Tag: documentary photography
Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2013
“TheDocumentaryProjectFund was founded to help make sure that photographers who want to tell the stories of their communities will be able to do so. We are here to encourage, through project support, photographers who have a community focus and a good story to tell. We believe that still photography, especially the documentary form, can be an incredibly powerful art. We can admire the beauty of each image, be challenged to think about the issues raised and come away with our biases tested.
TheDocumentaryProjectFund call-for-entry is open to emerging and established still photographers. All applicants must have the appropriate skill level necessary to plan and execute a documentary project. Selected artists will have six months to complete the photographic work.
Each call-for-entry is intended to fund one project and will award up to $5000. That project should be a future project and not one in progress. The fund may grant project support to photographers working in conjunction with another nonprofit, provided that group will match our funding.
Submission deadlines are December 15 and June 15. Each application must include:
Submit applications in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Your name(s), mailing address, email, phone number(s) and a web site (optional) should appear at the top of each page. All entries will be submitted electronically via email, in English, as an attachment to: email@example.com.
- Project Statement: 1 page maximum
- Budget: 1 page maximum
- Personal Statement: 1 page maximum
- Images: 10-15 total
There are two acceptable ways to submit your photographic work:
- Use an online email service such as YouSendIt or DropSend. This will allow you to email large, zipped files. The images should be:
- JPEG format and sized to 1024 pixels in width for horizontals, 768 pixels in height for verticals.
- Titled as such: Lastname_firstname_projecctimagenumber (ex: smith_john_barbershop1)
- Use your own professional website or a cloud service such as MediaFire, Windows Live, SkyDrive or Box. Do not send us a link to your Facebook page, your Flickr, Shutterfly or other similar accounts. Be sure we are linked directly to the image gallery you want us to evaluate. Include this link with the written portion of your submission.”
October 27th, Dayton, OH: Opening Reception & Gallery Talk for “The Fixed Shadow: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Camera-less Images”
Wright State University | Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
The Fixed Shadow: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Camera-less Images
Opening Reception & Gallery Talk with Carol Panaro-Smith & James Hajicek
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00-5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
“From October 27 – December 8, 2013 the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries will present selected works by artists from across the United States. The works use camera-less photographic processes. Among the processes used are photograms, scanograms, lumen prints, chemigrams, and photogenic drawings: all of which describe methods where light is used to capture an image directly onto a surface.
Exhibition jurors and featured artists Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek have been working with camera-less photographic processes throughout their careers. Their collaborative photogenic drawings of organic materials beautifully engage themes of serendipity and impermanence.
On Sunday October 27, 2013 jurors Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek will be presenting a gallery talk from 3:00-4:00 in the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries. An opening reception will follow from 4:00 P.M. until 5:30 P.M.”
The galleries are ocated in A132 Creative Arts Center on the main campus of Wright State University.
Registration is limited and open until October 10th or until filled. Cost: $100.
Magnum Photos has produced some of the most memorable images of the last century, shaping history and revolutionizing photography’s influence on modern culture.
This symposium at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings together photographers, curators, and historians to discuss the ways in which Magnum Photos has continually reinvented itself from the moment of its founding. Twelve Magnum photographers, including Christopher Anderson, Bruno Barbey, Michael Christopher Brown, Jim Goldberg, Josef Koudelka, Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, and Chris Steele-Perkins, as well as Magnum CEO Giorgio Psacharopulo are scheduled to appear in panel discussions with a focus on the cooperative’s evolution and future. Panel moderators include Kristen Lubben, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York; Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Stuart Alexander, Independent Curator and International Specialist, Photographs, Christie’s, New York; and Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center.
The symposium keynote address will be delivered on Friday, October 25 by Fred Ritchin, Professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and co-director of Pixel Press and the NYU/Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights educational program.”
This symposium is being held in conjunction with the Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos Into the Digital Age.
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
“Elephants are among the Earth’s most sentient beings. They remember, they experience grief and joy, fear and love. Indeed, as our knowledge of these extraordinary creatures increases, the more they transcend all preconceptions of animal behavior.
