Archive for February, 2009

March 6th: Deadline to enter Communication Arts Photography Annual Competition

50th annual Communication Arts Photography Competition Deadline March 6th, 2009

Any photograph first printed or produced between March 12, 2008 and March 6, 2009 is eligible.

From the website: “Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be published in the August 2009 Photography Annual. Over 70,000 copies of the Photography Annual will be distributed worldwide, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.  As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry telephone numbers, e-mail and Web addresses of the photographers represented.”

Categories:  Advertising, Books, Editorial, For Sale (this includes personal work that is intended to be marketed), Institutional, Multimedia, Self-Promotion, and Unpublished (this category is a great way to test the market for personal work – this is where many artists have stepped into the commercial marketplace).

Last year I served as one of five judges on this competition; Kwaku Alston and I were assigned to the same judging room throughout the process (three days) and were happy to see so many people paying attention to presentation – including all information about their image entries on the form, adding a border around prints submitted and other subtle details.  I was surprised at how few entries were submitted to INTERACTIVE, BOOKS, FOR SALE and UNPUBLISHED from the community of fine art photographers and those involved in long-term personal projects who wish to bring their work to a broader marketplace.   The Annual is an issue of Communication Arts that has a long shelf life as a valued resource, and I believe you would be proud to be a part of it.

Deadline: March 6

I urge all of you to consider entering.

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March 5th – Jonathan Torgovnik/Aperture Exhibition Opening Reception

Aperture Presents Jonathan Torgovnik: Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape

Opening reception with the Artist: Thursday, March 5th, 6:00-8:00pm

There will also be a Panel Discussion Wednesday, April 29th, 6:30 pm

The Exhibition will be on view from February 20th-May 7th

From the website: “During the 1994 genocide, hundreds of thousands of Rwandan women were subjected to massive sexual violence by members of the infamous Hutu militia groups, known as the Interhamwe. Among the most isolated survivors are women who have borne children as a result of those rapes. Due to the stigma of rape and “having a child of the militia,” the women’s communities and few surviving relatives have largely shunned them. Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape brings together Jonathan Torgovnik’s remarkable portraits of these women and children, and their harrowing first-hand testimonies.

This project is a collaboration with the Open Society Institute, Amnesty International, Foundation Rwanda, and MediaStorm. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be contributed to Foundation Rawanda which provides funding for secondary school education for these children and links their mothers to existing psychological and medical services.

To view the MediaStorm feature click here.

Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
Between 10th and 11th Avenues
New York, New York

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Feb. 28 – Deadline Flagstaff Photography Center Portfolio Review and Phoenix Symposium

For our regional photographers

Flagstaff Photography Center’s Annual Portfolio Review Saturday, March 7th


For details visit their webpage

Here are a few of the reviewers who will be attending this event: Raechel Running, Dave Edwards, Carolyn Young, John Running, Ryan Heinsius and Penelope Bass

Also in Arizona…

March 2nd Deadline for a Juried Portfolio Share being held during the Symposium: Exchanging Ideas: photography, abstraction and metaphor at mid-century

“In conjunction with the symposium, Exchanging Ideas: photography, abstraction and metaphor at mid-century, SMoCA would like to extend to artists the opportunity to participate in a juried portfolio share on May 9, 2009. In the spirit of Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer, educators who highly encouraged the exchange of ideas and work, selected artists will have the opportunity to share their professional portfolios with symposium participants, artists, curators and audience members.”

The Symposium will be May 8th and 9th. The Portfolio Share will take place May 9th. Terry Etherton of Etherton Gallery will be the juror.

Regional Photography Events are a great way to get to know your photo community, as well as getting feedback. They are also less intense than the longer 3-4 day events, and more affordable.

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March 1st- Aldrich Museum- “Art on the Border” Panel in conjunction with DAVID TAYLOR exhibition opening

Aldrich Museum -Panel Discusion and Exhibition Opening Reception for  “Frontier/Frontera”

On March 1st at 2pm at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut:Photographer David Taylor and Paul F. Wells, Field Operations Supervisor with the United States Border Patrol, will be holding a panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Mónica Ramírez-Montagut.

