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High-resolution slideshow: 12 photo finalists Prix Pictet 2012

Lens Culture just published a high-resolution slide show of 115 images presenting portfolios of the 12 finalists for the prestigious Prix Pictet. squido lense . The broad theme this year is Power.

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This photo by finalist Daniel Beltr. Oil Spill #1.

Photo News – New issue of revamped Hotshoe App Edition for iPad and iPhone is out now

Great! by Photobooks
Great mag, really like the content, hadn’t seen any of it before, cool design too. Highly recommend

Fantastic! by Jenna Banat
Highly recommend this magazine app – really nice layout, easy to navigate through and fascinating content!
Readers comments from iTunes site


The second edition of the revamped Hotshoe App Edition is out.

Browse all the content from the bi-monthly print edition  showcasing the latest in contemporary photography presented as a curated, interactive experience:

  • Extended portfolios
  • Interactive exhibition listings
  • Text-only function and cutting-edge articles and reviews
  • The latest multimedia pieces from the most exciting photographers around.

Hotshoe’s App Edition is available on your iPad and iPhone from the iTunes store. Download the app for free and then subscribe for one year for just £9.99, and get the latest issue of Hotshoe directly to your device every other month.

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Natalie Krick

I recently reviewed portfolios of photographic educators at the SPE National Conference in San Francisco. This week I am featuring some of the terrific work I got a chance to see….

Natalie Krick has captured some terrific portraits. On the verge of completing her MFA from Columbia College Chicago in May of 2012, she continues to explore the idea of portraiture with her new series, Natural Deceptions. Natalie was born in Portland Oregon and grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. She earned a BFA in Photography from School of Visual Arts in 2008 and have been exhibiting in national and international exhibition, and has recieved numerous awards for her work.


Mom wearing lipstick in bed

I asked Natalie about the experience of photographing her mother and this was her reply:
“The photographs of my mom are often my favorites. She lives in Colorado, so I have been flying back a few times a year to photograph her and spend time with her and the rest of my family. We have also made a few of the photographs in Chicago when she comes to visit me. She participates because she knows it is important to me, but I wouldn’t say that it is any where close to her favorite thing to do. She does not like to wear a lot of make up (and I usually have her wearing heavy make up for the photographs). I am rather slow when I photograph but we spend most of the time laughing until she gets fed up with how long I’m taking. I think what is considered beautiful and flattering needs to be examined. My mom understands my point of view but since she is the one in front of the camera the experience is different for her. The photographs harshly reveal the fact that she is aging and I know that this is difficult for her. We have conversations about the emphasis our society puts on appearance and although we are able to critique and analyze culture, this desire to be desirable and attractive still remains.”


Mom in gold

NATURAL DECEPTIONS: The colorful seductive nature of cosmetics act to mask, conceal and deceive while drawing attention to the surface and the superficial. By emphasizing both the façade of glamour and the physicality of the body I am interested in what can be revealed through these surfaces.


Mom with skittles in her shirt

The women depicted in my photographs perform certain tropes used to visualize female beauty and sexuality. These photographs expose an awkwardness and tension in being looked at and scrutinized while also implying a longing to be seen as desirable and beautiful. By creating images that can be perceived as both garish and seductive, I question the fantasy of idealized beauty and what culture designates as flattering and desirable.


Mom in front of the shower curtain


Mom with her finger on her lip


Mom on a gold couch


Mom as a virgin


Mom as me


Mom in a blue robe


Mom on the red stairs


Mom as a blonde


Mom’s neck

FOAM Talent Call 2012

The magnificent FOAM are looking for the world’s next photography talent. The winners will get the chance to have their work published in Foam Magazine, a distinctive and highly regarded international photography magazine. Photographers can submit and upload their portfolios simply using this Facebook app on the Foam Magazine Facebook page

The sixth edition of Foam Talent Call opened on 30 January and this year photographers can submit their work for the first time via Facebook. With over 800 submissions last year, they are understandably excited to see how many they receive this year via Facebook. It is not necessary to have a Facebook to enter the call. 

