I’ve been a long time fan of Kyohei Abe’s work and was thrilled when I discovered that he had become the Director and Chief Curator for the Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography.

” The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography was established in 2010 in Pontiac, Michigan. DCCP focuses on Contemporary Photography, featuring new and emerging artists. Our mission is to bring a deeper appreciation and understanding of photography to our community through exhibitions, lectures, and discussion groups. DCCP will promote contemporary photography and provide a vital cultural resource in the metro Detroit.”

DCCP is having their first call for entry below:

SUBMISSIONS DUE: Thursday, September 1, 2011

Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography will be hosting its first juried exhibition, an opencall for photographic work exploring any theme.

Exhibition Dates: October 1, 2011 – October 15, 2011
Location: Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
Submissions Due: Thursday, September1, 2011, (This is NOT a postmark deadline.)
For more information: contact the DCCP, [email protected] Download PDF for submission gudieline and an entry form.

Special Guest Juror: Nancy Barr, Associate Curator, Department of Prints,
Drawings and Photographs – Detroit Institute of Arts

Just in from LUZ GALLERY:


A chapter in the “New History of Photography’ by Michel Frizot is titled; ‘Around the World – Explorers, travelers + tourists.’ It is from this heading that the inspiration grew to take a journey around the globe and showcase artist’s work from different countries. This will be a journey of discoveries to open our horizons to photographers working in different parts of the world.

Every month or so, we will travel virtually to a new country, and showcase work from four artists from that region. We will invite artists from each ‘stop’ on our journey to submit one portfolio, and to share a bit about themselves and what it is like to work in their country.

The total collection will not exceed 80 prints, so the first ‘tour’ will be to approximately twenty countries. We hope to create a limited edition print with each artist that will be available to purchase through Lúz Gallery, in Victoria B.C. and online at

It is our hope that by taking this journey around the world that we can expand our knowledge of photographers working across the globe, and introduce their work to a wider audience of buyers, collectors and admirers.

We have twenty countries that we have selected for our journey around the world.
Our first stop, will be in the tradition of the book, the United Kingdom!

Other countries selected for our first ‘tour’ include:
Poland, Belgium, India, Morocco, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Turkey, Russia, Iceland, South Africa, Madagascar, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela

Artists will be selected through an open submission process
Please click here for our submission policy

Anticipated launch date, September 2011
Please join our MAILING LIST to be notified when the journey begins.

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