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Mónika Sziládi, Untitled (Blonde)

Mónika Sziládi, Untitled (Blonde)

Mónika Sziládi

Untitled (Blonde),
, 2011
From the WIDE RECEIVERS series
Website – Msziladi.com

Mónika Sziládi was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary and lives in New York. She holds an MFA in Photography from Yale (2010) and a Maitrise in Art History and Archaeology from Sorbonne, Paris (1997). In 2008 she received the Gesso Foundation Fellowship to attend Skowhegan and she is a 2012 resident at Smack Mellon. She is a winner of The Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Competition (2010), a recipient of the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship (2010), a Juror’s Pick by Julie Saul and Alec Soth, Work-in-Progress Prize, Daylight/CDS Photo Awards (2010) and the recipient of Humble Arts' Fall 2012 New Photography Grant. Selected exhibitions include Point of Purchase, DUMBO Arts Center, NYC (2006); Lost and Found, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany (2007); Designations, NT Gallery, Bologna, Italy (2008); Market Forces, Carriage Trade Gallery, NYC and Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels (2009); US Featured Exhibition, Flash Forward Festival, Toronto (2010); 31 Women in Art Photography, Hasted Kraeutler, NYC. (2012).
 

Review Santa Fe: Marc McAndrews

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.  

I know I am not the first to share Marc McAndrew’s terrific project, Nevada Rose, (recently featured on the NY Times LENS blog) but it’s the kind of project and quality of work that deserves to be revisited on several occasions. Marc grew up in Reading, PA and received his BFA from the School
of Visual Arts. After returning from living and working in Europe, Marc began traveling the
country, concentrating on photographing and documenting American culture. It
was through these travels that Marc began his book project, Nevada Rose which captures the places and personalities of Nevada’s legal brothels. 

 His work has been seen in the New York Times, Interview,
Time, Stern, D Magazine, The Observer, Inc., Exit, Fortune Small Business, Marie
Claire South Africa and many others. Marc was a recipient of the Magenta Art
Foundation’s 2006 “Flash Forward” award was nominated for the
2009 NY Photo Awards and was an official selection for the 2011 and 2009 Lucie
Awards. Nevada Rose was published by Umbrage Editions in May 2011.  On October 4th, Marc will be presenting an illustrated lecture (and book signing) at the Observatory in Brooklyn, NY.

 Nevada Rose:PScattered throughout the state of Nevada, tiny desert towns like Pahrump, Ely and Scotty’s Junction are home to the country’s only legal brothels. Legalized prostitution is vitally important to the economic survival of the many counties and towns where they reside. It’s because of this interdependence and tolerance that the Nevada brothels are so deeply rooted in the history and settlement of the American West. 

Photographed over the past 5 years, Nevada Rose rolls back the curtain to reveal not just the brothel interiors, but it’s varied cast of characters – the women, the owners, the various workers and even the customers. My goal with the work has been to document the industry as honestly and objectively as I can, neither glorifying nor demonizing the sitters. In the spirit of August Sander and of Bellocq’s images from the Storyville brothels, Nevada Rose is a cultural survey and the only complete photographic document of a slowly fading chapter in American history.

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

Deadlines

The New York Photo Awards : August 17

The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year  : August 19

The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award : September 1

Bradford Fellowship in Photography : September 3

CGAP Photo Contest 2012 : September 3

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award  : September 15

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize : September 15

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Photo © Kai Wiedenhöfer/ Fondation Carmignac Gestion

2012 Fine Prints Are Selling Fast!

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Clockwise from left to right: Christian Patterson, Geissler/Sann, David Maisel, Hyers & Mebane

Support the MoCP with an Exclusive Limited-Edition Fine Print: Get Yours Today!

The 2012 edition of our annual Fine Print Program is selling fast. By purchasing any of these limited-edition photographs, printed especially for the Museum of Contemporary Photography, you directly support our educational initiatives and public programs. 2012 Fine Prints are available NOW through the MoCP’s website at mocp.org/shop. Each print is limited to an edition of 50, so be sure to make your purchase before your favorites sell out. Order today!


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Christian Patterson
Cozy Corner Lights from the series Sound Affects, 2004
Archival inkjet print
11 x 17 inches on 12 x 18 inch paper
Edition of 50

The series Sound Affects is comprised of color photographs of Memphis, Tennessee, the ‘Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll’ and the ‘Home of the Blues.’ The photographs are light-borne visual melodies — musical arrangements of color, light, rhythm and form exploring musical places, music’s presence and the musicality of everyday life.

