Archive for March, 2007

The New Yorker Conference, May 6 & 7 in NYC

The innaugural New Yorker Conference, entitled “2012: stories from the near future” has a very interesting roster of speakers. “See what happens when the right brain meets the left brain at the fist New Yorker Conference, a dynamic day and two nights of new ideas, forward thinking, and eye-opening innovation.”

For complete details and view a video, visit the event website. For a list of participating speakers, click here.

The event will take place at the ICA Building, 555 West 18th Street in NYC. Tickets are on sale now.

Click here to receive e-updates on the event.

It is essential that artists seek inspiration, and information, from those in other fields. Everything WILL intersect.


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GRIFFIN MUSEUM PORTFOLIO REVIEWS: Reservations to open Friday March 23rd

The Griffin Museum in Winchester, Massachusetts (near Boston) has announced the details for attending its Portfolio Review to be held on May 11th, from 10:00 – 1:00.

Reservations will be taken beginning 10:00 EST on Friday, March 23rd.
To reserve a space, call (781) 729-1158.
Fee three reviews: members is $100, non-members $125.

Reviewers noted in today’s email announcement include Kathy Ryan, Photography Director, New York Times Magazine, Bernard Toale , Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; Barbara Hitchcock, Polariod Collection and Scott Thode, Photography Editor, Fortune Magazine; additional information including the full slate of Reviewers are listed on the Griffin website.

On the website you will find an excerpt from my book concerning attending portfolio reviews and making the most of your investment.

I’ll be giving a 1/2 day marketing workshop at the Griffin on Saturday April 28th from 1-5; I encourage all of you considering attending (or booked to attend) reviews at PhotoLucida, Griffin, PRC, Review Santa Fe or other spring 2007 events to come to this session and learn more about the value of these and other industry offerings, as well as how to most effectively and efficiently reach your audience.

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Photo Workshop Programme – ARLES 2007

The Rencontres D’Arles has announced its workshop schedule for 2007. Offerings begin April 6-9, with a second expanded series in July surrounding the 2007 festival (opening week July 3 – 8; exhibitions July 3 – September 16th).

Click here to view the workshop schedule and other information.

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UPDATE on Registering for CPW Portfolio Reviews in NYC

I’ve received updated information from Ariel Shanberg, executive director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) on their 2007 NYC Portfolio Reviews.

REGISTRATION for the reviews and all 2007 workshop offerings will begin on April 23 for CPW Members, April 25th for non-members.

Dates for the NYC Reviews, limited to 12 photographers each, are:
MONDAY June 4 and FRIDAY September 28th.

Be sure to join CPW for priority booking!

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NOTES from Jeff Curto’s presentation at SPE ’07 on PODCASTING

SPE has ended, and as promised here are Jeff Curto’s handouts/resources from his excellent presentation on podcasting (which he podcast):

Check it out, and be sure to subscribe to Jeff’s personal podcast “Camera Position” at

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2007 International Color Photography Awards: Call for Entries OPEN

Entries for the 2007 Photography Master Cup Contest sponsored by the International Color Photography Awards are now being accepted. Click here for more information on the competition.

Members of the Judging Panel represent a diverse range of interests in our field:

> Christos DeVaris – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, Washington DC
> Jessica Hoffman – CRISPIN PORTER + BOGUSKY, Miami
> David Meikle – PROPAGANDA OGILVY, Moscow
> Daniel Lim – WIEDEN+KENNEDY, China
> Rick Kemp – GREY WORLDWIDE, Toronto
> Amy Steigbigel – GETTY IMAGES, New York
> Joseph Earley – FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY, Los Angeles
> Nicole Frankel – VOGUE UK, London

Click here to learn more about these individuals who will be making decisions concerning 63 “Title Awards” in 21 categories.
To view last year’s awards, click here. Click here to enter.

Winners & Nominees will be announced via an live online presentation September 2007. Last year’s live show attracted 10,000 online photography fans from more than 52 countries who logged on to see who would take top honors in color photography.

NOTE: “Enter by March 31st and add 1 free image to any multiple category.

Deadline for consideration in the 2007 Competition: May 25th.
Lastly, as always, read contest rules thoroughly.

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New Works #10: Exhibition Opens April 4th, Bronx, NY

New Works” is a major exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of En Foco’s New Works Photography Awards.

The exhibition features 2006-07 awardees Divya Murthy, Meg Escudé, Stephen Marc, Sonya Lawyer, William Wilson, LaToya Frazier, Emilio Banuelos, and also features work of awardees from the past ten years: Annu Matthew, Larry McNeil, Ana de Orbegoso, Terry Boddie and others.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 5:00-8:00pm

Artist Talks at the Gallery during the exhibition:
Thursday, April 5, 6:30-7:30pm with Divya Murthy, Meg Escudé, and Ana de Orbegoso
Saturday, May 19, 4:00-5:00pm with Stephen Marc, Alison Nordström and special guests (to be announced)

Closing Party: Saturday, May 19, 5:00-7:00pm

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, 450 Grand Councourse at 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451. 718.518.6728
Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm
DIRECTIONS:Take the #2, 4, 5 trains or the Bx1, Bx19 Bus to 149th Street/Grand Concourse.

En Foco’s New Works Awards acts as a creative incubator, enabling artists to create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes emanating from their personal experiences, and providing honoraria, support and an exhibition in New York.

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