Archive for September 20, 2009

September 23rd: Photographer Dan Winters speaks in San Francisco

APA San Francisco and the Academy of Art University are sponsoring the upcoming presentation by photographer DAN WINTERS

Complete details here, and link to pre-register  HERE.

September 23

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.  (Doors open 6:30)

AAU Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post, San Francisco

From the webpage:

“Dan Winters will discuss his early influences and interest in film and photography, as well as his path to becoming an world renowned advertising, celebrity, and editorial photographer.

He will also will chronicle the process in creating his first book, Dan Winters: Periodical Photographs, which was just released by Aperture. Periodical Photographs will be available for $45 (cash or check) and there will be a book signing.  All book proceeds benefit the Aperture Foundation.

Known for the broad range of subject matter that he is able to interpret, Dan is widely recognized for his unusual celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, and his photojournalistic stories.

Dan has won over 100 National and International Awards, from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, PDN, The Art Directors Club of New York, and a First Place World Press Photo Award in the portrait category, among others. He was also awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. And he was honored by Kodak as a photo Icon in their biographical Legends series.

Dan has shot regular assignments for magazines such as Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Texas Monthly, Wired, Discover, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Time, and many others.

His clients for print, advertising and commercials include Nike, LG, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Bose, Saturn, Sega, Fila, Cobra, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Dreamworks, Columbia TriStar and Twentieth Century Fox.

Regular music clients include RCA/Sony BMG, Interscope/Geffen/A&M, Warner Brothers and Epitaph.

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Don’t miss a blog interview with Scott Dadich, Wired Magazine’s Creative Director, with behind the scenes info and photos of Dan Winter’s recent cover photo shoot of Brad Pitt:

APA SF & AAU Proudly present:


September 23
7:30 to 9:30 PM
Doors open at 6:30
AAU Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post, San Francisco


APA Members: $5 in advance or $10 at the door

General Admission: $10 in advance or $15 at the door

Academy of Art Students with AAU ID: Free (no need to pre-register)


Simply mail a check (made out to APA SF) to APA 560 4th Street, San Francisco CA 94107 so it arrives before September 21. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DROP OFF YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION. Receipts will be available at the door. Sorry, no credit card, phone, or email pre-registration, or RSVPs accepted. If you need confirmation that we received your check, please include an email address. We don’t mail out tickets, just give your name at the door. APA SF has a no refund policy.


Prices increase by $5 at the door. AT THE DOOR, WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT CASH AND CHECKS — SORRY, NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED FOR THIS EVENT. Please make your check payable to APA SF.”

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September 29th in Atlanta: Lecture by Tierney Gearon

Lecture by Tierney Gearon at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

September 29th 7:00pm

From the event webpage:

Atlanta-native photographer, Tierney Gearon, discusses her career as a photographer—beginning with her first portraits of her family, her early commercial work as a fashion photographer in Europe and her discovery by Charles Saatchi. She will also discuss subsequent shows at The Gagosian Gallery in New York, her highly acclaimed The Mother Project and her newest series, EXPLOSURE.

This program is free and seating is limited. Tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000 and online at Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.

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November 2: Deadline, SHOTS Magazine The ANNUAL PORTFOLIO ISSUE


DEADLINE: November 2, 2009.


Submit a cohesive series or simply a selection of your best images. Photographers selected for inclusion will be interviewed for publication and featured on at least 4 pages in this annual edition of SHOTS

(Note: Photographers who have been featured in past Portfolio Issues or who have been the subjects of interviews are not eligible for this issue.)

Send 12 to 20 images for consideration.

For information click here.

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September 23rd at the Griffin Museum: “Requiem” Gallery Talk by Susan May Tell

NYC-based photographer Susan May Tell‘s traveling exhibition “A REQUIEM: TRIBUTE TO THE SPIRITUAL SPACE AT AUSCHWITZ is on view in the main space at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, Massachusetts) through November 1.   The home page of Susan’s website currently features an installation view of this exhibition at the Griffin.

On Wednesday night September 23rd Susan will give a gallery talk at 7 p.m.; she will sign copies of her self-published catalogue for the exhibition, featuring poetry by Stanley Kunitz, following her presentation.

From the Griffin’s exhibitions webpage:

“While traveling to Prague and Budapest in Eastern Europe, photographer Susan May Tell learned of an overnight train to Krakow, Poland, and from there, a short local train ride to Auschwitz.

She took the opportunity to visit the concentration camp where, she says, “I walked the grounds in silence, in meditation, photographing the aesthetics, the mood, the sense of foreboding – and tried to capture the energy that lives in that space.”

A Requiem: Tribute to the Spiritual Space at Auschwitz, a series of her photographs, is featured in the Main Gallery at the Griffin Museum of Photography September 10 through November 1. A reception is September 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

“In Auschwitz, I felt the presence of its ghosts guiding me, guiding my camera, and was then, and continue to be now, moved to share the tragedy of this place through the images I saw through my lens,” says Tell.

Auschwitz was the largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps and where between 1.3 million and 1.5 million people — 90 percent of whom were Jewish – were murdered in gas chambers.

Tell’s photographs are printed 6-by-4 feet on gelatin silver paper, full frame, and purposefully left unframed. “Hopefully, visitors will find these images reveal the presence of unspeakable horror, convey the ever present pathos of desolation, and give a real sense of the large scale of this death camp,” Tell says.

She adds, “Equally important to my artistic vision is my commitment to Auschwitz as a meditation on decay and memory. Like other sacred grounds that are decaying, Auschwitz today is disappearing and raises questions about whether places of this kind should be restored, and the importance of memory and commemoration.”

Tell worked as a freelance and staff photojournalist for many years. Based in Cairo for 4 years, she covered the Middle-East photographing inside Iran, Iraq, Syria, Eritrea, Libya, Israel and the Sudan. Later, based in Paris, she photographed the 50th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, and personalities including Jeanne Moreau, Roman Polanski, Youssou N’Dour and Marcello Mastroianni. The first solo exhibition of her fine art photography was in 1982. A Requiem was shown at the Museum of Art/ Fort Lauderdale in 2005. Tell was awarded first place in Photowork 09 by Malcolm Daniel, curator of photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Griffin Museum of Photography is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm; Friday 11 am – 4 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, noon – 4 pm. The Museum is closed on Monday. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free. Admission is free to all every Thursday. For more information, call 781-729-1158.”

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