The Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University – Tisch School of the Arts
Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories
February 19 & 20, 2016, 8:45 AM – 6:00 PM
Registration is free & required for attendance.
“This two-day event reconstructs a selection of panels from the most recent conference in the series held at Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy here at New York University’s Washington Square campus.
Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories, explored the impulses, ideas, and techniques undergirding the production of self-representation and desire, and the exchange of the gaze from the 19th century to the present day in fashion, film, art, and the archives. Thus, the seventh conference will revisit that amazing experience that attracted over 800 attendees – an occasion that brought together artists and scholars from an assortment of disciplines and practices and offered comparative perspectives on the historical and contemporary role played by photography, art, film, literature, and music in referencing the image of the black body in the West.
Discussions will focus on aesthetics, style, history, and music in describing a sense of place and identity. The conference will also invite visitors to conduct a diverse visual reading of the notion of a black portrait while challenging conventional perspectives on identity, beauty, cosmopolitanism, and community in Africa and its diaspora. We hope you will join us in New York City!”
Vanderbilt Hall – Tishman Auditorium
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Sq. South
This event is currently sold out, to be put on the waitlist, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-portraitures-ii-revisited-tickets-19847959782.
February 25th, Tucson: MVS Lecture on “Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets”
Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:30 Social hour with light refreshments
7:00 Lecture with Q&A and a discussion to follow
One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work. The value of their work is different for each buyer. In this seminar, Swanson will demystify new markets within today’s diverse photography marketplace and assess the role photography plays within them. She will discuss how to identify new buyers of images and the most effective approaches when introducing oneself and considerations for which artists must be mindful when taking their artwork across multiple markets.
Free for all students with school ID
$10 for ASMP members | $20 for non-members
RSVP is required by February 20 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
650 N. 6th Avenue (southeast corner of 6th Ave & 4th St)
Martha Lochert Photography in the Balfour Walker / Chris Mooney Photo Studios
Parking in dirt lot SE of building or along curb, carpool when possible.
This spring, Mary Virginia Swanson will be leading three separate one-day workshops at the Aperture Foundation facilities in the Chelsea arts district in New York City. Participants may choose to register for one, two or three of the following courses; all are held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.:
February 13th: “To Be Published, or Self- Publish?”
April 23rd: “Introduction to Multiple Markets”
May 7th: “Your Work, Your Brand”
For more details: http://aperture.org/workshops-classes/swanson2016/
Registration is open now; space is limited. Discount offered for multiple course registration and for Aperture Members.
TO REGISTER, contact: email@example.com
“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.