Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Moscow: Sabine Weiss

Don't miss the incredible work of Sabine Weiss at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography!

December 3, 2014 – February 8, 2015 

In anticipation of Christmas Holidays he Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography and Lumiere Brothers Gallery present the solo exhibition of a Swiss-French photographer Sabine Weiss. The exhibition is arranged to coincide with Sabine Weiss’ 90th anniversary that she celebrated this summer.

Most of the pictures, featured at the exhibition, were taken in France in the 1950s-80s. This period was crucial for formation of Sabine’s individual style. Apart from French photographs, The Center presents shots taken during the photographer’s trips to Burma, Morocco, Portugal and Malta. All photographs are gelatin silver printed and are provided by the artist.

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

Bolotnaya naberezhnaya 3 b. 1
119072 Moscow

German Photography: Online auction live for bidding now through December 18.

artnet Auctions
233 Broadway, 26th Floor, New York

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Paris Magnum

If you are in Paris don't miss this free exhibition at the Hotel de Ville in Paris from December 12, 2014 until March28, 2015.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE: Alvin Langdon Coburn

The FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Cultural Area is pleased to invite you to the press conference on 12th DECEMBER 2014 at 12pm at the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE AUDITORIUM (Paseo de Recoletos, 23) for the ALVIN LANGDON COBURN exhibition. The press conference will be hosted by the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Cultural Manager, Pablo Jiménez Burillo, and the exhibition's curator, Pamela Glasson Roberts.

The Octopus, Madison Square Park, 1909

13 DECEMBER 2014 – 8 FEBRUARY 2015

Paseo de Recoletos, 23, 
28004 Madrid, 

Website: here

A retrospective exhibition of American photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn (Boston, 1882 – Wales, 1966), a pioneer of modern and abstract photography, will be held from 13th December 2014 to 8th February 2015 at the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE exhibition hall (Barbara de Braganza, 13). This is an extraordinary opportunity to visit the most complete panoramic overview of Coburn's work shown in Europe since the 1998 touring exhibition organized by the George Eastman House in Rochester.

Pictorialist, symbolist and innovator, Coburn was one of the most prominent photographers in the first half of the 20th century. Influenced by Alfred Stieglitz and Fred Holland Day (two of the most important photographers of their generation), Coburn's artistic career merges Pictorialism, from the late 19th century, and the photographic expressions of the Avant-garde movements in the early 20th century.

His involvement in the Photo-Secession group in 1902 and the British Brotherhood of the Linked Ring hardly a year later helped him forge solid links with the contemporary European and American artistic worlds. However, unlike the other members in these groups, who specialized in more traditional Pictorialist genres such as portraits, nudes and landscapes, Coburn focused on industrial and urban landscapes. Fascinated by the city, industrial machinery and ports that are intimately associated with metropolises, he created Futurist images that gave us a glimpse of the coming New Objectivity framing 10 years later.

Moreover, his technical mastery, particularly over the gum-bichromate process, platinum printing and photogravure, among others, enabled him to endow a uniqueness to each of his photos and select the process most appropriate for the desired effect.

Despite his central role in the genesis of Avant-garde photography and his prolific yet relatively short career, Coburn remains one of the lesser-known artists of his time. This was primarily caused by Coburn's intentional withdrawal from the world of photography in 1920, though he would never wholly abandon practicing photography. After having to flee London during World War I, he embarked on a new life and spent increasingly more time on mystical aspects and making art, with music and religion becoming his sole passion.

The Thousand Windows, Liberty Tower, 1912

This exhibition includes 180 (mostly vintage) photographs that testify to his determined and consistent creative progress: spanning from his portraits of distinguished figures of the 20th century's cultural and artistic world to his urban and industrial landscape photographs of New York or Pittsburgh taken from unconventional perspectives, or to his extraordinary natural landscapes of the Gran Canyon and Yosemite. And we cannot forget his daring vortographic experiments from cubist shapes, undoubtedly one of his main contributions to the Avant-garde movement of his time.

Among the institutions that have generously contributed to this exhibition, the George Eastman House in Rochester and the National Media Museum in Bradford are particularly noteworthy. Their Coburn collections are unquestionably the largest in the world. The exhibit also includes other major works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Studio 31 gallery, and a large private collection from New York. This is thus the first time Coburn's most important photographs from different collections will be gathered together.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PhotoNOLA: Collectors Club Print

We are thrilled to present “Meat & Metal, 2013” by New Orleans photographer David Halliday as the 2014 PhotoNOLA Collectors Club Print. Halliday is renowned for depicting elegance in simplicity, beauty in the mundane, and the brilliant vitality of the people, places, and objects that he encounters on a daily basis.

