Archive for October 21, 2008

The Aftermath Project: Grant Deadline NOVEMBER 3rd

If you were at the Lucie Foundation/En Foco/Aperture event this past Sunday night you know what a special evening it was, with though-provoking lectures by Sara Terry and Hank Willis Thomas. Both engaged the audience in dialogue and signed their recent Aperture publications following the discussions.

And, if you were at the Lucie Awards last night, you won’t soon forget MFA Houston’s curator Anne Wilkes Tucker‘s eloquent introduction to writer/photographer Sara Terry, founder of The Aftermath Project as she accepted this year’s Humanitarian Award.

Aperture recently published the Project’s first publication, War Is Only Half The Story: The Aftermath Project which features the work of 2007 winners Jim Goldberg and Wolf Bowig. The 2009 grant program will provide two grants of $25,000 and $15,000 to photographers addressing the aftermath of conflict in their work.

Deadline: November 3.

The 2009 grants are made possible through the generous support of the Open Society and the Compton Foundation.

For complete application information, click here.

About Sara Terry:

Sara Terry
Founder, President and Board Chair

A former staff correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and magazine freelance writer, Sara Terry made a mid-career transition into photojournalism and docmentary photography in the late 1990s. Her long-term project about the aftermath of war in Bosnia — “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace” — was published in September 2005 by Channel Photographics. Her work has been widely exhibited, at such venues as the United Nations, the Museum of Photography in Antwerp, and the Moving Walls exhibition at the Open Society Institute. Her photographs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and in many private collections. In 2005, she received a prestigious Alicia Patterson Fellowship for her work in Bosnia. Sara resides in Los Angeles and is currently working on projects in Southeast Asia and Turkey. She is represented by Polaris Images.

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Frank Gohlke: Gallery talk at the CCP, Tucson this Friday, October 24th, 5:00 p.m.

From the Center for Creative Photography‘s e-blast:

“In celebration of The Center for Creative Photography’s current exhibition:
Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke
Please join us this Friday, October 24, for a reception at 5:00p.m. and a discussion at 6:00p.m. with Frank Gohlke and Britt Salvesen, Director and Chief Curator.

Exhibition dates: September 15 — November 2, 2008
Frank Gohlke (b. 1942), one of America’s leading landscape photographers, is Professor in the Photography Division, University of Arizona School of Art. For more than thirty years, he has taken photographs that depict how Americans build their lives within a natural world that rarely matches the pastoral ideal. Whether photographing vast spaces of the Midwest punctuated by grain elevators, the close confines of the Sudbury River in Massachusetts, or the aftermath of the 1980 volcanic eruption of Washington State’s Mount St. Helens; Gohlke draws attention to the boundaries between humanity and nature.”

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Deadline October 31 for attending the 2009 National SPE Conference in Dallas

Students: The time is NOW to begin to prepare your applications for scholarships to attend the 2009 National Meeting of the Society for Photographic Education, SPRAWL. The conference is being held in Dallas, Texas, March 26-29th, 2009.

For more years than I can recall my friend and colleague Susan kae Grant and I have presented a career seminar for the Scholarship Recipient and Conference Volunteers ONLY (closed door session) held prior to the conference convening. (SKG and I met as conference volunteers when we were undergraduates.) This year that seminar will be the morning of THURSDAY, March 26th

Scholarship application deadline: OCTOBER 31; click HERE for complete details.

Note: I will post information on serving as a conference volunteer as it becomes available.

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