Archive for October, 2009

October 22nd- Jerry Uelsmann presents at the Southeast Museum of Photography

On October 22nd 6:00 pm photographer Jerry Uelsmann will be presenting at the Southeast Museum of Photography

To watch video interview on Pix Channel click here.

From the PDN Legends site:

Jerry Uelsmann was born in Detroit, Michigan, and developed an interest in photography as a high-school student. He graduated in the first four-year B.F.A. degree program in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and published his first image in Photography Annual that same year. Uelsmann went on to continue his studies in audio-visual communications, art history and design at Indiana University, where he studied under Henry Holmes Smith, a professor whom Uelsmann says was his most important teacher and influence in life. “He changed the way I thought.” Uelsmann received his M.F.A. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University in 1960. That same year he began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960 (“my first job offer”) and was a graduate research professor of art at the University of Florida since 1974. He is currently retired from teaching.


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October 24th- POKE! Video Chat with the Brian Piana, Curtis Mann, Jon Rafman, and Lee Walton

As part of the FotoFest exhibit “POKE! Artists and Online Social Media” Curated by Jennifer Ward, FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator, there will be an Artist Video Chat on October 24th at 2:00pm with Brian Piana, Curtis Mann, Jon Rafman, and Lee Walton

Artists will talk via the Web from where they live to the audience Houston via Skype.

FotoFest, 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas

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October 25th :DEADLINE Worldwide Photography Gala Awards “Four Seasons”

October 25th is the deadline for the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards call for Entries for their “Four Seasons” Contest.

From the website:

Worldwide Photography Gala Award’s mission is to recognize exceptional photographers through exhibitions, publications and by extensively promoting their work. Believing that everyone and every organization has a responsibility to contribute to the benefit of world humanity; WPGA donates a substantial portion of its revenues to established international organizations which advance the welfare of underprivileged societies. Save the Children is the humanitarian organization to benefit from these events.

THE FOUR SEASONS: There is one category, and as in other WPGA contests it is open to professional and non professional photographers who will compete together in color and black and white. The theme for this contest is the celebration of the Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn. All images should have a seasonal element and be submitted based on the season appropriate to the location in which it was taken.

WPGA would like to see images celebrating the seasons -in landscapes, cityscapes, people at work or on holidays, as well as images expressing the impact of the seasons on living conditions. In this sense documentary images are also welcome provided they represent a story related to a specific season. Although documentary can but does not necessarily mean drama and tragedy: it can also relate the joy of a summer camp or the happiness of a good harvest.

THE JUROR: For this contest there will be only one juror, G.M.B. Akash, photographer from Bangladesh who has an extraordinary professional trajectory, having been awarded by World Press Photo 2006 and selected as one of the 30 emerging photographers by the magazine Photographic District News (PDN 30). He’ll be the juror and will host the winner in an amazing  trip to Nepal, India or Bangladesh (location to be decided by the winner) that constitutes the prize of The Four Seasons Contest.
THE PRIZE: The winner of WPGA The Four Seasons contest will be awarded a paid trip, including lodging, to Nepal, India or Bangladesh, where he will have the chance to work with G.M.B. Akash on a 10-day photographic project to be decided and agreed by both winner and juror. Date and location of the trip will be freely discussed and chosen between juror and the awarded photographer. In case the winner decide not to travel (or cannot travel) the award will consist in a cash prize of three thousand US dollars.

Additionally, the images produced in this project, together with a visual prologue by G.M.B. Akash and selected images of runners up in the contest will be published in the book WPGA – Asia and The Four Seasons. Images selected by the juror will be exhibit in Asia and in another European or US city to be determined at a later time. Artist commissions (40%) of exhibition sales terms and conditions, and donation to Save the Children (40%) can be seen in Rules of Entry.
Entry fees can be seen in the respective page in this site, and submission process in the page SUBMIT.
As in all WPGA contests, the selected works will be posted in WonderPick Gallery, at no cost, for sales online.

