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FOTOWEEK DC

So much happening in Washington DC starting Saturday and it’s not all political.  Fotoweek DC is an incredible celebration of all things photography, with a heaping feast of exhibitions, education, lectures, portfolio reviews, and a city that is joining in the experience.

Among a large selection of exhibitions, Feature Shoot editor Alison Zavos and Amanda Gorence are presenting Come Together, a group photography exhibition featuring 18 photographers that is a mash-up of contemporary imagery that visually alludes to song titles by the Beatles. The experience of viewing the show can be likened to a Beatles-themed
game of charades, but using photos to invoke an interactive element,
even if the challenge is only going on inside the mind. Accessible and
lighthearted, the exhibition offers a unique perspective on one of the
most popular bands of all time. While some connections will be easier to
make than others, the images will cross all genres, allowing viewers of
different generations to find a meaningful relationship between the
photos.

I’m thrilled to be teaching the seminar:

STRATEGY & CREATION – SUNDAY, Nov. 11th
Industry
Knowledge For Beginning and Emerging Photographers – Aline Smithson
& PDN’s 30 Strategies for Young Working Photographers  REGISTER NOW

10am – 2pm, Goethe Institut*
Aline Smithson – The Broad View: Fine Art Portfolios from Context, to Creation, to Completion

The most important tool that a
photographer can bring to their work is knowledge and insight.  Many
photographers spend much of their education on learning the bells and
whistles of cameras and changing technology, and don’t consider what is
equally as important: Creating a voice, having ideas, producing stellar
prints, and knowing where the work they create fits into the
contemporary art market.  Ultimately, what is most rewarding and most
important is The Work.

This three-hour workshop is geared to
beginning and emerging photographers.  During the session, we will
explore how to develop ideas for projects by examining the fine art
market and by exploring the context of award winning or meaningful
portfolios.  Portfolios will be presented to also help explain
contemporary genres of photography, touching on categories that are
often offered in competitions or magazines, and we will look at what
kinds of work fits into what kind of market.

In the
workshop, we will also not only discuss how to create a portfolio but in
addition, how to present a body of work to the fine art market,
focusing on your ability to articulate your work and produce quality
photographs.  The details that surround the work you make are important
to establishing yourself as a professional.

There are lots of terrific seminars to attend:

Paris Month of Photography 2012: Hi-Resolution Slideshow

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For people who love photography, Paris is THE place to be in November.

There are literally more exhibitions, events, conferences, lectures, and booksignings than anyone can possible see in one month during the citywide celebration of the photographic image. Here we show a preview of the biennial Month of Photography. We also preview the upcoming exhibitions of the fringe festival, Mois de la Photo OFF, as well as a comprehensive overview of the photography art market and fair Paris Photo.

Lens Culture is pleased to host the 3rd annual Lens Culture FotoFest Paris international portfolio review November 12-14, including a Meet the Artist evening that features emerging photographers from 35 countries — an amazing evening that is free and open to the public, November 13.

Art Space Tokyo

Art Space Tokyo

Tokyo is not an easy place to get to grips with, especially for those of us who are used to the structure and scale of most European cities. Its multi-layered sprawl and labyrinthine underground transport network can make it feel like a never-ending maze. Like the city itself, Tokyo’s art scene can feel impenetrable to an outsider. The fluctuations of the art world make it difficult to keep up with the art landscape in any big city, but Tokyo more than most as the contemporary art market is not as developed and established as in the US or Europe. This doesn’t mean fewer galleries, but rather more of them and a constant ebb and flow of relocations, openings, and closures too. As a regular visitor to the city over the last decade, I still feel as if I have only seen the tip of the art scene iceberg. Galleries are often small, tiny even, and difficult to find, rarely at street level but tucked away in a basement or on the 4th floor of an anonymous building in a non-descript neighbourhood. Part of the charm if you’re gallery hopping, but if you actually have to get to a meeting, it can be a little more stressful. I often rely on Tokyo Art Beat, a kind of online art events guide (in both Japanese and English) including exhibition reviews that tells you what is on in Tokyo. A very useful tool, in its attempt to be comprehensive it also ends up being a little overwhelming and is probably more useful when you know what you are looking for.

