7.30.2015

PHOTOLUCIDA: 2015 Portfolio Reviews

Nomads In Niger
Photograph © Terri Gold

Nomads In Niger
Photograph © Terri Gold

Nomads In Niger
Photograph © Terri Gold

 
When rainfall quenches the bone-dry terrain of Southern Niger, says New York-based travel photographer Terri Gold, a thousand Wodaabe nomads, along with thousands of their treasured animals, coverage across the desert in celebration of the The Guérewol Festival. As part of the weeklong event, the men dress in traditional finery, adorn their faces in paint, and perform for hours in hopes of winning the admiration of a set of young women judges. After braving the 110 degree heat in search of the merrymaking, Gold at last happened upon Guérewol after weeks of anticipation. read more...

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 Ileana and Valerica, Sirbi, Maramures, 2013
Photograph © Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin

Batrine, Sarbi, 1999 (color 2013)
 Photograph © Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin


 Walking Home, Sarbi, 1999 (color 2013)
 Photograph © Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin


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Stubborn Child 1 / Grimm Mysteries
Photograph © 2015 Gerhard Clausing

Stubborn Child 2 / Grimm Mysteries
Photograph © 2015 Gerhard Clausing

The Water Witch / Grimm Mysteries
Photograph © 2015 Gerhard Clausing


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 "Poetics of the Landscape XX"
Photograph © Jacqueline Walters


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Within The Shadows
Photograph © Aoife Shanahan

 
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Daisy 1
Photograph © Yelena Zhavoronkova 


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Landscape #7, 2002 / Everywhere All At Once
photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe
Photograph © Vanessa Marsh

VANESSA MARSH

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Saint Veronica
Photograph ©  Eileen Clynes 

EILEEN CLYNES

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Fence / Star  Japan
Diptych © Andrew Warren
FENCE  Photoville, Boston

ANDREW WARREN

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Let Virtue Be Your Guide
Photograph © Frances F. Denny

 FRANCES F. DENNY

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 PHOTOLUCIDA

Photolucida is an arts nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the regional, national, and international photography community.

Every other April, an international set of photographers and reviewers gather in Portland, Oregon for a five-day celebration of photography that includes lectures, workshops, and exhibition collaborations. Intensive portfolio reviews are at the heart of the festival. Reviewers are selected for their experience, involvement, and commitment to advancing the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Over the years, many participants have made contacts that have led directly to exhibitions, publications, and sales, in addition to receiving useful critiques.

By providing a venue for in-depth, informed, and supportive dialogue between photographers, gallery owners, curators, publishers, editors, and consultants, Photolucida promotes the culture of photography locally, nationally, and internationally. The next Portfolio Reviews Festival will take place April, 2017.

7.26.2015

THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY | INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES THEME: Illuminate

Zhongshan Park, Beijing, China 2008 © William C. Avedon

THEME | Illuminate

THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
International Call for Entries | Illuminate with Juror Elizabeth Avedon

THEME | Illuminate: All types of subject matter, capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit. Eligibility: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.

HONORS | AWARDS: All selected artists are invited to join us at the reception with Elizabeth Avedon. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. Juror’s Selection: $500.00. Director’s Selection: $250.00. Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks. Honorable Mention Awards: 2-year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive: Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms. Professional installation images for your use. All exhibiting artists’ are invited to complimentary portfolio reviews with the Director, Hamidah Glasgow, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend. In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

 
IMPORTANT DATES
Entries Due | August 28, 2015
Notice Of Acceptance | September 12, 2015
Exhibition Dates | December 4, 2015 – January 23, 2016
Public + Artists’ Reception | December 4, 2015 6-9 pm

Email: coordinator@c4fap.org 970.224.1010
Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Always Free, public welcome.

7.21.2015

NORM DIAMOND: Estate Sales at Photolucida + Houston Center For Photography

 Wedding Dress
from the series What Is Left Behind - Estate Sales
Photograph ©  Norm Diamond

 Wedding Night Negligee
from the series What Is Left Behind - Estate Sales
Photograph ©  Norm Diamond

Norm Diamond with his photograph, Man of the House

Juror: Russell Lord, Curator of Photographs, NOMA
July 17 – October 4, 2015
1441 West Alabama
Houston, Texas



Tennis Court from The Shadows series
Photograph ©  Norm Diamond

I met Norm Diamond at the
 2015 Photolucida Portfolio Reviews
 in Portland, Oregon

7.16.2015

MYLES LITTLE: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality | Book + Documentary Exhibition

A man floats in the 57th-floor swimming pool of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with the skyline of the Singapore financial district behind him. 2013 Photograph: Paolo Woods; Gabriele Galimberti--INSTITUTE

'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco' 2009
Photograph © David Leventi

Pheasants are laid out on a hunter's pickup truck in the UK. 2011 
Photograph © Ben Quinton

'Paradise Now Nr. 18' 2008
Photograph © Peter Bialobrzeski

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If you are concerned that the top 1% of the world owns 50% of all wealth, then this is the photo book for you!