The Foam Talent issue is designed to showcase young photographers from all over the world. It is described as “a career building platform, launching aspiring talents into the international photography industry, giving them international acclaim and recognition”. A few examples of well known photographers who have been showcased in the Foam Talent issue are: Mayumi Hosokura from issue #28, Benjamin Lowy from issue #24, Alexander Gronsky and Anouk Kruithof from issue #20, and Curis Mann and Pieter Hugo from issue #16. 

The call is open to all photographers aged between 18-35 across the globe. The entrance fee is 35 euro and the competition is fierce, but 15 selected talents will receive an eight page portfolio showcasing their series along with an interview by an esteemed writer. The editorial board will choose the portfolios according to the creative vision and concept of the series presented, amongst other criteria. Submission closes on 16 April 2012. More information can be found here.

Foam Magazine #32 / Talent will be out in September 2012


The Big Picture at the Santa Fe Workshops

Just a reminder that I will be teaching next month at the Santa Fe Workshops, an organization that is known for excellence in photographic workshops. From March 7 – 10th, I will be teaching a 4 day workshop titled, The Big Picture. My goal is to have students leave filled up with new ideas and ways to make imagery, a focused vision for how to get work into the fine art market, and ways to bring a new level of professionalism to their presentations.

“Making great photographs is sometimes only half the journey. directory submission . Getting them seen, and seen in the right context, is often the final leg. Photographers interested in exploring fine-art photography on a professional level need to understand the landscape of the fine-art community.

This four-day workshop explores not only genres and new approaches in contemporary image making, but also how to present your work to the fine-art and documentary markets. Aline has crafted The Big Picture to help you find your voice and discover how to package your work, and yourself, in a professional manner.

We begin by honing our portfolios with reviews, and learning how to set goals. We construct resumes, bios, and personal statements that explain and enhance our work. Photographic assignments round out the workshop experience. While Alines assignments take into account the many colorful backdrops afforded by Santa Fe, they are also designed to challenge you to explore new ways of seeing the world.

Come unlock new energies, and learn how best to share your vision and creativity with others. Be prepared for a workshop filled with inspiration, fun and self-discovery!”

Hope to see you there!

The Big Picture at the Santa Fe Workshops

Just a reminder that I will be teaching next month at the Santa Fe Workshops, an organization that is known for excellence in photographic workshops. From March 7 – 10th, I will be teaching a 4 day workshop titled, The Big Picture. My goal is to have students leave filled up with new ideas and ways to make imagery, a focused vision for how to get work into the fine art market, and ways to bring a new level of professionalism to their presentations.

“Making great photographs is sometimes only half the journey. Getting them seen, and seen in the right context, is often the final leg. Photographers interested in exploring fine-art photography on a professional level need to understand the landscape of the fine-art community.

This four-day workshop explores not only genres and new approaches in contemporary image making, but also how to present your work to the fine-art and documentary markets. Aline has crafted The Big Picture to help you find your voice and discover how to package your work, and yourself, in a professional manner.

We begin by honing our portfolios with reviews, and learning how to set goals. We construct resumes, bios, and personal statements that explain and enhance our work. Photographic assignments round out the workshop experience. article writing submission . While Alines assignments take into account the many colorful backdrops afforded by Santa Fe, they are also designed to challenge you to explore new ways of seeing the world.

Come unlock new energies, and learn how best to share your vision and creativity with others. Be prepared for a workshop filled with inspiration, fun and self-discovery!”

Hope to see you there!

One World Portfolio Review

If you live in the San Francisco area, or want to plan a trip there in March, the Photo Alliance are offering a Portfolio Review.

2012 OUR WORLD PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Featuring:
Our World Portfolio Review
A fantastic opportunity to show your photographs to
professionals who publish, exhibit, write and teach.
Get new ideas, make connections, and find opportunities to distribute, publish and exhibit your work.

FINAL SUBMISSIONS DUE DATE: Friday FEBRUARY 10th, 2012.
Must be RECEIVED by 5pm.

