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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Second Annual CoPA Juried Exhibition: Deadline June 25

From the event press release:

Coalition of Photographic Arts
P.O. Box 510464
Milwaukee, WI

Coalition of Photographic Arts calls for submissions from WI, IL, MN and MI to Second Annual Juried Show, George Slade to be juror.

Wisconsin’s fastest growing arts organization, the Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) is proud to announce the call for submissions for CoPA’s Second Annual Juried Exhibition. Artist working in photography in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan are invited to submit up to 5 images for consideration. George Slade, Artistic Director of the Minnesota Center for Photography, will jury this year’s exhibition.
Slade also served as Program Director for the Minnesota Center for Photography/McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships for Photographers, and is an adjunct assistant curator in the Department of Photography at The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. Slade’s expert eye in selecting work has been honed over the years. He has been a panelist and portfolio reviewer for the Ohio Arts Council, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota State Fair, Fotofest’s Meeting Place, Society for Photographic Education, Critical Mass and Photolucida. Slade is also a prolific writer, having contributed reviews and essays to the Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography, exposure, Photo-eye Booklist, Minnesota History, and other publications. Slade lives in St. Paul with his two daughters.
In inviting Slade to serve as Juror, CoPA president Sonja Thomsen wrote, “We had our first CoPA juried show last August at Walkers Point Center for the Arts with Brian Ulrich as our juror. The exhibition was open to photographers from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. The exhibition was a wonderful success for both CoPA and Milwaukee in giving exposure to important work being made in the region. CoPA would like to continue to set this standard with our second juried exhibition, scheduled for this fall at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee Wisconsin.”
This event follows the successful Inaugural Juried Exhibit held in 2007. Juror Brian Ulrich, photographer in Chicago IL, curated an exciting exhibition that was well received in the city and Midwest region. Curators from the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Art Institute of Chicago came to view the exhibition. The Milwaukee Art Museum’s Photo Council collected two of the works in the exhibition. With the inclusion of a fourth state (Michigan) to the roster and the insight of juror George Slade, this year’s show promises to be an even bigger success.

Original photographic (film or digital) work executed in 2005 or later, will be accepted. Images must be submitted on CD or DVD.

The entry fee is $35.00 for up to five images. CoPA membership benefit waives the entry fee for all CoPA member entries.

The postmark deadline for submissions is June 25. The juror will select work for the show keeping in mind the constraints and possibilities of the exhibition space at WPCA.

Guidelines for submissions to the 2008 second annual Juried Show are available on CoPA’s website at

The 2008 Second Annual Juried Show will run September 12 – October 18, 2008 at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 911 W. National Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53204.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts, founded in December 2004, is designed to develop appreciation, promote growth, and support the creation of fine art photography in the greater Milwaukee region. CoPA’s goal is to cultivate awareness of contemporary photography through educational programs, lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions. The organization aims to be the primary resource for fine art photography information in the Milwaukee area. CoPA’s website features information about general photography news and events, profiles of member photographers, a listing of photography exhibits currently on display, and resources for members. Connections within the photographic community are fostered through monthly member meetings and yearly exhibitions. Members include artists, students, professionals, amateurs, enthusiasts, and collectors.

For more information please visit the CoPA website at

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“ACCESS TO LIFE” Exhibition at The Corcoran in DC 6/14 – 7/20

From the Corcoran website:


Exhibition on view at the Corcoran from June 14 – July 20, 2008

In 2007, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria initiated a joint project with Magnum Photos to graphically document the positive impact that free antiretroviral drug treatment is having on the lives of millions of AIDS patients around the world. The AIDS pandemic is the greatest public health challenge the world has ever faced. It has had a particularly devastating impact in many parts of the world where access to even basic health care is limited. Internationally, the story of AIDS’ toll on communities is better known than the efforts financed by organizations like the Global Fund. Through carefully-monitored grants, the Global Fund supports treatment for millions of AIDS patients, individuals who would face certain death if antiretroviral drugs were not made available for free. Access to Life is an artistic and educational response to the lifesaving success of this effort.

