Archive for October, 2009

November 2nd- Deadline for SlideLuck Potshow

As part of PhotoNOLA: a celebration of photography put on by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, this year there will be the first SlideLuck PotShow in New Orleans.

Deadline to enter your images is November 2nd

The event will take place  December 4, 2009 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: Studio 527 527 Julia Street

From the website:

If you aren’t familiar with Slideluck Potshow, here’s the deal in two sentences: it’s a potluck followed by an hour to 90 minute slideshow of photography. Throughout the slideshow, one artist’s body of work will follow the other.

Submit your work to SLPS New Orleans! This slideshow will feature emerging and established photographers and artists from all over the world. Photojournalists, still-life, fashion and fine-art photographers all present work alongside one another in a relaxed and spirited atmosphere. We are currently seeking cohesive, creative, and thought-provoking submissions.

Please visit here for submission guidelines. Past contributors to Slideluck Potshow include: The Guggenheim Foundation, Elliott Erwitt, Todd Hido, Elinor Carucci, Martin Schoeller, Gregory Crewdson, Shepard Fairey, Alec Soth, Chris Buck, Spencer Tunick, Martin Parr, Nina Berman, Pete Souza, Vincent Laforet and many others. The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 2nd, 2009.

For details click here.


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Upcoming 2009 SPE Regional Conferences

Below are a list of all of the Society for Photographic Educations regional conferences.
They are a great way to network and get to know your local photography community. Also most SPE Regional Conferences also have a portfolio review component.
Upcoming 2009 Regional Conferences:
  • Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Joint conference: The Art Market, November 6-9, 2009, Montclair, NJ, Montclair State University.
  • Southeast: Crossroads, October 15-18, 2009, Atlanta, GA Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta.
  • South Central: Crosswinds, October 15-17, 2009, Thibodaux, LA, Nichols State University.
  • Midwest: Freeze/Thaw: Cycles in the American Heartland, October 29-31, 2009, Minneapolis, MN, Art Institutes International Minnesota.
  • Southwest: Photography Now!, November 12-15, 2009, Tucson, AZ, Amphitheater High School.
  • West: Document and Identity, December 4-6, 2009, Oakhurst, CA.
  • Northwest: November 6-8, 2009, Seattle, WA, Photographic Center Northwest.

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November 6-7: SPE Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

This year the regional conferences for the Society for Photographic education Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will be held together in Montclair, NJ on November 6th and 7th.

As part of the conference there will also be a Portfolio Review with several wonderful reviewers from the region.

From the website:

Executive Statement

Montclair State University will host the 2009 SPEMA and SPENE conference on the 6th–7th of November. The George Segal Gallery at MSU will host an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s polaroids and other photographs curated by William Ganis. The conference will offer practical opportunities for teachers, artists and commercial photographers through workshops, presentations, discussions, portfolio reviews and exhibitions.

The last few years has been characterized by contradictory economic effects upon photography—tightening budgets and a renaissance in amateur photography exert downward pressure in many areas in the commercial market, yet the fine art market, particularly in photography, has massively expanded and increasingly looks to younger emerging artists to fulfill the gallery opportunities.

The recent collapse of the market has changed the pragmatics of what to do but not the fundamental question: what is the relationship between the market and photographic practice? How does the market affect photographers, their methods, their aesthetics? Furthermore now there is a renewed interest in the role of teaching in relation to professional preparation—what is that relationship, and what do we do now?

Click here for the conference schedule.

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Deadline October 27th: Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Exhibition

The Deadline is  OCTOBER 27 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, 2009Exhibition 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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Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2010 Submissions Now Open

Now in its sixth year, the Magenta Foundation’s call for entries has been announced for Flash Forward 2010.

Also this year marks the first year of the new bi-annual Flash Forward Festival.

Here is how the Festival was described in the press release:

Set to take over Toronto’s Liberty Village area, Flash Forward Festival will provide an in-depth experience for emerging photographers with educational and networking opportunities including events with collectors, arts enthusiasts and industry professionals. The festival will include five curated exhibitions (representing Canada, the UK and the US, plus one guest nation), as well as workshops, a lecture series, nightly events, an art fair and a major closing event that will be filmed and transmitted globally.

