Archive for March, 2010

Deadline March 31st: JGS Forward Thinking Museum Contests

From the Forward Thinking Museum Website:

“The Joy of Giving Something Inc. (JGS) is establishing two ongoing national quarterly photography and videography contests, one for professional and amateur photographers and one for students.

-Quarterly winners of all contests will see their winning entry in a presentation of the Forward Thinking Museum.

-Annual winners of all contests will receive a featured solo exhibition.

- All entries must include a brief artist statement and need to express a “Forward Thinking” frame of mind.

What is forward thinking you ask?

The mission of Forward Thinking Museum is to encourage photographic artists to join their talent to contribute to the future in positive ways. Instead of concentrating on the harsh realities of the present, forward thinking provides a path to introspection about the human condition and way to positively interact with the world as it changes. Forward thinking offers no manifesto, no doctrine for global improvement. Instead, by focusing on human resilience and creativity, we hope to genrate an optimistic outlook on the present and the future.”

To get submission details for either contest, click here.

To see the jurors for this contest, click here.

To see the previous winners of this contest, click here.

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Deadline March 31: 2010 European Publishers Award for Photography

This competition is open to all, but entries must be submitted from within Europe.  Plan on leaning on a colleague abroad to receive your package, and then forward on your application to the competition off to the organizers.

From the Dewi Lewis Publishing website link:

“We are delighted to announce that the 2010 European Publishers Award For Photography will again be sponsored by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG who will be represented on the Award Jury by Adriana Nuneva, Senior Vice President Global Marketing.

The company is known world-wide for its Heidelberg printing presses which are recognised as being synonymous with the highest quality of offset printing.

The 2010 Jury will be held in Greece and Apeiron will be the Project Leader.

Now in its seventeenth year, the European Publishers Award for Photography is a major initiative to encourage the publication of contemporary photography.

Open to photographers world-wide, the competition is a unique collaboration between six European Publishers – Actes Sud (France), Apeiron (Greece), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Edition Braus (Germany), Lunwerg Editores (Spain) and Peliti Associati (Italy).

The competition requires the submission of a substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project. The winning project is then published in book form simultaneously by each of the publishers in their own country resulting in perhaps the most extensive cultural collaboration currently existing in Europe.

To get competition rules, download the entry form, view a list of previous winners, previous external jurors and the publishers for this award, click here.

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Deadline March 31st: PHOTOGRAPHY NOW call for entries at CPW

From the Center for Photography at Woodstock website:

It’s the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual PHOTOGRAPHY NOW call for entries where winners will be exhibited in CPW’s main gallery from June 12 – August 22, 2010. This year CPW has invited the APERTURE Foundations‘ acclaimed Book Publisher and Director of Content, Lesley A. Martin to select the most exciting new photography from the national and international field!

From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape,  social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography,  photographic installations, and digital images & collages – all will be  considered! CPW staff and ADV/Board members are not eligible to apply.


Entries Must arrive by Wednesday March 31, 2010.”

To download the application form and for further information, click here.

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First Deadline March 30th: Magnum Workshops Toronto at CONTACT

From the Magnum website:

Magnum Workshop Toronto at CONTACT
May 3 – 7, 2010, Toronto, Canada
Application Deadline: March 30th

The Workshop:

During the Magnum Workshop Toronto at Contact, students will participate in an intimate 5 day shooting workshop with their choice of one of five Magnum Photographers: Stuart Franklin, Constantine Manos, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins and Alex Webb with Rebecca Norris Webb. In addition to the dynamic within each workshop, there will also be ample informal time for cross pollination of viewpoints and commentary with the other teachers as well as the other students.

Participants will produce individual projects over the course of five days with daily review and editing sessions within their groups. Focusing on story formation, visual literacy, and personal vision, these intimate, intensive masterclasses form the center of the Magnum Workshop Toronto. Prior to the workshop, each accepted applicant will be sent specific directives from their selected workshop leader.

The Requirements:

The Magnum Workshop Toronto is aimed at photographers who are dedicated to pushing their own personal photographic boundaries. This includes both professional and amateur photographers, but requires participants to arrive ready to work and to take their photography to a new level. Students are required to submit samples of their work for review before being accepted. The first deadline for acceptance is March 30th, and qualified applicants will be selected through a combination of the merit of their work and their personal statement, and the order of their application’s receipt. All applications received after April 10th will be reviewed, space permitting. Due to the fast pace of the week, participants are expected to arrive prepared to produce and edit their projects digitally. Students must bring their own digital cameras. For those students who would like to shoot film, they may do so but must have all film developed at their own cost and meet all required deadlines.”

Scotiabank is offering scholarships for this workshop!

