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July 14th, Portland, ME: Artist Talk by Richard Renaldi

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Maine College of Art
Artist Talk by Richard Renaldi
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Free and open to the public.

“Exhibitions of Richard Renaldi’s photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006, Renaldi’s first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by Aperture. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press, an independent publisher that showcases important new projects by contemporary photographers. Renaldi’s forthcoming monograph, Touching Strangers, will be published by the Aperture Foundation in the spring of 2014.

Each summer, MECA invites visiting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in the MFA curriculum. In addition to critiques and studio visits with students Visiting Artists deliver a lecture that is free and open to the public.”

Maine College of Art
Porteous Building, Osher Hall
522 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101  [map]

July 11th, Yellow Springs, OH: Reception and Artitst Talk by Stephen Marc

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Reception and Artist Talk by Stephen Marc
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Stephen Marc will discuss his use of archival documents and images as well as extensive research in his creative process. Marc constructs compelling layered narratives made up of his panoramic photographs of historical landscapes interwoven with found remnants of the past—racially charged caricatures and cartoons, trade cards, illustrations and slave documents. The results are challenging, visually charged images of the places and remnants of the African Diaspora. In his artist statement, Marc writes, “My work is an interpretive relocation of, and commentary on, the limited representations and accounts of the black experience, into the early years of the 20th century, that were usually defined from outside the community. My intent is to allow the haunting of the past to symbolically resurface providing a layered contextualization of what was…”

Marc is one of two highly established artists invited to anchor the current exhibition, Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change—Activate Now!, co-curated by Dennie Eagleson, former creative director of the Herndon Gallery, and Raewyn Martyn, visiting professor of visual arts at Antioch College.”

Antioch College, Herndon Gallery
South Hall Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, Ohio

June 21st, Woodstock, NY: Artist Talk by Ron Haviv

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© 2014 Ron Haviv

Center for Photography at Woodstock
Artist Talk by Ron Haviv
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Admission: $7 | $5 members, seniors, students

“Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of some of the most important conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world. Numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including The Louvre, United Nations, and The Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of the photo agency VII, his work is published by magazines worldwide.

He has published three critically acclaimed collections of his photography: Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul and Haiti:12 January 2010. Haviv has been the central character in three films including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk that explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. In addition, Haviv regularly speaks about his work on television and radio such as ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, The Charlie Rose Show, Good Morning America, BBC, CNN and NPR.

Presented in conjunction with with Ron Haviv’s workshop Finding Your Visual Voice in Photojournalism. To learn more click here.

CPW
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, New York 12498  [map]
Phone: 845-679-9957

Deadline July 15th: Howard Chapnick Grant

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
Call for Entries: Howard Chapnick Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

“The Howard Chapnick Grant was introduced in 1996 to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management. The Grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, and acknowledge the value of his enormous contribution to photography.

The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to the Fund’s Board of Trustees, special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the production of photographs, which will continue to be funded by the main grant of the Smith Fund.

Recipients of the Howard Chapnick Grant will be selected by the Board of Trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography.

To apply or nominate someone fill out the Online Form.”

For details and to see a list of previous recipients visit: smithfund.org/howard-chapnick-grant.

June 6th, Santa Fe: Reception for Richard Tuschman and photo-eye Grand Opening

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© 2014 Richard Tuschman

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Opening Reception: Richard Tuschman, Hopper Meditations
Friday, June 6, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm

“[Edward] Hopper was a master at using light to expressively illuminate his subject. I also like the fact that almost all of his human subjects are contemplative. There is, for the most part, no action. This sense of quietude contributes to the open-ended quality of the narratives, and leaves room for significant emotional depth. This seems a lot like real life, and what I would like to carry over in my work.” — Richard Tuschman

The exhibition will be on view June 6 – July 19, 2014.

This opening reception is in conjunction with photo-eye’s new gallery space grand opening.  The new photo-eye Gallery is located at:

541 S. Guadalupe St.
(in the Railyard Arts District)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
  [map]

May 31st, NYC: Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Ruben Natal-San Miguel “NYC: Concrete Jungle”

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En Foco
Artist Talk & Opening Reception by Ruben Natal-San Miguel,
NYC: Concrete Jungle
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2:00-3:00
Reception: 3:00-4:00

Ruben Natal–San Miguel work has been widely exhibited and published. His work is mostly focused on the ongoing gentrification throughout the five boroughs of New York City and the documentation of the eminent loss of street life and traditions that were part of the various city neighborhoods.”

The exhibition will be on view until June 20, 2014.

Washington Heights Branch/NYPL
1000 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 160th Street
New York, NY 10033
tel: 212-923-6054

Save the Date: NY ART BOOK FAIR 2014 Dates Announced & Exhibitor Applications Now Open

NY Art Book Fair 2014
Presented by Printed Matter, Inc
September 26-28, 2014
Opening Thursday, September 25

“Applications are now open for the NY ART BOOK FAIR 2014! For the ninth edition of Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR, we will return to MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, from September 26th through 28th, 2014.

