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April 17th, Portland: Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Photolucida | Portland Photo Month
Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm

Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism as a result of her photographic monographs “Girl Culture,” “Fast Forward,” and “THIN” which have been widely published and exhibited by major museums internationally. Greenfield directed the acclaimed 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles,”, earning the Sundance Film Festival Directing award in 2012 for documentaries. She has been named one of the 25 most influential photographers working today.

This event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat: info@photolucida.org.”

Wieden+Kennedy
224 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon  [map]

April 28th, NYC: PROOF’s Annual Benefit & Auction

PROOF: Media for Social Justice
4th Annual Benefit & Auction
Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm

“This event will benefit PROOF’s innovative multi-media approach to visual storytelling, education and training programs that encourage public discourse on human rights abuses worldwide.  The cocktail reception and photography exhibition is an excellent opportunity for guests to bid on extraordinary fine art photographs by notable photographers including Ruben Amador, Allen Ginsberg, Kenro Izu, Elliott Landy, Susan Meiselas, Prabir Purkayastha, Fazal Sheikh, Harvey Stein and many others.

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is a 501 (c) 3 organization that uses visual storytelling to create exhibitions, publications and on-site activities in places with some of the world’s most troubled histories. PROOF partners with international agencies and NGOs to produce exhibitions and programming that document injustice and human rights abuses and tell individual stories of moral courage.”

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.  Click here to purchase online.

Too see a catalog of work in the auction visit: proof.org/proof-annual-auction.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
547 West 27th Stree
New York, New York [map]

April 22nd, Tucson: “Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi”

Center for Creative Photography 
Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

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© 2014 Sama Alshaibi

“In her first Center of Creative Photography artist talk since joining the Photography faculty at the School of Art (University of Arizona) in 2006, multi-media artist and Associate Professor Sama Alshaibi will discuss the major themes of her work. Her evolution as an artist concerned with the body’s complicated relationship to land through a compromised nationalistic lens has moved towards universal spaces of conflict. Connecting borders, bodies and site through allegorical devices and a variety of media (through video, installation, sculpture, photography and social media platforms), Alshaibi’s work suggests the repeated and recycled history of domination, power and control. Alshaibi’s talk will also reflect upon her significant career successes over the past year: her participation at the 55th Venice Biennial and FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the upcoming new work in the inaugural Honolulu Biennial, her soon to be published monograph with Aperture Foundation as well as being awarded University of Arizona’s 1885 Distinguished Scholar title and grant, her third major teaching award in her years at University of Arizona.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

April 16th, Cincinnati: Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia

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© 2014 Lucas Foglia

Cincinnati Art Museum | University of Cincinnati, DAAP
Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

“Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia traveled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United states.  Frontcountry is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.”

University of Cincinnati, DAAP 3410
Cincinnati, Ohio [directions]

April 15th, Tucson: Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

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© 2014 Rebecca Najdowski

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“In this presentation visual artist and writer Rebecca Najdowski will discuss how both the physical and conceptual terrains of the desert come to the surface in her artwork. This manifests in color analogue photograms, video, installation, and augmented reality interventions. In her practice she explores the potential of expanding photographic logic into other mediums through the creation of light installations and the engagement with materiality and limits of representation of photography and video. Najdowski uses the desert as a site to address notions of landscape, the sublime, phenomenology, perception, and the shifting territories of the intangible and the concrete. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Arizona and the Artist Fellow at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

Deadline May 12th: Photographer’s Forum 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest

Photographer’s Forum
Call for Entries: 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest

Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT

“Established in 1977, Photographer’s Forum magazine is an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Each issue strives to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals.

Winning photographs will be published in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine.

Fee
Early Entry Date: April 14, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT, $4.95/image.
Final Entry Date: May 12, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT, $5.95/image.

First Place
$2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM|Art lens (MSRP $1,160)
• Chimera OB2 PRO Kit #6024 (Octa 2 Beauty Dish reflector and Versi Octa Speed Ring) (MSRP $399)

Second Place
$1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 18-250mm lens (MSRP $800)

• Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 camera bag (MSRP $264)

Third Place
$1,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine

Fourth Place
Five $125 cash awards

100 Honorable Mentions
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.”

To submit visit: pfmagazine.com/photography-contest/?idev_id=1006.

April 8th, NYC: Art + Business: Navigating the New Landscape, Panel Discussion

Parsons The New School for Design
Panel Discussion: Art + Business: Navigating the New Landscape
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, doors at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.  Registration encouraged.

Michelle Bogre, Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons, lawyer, documentary photographer and author, moderates a panel discussion presented by the Parsons Institute for Intellectual Property.

