Tracks Through the Field, Kansas, USA, May 2008
Photograph (c) Camille Seaman /All Rights Reserved

Casing the Storm, Kansas, USA, May 2008
Photograph (c) Camille Seaman /All Rights Reserved

The Collapse III, South Dakota, USA, June 2008
(c) Camille Seaman /All Rights Reserved

The storms we were chasing were Supercells, capable of producing grapefruit sized hail, and spectacular tornadoes; they were 50 miles wide and reached as high as 65,000 ft. into the atmosphere. These clouds were so large that they had the capability of blocking all daylight, making it very dark and ominous standing under them.
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CAMILLE SEAMAN, from Eastern Long Island's Shinnecock Tribe, is an Award-winning photographer best known for her Polar Iceberg images. She studied photography with Jan Groover and master workshops with Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, and Paul Fusco. She was named by American Photo Magazine as one of the top 15 emerging photographers of 2007. Other awards include: Artist in Residence onboard M/V Orlova in Antarctica (2007); Critical Mass Top Monograph Book Award (2006); National Geographic Award (2006); Nikon.Net Editor's Choice Award (2006) and was honored with a solo exhibition, “The Last Iceberg” at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC in 2008.

The images in "The Big Coud" series were made in May and June of 2008 in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. A total of 5,600 miles was driven in just under a ten-day period.

The Big Cloud Exhibition
The Soul Catcher Studio Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
Camille Seaman Website


Halloween Art Gallery Visitor
Foreign Body Exhibition, KlompChing Gallery

ANTHONY CROSSFIELD: Foreign Body / "The fused, melted and hybrid bodies in Crossfield's uneasy photo-manipulations are very literally joined at the hips, yet appear eerily isolated and lonely in their dilapidated and tragic surroundings." L Magazine October 29 — December 19, 2009

111 Front St, Suite 206
Dumbo 212-796-2070

Opening Reception: Nov. 5th, 6pm—8:00pm

MICHAEL AVEDON: Self Portrait with Mask

Self Portrait
Photograph (c) Michael Avedon
/ All rights reserved


CHAMBER MUSIC: Tom Chambers Photograph Inspires Indie Rock Song Writers

Black Dog's Retreat, 2002. Photograph (c) Tom Chambers

TOM CHAMBERS photograph Black Dog's Retreat was chosen by musicians Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie and J. Robbins of Jawbox and Burning Airlines to inspire and create Mercury, a soaring song inspired by Chambers cataclysmic image. Video's documenting the songwriting process and performance of "Mercury" here. About Tom Chambers.
Tom Chambers



Fiat's Gianni Agnelli and guest Heidi von Salvisberg, Beaulieu 1967
Photograph (c) Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

Jackie et les Paparazzi's, Port d'Amalfi 1962
Photograph (c) Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

Benno Graziani photographing Jackie Kennedy and Marella Agnelli, Amalfi, Italy 1962 Photograph(c)Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

Jackie Kennedy Nageant, Ravello, Italy August 1962
Photograph (c) Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

Jacqueline Kennedy and sister Princess Lee Radziwill, Ravello, Italy 1962
Photograph (c) Benno Graziani /All Rights Reserved

'Match was our little club, there were no editors meetings because we hardly spent time apart from each other – and it worked! Some editions sold more than two million copies...The world's press envied us and tried in vain to imitate us
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BENNO GRAZIANI, photojournalist and former editor of Paris Match, exhibits his iconic black and white images of the legendary rich and famous on the French-Italian Riviera of the 1950's-1970's. Graziani was friends with some of the biggest celebrities of his era. He was the inspiration for Fellini's La Dolce Vita.

Having met as journalist's while Jacqueline Kennedy, then Jacqueline Bouvier, was working for the Washington Times Herald in the 1950's, Graziani had the privilege of documenting the Kennedy lifestyle as seen in his book Private Collection (Editions Verlhac).
His work has been exhibited in The Metropolitan Museum, New York, 2000; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 2001 and Galerie Photo12, Paris, 2007 and 2009.

NYC exhibition by appointment only through Nov 14. public_realations(at)olegcassini(dot)com

Post thanks to Jean-Jacques Naudet, legendary editor,
author and champion of important image-makers



Finger-Lookin' Good, London , Kentucky
(c) Susana Raab /All Rights Reserved

Chicken in Love, Athens, Ohio
Photograph (c) Susana Raab /All Rights Reserved

Rennaissance Fair, Crownsville, Maryland
Photograph (c) Susana Raab /All Rights Reserved

The Unfortunate Result of the Demise of the Public Phone Booth, Metropolis, Illinois Photograph (c) Susana Raab /All Rights Reserved

The festival is ongoing, but the party is over
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SUSANA RAAB is a documentary and editorial photographer who "creates warm, and often quirky images of people and places, familiar and strange. She approaches subjects with a generous spirit and sense of humor. She's received wide recognition for her work including the IPA/Lucie Awards, Light Awards, American Photography24, Photo District News, The Camera Club of New York, PhotoEspana, The White House News Photographer's Association, The Ernst Haas/Golden Light Awards, PhotoLucinda's Critical Mass, and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities."

