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Winners Announced: Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2012

Lens Culture and its international jury of experts announced nine top winners and 27 honorable mentions for the International Exposure Awards 2012: the best in global photography and multimedia. See the full details online at Lens Culture.

The 36 winners represent work from 17 countries. squido lense . This is the 4th year for the annual Awards competition, and the judges reviewed work submitted by artists in 52 countries. Enjoy!

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Portfolio Reviews – Photomonth at the Museum of Childhood with Citizen Skwith, Daniel Alexander and Dougie Wallace


Photos above © Citizen Skwith, Petting Zoo

The same day as the Tri-pod show PV took place at the Phoenix Brighton, I did a day of portfolio reviews at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green for Photomonth. It’s the fourth year that I’ve done this and I’m always happy to be invited back.

I never know what to expect from the people I see and there are always some surprises, such as Citizen Skwith‘s clever signs and wonderful sense of humour (see photos above). Plus, reviewers get paid which is not always the case.

I’m posting a few iPhone photos from Photomonth’s recent portfolio reviews of some of the work that I came across, although I didn’t record all of it. If you were there and want to let people know about your work, post a comment with a link to your website/work.

So, in no particular order, here are a few projects that I saw. More from the reviews to come in another post later next week.

DANIEL ALEXANDER
Daniel Alexander says of 1day6cities project. “Today it is exactly a year on from  11.11.11 when the films were all shot. The project is also being exhibited at Oxford House until the end of this month.” This gives you all time to see it before it comes down.

1DAY6CITIES from 1day6cities on Vimeo.

“1DAY6CITIES is a global photography project that took place on the 11th November 2011 – 11.11.11, in London, Dubai, Shanghai, Auckland, San Francisco and São Paulo. Using word of mouth, email and social networks we put together an international team of photographers to create a unique twenty-four hour snapshot of this day across six very different cities around the globe. At exactly 00.00 Coordinated Universal Time (world time/GMT) photographers in each of these cities captured their first image in an event that saw photographs being taken every 30 seconds for the following 24 hours.

“The brief was for the photographers to shoot the most interesting thing happening in their city, at the time they had chosen to shoot. The cities were chosen because they are roughly an equal time difference apart meaning the films show the sun travelling around the earth through the course of the day.” The edited film is shown above and the edited stills can be seen on the 1day6cities website. There is a full list of the contributors on the website.

DOUGIE WALLACE
Dougie Wallace arrives wearing a pale blue/grey and black ensemble and carrying his colour coordinated portfolio. He smells of fish. Well, his breath does, on account of the fish pie he ate for lunch. He shows me his work, see Mumbai Rickshaw drivers shot and the Stags, Hens and Bunnies (working title) project, which is near to completion, and documents the day and night antics of hen nights and stag parties in the north.

There’s more than a hint of the Carry On about the subjects of some of these shots – all of which are well observed and captured with a wry sense of the absurd. Referring to himself as ‘The Martin Parr of the Facebook’ generation, take a look for yourself…

CITIZEN SKWITH
Citizen Skwith uses photography to document the signs that he makes and places in public places. Subverting and playing with the language of warning signs, Citizen Skwith’s works are a clever form of street art made available for everyone to enjoy. His website features all of his work and is well worth a look. I’ve already ordered the time traveller Blue Plaque for my hallway.

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Festivals, street art, Visual Artists Tagged: 1day6cities, Citizen Skwith, Daniel Alexander, documentary photography, Dougie Wallace, Hens and Bunnies, london, Museum of Childhood, Petting Zoo, photomonth, portfolio reviews, Stags, stop motion, street art

Eleonora Ronconi

I’m excited to introduce photographer, Eleonora Ronconi,  as next week’s guest curator and writer.  My busy travel schedule this fall opened an opportunity to ask a few guest editors to share work from different parts of the world, giving Lenscratch readers a fresh perspective on photography outside of the United States.  Next week Eleonora will be presenting photographers from Latin America, and in upcoming weeks, German photographer, Jacqueline Roberts, will be sharing work from European Photographers.  I can’t wait to see who they feature and learn more about global photography starting on Monday.  Thank you in advance to Eleonora and Jacqueline for all their efforts.

Eleonora Ronconi by Aline Smithson

Growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Eleonora tried to balance her love for the arts and sciences. She attended medical school for four years, but then had a change of heart and followed her entrepreneurial spirit and fluency in multiple languages to begin a career in conference interpreting. Her business has allowed her to travel extensively, and in 1998 she settled in Northern California and established her own interpreting company. Her photography has been a life long passion. Eleonora’s first solo exhibition was in her native Buenos Aires in 2009 and she has exhibited around the globe. Her work has been published by numerous magazines including Fraction and F-Stop.  She is best known for her project, Once Upon a Time, that deals with memory and loss. I am featuring her cell phone project, Fragmentos today.

image from Once Upon a Time
FRAGMENTOS 

These photos are part of an ongoing personal project about my childhood.

I have been living in California for 13 years and even though I visit Buenos Aires every year, this was the first time that I photographed there.

I have been going through a difficult transitional time, so I decided, on this visit, to go back to my roots and rebuild myself with a camera in hand. 

These images represent my past and symbolize ephemeral moments that developed right before my eyes, just like an old Polaroid photo. From the window of my now empty bedroom in the house where I grew up, to the fish head caught by my departed father, which sits on top of my aunt’s fridge, these photographs document the objects of my past that make up a puzzle I am trying to put together… 

I chose to use my iPhone camera because its small size and ease of use helps me stay in the moment with my surroundings. It also affords me spontaneity and the freedom to express my feelings right in that very moment.

Jonathan Blaustein, My deer head

Jonathan Blaustein, My deer head

Jonathan Blaustein

My deer head,
Taos, New Mexico, 2011-12
From the MINE series
Website – JonathanBlaustein.com

Jonathan Blaustein is an artist and writer based in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. He studied Economics and History at Duke University, before receiving an MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2004. He has exhibited his work widely in the United States, and his photographs reside in many important permanent collections, including the Library of Congress, the State of New Mexico, the Brooklyn Museum, MOPA, the UNM Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.His work focuses on the intersection of economic theory, globalization, commodification, and culture in the 21st Century. His last project, The Value of a Dollar, was published by the New York Times in 2010, and subsequently went viral on the Internet. Ultimately, the conceptual photographic project was seen by millions of people around the world, creating dialogue about the manner in which food represents deeper issues of wealth, class, power and health. His current project, MINE, debuted in Santa Fe in May of 2012, and was published online by the New York Times. Jonathan also writes about photography and culture for A Photo Editor, a blog for the global photography industry.

All-new issue of Lens Culture online now — global photography & photobook reviews

As we enter our 9th year of Lens Culture, we’re releasing our largest issue to date. And more will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Discover great photography and new photobooks touching on an incredibly diverse variety of themes, styles and cultures. Included in this issue, so far:

• On the foggy fringes of explosive growth in China
• A photo diary of a manic road trip around Iceland
• Re-enactment of a real serial murder by teenage Americans
• Centuries of imperialism and war in Afghanistan
• Modern day street photography in Paris
• Steaming mountains of garbage recycled in Phnom Penh
• Dying traditions in Transylvania
• Academic research about Francesca Woodman in Rome
• Grappling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Extended family-based organized crime in London
• Overstepping the boundaries of appropriation
• A (photo) graphic novel with no linear narrative
• Celebration of supersaturated color and personal whimsy
• Duane Michals photographs Magritte
• Photographic philosophical musings on personal identity post 9/11
• An overview of contemporary Iranian photography
• A reprint of a classic book about sexual identity in 1950s’ Paris
• History of Kodak Girl advertising campaigns
• Up-close photographs of criminal interrogations in the Ukraine

We hope you enjoy this new issue. Be sure to tell all of your friends, too, okay?

