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July 22nd and August 3rd in SF: Curator’s Talks at SFMOMA on Frank Gohlke’s Landscapes and New Topographics Revisited

From the SFMoMA Events webpage:

“Erin O’Toole, assistant curator of photography, SFMOMA will give a talk two upcoming talks as follows:

Frank Gohlke’s Landscape, Albuquerque, New Mexico”

Thursday evening, July 22nd

Meet in the Haas Atrium at 6:30 p.m. before moving into the galleries.

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from the SFMOMA events webpage: “Revisiting New Topographics”

“Widely considered a seminal event in the history of photography, the 1975 exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape featured the work of 10 photographers with a new approach to an old genre. On the occasion of the exhibition’s restaging at SFMOMA, O’Toole reflects on the significance of the original exhibition and discusses its impact on contemporary photography.”

Tuesday August 3rd at 12 noon in the Phyllis Wattis Theater.

These free talks are held in conjunction with the exhibition “NEW TOPOGRAPHICS, Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape” on view at SFMOMA from July 17 – October 3rd.

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July 15, 16 in NYC: Zwelethu Mthethwa Exhibition opening events

From the Aperture e-release:

EXHIBITION + EVENTS

Zwelethu Mthethwa

Zwelethu MthethwaInner Views the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in New York will be on view at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to hear Mthethwa, a key figure in the South African post-apartheid photography movement in multiple events surrounding the opening.

Zwelethu Mthethwa, the exhibition and the Aperture book, present Mthethwa’s powerful series of portraits portraying black South Africans as relentlessly dignified and defiant, even under the duress of social and economic hardship.

Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views
Exhibition on view:
Thursday, July 15–Sunday, October 24, 2010


The Artist’s Voice
Zwelethu Mthethwa and Naomi Beckwith in Conversation

Thursday, July 15,
7:00 pm

The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York
(212) 864-4500


Zwelethu Mthethwa:
Artist’s Talk, Book Signing and Reception
Friday, July 16, 6:30 pm

Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, New York
(718) 230-0492


View event details

View related book

Visit the Aperture website

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Deadline July 31st: En Foco “New Works” Fellowship

From En Foco’s website:

En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards is an annual program selecting three or more U.S. based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, through a national call for entries.

NEW WORKS #14 DEADLINE: July 31, 2010

JUROR: Andy Adams, Editor/Publisher, Flak Photo

“We are happy to announce that the submission process for New Works #14 (2010-2011) has moved online, to CallForEntry.org.

New Works helps artists to create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area.

Submissions can be in any photo-based style or genre (documentary, autobiographical, landscape, abstract, digital, pinhole, alternative processes, etc).

Have questions about submitting work? Check our Submissions page (scroll down for “New Works” specific tips.”

While the product awarded varies from year to year, New Works fellows usually receive:

a $1,000 honorarium ($100 for Honorable Mentions) plus materials stipend;
product gift certificates from Canson Infinity;
professional tripods from Bogen;
camera bags from Lowepro;
a feature article in Nueva Luz;
an exhibition in New York;
a photographer’s page on enfoco.org;
a one-year En Foco membership ($100 value)

Read about prior New Works exhibitions:

New Works #13 (2009-2010)

New Works #12 (2008-2009)

New Works #11 (2007-2008)

New Works #10 (2006-2007)

New Works #9 (2005-2006)

New Works #8 (2004-2005)

New Works #7 (2003-2004)

New Works #6 (2002-2003)”

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Deadline July 25th: Critical Mass 2010 Competition

From the PhotoLucida website:

Critical Mass images

CM08 book award winners Andy Freeberg, Céline Clanet, and Priya Kambli — books now published!

“Critical Mass 2010 is now open for registration!

Deadline to enter work is July 25. Please read page in full for information, and click on the link below to register.

Click here to see the list of jurors.
Click here to register!

What Is Critical Mass?

The aim of Critical Mass, and all Photolucida programming, is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.

Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple—photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10 image portfolio for $75. This work then gets pre-screened by a committee of approximately 20 great jurors and from there, 175 top Finalists are determined. These top Finalists then pay an additional submission fee ($200) and their work goes on to a jury of approximately 200 of the world’s best curators, editors, and other professionals who have agreed to view and vote on these Finalists. From these votes, at least one photographer is chosen to receive a book award and once the monograph is published, everyone who enters and reviews will receive a copy of the book(s).

