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April 21st in NYC: ASMP Symposium “Copyright and the New Economy: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists”

Space is still available in this important copyright seminar offered free of charge on April 21st in NYC.  Pre-register to ensure your seat in the morning, afternoon or both sessions.

From the ASMP Website:

Copyright and the New Economy

TimesCenter, 242 West 41st St
New York, NY 10018

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Morning session is 9:30 AM to noon; doors open at 9:00 AM.
Afternoon session is 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Schedule of Events:

Morning Session
9:00 am Doors open
9:30 am Welcome — Eugene Mopsik, ASMP Executive Director
9:45 am
– 10:30 am
Overview of Copyright Law — Victor Perlman, ASMP General Counsel
10:45 am
– 11:30 am
Storytelling in the Digital Age — Brian Storm, President of Media Storm
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
1:00 pm Introductory Remarks — Richard Kelly, ASMP President
1:15 pm
– 4:00 pm
Panel on Issues & Trends — Jay Kinghorn, photographer & Moderator; with Panelists Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School Professor & Founder, Creative Commons; Jeff Sedlik, Founder & CEO of the PLUS Coalition; Chase Jarvis, photographer; David Carson, U.S. Copyright Office General Counsel; Liz Ordoñez, photographer; and Darrell Perry, former Director of Photography, Wall Street Journal.

Not to be missed!

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September 18- Santa Fe: Lecture by Kate Ware, in the “Through The Lens” series

Friday, September 18, 2009

Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts will present a lecture at the New Mexico History Museum, 6 PM

Ware will discuss how images in the exhibition at the Palace of the Governors as well as the book,Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2009), challenge mainstream culture and some of the generally accepted myths about the City Different.

Previously Ware was the Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Alfred Stieglitz Center for Photography in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Prior to that Ware served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. She earned a B.A. in English and American Literature from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, where she graduated with honors, and an M.A. in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley.

6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, in the auditorium of the New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave

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March 24: Barbara Kasten in conversation with Charlotte Cotton at LACMA

Conversations with Artists-Barbara Kasten
Tuesday, March 24 | 7:00 pm

Photographer Barbara Kasten joins Charlotte Cotton, curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA, to discuss her work and the renewed interest in photographic abstraction within contemporary art.
Brown Auditorium | Free; tickets required-available one hour before the program
This program is supported in part by the Ralph M. Parsons Fund.

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March 5th – Jonathan Torgovnik/Aperture Exhibition Opening Reception

Aperture Presents Jonathan Torgovnik: Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape

Opening reception with the Artist: Thursday, March 5th, 6:00-8:00pm

There will also be a Panel Discussion Wednesday, April 29th, 6:30 pm

The Exhibition will be on view from February 20th-May 7th

From the website: “During the 1994 genocide, hundreds of thousands of Rwandan women were subjected to massive sexual violence by members of the infamous Hutu militia groups, known as the Interhamwe. Among the most isolated survivors are women who have borne children as a result of those rapes. Due to the stigma of rape and “having a child of the militia,” the women’s communities and few surviving relatives have largely shunned them. Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape brings together Jonathan Torgovnik’s remarkable portraits of these women and children, and their harrowing first-hand testimonies.

This project is a collaboration with the Open Society Institute, Amnesty International, Foundation Rwanda, and MediaStorm. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be contributed to Foundation Rawanda which provides funding for secondary school education for these children and links their mothers to existing psychological and medical services.

To view the MediaStorm feature click here.

Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
Between 10th and 11th Avenues
New York, New York

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February 25th: Linda Troeller speaks at UARTS in Philadelphia

I hope all of you in the Philadelphia area will turn out for this lecture by artist Linda Troeller!

