6.30.2009

Call for Entry: Photoquotes.com

This was emailed from PhotoQuotes.com.

Showcase your photography book / fine art print on PhotoQuotes.com

Sharing your creative vision with the world is faster and easier than you think. Follow these easy steps and in no time you will have your images online.*

1. Send email to info@PhotoQuotes.com with Showcase my work at PhotoQuotes as the subject heading. You will then be sent the mailing address you will use to mail off your book/fine art print once notified of acceptance.

2. Once you have been contacted and told of acceptance you then need to mail 2 copies of your photography book or 2 copies of your fine art print to PhotoQuotes.com. Be sure to sign your work before you mail it off.

3. Along with the prints or book include the following:
- Detailed information about the piece
- A short bio of you as an artist (plus some photos of your work)
- Your website URL if you have one
- Your mailing address so that I can mail you the work of one of your peers

4. Now all that’s left to do is wait to see your work on the website. It will stay on the main page of PhotoQuotes for at least one week, guaranteed.

5. Now, here’s where things get really interesting. When you send in a print, you will receive one from another photographer, if you send in a book you will receive another book. This is a win-win situation. You get published and you get a piece of artistic history at the same time.

Note
- There is no guarantee that all images or information received will be approved. The time it takes for your approved work to be published can vary depending on several different factors.
- While you won’t get your work sent back to you, one copy will be passed off to one of your peers while PhotoQuotes will keep the other.
- Problems with shipping can happen and PhotoQuotes takes no responsibility for damaged or missing work.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me at info@PhotoQuotes.com

Start picking out the best work in your portfolio now and take advantage of this option, you could have your photos and images up on the main page, along with your bio information sooner than you think.

UPDATE:
Following photographers have been accepted and are going to submit work (book or print) to this project:
Christophe Agou
Peter Adams
Dominic Rouse
Jerome photography club
Marsha Lega
Ellen Boughn
Robert Miller
Peter Wilcock

What are you waiting for?

* If your photo or book gets approved

PhotoQuotes on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PhotoQuotescom/71845088128

6.26.2009

Call for Entry: 2009: International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Angelina, © Andrea Land

2009 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Deadline July 14, 2009

Theme:
All subjects are eligible.

Eligibility:
The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.


Juror: Andy Adams
Andy Adams is the editor/publisher of Flak Photo, a contemporary photography website that celebrates the art of publishing photography online. Flak Photo provides unique opportunities for artists and photography organizations to share their work with a burgeoning online photographic community and highlights new series work, book projects and gallery exhibitions from established and emerging photographers. Recent features include 3030 Press' New Photography in China, Humble Arts Foundation's 31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography, Hamburger Eyes Photo Magazine's Inside Burgerworld, the Photographic Resource Center's EXPOSURE: The Annual PRC Juried Exhibition, Big City Press' Hijacked, Volume One: Australia & America, and David Wright + Ethan Jones' Pause to Begin.

Read more at The Center for Fine Art Photography.

6.24.2009

Call for Submissions for Lay Flat 02

Instructions from layflat.org for submissions for photographs and writing. Issue 01 is sold out.

Photographs
Deadline: August 1, 2009 by 7pm EST

Photographic submissions are now being accepted for Lay Flat 02 on the theme of "Metaphotography." In epistemology, the prefix 'meta-' is used to mean beyond/about (its own category). For example, metadata is data about data. Accordingly, metaphotography is photography about photography. This issue aims to bring together the work of photographers whose images are conceptually in dialogue with the history or conventions of the medium itself. Lay Flat 02 will be assembled by Lay Flat's founder and editor, Shane Lavalette, along with this issue's guest editor, Michael Bühler-Rose.

To be considered for publication, please send an e-mail with the subject line "LF02 SUBMISSION" to photo [at] layflat.org along with the following:
1. Your name, age, location and website.
2. A short statement about your work and why it's relevant to the theme.
3. 5-10 photographs (72dpi, saved as a .jpg, 800px wide/tall).
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

Writing

Textual submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis by sending your writing (either a PDF or Word .doc) and a brief biography to words [at] layflat.org.

Ahorn Magazine #3

The new Issue of Ahorn Magazine includes Solo Shows by Patrick Romero and T.J. Proechel, and interview with Mårten Lange, Amy Stein on Doug DuBois, Jessica Backhaus' One Day in November, Evidence by Daniel Shea, a recommendation of the zine ichikawadaimon Ye Rin Mok and more.


from ichikawadaimon Ye Rin Mok

6.17.2009

Review Santa Fe: LaToya Ruby Frazier




all photos, copyright LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier
has been documenting her family in Pittsburgh for over seven years. Her project deals with the mother/daughter relationship that has been stressed by drug abuse and her attempt through collaborative art to strengthen this bond. She photographs her extended family including the grandmother who was her primary caretaker during childhood and J.C. who often acts as surrogate for Frazier as a child. Frazier is knowledgeable of her photo history and clearly draws on documentary photographers like Eugene Richards for motivation.

