Archive for June, 2007

Fotovision hosts lecture “The Legal Landscape of Street Shooting” July 24th

Fotovision will offer this important lecture on July 24th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at UC Berkeley:

From their Newsletter:
“Whether you are out on the street shooting as a freelance, staff photographer or a private citizen, you need to understand your legal rights and how those rights are interpreted in today’s social landscape. Despite press freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, the government routinely challenges individual journalists and the general public. For example, freelanceer and blogger, Josh Wolf, was jailed and served 226 days in jail for refusing to comply with a Grand Jury subpoena to turn over a collection of videotapes he recorded during a demonstration in San Francisco.

This will be a really interesting evening discussion about First Amendment concerns for photographers, principally regarding privacy liability, defamation and copyright. You will have the opportunity to hear in plain English what the issues are, what your legal rights are, and ways to protect yourself.

Fotovision is fortunate to have scheduled the very busy and high powered team at The First Amendment Project, dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of information, expression, and petition. FAP provides advice, educational materials, and legal representation to its core constituency of activists, journalists, and artists in service of these fundamental liberties.

Location: The Center for Photography, North Gate Hall
Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, Hearst & Euclid.

Instructors: David Greene, Executive Director of The First Amendment Project is an experienced litigator for First Amendment issues, a founding member of the Internet Free Expression Alliance, author and lecturer.
Pondra Perkins is a Staff Attorney and Environmental Advocacy Fellow at the First Amendment Project. In addition, she has a background in software engineering which she used to build digital applications for various media companies such as Getty Images.
James Wheaton, is a litigator in cases involving civil rights at the state and federal level, co-founder of the First Amendment Project. He is also a registered lobbyist, and has been involved in the passage of amendments to the California law. Please refer to their website for full biographies.

Class size: 100 participants.
Cost: $10.00

Go to this link and at the bottom of the page is access to register for this event online.”

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Reminder: TPS 16 Entries due JULY 5th

I applaude the Texas Photographic Society for not only publishing a full-color catalogue of this show, but taking it on the road to an even broader audience. By entering, you increase your visibility, support a great non-for-profit organization, AND, it’s a great way to introduce your work to this important Juror!! Submissions accepted via email, so try to make this deadline!

From the TPS Website:

“TPS 16: The National Competition
Exhibition will be on view in it Houston, Abilene, New York and San Francisco.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit slides or digital files of their color and black and white works to the Texas Photographic Society (TPS) by July 5, for TPS 16: The National Competition. The exhibition will open at St. Edward’s University Art Gallery and be exhibited at galleries in Odessa, TX; Houston (as part of FotoFest International); New York City and San Francisco. An artist’s reception will be held September 22 in Austin.
TPS 16: The National Competition will be juried by Michelle Dunn Marsh, Director of Aperture West. She will award $2,750 in Cash prizes: First Place $1,000, Second Place $650, Third Place $350, and at her discretion, up to 5 Honorable Mention awards at $150 each. A color catalogue of the exhibition will be printed and sent to all entrants, collectors, museum curators and photography magazines, with exhibitors receiving 3 copies. The exhibit will tour for one year

Plans are being made to have the show in Houston at Fotofest 2008 during March and April of 2008. The exhibt will travel to New York City to be viewed at the Calumet Photo Art Gallery from May 12 – June 27. From there the show will travel to the Calumet Photo Art Gallery in San Francisco, California. The show will open July 21 and close August 17.

The Fotofest 2008 theme is China and Transformations. The National Competition will have the theme of Transformations. The TRANFORMATIONS theme, however, is not limited or restricted to China-related work. It can be interpreted however artists and curators would like to represent it. It could related to youth and age, urban environments, physical or psychological metamorphosis, passage of time, architecture, war, technological change, and history, to name just a few areas. Within the theme of “Transformations,” TPS is especially interested in issues of self and community. We encourage submissions that focus on physical/psychological metamorphosis and urban/suburban/rural change.

Juror’s Statement
I want to see work that examines and informs today’s experience of this beautiful, turbulent planet to which we cling. Images that explore a sense of self and community interest me, because I believe that personal and pro-found change can occur through photography and we exist in a time where change on many levels is needed.