All proceeds from the limited edition print sales support programming initiatives of PhotoNOLA, an entirely volunteer run photography festival. The edition is an archival pigment print, featuring a 7×9” image size on 10×12” cotton rag paper. Signed and numbered prints are available through photonola.org for $100 plus shipping.

More details here

Pop-up show at Wiljax Gallery

All about Wiljax Gallery

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Paris: Fotofever

Fotofever is back in paris for its third edition, the photographic fever strikes again!

The photographic fever is here for the fifth time!
The Carrousel du Louvre welcomes the international photography fair from the 14th
to the 16th of November, 2014.
An inimitable Parisian event during the Mois de la Photo, it presents the opportunity
to capture a young, creative generation, soaring in popularity amongst collectors.
Fotofever’s mission: to promote the discovery, encouragement and development
of artists through the acquisition of their works.
The aim: to encourage young generations, passionate about photography – a medium
of communication par excellence – to inspire new collectors and to share the
collector’s fever.

Catch the fever, collect photography!
The temperature rises: For fotofever’s 2014 edition, a selection of over 100
international galleries – compared to only 60 last year – will take the limelight.
This year, the continually evolving fair has appointed a committee to approve the
quality of selected galleries: it is comprised of l’Association des Galeries d’art
Paris – represented by its co-president Baudoin Lebon – and Belgian collector
Galila Barzilaï Hollander. Notable Chinese and Japanese galleries partaking in
the event include 798 Photo, Emon Photo and Zen photo, whilst Northern
Europe is represented by the presence of Galerie Hiltawsky and In The Gallery.
Over half of the galleries participating in the fair specialise in photography.

november 14th > 16th
friday nov 14th > 10am - 8pm
saturday nov 15th > 10am - 8pm
sunday nov 16th > 10am - 7pm

full-fare ticket                    € 15
students price                   €  8
< 18 years old                   Free

catalog 200 pages             € 18
entry ticket + catalog         € 25
"start to collect" guide       offered

99 rue de rivoli
75001 paris, france

All about the Fair 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Paris: Morten Andenæs

In November 2014, coinciding with Paris Photo, a collaborative Norwegian project opens in
Paris showing a solo exhibition with photographer Morten Andenæs,
in addition to the launch of Objektiv #10 and an artist talk between Andenæs and Lucas Blalock.

Curated by MELK and Fotogalleriet, the exhibition green apples / blue sky is the first
presentation of Morten Andenæs’ photographic works in France.

The exhibition title corresponds literally to two of the photographs on show; blue sky and green apples. The indexical nature of the title, revealing nothing but what experience subsequently will show, sets the stage for a short circuit. Simultaneously this recurring gesture mirrors photography’s condition as a reiteration or addition to reality that points to something reality is not able to articulate on its own. By explicitly stating that which otherwise might be incited through our desires and fantasies, Andenæs thwarts our capacity to freely project onto the photographs.

November 13 - 16, 2014
Kogan Gallery
96 Bis Rue Beaubourg
Paris 75003

Thursday, October 30, 2014

London: The Photographers 2014

The Photographers 2014 is a collaborative exhibition by two leading London galleries: Osborne Samuel and Beetles+Huxley. Running 20 November - 23 December 2014, the exhibition crosses both galleries to showcase over 150 important photographs from the 19th century to the present day, celebrating the variety and influence of photography through the ages.

The exhibition displays a range of arresting and iconic imagery from all periods of this groundbreaking medium, including works by legendary photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Horst P Horst, Walker Evans, Cecil Beaton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lord Snowdon, Brassai, Bill Brandt, Man Ray, Irving Penn, William Klein, Cecil Beaton, Bruce Davidson, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke White and Edward Steichen.

Previously unseen self-portraits by American street photographer Vivian Maier will be exhibited for the first time.

Also presented is a rare and unusual group of exploration photographs, including the work of travel photography pioneer Herbert Ponting, as well as Frank Hurley’s photographs of the Shackleton Expedition. Featured alongside these are original, rare NASA photographs from seminal space missions.

The exhibition displays significant works by mid-20th century French masters such as Willy Ronis, Brassai, Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose focus on capturing the “decisive moment” exemplifies the innovation of this influential period of photography.

