Archive for June 1, 2010

June 4th in Chicago: Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani CHROMOTHERAPY exhibition opens

The exhibition of works by Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani from his body of work entitled “CHROMOTHERAPY” opens this Friday evening at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago.  The reception will be held from 5-8 pm and is open to the public.

This exhibition will continue through August 20th.

To read about his upcoming exhibition at the UNM Art Museum (September 10 – December 19, 2010) click here.

From the museum’s website:

“The University of New Mexico Art Museum is honored to present the retrospective Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008. This project is the first comprehensive analysis of the many and varied projects of New Mexico-based photographer Patrick Nagatani who has worked as a photographer and artist since the 1970s. It will include examples from his Nagatani/Tracey Polaroid Collaborations, the Japanese American Concentration Camp portfolio, Nuclear Enchantment, Novellas, Nagatani/Ryoichi Excavations, Chromatherapy series; and, the large-scale masking tape works, Tape-estries. This exhibition is the first to bring together these tour-de-force and seminal projects thus providing a unique opportunity to see the range of Nagatani’s directorial approach and the breadth of his contributions to color photography.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 260 page full-color publication, edited by curator Michele M. Penhall with essays by leading authorities in the field.”  (UNMN Press, anticipated June 2010)

To read about earlier works, click here (Center for Creative Photography) and here (Museum of Contemporary Photography).

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Deadline June 12th: Photo Center NW Competition and Exhibition

From the Photo Center NW website:



Present Tense: 15th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition

The Photo Center is pleased to announce our 15th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition, Present Tense and our esteemed juror, Denise Wolff, of Aperture. Selected entries will be exhibited in Seattle, WA at the Photo Center during the months of August and September 2010. The exhibition title, Present Tense, refers to state of the medium today. In recent times, we have heard intense debate about the direction of photography: questions about the future of the medium, fears surrounding the decrease in magazine production and funding for content, the threat of potential extinction of the physical book, cynical commentaries that originality is a thing of the past…now is the time for photographers to take stock of their work and their vision, to take risks, rather than play it safe. We are calling out to you to inspire the medium! Show us your perspective and vision of these changing times. Ms. Wolff will select projects in an effort to curate an exhibition that makes a statement about contemporary photography. We invite you to be a part of this statement. The theme is open. The juror is looking for work that represents a larger, cohesive body of work and will be selecting a series from each photographer chosen. All photo processes welcome. Artists will be responsible for shipping their framed work.

DENISE WOLFF is a photo book editor, known for her work with both contemporary and historic photography. Prior to joining Aperture last year, she worked at Phaidon Press. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to work on many beautiful books with some of the world’s top photographers, including Mary Ellen Mark, Martin Parr, Eugene Richards, and Stephen Shore to name a few. See to learn more about Aperture books & programs.

AWARDS: First, second, and third prize winners will take home $1000, $500, and $250 respectively as well as a $75 Blurb Inc. Scrip Certificate for each winner. PCNW gratefully acknowledges Blurb Inc., Glazer’s Camera & Panda Lab for their award sponsorships.

ENTRY FEE: There is a flat entry fee of $75 for a series of 10-12 jpgs. You must submit a minimum of 10 images to be reviewed from a cohesive body of work. The juror will select a series from each photographer chosen. Payment must be in U.S. Dollars. Entry fees are non-refundable. This juried show is our gallery program’s annual fundraiser and the entry fees help to support our gallery program offerings throughout the year.”

For more information, click here.

To enter the contest, click here.

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Extended Deadline June 7th: Art of Photography Show

From the Art of Photography Show website:


Deadline June 7, 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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