“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.
“Photographer Emmet Gowin talks about his creative evolution over five decades, the genesis of the exhibition Hidden Likeness, and his experience integrating his art with the Morgan’s collections.
The exhibition Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.” The exhibition will be on view May 22 – September 20, 2015.
The Morgan Museum & Library
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, New York 10016 [map]
The Phillips Collection
Artist Talk – Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm
“In conjunction with Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models (on view until May 10, 2015), Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto will discuss how mathematical principles influence his work. He will also speak about the Odawara Art Foundation, his soon-to-open art and culture space in Japan.
Copies of the exhibition catalogue will be for sale. Book signing to follow.”
The Phillips Collection Auditorium
1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
April 25th, West Palm Beach, FL: Panel Discussion on “Everglades: The Art and Science of a Global Treasure”
Norton Museum of Art
Adult Programs / Everglades: The Art and Science of a Global Treasure
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm
“A panel of scientists and artists join Tim Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, to discuss the environmental issues threatening the Everglades and the preservation of this unique habitat. Panelists include artists Lisa Elmaleh and Bryan Wilson, whose work is included in the Imaging Eden exhibition; Steven Traxler, Senior Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service; and Paul N. Gray, Ph.D., Science Coordinator, Audubon Florida.”
This panel is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades on view through July 12, 2015.
“A former professor of photography at the University of Texas at Austin, native Australian Kate Breakey now lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. She first received international recognition for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs then adds layers of transparent oil paint and pencil.
Small Deaths, on view at the Michener Art Museum from March 14 – July 12, 2015 in the Fred Beans Gallery, features thirty extraordinary, hand-colored, oversized images of the birds, flowers, and insects that photographer Kate Breakey has memorialized through her work. The brilliance of her palette draws viewers to a close-up and unexpected confrontation with mortality. The images are life-size silver gelatin contact prints toned by hand with a golden wash. Breakey’s work has appeared in over 30 one-woman exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. She received the Photographer of the Year Award in 2004 from the Houston Center for Photography.
Online registration is closed. Please call 215-340-9800 for ticket availability.”
The James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
April 25th, Los Angeles: ASPP Presents “Understanding Copyright & Building a Copyright Centered Workflow”
American Society of Picture Professionals
Understanding Copyright & Building a Copyright Centered Workflow
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 11:00-1:00
“Should you register your copyrights? What is a copyright anyway? Should you really be worried about people stealing your images on the Internet? How has the legal landscape for photographers changed with the emergence of Internet photo sharing? How do you protect your images while still “getting your work out there?”
In this information-packed seminar, photographer and copyright lawyer Chris Reed will answer these questions and more, helping you build best practices for copyright registration and management into your existing image processing workflows. Part legal tutorial, part software tutorial, this seminar will help you understand essential copyright concepts that apply to you and your business, and teach you how to maximize your rights without sacrificing exposure.
Speaker – Christopher S. Reed
Chris is a lawyer and a photographer based in Los Angeles. On the legal front, Chris specializes in copyright and entertainment law; photographically, he focuses largely on landscape and travel photography.”
General: $18.00 | ASPP Members: Free | ASMP / APA Members: $10.00
For further details and to register click here.
529 S. Broadway, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013 [map]
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
4:00-5:00 pm: Guest Lecture with April Watson
5:30-8:00 pm: Opening Reception
“Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.
About the 2015 Juried Exhibition
April Watson, Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO, served as juror for the 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition. Twenty- eight artists from throughout the United States and China were selected to exhibit their work. Artists include, Beverly Ahern, Ben Altman, Linda Alterwitz, Bennie Flores Ansell, Sarah Austin, Christine Carr, Bryon Darby, Marcus DeSieno, Garrett Hansen, Sharon Lee Hart, Abbey Hepner, John Holmgren, Paul Hooven, Allison Jarek, Priya Kambli, Janna Langholz, Holly Lay, Andy Mattern, Katie Newton, Ashley Raasch, Heather Ross, Jiehao Su, Jennifer Tremblay, Marydorsey Wanless, Angela Franks Wells, Linda Wilson, and Christine Zuercher.
