SurfLand: 11.03.16 #5 Dave
Unique tintype. Broken Head, OZ, 2011   
(c) Joni Sternbach

SurfLand: 15.02.22 #4 Sky
Unique tintype. Goleta, CA, 2015
 (c) Joni Sternbach


"Surf Site Tin Type" Book Signing
Saturday, May 2, 1PM to 2PM 
Artbook/D.A.P at Booth C-5 


Surfland Exhibition

Wednesday, May 6, 7-9 PM  
Artist Reception and Book Signing

Galerie Hug
40 Rue de Seine, Paris, France



 "Acido Dorado" series © Mona Kuhn

PRIVATE (Steidl, 2015)


"New Works"
Diane Rosenstein: Stage 32, Stand 10

"Acido Dorado"
Flowers Gallery: Stage 31, Stand 7

"PRIVATE" Book Signing
Saturday May 2, 2pm
DAP New York Backlot, Stand C-3


The i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration summer lecture series features presentations by cutting-edge digital photographers and industry experts.  The series is curated and hosted by Guatemalan photographer Jaime Permuth.

Presented by the Masters in Digital Photography,
Katrin Eismann, Chair

Celebrity Portrait Photographer

Photojournalist and Author

Documentary Photographer and Author

Fine-Art Photographer

 School of Visual Arts
136 West 21st Street, Room 418
New York, New York
Free and Open to the Public 
Download and Subscribe to the i3 Lecture Series on iTunes here. Includes photographers Elinor Carucci, Phil Toledano, Radcliffe 'Ruddy' Roye and 70 others. 


MICHAEL O'BRIEN: The Picture Review Conversation Series • Austin, Texas

"On More Than a Picture"
The Picture Review In Conversation with 

In our continuing series of talks on the process, craft and life of working in the visual arts, The Picture Review team is thrilled to announce that nationally renowned documentary and portrait photographer, Michael O’Brien, will be joining us In Conversation "On More Than a Picture, A Conversation with Michael O’Brien and Sean Perry" May 16th, 2015.

From his biography, “Michael O’Brien is one of the country’s premier portrait photographers. In a career that has spanned four decades, O’Brien has photographed subjects ranging from presidents to small-town heroes. His candid, unapologetic style captures the dignity and humanity of his subjects, whether they be celebrities or ‘ordinary’ people.”

Mr. O’Brien’s images have appeared in numerous magazines, including Life, Esquire, National Geographic, Fortune, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Texas Monthly, Vanity Fair and the London Sunday Times. He has twice been the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for outstanding coverage of the disadvantaged. O’Brien is the author of two books: The Face of Texas, 2003 and 2014, and Hard Ground in 2011, a collaboration that presents O’Brien's compassionate portraits with poetry by artist and musician Tom Waits.

Eighteen of Mr. O’Brien’s images have been selected for inclusion in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., five of which were recently featured in The Face of Texas exhibition at The Wittliff Collections: Willie Nelson, George Strait, Judge William Wayne Justice, Larry McMurtry, and Harvey Penick with Bud Shrake. His photographs are also held in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography in NYC, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and The Wittliff Collection of Mexican and Southwestern Photography at Texas State University.

Our presentation includes rarely seen pictures from his early work and we will have the wonderful opportunity to preview images from his newest title, The Great Minds of Investing. Mr. O’Brien will also be demonstrating a few of his techniques for working with light and a book signing will follow.

To celebrate our special guest, we are pulling out all the stops with our first ever May Fair, featuring the Spring TPR Team's Light + Sound exhibition of large-scale prints, the debut of the ACCMe Studios photo booth, refreshments and a plethora of surprises and delights!

We look forward to seeing you there!
"On More Than a Picture: A Conversation with Michael O'Brien"
Saturday, May 16, 2015 • 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Austin Community College Photographic Technology
11928 Stonehollow Drive, Bldg 3000
Austin, TX 78758



I was honored to be invited as a Reviewer for the third annual "New York Portfolio Review" sponsored by the New York Times Lens Blog and the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism. The reviews took place over a recent weekend with Day One for photographers 21 and older, each of whom received six private critiques; Day Two for photographers 18 to 27 years old, with four private critiques for each participant, rounded out with talks by Santiago Lyon, director of photography for The Associated Press, on building an editorial portfolio, and by the photographer Phil Toledano on the creative process. There were several other great speakers during the day including collector WM. Hunt, photographers David Guttenfelder, Radcliffe 'Ruddy' Roye and Austin Merril of Everyday Africa, who joined New York Times Lens Blog co-editor, James Estrin and Kerri MacDonald for a very lively panel discussion.

Of the twelve photographers I was scheduled to review on Day One, and a few I met on my own time during breaks, I was impressed by every project shown and
want to share some of it with L'Oeil de la Photographie readers HERE.

