“Every day, hundreds of photographers experience the frustration and heartbreak of seeing their work used without their permission – and without compensation. IP Attorneys Bruce Bellingham and Peter McCall of Spector, Gadon and Rosen, P.C. will outline the remedies currently available to photographers whose work has been infringed and help you protect your work and your livelihood by providing best practices you should follow to maximize your chances of a successful resolution.”
“How can a photograph of nothing—of nothing discernable or apparently significant—be said to offer some useful political purchase on the world it inhabits? How can a photograph that represents, but does not depict, a given situation be freighted with historical knowledge and import? Confining itself to examples of cameraless photography, from the 1830s to now, this paper will ask these questions with a view to determining a politics for such photographs in the present. In fact, given our contemporary context, cameraless photographs assume that photography is always already a politics; to engage the visual and chemical grammar of the photograph is to dispute and challenge that fixity of that politics. To make such photographs returns photography to a unique, hand-made craft and away from global capitalism and its vast economies of mass exploitation. Not that these photographs are innocent; on the contrary they are often generated by actions that are toxic, radioactive, enigmatic, violent, dangerous. Nor are they “abstract.” Instead, I will argue, they redefine the nature of photography’s realism as well as its potential as a political agent.”
Center for Creative Photography
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721-0103
A PDF of this announcement is available here.
|January 12, 2016|
Securing Support for Your Long-Term Personal Projects
Doors at 6:30, lecture begins at 7:00, RSVP required
Mary Virginia Swanson will delineate and explain steps to successful fundraising to support completion, publication and exhibition of your photography projects. She will help artists understand how to conduct effective research and connect with like-minded individuals and organization that share a passion for the subject. Types of financial grants available through corporate & private foundations and government agencies will be discussed, as well as the value of partnering with a fiscal agent for foundation support, in-kind donations, and sponsorship. Ms. Swanson will describe her research methodology and share resources for gaining knowledge on fundraising.
The Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University
500 17th Street NW,Washington, DC 20006 [map]
|November 29, 2015|
Special Guests announced! Joining my Master Class in Tucson January 19-24th will industry professionals CASS FEY, LISA M. ROBINSON, DAPHNE SRINIVASAN, and DAVID J. TAYLOR.
Curator of Education CASS FEY will speak on expanding and engaging your exhibition audiences.
Artist LISA M. ROBINSON (“Snowbound“, Kehrer Verlag) will discuss her creative practice and embracing new projects.
Gallerist and Appraiser DAPHNE SRINIVASAN will share her perspectives on strategic career planning.
Artist David J. Taylor will share his experience on bringing long-term projects to publication (“Working the Line” and “Monuments“, Radius Books)
Visit the MVS Master Class webpage for more information. Applications accepted until filled.
“No legislative act has a greater impact on your ability to earn a living as a creator than copyright. For the first time since 1976, Congress and the Copyright Office are engaged in serious talks to significantly modernize the Copyright Act and the Copyright Office itself. Global corporations with deep pockets have already aligned against the interests of independent creators. Only our numbers and a strong unified voice can counter their lobbyists and their messaging. ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy will give you a solid understanding of what’s at play and how you can contribute to the process to ensure that you’ll be able to earn a living in this new era of copyright.
Please note: Live attendance is limited. All registrants and ASMP Members will have free access to a recording after the event. Non-members who have not registered may access the recording for $4.99.”
To register for this event go to: http://bit.ly/1Res8sc.
|September 3, 2015|
This year’s PhotoNOLA Festival (it’s 10th Anniversary) promises to be one of the best.
Registration for the Reviews opens on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. 2015 promises out fast, so don’t hesitate! www.photonola.org See you there!
Excited to be teaching an intensive workshop helping photographers understand the path to completion of their projects. What do you need to complete yours? Finding like-minded people is key, whether they can provide access, cash or in-kind donations. Join me on two consecutive Saturdays in NYC, the same week as Photoville and the NY Artbook Fair. And, the Emmet Gowin exhibition “Hidden Likeness” will be in its final days at the Morgan Library.
Join us! This class is held on two consecutive Saturdays in September: 12th, and 19th, 11-6 each day; class size is limited.
“The International Meeting Place Portfolio Review for Artists, an integral part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial, gives artists the opportunity to meet and show their work to top arts professionals from around the world. The event is truly a “meeting place” – a place where photographic artists, arts professionals, collectors, and colleagues network, collaborate, share ideas, and establish life-long connections. The Meeting Place Portfolio Review brings together over 500 photographic artists from around the world and across the United States, with over 160 professional reviewers. It is the largest portfolio review program in the world.
The Meeting Place is open to all photographic artists. There are 16 days of portfolio reviews in four, 4-day sessions. We do not pre-jury our portfolio review. Click here to see confirmed reviewers for each session.”
For more information and to register visit: http://home.fotofest.org/2016/portfolio-reviews.aspx.
This fall MVS will teach her first workshop for the Aperture Foundation at their Chelsea offices.
Mary Virginia Swanson: Securing Support for your Long-Term Project
Saturday, September 12, and Saturday, September 19, 2015
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., both days
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y.
From the event website:
“Join Mary Virginia Swanson for a two-part workshop designed for photographers who would like to learn how to secure funding for a long-term personal project through drafting a successful proposal and budget, as well as learn how to build awareness for that project. The workshop will also explore various types of funding, as well as different approaches to expanding your audience.
On the first day, Swanson will present an extensive illustrated lecture, which provides an overview of public, private, and corporate support; the role of a fiscal agent; and how to navigate funding data. In addition, participants will learn about the importance of broadening awareness for their projects via public presentations, websites, and print and social-media marketing. At the end of the first session, participants will be assigned the task of producing a statement about their project, a budget, and a short list of potential funding sources.
During the second session, the group will discuss each participant’s project documents. The websites of each participant will be projected for discussion on enhancing project presence. Lunch will be served both days.”
“Photographer Emmet Gowin talks about his creative evolution over five decades, the genesis of the exhibition Hidden Likeness, and his experience integrating his art with the Morgan’s collections.
The exhibition Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.” The exhibition will be on view May 22 – September 20, 2015.
The Morgan Museum & Library
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, New York 10016 [map]