Monday, October 21, 2013

Event: Monthly Instant Camera Walk

The IMPOSSIBLE project organizes every month an Instant Camera Photo Walk.

You just need to bring your favorite Polaroid camera and walking shoes and join them.

No Polaroid cameras in your closet? Free loaner cameras are available (along with plenty of advice).

No reservations necessary. More information

Next dates:
- San Francisco Sun, October 27th 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Young and talented photographers.

We feature the work of extremely talented emerging photographers.
Emerging? Well not so much because you have probably already heard of them but they are still in the emerging category because they are not quite as fanous as the photographers you see in the National Museums around the globe.

Read the full article: HERE

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Event: Surviving Sandy

To commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy—and the resiliency of New York City’s arts community, which was hit especially hard by the storm—the Dedalus Foundation, the Brooklyn Rail, and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation join with Industry City Associates to present a nearly 100,000 square foot exhibition entitled Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. The exhibition will take place at Industry City, a hub of creative manufacturing and innovation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Centered on the work of artists directly affected by Sandy, the exhibition will also feature work inspired by and referring to the storm, along with work by artists who were invited to participate in the spirit of solidarity. In addition, the two-month exhibition will include musical performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and other cultural events.

Industry City has been involved with Hurricane Sandy relief since Sandy hit. At the time of the storm, Industry City Associates donated the use of 18,000 square feet of space to volunteer conservators who worked on the recovery of hundreds of works of art.

Our list of exhibiting artists include established and emerging artists from the New York area and beyond. The more than 200 artists involved include those who were victims of Sandy and those who are showing in solidarity. Check out our complete list of exhibiting artists here.

Visitor Info: On view October 20-December 15, 2013 at Industry City: 220 36th Street, Sunset Park Brooklyn NY More info

Portfolio: Nicolas Dhervillers

Nicolas Dhervillers is a French photographer who is inspired by painting, theater and cinema and it shows in his work!

All about photo asked him a few questions:

How long have you been a photographer?
10 years, but not a Photographer, maybe an artist is more correct, in a way. 

What or who inspires you?
History of art in general

How could you describe your style?
It is a mix between the painting spirit (about the white page), the cinematographic light and the pose of theater.

What are your projects?
Retrospective exhibition in Netherlands.

If you want to discover Nicolas Dhervillers's full portfolio: Click here

And if you are in Paris France don't miss his solo show "Hommages" at School Gallery 81 rue du Temple 75003 Paris which starts today! More info

Monday, October 14, 2013

Photo Contest: Capture Inspiration Photo Retreat Contest

WHO: Anyone in the continental United States who is 18 years or older can submit a video, up to 2 minutes long, stating how this retreat would help you personally and in your art.

WHEN: January 3-5 (travel dates Jan 2-5)

WHERE: Los Angeles, CA

WHAT: Capture Inspiration Photo Retreat: 2 1/2 days of learning practical tools to find inspiration, gaining new perspectives on your own photography, learning image compositing, editing, and shooting, along with the ins and outs of storytelling. We will take risks, support each other, and be present in the moment to enjoy our time together.

HOW: If you are chosen, your airfare, travel to and from the retreat, workshop attendance fee, and meals during the workshop will be covered. You will be traveling January 2, 2014 to Los Angeles International Airport and leaving from the same airport on January 5, 2014.

Please EMAIL a LINK to your video (you can upload it anywhere [youtube, vimeo, instagram, etc]) to Deadline is Oct. 20th.

More info:  All about Brooke Shaden

Friday, October 11, 2013

Event: NYC Photowalk

The Photo Walk will begin in Times Square and end around the Chrysler Building with stops along the way at Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral and other beautiful and iconic NYC locations! 

Participants will have a chance to win a Fuji XE1 with 18-55mm lens, a G-technology G-DOCK ev and everyone will receive a Special Surprise Giveaway just for attending. The winners will be announced live during the Photo Walk.

More info and registration: NYC Photowalk

Auction: The Photo Review Benefit Auction

On Saturday, November 9 at 7 PM, The Photo Review will hold its 2013 Benefit Auction at the university of the Arts, Hamilton Hall, Broad and Pine Streets in Philadelphia.

The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Berenice Abbott, Albert Arthur Allen, Eugène Atget, J. P. Ball, Édouard Boubat, Brassaï, Bruce of LA, Edward S. Curtis, Frantisek Drtikol, Frank Eugene, Heinrich Kühn, Janine Niépce, Marc Riboud, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, and Paul Strand.

Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Mario Algaze, Renate Aller, David Armstrong, Abe Aronow, Andrew Borowiec, Bill Burke, John Paul Caponigro, Carl Chiarenza, Mark Cohen, Frank Hallam Day, Chris Earnshaw, Brian English, Larry Fink, Steve Fitch, Fran Forman, Phyllis Galembo, Lois Greenfield, Henry Horenstein, Joelle Jensen, Michael Kenna, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Elliott Landy, Janelle Lynch, McDermott & McGough, Ryan McGinley, Joe Mills, Jeffrey Milstein, Bill Owens, Lynn Saville, Diana Schoenfeld, Stephen Shore, Aline Smithson, Jack Spencer, Catherine Steinmann, Sam Taylor-Wood, George Tice, Hiroshi Watanabe, Bruce Weber, and Frederic Weber.

Featured local luminaries include Susan Abrams, Theo Anderson, Andrea Baldeck, Will Brown, Randl Bye, Charmaine Caire, John Carlano, Jack Carnell, Paul Cava, Paula Chamlee, Dominic Episcopo, Vincent David Feldman, Susan Fenton, Alida Fish, Judy Gelles, Lonnie Graham, David W. Haas, Catherine Jansen, Lydia Panas, Wendy Paton, Amie Potsic, Stuart Rome, Laurence Salzmann, Bruce Sheftel, Tom Shillea, Michael A. Smith, Daniel Traub, Sarah Van Keuren, Al Wachlin, Jr., Christine Welch, Stephen Guion Williams, and Kimberly Witham.

In addition, a broad range of 19th-century and vernacular photographs is up for bid.
A silent auction, concurrent with the live auction, will feature photography equipment, restaurant meals, museum memberships, theater tickets, books, etc.

More details: The Photo Review Auction

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Retrospective: Klavdij Sluban in Paris, France

If you are in Paris don't miss the exhibition "After the darkness: Klavdij Sluban, a retrospective (1992-2012)" October 12, 2013 - January 12, 2014 at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce

Musée Nicéphore Niépce
28 quai des messageries
71100 Chalon sur Saône

Can't go? Check out his work: All about Klavdij Sluban

NEWS: ICP Symposium

Don't miss the symposium "What is an archive?"

Organized by ICP, What Is an Archive? will examine what expectations scholars, curators, and online visitors bring to physical versus online archives and how their use differs.

Kimmel Center for University Life
New York University
60 Washington Square South
Room 914

It is free but reservations are recommended:  Tickets online

Contest: International London Creative Competition.

If you want to have a chance to win £2,000 hurry the deadline is October 15.

Want to participate? Check out all the details: LICC

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Portfolio: Tim Franco

Tim Franco is French-Polish photographer who lives and works in Shanghai since 2005.

His projects Vertical Communism, Spaces and Billion show the mutation of Chinese cities and the consequences of massive constructions. All about photo asked him a few questions:

When did you realize you wanted to be a photographer?
There is not a precise moment. When I was young, I loved writing stories, then my passion became music. I always wanted to share my ideas and vision of things through some mediums at the end it became photography.

How could you describe your style?
Photographers tend to be classified, put into boxes, commercial photographer, photojournalists, artists etc…. I never really know how to classify my work. What I love is telling stories, document facts with an artistic esthetic to it. I also enjoy working on creative commercial assignments. I always try to stay simple in the esthetic and subtle about the story.

An idea, a sentence, a project you would like to share?
One of the main project I worked on for the past year is about one particular city in China called Chongqing. Since 2009, I am going there quite frequently, at the beginning for some press assignments since the city have seen lot of interesting political stories and turmoils but also because it fascinates me. Both from an esthetic point of view and from its stories. This giant megapolis has been forcly populated with countryside people and has now a very hard time to deal its urbanization.

"I personally see Chongqing as a macro representation of the whole China. With its tumultuous political history and its growing social pressure for managing farmers coming into urban areas for a better life, all of it pushed by a constant need of investments and fast modernization, I wanted to portray this view of a growing china, far away from the common views of eastern cities such as shanghai or beijing. From a photographic point of view, I have decided to shoot the people in their environment. But I have decided to take a step back, using medium format film camera, I want to transmit the feeling of scales that the city and china in general is facing. Urban Scales, Social Scales, the country's biggest problem is now to find a way to link some extremes the highly rich to the very poor, the extravagant to the meaningful. Vertical Communism is a portrait of chinese a megapolis full of contradiction, trying to keep up with its unpredictable modernization."


Want to read more? Check out the full interview and portfolio: All about Tim Franco