Archive for May, 2010

June 4th: Michael Kenna and Julie Anand Lecture at SFAI

From the PhotoAlliance website:


June 4, 2010

7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street)
Ticket Information:
$10.00 general admission $5.00 students with ID— TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Over the past 30 years Michael Kenna has forged a well-earned reputation as one of the foremost landscape photographers of his generation, creating ethereal and enigmatic interpretations of man made environments within the natural landscape.
Julie Anand works in collaboration with Damon Sauer.

Julie Anand is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Arizona State University. Damon Sauer teaches as Adjunct Faculty at Glendale Community College in Glendale AZ and recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI in Indianapolis. Both artists investigate ideas through a diversity of photographic media and technologies. Anand and Sauer received their MFA degrees in photography from the University of New Mexico and began collaborating with one another in 2005.”

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BARNSTORM 2010: The Eddie Adams Workshop deadline extended to June 4 for applications

The 23rd annual Eddie Adams Workshop will be held October 8-11, 2010 in Jeffersonville New York, and is tuition-free for those accepted.

From the website:

“The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top photography professionals, along with 100 carefully selected students. The photography workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios.”

You must be a current students, a working photographer with less than three years of professional experience, or active military to apply.  Attending this workshop affords an incredible glimpse into the world of working with your camera, meet your peers and have an invaluable dialogue with industry professionals.  Good luck to all who apply!

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June 4th in Santa Fe: The Review Santa Fe 100 share work with the public

This Friday, the 100 photographers accepted into this year’s Review Santa Fe will share their work with the public from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Hilton in downtown Santa Fe.  From the CENTER website:

Portfolio Viewing


When: Friday, June 4, 5:30-8:00pm
Where:  Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, 100 Sandoval St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501; Phone: 1-505-988-2811

Free and open to the public.
“Collectors and lovers of photography will appreciate this extraordinary opportunity to view the compelling projects of 100 nationally recognized photographers, including many on the cusp of wider acclaim.

Please join us on this one special evening to view a broad range of contemporary photography, encompassing social, environmental and political issues, plus exceptional fine-art projects.

The public will have the opportunity to peruse the bodies of work and speak with the artists. If you love contemporary photography, you won’t want to miss this lively event.”

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Exhibition ends soon: “ON THE ROAD: A Legacy of Walker Evans” on view through June 12th in Andover

If near Andover before June 12th, don’t miss this exhibition at Brooks School in Andover:

On the Road: A Legacy of Walker Evans, curated by Belinda Rathbone
APRIL 2 – JUNE 12, 2010
Robert Lehman Art Center at Brooks School, Andover, Massachusetts

Belinda Rathbone is the author of WALKER EVANS: A BIOGRAPHY (1995, Houghton Mifflin, now in paperback).  She is the curator of this exhibition.

Artists exhibited: Robert Adams, Jeff Brouws, Wendy Burton, William Christenberry, Jim Dow, William Eggleston, Terry Evans, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Jan Groover, Frank Gohlke, Danny Lyon, Joel Meyerowitz, Catherine Opie, Edward Ruscha, Erik Schubert, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Joel Sternfeld, Larry Sultan, George Tice, Henry Wessel.

For more information, please visit

From an article printed 4/1/10  in the Eagle

“NORTH ANDOVER — His photos hang in some of the world’s most celebrated venues, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

His images evoke the poverty and destitution of The Great Depression.

And now, the celebrated work of Walker Evans finds its way to the Robert Lehman Art Center at Brooks School in the exhibit, “On the Road: A Legacy of Walker Evans.” The exhibition is open to the public April 2 through June 12.

In addition to 24 Evans photographs from the collection of the Robert Lehman Art Center, the exhibit will feature another 40 photographs from 22 well-known artists who have been equally enthralled with life found along American’s back roads and major highways.

“The example of Walker Evans endures because of his belief in the power of straight photography and the objective stance. In spite of their apparent detachment, these artists are essentially storytellers,” curator Belinda Rathbone writes in the exhibit’s accompanying catalogue.

“American photographers have matched the expressions of novelists, Ô¨Ålmmakers and songwriters in the classic American subject of the road trip as a voyage of discovery,” she said.

Lehman Center Director Marie Costello approached Rathbone, whose brother, niece and nephew all are Brooks alums, about curating such an exhibit several years ago. Costello had read Rathbone’s, “Walker Evans: A Biography” (Houghton Mifflin, 1995).

The collaboration resulted in an engrossing exhibition of 21st century photographers exposing numerous aspects of our society through the American landscape.

Springtime curriculum within Brooks’ English and History departments will tie into the exhibit, as well as inspire countless photography students on and off campus. The exhibit crisscrosses this country, exposing much of America’s true identity found on the road, instead of online.

