Archive for May, 2010

Deadline June 1st: Magenta Foundation’s Call for a Canadian Emerging Curator

From the Magenta Foundation e-blast:

Magenta Foundation
Call for a Canadian Emerging Curator

For its inaugural presentation, and in the spirit of championing emerging talent, the Flash Forward Festival is proud to announce this call for proposals from emerging Canadian curators to program the Outdoor Canadian Exhibition component of the festival. The chosen candidate will be awarded the privilege of mounting a group show featuring the work of emerging Canadian photographers. Full entry details are listed below.


The purpose of this call for submissions is to invite exhibition proposals from emerging curators who regard their professional practice as a creative, social, and critical undertaking as demonstrated by their philosophical approach to their discipline. Using the broad range of artistic expression presented by Flash Forward participants, this competition will provide a platform for an ambitious young curator to truly make his or her mark among international peers.


For the purposes of this application, the criteria that The Magenta Foundation will use to define a candidate as an emerging curator is as follows:
Potential candidates must be under the age of 35 and have been curating projects for no longer than five (5) years.
In that time, potential candidates must have curated at least two (2) exhibitions at public/regional or university galleries (should the candidate wish, this may include any programming commissioned as a requirement of their graduate or undergraduate studies).

For all eligible candidates please visit

The submission deadline is 12:01 a.m., June 1, 2010.


October 6-10, 201
The Flash Forward Festival is an international five-day bi-annual event launching in Toronto’s Liberty Village in October 2010. The Flash Forward Festival is an extension of The Magenta Foundation’s successful annual emerging photographers competition, Flash Forward. The competition, established as a platform to promote emerging artists from Canada, the US, and the UK, has positioned itself as the critically important vanguard for introducing international emerging talent to a global audience.

The Flash Forward competition receives highly favourable international coverage and is widely considered to be one of the most important emerging art incubators in the world.

The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Artist Program once again does what its name implies: it freezes a brief moment in time, preserving it for closer inspection and demonstrating the promise of what is to come in the international photography communit
y. (Boston Globe 2008)

Flash Forward’s mission is to showcase the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that renowned jurors have identified as having great potential. The bi-annual festival will provide an in-depth experience for emerging photographers through educational and networking opportunities including events with collectors/arts enthusiasts and industry professionals (academics, gallerists, media/art directors and photo editors). The festival will include five curated exhibitions (representing the three host countries plus one guest country invited to showcase their best emerging photographers), as well as workshops, a lecture series, nightly events, an art fair and a closing party all taking place within Toronto’s Liberty Village, the host neighbourhood of the Flash Forward Festival.”


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Reminder Deadline May 17th: Photographer’s Forum Magazine Photo Contest

From the Photographers Forum website:

“The 30th Annual Spring Contest is open to all amateur photographers, both student and non-student, in the United States, Canada and worldwide. There is no age limit. (If you make your living as a professional photographer, you may not enter.) Winning photographs will be published in the November 2010 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2010. Everyone who enters will receive 2 free issues of photographers forum magazine. There are amazing awards, for 1st place there is a $2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum plus a Sigma 24-70 lens, Second Place gets $1,000 and a Sigma 12-24 lens, Third Place gets $500, and there are five 4th place prizes of $100 that will be given. 100 Honorable Mentions will belisted in the November 2010 issue of Photographer’s Forum and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

May 17, 2010
Final entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered”

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

To view submission details, click here.

To register to enter this contest, click here.

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May 15th: Adriana Groisman gives an artist talk at the Pregones Theater in NY

Presented by Enfoco’s touring gallery program, on Saturday May 15th, Adriana Groisman will give an artist talk at 1 pm at the Pregones Theater in NY. She will talk about the project she has been working on for 15 years, taking photographs of Argentinian tango dancers titled Tango Never Before Midnight.

The artist talk is in conjunction with her current exhibition at the Pregones Theater, including 12 of her images from the Tango Never Before Midnight series. This exhibition runs from May 1-June 21st.

From the Enfoco website:

“Tango, Never Before Midnight, is a work which records the world of the milongas –traditional Argentinean tango balls– and their patrons, the milongueros. Each night at the milonga is a dramatic cycle in itself, an erotically charged arena where issues of power and gender are played out. Fleeting relationships, alliances, rivalries, jealousies and games of seduction occur, leading to the encounters on the dance floor. These negotiations are carried out through furtive glances and minute gestures, parts of a ritual that can go completely unnoticed by outsiders.

Milongueros tend to speak very little; even if they have been dancing with each other for years they never ask each other’s last names, addresses or professions. This is one of the unspoken rules of the “real” milongueros. Another implicit rule is that the invitation to dance is never verbal. Rather, this is done through a complex series of interlocking gazes and body attitudes.

At the milonga, a great social equalizer, class, age and physical appearance recede. The dancing is what counts, the body connection, the feeling for the music.”

This exhibition of En Foco’s 2009-2010 Touring Gallery program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Canson Infinity, Senator José M. Serrano/Legislative Initiative Grant, Bronx Council on the Arts, Archival Methods, Loupe Digital Studio, members and friends.

To view an interview on NBC featuring Adriana Groisman and The Executive Director of Enfoco Miriam Romez speaking about the exhibition and the artist talk, click here.

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May 15th: Panel Discussion for Wynn Bullock: A Visionary Photographer Revisited at CPA

From the Center for Photographic Art website:

“Wynn Bullock: Color Light Abstractions
National Premiere of the Traveling Exhibit

May 15 through June 26, 2010
Opening Reception: May 15, 2010 4-6 pm

Wynn Bullock
Color Light Abstraction 1071, 1960
©1960/2010 Bullock Family Photography LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Panel Discussion: Wynn Bullock: A Visionary Photographer Revisited
Saturday, May 15, 2-4 pm, Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center

Moderated by Curator Michael Spencer with A. D. Coleman, Photographic Historian, New York; Richard Gadd, Executive Director of The Weston Gallery, Carmel; Chris Johnson, Professor of Photography, California College of the Arts; Dr. Britt Salvesen, Head of Photography at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Dr. Karen Sinsheimer, Curator of Photography at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Mid-twentieth century master photographer, Wynn Bullock, is best known for his evocative black and white images. Early in the 1960’s, Bullock began creating color photographs of light. Hampered by the limitations of color printing at that time, he was unable to make stable, exhibit-quality prints of these abstract images before his death. This is the first solo exhibit of the high-quality archival prints that have been produced from Bullock’s original slides, using the superior color reproduction processes available today.

A new 96-page monograph is being released to accompany the exhibition containing full page color reproductions of the exhibit prints. Edited by Bullock’s daughter Barbara Bullock-Wilson, designed by Bert Ihlenfeld, and printed by Dual Graphics, it is the first major publication devoted to Bullock’s abstract color imagery. Barbara Bullock-Wilson will be available to inscribe the catalogue for collectors at the opening reception.”

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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 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.


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 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:


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


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.


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

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

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

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.


Entries due: May 18, 2010

Notice of acceptance: May 28, 2010

Exhibition dates: July 30 – August 21, 2010

Public / Artists’ Reception: August 6, 2010


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


Entries due: May 18, 2010

Notice of acceptance: May 28, 2010

Exhibition dates: July 30 – August 21, 2010

Public / Artists’ Reception: August 6, 2010


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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