We are pleased to continue to give scholarships to pre-selected photographers by geographical region. In previous years, Photolucida gave scholarships to photographers from Poland, Mexico, and Italy. This year, the lucky country is The Netherlands!

What to expect?

As an entrant to Critical Mass, you shouldn’t necessarily expect feedback from the jurors unless they want to contact you about doing something with your work. Jurors are given the opportunity and encouraged to provide written feedback, but we can’t guarantee anything other than:

  • Everyone who enters will receive a copy of the Book Award Winner’s monograph(s).
  • Everyone who enters will receive a CD containing all of the submitted work.
  • Everyone who enters will have their work seen, and voted on, by the Pre-Screening committee.
  • Those who continue on in the top 175 Finalists will have their work seen, and voted on, by over 200 jurors.

Click here for Critical Mass Success Stories.

Book Awards!

Photolucida will publish a monograph for at least one photographer from among the top-scoring finalists. The book award is reserved for artists without a previously published monograph. Photographers with self-published books are still eligible for the book award. If you already have a monograph, you still have over 200 great reasons to participate in Critical Mass!

CM 2009 Winners – Alejandro Cartagena, Birthe Pointek (in production)
CM 2008 Winners – Andy Freeberg, Céline Clanet, Priya Kambli
CM 2007 Winners – Joni Sternbach, Peter van Agtmael
CM 2006 Winners – Camille Seaman, Donald Weber, Amy Stein
CM 2005 Winners – Hiroshi Watanabe, Louie Palu, Sage Sohier
Click here to see!

Other Awards!

This year, in addition to the book award, Photolucida is pleased to partner with Blue Sky in offering a solo show to one of the Critical Mass Finalists. Founded in 1975 as the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Blue Sky is one of the leading venues exhibiting contemporary photography in the United States.

Also this year, Photolucida is partnering with Newspace Center for Photography to produce a Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibit. Newspace is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting photographic education, with a wonderful exhibition space.

Both exhibits will take place in April 2011, coinciding with Photolucida’s Reviews.

Also, in conjunction with photo-eye, three of the Top 50 photographers will receive complimentary VisualServer websites and portfolios on photo-eye’s Photographer’s Showcase for one year.

Photolucida will also award five free spots in our April 2011 Portfolio Reviews! These awards will go to five randomly selected photographers in the Finalist group. For more information on our quick-to-sell-out biennial event, click here!

Procedure

Critical Mass has a two-part submission process.

  1. First you pay a $75 registration fee to upload your images and text. We will then format your work and distribute the pages to the pre-screeners for scoring. The 2010 Pre-Screening committee comprises the following people (as of June 30):
    • Leslie K. Brown, Independent Curator
    • Crista Dix, Director, wall space Gallery
    • Melanie Flood, Melanie Flood Projects/Portland Art Museum Photo Council
    • Cherie Hiser, Photoludica Board
    • Stu Levy, Photoludica Board/Portland Art Museum Photo Council
    • Kate Menconeri, Independent Curator
    • Laura Moya, Director, Photolucida
    • Claire Annette Mussard, Curator/Consultant
    • Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Collector
    • Shawn Records, Photolucida Board
    • P. Elaine Sharpe, Independent Curator
    • George Slade, Curator/Program Manager, Photographic Resource Center
    • Anna Sortun, Photolucida Board
    • Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, Griffin Museum for Photography
    • Laura Valenti, Program Director, Newspace Center for Photography
    • Bryan Wolf, Photolucida Board

    The final list will be available in mid-July.

  2. If you are one of the top 175 photographers chosen by the pre-screeners, then you will pay an additional $200 fee and your work will be sent out to the full panel of over 200 jurors.

200 Jurors!

Like last year, this is a truly international group of jurors representing a wide variety of photographic interests.The full list of jurors will be available shortly – we have made a great effort to represent the range of professional affiliation (gallery owners, curators, publishers, editors, etc.). In addition to seeing the work during the online process, jurors will also be sent a CD of the Finalists’ work, which serves as a good reference tool in a multitude of ways.