Panelists:
Mona Kuhn, contemporary artist
Fabrice Nadjari, entrepreneur and photographer
Andrea Blanch, editor-in-chief of Musee Magazine
Michael Foley, gallery owner, Foley Gallery
Anna Walker Skillman, gallery director and curator, Jackson Fine Art

Sustaining a robust photograph practice today requires not just the obvious level of creativity, but a good hint of marketing, branding and social media management, a constant attention to new storytelling tools as well as a working knowledge of the gallery culture, dealer-artist relationships, copyright and contract law. What is the new landscape of photography? How do you sustain a vibrant practice? How can platforms such as Instagram or Facebook enhance a creative practice and its visibility? And in this ever-changing landscape, how have the relationships of the traditional players of the art world evolved?

To tackle these topics the Parsons Institute for Intellectual property (PiiP), brings together a panel of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds in art and photography, the gallery world, modern law, social media and marketing who will discuss the things you need to know about how to navigate the various intersections of art, business and law.

Parsons The New School, Theresa Lang Center
55 W 13th Street
New York, New York  [map]

Deadline April 1st: Crusade Engagement Grant

Crusade for Art
Call for Entries: Engagement Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

application Fee: $20

“Prodigious effort is going into programs and initiatives that create supply – opportunities to educate artists and help them create and exhibit work – which is resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of fine art photographers and huge volumes of their art.  Little support focuses on creating a demand for this art.  Demand is not keeping up with supply, and if not corrected, will create a huge imbalance where there is an abundance of art but no audience for it.  Crusade for Art is dedicated to cultivating demand for art.

Artists are on the front lines and are best positioned to be change-makers.

Crusade for Art aims to educate, inspire, and support artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to art and allow them to engage with art in a meaningful way. By inspiring, mentoring, teaching, and funding, Crusade for Art will empower artists to focus on creating demand for art and thereby encourage systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors.

The centerpiece of Crusade for Art is a $10,000 grant that will be awarded to an individual photographer or group of photographers with the most innovative plan for increasing their audience and collector base. The unrestricted grant is created both to generate and highlight these innovations, and to underwrite the execution of the best idea.

A sizable financial award to artists who are creatively exploring this systemic problem of demand will put our greatest resource – the brainpower of our creative force, our artists – against this challenge and have the best chance of finding solutions.”

For details and to apply for this grant visit: crusadeforart.org/grant-guidelines

Deadline April 9th: Aperture Summer Open

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Summer Open
Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Fee: Aperture Membership (Student $50 | Individual $75)

“In July 2014, Aperture Foundation will mount its first Aperture Summer Open, an open-submission exhibition for which all image-makers are eligible.

The theme of the first Summer Open is photography itself. New work may be entered in any genre, by any author, whether established or aspiring, professional or enthusiast, young or old. The photographs to be exhibited will be selected by Aperture’s executive director, Chris Boot.

Entry Requirements:

  • Membership with Aperture Foundation is the sole requirement for entry into the Summer Open. It also covers entrance into the 2015 Portfolio Prize. (Please note that subscription to Aperture magazine does not constitute membership with Aperture Foundation).
  • To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique entry code that will allow you to enter the Summer Open.
  • If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you will receive an e-mail containing a unique entry code that will allow you to enter. If you do not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact summeropen@aperture.org.
  • Photographs entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). They may be part of a series (some photo series may be selected for exhibition), or stand-alone photographs.

To complete your entry, you will need the following:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
  • Between 1 and 10 images. The image-preparation specifications can be found here.
  • Date of photographs, plus (if relevant) caption or title
  • Final exhibition print sizes (paper sizes and image sizes)
  • Statement of up to 150 words about the work submitted (optional, but if photographs from a series are being submitted, series details will be helpful).”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.callforentry.org

March 27th, Tucson: “Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject”

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© 2014 Penelope Umbrico

Center for Creative Photography
Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject
A conversation with Kate Palmer Albers

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Penelope Umbrico and UA art history professor Kate Palmer Albers will discuss the artist’s photo-based installations, video, and digital media works that explore the ever-changing technologies of image making, and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the Internet. Utilizing photo-sharing and consumer websites as an expansive archive, Umbrico navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, and the individual and the collective. Her works question the idea of the “democratization” of photography and media, where pre-scripted images, made with tools programmed to function in predetermined ways, undermine a claim to authorship, subjectivity and individuality. For Umbrico, all images within this emergent environment are evidence of something other than what they depict.”

Center for Creative Photography
Volkerding Print Viewing Room
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

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