The Paradigm Lecture Series Presents:

Photographer: Linda Troeller “Long-term Projects”
Date:  February  25, 2009   1:00 PM  University of the Arts,
320 South Broad Street, CBS Auditorium, Philadelphia

In conjunction with her exhibition “Chelsea Hotel-An Artists Memoir”
Sol Mednick Gallery, 211 South Broad St.
University of the Arts Feb 13 to March 6 10am to 5pm

A quote from Linda about her work:

“My images explore the fragility and elegance of sustaining atmosphere — a
concept Malcolm Gladwell predicts will have ever more importance.” He
explains in his new book, Outliers, …cultural legacies matter and they are
powerful and persuasive and can persist long afterward…”

Linda Troeller’s art projects focus on personal and social issues on
community, health and sexuality. Exhibited all over the world, she has won the Lucie, IPA Self-Portrait Award, Pictures of the Year Pictorial 1st Place,  NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and won Women of Achievement for her photography. A new film on her art career is underway from Peabody award winning filmmaker, Jeff McKay and the trailer is on her site.

To see more photos:

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March 5th: Panel Discussion in Santa Fe: Creating The Exhibition,Through The Lens: A Contemporary View of Santa Fe

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 3-5 p.m.

Creating Through the Lens: A Contemporary View of Santa Fe

Panel Discussion at Santa Fe Community College 3 – 5 PM, Art Building, Room 711

Panelists: Frances Levine Director, Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum; Krista Elrick & Mary Anne Redding, co-curators of Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe; Clark Baughan, Director, Visual Arts Gallery at Santa Fe Community College and Melanie McWhorter, Alan Pearlman, and Brian K. Edwards photographers.

About the exhibition:

Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe
On view at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe through Oct 25, 2009

“Since the 1850s many of the most recognized names in photography have focused their lenses in and on Santa Fe. Through their creative efforts they have documented a particular place and its visual history. They helped create that “place” and the mystique of Santa Fe. Photography has long been significant in the construction of notions of space and place, landscape and identity, and especially in Santa Fe, however malleable visual meaning may be, has helped define the geographical imagination.

Curated by photographer and educator Krista Elrick and Palace of the Governor Curator of Photography, Mary Anne Redding, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, examines the history of Santa Fe through the visual record created by internationally respected photographers.”

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February 20th, Santa Fe: Darius Himes leads public walk-through of “Through The Lens: Creating Santa Fe” exhibition

Friday, February 20, 2009, 6:00 p.m.:

Darius Himes, founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books (2002-2007) and founding member and editor of Radius Books, a non-profit, Santa Fe-based organization created in 2007 that publishes books on the visual arts, will do a Gallery Walk for the exhibition “Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe” in the Palace of the Governors at 6 PM.

From the exhibition website:
“Since the 1850s many of the most recognized names in photography have focused their lenses in and on Santa Fe. Through their creative efforts they have documented a particular place and its visual history. They helped create that “place” and the mystique of Santa Fe. Photography has long been significant in the construction of notions of space and place, landscape and identity, and especially in Santa Fe, however malleable visual meaning may be, has helped define the geographical imagination.

Curated by photographer and educator Krista Elrick and Palace of the Governors Curator of Photography, Mary Anne Redding, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe examines the history of Santa Fe through the visual record created by internationally respected photographers.”
This exhibition is on view until October 25th; if heading to Santa Fe for one of the Santa Fe Workshops, to participate in Review Santa Fe, to do an artist residency at Santa Fe Art Institute or to see and make art, don’t miss it. Those of you that have been to Santa Fe will those the Palace of the Governors as the perimeter of the downtown Plaza where Native Americans from the surrounding pueblos gather daily to sell their handcrafted jewelry. The Palace of the Governors is “the oldest continually occupied public building in the United States.”

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Reminder: SMOCA Gallery Talk and discussion on SOMMER on 2/19, “Portfolio Sharing” applications: postmark deadline March 2nd

As my readers will recall, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is currently showing

“AT THE CROSSROADS OF AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY: Callahan, Siskind and Sommer” through May 13th.

This week, Claire Carter, exhibition co-curator, along with Naomi Lyons and Jeremy Cox, co-trustees of the Frederick and Frances Sommer Foundation, Prescott, Arizona will discuss the importance of Frederick Sommer. The talk will be held at SMoCA at 6:30 p.m. on February 19th.