Note: Critical Mass jurors are not allowed to submit their own work to Critical Mass.”

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July 21st in Minneapolis: Marketing Lecture By Mary Virginia Swanson, Open to the Public

Here are the details for my upcoming lecture in Minneapolis (note: there has been a change to a larger venue ):

DATE: WEDNESDAY, July 21st  7:00 pm (doors open at 6:15)  FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Reservations are required to ensure space; please email cmullins@aii.edu with “MVS TALK” in the subject line to reserve seats.

LOCATION: The Art Institutes International Minnesota’s Pence Building Campus,  800 Hennepin Avenue South at 8th Street, downtown Minneapolis.

From the press release:

“BEYOND PRINT: Creative Communication in the Digital Era”

Developing new audiences across the world has never been easier for artists, or more affordable.   To communicate effectively, artists must consider who their target audience is, “where” they are (both geographically and within the digital environment), and how to best communicate to them.  As artists transition from primarily print pieces into websites and e-communication, can their brand graphics continue to be effective?  What aspects and elements of their self-promotion can seamlessly migrate to the web and into social networks? What artist statements and other text components will need to be altered in style or length to generate interest in the artist’s work?   Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss identifying your audience, the need to communicate in the “space” they live online, and in the most suitable language.  Examples of effective print pieces, websites, emails and social network pages will be shared to underscore the value of brand continuity and clarity.
This lecture is sponsored by Art Institutes International Minnesota with co-sponsorship of the Photography Program and Photo Club.”

I hope to see many of you in Minneapolis later this month!!

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Saturday, July 10th: Afternoon Lecture by John Sexton in Carmel, California

In conjunction with his retrospective exhibition “A Photographer’s Journey” at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Califorinia,  JOHN SEXTON will present a lecure on Saturday, July 10th at 2:00 at the Carmel Women’s Club (directly across the street from the CPA in the Sunset Center).

From the announcement mailer:

“John will present an educational and entertaining audio-visual lecture, featuring both new and well-known images.  The presentation will also include images and anecdotes from his six-year working relationship with Ansel Adams.”

Following the lecture, John will be signing copies of his books RECOLLECTIONS and PLACES OF POWER.

I first met John in 1980 when I joined the staff of The Friends of Photography and John was working for our board Chair, Ansel Adams.  John played a crucial role in the Ansel Adams Workshop, a tireless instructor with boundless energy.  A gifted photographer and teacher, John went on to launch his own workshop programs, sharing his passion for the craft and aesthetics of our medium.   2010 marks the twentieth year of the John Sexton Photography Workshops.  Congratulations, John!

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Friday, July 9th: HCP 28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition opening events

Next weekend marks the opening of the Houston Center for Photography Membership exhibition, juried by Hannah Frieser, Director, Light Work (Syracuse, New York)

FRIDAY, July 9th:  Juror’s Remarks, 5:30, Opening Reception, 6-8 p.m

You can view the works accepted for this year’s exhibition here.

Juror Hannah Frieser states, “Houston Center of Photography is fortunate to have an abundance of excellent photographers among its members, who are currently making their mark on the medium and who understand what it means to shape an image. Therefore a group exhibition of their work sparkles with talent from Texas and beyond. The styles and formats run the full gamut, but the quality of the work never waivers.”

This year´s participating artists are:

Matt Adams (Houston, TX)
David Banks (Atlanta, GA)
Cynthia Batmanis (Houston, TX)
Andrew Bedo (Rosenberg, TX)
Marti Belcher (Vienna, VA)
Tatyana Bessmertnaya (Plano, TX)
Magda Biernat (New York, NY)
Meg Birnbaum (Somerville, MA)
Colin Blakely (Ann Arbor, MI)
Al Braden (Austin, TX)
Kendrick Brinson (Atlanta, GA)
Allen Bryan (Saugerties, NY)
Laura Burlton (Houston, TX)
Kurt Cobbley (Kingwood, TX)
Beau Comeaux (Albany, NY)
Willson Cummer (Fayetteville, NY)
Irina Dakhnovskaia-Lawton (Plantation, FL)
Desiree Edkins (Scottsdale, AZ)
Matt Eich (Norfolk, VA)
Nicholas Fedak II (Burbank, CA)
Richard Gilles (Folsom, CA)
Paul Greenberg (Dallas, TX)
Roberto Guzman (Houston, TX)
Frank Hamrick (Ruston, LA)
Danielle Head (Bloomington, IN)*
Joseph Holmes (Brooklyn, NY)*
Debora Hunter (Dallas, TX)
Loli Kantor (Fort Worth, TX)
Brian Kaplan (Brookline, MA)
Charles Mintz (Cleveland, OH)
Stan Raucher (Seattle, WA)
Bryan Schutmaat (Houston, TX)*
Margaret Stratton (Iowa City, IA)
Ian van Coller (Bozeman, MT)
Dennis Yermoshin (Houston, TX)
Carlo Zinzi (Dallas, TX)

