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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:

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | October 2012

Deadlines

International Prize of Humanitarian Photography Luis Valtueña : October 31

Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2012 : October 31

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards : November 1

Pikto Top Pick Photo Contest : November 1

Aftermath Project grant : November 5

Prix Lucas Dolega : November 15

Tim Hetherington Grant invites submissions…

Photo © Stephen Ferry

Tim Hetherington Grant : November 15 | Tim Hetherington Grant invites photojournalist submissions (BJP)

Terry O’Neill/Tag Award 2012 : November 22

Agence Française de Développement Photo Contest : November 23

Nieman Fellowships : International entries December 1 | US entries January 31

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford : International entries December 1 | US entries January 15

FotoVisura Photography Grant : December 15

Flash Forward 2013 Call for Submissions : December 31

Environmental Photographer of the Year : December 31

Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship for the 2013 NYU-MF Photography and Human Rights Program : December 17

World Press Photo Multimedia Contest : January 10

Noorderlicht Photofestival 2013 : January 11

World Press Photo 2013 : Deadline January 17 | deadline for requesting user name and password January 11| press release on the jury and categories

Photo seen © Ami Vitale. Alexia Foundation professional grant winner in 2000.

Alexia Foundation Grant : January 18 2013

The Magnum Expression Award : February 23  2013

Nikon Photo Contest : February 28 2013

The Inquisitive Photography Prize

Recipients

Big congratulations to Peter van Agtmael, winner of this year’s W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant for Humanistic Photography

Photo © Peter van Agtmael

The W. Eugene Smith Awards: Winners and Finalists (New Yorker) | Peter van Agtmael Wins $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant (PDN) | Peter van Agtmael Receives the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography (Lightbox) | ‘Seeing Iraq and Afghanistan, Unembedded’ (NYT Lens)

Frontline Club Award 2012 Photojournalism category winner:  18 days with Syrian Rebels by Goran Tomasevic for Reuters.

“Unparalleled combat photography.” -Jon Lee Anderson

Photo © Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The winners of the Frontline Club Awards 2012

Aris Messinis wins Bayeux-Calvados Photography Prize (BJP) | Les lauréats du Prix Bayeux des correspondants de guerre 2012 sont… (in French) (Prix Bayeux) | AFP journalist Aris Messinis wins the Photography Prize at the Bayeux-Calvados Awards for War Correspondents (AFP)

The Rory Peck Awards Finalists

Liz Hingley wins first Prix Virginia (BJP)

Ambush; Ramadi, Iraq, 22 July 2006 © Luc Delahaye

2012 Prix Pictet winner Luc Delahaye – in pictures (Guardian) | Luc Delahaye wins Prix Pictet photography prize (BJP)

Prix Pictet prize, Saatchi Gallery, SW3 : review (London Evening Standard)

Two Photographers Selected for $500,000 MacArthur “Genius” Grants (PetaPixel)

British Journal of Photography wins Lucie Award for Photography Magazine of the Year (BJP)

Alvaro Deprit and Nikolai Ishchuk win BJP’s IPA

Guardian Student Media awards 2012 Finalists

2012 CGAP Photo Contest Winners

IdeasTap Photographic Award 2012: the finalists

Jessica Todd Harper, Self Portrait With Marshall (Lion)

Jessica Todd Harper, Self Portrait With Marshall (Lion)

Jessica Todd Harper

Self Portrait With Marshall (Lion),
Philadelphia, 2009
From the New Work series
Website – JessicaToddHarper.com

Jessica Todd Harper’s work has been internationally exhibited and discussed in publications ranging from The New Yorker to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Her first monograph, Interior Exposure, was selected by O, The Oprah Magazine as well as PDN as a top book recommendation, was shortlisted at the NY Photo Festival for Best Book and won a first place Lucie Award. She was a project winner at Center, Santa Fe and one of “PDN’s 30”. Editorial clients include New York Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Die Zeit Literatur and Newsweek. Jessica has been invited to talk about her work at The International Center for Photography, NYC; Google Headquarters, Palo Alto, CA and Aperture Gallery, NYC. Harper has taught at both The ICP and Swarthmore College. Her next book is due out in Spring 2014 and will include writings by Alain de Botton and Alison Nordstrom. She lives and works in Philadelphia.
 

Camille Seaman, On The Run

Camille Seaman, On The Run

Camille Seaman

On The Run,
Nebraska, 2008
Website – CamilleSeaman.com

Camille Seaman was born in 1969 to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover and has since taken master workshops with Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, and Paul Fusco. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Italian Geo, German GEO, TIME, The New York Times Sunday magazine, Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Seed, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo among many others, She frequently leads photographic and self-publishing workshops. Her photographs have received many awards including: a National Geographic Award, 2006; and the Critical Mass Top Monograph Award, 2007. In 2008 she was honored with a one-person exhibition, The Last Iceberg at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC. Seaman lives in Emeryville, California, and takes photographs all over the world using digital and film cameras in multiple formats. She works in a documentary/fine art tradition and since 2003 has concentrated on the fragile environment of the Polar Regions.

