Archive for June, 2010

Deadline August 9th: Tubac Center of the Arts “Beyond the Lens” Call for Entries

From the Tubac Center of the Arts website:

Beyond the Lens a National Juried Exhibition open to photographic media only. Seeking both innovative and traditional photography.

Juror: Ken Rosenthal


Best of Show- $250

Award of Excellence-$150

Award of Merit-$50

Non-refundable fee

-$35 for 1-2 entries ($25 TCA Members)

-$45 for 3-4 entries ($35 TCA Members)

PRESENTATION:  All artwork must arrive ready to hang. If framed, work must be suitably matted (white or light neutrals only), simply framed (black frames preferred) and firmly wired.  TCA reserves the right to disqualify any selected entry upon arrival that does not meet the above requirements or is  deemed unsuitable for display.

The exhibition will be on view from October 15 – November 14th.

Click here to download the prospectus: Beyond the Lens Prospectus

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June 30th, July 6th: Reception and Artist Talk for En Foco’s New Works #13 Series

From the En Foco website:

Photo: © Rebecca Martinez, No Diving, PreTenders series.

“En Foco is very pleased to announce…
New Works #13
Featuring the New Works Photography Fellowship awardees of 2009-2010:

Karen Miranda RivadeneiraWendel A. White
Rebecca MartinezDean DempseySamantha Box

Juror: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Museum of Fine Arts/Houston

June 28 – July 22, 2010
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, June 30, from 6:00-8:00pm

Artist Talk:
Tuesday, July 6 from 6-7:30pm
with Wendel A. White, Dean Dempsey, and Rebecca Martinez

Calumet Photographic
HP Gallery, 2nd Floor
22 West 22nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10010″

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SeeSaw Magzine available to view online!

From a SeeSaw Magazine e-blast:
“The new issue of SeeSaw is now online – featuring international photo-portfolios, found photography, photo-related essays, articles, interviews, and much more!  Please have a look:
SeeSaw : ISSUE #13 – Summer 2010
click here to see the Summer issue of SeeSaw!
JULIE COCKBURNFilling the Cracks with Ceiling Wax
FOUND: Double, by Aaron Schuman
INTERVIEW: ‘The Knight’s Move’ – In Conversation with PAUL GRAHAM, by Aaron Schuman

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Deadline July 17th: Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer

The Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer

From the e-announcement:

“Known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s, Berenice Abbott was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, no matter what the subject matter.

The Berenice Abbott Prize

Photo by 2009 © Winner Sarah Girner

Entry Deadline: July 17, 2010

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is pleased to announce The 2010 Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer, an international competition.  One person is selected for this prize and is given a one-person, all expenses paid, exhibition at an LA gallery (location and date TBA), an exhibition book, a Canon EOS 50D/ EF 28-135 Kit, plus a spread of the winning work in Rangefinder magazine. The winner will also receive a photograph of Berenice Abbott taken by Hank O’Neal.

Juried by David Fahey of Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.

Berenice Abbott was a photographer of great accomplishment. She began her career as an assistant to Man Ray and became known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s. Berenice was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, no matter what the subject matter. This award was created by Julia Dean to honor her teacher and friend.

What constitutes an Emerging Photographer? An emerging photographer does not mean a young photographer, though a young photographer can certainly enter. Rather, it means that you have an accomplished body of work that has not yet been exhibited or published widely.

Criteria & Scope: Whether a fine art photographer or documentary photographer, the work submitted for this contest should reflect a cohesive body of work.

Sponsored by: A&I Photographic and Digital Services; Canon USA; Universal Art Gallery; The Julia Dean Photo Workshops

Entry fee (for up to 25 images): $75

For Guidelines and Application click here.

To enter this contest using our Online Submission Form click here.

