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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

May 1st, Tucson: Artist Talk by Rosalind Solomon “Jumping Off Place: How My Life Animates My Work”

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© 2014 Rosalind Fox Solomon

Center for Creative Photography 
Rosalind Solomon: Jumping Off Place: How My Life Animates My Work
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Artist Rosalind Fox Solomon will speak about how her life experience animates her work. Solomon will discuss sources of the internal, visual language that puts her in touch with her subjects.  She will speak of about her personal history and why at age 38, she began her life as an artist and photographer, revealing what led her to examine relationships and ritual; survival and struggle. Throughout her lecture, Solomon will share images, beginning with her earliest pictures in the American South and ending with a preview of her recent photographs from Israel and the West Bank which will be exhibited in Prague in September.  THEM, a book of Solomon’s photographs interspersed with fragmented texts, will be published by MACK in late May. Solomon’s images continue to be widely published and exhibited around the world”

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

April 25th, Tucson: Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime

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© 2014 Anne Noble

Center for Creative Photography 
Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the CCP in collaboration with the School of Art and the Institute of the Environment: Antarctica and the Arctic are poignant markers of the impact of climate change in the 21st Century. While there is a growing awareness of the fragility of these environments, photography continues to project an image of heroic untouched wilderness that is often unwittingly informed by 19th and 20th century European literary narratives and visual conventions. Anne Noble is a photographer and curator whose work spans still and moving image, installation and international curatorial commissions. On Friday April 25th, Noble will discuss the development of her series of Antarctic photographic projects that critically engage with heroic age histories and narratives of land, place, and environment. Noble will also discuss her recent work that explores the relationship between people and bees, in which she collaborates with scientists to create projects that incorporate the perspectives of both art and science within an aesthetic framework.  In 2003 Noble was awarded the Order of Merit for services to photography in New Zealand.  In 2009 she was a recipient of the New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate Award and was awarded the Massey University individual research medal.  Appointed Distinguished Professor of Fine Art at Massey University, Wellington in 2013, Noble is a PhD supervisor and mentors and supervises MFA students”

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

April 17th, Portland: Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Photolucida | Portland Photo Month
Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm

Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism as a result of her photographic monographs “Girl Culture,” “Fast Forward,” and “THIN” which have been widely published and exhibited by major museums internationally. Greenfield directed the acclaimed 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles,”, earning the Sundance Film Festival Directing award in 2012 for documentaries. She has been named one of the 25 most influential photographers working today.

This event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat: info@photolucida.org.”

Wieden+Kennedy
224 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon  [map]

April 28th, NYC: PROOF’s Annual Benefit & Auction

PROOF: Media for Social Justice
4th Annual Benefit & Auction
Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm

“This event will benefit PROOF’s innovative multi-media approach to visual storytelling, education and training programs that encourage public discourse on human rights abuses worldwide.  The cocktail reception and photography exhibition is an excellent opportunity for guests to bid on extraordinary fine art photographs by notable photographers including Ruben Amador, Allen Ginsberg, Kenro Izu, Elliott Landy, Susan Meiselas, Prabir Purkayastha, Fazal Sheikh, Harvey Stein and many others.

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is a 501 (c) 3 organization that uses visual storytelling to create exhibitions, publications and on-site activities in places with some of the world’s most troubled histories. PROOF partners with international agencies and NGOs to produce exhibitions and programming that document injustice and human rights abuses and tell individual stories of moral courage.”

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.  Click here to purchase online.

Too see a catalog of work in the auction visit: proof.org/proof-annual-auction.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
547 West 27th Stree
New York, New York [map]

April 22nd, Tucson: “Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi”

Center for Creative Photography 
Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

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© 2014 Sama Alshaibi

“In her first Center of Creative Photography artist talk since joining the Photography faculty at the School of Art (University of Arizona) in 2006, multi-media artist and Associate Professor Sama Alshaibi will discuss the major themes of her work. Her evolution as an artist concerned with the body’s complicated relationship to land through a compromised nationalistic lens has moved towards universal spaces of conflict. Connecting borders, bodies and site through allegorical devices and a variety of media (through video, installation, sculpture, photography and social media platforms), Alshaibi’s work suggests the repeated and recycled history of domination, power and control. Alshaibi’s talk will also reflect upon her significant career successes over the past year: her participation at the 55th Venice Biennial and FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the upcoming new work in the inaugural Honolulu Biennial, her soon to be published monograph with Aperture Foundation as well as being awarded University of Arizona’s 1885 Distinguished Scholar title and grant, her third major teaching award in her years at University of Arizona.”

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

April 16th, Cincinnati: Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia

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© 2014 Lucas Foglia

Cincinnati Art Museum | University of Cincinnati, DAAP
Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

“Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia traveled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United states.  Frontcountry is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.”

University of Cincinnati, DAAP 3410
Cincinnati, Ohio [directions]

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