“In the years to come, will the information highway take the place of the real highway? Will the instinct to explore and discover the material culture, together with the element of chance encounters, diminish with the spread of virtual reality?” Rathbone questioned. “With this exhibition we invite a new generation to assess the interest and durability of the concept ‘On the Road’ for themselves.”

About Walker Evans (1903-1975)

Born into middle-class family in St. Louis, Mo.

Graduated Phillips Academy in Andover.

Dropped out of Williams College; resided in Paris for a year.

Back in the states, adopted artistic circle of friends in New York City, including John Cheever and Lincoln Kirstein.

Photography career began in late 1920s.

Assignment in early 1930s landed him in Cuba, where he became briefly acquainted with ex-pat Ernest Hemingway.

In 1935, worked on a Resettlement Administration campaign in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, which was followed by other RA and Farm Security Administration projects through 1938, primarily in the South.

In 1936, with writer James Agee documented life during the Great Depression while staying with three white tenant families in Alabama.

Resulting 1941 book, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” offered a heartbreaking glimpse of rural poverty.

Briefly served as staff writer for Time magazine in 1945, before long stint as an editor at Fortune magazine.

In 1965, began teaching photography at Yale University School of Art.

Died in his Old Lyme, Conn., home a decade later.

What: Photography exhibit, “On the Road: A Legacy of Walker Evans.”

Where: Robert Lehman Art Center at Brooks School, 1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover.

When: April 2 through June 12. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. closed during school vacations.

Free. Gallery open to the public and handicapped accessible. Go to, or contact Gallery Director Marie Costello at 978-725-6232 or

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Deadline June 1st: The Art of Photography Show Call for Entries

From the Art of Photography Show website:


Deadline June 1, 2010

An international exhibition of photographic art
at the elegant Lyceum Theatre Gallery in
San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter

Exhibition: August 28 – November 7, 2010

–>Judge: Natasha Egan
Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of
Contemporary Photography in Chicago

Producer: Steven Churchill

–> Click here to read testimonials about our shows!

Proceeds from art sales donated to AjA Project Click here to check out the details.
The Art of Photography Show 2010 is a world-class international exhibition of photographic art occurring August 28 through November 7, 2010 at the elegant two-level Lyceum Theatre Gallery, a perfect venue for exhibiting a large showcase of awesome photographic art. One of the distinguishing characteristics of this competition and exhibition is that our judge is always a highly acclaimed museum curator.

$10,000 in Awards
$2,000  1st Place Award
$1,600  2nd Place Award
$1,200  3rd Place Award
$   800  4th Place Award
$   400  (11) HM Awards

  • Substantial Tangible Benefits
  • Intensive marketing and sales plans are underway, resulting in 30,000+ people viewing the Show
  • Broad publicity strategy will bring considerable media attention to the art and the artists
  • The opening reception will be a world class event, with many buyers/collectors in attendance
  • An elegant Show Catalog will be printed, which will be a great marketing tool for the artists
  • Being selected by Natasha Egan is an extremely significant accomplishment, very valuable for one’s bio
  • PLUS: liveBooks is providing grants for three custom designed websites, valued at $1,700 each.

    This is the sixth year of this major photographic exhibition. Our mission for this annual project is to create an ideal forum for photographers to exhibit and sell their work, reaching our very large community of art collectors, affluent individuals, corporate heads, civic leaders and very influential people who make up the Art of Photography Show audience. We will be pursuing a vigorous marketing and publicity campaign, to bring maximum media attention to the artists who are juried into the exhibition. Our great love of this art form (and being photographic artists ourselves) prompts us to ‘pull out all of the stops’ in order to showcase a truly excellent presentation of photographic art, to elevate and promote this art form, and to provide substantial benefits to the exhibiting artists.

    Click here to view the images from the Art of Photography Show 2009.

    Click here to view the images from the Art of Photography Show 2008.

    Click here to view photos taken at the 2008 Opening Reception Gala!

    Click here to register for the competition.

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    Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe full length interviews available to watch!

    From a Through the Lens e-blast:

    “Links to the full-length interviews from Through the Lens are posted individually to each web-length interview on the following website:

    Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe is a visual history of Santa Fe, New Mexico — as it celebrates its 400th anniversary as the oldest capital city in North America. These images, selected from the collection of the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors and through studio visits with contemporary photographers, illuminate the multiple meanings of place.

    Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe is a visual record of transformation. The exhibition is divided into three broad and overlapping themes: Place, Identity, and History. While some of the photographs provide a broad perspective on cultural and social transformation, the exhibition also contains photographs that reveal a more intimate side of the city’s history.”

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    On the Cartier-Bresson Exhibition: Newshour and Charlie Rose on PBS

    The Artbeat blog on PBS’ Newhour website recently aired an interview with MoMA’s chief curator Peter Galassi on its current exhibition HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: THE MODERN CENTURY.   On April 15th, Charlie Rose featured an special show on the exhibition as well, with Galassi, Martine Franck and Agnes Sire.  You can hear the MoMA exhibition’s audio entries here.

