Archive for May, 2007

“One City, Many Destinations” CITY Magazine Cover Competition entries due JUNE 30th

CITY MAGAZINE won the PHOTO PORTFOLIO Category at the 2007 National Magazine Awards for Horacio Salina’s photographs “White Heat” (view full list of winners here, with a link to winning articles and portfolios here).

All eyes are on CITY! It is an important publication for photographers to connect with.

CITY Magazine has announced a competition for images of international travel destinations to be chosen for the cover for CITY’s Fall ’07 Travel issue.
Submissions close at midnight EST on June 30th. The work of 16 finalists, including the grand-prize winner, will appear in a special travel photography portfolio inside CITY’s Fall ’07 Travel issue. All finalists will win additional prizes as well.

“Contestants must affirm that submissions are their original work and that they are the holder of the copyright or that they have the right to copyright any and all photographs submitted to this contest. Note: Winners agree that CITY and its designees shall have the perpetual, worldwide right to edit, publish, and use any photograph entered in this Competition solely for the promotional purposes of CITY and/or the Competition, in any way and in any media, in its sole discretion without further consideration to entrant or winner. Entrant agrees to hold harmless CITY Magazine, Sponsor, their officers, directors, employees, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, from any claim by any third party relating to any rights in any photograph submitted.”

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Alternative Processes Exhibition: Deadline June 5th

The Center for Fine Art Photography is coordinating an exhibition focusing on alternative photographic processes; click here for complete details.

“The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions and activities. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works, including new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements are welcome.

Theme: Alternatives …. All subjects welcome.
Images derived from alternative image capture and printing, such as Holga, pinhole and other cameras, photograms, scanograms, holograms, Polaroid transfers, etc.

Juror: Elizabeth Spungen, Executive Director at The Print Center in Philadelphia. Elizabeth received both a BA and MA in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and has spent her entire career working with the visual arts. Liz has been on the curatorial staff at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum and Bryn Mawr College. (

Awards: All exhibitions award opportunities for artists to present their work to an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate the fine art of photography.

Juror’s Selection award: 200 + Special Recognition in Artists’ ShowCase, the Center’s feature section in CameraArts magazine.
Director’s Selection award: 100 + Special Recognition in Artists’ ShowCase
Two Artists’ ShowCase Online subscriptions – the Center’s new online image marketing website (preview at
Five or more images will be selected for inclusion in the Center’s publication, Artists’ ShowCase, the feature section in CameraArts magazine

All exhibitors are included in the Center’s online gallery and in the Center’s 2007 Exhibition Collection CD which is distributed to selected galleries, collectors, design houses and corporations world wide.

Important Dates:

Entries due June 5, 2007
June 15 2007: Notification of acceptance
August 24, 2007: Exhibition opening
September 7: Public reception for artists
September 22, 2007: Exhibition closes”

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Magnum Festival ’07 Website Launched with May/June Events in NYC

Magnum Photos is celebrating 60 years as an independent agency and artistic cooperative. Timed to correspond with this seminal anniversary, the Magnum Festival will embrace various aspects of the past 60 years of documentary as well as promote the importance for responsible documentary work in the future.

Through a series of city wide events the Magnum Festival will highlight photography, film and journalism. If you are lucky enough to be in NYC during this period of time, take advantage of these offerings.

Click here to view the complete Magnum Festival website; one of the features of the website is a calendar organized by date.

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Charlotte Cotton Named Curator of Photography at LACMA

Exciting news from Los Angeles!

From an article in the LA Times written by Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer:

Charlotte Cotton, a British photography curator and writer who plunged into edgy contemporary projects after 12 years of curatorial work at the venerable Victoria & Albert Museum in London, has been appointed department head and curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

She will join the museum’s staff June 1, succeeding the late Robert A. Sobieszek and interim department head Tim B. Wride.

Cotton, 36, who was born in the Cotswolds in England, studied photography at the University of Sussex in Brighton. She was a curator of photographs at the Victoria & Albert from 1993 to 2004, organizing many exhibitions of historic and contemporary photographs and writing extensively. After leaving the museum, she became head of programming at the Photographers’ Gallery, the only publicly funded gallery in London devoted to photography.

In 2005 Cotton moved to New York, where she organized a cultural program for Art + Commerce, an agency that represents many leading photographers; taught at colleges and universities in the area; and continued to write about photography.

