Archive for June, 2008

“The Art of Bookbinding” on CBS Sunday Morning 6/29/08

There was a segment on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” show on the centuries old art of bookbinding that you all might enjoy; here’s the link to the six minute segment:

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En Foco’s “New Works” Photography Awards: Deadline July 7

From the EnFoco website:

“New Works Photography Awards

En Foco’s New Works Photography Awards is an annual program selecting three or more U.S. based photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander heritage through a national call for entries.

It acts as a creative incubator, enabling artists to create or complete an in-depth, photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and providing the infrastructure for a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area. A photographic artist’s work can be in any photo-based style or genre (documentary, autobiographical, landscape, abstract, digital, pinhole, alternative processes, etc).

NEW WORKS #12 Deadline: July 7 2008

JUROR: Deborah Willis, curator, author, photographer and Chair of the Photo & Imaging Dept at NYU/TISCH

Guidelines and Entry Forms can be downloaded HERE
The New Works #11 Winners and Honorable Mention recipients were selected by juror Melissa Harris, Editor in Chief of Aperture Magazine:
Kesha Bruce, Adriana Katzew and Donald Daedalus – Winners
Charlie Grosso, Myra Greene, Esther Hidalgo and Wanda Acosta – Honorable Mention Awardees

The 2007-08 Winners receive:

a $1,000 honorarium;
professional tripods from Bogen;
camera bags from Lowepro;
Gift Certificates from Print File;
Gift Certificates from Modernage Custom Digital Imaging Labs;
a feature article in the Spring 2008 issue of Nueva Luz,
an exhibition in New York (at El Taller Boricua Gallery – opening reception May 30, 2008 with wines provided by Casa de Vinos)
a photographers page on

Read about New Works #10 here”

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“Photographic Book Publishing” with Darius Himes, July 13-19 at Santa Fe Workshops

My colleage Darius Himes at Radius Books tells me there are a few spaces left in his one-week publishing intensive that is part of the Santa Fe Workshops this summer. His course begins the evening of the 13th and wrapping up the morning of the 19th. Click here to view the course description.

And those of you in the Santa Fe area – remember that the Monday and Tuesday evening Santa Fe Workshop Faculty Lecture Series is free and open to the public – take advantage of these inspiring presentations!

From the press release:

“The faculty speak each Monday and Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m. now through Tuesday August 5th, held at in the are held in the newly remodeled and air-conditioned auditorium of the Santa Fe Preparatory School on Camino Cruz Blanca. These lectures present three or four photographers each evening and are free to the public. For up-to-the minute scheduling, call the Workshops office at (505) 983-1400, extension 11.”

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Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Association: Grant Deadline July 1

from the VII website:

“Formed in the memory of Pierre and Alexandra Boulat by friends and family after the death of Alexandra Boulat in 2007 the Association seeks to keep the spirit of father and daughter alive through making their work available to the public and creating an annual grant to a photographer and sponsoring the education of young photographers.

The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant

We will award a Grant to a photographer to produce a story that must be told but that
the photographer cannot find support for from within the Media.

The first Grant will be awarded at Visa pour L’Image in Perpignan 2008 as it was an event
very close to the hearts of Alexandra and Pierre Boulat.

The photographer should submit, no later than July Ist each calendar year, a one page proposal with a portfolio of 20 pictures to prove competency. A first committee would make a pre-selection in Paris and the final decision should be made in Perpignan with a jury of 7 or 9 people chosen among the most important photo editors at Visa pour L’image.

APPLICATION FORMS can be downloaded here.

Submissions to:

Association Pierre and Alexandra Boulat

c/o Cosmos
56, Boulevard de Latour Maubourg

75007 Paris


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Reminder: MVS to Lecture in Houston This Thursday During Events Honoring John Cleary

I’m in Houston this week and will be giving a lecture on Thursday evening at the Houston Center for Photography to honor the memory of my late friend John Cleary. HCP is currently exhibiting of selection of images from his collection, and will host an official naming ceremony for the John Cleary Library this coming Saturday.

To learn more about my lecture June 26th to benefit the John Cleary Library, click here.

To learn more about the John Cleary Library at HCP, click here.

To learn more about attending the Library’s naming Ceremony on Saturday, June 28th, click here.

To learn more about the exhibition of images from John Cleary’s collection, click here.

I hope to see many of you later this week in Houston!

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TPS 17: Texas Photographic Society’s National Competition; DEADLINE 7/2/08

From the website:

JULY 2 DEADLINE for TPS 15: The National Competition

Lisa Sutcliff, Assistant Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to Jury

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit slides or digital files of their color and black and white works to the Texas Photographic Society (TPS) by July 2, for TPS 17: The National Competition.

The Exhibition will open at the Dougherty Art Center in Austin, TX in September and then tour the state of Texas for one year.

An artist’s reception will be held September 20, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with an Awards Presentation at 7:00pm.

Visit the TPS website to see list of prized, schedule and to download entry forms.

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“FOLLOW THE LEADER: Invention, Inspiration, Imitation” Discussion in LA on eve of 6/17

From the ASPP E-blast:

“Throughout history, the world has been influenced, shaped, corrupted and inspired by trends. The same could be said about advertising.

Join DEBRA WEISS and special guest STEVE LEVIT in an evening of conversation and imagery as they examine the who, what and when of the “trend.”

FOLLOW THE LEADER: Invention, Inspiration, Imitation

TUESDAY, June 17th

Registration and Social Mixer 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; program with Q&A 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.


Anthony Next Studio, 3221 Hutchinson Avenue, Los Angeles 90034

NOTE: Parking is located on the north side of Venice Boulevard and Helms; limited parking available adjacent to studio.

ADMISSION: ASPP Members: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

APA, ASMP, AIGA members: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Non-Members of these organizations: $30



DEBRA WEISS has been an agent, a consultant for Black Book, a CEO of APA National. Debra presently is engaged in consulting with photographers and corporations, curating, lecturing, moderating panels and attempting to make the world better for photographers.

STEVE LEVIT is presently Chief Creative Officer for McCann Detroit and Los Angeles. Steve has worked on accounts ranging from cars to pizza. His launch of IKEA on the West Coast was the largest outdoor media buy in history, thereby actually making the world better for photographers.

Sponsored by ASPP West Coast Chapter and supported by Adbase.”

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