Archive for April, 2008

NEW: NW Summer Portfolio Reviews REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

NEW portfolio review event – register soon if interested – will sell out!

From the NW Summer Portfolio reviews event website:

Given the great response & feedback from Photolucida’s bi-annual spring Portfolio Reviews, we’ve decided to offer a more intimate summer version, with half the number of photographers, reviewers, and days. We’ve also decided to have more of a regional focus, inviting reviewers primarily from the Northwest (as well as a large handful of our tried-and-true reviewers from outside this region).

But of course photographers from anywhere and everywhere are encouraged to participate!

The Reviews

Photolucida’s in-person Portfolio Reviews give photographers a chance to show their work to gallery owners, curators, editors, collectors and publishers from all over the US, but this time with a particular emphasis on professionals from the country’s Northwest region. The list is still growing, but check out the great reviewers that have confirmed so far. Photographers register for one-on-one meetings with the reviewers of their choice and receive 4 or 5 20-minute reviews per day. It’s a great opportunity to put your work in front of people who love photography and make decisions. Numerous photographers have walked away with opportunities to exhibit, publish and sell their work after attending the Portfolio Reviews. Past attendees from our spring Reviews have included Donald Weber, Doug Dubois, Elaine Ling, Todd Deutsch, Dona Schwartz, Rachael Dunville, and John Chervinsky.

Registration fee for two days of Reviews is $475.

Photographer’s Master Index & The Portfolio Walk

Just as we do at our spring Reviews, each photographer’s contact information and a thumbnail image will be printed in a Photographer’s Master Index, a reference tool to be distributed to all of the reviewers to keep among their treasures. All registered photographers are also invited to participate in the Photolucida Portfolio Walk, an off-site casual exhibition of their work. It gives the photographers, the reviewers, and the general community a chance to see all the great work that has come together for the weekend. In previous years this has been a very successful event, drawing in large numbers of viewers from the area.


Our summer Reviews are taking place at Blue Sky Gallery’s gorgeous new space along the Park Blocks in downtown Portland. Reviewers will be staying at the Ace Hotel. While participants are welcome to stay wherever they choose, The Ace Hotel, the Mark Spencer, and the Benson, are all within a ten-minute walk from the gallery. The Benson and Mark Spencer have offered discounted rates for a limited number of our participants, and the Ace’s rates (while not offering a discount) are comparable. To book your rooms, contact the hotel directly and be sure to tell them you’re with Photolucida. For complete downtown hotel information, contact POVA.


Please note: Photolucida’s Reviews are not juried, but we ask photographers to understand that their work needs to be at a certain professional level— attending an event such as this is an investment on your part and the caliber of your work should reflect this. Registration for our spring Reviews fills up incredibly fast. This being half the size, it’ll probably do the same. Don’t wait to secure your spot!

To register, CLICK HERE.

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Photo Review International Competition: Applications Accepted May 1-15

The 2008 International Photography Competition sponsored by Photo Review will be judged by Julie Saul of the Julie Saul Gallery in New York City.

From the website:

“The Photo Review’s is “a competition with a difference” that enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2008 competition issue. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

Awards include a Microtek ArtixScan M1 Dual Media Scanner ($650), SilverFast HDR Studio digital camera RAW conversion software from LaserSoft Imaging ($499), a Lensbaby 3G Lens and Wide Angle / Telephoto Kit ($359), a $250 gift certificate from Calumet Photographic, a $250 gift certificate for Museo Fine Art Paper, Lowepro camera bags ($200 and $100), two $50 gift certificates from Sprint Systems, and $250 in cash prizes.

Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

An entry fee of $30 for up to three prints or slides, and $5 each for up to two additional prints or slides, entitles all entrants to a copy of the catalogue. In addition, all entrants may subscribe to The Photo Review for $35, a 20% discount.
Applications are being accepted by mail between May 1 – 15; visit the website for complete details:

You can view a web gallery of previously selected works here.

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Duane Michals Lecture and Book Signing April 30, 2pm in Philadelphia

In conjunction with the exhibition “The Facts Of Life” artist DUANE MICHALS will present a lecture/book signing on Wednesday, April 30th at 2 pm at the Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium at the University of the Arts, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.
The exhibition continues through May 2. Michals will participate on a tour of the show on Friday, May 2nd at 2 pm at the Sol Mednick Gallery, 15th Floor, University of the Arts’ Terra Hall, 211 South Broad Street, Phiadelphia. Gallery hours are M-F, 10 am – 8 pm, Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays, 12 noon – 4 p.m.

For further information call (215) 717 6300.

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Deadline for Applications to the 21st Annual “BARNSTORM” Eddie Adams Workshop is MAY 2

BARNSTORM, The Eddie Adams Workshop will accept applications until May 2nd.

From the website’s home page:

“The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top professionals in photojournalism, along with 100 carefully selected students. The Workshop’s purpose is to create a forum in which an exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies can be shared between both established members and newcomers of the profession of picture journalism. The Workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios.”

The workshop is being held at Adams’ studio in Jeffersonville, NY on October 10-13. If accepted, all you need to do is GET THERE – all other expenses are covered.

Applications are accepted online; all applicants must have letters on behalf of their application sent by email.

This is the most amazing experience for those interested in a window on storytelling – the faculty is incredible and as you will learn from the Alumni Updates on the website’s homepage.


