Archive for May 18, 2008

Now on View at the Tate Modern: “Street and Studio: An Urban History of Photography”

“Tate Modern’s new photography exhibition has a fascinating theme, says Ruby Russell”

Laurie Lambrecht has brought this exhibition review written by Ruby Russell in the Telegraph to my attention, which I share with you.

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The annual “Rhubarb International Photography Festival” has opened for bookings. This is the only review event where the photographers can book their own schedule of reviewers, allowing them to do efficient homework on the professions with whom they will be meeting. BOOK NOW as the reviewers who have publishing companies, galleries and museum collections fill quickly…

From the website:

“Rhubarb-Rhubarb is the internationally renowned West Midlands based Development Agency for photographic artists working with traditional and new technologies . Rhubarb-Rhubarb works to build the confidence of photographers facing the rapidly changing fine art image world and marketplaces – virtual and in real time.

For artists living and working in the West Midlands, we offer one to one portfolio reviews across the region, a Bursary Scheme supported by Arts Council England for a free day at the International Portfolio Event, mentoring through schemes such as Morning After with our sister company, Creative Alliance, and opportunities for showing at and travelling to a range of international events and festivals.

Beyond the West Midlands we have a programme of development relevant to different stages of experience and knowledge – for third year students, graduates, self taught and early emerging artists working with the photographic image, we have designed Cultivate, a programme which runs twice yearly in different regions of the UK.

Mid career and established image practitioners are invited to apply for places at The International Portfolio Event – known as Europe’s premiere review of this kind, which is held annually in Birmingham, UK. Or attend seminars, workshops and one to one or group consultancy regarding future opportunity or market profiling.

Through these activities, we aim to nurture talent, inspire growth, create opportunities for future image endeavours and bring together photographers with international experts who can influence and advise on current market matters and share image world knowledge.

Rhubarb-Rhubarb also curates, organises and manages exhibitions and commissions, and is developing its approaches to selling fine art photographs, working with some of the world’s most renowned galleries, curators, publishers, collectors and agents.”

HOT TIP: If going to Rhubarb from the US, Continental flies direct from Newark to Birmingham, so you don’t have to fly to either London airport, go into the city and take a train out the next day (very expensive!).

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From the e-blast from Dewi Lewis:
The Jury for the
recently met in Manchester to decide this year’s winner.

The winner of this year’s award is Jacob Aue Sobol (Denmark) for his project on Tokyo.

The formal presentation will be made at the Rencontres d’Arles during the opening week in July and the book will be published this autumn. The winning project was chosen from a final shortlist of seven.

The other six candidates, in alphabetical order, were:

Gautier Deblonde (France): ‘True North’
Balazs Gardi (Hungary): ‘The Valley’
Maya Goded (Mexico): ‘Land of Witches’
Zed Nelson (United Kingdom): ‘Love Me’
Mark Power (United Kingdom): ‘The Sound of Two Songs’
Rafael Trobat (Spain): ‘Aquí junto al agua’

Some 400 projects from over 30 countries were received for this year’s competition. The
Jury was extremely impressed by the range and quality of the work.

The Jury consisted of seven publishers:
Benoît Rivero (Actes Sud, France)
John Demos (Apeiron, Greece)
Dewi Lewis and Caroline Warhurst (Dewi Lewis Publishing, United Kingdom)
Andrés Gamboa and Javier Ortega (Lunwerg Editores, Spain)
Mario Peliti (Peliti Associati, Italy)
Maarten Schilt (Mets & Schilt, The Netherlands)
Günter Braus (Edition Braus, Germany)

The external judge was Greg Hobson
(Curator of Photography, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK).
David Bell (Managing Director, Leica Camera Ltd, UK) represented Leica.

Next year’s Award will be hosted by Mets & Schilt in Amsterdam.

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On 5-16-08 the NY Times published this article by KEN JOHNSON on the events happening at the NY Photo Festival.

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