“For nearly ten years, Cartagena has explored the relationship between Mexico’s urban centers and the suburbs built around them, examining the ways in which explosive growth has altered the landscape and affected the lives of residents. In this artist’s talk, Cartagena discusses the development of projects including Suburbia Méxicana, Carpoolers, and his latest work, Systematic Landscapes. Through these projects, Cartagena has found a way to shed light on issues surrounding the recent homeownership boom in Mexico by presenting many of the actors involved, from the buyers to the public bureaucrats promoting government loans. Cartagena explains how Mexico’s social and political context has proven to be both a benefit and a threat to many of these new buyers, opening up opportunities and challenges.
The program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees may enter to win a copy of ’s Suburia Mexicana and a set of Ransom Center postcards. ”
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street (at Guadalupe St)
Austin, Texas 78712
Wright State University, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
Lecture by Elena Dorfman
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm
“Renowned photographer Elena Dorfman will be delivering a lecture on her work, which is included in the current Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries exhibition EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography. There will be a reception in the Galleries following the lecture until 7:00 p.m.”
Wright State University
Creative Arts Center, room M252
Dayton, OH [directions]
“The exhibition and lecture are supported by the College of Liberal Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and CELIA. The EXPOSURE exhibition is also part of 2014 FOTOFOCUS Biennial, a Cincinnati based, month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art.”
“FotoFocus Biennial 2014 is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. Centered around historic Washington Park, the Biennial 2014 features special exhibitions and five days of lectures, panel discussions, screenings and performances in and around Memorial Hall on October 8–12.”
The Memorial Hall Program of events includes film screenings of Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit and Somewhere to Disappear, With Alec Soth, a conversation between Elena Dorfman and Alice Gray Stites, a forum on Street Photography, a performance by John Waters, This Filthy World, and so much more. For the full list of programing visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/memorial-hall-program.
Tickets are required to attend Memorial Hall events ($15 Student | $25 Regular), you can purchase them here.
1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 [map]
FotoFocus is month long celebration and there are many other lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions participating in FotoFocus throughout the month of October that are free and open to the public. Visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/participating-venues for the complete list of events.
Online bidding is now open! You can view the fabulous work available and place your bid here.
“Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, the PhotoBid Silent Auction and Raffle features more than 50 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States.
Bid online and in person for museum-quality photographs in a diverse variety of media. All of the auction items will be on display in the Norton Gallery October 4-17.”
Phoenix Art Musem
Norton Photography Gallery
Central Ave and McDowell Ave
“The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce Year Eleven of Flash Forward, its Emerging Photographers Competition.
Flash Forward 2015 is an open call for submissions, open to all photographers working in Canada, the UK and the US. Applicants must be 34 years of age or under as of December 31, 2015
One cash prize of $6,000 will be awarded to the 2015 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer whose submitted body of work is identified by the jury as being extraordinarily accomplished. IN ADDITION, an Artists Multiple BOOK Prize has been added to this year’s competition. A photographer, selected by The Magenta Foundation Team, will be published. Details to be announced in the coming months.
As in the past, all 2015 Flash Forward Winners and Honourable Mentions will have their work published in the catalogue that chronicles the annual juried competition.
The Flash Forward group show, made up of a selection of photographs from the accompanying annual catalogue, will travel from Toronto to Boston and other places to be announced.
- Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie, Managing Editor / Books & Exhibitions, The Magenta Foundation
- Erin Elder, Manager, Business Development & Partnerships, The Globe and Mail
- Eva Michon, Co-founder & Editor of Bad Day magazine
- United Kingdom
- Rebecca McClelland, Group Photography Editor & Creative Director, Ian Parry Scholarship
- Gemma Barnett, Print Sales Manager, The Photographers’ Gallery
- Cheryl Newman, Photography Director, Telegraph Magazine
- United States
- David Alexander Arnold, Photo Editor, Travel + Leisure
- Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator and Writer, L’Oeil de la Photographie
- Emily Keegin, Photography and Art Director
- Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
- Divya Rao Heffley, Program Manager, Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art
- Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries; Co-Founder, Photoville
- Alyssa Coppelman, Independent Photo Editor
- Meg Handler, Editor-at-Large, BagNews
- Kate Gilbert, Independent Public Art Curator
- Julie Grahame, Editor and Publisher, aCurator
- Invited International Jurors
- Mauro Bedoni, Photo Editor, COLORS magazine
- Raphaëlle Stopin, Curator, Writer; Photography Art Director, International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France.”