In my early days at Aperture, we often invoked Minor White’s concept of transcendence in identifying works for publication and exhibition —”images that after the seeing of which we are never the same.” After ten years with the Foundation, I have been altered on a variety of levels through a wide range of work. Part of the power of photography is in the viewer’s ability to truly absorb an image and be transformed by an act of deliberate seeing. As an advocate for artists, my role is to provide multiple platforms for viewers to have that experience of transformation through an artist’s work.
Michelle Dunn Marsh
Seattle, Washington

To download the exhibition brochure (legal size paper), click here.

To download the exhibition brochure (letter size paper), click here.”

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ArtsTech Award Nominations due JULY 4; part of the Technology In The Arts Conference, Pittsburg OCTOBER 12/13

“The Center for Arts Management and Technology would like to welcome you to the 2007 Technology in the Arts Conference. Join us in Pittsburgh this October as we build upon the insights and enthusiasm shared last year. Technology in the Arts: the place for you to connect with the entire arts community in collaborative discussion and learning!

The goal of Technology in the Arts is to be a resource for the arts community, sparking dialogue around the role of technology in our planning and programming, discussing best practices as well as lessons learned, and providing hands-on, practical skills where possible.

The Technology in the Arts conference brings together the full spectrum of organizations within the arts, from the local to national levels, to examine the commonalities that exist in useful technologies as well as the opportunities for partnership.

Beyond discussing the adoption and integration of technology in the arts at the conference, CAMT hopes to establish a platform for continual dialogue through the connections made at the conference, online forums, and other ways that make sense to you.

To wrap up the conference, everyone is invited to a Close-Out Bash. This evening of performance and revelry, featuring art and music, will be open to conference attendees as well as the entire Pittsburgh community.

For complete information on attending, including scholarships, travel/hotel and registration information, visit


An applied research center within the Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises, the Center for Arts Management and Technology (CAMT) investigates ways technology can improve and enhance the practice of arts management. When appropriate, CAMT develops technology solutions (such as artist rosters and online grant applications) that meet critical needs in the field. Located in the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, CAMT leverages the university’s strength in information technology, while benefiting from the expertise of its sister initiative, the Masters of Arts Management program. CAMT serves visual and performing arts organizations, arts agencies and service organizations, ranging from the local to national levels.


The Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises (IMCE) acts as a cohesive vision for the contributions made by the Master of Arts Management program, the Master of Entertainment Industry Management program, the Center of Arts Management and Technology and the Arts and Culture Observatory to the multifaceted arts industry. By supporting these endeavors more administratively than theoretically, each entity is given the space to evolve and function as an independent institution. The effect is a varied and objective conglomerate that seeks to share the many innovations of the art field.

ArtsTech Award:
CAMT is now accepting nominations for this year’s ArtsTech Award, to be presented at the 2007 Technology in the Arts conference. The ArtsTech award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the arts through technology.

Nominations for the 2007 ArtsTech Award will be accepted through July 4th. To nominate an individual (including yourself), send an email to Cary McQueen Morrow with the following information:

Nominee name:
Nominee address and phone number:
Nominee email address:
Nominee website (if applicable):

200 word description of Nominee’s contribution to the arts through technology.

Nominator name:
Nominator address:
Nominator email address:”

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Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation ARTS WRITERS GRANT PROGRAM Application Procedures Announced

From the website:

“The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is a three-year pilot program designed to support writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants issued directly to individual authors. The first program of its type, it was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture.

In its first year, the Arts Writers Grant Program issued awards for books, articles, and experiments in new and alternative media. This round, it introduces a new grant category for short-form writing (texts of 1,000 words or less). In addition, the program seeks an increased engagement in the coming grant round with article-based projects and with art of the current moment. Of particular interest are articles that identify and explore pressing issues in the contemporary visual arts. Also of interest are texts that illuminate the value contemporary art holds for all viewers through its ability to complicate and enrich our understanding of our world and ourselves and to offer a space of freedom from and critical engagement with prevailing norms.

