Archive for July, 2010

August 5th: Vicki Topaz Exhibition Reception and Book Signing at Alliance Francaise, San Francisco

A trade edition of San Francisco-based Vicki Topaz’s artist book “SILENT NESTS” has recently been published.

An exhibition of the images featured in “Silent Nests: Photographs by Vicki Topaz” is on view in San Francisco from August 2-31, 2010

There will be a Reception and Book Signing for Ms. Topaz at the Gallery on Thursday, August 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

From the press release:
“The gallery at Alliance Francaise is pleased to present Silent Nests, a solo exhibition of black and white photographs by Vicki Topaz.

Silent Nests – a photographic journey into France’s rich cultural past – unveils the majestic and once prestigious medieval colombiers (dovecotes or pigeon houses) of Normandy and Brittany.
A handsome monograph published by Kehrer Verlag accompanies the exhibition and is available for purchase for $40.
Alliance Française  is located at 1345 Bush Street in San Francisco.

Click here for more information.”

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Deadline September 1st: Tracey Baran Award given to an emerging female US citizen

The Tracey Baran Award

Oasis, © Tracey Baran, 2004
Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks+Projects

Oasis

The Tracey Baran Award was established to honor the memory and achievement of Tracey Baran, a young photographer who died after a short illness in 2008. This annual award, with a fellowship grant of $5000, will be given to one emerging female photographer who is a citizen of the United States.

The grant recipient will be determined by a review panel based on artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium.

The jury panel for 2010 will consist of Jen Davis, photographer; Christine Osinski, photographer; and Leslie Tonkonow, Director, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks+Projects.

This award was created by the School of Visual Arts BFA Photography Department and the Estate of Tracey Baran. It was funded by the generous artists who donated to the Tracey Baran Memorial Auction.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Application Deadline:
September 1st, 2010

Entry Fee: None

Eligibility: The contest is open to all emerging female photographers who are citizens of the United States. Emerging is defined as not having had a major solo show in a commercial gallery or museum, gallery representation or an advertising campaign.

Contact: info@traceybaranaward.org

APPLICATION

How To Apply: Go to http://www.callforentry.org, where, you will find a link to the School of Visual Arts-Tracey Baran Award application, along with step-by-step instructions on how to register, which is free and user-friendly. All entries must be submitted online; we will not process any applications we receive by e-mail or standard mail.

A completed application consists of the following information & files:

Portfolio: A portfolio of twenty image files showing representative, recent work, with text descriptions for each: artist’s name, title, year, medium, and dimensions. All images must be saved at 1920 x 1920 pixels and as standard JPEG’s. All images must be under 1.8MB and use RGB color space, preferably sRGB. Because all images must be saved at 1920X1920 pixels, you may use a black mask if the image does not fit to these dimensions. Please refer to https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml for further information.

Resume / CV

Artist Statement: The purpose of the statement is to give the review panel a better understanding of your work, while they are viewing it. Your statement should be clear, concise and relate to the portfolio you submit.

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August 4th in Phoenix: Lecture, “Cezanne and Modern Photography”

From the printed announcement from the Phoenix Art Museum:

“Cezanne’s influence on painting is obvious, but what about his effect on photography?  From Edward Steichen’s still lifes of fruit to Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of bathers, Norton Family Curator of Photography Rebecca Senf, Ph.D., discusses how early American photography reflects Cezanne’s infamous subject matter, composition and style.”

This lecture is in conjunction with the two current exhibitions:

Cezanne and American Modernism,” on view through September 26th.

and

Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography” on view through November 28, 2010

From the webpage for the exhibition:

The year was 1975. Gerald R. Ford was president, a little company named Microsoft was founded, A Chorus Line opened on Broadway and Jaws was making a big splash in movie theaters. And in Tucson, a lifelong dream was realized.

Founded by legendary photographer Ansel Adams and then University of Arizona President John P. Schaefer, The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona was the vision of two men who wanted to create an institution dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and managing all materials that are essential to understanding photography and its history. Today, 35 years later, the Center has acquired more archives and individual works by 20th century North American photographers than any other museum in the nation.

Creative Continuum charts the Center’s dynamic evolution, beginning with the inaugural exhibition of works by Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer through today’s contemporary artists that are reinventing the medium. This special look at the Center’s history is an exciting and engaging “who’s who” of American photography and features works by Richard Avedon, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Louis Carlos Bernal, Tseng Kwong Chi, Imogen Cunningham, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Roy DeCarava, Andy Warhol and Edward Weston.

In addition to nearly ninety photographs, Creative Continuum also includes a sampling from the Center’s Voices of Photography video oral history project, rare archival objects from the vault and examples of past exhibition catalogues.”

