Archive for August 9, 2007

“Photography in Context” Short Course in Connoisseurship at Christies NYC: 9/20-10/11

PHOTOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT: A Christie’s Educational Short Course
Dates: 20 September – 11 October 2007
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $450

From the website:
Christie’s Education and Christie’s Photographs Department are pleased to announce a fall course dedicated to photography. “Photography in Context” will combine a scholarly approach with first-hand contact with objects to strengthen connoisseurship skills.

The course will be offered on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., beginning September 20 through October 11. Classes will take place at Christie’s Education, 11 West 42nd Street. There will be a sale walkthrough with a Christie’s specialist on Sunday, October 14 at 12:00 pm.

The lectures will be given by top scholars in the academic, museum and auction fields. Each session will address another facet of photography, including cultural history, technical processes, conservation and the market. Whether you are just entering the field, or want a comprehensive review, the course will offer something for everyone.

Meredith Van Dyke
Tel: +1 212 355 1501

Download course registration form (PDF) >


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C4FAP’s CameraArts ShowCase Edition: Deadline September 4th

The Center for Fine Art Photography has posted guidelines for the CameraArts ShowCase Edition.

From the website:
The Center for Fine Art Photography and CameraArts Magazine are partnering to bring photographers a unique opportunity to promote their work and talent. Those working in all styles and schools of thought are invited to submit their work for consideration in this cooperative call for entry. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional, or political statements are welcome.

Theme: Open…..All subjects eligible.

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all professional and amateur, domestic and international photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both.

Jurors: Tim Anderson, Publisher/Managing Editor, CameraArts Magazine and Larry Padgett, Executive Director, The Center for Fine Art Photography.

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Le Mois de la Photo in Montreal begins September 6

From the event website:

“This year le Mois de la Photo à Montréal celebrates its 10th presentation around the theme Replaying Narrative, developed by Guest Curator Marie Fraser. The city will be illuminated by a constellation of more than 30 solo exhibitions of works by artists from Quebec, Canada and from abroad will be presented in different sites throughout Montreal. A special series of exhibitions and interventions will take place in public spaces and former industrial buildings of the Saint-Henri district. All exhibitions and activities are free of charge. The official program will be distributed just prior to the opening of the event, and will be available for download.

A Brief History of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography, VOX, centre de diffusion de la photographie, organized in 1989 the first presentation of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, which included more than 60 exhibitions as well as a large number of related activities. This original event was a catalyst, creating a gathering place, unprecedented in the Montreal and Canadian artistic community, and served as an inspiration for transforming Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal into a biennale – one that, under the auspices of VOX produced seven events between 1989 and 2001. In September 2002, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal became an autonomous not-for-profit corporation (charitable status was obtained in 2006). The change in administration was accompanied by a shift in the artistic direction: for each presentation of the event, the appointment of a new Guest Curator with a new theme lends to each biennale a singular artistic and theoretical orientation. This artistic formula was proven successful with the 2003 and 2005 events.


Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland)
Gustavo Artigas (Mexico)
Éric Baudelaire (France)
Rebecca Belmore (Canada)
Candice Breitz (Germany/South Africa)
David Claerbout (Belgium)
Stan Douglas (Canada)
Patrice Duhamel (Canada)
Adad Hannah (Canada)
Bettina Hoffmann (Canada/Germany)
Mike Hoolboom (Canada)
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler (USA)
Douglas Gordon (UK)
Jesper Just (Denmark)
Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry (Sweden/UK)
Thomas Kneubühler (Canada/Switzerland)
Emmanuelle Léonard (Canada)
Christelle Lheureux (France)
Norton Maza (Chile)
Valérie Mréjen (France)
Saskia Olde Wolbers (UK/The Netherlands)
Josée Pedneault (Canada)
Paulette Phillips (Canada)
Marisa Portolese (Canada)
Kelly Richardson (Canada/UK)
Elina Saloranta (Finland)
Carlos & Jason Sanchez (Canada)
Zineb Sedira (France/UK)
Trine Søndergaard & Nicolai Howalt (Denmark)
Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation (USA)
Ron Terada (Canada)
Althea Thauberger (Canada/Germany)
Salla Tykkä (Finland)
Eve K. Tremblay (Canada/Germany)
Chih-Chien Wang (Canada/Taiwan)
Myriam Yates (Canada)
Shao Yinong & Muchen (China)

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal looks forward to celebrating its 10th anniversary presentation with all of its partners and the general public.”

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MoMA Presents Reinstallation of Photography Galleries with a Focus on Multiple Images

from the Press Office, MoMA:


The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, third floor
The Museum of Modern Art
August 8, 2007–March 3, 2008

NEW YORK, August 8, 2007— The Museum of Modern Art presents a new installation of photography from the Museum’s collection that brings together groupings of closely related pictures. Since the medium’s inception, photographers have explored its ease in producing multiple images to create sequences, consider various aspects of a single object, and accumulate pictures that together define a larger subject. The installation includes groups of photographs by Eadweard J. Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, August Sander, Harry Callahan, Diane Arbus, Thomas Struth, and Roni Horn, among others.

The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries are devoted to a rotating selection of outstanding photographs from the Museum’s collection. Each new display is organized differently, but all aim to suggest the vitality and richness of photography’s creative traditions.

Organized by Eva Respini, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.
This installation is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


A reminder not to miss three great photography shows also on view at MoMA now:

Barry Frydlender: Place and Time (through September 3rd; note related lectures August 9th and 15th on this link)

Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922-1932, Photographs by Richard Pare (through October 29)

Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verberg (through November 5th; note related lectures September 24th & 27th, and October 22nd on this link)

About the MoMA photography collection, from the website:
“The Museum began to collect photographs in 1930 and established the department in 1940; its holdings of more than 25,000 works dating from approximately 1840 to the present constitute one of the most important collections of photography in the world. As diverse as photography itself, the collection includes work not only by artists, but also by journalists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and amateurs.”

To view prior exhibitions at MoMA, visit this “Collections” link on the museum’s website, as well as this link to view Recent Acquisitions in the photography department.

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