Through all its grants, regardless of topic or category type, the Arts Writers Grant Program aims to honor and encourage:

Writing about art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise
Writing about art in which a keen engagement with the present is infused with an appreciation of the historical
Writing about art that is neither afraid to take a stand, nor content to deliver authoritative pronouncements, but serves rather to pose questions and to generate new possibilities for thinking, seeing, and making
Writing about art that is sensitive to both the importance and difficulty of situating aesthetic objects within their broader social and political contexts
Writing about art that does not dilute or sidestep complex ideas but renders accessible their meaning and value
Writing about art that challenges creatively the limits of existing conventions, without valorizing novelty as an end in itself
The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is spearheaded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its broader Arts Writing Initiative and administered by Creative Capital.

The Arts Writers Grant Program is spearheaded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its broader Arts Writing Initiative and administered by Creative Capital. Grants are awarded on an annual basis in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $50,000.

For complete grant guidelines, click here.


Application Posted: Online (only): 10:00 a.m. EST, Monday, August 6, 2007
Application Deadline: Online (only): 4:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday, September 12, 2007
(transmittal times will appear on electronic applications)
Notification of application advancing to final review: December 1, 2007
Announcement of grants: Late February 2008

For information on the 2006 grantees click here.

Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization that supports artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and content in the media, performing and visual arts, and in emerging fields.

If you would like to receive automatic updates on the Arts Writers Grant Program, click here to join Creative Capital’s e-mail list.”

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MVS MARKETING WORKSHOP: Maine, August 1-4, and VII Seminar, too!

There are a few spaces left in my annual workshop at Maine Photo Workshops in Rockport. Class starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday August 1, concludes on Saturday August 4th at noon.

The course description:
Mary Virginia Swanson will provide insights into the most effective avenues for introducing your work to the gallery and museum professionals. She will discuss the value of the national and international juried exhibitions, as well as portfolio review events as realistic avenues to industry professionals. Important gallery trade shows will be discussed from the perspective of helping artists to determine which dealers will be most appropriate for their work. Effective self-promotion materials will be shared with participants, as well as visuals providing insights into portfolio review events towards making the most of your participation. Professional practices necessary to successfully present your work will be discussed, as well as “talking points” when given the opportunity to sign with a gallery for representation. Participants will also gain awareness about granting the rights to reproduce your images, copyright and negotiation. There will be a session for group portfolio sharing, and the course workbook, Ms. Swanson’s book, Business of Photography: Principles and Practices (2007) will be provided to participants.

To register, click here, or call toll free at 877.577.7700

FOLLOWING the close of my seminar, there is an amazing symposium on the 4th:
VII Agency – Conflict Photography: A Symposium with members of the VII Photo Agency and photographer Samantha Appleton, moderated by Vicki Goldberg.

This seminar in Rockport, Maine is FREE and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Click this link to register, or call toll free to register: 877.577.7700

If you haven’t been to a VII seminar, it is an amazing, powerful experience. The work these photographers are producing is changing how we see the world. And Vicki Goldberg is one of the brightest lights in our field; she will do a fantastic job moderating the event. Don’t miss it. Join me for my workshop and stay on for this event – see you in the front row!

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Conversations on Art: Vision and Violence, Whitney Museum July 12th

Writer William T. Vollmann and photographer Richard Drew address where images of brutality meet the limits of representation. This lecture is part of “Culture and Conflict: Then and Now,” a two-part series, in conjunction with Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, exploring cultural production in the shadow of turbulent politics, from 1967-2007.

The exhibition is on view May 24-September 16, 2007.

From the website:
“Summer of Love revisits the unprecedented explosion of contemporary art and popular culture brought about by the civil unrest and pervasive social change of the 1960s and early 70s, when a new psychedelic aesthetic emerged in art, music, film, architecture, graphic design, and fashion. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs and sculptures by Richard Avedon, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol, among others. As well as a rich selection of important posters, album covers and underground magazines. A special emphasis is placed on environments as well as on film, video and multimedia installations. The art in the exhibition is conceptualized through a wealth of documentary material highlighting events, people and places; from the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival to Timothy Leary to the UFO nightclub in London.”