    The exhibition continues in NYC through June 28th, and will travel to The Art Institute of Chicago (July 25 – October 3), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA, October 30 – January 30, 2011), and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (February 19 – May 15, 2011).

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    Deadline June 1st: Daylight Magazine CDS Photo Awards

    From the Daylight Magazine website:

    “Deadline Extended to June 1st, 2010 8PM EST!

    In recognition of our mutual interest in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University have started an international competition, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established.


    Project Prize:

    Submit: 20 pieces

    Deadline: 06/01/2010

    Fee: $60

    For an extended documentary project or fine art series. Edit photographs with care as the project photographs will be judged on the coherence of the work as a whole. The full panel of jurors will choose one First Prize Winner (to receive a solo exhibition at CDS, a Daylight Multimedia feature, produciton stipend and more!). Each Guest Juror will also select one photographer to receive a Juror’s Pick Prize and write a short statement about why he or she chose the work.

    Work-in-process prize:

    Submit: 5-10 pieces

    Deadline: 06/01/2010

    Fee: $30

    For a documentary or fine art essay/work-in-progress from a single body of images The full panel of jurors will choose one First Prize Winner (to be featured in print via Daylight Magazine and CDS’ ‘Document,’ included in a group exhibition at CDS, and more!). Each Guest Juror will also select one photographer to receive a Juror’s Pick Prize and write a short statement about why he or she chose the work.

    Guest Jurors- VINCE ALETTI, writer/critic; DARIUS HIMES, editor/curator ; JULIE SAUL, gallery owner/director; ALEC SOTH, photographer;  HANK WILLIS THOMAS, photographer; JAMIE WELLFORD, international photo editor, Newsweek. With TAJ FORER and MICHAEL ITKOFF, editors at Daylight Magazine and ALEXA DILWORTH, publishing director and COURTNEY REID-EATON, exhibitions director.”

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    May 27th: Exhibition Tour and artist talk with Will Michels at HCP

    From the Houston Center for Photography website:

    Made by Will – Selections From Four Portfolios May 7 (Opening Reception 6-8)- June 27, 2010

    This show is about how photographs are a reflection of their maker. Comprised of self-portraits, studies, environmental portraits, and busts, Made by Will, on view in Houston Center for Photography´s main gallery this spring, contains seminal works made by the photographer Will Michels in the last 15 years. Antecedents are also included, along with supporting documents such as the photographer´s journals and sketches.

    Native Houstonian Will Michels (b. 1968) has been making pictures for over twenty-five years. During his teenage years and early twenties while at Glassell, HSPVA and Pratt Institute Michels´ compositions were mainly architectural and his subjects had strong references to destruction. In his final year of architecture school, Michels began to merge architecture, photography and himself, often in homage to Josef Albers and the square. In his early 20s, he began to make series of portraits. Since 1995, the photographer has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where he helps to digitize the permanent collection, curates and teaches aspiring photographers — all experiences which have enriched his own photography over the years.”

    On May 27th Will Michels will give a tour of his exhibition and an artist talk starting at 7 p.m. at HCP.

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    NEW! PUBLISHING WORKSHOP with MVS and Darius Himes: June 20-26 in Santa Fe

    My colleague Darius Himes and I are busy preparing to teach a one-week workshop on publishing.  It will be an in-depth look at the process of publishing a book of your photographs, from clarifying your concept, researching appropriate publishers, creating a publication proposal, and interpreting contracts.  At that point, if you are not happy with the offer you may wish to consider self-publishing, so we will compare and contrast the issues surrounding ‘to be published or self-publish.’  Our lectures will then address the process of editing, design, pre-press… and creating a marketing strategy for your book, including planning for in-person and web launch, and related exhibition(s).  We will combine classroom lectures with site visits to book publishers, editors, designers and book sellers, which the Santa Fe community is rich with.  Lastly, each of the participants will have a consultation with Darius and myself to discuss their project.  And, as is always the case with Santa Fe Workshops in the summer, we will have on campus a host of outstanding artists as faculty, including Sam Abell, Christopher James and Arthur Meyerson, all of whom will be giving lectures to the the entire community (faculty lectures on June 21 & 22 are free and open to the public).

    If you hope for a book of your photographs in your career, join us!

    Registration is limited to 14; several spaces remain open.  Click here to register.   Darius and I look forward to knowing you and your project better!

    PS: The weekend of the 18-19-20th is the opening of THE DISSOLVE, the SITE SANTA FE’s 8th International Biennial.  Events include panel discussions, Bill T. Jones performance at the Lensic, and public opening on the afternoon of the 20th prior to the start of our workshop at 6 p.m.

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