Archive for October, 2009

REMINDER: SPE Scholarship deadline is TOMORROW, November 1

The National SPE conference is being held in Philadelphia in early March 2010.

Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities and how to apply.

Each year just prior to the start of the National, my colleague Susan kae Grant and I offer a closed-door Student Seminar for the scholarship winners and conference volunteers (only).  Our dedication to this annual event comes in part from our having met while serving as as students volunteers at SPE conferences throughout our college years.  We hope to see you there!

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November 5th: Keith Carter Lecture at PRC in Boston

As part of the Photographic Resource Center’s Fall lecture series,  Photographer Keith Carter will be giving a Lecture on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 7pm

From the PRC website:

“Please join us on Thursday, November 5th for a dynamic lecture by photographer Keith Carter. Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1948, Carter holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University Beaumont, Texas. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Regional Survey Grants and the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Carter has ten monographs published of his black and white photographs. In 1997, Carter was the subject of an arts profile on the national network television show, CBS Sunday Morning. In 1998, he received Lamar University’s highest teaching honor, the University Professor Award, and he was named the Lamar University Distinguished Lecturer.

Carter’s haunting, enigmatic photographs have been widely exhibited in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. They are included in numerous permanent collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; George Eastman House; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Wittliff Collection of Southwestern and Mexican Photography at Southwest Texas State University.”

Location: BU College of Communication (COM 101)
640 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
Green Line – (BU-East T-stop)
$10 members/ $15 non-members/ $5 full-time students/ Free for students of Institutional Member schools

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ROY DeCARAVA, 1919 – 2010

We have lost another of the great ones: Roy DeCarava has passed.  If you ever had the pleasure of meeting Roy, reading his books or seeing his extraordinary prints, you know he will be missed.  Roy taught for us at The Ansel Adams Workshop in the early ’80’s and I won’t soon forget his gentle, gracious manner.

To read his obituary in yesterday’s New York Times written by Randy Kennedy, click here.

To see the piece the NYT Lens Blog has created on Roy called “Parting Glance” by David W. Dunlup, click here.

To learn more about Icarus’ Films “A Conversation with Roy DeCarava” a film by Carroll Parrot Blue (1984) click here.

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November 1- Deadline Extended For the Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition

The Deadline is  now November 1st for the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition

The Juror is  Corey Keller, Associate Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

From the announcement:
Submissions for the 9th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition are now being accepted on-line at: until October 27, 2009. Exhibition proceeds support scholarships for future graduate students in photography.
Please direct questions to: Elizabeth M. Claffey, Exhibition Coordinator,


Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition:  January 26-February 17, 2010
Texas Woman’s University Fine Arts Gallery, Denton, Texas

Juror: Corey Keller, Associate Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Entries due October 27, 2009
About the Juror: Corey Keller:
Corey Keller is Associate Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where she has been on the curatorial staff since 2003. She recently organized the exhibition (and accompanying catalogue) “Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900” as well as a retrospective survey of the career of Henry Wessel. Major upcoming projects include a permanent collection exhibition and catalogue in celebration of SFMOMA’s 75th anniversary (2010) and monographic exhibitions and catalogues on Francesca Woodman (2011) and J.B. Greene (2013). She is a PhD candidate at Stanford University, where she also earned her master’s degree in art history. Prior to attending Stanford, Keller worked at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.


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Handouts from PhotoPlus Expo Seminars

Last week, I presented two seminars at PhotoPlus in New York City. Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs and Presenting your work to the Fine Art Community.

For those who attended I prepared the following handouts.

Handout for the Fine Art Lecture

Handout for Finding Your Audience

If you would like to sign up for the mailing list for information on upcoming lectures and events please click here.

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October 27- Beyond the Frame- Lecture with curator Tim B. Wride

Beyond the Frame: A collector’s exercise to discover the Artists behind the Images in the Art of Photography Show 2009

Tuesday October 27, 7:00 pm

Lyceuym Theater Gallery, Downtown San Diego in  Horton Plaza

From the announcement:
Curator Tim B. Wride will take a rollicking, no-holds-barred look at the photographers and the ideas behind his favorite images in the Art of Photography Show 2009. Be forewarned, he is not one to mince words. You will get his honest, though always constructive, opinions about the images and the art: good, bad and ugly.

Tim will share his process of researching artists and decision-making insights about what makes art worth investing in. This will be a valuable exercise for both collectors and artists.