James Estrin took the lead along with his Lens Blog colleagues David Gonzalez and Whitney Richardson, and Laura Roumanos of United Photo Industries and Photoville, screening and editing thousands of (free) entries down to the chosen photographers who were then assigned one-on-one portfolio reviews with some of the top photography editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers. Estrin noted, "We have looked through over 3500 entrants for the free NY portfolio review sponsored by the NY Times Lens blog and CUNY J School and whittled it down to those accepted. The amount of excellent work was overwhelming...I can firmly say there is wonderful and surprising photography being done all over the world by people of all age, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. I apologize to those who didn't get accepted this year. Thank you for sharing your work. It was an honor to look at it so closely. Please try again next year." Both days were extremely successful with reviewers and photographers making beneficial connections.

On Day Two, of the eight reviews, most were recent student graduates and this was their first portfolio review. I was impressed by the level of work and want to share some of it with L'Oeil de la Photographie readers HERE.


MALCOLM LIGHTNER: MILE O' MUD Kickstarter Campaign

Mile O' Mud
Photographs (c) Malcolm Lightner

"I've been delighted by Malcolm Lightner's 'Mile O' Mud' series for several years now. His photographs capture the country culture surrounding Florida's Swamp Buggy races. I can almost hear the racing engines propelling the swamp buggies through the mud with a chorus of cicadas singing along the banks. These photographs bring out the southern roots in me – gators and pistols, mud wrestling and beauty pageants, Budweiser and BBQ – images full of my favorite rednecks and they are proud of it. Southern charm at its best."– Elizabeth Avedon

THE PROJECT: Before embarking on my “MILE O' MUD” project in October 2002, my encounters with the swamp buggy races consisted of a few abbreviated visits to the track as a child, with my mother, who was not interested in the races but in locating my father, who had gone missing for several days.

I began to photograph swamp buggy racing to pay homage to my family heritage and to document what I consider to be a rare slice of Americana. On my first visit to the track, I drove into the parking lot of the Florida Sports Park, heard the engines of the buggies roar, and witnessed the great plumes of water trailing behind the boat-dragster hybrids. I could feel the vibrations from the raw horsepower pound against my chest, and it almost took my breath away. I thought to myself that this was going to be fun! The races occur three weekends out of the year, and I managed to make the trip at least once a year from 2002 to 2013 except 2005, when the races were cancelled due to Hurricane Wilma.

In my own mind, this project felt like time travel. I experienced firsthand the people and culture that were a large part of my parents’ life that I never witnessed but that felt somehow defining. Initially, it was the buggies themselves that attracted me, though I soon began to discover endless narrative possibilities and connections among the drivers, spectators and enthusiasts. I unveiled family connections that I did not know existed and heard numerous stories about my father, who had the reputation of a hard worker in the plastering and construction community. He was an all-around tough guy, someone you would not want to mess with.

I came to understand Swamp Buggy Racing as a metaphor for life’s daily struggles and the innate drive to overcome obstacles against great odds while trying to maintain a sense of humor and grace. The races demonstrated to me the All-American desire to compete to win as well as the power of family and community.


Introduction by Padgett Powell and Essay by Malcolm Lightner. Clothbound Hardcover, 12.125 x 11.875 inches (landscape), 136 pages. Photographs: approx. 86 in color. PowerHouse Books: November 2016

KALPESH LATHIGRA: Lost in the Wilderness

Lost in the Wilderness
Photographs (c) Kalpesh Lathigra

As you drive across the midwest of America, one is in awe of the vast endless landscape. If the land could speak, it would be a poem of people who once roamed free but were broken by the greed of others. During the period of 1860 -1890, the Native American people were the victims of genocide.

The US Government at the time broke treaty after treaty with the various tribes. Their land was forcibly taken in what became known as the Indian Wars. The First Nations, from the Navajos, Cheyenne, Apache, Cherokee and Sioux were forced on to reservations where the quality of arable land was poor and the once numerous herds of buffalo had been decimated.

As a child I played Cowboys and Indians. I was told i had to be the Indian because my cultural heritage was from India. As children we don't question the games we play or the slow burn affect on our consciousness of what we absorb through popular culture, film, music, books and photography.

My work for a long time has focused on forgotten communities. On the insistence of a good friend I read Dee Brown's classic, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Ian Frazier's On the Rez. Both books inspired me to visit Pine Ridge Reservation, the dictated home of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Nation. Across the Great Plains I felt a belonging I cannot describe in words. The land has a raw beauty where one becomes lost in the wilderness of the soul.

Over the years I made numerous visits to Pine Ridge and the Lakota welcomed me into their lives telling me stories of their past, present and their hopes for the future.

These photographs are a poem through the land. Each one has a story to tell.


