Approaching Event

October 5th, Dayton: Reception for “EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography”

Wright State University, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

Curated by Tracy Longely-Cook and Joy Hyatt
Exhibition reception: Sunday, October 5, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

“Exposure highlights over 70 photographs by world-class artists presenting a wide breadth of aesthetic, conceptual and technical approaches to the medium. This diverse selection of images showcase a comprehensive range of subjects, processes and themes relating to social and cultural issues, race and gender, as well as traditions and movements within the last 60 years of the photographic genre. In addition to exhibiting photographs from the Stein Galleries’ permanent collection, supplemental works are on loan from The Dayton Art Institute, Aileron, Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell of Cincinnati, and Ben Montague and Jenn Farrington of Dayton.

The exhibition will be on view until October 12, 2014.

Wright State University
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
Dayton, Ohio

The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries is pleased to be a participating venue with the 2014 FOTOFOCUS Biennial, a Cincinnati based month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. FOTOFOCUS features special exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, screenings, and performances during the month of October. For additional information please visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org.”

October 17th, Phoenix: InFOCUS PhotoBid 2014 Exhibition & Silent Auction

Phoenix Art Museum
InFOCUS PhotoBid 2014 Exhibition & Silent Auction
Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm
Tickets: $35 Advance | $40 At door

Online bidding is now open!  You can view the fabulous work available and place your bid here.

“Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, the PhotoBid Silent Auction and Raffle features more than 50 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States.

Bid online and in person for museum-quality photographs in a diverse variety of media. All of the auction items will be on display in the Norton Gallery October 4-17.”

Phoenix Art Musem
Norton Photography Gallery
Central Ave and McDowell Ave
Phoenix, Arizona

October 7th, NYC: Desert Days and Nights: A Conversation with Kate Breakey

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© 2014 Kate Breakey

Penumbra Foundation
Desert Days and Nights: A Conversation with Kate Breakey
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:30-9:00 pm

“Please join Tucson-based photographer Kate Breakey and Harper’s Magazine Art Director Stacey D. Clarkson for an evening of lively conversation about Breakey’s expansive, poetic bodies of work about light, place, and the marvelous complexities of the desert. Topics on the agenda for discussion are perseverance, triumph, rattlesnakes, jackrabbits, javelinas, clouds and coyotes in the moonlight.

rsvp@penumbrafoundation.org to reserve your seat.”

Penumbra Foundation
36 E 30th Street
New York, New York 10016 [map]

October 18th, NYC: Photography Expanded, 2nd Annual Symposium

Magnum Foundation
Photography Expanded, 2nd Annual Symposium
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public, register here.

Photography, Expanded is an initiative that inspires documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the image, and catalyzes collaboration across disciplines.”

In this full day event, we’ll dive into the new and innovative ideas emerging in digital media and journalism on social justice issues. Presentations, panel discussions, and a design challenge will feature leading media makers, designers, and communications strategists such as Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow), Gabriel Dance (The Marshall Project), and Ivan Sigal (Global Voices), as well as representatives from global media companies and design agencies including Instagram and Purpose. Gain new critical insights and connect with potential collaborators to respond to the changing demands of the field.”

The New School
University Center
65 Fifth Avenue
New YorkNew York  [map]

September 18th, Tucson: CCP Opening Reception and Artist Talk by Jo Ann Callis

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© 2014 Jo Ann Callis

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Jo Ann Callis

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5:30-6:30 pm

“Join Performance: Contemporary Photography from the Douglas Nielsen Collection artist Jo Ann Callis for a presentation of her work followed by a conversation with collector Doug Nielsen and CCP Chief Curator Joshua Chuang.”

Callis’ talk will be followed by an opening reception for: Performance: Contemporary Photography from the Douglas Nielson Collection. On view until January 4, 2015.

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium & Gallery
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

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

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