Contemporary photographs include those with a particular focus on the natural world, with photographers including Edward Burtynsky, Michael Wold, Alex Maclean, Justine Blau and Michael Najjar examining mankind’s impact on the landscape. Powerful works by important contemporary practitioners Ruud van Empel, Susan Derges, Julie Blackmon, Nadav Kander and Mona Kuhn are also presented.

Osborne Samuel Gallery
Beetles & Huxley Gallery

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Paris Photo is the premier international art fair for works in the photographic medium. The Fair will be held in Paris' historical Grand Palais from the 13th to the 16th of November, 2014 and will host 169 galleries and art book dealers.

Renowned for its innovative and high-level programming, Paris Photo is a key event for collectors and art world professionals, as well as photography enthusiasts. Extensive programming includes special exhibitions for the following sectors:

- The "Private Collection" exhibition introduces visitors to the pioneering role played by private collectors who, driven by their own passion and perseverance, gathers masterpieces and develop new approaches.

- The "Recent Acquisitions" exhibition presents the new photography collections from international institutions.

- "Open Book" honors the role of the photo book in the history of the medium.

In partnership with the Aperture Foundation, Paris Photo has established the Paris PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the ever evolving role of the photobook in the narrative of photography. Prize categories include: First Photobook, Photobook of the Year, and Catalogue of the Year.

The Paris Photo Platform brings together key figures in the international art community for a cycle of conversations, interviews, debates and performances organized by guest curators.

The Fair is enriched by the support and participation of our partners, such as the Giorgio Armani Acqua exhibition program; selected works from JPMorgan Chase Art Collection; presentations from BMW Art and Culture and Leica; and SFR Jeunes Talents.

View the complete program

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Photography Workshop in Berlin, Germany

PWNY presents a photography workshop with fine-art photographer JESSICA BACKHAUS in Berlin, Germany.

A workshop dedicated to finding your own style of visual poetry through photography.

Finding Visual Poetry is an intensive 2-day workshop that guides students in finding their own unique voice in photography and in developing a strong personal style. Students will learn from this acclaimed artist in the inspiring environment of Cartel Collective’s gallery. Enrollment is going fast and the class fills at 12 students, so don’t hesitate to sign-up!

Dates: from October 31 to November 1, 2014
Place: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2 days
Participation fee:  €300 (€270 for students that have participated in previous PWNY workshops)
“Early Bird” participation fee: €280 for enrollment prior to September 16, 2014

More info

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Current and upcoming Photography happenings for Michael Kenna

September 13 - November 16. FRANCE exhibition. Weston Gallery, Carmel, California, USA
September 26 - January 2, 2015. FRANCE exhibition. Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
October 21 - November 3. Exhibition. 8F Art Gallery, Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
October 23 - December 15. Contemplating the Horizon. Vision Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel. (three-person)
October 23 - November 29. The Collector's Eye: The Maloney Collection, FotoFest, Houston, Texas, USA. (group)
October 28 - February 21, 2015. PARIS exhibition. Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France
October 28. Lecture - Impossible to Forget. Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France
October 29. FRANCE book signing. Troncin-Denis Gallery, Nancy, France
October 30. PARIS exhibition opening reception. Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France

Full list here 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Swann auction of fine photographs: Icons & Images

Not to be missed: Contemporary images share the stage with 19th-century albums, modernist portfolios and classic black-and-white photographs in Swann Galleries’ auction of Fine Photographs: Icons & Images on Friday, October 17. 
Andre Kertesz
All About Photo Catalog here

Monday, October 6, 2014

Upcoming talks and Workshops with Ami Vitale

Adobe MAX
The Creativity Conference
October 7, 2014: Los Angeles

National Geographic: Storytelling Seminars
October 12: Phoenix
October 19: New York City

Syracuse University
The Fall Workshop
October 16-October 19: Syracuse

Magnum Foundation
Attending Photography Expanded, Symposium
October 18: New York City

National Geographic: Around the World by Private Jet
Wildlife of the World
October 25- November 16: Multiple Countries

Skillshare: Documentary Photography
Capturing People and Places
November 11, 2014: Online

Santa Fe Photography Workshops
Storytelling: From Stills to Video
March 15-March 20, 2015: Santa Fe

Montana Workshop
A Big Sky Photo Expedition
June 21-June 28, 2015: Montana

National Geographic: Bhutan Photo Adventure
14-day adventure through stunning Bhutan
November 11- November 24, 2015: Bhutan

All about Ami Vitale

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on November 16th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. "CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All", will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. The CADD FUNd will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the Dallas-Fort Worth arts community.

