Archive for June, 2009

June 25th: Deadline Rayko Photo Center “It’s Still Life” Juried Exhibition

Rayko Photo Center– “It’s Still Life”

National juried exhibition of still life work

Deadline: June 25th

From the calls for entry webpage:

“The competition is open to artists photographing inanimate objects and interior spaces. Subject matter can be anything as commonplace as a pear (and man, are there some amazing pear pictures out there!) or as strange as a dead animal, perhaps too literal. Subjects may be either natural:  food, flowers, plants, rocks, shells, hair clippings, and so on.  They can also be man-made: books, toys, glasses, vases, fishing lures, etc. Settings may be artificial/set-up or simply found and perfect. There’s a lot left up to interpretation…as well as artistic freedom!”

For details click here.


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June 23-28: One-Week Intesive Workshop with Jason Houston

Orion Magazine Picture Editor and documentary photographer Jason Houston will be teaching a photography workshop entitled “DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING: FARMS” June 23 – June 28 at IS 183, Art School of the Berkshires.

As well as being Orion’s picture editor Jason has been a documentary photographer for editorial and nonprofit/NGO clients around the world.

From the website:
Spend the week photographing the diverse, important, and picturesque small farms and local food of the Berkshires. This week-long intensive will focus on documentary storytelling and using artful photography to explore real world issues.

Where: Is83 Art School in the Berkshires

When: June 23 – June 28, 2009

For details click here.

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For those 24 and under: Ian Parry Scholarship, deadline June 24th

From Daryl Lang on the PDN Pulse blog:

Ian Parry Scholarship Deadline Coming Up

Students and photographers age 24 and under are eligible to apply to the Ian Parry Scholarship, which awards £3,000 to support a photo assignment. The deadline to enter is June 24.

Here’s the full announcement from the Ian Parry Scholarship:

The Ian Parry Scholarship 2009 deadline is Wednesday 24th June 2009.

All applications must be digital. The FTP instructions and application form will be available from

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died whilst on assignment for the Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years old. The Scholarship was set up by Ian’s friends and family in order to build something positive from such a tragic death.

Each year we hold a competition for photographers who are either attending a full-time recognized photography course or who are 24 years old and under.

Entrants must submit:

– A digital portfolio of 12 images to our FTP, following our guidelines
– An application form
– A brief synopsis of a project they would undertake if they won the award

The prize is £3,000 towards an assignment and £500 to those awarded highly commended and commended.

Our 2009 jury is so far confirmed as: Don McCullin Patron, Tom Stoddart Trustee, Eugene Richards and Ian’s family.

Judging will be held on the 3rd July at the Frontline Club in London

As you can imagine this is a significant prize for a photographer and coupled with the continued support of The Sunday Times Magazine, which publishes the winner’s work, the scholarship provides an excellent launch into a professional photography career. Year after year, the award has highlighted the work of some of the industry’s finest emerging talent, all of whom have progressed into professional careers and still support the award.

We are delighted to announce that World Press Photo have again agreed to automatically accept the winner onto their final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. This is because of so many of our previous winners having attended this prestigious event in recent years.

Once again, our extremely popular and well-attended print exhibition will take place in London at the Getty Images Gallery. The exhibition will run for one week from the 5th August 2009.

Our key sponsors are The Sunday Times, Getty Images and Canon. Our thanks to all our other sponsors and the Frontline Club, British Journal of Photography and the Getty Gallery for their generous support.

2008 Winner and Finalists:

Winner: Vicente Jaime Villafranca
Highly Commended: Giovanni Cipriano
Commended: Matt Eich
Commended: Gratiane de Moustier


Highly Commended: Liz Rubincam
Commended: Gareth Phillips
Commended: Liz Hingley
Honourable Mention: Dominic Nahr

2006 Winner: Irina Werning

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June 16, NYC: Lyle Rexer lecture and book signing at Aperture

from the Aperture event webpage:

“Abstraction in Photography, Lyle Rexer
Lecture and Book Signing

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
6:30 pm


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

Join author Lyle Rexer as he discusses the role of abstraction through the history of photography, as discussed in his new Aperture publication The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009). From the beginning, abstraction has been intrinsic to photography, and its persistent popularity reveals much about the medium. The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography is the first book in English to document this phenomenon and to put it into historical context, while also examining the diverse approaches thriving within contemporary photography.

Lyle Rexer is a New York—based independent writer and critic. His previous books include Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde (2002) and How to Look at Outsider Art (2005); he contributed an interview with Chuck Close and Bob Holman to A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Aperture, 2006).”

The  exhibition The Edge of Vision is on view at the Aperture Gallery through July 9th.

