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September 9th, NYC: Rosalind Solomon in Conversation with Charlotte Cotton

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Photo from THEM, © Rosalind Fox Solomon.

School of Visual Arts
Rosalind Solomon in Conversation with Charlotte Cotton
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Q & A and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.

“Photographer Rosalind Solomon presents a dramatic interpretation of the work in her her latest book, THEM (Mack, 2014), accompanied by cellist Sam Im, and discusses her new work, which documents life in Israel and the West Bank in 2010 – 2011, with curator and writer Charlotte Cotton. Followed by a book signing and presented by BFA Photography.”

SVA Theatre
333 W 23rd Street
New York, New York  [map]

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks – Selected Photobooks

Earlier this month, coauthors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes met at the Phoenix Art Museum to participate in the jurying process for the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.  The jurying was then completed by:

Mary Virginia Swanson, Darius Himes and Becky Senf at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library.

“The jury reviewed 271 submissions from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The exhibition represents the 151 books they chose, as examples of the wide range of photobooks being produced today.”

The exhibition will be on view, August 23 to September 28, 2014 at:

Phoenix Art Museum
Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Or, if you can’t make it to Phoenix to pore over the books in person, you can view them online by following the links in the list of accepted books at infocus-phxart.org/photobooks.

September 11, Santa Fe: Lecture by MVS “To Be Published or Self-Publish?”

September 11, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Santa Fe University of Art & Design | ASMP New Mexico
Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson: To Be Published or Self-Publish? Options for Artists Today
Q&A and book signing hosted by photo-eye will follow the lecture.
Free and open to the public.

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).

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Tipton Hall
1600 St. Michael’s Drive (just east of Cerrillos Drive) on the University campus
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Download a PDF of the flier here.

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

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© 2014 Richard Renaldi

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

photo-eye
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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© 2014 Ruben Natal-San Miguel

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!”

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