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Myles Little is an award-winning photo editor at TIME magazine with extensive experience in print, web and curation. He has produced documentary photography by Tomas van Houtryve and Peter van Agtmael; photo illustrations by Chris Buck and Alexander Crispin; portraits by Laura Pannack and Paolo Verzone; and still-lifes by Jamie Chung and Grant Cornett.

Outside of TIME, Little curated an exhibit of documentary photography about wealth inequality. After two years of work, it's traveling to 5 countries and counting (China, UAE, Nigeria, Bosnia and Wales). Included are some of the best photographers in the world, like Christopher Anderson, Nina Berman, Michael Light and David Chancellor. Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, is writing an essay for the book; and Geoff Dyer, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author, is also writing an essay. The 5 exhibitions are fully funded.


Recently, a major European publisher named Hatje Cantz has offered to make a book with the work. But, as is often the case with publishing these days, he will need to contribute part of the funding to cover the costs of production, so he launched a Kickstarter campaign to help make that happen. Read the facts about inequality; review the Rewards for your support; and read the extensive list of the best documentary photographers included here.


In exchange for your support, you will receive various rewards including two of my favorite images:

4x6" Postcard with
Jesse Chehak's 'Hollywood, California' printed on the front

'Harvard University' 2006 (only avail in 5x7")
Photograph © by Shane Lavalette

GLOBAL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, September 9-15, 2015 / East Wing Gallery, Dubai, UAE, September 25 - October 25, 2015 / LagosPhoto (Satellite Exhibit), Lagos, Nigeria, October 17 - November 21, 2015 / Fotografija Godine BIH Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 29-31, 2016 / The Eye – International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales, September 30 - October 2, 2016

7.09.2015

SOHO PHOTO GALLERY: Exhibition to July 25th

Opening night; front row: Jane Sheng, Stella Kramer, Alan Kleinberg. Back row: Yorgos Efthymiadis, Jaime Permuth, Joslin Van Arsdale, Sean Perry, William Avedon, Matthew Avedon

John A. Bennette
 
Jennifer McClure with Honorable Mention “Untitled” from her series “You Who Never Arrived”, Rocio De Alba and DB Waltrip, Babak P. Aryan with his photograph "The Coming", Rocio De Alba with her work "Blessed Art Thou Among Women". 2nd row: Musicians Koran Agan and Matthew Avedon with 1st place winner Paul Kessel, Mark Roussell with his 3rd place winning image “Finding and Losing My Father #3”, John F. Martin, Babak P. Aryan. 3rd row: Jennifer McClure, Rocio De Alba, John F. Martin, Joslin Van Arsdale (from Paddle 8 Online Auctions).

Photographer John F. Martin with his new book, In Character, of his portraits from the San Francisco Opera, and his photograph, Birnam Wood

Robert Moran, Daughter of a Slave, Timbuktu, Mali
Ben Altman, The More That Is Taken Away, Act 1, Year Two, November


SOHO PHOTO GALLERY
15 White Street, NYC
Wednesday - Sunday, 1-6 pm 

I was honored to be this year's juror for  the 2015 National Competition for the Soho Photo Gallery. Paul Kessel's somber beauty "Entering The Metropolitan Opera" is the First Place winner. His image stayed with me like the atmosphere of a 70's era Winogrand scene. For 2nd Place, I chose Yorgos Efthymiadis’s "Net" from his "Letting My Guard Down" body of work for it's serene, solitary empty space and color. 3rd Place, I was deeply drawn into the unusual landscape by artist Mark Roussel from his series "Finding and Losing My Father." All Honorable Mentions; Ben Altman, Sheri Lynn Behr, Jennifer McClure, and Robert Moran, along with all the photographs accepted into the exhibition, represent my interest and love for fine art photography as well as portraiture, landscape, street and travel work...read more HERE

KLOMPCHING GALLERY: Fresh 2015 to August 1



89 Water Street / DUMBO 
Brooklyn, New york

7.04.2015

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

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JULY 4th, 1776

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."  – The Declaration of Independence 

"Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776" 
by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were named to a committee to prepare a declaration of independence. Jefferson (standing) did the actual writing because he was known as a good writer. Congress deleted Jefferson's most extravagant rhetoric and accusations.

