Archive for October, 2009

October 24th-Call for Enteries for the Mpls Photo Center with Juror David Little, MIA Curator of Photographs

Entries Due: October 24, 2009

The theme for the Mpls Photo Center show with juror David Little (curator of the Minneapolis Institute of Art)  is Portraits.

From the website:

About the Juror

David Little, Curator of Photographs and Head of the Department of Photographs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), is known for his blend of programmatic innovation, original scholarship in post-1945 art, and experience working with some of the leading artists and photographers today. With his solid foundation in art history and cultural theory, he is an experienced lecturer, writer and curator – frequently participating in portfolio reviews, conferences, and photography events worldwide.

Download Submission Form: Follow this link to download the official submission form (MS Word document): MPC Call for Entries Submission Form. If you are unable to download the form please contact us at and we will email it to you.

Notice of Acceptance: November 10, 2009
Exhibition Dates: January 2, 2010 – January 31, 2010 at the Mpls Photo Center
Reception: January 8, 2010, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Mpls Photo Center

Entry Fee: $30 up to 5 images; $10 each additional (no limit on number that may be submitted)
Prizes: $300 for 1st; $200 for 2nd; $100 for 3rd

For details click here.


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October 8th Registration begins for 2009 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar

The 2009 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar will be held Friday and Saturday December 4th and 5th, 2009.
From the Announcement:
A daylong multimedia workshop – sponsored by Nikon Professional – with Bill Frakes & Laura Heald will be held on Thursday December 3, 2009. This special offering is free and LIMITED TO 30 REGISTERED SEMINAR ATTENDEES ON A FIRST COME BASIS.
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar was founded in 1973 by a group of photojournalists representing newspapers, magazines and wire services. Its reason for being is to promote the highest standards of photojournalism through an annual educational conference and a photography contest judged by working photographers. It is a non-profit organization.
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar offers:
* Hands-on workshops for learning the latest techniques and technological advances in the field
* Distinguished speakers from the field of photojournalism
* A Friday evening print auction open to all
* A Saturday vendor exhibition
* Nikon and Canon camera complimentary clean and checks
* Yearly photo and multimedia contest with more than $5,000 in prizes
* Portfolio critiques by editors and department heads who make the hiring decisions
Speakers throughout the years have included Pulitzer Prize winners, Photographer of the Year winners, major magazine and wire service photographers, influential directors of photography, important educators in photojournalism academia, and others important in this profession.
Founded as a regional event, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar has grown to become one of the most prestigious photojournalism competitions, with participants from throughout the world.
The Seminar takes place the first weekend of every December.

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Oct. 27- Deadline for Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online

Deadline October 27

For The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition

From the website:

Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their twelve-image portfolio in The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition. The show will be featured on the Center’s web site at from January 5 – May 1, 2010 and will remain online for the next two years.

Theme:  Open – There is no theme for this exhibition.
The images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images.

The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in this exhibition. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements are welcome. The exhibition is open world wide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both.

Juror: Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. She previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she served as curator and author of Elemental Landscapes: Photographs by Harry Callahan. Ms. Ware served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum during the 1990s and organized the traveling exhibitions including, A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray. She has also worked with the photography collection at the Oakland Museum of California and began her career at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in Washington, D.C. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photography and has written essays on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


This exhibition provides opportunities for artists to be published, and present their work to an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate photography.

  • Juror’s Selection – Book Cover Award: The Juror will select one portfolio to be the first presented in the publication Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4, with one of the artist’s images selected for the cover.
  • Exhibition Award: One photographer will be chosen to display their portfolio in the Center’s physical gallery. (Please note that the images for this award will be exhibited within 16×20 mats and put behind glass while on display)
  • All fifteen selected portfolios will be featured in the Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4 which will include the artists’ portraits, statements and contact information. Each artist will receive one complimentary book, with the option to purchase additional books. The book will include an introduction by the Juror.
  • All fifteen selected artists will be featured on the Center’s web site in January 2010, as well as for an additional two years in the Center’s Previous Exhibitions section.
  • All fifteen photographers will receive a 1-year subscription to Artists’ ShowCase Online, the Center’s online image marketing website (preview at

Entry Fee:

  • The entry fee for this call for entry is $65.00 for Members and $85.00 for Non-Members for the first body of work (12 images). Each additional portfolio, regardless of membership, is $85.00
  • There is no limit on the number of portfolios that may be submitted.

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Irving Penn, 1917-2009

Sad news that the master photographer Mr. Irving Penn passed away this morning.  He was one of a kind.

Here is the link to his obituary written by Andy Grundberg that was published on the New York Times website today.   I encourage you to read it.  As the news is spreading, more recaps of Penn’s career and artistry are being posted on line; tonight’s edition of NPR’s All Things Considered hosted a dialogue between Melissa Block, Michelle Norris and William Stapp, founding curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery and co-curator of the Penn exhibition hosted by the National Gallery, as well as posting this story about Penn’s impact as an artist.    A selection of Penn’s photographs are on the NPR photo blog:

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles is currently hosting “Irving Penn: Small Trades” through January 10, 2010; among the accompanying events is a gallery course lead by co-curator Virginia Heckert, associate curator of photography on Saturday, October 24th.  Heckert will also lead a gallery talk on October 29th at 1:30 pm, followed by Anne Lacoste, assistant curator of Photographs doing the same on Wednesday November 18th and December 2nd at 1:30.   Heckert and Lacoste co-authored the accompanying publication.

I also encourage you to read this article “Irving Penn: He photographed the most important artists of the last half-centure and in the process joined their ranks” written by Philip Gefter at the time of Penn’s gift of prints to the Morgan Library that was published on Slate o 2/29/08.   And, Vogue magazine’s site has posted several remembrances tonight, including “The Mighty Penn” written by  Kennedy Fraser originally published in the July 2007 issue of the magazine.

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October 8th Artists presentation with Carlos Motta

SF CameraWorksThursday, October 8th Artists presentation with Carlos Motta.  Co-presented with Galeria de la Raza and Berkeley Art Museum.

From the website:

Carlos Motta uses strategies from documentary film, journalism, and sociology to consider the effects of specific political events in photography, video, and installation projects. Recent works include The Immigrant Files: Democracy Is Not Dead, It Just Smells Funny and La Buena Vida (The Good Life). Motta was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow and some of his current work is included in the Lyon Biennale.

Carlos will additionally be at the Berkeley Art Museum Theater the following Saturday October 10th where he and writer Daniel Alarcón will discuss next-generation Latin American art and literature. For more information visit:

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October 20th- Deadline for “New Visions” Juror Michael Itkoff

Deadline : October 20th for The Center for Fine Art Photography for “New Visions” with juror Michael Itkoff a Founding Editor of Daylight Magazine

Submissions due on line by midnight PST

From the Announcement:

Thinking outside the box, New Visions will feature work that will test the limits, expose new ideas, and engage the viewer with contemporary photography. Alternative process, digital and traditional photography

The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.

Juror Michael Itkoff :
Michael Itkoff is a Founding Editor of Daylight Magazine , a print and online publication. Daylight has become one of the premier showcases for contemporary photography, by collaborating with established and emerging artists, scholars and journalists. Itkoff has been a reviewer for New York Photo Festival, En Foco, Critical Mass, ASMP and Santa Fe Center for Photography. He has been a recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism (2006), a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council (2007), a Puffin Foundation Grant (2008) and recently published his monograph, /Street Portraits/ <>, Charta Editions 2009.

Entry Fee : $35 for the first three images ($25 for members) and $10 for each image after that.

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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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