Events

Look3: Josef Koudelka on the Measure of a Photographer, Courage, and Controlling Your Own Destiny

Posted by on Monday June 17, 2013 | Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

Legendary photographer Josef Koudelka packed the house at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville during the Look3 Festival of the Photograph over the weekend, and the audience greeted him with a standing ovation after master of ceremonies, photographer Vince Musi, announced that Koudelka had been reluctant to participate. Koudelka, who has a reputation as a... More

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

Photolucida: Portfolio Reviews From the Photographer’s Side of the Table

Posted by on Thursday May 16, 2013 | Business, Events, Fine Art, Uncategorized

By Eliza Lamb As a photographer I find that portfolio reviews are the perfect combination of exhaustion and exhilaration, community and competition, motivation and humility. After I returned from a whirlwind four days in Portland, Oregon at Photolucida I was still coming off the high of it all. I found myself trying to integrate the... 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