7.02.2015

SOHO PHOTO GALLERY: 2015 Juried National Photography Competition Award Winners

First Place
“Entering the Metropolitan Opera (2014)”
Photograph © Paul Kessel

Second Place
“Net” from "Letting My Guard Down" series
Photograph © Yorgos Efthymiadis

3rd Place
“Finding and Losing My Father #3"
Photograph © Mark Rousell

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Four Honorable Mentions


“Daughter of a Slave, Timbuktu, Mali”
Photograph © Robert Moran 


“The More That Is Taken Away, Act 1, Year Two, November”
Photograph © Ben Altman

“Watching You” 
Photograph © Sheri Lynn Behr

“Untitled” from the series “You Who Never Arrived"
Photograph © Jennifer McClure

The Soho Photo Gallery
 2015 Juried National Photography Competition
Opening Reception: July 7, 2015, 6–8 pm

Soho Photo Gallery initiated its first juried National Photo Competition in 1995 and it has been an annual event ever since. Each year, the Gallery receives hundreds of entries from photographers all over the United States. I was honored to be this year's juror.

I want to thank everyone who entered the 2015 National Competition for the Soho Photo Gallery. It was a difficult task to edit many great images out, but there were only 40 spaces and over 2000 images. At first glance, I never wavered from my choice of Paul Kessel's somber beauty "Entering The Metropolitan Opera" as the First Place winner. It stayed with me like the atmosphere of a 70's era Winogrand scene. For 2nd Place, I chose Yorgos Efthymiadis’s "Net" from his "Letting My Guard Down" body of work for it's serene, solitary empty space and color. 3rd Place, I was deeply drawn into the unusual landscape by artist Mark Roussel from his series "Finding and Losing My Father." All Honorable Mentions; Ben Altman, Sheri Lynn Behr, Jennifer McClure, and Robert Moran, along with all the photographs accepted into the exhibition, represent my interest and love for fine art photography as well as portraiture, landscape, street and travel work.
July 7–25, 2015
15 White Street, NY, NY

Special thanks to this year’s sponsor, Archival Methods, for their generous support. View all 40 images here. Soho Photo Gallery was founded in 1971 by a group of New York Times photographers who wanted to create a venue for photography as fine art. They are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization operated by their member photographers.

6.13.2015

PEDRO FARIAS-NARDI: Let Me Introduce You at Photolucida

"Let me introduce you to my deceased Mother"
Photograph © Pedro Farias-Nardi

"Let me introduce you to my daughter and her husband"
Photograph © Pedro Farias-Nardi

"Let me introduce you to my Mother"
Photograph © Pedro Farias-Nardi

"This series of portraits are the result of the lingering power of the image in bringing memories to life.  I was working for an NGO (TU, MUJER) in Los Mina, Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic; devising a program to help the recipients of remittance to understanding their hard work overseas, thus to avoid that it is wasted in banal issues.  While visiting houses for people to talk to them, they always brought a picture of the relative that had left the country."

"For the series I placed the person holding the picture on front of a blue curtain, to resemblance a studio, but included the surroundings as a metaphor, allegory, of what is left behind, sometimes, what had been acquired from the money send: furniture, a store, emptiness –like the image of a woman holding a picture of her deceased mother (Let me introduce you to my mother…).  She was denied a visa for the funeral, and she had not the resources to bring the body back home, thus a lot of sadness, among the thins she mentioned was “who will tend to her grave there?”  Or the young girl, that can hardly hold the picture, and hardly knows her mother...." read more here

"Let me introduce you to my wife"
"A picture of myself, holding a picture of my wife; she is overseas continuing her studies in surgery" Self-Portrait © Pedro Farias-Nardi

Pedro Farias-Nardi was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1957 and started photography at the early age of seven. Focusing on long-term photographic projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, Farias-Nardi has extensively documented the lives of economically and socially marginal people. He holds degrees in anthropology from the City University of New York and the University of Florida, Gainesville, and studied photography and visual anthropology at the International Center for Photography, the University of Southern California, and with photojournalist Antonin Kratochvil. He currently lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. We met at Photolucida's 2015 Portfolio Review. His work is posted on FotoVisura's Guild.



From the series El Otro
Photograph © Pedro Farias-Nardi

From the series El Otro
Photograph © Pedro Farias-Nardi

Pedro Farias-Nardi’s El Otro is a series of portraits of undocumented Haitian migrant workers in the Dominican Republic. In collaboration with the Immigration Department, the portraits were taken when the Jesuit Refugee and Migrant Service (JRMS) started an ID campaign.

“My reason for these re-presentations is to call attention to the plight of these workers who are ignored by the Dominican population but are an important segment of our economy. I cooperated with the JRMS for almost two years, documenting the life of the migrants in the region.”

Check out Farias-Nardi's Otro series at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland