Archive for February 5, 2009

Screening: THIN, with conversation/booksigning with Lauren Greenfield at LACMA, Sunday February 8th, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 8th at 1:00pm at LACMA’s Bing Theater

Lauren Greenfield will be screening her film Thin. The film will be followed by a conversation between Greenfield and curator Charlotte Cotton. The film is shown in conjunction with the exhibition Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs, 1913-2008.

Thin is a documentary following the lives young women over a six months period of time in a center for eating disorders. Also check out Kids + Money.

The showing is free, click here for details.


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Feb. 5 Opening New Visualism: Abstractions in Photography at FotoFest in Houston

The exhibition New Visualism: Abstractions in Photography with works by Štěpán Grygar and Fernando La Rosa opens today at the FotoFest gallery in Houston.

Wendy Watriss who is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of FotoFest curated this show of contemporary black & white photography by Štěpán Grygar from the Czech Republic and Fernando La Rosa from the U.S. and Peru.

Tonight, February 5th, there will be a reception from 6-9pm as well as an Artist Talk and Book signing on Saturday, February 7th at 2pm. For details click here.

FotoFest 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas 77002 USA
Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat noon – 5pm

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February 13th Application Deadline: “Our World” Portfolio Review event in San Francisco

PhotoAlliance with Co-sponsors Orion Magazine and Blue Earth Alliance
The event will be pre-juried, with a limit of 50. The DEADLINE to submit your portfolio for consideration is February 13th, 2009.

From the website:

“OUR WORLD:Addressing the Creative Ways We Explore, Portray, Express and Connect Communities Through Images.”

March 13-15, 2009 in San Francisco

PhotoAlliance  will be hosting the Our World portfolio review.     This event is being co-sponsored by Orion Magazine and the Blue Earth Alliance.

FOR A FULL PROSPECTUS click here or email

A number of prizes and opportunities will be awarded including:
The Orion/PhotoAlliance Award: For the best portfolio that fits the mission of Orion magazine which is to deepen an understanding of our relationships with the natural world: a portfolio in an upcoming issue of Orion!

The Ike Royer Memorial Award from Freestyle Photographic that recognizes the best work utilizing traditional gelatin silver materials.

The Blue Earth Prize For “Best Project Photography” This new award provides recognition for photographic work best representing the Blue Earth mission: To raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments and social concerns through photography.

Don’t miss this deadline if you are ready to have your work seen – there are no other upcoming reviews for which registration remains open.  Good luck!

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