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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]

April 15th, Tucson: Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

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© 2014 Rebecca Najdowski

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“In this presentation visual artist and writer Rebecca Najdowski will discuss how both the physical and conceptual terrains of the desert come to the surface in her artwork. This manifests in color analogue photograms, video, installation, and augmented reality interventions. In her practice she explores the potential of expanding photographic logic into other mediums through the creation of light installations and the engagement with materiality and limits of representation of photography and video. Najdowski uses the desert as a site to address notions of landscape, the sublime, phenomenology, perception, and the shifting territories of the intangible and the concrete. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Arizona and the Artist Fellow at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.”

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

April 8th, NYC: Art + Business: Navigating the New Landscape, Panel Discussion

Parsons The New School for Design
Panel Discussion: Art + Business: Navigating the New Landscape
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, doors at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.  Registration encouraged.

Michelle Bogre, Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons, lawyer, documentary photographer and author, moderates a panel discussion presented by the Parsons Institute for Intellectual Property.

Panelists:
Mona Kuhn, contemporary artist
Fabrice Nadjari, entrepreneur and photographer
Andrea Blanch, editor-in-chief of Musee Magazine
Michael Foley, gallery owner, Foley Gallery
Anna Walker Skillman, gallery director and curator, Jackson Fine Art

Sustaining a robust photograph practice today requires not just the obvious level of creativity, but a good hint of marketing, branding and social media management, a constant attention to new storytelling tools as well as a working knowledge of the gallery culture, dealer-artist relationships, copyright and contract law. What is the new landscape of photography? How do you sustain a vibrant practice? How can platforms such as Instagram or Facebook enhance a creative practice and its visibility? And in this ever-changing landscape, how have the relationships of the traditional players of the art world evolved?

To tackle these topics the Parsons Institute for Intellectual property (PiiP), brings together a panel of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds in art and photography, the gallery world, modern law, social media and marketing who will discuss the things you need to know about how to navigate the various intersections of art, business and law.

Parsons The New School, Theresa Lang Center
55 W 13th Street
New York, New York  [map]

March 27th, Tucson: “Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject”

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© 2014 Penelope Umbrico

Center for Creative Photography
Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject
A conversation with Kate Palmer Albers

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Penelope Umbrico and UA art history professor Kate Palmer Albers will discuss the artist’s photo-based installations, video, and digital media works that explore the ever-changing technologies of image making, and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the Internet. Utilizing photo-sharing and consumer websites as an expansive archive, Umbrico navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, and the individual and the collective. Her works question the idea of the “democratization” of photography and media, where pre-scripted images, made with tools programmed to function in predetermined ways, undermine a claim to authorship, subjectivity and individuality. For Umbrico, all images within this emergent environment are evidence of something other than what they depict.”

Center for Creative Photography
Volkerding Print Viewing Room
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

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