Events, Awards and Other Photo Happenings

Events

Tonight at the New York Public Library, photography educator and historian Deborah Willis will discuss Leonard Freed‘s photographs of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Joining Willis on the panel will be photographers Eli Reed and Jamel Shabazz, scholar Paul M. Farber, writer Michael Eric Dyson, and Freed’s widow, Brigitte Freed. The event begins at 6pm.

The Chris Hondros Fund, which supports photojournalism with fellowships and other programs, is holding a benefit online print auction through June 7. Work by Slim Aarons, James Balog, Al Bello, Andrea Bruce, Robert Capa, Ernst Haas, Michael Kamber, Ed Ou, Joao Silva and many other photographers is for sale.

Free seminars at Review Santa Fe start this Friday with “The Business of Photography.” On Saturday a panel of photographers will discuss “New Methods For Engaging Audiences,” and on Sunday Guggenheim Fellow John Gossage will lecture on “Contemporary Photographic Practice.” For more public events check out the Review Santa Fe event schedule.

Italian photographic education organization Cesura is running a travel workshop in Cairo in November. Led by Gabriele Micalizzi, who covered the Egyptian revolution, workshop participants will also have the option of a two-day supplemental workshop with photographer Moises Saman.

Awards

Kevin Miller received The New Orleans Photo Alliance‘s 2013 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography Grant for his project on the Panama Canal expansion.

Registration is open for the 2013 Critical Mass competition, whose lengthy list of judges include PDN-ers Darren Ching and Conor Risch. Photographers can register for the competition, which promises exposure and exhibition opportunities, through July 16.

Exhibitions

An exhibition of the work of VII Mentor Program photographer Mikolaj Nowacki opens Thursday, June 6 at VII Gallery in Brooklyn. The work looks at the post-communist transformation of the Odra river in Poland.

Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York is revisiting Rosalind Solomon‘s 1988 exhibition of black-and-white photographs, “Portraits in the Time of AIDS.”

Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon opens shows by Julio Mitchell and Traer Scott this Thursday, June 6. Mitchell’s exhibition draws on his long-term series exploring love and intimacy. Scott’s work utilizes reflections to depict people interacting with natural history museum dioramas. The exhibitions run through June 30.

Other Photo Happenings

In honor of Pride Month, the photojournalism project We Are the Youth, which documents the lives of LGBT youth throughout the United States, will be publishing new stories each week in June.

Luigi Ghirri‘s self-published 1978 book Kodachrome, which was re-published last year by MACK, has been released in a digital edition.

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