Admission for this lecture: $8; senior citizens and students with valid ID $6. All programs are free for Members. Advance sales are strongly recommended, as space is limited. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum Admissions Desk or by visiting Inquiries: Email or call (212) 570-7715. For member reservations, please email

Click here to download the Summer of Love Podcast, a 9-minute podcast produced by the Whitney Museum of American Art in conjunction with the exhibition “The Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era.”

This podcast explores the unique mix of 60’s culture and Vietnam-War era politics that led to 1967’s so-called Summer of Love. Program includes interviews with poet and musician Ed Sanders and Professor Todd Gitlin. Narrated by Kathryn Potts, Head of Exhibition Interpretation. An Antenna Audioguide production.

There is also terrific film series in conjunction with this exhibition as well – check out the schedule at this link for the show (the website is not to be missed, especially for music fans).

“Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era” was organized by the Tate Liverpool.

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Photography Workshops and JACK DYKINGA speak at BIOCOMM 2007, Tucson July 23-27

Tucson-based photographer CHIP HEDGCOCK has helped to organized a series of photography workshops in conjunction with BioComm‘s Annual Meeting being held in Tucson July 22-27.

From the website: “Biocommunicators are often called upon to photograph a wide variety of small static objects in the hospital or laboratory where they work. This four hour workshop will help them use the skills and techniques that they already have to photograph small (and often highly mobile!) animals in the studio.”

Faculty include Chip, Adobe staffers Lynn Grillo and Ashley Manning Still, Daniel Dejan of Sappi Fine Paper, medical photographer Adam Cooper, nature photographer Bill Fortney and Sam Chesnutt who has pioneered Total Body Photography and the MoleMapCD as a “Standard of Care” for patients at high risk for Melanoma.

Most of the workshops will be held on or near the UA campus in central Tucson, and some will be held at the Sonoran Anthropod Studies Institute (SASI) and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Check the info for each individual class to be certain.

This group brings a diverse and interesting mix of art, technology and science to their teachings. Check out the offerings, and Chip’s stunning photographs, a portfolio of which was featured in Lenswork Magazine #28. Brooks Jensen, editor of Lenswork, has stated “Chip is to bugs what Weston was to peppers!”

To launch the event, on MONDAY, JULY 23rd, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m., Tucson-based photographer JACK DYKINGA will give the Keynote address for the conference: “Feeling the Light on the Land” which is open to the public and sponsored by Fuji. Jack will be showing images from projects that made a difference in conservation and how a camera catalogs beauty while protecting the environment.

This lecture (only) will be held at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second Avenue (just west of the U of A Campus). It is free and open to the public.

From the event website:
“Pulitzer Prize (1971 Feature Photography) winning photographer Jack Dykinga blends large format landscape art photography with documentary photojournalism. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and National Geographic Magazines. His eight wilderness advocacy, large format books include: Frog Mountain Blues, The Secret Forest, The Sierra Pinacate, The Sonoran Desert, Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau, and Desert: The Mojave and Death Valley. He authored and photographed Large Format Nature Photography, a “how to” guide to color landscape photography. Jack Dykinga’s ARIZONA, released fall 2004 from Westcliffe Publishers, is a compellation of Jack’s best Arizona images along with his personal wilderness experiences.

Additionally, he has also collaborated with Mexico’s Agrupacion Sierra Madre to help produce their latest book on the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, printed in both Spanish and English.

Currently, he serves on the board of The Sonoran National Park Project in an effort to create a new Bi-National Park on the Arizona/Sonora, Mexico border.

He has also focused on Texas/Mexican border highlighting the biological richness and diversity of the protected areas along the Rio Grande River corridor which appeared in the February 2007, National Geographic Magazine.

In April, 2007, Jack and four other photographers: Thomas Mangelsen, U.S.A.; Patricio Robles Gil, Mexico; Fulvio Eccardi, Italy & Mexico; and Florien Schultz from Germany, became the first ever R.A.V.E. (Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition) for the International League of Conservation Photographers, to document the El Triunfo Cloud forest in Chiapas, Mexico, drawing attention to the threatened habitat there.”

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2007 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Minnesota Photographers Announced

About The McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships:

“Support for individual artists has been a cornerstone of The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program since it began in 1981. We believe that the arts cannot flourish or enhance community life without the ideas, energy, and drive of individual artists, and that artists cannot make these contributions without unfettered creative time. A fellowship can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project.