Un-Natural Nature of Food Now on Fraction

Many of my friends tend to cringe when I start talking about my copy of How to Survive in the Wilderness and my reasoning about eating meat -- "If I can't kill it, I should not eat it". With books like The Omnivore's Dilemma or Fast Food Nation, and films like Food, Inc., it's clear this pattern of thinking is happening on a broad scale, and I am perhaps more susceptible to suggestion than I like to think.-- from the curator's statement, The Un-Natural Nature of Food


I am pleased to present my second group show with Fraction Magazine, titled The Un-Natural Nature of Food. Curating for this show and the previous Dress Show for the internet has some of the same restrictions associated with a physical location, but also allows for more interactive dialogue rarely afforded in a three-dimensional space. The curator adds another layer of meaning to the works by placing them in context with other pieces. I am appreciative to all the photographers who graciously submitted images into my hands.


This exhibit includes the work of

Jonathan Baustein
Micah Beree
John Cranford
Adrain Chesser
Jake Chessum
Jason Demarte
Dornith Doherty
Jonathan Feinstein
Taj Forer
Cynthia Greig
Gabriela Herman
Hin Chua
Jason Houston
Melissa Kaseman
Erika Larsen
Ben Lerman
Amanda Lucidon/The Press Enteprise
Paho Mann
Justin Maxon
Mark Menjivar
Kevin Miyazaki
Dan Nelken
Colleen Plumb

Susana Raab
Paul Salveson
Lex Thompson
Jerry Uelsmann
Brian Ulrich
Nicholas Vroman
Natalie Young


6.16.2009

Review Santa Fe: Jesse Burke


Jesse Burke's portraits are mostly of men. Men who normally would seem to be guarded, but Burke is able to make these men appear vulnerable. Vulnerability is often associated with the feminine gender, but wrongly so. Men are forced to give up the public display of this emotion as a child. Usually, the small boy left to his own without cultural influences will have to work through his sensitive phase allowing his parents, if they are so inclined, to coddle and console him. As males reach toward adulthood they often outgrow, or hid, this side. In Burke's earlier series Intertidal, he approaches the average beer-drinking, sport-loving man at a moment of defenselessness. Each is unguarded. Continuing on this them in his newest series, Low, Burke photographs men who are impoverished, homeless or overlooked or unaccepted in some way by society. Each man is exposed in glowing light. The body language that Burke captures in this subjects, including gaze and posture, says much about the photographer and the photographed.

Intertidal is also available as a book of from Decode Books.

Don't be a Jerk

Review Santa Fe was held almost a week and half ago now and I am finally getting around to commenting. I want to follow up this post with a list and a few images of photographers whose work I liked, but first I wanted to comment on the interaction that goes on at the table.

There is no other art medium that has this type or forum known as the portfolio reviews. It is an anomaly that only occurs in the photo world. At these venues, I am happy to offer as much advice as I possibly can to every one of the photographers who sits across from me. Sometimes I fail, but I feel an obligation to help. People on both sides of the table take risks and spend money to get to this place, but the reviewees spend more and also expose themselves and their artwork to the best accolades or much worse insults. I know of a few reviewees who have had horrible experiences sitting across the table from reviewers. I walked past one reviewee who was saying at the end of a review "you do not have to be so mean." Often it is like a person who waits tables waiting on the person who has not. Not saying that everyone has to have had waited tables or been on the other side of the table to have empathy, but it helps. There seems to be no venue for photographers who do not want to be blackballed to express their true feelings about certain experiences aside from anonymous evaluation forms. I tried to get a photographer to respond to some questions about a review I once worked, but she feared that she would never be shown again or could not be totally honest. I do not know what to say about this situation but to appeal to the reviewers to be gracious and tell photographers to do their research well and take the insults lightly.

Another friend who dated a critic would watch him write at the typewriter, as this was years ago, with a furrowed brow. In person, he is a very nice human being, but behind the keyboard he was vicious. On one occasion, this woman appealed to his kinder nature when she read a review he was writing on an artist's first public exhibition. She said "You know you could ruin what could be a wonderful artist" or something along those lines. He took another route of criticism and his usual butchery. This "reviewee" is now a much revered sculptor. I am not Aesop, but there is a moral.

Posting from Email

I did not like my old template so here is a mild change. I was tired of the dots. I have also set up email posting so this is a test to check that out. I am turning it upside down, of sorts. Thanks to Jo Whaley for the spot.



6.13.2009

The Unnatural Nature of Food Group Show on Fraction Soon!



Thanks to Josh Spees at Fraction, the group show that I am curating titled The Unnatural Nature of Food looks great. I have to finish the curator's statement and we will publish soon (I hope by the end of this week). Thanks to all of you who allowed me to use your photos.

New Hassla Book: Takashi Homma

First, jay comes. by Takashi Homma
Published by Hassla Books

The deer hunter shoots its prey and immediately opens the deer with a cleaver. Jays fly down first to consume the remains of the deer.
First, jay comes. by Takashi Homma features new photographs and drawings that capture these traces of hunting.

5.5 x 8 in., saddle-stitched, 24 pages, self cover, color offset
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-0-9800935-8-2
Publication date: June 2009
12 USD

6.08.2009

video
Nan Golden Lecture

Clown near Pantheon at Night

Great Bookshop and Gallery in Rome

While in Italy, I visited the photography bookstore and gallery S.T. Foto Libreria Galleria. It was one of the nicest experiences that I had while in Rome. The ladies from terterzi.org were hanging the work of Fabio Barile and they also published a new catalogue titled Things that Do Not Happen (available for 10 Euros, email them) and Mattheo from S.T. was curating the exhibition of anonymous photographers, An Occasional Dream. The shop is near the Vatican so if in Rome, make sure you take time to make a visit or call to check on hours. They also occasionally make lunch there too.