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LENSCRATCH Exhibition Opportunities

LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition and ALL photographs will be published. I firmly believe in having occasional unjurored opportunities that allow for community and conversation. International submissions are welcome!

Submission Guidelines:
Image size: 72dpi at 1000px on the long side, save as a jpg.
Send name, title, location (where you captured the image), and link to your work (website or other)
Example:
Aline Smithson, The Red Rose, Los Angeles, CA http://www.alinesmithson.com
In the subject of your e-mail, type the name of the exhibition (example:MASKS and COSTUMES) and e-mail to:
[email protected]  (don’t forget the “2”)
If your images are sized incorrectly or the submission is incomplete, they will not be posted.
Submission Categories and Due Dates:
Due Date: November 15th
FAVORITE PETS and ANIMALS 
Exhibition to run on November 22nd (Thanksgiving)
To say thank you to that family member that seldom get recognized…feel free to send a few sentences about what makes them so special.
image by Aline Smithson
Due Date: December 15th
FAVORITE HOLIDAY PHOTO
Exhibition to run on December 25th
Would love you to share old family photos or new photographs that represent the holidays, from Christmas trees to Christmas sweaters, Hannukah celebrations, and more….
image by Aline Smithson
Due Date: December 26th
YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO FROM 2012
Exhibition to run on January 1st, 2012
What was the favorite photograph you took in 2012?  and if you care to share your New Year’s resolution, please do, but make it short!
NO late submissions accepted as it would be nice to actually enjoy the holidays!
image by Aline Smithson

Witness, a film on HBO tomorrow night

I happened to be in a hotel room in Colorado, watching The Bang Bang Club when I received an e-mail about a 4-part movie presented on HBO tomorrow night. Links backlinks blog comments .  


Witness: Juarez, a four-part documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Michael Mann debuts this Monday, November 5th at 9:00p.m.ET/PT. The film follows combat photographer Eros Hoagland as he explores Juarez, Mexico, the “murder capital of the world” where drug violence has left over 10,000 dead.

Presented in four parts  JuarezLibyaSouth Sudan and Rio  Witness focuses on three determined photojournalists: Eros Hoagland, who explores the gang- and drug-related violence in both Juarez, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Michael Christopher Brown, who chronicles escalating ethnic tensions in the wake of Muammar Gaddafis ouster last year in Libya; and Vronique de Viguerie, who follows the Arrow Boys and their struggle against General Kony in South Sudan. Between these three, their photos have appeared in TimeNewsweekThe New York TimesThe AtlanticParis MatchThe Guardian and many other publications.

Lenscratch Opportunities

LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition and ALL photographs will be published. I believe in having occasional unjurored opportunities that allow for community and conversation. Newsletter writing . International submissions are welcome!

Submission Guidelines:
Image size: 72dpi at 1000px on the long side, save as a jpg.
Send name, title, location (where you captured the image), and link to your work (website or other)
Example:
Aline Smithson, The Red Rose, Los Angeles, CA http://www.alinesmithson.com
In the subject of your e-mail, type the name of the exhibition (example:MASKS and COSTUMES) and e-mail to:
If your images are sized incorrectly or the submission is incomplete, they will not be posted.
Submission Categories and Due Dates:
Due Date: October 24th
MASKS and COSTUMES  Exhibition to run on October 31st.
Scarier the better!
Image by Aline Smithson
Due Date: November 15th
FAVORITE PETS and ANIMALS 
Exhibition to run on November 22nd (Thanksgiving)
To say thank you to that family member that seldom get recognized…feel free to send a few sentences about what makes them so special.
Check back for new opportunities….

Update on 500 Photographers

Dear readers & followers,

After a silent period I thought it was time to let you know what is going on at 500 Photographers so you know what to expect the coming months and ofcourse to let you know when the remaining 45 photographers will be posted.
500 Photographers has been asked by Guatephoto, a photo festival in Guatemala city in November, to create a projection that will be shown at the new gallery of La Fototeca. In the converted movie theatre they will be placing four large screens projecting the work of this website and three other well respected and known websites simultaneously. Currently I am curating and producing the projection to make something that should make some jaws drop. Throughout the city there will be exhibitions including work from acclaimed photographers as Roger Ballen, Maleonn and Erwin Olaf.

