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Things to submit to….

Lots to submit to…you might consider these!
due date November 11th
This annual call for entry seeks to showcase the newest ideas in contemporary photography. Emerging
artists have an opportunity to have their work seen by a nationally
recognized figure in the field of photography. Past jurors include
Michael Foley, Clint Willour, George Slade, Carol McCusker, David Bram
and most recently Debra Klomp Ching. From these submitted entries a
cohesive show emerges for display at wall space. The ND13 exhibition
will be in Santa Barbara, California in January, and Seattle, Washington
in February. The juror is Ann Jastrab, from the Rayko Photo Center in Los Angeles.
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Due date: January 4th

This competition is open to artists working with plastic cameras with
plastic lenses. The more obsolete, flawed, and lo-tech, the better.
Images should be taken with cameras with limited controls, such as
Diana, Holga, Lubitel, Lomo, Banner, and Ansco cameras. Beautiful prints
from less-than-gorgeous cameras – that’s what we’re looking for! This
is RayKo’s largest exhibition of the year with artists from all over the
globe submitting work, and hundreds of attendees at the reception.

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Due date: November 30th

We began publishing photographs on One, One Thousand
in November 2010. Since then – and thanks to continued support from
photographers, readers, and the greater photography community – we’ve
had the pleasure of sharing more than 40 portfolios and projects.
They’ve all been made in the South, and we believe they offer unique
perspectives on both the complexities of modern Southerness and the
diversity of art coming out our region in the first part of this new
century.
To celebrate our 2 year anniversary, we’re organizing a special January 2013 edition of One, One Thousand. An amazing jury will be selecting a group of 4 photographers to be featured on our site.


2 Year Anniversary Jury:
Tom Griggs, Editor, fototazo
Maggie Kennedy, Photography Director, Garden & Gun
Jennifer Shaw, Coordinator, PhotoNOLA
Aline Smithson, Editor, Lenscratch

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due date Nov 15th 

Photography in any process is eligible with no limitations as to size or materials. Each artist may submit up to five works on online only.  No mailed or emailed entries will be accepted.


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AND if you have a sense of humor, you might enjoy this…
THIS IS NOT A REAL CONTEST….

The Visual Conservancy’s Sunset Contest
The Visual Conservancy
announced a new photography contest today.  The Stillwater, Minnesota-based group decided to
differentiate their contest from others that encompass wide varieties of
subject matter over a list of genres. 
The result may be the most focused photographic competition yet. 

“It occurred to us that
there was an astounding number of one particular type of photograph being
taken,” said Carl Corey, whose farm and studio serves as the de-facto
headquarters for the Conservancy. 
“I mean, it’s only sunset for a few minutes everyday, yet you look on
Flikr or Facebook and it’s pretty clear that as soon as the sky starts getting
a bit of color, everyone and his uncle is out there with a camera, snapping
away.  I’m not talking just folks
taking vacation taking snapshots on their camera phones, either.  There was a guy who wanted to get into
our group who presented about thirty shots of sunsets he’d taken with an 8×10
camera.  Every other picture he had
was of a sunset.”
“A sunset, or a
broken-down windmill,” clarified Dan Gerber, Visual Conservancy co-founder and
the group’s un-official standard-bearer. “I’d say his portfolio was 70/30
sunsets and windmills.”
“Maybe 75/35,” Mr. Corey
corrected. “You’re not counting all those windmills that were shot at sunset.”
“(I) Forgot about
those!”  Dan laughed.  Mr. Gerber then recalled for me the
precise moment when the idea for this photo contest hit him.  “We kind of knew we weren’t going to
invite this person to join the group, based on his work, but we started joking
that it was a shame there wasn’t a contest for who could spend the most money
shooting sunsets, because this guy would have to win it.”
“We realized that there
was a viable niche that was not being filled.  We did some informal research and concluded that it was
possible to launch a contest for very little investment, charge a fee and then
see if you get enough participation to make it worthwhile.  We will, of course, have all works
judged by a panel.”
Dan, who had been nodding
vigorously, jumped in.
“The glory is, the
photographers who win our various categories will have to pay for their own
shipping, framing and a special fees relating to their show.  We haven’t decided where we’re going to
have a show, but it could be New York—or Hudson.  We have a pretty nice community center.”
“What Dan means,” Corey
interjected, “Is that we’re currently weighing a couple of options vis-à-vis
the venue.  Whatever that ends up
being, the thing to remember here is that because of this contest, several
lucky men and women will be able to present their photographs as the work of a
nationally-recognized, award-winning photographer, whether or not that image
happens to be a sunset.”
“Or a windmill,” Mr.
Gerber added.
The Visual Conservancy’s
first annual Sunset Competition will be accepting entries from now until
November 15th.  Details
can be found on the group’s Facebook page,

