Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University | The Honickman Foundation
Call for Entries: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography
Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT
Entry Fee: $70
“Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to North American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose.
Winners of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner will also be given a solo exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies and the photographs will then be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, will serve as panel judge for the selection committee that chooses the semifinalists and finalists for the prize.
For the full prospectus and to learn more about the prize visit: firstbookprizephoto.com.
“Exhibitions of Richard Renaldi’s photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006, Renaldi’s first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by Aperture. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press, an independent publisher that showcases important new projects by contemporary photographers. Renaldi’s forthcoming monograph, Touching Strangers, will be published by the Aperture Foundation in the spring of 2014.
Each summer, MECA invites visiting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in the MFA curriculum. In addition to critiques and studio visits with students Visiting Artists deliver a lecture that is free and open to the public.”
“Photographic portraits are part of everyday life in almost all parts of the world. From fine art to spontaneous selfies, from hyper-perfect photoshopped portraits to seductive (and often fictitious) social media profile pics, to mobile phone snaps altered with digital nostalgia filters. Some are candid, some are staged, some are outrageous and silly, others are just plain beautiful.
We at LensCulture are on a mission to discover a full range of great 21st century photo portraits. We are open to everything. All points of view. All levels of expertise. All corners of the world. All ideas of portraiture.
Natasha Egan, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College
Jason Landry, Owner and Director, Panopticon Gallery
Louise Clements, Artistic Director, QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival
Jim Casper, Founder and Editor, LensCulture; Co-Founder and Director, LensCulture FotoFest Paris
Portfolio Category: $55 for a related series of 5 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.
Single Image Category: $35 for first image, $5 for each additional entry, no limit.”
For the full prospectus, including prizes and how to enter visit: www.lensculture.com/awards?utm_source=lc&utm_medium=topnav&utm_campaign=pa14
“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]
Sage Sohier, About Face: Facial Paralysis: “Many of us find fault with our faces: vanity, aging and insecurities all take their toll on our self-image, and few of us achieve our notions of perfection; but, we have the luxury of taking for granted our ability to show emotion through control of our facial expressions. more»”
Frank Yamrus: “In 2007, and after a short respite from taking pictures, I returned to my camera as a way to process my upcoming 50th birthday. My work always had an autobiographical persuasion but in this series I placed myself in the crosshairs of my own camera. Created over six years between my 47th and 53rd birthdays, I used life’s “big” moments— marriage, fatherhood and the loss of loved ones— as cornerstones to understanding my life’s decision but relied on the smaller moments— working in the yard or enjoying cotton candy— to help present a more congruous life. more»”
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street (at Jones Street)
San Francisco, California [map]
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
“Shelby Lee Adams was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, lived and grew up in the middle part of Johnson’s Fork, in Letcher County, Kentucky. An American environmental portrait photographer and artist, he is best known for his images of Appalachian family life. Adams has photographed Appalachian families since the mid-1970s. His work in Appalachia is from an insider’s point of view. These are people he knows personally, having met many families of the Appalachian mountains as a child traveling around the area with his uncle, who was a doctor.”
1030 N. Olive Road
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
“Flash Forward Festival Boston programming provides opportunities for all photography enthusiasts, offering insight into an evolving image industry while promoting the self-sufficiency of artists. Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”
Click here to view a PDF of the festival catalog to see the great line up of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more.
“En Foco’s Touring Gallery Community Exhibitions presents photographs from Pete Pin’s Cambodian Diaspora series.
Born in a Cambodian refugee camp where both parents worked in labor camps, Pin immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. Drawing from the experiences of his family as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979), Pin photographs Cambodian communities throughout the United States. He documents the struggle and pain of the survivors and the direct descendants of the genocide that took millions of lives. The series is a testament to those who died, and an examination of where future generations are now. In an attempt to understand his heritage, Pin pays tribute to the lives of the survivors.
Pin states, “I have struggled for most of my life to understand the legacy of my people. They are among the most heavily traumatized people in modern memory, the human aftermath of a cultural, political, and economic revolution that killed an estimated two million, nearly a third of the entire population, within a span of four years. That tragedy casts a long shadow on the lives of Cambodians that bleeds generationally, manifesting itself across generations.”
Te exhibition will be up until July 19, 2013.
Montefiore Family Health Center
360 E. 193 Street
Bronx, New York 10458 [map]
Friday, 8m-4pm; Saturday, 8am-12-pm