From the website:

  • This is an open call for submissions.
  • All photographers in Canada, the UK and the US, 34 years of age and under, may submit.
  • All submission requirements and instructions are on our web site, at

Jurors for 2010

  • Canada:
    • Liz Ikiriko – Photo Editor, Toronto Life Magazine
    • Daniel Espeset, photo-eye Magazine
    • Myrabelle Charlebois – Photo Editor, enRoute Magazine
    • Erin Elder – Manager, Business Development, Digital Media, The Globe and Mail
  • UK:
    • Lorna Mary – Company Manager, Rhubarb-Rhubarb Festival
    • Chris Littlewood – Photography Coordinator, Flowers East Gallery
    • Simon Bainbridge, British Journal of Photography, London
    • Aaron Schuman – Director/Editor, Seesaw Magazine
  • US:
    • Andy Adams – Editor/Publisher, Flak Photo
    • Amanda Maddox – Assistant Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
    • Susan Bright – Independent art writer and curator based in NY

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Catherine Opie as Keynote speaker for SPE WEST

This years, SPE WEST regional conference will be held December 4-6,2009 in Oakhurst, CA

KEYNOTE: Catherine Opie
Robbert Flick

From the SPE Website:

Start conjuring up memories of childhood summer camp life and Camp Winnemucka – because the SPE WEST “unConference” and Retreat will take you back! Located in the beautiful Sierra Mountains – you’ll be nestled in with your colleagues in summer camp style accommodations and served only the best camp style food that ECCO has to offer! Get ready and get in the spirit for Camp SPE WEST!

As the conference will focus on professional development, registration will be limited to 150 SPE members for an on-site ECCO stay and an additional 50 for an off-site hotel stay. 200 registrants allowed total. Members ONLY will be allowed to register this year. West members will be given an early registration option. Registration starts September ONLINE only. Please visit again soon for full details or become a member to receive the newsletter announcement.


Call for Installations, Performances, Other:

Open to SPE  members. The Evergreen Conference Center has a vast outdoor and indoor grounds with open wooded spaces, a large pond and outdoor gathering areas. Installations would be installed for the length of the conference. Artists will need to install and de-install their own works and bring their own supplies to install or present their work. Proposals should be somehow related to the conference theme “Document and Identity”. To see images of the conference site please visit:  Please send proposals by  to curator Victoria Heilweil.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP call for entries:

Winners will receive free admission and a weekend stay at 2009 West Regional “unConference” and retreat. Transportation to and from the retreat is not included.

To apply please submit the following by email:

1. In the body of an email list Your Name/ Category-Grad/Undergrad/ Your School/ email address/telephone number

In addition, include with the same email the following attachments.
2. Two to three paragraphs speaking about your current work and what your photographic ambitions are for the future.
3. One letter of reference from a school professor.
4. Five .jpg images of current work.

All documents (except images) must be delivered as PDF file attachments and be included with the original email submission.
Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. (Do not send multiple emails with various attachments – Only one email submission per student.) Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

Send submissions by 11/1/09 to

Registration starts in October and will be ONLINE only.

For more information, please visit:

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This weekend- SPE SouthEast Regional Conference in Atlanta

The SPE SouthEast Regional Conference is taking place in Atlanta this weekend, being held on the campus of SCAD Atlanta

The information about the conference can be found on their blog.

As part of the conference the  Danielle Avram, Curatorial Assistant of Photography & Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum, will be leading a tour of the Alec Soth and “Look Again” exhibitions.

Also as part of the conference there will be a Portfolio Review Session.

And on Sunday at 10:30 am I will be giving the closing lecture:  “Finding Your Audience:  An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs” co-sponsored by Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Hope to see some of you there!

Remember to take in the many wonderful exhibitions on view during the month of photography that is Atlanta Celebrates Photography!  You can click here to download the ACP complete festival guide.

For details click here.

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