Mark your calendars as well for a gallery talk on March 11th at 12:00 noon with Phoenix Art Museum curator Rebecca Senf who will discuss the influence of Ansel Adams on Harry Callahan.

Both of these gallery talks are free and open to the public.

Towards the end of the exhibition run SMoCA will be hosting an incredible symposium on May 8 & 9th:


Friday night May 8th opens with a 7 p.m. presentation by Emmet Gowin (photographer, professor, Princeton University and student of Callahan and Sommer) will give a poetic gallery talk about Frederick Sommer, abstract photography and the influence of Sommer and Callahan on his personal work.

Saturday’s presentations run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 and include the following presenters and panelists:
Joseph Sterling (photographer and student of Callahan, Siskind and Sommer at the Institute of Design) will share his personal experiences and Callahan, Siskind and Sommer’s role in developing a photography program at the Institute of Design, Chicago.
Claire C. Carter (co-curator of the exhibition and Curatorial Coordinator at SMoCA) will investigate Siskind’s work and its relationship to the paintings of the Abstract Expressionists.
Leland Rice (photographer, curator and writer) will discuss Sommer’s Arizona landscape photographs and how the Surrealist painters Max Ernst and Yves Tanguy influenced his work.
Keith F. Davis (Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Chair, Art Selection Committee, Hallmark Cards, Inc., both in Kansas City, Missouri) will lecture on Harry Callahan’s interest in the universal.
Harold Jones, (photographer, curator and educator, director of LIGHT Gallery, New York [1973-1975] and founding Director of the Center of Creative Photography [1975-1977], University of Arizona) will discuss the inception of LIGHT Gallery and how these three artists’s archives came to reside in Arizona.

Book Signing by Keith F. Davis and Britt Salvesen, authors of the exhibition’s accompanying catalog.

Learn more about the symposium here.


In conjunction with this event, the closing session on Saturday May 8th will be a “portfolio sharing” for photographers; the applications will be pre-screened by Terry Etherton of the Etherton Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

From the event website:

In conjunction with the symposium, Exchanging Ideas: photography, abstraction and metaphor at mid-century, SMoCA would like to extend to artists the opportunity to participate in a juried portfolio share on May 9, 2009. In the spirit of Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer, educators who highly encouraged the exchange of ideas and work, selected artists will have the opportunity to share their professional portfolios with symposium participants, artists, curators and audience members.

University photographic faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and artists using photography are encouraged to apply.

– maximum ten jpg files, each at 1000 pixels wide on CD (formatted for Windows). Clearly label the CD with your name, email and phone number
– one copy of a type-written image checklist identifying images by number and listing the title, date, dimensions and media of the work.
– an artist’s statement, not to exceed one page
– a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage to return materials. Applications without SASE will not be returned and will be destroyed upon the completion of the selction process.

Mail to: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Claire C. Carter
Attn: Juried Portfolio Share
7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Deadline: application materials must be post-marked or delivered to SMoCA by March 2, 2009

Artists selected for SMoCA’s Portfolio Share will be notified by April 10, 2009.

Artists selected for the Portfolio Share are asked to attend both days of the symposium. Symposium fees are waived for students; all other participants must pay the symposium registration fee. To purchase symposium tickets call the Box Office at 480-994-ARTS [2787]. Participants in the Portfolio Share are asked to bring a selection of exhibition-quality display prints; no laptop displays will be allowed. Artists will be allotted 3 linear feet on a table for displaying prints and business cards. Artists will be required to set-up and take down their materials, as well as remain with their work for the duration of the Portfolio Share. Questions? Call 480-874-4641 or email

The At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind, Sommer catalogue is available through the SMoCA Store and Radius Books.”

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“Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans” exhibition at the National Gallery through April 26th

You must plan to see this exhibition at one of its three forthcoming venues (see traveling schedule below).