Susana Raab


Kenyan's (click for bio's) Samson Parashina, Martin Sunte, and Parashi Ntanin in NYC to run the Marathon

Samson Parashina, Edward Norton, Parashi Ntanin, Andrew Wolff, Martin Sunte, Luca Belpietro, Founder of Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

Parashi Ntanin with Dung Beetle

Kenyan Running Shoes

Huge Strangler Fig Tree, Sacred to the Maasai, in the Chyulu Forest

Maasai are natural runners, it is a part of their culture and tradition as warriors, so it seemed very organic to have some of these new generation ‘eco-warriors’ come brave the NY streets for their community–Edward Norton

NOVEMBER 1, 2009, actor Edward Norton and three Maasai Warriors from Kenya, will lead a team of 30 runners in the New York City Marathon to raise awareness and funds for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust


JOCHEN BRENNECKE: really new york

hop on, hop off / New York Sightseeing
(c) 2009 Jochen Brennecke-HyperArt.com /All Rights Reserved

break / the lunch
(c) 2009 Jochen Brennecke-HyperArt.com /All Rights Reserved

hang on sloopy / Sloopy Hang On
(c) 2009 Jochen Brennecke-HyperArt.com /All Rights Reserved

step / pink
(c) 2009 Jochen Brennecke-HyperArt.com /All Rights Reserved


HALLOWEEN TREAT: Vintage Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix with Texas psychedelic group The Moving Sidewalks.
enter, Lead singer Billy Gibbons, pre-ZZ Top, Fort Worth, Texas, 1968

BILLY GIBBONS founded the '60's Texas psychedelic group The Moving Sidewalks. They came into prominence opening for The Jimi Hendrix Experience during Hendrix's first American tour. Billy was still in high school when Hendrix, one of the greatest electric guitarist in rock history, named Gibbons his favorite guitar player on "The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson". Billy went on to ZZ Top fame (Sharp Dressed Man, Legs). Photographer unknown. l to r: Tom Moore, Jimi Hendrix, Don Summers, Billy Gibbons (pre-ZZ Top), Dan Mitchell. Happy Halloween!

AMY STEIN: Halloween In Harlem

Untitled (Hulk) (c) Amy Stein /All Rights Reserved

Untitled (Witch and Cowboy) (c) Amy Stein /All Rights Reserved

Untitled (Ghoul) (c) Amy Stein /All Rights Reserved

Untitled (Spiderman) (c) Amy Stein /All Rights Reserved

I lived in the neighborhood for two years so I know the best street corners
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AMY STEIN was raised in Washington, DC and Karachi, Pakistan. She holds a BS in Political Science from James Madison University, an MS in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, NYC. Stein teaches photography at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, NYC.

Amy's first book, Domesticated, reviewed by The New Yorker, won best book award at the 2008 New York Photo Festival and was featured at this year's LOOK3 photo festival. In 2006, Stein was a winner of the Saatchi Gallery-Guardian Prize for her Domesticated series. In 2007, she was named one of the top fifteen emerging photographers in the world by American Photo magazine and she won the Critical Mass Book Award.

Current Exhibition Through October 31st
Amy Stein: Domesticated
521 West 25th St, NYC

Upcoming 2010 Solo Exhibitions:
Harvard Museum of Natural History, Domesticated, Cambridge, MA
Perth Centre for Photography, Stranded, Perth, Australia
Australian Center for Photography, Domesticated, Sydney, Australia

Amy Stein's Photography Blog

Amy Stein Website

JOSE LUIS RODRÍGUEZ: Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009

Camera: Hasselblad 503CW
The Storybook Wolf (c) José Luis Rodríguez /All Rights Reserved

JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ won this year's Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 Award, beating 43,135 entries from 94 countries and in over 17 categories. "In Spain, the population of Iberian wolves is thought to number 1000-2000 in the north, with a few isolated populations in the south. José Luis risked a slow shutter-speed to reveal the moonlit sky and conjure up the atmosphere of the place. He switched from using his Nikon D2X to a Hasselblad for the exact framing he had in mind." The 2010 competition launches in January. (UK Natural History Museum)

José Luis Rodríguez Gallery


ERIKA DIETTES: Drifting Away

Clothing of the Disappeared
Photographs (c) Erika Diettes
/All Rights Reserved

"The rivers of Colombia are the world´s largest graveyard."

In DRIFTING AWAY my intention is to draw attention to the victims of forced disappearances of the Colombian armed conflict. The project is a response to a number of press reports and news broadcasts which explain how the paramilitaries and the guerrillas torture people, mutilate them and make them disappear by throwing their bodies into a river. This is the source of the saying "the rivers of Colombia are the world´s largest graveyard".

To create an expression of this horrible situation, I decided to submerge pieces of clothing or personal objects of the victims in turbulent water, and then photograph them. I print these photographs on glass to convey the feeling of the ethereal and fragile character of life in those parts of our country.

These very large glass photographs are then displayed upright in the ground, like translucent tombstones in a cemetery. This way people can walk in and around them, and begin to experience the grief of loss. It has been very difficult for the families of the disappeared to feel the healing power of grief, especially since there is often no certainty whether one of the disappeared is actually dead or alive.

