Archive for January 3, 2008

Graciela Iturbide Speaking at the Getty Museum on January 8th

In conjunction with the exhibition “The Goat’s Dance: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide” the Getty Museum will host a conversation with Graciela Iturbide and Roberto Tejada, professor of visual arts at UC San Diego, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8th. The discussion will be conducted in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English available.

This event is free but reservations are required; follow this link to sign up via the website.

Also on view at the Getty Museum (both shows close April 18th):

Andre Kertesz: Seven Decades

On the website you can listen to the introduction the exhibition, and an addition audio link of curator Weston Naef discussing the work of Kertesz.

Click here to learn more about Ms. Iturbide.


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“31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography” Deadline JANUARY 25

Received today from the Humble Arts Foundation:

Open Call for Emerging Women Art Photographers Under 31

“31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography”

On March 1, 2008, in honor of Women’s History Month, Humble Arts Foundation, in collaboration with Ladies Lotto, will present “31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography,” a month-long exhibition celebrating 31 of the most innovative young women in emerging art photography under the age of 31. The Exhibition is co-curated by Lumi Tan, Director of Zach Feuer Gallery in NYC, and Jon Feinstein, Curatorial Director of Humble Arts Foundation.

We are now accepting submissions from women photographers under the age of 31.

Submission deadline: Thursday, January 25th, 2008

Submission guidelines: 5 – 10 jpegs, 550 pixels wide @ 72dpi, RGB, brief bio and artist statement

We will not consider images sent in a zipped file.

There is no submission fee.

Eligibility: Photographers must be female and born after March 1, 1977

Send submissions to:

Selected photographers will be notified by Friday, Feb 1st, 2008

Art must be received ready to hang by Monday, Feb 25th, 2008

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, March 1st, 2008 – Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Venue: 3rd Ward Brooklyn

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The New York Times “Arts and Leisure Week” January 7-13

Wednesday’s NYT carried an insert which included the full roster of the event offerings for the coming week’s launch of the NYT’s “Arts and Leisure Week. This annual celebration of the arts offers affordable access to the arts in the Greater NY area and far beyond; participating institutions and organizations offer two-for-one admission, and in some cases discounts in their gift/book stores during this coming week and beyond. In addition to discounted tickets to events in NYC, note the riches outside the boundaries of NYC: from theaters, performing arts centers and museums to attractions such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taleisin West, the Northwest Film Forum (NEFF) in Seattle, to the Harvard Museum of Natural History now showing Henry Horenstein’s “Looking At Animals.”

I urge all of you explore the lists of partipating venues and celebrate the cultural richs we can enjoy and appeciate. Lastly be sure to take note of the many an diverse offerings in all four corners of the USA.

To take part in this celebration, visit the website and follow the guidelines toward no only the great work you see but also the participating sponsors who have helpe d to bring this program nation-wide. and flow instructions to a “T” to ensure your ticket arangements are in order!

Be sure to give the gift of culture and live performance this season, and celebrate those companies who make this important events happen.

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American Photography 24: Deadline January 25th

American Illustration and American Photography are important annual competitions that have are juried by key industry professionals, and the titles produced to feature selected works are designed by the best in the business. Read industry testimonials here; I love how Lloyd Ziff sums it up from his perspective: “First as an art director and now as a photographer, I find American Photography invaluable. The quality of the judging, the design — and most importantly, of the work — sets and meets the highest of standards. When my work is selected, I’m elated; when it’s not, I work harder.”

The Jury for last year’s American Photography 23 consisted of:

Kathy Ryan, Photo Editor, The New York Times Magazine, JURY CHAIR

Stephen Frailey, Chair, Photography Department, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program, School of Visual Arts

David Harris, Design Director, Vanity Fair Magazine

Lesley A. Martin, Executive Editor, Aperture Foundation

Stephen Mayes, COO Image Source (Americas), Secretary, World Press Photo

Greg Pond, Photo Editor, Fortune Magazine

Visit the website for these competitions to learn more:

To view the 576 photographs selected for AP 23, click here.

To view the 1076 illustrations selected for AI 26, click here.

AND, one of my favorite aspects of this competition: the works selected are archived here.

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