FIRST STOP, LAST STOP: Rita Nannini + My Upcoming LACP Online Workshop

First Stop, Last Stop  
Published by Workshop Arts, 2023
Photographs by Rita Nannini / Design by Caleb Cain Marcus

Rita Nannini traveled 22 subway lines and 600 miles of subway tracks to find what lies at the end of each line. She discovered the end of the line for one person is the beginning for another. First Stop Last Stop is an exploration of how the subway connects communities to each other and the edges of the city, with an essay by Virginia Hines and beautifully designed by Caleb Cain Marcus of Luminosity Lab. And you can purchase it here!
Since 2013, Rita Nannini has been photographing all the first and last stops of the NYC Subway! In 2021, Rita brought her enormous archive of subway photographs to my LACP Photo Book Design Workshop. It was a stand-out project she continued to work on...

"Elizabeth’s class was instrumental in helping me edit and sequence hundreds of photographs into my book First Stop Last Stop. From day one, she freely shared her wealth of experience and knowledge of photo book design to organize the images and decide on what should be included in the book. By the end of the class, I had a much clearer vision to work with book designer Caleb Cain Marcus of Luminosity Labs, who beautifully worked in the subway and train elements.” – Rita Nannini
Designer Caleb Cain Marcus of Luminosity Lab created the final terrific design for Rita Nannini's newly published book, 'First Stop Last Stop’ (Workshop Arts, 2023)! I love the NYC Subway metallic-like cover and the very graphic numbers for the different train lines. Congrats to Rita and Caleb!
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I hope you'll join me for my next Los Angeles Center of Photography Online Photo Book Design Workshop / Or design your promo, leave-behind, brochure… 

  4 Online Sessions: Sat + Sun, May 13,14 + 21,22, 2023
9 am – 12 pm, PST / East Coast 12 – 3 pm EST
Testimonials: “Elizabeth Avedon is the best!!! She worked with us at Peanut Press designing/editing Victoria Will Jackson's book “Borne Back” and she knows her "stuff"! A must take class!!" – David Carol, Co-Publisher
“I love the edit that came out of our work — it really brought everything together. I truly appreciate it. You have the most sensitive aesthetic and an amazing eye.” – Hana Iverson


PHOTO-BOOK DESIGN WORKSHOP: Online May 13-14 + 20-21, 2023.

"Fossils of Light + Time".  
Designed for the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. 
Curator's Kyohei Abe  and Kottie Gaydos. Cover: Sean Perry. Spread:David J. Carol

Self-Publish & Design Your Own Photo Book - Level I - with Elizabeth Avedon / Online Learning Workshop / LACP 2023

Saturday and Sundays, May 13, 14 and 20, 21, 2023. 

9am – 12pm, PST / 12 - 3pm EST

May Online Workshop: Self-Publish & Design Your Own Photo Book - Level I with Elizabeth Avedon (Online - Four Sessions) Dates: 2 Saturday and Sundays, May 13, 14 and 20, 21, 2023. 9am – 12pm, PST / 12 - 3pm EST.  Head to the Los Angeles Center of Photography website for more information!
This workshop will cover the basic principles of designing your own photography book (or brochure, promo, leave-behind). Drawing on over thirty years of experience, Elizabeth Avedon will demonstrate the bones of creating a successful photography book including editing, sequencing, typography and interior and cover design. We will explore what comprises good design from bad, developing a framework for the participant to build upon with their own book project, and briefly discuss the self-publishing companies available. The last session will be devoted to individualized, one-on-one with each student.

“Elizabeth Avedon is the best!!! She worked with us at Peanut Press designing/editing Victoria Will Jackson's book “Borne Back” and she knows her "stuff"! A must take class!!" – David Carol, Co-Publisher

“I love the edit that came out of our work — it really brought everything together. I truly appreciate it. You have the most sensitive aesthetic and an amazing eye.” – Hana Iverson

Book Design by Elizabeth Avedon
Back Cover: Priscilla Rattazzi
Diana Vreeland in her apartment
Photograph © Jonathan Becker /All Rights Reserved
Diana Vreeland 
Photograph © Louise Dahl- Wolfe /All Rights Reserved
Self-Publish & Design Your Own Photo Book - Level I with Elizabeth Avedon (Online - Four Sessions) Saturday and Sunday, May 13, 14 and 20, 21, 2023. 9am – 12pm, PST / 12 - 3pm EST.


THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW presented by AIPAD: Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd.

Wynn Bullock (1902 - 1975) 
Child in Forest, 1954 
Vintage gelatin silver print
Image: 7 7/16 x 9 7/16; Mount: 15 x 15 1/16"

Paul Caponigro (b. 1932)
Redding Stream, Redding, Connecticut, 1968 
Gelatin silver print
Image: 16 x 20"; Mount: 23 1/2 x 29"
Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd. will be exhibiting a significant selection of vintage and modern prints by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Wynn Bullock, Paul Caponigro, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walter Chappell, Eliot Porter, Alfred Stieglitz, Minor White, and others.
March 31st - April 2nd, 2023
Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd.
Select Contemporary and Vintage Photography 
415 5th Avenue
(between 37th and 38th streets)
New York, NY 10016
To learn more about the fair and the programs, please visit https://www.aipad.com/show.