The idea for "CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All" was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner - collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner - and adapted it to their own local purposes.

This year's CADD FUNd will be awarded to a current or previous M.A. or M.F.A. candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas. Six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three jurors including: Gabriel Ritter, the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at Dallas Museum of Art; Judy Deaton, Chief Curator at The Grace Museum; and William Rudolph, Ph.D., The Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art and Mellon Chief at the San Antonio Museum of Art. During the event on November 16th the six finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions. The audience participants then vote for their favorite project. After a short recess to tally the votes, the Winner Takes All!

 The CADD FUNd is $2500 - $7500 + and beyond. The final amount awarded is dependent on ticket sales. The winner is chosen by the audience on November 16. Tickets are $40.00 per person and will go on sale in October of 2014. Tickets will not be available at the door. ALL funds raised by ticket sales will go to the winner!

 While CADD FUNd is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.

When? Sunday, November 16, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where? 3015 Gulden Lane Dallas, TX 75212
More info: Here

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

All About Photo needs your help!

Photo enthusiast? Help All About Photo grow and develop new projects!

www.all-about-photo.com is now a reference in the photography community but we need your help. 

We would like to develop new ideas (including a major photo contest!) and reach a larger audience.

We have created a Kickstarter project to help us fund this evolution. Take a look at our Kickstarter Project and share it with all your friends!


Thank you very much for your support! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

France: Festival Photo Levallois

The seventh edition of Photo Levallois Festival will take place from October 10th to November 15th.

Ooh La La from the Billboards series, 1985, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel

From its beginning in 2008, the festival has been open to new trends in contemporary photography, reflecting photography’s plurality and richness, by giving visibility to young generations and encouraging dialogue exchanges with other media. From internationally acclaimed and emerging artists to amateur photographers, all have a place in an event which gathers together major currents of contemporary photography.

In today’s plethoric and complex photography scene, Photo Levallois wishes to stand out through its international focus, the pertinence of its choices and its accessibility to the public. Over the years, the City of Levallois Photography Award has gained international recognition. Since the beginning the festival and award have been open to artists from all over the world focusing mostly on new projects.

All about the Festival: Here

Friday, September 12, 2014

Magnum Workshop: Singapore

The Magnum Workshop Singapore is an intensive five day program designed to guide and encourage photographers in refining visual narratives in the Magnum tradition of documentary storytelling.

© Jonas Bendiksen / Magnum Photos

17-22 October 2014
51 Prinsep
More info: Here

Amsterdam: Unseen Photo Fair

Unseen is the international photography fair focused on undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers.

Unseen, the fair with a festival flair, will take place from 18 to 21 September 2014 at Amsterdam's Westergasfabriek.

Find out more Here

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Film: The Salt of the Earth

During the last forty years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history ; international conflicts, starvations and exodus… He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of the wild fauna and flora, of grandiose landscapes : a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião's Salgado's  life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last journeys, and by Wim Wenders, a photographer himself.


Annie Leibovitz at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

12 September - 12 October 2014

Over a storied forty-year career, Leibovitz has become best known for her portraits of public figures. The exhibition, which is comprised of thirty-eight large-scale prints in both color and black and white, showcases a selection of her most enduring work. The subjects include Andy Warhol, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Yo-Yo Ma, the Dalai Lama and Queen Elizabeth II. The photographs being exhibited are from her Master Set as well as match prints that were made by Leibovitz during the production of Taschen’s recently published “Sumo”-size limited-edition book of her work.

The exhibition is running concurrently with Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005, on view through October 19 at the ArtScience Museum at the Marina Bay Sands.
All about the exhibition

Monday, September 8, 2014

In Paris France: LE BAL

If you are in France don't miss the exhibition "S'il y a lieu, je pars avec vous"
September 11, 2014 - October 5, 2014

© Antoine d’Agata / Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire / Magnum Photos

« The highway is a loop. From a starting point, you always go back. Sophie Calle, Julien Magre, Stéphane Couturier, Alain Bublex, Antoine d’Agata, here they are, five artists who have hit the road in response to LE BAL’s invitation and with VINCI’s support. Looking for a story, often their own. Anonymous and yet so familiar, the highway became their creative land, their intimate playground. For all of them and for sure, an invitation to find themselves, to get lost... s’il y a lieu. »


6, Impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris
Le Bal

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bedroom of the fallen

For more than a decade, the United States has been fighting wars so far from the public eye they risk being forgotten, and the struggles and sacrifices of its volunteer soldiers ignored. A Photographer with VII Photo Agency and a writer Ashley Gilbertson has been working to prevent that. His dramatic photographs of the Iraq war for the New York Times and his book Whiskey Tango Foxtrot took readers into the mayhem of Baghdad, Ramadi, Samarra, and Fallujah. But with Bedrooms of the Fallen, Gilbertson reminds us that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have also reached deep into homes far from the noise of battle, down quiet streets and country roads—the homes of family and friends who bear their grief out of view. Bedrooms of the Fallen is a masterpiece of documentary photography, and an unforgettable reckoning with the human cost of war.

The book’s wide-format black-and-white images depict the bedrooms of forty fallen soldiers—the equivalent of a single platoon—from the United States, Canada, and several European nations. Left intact by families of the deceased, the bedrooms are a heartbreaking reminder of lives cut short: we see high school diplomas and pictures from prom, sports medals and souvenirs, and markers of the idealism that carried them to war, like images of the Twin Towers and Osama Bin Laden.

Gilbertson will speak about his encounters with the families who preserve these private memorials to their loved ones, and share what he has learned from them about war and loss.

Ashley Gilbertson

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fundraiser for James Foley

The Bronx Documentary Center family and RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) are devastated by the loss of James Foley, who was killed this week in Syria by his captors. James had attended the RISC course at the BDC; he was a friend to many of us here.
On Sept. 6th at 8:15pm, the BDC will host a fundraiser to honor his memory. Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza, RISC colleagues of James, will show their film First to Fall. All proceeds will go to honoring James Foley's memory as his family finds appropriate.

An intimate story of friendship, sacrifice and the madness of war. It bears witness to the irreversible transformation of two friends, Tarek and Hamid, and the price they pay for their conviction. Q&A with director Rachel Beth Anderson and co-director Tim Grucza. Moderated by Lydia Polgreen The New York Times Deputy International Editor.

Suggested donation $20, $10 for Bronx residents, children 18 and under free.
Purchase tickets or donate here.

Visit www.bronxdoc.org

image credit: Nicole Tung/freejamesfoley.org

Luxembourg: PhotoMeetings

Don't miss the 10th edition of PhotoMeetings this coming fall!

Workshop, lectures, exhibitions will be on display all over Luxembourg from September 8, 2014 until October 25, 2014.

More information Here

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

International Center of Photography (ICP) Open House

The School at ICP offers a range of study options, including the ICP-Bard MFA Program, One-Year Certificate Programs, and Continuing Education classes.

© Richard Sandler

If you want to learn more, don't miss the Open House on
Wednesday, September 17, 6–8 pm
School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York City

RSVP Here 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

London: Davide Monteleone at the Saatchi Gallery

Italian photojournalist and winner of the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award will be at the Saatchi Gallery from 11th October until 9th November 2014.

The exhibition, entitled Spasibo, focuses on Chechnya - a country ravaged by extreme violence and corruption. Investigating the threat to socio-political identities posed by the autocratic regime of Head of the Chechen Republic and former rebel, Ramzan Kadyrov, Monteleone produced the work during his time in Chechnya between December - April 2013

Duke Of York's HQ, King's Rd, 
London SW3 4RY, 
United Kingdom

Saatchi Gallery

Monday, August 4, 2014

Exhibitor Call for World Wide Art Los Angeles

Assembling the Art World in the Heart of L.A. October 16 - 19, 2014




Set on the modern stage of the Los Angeles Convention Center, this international, fine art show will serve as a visual montage of influential fine art in 2014, as it exists across the globe.

If you want to participate, nothing is more easy. Fill in this application

Important Dates

Catalog images & text – due no later than August 15, 2014
Floor plans & order forms – due no later than August 31, 2014
Exhibitor badge requests – due no later than September 15, 2014
Guest pass requests – due no later than September 15, 2014
Proof of insurance – no later than September 1, 2014
Accommodations – make your arrangements as early as possible
Sign up for your seller’s permitefile.Boe.Ca.Gov/ereg/index.Boe
Ship art to L.A. Convention Centersee shipping instructions

Thursday, July 31, 2014

National Geographic Google + Hangout

On Monday, August 4, at 11 a.m. ET, join National Geographic for a live Google+ Hangout where the judges of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest will give you the inside scoop on how they chose the winners.