To document its efforts, the Global Fund turned to photographic cooperative Magnum Photos in order to utilize the talents of the some of the best photographers in the world. An international team of eight noted photographers traveled to nine countries to document the transformative effects of treatment on more than thirty individuals and their families. The photographic team included Americans Jim Goldberg, Eli Reed and Steve McCurry; Canadian Larry Towell,; Norwegian Jonas Bendiksen; Italians Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli; and Frenchman Gilles Peress. In India, Haiti, Mali, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland and Vietnam, the photographers created visual chronicles that encompassed their subjects’ lives both before and after drug treatments. The resulting exhibition, curated by William Horrigan, director of media arts at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, is a powerful document of the strong spirit of each patient, of the life-changing impact of the drugs and of the crucial benefit of international funding.

After opening at the Corcoran in June, the exhibition will travel to Mexico City, Paris, London, Berlin, and Rome throughout 2008 and 2009. A book will be launched to coincide with the European launch of the project.

Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great distinction owned by its photographer-members. Acclaimed for their powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its people, events, issues, and personalities with empathy for their subjects.

Founded at the Museum of Modern Art upon the close of World War II (1947) by legendary photographers Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David “Chim” Seymour, Magnum Photos celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2007. Today, the agency encompasses more than 70 members of extraordinary talent and diversity and reflects a long-standing tradition of individual vision. Through its four editorial offices in New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo; a digital library of 450,000 images; and a network of 15 sub-agents, Magnum Photos provides photographs to the press, publishers, advertising, galleries, and museums across the world. Its Cultural Department produces more than 200 exhibitions per year worldwide. By capturing defining moments of the 20th century with iconic images that have shaped our collective memory, Magnum Photos continues to set a standard for photographic integrity and authorship.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is supporting lifesaving treatment with ARVs for more than 1.4 million people worldwide. The Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector, and affected communities was founded just over six years ago and represents a new approach to international health financing. The Global Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases.

Apart from a high standard of technical quality, the Global Fund attaches no conditions to any of its grants. It is not an implementing agency, instead relying on local ownership and planning to ensure that new resources are directed to programs on the frontline of this global effort to reach those most in need. Its performance-based approach to grant-making is designed to ensure that funds are used efficiently and create real change for people and communities. All programs are monitored by independent organizations contracted by the Global Fund to ensure that its funding has an impact in the fight against these three pandemics.

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Professional Development Workshop from EnFoco on JUNE 28 in NYC

From the En Foco website:

Artistic & Professional Development Workshops

“Successful Strategies for Professional Photographers”

Instructor: Lauri Lyons

June 28, 2008, 12-2 p.m.

Open to all, this seminar is designed to build solid career-building skills for emerging photographers in the fine art and commercial arenas. It will answer frequently asked questions such as:

  • How do I get my work published?
  • How can I get funding for my projects?
  • What does a good portfolio look like?

Successful Strategies will provide the essential tools to organize, plan, promote your artistic vision and achieve your goals consistently. Participants will be also receive handouts of key points and resources, and a goodie bag.

Topics Covered: Portfolio Presentation & Feedback, Structuring Your Goal, Writing Sponsorship Proposals and Artist Statements, Working with Non-Profit Organizations. This is a great way to prepare your work for our Portfolio Review Sessions in September!

Location: Calumet Photographic
22 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2008, 12 noon-2pm
Cost: $25 for members; $50 for non-members

Space is limited, so…
BUY NOW to guarantee your spot.

Cancellations accepted ten days in advance of workshop date, for full reimbursement. En Foco credit given up to five days before workshop.

Lauri Lyons, was born in the Bronx, New York. She earned a BFA for Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and then came to En Foco for an internship, which led to her first New York City exhibition as a Touring Gallery Artist. In the years following, Lyons worked as a Photo Editor for Magnum Photos, The Source Magazine, B.E.T, and Essence Magazine. She has created and photographed essays in Brazil, Mexico, West Africa, and the United States. Her photographs and essays have appeared in such publications as Fortune, Stern, The Fader, Trace, Vibe, and The London Observer. Her advertising clients include Pepsi and McDonald’s. Lyons’ work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Civil Rights Museum. Flag: An American Story (Vision On Publishing) is her first published book. ‘In The Frame’ is an award winning documentary film about her work as a photographer, featured in October 2006 at Angelica Film Theatre in New York City. She is a faculty member of the International Center of Photography, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Educational Alliance, and is the Director of Photography for the Leave Out Violence youth program. She is commercially represented by Getty Images.

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