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PCNW’s 13th Annual Photographic Competition: Deadline May 9th

The deadline to for applications for the 13th Annual competition to be received by the Photography Center Northwest is MAY 9th.

Juror:  Rod Slemmons, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago

Exhibition dates June 11 – August 28th at the PCNW’s Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Visit the website for details

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Lecture/Booksigning in Boston on May 8th at the PRC for NONFICTION: Photographs by Nubar Alexanian From the Film Sets of Erroll Morris

From the PRC Website:

NONFICTION: Photographs by Nubar Alexanian From the Film Sets of Errol Morris
Thursday, May 8, 7pm
BU’s Kenmore Classroom Building, Auditorium 101, 565 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Join Nubar Alexanian for a discussion of his new book, which chronicles his 15-year collaboration with Erroll Morris, an Oscar award winning and Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker. Morris is known for creating compelling dramatic reenactments in his documentary films to illustrate actual events. These reenactments, although staged, allow the viewer to more fully experience the details of the events. Alexanian, a documentary photographer, has created still images used in and from several films, including Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control; Mr. Death; the First Person series; and Morris’s current film, Standard Operating Procedure, about the now-famous photographs of torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib. Not only does the book NONFICTION record the two artists’ collaboration, it also investigates the nature of truth and observation as well as our understanding about what it means to bare witness.

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PRC Annual Portfolio Review Day in Boston: Deadline to apply May 3, event held June 22

The PRC’s annual Portfolio Review Day approaches! PRE-REGISTRATION by MAY 3rd IS REQUIRED!

From the website:

“Sunday, June 22, 10am-5:30pm
Boston University’s George Sherman Union, GSU Backcourt, 1st Floor behind the Food Court, 775 Commonwealth Avenue (Please note that this is not being held at the PRC Gallery)
Members: $200 for 6 reviews, $100 for 3 reviews, $35 for a single review
Non-Members: $275 for 6 reviews, $140 for 3 reviews, $45 for a single review

One of the PRC’s most anticipated programs, the Annual Portfolio Review Day is back! In order to accommodate the increased demand for this program, the PRC has doubled the number of reviewers available to see your work. This is an opportunity to have your work reviewed by some of the most influential photography professionals from the region. Learn from industry professionals how to improve and refine your portfolio, and take your photography to the next level. The PRC has also increased the scope of its informal portfolio sharing held during the event, which provides a great opportunity to network with peers, both old and new. Registration Information

  • Pre-registration is required. Due to the high demand for the Annual Portfolio Review Day, registration is by lottery only.
  • To apply for registration please submit a completed registration form with method of payment. Registration application forms must be received at the PRC by May 3, 2008
  • Registration forms will be drawn at random until all available slots are full and reviewers will be assigned at random. Participants will then be notified of their application status
  • Registration application payments will not be processed until you are notified of the status of your application form
  • Refunds are not available.
  • Click on the image of the application form on the website to download the registration form. Completed forms can be submitted by mail or fax to Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Attn: Portfolio Review Day, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Or by fax at 617.975.0606.”
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    This Thursday in Houston: AGE MATTERS, A Conversation About Age & New Media

    From the e-blast from FOTOFEST:

    AGE MATTERS: A Conversation About Age & New Media


    Why has it been a neglected area of inquiry in the arts? How does age matter in the production of new media?

    This panel will utilize age as a lens for discussing cutting-edge artistic engagements with new media.




    Moderated by WENDY WATRISS, Artistic Director and Co-Founder, FotoFest

    Thursday, April 24th, 5:30 p.m. at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, HoustonTX 77002 (MAP)

    Free and open to the public

    Co-Sponsored by DiverseWorks and the Program in Art History, School of Art, University of Houston

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    A Few Recent Magazine Articles (and one current show) Of Note

    Cover story of current Art On Paper: WHO ARE YOU LOOKING AT? Fifteen Photography Specialists Respond

    Cover story of March ARTNews: THE NEW ABSTRACT PHOTO

    Cover story, Art section of last Sunday’s New York Times on Robb Kendrick (with Interactive feature too):


    Cover story, April Art + Auction: THINKING INSIDE THE BOX

    Same issue:  CHAIRPERSON, illustrated by Laurie Lambrecht (from her long-time collaboration with Robert Wilson)

    From the April issue of SEED:  DESIGN AND THE ELASTIC MIND

    (Exhibition on view until May 12 at MoMA – NOT TO BE MISSED!)

    From NYT, by the inventor of The View-master:  THE BODY IN DEPTH

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    SAM ABELL to lecture at The Griffin Museum, Saturday April 26th

    In conjunction with his upcoming two-day workshop at the Griffin, SAM ABELL will give a public lecture “The Photographic Life” at 7 p.m.  This event is sponsored by Canon.  Griffin Museum members: $5.00, non-members $10.00 and full time students are FREE.  

    Sam’s lectures are memorable, as are his workshops – don’t miss this talk, and call to inquire as to space available in the workshop.  From the Griffin website:

    “PUBLISHING THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK” 2-day workshop with National Geographic photographer, Sam Abell, Leah Bendavid-Val, writer, curator and Director of Photography Publishing at National Geographic Books, and graphic designer/photographer Mim Adkins. The workshop is geared to photographers who have a well-developed body of work, who wish to refine the work and move toward book production. The workshop is limited to 15 people and will take place at Northeastern. Early registration required; call to confirm availability.  Members $200 Nonmembers $250″

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