Archive for October, 2008


I took a workshop this past August with Nancy Wolff at Maine Media Workshop; she imparts current information clearly and this panel discussion is a must!

From the Aperture e-blast and website:


Panel Discussion

Learn what every photographer working today needs to know about essential issues of photography and copyright in a digital age. Panelists include Nancy E. Wolff, Lawyer and Partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, who specializes in intellectual property and digital media law; Eileen Flanagan, Licensing Director of Magnum Photos and former National President of the American Society of Picture Professionals, with a long history of experience in the photo licensing business including Corbis, Getty Images, and the Chicago Historical Society; as well as photographer-turned-industry-advocate Lou Lesko. Moderated by Michelle Bogre, Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design.

This event is part of the series Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Parsons The New School for Design.

Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.


The New School
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York
(212) 229-5353


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“Conversations on Contemporary Art” Lecture Series at MoMA This Fall

There is a terrific lecture series at MoMA this fall, moderated by Glenn D. Lowry, Director of the museum.

This week’s offering:


Thursday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. in Theater 1 at MoMA in New York City

Details at MoMA’s website

Buy tickets ahead or get there early is my best advicel

To view the complete calendar of offerings, click here.

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RayKo Photo Center’s artist in residence deadline October 15

October 15 is the deadline to apply for the Rayko Photo Center’s Artists in Residence program in the San Francisco Bay areal. Details here on the event websites.


The Artist-in-Residence program
Our Residence Program was developed to continue our support and education of photographers working and living in the Bay Area. Through the program, photographers will receive a $1250 credit and one free class, or $1500 credit and no class, to use however they choose at RayKo’s professional photographic center. The program will begin at the start of each workshop semester, so every opportunity is utilized to learn through the classes & workshops, and be mentored by artists.

The timeframe for the development of artwork, printing, and mentoring process is three months. Artists will gain hands on experience in the entire process of creating work, from conceptualizing, printing, framing, and hanging. Work produced in the program, will culminate in a show in our side gallery. Up to three final prints of the gallery’s choice will be donated to RayKo’s print collection.

Artists will check in with the Gallery Director for review and feedback sessions. Staff mentoring is also available to assist in the artistic development of residents. Artists and mentors will be matched on a case-by-case basis based on availability of mentors, and focus of the artists work.

Who is eligible
Bay area based artists working in the medium of photography, traditional, digital, or both. Individuals and groups are welcome to apply, however credit limits are as stated above, regardless of individual or group use. The following counties are considered to be in the Bay Area, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Submission deadlines | Notice of acceptance | Start dates
Ongoing submissions are accepted, and there will be three residents per year.

October 15 – submission deadline | November 7 – Notification | Jan 2 – start date

January 3 – submission deadline | February 1 – Notification | April 1 – start date

How to Apply
A comprehensive description of the project including an estimated timeframe of completion, classes & workshops of interest, goal of final works that will be produced, and a budget breakdown of how the credit will be used at RayKo must be included. Biographies, CVs, and resumes must be submitted for each artist, for individual or group applications. If the project has not already begin, please submit sample pieces, even if they are on a small scale, as part of your Image Submissions. Please refer to the Quick Checklist for Artist-in-Residence program for page limitations and criteria for image submissions.

Artists will be notified 2-months prior to the beginning of the program, and will have access to the facility during our regular open hours.

Quick checklist for program application
• Description & budget of project | 1-page limit
• Bio of artist(s) or group | 2-page limit
• CV of artist(s) or group | 2-page limit
• Resume of artist(s) or group | 2-page limit
• Group Entries: contact information of Lead Artist
• Submit printed copies of the materials above, with Artist name on each page
• $20 submission & administration fee | Payable to: RayKo Photo Center
• SASE for return of materials, if proper postage, packaging materials, or return information are not included, they will not be returned.
• No email submissions
• Submissions that do not meet the above requirements will not be reviewed

Portfolio or Image submissions (8 image minimum & 20 image maximum)
• Slides: sleeved, up to 20
• Jpegs: On CD or DVD | no larger than 5×7” at 72dpi | up to 20 images | image title: “rayko_residency_Last name_firstname_image#”
• Prints: up to 8×10” size | up to 20 individual prints
• Include annotated list of: Image title, size of original piece, year of completion, and medium
• While we will do our best to return materials submitted, we cannot be held responsible for damaged or lost works. To ensure safe material return enclose proper return materials, and arrange for delivery signature to and from our center. Materials shipped without return postage or return addresses will not be kept longer than 30-days.

