Archive for February 23, 2010

DEADLINE EXTENDED to MARCH 5th: Palm Springs Photo Festival Slide Show Contest – no fee to enter

I am a big fan of the Palm Springs Photo Festival.  I love the fact that no matter how you choose to spend your days, be it attending a workshop, having your portfolio reviewed, listening to a lecture or panel discussion, talking to tech/publishing experts in the sponsor booths or making pictures in the area, we all come together for a shared evening experience, one that we can all discuss together later that evening, at breakfast, the next day – and, the next night’s presentations stretches our imagination further.  At the beginning of each evening, something special happens:  4 of the 16 finalists for the PSPF Slide Show Competition are shown on the big screen at the Palm Springs Art Museum, to the wonderfully diverse audience representing all aspects of the photography industry.  I can tell you – we aren’t late – no one wants to miss these fantastic presentations, stills set to music in slide show format.  I have been introduced to wonderful new work; the winner is announced the last evening. The Slide Show evening presentations are something I truly look forward to within the PSPF programming.

Now is the time to get serious about your entry!  There is NO FEE TO ENTER, a rare thing these days.

Below are the details.  I look forward to seeing your work on the big screen in Palm Springs!

From the PSPF website:


“Each evening of the festival we present the work of 4 finalists, 16 in total. Your work could be seen by the participants and attendees of the PSPF on the large screen in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum. In addition, finalists’ entries will be posted on our website for at least one full year!

Brad Moore was the winner of the 2009 Palm Springs Photo Festival No fee Slide Show Contest.

Enter our Slide Show Contest and have a chance to win a CANON Professional Pixma Printer (Grand Prize) plus a $300 Gift Certificate from Samy’s Camera, a great camera backpack from Tenba and other prizes. The winner from each of the four nightly finalists will receive cool gifts from our sponsors, a $50 gift certificate from Samy’s Camera, software from our Sponsors, camera backpack or belly-pack from Lowepro and more! All of the finalist’s names will be posted on our website prior to the festival.

To get details on how to enter click here.

The Palm Springs Photo Festival takes place from March 28- April 2, 2010, it is an intense week-long event for Professional, Emerging and Serious Advanced Amateur Photographers. We are dedicated to providing a rich program intended to inspire, educate and instill or reignite passion for the art and commerce of photography. Attendees are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, March 28 in order to enjoy our Open Portfolio Review and Opening Reception.

Connect 2010 offers the opportunity to MEET top photographers, curators, art directors, editors, gallery directors, ad agency creatives, educators and industry leaders in the spectacular desert environment of Palm Springs, California for this year’s Palm Springs Photo Festival. SHOW your portfolios, STUDY with legendary photographers, ATTEND cutting-edge seminars / symposiums and ENJOY evening projections by world famous image-makers. NETWORK with the master photographers, industry insiders and your contemporaries at several great evening parties and enjoy the warm Palm Springs weather. Most importantly, we promise you won’t have more FUN at any other photo event. Walk away with a RENEWED PASSION for the art of image making.”

Don’t miss your opportunity to CONNECT!

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February 27th/28th in New Orleans: “The American Dream” Exhibition, and lecture by Deborah Willis

“The American Dream” Group exhibition, judged by Deborah Willis, is coming to the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery!

Exhibition dates: February 4 – March 21, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, February 4, 6-9pm
Juror’s Reception: Saturday, February 27th, 6-9
Juror’s talk: Sunday, February 28th, 6pm, doors open at 5:30

From the website:

“The New Orleans Photo Alliance is proud to present the national juried photographic exhibit, “The American Dream”, juried by 2005 Guggenheim and 2000 MacArthur Fellow, Deborah Willis. Dr. Deb Willis, a professor at New York University is also a professional art photographer and one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography. She is the author of numerous books including the recent, critically acclaimed, The Black Female Body: A Photographic History with Carla Williams.

–What does the American Dream look like? How is it now defined? Has it been realized?–

“…These are the three questions that I explored as I looked at the photographic works submitted to The New Orleans Photo Alliance call for The American Dream. I realized early on that the visual response to the questions was not a monolithic vision but one that explored ideas about notions of home, family, work, religion, as well as the land. The images in this exhibition challenge ideas about dreaming in and about America…”
–Deborah Willis, New York University

Twenty six photographers were chosen for the exhibit, including Roman Alokhin, Kevin Kline, Leslie Parr, René Merino, and David Armentor from New Orleans, Jeremiah Ariaz from Baton Rouge, as well as Ben Lenzner, Gordon Stettinius, Lydia Panas, Elen Awalom, Shraddha Borawake, John C. Dyes, Lola Flash, Lili Holzer-Glier, Letitia Huckaby, Matthew Lester, Alison Malone, John Patrick Naughton, Laura Noel, Kate Pollard, Jim Schater, David Schalliol, Alix Smith, Samantha VanDeman, Colette Veasey-Cullors, and Bruce West.

Ms. Willis will lecture and sign her new book, Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs at the McKenna Museum (2003 Carondelet Street) on Saturday, February 27, 3:30pm.”

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