Thankfully there is now another online English-language resource to turn to. Art Space Tokyo has existed as a physical book since 2008, but it has now been launched on digital platforms and as a website including three major sections: spaces, interviews and essays, as well as a timeline of some of the major art events in Tokyo over the last 60+ years. Rather than going for a comprehensive picture of the Tokyo art scene, Art Space Tokyo limits itself to a couple of handfuls of spaces and art world ‘players’, providing the essential info but also going into some depth and analysing current trends. The essays included also tackle interesting questions such as the nature of Japanese street art or the state of art journalism and criticism in Japan, making this much more than a guidebook to the Tokyo art world. The authors, Ashley Rawlings and Craig Mod, have also clearly given a lot of thought to translating all the content from a paper book to digital platforms (iPad, Kindle) and to a website. They have been generous too, putting up the entire contents of the book online for free, even holding on to Nobumasa Takahashi‘s great illustrations, rather than treating the site as a sneak preview promotional tool. This one is bound to come in handy on my next visit to Tokyo.

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Aperture @ First Annual PGH Photo Fair

Emerald Garden Laundromat, 2008, Mark Lyon

You don’t have to travel to Miami or New York to start collecting. This month, photography enthusiasts in Western Pennsylvania will have access to the PGH Photo Fair, the first annual art fair in Pittsburgh promoting the discussion of photography within the contemporary and fine art market, Saturday, April 21–Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Organized by photography collector Evan Mirapaul, the PGH Photo Fair will play host to selection of internationally known dealers, showcasing museum-quality prints and photo-based art spanning the history of the medium, from 20th Century vintage prints to contemporary photography and photographic book art. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to browse and learn about photography from some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts, while shopping works that range from affordable delights to unique rarities.

“I invited the highest quality dealers I knew,” Mirapaul says. “That was the primary criterion … I wanted to invite dealers that could bring a lot of knowledge and expertise to any conversation with a new audience, but without any high-art attitude.”

Aperture is among the six internationally known dealers that the PGH Photography fair will host throughout the weekend. Join us at the former YMCA building in East Liberty to browse and buy limited-edition prints from Graham Nash, Michelle DuBois, Alfred Steichen, Mark Lyon, 2011 portfolio prize winner Sarah Palmer, and Sophie T. Lvoff, among other notable photographers from the Aperture stable.

Aperture at PGH Photo Fair
Saturday, April 21–Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21: 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 22: 11:00 am– 5:00 p
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FREE

Former YMCA building in East Liberty
120 South Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Big Picture at the Santa Fe Workshops

Just a reminder that I will be teaching next month at the Santa Fe Workshops, an organization that is known for excellence in photographic workshops. From March 7 – 10th, I will be teaching a 4 day workshop titled, The Big Picture. My goal is to have students leave filled up with new ideas and ways to make imagery, a focused vision for how to get work into the fine art market, and ways to bring a new level of professionalism to their presentations.

“Making great photographs is sometimes only half the journey. directory submission . Getting them seen, and seen in the right context, is often the final leg. Photographers interested in exploring fine-art photography on a professional level need to understand the landscape of the fine-art community.

This four-day workshop explores not only genres and new approaches in contemporary image making, but also how to present your work to the fine-art and documentary markets. Aline has crafted The Big Picture to help you find your voice and discover how to package your work, and yourself, in a professional manner.

We begin by honing our portfolios with reviews, and learning how to set goals. We construct resumes, bios, and personal statements that explain and enhance our work. Photographic assignments round out the workshop experience. While Alines assignments take into account the many colorful backdrops afforded by Santa Fe, they are also designed to challenge you to explore new ways of seeing the world.

Come unlock new energies, and learn how best to share your vision and creativity with others. Be prepared for a workshop filled with inspiration, fun and self-discovery!”

Hope to see you there!

