Archive for March, 2010

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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March 12th PhotoAlliance presents Paul Fusco and David Liittschwager

From the PhotoAlliance e-blast:

PhotoAlliance is pleased to announce the opening event of the Fourth Annual Our World Portfolio Review- a lecture by two very distinguished photographers.

Paul Fusco, photographing life and social issues around the globe, makes the people and places in his images both emotionally and intellectually understandable to the viewer. He joined the renowned photo agency Magnum in 1973 and his images have been published in Look, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and Mother Jones.

David Liittschwager will show work from One Cubic Foot, a project in which he surveys biodiversity photographically and which is seen in the February issue of National Geographic Magazine. His work is currently on exhibition at Cavallo Point Lodge in the Marin Headlands.

Friday, March 12, 2010
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)
7:30 pm

$10.00 General admission

$5.00 Students with ID”

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