Currently, the Foundation contributes about $1.7 million per year to its statewide fellowships, and additional funds support individual artists in Greater Minnesota. In 2000, McKnight raised its average annual artist fellowship stipends from $10,000 to $25,000. This change was made in response to a statewide artist survey we conducted, which revealed difficult financial conditions among many Minnesota artists. The survey results, 6 questions/2,430 answers, are available online in Macromedia Flash format.

With the exception of the annual Distinguished Artist Award, the Foundation delegates administration of the fellowships to artist service agencies and arts organizations around Minnesota. In partnership with the Foundation, these organizations structure their own programs to respond to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines.”

2007 Fellows Chosen
Minnesota Center for Photography, the new administrative host for the McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships for Photographers Program, is pleased to announce the recipients of the MCP/McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships for Photographers:

Peter Latner, Minneapolis
Paula McCartney Minneapolis
Anthony Marchetti, Minneapolis
Tom Wik, Minneapolis

The winners were chosen from 127 original applications. Each of these artists will receive $25,000 in Fellowship support plus an exhibition at MCP in late summer 2008. Congratulations to all of you!

This year’s review panel consisted of the following three individuals:

Karen Halverson, photographer, North Chatham, NY
Toby Jurovics, curator of photography, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, photographer, teacher, Providence, RI

To view a list of previous winners by year, click here.

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REMINDER: Fotofest 2008 “MEETING PLACE” Applications Close July 8

I know many of you are considering applying for the 2008 Fotofest portfolio review event entitled THE MEETING PLACE. Event dates are March 7-20th; I want to encourage you to apply ASAP. While the deadline for applications is several weeks away, should the acceptances be allocated by lottery (if oversubscribed when the applications begin to be processed on July 9th), the waiting list will be constructed by the date your application was received.

Click here to download the registration form for the 2008 Meeting Place.

Fotofest has posted “ADVICE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS ATTENDING THE MEETING PLACE” that I have drafted for all of you considering attending – I want you to make the most of your investment!

In addition to selecting which of the 4- or 6-day review dates you prefer to apply to, remember to take into consideration the educational offerings that will take place during The Meeting Place. I am proud to have been working with Fotofest for many years now to help coordinate these affiliated educational events, for which we have the amazing pool of talented international Reviewers to tap as speakers! These programs are both held at the Doubletree Downtown Houston, where the reviews are happpening; I urge you to plan now to attend and make your hotel reservations at the Doubletree Downtown accordingly!

On MARCH 11th, between portfolio review blocks one and two:

Art Makers and Career Builders
Coordinated by Mary Virginia Swanson and FotoFest
Tuesday March 11, 2008 – Doubletree Hotel, Houston Downtown
This one-day Educational Seminar offers participants the opportunity to learn from artists and key decision-makers about building a career as an artist. Members of the arts industry will benefit by getting an overview of different market areas that can increase the impact of their activities.

The Seminar will feature speakers from diverse areas of the photography field – including Commercial Galleries, Museums and Non-profit Art Spaces, Festivals and Biennials, Corporate Art Collections , Commercial Photo Agencies. Successful photographers will speak about how they have built their own careers.

On MARCH 16th, between portfolio review blocks two and three:

Publishing Photo Books Today – From Traditional Presses to Self-Publishing
Coordinated by Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes, Editor, Photo-Eye Booklist
Sunday March 16, 2008 – Doubletree Hotel, Houston Downtown
This one-day workshop gives participants interested in having a book publication of their photographs an inside look at the publishing world and different options for book publishing. Covering diverse aspects of the book industry, it looks at the processes and costs of getting a book published, through traditional publishers, self-publishing, on-line publishing, and print-on-demand. It also looks at how to market books and includes case studies presented by artists.

Panelist invited will represent different areas of the photo book industry, as well as successful artists presenting recent experiences in publishing.

Admission to the educational events will be open to the public and will have a separate admission fee TBD.

See you in Houston in March 2008!