Tim B. Wride is the founding Executive Director of the No Strings Foundation, a Los Angeles-based non-profit philanthropic organization that provides individual artist grants to U.S. photographers. Prior to his position with the Foundation, Mr. Wride spent 14 years at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as a Curator in the Department of Photographs. During his tenure at LACMA, Mr. Wride curated over twenty-five permanent collection focus exhibitions as well as numerous larger exhibitions. As an independent curator, he is actively researching and mounting exhibitions with major museums internationally. He is also the founder of The Curatorial Eye, offering lectures, seminars, workshops, and mentoring to photographers, collectors, and not-for-profit institutions.

For details click here.

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In-Sight Photography Project’s 11th Annual Benefit Auction Exhibit- Ends November 1

In-Sight Photography Project’s 11th Annual Benefit Auction Exhibit

Bidding ends Sunday, November 1

From the announcement:

Please consider helping us with our mission to offer programming to youth, regardless of their ability to pay, by bidding generously on prints and spreading the word to others who may do so before the auction ends on Sunday November 1st. Every dollar bid goes directly to helping youth learn new skills and become creative, positive members of our communities.  There is art for all budgets and some great investments to be had.
You may see the work and bid at

About the In-Sight Photography Project:

In-Sight’s mission is to provide local youth with a creative outlet away from school to develop a  visual language that will provide them tools to communicate with others while discovering something about themselves. In-Sight achieves this by offering photography classes to youth regardless of their ability to pay.
Visit their website to see more of the good things they do.

Here is a list of photographers who have donated work.

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December 31st- Deadline for Artist Business Career Development Grant

The submission process is now open and the Deadline for receipt of submissions is December 31, 2009 for the  ARTWORKinternational, Inc. Artist Business Career Development Grant of $12,000.

From the website:

May 2009 commemorates ARTWORKinternational, Inc.’s first decade in business. As the only company of our kind on the globe we are pleased to announce the inaugural ARTWORKinternational, Inc. Artist Business Career Development Grant. This full-spectrum career development grant is open to contemporary visual artist applicants worldwide. Visual artists of any background, working in any media, in any stage of their career are eligible to apply.

This grant was conceived of in light of the current economic situation. ARTWORKinternational, Inc.’s Artist Business Career Development Grant allows our company to offer full-spectrum services at no cost to the artist, for a complete year.

Our mission is to create a global presence for visual artists. Thereby realizing each artist’s ultimate career potential.

Submission guidelines and additional information can be found at

For additional information, please contact:
ARTWORKinternational, Inc.
505 / 982 7447

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October 27th: Rineke Dijkstra Presentation at Southeast Museum of Photography

Tuesday, October 27th, 6:00 p.m.

Photographer Rineke Dijkstra will be presenting at the Southeast Museum of Photography

In cooperation with the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where she has a Visual Arts Residency.

For a list of their upcoming lectures click here.

ABOUT RINEKE DIJKSTRA-(from the Marion Goodman website)

(b. 1959, Sittard, the Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam.)

Rineke Dijkstra was trained at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Her first solo exhibition took place in 1984 at de Moor in Amsterdam. Dijsktra’s photographs have appeared in numerous international exhibitions, including the 1997 and 2001 Venice Biennale, the 1998 Bienal de Sao Paulo, Turin’s Biennale Internationale di Fotografia in 1999, and the 2003 International Center for Photography’s Triennial of Photography and Video in New York. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Kodak Award Nederland (1987), the Art Encouragement Award Amstelveen (1993), the Werner Mantz Award (1994), and the Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize (1998).

Dijkstra is represented by the Marion Goodman Gallery

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Houston, Tuesday October 27th: Fred Baldwin & Wendy Watriss at the University of Houston

Visual Studies presents Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss:

“LOOKING AT THE U.S., 1957-1986”

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

6:30pm – Visual Presentation and Discussion
7:30pm – Book Signing and Reception

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Brown Auditorium Theater,
1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas

Introduction by:
Anne Wilkes Tucker, The Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

This is the first time since founding FotoFest in 1983 that Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss will present their own photography in Houston. This talk is based on a large exhibition of their work presented by the Musee de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium this year and the book published by Mets & Schilt Publishers in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Free and open to the public.

Visual Studies at the University of Houston is co-sponsoring this event with Photo Forum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography


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