Exhibitions and Other Happenings:
TOMORROW! Columbia College Chicago is hosting an informal portfolio review for their graduating photography students from 5-8pm tomorrow, May 16. Creative professionals are invited to go check out the work of this group of young photographers. There will be food and drink and conversations about photography. http://www.colum.edu/industryevents/events/photography-review.php
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is holding their fourth annual Book Fair. Participants include MACK Books, Printed Matter, Vox Populi, Light Work and Houseboat Press, among many others. It’s a fair of photo books. Nuff said.
An exhibition of the work of 50 photographers selected as finalists in the 2013 Critical Mass competition opens this Friday at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta. The exhibition is curated by W.M. Hunt. http://www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com/critical-mass-top-50-exhibition/
This is very cool: United Photo Industries and New York Waterway’s East River Ferry people are partnering to exhibit photographs on weekday ferries throughout the summer. The project kicked off this week, and it will include water-related photography by Joni Sternbach, Stephen Mallon, David Doubilet, Andreas Franke, Corey Arnold and Eric Prinvault. http://unitedphotoindustries.com/special-projects/drawn-to-water/
The MPLS Photo Center in, you guessed it, Minneapolis, has a couple of shows up that area photographers should check out. A juried exhibition, “Home: Where We Live,” features the work of 70 photographers from all over the country. And Polly Norman is exhibiting her dance-themed abstract images. Norman’s also giving a talk this coming Monday, May 20, from 7:00-9:00. http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/exhibits/current-exhibits.php
Awards and Workshop Deadlines:
The call for entries for the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant For Humanistic Photography was announced recently. The grant, established in 1979, is awarded to a photographer who “demonstrates an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition.” The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund will also give a $5,000 to an individual working in an ancillary field to photojournalism, such as an editor or educator. Applications for both grants are due May 31, 2013. http://smithfund.org
The Eddie Adams Workshop is accepting applications for its 2013 workshop until May 31. The 26th annual Eddie Adams Workshop, which is open to photojournalism students and young professionals and offered free of charge, will be held October 11-14, 2013 in New York. Apply here: www.eddieadamsworkshop.com. Do it!
The call for entries for the 2013 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards was recently announced. The awards for First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year will be announced at Paris Photo in November, where 30 shortlisted entries will be shown off. Entries will be accepted through September 13, 2013. http://www.aperture.org/photobookawards/
W.M. Hunt is everywhere. A call for submissions for a Hunt-curated group show at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn (full disclosure: Klompching’s co-owned by PDN Creative Director Darren Ching, who is co-curating the show) has been announced. The 3-4 photographers chosen for this exhibition, FRESH 2013: The Wall/The Page/The Internet, will be selected for a four-week (July 17–August 10, 2013) exhibition at Klompching Gallery, will be published in a feature in BLINK magazine, and will be featured on At Length online. Ten additional photographers will be selected for Klompching Gallery’s “FRESH ONLINE SHOWCASE.” Submit by May 31, 2013. www.klompching.com/fresh2013.htm
The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual media awards yesterday. Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking, photographed by Chris Court, won top honors in the Photography category. Eater was also honored with the Visual Storytelling award for its online story “Thrill Ride.” Vince Dixon reported the story and Mariya Pylayevwhich edited the videos. “Thrill... More ›
Inaugural $30K CatchLight Photography Fellowships Go to Sarah Blesener, Brian Frank and Tomas van Houtryve
The inaugural CatchLight Fellowships were awarded to Sarah Blesener, Brian Frank and Tomas van Houtryve, the organization announced today. Fellowship winners receive $30,000 to use to create a body of work. In addition, winners are paired with media partners that will work with them to publish their project. CatchLight is a nonprofit photography organization that... More ›
In accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Center of Photography Infinity Awards, celebrity photographer Harry Benson thanked not only the photo editors and colleagues who had supported him throughout his more than 50-year photojournalism career. He also thanked everyone “who didn’t help me, because they’re the ones you want to show.” The 33rd... More ›