Michael “Nick” Nichols, longtime photographer for National Geographic as well as the magazine’s editor-at-large for photography, has been working with African elephants for more than twenty years. In Earth to Sky he tells their story through poignant images that bring us directly into their habitats—lush forests and open savannas, or stark landscapes ravaged by human intervention—to observe the animals’ daily engagements and activities.”
This presentation is part of a tour starting on October 3rd in Charlottesville, VA in support of Nichols’ new book Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, A Species in Crisis (Aperture, September, 2013). To see when and where he will be throughout the month of October visit: www.michaelnicknichols.com/tour-dates-2013.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street
“Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions, and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, andVanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers.”
BU College of General Studies, Room 129
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts [map]
“For over 30 years, award-winning photojournalist Anthony Suau has been at the forefront of documenting many significant political and economic issues, events and conflicts across the globe. In his series, America: the last best country, Suau focuses his attention on the United States during the first decade of the 21st Century. Traveling from coast-to-coast, Suau’s gritty black-and-white images shed light on the people and events that have shaped this nation since the new millennium alongside those that have been left to deal with the repercussions.”
AMERICA: the last best country will be on view until December 13, 2013.
Also happening at SMP Friday, Sept. 13 from 6:00-8:00 is the opening reception for Madalena Solé’s exhibition Mississippi Delta. She will give an artist talk on Friday, September 27, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm.
September 11th, Washington, DC: Artist Talk by Donna DeCesare “The Unsettling Impact of War and its Aftermath”
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Artist Talk by Donna DeCesare
The Unsettling Impact of War and its Aftermath
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $8 for members | $10 for non-members | $5 for students | Free for Corcoran students & staff
“How does the mayhem of war effect children? What turns suffering from cruelty toward resistance or resilience? Photographer/educator Donna DeCesare will explore the ways she has grappled with these questions in her own work. A sale of her new book Unsettled/Desasociego: Children in a World of Gangs follows her talk.”
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Artist Talk by Louie Palu A Visual Dialogue of Conflict
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10 for members | $12 for non-members | $6 for students | Free for Corcoran students & staff
“Photographer Louie Palu, represented in WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath (on view at the Corcoran through September 29), is well known for his award-winning frontline coverage of the war in Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2006 to 2010. He has worked in numerous countries, including Libya, Mali, Pakistan, and India. Palu is currently at work on a project examining the drug war in Mexico and its relationship to the United States. In this intimate evening lecture, Palu shares his personal experiences as a photographer covering conflict, including what motivates him to do this type of work. An exhibition viewing follows the lecture.”
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
“Over the last 65 years, Magnum Photos has flourished despite the impact of radical technological, economic, and cultural transformations on publishing and media. This symposium, tracing the evolution of Magnum Photos from print photojournalism to the digital age, explores the ways in which the world’s pre-eminent photographic agency has nimbly responded, revealing a global cooperative organization persistently exploring new relationships between photographers, their subjects, and their viewers.
This symposium at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings together photographers, curators, and historians to discuss the ways in which Magnum Photos has continually reinvented itself from the moment of its founding. Twelve Magnum photographers, including Christopher Anderson, Bruno Barbey, Thomas Dworzak, Jim Goldberg, Josef Koudelka, Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, and Donovan Wylie, as well as Magnum CEO Giorgio Psacharopulo are scheduled to appear in panel discussions with a focus on the cooperative’s evolution and future. Panel moderators include Kristen Lubben, Associate Curator at the International Center of Photography, New York; Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Stuart Alexander, Independent Curator and International Specialist, Photographs, Christie’s, New York; and Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center.”
Registration for the symposium is $100 and is now open at www.hrc.utexas.edu/events/2013/magnumsymposium.
This symposium is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age open September 10, 2013 – January 5, 2014.
Film and Conversation with LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tony Buba:
We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm
“We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital (Tony Buba, 2012, 85 min.). This documentary chronicles the residents of Braddock, Pennsylvania, organizing to fight a corporate healthcare giant to keep their community hospital. Shot in cinema verité style, the film follows the work of the community over a two-year period through daily setbacks and struggles, portraying a town’s strength, dignity, and spirit.
The screening is presented in conjunction with the exhibition LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital. A conversation between Frazier and Buba follows the film. Tickets are included in Museum admission and are available in advance at www.museumtix.com or at the Visitor Center.”
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York