The Big Picture at the Santa Fe Workshops

Just a reminder that I will be teaching next month at the Santa Fe Workshops, an organization that is known for excellence in photographic workshops. From March 7 – 10th, I will be teaching a 4 day workshop titled, The Big Picture. My goal is to have students leave filled up with new ideas and ways to make imagery, a focused vision for how to get work into the fine art market, and ways to bring a new level of professionalism to their presentations.

“Making great photographs is sometimes only half the journey. Getting them seen, and seen in the right context, is often the final leg. Photographers interested in exploring fine-art photography on a professional level need to understand the landscape of the fine-art community.

This four-day workshop explores not only genres and new approaches in contemporary image making, but also how to present your work to the fine-art and documentary markets. Aline has crafted The Big Picture to help you find your voice and discover how to package your work, and yourself, in a professional manner.

We begin by honing our portfolios with reviews, and learning how to set goals. We construct resumes, bios, and personal statements that explain and enhance our work. Photographic assignments round out the workshop experience. article writing submission . While Alines assignments take into account the many colorful backdrops afforded by Santa Fe, they are also designed to challenge you to explore new ways of seeing the world.

Come unlock new energies, and learn how best to share your vision and creativity with others. Be prepared for a workshop filled with inspiration, fun and self-discovery!”

Hope to see you there!

VIP Art Fair 2.0 returns for a second year online from 3 to 8 February

Enter the Art World online from tomorrow, preview day today.

VIP Art Fair online discussion with Catherine Opie 3 February 10:00 EST

For the second year, the VIP Art Fair 2.0 (Viewing In Private, not Very Important Person) goes live to the general public from tomorrow 3-8 February and further expands its geographic footprint, with over 115 galleries representing 33 countries. New for the fair is the Editions and Multiples hall, where museums and art institutions will offer multiples and editions for purchase during the fair.

There are a number of online discussions including:

VIP Art Fair online discussion with Ai Weiwei 3 February 10:00 EST.

The Art Market with Michael Plummer today at 10:00 EST as well as Catherine Opie: ‘Girlfriends‘ with Diana Nyad and Ai Weiwei: ‘Surveillance Camera’ tomorrow at 10:00 EST. You need to sign up to take part.

VIP 2.0 is available on all browsers, iPad, and all major mobile devices. See last years’ post about the Gagosian Gallery at the VIP Art Fair.

Filed under: Art Fairs & Biennales, Art Galleries, Artist Talks Tagged: Ai Weiwei, Catherine Opie, Michael Plummer, online art fair, VIP Art Fair, VIP Art Fair 2012, Web 2.0 discussion

The Big Picture at the Santa Fe Workshops

I apologize in advance for using the Lenscratch platform to share this news, but I am very excited to be asked to teach at the Santa Fe Workshops, an organization that is known for excellence in photographic workshops. This coming March 7 – 10th, I will be teaching a 4 day workshop titled, The Big Picture. My goal is to have students leave filled up with new ideas and ways to make imagery, a focused vision for how to get work into the fine art market, and ways to bring a new level of professionalism to their presentations.

“Making great photographs is sometimes only half the journey. Getting them seen, and seen in the right context, is often the final leg. Photographers interested in exploring fine-art photography on a professional level need to understand the landscape of the fine-art community.

This four-day workshop explores not only genres and new approaches in contemporary image making, but also how to present your work to the fine-art and documentary markets. Aline has crafted The Big Picture to help you find your voice and discover how to package your work, and yourself, in a professional manner.

We begin by honing our portfolios with reviews, and learning how to set goals. We construct resumes, bios, and personal statements that explain and enhance our work. Photographic assignments round out the workshop experience. While Alines assignments take into account the many colorful backdrops afforded by Santa Fe, they are also designed to challenge you to explore new ways of seeing the world.

Come unlock new energies, and learn how best to share your vision and creativity with others. Macys Promo Code . Be prepared for a workshop filled with inspiration, fun and self-discovery!”

If you register before January 1st, they will wave the $45 registration fee.

Hope to see you there!