Archive for January, 2007

3rd Annual powerHouse Reviews: March 18 Registration OPEN NOW

“The powerHouse Portfolio Review is a platform for all levels of aspiring photographers to present their body of work to be reviewed and critique in the fields of photography, art, media and advertising.” The Reviewers include gallery and museum professionals, photo reseachers and editors, reps, ad agency creatives, publishers and more. While I have not participated as a Reviewer at this event I can say that I appreciate the opportunity it provides for photographers to see a diverse range of industry professionals to “test the waters” so to speak. For example, if you are a fine art photographer, but are curious as to how the editorial or graphic design industry would respond to your work, this would be a chance to have those dialogues (similar in its diversity to the Reviewers at PhotoPlus Expo (October 18-20, 2007) organized by Center.

The one-day event is being held at the powerHouse Arena in the DUMBO Arts District, Brooklyn, New York.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will sell out.

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PhotoSpiva Juried Show deadline 2/13

PhotoSpiva, sponsored by the George A Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri is the longest continuing juried exhibition in the country. Juror: artist John Paul Caponigro. Click here for an exhibition prospectus.

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ART HISTORY: 1/29 NYT Report on MoMA Symposium

Last week the Museum of Modern Art hosted a two-day symposium entitled “The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts” which featured a keynote address by art historian and critic Lucy Lippard, a closing address by art historian Linda Nochlin, with a roster of artists and curators presenting in between. The event was sold out for weeks prior and this report by Holland Cotter gives us a window to this important event. Art Radio, the internet radio station of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center provided a live audio feed of the event streamcast in its entirity; I hope that we will be able to hear this symposium within their archives before too long (be sure to check out their podcast offerings).

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MVS Business Book Pre-Publication Offer ends 1/31

The pre-publication offer on my book “The Business of Photography: Principles and Practices” ends on the 31st; orders placed on my website through Wednesday will be priced at $35.00 + $5.00 shipping/handling. As of this Thursday, February 1, the retail price will stand at $45.00. I am very proud of this new book which I believe will help many of you make decisions about marketing your work with a stronger business mindset.

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VISA POUR L’IMAGE announces 2007 Event Dates

The dates for Visa Pour L’Image, in Perpignan, France will be September 1-16, 2007. It’s “PRO WEEK” will be September 3-9 with added evening presentations.
This important annual international event features exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions and a trade show; it is considered on of the most important gatherings for the editorial, documentary and photojouralism community. Get your hotel reservations now!

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Today, FotoFest announced the dual themes for Fotofest 2008, the Twelveth International Bienniel.
The Biennial will focus on two interrelated themes: CHINA and TRANSFORMATIONS. The inital phase for applications opens today, and concludes on Monday, April 16th, 2007.

For the theme of CHINA:
Exhibitions for the venues coordinated by FotoFest will be featuring the work of Chinese photographers only.
For PARTICIPATING SPACES, the theme of China can also be extended to consider the work of non-Chines photographers, work on Chinese culture(s) and Chinese communities abroad, as well as work on other China-related subjects.

For the theme of TRANSFORMATIONS:
This second theme “is much more open and can be interpreted in many ways. The Transformations theme is not limited or restricted to China-related work. It can be interpreted however artists and curators would like to represent it. It could be related to youth and age, urban environments, physical or psychological metamorphosis, passage of time, architecture, war, technological change, and history, to name a few areas.”

FotoFest has a newly revised procedure and criteria for submissions; carefully read the SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES for both FotoFest and Participating Spaces prior to beginning any preparations towards exhibition consideration.

The exhibitions in Houston during FotoFest are not to be missed, whether you are participating in The Meeting Place portfolio reviews (March 7-20; registration will open summer of 2007) or the Workshops (March 11th & 16th, 2008), or simply coming to Houston to experience the energy that is FOTOFEST! Mark these dates on your calendar now.

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PhotoArts Market, juried exhibition and print sale deadline March 1

PhotoArts Santa Fe is now accepting applications for The PhotoArts Market, a juried photography exhibition and print sale to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico from July 20-22, 2007. Postmark deadline for applications to the Market is March 1. In its fourth year, PhotoArts Santa Fe is a ten-day summer festival showcasing the photographic arts from July 13-22, 2007. The event is sponsored by the Santa Fe Council on the Arts, Inc, a non-profit organization.

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McNeese Works on Paper deadline 2/2

Entries for the McNeese University’s 20th Annual National “Works on Paper” competition must be postmarked by February 2. Jurors are Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photography at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and Clint Willour, Director of the Gavelston Arts Center. Winning works will be purchased for the collection of the University.

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Lange-Taylor Prize from CDS: Applications due 1/31

The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University was established to encourage collaboration between documentary photographers and writers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lang and the writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 they published AN AMERICAN EXODUS, which remains a seminal work in documentary studies. (Note: this link leads you to an interesting review of the collaborative project by Paul Strand)

The prize is offered to a writer and a photographer in the early stages of a documentary project. The 2006 recipients were photographer Donald Weber and writer Larry Frolick, both Canadians; their winning project “The Human Is An Atom That Won’t Be Split: Resisting History in Ukraine” will document how “Ukraine’s underclass reveals the secret life of Western globalization.” Take time to view notice of previous winners as well (features audio and video clips of winners speaking about their projects).

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Griffin Museum 13th Annual Juried Show Opens Submission Period 2/1/07

The Griffin Museum (Boston area) has announced that February 1 is the beginning of the submission period for its 13th Annual Juried Show; final deadline for consideration is March 18th. Brian Paul Clamp, director of Clampart Gallery in NYC serve as the Juror for this competitive exhibition; cash awards and exhibitions at the Griffin are among the prizes. All applicants must be members (annual memberships begin at $40); submission is by unmatted prints only (no digital submissions). Winners will be announced on their website in April.

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