Christian Patterson (b. 1972, Fond du Lac, WI) is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He was nominated for the 2007 Santa Fe Prize for Photography, the 2008 New York Photo Awards Best Fine Art Series, and the 2009 Baum Award for American Photographers. He was a 2010 Light Work Artist-In-Residence. His work is exhibited, collected and published internationally. His first monograph, Sound Affects, was published by Edition Kaune, Sudendorf in 2008. His second monograph, Redheaded Peckerwood, was published by MACK in 2011 and named one of the best books of 2011 by numerous noted international photography critics, Art in America, the New York Times, TIME and the Guardian among others and nominated for the 2012 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards.


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Geissler/Sann
Banks and Breese, 2002
Archival inkjet print
9 x 10.75 inches on 11 x 14 inch paper
Edition of 50

In the series Horses, photographers Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann tap into the visual and cultural traditions that these animals have historically been party to. As dual symbols of both freedom and conquest, the horses of these photographs are rendered portrait-style: faces cropped against a stark black background. Humanized, then fetishized, the equine subjects of the works are stripped of all naturalness and physicality.

Beate Geissler was born in Neuendettelsau, Germany, in 1970. She studied photography at the Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign in Munich and then attended the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, in Karlsruhe, studying under Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer and Gunther Rambow. Oliver Sann was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1968; he started working as a photography assistant for Hugh Ashley Rayner in Bath, Great Britain, then attended the Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign in Munich studying photography. He graduated from the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne. Their work has been included in exhibitions at Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Gallery ftc, Berlin; the Renaissance Society, Chicago; among others.


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David Maisel
Terminal Mirage 32, 2003
Archival inkjet print
10 x 10 inches on 11 x 14 inch paper
Edition of 50

David Maisel is interested in the dialectic balance between what is seen on the surface of a photograph, the complex reality that lies beneath, and how beauty can suggest the ideal while obscuring the often darker side of a subject. In his project Terminal Mirage, Maisel intentionally obscures the function, location, scale, and condition of his subject: the Great Salt Lake. The lake’s most distinctive aspect is its richness in sodium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, and sulfate, all of which contribute to the ever-changing physical attributes of the lake. However, industry also plays a heavy role in the lake’s appearance as evaporation ponds are commercially operated to extract salts and minerals for industrial use.

David Maisel was born in New York City in 1961. He received his BA from Princeton University, and his MFA from California College of the Arts, in addition to study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Maisel was a Scholar in Residence at the Getty Research Institute in 2007 and an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2008. He became a trustee of the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2011. Maisel has been the recipient of an Individual Artist’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was short-listed for the Prix Pictet in 2008. Maisel lives and works in the San Francisco area.


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Hyers + Mebane
Las Vegas 25
2012
Pigment print
16 1/4 inches x 13 inches
Edition of 50

This collection of photographs was made on the four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada commonly referred to as the strip. The photographs were made in a range of casinos – from the oldest remaining casino on the strip, the Flamingo, to the new complexes, such as the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, and the ESPN Center. These photographs were taken in May 2008.

Martin Hyers and William Mebane began their collaborative work in 2004. Their project, EMPIRE, will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago in 2012. Their work has appeared on Tim Barber’s website tinyvices.com, been included in the 2008 and 2011 New York Photo Festival, installed with Humble Arts Foundation at Scope / Basel, Switzerland in 2010, and included in Between The Bricks and the Blood: TransgressiveTypologies at Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. Based in New York, they work collaboratively and individually as photographers on a wide range of fine art, editorial, and commercial assignments.

Martin Hyers is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in many and in a wide range of magazines and commercial advertising. Martin lives with his wife, Andrea, and their two children in New York City.

William Mebane, a Visiting Lecturer at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, received a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to photograph in Nepal in 2002 and 2003. His photographs have appeared in publications such as the _New York Times Magazine_ and _Esquire_. Upon completing his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, he. A nominee for the 2011 Baum Award, William lives with his wife, Martha, and their two sons in Brooklyn, NY.