At LACMA, Cotton will return to museum work, taking charge of a department that was founded in 1984 and has an eclectic collection of about 6,000 photographs.”

Cotton’s publication “The Photograph As Contemporary Art” (Thames & Hudson’s World of Art Series, 2004) was one of two essential books about contemporary photography that Darius Himes recommended to photographers to sduring his presentation as a part the panel “Publishing the Photographic Book” at Review Santa Fe this past weekend. (The second was Stephen Shore’s “The Nature of Photographs” (Phaidon, 2006).

Cotton is the Juror for the upcoming exhibition “UP AND NOW: The 12th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition” at the Photography Center Northwest; deadline for digital submissions on CD-Rom only is THIS FRIDAY at the close of business (PDT). Click here to learn about the competition, how to apply, cash awards and more.

To download the official LACMA Press Release announcing Cotton’s appointment, click here.

To read the announcement as published in the Los Angeles Times (5/16/07), click here.

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MAGNUM FESTIVAL: June 2007, New York City

Magnum Photos is celebrating 60 years as an independent agency and artistic cooperative. Timed to correspond with this seminal anniversary, the Magnum Festival will embrace various aspects of the past 60 years of documentary as well as promote the importance for responsible documentary work in the future. A complete listing of events will be posted on a dedicated website that will be located at:; check back for updates.

I can share the following calendar items with you in the meantime!


1) Walter Reade Theater
Magnum and the Future of Photojournalism
Several active members of the Magnum agency will join Mark Whitaker, former editor of Newsweek, onstage at the Walter Reade for a free panel discussion about the future of photojournalism.
Sunday June 3rd, 2pm
Walter Reade Theater
70 Lincoln Center Plaza

2) New York Public Library
Magnum @ 60
With the advent of the “digital revolution” and “citizen journalism,” more people are taking pictures and telling/sharing stories than ever before. Now, the power of photography has been thrown into a new light and traditional photojournalism must answer new questions. How does this democracy change the role of the journalist? Will traditional photojournalism have a place in the future? Magnum Photos and Live from the NYPL consider the future of Magnum and the face of photography within this rapidly developing landscape.
Saturday June 16th, 7pm
The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
$15 through

3) Half King
Drinks with Magnum
Join Magnum photographers, family, and friends for spirits and conversation .
Tuesday June 19th, 7–9pm
Half King Bar and Restaurant
505 W 23rd Street

4) Strand Books
Magnum at the Strand
Representing the latest in Magnum’s history of seminal photo books, Elliott Erwitt, Thomas Dworzak, Alex Webb, and others sign copies of their newest releases on the second floor Photography Department of Strand Books. Wine and cheese reception.
Monday June 11th, 7–8:30pm
Strand Books
828 Broadway (at 12th Street)

5) Martine Franck
Martine Franck Book Signing
Martine Franck introduces two new books; Martine Franck (Phaidon 55) and Martine Franck: Photo Poche No. 111 (Actes Sud).
Tuesday June 26th, 6–8pm
Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 E 57th Street / Suite 1406

FILMS and EXHIBITIONS SCHEDULE to follow shortly.

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2007 ICP Infinity Awards Announced

Last night, the International Center for Photography hosted its annual Infinity Awards.

The 2007 Recipients are:

Lifetime Achievement: William Klein
Cornell Capa Award: Milton Rogovin
ICP Trustees Award: Karl Lagerfeld
Young Photographer: Ryan McGinley
Publication: Sommes-Nous? by Tendance Floue
Writing: David Levi Strauss
Art: Tracey Moffatt
Photojournalism: Christopher Morris, My America (Steidl, 2006)
Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography: The GAP

Kim Bourus, Higher Pictures, New York
Reid Callanan, Director, Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Toure Amadou Chab, Director, Galerie Chab, Bamako, Mali
Diego Goldberg, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic magazine, Washington, D.C.
Judith Keller, Associate Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Jon Levy, Editor/Ei8th, London, England
Helen Marcus, President, W. Eugene Smith Fund, New York, New York
Stavros Moresopoulos, Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece
Chantal Nedjib, Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie, Paris, France
Jed Root, President, Jed Root, Inc., New York, New York
Lars Schwander, Director, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Charles Stainback, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Bernie Yenelouis, ICP Education Department, New York, NY

François Hébel, Director, Les Rencontres D’Arles, Photographie, Arles, France
Mary Panzer, Independent Scholar and Curator, New York, New York
Charles Desmarais, Deputy Director of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

ICP’s Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1985 to bring public attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries.