Submission Address
RayKo Photo Center c/o Artist-in-Residence Program
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

We will accept walk-in drop offs, but will not have the opportunity to review work at the time or meet with artists who are dropping off work. Please no phone calls.

residence (at) raykophoto (dot) com

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FAZAL SHEIKH Workshop/lecture at Santa Fe Art Institute Monday October 13 /14

Although I’ve never met Fazal Sheikh, I have long admired his work. Those of you who have studied with me know how I admire the simple and clear manner in which he has stated his intentions and passions on the home page of his website. If in the area, don’t miss this lecture and workshop.

Fazal Sheikh
10/13 Lecture, 6pm Tipton Hall, College of Santa Fe

From the site:

10/13, 6pm Tipton Hall
$5 general public, $2.50 students/seniors/SFAI members

10/13-14, Fazal Sheikh Individual & Group Workshop Session, SFAI. Call for specific scheduling and pricing info

“It is one thing to photograph a group of people, it is another to try to understand them,” writes artist and activist Fazal Sheikh. Sheikh uses his simple black and white photographic style to explore social injustice in third world countries. He photographs refugees and torn communities in Pakistan, East India and Africa, among others.To travel, and to observe carefully and with sympathy the people whose lands he visits has been Fazal Sheikh’s practice from the beginning. Most often his work has been with displaced people driven out of their homelands by civil wars, drought and famine, struggling to survive for years in refugee camps where the traditional balance of their lives has been entirely destroyed. Sheikh’s award-winning images are beautiful and haunting, and do not simply provoke, but demand that the viewer contemplate the humanity of his subjects.

Exhibition currently on view at SFAI:

Outsider: Tourism, Migration and Exile

10/4 – 31, 9am – 5pm M-F, SFAI

“An exhibition of work from many of the artists invited to the SFAI this year for lectures and workshops. They include Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Alfredo Jaar, Fazal Sheikh, Armando Espinosa and Craig Johnson, Chrissie Orr, and Guy Tillim. Additionally, we will show work created in some of our many outstanding youth education programs.” CLOSING PARTY 10/31, 8-10 p.m.

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Richard Misrach lecture at the Henry Art Gallery, October 10

Richard Misrach will be speaking at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle on the evening of October 10th, to coincide with the opening of his exhibition ON THE BEACH.

FRIDAY, October 10th, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Kane Hall, Roethke Auditorium, Henry Art Gallery

This lecture is co-presented with Aperture West and Photographic Center Northwest.

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OCTOBER: Arts Funding Month at branch offices of The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is an organization that exists so that you can connect with funding sources for your projects or for you continuing education. Established in 1956, today there are physical Foundation Center offices in five cities, and “Cooperating Collections” in every state in the US. Their website has an extensive “GETTING STARTED” learning section when entering the world of grantseeking for the first time. And, they also offer different tiers of subscriptions to their massive database of funders that you can utilize to do effective project research at home.

October is ARTS FUNDING MONTH at all the Foundation Center offices; be sure to check out the free classes such as Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts as well as classes to learn to maximize their on-line research tools.

From their website:



New York

79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street
New York, NY 10003-3076
Tel: 212-620-4230

Field Offices:


50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30303-2914


1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44115-2001

San Francisco

312 Sutter Street, Suite 606
San Francisco, CA 94108-4314

Washington, DC

1627 K Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708

Cooperating Collections

Cooperating Collections are free funding information centers in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.
View a list of locations across the U.S. and in Mexico.

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PREMIER of “APERTURE LIVE” Tonight’s WEBCAST of Susan Meiselas/Alfredo Jarr Discussion at Aperture, October 8

I wrote about this upcoming event earlier in the blog here, prior to the news of Aperture Live!

From the email announcement from Aperture:

Susan Meiselas and Alfredo Jaar
In Conversation

Wednesday, October 08, 2008
6:30 p.m. EST

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Join Aperture for a special evening of conversation between photojournalist Susan Meiselas and artist Alfredo Jaar. Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and is renowned for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her widely-published documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Jaar emigrated from Chile at the height of Pinochet’s military dictatorship in 1981. His installations, photographs, films, and community-based projects bear powerful witness to military con­flicts, imbalances of power, and political corruption.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m. EST


Aperture Live premiere:
Listen to a live webcast of the talk

Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 505-5555

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