Events

Look3: Richard Misrach on Documentary vs. Art, the Complications of Portraiture, and Digital Photography

Posted by on Friday June 14, 2013 | Events, Fine Art

Forty years after making his mark in photography with a self-published book of social documentary portraits of homeless people called “Telegraph 3 a.m.,” photographer Richard Misrach is working his way back to portraits–ever so tentatively–as part of his exploration of the passage of time, and the metaphysical questions of aging. Misrach’s described his circuitous (and... More

Look3: Carrie Mae Weems on Race, Sexuality, History and Finding Meaningful Work

Posted by on Friday June 14, 2013 | Events, Fine Art

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, who appeared on the main stage of the Look3 Festival of the Photograph last night for a conversation about her work with photo historian and curator Deborah Willis, is finally getting the recognition that she deserves. Weems recently received the Gordon Parks Foundation Award, and her rich, wide-ranging oeuvre from... More

Events, Awards and Other Photo Happenings

Posted by on Wednesday June 5, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Business, Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

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.... More

Awards, Book Fairs, Exhibitions and Other Photo Happenings

Posted by on Wednesday May 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Events, Fine Art

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... More

Upcoming Photo Events, and Current Competition and Award Deadlines

Posted by on Wednesday May 8, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

Awards and Competitions: 2013 Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Award The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Award for journalism was created in honor of the late VII Photo founder Alexandra Boulat and her father, Pierre. Sponsored by Canon, the award carries an 8,000 Euro prize, and is given to “a professional photographer of any age, sex or... More

Alec Soth on Wandering, Storytelling and Robert Adams vs. Weegee

Posted by on Friday April 26, 2013 | Events, Fine Art

Last week at the Portland Art Museum as part of the 2013 Photolucida festivities, Alec Soth gave a lecture titled “From Here to There: Searching for Narrative in Photography.” The talk could have been titled “Searching for Narrative in Photography Lectures,” because Soth mostly allowed the audience to lead the way with questions, which he... More

Recap of the PDN’s 30: Strategies for Young Working Photogs Panel at SVA

Posted by on Friday April 12, 2013 | Events, Fashion, Fine Art, Uncategorized

During this week’s PDN’s 30 panel discussion at the School of Visual Arts Theatre, perseverance, personality and community emerged as common themes in the early careers of 2013 PDN’s 30 photographers Geordie Wood, Lisa Elmaleh and Bon Duke. PDN editor Holly Stuart Hughes moderated the panel, which also included Readers Digest photo director Rebecca Simpson... More

Spring Photography Auctions Total More Than $30.8 Million, Set Artist Records

Posted by on Wednesday April 10, 2013 | Business, Events, Fine Art

Six photography sales last week at the three major auction houses in New York City brought in more than $30.8 million dollars and included record sales for masters Man Ray and Diane Arbus, among others, as well as contemporary artists including Robert Frank, Richard Misrach, Alex Prager and Viviane Sassen. Two sales at Christie’s on... More

Business Advice and Tips Headline WPPI Show

Posted by on Thursday March 7, 2013 | Business, Events

The WPPI Conference + Expo is getting underway in Las Vegas. In addition to seminars and master classes providing insights and technical tips for wedding and engagement photographers, there are also several educational sessions addressing business issues facing photographers in every genre, as well as opportunities to hear critiques and advice from notable photographers. WPPI... More

$15K Alexia Foundation Grant Deadline, Exhibition Coming Up

Posted by on Tuesday January 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Events

The deadline for the 2013 Alexia Foundation grant is this Friday, January 18. The $15,000 grant will be awarded to a photographer who is looking for funding “to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.” The Alexia Foundation supports photojournalism that explores issues of social... More