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Alex Prager Wins Foam Paul Huf Award 2012

In the clip above, Alex Prager, in conversation with gallerist Yancey Richardson (September 30, 2010 at Aperture as part of the Parsons Lecture Series), talks about wandering through the Getty Center one day, never before having considered photography, stumbling upon William Eggleston’s print of old shoes under a bed and being completely moved and inspired to pick up a camera for the first time.

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Out of 100 nominees from around the world, an international jury has selected photographer Alex Prager, who was showcased at MoMA’s New Photography 2010 exhibition, as winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award 2012. Simon Baker, chairman of the jury, said:

Prager’s work is original, intelligent and seductive. She thoroughly deserves her place in the company of former Foam Paul Huf winners, which is fast becoming a who’s who of contemporary photographic practice.

The annual € 20,000 prize is awarded to a photographer under 35 years of age, who then goes on to present their work in a solo exhibition at the Foam Museum. Prager’s saturated, cinematic, stylized and glamourously surreal photographs will be on view in Amsterdam August 31, 2012 – October 14, 2012.

Foam Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS
Binnenstad, Netherlands
+31 20 551 6500

Prager will also have a multi-city solo exhibition, Compulsion, on view simultaneously at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, M+B Gallery in LA, and Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, April 5, 2012 – May 19, 2012.  Huffington Post has a behind-the-scenes photo exclusive of the show and Q&A with the photographer.

Yancey Richardson Gallery
535 West 22nd Street 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011
(646) 230-9610

M+B Gallery
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California 90069
(310) 550-0050

Michael Hoppen Gallery
3 Jubilee Place,
London SW3 3TD
+44 (0)20 7352 3649

Places still available for the Erik Kessels workshop!

There are still two places available for our workshop with Erik Kessels at riad 9 in Fez, Morocco (12-17 September 2011). Though the camera will be the tool, this workshop will appeal to creatives from all visual disciplines, not just photography.

Here is a great video of Erik giving an overview of his work as part of California College of the Arts’ Photography Lecture Series; filmed on 24 February, 2011, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus:

For more information on the workshop or more details on how to submit click here. (Please note, the deadline for applications has been extended to 14 August.)

Finally, below is the manifesto from the groundbreaking exhibition From Here On at this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles which Erik co-curated with Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Martin Parr and Joachim Schmid. The conceptual approach and playful attitude that is outlined will be echoed in the workshop and push those who are open to exploring more lateral ways of image-making.

NOW, WE’RE A SPECIES OF EDITORS.
WE ALL RECYCLE, CLIP AND CUT, REMIX AND UPLOAD.
WE CAN MAKE IMAGES DO ANYTHING. ALL WE NEED IS
AN EYE, A BRAIN, A CAMERA,
A PHONE, A LAPTOP, A SCANNER, A POINT OF VIEW.
AND WHEN WE’RE NOT EDITING, WE’RE MAKING.
WE’RE MAKING MORE THAN EVER,
BECAUSE OUR RESOURCES ARE LIMITLESS AND
THE POSSIBILITIES ENDLESS.

WE HAVE AN INTERNET FULL OF INSPIRATION:
THE PROFOUND, THE BEAUTIFUL, THE DISTURBING,
THE RIDICULOUS, THE TRIVIAL, THE VERNACULAR AND THE INTIMATE.
WE HAVE NEXT-TO-NOTHING CAMERAS THAT RECORD THE LIGHTEST LIGHT, THE DARKEST DARK.
THIS TECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIAL HAS CREATIVE CONSEQUENCES.
IT CHANGES OUR SENSE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE. IT RESULTS IN
WORK THAT FEELS LIKE PLAY,
WORK THAT TURNS OLD INTO NEW, ELEVATES THE BANAL.
WORK THAT HAS A PAST BUT FEELS
ABSOLUTELY PRESENT.

WE WANT TO GIVE THIS WORK A NEW STATUS.
THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT
FROM HERE ON…

Places still available for the Erik Kessels workshop!

There are still two places available for our workshop with Erik Kessels at riad 9 in Fez, Morocco (12-17 September 2011). Though the camera will be the tool, this workshop will appeal to creatives from all visual disciplines, not just photography.