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Fotovision’s Call for Entries: SUMMER SHOTS 2007; deadline September 14th

From Fotovision in Berkeley:

“Show us your best shot(s). We want to showcase your best photographs of summer 2007. Enter as many images as you like. There are no categories, but you might choose to be inspired by ideas like “the true essence of summer”, or “best travel story”. The themes and creative interpretations are up to you. This is a chance to enter your best photographs of the summer and promote your work around the globe to Fotovision members & subscribers including collectors, photographers, curators and more!

All entries should be captured from June, 2007-September, 2007 and can be color or black and white images. Start shooting now, and show us your summer hot shots!

First, second, third place and honorable mention winners from this contest will be featured on the Fotovision website and receive prizes from the sponsors Livebooks|edu and Think Tank Photo.

The Fotovision online photography contest is open to members and non members of Fotovision. Members enter at a discount. To join Fotovision as a member visit Anyone can join!

The jurors are Ken Light, Erika Gentry and Alison Wright

Alison Wright, a documentary photographer based in San Francisco, has spent a career capturing the universal spirit of humanity through her photographs. Influenced by her years of living among the Buddhist cultures of Asia, her work documents the traditions and changes of endangered cultures and people in remote areas around the world. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic publications, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Natural History, Islands, Outside, Geo, Time, Forbes, Oprah, The New York Times, The San Francisco Examiner Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle and dozens of other periodicals.
Her photography books include “Faces of Hope; Children of a Changing World,” “A Simple Monk, Writings on the Dalai Lama,” and “The Spirit of Tibet; Portrait of a Culture in Exile.”

Alison’s photos have been exhibited world-wide, including the Smithsonian Institution, The American Museum of Natural History, The Avery Fisher Hall and Telluride Film Festival.In 2002 Alison was awarded the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for her Outside magazine story recounting her astonishing survival and recuperation after a devastating bus accident in Laos.

Alison is the recipient of the 1993 Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography for her photographs of child labor in Asia. She is a three time Bill Muster portfolio award winner and has received top awards for her writing and photography through the Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Association.

Alison received her Undergraduate Degree in Photojournalism from Syracuse University in New York and Masters Degree in Visual Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, California.

Alison also writes a travelogue for the Discovery Channel which regularly features pictures and stories from her travels; click here to view The Discovery Chanel Website Photo Journeys.

Ken Light is a social documentary photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines and exhibitions. His most recent book Coal Hollow (University of California Press) was published in 2005.

His last photo book, Texas Death Row (1997) is a look at life inside the death house as the condemned wait to be executed in Americas largest and most active Death Row. This work was published in Newsweek Magazine (6 pgs), Paris Match (France — 8 pgs), Tempo (Germany — 6 pgs), London Telegraph, Nieuwe Revu (Amsterdam — 6 pgs) and in Japan, Korea, Holland, Denmark, Mexico, Spain, Italy as well as on Newsweek Online, and Online.

He is also the author of Delta Time published in 1995 by the Smithsonian Institution Press. This book looks at rural Black poverty, cotton and the southern landscape. Delta Time has 104 photographs and an essay by legendary civil rights organizer Bob Moses. This work has been published in VSD in Paris, Granta, the London Independent, Spanish Elle with Walker Evans and in the Academy Award nominated documentary film Freedom on My Mind.

His other books are To The Promised Land (Aperture 1988), With These Hands (Pilgrim Press 1986), and In the Fields (Harvest Press 1982), which examine the lives of farm workers and their journey from Mexico illegally to the United States.

A text, Witness In Our Time: The Lives of Social Documentary Photographers was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in October 2000. It is in its third printing and has been adapted by numerous University and College documentary programs as well as being translated and published in Turkey.

He has exhibited internationally in over 175 one-person and group shows, including one person shows at the International Center for Photography, S.E. Museum of Photography and Smith College. His work is part of numerous collections including the San Francisco MOMA, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the International Center of Photography and the American Museum of Art at the Smithsonian. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Photographers Fellowships, the Dorothea Lange Fellowship and a fellowship from the Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation as well as a grant from the Soros Open Society Institute. Mr. Light’s numerous other awards include the Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement award in photography, the Thomas More Storke International Journalism Award and Judges Special Recognition (Cannon Photo Essayist) in the 1991 University of Missouri/NPPA Pictures of the Year competition.