From the exhibition’s website:

“First published in France in 1958 and in the United States in 1959, Robert Frank’s The Americans is widely celebrated as the most important photography book since World War II. Including 83 photographs made largely in 1955 and 1956 while Frank (b. 1924) traveled around the United States, the book looked beneath the surface of American life to reveal a profound sense of alienation, angst, and loneliness. With these prophetic photographs, Frank redefined the icons of America, noting that cars, jukeboxes, gas stations, diners, and even the road itself were telling symbols of contemporary life. Frank’s style—seemingly loose, casual compositions, with often rough, blurred, out-of-focus foregrounds and tilted horizons—was just as controversial and influential as his subject matter. The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the book’s publication by presenting all 83 photographs from The Americans in the order established by the book, and by providing a detailed examination of the book’s roots in Frank’s earlier work, its construction, and its impact on his later art.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: Access Industries is proud to be the principal sponsor of the exhibition.

The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Trellis Fund.

Early support for research was provided by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation.

The exhibition catalogue is published with the assistance of The Getty Foundation.


–>Schedule: National Gallery of Art, January 18–April 26, 2009; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, May 16–August 23, 2009; Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 22–December 27, 2009

Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.

The exhibition is on view in the West Building, Ground Floor, Outer tier.”

Today on NPR’s Weekend Edition there was a terrific piece on Frank and “THE BOOK THAT CHANGED PHOTOGRAPHY” interviewing Frank, curator Sarah Greenough, and Joel Meyerowitz and more; listen to it here

Greenough is the author of the accompanying publication:

“Published alongside the softcover edition, Looking In: Robert Frank’s “The Americans”—Expanded Edition includes a wealth of additional materials, essential information for all interested in twentieth-century photography. It contains all of the essays and photographs in the softcover, plus all of Frank’s vintage contact sheets related to The Americans, a section that re-creates his preliminary sequence and presents variant croppings of the first and subsequent editions of the book, a map and chronology of his travels around the United States in 1955 – 1956 on his Guggenheim fellowship, along with letters and manuscript materials by Frank, Walker Evans, and Jack Kerouac related to Frank’s creation of this seminal book. This groundbreaking 528-page catalogue is certain to be the definitive source of information on The Americans for years to come.

528 pages, 108 color, 168 tritone, 210 duotone plates | 9.25 x 11.5 inches”

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SPRAWL: the 46th SPE National Conference, Dallas March 26-29

I’ve been actively involved with the Society for Photographic Education since my undergraduate days, first as a conference volunteer, then participating in coordinating regional and national conferences and serving on western regional then the national board. For many years now my friend and colleague Susan kae Grant (whom I met when we were student volunteers) offers a student seminar for the conference volunteers and scholarship winners, held just prior to the start of the conference. Whether you are directly involved in teaching, are an art maker, write about the arts, curate exhibitions or are involved in other related activities, I encourage you to attend this year’s engaging conference, and get involved in your regional activities as well. Visit the conference website for complete details on presentations, portfolio reviews, exhibits fair and more.

TOMORROW is the postmark deadline for early registration. Details follow, see you there!

From the SPE 2009 conference website:


“The city of Dallas provides an informative and imaginative backdrop for the conference theme. Like other metropolitan areas since the 1960s, Dallas has seen suburban sprawl reshape its civic geography and identity. Sprawl then is a physical manifestation of civic growth and population migration, housing developments and ‘big-box’ retail parks. But the concept of sprawl also prompts discussions of environmental conservation, the appropriate use of land and resources, the loss and/or renewal of city centers and close-knit neighborhood communities.

Cultural depictions of sprawl have long been a mainstay in popular culture, including the 1970s photo movement New Topographics, William Gibson’s cyberpunk fiction, the music of Sonic Youth, and in TV shows, such as “Weeds,” with its ‘burb’-inspired theme song “Little Boxes.” Sprawl—suburban landscape and life—serves as both cultural inspiration and critique.”


