Archive for November, 2009

November 18th- Photographer Brendan Bannon Online Gallery Talk

On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9 pm EST Photographer Brendan Bannon will be discussing his work “Refugee” in an Online Gallery Talk presented by the VASA Project

From the website:

Brendan Bannon is a Western New York photojournalist currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. Bannon’s recent work from Africa covers a variety of ongoing refugee crises in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, Tanzania and Namibia. His complex and compassionate view of these challenging situations reveals the complexity of life as it is being lived in camps in these countries. Bannon has also covered a variety of issues for the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian and various humanitarian organizations including Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and Care International.

Bannon’s work has also been exhibited in Buffalo at CEPA Gallery and at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Geneva, Switzerland, and Nairobi, Kenya. His educational projects have been exhibited in Romania, Washington, D.C., Namibia and Yemen.

This VASA Gallery Talk coincides with his exhibition at the Studio Hart in Buffalo, New York, USA. (October 23-Novevember 25, 2009). The VASA Gallery Talk is co-sponsored by CEPA Gallery, Studio Hart, and the VASA Project.

To Register for the talk- Sign in here.


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December 1st- CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession”

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession”

DEADLINE: December 1, 2009

From the announcement:

In the spirit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the New Deal in the 1930s, when photographers documented the hardship and proposed solutions, (SDN) is issuing a Call for Entries. We are looking for photo essays that provide insight into how ordinary citizens around the world are coping during these new “hard times” and how individuals, companies, industries, family businesses, communities, and governments are responding to the crisis.

We encourage a broad definition of the global recession. Suggested stories include those of people losing their jobs, homes, and health benefits; or the effects on vulnerable communities in conflict zones, global climate change; or how the UN’s millennium goals in economic development and health improvement have been stalled by lack of resources. We are also interested in how people and governments are working to overcome these challenges in creative ways such as agricultural development; wind, solar and other alternative energies; public health programs to stop the spread of disease; or technological innovations to reduce greenhouse gases and dependence on oil. These are just examples. We welcome new stories and approaches to documenting this important topic. If photographers are not sure if their stories fit into our definition of the global recession, they are encouraged to inquire at

First Place:
One photographer will be awarded:
A $1,500 cash prize.
Exhibition of their work in a group show with other winners at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY, from February 15 to March 14, 2010. SDN to pay for all reproduction, and hanging fees.
Invitation to participate on a panel discussion at the opening night reception at powerHouse Arena on February 16, 2010. (photographer will need to cover their travel expenses).
Exhibit featured in exhibition catalog printed by Meridian Printing, the leading printer of photography books in North America.
A featured exhibit on the SDN home page for two weeks and features in email spotlights.
A LowePro Vertex 300 AW backpack.

Honorable Mention:
Three photographers will be awarded: Exhibition of some of their winning work at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY in a group show from February 15-March 14, 2010. SDN to pay for all reproduction, and hanging fees.
Exhibit included in exhibition catalog.
Winning work featured on the website of and in email spotlights.
A LowePro Fastpack 350 backpack.

All competition winners will each receive five complimentary copies of catalog.

For more information visit: OR

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November 18th- Patty Chang Lecture in Oakland, CA

On November 18th at 7:30 , the artist Patty Chang will be giving a lecture at the Mills College Art Museum in Oakland California.

From the event website:

Patty Chang received her BA from University of California, San Diego, she currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally at such institutions as the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA; Deste Foundation Center for Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece; the Fri-Art Centre d’Art Contemporian Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland; the Hamburg Kunstverein in Germany and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.

Location: Danforth Lecture Hall, Mills College  5000 MacArthur Blvd.

For the New York times article about her work, click here.

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Tomorrow, November 12th- Panel Discussion “Streets of Philadelphia”

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, at 6:00pm at the Print Center in Philadelphia curator John Caperton will lead a discussion with exhibiting artists about the current show “Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985″

From the website:
Please join us for a special discussion on the Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985 led by The Print Center’s Curator, John Caperton. The discussion will focus on the legacy early street photography and the works in the exhibition, the era they represent and their relationship to photography being created today. Guests will include exhibiting artists Paul Cava, David Graham, Tom Gralish, Paul McGuirk and Stephen Perloff, who will be joined by photographers Jeffrey Stockbridge, Sarah Stolfa as well as other special guests.
FREE and open to the public.

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December 21st- Deadline for the PDN Photo Annual and Arnold Newman Prize

December 21st is the Deadline for the Photo District News Photo Annual

There has been a new prize added this year, the The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation and Maine Media Workshops Scholarship and Prize for New Directions in Creative Photographic Portraiture. Photographers are invited to enter portrait photography for consideration in this new category.
The winner will receive $15,000 and a solo exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine.

About the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation:

The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation was established in 2007 and funded by a generous gift from Augusta Newman.  The Foundation’s mission is to further the legacy of Arnold Newman by supporting photographers and photography students and helping to disseminate Newman’s photographic works.  The Foundation supports the annual Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, scholarships at the Maine Media Workshops, lectures on photography and exhibits of Newman’s work.

The PDN Photo Annual  awards celebration for the winners will take place in May 2010 in New York, NY. The winners and their work will be featured in the May issue of PDN and on the Web site.

Also for students- Marty Forscher Fellowship

The Marty Forscher Fellowship recognizes students and young professionals with a talent for humanistic photography. The fund will award two grants in 2009. Photographers are eligible by entering humanistic documentary images to the PDN Photo Annual. The Fellowship is sponsored by Parsons School for Design and Photo District News.


Photo Books
Corporate Design/Photo Products
Stock Photography
Web Sites
Student Work

Entry Fees

CAMPAIGN/SERIES:$55 ( Series = up to 6 images)
STUDENT:$25 (single or series)

For more details and to submit click here.

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November 17th- Zoe Strauss at the Center for Creative Photograph

Photographer Zoe Strauss will be at the Center for Creative Photography giving an Artist’s Talk on Tuesday, November 17th, 5:30pm

From the announcement:

Contemporary artist Zoe Strauss is a native of South Philadelphia and Director of the Philadelphia Public Art Project. She creates unflinchingly tough head-on color photographs that draw you up close to the urban American we are most comfortable viewing from a safe distance. Her work addresses themes such as gender and identity; addiction and desire; what it means to be American; and hope, pride, and joy. Strauss received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2005 and exhibited in the 2007 Whitney Biennial.

For details on the location of the CCP click here.

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November 12th- Three Concerned Women: Susan Bank, Stella Johnson, and Rania Matar at the Griffin Museum

On November 12th at 5 PM there will be a Panel Discussion at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA with the Photographers Susan Bank, Stella Johnson, and Rania Matar from the gallery show “Three Concerned Women”

The show will be up from November 12th- January 10th

From the announcement:
Susan Bank, Stella Johnson, and Rania Matar were students in various photographic workshops taught by Constantine Manos and they, eventually, all became friends. “What these three women share is a devotion to a kind of photography which celebrates the dignity of the human condition, no matter what the circumstance might be,” says Manos. “It was natural to bring the work of these three concerned women together in one space. Seen together, their photographs are a potent demonstration of the power of photography.” Bank’s project profiles the lives of Cuban tobacco farmers. Johnson photographed people in remote villages in Mexico, Cameroon, and Nicaragua. And Matar’s work focuses on women and children in the Middle East, especially in her native Lebanon.

The reception is open to all.

Panel Discussion, November 12, 5 PM
The photographers and curator discuss the role and responsibility of the documentary photographer in society. The discussion is facilitated by Glenn Ruga, founder of in Lowell, MA. Members, free; Non-members, $7.

For more information click here.

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