DANDY LION: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity at the Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh // MoCP Chicago

Photograph (c) Russell K. Frederick

Photograph (c) Radcliffe Roye

"Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity is an exhibition....seeking to shake up, deconstruct and affirm loosely the social conventions of style and fashion among black folk. Met this gentleman who said he saw the ad in the "Reader" and knew he had to come see the work. Here he is standing in front of two of my images that are in the show. " – Radcliffe 'Ruddy' Roye on Instagram

"Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity" is guest curated by independent curator Shantrelle P. Lewis. Work featured (at MoCP exhibition) is from emerging and renowned photographers and filmmakers from the US, Europe and Africa, include Hanif Abur-Rahim, Jody Ake, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Rose Callahan, Kia Chenelle, Bouba Dola, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Russell K. Frederick, Cassi Amanda Gibson, Allison Janae Hamilton, Akintola Hanif, Harness Hamese/Loux the Vintage Guru, L. Kasimu Harris, Jamala Johns, Caroline Kaminju, Charl Landvreugd, Jati Lindsay, Devin Mays, Terence Nance, Arteh Odjidja, Numa Perrier, Alexis Peskine, Radcliffe Roye, Sara Shamsavari, Nyugen Smith, Daniele Tamagni, Richard Terborg and Rog Walker.


The work presented in Dandy Lion at Silver Eye Center for Photography is part of a larger curatorial project that consists of approximately 130 pieces from almost 30 emerging and world-renowned photographers and filmmakers from various regions of the African Diaspora, including the United States, South Africa, the Congo, and Western Europe. Photographs from additional Dandy Lion artists will be available for viewing on Silver Eye’s website for the duration of the exhibition.

The exhibiting artists at Silver Eye include: Hanif Abdur-Rahim, Jody Ake, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Harness Hamese, Allison Janae Hamilton, Jamala Johns, Caroline Kaminju, Terrance Nance, Arteh Odidja, Numa Perrier, Radcliffe Roye, Daniele Tamagni, and Rog Walker.

(Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity
September 18 – November 14, 2015
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pa

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(Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity  
April 6 – July 12, 2015
at Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

DEAR DAVE: Foley Gallery

Air Kiss, 2007
Photograph (c) Jessica Craig-Martin

Andrew B. Myers, Balloons, 2013

Joseph Tripi, Formica Desk: Side #2, 2007
List of Participating Artist's
(dble-click image to enlarge)

DEAR DAVE, Approaching 20 Issues in Print
April 16 – April 19, 2015
59 Orchard Street, NYC

Opening Reception:
April 16, 2015

Conversation with Stephen Frailey, Editor
And Mark Alice Durant, Editor At Large
April 18, 2PM

a tri-annual publication of photography and writing. It celebrates a community of visual thinking, with affection and humor, and publishes idiosyncratic and original work that is deserving of further recognition. DEAR DAVE, is interested in the most unpredictable work of all genres and sensibilities.

Publisher, David Rhodes; Editor-in-Chief, Stephen Frailey; Director of Design & Digital Media, Michael J. Walsh; Managing Editor, Maria Dubon; Cover Editor, Mary Ehni; Fashion Director, Lindsay Hart Thompson; Associate Editor, Sheilah Ledwidge; Editor-at-Large, Mark Alice Durant; Lead Web Designer & Developer, Eric Corriel; Editorial Assistant, Caroline Tompkins; Webmaster, Eric Graham; Editorial Advisors, Philip Gefter, Michael Kazam, Jimmy Moffat, Roger O. Thornhill, Jessica Craig-Martin; Distribution, Disticor Magazine Distribution Services


SUSAN MAY TELL: Appalachia

Oversee, Elkins, West Virginia, 2012
Photograph (c) Susan May Tell

 Appalachian Mist, Altoona Pennsylvania, 2012
Photograph (c) Susan May Tell

A selection of Susan May Tell's photographs taken in Appalachia will be exhibited at Central Booking Gallery from April 16 - May 10th. The group show, organized by Joyce Ellen Weinstein, includes artists who work in a variety of media including sculpture, painting and photography.
Opening Reception:
Central Booking Gallery
21 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002
April 16th, 2015, 6-8pm
And Congratulations to Susan May Tell. The MacDowell Colony has awarded Susan May Tell a Fellowship for the 2015 Summer Residency. Their tagline is "Freedom To Create" -- which is exactly what she will be doing. Using the studio's darkroom, she will revisit, edit and print her early (1974-82) B&W negatives. Although the early edit led to solo exhibitions, the fellowship offers the opportunity to prepare an updated portfolio for galleries and museums. It will also be a fascinating opportunity for May tell to look through the prism of time to see what the imagery says now about that era.



Robert Stivers "The Art of Ruin" cover
Twin Palms Publishers, April 2015

 Robert Stivers from "The Art of Ruin"

For many of his images, Stivers begins with a sharply focused negative that is then manipulated in the printing process causing intentional loss of clarity to achieve sensual, dream-like images akin to early Pictorialism at the turn of the 20th Century. – Twin Palms Publishers

Robert Stivers "The Art of Ruin"
16 x 20 inches, 26 four-color plates, 54 pages