FEBRUARY 14, 2009 – Early-bird conference registration, postmark deadline

FEBRUARY 20, 2009 – Deadline for conference registration cancellation

FEBRUARY 28, 2009 – Late conference registration, postmark deadline. After this date attendees must register on site.

MARCH 2, 2009 – Hotel Cut-Off Date for $149 Room Rate at The Fairmont Dallas Hotel

MARCH 27, 2009 – Exhibits Fair Hours 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

MARCH 28, 2009 – Exhibits Fair Hours 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

2009 Conference Participants with Abstracts and Bios

Main Presenters:
Keynote Speaker: James Howard Kunstler
Honored Educator: John Pfahl
Featured Speaker: Steve Dietz
Featured Speaker: Karen Finley

General Session Speakers:

Jesus “Chuy” BenitezHouston Cultura: Panoramas and Portraits of Houston’s Mexican-American Community | Jeff Brouws“It Don’t Exist:” The Impact of Sprawl and Suburban Build-Out on Inner-City America | Gary CialdellaThe Calumet Region: An American Place | Ruth DusseaultWhat Are They Doing Out There? Recreational War in the Suburbs | Tom FischerParadise/Paradox | Jessica Todd HarperInterior Exposure | Debora HunterUA Search for Eden: Sprawl in Taos, NM | Jun ItoiTokyo Story | John MannFolded in Place | Bill McDowellAshes in the Night Sky | Osamu James NakagawaBanta (Cliff) | Rebecca Nolan and Meryl TruettYou Can’t Get There From Here | Sheila PinkelSite Unseen: Recent Social Works by Sheila Pinkel | Susana RaabConsumed: Fast Food in the U.S. | Betsy SchneiderPhoenix, the New American City: A Video Portrait | Marni Shindelman and Nate LarsonWitness: A Psychic Collaboration | Vaughn WascovichThe Tar Creek Project (Gary B Fritz Imagemaker Award winner)

Paula BollersWhere We At? Patterns of Visibility in Suburban Space | Michael BrodskyA History of Digital Photography | Christopher BurnettThe Processed Land: Sprawl and Reclamation | David Herman, Jr., and Shaun WilsonSight & Sound: Using Youth-Created Media to Explore Changing Communities | Sandy SorlienMalignancy on the Land | Mary Virginia SwansonReaching the World Online: Effective E-Marketing for Artists

Rebecca Cummins withJ.D. Talasak, Justine Cooper, and Pamela WinfreyArt in the House of Science | Judy Herrmann and Jay KinghornReal World Solutions to Digital Technology Headaches | Mark Klett with Adam Thorman, Tracy Longley-Cook, and Chad WhitePhoenix Transect Project: A Collaborative Look at Urban Growth and Change | Sandra Matthews with Deborah Bright, Kathy Kubicki, and Karen vanMeenenPhotography Journals and Cultural Debate | Katy McCormick with Susan kae Grant, Don Snyder, and Philip ZimmermanPhotobook as Pedagogical Space | Gregory Scott with Osamu James Nakagawa, Claude Cookman, and a panelist to be namedA New Way to Get the Shot: Recognizing The Growing Use of Multiple Photographs to Create New Depictions of Reality and Defining It as Hyper-Representation

Victoria Victoria ClaryOff Northwest | Mark GeilThe Utopian Wake | Bruce MyrenMarkers: History, Memory, and Home | Andrew O’BrienField Office | Jason ReblandoA Portrait of Public Housing | Alison SmithIn Between

Michelle BogreCopyright: Update 2009 | Douglas Holleley – Structuring the Sprawl | Aspen Mays and AnnieLaurie EricksonWeird Science: The Spectrum of Vision/The Science of Photography | Keith ShapiroMeeting the Photography Education Needs of Growing University Populations

Bill Gratton and Joe LavineWhat Do I Do with My 4×5 Camera Now? | Chad JenningsIntegrating Print-on-Demand Books and Bookmaking into Your Curriculum

“The Society for Photographic Education is a non-profit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography-related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms, and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism.”

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