2015 JEG Solo Exhibition Award
Selected by Elizabeth Siegel, Associate Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago
Clare Benson, The Shepherd’s Daughter
My work is deeply rooted in my family history. After the death of my mother when I was eleven years old, I became increasingly curious about notions of family, memory, and mortality. I was raised by my father: an avid hunter, archery champion, and former hunting guide in the Alaskan wilderness. Growing up amidst the hunting culture of northern Michigan, I learned to see hunting as a tradition that ties humans to the natural world; a ritual that speaks to notions of mortality and the interconnectedness of life within a larger system. Before my father, my grandmother was a hunter and before that my great-grandmother, and long before that the stars made up constellations that told stories of the greatest hunts. In my work, the nuances of hunting and the rugged northern landscape of my childhood are woven with narratives of genealogy and gender, memory and mythology, time and space.”
Finding Your Audience: Marketing Master Class
January 21-26, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona
I accepted a group of participants for my Master Class from a larger pool of applicants based on two criteria: the maturity of their work and their level of experience in our industry. All had attended portfolio reviews and were beginning to place and publish their work. All agreed that traveling to beautiful, snow-free Tucson to be consumed with a rich dialogue on the changing marketplace for photography was a great way to kick off the new year.
Our site visit to the Center for Creative Photography was rich with information on best practices shared by staff members from six different departments. We learned about best practices for artists, from mounting, matting, installing and caring for your prints, informing curators about your work, engaging the public with your work through educational programming and much much more from the CCP’s inspiring and generous staff.
Terry Etherton from Etherotn Gallery offered sage perspective on the role of gallery in your career, and the increasing importance of the art fairs to today’s diverse collecting market. Interior designers Scott Baker and Mary Ann Hesseldenz shared their passion for placing inspiring artwork in the homes of their clients, and their role as conduit between artists and clients.
Rebecca Blume Rothman, Public Art Program Manager for the City of Phoenix shared her insights on the increasing presence of photography in public art projects and the related proposal/production processes, and artist Ken Rosenthal shared his successful Kickstarter experience to publish his catalogue Photographs 2001-2009. Last but not least artist Lisa M. Robinson spoke to the subject of her Afterword for Finding Your Audience entitled New Beginnings: Making New Work following the critical success of SNOWBOUND.
It was an amazing week and I am grateful to our Guest Speakers and our Course Assistants for their important contributions to our event.
Dates for January 2016 will be announced soon, stay tuned!
New Orleans Photo Alliance
Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson:
YOUR EXHIBITION, THE VENUE and ITS AUDIENCE: Considerations for Planning a Successful Exhibition
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00-4:00 pm
“Exhibiting your work is an exciting experience for all artists. But until you have the opportunity to present your work to the public, how can you understand the strategic and practical steps towards mounting a successful exhibition?
Whether your exhibition is being hosted at a public space or private venue, all artists should consider the audience that venue engages and work strategically to ensure a strong collaboration with its community.
In this illustrated seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson helps artists understand the issues of presentation, publicity, audience engagement through educational offerings, the value of producing an accompanying online/print publication and much more.
Artists attending this presentation will gain a broad awareness of the exhibition experience.”
Cathedral Creative Studios
527 Julia Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
“The ability of photography to reveal what is invisible to the naked eye has a rich history dating back to the advent of the medium. Often typifying the conflation of science and art characterizing early photography, the pursuit of the invisible by means of light-sensitive emulsions remains a compelling source of fascination for contemporary image-makers and their audience. Within the realm of art, this preoccupation with the unseen manifests itself in remarkable fashions ranging from the poetics of evocation to the dread of the unknown.
Bringing together the intriguing work of seven international photo-based artists, Shadows of the Invisible casts light upon a spectrum of energy fields, emanations, perceptual imaginings, and subconscious imaging rendered tangible by photographic technologies.
The exhibition will be on view October 11 – November 23, 2014. Featuring: Michael Flomen, David Maisel, Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Susan kae Grant, Shimpei Takeda, Amy Theiss Giese and Chrysanne Stathacos.”
Oakland University Art Gallery
208 Wilson Hall
Rochester, Michigan 48309
Artist talk to be held in 124 Wilson Hall.