From the Aperture Blog EXPOSURES:

“Coinciding with the exhibition now on view at Aperture Gallery, The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, a series of interviews will be posted every Thursday on the Aperture blog for the duration of the show. For the premiere, watch a video clip of curator Lyle Rexer speaking about how the project came about and explaining his curatorial choices. The exhibition gathers the work of nineteen international contemporary photographers who base their practice in some form of abstraction from highly conceptual to more documentary approaches.  Rexer also explains his ground breaking photography exhibition encourages the viewer not to look at the photograph as a window but rather “to understand the relationship between the image and the surface.  The second video clip presents artist Charles Lindsay included in the show, speaking about how he started working with his unique carbon emulsion process, his inspirations and the combination of his photographic, video and sound works.  Upcoming video clips include artists Bill Armstrong, Carel Balth, Ellen Carey, Manuel Geerinck, Barbara Kasten, Seth Lambert, Jack Sal, Penelope Umbrico, Silvio Wolf.”

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June 13: Gallery Course at The Getty Museum, “Paul Outerbridge: An American Modernist”

There is an expansive exhibition of over 100 photographs by PAUL OUTERBRIDGE (1896-1958) on view through August 9th at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  In conjunction with this show, on June 13th the education department is offering a special two-hour course with independent curator Graham Howe as well as a public gallery talk with Reece Vogel.

from the “Command Performance” exhibiton events webpage:

Paul Outerbridge: An American Photo Modernist
Join independent scholar Graham Howe and learn about the photographs of Paul Outerbridge, one of America’s earliest modern masters and a pioneer in the art of color photography.

Participants are invited to join in a complimentary gallery discussion of Outerbridge’s work with photographer Reece Vogel at 2:30 p.m.

Course fee $20.

Saturday, June 13, 2009, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

To learn more about the accompanying exhibition catalogue, click here.

Don’t miss this addition exhibition continuing at The Getty through August 9th:

Jo Ann CallisWoman Twirling”

To learn more about the accompanying exhibition catalogue, click here.

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June 13: FotoFest 2010 Meeting Place Q&A at the Houston Center for Photography

FotoFest 2010 -Meeting Place Q & A at the Houston Center for Photography

Those of you within driving distance of HCP – how lucky for you to be able to attend this important informative session about THE MEETING PLACE that will be held during the FotoFest 2010 Biennial!

Registration for The Meeting Place is open through July 13th; when you register you will be asked to select which of the four 4-day review sessions you prefer to attend, and an alternative.  The lottery to select participants will begin on July 14th

From the HCP event webpage:

Saturday June 13, 2009, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

“Come learn how you can participate in next year’s FotoFest Meeting Place. FotoFest Meeting Place directors, Marta Sánchez Philippe and Sarah Craig, and Exhibition Coordinator Jennifer Ward will provide a crash-course in preparing for “The Meeting Place” upcoming portfolio review during FotoFest 2010.

Learn how to apply, what you need to bring, who you want to see, and how to present your work in the best possible way, in this hour-long discussion.

Participants are encouraged to come with specific questions and a review-ready portfolio for advice on presentation (content will not be discussed).”

For details on this event at HCP click here.

And, to read my recent post about the value of attending portfolio reviews, click here.

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June 6th in New Orleans: Sylvia Plachy Gallery talk at NOPA

The exhibition “Forever Hold Your Peace” juried by photographer Sylvia Plachy will open on Saturday, June 6th from 6-9 p.m.

From the event website entry:

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is pleased to present “Forever Hold Your Peace,” a group exhibition on the subject of weddings, juried by Sylvia Plachy. In curating this exhibition, Plachy, a Hungarian born, New York based, world-renowned photographer, selected 31 photographs depicting the traditions, customs, symbols and the rich human tableau surrounding wedding rituals.

Featured artists include Marc Pagani, Evan Abramson, Katie DelaVaughn and Kate Nicholson. A slideshow of 58 additional images will be featured in the exhibition.

“Forever Hold Your Peace” will be on view from June 5 through July 19, 2009 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary St. New Orleans, LA 70130. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, June 6, from 6-9pm. Ms. Plachy will present a Gallery Talk at 7pm, where she will walk through the gallery to discuss the show and her thought process in selecting images.

“I was looking for the same kind of pictures that I look for when I am photographing. I was looking for what would move me and for what I would never tire of looking. I wanted to see a burst of life palpable on a piece of paper.”

– Sylvia Plachy

Sylvia is a featured artist at the upcoming LOOK3: Festival of the Photograph, June 11-13 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

NOPA is the organization that brings us PhotoNola (December, 2009).

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