November 8th in Washington, DC: MVS and Darius Himes on “To Be Published, or Self Publish?””

In conjunction with FotoWeek DC:
Darius Himes & Mary Virginia Swanson will speak at 12:00 noon at the Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, 500 17th Street NW (FREE).  Click here for event description and details.
“The print-on-demand revolution has opened up new publishing possibilities for photographers; it has never been easier or more affordable to produce and market a book of your photographs. The traditional publishing path has the advantage of a highly specialized team that brings experience with design, production, marketing and distribution systems to the table. In a self-publishing scenario you can create exactly the book you envision, but without the input and expertise of seasoned professionals at a publishing house. Which scenario is best for you?In this presentation, coauthors Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss both avenues to publishing and help participants determine the pros/cons of each. Swanson will share resources from their forthcoming title, Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, Winter 2011), and time will be allocated for a question/answer period at the end of the presentation.”
Cover, Publish Your Photography Book

"Publish Your Photography Book" Coming Winter 2011 (Princeton Architectural Press)

Leave a Comment

November 3 in NYC: Discussion with Fine Art Bloggers sponsored by ASMP NY

from ASMP NY‘s Susan May Tell on a great event on Wednesday night in NYC:
“ASMPNY’s Fine Art Conversations Series – Panel with Influential Fine Art Photography Bloggers!

Do you want your photography blogged about by influential Fine Art Photography Bloggers? Then this event is for you!

When:    November 3, 2010
Where:   Soho Photo 15 White Street
Time:    Doors and registration open 6:30pm

Panel Discussion 7-9:00pm

Fine art photography blogs have changed the landscape for sharing and reviewing work. Blogs are more personal and idiosyncratic while attracting a wide audience, and doing so more quickly and inexpensively.  Photographers no longer have to wait for a review of a bricks-and-mortar exhibition by a very small group of print publications. The objective of this night is to inform photographers about fine art photography blogging:
-how the blog came into being
-how the blog differs from photography covered in a print edition (if there is one)
-what bloggers like (or don’t) about blogging
-advantages and disadvantages about blogging
-who is the audience for the blog
-how work is chosen for the blog
-how bloggers like (or don’t) to be contacted by photographers, agents or galleries
-how blogging has impacted fine art photography (or not)
Panelists: read their full bios here
- ELIZABETH AVEDON – has received recognition for her curatorial work, exhibition design and publishing projects, and worked with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Random House, and was the Gallery Director for Photo-Eye Gallery
- A. D. COLEMAN – the first photography critic for the NY Times, first Art Critic’s Fellowship from the NEA, and named one of The Top 100 People in Photography by American Photo Magazine
- STELLA KRAMER – two-time Pulitzer Prize winner while at the NY Times and also the recipient of the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography
- RUBEN NATAL-SAN MIGUEL – art collector, curator and photographer involved with many art, not-for-profit, organizations like ACRIA, Printed Matter, Aperture Foundation, AIDS Chicago, and the Humble Arts Foundation

Moderated by ASMPNY’s Fine Art Chair Susan May Tell

Member:          Free
Non-member:   $25
Student*:          $5
*May be asked to show student id

Limited seating available – so please reserve your space early
Feel free to email Susan May Tell, if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!”

Leave a Comment

November 4th in San Diego: An evening with curator Carol McCusker

Join CAROL McCUSKER for a special talk on contemporary photography:

In conjunction with The Art of Photography show:
When: Thursday, November 4th 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Lyceum Theatre Gallery, in Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego

Cost: Free

Carol McCusker’s talk, Know Thyself, will focus on fine art photography, specifically questions around how we develop a vision, what influences come to bear on our creative output, and the roll of galleries, museums, photo competitions and portfolio reviews. Using music as a corollary, she’ll explore how photography falls into as many different categories (folk, rock, jazz, country, world beat, classical, etc.), but how, within each category, there are equivalents of ‘Musak’ at one end of the spectrum and inspired innovation at the other. What she seeks from all creative people, including herself, is the ability to ‘know thyself,’ and to honestly know where you fit in this spectrum.

McCusker is also concerned with the use of language when photographers talk about their work, which can often confuse not just their audience but themselves and what they hope to achieve. To make her point, she’ll use examples from the current Art in Photography Show, its attending lecture series, the history of photography and a competition she recently juried.

Carol McCusker is an independent curator, writer and educator. For eight years, she was Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, where she curated over thirty-five exhibitions. She is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego and UCSD Extension. Recently, she was Juror for the prestigious 2010 ICP/NY Infinity Award, and the 2010 Julia Margaret Cameron Award in York, UK. McCusker has review portfolios nationally and internationally, including the Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China; Camera Lucida, Portland, OR; Houston Photo Fest, TX; Review Santa Fe, NM; Atlanta Celebrates Photography, GA; and Review L.A. She writes for The Photo Review, B&W, Color, Communication Arts, and numerous artists’ catalogues.