Please do send us an email letting us know you are applying however, so we can anticipate receiving your application. [email protected]

Our Mailing address:

PhotoAlliance
PO Box 29010
San Francisco, California
94129

If you are using Federal Express or UPS and need a STREET ADDRESS use this:

PhotoAlliance
616 Key Boulevard
Richmond, California
94805
415-425-5608

Entry Procedure and Requirements:

• Work:
All two-dimensional works, using any photographic process including digital and/or analog, are eligible for review.

• Registration:
Registration is a TWO-STEP process.
1- An initial review of portfolios submitted by CD with $40.00 non-refundable entry fee.
2- Sixty portfolios will be selected from these submissions for the weekend review. An additional $575.00 payment is then required for final participation if selected.

• Calendar:
Feb. 10th – CD Entry due
Feb 20th – photographers notified
March 9-11 – Portfolio Review in San Francisco

• Entry: JPEG images on CD only for application process.
Must be received by February 10th, 2012.
EARLY SUBMISSIONS ENCOURAGED.

See entry checklist on Entry Form.

Send all information to:
PhotoAlliance / Our World Portfolio Review
PO Box 29010
San Francisco, California 94129.

CD’s will be returned only if a self-addressed stamped
envelope of appropriate size and with appropriate postage is submitted with entry.

• Entry Fee and Procedure: A non-refundable entry fee of $40.00
for each 20 images.

• Digital Submission Requirements: Files should
be on a CD in JPEG format. Image size should be no larger than 2Mb or:
Horizontal – 8 inches
Vertical – 8 inches
Resolution 150 pixels/inch.
Files named as follows: Lastname_Firstname_imagenumber.jpg

Optional: submit an accompanying sheet with a list of name, title, date, medium, and dimension of each piece.

• Selection: A panel of jurors will be pre-screening all of the
entries. 60 photographers will be selected for the weekend
portfolio review. An additional fee of $575.00 is then required.

This will be the 6th annual event.

Partial list of reviewers- more to be added soon!

David Bayles, Artist, Educator, Author
Debra Bloomfield, Photographer & Educator
Linda Connor, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute
Luis Delgado, Photographer, San Francisco
Janet Delaney, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco
Robert Dawson, Photographer & Educator, Stanford & San Jose State University
Taj Forer, Founding Editor, Daylight Magazine
Bruce Haley, Photographer, Carmel, Ca
Rebecca Horne, Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Jason Houston, Picture Editor, Orion Magazine
Michael Itkoff, Founding Editor, Daylight Magazine
Ann M. Jastrab, Gallery Director RayKo Photo Center
Whitney Johnson, Picture Editor, The New Yorker
Anne Kelly, Associate Gallery Director, PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Dennis Kiel, Chief Curator, The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, Charlotte, NC
Stefan Kirkeby, Owner, Smith Anderson North Gallery
Aimee Le Duc, Gallery Manager, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Christopher McCall, Director, Pilara Foundation, Pier 24, San Francisco
Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Curator of Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Ted Orland, Artist, Educator, Author
Darcy Padilla, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute
Kirsten Rian, Independent curator, writer, artist, Portland, OR
Thom Sempere, Director, PhotoAlliance
Rebecca Senf , Assistant Curator of Photography, The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Meg Shiffler, Director, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Ada Takahashi, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Anne Veh, Art Consultant & Independent Curator
Lewis Watts, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Deborah Willis, photographer, curator, and educator, Chair, Department of Photography & Imaging,
Tisch School of the Arts, NY

Photographer #435: Bharat Sikka

Bharat Sikka, 1973, India, is a documentary photographer who also concentrates on editorial and advertising work. He moved to New York to study at the Parsons School of Design where he earned a BFA in photography. His personal work concentrates on contemporary visions of India. His recent series Matter blends studio, street, landscape and portrait photography. Combined they form a portrait of the “new” India. It is Bharat’s vision of a fast changing country. His narrative editorial work often show females in film-like settings, photographed in a unique, documentary style. Amongst his numerous editorial clients are Vogue India, Another magazine, Time, ID and Wallpaper. His work has been exhibited throughout the world as the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival and the Helsinki Art Museum. He works and lives between India and Europe. The following images come from the series Matter, Salvador do Mundo and various Fiction portfolios.

Website: www.bharatsikka.com