You’ll hear from National Geographic Travel’s Director of Photography Dan Westergren, Senior Digital Photo Producer Sarah Polger, and guest judge David Hobby, as well as some of the winners from the contest.

If you don’t have a Google+ account, just click here on Monday, August 4, at 11 a.m. ET to get tips for making your own photos stand out in next year’s contest and beyond.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Five new photographers join VII mentor program

VII is pleased to announce the next roster of photographers to join its lauded VII Mentor Program, an education initiative launched in 2008 to provide professional development for emerging photographers whom VII consider to be amongst the brightest new talents in the industry.

The photographers, who were chosen from 150 applicants, will each be mentored by a VII photographer for a period of two years, to build and develop necessary skills, expand his or her own professional practice, and help broaden their professional world, such as building relationships with editors, publishers and galleries.

They are:

• Poulomi Basu (India) - to be mentored by Stefano DeLuigi
• Maika Elan (Vietnam) - to be mentored by John Stanmeyer
• Ali Arkady (Iraq) - to be mentored by Ed Kashi
• Arthur Bondar (Ukraine) - to be mentored by Donald Weber
• Cristobal Olivares (Chile) - to be mentored by Christopher Morris

Poulomi and Maika will join the program immediately; Ali, Arthur and Cristobal will join June 1.

The new photographers will eventually replace those currently in the Mentor Program, who include Gazi Nafis Ahmed (Bangladesh), Sim Chi Yin (China), Laura El-Tantawy (Egypt), Jost Franko (Slovenia) and Amanda Rivkin (USA).

The VII Mentor Program has been a critical success and, over the coming months, the agency will be seeking partnerships with other organizations to increase the opportunities it can offer to the mentored photographers. "We hope to develop production grants, training and further skill development initiatives for them," says VII's Gary Knight.

All about the VII Mentor Program

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Don't miss the major exhibition of photographs at London's Osborne Samuel gallery from the estate of celebrated British photographer David Farrell (1919-2013), internationally renowned for his iconic images of many of the greatest musicians, actors, authors, dancers and artists of the 20th century.

Courtesy Osborne Samuel

The exhibition will be the first survey of Farrell’s work since his death earlier last year. It will showcase images of many of his most famous sitters, from Louis Armstrong and Laurence Olivier, to Anthony Caro, Margot Fonteyn and the Rolling Stones, alongside documentary works depicting domestic life in Britain and anonymous street subjects.

Upon his death aged 93, Farrell left an extensive archive of images which together form a fascinating “hall of fame” of the 20th century’s best-known stars of stage, screen and soundtrack. Osborne Samuel is delighted to be celebrating and commemorating his extraordinary legacy with this important exhibition of highlights drawn from across his remarkable 5 decade career.

Courtesy Osborne Samuel

Osborne Samuel, 23a Bruton Street, London W1J 6QG
+44 (0)20 7493 7939
info@osbornesamuel.com - www.osbornesamuel.com

Friday, June 27, 2014

Festival Voies Off: Portfolio Reviews

If you are in France this Summer and a photographer, do not miss a chance to show your portfolio to agents, galleries etc all gathered at Arles for the famous festival.

Between July 8 and July 11, from 3pm to 7 pm in the Cour de l'Archevêché you can show your portfolio BUT you need to register first.

Register here

Where: Cour de l'Archevêché, 
Place de la République, 
13200 Arles
When:  Du mardi 8 au vendredi 11 juillet, de 15h à 19h.
Contact : Hoelle Le Bahers – portfolios@voies-off.com - +33 4 90 96 93 82

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Long Shot 2014!

Mark your Calendars!

 Three days of global image making and sharing, community interaction, and conversation surrounding photography.

1) Register

2) On June 20, join internationally known photographers Lori Nix, Richard Renaldi, Hank Willis Thomas, and others in one day of image making worldwide. Take any camera anywhere in the world and take pictures.

3) On June 21, a local and national panel selects one of your submitted images; selections will be featured online and printed at PCNW for exhibition and fundraiser Sunday.  Deadline for online submissions is 10am (PST) and 4pm (PST) for darkroom prints submissions.

4) On Sunday, June 22nd from 6-9pm join us for a Seattle celebration and fundraiser exhibition wit hDJ Riz! Every donor to PCNW goes home with a unique Long Shot photograph! 

