Archive for January, 2010

Reminder: Deadline for “New Documentarian” Award THIS MONDAY

I’m starting my workshop for Julia Dean Photo Workshops in an hour, and was just reminded that this Monday, January 11th is the deadline for receipt of entries for The New Documentarian Award for a Long Term Project.”

I wrote a more extensive post earlier about the value of preparing your work for this, and other grants -  read, edit and apply!

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February 1st: Call for Entries “UNCOMMON PORTRAITS” with Juror Cig Harvey

February 1st, 2010 is the deadline for The Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT Call for Entries for “Uncommon Portraits”  with Juror Cig Harvey

From the announcement:
“Since the inception of the medium, portraits have no doubt been the most common subject in photography.  From early daguerreotypes to current cell phone snapshots, images of our faces span the photographic spectrum.  For PhotoPlace Gallery’s March exhibition, UNCOMMON PORTRAITS, we seek portraits, including self-portraits, that go beyond mere recording to say something profound about individuals and their place in the world.  Approximately forty photos will be chosen for exhibition. To help defray artists’ expenses, we provide free matting and framing of accepted photographs for the duration of our exhibitions, providing they are sized to fit our pre-cut mats.

Juror:  CIG HARVEY

Known for her probing metaphoric self-portraits, Cig Harvey has been widely recognized for her skills as a photographer and educator.  Winner of the 2008 Critical Mass award and the 2008 Gold Award in the PDN self-portrait competition, her photo workshops have been cited as among the best photography workshops by American Photo Magazine.  PhotoPlace Gallery is especially honored to have her serve as a juror for “Uncommon Portraits.”

For details click here or contact photos@vtphotoworkplace.com

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January 12th: Photographer Joel Meyerowitz conversation and book signing at the New York Public Library

From an e-press release from Aperture Foundation:

© Joel Meyerowitz

“LEGACY: THE PRESERVATION OF WILDERNESS
IN NEW YORK CITY PARKS

Joel Meyerowitz in Conversation with Lesley A. Martin
at The New York Public Library, January 12, 2010

Join master photographer Joel Meyerowitz and Lesley A. Martin, publisher of the Aperture Foundation’s book program, in conversation on the occasion of the recent release of Meyerowitz’s Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks (Aperture, October 2009). Entitled “The Urban Sublime,” this conversation followed by a book signing is part of The New York Public Library’s “Architectural Explorations in Books” series, a new program that delves into the critical role that architecture books play in the understanding of contemporary urban developments and structures.

Legacy is the result of a unique commission Meyerowitz received from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to document and interpret the nearly nine thousand acres of parks within the five boroughs of New York City that still exist close to their original pristine state, as well as areas within parks that have been left to revert to wilderness. Meyerowitz is the first photographer to document New York City’s parks since the 1930s, when they were photographed as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s WPA program.

Ms. Martin, who edited the book, will talk with Meyerowitz about how this ambitious project evolved from conception to completion, what surprises he encountered in the course of discovering these corners of nature hidden within the concrete world of the city, and how Legacy connects with his first New York project documenting Ground Zero for nine months following 9/11, which resulted in the publication of Aftermath: The World Trade Center Archive.

WHEN AND WHERE:

Tuesday January 12, 2010
6:00 p.m.

Location: Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227)

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
212-340-0871
www.nypl.org

Room 227 opens to public at 5:30 p.m.
All events are FREE

Meyerowitz gave a presentation on Legacy at Aperture earlier this fall; click here to view excerpts from that talk as presented on Aperture’s EXPOSURES blog.

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Deadline January 8th: PhotoSpiva’s 34th Annual National Photographic Exhibition

PhotoSpiva, the Spiva Center for the Arts‘ 34th Annual National Photographic Exhibition is accepting entries through January 8th.

This year’s Juror:  DEBORAH KLOCHKO, Director, Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA)

All submissions are submitted digitally; accepted entries must ship their images ready for exhibition in standard frames (see FAQ’s).   Each photographer submitting work must also submit an artist’s statement of no more than 200 words.  You will grow from this challenge…  no matter how hard this sounds, you will be glad your completed your statement, and my guess is that you will know your work, and yourself, better!

From the website:

ABOUT PHOTOSPIVA:

“PhotoSpiva is a national competition hosted annually by Spiva Center for the Arts. Founded in 1977, PhotoSpiva has become the longest-running photographic competition of its kind in the U.S. As stated by the founders, the objective of PhotoSpiva is to “present an exhibition of excellence in photography, celebrating the scope and vigorous activity of today’s contemporary photographers.”

Co-Founder Jim Mueller stated, “We have intentionally avoided any categorization of either photographers or their work in setting forth the criteria for this competitive.” PhotoSpiva welcomes any photographic process as long as it is original artwork and has not been previously exhibited at Spiva Center for the Arts. This philosophy has created an unbiased forum for exhibiting and educating photographers. The PhotoSpiva prospectus, promotional materials and exhibition brochures are distributed to professional photographers, emerging artists, educators, students, and amateur photography enthusiasts throughout the United States.”

ABOUT SPIVA CENTER for the ARTS:

“Spiva is an independent community art center that traces its roots to a group of artists who formed the Ozark Artists Guild in 1948. Businessman George A. Spiva, who believed opportunities in the arts should be available to all, helped the Guild procure its first home.

Spiva serves a large geographic area that stretches from southwest Missouri into southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas. Its mission is to promote the arts, to nurture creative expression, and to stimulate and educate diverse audiences within the four-state region.”

I am proud to have judged this competition in 1985.  To view previous the images selected for inclusion in previous PhotoSpiva exhibitions, click here.

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Magenta’s FLASH FORWARD Extended until 1/17/2010

First email of the new year comes from Magenta Foundations‘s MaryAnn Camilleri:  “As has sometimes happened in previous years, so many people tried to submit at once on the day of the deadline that some of them could not get through, or experienced random errors. Additionally, the submission system apparently started putting up the message that submissions were closed a few hours early, due to an error in the time zone settings on the server.

In order to ease the crunch and allow everyone who has been trying to submit to get their work in, the deadline for FLASH FORWARD 2010 has been extended to January 17, 2010. This should allow the remaining submissions to be spread over a longer time and ease the load on the server, but if you still encounter any sort of trouble, please email support@magentafoundation.org and let us know.”

Click here to view the guidelines for submissions, and to begin your submission if you’re ready.

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