To apply as an exhibitor, please visit nyartbookfair.com and click the application link at the top of the page. Applications will close on June 30th, 2014. We will start to allocate booths as early as June 15, so please don’t delay!”

May 16th, NYC: Artist Talk and Book Signing with Christopher Payne

General Society of Mechanical Tradesmen of New York
Artist Talk by Christopher Payne North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm; book signing and reception to follow

NBI_Book_Cover-DUP“Photographer Christopher Payne specializes in the documentation of America’s vanishing architecture and industrial landscape. His recently published book, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City, explores an uninhabited island of ruins in the East River. Mr. Payne’s photographs invoke the former grandeur of the site over dierent seasons, capturing hints of buried streets and infrastructure now reclaimed by nature, while also offering a unique glimpse into a city’s future without people.”

Free and open to the public. To register, please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840, ext 2 or e-mail: karin.taylor@generalsociety.org

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York
20 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036  [map]

Tickets Sales for MVS Lecture at the Annenberg Space for Photography Open Today

Annenberg Space for Photography
Iris Nights Lecture Series: To Be Published or Self-Publish? Options for Artists Today

Ticket registration opens Wednesday, May 7 at 12:00 pm PDT and Thursday, May 8 at 9:30 am PDT HERE.

“The Iris Nights lecture series is a public program offered free of charge, by online reservation, on a first-come, first-served basis.”

The publishing industry is undergoing extraordinary changes. The print-on-demand revolution has opened up new possibilities, and it has never been easier or more affordable to produce a book of your photographs. The traditional publishing path has the advantage of a highly specialized team who brings their expertise in design, production, marketing and distribution systems. With self-publishing, you can create exactly the book you envision, but without the support of professionals at a publishing house. In the changing landscape of the photo book industry which publishing scenario is right for you at this time in your career?

In this presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss both avenues to publishing, and help participants determine the pros/cons for their unique needs. Swanson will share resources from Publish Your Photography Book, a respected title she coauthored with Darius Himes, which has recently been updated and expanded (Princeton Architectural Press, Spring 2014).

Skylight Studios (in the Century City Plaza area)
10050 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

June 7, Boston: MVS Presenting at the New England Portfolio Reviews & Workshops

June 7, 2014
9:00 amto5:00 pm

The Griffin Museum of Photography
New England Portfolio Reviews and Workshops

The Griffin Museum of Photography is pleased to present the 2014 New England Portfolio Review and Workshops (NEPR), which provides an opportunity for photographers to meet with industry leaders towards establishing professional relationships.

NEPR 2014 includes two full days of programming, Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, 2014; each with morning educational offerings and afternoon portfolio reviews.

9:00am – 12:00pm: Presenting Your Work to Industry Professionals
Morning Educational Sessions

During this two-part, three-hour seminar, participants will gain valuable perspectives on the diverse possibilities for photographers today, and how to make the most of opportunities to present their work to key decision makers in multiple markets.

Part 1, 9:00am – 10:20am
Making the Most of Your Portfolio Review Experience
The morning begins with a special presentation by Mary Virginia Swanson who will provide an overview of opportunities, protocol and more to help artists understand the value of and importance in sharing their work with arts professionals who can acquire, exhibit and license their images.

Part 2, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Meet the Industry Professionals
A panel discussion with industry professionals
Moderated by Mary Virginia Swanson
The morning sessions continue with a panel that includes seven top arts professionals from the Boston area who work with photographs in multiple markets. Each panelist will provide participants with insights into how they work with photographers within their gallery, collection, agency or art programs, and how artists can make the best first impression that will lead to a mutually rewarding relationship.

The Panelists:
Kate Anderson, Senior Art Consultant, Boston Art, Inc.
Diana Gaston, Associate Curator, Fidelity Investments
Karen Haas, The Lane Collection Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts
Jessica Manning, Art Producer, Mullen
Alison Nordström PhD, Independent Curator/Consulting Curator, Griffin Museum
Maja Orsic, Director, Robert Klein Gallery
Ronn Campisi, Publication Designer

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Lunch
Box Lunch is included on site with full-day registration packages. Participants registered only for the Morning Educational Sessions may order a box lunch in advance for $15.

1:00pm – 5:00pm,
Afternoon Portfolio Reviews

1:00pm – 4:25pm, Portfolio Reviews
The afternoon gives participants the opportunity to further explore the concepts they learned in the morning educational sessions. Through one-to-one reviews, participants will present their work to a variety of top arts professionals and receive guidance on future career development. Attendees are encouraged to bring 20 or so prints (analog or digital) to share with reviewers in a twenty-minute meeting. A full list of reviewers attending the Saturday Portfolio Review will be posted soon.

4:30pm – 5:00pm, Closing Discussion
Join all presenters and participants for a wrap-up of the day, led by Mary Virginia Swanson.

To register and for details on June 8th programming visit: www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/new-england-portfolio-review.

All events will be held at the:

Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, Massachusetts 01890

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