Here is a great video of Erik giving an overview of his work as part of California College of the Arts’ Photography Lecture Series; filmed on 24 February, 2011, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus:

For more information on the workshop or more details on how to submit click here. (Please note, the deadline for applications has been extended to 14 August.)

Finally, below is the manifesto from the groundbreaking exhibition From Here On at this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles which Erik co-curated with Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Martin Parr and Joachim Schmid. The conceptual approach and playful attitude that is outlined will be echoed in the workshop and push those who are open to exploring more lateral ways of image-making.

NOW, WE’RE A SPECIES OF EDITORS.
WE ALL RECYCLE, CLIP AND CUT, REMIX AND UPLOAD.
WE CAN MAKE IMAGES DO ANYTHING. ALL WE NEED IS
AN EYE, A BRAIN, A CAMERA,
A PHONE, A LAPTOP, A SCANNER, A POINT OF VIEW.
AND WHEN WE’RE NOT EDITING, WE’RE MAKING.
WE’RE MAKING MORE THAN EVER,
BECAUSE OUR RESOURCES ARE LIMITLESS AND
THE POSSIBILITIES ENDLESS.

WE HAVE AN INTERNET FULL OF INSPIRATION:
THE PROFOUND, THE BEAUTIFUL, THE DISTURBING,
THE RIDICULOUS, THE TRIVIAL, THE VERNACULAR AND THE INTIMATE.
WE HAVE NEXT-TO-NOTHING CAMERAS THAT RECORD THE LIGHTEST LIGHT, THE DARKEST DARK.
THIS TECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIAL HAS CREATIVE CONSEQUENCES.
IT CHANGES OUR SENSE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE. IT RESULTS IN
WORK THAT FEELS LIKE PLAY,
WORK THAT TURNS OLD INTO NEW, ELEVATES THE BANAL.
WORK THAT HAS A PAST BUT FEELS
ABSOLUTELY PRESENT.

WE WANT TO GIVE THIS WORK A NEW STATUS.
THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT
FROM HERE ON…

Gregory Crewdson’s “Norman Rockwell Moment”

On Saturday, March 27, photographer Gregory Crewdson gave a lecture about his work and contemporary photography at Norman Rockwell Museum. atlanta appliance repair . Here, Crewdson discusses the similarities between his work and Rockwell’s– more than perhaps first meets the eye! The lecture was presented as part of the Museum’s ongoing “Artist & The Photograph” lecture series, held in conjunction with the exhibition “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera,” which looks at Rockwell’s use of highly detailed reference photography in constructing his iconic works. The exhibition will be on view at Norman Rockwell Museum through May 31, 2010. For more information, visit www.nrm.org To learn more about Gregory Crewdson’s work, visit: www.luhringaugustine.com Photo produced by Jeremy Clowe for Norman Rockwell Museum. cheap longboards . All rights reserved. watch the simpsons online free . Images courtesy of Gregory Crewdson, Curtis Publishing, and Norman Rockwell Licensing Company.

– Making a difference with Blue Earth Alliance

"Photography that makes a difference" is the tag line for Blue Earth Alliance, a not-for-profit organization that uses documentary photography to bring about social change. As they explain: "A dramatic image can change our perception and alter our understanding of a subject. This idea defines the mission of Blue Earth: to raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments and social concerns through photography. By supporting the power of photographic storytelling, we motivate society to make positive change."

Blue Earth aims to raise awareness and money for "issues often overlooked by traditional media" including the Arctic, the loss of open space in LA, global warming, and the role of grandmothers in the AIDS epidemic in Africa. They work with selected artists (like Perry Dilbeck, Florian Schultz, and John Trotter) and offer them not-for-profit sponsorship for things like fundraising, advice on grant writing, contacts, marketing/PR strategies, an experienced Advisory Board and technical resources. Their final projects are featured in books.

Photographers can submit educational and informational projects twice a year, by March 21 and September 21. Your application must be submitted on a single CD including a letter describing your proposed project and previous work, your resume, the budget and schedule, a list of who you are approaching for funding, references, 20 images of recent work (preferably the work for your project), a caption sheet, $60 for the submission fee and your contact information. For more information view their submission guidelines .

Even if you are not interested in submitting your work, I hope you’ll check out their Web site and all the great work they are doing. You can see current and past projects, the schedule for their Blue Earth lecture series, read their blog and much more.

Image by Jon Orlando from "Warriors for Peace"