Archive for January, 2008

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: www.ai-ap.com.

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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“In A New Direction” Exhibition Opening Reception January 3rd at Wall Space, Seattle

Competition Juror CLINT WILLOUR, Curator of the Galveston Art Center has made his selections, and the exhibition “In A New Direction” will open to the public today, with a reception tomorrow from 6 – 8 p.m. at Wall Space Gallery in Seattle.

The following artists are featured, as listed in an e-blast from the Gallery this morning:

Reagan Avery

Polly Chandler

John Cichon

Catherine Day

Catherine Vera Dentino

Rachael Dunville

Nicholas Fedak II

Bill Finger

Daniel Grant

Jennifer Greenburg

Shauna Doyle Hammond

Cornelia Hediger

Michael Koerner

Matt Lutton

Krystal McKay

Don Mckenna

Lydia Panas

Ariane Roesch

Nadia Sablin

Skip Smith

Gordy Thomas

Cole Thompson

Tread

Gary Vann

Bill West

Rick Wright

Bahar Yurukoglu

Congratulations to all!

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PHOTO LOS ANGELES, January 10-13, Santa Monica

One of my favorite gallery expos of the year begins soon. The 17th Annual PHOTO LA will begin Thursday evening, January 10th, with the proceeds from the opening night festivities to benefit the photography collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Click here to view complete programming details, including the morning Collecting Seminars, (always extremely interesting) and the new “Artist Conversation Series” curated by LACMA and offered free to the public.

ALSO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: On Friday evening, January 11th from 5 – 8 p.m. a reception and print viewing of the work of the 75 photographers participating in REVIEW LA will be held at the Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica (near Photo LA). Seeing the accomplished work of emerging artist will be an added “plus” to spending the weekend at Photo LA. (Spaces for photographers are filled; join the e-list for advance information on such opportunities at www.visitcenter.org)

a portfolio review organized by CENTER held in conjunction with Photo Los Angeles.

Take note that the location of the fair has moved from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to BARKER HANGER at the Santa Monica Airport.

I look forward to seeing many of you there!

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COMPETITION: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, Deadline January 15

From the Center for Fine Art Photography’s CALLS FOR ENTRY:

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Deadline: January 15, 2008

The Center for Fine Art Photography’s next competition is STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, for which MICHELLE DUNN MARSH, Deputy Director of Aperture Foundation, will serve as Judge.

This is a great opportunity to introduce your work to Ms. Marsh.

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Darius Himes: “SOME OF MY FAVORITE PHOTOBOOKS of 2007″ Posted On His Blog

Friend and colleague Darius Himes has posted his much-awaited year end list of favorite photobooks on his blog. He begins with:

“All around the country, editors and writers have agonized over their list of favorite books from the previous year, publishing them** as guides to gift-giving for the art-lover on your holiday list. But the official shopping season is now over. Money has been spent, gifts given, bellies distended from all of Mom’s cooking.

For the truly obsessed book hound, however, the time to linger over, to covet and dream about the next photobook purchase never really ends; indeed, visions of sugar-plum-colored books is only a click away.

What follows is my own personal list of favorite photobooks of 2007. Some will be familiar because they were featured during my tenure at photo-eye; others will be less familiar simply because they are brand-spanking new. I’ve decided to keep the reviews short and sweet–generally 2-3 sentences–with links to the website of either the publisher or gallery that published the book. Enjoy!”

Don’t miss it!

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