“On the 40th anniversary of the artist’s death, SVA and Aperture present A Slide Show and Talk by Diane Arbus, a rare screening of a historic 1970 slide presentation given by the legendary photographer Diane Arbus where she discusses her work and her motivations. The presentation will be accompanied by a screening of the short documentary Who is Marvin Israel? (2005), an examination of the life of designer Marvin Israel, a friend of Arbus and an influence in her work.”
School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, New York
Printed Matter, Inc. presents NY Art Book Fair
Preview: September 29, 2011, 6:00-9:00 pm
September 30 – October 2, 2011, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
Free and open to the public.
“Printed Matter, Inc. presents the sixth annual NY Art Book Fair. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 29th. Free and open to the public, and featuring more than 200 exhibitors, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, contemporary art catalogs and monographs, art periodicals, and artists’ zines. Exhibitors include international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and independent publishers from more than twenty countries.”
Registration is now open for the Society for Photographic Education’s Northeast and Southwest regional conferences. MVS will be giving presentations at both events; please see MVS ON THE ROAD for those details.
SPE Southwest: Photographic Truths & Other Illusions
November 11-13, 2011
Click here for details and to register. There is an attendance cap of 200 at this conference; registration prices will increase on October 16th.
“The Wittliff’s 25th Anniversary Exhibitions will be celebrated withsomething new: a combined open house! Curators and staff will be on hand to answer questions about The Edge of Time: Photographs of Mexico by Mariana Yampolsky, Illuminating Texas: 25 Lone Star Moments, and The Dazzling Instant photographic show. Authors and photographers whose works are held at the Wittliff will be invited, and refreshments—including anniversary cake, of course—will be served. This event is in conjunction with Family Weekend and ‘Discover Texas State,’ the university’s premier open house event showcasing the many exciting things happening on campus.”
The Edge of Time, photographs of Mexico by Mariana Yampolsky
“This exhibition honors Mariana Yampolsky‘s role in the Wittliff Collections’ history with 60 black-and-white photographs of Mexico she created during the 30-year span of 1964 to 1994. Reflecting Yampolsky’s lifelong concerns, her images capture rural Mexico and its people with respect and infinite care. They function as works of art and as evidence of moments in Mexico’s history when ways of life that have endured for centuries faced the onslaught of modernization.”
The Dazzling Instant
“Presenting 95 images by 70 photographers, this Wittliff Collections anniversary exhibition was inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who wrote, “The photograph is a guillotine blade that seizes one dazzling instant in eternity.” Each photograph on display can be seen as a powerful or poetic moment, including such classics as Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams, Watching the Dancers by Edward Curtis, Portrait of the Eternal by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother,” and Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal. This exhibition also spotlights the 12 volumes in the Wittliff’s Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series published primarily by UT Press, with prints by Kate Breakey, Keith Carter, Graciela Iturbide, Jayne Hinds Bidaut, Josephine Sacabo, Rocky Schenck, Bill Wittliff, and others.”
The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library
Texas State University – San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas [map]
School of Visual Arts
Panel Discussion: The Role of Women in Photography: Are We There Yet?
Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Admission: Free for students with valid ID | $10 for general public
“Have women in photography finally arrived? Has new media empowered women by opening up new avenues in which to create, show and distribute images thus leveling the playing field? These are some of the questions asked at a panel discussion presented by Professional Women Photographers and the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department.
An independent curator and former visuals editor at The New Yorker, Elisabeth Biondi moderates a panel on the role of women in photography. Panelists include photography critic Vince Aletti, curator and writer Lyle Rexer and photographers Martine Fougeron, Lisa Kereszi and Sarah Silver. Presented by the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department in partnership with Professional Women Photographers.”
School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 E. 23rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10010 [map]
“Ten years post-9/11, at a time when we are more overloaded with information than ever but cannot access it in a coherent manner, Aperture will create a visual café for collective social engagement with the question: What Matter’s Now? and turn it into an evolving exhibition space. During a two-week period, starting today, Aperture will turn itself “inside out,” letting participants engage in the editorial process of weighing questions, ideas, and images, and proposing conceptual and curatorial solutions. Both invited guests and gallery visitors will be asked to participate. The exhibition What Matters Now? Proposals for a New Front Page will combine the crowd sourcing of images and ideas with the curatorial engagement of six experienced individuals, each hosting a table and a conversation within the space, where on corresponding walls each group will present its proposals for the contents of a ‘New Front Page’. Hosts include a variety of visual image specialists: Wafaa Bilal, Melissa Harris, Stephen Mayes, Joel Meyerowitz, Fred Ritchin (who conceptualized this project) and Deborah Willis.
Your ideas are crucial to the success of this project. Submit your suggestions, imagery, multimedia projects and websites. If you would like your submission to be directed towards a particular host, table, or discussion tag, please identify that in your message.”
PhotoNOLA has updated their website for the Sixth Annual Festival of Photography in New Orleans happening December 8-11, 2011. More information about this year’s festival will be added to the website soon, but their calendar will give you a good idea of this year’s schedule of events.
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Portfolio Review Registration Opens: September 1, 2011 at 10:00 am CST
Reviews will take place December 10 & 11, 2011. To learn more about the PhotoNOLA Portfolio Reviews, please visit their website here. There are openings for 65 photographers; registration is on a first come first served basis.
Lens Culture FotoFest Paris: Meeting Place Portfolio Reviews Registration Now Open and Call for Entries
Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011
November 7, 8 & 9, 2011
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the International Portfolio Reviews & Meeting Place for Photographers
“Hosted at the Spéos Paris Photographic Institute, Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011 will bring together 130 photographers and 40 international photography experts for 3 full days of productive, stimulating meetings. Last year, photographers and reviewers from 32 countries participated. The event offers all participants tremendous opportunities to share knowledge, connections and insights.
Lens Culture FotoFest Paris takes place immediately before Paris Photo — the world’s largest international fair and marketplace for contemporary photography.
Paris is one of the world’s capitals for photography, so there is always a lot of inspiration to be discovered in galleries, museums and other venues throughout the city, as well.”
Photography and Multimedia Awards
Deadline: Sturday, September 17, 2011
“Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers and multimedia creators from around the world. We’re looking for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human. A stellar international jury of photography experts will review and judge every entry submitted.”
There are three categories for awards in 2011:
- Multimedia: $75 for a feature no more than 8 minutes long
- Portfolio: $75 for 5-15 images
- Single Image: $35 for 1 image
There will also be 25 Honorable Mention Awards.
To learn more about each category, the prizes and submission guidelines click here.
Filter Photo Festival
Portfolio Reviews and Workshop early bird registration has been extended to August 22nd.
Workshops are being held October 12th – 14th. To see the wide variety of workshops being taught and who is teaching them, click here.
The previously made post on this blog for Filter Festival’s portfolio reviews can be found here.
“The Art of Photography Show is an established and critical force in the world of contemporary photography. Now in its 7th year, this presentation of world class photography is truly exquisite. A total of 15,444 entries were submitted by artists from 72 countries around the world for this juried competition. The judge for this exhibit is Anne Lyden, Associate Curator of Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Ms. Lyden selected 109 compelling works for exhibition.
The Art of Photography Show 2011 is a world-class international exhibition of photographic art at the elegant two-level Lyceum Theatre Gallery, a perfect venue for exhibiting a large showcase of awesome photographic art. One of the distinguishing characteristics of this competition and exhibition is that our judge is always a highly acclaimed museum curator. We are working hard to make the 2011 show our best yet!”
The exhibition will be up from August 13 through October 23, 2011.
To see the list of artists accepted into the show, click here.