southwest 2010 Conference “Altering Perspectives”

October 22 – 24, 2010

Prescott College Prescott, AZ & the Marriott Spring Hill Suites Prescott

including a special exhibition and session honoring Bill Jay

www.spesw.org

Mid-Atlantic Region Fall Members’ Event (tentative)

Friday October 29, 2010

Held in conjunction with Photo Plus Expo, NYC 12 – 5 pm Portfolio Reviews 5 – 7 pm Cocktail Networking Party

www.spema.org

Northwest 2010 Conference “Photography Now”

November 5 – 7, 2010

Newspace Center for Photography Portland, OR

www.spenw.org

Northeast 2010 Conference “The Experiential in Photography”

November 5 – 7, 2010

RISD Museum & The Hampton Inn Hotel Providence, RI

www.spenortheast.org

West 2010 Conference “New Sites”

November 12 – 14, 2010

San Diego City College and the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, CA

www.spewest.org

For more SPE regional information please visit www.spenational.org.

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Deadline September 8th: Honickman Book Prize Now Accepting Applications

From the website:


First Book Prize Overview

Guidelines

Application Materials

Frequently Asked Questions

Biennial Winners: 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS / Honickman First Book Prize competition is open to American photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize will honor work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose.

Renowned photographer and writer Robert Adams was the prize’s inaugural judge. Maria Morris Hambourg, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, judged the second biennial competition. The judge for the third competition (2006) was Robert Frank, one of America’s most important and influential photographers. Celebrated photographer Mary Ellen Mark was the judge of the fourth prize competition in fall 2008. The fifth prize judge (2010) is William Eggleston. The winning photographer receives a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a Web site devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. The judge also writes the introduction for the book, which will be published by Duke University Press in association with CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies.

Guidelines

Eligibility
The prize is open to American citizens of any age who have yet to publish a book-length work (a publication which focuses on the photographer’s work, contains more than thirty of the photographer’s images, and is sold through conventional book distribution channels).

Deadline
All required materials must be submitted under one cover between June 15 and September 8, 2010. Materials must be postmarked no later than September 8, 2010.

Entry Fee
The entry fee is $50. Make checks or money orders payable to the Center for Documentary Studies / Honickman First Book Prize.

Selection and Notification
A panel of photographers and editors will review all submissions and select 12 to 25 finalists by November 15, 2010. Finalists will be asked to submit ten sample prints from the body of their submitted work for the judge’s review. The winner will be publicly announced in January 2011.

All applicants will be notified by postcard of receipt of their materials. Materials will be returned to nonfinalists by January 1, 2011.

The award will be reported to the winner on a 1099-Miscellaneous tax form. It is the responsibility of the winners to file their tax liability.

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August 5th: Vicki Topaz Exhibition Reception and Book Signing at Alliance Francaise, San Francisco

A trade edition of San Francisco-based Vicki Topaz’s artist book “SILENT NESTS” has recently been published.

An exhibition of the images featured in “Silent Nests: Photographs by Vicki Topaz” is on view in San Francisco from August 2-31, 2010

There will be a Reception and Book Signing for Ms. Topaz at the Gallery on Thursday, August 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

From the press release:
“The gallery at Alliance Francaise is pleased to present Silent Nests, a solo exhibition of black and white photographs by Vicki Topaz.

Silent Nests – a photographic journey into France’s rich cultural past – unveils the majestic and once prestigious medieval colombiers (dovecotes or pigeon houses) of Normandy and Brittany.
A handsome monograph published by Kehrer Verlag accompanies the exhibition and is available for purchase for $40.
Alliance Française  is located at 1345 Bush Street in San Francisco.

Click here for more information.”

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August 4th in Phoenix: Lecture, “Cezanne and Modern Photography”

From the printed announcement from the Phoenix Art Museum:

“Cezanne’s influence on painting is obvious, but what about his effect on photography?  From Edward Steichen’s still lifes of fruit to Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of bathers, Norton Family Curator of Photography Rebecca Senf, Ph.D., discusses how early American photography reflects Cezanne’s infamous subject matter, composition and style.”

This lecture is in conjunction with the two current exhibitions:

Cezanne and American Modernism,” on view through September 26th.

and

Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography” on view through November 28, 2010

From the webpage for the exhibition:

The year was 1975. Gerald R. Ford was president, a little company named Microsoft was founded, A Chorus Line opened on Broadway and Jaws was making a big splash in movie theaters. And in Tucson, a lifelong dream was realized.

Founded by legendary photographer Ansel Adams and then University of Arizona President John P. Schaefer, The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona was the vision of two men who wanted to create an institution dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and managing all materials that are essential to understanding photography and its history. Today, 35 years later, the Center has acquired more archives and individual works by 20th century North American photographers than any other museum in the nation.

Creative Continuum charts the Center’s dynamic evolution, beginning with the inaugural exhibition of works by Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer through today’s contemporary artists that are reinventing the medium. This special look at the Center’s history is an exciting and engaging “who’s who” of American photography and features works by Richard Avedon, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Louis Carlos Bernal, Tseng Kwong Chi, Imogen Cunningham, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Roy DeCarava, Andy Warhol and Edward Weston.

In addition to nearly ninety photographs, Creative Continuum also includes a sampling from the Center’s Voices of Photography video oral history project, rare archival objects from the vault and examples of past exhibition catalogues.”

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