At the same time I’m looking for the remaining 45 photographers that will be featured on this website to complete the list as well as creating things to be done after the website is completed. If you still want to suggest yourself or someone else you believe should be included: now is the time. Check the suggestions page and send me an e-mail. Make sure the photographers you suggest are truly special image makers with a clear signature.
As quality has been my highest priority throughout the process of creating this website, I’m not yet going to pinpoint the exact moment when the photographers will be posted on here, however, it should not be too long from now. I’m excited about the festival in Guatemala, and excited to be finishing 500 Photographers.

To make sure you don’t miss the moment when 500 continues you can subscribe to the rss feed above or like the facebook page.
For those people going to Guatephoto: it would be wonderful to meet you.

Friendly greetings, Pieter Wisse

Barbara Cole

I met Barbara Cole a number of years ago at Review Santa Fe and I became an immediate fan of her work and person.  She was (and is) from Toronto and working as an editorial and fine art photographer, producing the majority of her work underwater. Her projects not only made an impression at the reviews, but have been celebrated all over the world in both arenas. Barbara was awarded  the Grand Prize, the 6ème Festival International de la Photographie de Mode in Cannes, France, her work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions in galleries and museums, and now can be found as a beautiful, hardcover book.  
The monograph, Barbara Cole, is 110 pages of painterly photographs, with essays by Jeanne Beker and Sara Angel. Barbara will be having a book launch and artist signing at BAU-XI Photo this Thusday, June 28th. Please contact Rosie or Julie at BAU-XI Photo via e-mail ([email protected]) if you would like to pre-order a book.
The book represents four different bodies of work – united by one
thing- water. The first series, titled Underworld was fairly instinctual. I’ve been a swimmer all of my
life and it just seemed natural to build a bridge between my career in
photography and my love of water. 
Barbara will also be opening an exhibition, Two People Walking on a Tightrope in an Ordinary Life Full of Extraordinary Moments, tonight a the Galerie Le Royer in Montreal, Canada.
While Underworld was more meditative and calm, the second series, White Noise is about the disturbance of a body moving through water.  Chromatics was inspired by the colour field painters of the fifties, (Rothko and Frankenthaler) and added unusual colours that were not usually identified with underwater work. I flattened the perspective by shooting from above and the figures were instructed to move in front of the camera as if they were paint on a brush. 
The last body is, Two People Walking A Tightrope In An Ordinary Life Full of Extraordinary Moments. My inspiration was dance and in particular the words of George Balanchine. “Don’t express your inner feelings show me what they look like.” 

LENSCRATCH EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition and ALL photographs will be published. I firmly believe in having occasional unjurored opportunities that allow for community and conversation.
Submission Guidelines:
Image size: 72dpi at 1000px on the long side, save as a jpg.
Send name, title, location (where you captured the image), and link to your work (website or other)
Example:
Aline Smithson, The Red Rose, Los Angeles, CA (http://www.alinesmithson.com)
In the subject of your e-mail, type the name of the exhibition (example:AMERICANA) and e-mail to:
If your images are sized incorrectly or the submission is incomplete, they will not be posted.
Submission Categories and Due Dates:
Due Date: June 29th
AMERICANA Exhibition to run on July 4th.
All things American…
Image by Aline Smithson

Due Date: August 20th
YOUR HOME TOWN  Exhibition to run on August 27th.
Where you live or where you were born
image by Aline Smithson

Due Date: October 24th
MASKS and COSTUMES  Exhibition to run on October 31st.
Scarier the better!
Image by Aline Smithson
Due Date: November 15th
FAVORITE PETS and ANIMALS Exhibition to run on November 22nd (Thanksgiving)
To say thank you to that family member that seldom get recognized…feel free to send a few sentences about what makes them so special.
Check back for new opportunities….

Andrew Rowat

When I was in Boston recently, I received a lovely and thoughtful e-mail from Andrew Rowat, which sent me to his website. He was also in town for the Flash Forward Festival, but never mentioned that his photographs were on display and literally surrounding the Fairmont Hotel on the Harbor Walk.  I went for a stroll one morning, and realized I was walking over the imagery I had just seen on Andrew’s website.  His humility with the fact that his work was being celebrated on such a large scale was a bit remarkable. I feel it’s only appropriate to personally celebrate the work and the person of someone who I have come to admire.  He was commissioned to create the photographs I am sharing today, specifically for The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward and enRoute Magazine.