The Cornell Capa, Lifetime Achievement, and Trustees Award recipients are selected by ICP’s Board of Trustees, President’s Council, or staff. Other recipients are chosen by a Selection Committee from the submissions of a rotating International Nominating Committee.
The Infinity Awards ceremony is ICP’s primary fund-raising benefit, and the revenues generated assist the full range of the Center’s programs, including exhibitions, collections, community outreach, and the ICP School.

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First Annual Coalition of Photographic Arts Juried Exhibition: Entries due JUNE 1

The Coalition of Photographic Arts is proud to announce its 1st Annual
Juried Exhibit!

Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2007

Original photographic (film or digital) works executed 2004 or later by
residents of Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota

About the Juror:
Photographer Brian Ulrich – Brian’s work is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery in NYC, and is one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers for 2007. His work is included in the Permanent Collection of the The Museum of Contemporary Photography, among other institutions. Visit Brian’s website to see his work and read his blog.

Exhibition Venue:
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
911 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 672-2787

Opening Reception:
Gallery Night – July 27th, 4-9 pm at WCPA
Exhibit runs from July 27th – August 31st.

Submission is via images in jpeg format on CD-Rom only.

For complete details download the prospectus here.”

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Santa Fe this Friday, May 18: Review Santa Fe Portfolio Viewing Open to the Public

Portfolio Viewing:

Center, formerly the Santa Fe Center for Photography, is pleased to announce a public photography portfolio viewing on Friday, May 18, 2007, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 16125 Paseo de Peralta.

This free event provides collectors and photography lovers with a unique opportunity to view photographs from nationally-known photographers as well as those who are on the cusp of wider recognition.

Portfolio Viewing is a component of Review Santa Fe, a juried competition in which 100 photographers present their work to nationally prominent photography curators, art directors, publishers, editors and gallery directors. The 100 photographers were juried from a pool of 600 applicants by Steve Fitch, photographer and educator at the College of Santa Fe; Michele Penhall, Curator of Prints and Photographs, UNM Art Museum; and Janet Russek of Scheinbaum & Russek, Santa Fe.

Portfolio Viewing was made possible in part by the ASMP Foundation.

Friday, May 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 1615 Paseo de Peralta (across from SITE Santa Fe)

For additional information call 505.984.8353 or go to

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IPA “LUCIE AWARDS”: Submission Deadline MAY 31

From the International Photography Awards (IPA) website:

“The Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards conducts two competitions each year–one for professional photographers and one for non-professionals. Both are open to photographers anywhere in the world.

The winners of the main categories will compete for IPA’s top award of International Photographer of the Year. Those finalists will be invited to attend the Lucie Awards, presented by Pilsner Urquell (NYC, October 15, 2007) where one will be announced as the grand winner, earning the coveted Lucie and a cash prize of $10,000 provided by AtEdge. In addition, the non-professional category winners will compete for the Discovery of the Year Award, for which one will win the Lucie and $5,000 provided by Pilsner Urquell. 2007 launches the Pilsner Urquell Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year (Special Deadline for Deeper Perspective is June 30, 2007), where both professionals and nonprofessional will compete for that title, win the coveted Lucie and a cash prize ($5,000) sponsored by Pilsner Urquell.

Besides earning the chance to compete for the top two prizes, the category winners will each also receive two tickets to the Lucie Awards, a free copy of the Annual Awards Book and the following titles:

Advertising Photographer of the Year
Architectural Photographer of the Year
Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year (Special Deadline – June 30, 2007)
Editorial Photographer of the Year
Photography Book of the Year (professional category only)
Fine Art Photographer of the Year
Nature Photographer of the Year
People Photographer of the Year
Photographer of the Year in the Special category

Additionally, the 2007 LUCIE AWARDS HONOREES ANNOUNCED: Just received this link to view the list of 2007 Honorees.

Each year, the IPA will invite an established curator to select 40-50 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of first, second, and third place winners to be exhibited at the prestigious Farmani Gallery in Los Angeles. It will then travel to eight other countries, ensuring the greatest exposure for the winning photographs.