Review Santa Fe: Alejandro Cartagena

Over the next month, I will be sharing the work of photographers who attended Review Santa Fe in June.  Review Santa Fe is the only juried review in the United States and invites 100 photographers to Santa Fe for a long weekend of reviews, insights, and connections.  

Alejandro Cartagena‘s name may sound familiar as his work has been well recognized over the past several years. He lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico and Alejandro’s photographic focus has been examining the social, urban, and environmental landscape of a contemporary Mexico.  His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of several museums including the SFMoMA, MoCP, and the Portland Museum of Art. Cartagena has received the Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, the Lente Latino Award, and the Premio IILA-FotoGrafia 2012 Award in Rome. He was named a FOAM TALENT in 2012 and a PDN 30 in 2010. His work has been published in Newsweek, Nowness, Domus, the Financial Times, Le Monde, Stern, The New Yorker, and Wallpaper among others.
His new work, Car Poolers, examines the phenomenon of transportation of workers in Mexico.

CAR POOLERS: These images are a rare view into how Car Pooling is practiced by workers in Mexico, their working condition and suburban sprawls consequences upon these workers everyday life. Even though the workers are not conscious of the ecological impact they may have by traveling this way, they are a silent contributor to the preservation of our city and planet.

Lucas Foglia, Alex with Gourd

Lucas Foglia, Alex with Gourd

Lucas Foglia

Alex with Gourd,
North Carolina, 2009
From the A Natural Order series
Website – LucasFoglia.com

Lucas Foglia was raised on a small family farm in Long Island and is currently based in San Francisco. A graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Art, Lucas exhibits and publishes his photographs internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Pilara Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Fine Art, and has been published in Aperture Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Contact Sheet, and PDN’s 30. His first book, A Natural Order, is available from Nazraeli Press.

Scott Conarroe, BMW

Scott Conarroe, BMW

Scott Conarroe

BMW,
Point Bridget, Alaska, 2010
From the By Land, By Sea series
Website – ScottConarroe.com

Scott Conarroe (b. 1974) has a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He has been artist-in-residence at Light Work (US), FLACC (BE), and Villa Strauli (CH), and a Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artist in the Arctic. Scott was included among PDN's 30 in 2010 and awarded the 2011 Duke and Duchess of York Prize for Photography. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Bank of Montreal. Scott is sessional faculty at ECUAD and represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery. He is based out of Keremeos, British Columbia and Toronto.
 

Carlo Van de Roer

I once had my aura read and having my energy analyzed was an insightful experience. The color of those energies is what Carlo Van de Roer looks at when making his unique and engaging aura portraits. Carlo is producing a book of these intriguing portraits and has created a Kickstarter campaign to bring attention and monies to the projectThe portrait of Miranda July, below, is one of my favorites.
Miranda July
Miranda July
Carlo was born in
Wellington, New Zealand. He received a BFA from Victoria University before
working and exhibiting internationally in the United States, New Zealand, the
United Kingdom and France. Carlo has received the ADC Young Guns Award, the APA
Silver to Pixels Award for Fine Art and the PDN Pix Award. He was named a Top
50 Photographer by Photolucida and received the Honorable Mention for the BMW
Paris Photo Prize in 2010. His work has been featured in the New York Times,
The New Yorker, INTERVIEW magazine, Vogue Italia, Wired Magazine and
NPR. Work from The Portrait Machine Project has been exhibited
at M+B Gallery in LA, Suite Gallery in NZ, Festival d’Hyères and Carrousel du
Louvre in France.

His Kickstarter campaign is featured in the video below. Consider helping him reach his goals by contributing here.


The Portrait Machine Project Book is a collection of polaroid
aura portraits of subjects ranging from my grandmother to Miranda July,
Terence Koh and James Frey. The 9.75 x12 inch, 96 page, full color,
hardcover book also includes the camera generated diagrams/descriptions
that accompany each polaroid.

This project started when I was making polaroid portraits here in NY. I was interested in the idea that a camera could offer an insight into the subject’s character or my relationship with them, especially if its a portrait of someone you know. The relationship between the camera, photographer, subject and viewer was something I wanted to explore. 
I started using the polaroid aura camera because of what it promised to do, it was invented in an attempt to record what a psychic might see. This seemed like a familiar idea to me — that a camera could provide an otherwise unseen insight.
The tension, or harmony, between the portraits and the people I was photographing was something I wanted to make accessible to you as the viewer, so I started including people that might be familiar.
The camera is built around an instant land camera, it gets attached directly to the subject by sensors which read biofeedback, that’s converted into information about the them and is depicted as color in the polaroid. The camera also generates a printed diagram and description which includes information about their character and how they are seen by others.

Example of how the camera generate the color seen in the image above.