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Announcing the 2011 Portfolio Prize Finalists

Copyright by artist, clockwise from top-left: Sarah Palmer, Louie Palu, Lisa Lindvay, Andrew McConnell, Thibault Brunet

Thanks to all the photographers who took part in our annual Aperture Portfolio Prize contest this past year. Judges have gone through the submissions and after much deliberation, we’re pleased to announce the five finalists:

Lisa Lindvay

Andrew McConnell

Sarah Palmer

Louie Palu

Thibault Brunet

For almost a decade now, our contest has helped to identify trends in contemporary photography and bring the work of innovative and emerging artists to a wider audience.  This year, first prize is $3000 and an exhibition at Aperture Foundation.

Check back with us in the coming weeks as we get ready to announce the winner via email newsletter and our website and showcase their work. Don’t forget to check out the winning images from years past here. And remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about submitting for next year’s prize.



Cover Stories

I had coffee with a photographer friend this morning who encouraged me to share my good news on LENSCRATCH. I try to steer away from using this platform to showcase my own work, but hey, how often does one see their image on the cover of PDN?

So, forgive me, but I’m pretty excited.

Almost a decade ago, I received my first magazine cover–on SHOTS Magazine. It was utterly exciting for me, as I was tethered to my life as a wife and mother and had few photographer friends, certainly none that I actually knew in the flesh. I had brief correspondences with (via snail mail) photographers I admired through SHOTS, but no real community, and no where to share my excitement. But it made me feel validated that someone (that would be Russell Joslin), recognized something in my work worth sharing–and that was huge in my small world.

One day, a few weeks after the SHOTS cover came out, I recieved a post card in the mail. The handwriting was that of someone old, and it said:

dear girl-
your photograph Hotel Fiorita moves my heart soft and silent.
“voici mon secret il es tres simple; on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.”

signed c.l.

To translate:
“Here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” (from The Little Prince)

That post card still hangs directly over my computer as a reminder to shoot with the heart, not the head. I have no idea who “c. l.” was or is, but if you are reading this post, thank you for taking the time to share that with me. And while I’m at it, thank you Russell Joslin, and the staff at PDN, in particular, Amber Terranova.

LightBox Photographic Gallery

We are looking to have superior conceptual pieces with the highest quality of craftmanship in this group show to be featured at LightBox Gallery and at Plates to Pixels online gallery. handyman services . Juror Blue Mitchell, submissions due by midnight July 10, 2011. Show will hang in the gallery for a nearly 8 weeks. Denver DUI Attorney . Established and upcoming Photographic artisans are encouraged to be part of this collaborative showcase exhibit! Help us by being part of it, we are hoping to show the best in Photographic fine art with a diverse collection of imagery and techniques represented, and present a show that Astoria and the Northwest must come see. Check out the call for entries page for full information, thank you, michael and chelsea http://lightbox-photographic.com/call-for-entries/

Photographer #270: Danny Clinch

Danny Clinch, 1964, USA, is a music photographer and film maker. The list of musicians that have appeared in front of his camera is endless, from Tupac Shakur to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and from Katy Perry to Tony Bennett. His work has been published in numerous magazines and on hundreds of CD covers. As a director he made music videos, documentaries and concert DVD’s which have earned him two Grammy Award nominations. Throughout the years he has photographed Bruce Springsteen extensively which resulted in an exhibition in 2009. Danny released two books, Discovery Inn in 1998 and When the Iron Bird Flies in 2000. The following images come from his portfolio’s Bruce Springsteen, Grammys and Showcase 01.

Website: www.dannyclinch.com

Dide Magazine: a Photo Magazine about contemporary Iranian photography

Dide Magazine, edited by Mohammadreza Mirzaei. The first issue is out with beautiful work by Mohammad Ghazali and includes an interesting interview with the photographer. It is bilingual, and it is a great effort to showcase the work of Iranian Photography to the world.

Pictory Magazine

Taking on the idea of sharing photography around the world with editing based on themes, a similar vision that was pioneered by JPG magazine, Laura Brunow Miner, a former editor at JPG magazine launched the online photo-magazine named Pictory.

Pictory appears to be most geared towards edited stories, telling about the live and places around the world and composed by combining one image from each contributor. It is most about a cultural exchange, rather than a selection of the best photographs and so if you are looking for great images you will feel that it is a mixed bag, but if you are looking to learn about people, societies, and the world in an intimate manner by the people who live the lives they share with images, then you are for a treat.

Pictory is a showcase for your best photo stories.

Pictory is a showcase for people around the world to document their lives and cultures. Anyone can submit one large, captioned image to each of Pictory’s editorial themes. I’m editor, designer, and founder Laura Brunow Miner, and I will select a few dozen of the best items from each theme to appear in each showcase (source)