Archive for April, 2010

Discussing MOMA’s Henri Cartier Bresson exhibition on tonight’s Charlie Rose Show

As I type this:

Martine Franck, Agnes Sire and Peter Galassi speak with Charlie Rose about the HCB exhibition THE MODERN CENTURY current on view at MoMA; exhibition continues through June 28th.



Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) is one of the most original, accomplished, influential, and beloved figures in the history of photography. For more than twenty-five years, he was the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs—and one of the great portraitists of the twentieth century. This lecture provides an overview of MoMA’s exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, the first retrospective of Cartier-Bresson in the United States in three decades.

Dan Leers (MA, Columbia University) is the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Photography at MoMA.

Monday, April 19, 2010, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 12:30 p.m.



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Deadline April 26th: NYFA’s “Artist As Entrepreneur” Boot Camp; classes begin June 12th


The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is now accepting applications for the “Artist as Entrepreneur” Boot Camp. Applications are due on April 26 and classes begin June 12, 2010. The Boot Camp will provide artists working in all disciplines (literary, media, performing and visual) with the business skills they need to further their artistic careers. There is no charge for participation. Please share this information freely with your community of artists.

The Boot Camp begins on June 12 and will take place over 5 day-long sessions at NYFA’s office at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO. Participating artists can expect the sessions to spark goals and help to define concrete steps to building a business plan that can lead to financial security. Approximately 50 artists will be accepted into the program which will include both group work and individualized training.

The Boot Camp is open to artists and members of creative teams working all disciplines. They must be residents of New York City and have internet access.

Classes will take place from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on June 12, 19, 26, July 10 and 17.

The application is due on April 26 and is currently available on NYFA’s website here. For questions, please contact Peter Cobb at or Felicity Hogan at

NYFA has a long history of providing professional development training to artists and was selected to administer this program by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) after a rigorous RFP (Request for Proposals) process.

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April 21st in NYC: ASMP Symposium “Copyright and the New Economy: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists”

Space is still available in this important copyright seminar offered free of charge on April 21st in NYC.  Pre-register to ensure your seat in the morning, afternoon or both sessions.

From the ASMP Website:

Copyright and the New Economy

TimesCenter, 242 West 41st St
New York, NY 10018

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Morning session is 9:30 AM to noon; doors open at 9:00 AM.
Afternoon session is 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Schedule of Events:

Morning Session
9:00 am Doors open
9:30 am Welcome — Eugene Mopsik, ASMP Executive Director
9:45 am
– 10:30 am
Overview of Copyright Law — Victor Perlman, ASMP General Counsel
10:45 am
– 11:30 am
Storytelling in the Digital Age — Brian Storm, President of Media Storm
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
1:00 pm Introductory Remarks — Richard Kelly, ASMP President
1:15 pm
– 4:00 pm
Panel on Issues & Trends — Jay Kinghorn, photographer & Moderator; with Panelists Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School Professor & Founder, Creative Commons; Jeff Sedlik, Founder & CEO of the PLUS Coalition; Chase Jarvis, photographer; David Carson, U.S. Copyright Office General Counsel; Liz Ordoñez, photographer; and Darrell Perry, former Director of Photography, Wall Street Journal.

Not to be missed!

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Closing date May 10: The “GET PUBLISHED” Award, Photobook Days 2010

My colleague Darius Himes is participating as a Judge at this international competition, Fotobuchtage 2010.  From the website:

“Photo artists can apply in advance with their photo book dummy. A jury panel views all applications and will shortlist the ten best dummies which will be presented to the visitors during the Photobook Days 2010.

The festival visitors can vote for the winner who will receive a photobook production with up to the value to € 25,000. Seltmann & Soehne is the „publishing godfather“ for the getPublished Award 2010 and is in charge of the production of the winner title. Both the winner book and the production process are going to be presented at the Photobook Days 2011.

Closing date: 10th Mai 2010, Participation fee 18 €”

To fill out the entry form, click here.

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April 21st: Lecture by Gary Braasch at the Phoenix Art Museum

From the Phoenix Art Museum e-blast:

“INFOCUS invites you to a lecture by Environmental photojournalist Gary Braasch

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

7:00 PM

Phoenix Art Museum – Whiteman Hall

Central at McDowell

Admission is Free – Everyone is invited

Environmental photojournalist Gary Braasch shows how time exposures,

rephotography, and sequential images can evoke motion and change of

the Earth.  Braasch creates remarkable images and important

documentation of nature, the environment, biodiversity and climate change

for international magazines.   Time, LIFE, Discover, Smithsonian, National

Geographic, Scientific American and the United Nations have published

his images.  He received the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club and

the Outstanding Nature Photographer citation from the North American

Nature Photography Association.

Braasch is author of Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is changing

the World, which Al Gore calls “essential reading for every citizen.”

Braasch’s keystone project since 2000 has been World View of Global

Warming, which is a dedicated photo documentation of the effects of rapid

climate change.”

This lecture is in conjunction with the Ansel Adams exhibit that will be on display until June 6, 2010 at the Phoenix Art Museum, be sure not to miss it!

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Rochester, New York on April 15: Roger Ballen lecture at George Eastman House

THIS Thursday night, 6 pm at George Eastman House:  ROGER BALLEN, speaking in conjunction with his exhibition “Roger Ballen: Photographs 1982 – 2009 (exhibition continues through June 6th, it will travel). From the GEH blog:  “South African artist Ballen is known for his thought-provoking photography and his particular attention to rich detail, photographing his human and animal subjects in complex, fictional scenes with symbolism.”

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April 16th: Shelby Lee Adams Lecture at San Francisco Art Institute

As part of the PhotoAlliance‘s Spring 2010 Lecture Series, Shelby Lee Adams will be giving an exciting lecture, below are the event details:

Date: April 16th, 2010

Time: 7:30pm

Location: San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall

800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA (at Jones Street)

Ticket Information: $10 general admission, $5 students with ID, tickets available at the door.

A selection of Shelby Lee Adams Artist Statement from the PhotoAlliance website:

“My work has been an artist search for a deeper understanding of my heritage and myself, using photography as a medium and the Appalachian people as collaborators with their own desires to communicate. I hope, too, that viewers will see in these photographs something of the abiding strength and resourcefulness and dignity of the mountain people…I love these people, perhaps that is it, plain and simple. I respond to the sensual beauty of a hardened face with many scars, the deeply etched lines and flickers of sweat containing bright spots of sunlight…My greatest fear as a photographer is to look into the eyes of my subject and not see my own reflection.”

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