For Questions Contact:

Pilar Law:

Deadline for entry: July 17, 2010. Click Here to Download Contest Details and Entry Form. Past Winners: 2009 2008 2006, 2005

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July 8th and 15th: Virginia Heckert Curator’s talks at The Getty, LA

Curator’s Gallery Talks
Virginia Heckert, associate curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads gallery talks on the exhibition. Free; no reservations required. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687

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Deadline July 15th: Call for Entries to SPE SW 2010 Juried Members Show at Yavapai College

From the Society for Photographic Education Southwest website:

SPE Southwest 2010 Juried Members Show at Yavapai College Art Gallery:

Call for Entries:
Each member may submit up to 5 (UPDATED!) pieces for adjudication and must be a current member on the deadline date of July 15, 2010. All accepted pieces must be framed and shipped to and from the gallery at the artist’s expense. All accepted artists will be contacted via e-mail on August 20, 2010. The show will run throughout the conference. The theme for the show is open to whatever vein of work you wish to submit. Please follow the submission guidelines and format carefully.

About the Juror:
Carol McCusker (see the image above) is an independent curator, writer and educator. For eight years, she was the Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego. She received her B.F.A. in studio art and art history at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, graduating with distinction. She then received her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history with an emphasis on the history of photography and film at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque. While there, McCusker received the Beaumont Newhall Award, the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship Award, the Friends of Photography Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Internship Award.

McCusker is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee for UCSD’s Arts, Humanities & Languages Extension; and is working on two publications, Shooting Stars: War Photographers in Hollywood, that examines the aesthetic and socio-political relationship between 1940s photojournalism and Realist/Neorealist cinema. And Boom! 1963-1983: Two Decades of Change in American Photography. At MoPA, McCusker has curated more than thirty-five exhibitions.

About The Gallery:
Yavapai College exhibits artwork by students, faculty members, and visiting artists on both the Prescott campus and the Verde Valley campus. Visit their website at:

Visit the SPE Southwest website for more information!

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July 9th: Paula McCartney Lecture and Book Signing at PCNW in Seattle

From a Photographic Center North West (PCNW) e-blast:
Lecture & Book Signing Event with
Paula McCartney

Bird Watching

Friday, July 9, 7 PM
Photographic Center North West
900 12th Avenue Seattle WA 98122

Paula McCartney’s Bird Watching seems to be a most exemplary specimen of a bird-watching journal. However, a closer look reveals that she has activated her landscapes with decorative craft store birds. Her book, Bird Watching, was recently published by Princeton Architectural Press. McCartney has her MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited at Klompching Gallery & Humble Arts Foundation in NY, PCNW & Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

We will also have exhibition prints available — build to your collection!


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Deadline July 12: Registration for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Portfolio Reviews

From the ACP e-news e-blast:

“Announcing the ACP 12 Portfolio Review in Atlanta, Georgia.

We’re happy to announce that the ACP 12 Portfolio Review will be on Saturday, October 16th. Sponsored in part by Turner Broadcasting and their “Turner Voices” initiative, the ACP Portfolio Review brings together curators, gallerists, editors, photographers and artists for a full day of extremely productive engagement and networking.

Registrations for the Portfolio Review are juried, and applicants will need to submit 3-5 jpgs with a brief artist’s statement for consideration. Registration will remain open until 11:59PM EST on July 12th, and successful registrants will be notified the week of July 19th. Once accepted, the registration fee is $250.

Here is a partial list of reviewers. A full list will be available as soon as all have confirmed participation:

Julian Cox – Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Georgia
Sylvie Fortin – Editor, Art Papers Magazine, Georgia
Stuart Horodner – Artistic Director, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia
Stella Kramer – Independent Photo Editor, Consultant, New York
Yan Li and Li Shufeng – Curators, Beijing, China
Laura Moya – Director, Photolucida, Oregon
Christopher Rauschenberg – President and Founding Member, Blue Sky Gallery, Oregon
Anna Walker Skillman – Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Georgia
Susan Todd-Raque – Private dealer, independent curator, Georgia
Paula Tongarelli – Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts

We will be accepting 52 artists for the ACP 12 Portfolio Review, and each artist will receive four 20 minute, face to face reviews. Review participants may select their choice of reviewers, and ACP will make every effort to meet requests through a computerized matching system.