Final Deadline: October 25th, 2009

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November 5th- Mitch Epstein at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

On November 5th at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center , photographer Mitch Epstein will be doing a  Lecture & Book Signing on his work  American Power

Lecture:  November 5, 2009, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Grey Area (down the hall from PPAC)

Book signing:  8:00 PM – 8:45 PM at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
From the Announcement:

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is excited to host a free lecture and book signing
by photographer Mitch Epstein.  Mitch Epstein’s current work and book American Power examines
how energy is produced and used in the American landscape. Made on forays to energy production sites and their environs, these pictures question the power of nature, government, corporations, and mass consumption in the United States. Epstein has photographed nuclear power plants, coal plants, oil-drilling operations, and wind turbines, as well as the people and habitats that must coexist with them.

Books will be available to purchase at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Mitch Epstein’s photographs are in numerous major museum collections, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Epstein’s seven books include  American Power (Steidl, 2009) the retrospective monograph, Mitch Epstein: Work (Steidl, 2006), Recreation: American Photographs 1973-1988 (Steidl 2005), Family Business (Steidl 2003/Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award).

This event is part of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center free lecture series by visiting contemporary artists.  Lectures are open to the public and serve the educational purpose of cultivating an active dialogue about photography.

For details click here.

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Deadline EXTENDED :Call for Entries: Fellowship 2009 Competition

The deadline for Silver Eye Center for Photography’s fellowship has now been extended to Friday, October 30th.

From the earlier post:

Silver Eye Center for Photography

Call for Entries:  Fellowship 2009 Competition

Deadline for Submissions Saturday, October 17, 2009 Friday, October 30th

From the website:

Silver Eye Center for Photography invites photographers from across the globe to submit work to our Fellowship 2009 Competition. This year, our juror Andy Adams will select one photographer to receive a $3,500 award and a one-person exhibition in Silver Eye’s main gallery in 2010. Ten honorable mentions will be awarded. These photographers will be invited to submit one work to the Fellowship 2009 exhibition.  Must be a member to submit work.

Fellowship 2009 Competition

Silver Eye Center for Photography invites photographers to submit entries to our juried Fellowship competition and New Works Galleries in October 2009.  You must be a current member of Silver Eye in order to enter. Also selected from these entries are the New Works Gallery and New Works Gallery Online exhibitors.

Submission Guidelines


Entries must be postmarked or delivered on or before Saturday, October 17, 2009 and be complete upon submission.

Mail or deliver to:

Fellowship 2009 Competition

Silver Eye Center for Photography

1015 East Carson Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203 USA


Submissions are limited to ten images and must have been completed within the past three years. One cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work is highly recommended.

Submissions must be JPG files with a minimum 1000px wide image size. Assign a file name for each JPG that includes the checklist number and title of work. Label CD with your name and contact information. CDs will not be returned.

Entries must also include:

•  Printed checklist identifying name of artist, contact information, title of work and /or series, date of work and /or series, medium, print size and size and method of presentation of work (including final framed dimensions, if applicable).

•  Artist statement and short bio not to exceed one page.

Incorrectly formatted or corrupt files and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For details click here.

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November 14th- Deadline for EXPOSURE: The 15th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition

EXPOSURE: The 15th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition

Deadline: November 14

Juror: Mia Fineman, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art

From the website:

Each year, the Photographic Resource Center is pleased to host a juried exhibition with a nationally-renowned juror. Begun in 1996, the PRC Juried Exhibition highlights midcareer artists and “ones to watch.”

In celebration the 25th anniversary of the PRC gallery, the PRC is pleased to present a special edition of the PRC’s 15th annual juried exhibition. The 2010 juror is Mia Fineman, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. The entry deadline will be November 14, 2009. Selected artists will be called and/or emailed in February and posted online here soon thereafter.

For details click here.

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Deadline extended for the Summer Project- Now October 25th

The deadline has been extended for the Summer Show Project from October 15th to October 25th for this unique opportunity.

Read about it here from the earlier post:

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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