Application Deadline for scholarship: March 20th

Scotiabank will be awarding five scholarships for Canadian photography students to attend the Magnum Photos Workshop.

For the third year, Scotiabank is proud to partner with CONTACT and Magnum to support the advancement of emerging photographers. Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad.

For further information about the workshop or the scholarship, click here.

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Deadline March 26th: Communication Arts Photography Annual Competition

From the Communication Arts Website:

“Deadline: March 26, 2010

Entries submitted after that date require a $10 per entry late fee. No entries will be accepted after April 9, 2010.

Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first printed or produced within the last twelve months prior to the deadline is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the most influential and they’ll place Communication Arts at the top of the list.”

For information on what to enter, how to enter and photography competition FAQ’s, click here.

To view the gallery of Communication Arts Photography Annual 2009 winners, click here.

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March 18-21 in NYC: AIPAD Fair and education offerings

EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS during AIPAD (seating is limited!)

From the PDF circulated by AIPAD:

“Saturday, March 20, 2010

10:00 a.m.

What Collectors Need to Know: The Art of Caring for Photographs Top experts explore the most important issues involved in caring for photographs. Topics will include: hanging, framing, storage, conservation, ethics and more.


Christiane Fischer, President and C.E.O., AXA Art Insurance, North America


Anne Gibbs, Owner, White Mule Picture Frames, New York. Nora W. Kennedy, Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Peter Mustardo, Photograph Conservator, President, The Better Image, New York and Milford, NJ Stephen Bulger, President, AIPAD; Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto

12:00 noon

NEW TOPOGRAPHICS: Landscape Photography Then and Now The 1975 exhibition, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, signaled the emergence of a new approach to landscape photography emulated by generations of photographers. A new version of this seminal exhibition is currently touring eight international venues. This discussion will focus on the impact of both exhibitions and the role of landscape photography today.


Rick Wester, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York


Joe Deal, Artist Frank Gohlke, Artist Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY Britt Salvesen, Department Head and Curator, Photography Department, Prints and Drawings Department, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2:00 p.m.

STREET SEEN: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940-1959 This new exhibition, on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum from January 30 through April 25, 2010, examines a unique and pivotal moment in American photographic history. The first major examination of street photography of the 1940s and ‘50s in nearly 20 years includes work by Lisette Model, Robert Frank, Louis Faurer, Ted Croner, Saul Leiter, and William Klein – and uncovers a crucial time in American art, when global media was in its adolescence and photography was just beginning to achieve recognition in the contemporary art world. A highlight will be the New York debut of Time Capsule, a recently discovered short film by Louis Faurer.


Lisa Hostetler, Curator of Photographs, Milwaukee Art Museum


Saul Leiter, Artist William Meyers, Critic, The Wall Street Journal Ann Thomas, Curator, Photographs, National Gallery of Canada Tom Gitterman, Gitterman Gallery, New York

4:00 p.m.

The Collector’s Viewpoint: Martin Margulies The world-renowned collector of contemporary art discusses 30 years of collecting.


WM Hunt, Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, New York


Martin Margulies, Collector, Miami

6:00 p.m.

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY NOW An insider’s look at contemporary photography today – with leading AIPAD experts – examines trends from digital photography to new media.


Susan Bright, Independent Curator and Writer, New York


Kim Bourus, Higher Pictures, New York Martin McNamara, Gallery 339 Fine Art Photography, Philadelphia Andrea Meislin, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York Robert Morat, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany Bryce Wolkowitz, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

Sunday, March 21, 2010

12:00 noon

In the critical years leading up to World War II, the Photo League flourished as a progressive center for American photography in New York City. In 1947, the League was listed as a “subversive” organization, leading to its demise in 1951. The panel presents a rare opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from the artists themselves during this turbulent period.



A Conversation with Members of the Photo League


Catherine Evans, Chief Curator, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

Mason Klein, Curator of Fine Arts, The Jewish Museum, New York


Vivian Cherry, New York

Sonia, Charlotte, NC

Arthur Leipzig, Sea Cliff, NY

Rebecca Lepkoff, New York

Jerome Liebling, Amherst, MA

Marvin E. Newman, New York

Erika Stone, New York

Ida Wyman, Madison, WI”

For further information, click here.

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March 18th: Abby Robinson Lecture at the School of Visual Arts New York

As part of the Camera Club of New York (CCNY) 2010 Lecture Series, Abby Robinson will be giving a lecture at the School of Visual Arts.

From the CCNY e-blast:

Abby Robinson, a photo instructor at SVA, is an award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia. Recent projects have been done in conjunction with grants from the Asian Cultural Council, the Fulbright Program, and the American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies. She has received grants from NYFA and the Siskind Foundation and has had fellowships at Yaddo and MacDowell, along with other artist residencies, including Three Shadows in Beijing. Her photographs have appeared in Shots, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Photographers International and The New York Times, and she is a contributor to the new Trans-Asia Photography Review.

