Archive for October, 2010

November 2nd in NYC: David Taylor speaks on “Working The Line”

From an e-update from Radius Books:

UPCOMING EVENTS with David Taylor
In Conjunction with Anna Deavere Smith Works, Inc. at New York University and the “Bodies on the Line“* Symposium:
Presentation and Discussion with David Taylor on his project “WORKING THE LINE

Hosted by Radius Books
Tuesday, November 2nd, 6-8 pm
NYU, 20 Cooper Square (5th and Bowery, 5th Floor)

FREE and open to all who RSVP (until capacity):

Visit the website to learn of other Symposium events this coming week that are open to the public.
*The “Bodies on the Line” Symposium is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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MVS and Darius Himes present at PhotoPlus Expo tomorrow, 1:15-3:15

PUBLISH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK”  Lecture at PhotoPlus Expo, Thursday October 28th from 1:15 – 3:15

“In this informative presentation, industry insiders Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson survey the current landscape of photography book publishing today and point out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. Together, they will demystify the process of making a photobook from the perspectives of both traditional trade publishing and self-publishing. Lastly, they will lend essential advice about the marketing of your book at its launch and beyond. Whether your body of work is completed and ready for publication or you dream of one day having a book of your photographs, this seminar will be of value. Himes and Swanson are co-authors of Publish Your Photography Book to be released in Winter 2011 by Princeton Architectural Press. Handouts will be provided.”

photo © Jamey Stillings

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October 28th in San Diego: An evening with Miss Aniela, UK photographer

A Presentation about the surreal self-portraits of Natalie Dybisz’s alter ego MISS ANIELA

When: Thursday, October 28th at 6:00 pm

Where: Lyceum Theatre Gallery, in Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego

Cost: Free

Natalie Dybisz is a fine-art photographer based in London, UK. Self-taught in photography, her passion began with creating high-impact, often surreal self-portraits as ‘Miss Aniela’, Natalie’s alter ego and the subject of her self-portraiture. First noticed through the internet (Miss Aniela currently has five and a half million views on Flickr), her work now sells as limited-edition fine art and is exhibited worldwide.

In her talk, Miss Aniela will be speaking about the various factors that intersect through the modern circumstances in which her work exists: the role that the internet, the digital age, her gender, and her repeated use of self-portraiture have played in the popularity of her images. Miss Aniela also discusses the place of ‘meaning’ and criticism in art, how the internet and the digital age have reshaped the roles of artist and gallery, and shifted notions of ‘fine art’ and ‘commercial’ in the contemporary photography scene as we know it.

Miss Aniela’s self-portraiture began with spontaneous impulses to shoot portraits ‘starring’ herself with improvised lighting and simple set-ups. Her work has been compared to the work of Francesca Woodman and Sam Taylor-Wood, and the comparisons to Cindy Sherman are also obvious. However, Miss Aniela constantly seeks to explore and remix her multifarious inspirations to contextualise herself into different imagined narratives, intended as both personal and universal. She takes her inspiration from a variety of sources: from dreams and childhood, to literature and Dutch paintings.

The work she will be presenting: Her ‘Self-Gazing’ series uniquely brings together self-portraits from various series of the artist’s five years of work. A number of the images are related to Miss Aniela’s ‘Tricks’ series (The Smothering, Sprung, The Adrenalin), looking at the neurotic behaviour and symptoms of instability concerned with the anxiety syndrome. The series ‘Multiplicity’ (Their Evening Banter, They Gathered to See) are composited ‘group shots’ made up purely of the photographer herself – challenging the conventional relationship between ‘looker’ and ‘looked-at’.

‘The Smothering’ is currently exhibited in the Art of Photography Show, chosen from nearly 14,000 entries by Natasha Egan, the Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

Directions to the Lyceum Theatre Gallery:

Parking: Park at the Horton Plaza parking structure and receive a 3 hour validation.

Check out the upcoming events in our “Where Great Minds Meet” Speaker Series here.

For more information, contact the Producer: Steven Churchill
Phone: 619-825-5575

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October 28th in Las Vegas: Conversation with Jamey Stillings at Springs Preserve

Thursday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. exhibiting photographer JAMEY STILLINGS will be present to discuss his most recent body of work on the building of the the bridge at Hoover Dam, a project he began in March of 2009 (the bridge officially opened this week).

The exhibition will be on view from October 29th – January 23rd, 2011.

PATIO GALLERY at Springs Preserve

333 S. Valley View Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV  89107.

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Deadline November 7th for the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibit; Juror to be Natasha Egan of MoCP


The JEG Exhibition is 10!  And what a legacy of jurors, and exhibiting artists!
Submissions for the 10th Annual Joyce Elain Grant Photography Exhibition are now being accepted on-line at:

until November 7, 2010.

Exhibition proceeds support scholarships for future graduate students in photography at TWU.
See below for details about the exhibition.


Please direct questions concerning this year’s competition and resulting exhibition to:
Danielle Khoury, Exhibition Coordinator,


Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition:  February 14 -March 23, 2011
Texas Woman’s University Fine Arts Gallery, Denton, Texas

Juror: Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.
Entries due: November 7, 2011
About the Juror: Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Egan has organized numerous exhibitions such as Alienation and Assimilation: Contemporary Images and Installations from the Republic of Korea; Consuming Nature; Manufactured Self; Made in China; Loaded Landscapes; The Edge of Intent and co-organized Reversed Images: Representations of Shanghai and Its Contemporary Material Culture. She also teaches in the photography and humanities departments at Columbia College Chicago.

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October 26th, 7 pm in NYC: “The Original Copy: A Panel Discussion on Photography, Performance, and the “Living Scupture”

The Original Copy: A Panel Discussion on Photography, Performance, and the “Living Sculpture”

An event in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today (exhibition concludes November 1).

Moderated by MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci, with artists Eleanor Antin and Robin Rhode.

Organized by Beatrice Gross, independent curator, and MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, School of Visual Arts, New York.

This event is free and open to the public.

7 pm, SVA theater

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October 21st, 7 pm in NYC: Martine Fougeron lecture at SVA, hosted by CCNY

MARTINE FOUGERON will be speaking in NYC on the evening of October 21st

Martine Fougeron began her Tête-à-Tête project in 2005 as a student at the International Center of Photography. In this series of intimate portraits of her two adolescent sons and their friends in New York and in France, she reveals the face-to-face engagement of the mother-photographer with the private world of two brothers and their teen tribe. Curator and critic Charlotte Cotton has called the project “one of the best biographical stories that photography has crafted in the 2000s.”

A Q&A session with the artist will follow the lecture.

The Camera Club of NY (CCNY) Lecture Series is presented in conjunction with SVA’s BFA Photography Department. Admission is free for SVA students and staff and CCNY member, $3 for other students, and $5 for the general public

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