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PhotoNOLA! Registration opens Thursday, September 12th at 10 a.m. CDT for the PhotoNOLA 2019 Portfolio Reviews

PhotoNOLA, the annual four-day New Orleans Festival of Photography produced by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, hosts within its programming a popular 2-day Portfolio Review on December 12th & 13th. Participating industry experts include gallery directors, a broad range of curators (seated institutional curators, curators of corporate and private collections), book acquisition editors, photo editors, directors of not-for-profit arts venues, sage advisors and more (list here). Registration opens online on SEPTEMBER 12th, typically filling to capacity in the first few minutes.

Read the FAQ’s here, be informed and prepared to register. And whether or not you are among the first 70 photographers to register, be sure to come and take in all that this wonderful Festival has to offer. Full calendar here, with more events to be added – but plan on staying in New Orleans for all four days of the Festival filled with community gatherings, workshops, education, gallery talks and much, much more. Huge thanks to the NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE and the team of passionate volunteers who help make this special gathering happen each year (est. 2006), all to our great benefit. See you there!

Deadline September 30th: “THE QUALITIES OF LIGHT” Flat File exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography

From the Center for Creative Photography’s website :

“Enter for an opportunity to have your work displayed at the Center for Creative Photography!

The Center for Creative Photography invites photographers to submit up to five (5) photographic artworks to be presented in conjunction with The Qualities of LIGHT: A View from the Archive at the Center for Creative Photography. Finalists will be identified by a panel of jurors comprised of Center for Creative Photography curatorial staff, former LIGHT Gallery directors and other photographic community members.

A celebration of the legacies of LIGHT, a significant early photography gallery, The Qualities of LIGHT: A View from the Archive at the Center for Creative Photography will focus on characteristics identified by those who visited, worked, showed, and were impacted by the gallery. Each section of the exhibition will be headed by one of five essential qualities articulated by this community. LIGHT was Transparent, one of the five sections, will reflect on the importance of a spirit of transparency to the gallery – the physical layout of which fostered an open environment that facilitated interaction and education. A bank of flat file drawers played a critical role in extending this spirt of transparency. Accessible to the public, the flat file drawers allowed visitors to go beyond the exhibitions and view the gallery’s entire inventory, creating opportunities for discovery and the informal exchange of knowledge.

Rather than faithfully recreate these drawers, restaging their content as it would have been at the time, the Center intends to invoke their intention in the exhibition. We hope to provide visitors to The Qualities of LIGHT an equivalent experience by facilitating an opportunity to discover new work by photographic artists working today.

Accepted submissions will be displayed in flat file drawers at the Center for Creative Photography as part of the exhibition from December 14, 2019 to May 9, 2020. ”

LIGHT Gallery was in business from 1971 – 1987 and was a significant component of our then young field as it brought contemporary photography of its day into the art collecting market. To learn submission details and full list of Jurors, visit https://ccp.arizona.edu/exhibitions-events/events/call-submissions-qualities-light

Radius Book Pop-up Sale/Book Signing this Saturday

From Radius Books in Santa Fe:

“Join us in Santa Fe as we celebrate 12 years of beautiful books, and honor the artists and contributors who make it all possible.

Saturday, August 24
10 am – 3 pm Pop-up Bookstore + Auction with music, food trucks and more.

Location: the parking lot behind Radius Books (tented)
227 E Palace Ave. Suite W, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

We are expecting over 150 artist/writer/curator members of the Radius Family—we hope to see you there.”
http://www.radiusbooks.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/612445495858189/

February 24th, Las Vegas: MVS Presenting at NANPA Nature Photography Summit

NANPA | Nature Photography Summit
February 21–23, 2019 in Las, Vegas, Nevada

“NANPA’s 21st Nature Photography Summit and Trade Show provides a wide variety of opportunities for nature photographers at all levels of experience to meet, share their work, learn more about both the art and business of nature photography, get hands-on practice, discover new tools and services, and more. Join us at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, February 21-23, 2019.”

