Tag: contemporary photography

October 18th, Richmond, VA: Candela Gallery “AN EVENING WITH DENISE BETHEL”

Candela Books + Gallery
An Evening with Denise Bethel
Thursday, October 18th, 5:30-7:30 PM, Talk at 6:00 PM

“RESURRECTING THE IMPORTANT | The Nineteenth Century and Contemporary Photography

Recent years have seen a number of contemporary photographers turn to 19th-century photographic processes, from the daguerreotype, ambrotype, and tintype to the wet plate and the camera obscura. What things do these anachronistic methods bring to the field of contemporary photography? Is it possible to re-direct a medium now accustomed to the speed and ease of a cell phone camera? This talk will explore what might be learned from the photographers of the 19th century and how these lessons are being used by some of the most adventurous artists of today.

Denise Bethel, formerly Chairman of the Photographs Department at Sotheby’s, Inc., spent over three decades in the photographs auction business in New York, where she set world records for artists ranging from Southworth & Hawes and Alfred Stieglitz to Edward Weston and Diane Arbus. A Richmond native, she holds a B. A. from Hollins College, Virginia, and an M. A. from London’s Courtauld Institute of Art, where her second year was funded by a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts graduate fellowship. She is now an independent advisor, writer, and lecturer based in New York City.”

Candela Books + Gallery
214 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Deadline November 30th: The National – Best Contemporary Photography 2014

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Call for Entries: The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014
Deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fee: $45 for up to 5 images

“The debut of The National coincides with the launching of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s new collecting initiative focusing on contemporary photography, and the Museum’s goal is to develop The National into one of the country’s preeminent exhibitions of photography.

The exhibition is a hybrid invitational and juried exhibition, anchored by photography standouts Julie Blackmon, Sharon Harper, Richard Renaldi, Martina Lopez, and Nick Veasey, as well as the work of dozens of talented photographers from across the country pushing the boundaries of the medium with adventurous techniques and original subject matter.

In terms of aesthetic quality, technical innovation, and cultural relevance, contemporary photography has increasingly proven its dominance as a 21st Century art form.  This new biennial exhibition, similar in prestige and quality to FWMoA Contemporary Realism Biennial, will feature prominent invited artists and juried entrants with the intention of showcasing the finest work being created or exhibited in the nation.

All artists whose work is juried into this exhibition will be recognized at the FWMoA website, and in an extended exhibit guide and/or color catalogue. Additionally, juried artists are eligible to receive one of the following prizes:

  • First Prize: Museum purchase award and a solo exhibition in the coming year
  • Second Prize: Museum purchase award
  • 4 Juror’s Merit Awards for $500 each

Open to all artists who are 18 years or older who reside or have a representing gallery in the United States working in the varied field of Photography.

  • Only works using photographic processes will be considered
  • Works must have been created in the last 2 years (2011 to present)
  • Two-dimensional work should not exceed 72 inches in any direction.
  • Three-dimensional work should not exceed 150 pounds nor 40 inches in any direction.
  • All accepted work must be prepared for exhibiting: framed or appropriately prepared for hanging and display (no saw tooth hangers).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed submission form.
  • 1-5 Images:
    Digital images should be in JPEG format and named as such: LastName_FirstName_01Title.jpg.
    **Pixel size must be no larger than 1500 x 2100; images no larger than 3 MB; resolution approximately 300 dpi.
    This is important. Your submissions will not upload if your images do not meet these parameters.
  • Selection of individual works for the exhibition and catalogue will be made from submitted images only.
  • Online payment, check, or money order made payable to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
    **Note: application will not be processed until payment is completed either online or received in the mail.
  • Please direct all questions to Joslyn Elliott, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, at national2014@fwmoa.org.”

For the complete prospectus and to apply, click here.

October 2nd, NYC: “The Potrait in Contemporary Photography”

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Portrait in Contemporary Photography
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm
$10 | $7 members | FREE for students with a valid ID

“Carol Armstrong (Yale University) examines the place of portraiture in contemporary photography on a global stage. Looking at changing concepts of personhood against the historical background of portraiture in painting and other traditional mediums, this lecture tracks the shift to photographic portraiture in the 19th century, and the further shift in photography, in the 1970s and 1980s, toward large-scale imagery and references to art history.”

1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, New York  [map]

August 2nd, Houston: Opening Reception for “Contemporary Photography: Russia, China, Czech & Slovak Republics”

© 1989 Pavel Banka

Contemporary Photography: Russia, China, Czech & Slovak Republics
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 2, 11am – 1pm

“A dynamic and diverse collection of photographs from 22 international contemporary art photographers, Contemporary Photography: Russia, China, Czech & Slovak Republics is a new exhibition by FotoFest in collaboration with Brookfield Office Properties at Allen Center in Downtown Houston.

The exhibition is on view at One, Two and Three Allen Center, July 30 – October 6, 2012.”

Allen Center
500 Dallas Street
Downtown Houston, Texas  [map]

Deadline June 6th: “FRESH” Klompching Gallery’s First Annual Open Exhibition

A collaboration between Klompching Gallery, W.M. Hunt and Fraction Magazine; FRESH will showcase new talent in contemporary photography.  3–5 photographers will be selected for an exhibition at New York’s Klompching Gallery—curated by W.M. Hunt and Darren Ching—and will be featured in a special edition of Fraction Magazine.

  • Open to photographers living in the United States.
  • One submission per photographer.
  • 7—10 photographs from one body of work.
  • Completed submission form.
  • Artist statement of 250 words maximum.
  • Fee: $40

To download the application and submission guidelines, click here.

April 29th, Philly: Conversation between Peter Barberie and Matthew Palczynski on Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
A Conversation between Peter Barberie and Staff Lecturer Matthew Palczynski
in conjunction with the exhibition Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art

Friday, April 29, 2011, 5 – 7 pm
Location: Perlman Café
Gallery will remain open from 5 – 7 pm for exhibition viewing
Admission: FREE

Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, and Matthew Palczynski, Staff Lecturer for Western Art, discuss the legacy of the 1980s culture wars and the challenges of exhibiting controversial artworks in a museum.”

The Exhibition
Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art presents work by nine artists–David Wojnarowicz, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Barbara Kruger, Zoe Leonard, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andres Serrano, Lorna Simpson, and Carrie Mae Weems–who used photography to address some of the most controversial political and social issues of the late 1970s through the early 1990s, including feminism, racism, the AIDS crisis, and gay activism.”
The exhibition is located in the Julien Levy Gallery in the Perelman Building.  It be on view April 9th to summer 2011.

March 19th, NYC: New York Photo Show

New York Photo Show
Show and Sale of 19th to 21st Century Photographic Images
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Located at the Lighthouse; between Lexington Ave. & Park Ave.
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022  [map]

Early Admission:  8-10 am  $20
General Admission:  10 am-4 pm  $10
Student and Teacher Admission:  noon-4 pm  $5

“The show will feature dealers who specialize in the sale of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, CDVs, CC, vernacular images, stereoviews, snapshots, photos by well known photographers, images by up and coming photographers and book dealers. There will be exposed to rare museum quality images. A great opportunity to view and purchase images from $1- 10,000 and up.”  For more information visit U.S. Photo Shows’ website.

This event is happening the same weekend as The AIPAD Photography Show New York, March 17 – 20, 2011, at the Park Avenue Armory [map].


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