In addition, the work of all first, second and third place winners will be published in the high-quality, full-color, hardcover award winning Annual International Photography Awards Book designed by Creative Director, Jeff Griffith.”

To received updates by email, click here.

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PHOTO-EYE BOOKLIST: Summer 2007 Issue Available NOW

The Photo-Eye Booklist SUMMER 2007 issue is available now at many fine retail locations and via the Photo-Eye website. Editor Darius Himes had put together another fine issue for your reading (and learning) pleasure!


About Our Cover (full text)
Parrjective: Istanbul style, as seen through the lens of Martin Parr» by Avis Cardella

Publisher Profile (full text)
One by one, the publishers of the books we love are interviewed.
» a photo-eye questionnaire: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS

Survey of New Books
The quarterly survey of the best new photography books.
» by various contributors

Where We Live
The Getty hosts a show that surveys a basic human need.
» by Jen Bekman

Considerable Sway
Two recent titles add depth to the potent vision of Moholy-Nagy.
» by Richard Woodward

Publishing the Photography Book
The acclaimed column on publishing photography books.
» by Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes

The Old & Rare Survey
A regular column that surveys important books of the past.
» by Eric Miles

Editor’s Choice
In this new column, our editor reviews a singular title of the season.
» by Darius Himes

Contributors to the Summer 2007 issue:

JEN BEKMAN owns a gallery (, writes a blog called Personism ( and runs a quarterly photo competition, Hey, Hot Shot! ( Her latest endeavor is 20×200 (www.20×, a place to buy editioned prints and photos at ridiculously affordable prices.

AVIS CARDELLA is a freelance writer specializing in the areas of photography, art and pop culture. Her work has appeared in various publications, including American Photo, ArtReview, Picture, Surface and British Vogue. A born and bred New Yorker, she currently resides in Paris, France.

DEBRA KLOMP CHING gained her M.A. in critical history and theory of photography from the University of Derby (UK) in 1998. The former director of Pavilion (UK), she now resides in New York, where she is an independent curator, writer and photographer.

ZANE FISCHER is an arts-and-culture-preoccupied writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He writes a
regular column for the alternative weekly The Santa Fe Reporter (

MARY GOODWIN is an M.F.A. candidate in photography at the University of New Mexico. She was a guest student at the Hochschule für Graphik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany, in the Summer 2006 semester.

PHIL HARRIS is a photographer, teacher and writer who lives in Portland, Oregon. In 2000, he published a twenty-year photographic retrospective book, Fact Fiction Fabrication.

LARISSA LECLAIR is a photographer, writer and traveler. Her work focuses on visual history and culture, and international photography. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

THERESA MAY is assistant director and editor-in-chief at the University of Texas Press. She oversees an annual list of some hundred book projects from acquisition through publication. May has a B.A. in the history of art and architecture from Texas Tech University and has done post-baccalaureate work at the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin in English, art history, anthropology and applied piano. She has been with UT Press for nearly thirty years.

ERIC MILES, an art historian, is photo-eye’s rare-book specialist. He writes a regular column on rare and collectible photobooks for photo-eye Booklist. He relocated from New York City to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2003.

MARY ANNE REDDING is an independent curator and writer who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Previous professional experience includes authoring essays for numerous exhibition catalogues and stints at New Mexico State University, the Light Factory, the Center for Creative Photography, the photography department of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University.

AARON ROTHMAN is an artist living in Phoenix, Arizona. His most recent exhibition was at Gitterman Gallery in New York. View his work at

JIM STONE is an associate professor of photography at the University of New Mexico. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally and he is the author or co-author of seven books. He has set foot in North Korea.

MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON is an author, educator and consultant committed to helping photographers advance their careers. She lives and works in Tucson and New York City. Visit her at

JONANNA WIDNER is the music editor for The Dallas Observer. She received the first place award in the 2006 Alternative Newsweekly Awards for Best Music Criticism (circulation under 50,000) while she was the assistant editor/music columnist for The Santa Fe Reporter.

RICHARD B. WOODWARD is an arts critic in New York who contributes regularly to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His most recent essay on photography appears in South Central, a monograph by Mark Steinmetz (Nazraeli Press).

If you are serious about having a book of your work published, this is THE magazine for you to be reading now!

To order this issue, click here

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