Directions to the Lyceum Theatre Gallery: www.artofphotographyshow.com/lyceum.html

Parking: Park at the Horton Plaza parking structure and receive a 3 hour validation.

For more information, contact the Producer: Steven Churchill
Email: steven@artofphotographyshow.com
Phone: 619-825-5575

Leave a Comment

November 4th in Tucson: Barbara Kasten to speak at the Center for Creative Photography

In conjunction with the exhibition The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, on view at the Center for Creative Photography September 4th – November 28th, 2010:

Artist’s Talk – Barbara Kasten
Thursday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.

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.

Image Credit:

Barbara Kasten
Studio Construct 17, 2007
Courtesy Yancey Richardson Gallery

Leave a Comment

November 2nd in NYC: David Taylor speaks on “Working The Line”

From an e-update from Radius Books:

UPCOMING EVENTS with David Taylor
In Conjunction with Anna Deavere Smith Works, Inc. at New York University and the “Bodies on the Line“* Symposium:
Presentation and Discussion with David Taylor on his project “WORKING THE LINE

Hosted by Radius Books
Tuesday, November 2nd, 6-8 pm
NYU, 20 Cooper Square (5th and Bowery, 5th Floor)

FREE and open to all who RSVP (until capacity):

scott@annadeveresmithworks.org

Visit the website to learn of other Symposium events this coming week that are open to the public.
*The “Bodies on the Line” Symposium is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Leave a Comment

MVS and Darius Himes present at PhotoPlus Expo tomorrow, 1:15-3:15

PUBLISH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK”  Lecture at PhotoPlus Expo, Thursday October 28th from 1:15 – 3:15

“In this informative presentation, industry insiders Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson survey the current landscape of photography book publishing today and point out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. Together, they will demystify the process of making a photobook from the perspectives of both traditional trade publishing and self-publishing. Lastly, they will lend essential advice about the marketing of your book at its launch and beyond. Whether your body of work is completed and ready for publication or you dream of one day having a book of your photographs, this seminar will be of value. Himes and Swanson are co-authors of Publish Your Photography Book to be released in Winter 2011 by Princeton Architectural Press. Handouts will be provided.”

photo © Jamey Stillings

Leave a Comment

October 28th in San Diego: An evening with Miss Aniela, UK photographer

A Presentation about the surreal self-portraits of Natalie Dybisz’s alter ego MISS ANIELA

When: Thursday, October 28th at 6:00 pm

Where: Lyceum Theatre Gallery, in Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego

Cost: Free

Natalie Dybisz is a fine-art photographer based in London, UK. Self-taught in photography, her passion began with creating high-impact, often surreal self-portraits as ‘Miss Aniela’, Natalie’s alter ego and the subject of her self-portraiture. First noticed through the internet (Miss Aniela currently has five and a half million views on Flickr), her work now sells as limited-edition fine art and is exhibited worldwide.

In her talk, Miss Aniela will be speaking about the various factors that intersect through the modern circumstances in which her work exists: the role that the internet, the digital age, her gender, and her repeated use of self-portraiture have played in the popularity of her images. Miss Aniela also discusses the place of ‘meaning’ and criticism in art, how the internet and the digital age have reshaped the roles of artist and gallery, and shifted notions of ‘fine art’ and ‘commercial’ in the contemporary photography scene as we know it.

Miss Aniela’s self-portraiture began with spontaneous impulses to shoot portraits ‘starring’ herself with improvised lighting and simple set-ups. Her work has been compared to the work of Francesca Woodman and Sam Taylor-Wood, and the comparisons to Cindy Sherman are also obvious. However, Miss Aniela constantly seeks to explore and remix her multifarious inspirations to contextualise herself into different imagined narratives, intended as both personal and universal. She takes her inspiration from a variety of sources: from dreams and childhood, to literature and Dutch paintings.

The work she will be presenting: Her ‘Self-Gazing’ series uniquely brings together self-portraits from various series of the artist’s five years of work. A number of the images are related to Miss Aniela’s ‘Tricks’ series (The Smothering, Sprung, The Adrenalin), looking at the neurotic behaviour and symptoms of instability concerned with the anxiety syndrome. The series ‘Multiplicity’ (Their Evening Banter, They Gathered to See) are composited ‘group shots’ made up purely of the photographer herself – challenging the conventional relationship between ‘looker’ and ‘looked-at’.

‘The Smothering’ is currently exhibited in the Art of Photography Show, chosen from nearly 14,000 entries by Natasha Egan, the Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

Directions to the Lyceum Theatre Gallery: www.artofphotographyshow.com/lyceum.html

Parking: Park at the Horton Plaza parking structure and receive a 3 hour validation.

Check out the upcoming events in our “Where Great Minds Meet” Speaker Series here.

For more information, contact the Producer: Steven Churchill
Email: steven@artofphotographyshow.com
Phone: 619-825-5575

Leave a Comment

« Newer Posts · Older Posts »
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 44 other followers