Archive for March 8, 2009

March 15th Deadline: “2008 Emerging Photographer Fund” Burn Photography Grant

From the Burn Magazine website:

“A $10,000 grant  will be awarded in early 2009 to a worthy emerging photographer whose work is on the highest level.

Funding would be designed to support continuation of  this photographer’s personal project. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission  or purely personal artistic imperatives…

The Emerging Photographer Fund grant  was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation, a non-profit created by the the  member photographers from Magnum Photos, Inc…Funding for the EPF has come from several  private donors who have chosen to remain anonymous.

A  five person jury will be named to review your work.

The 2008 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to Sean Gallagher for his essay  on the environmental “desertification” of China.

The  DEADLINE for submissions is  MARCH 15, 2009. No exceptions.

For you  to submit to the  EPF,  we need a uniform way of presenting your essay to the jurors. We have chosen PhotoShelter as our partner for this. Submissions not following the process below unfortunately cannot be considered for the EPF grant. You will be notified IF you are one of the finalists for this grant.”

BURN is an evolving journal for emerging photographers.  Burn is curated by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey.”

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March 11th: Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum “Inside the Department of Photography”

This will be an outstanding presentation, providing great insights into the photography department at the Metropolitan, discussing its history, the Walker Evans and Diane Arbus estates housed at the Met, as well as gaining an understanding of the department’s interests and intentions surrounding contemporary photography.  Rarely do we get such opportunities; not to be missed!

From the website:

Inside the Met: The Curatorial Departments

Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge
Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator
Douglas Eklund, Associate Curator

“Although an independent Department of Photographs was established only in 1992, the Metropolitan has collected photography as art since 1928, when Alfred Stieglitz donated twenty-two of his own works, including portraits of his wife Georgia O’Keeffe. During the intervening decades, and especially since the mid-1980s, the photography collection has grown to encompass the full history of the medium, from its invention in the 1830s to the present day.

Malcolm Daniel traces major steps in that expansion, including landmark acquisitions from the Stieglitz Collection in 1933 and the Gilman Collection in 2005;

Jeff L. Rosenheim discusses the extraordinary archives of American photographers Walker Evans and Diane Arbus, acquired in 1994 and 2007; and

Doug Eklund presents the department’s recent activities in the field of contemporary photography.”

Tickets are $23.00 for this special lecture, and can be purchased on the Met’s website.

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