Alan W. George was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA on the first day of the last month of 1968. Alan first started exploring photography as a form of self-expresion eight years ago. It has helped him survive getting old, divorce and two children, among other things. He lives in San Francisco, California, USA and in his precious spare time he can be found roaming the roads of Northern California with coffee, an apple fritter and This American Life. He'll occasionally stop and take a photograph.
“Showcasing new artists alongside historical material, artMRKT will create an ideal context for the discovery, discussion and placement of artwork.”
The San Francisco iteration of artMRKT marks the start of the brand’s 2012 modern and contemporary fair season. Currently in it’s second year, the San Francisco fair will combine the work of seventy leading galleries with a thoughtful program of art events and exhibitions at the fair venue and throughout the city. Aperture will be on site in 2012 with limited-edition prints, books, and the latest from Aperture magazine in tow, including our latest prints “Model Dining Room,” from the series Occupied Territory by Lynne Cohen, and “Animal (127)” by Elliot Ross.
The 2012 re-issue of Lynne Cohen’s first monograph, Occupied Territory, is also forthcoming from Aperture, “an exploration of domestic and institutional interior spaces—sometimes idealized, sometimes standardized, humorous, and disquieting.” “Model Dining Room” is a piece of this larger puzzle, representing Cohen’s visual exploration of interior space as simulated experience.
We also recommend joining acclaimed artist Richard Misrach, whose lauded Golden Gate is being reissued in a new oversized edition for the iconic bridge’s 75th anniversary, for the weekend’s keynote address plus a book signing on Saturday, May 19th.
Aperture at artMRKT San Francisco
Thursday, May 17, 2012–Sunday, May 20, 2012
Concourse Exhibition Center
San Francisco, California
›› Buy Lynne Cohen’s limited-edition print, “Model Dining Room”
›› Buy the limited-edition print “Animal (127)” by Elliot Ross
›› Sign up to be notified when Lynne Cohen’s re-issued monograph, Occupied Territory, is available.
The SPE National Conference in San Francisco is officially sold out, but if you are among the early registration crowd gaining access to 2012′s programming—this year, exploring “Intimacy and Voyeurism: The Public/Private Divide in Photography—be sure to join Aperture Foundation in exhibition Booth #31 beginning this Thursday.
Keynote speaker Sally Mann, known for her evocative work with portraiture and landscapes, will give a presentation with a selected reading from her forthcoming memoir, If Memory Serves. Following the presentation, Mann will be signing copies of her books, The Flesh and the Spirit (Aperture 2010), Immediate Family (Aperture 2005), Proud Flesh (Aperture 2009) and Still Time (Aperture 2008).
Other speakers include: Sharon Olds, Trevor Paglen, Sandra S. Phillips, Hasan Elahi, Bill Adams, and many more.
The Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography-related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services, and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms, and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship, and criticism.
Thursday, March 22, 2012–Saturday, March 24, 2012
San Francisco, California
Friday Hours: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday Hours: 9:30 am–4:30 pm
Exhibition Hall is FREE
Thursday, March 22, 7:00–8:30 pm
Keynote Presentation and Book Signing: Sally Mann
Friday, March 23, 5:30–7:00 pm
Featured speaker: Trevor Paglen, author of Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes (Aperture 2010)
The Flesh and the Spirit (Aperture 2010), Immediate Family (Aperture 2005), Proud Flesh (Aperture 2009) and Still Time (Aperture 2008) by Sally Mann are available for purchase here. Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes (Aperture 2010) by Trevor Paglen is available for purchase here.
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.
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:
PO Box 29010
San Francisco, California
If you are using Federal Express or UPS and need a STREET ADDRESS use this:
616 Key Boulevard
Entry Procedure and Requirements:
All two-dimensional works, using any photographic process including digital and/or analog, are eligible for review.
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.
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
Submissions due: January 16, 2012 11:59pm (pst)
Best of Show – 1 year membership in SPE and conference registration to SPE’s 49th national conference in San Francisco
This competition is open to artists holding current membership in Society for Photographic Education (SPE) and is organized in conjunction with SPE’s 49th national conference, Intimacy and Voyeurism: The Public/Private Divide in Photography, March 22-25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The exhibition will be on view at RayKo Photo Center during the SPE national conference and feature an opening reception open to all attendees of the event. The RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten shows annually featuring nationally recognized artists.
JUROR: Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist whose work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Eyemazing, Metropolis, The Face, I-D, and Vanity Fair. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as in many other public and private collections. He has over a dozen published books, the latest monograph being A Road Divided, released in 2010.
San Francisco, California, 2000 © Jim Goldberg (cover Aperture magazine issue 187)
Goldberg’s work was featured on the cover of Aperture magazine issue 187 as part of an article on Sixty Years of Magnum, by Gerry Badger.