“Much of New Mexico-based photographer David Taylor’s work has been made while accompanying Border Patrol agents during their operations. Through the gaze of the agents, Taylor documents both the complexity of the border and the routine work of patrolling it. His images depict their working spaces, their surveillance methods, and the landscapes they patrol—among the most dramatic is their watch during the historic annual pilgrimage up Mount Cristo Rey, which straddles the international boundary. Agents secure the border as thousands of worshipers ascend the peak to pray at the base of a 29-foot limestone crucifix.

Joining Taylor on the panel, which will be moderated by curator Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, is Paul F. Wells, Field Operations Supervisor with the United States Border Patrol. The object of the panel is to promote understanding, through a dialogue between the artist and the agent, of the complexities of the border that are not generally known. Their frank, friendly conversation will illuminate the reality of la frontera in the words of people who have first-hand knowledge.”

David Taylor is a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography.

2pm Panel Discussion

3pm Opening Reception

I look forward to seeing many of you there!

The museum has a round-trip shuttle from NYC but it does not arrive in time for the panel.

For more information click here.

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February 26th- Lawrence Lessig, Shepard Fairey, and Steven Johnson at the New York Public Library

Thursday February 26th 7:00 pm at the Manhattan Branch the New York Public Library and Wired Magazine present Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy with Speakers: Lawrence Lessig, Shepard Fairey, Steven Johnson

From the website:“What is the future for art and ideas in an age when practically anything can be copied, pasted, downloaded, sampled, and re-imagined?”
LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED Magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a spirited discussion of the emerging remix culture. Our guides through this new world—who will take us from Jefferson’s Bible to André the Giant to Wikipedia—will be Lawrence Lessig, author of Remix, founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading legal scholars on intellectual property issues in the Internet age; acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic Obama “HOPE” poster was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery; and cultural historian Steven Johnson, whose new book, The Invention of Air, argues that remix culture has deep roots in the Enlightenment and among the American founding fathers. ”

As of now the tickets are sold- out, but there may be tickets at the door the night of the event.

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Feb. 27 and March 3rd-Gallery talks at the Metropolitan: “Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard” (2/27) and “Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography” (3/7)

There are two upcoming Gallery talks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gallery Talks are held frequently at the Metropolitan in the exhibitions with the curator speaking about the work.

February 27th at 11 am- Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard With Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator of the Department of Photographs

“The exhibition displays hundreds of picture postcards drawn from the vast collection of the American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975). This indigenous American realist art form directly influenced Evans’s artistic development, as is demonstrated by a selection of his own photographs, printed in 1936 on postcard photographic paper”

March 7th 7 – 8 pm Panel Discussion Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography With curator Marian Cohen

“This installation of works from the permanent collection (Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography) surveys the ways artists exploit photography’s illusionism to creat a sense of ambiguity about what is real and what is not”

Both talks are free, with museum admission.

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February 25-April 18: “Looking into Andy Warhol’s Photographic Practice” exhibit at USC

An exhibition on Andy Warhol’s photographic practice opens February 25th at USC’s Fischer Museum:

Looking Into Andy Warhol’s Photographic Practice presents a selection of the museum’s most recent acquisition granted by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.

Los Angeles – The USC Fisher Museum of Art proudly presents a selection of the museum’s most recent acquisition of 100 original Polaroid photographs and 50 original black and white gelatin silver prints dating from 1972 to 1985 granted through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. These photographs were given to the USC Fisher Museum as part of an unprecedented gift in honor of the Andy Warhol Foundation’s 20th anniversary in 2007. The aim of the Photographic Legacy Program is to provide greater access to Warhol’s artwork and process, and to enable a wide range of people from communities across the country to view and study this important yet relatively unknown body of Warhol’s work.

The original polaroids and gelatin silver prints that will be on display were the source materials for Andy Warhol’s portrait paintings, and thus provide an interesting glimpse into his artistic process. There is a broad range of subjects Warhol, from celebrities to unknown figures in the Polaroid photographs, and from candid shots to formal compositions in the black and white prints. One can also see how the artist treated the same subjects through the two mediums. Some notable portraits included in this collection are Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali, Candy Spelling, designer Gianfranco Ferre, Bianca Jagger, Artist Georgia O’Keefe, and Andre Talley of Vogue among others.

