Archive for May 6, 2010

May 13-16: The 3. International Photobook Festival documenta-Halle Kassel, Germany

From the 3. International Photobook Festival website:

“From 13 to 16 May 2010, the 3. International Photobook Festival Kassel is once again addressing the recent development of the fascinating medium photobook. Just like in previous years, internationally renowned practitioners have been invited to present their work with photobooks and to engage in conversation with the festival participants.

Lectures by Paul Graham, Rob Hornstra, Rinko Kawauchi, Sybren Kuiper, Joachim Schmid, Lieko Shiga, Alec Soth and Niels Stomps. Special lectures by Ferdinand Brueggemann »Contemporary Japanese Women Photographers«, Dr. Bettina Lockemann »European photographers’ view of Japan«, Mikhail Karasik »Stalinist Photographic Books« and Hans-Michael Koetzle »Paris in Photobooks«.

Dummy Prize

One of the highlights of the festival will surely be the first Photobook Dummy Prize. Just like last year, we are asking photographers to submit their so far unpublished photobooks. The 50 best books will be exhibited during the festival. From these 50 titles, a jury, made up of lecturers and experts from the festival, will choose the winners of the Photobook Dummy Prize. The 1st Prize will include complete production and worldwide distribution of the book to the major photo-world addresses as well as a presentation in EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY. Entries close on 12 April 2010.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions by Rinko Kawauchi and Lieko Shiga, two outstanding representatives of contemporary Japanese photography. Rinko Kawauchi is showing 10 large format works from her book Utatane. Lieko Shiga is showing, for the first time in Europe, all 56 images from her series »Canary«; her book of the same name won the important Japanese »Kimura Ihei Commemorative Photography Award«. Both books will be presented alongside the exhibition. In a special exhibition the Kominek Gallery is showing works from Greg Girard.

Reviews

As part of the successfully established portfolio and photobook reviews, we will once again foster fruitful conversations between photographers and accomplished appraisers (important publishers, gallery directors, curators). The reviewers will spend 20 min each with you, your questions and your images. A booking now includes 3 review dates. This time, the three best works will be selected by our experts. It is your chance to win one of the precious prizes on offer.

Workshops

Workshops with well known specialists and publishers as well as technical presentations and short lectures will show you the best options to produce your photobook. But even collectors of photobooks and people who would like to start collecting will receive important insider tips. Also planned are workshops about printing, colour-management, design, printing paper selection and more.

To view the program for each day of this festival, click here.

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Deadline May 18th: Center for Fine Art Photography Strange Beauty Call for Entries in Fort Collins

From the Center for Fine Art Photography website:

“Theme:

Strange Beauty

It is through the ordinary that we are able to recognize the extraordinary or strange. Break down the conventions of beauty and look beyond the traditional to the unusual. Strange Beauty is found in the unfamiliar, evoking wonder and awe. Beauty is found in the unexpected.

Untitled © Marc Ullom

JURORS:


Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching

Co-owners of Klompching Gallery. They are passionate about bringing to the public’s attention the work of exciting new talent, as well as under appreciated photographs by established artists. Klompching Gallery is described as “dynamic” and “one of the galleries to watch in NYC.” Its exhibitions have been reviewed in publications such as The New Yorker, Hotshoe, New York Magazine, ArtReview, New York Times, The British Journal of Photography, The Architect’s Newspaper and Modern Painters.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:


With selection for this exhibition, featured artist’s work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography.

liveBooks Website Award: Valued at $399 each, two artists will receive a one year subscription for a website from liveBooks.com

Juror’s Selection Award: $300 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com

Director’s Selection Award: $200 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com

Honorable Mention Award: $100

All exhibitors are included in the Center’s online gallery


Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.

Exhibit Prints: All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional economical printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.



IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries due: May 18, 2010

Notice of acceptance: May 28, 2010

Exhibition dates: July 30 – August 21, 2010

Public / Artists’ Reception: August 6, 2010


ENTRY FEE:

Members: $20 for the first three images.

Non-Members: $35 for the first three images.

Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit their work for jurying may become a member and meet the entry fee for a total of $77.00 USD.”



Untitled © Marc Ullom


IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries due: May 18, 2010

Notice of acceptance: May 28, 2010

Exhibition dates: July 30 – August 21, 2010

Public / Artists’ Reception: August 6, 2010


ENTRY FEE:

Members: $20 for the first three images.

Non-Members: $35 for the first three images.

Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit their work for jurying may become a member and meet the entry fee for a total of $77.00 USD.

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May 13th: Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food and Fotos Event in NY

Jonathan Torgovnik has is on a mission.  He felt the call for help, and has answered it by founding a not-for-profit organization called Foundation Rwanda: children in Rwanda are attending school as a result of his continuing efforts..  This project is not to be missed; his photographs from “INTENDED CONSEQUENCES” have come into the world in book, exhibition and multimedia format.    There  is a benefit in NYC this week that I encourage you to attend if you can.  From the Foundation Rwanda Food and Fotos website:

“What is Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food and Fotos?

In February 2006, photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik traveled to East Africa on behalf of Newsweek magazine to work on a story about HIV/AIDS. While there, he met Margaret, a Rwandan survivor who was brutally raped during the genocide, became pregnant, and contracted HIV. This horrific story led Torgovnik to embark on a photography project to document and tell the stories of 40 women like Margaret. He learned an estimated 20,000 children were born from rape during the genocide and repeatedly heard that their mothers are unable to afford the secondary school fees to keep their children in school. Deeply affected by the ongoing consequences of the genocide and the challenges these women and children face daily, Torgovnik joined with Jules Shell to create Foundation Rwanda.

When our friends, Chef Gabe Thompson and Pastry Chef Katherine Thompson, (dell’anima and L’Artusi) heard about Foundation Rwanda’s efforts to support the education of children affected by the genocide and help empower their mothers, they rolled up their sleeves and offered to help the best way they knew how– by cooking for a good cause! Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos is their idea and is made possible by the goodwill and generosity of over 30 acclaimed NYC restaurants and specialty shops, a wide array of talented photographers, and a small army of amazing volunteers.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

VIP Hour 5:30- 7:00 pm
Includes vip access to cuisine, silent auction, champagne and exclusive gift bag
VIP Ticket: $350
*Sponsors 1 child for 1 year of school

General Admission 7:00- 9:00 pm
General Ticket: $125.00 in advance
*$150.00 when purchased at the door

Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

Please join Foundation Rwanda for a special evening of food & fotos featuring tasting tables and signature dishes from 30 of New York City’s top restaurants including dell’anima, L’Artusi, Market Table, Perry Street, Casa Lever & more.

The evening will also feature an exhibition of portraits from Rwanda by photographer Jonathan Torgovnik and a silent auction of culinary items and contemporary photographs by Platon, Eugene Richards, Steve Pyke, Nigel Parry, Gillian Laub, Elinor Carucci, Jonathan Torgovnik, Pieter Hugo, Martin Schoeller, Ruven Afanador, Brent Stirton, Slim Aarons & many more.

To purchase tickets for this event, click here.”

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