Archive for April, 2009

May 4th-Shots Magazine Call for Submissions- No theme

Shots Magazine Summer Issue Call for Entries

Deadline: Must be received by May 4th, 2009

“An established independent photography journal in its 22nd year of publication, ShotsMagazine reaches an international audience of photographers, collectors, galleries, museums, educators and other fine art photography enthusiasts. Don’t miss this chance to have your work seen!”

To view the Spring “Water” issue click here.

For details click here.

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May 2 in Chicago: Barbara Crane lecture, book signing

From the Aperture event webpage:

Private Views, Photographs by Barbara Crane
Talk and Book Signing

Saturday, May 2, 2009
5:00 pm

Art Chicago
Art Spot

The Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza,12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

In the early 1980s, photographer Barbara Crane embarked on a photographic project shot during Chicago’s various summer festivals. Armed with a Super Speed Graphic camera and Polaroid film, Crane waded in close to the revelers and focused on capturing the details of clothing and hairstyles, but most important, gesture. Private Views (Aperture, May 2009) features these mesmerizing and intensely compelling Polaroid snapshots documenting the public expression of euphoria.

Join Crane at Art Chicago for a discussion about this series followed by a signing of this newly released monograph.

This event is held in conjunction with Art Chicago (May 1-4)

Crane’s exhibition “Challenging Vision” is on view at the Amon Carter Museum through May 10

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May 1: Opening, curator’s tour and artist talk at MoCP in Chicago

An exhibition entitled THE EDGE OF INTENT opens May 1st at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP).

A brief statement below from the exhibition’s informative webpage:

“Cities can be tenuous places. As Marco Polo describes the city of Thekla to Kublai Khan:

Those who arrive at Thekla can see little of the city, beyond the plank fences, the sackcloth screens, the scaffoldings, the metal armatures, the wooden catwalks hanging from ropes or supported by sawhorses, the ladders, the trestles. If you ask, “Why is Thekla’s construction taking such a long time?” the inhabitants continue hoisting sacks, lowering leaded strings, moving long brushes up and down, as they answer, “So that its destruction cannot begin.” And if asked whether they fear that, once the scaffoldings are removed, the city may begin to crumble and fall to pieces, they add hastily, in a whisper, “Not only the city.”

— Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator

The exhibition includes works by:
Liset Castillo
Dionisio González
Andrew Harrison
Tim Long
David Maisel
Simon Menner
Danielle Roney
Christina Seely
Eric Smith
Joel Sternfeld


From the MoCP event website:

“Join us as Edge of Intent curator and MoCP Associate Director Natasha Egan is joined by exhibiting artists Christina Seely, Tim Long and Andrew Harrison to discuss the work on view.”

Friday, May 1st at 5:00 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Held in conjunction with ART CHICAGO (May 1-4)

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April 30th-Deadline 7th Vevey International Photo Awards

The 7th Vevey International Photo Awards is a competition of photographic projects with a first prize of 30,000 CHF (approx. 20,000 Euros). The award is part of the festival Images’ (Vevey, Switzerland) and strives to promote a new photographic project through supporting its realization. Submissions will be accepted until April 30,2009. For more visit:

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April 23rd: Photolucida in Portland, Oregon! Portfolio sharing event open to the public, and more

I’m in Portland, gearing up for PHOTOLUCIDA, and looking forward to meeing 48 photographers who were among those who called to register some months age – it has become legend that this event sold out in ONE HOUR…  so I’m assume those whom I will met during my 4-days of portfolio reviews really want to be here, are ready to have their work assessed and are hungry for dialogue about photography!  We are all at the Benson Hotel, were Photolucida was based in ’07 as well, and the place will be buzzing.  I can’t wait to see how projects I have been aware of have developed and be introduced to new work/new photographers.

Several key events are open to the public:

on THURSDAY evening from 6-9 p.m., all the participating photographers will share their work at the Portland Art Museum,  and on FRIDAY evening, Abelardo Morell will be lecturing at the Portland Art Museum; click HERE for more details.

on SATURDAY evening, there are many galleries showing photography that will be open into the evening: click HERE for info.

See you in Portland!

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April 26th- Deadline London International Creative Competition

CALL FOR ENTRIES for the London International Creative Competition
Deadline: April 26, 2009

LICC invites passionate visual artists, regardless of experience or nationality, to submit their innovative artwork for inclusion in the LICC competition. The artwork is juried by a board of internationally esteemed artists, writers, curators, gallery owners and other luminaries of the visual arts. The jury-selected finalists and shortlist will be published in the LICC Annual Awards Book, on this website and will be announced to the creative arts and media outlets worldwide. The 15 finalists work will be presented at the LICC awards ceremony in London, one prize-winner will be chosen by the jury to receive the £2,000 cash prize

To learn about LICC click here.

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April 22-Panel Discussion Access to Life: Photojournalism on AIDS

The Aperture Foundation and the New School presents:

Panel Discussion Access to Life: Photojournalism on AIDS

Wednesday, April 22, 2009   7:00 pm

From the website:

Aperture Foundation at The New School presents this panel discussion as part of the series Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context. Over the past few years a quiet global revolution has enabled millions infected by HIV to live healthy lives through the free antiretroviral treatment program initiated by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. In Access to Life (Aperture, March 2009), eight of the world’s leading photojournalists, all members of Magnum Photos, follow thirty individuals in nine countries before, and four months after, they began the antiretroviral treatment, documenting the transformative effect on their bodies, their lives, and the lives of their families. Here are the faces, voices, and stories representing millions of people who would otherwise be dead if not for access to free life-saving drugs. But there are also the stories of those individuals for whom treatment came too late showing how the fight to bring access to AIDS treatment is still a difficult one. Photographers include: Jonas Bendiksen (Haiti), Jim Goldberg (India), Alex Majoli (Russia), Steve McCurry (Vietnam), Paolo Pellegrin (Mali), Gilles Peress (Rwanda), Eli Reed (Peru), and Larry Towell (South Africa and Swaziland).

