Archive for October 6, 2009

October 10th- Deadline extended for Filter Photo’s Portfolio Review

The Deadline fore Filter Photo’s Portfolio Review has been extended until October 10th.

Only a few spaces are still available.

The review will take place on Saturday, October 31st from 9am to 5pm

From the website:

Participate in Filter Photo’s portfolio reviews and have your work seen by some of the Midwest’s top gallerists, photo editors, educators, curators and photographers. You will gain valuable feedback about your photography, as well as important insights into furthering your artistic and professional career!

Filter Photo will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 9am to 5pm at Loyola University’s Crown Center Gallery in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

Choose 4 or 8 twenty minute face-to-face reviews with important photography professionals and receive candid advice about your work, as well as tips for getting your photographs published or exhibited.
**Please not that the reviews will now take place on Saturday, October 31st only!
Four 20-minute reviews cost just $175.
Eight reviews cost $300.
Students pay $100 for 4 reviews!

For a list of reviewers and other details  click here.

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Tomorrow October 7th- Six Shooters Panel Discussion in New Orleans

Tomorrow Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009, 6-8pm at the New Orleans Museum of Art the New Orleans Photo Alliance will host 6 Shooters: a moderated panel discussion

From the announcement:

Six photographers from various disciplines will answer questions from the moderator about their creative processes, inspirations and intentions concerning their work. The six genres represented will be Fine Art, Documentary, Commercial, Editorial, Educational, and Photojournalism.
Featuring: Eric Paul Julien, Greg Miles, Victoria Ryan, Josephine Sacabo, Charlie Varley and Eugenia Uhl

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This Thursday October 8th: Book Launch and Exhibition reception for “POSING BEAUTY” in NYC

The publication and exhibitionPOSING BEAUTY IN AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE” explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, video fashion and advertising.

Author and curator DEBORAH WILLIS will be present at the reception on Thursday, October 8th, from 6-8 p.m.

book cover

Event Date and Time:

September 1, 2009 – October 18, 2009
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.


Gulf + Western, Tisch Windows, and 8th Floor Galleries
721 Broadway at Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003

From the TSOA Website:

“The Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has announced its first fall show will be Posing Beauty, an exhibition of approximately 80 works—including black and white, color, and digitized photographs; video installations; and web-based projects—drawn from public and private collections.  The exhibition explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts in a diverse range of media.

Throughout the history of Western art and image-making, beauty has been idealized and challenged, and the relationship between beauty and art has become increasingly complex within contemporary art and popular culture, according to the exhibition’s curator, Deborah Willis, University Professor and chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging.  “This exhibit questions the relationship between beauty and art by examining the representation of beauty and different attitudes about class, gender, and aesthetics,” said Willis.

The exhibition was inspired by the book of the same name, and is written by Willis and published by W.W. Norton & Company (October 2009).

The exhibition will travel to other venues, including Williams College Museum of Art, Newark Museum, and USC’s Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles.

Posing Beauty is divided into three thematic sections.  The first theme, Constructing a Pose, considers the interplay between the historical and the contemporary, between self-representation and imposed representation, and the relationship between subject and photographer. The second theme, Body and Image, questions the ways in which our contemporary understanding of beauty has been constructed and framed through the body. The last section, Modeling Beauty and Beauty Contests, invites a deeper reading of beauty, its impact on mass culture and individuals and how the display of beauty affects the ways in which we see and interpret the world and ourselves.

Artists in the exhibition include: Eve Arnold, Anthony Barboza, Sheila Pree Bright, Renee Cox, Bruce Davidson, Leonard Freed, Lee Friedlander, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Alex Harsley, Jessica Ingram, Lauren Kelley, Russell Lee, Builder Levy, Elaine Mayes, Jeffrey Scales, Jamel Shabazz, Stephen Shames, Mickaline Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Carla Williams, Garry Winogrand and Ernest Withers, among others.

The exhibition will be on view in the Gulf + Western Gallery and in the 8th floor gallery of the Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography & Imaging, located at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place).  Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.  This exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Photo ID is required when entering the building. For further information, on the exhibition or any of its accompanying events, visit or call 212.998.1930.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.  The touring exhibition is sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase and organized by Curatorial Assistance.  Additional support has been provided by grants from the Tisch School of the Arts Office of the Dean and Visual Arts Initiative.

The Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts is a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images.  Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression.  Situated within a university, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.  The faculty and staff consist of artists, professional photographers, designers, critics, historians, and scholars working from a wide range of perspectives and media.”

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