Archive for November 4, 2009

November 5th Opening and November 7th Artist Talk for Fotofest International Discoveries II Exhibition

Thursday, November 5 Nine artists from China, Mexico, Japan, Canada, England and France artists are being featured by FotoFest as outstanding ‘discoveries’ in the world of contemporary photography.

Alejandro Cartagena, Christine Laptuta, Rizwan Mirza, Takeshi Shikama, Kurt Tong and MiMi Youn are traveling to Houston to attend the opening reception, Thursday, November 5th, 6-9pm.

On Saturday, November 7 at 2pm, they will give free Artist Talks at FotoFest

From the announcement:

“The mixture of globalism, hybridism and cultural grounding is reflected in the selection of artists in this exhibition,” says FotoFest Chairman and Co-founder Fred Baldwin. “The emergence, growth and interconnection of non-profit photography festivals and commercial trade fairs across the world have made it possible for artists to move around and curators to find new work all over the world.”

International Discoveries II reflects a simultaneous turning to the past and the future, which characterizes so much of contemporary photo-based art. The prints in the exhibit display the delicate formalism of 19th century palladium and platinum printing, the intimacy of the mid-20th century Polaroid process, and 21st century large-format inkjet technology,” says FotoFest Senior Curator Wendy Watriss.

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December 5th- Deadline for the Camera Club of New York 2010 Darkroom Residency

December 5th, 2009- Deadline for the Camera Club of New York 2010 Darkroom Residency

From the announcement:

CCNY invites emerging photographers who are not enrolled in college or graduate photo programs to apply for a three-month darkroom residency at its facility at 336 West 37th Street, New York City.

A jury will select four residents for the 2010 year. Residents will receive cash stipends and will have access to CCNY’s darkrooms (both color and B&W) and shooting studio, with up to three printing/shooting sessions per week during a three-month term. (Please note that living accommodations not provided.)

Please mail a CD with 10 images (jpg files only, at 72dpi, approx. 1024 x 768 pixels, no more than 1 MB total each image) with CV and separate image description list (provide: title, date, medium, dimension for each image) and any other support materials to: Camera Club of New York (CCNY), 336 West 37th St, Suite 206, New York, NY 10018-4212. Postmark deadline is December 5, 2009. Please be sure to name and label your CD and include SASE for return of materials.

Decisions will be announced by December 20, 2009. The first residency begins Jan 4, 2010.

This program is supported by the New York State Council for the Arts. For questions, email CCNY at

For more details click here.

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