He is an adjunct Professor and curator of the Center for Photography at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California Berkeley, and has taught workshops at the ICP in New York City, The Missouri Photo Workshop and in the School for Photographic Studies in Prague and Baltimore. He is a founder of the International Fund for Documentary Photography which awarded grants to photographers worldwide, as well as founder of Fotovision. His freelance work has been represented by J.B. Pictures, SABA Press Photos in New York. and Contact Press Images in New York.

Erika Gentry owns and operates Time Flies Productions, an intimate, hands-on digital imaging, photography and print studio serving clients throughout the Bay Area. An early advocate of the creative digital domain, she has been teaching and presenting Photoshop, photography and multimedia at the institutional, organizational and individual levels nationwide since 1996.

She has been an independent project director and digital consultant for corporate clients such as Apple, Kodak, Business 2.0 Magazine and industry-celebrated photography books: John Sperling’s politically divisive The Great Divide: Retro vs. Metro (2004) and most recently renowned documentary photographer Colin Finlay’s Testify (2006).

Gentry completed her master of fine arts degree in The School of Imaging Arts and Sciences at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology. Her personal photographic projects explore issues of identity as expressed through the use of technology. By collaborating with members of the community, she creates installation portraiture in an interpretive and docunarrative format using stills, video and sound. She exhibits her art work nationally.

First Prize
Livebooks Edu Deluxe website ( Photographs will be featured in the online winner’s gallery at
with a link to your personal website.

Second Prize Think Tank Pro Modulus Set & Rebecca Noriss Webb’s signed book “The Glass Between Us” . Photographs will be featured in the online winner’s gallery at with a link to your personal website.

Third Prize
Think Tank Pro Modulus Set. Photographs will be featured in the online winner’s gallery at with a link to your personal website.

Honorable Mentions
Photographs will be featured in the online winner’s gallery at

Basic digital editing is permitted. This is defined as overall adjustments to help refine your captured image. Basic editing allows you to correct basic exposure, contrast, color, etc. No spot editing or selective tools are allowed, with the sole exception of cloning out sensor dust or hot pixels.

Winners and disqualifications are determined by majority vote of the Fotovision Board of Directors and Guest Juror, Alison Wright, Documentary Photographer and Author.
DEADLINES: Closing deadline is September 14, 2007, midnight.

ENTRY FEES: Members $20.00 each for 1-3 images. Members will recieve a discount code via email.
Non members $30.00 each for 1-3 images. Join as a member first to receive a contest entry discount code.
You may enter as many times as you desire.


* Have made the image(s) between 6/1/2007-9/13/2007.
* Create your entry from a single capture (no layered collage).
* Comply with the Entry Requirements.
* Follow Image Submission Guidelines


* Submit as many entries as you like, 3 images per entry fee.
* Use any feature of your camera while photographing your entry, with the exception of combining multiple captures in-camera.
* Correct contrast and color, crop, rotate and resize your entry.
* Use RAW conversion software as long as the changes are made globally to a single file on one layer and do not create new features or effects in the process.


* Spot-edit your entry, except to remove sensor dust or hot pixels.
* Use ANY editing tool to create new image area, objects or features (such as lens flare or motion) that didn’t already exist in your original capture.
* Add graphics, clip art, computer-rendered images or parts of other photographs to your entry or its border during editing.
* Add text to your entry or its border during editing. This includes copyright statements.

* Distort or stretch your image in any way.

Copyright and ownership of photograph(s) remains with the photographer at all times. All entrants agree to grant The Fotovision Online Photography Contest and its owner Fotovision ( permission to use submitted work in any of our electronic media, printed materials, or advertising. The use is granted for promotional purposes only, without further permission or remuneration. All published images will be credited with photographer’s name. Entrants also agree to allow their images to be reproduced in newspapers and magazines (printed and electronic) solely for the purpose of promoting the work, photographer, and contest.



* FILE NAME: lastname_firstname.jpg
* FORMAT: JPEG (.jpg) file at high or maximum quality.
* SIZE: 1024 pixels longest side (no larger), 300k max each.
* RESOLUTION: 72ppi (72 pixels per inch)
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