Archive for September, 2009

Sept. 17th -Lecture Women in Photography in Atlanta

Women in Photography: Dorothea Lange and Photography as a Universal Language
September 17, 2009, 7 p.m.
Hill Auditorium
High Museum of Art Atlanta
From the website:
Free, advance ticket reservations recommended.
This program will feature a talk by Daniel Dixon, son of Dorothea Lange, who has been a frequent speaker on her life and work as well as that of his father, the noted painter, Maynard Dixon.

He will discuss many of Lange’s iconic images as well as less frequently seen photographs. His wife, Dixie Dixon, will serve as the voice of Dorothea Lange as he discusses photography as a universal language.

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.

Details about this event can be found here.

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Sept. 19th- Eugene Richards at Center for Photography at Woodstock

On September 19th at 8pm Eugene Richards will be presenting work at the Center for Photography at Woodstock

From the CPW website:

Eugene Richards is an editorial photographer, author, teacher, and filmmaker. His years serving as an activist and social worker informed his work as a photojournalist and he is today regarded as one of the most important photographers working in the documentary tradition worldwide. His work has been published in fifteen books to date including Dorchester Days, Exploding Into Life, The Knife & Gun Club: Scenes From an Emergency Room, Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue, Stepping Through the Ashes, The Fat Baby, and most recently A Procession of Them and The Blue Room and most recently A Procession of Them and The Blue Room. Richards has completed assignments for such prominent magazines as Life, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Time, People, and Esquire and has received some of the most prestigious awards of our time including several National Endowment for the Arts Grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Journalism Award. Gene has lead workshops since 1978.

For more information on CPW’s lecture series click here.

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New Yorker article ROAD SHOW: The journey of Robert Frank’s “The Americans”

Anthony Lane wrote an interesting article on the exhibition “Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans “(9/14/09), which opens at the Metropolitan Museum on September 22nd.

There are many public events in conjunction with this important exhibition.  I previously mentioned the evening of October 9th when Mr. Frank will hold a public conversation with the exhibition curators.  There is a panel discussion on October 4th, free with museum entrance:

October 4, 2009

Robert Frank, Jack Kerouac, and Avant-garde Visual Culture of the Late 1950s—A Panel Discussion
Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, moderates a panel with Luc Sante, writer and critic, and author of Lowlife: Lures and Snares of Old New York (1991); and Barney Rosset, legendary former owner of Grove Press and founder of Evergreen Review. Known for printing such censored classics as D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, Rosset released Frank’s groundbreaking book, The Americans, with an introduction written by Jack Kerouac in 1959.

2:30 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission

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LAST DAY TO ENTER: LENS CULTURE International Exposure Awards

Details for entering the competition here.

DEADLINE for Submissions is September 15, 2009!

Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, recognize, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting images from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, street photography, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

An international jury of photography experts will review and judge every photo submitted.

Four winning photographers will each earn cash prizes — plus prominent, exclusive photo features in Lens Culture, giving them access and broad exposure to an enthusiastic, influential worldwide audience.

The four winning photographers will also win $1000 credit toward a professional, custom-designed portfolio website byliveBooks, plus a personal Blurb
50 euros).
photobook (value $70 or

Additionally, 25 photographers will win Honorable Mention Awards, including the display of one single image each in the Winners’ Gallery in Lens Culture, and a link to their personal or professional web pages — a powerful way to get the attention of hundreds of thousands of photography lovers!

Award Categories and Prizes

All levels of amateurs and professional photographers are invited to apply for these awards. Two categories of photographs will be judged:

Portfolio Award

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that are linked — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs.

One Grand Prize Winner gets:

$1,500 cash PLUS:

A prominent feature article in Lens Culture.

$1000 credit toward a professional, custom designed portfolio website by liveBooks.

A free 8×10 or 10×8 Blurb photobook, up to 120 pages, on premium paper (value 50 euros or $70).

The winner will also be announced in the Lens Culture blog, along with a special mention in the Lens Culture email newsletter that is sent to thousands of subscribers. Prints of some of the winning images from the Photo Series Award may also be eligible for sale via Lens Culture Editions, subject to an optional agreement between the winner and Lens Culture.

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Kira Pollack leaving NYT Magazine, named director of photography at Time magazine

Today the New York Times’ LENS blog announced that Kira Pollack, the deputy photo editor at the New York Times Magazine has been named director of photography for Time magazine for both its print and web versions. Congratulations, Kira!  I know photographers have learned so much from working with you, and will continue to grow as you broaden your responsibilities and your readership at Time.

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Poke! Artists and Social Media at FotoFest

POKE!  Artists and Social Media at FotoFest in Houston, Texas
September 10 – October 24, 2009

From the Press Release:

“POKE! explores the inter-personal intentions of social media technology and
the nature of modern internet-mediated relationships with work that references and uses source material from popular
online social media websites such as Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Craigslist, and YouTube.”

Artist Inclued in the show are:
Curtis Mann
David Oresick
Marivi Ortiz
Brian Piana
Jon Rafman
Penelope Umbrico
Lee Walton

The show was curated by  Jennifer Ward who is also FotoFest’s Exhibitions Coordinator.

For more information, click here.

POKE! is on view at FotoFest, 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas 77002, Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday noon-
5pm. Admission to FotoFest exhibitions is free.

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Oct. 15- The Summer Project Deadline

Foley Gallery presents the Summer Show Project

Unlike other photography competitions where you generally submit a completed body of your work, this one deals with creating a new body of work based on a theme given by a curatorial committee. Also you will have with guidance from the gallery throughout the project.

From the website:

The Summer Show Project offers the unique chance for artists to work directly with the gallery, creating new work to be curated in a group exhibition.

This new initiative will provide an opportunity for emerging photographers to have their work seen, recognized and reviewed by fellow artists, gallery directors, book editors, as well as curators from museum and corporate collections.

Upon acceptance, you will work on your own and with the guidance of gallery owner Michael Foley to create new work dedicated to a theme that will be suggested by the curatorial panel.  A total of 12 photographers will be selected by the panel to participate.

From January to April you will meet with Michael Foley either in the gallery or via iChat/Skype for two 30 minute sessions where you can discuss your progress and share what you have been working on.

In May, a final edit will be made and two photographs from each photographer will be curated into a group exhibition at FOLEYgallery opening in June 2010.  In addition to the work of these 12 photographers, additional selections will be curated into the show from some of the most well known contemporary photographers working today.

This is the first year for The summer Show Project. We invite you to submit your work to participate in this unique opportunity and share the experience of exposure, guidance, feedback, community, recognition and support.

We invite photographers from all disciplines to apply.  The Summer Show Project is open to all photographers world wide.

Deadline for submission is October 15, 2009.  The cost of submission is $40 by October 1 and $50 by October 15.  A good incentive to apply early.

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