“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
“The Foundation’s Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) program encourages and celebrates artistic achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative endeavors of artists working in photography and photo-based art media.
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of IPF grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.
Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Students who graduate before the 2013 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.
Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work. Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, video, interactive multimedia.
- Applicant Profile: Name and contact information
- Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose.
- Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. They will be projected for the panelists via high-definition digital projectors and viewed at roughly 30 x 40 inches per image. Images must be standard baseline JPEG files with the .jpg extension. The recommended color profile is sRGB. Maximum file size is 1.8 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels (smaller images will be shown against a 1920 x 1920 black background). Images should be 72 PPI; any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size.
- Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions
Note: There are also fields for image “Value” and “Description” in the application. We don’t include this information in our review process. “Description” can be left blank. $0.00 can be entered for image “Value”. Whatever you enter in these fields — it will not be seen by jurors.
- Work Statement: (500 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.
- Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum).”
Further details and to apply visit www.callforentry.org.
Opening Reception for Life’s a Beach by Martin Parr
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm
“Join Aperture and Martin Parr for the opening reception for Life’s a Beach, featuring the best selections from Parr’s beach photography, presented in conjunction with the May release of the beach-bag-size edition of Life’s a Beach. Parr has been photographing beaches for thirty years, documenting all aspects of them, including close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic underway. This selection brings to the fore Parr’s engagement with a cherished subject matter—that rare public space in which general absurdities and local quirks seamlessly fuse together.”
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York [map]