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Video: 34 Award-winning photographers & multimedia makers

A 22-minute presentation of the winners of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011 — some of the best in global photography and multimedia today.

The nine top winners and 25 honorable mention winners represent work from 14 countries – submitted by artists from 48 countries.

In 2011, the international jury of experts awarded prizes in three categories:

Photography Portfolio
Single Image
Multimedia

The winning entries cover a broad and diverse range of subject matter, stylistic approaches, and technical processes. Enjoy!

These award winners are currently being screened at film festivals and international arts venues around the world, including the SPE National Conference Film Festival in San Francisco; the Houston Center for Photography during FotoFest 2012; The Bilder Nordic series in Olso, Norway; the Voies Off Festival in Arles, France; the international photo festival in Tuscany, Italy: Cortona On The Move — and venues in Paris, London, New York, Brisbane and others to be announced.

Enter YOUR photographs and multimedia for the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards Awards 2012:
lensculture.com/awards. The competition is now open for new submissions!

San Francisco screening: global photography and multimedia winners

The world premiere screening of Lens Culture’s International Exposure Awards winners from 2011 will take place in San Francisco at the San Francisco Art Institute this Friday, January 20, at 7:30 p.m. We’re thrilled that the presentation of this award-winning work will be the opening act for the San Francisco PhotoAlliance 2012 Lecture Series.

The fast-paced, inspiring video presents very diverse winning works in Multimedia, Photography Portfolio, and Single Image categories, as well as examples from 25 honorable mention winners. The winning entries represent some of the best contemporary work (in all genres) submitted from 48 countries.

If you’re in San Francisco, don’t miss it. The PhotoAlliance photography lecture series is one of the best in the world. tv kantine . Photographer David Hilliard will present a mid-career retrospective of his work in an engaging talk just following the screening. Everyone is invited to stay after the presentations for some wine and lively conversation.

From San Francisco, the projection will travel to arts institutions, festivals, galleries, museums and photography schools around the world. steviapoeder . Cheers, again, to all of the winners it’s remarkable work!

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Aperture is Hiring: Digital Media Assistant Position Available

Digital Media Assistant
Aperture Foundation

The position will be responsible for translating content from within the Foundation to our online platforms, including the Aperture Website, Exposures blog, Facebook, Twitter, and our Vimeo page. This includes promoting and publicizing planned events and content, as well as creating an online video and/or photographic archive of these events. The candidate must be comfortable filming, editing and publishing video to both the blog and our Vimeo account.

The ideal candidate is passionate about all things photography and art-related, well-versed in social media and SEO, and familiar with the global photography community as well as the Aperture brand. Candidate must be flexible, organized, efficient and able to juggle multiple projects at once. estudiar cine y television . Crate and Barrel Patio Furniture . IKEA Tempe . Candidate must also enjoy working in a small, close-knit team in our busy New York office.

Primary Responsibilities:
Analyze and report on user activity data; develop the Foundations understanding of visitors behavior and their connections to us online
Strategize ways to increase site audience & engagement Publish daily content with SEO value, track metrics, monitor and respond to conversations
Film, edit, and publish video that archives and promotes events
Moderate blog comments and participate in blog discussions
Listen to users and solicit and interpret user feedback
Translate feedback into actionable recommendations for audience growth
Spearheading & executing social media plans for all blog content
Assist in updating Aperture general website and store with multi-media and visual content as necessary
Coordinate and ensure the coherency of Apertures social media presence and Apertures other activities

Qualifications:
Experience in the following: online writing, editing, and blogging
Experience in video and sound recording, editing, including podcasting
Experience with still photography a plus
Strong social media and SEO skills and experience
Strong research, organizational, writing, and communication skills
Basic understanding of HTML, Google Analytics and WordPress
Interest in and/or experience with photography, New York cultural institutions, and art-related events

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]