 More info and registration: The Photo Center NW

Friday, June 6, 2014

Alice Austen House Gala: Dancing Under the Stars

This year the honorees are Mark Irving and Susan Meiselas. 

The Alice Austen House Annual Gala is an elegant evening on the waterfront grounds of the historic home. 

If you want to buy tickets for June 14, 2014: Here

Alice Austen House
2 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305

Thursday, May 29, 2014

La Petite Biennale Photographique

If you are in France this weekend, don't miss La Petite Biennale Photographique in the town of Blain from May 31st until June 29.

There will be amazing photographers including Arja Katariina Hyytiäinen!

All about Arja Hyytiainen
La petite biennale photographique

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Project update: The Island of Widows by Ed Kashi

Letter from Ed Kashi:

Dear Supporters,

I have just returned from two weeks in Nicaragua continuing my work on the kidney disease (CKDu) epidemic ravaging Central American communities. Working in collaboration with the talented young filmmaker Jessey Dearing who works with my wife, Julie Winokur, at Talking Eyes Media, we returned with a treasure trove of footage, and I couldn't have done it without the support you gave me through IndieVoices.

We witnessed numerous funeral processions throughout the town of Chichigalpa, and were given access to document the wake of a 38-year-old worker who had died that morning. For the first time, we were able to gain access to photograph cane workers toiling in the fields and conduct interviews with a representative of the sugar cane company.

Combining the new material with the work from my previous two trips, we will now produce a short documentary film (expected to be released this summer), along with two series of still photographs; one set containing portraits of the individuals and families impacted by CKDu, and the other a set of documentary images. I expect both bodies of work to be up on the VII website within a couple of weeks.

Towards the end of this trip I was standing in the middle of what looked like a refugee camp, with thrown together shacks of wood and tarp, tin roofs for the lucky ones, a communal spigot for water, no sewage, etc. And then it hit me...these folks who live here are working 12 hour days 5-6 days a week! It's disgraceful, and a resounding reminder that it's critical to continue this work to help make a change in the lives of these workers.

All of this is in the effort to not only raise awareness about this issue, but to help build support to find the cause of this disease and then to implement a solution. And above all, the goal is to find a way to provide care for the thousands of families and individuals coping with the impact of this epidemic.

It is heartening to see this issue gaining momentum in the media. The NY Times recently ran a detailed article on the topic of kidney disease in Nicaragua and NPR aired a public health broadcast on the issue, featuring one of my images. Furthermore, I was honored with the opportunity to inaugurate the Open Society Foundations' Instagram feed last week, with a selection of images from my most recent trip.

Thank you again for your support, which helped me to create this body of work. I will keep you posted as the post-production on the film progresses and my photographs continue to be disseminated.

Best Regards,


More info:

VII Website
Jessey Dearing Website
Talking Eyes Media
All about Ed Kashi

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Secret World Of Pandas by Ami Vitale

Thanks to hunting and the destruction of their natural habitat, there are only an estimated 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild and many conservationists privately consider them drifting towards extinction.  But now, there is a glimmer of hope as years of research and failure is finally paying off.  Chinese scientists and their international counterparts have cracked the puzzle of successfully breeding pandas in captivity.

I accompanied Dr. M. Sanjayan on behalf of The Nature Conservancy and a camera crew filming a new series, to air in 2015, on wildlife & humans for PBS and National Geographic TV.  We witnessed two-year old captive born, Zhang Xiang – which aptly means hope – as she took her first steps into the wild.  The breeding and releasing of Giant Pandas into the wild is the brain child of Director Zhang Hemin or “Papa Panda” as he is fondly known.

In 2005, scientists at China’s Wolong National Nature Reserve, in Sichuan province, attempted to release a young male into the wild, but it soon died, likely as a result of a fight with wild pandas. That’s when Director Zhang and his team realized that the captive-born animal didn’t really know how to behave like a panda, and revamped the reserve’s program nearly from scratch. They eventually decided that the best way to raise captive pandas that act like wild ones was to erase all traces of humans from their world and allow the mothers to raise their cubs on their own.

The strategy seems to be working and 
 Zhang Xiang is doing well. Unlike pandas in zoos, she will have no lines of schoolchildren waiting to meet her, nor a fan page on Facebook but China may be on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador and in the process put the wild back into an icon. 

Read more: Time Magazine LightBox

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