Andrew works as an editorial, commercial and fine art photographer.  He’s been honored with numerous awards including the PDN30 award, awards from The Magenta Foundation, Px3, and the APA.  His photographs have appeared in Vanity Fair,The New Yorker, Travel +Leisure, Dwell and many other publications.  His architectural images are stunning and worth a look on his site.


Images from Con/Textural Barcelona
 I
was charged with photographing the ‘texture’ of Barcelona in a dual
commission for enRoute and Flash Forward/Magenta. The idea was that 6
images would end up in Boston as giant decals that you would stand on,
while viewing the 2011 Fast Forward winners; and that these same images
would appear in the magazine, paired with an accomplice that would give
you more of the context of the image, a sort of Con/Textural pairing. 
Beyond the textures themselves, I also wanted the images to reflect Barcelona in an encompassing/global manner – perhaps too ambitious for 6 images , but nonetheless. Barcelona has a wonderful architectural heritage with Antoni Gaudi leading the charge, but it is also a city that was once known for its textile industry, and I wanted to be sure to include both. 
Of course, you cannot visit Barcelona without reveling in the beach – the interface that glues city and sea together.

And there are two other things that strike you as you allow yourself the luxury of becoming a flaneur in this city – that there is graffiti everywhere, and that it is a city that is football/soccer-mad. The graffiti that greets you at every turn is not the haphazard tags of 1980s New York, but rather artful murals that adorn shopkeeps’ storefronts. Less eyesore and more public art they are a wonderful addition to the canvas of the city. Football, football, football. With FC Barcelona one of the top club teams in the world you can’t help but notice their impact on the people and the city.
The stadium that they play out of, Camp Nou, is a cathedral in and of itself playing host to 99,000 fans on game days. I wanted to add that element to the Barcelona story that I was trying to tell.A handful of days is never enough time in a city to get your head around it, but it is long enough for you to appreciate that you would love to spend more time there.


Andrew also has a series, Crumbled Empire, on the “stans” of the former Soviet Republic:
I set out in 2007 to document what was happening in the former Soviet Republics, the so-called ‘Stans’. I travelled overland from China through Kyrgyzstan, into Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. I have always been fascinated by the remnants of how and where we live as people. So I seek to create images that inform us about others’ lives without actually showing us the people in the images themselves. Put simply they are a portal into someone else’s life. 

Image from Crumbled Empire

I photographed the scenes using a large format film camera because I wanted to be able to capture detail in the images that would be apparent when they were printed quite large. Oftentimes for me it is the details that can unveil the humour in a photo. An oven in Kazakhstan now being used as a cupboard; an embroidered carpet of a drug baron hanging on a wall that doesn’t reveal it is a carpet until closer inspection; graffiti on a sign on the marge of what was once the Aral Sea, but misspelled as You Mother Fukce PIMP.

Lenscratch Exhibition Opportunities

Father’s Day is coming….don’t forget to submit a photo of Dad!


LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. SEO Experts search engine marketing . Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition and ALL photographs will be published. I firmly believe in having occasional unjurored opportunities that allow for community and conversation.

Submission Guidelines:
Image size: 72dpi at 1000px on the long side, save as a jpg.
Send name, title, location (where you captured the image), and link to your work (website or other)
Example:
Aline Smithson, The Red Rose, Los Angeles, CA (http://www.alinesmithson.com)
In the subject of your e-mail, type the name of the exhibition (example:FATHER) and e-mail to:
If your images are sized incorrectly or the submission is incomplete, they will not be posted.
Submission Categories and Due Dates:
Image by Aline Smithson
Due Date: June 10th
FATHER Exhibition to run on Father’s Day, June 17th.
Photographs can be old family photos-all interpretations open…use this to create a wonderful Father’s Day tribute! Feel free to add up to 3 sentences about your father, grandfather or whoever you are showcasing.
Image by Aline Smithson
Due Date: June 29th
AMERICANA Exhibition to run on July 4th.
All things American…
Check back for new opportunities….