Laura Pannack, Dan

Laura Pannack, Dan

Laura Pannack

Dan,
Brighton, 2009
Website – LauraPannack.com

Laura Pannack studied painting at Central Saint Martins and completed a BA in Photography at the University of Brighton. She recently received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. Her work has also won and been shortlisted for a total of 15 other awards since June 2008 and has been published and exhibited world-wide. These awards include first place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O'Neill Awards, The Taylor Wessing Prize 2009, The D&AD Awards and The Magenta Foundation Award 2009. She was chosen as the 'Judges Choice' at the Nikon Discovery Awards and was a finalist for the BJP 2009 Project Assistance Awards. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including being shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009

Exclusive: Behind the Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Awards

On Thursday night, the book Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs by Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis, from Getty Publications, was named the winner of the 2012 Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book Award at the Sony Photo Awards in London. The book presents more than 1,000 photographs by Watkins, a 19th-century landscape photographer of the American West, along with essays and research. Jem Southam, a British photographer and a professor at the School of Art and Media at Plymouth University, sat on the judging panel; he spoke exclusively to LightBox about the process of judging photography books.

Getty Publications

Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs, Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis

Southam says that when the panel met together to narrow the list of books down to five, and then to one, after spending weeks on their own with the nearly 200 contest submissions, the process—meant to take two hours—took five. “Each book that we shortlisted, each of us could have happily stood by it as a winner, and each was an utterly different kind of project,” he says. But the Kraszna-Krausz award has a very specific criterion for recipients, that they make a significant contribution to scholarship in the field, and with that standard in mind the Watkins book stood apart from the rest.

“One of the things that this book has done is bring an immense amount of labor to create a catalogue raisonné the likes of which, for a 19th-century photographer, I’ve never seen,” says Southam. He says that many of the judges were of a generation for which the 1975 New Topographics exhibit at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., was an important event, and—at least for European photographic scholars—the first time they were introduced to landscape photographers from Watkins’ era, a category that Southam says is still under-examined. This book, Southam says, will be the resource to which future generations of scholars turn when they are writing essays about Watkins and his compatriots—and, as such, the book fulfills the prize’s mission.

The book also accomplishes a scholarly task by showing Watkins’ work in great volume. “He was solving photographic problems for the first time,” says Southam of Watkins’ work from the Yosemite Valley, in which the photographer confronted a landscape that had never before been photographed. “You develop an understanding [with a book] of the photographer’s process that wouldn’t be possible with one print.”

Nevertheless, Southam cautions any photographer against making a book that is intended to do well in competitions. “I’m not very keen on judging. Books aren’t made to be judged,” he says. But it helps when a book is as much of a stand-out as the one in question this time around. “One of the things that one’s looking for is an object that’s captivating as an object, that has presence, that the hands and the body and the mind get a pleasure from the holding and the turning and the looking at, that the whole has an integrity that comes from the vision of the author. This book, every page you turn to is as engrossing as the next.”

The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibitions and World Photo London takes place April 27 – May 20. An exhibition of the winning and shortlisted books from the Kraszna-Krausz book awards 2012 is at Somerset House, London, during that time. More information is available here.

Laura Pannack, David

Laura Pannack, David

Laura Pannack

David,
Surrey, United Kingdom, 2009
Website – LauraPannack.com

Laura Pannack studied painting at Central Saint Martins and completed a BA in Photography at the University of Brighton. She recently received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. Her work has also won and been shortlisted for a total of 15 other awards since June 2008 and has been published and exhibited world-wide. These awards include first place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O'Neill Awards, The Taylor Wessing Prize 2009, The D&AD Awards and The Magenta Foundation Award 2009. She was chosen as the 'Judges Choice' at the Nikon Discovery Awards and was a finalist for the BJP 2009 Project Assistance Awards. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including being shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009

World Press Photo Awards Announced

Today the winners of the prestigious 55th annual World Press Photo competition were announced in Amsterdam, and Samuel Aranda from Spain received the prize for World Press Photo of the Year 2011.

The winning photograph shows a woman caring for a wounded relative, inside a mosque used as a field hospital by demonstrators against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen on October 15, 2011. Samuel Aranda was working in Yemen on assignment for The New York Times. He is represented by Corbis Images.

TIME photographer Yuri Kozyrev of Noor won first prize in the Spot News Singles category with his explosive picture of rebels leaping off a tank in Ras Lanuf, Libya.

A gallery of selected winners is above. You can see all the results here.

TIME salutes all of this year’s winners. Congratulations!

To see a multimedia about Jodi Bieber’s World Press Photo of the Year for TIME in 2011 click here.