Abby Robinson will be leading SVA’s Digital Photography Residency in Shanghai this summer. The three-week residency gives participants an intimate view into China’s photography community and is open to all who have had at least two years of photographic experience. For more information and to apply online, please visit the SVA Arts Abroad website.

Q&A to follow the lecture

CCNY is celebrating over 125 years serving the photographic and art community through this and upcoming exhibitions, lectures, and special events.

The CCNY Lecture series is sponsored in part by support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Thursday, March 18, 7pm
The School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street (between 2nd/ 3rd Ave), Third Floor

Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
General admission $5, $3 for other students with valid student ID

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March 17th: Alan Ross to speak at Phoenix Art Museum

From the Phoenix Art Museum website:

Ansel Adams: In Focus

Alan Ross, artist, educator and master printer, has earned an international reputation as a specialist in the art of black-and-white photography. As Ansel Adams’ photographic assistant from 1974 to 1979, Ross was integrally involved with Adams’ books, teaching in Yosemite and production of fine prints. Ross presents a personal view of the master, from his professional and obscure personal work to his passion for people.

Alan’s presentation in conjunction with the exhibition “Ansel Adams Discoveries” “ that will be on view at the Museum through June 6th.  

The exhibition is organized by the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.

Support provided by American Express, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, UMB Bank Arizona, John C. Lincoln Health Network, J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation, Margaret T. Morris Foundation, Robert and Joan Cremin, Robin and Ric Donnelley, Joanie and Rick Fox, and the Museum’s Connoisseurs Circle, In Focus, and Men’s Arts Council.

Promotional support provided by CBS Outdoor, Phoenix New Times, Clear Channel Radio, Barnes and Noble, Latino Perspectives, and 944 Magazine.”

Alan Ross Lecture

7 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Phoenix Art Museum

McDowell Road & Central Avenue
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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March 13th Blue Earth Alliance Stephen Harrison Lecture in Seattle

From the Blue Earth Alliance Blog:

“Blue Earth is proud to host photographer Stephen Harrison presenting “Eye: Forgot It Had A Brain,” the third in our 2009-2010 lecture series on documentary photography focusing on global environments, social, and cultural issues. Harrison will be speaking in Seattle at the Frye Art Museum on Saturday, March 13 at 2 p.m.

“The limitations inherent in image making with camera and lens since 1839 are now gone,” according to Harrison. “Virtually any image capable of being visualized in the human imagination can today be implemented using a variety of tools. The camera is one of many. The inventions and discoveries made over the millennium by painters and sculptors are now relevant to constructing compelling images. In the midst of the dazzling array of images now flooding the world of art, profound technological advancements have been made in the neurosciences and related endeavors regarding that one single backstage organ called the brain. In literally the past ten years, our understanding of human brain and the visual cortex has been nothing less than spectacular. Like the Renaissance in the early 16th century, new exciting paradigms and questions are now emerging that have direct bearing on the visual arts: How can the scope of art and photography be expanded in lieu of these recent advancements? How are images represented in the brain? What vital neural processes influence the construction of meaning in visual images? What precisely is metaphor, and how does the process of conceptual mapping perform its invisible work in visual images? What does science have to say about the neural correlates of visual images that are interesting and transformative? This presentation will touch upon these topics as told by a seasoned and consummate photographer during his personal journey of image creation.”

Stephen Harrison, far from being retired, continues his lifelong intense involvement in photography and the fine arts. Harrison has a Ph.D. from Purdue University in engineering, a MA degree from Antioch University in psychology, and an M.D. from Yale University. He completed his psychiatric residence at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. He trained in photography in the fine art department of both Purdue and the University of Illinois. By 1989, Harrison completed a Sanskrit to English translation of the Classical Indian text: “Bhagavad Gita.” He is the Author and photographer of the book: “Whispered Prayers: Portraits and Prose of Tibetans in Exile.” He has completed two films: one on Tibetans in Exile and a second based on the novel “Island of the Blue Dolphin” with an original score and music performed live by the Santa Barbara Symphony.

Tickets available at the door.  Free to Blue Earth and Frye members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with ID.”

Upcoming Lectures

Jon Orlando – May 15, 2010
“Warriors for Peace: Stories of Resistance and Renewal”

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March 12th-April 25th FotoFest 2010 Biennial

FotoFest 2010 Biennial begins!

March 12-April 25th


See the complete FotoFest calendar here.

See the FotoFest sponsored exhibitions here.

See the list of Participating Spaces here.

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