 Thursday, March 30 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm (VIP Opening Preview)
Friday, March 31 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 1 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 2 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd. | 369 Montezuma Avenue 
Box 345Santa Fe, NM 87501

AMY ARBUS: SVA i3 Photo Lecture Presentation posted on YouTube

Ed Harris / Wrecks, 2006 © Amy Arbus
Amy Arbus i3 Presentation posted on YouTube 
Don’t miss watching this terrific i3 Presentation with Portrait & Fine-Art Photographer AMY ARBUS now posted on YouTube.

The School of Visual Arts MPS Digital Photography Department presents this talk with Photographer Amy Arbus. Arbus has published five books, including the award winning On the Street 1980 – 1990, The Inconvenience of Being Born and The Fourth Wall. Her most recent photography series, “After Images,” is an homage to modernism’s iconic avant-garde paintings....Her photographs have appeared in over 100 periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, People, Aperture and The New York Times Magazine.

Photo credit: Ed Harris / Wrecks, 2006 © Amy Arbus

The i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series has returned to in-person events. The series continues to feature leading photographers, artists, editors, gallerists and industry experts. This fall, book designer, curator and faculty member Elizabeth Avedon was the Guest Curator.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EzIQIY-y5A

IGNACIO AYESTARAN: SVA i3 Photo Lecture Series March 7, 2023

Credit: Ignacio Ayestaran

Credit: Ignacio Ayestaran

Credit: Ignacio Ayestaran
Ignacio Ayestaran : 3D Artist & Lifestyle Photographer

"I'll be giving a brief intro into Ai and prompt writing at SVA. I'll be discussing what I've learned along the way and talking about my work so far; it's inspiration, artists, designers and photographers that I use in my prompts. This will be my very 1st public speaking engagement and I'm super nervous. Please feel free to join.” – Ignacio Ayestaran

Don’t miss 3D Emmy Award winning photographer and AI enthusiast, Ignacio Ayestaran, Tuesday March 7th for our fifth i3 Lecture of the Spring 2023 season Guest curated by Elizabeth Avedon at the School of Visual Arts.

Ignacio Avestaran received his master's degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1994. He's been involved in the commercial industry as a 3D artist for the last 20 ears and has received many accolades, including an Emmy award for his work on the Discovery Channel.

He was a contributing artist for Getty Images for over 10 ears and his images formed part of the exclusive Getty Imades Prestide Collection. The list of companies that have used his photographs included Apple, BBC Worldwide, Conde Nast Digital, Lonely Planet Publications, The New York Times Magazine, Peter Luger Steak House, Smithsonian Magazine, Viacom and Volkswagen Do Brasil.
i3- Ideas, Images, Inspiration, lecture series features leading photographers and artists, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by the MPS Digital Photographv Department. This fifth i3 Lecture of our Spring 2023 season was Guest Curated by Elizabeth Avedon.
This is a live event:
Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 7-8:30PM
School of Visual Art
136 West 21 Street
New York, NY 10011
Room 418-F Lecture Hall.

Due to limited seating
Register for this Free Event HERE:
show vax cards at the door


NYC4PA: 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Frida © Dina Goldstein 

An Offer © Leslie Jean-Bart

Savannah © Bootsie Holler

Contemplation © Sandra Chen Weinstein

Phone Cord © Jo Ann Chaus

Rough Play © Allison Plaus

I was honored to jury the New York Center for Photographic Art's '10th Anniversary Exhibition - Your Best Shot 2022’. The Grand Prize Winner:  “An Offer” © Leslie Jean-Bart. View all the Photographs in the exhibition:  HERE

Exhibition : October 18-29, 2022. Opening Reception, October 20th 6-8pm. 
660 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY.
Opening Reception: New York Center for Photographic Art's '10th Anniversary Exhibition' Thurs. October 20, 2023. 6-8pm. Jadite Galleries, 660 Tenth Avenue, NYC 10036 www.nyc4pa.com/street-photography-2020


APA NY’s 1st Annual Juried Exhibition : Call For Entries

Photograph © Travis Keyes
Juried by Elizabeth Avedon  
Deadline for Submissions : September 7, 2022

American Photographic Artists (APA NY) invites all APA Members regardless of chapter -  and those photographers who would like to be members - to participate in its very first juried, open photography competition and exhibition at the renowned Soho Photo Gallery, New York.
• This one-week, open-gallery event, to be held December 6-11, 2022, will give each artist a chance to promote their work. And to assist, we will be inviting art buyers and editors from all around the New York area.

APA members' selected work will be featured on the gallery walls at this special event. A promotion effort has been created for this event that includes: a feature on the APA website, social media, advertising, a catalog, and gala opening night.

All types of photography are eligible for entry, regardless of subject matter or photographic technique. And you may enter individual images or a series. • Deadline for submissions: September 7, 2022.
There will be awards for First, Second, and Third Place, in both the single image and series images categories. Those prizes will be $1000 for First Place, $500 for Second Place, and $250 for Third Place in each category. APA will also be handing out several Honorable Mentions awards.

If you are not yet a member of APA, if you join now at any Level, your annual membership fee will include a 1 FREE entry into the single image competition. With your new membership you will be joining our community of photographers and the education, inclusion and inspiration that comes with it.
Important Dates:
• Deadline for submissions: September 7, 2022
• Notification: September 30, 2022
• Accepted Work Due At the Gallery: December 5, 2022
• Exhibition: December 6 - 11, 2022
• Soho Gallery Opening Reception: December 6, 2022
Contact Deborah Gilbert at Director@apany.com
P.S. NOTE FROM ME: Please don't enter images selected by me for awards within the past 2 years.Thanks so much for understanding – EA