SUPER SESSION: PLANNING NOW to MARKET: Your Project from Concept through Execution, Exhibition and Publication
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 8:30–11:30 AM

In this visually rich presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson outlines steps that every photographic project should take as it heads through production to publication/exhibition. What early research can facilitate access and secure the funding and equipment needed? How can you maximize time and funds? What do you need to know about target audience(s) to determine your final product: limited edition handcrafted prints? Lower cost printing/surfaces? Banners for public art display and ease in touring an exhibition? How do you choose an exhibition venue, prepare strategic proposals and suggest educational programming that fits each venue? Is a publication of the work desirable? What should it cost, and which publishers should you approach? Should you license your work? If so, how do you identify buyers and inform them of availability.

This Super Session is available as an add-on to your regular Summit registration for $75 and can be paid at the door. Summit registration is NOT required to attend the super Sessions.

Application Deadline EXTENDED to January 28th: “Your Work & Its Audience: Making the Match” with MVS & Special Guests in NYC

YOUR WORK & ITS AUDIENCE: MAKING THE MATCH

With Mary Virginia Swanson & Special Guests
New York City, May 5 – 11, 2019
Hosted by La Luz Workshops

Application Deadline EXTENDED to Monday, January, 28, 2019

There are only a few spots left for this workshop. If you are interested in joining us, please apply as soon as possible.

This workshop is for photographers who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

Through a series of illustrated lectures, individual sessions, and conversations with some of the leading industry professionals today, you will learn about the nuances of editing your work for multiple presentations, fine art print sales, exhibition opportunities, securing commissions to make new work, as well as other essential topics.

Together, we will look at where your work is now and where it can be.

If you are interested in joining us, please APPLY TODAY.

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS ARE…
Elizabeth Krist – Photo Editor, Reviewer, Independent Curator (Monday & Tuesday)

Joan Liftin – Photographer, Photo Book Editor, Educator (Tuesday)

Esa Epstein – Executive Director and Curator at sepiaEYE Gallery (Wednesday)

Jane Yeomans – Photo Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine  (Thursday)

Taia Kwinter – Managing Editor at Aperture Foundation (Friday)

To learn more about this workshop and what YOU will learn from Mary Virginia and her line-up of industry experts, check out La Luz’s YouTube channel here.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Photographers who are serious about their work, whether they are working professionals or one day aspire to be, those who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and those who wish to gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

October 26th, PhotoPlus Expo: MVS Presenting “To Be Published or Self Publish?” + Discounted Registration!

PDN PhotoPlus Expo
To Be Published or Self Publish? An Overview of Publishing Models Today
Session Number: FA6 | Room: 1E14
Friday, October 26, 2018: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

With the print-on-demand revolution, it has never been easier or more affordable for artists to produce and market a book of their work. While the traditional publishing path has the advantage of a seasoned team with experience in design, production, marketing and distribution, self-publishing allows the artist full creative control. Which approach is best for you and your work? Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify the process for both scenarios, as well as lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond.

Conference registration required for attendance.
Register through this link for a 15% discount on conference registration or a free Expo pass: https://l.feathr.co/PPE18_Mary-Virginia-Swanson-9.
Pricing for conference registration is here, for individual Conference Sessions (like this session), 1-day or 3- day passes, Keynote passes etc.

Javits Convention Center, New York City

October 18th, Richmond, VA: Candela Gallery “AN EVENING WITH DENISE BETHEL”

Candela Books + Gallery
An Evening with Denise Bethel
Thursday, October 18th, 5:30-7:30 PM, Talk at 6:00 PM

“RESURRECTING THE IMPORTANT | The Nineteenth Century and Contemporary Photography

Recent years have seen a number of contemporary photographers turn to 19th-century photographic processes, from the daguerreotype, ambrotype, and tintype to the wet plate and the camera obscura. What things do these anachronistic methods bring to the field of contemporary photography? Is it possible to re-direct a medium now accustomed to the speed and ease of a cell phone camera? This talk will explore what might be learned from the photographers of the 19th century and how these lessons are being used by some of the most adventurous artists of today.

Denise Bethel, formerly Chairman of the Photographs Department at Sotheby’s, Inc., spent over three decades in the photographs auction business in New York, where she set world records for artists ranging from Southworth & Hawes and Alfred Stieglitz to Edward Weston and Diane Arbus. A Richmond native, she holds a B. A. from Hollins College, Virginia, and an M. A. from London’s Courtauld Institute of Art, where her second year was funded by a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts graduate fellowship. She is now an independent advisor, writer, and lecturer based in New York City.”

