Tag: multimedia

May 11th, NYC: Performance by LaToya Ruby Frazier

© 2012 LaToya Ruby Frazier

Whitney Museum of American Art
Demystifying the Myth of the “Urban Pioneer”

Performance by LaToya Ruby Frazier
ith Tony Buba, Sharon Zukin, and Damian Catera
Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Admission: Free or “pay-what-you-wish” on Fridays.

“Photographer and media artist LaToya Ruby Frazier uses the conventions of social documentary to probe and upend traditional narratives of urban growth and the triumph of industry. Exposing the underbelly of corporate practices—rapid de-industrialization and outsourcing, environmental negligence, and inner-city gentrification—Frazier’s work examines the crises of postindustrial communities and the racial divisions wrought by capital. Tonight she is joined by filmmaker Tony Buba, sociologist Sharon Zukin, and composer and sound artist Damian Catera for a multimedia exploration of the myth of the “urban pioneer” within her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania.”

This performance is being presented in conjunction with the Whitney Biennial 2012, which includes LaToya Ruby Frazier, on view until May 27, 2012.

Whitney Museum, Lower Gallery
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, New York 10021
Tel: (212) 570-3600

March 27th, NYC: Performance with W.M. Hunt “The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions…”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions…
A multimedia performance piece with W. M. Hunt

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

W. M. “Bill” Hunt will recreate this unique performance piece suggested by the text for his book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture, 2011). Hunt debuted A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions… last October when the book was launched.  Hunt, who is known for his wit and larger-than-life personality, has created a special performance piece suggested by his text from the book. This evening is one of information and digression, hopefully bringing to light many of the names and stories left out of the book.

This monologue, accompanied by projections and video, will be a rumination on his many years of collecting, on a life in photographs. Hunt has been a collector since his early years as an actor. He has been a fundraiser (Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund), a dealer (Ricco/Maresca Gallery and his own Hasted Hunt) as well as a writer and a teacher.

His book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: magical, heart-stopping images of people in which the eyes are obscured, veiled, or otherwise hidden. The gaze of the subject is averted. The pictures are characterized by what, at first glance, its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 505-5555

MediaStorm 2012 Workshop Dates Announced


2012 Advanced Multimedia Workshop Dates
MediaStorm will offer three Advanced Multimedia Workshops in 2012. Dates and deadlines:

  • March 24-30, 2012 with a application deadline on January 23, 2012.
  • July 21-27, 2012 with a application deadline on May 29, 2012.
  • November 10-16, 2012 with an application deadline on September 12, 2012.

These workshops, held in Brooklyn, New York, are intensive, hands-on educational experiences in advanced multimedia storytelling.

Over the course of a week, participants work in three-person teams, reporting and editing in collaboration with a seasoned multimedia professional to produce a multimedia project for distribution across multiple platforms.

For additional information, and to apply for upcoming workshops, please visit our site.

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2012 Methodology Workshop Dates
MediaStorm will offer four Methodology Workshops in 2012. Dates and deadlines:

  • January 30, 2012 – February 3, 2012 with a application deadline on January 9, 2012.
  • May 7-11, 2012 with a application deadline on March 8, 2012.
  • August 13-17, 2012 with a application deadline on June 18, 2012.
  • December 10-15, 2012 with a application deadline on October 15, 2012.

These workshops are designed for educators looking to create curricula based on our approach, for organizational leaders tasked with creating and leading multimedia departments, and for professionals looking to start their own media company or integrate MediaStorm concepts into their organizations.

Additional details and application information are available on our site.”

Deadline September 12th: FotoWeek DC 4th Annual International Awards Competition

FotoWeek DC
International Award Competition 2011
Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2011

FotoWeek DC’s fourth Annual International Awards Competition is looking for extraordinary images! The 2011 competition will honor professional and emerging photographers from our region and from around the world.”

Click here to see the list of jurors.

Single Image: Photojournalism/Social Documentary, Commercial, Fine Art, Contemporary Life, Travel, Portrait, The Natural World
Portfolio: Photojournalism/Social Documentary, Fine Art, The Natural World
Student Portfolio: A series of related images (minimum 3, maximum 9) that represents a cohesive body of work by a student (age 18 or older, currently enrolled in an accredited academic program). May include photo illustration, manipulated imagery, photo collage.
Multimedia: Work that may include still photography, video, sound and graphics to either communicate a reality-based narrative story or is freely expressionistic. May include photo illustration, manipulated imagery, photo collage.
Mobile Phone: 1) Spirit of Washington: With one image, capture the spirit and essence of Washington DC. Find that visual expression of what makes this city, our nation’s capital, unique among American cities. May include photo illustration, manipulated imagery, photo collage. 2) General Submissions: May include photo illustration, manipulated imagery, photo collage. All Mobile Phone entries must be captured using a mobile device.

1-4 single images: $20 each
5-9 single images: $16 each
10 or more images: $12 each

Portfolio of 3-9 images: $75
Multimedia entry: $30 per entry
Mobile phone image: $6.95 each

To submit visit FotoWeek DC’s website here.

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.”

Click here for more information about the reviews and here for the list of reviewers.

Call for Entries: Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

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.


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