ABOUT THE JUROR:
Hannah Frieser is the director of Light Work, a non-profit organization in Syracuse, NY, that has supported artists working in photography and related media for over thirty-five years. Light Work’s programs include exhibitions, residencies, publications and a public-access work space. Frieser has curated exhibitions on emerging and under-represented photographers such as Pipo Nguyen-duy, Kanako Sasaki, Suzanne Opton, Ben Gest, Beatrix Reinhardt, Barry Anderson and Rachel Herman. Her essays have been printed in photography publications and exhibition catalogues such as Contact Sheet and Nueva Luz. She has reviewed portfolios for Photo Lucida, FotoFest, the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), En Foco, Rhubarb Rhubarb, and more and has served on review panels for the New York State Council on the Arts, on the board of directors for SPE, and juried competitions such as the Photographer’s Fellowship for the Center for Photography at Woodstock. In March 2010, she co-chaired an SPE national conference with Miriam Romais from En Foco. The conference “Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts” took place in Philadelphia.

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Deadline July 14th: “Aperture Portfolio Prize”

From the Aperture Foundation webpage dedicated to this Prize:


“Welcome to the Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition!

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and specific artists whom we can help by bringing them to a wider audience. In choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, we are looking for work that is fresh and that hasn’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

First prize is $5,000. The first-prize winner and runners-up are featured in Aperture’s website for approximately one year. Winners are also announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches thousands of subscribers in the photography community.

The entry period for the 2010 Aperture Portfolio Prize begins Friday, May 14, 2010, and the deadline is Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 12:00 noon EST.

All entrants will be contacted with final results by November 1, 2010. For more information, see the Guidelines and FAQs pages.

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Deadline July 12: Registration for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Portfolio Reviews

From the ACP e-news e-blast:

“Announcing the ACP 12 Portfolio Review in Atlanta, Georgia.

We’re happy to announce that the ACP 12 Portfolio Review will be on Saturday, October 16th. Sponsored in part by Turner Broadcasting and their “Turner Voices” initiative, the ACP Portfolio Review brings together curators, gallerists, editors, photographers and artists for a full day of extremely productive engagement and networking.

Registrations for the Portfolio Review are juried, and applicants will need to submit 3-5 jpgs with a brief artist’s statement for consideration. Registration will remain open until 11:59PM EST on July 12th, and successful registrants will be notified the week of July 19th. Once accepted, the registration fee is $250.

Here is a partial list of reviewers. A full list will be available as soon as all have confirmed participation:

Julian Cox – Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Georgia
Sylvie Fortin – Editor, Art Papers Magazine, Georgia
Stuart Horodner – Artistic Director, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia
Stella Kramer – Independent Photo Editor, Consultant, New York
Yan Li and Li Shufeng – Curators, Beijing, China
Laura Moya – Director, Photolucida, Oregon
Christopher Rauschenberg – President and Founding Member, Blue Sky Gallery, Oregon
Anna Walker Skillman – Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Georgia
Susan Todd-Raque – Private dealer, independent curator, Georgia
Paula Tongarelli – Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts

We will be accepting 52 artists for the ACP 12 Portfolio Review, and each artist will receive four 20 minute, face to face reviews. Review participants may select their choice of reviewers, and ACP will make every effort to meet requests through a computerized matching system.