We’re looking forward to hosting our panel of reviewers and artists from across the country once again at the Grady High School campus. The ACP 12 Portfolio Review is a great way to connect and make contacts with reviewers and fellow artists alike. We hope to see you in October!”

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July 15: David Taylor and Friends free Book Signing and Panel Discussion

From a New Mexico History Museum e-blast:

“Working the Line: David Taylor and Friends

on Life and Photography On the Border

A book signing and panel discussion

Santa Fe – Join photographer and 2008 Guggenheim Fellow David Taylor and a panel of publishers, curators, and border experts for a discussion of current issues along the U.S.-Mexico border as reflected in Taylor’s new book, Working the Line (Radius Books, Spring 2010). The free event is from 5:30-7:30 pm, July 15, 2010, in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. A small selection of Taylor’s border images will be on view in the Triangle Gallery next to the auditorium.

In 2008, Taylor received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his ongoing examination of the U.S.–Mexico border. His investigation is organized around the documentation of approximately 260 obelisks that mark the international boundary as it extends from El Paso/Juarez to San Diego/ Tijuana. These monuments – striking objects situated in impossibly gorgeous and difficult terrain – were installed between the 1892 and 1895.

Through his work, Taylor has earned remarkable access to U.S. Border Patrol facilities, agents and routine operations. Patrol agents often refer to their job in the field as “line work” which is an apt description of Taylor’s own time as he documented the obelisks.

Being on the line has given Taylor a unique view into overlapping issues of border security, human and drug smuggling, the continuing construction of the border fence and its impact on the land. This book captures the complexity of the terrain, the politics, and the human dynamics involved. His images are documentary in nature, but also formally and visually compelling.

Taylor will sign copies of the book and participate in a discussion with these panelists:

Paul F. Wells, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol

David J. Garcia, a member of the Tohono O’Odham Nation (whose ancestral lands span the U.S./Mexico Border) and the Chukut Kuk District, which fronts the international boundary

Hannah Frieser, a photographer, book artist, and curator whose essay is included in Working the Line

Darius Himes, acquiring editor at Radius Books, a nonprofit publisher of books on photography and the visual arts he founded with three colleagues in 2007

David Chickey, founding member of Radius Books, a nonprofit publisher of books on photography and the visual arts he founded with three colleagues in 2007

Mary Anne Redding, curator of photography at the New Mexico History Museum

Taylor is an associate professor at New Mexico State University, where he teaches photography. His photographs, installations and artist’s books have been exhibited nationally. Taylor’s work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Washington State Arts Commission, El Paso Museum of Art and Fidelity Investments. For more on Taylor and his work, go to

Radius Books will sell copies of Working the Line at the event for $50. A signed, limited-edition copy with a signed print in a folio will also be available for $800.”

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Early Registrant Deadline: July 22nd Santa Fe Workshop Photography Contest

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops offers 150 programs a year for photographers from enthusiast to professional

From the Santa Fe Workshops website:


For many of us our families are a great source of photographic inspiration. In delight, and in heartache, they are our muse. We’re looking for images that speak of FAMILY—in all its glory, from its humor to its quiet moments of grace.

Join our international community of photographers and share your photographs with our distinguished panel of judges. The experience will be rewarding. And the prizes are great!

enter the photo contest

We are privileged to have such an esteemed panel of jurors to view the entries and select the contest winners.
View complete details.

Brenna Britton, Deputy Photo Editor
People Magazine
Julie Blackmon, Photographer
Anthony Bannon, Director
George Eastman House
Reid Callanan, Director
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

$30 for three images submitted by July 22, 2010

$40 for three images submitted July 23, 2010 through September 15, 2010

$10 for each additional image over three.”

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