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Deadline August 5th: 4th Annual Historical and Alternative Process Show at Tilt Gallery in Phoenix

From the Tilt Gallery website:

“Photography Re-Imagined

4nd Annual Juried Alternative & Historical Process Show

Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ Juror: Anna Strickland

October 1st – October 29th, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, October 1st, 6-9 pm,

Juror Anna Strickland will be joining us for the opening reception.

3rd Friday Art Walk Reception: Friday, October 16th, 6-9 pm

About the Juror: Anna Strickland is a Senior Critic in the Photography Dept. at Rhode Island School of Design where she has taught the Antique and Alternative Processes Class for over two decades. She has also taught the contemporary application of historical processes at a number of other colleges, universities and workshops throughout the US and Europe. Originally trained in antique processes at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY in the 70’s, she has continuously employed these alternative methods in her installations and other professional productions. She holds a graduate degree from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she did original research in historical processes as part of her thesis. Her work is found in both private and public collections throughout the US and Europe. One of the courses she teaches every year involves bringing RISD students to Paris to work at Spéos: Paris Photographic Institute. This year she exhibited work from her seminal “Ladder Series” at the Galerie Spéos, which included Platinum/palladium prints. She is currently working on a portfolio of platinum and gum bi-chromate prints.

Eligibility: All prints made using an alternative, historical process are eligible and the exhibition is open to all subject matter. Examples of acceptable include bromoil, albumen, collotype, kallitype, lazertran, anthotype, ziatype, carbon, argyrotype, cyanotype, daguerreotype, gum bichromate, salted paper, photogravure, solarplate, tintype, platinum and palladium, van dyke, hand applied emulsions, wet-plate collodion, and combinations of all of the above. No digital, c-prints, Polaroid or solvent transfers, or gelatin silver prints will be accepted unless combined with an alternative process. For further questions regarding eligible processes e-mail info@tiltgallery.com. Work should have been completed in the last three years.

Entry Fee: $30 for three images. Send any additional images for $5.00 per image. Check or money order accepted; make check payable to Tilt Gallery.

Deadline for Submissions: All entries must be received by Thursday, August 5th, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent on September 12th, 2010. Framed work needs to arrive at the gallery no later than September 24th, 2010.

Award: First place will receive $250 and the artist will be included in a Tilt Gallery retrospective exhibition in 2011 showcasing the past 4-year of Photography Re- Imagined first place winners. Second place will receive $150, and third place will receive $100.”

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July 22nd: Opening Reception for Bodies In Question show at Tisch School of the Arts

From an NYU e-blast:

“BODIES IN QUESTION
Curated by Fred Ritchin

2010 New York Photo Festival‘s Bodies In Question (NYPF) on view at Tisch
starting July 22nd to August 18th. Save the Date for the Opening Reception
next week: Thursday July 22 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway
Gulf +Western Gallery, and 8th Floor

Bodies in Question was curated by Fred Ritchin, Associate Chair of the
Department of Photography & Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York
University for the New York Photo Festival in Brooklyn, NY May 12-16, 2010
and originally included 14 artists. This inception of the exhibition on view
at the Tisch School of the features works by 12 photographers: Benjamin
Busch, Raphaël Dallaporta, Tina Enghoff, Marc Garanger, Jessica Ingram,
Alexandre Maubert, James Pomerantz, Joseph Rodriguez, Linn Underhill, Deborah
Willis
, Michael Wolf, Lim Young Kim.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the
building. For further information, call 212.998.1930 or visit
www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.”

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Deadline July 23rd: Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair Call for Entries

From The Camera Club of NY website:

Conversations

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Zine and Self–Published Photo Book Fair

Within the past decade, zines and self-published books have established a significant presence in the contemporary art world, with many artists and independent publishers primarily focused on this medium.

The Camera Club of New York‘s Conversations Series will present a Zine and Self–Published Photo Book Fair on Saturday, July 31st from 1–6pm in its gallery space at 336 West 37th Street, Suite 206, (between 8th and 9th Aves) in New York City.

Artists are invited to submit up to 4 different books and zines (limited to 3 copies of each). The public will be invited to come, browse, purchase, and meet the burgeoning zine and self-published world. Submit your book or zine and be a part of the conversation.

To submit your zine or self–published book please mail or drop off your book during our gallery hours Monday–Saturday, 12-6pm
The Camera Club of New York
The Arts Building
Attn: Zine Fair
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206
New York, NY 10018–4212

    Make sure to include:

  • Your Name
  • Title of your book/zine
  • Edition (if any)
  • Price of book (if selling)
  • A Self–Addressed and Stamped envelope

–If you do not include a self–addressed and stamped envelope for the return of your materials, your zine or books and any money received for any or all sales will be donated to The Camera Club of New York.

The postmarked deadline for submission is July 23rd, 2010.

If you have any questions please contact curator Lindsey Castillo at lindseycastillo@gmail.com

The Camera Club of New York is a not–for–profit arts organization with a commitment to the field of photography since 1884. In addition to classes, darkroom and studio facilities, CCNY is a sharing community of passionate, aspiring, professional, and fine art photographers.