Candela Books + Gallery
214 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

CLICK! Upcoming opportunities in Durham NC during Click!120

CLICK!120 Photography Festival
October 3-7, 2018

Click!120 in Durham, NC is quickly approaching.  There are some great opportunities to sign up for before the festival begins on October 3rd.

Visit their website for other lectures, exhibitions and more during Click!120. https://clickphotofest.org


Click!’s Last Call for Entries:  Photo Book Exhibition 
Deadlines: Online entry due September 28th | Book Delivery due October 1st
Entry fee: $35 per book entered

“The Click! Photography Festival is pleased to announce our first Click! Photo Book Exhibition. Winners will be exhibited at Horse & Buggy Press during the Click! Photography Festival on October 6th between 11 and 1. Entries will be eligible for one of three purchase awards given by the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Books should be self-published or hand made and primarily photographic in nature, though other mediums are allowed. Submissions should be books of your own work or a collaboration.

Online entry forms with payment should be completed by September 26th. Please indicate the sales price of the book, or if it is not for sale. 20% of book sales will go to Horse & Buggy Press. Books should be shipped to Horse & Buggy press in order to arrive by October 1.”

Full prospectus: https://clickphotofest.org/call-for-entries/photo-book-exhibition/


Click! Academy – Few spaces remain:

Projects in Progress: A Group Session with Mary Virginia Swanson
October 4, 9:30 – 11:45 am
Registration Fee: $65

“10 photographers in succession will share their project-in-progress in print form (not digital) during a 10 – minute open discussion with MVS.

In this group format, each photographer will tell MVS briefly and succinctly:

  • What the project is about.
  • Who the target audience is.
  • What the status of production is – early phase? in progress? Nearing completion?
  • What your preferred final format is for the project (i.e. exhibition, publication, dedicated website etc.).
  • MVS will share her response to the work and ideas for moving your project forward.
  • When not presenting their work all participants are invited to observe the discussions she has with each of the with other participants.
  • All 10 accepted participants will receive an email from MVS on how to best prepare for their session.
  • Register here.

Note: This session limited to a total of 10 participants is a companion to the public seminar: From Concept to Audience: THE LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT also at the Durham Arts Council from 12:30pm – 2:30pm on Oct. 3rd. RSVP required for From Concept to Audience.

November 3, Albuquerque: Panel & Presentation About Bill Jay at SPE SW

November 3, 2018
1:00 pmto4:30 pm

Society for Photographic Education Southwest Conference

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay
A film written, directed, and produced by British photographer and educator, Grant Scott.

Film screening and panel discussion during the Society for Photographic Education Southwest Conference.

BILL JAY (1940-2009), British photohistorian, photographer and editor of Creative Camera and Album was a beloved professor at Arizona State University from the day he arrived, fresh from securing graduate degrees at University of New Mexico (MA ’74, MFA ’76). Jay’s life and his many contributions to our field is now the subject of a documentary film by fellow British photographer Grant Scott titled “DO NOT BEND: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LIFE OF BILL JAY” which will have its US debut at this conference. The film has met wide acclaim at screenings in London, Wales and Scotland. Bill’s family, industry colleagues, former students and friends are among them dozens of contributors to the film.

Scott, Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire will introduce his film and participate in a concluding panel discussion. Joining him will be Jay’s colleague from UNM & ASU, James Hajicek and several of his students including Mary Virginia Swanson, Jared Platt and more.”

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Honors College Forum

October 26th, New York: MVS Presenting at PhotoPlus Expo

October 26, 2018
11:00 amto12:30 pm

PDN PhotoPlus Expo
To Be Published or Self Publish? An Overview of Publishing Models Today

With the print-on-demand revolution, it has never been easier or more affordable for artists to produce and market a book of their work. While the traditional publishing path has the advantage of a seasoned team with experience in design, production, marketing and distribution, self-publishing allows the artist full creative control. Which approach is best for you and your work? Swanson will demystify the process for both scenarios, as well as lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond.

Conference registration required for attendance.
Register through this link for a 15% discount on conference registration or a free Expo pass: https://l.feathr.co/PPE18_Mary-Virginia-Swanson-9.
Pricing for conference registration is here, for individual Conference Sessions (like this session), 1-day or 3- day passes, Keynote passes etc.

Session Number: FA6 | Room: 1E14
Friday, October 26, 2018: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Javits Convention Center, New York City
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