In conjunction with the display of master and contemporary works from the Fisher’s permanent collection that was organized by Curator Ariadni A. Liokatis, Looking Into Andy Warhol (co-curated by Liokatis and Art History Professor Richard Meyer) is a continuation of the seventieth anniversary celebration of the USC Fisher Museum of Art. This exhibition will be on view from February 25 to April 18, 2009.

March 26, 2009 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Join Art Critic Edward Goldman, Artist Salomon Huerta, Art Historian Richard Meyer and Fisher Museum Director Selma Holo for a lively discussion of contemporary trends in art collecting, art making, and scholarships in Los Angeles.

Museum Hours and Admission
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 pm; closed Sunday and Monday and university holidays. Admission to the exhibition and all related events are free. Call (213) 740-4561 or visit for more information.

About the Andy Warhol Foundation and Photographic Legacy program:
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established in 1987. In accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, its mission is the advancement of the visual arts. For more information, please visit

To view the complete e-notice sent to via, click here.

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February 25th: Linda Troeller speaks at UARTS in Philadelphia

I hope all of you in the Philadelphia area will turn out for this lecture by artist Linda Troeller!

The Paradigm Lecture Series Presents:

Photographer: Linda Troeller “Long-term Projects”
Date:  February  25, 2009   1:00 PM  University of the Arts,
320 South Broad Street, CBS Auditorium, Philadelphia

In conjunction with her exhibition “Chelsea Hotel-An Artists Memoir”
Sol Mednick Gallery, 211 South Broad St.
University of the Arts Feb 13 to March 6 10am to 5pm

A quote from Linda about her work:

“My images explore the fragility and elegance of sustaining atmosphere — a
concept Malcolm Gladwell predicts will have ever more importance.” He
explains in his new book, Outliers, …cultural legacies matter and they are
powerful and persuasive and can persist long afterward…”

Linda Troeller’s art projects focus on personal and social issues on
community, health and sexuality. Exhibited all over the world, she has won the Lucie, IPA Self-Portrait Award, Pictures of the Year Pictorial 1st Place,  NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and won Women of Achievement for her photography. A new film on her art career is underway from Peabody award winning filmmaker, Jeff McKay and the trailer is on her site.

To see more photos:

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March 5th: Panel Discussion in Santa Fe: Creating The Exhibition,Through The Lens: A Contemporary View of Santa Fe

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 3-5 p.m.

Creating Through the Lens: A Contemporary View of Santa Fe

Panel Discussion at Santa Fe Community College 3 – 5 PM, Art Building, Room 711

Panelists: Frances Levine Director, Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum; Krista Elrick & Mary Anne Redding, co-curators of Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe; Clark Baughan, Director, Visual Arts Gallery at Santa Fe Community College and Melanie McWhorter, Alan Pearlman, and Brian K. Edwards photographers.

About the exhibition:

Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe
On view at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe through Oct 25, 2009

“Since the 1850s many of the most recognized names in photography have focused their lenses in and on Santa Fe. Through their creative efforts they have documented a particular place and its visual history. They helped create that “place” and the mystique of Santa Fe. Photography has long been significant in the construction of notions of space and place, landscape and identity, and especially in Santa Fe, however malleable visual meaning may be, has helped define the geographical imagination.

Curated by photographer and educator Krista Elrick and Palace of the Governor Curator of Photography, Mary Anne Redding, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, examines the history of Santa Fe through the visual record created by internationally respected photographers.”

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February 23rd: Richard Renaldi Talk at The New York Public Library

Richard Renaldi
Talk and Book Signing

Monday, February 23, 2009
6:30 pm


New York Public Library
Mid-Manhattan Branch
455 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York
(212) 340-0849

Richard Renaldi will speak about his first monograph, Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), featuring portraits and landscapes taken across the United States. Renaldi’s precisely rendered compositions form a collective portrait of America’s changing social landscape. This will also coincide with the release of his newest publication, Fall River Boys.

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