For images or additional information contact John Stanley, CCNY Director, at 212–260–9927 or john@cameraclubny.org

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Image, Tuomas Korpijaakko


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Image, Victor Sira

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July 22nd and August 3rd in SF: Curator’s Talks at SFMOMA on Frank Gohlke’s Landscapes and New Topographics Revisited

From the SFMoMA Events webpage:

“Erin O’Toole, assistant curator of photography, SFMOMA will give a talk two upcoming talks as follows:

Frank Gohlke’s Landscape, Albuquerque, New Mexico”

Thursday evening, July 22nd

Meet in the Haas Atrium at 6:30 p.m. before moving into the galleries.

and

from the SFMOMA events webpage: “Revisiting New Topographics”

“Widely considered a seminal event in the history of photography, the 1975 exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape featured the work of 10 photographers with a new approach to an old genre. On the occasion of the exhibition’s restaging at SFMOMA, O’Toole reflects on the significance of the original exhibition and discusses its impact on contemporary photography.”

Tuesday August 3rd at 12 noon in the Phyllis Wattis Theater.

These free talks are held in conjunction with the exhibition “NEW TOPOGRAPHICS, Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape” on view at SFMOMA from July 17 – October 3rd.

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July 22nd: FotoWeek DC 2010 Summer Kick-off Party

©Val Prudkii
Obama and McCain photo by Val Prudkii
FotoWeek DC Summer Kick-Off Party FotoWeek DC and the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design invite you to celebrate a partnership made in photo heaven!JULY 22, 2010, 7PM-10PM
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NWDriving Directions

line Join us for a summer kick-off party to toast the two forces as we present FotoWeek DC 2010 from November 6-13.

Enjoy cocktails, small bites, music by Matthew Hemerlein +
DJ Chris Nitti, photo projections, and learn about all that is to come for FWDC 2010.

line Party-goers will enjoy

  • A sneak peek and free subscription to FotoPage, our new online photographer portfolio portal-a $49 value!
  • Complimentary admission to the Corcoran’s newest exhibition, Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.
  • Interactive photo booth sessions with live projections
    of your images during the party and complimentary prints to take home.

line Ticket Cost
$20 to benefit FotoWeek DC, a 501(c)(3) non profit.
Space is Limited, Register Now!

lineRegister Now!

line FotoWeek DC is supported in part by the DC Commission
on the Arts and Humanities.

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July 15, 16 in NYC: Zwelethu Mthethwa Exhibition opening events

From the Aperture e-release:

EXHIBITION + EVENTS

Zwelethu Mthethwa

Zwelethu MthethwaInner Views the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in New York will be on view at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to hear Mthethwa, a key figure in the South African post-apartheid photography movement in multiple events surrounding the opening.

Zwelethu Mthethwa, the exhibition and the Aperture book, present Mthethwa’s powerful series of portraits portraying black South Africans as relentlessly dignified and defiant, even under the duress of social and economic hardship.

Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views
Exhibition on view:
Thursday, July 15–Sunday, October 24, 2010


The Artist’s Voice
Zwelethu Mthethwa and Naomi Beckwith in Conversation

Thursday, July 15,
7:00 pm

The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York
(212) 864-4500


Zwelethu Mthethwa:
Artist’s Talk, Book Signing and Reception
Friday, July 16, 6:30 pm

Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, New York
(718) 230-0492


View event details

View related book

Visit the Aperture website

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July 15th: David Taylor, “Working The Line” Panel Discussion and Booksigning

From a Radius Books E-blast:


RADIUS BOOKS & THE NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM
invite you to a panel discussion and booksigning for the release of

DAVID TAYLOR, “WORKING THE LINE”
Thursday, July 15, 5:30–7:30 pm

Join photographer and Guggenheim Fellow David Taylor along with a panel that includes curator Mary Anne Redding, Border Patrol agent Paul Wells, Tohono O’odham Nation member David J. Garcia, essayist Hannah Frieser, and publishers David Chickey and Darius Himes 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). This free event will be held in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium at 113 Lincoln Avenue in downtown Santa Fe. A selection of Taylor’s border images will be on view in the Triangle Gallery next to the auditorium.

WORKING THE LINE
Essays by Hannah Frieser and Luis Alberto Urrea.
In 2008, David Taylor received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his ongoing examination of the U.S.–Mexico border. His investigation is organized around the documentation of a series 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 years 1892 and 1895. In the process of his work, Taylor 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.

Come and celebrate the release of this highly anticipated book!

Buy NOW! $50.00
Buy the Limited Edition NOW! $800.00 (Print choices below)

RADIUS BOOKS is a non-profit entity devoted to the visual arts. Click on image for information about our membership program. Your support is vital.”

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