For the full prospectus and to submit visit: magentafoundation.org/flash- forward.
Desert Days and Nights: A Conversation with Kate Breakey
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:30-9:00 pm
“Please join Tucson-based photographer Kate Breakey and Harper’s Magazine Art Director Stacey D. Clarkson for an evening of lively conversation about Breakey’s expansive, poetic bodies of work about light, place, and the marvelous complexities of the desert. Topics on the agenda for discussion are perseverance, triumph, rattlesnakes, jackrabbits, javelinas, clouds and coyotes in the moonlight.
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.”
36 E 30th Street
New York, New York 10016 [map]
“Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All capture types and photographic processes welcome.
Debra Klomp Ching, Owner/Director, Klompching Gallery, NYC
With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Debra Klomp Ching, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow. There will also be a group portfolio share and an artists’ lunch at C4FAP. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition. All chosen artists will be included in the exhibition catalog.
- Juror’s Selection: $500.00
- Director’s Selection: $250.00
- Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
- Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.
The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Images selected by jurors for exhibition at the Center in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted.”
“Photography, Expanded is an initiative that inspires documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the image, and catalyzes collaboration across disciplines.”
In this full day event, we’ll dive into the new and innovative ideas emerging in digital media and journalism on social justice issues. Presentations, panel discussions, and a design challenge will feature leading media makers, designers, and communications strategists such as Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow), Gabriel Dance (The Marshall Project), and Ivan Sigal (Global Voices), as well as representatives from global media companies and design agencies including Instagram and Purpose. Gain new critical insights and connect with potential collaborators to respond to the changing demands of the field.”
The New School
65 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York [map]
“Registration will open Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (noon PST) and remain open for 48 hours.
The in-person Portfolio Reviews are the heart of the Photolucida 2015 festival, held during Portland Photo Month. Gallery owners, curators, agency art buyers, collectors and publishers representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from all over the US and abroad gather in Portland to review work. Photographers at the mid-career level register for one-on-one meetings with the reviewers of their choice. Each review session lasts for 20 minutes. The number of participants is limited to assure that everyone receives four or five reviews per day for four days. It’s a great way to network, both with reviewers and peers. Numerous photographers have walked away with opportunities to exhibit, publish, and sell their work after attending the Portfolio Reviews.
In addition to the primary Reviews appointments, Photolucida provides an informal meeting room with “roving” reviewers who look at work and give feedback and potential opportunities. Additional programming also includes “lunchtime chats” (daily talks from luminaries in the photography world) as well as a keynote lecture. Abelardo Morell, Todd Hido and Alec Soth have been keynote speakers in past years. A Portfolio Walk at the Portland Art Museum is organized for participants and is always embraced enthusiastically by the Portland public.
The next Portfolio Reviews event will take place April 23 – 26 2015.”
For further details visit: www.photolucida.org/portfolio-reviews.
“You’re invited to enter this international call to discover the best visual storytellers today — from all corners of the world!
We believe photographs tell stories that can reach the broadest audiences — across all cultures, languages, political borders and age groups. There are no limits for these Awards — we are wide open to all themes and approaches. Show us your story!
- James Estrin, Lens Blog Co-Editor, The New York Times
- Magdalena Herrera, Director of Photography, Geo France
- Dewi Lewis, Founder, Dewi Lewis Publishing
- Yumi Goto, Curator, Editor, Festival Organizer, Gallerist
- Jim Casper, Editor & Publisher, LensCulture
For the full prospectus visit: www.lensculture.com/visual-storytelling-awards-2014.