Archive for September 2, 2010

Early Bird rate extended through tomorrow, September 3rd, for En Foco’s 9/25 portfolio review in NYC

From En Foco’s event page:

Portfolio Review Sessions – September 25, 2010
“This En Foco program offers one-on-one reviews with several arts professionals on the same day, in a supportive, nurturing and affordable environment. Reviewers can advise about opportunities and/or provide guidance on career development. This is an outstanding opportunity for ALL photographers to have their work critiqued by curators, editors, educators and other arts organizations.

Whether you’re ready for Chelsea galleries, or just looking for feedback and advice, we have reviewers to suit all needs – you just have to be serious about your craft (call if you have questions). In between sessions, you’ll be able to relax in the photographer’s creative lounge and share your work with peers.

This workshop is only available to current En Foco Members (ALL are welcome to join). Each review session lasts for 20 minutes; photographers are guaranteed a minimum of three reviews and receive a ‘gift bag.’ Upon registration, participants will receive an article written by photo marketing expert Mary Virginia Swanson, on how to best prepare themselves for the Review. Read her new blog article, Assessing the Value of Attending Portfolio Review Sessions.

Reviewer´s will be added on a daily basis. To REGISTER, click here.

Those reviewers confirmed to date (8/14/10) are:

  • Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, El Museo del Barrio
  • Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator/Consultant (pm session)
  • Florian Bachleda, Latina Magazine
  • Kalia Brooks, Independent Curator
  • Song Chong, Magnum Photos
  • Mary Ann Fahey, Umbrella Arts
  • Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Visual Arts, BRIC / Rotunda Gallery
  • Hannah Frieser, Light Work
  • Rosie Gordon-Wallace, Diaspora Vibe Gallery
  • Lisa Henry, Independent Curator, CA
  • Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine
  • Danielle Jackson, Magnum Photos
  • Stella Kramer, Photography Consultant
  • Lesley Martin, Aperture
  • Ruben Natal San-Miguel, ARTmostfierce Editor & Independent Curator
  • Saul Robbins, Photographer, Consultant & former board of CCNY
  • Ariel Shanberg, Center for Photography at Woodstock
  • Yukiko Yamagata, Open Society Institute’s Documentary Photography Project”
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    September 9th, Cambridge: “Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines” Exhibition opening, and lecture by Ron Haviv

    From the Harvard Humanitarian Initiatives’ website:


    September 9th, 2010
    4:00pm – 6:00pm
    CGIS South
    1730 Cambridge St.
    Open to the public

    Join us for the opening celebration of the  “Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines” photography exhibit.

    Welcoming remarks:

    • Dr. Michael VanRooyen, Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
    • Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Director, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
    • Dr. Steven Bloomfield, Executive Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
    • Deborah Jackson, CEO, Amercian Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay
    • Mary Werntz, ICRC Head of Delegation for US & Canada

    Keynote speaker:  RON HAVIV (Featured Artist) Photographer, VII Photo Agency

    Refreshments will be served.

    Please RSVP to Margeaux Fischer at



    September 9th – October 14th, 2010
    CGIS South
    1730 Cambridge St.
    Open to the public

    HHI will host the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) “Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines” photography exhibit from September 9th through October 14th, 2010.

    This traveling exhibit, created in partnership with the Newseum in Washington, DC, features the work of five award-winning photojournalists from the VII Photo Agency.  “Our World at War” offers powerful depictions of the impact of conflict on civilians in Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, and the Philippines.

    HHI will host two separate events to showcase this exhibit. Stay tuned for details!


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    Tucson, September 10th: Curator Lyle Rexer speaks at opening reception for “The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography” at the Center for Creative Photography

    from an e-blast from the Center for Creative Photography:

    In conjunction with CCP’s current exhibition: The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography

    Reception at 5 p.m., Lecture at 6 p.m.

    Image by Bill Armstrong: Mandala #450, 2003. Courtesy Clamp Art, New York

    Reception and Curator’s Lecture: Friday, September 10

    Lyle Rexer, an independent scholar, curator and educator, writes for many publications, including Parkett, Tate, etc., and is the author of The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography.  He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
    To view the outstanding website that Aperture produced for this exhibition/publication, visit:
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    In conjunction with the presentation of this exhibition, the following public lectures have been planned:
    THURSDAY, October 14th, 5:30 p.m.
    Chris McGaw
    Exhibiting artist Chris McCaw will discuss his work, including his project Sunburned, which deliberately exposes photographic paper to light over long periods to encourage burning. McCaw lives and works in San Francisco, exhibits widely, and is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    THURSDAY, November 4th, 5:30 p.m.

    Barbara Kasten
    Exhibiting artist Barbara Kasten will discuss her work, which explores the interplay between light and form. Kasten teaches photography at Columbia College, Chicago, exhibits internationally, and is represented in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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