We’re looking forward to hosting our panel of reviewers and artists from across the country once again at the Grady High School campus. The ACP 12 Portfolio Review is a great way to connect and make contacts with reviewers and fellow artists alike. We hope to see you in October!”

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Joe Deal, 1947-2010

Sad news today that photographer Joe Deal lost his courageous battle with cancer.  His family shared that he was editing new work in his last days in hospice care, excited as always about his lastest creative explorations.

I shot installation views yesterday at the Center for Creative Photography, where his exhibition “WEST AND WEST” is on view at CCP, where his archive will be housed, and I will add them to this blog post shortly.  Dr. Kate Palmer Albers spoke eloquently about Joe’s work in her gallery talk last night.

It has been wonderful to observe so many younger photographers come to know Joe’s work through the major traveling exhibition of “NEW TOPOGRAPHICS: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape” organized by the CCP and George Eastman House, and was on view at both of those institutions as well as LACMA.  You can hear Joe as well as the other photographers in the exhibition speaking about the work on an audio clip on this link on LACMA‘s website.

The Center for American Places’ publication of the same name is not to be missed.

From the publisher’s description:

“The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 officially opened the Great Plains to westward settlement, and the public survey of 1855 by Charles A. Manners and Joseph Ledlie along the Sixth Principal Meridian established the grid by which the uncharted expanse of the Great Plains was brought into scale. The mechanical act performed by land surveyors is believed by photographer Joe Deal to be powerfully similar to the artistic act of making a photograph.To Deal, both acts are about establishing a frame around a vast scene that suggests no definite boundaries of its own. Thus, when approaching his own photographs of the Great Plains, Deal viewed his photography as a form of reenactment, a method of understanding how it felt to contain the Great Plains in smaller, more measurable units.

In West and West, Deal, who was born and raised in Kansas, revisited the Kansas-Nebraska territory and applied his photographic understanding of the landscape grid and horizon line to illuminate the sense of infinite space that transcends the reality of the survey. As Deal writes in his concluding essay: “If the square, as employed in the surveys of public lands, could function like a telescope, framing smaller and smaller sections of the plains down to a transect, it can also be used as a window, equilaterally divided by the horizon, that begins with a finite section of the earth and sky and restores them in the imagination to the vastness that now exists as an idea: the landscape that is contained within the perfect symmetry of the square implies infinity.”

The stunning photographs in ‘West and West’ present the Great Plains from a rare perspective. From this vantage point, Deal is able to distill and contemplate its expanse. “

Robert Mann, Joe’s long-time friend and dealer, hosted an exhibition of the WEST AND WEST work this past March, view the press release here.  Click here to read the press release for JOE DEAL: THE FAULT ZONE exhibition from 2004, and here to view the press release for JOE DEAL: NEW TOPOGRAPHICS exhibition in 2006.  Click here to view images of Joe’s on the Robert Mann Gallery website.

Another of Joe’s monumental projects: an extended documentation of the building the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

From the Getty Bookstore entry for the 1999 summary publication, Between Nature and Culture:

“From 1983 through 1997, artist Joe Deal documented the site and construction of the Getty Center, designed by architect Richard Meier, through a series of black-and-white photographs. Between Nature and Culture presents 122 of Deal’s photographs, offering an opportunity to view the evolving site through this artist’s eyes, from the selection of the starkly beautiful chaparral-covered mountain top to the steel and travertine of the final stages of construction.

Joe Deal’s photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. A major exhibition of his work was held in Spring 1992 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; it was accompanied by a book, Joe Deal: Southern California Photographs 1976-86. His photographs are in major collections throughout the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Deal is Provost of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Mark Johnstone’s essay provides both a key to understanding Joe Deal’s unique vision and commentaries on the thematic groups and individual photographs reproduced. He was formerly the public art administrator for the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles and he continues to consult in public art affairs for both cities and states across the West.”

I was so fortunate to study with Joe’s best friend and colleague, James Hajicek.  They went attended the Kansas City Art Institute together, then went on to University of New Mexico together as well.  They both landed teaching jobs in the west, Joe at the University of California at Riverside, and James at Arizona State.   Joe would visit often, and we were all the wiser for it.

My thoughts are with Joe’s family and large extended family of friends and colleagues, all of whom will miss him dearly.

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