Dan Shepherd

I’m always happy when good things happen to good people and Dan Shepherd is at the top of that list.  Dan recently opened a solo exhibition, Blinded by Science, at the DNJ Gallery in Santa Monica, running through July 21st. His large, beautiful and layered prints are at once painterly and rich with photographic textures and concepts. Dan is a vital force in the Los Angeles photography community, extending his good will and good sense to pursuits such as The Open Show series which brings the Los Angeles photography community together to share work on a regular basis and is a founding member of the f/9 Photography Collective.
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Dan spent a number of creative years in New York City and now lives and works in Los
Angeles. He navigates between the visual arts and
working for conservation organizations. Dan has a Masters in
Environmental Science from Columbia University and an International
Diploma in Plant Conservation from the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew in
England, as well as a BA in Japanese from the University of Oregon. He has been well published and exhibited.

BLINDED BY SCIENCE: Some say ignorance is bliss. As a former botanical professional, a walk through a garden can be a challenge to just enjoy the colors, shapes and textures when your brain is clouded with lots of scientific plant details. With the ongoing project Blinded by Science, I am using the power of abstraction to create images of plants and trees from some of my favorite locations which helps me filter out the science details and lets me focus on the pure beauty of nature. 

 Our interaction with the natural world has been an ongoing thread to my life. This theme continues to weave in and out of both my professional and artistic endeavors. My path to photography comes from a love of drawing & painting combined with a conceptual approach to science and nature.

Phoot Camp: Phoot + Photoville!

The talented and forward thinking editor, Laura Brunow Miner, of Pictory Magazine started PHOOT Camp, an annual photographers weekend, several years back.  If her name sounds familiar it’s because she was the editor-in-chief and designer of JPG Magazine before starting Pictory Magazine.  This year she is taking the show on the road to Woodstock, NY, for an experience of photographic bonding, fun, creativity, fun, and new thinking.   PHOOT Camp 2012, is  taking place June 14-18, 2012. Apply by 4/30!  We need more experiences of creative bonding, away from competition and daily stress.  Bravo to Laura for creating this opportunity.

(Photo modified from a shot from Phoot Camp 2011 by Michael O’Neal)

The reason I picked upstate New York for this year’s event is that I wanted to put extra pressure on my (supremely capable and talented) campers this year by asking them to each have an exhibition-ready photo by the end of camp. When I found out about Photoville NYC taking place in Brooklyn right after Phoot, I could not have been more excited about the potential for a perfect venue to showcase the work. A phone call confirmed that the folks organizing Photoville, United Photo Industries, are the just the kind of energetic, creative people I love collaborating with. Their goal with the two-week-long event is to pull the NYC photography community together, and they’ve got a line up of our photo compadres and heroes, including 20×200, Lomography, and PDN, all exhibiting in one space at one time. Sounds so dreamy, even before you get to the part about the room-sized camera obscura, beer gardens, and dog runs! I couldn’t think of a more perfect location for the very first Phoot gallery show EVER, which will open four days after the camp, on June 22, 2012, and run for two weeks.

(Photos from United Photo Industries’ “Foto/Pods” at the Dumbo Art Festival.)

Beyond that, we’ve also found the local photography community near our lodging in upstate New York to be fantastic. Not only is there the impressive Center for Photography Woodstock, there’s also a wealth of other photo and art centers in such a small area. We hope to get to know and love the locals like we did with the residents of Marfa last year.

(Portrait of Marfa locals by Ryan Schude)

Oh, and last but not least, there is river tubing. YES! After all, what’s camp without a little water recreation?!

(Photo from Phoot Camp 2011 by Michael O’Neal)
Less than two weeks left to apply! 

Deadline: 4/30/12.

DO IT. And help us spread the word if you can!

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]

 

World Photography Organisation Comes to New York

© Alejandro Chaskielberg, Winner, Professional People & L’Iris d’Or 2011 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organisation (WPO), an acclaimed London based initiative that provides a global platform for professional, amateur, and student photography through its website and live events, is coming to New York to engage the city’s vibrant photography community with exhibitions, workshops, and talks led by world renowned practitioners in the field. WPO has partnered with the Chelsea Art Museum who will serve as the host venue for all activities from October 13 through November 12, 2011.

