Archive for November 23, 2009

December 10th- “The Projected Image” Panel Discussion at Aperture

On Thursday, December 10th 7:00 p.m. there will be a panel discussion about  “The Projected Image” as part of the series “Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context”

For more details click here.

From the announcement:

“The Projected Image” will explore the multiple ways contemporary artists utilize projections and installations to display still photographic images to create immersive and cinema-like experiences in museums and galleries. Departing from large-scale, tableau treatments of photographic images printed and framed as wall-based objects, exemplified by Jeff Wall, Andreas Gursky, and Gregory Crewdson, many contemporary artists today employ projection devices—ranging from analogue to digital high-definition—to display their work as immaterial light projections, often incorporating temporal and audiovisual elements that recall cinematic contexts yet retain distinctly photographic qualities.

George Baker, associate professor of art history, UCLA, moderates the discussion, along with a panel of artists that includes Andrea Geyer, Paul Pfeiffer, others to be announced.

This event is part of the tenth season of the series “Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context” presented by Aperture in collaboration with Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Parsons the New School for Design.

The New School  Tishman Auditorium

66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

(212) 229-5353

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Sunday, November 29th through December 6th

Sunday, November 29th through December 6th – The Picture Black Friday Project will be accepting submissions for one week.
Details: Photographers can submit up to 5 of their best images of and about Black Friday. Up to 400 characters of supporting text may accompany your images.
From the announcement:
On Monday November 9th,we launched a new project called “Picture Black Friday“.
The project is an open call to photographers nationwide to photograph the event that unofficially rings in the holiday shopping frenzy here in the U.S.
Some of you may remember that last year at a Walmart in Long Island, NY, just before the store was to open at 5 am the doors shattered under the weight of the crowd  and security guard  Jdimytai Damour was trampled to death as a stampede of shoppers barreled over him.  The news was quickly forgotten, but it got us thinking of the countless factors that went into to this unnecessary death.
Picture Black Friday is a project that aims to revisit the forces at work – a worsening economy, financial instability, fear and how everyday people get swept in to this mentality of the masses often manipulated
by corporations hoping to create hype – all on the morning after Thanksgiving.
I came up with the idea for the project after discussing some of these same issues with fellow artists last year.  Over the last few weeks and months I’ve teamed with Jake Stangel of Too Much Chocolate and Joerg Colberg of Conscientious, to launch the project.  We’ve also put together an amazing group of people to jury the submissions,  photographers Amy Stein and Brian Ulrich, curator/photographer Jon Feinstein of Humble Arts Foundation and Stephen Frailey, photographer and the head of the SVA Photography Department, in addition to Joerg, Jake and myself (John Saponara)
Were hoping to collect some of the best works that are submitted and initially create an online gallery, but then a selected artist from the group will also be featured on “Conscientious” and Too Much Chocolate.
For complete details please see our website,

To see a list of jurors click here.

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