The New School

Tishman Auditorium

66 West 12th Street

New York, New York

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April 21st: “Tuesday Artists’ Talks” features Todd Deutsch at Mpls Photo Center

On Tuesday April 21st photographer Todd Deutsch will speak about his project “Gamers” at the Mpls Photo Center in Minneapolis.  (MPLS – that’s short for “Minneapolis”)

To RSVP for this talk, or the final in the series Doug Beasley on May 19th, click here.

Todd Deutsch will exhibit his documentary project, “Gamers,”  from April 21 to May 17.

“These photographs were made at local area network (LAN) parties in suburban Minneapolis. Hardcore video game players set up their computers in an empty storefront or hotel ballroom for 2 days of continuous gaming. They play head- to- head over a temporary network dedicated to first person video combat. Players adopt aliases and enter the game from the point of view of their assumed on- screen identity. The room smells like overheating electronics and hyper- caffeinated gamers. It is an overwhelmingly male world fueled by Red Bull, Monster Energy drink, and electric blue bottles of Bawls. 

Gaming culture is closely linked to the emotional, physical, and social turmoil of boyhood adolescence. A broad social queasiness toward video games mirrors a long- standing uneasiness surrounding adolescent boys. Many of the hardcore gamers thrive on the fringes of mainstream culture. Their status as computer geeks, outcasts, and loners makes them sympathetic underdogs. Their association with ultra- violent games casts them as time bombs on the verge of becoming sociopaths. Gamers are the contemporary archetypes of male adolescence.”

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April 19th, noon at Pace University in NYC: “Photojournalism and the Aestheticis of Suffering” Panel

The LEFT FORUM starts today in Manhattan – the program is outstanding!

As part of the programming,  Kate Orne sent me a reminder of this programming she is participating on as a panelist.  It is this Sunday (day passes are available):

Sunday, April 19, Noon – 2 p.m., Pace University, room E321.

Photojournalism and the Aesthetics of Suffering: Embedded vs Unembedded, Sympathy vs Empathy.

   Moderator:  Holly Edwards, author of Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain (University of Chicago Press)

In wars and other trouble spots photojournalists must bridge the gap between victims’ suffering and viewers’ curiosity, while having to contend with spin, censorship, and too often flying bullets and shrapnel. How do they do it? What choices do they make? What do they consider to be their successes and failures? What challenges do they faces getting their images to the public? What do they have to say about the rest of the profession?

ANTONIN KRATOCHVIL emigrated to the US from the then Czechoslovakia in 1972. He has become one of the most celebrated photojournalists in the business, covering such stories as “Blood Diamonds” (diamonds mined to fund wars in various parts of Africa), Burma’s Heroin, Chernobyl, Haiti’s elections, Moscow nightlife, the war in Iraq, the wars in Eastern Europe, and celebrities such as George Clooney and Bono. He has won many awards including in 2005 the Lucie Award for photojournalism, and the Golden Light Award for best documentary book, for “Vanishing,” (de.M0 press) which documents cultures being extinguished by human catastrophes. It is the most recent of his five books.

KATE ORNE has since 2005 focused the sex trade in Pakistan. She is the first photographer allowed inside of the community of brothels, sexworkers, trafficking vicitms, pimps and clients living stigmatized under Islam. She has just returned from Pakistan where she oversaw  projects she supports with the proceeds of her images, including two schools for the children of sex workers and a free healthcare clinic. Orne received the Berenice Abbott Award for Photography 2008.

ANTHONY SUAU a contract photographer for Time Magazine, won a Robert Capa Gold Medal for his coverage of Chechnya. His 10-year project “Beyond the Fall” covered changes in the former Soviet Union, and was widely exhibited in Europe. He has also covered the Rwanda genocide. His 2001 show “Between Worlds—Kabul–New York” juxtaposed images of the 9/11 aftermath with those of Kabul following the Taliban’s withdrawal (City Museum of New York). His 2004 book “Fear This” (Aperture) examines the efforts in the US to encourage acceptance of the war in Iraq. He received the ICP Infinity award for photojournalism in 2007.
YUNGHI KIM, Korean-born American photographer, whose most recent work is a document of the remaining Comfort Women, Korean girls pressed into sexual service by the Japanese army during WWII. She has also done photo essays on Kosovo, Rwanda, Afghanistan and New Orleans following Katrina. She’s worked on the Boston Globe, and is a former member of Contact Press Images.




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April 27th- Deadline LACDA Digital Art and Photography

Los Angeles Center For Digital Art Juried Competition

International Deadline: April 27, 2009

From the website:

Enter the LACDA ‘Top 40’ juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.

Forty winners will be selected and receive one print up to 24×36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists. L.A. Center for Digital Art exhibit dates: May 14-June 6. Artists Reception May 14, 7-9pm in conjunction with the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.

Winners will be exhibited at the L.A. Center for Digital Art, Digital Studio Gallery and at the California Museum of Photography.

For details click here.

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