Archive for December 19, 2007

FLASH FORWARD: An Opportunity for Emerging Photographers under the age of 34 based in Canada, US and UK

The Magenta Foundation has announced guidelines for year four of FLASH FORWARD, its Emerging Photographers exhange. Applications are accepted now; the deadline for on-line submissions is December 31, 2007. Click here for submission guidelines.

From the website:
“The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce year four of its Emerging Photographers exchange. With every year our artists exchange program grows and gets stronger.

This is an open call for submissions.
All photographers in Canada, the US and the UK under the age of 34 can submit.
Bright Spark Award winner will receive $5000.
Winners of this competition will be published in a high quality art book, with an exhibition in Toronto in October 2008. Other galleries nationwide Canada and US to be announced.
There is a small administration fee (see below for the fees for each country). Payments may be made via Pay Pal on our web site.

JURORS for 2008:

Dean Baldwin – Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
Sara Knelman – Art Gallery of Hamilton

Darren Ching from Photo District News in New York
Debra Klomp Ching – Klompching Gallery New York

Simon Bainbridge from the British Journal of Photography in London
Paul Herrmann – Redeye-the Photography Network
Paul Wombell – Hereford Photo Festival”

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Diane Arbus Archive to go to the Metropolitan Museum

There was a major announcement this week – the heirs of photographer Diane Arbus have arranged for The Metropolitan to own her archives through a part gift/part print-purchase arrangement, as noted in this article in the New York Times published yesterday. Click here to read the press release from the Met. This is wonderful news as the materials will be preserved and shared; in due time we can look forward to learning much about Arbus’ creativity, its roots and her thoughts stated in her diaries.

As Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator in the Met’s department of photographs stated in the Times piece, “Generally this kind of material doesn’t survive the artist.”

For future generations of artists, curators, critic and more, the more completely annotated your archive the better. It is important to consider how, and by whom, your work may or may not be presented, printed and/or licensed posthumously. Once again I remind all artists to take good care of their photographic materials and related papers, correspondence and other notations.   A detailed archive is an extraordinary gift to many!

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