“We are delighted to come to New York City which has been the favorite subject of countless photographers since the early days of the medium,” said Astrid Merget, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation. “It is our goal throughout these four weeks to harness the boundless energy of New York’s rich photographic community to create an environment that engages both emerging and established talent.”

The New York events will kick off with an opening night on Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. featuring the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards Winners’ Exhibition curated by Elisabeth Biondi, former Visuals Editor of the New Yorker and a chair of the Honorary Judging committee of the 2011 awards. Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognized as the leading global photographic awards program in existence today whose mission is to discover talent across many diverse fields of photography. The work in these exhibitions will provide a stunning and inspiring snapshot of global contemporary photography. There will be a press preview from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Also on display will be a Sony Artisan of Imagery exhibition. The theme of the exhibition ties in to the 2012 theme of the Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus Program, Fleeting Moment. The Sony Artisan of Imagery photographers are Sony US Ambassadors, which include some of the most respected professional photographers worldwide.

The centerpiece of the programming is the recently launched City Projects, a series of intense and challenging three-day workshops open to both serious amateurs and professional photographers. The City Projects global theme for 2011/2012 is “Portraits of a City,” led by award-winning and established photographers Steve Pyke, Cheryl Dunn, Nick Turpin and Jez Coulson. These workshops will invite participants to capture the spirit of New York via the unique brief of each instructor. A mixed media presentation of selected work from the New York City Projects, will be showcased at the Chelsea Art Museum from October 26 through November 12, alongside a selection from the São Paulo and London City Projects.

Other programming will include:

  • The Beginners Portrait Workshops led by British portrait photographer David Graham
  • Student Focus Program, welcoming photography students to participate in free programming and featuring a very special student City Project, led by Sony Artisan of Imagery photographer, Cristina Mittermeier
  • Introduction to Self-Publishing seminar hosted by Daniel Milnor, Blurb Books Ambassador
  • In the Photographer’s Studio, featuring Elisabeth Biondi in conversation with Alejandro Chaskielberg, winner of the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris d’Or

These New York Events follow World Photography Events and Festivals that took place in Shanghai, San Francisco, São Paulo and London over the past year. Next stops on the tour are Chicago in November 2011, São Paulo in January 2012 and London in April 2012.

Chelsea Art Museum
555 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 8pm

For more information on the Sony World Photography Awards and World Photography New York Events, please visit: www.worldphoto.org/festivals-events.

Event tickets and program are available through the World Photography Organisation website. Tickets will also be available through Chelsea Art Museum during the event.  Many events, such as the In the Photographer’s Studio are free of charge.

A Decade of Photography in the Aftermath of 9/11 curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

New York photographer and curator, Ruben Natal-San Miguel created a slideshow that was presented in New York City on the evening of 9/11. Ruben’s statement follows, as does the slide show of images.

As a survivor of attacks on Sept 11, 2001 and now a photographer, curator and an influential figure among fine art photography community, I want to celebrate life, commemorate the 10-year anniversary and showcase how photography, as an art media and derivative works, have changed the face of America and the World.

It is a demonstration of how our life, a worldly vision manifested through the use of the photographers lens and accompanied by all the technological advances, has evolved since right after 9/11 until today. water heater repairs Philadelphia . It will reflect the new sensibilities in this art medium, created by the war, the economy and the advances in the technological landscapes. austin criminal lawyer . The exhibition will also highlight some of the most iconic images over the past decade. These photography images over the last 10-years will be on exhibition display via the World Wide Web as a unique virtual gallery and as a special slide/musical presentation to be held at the historical Greenwich House Music School. Let the healing begin!

A Decade of Photography in the Aftermath of 9/11 curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

New York photographer and curator, Ruben Natal-San Miguel created a slideshow that was presented in New York City on the evening of 9/11. pennsylvania divorce lawyers . nysid . Ruben’s statement follows, as does the slide show of images.

As a survivor of attacks on Sept 11, 2001 and now a photographer, curator and an influential figure among fine art photography community, I want to celebrate life, commemorate the 10-year anniversary and showcase how photography, as an art media and derivative works, have changed the face of America and the World.

It is a demonstration of how our life, a worldly vision manifested through the use of the photographers lens and accompanied by all the technological advances, has evolved since right after 9/11 until today. It will reflect the new sensibilities in this art medium, created by the war, the economy and the advances in the technological landscapes. The exhibition will also highlight some of the most iconic images over the past decade. These photography images over the last 10-years will be on exhibition display via the World Wide Web as a unique virtual gallery and as a special slide/musical presentation to be held at the historical Greenwich House Music School. Let the healing begin!