I started in Bogotá by looking for clothing or objects belonging to people who had disappeared. Then I continued my search in other areas of conflict, including Eastern Antioquia, Caquetá and Medellín, amongst other places.

During these macabre visits I was able to talk to the families of the victims, who are indeed the voice of all Colombia, clamouring not only for the respect for life, but also for the right to be able to bury their dead. — Erika Diettes

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I first met Colombian photographer Erika Diettes several years ago when she was exhibiting her very moving project SILENCIOS. Silencios was an ambitious project Erika compiled of portraits and testimonials of the Jewish population in Colombia that had survived the concentration camps of Nazi Germany during World War II. Please read more and view photographs of Erika's human rights projects on her website.  

2012 Update:
SUDARIOS + Capilla de Los Remedios
Santo Domingo. República Dominicana + Sep 4 - 30, 2012

Oct 22-25, 2009Exhibition: Drifting Away
Newark Arts Council Building • 744 Broad St • 6th floor • Newark NJ 07102
View Gallery Installation


SEAN PERRY: Celestial Triptych


Hasselblad Masters of Photography Finalist 2009

Camera: Hasselblad 501CM
9 West 57th Street (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Hasselblad 501CM
The Sentinels (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Hasselblad 501CM
Astor Place Tower (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Sigma DP2
Celestial series (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Sigma DP2
Celestial series (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Sigma DP2
Celestial series (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Sigma Corporation of America asked Sean Perry and three other professional photographers to shoot with their DP2 14-mega pixel digital camera and submit their three best images for exhibition. Laurence Matson, master digital printer and DP2 User Group guru, printed the final images. Sigma On-line Gallery
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I’m delighted that Sigma included me in their exhibition for PhotoPlus Expo 2009. I was asked along with Chip Forelli, Paula Lerner, and Stephen Mallon to make pictures with a Sigma DP2 for a few weeks - the only request being "make something awe-inspiring"... no pressure in that, right? I have photographed with the same camera for almost 10 years, a Hasselblad 501CM and though I almost always work in black in white, I like to play with color.

Saul Leiter and Jeff Brouws just kill me with inspiration.

After reading about the philosophy behind the DP2 I thought this would be a meaningful challenge and was honestly not disappointed. I believe the camera has a beautiful response to light and liked the rendering and palette so much I decided to make color images for the show - a loose triptych that echoes a celestial feel. I’m looking forward to sharing the photographs, they were a joy to make. I hope you find them playful and unexpected.
–Sean Perry

PhotoPlusExpo Exhibits Oct. 22- Oct.24
Sigma DP2 Gallery and Hasselblad Masters of Photography Finalist 2009


HASSELBLAD MASTERS of PHOTOGRAPHY 2009 Finalists Exhibition: NYC Oct. 22

Fairgrounds (c) Sean Perry / Fine Art Category
Finalist, Hasselblad Masters Award 2009

Fireman (c) Brad Wilson / Portraits Category
Finalist, Hasselblad Masters Award 2009

The Hasselblad Masters Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, each year celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. Masters Awards are given in recognition of a photographer's contribution to the art of photography and are judged on overall photographic ability, encompassing creativity, composition, conceptual strength, and technical skill.

October 22 10 am-10 pm

NYC Oct 22: Hasselblad will be presenting their Hasselblad Masters of Photography 2009 Finalists Exhibition during the Photo Plus Expo in NYC. This all-day event at Milk Studios Penthouse (450 West 15th St, NYC), includes an exclusive portfolio review with Bruce Davidson, Master 2008 photographer August Bradley is giving a exclusive live fashion/portrait photo seminar, Master 2001 photographer Michael Grecco will talk about work flow during a live shooting and throughout the day hands-on demos of Hassy gear, live model shooting and an early look at this year's finalist in each category, 100 images from 100 photographers. REGISTER HERE

Hasselblad Masters of Photography 2009 Finalist GALLERY

Photographs above are two of the 100 finalists in 10 different categories for the 2009 Hasselblad Masters of Photography: Top: Sean Perry/Fairgrounds, Bottom: Brad Wilson/Firemen

Hasselblad Masters of Photography 2009: Hong Kong Exhibition Video


JANELLE LYNCH: Riu Llobregat

Copyright (c) Janelle Lynch /All Rights Reserved

Copyright (c) Janelle Lynch /All Rights Reserved

Copyright (c) Janelle Lynch /All Rights Reserved

With this body of work, Riu Llobregat, I continue the process of exploring and mapping themes of absence and loss as I have done over the last decade in the landscapes of the United States and Mexico.

JANELLE LYNCH received her MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the George Eastman House Museum, Rochester, NY, the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie à Hyères, France, and Foto Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A solo exhibition of these photographs, Riu Llobregat, opened at 3 Punts Galería in Barcelona this past September. She used a Deardorff 8-x-10 inch field camera and color negative film to make this work. Lynch was one of 100 photographers invited to participate in Review Santa Fe 2009.
Janelle Lynch Website


Copyright (c) Ross Bleckner