Thursday, January 29, 2009
Keep it in mind and be on the lookout for signs (and another blog post) about an informational meeting which will answer all of your wildest questions in a sensible manner.
Questions like: What desert? Is there water? Will we see giant lizards? Yes, they will be taken in order and attended properly. Excited already? You must wait for enrollment to open for the Spring semester!
Questions can be referred to Prof. Anthony Thompson, Kate Siekman or Matthew LaVere
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
New York photographer David Bergman snapped 220 photos using his Canon G10 and the result was a 1,474 Megapixel image of Barack Obama's Presidential inauguration. The complete image can be viewed by clicking here.
ATTENTION EXPERIENCED NYC PHOTO ASSISTANTS:
Currently, there is an opportunity to work fulltime as a first photo
assistant for Mark Seliger, one of the most well-respected and
successful editorial and portrait photographers in the photo industry
today. For over 25 years Mark Seliger has remained on the forefront
of the celebrity portraiture and fashion industries as he shoots
regularly for GQ, Vanity Fair, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue and others.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a seasoned assistant (minimum two years of
consistent NYC-quality assisting) with an upbeat and enthusiastic
attitude and a strong work ethic. All candidates must possess the
ability to operate effectively and efficiently under high-pressure
photo assisting situations. In order to do this you need be highly
organized and able to multi-task effectively during heavy shooting
periods. Also, your ability to adapt to an ever-changing and highly
demanding work schedule is imperative for success.
We are looking for a minimum of a two-year commitment following an
eight-month training period.
Skill sets needed for the position:
-Experience using the following analog and digital camera systems:
Canon and Nikon digital 35mm systems, Hasselblad medium format camera
system using PhaseOne digital backs, Mamiya RZ, Pentax 67, and the
Sinar 4x5 and 8x10 large format systems.
-Substantial experience in teching, rating, and developing film.
-A strong background in using all types of grip equipment as well as
the ability to manage the power needs of large-scale location and
-A high level of technical studio and location lighting experience
using Profoto, Dynalite, and Briese lights and light shaping tools.
-Proficiency in traditional black and white printing.
-Must have a great deal of experience using Photoshop (for retouching
and workflow management) as well as Capture One.
-International travel experience (i.e. use of a equipment carnet) as a
photo assistant, as well as valid passport + driver’s license.
Responsibilities of the Full Time Assistants:
The responsibilities outlined below are split between the full time
First and Second Assistants:
-Photoshoot Preproduction: creating equipment budgets, scouting shoot
locations, placing equipment orders, building assistant team, and
loading and teching film.
-Managing photo equipment rentals as well as overseeing and approving
all photo-related billing/purchases.
-Onset management of crew, delegation of tasks, and working with Mark
-Post-production: scanning negatives, retouching and compositing
images, and overseeing post-production (working as a liaison between
Mark and client as well as retouching company and client).
-You will be responsible for the organization and maintenance of
Mark’s extensive array of photographic, digital and camera equipment
(including shoot computers), as well as our in-house studio and
darkrooms. This includes finding creative solutions to everyday
photographic needs (including the organization or development of new
or existing equipment packages).
Compensation is salary based and highly competitive. Benefits offered
for this position include: overtime weekend day rates, health care +
dental package, partial cell phone reimbursement, use of dedicated
studio laptop and desktop (brand new), business-class upgrades on all
applicable flights, among others.
If you meet the criteria outline above, and are interested in learning
more about this position, please contact Patrick Randak at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPE Special pre-conference event featuring Barbara Crane and her work this year. SPE members wishing to attend this event will need to adjust travel plans accordingly and sign up by calling SPE's national office before the end of January. The event is not included on the conference registration form - reservations can only be made by calling SPE's national office 216-622-2733.
If there are not enough reservations this event maybe cancelled.
Where: The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth
Date: Wednesday March 25, 2009 - the day before SPE's 46th annual conference in Dallas
Times: 2pm - bus to Amon Carter departs the Fairmont Hotel-Dallas (bus costs flat rate of $10 - cash or check on site please - for one-way or round trip)
3-5pm - view Barbara Crane exhibition and tour Amon Carter collection visit the Modern Art Museum-Fort Worth (free admission on Wednesdays!), the Kimbell Art Museum, and/or the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame - all within walking distance from the Amon Carter
5pm - lecture by Barbara Crane: It’s a Click I Belong To
6pm - reception at Amon Carter
7pm - (approx.) bus departs for return to Fairmont Hotel-Dallas (people who come straight to Fort Worth from the airport can store their luggage at Amon Carter and can take the return bus back to Dallas for the same flat rate of $10)
Desotorow Gallery is releasing a call for entries for an upcoming photojournalism/documentary exhibit, March 6-12, 2009. This solo show will be held in conjunction with "Creative Action"- a film series at Desotorow Gallery that celebrates the artistic use of the medium of film to explore social activism. The show will be on display during the screening of the series' first film, "Standard Operating Procedure", in which a documentary filmmaker examined the twelve photographs from Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison.
Artists should submit 15-20 images in the photojournalism/documentary style via email or CD. An artist statement is also required to accompany the images. Payment may be made online, or by cash or check made out to Desotorow Gallery.
Email Address: email@example.com
Mailing Address: Desotorow Gallery- Creative Action Exhibition, 2427 De Soto Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401
Submission Fee: $25 Submissions due: February 20th
Selected artist will be notified: February 23rd Exhibit Dates: March 6-12 in TruSpace- a desotorow gallery
Visit http://www.desotorow.org/opportunities/entry.html to download the prospectus. Please call 912-335-8204 or email with further questions.
5th Annual RITES OF PASSAGE
A Competitive Annual National Exhibition of Works by New Artists
Featuring works by JUNIORS, SENIORS, and GRADUATES ONE-YEAR OUT
$300 Best of Show prize
Deadline to Submit: March 13th
Manifest seeks to energize students and recent graduates of art and design programs towards higher goals, professionalism, and public-mindedness. Therefore, for a fifth year in a row, we offer this challenge to students and their professors in local, regional, and national college programs to show us what you've got, bring it off campus, and share it with the everyday viewing public.
Since 2005 Manifest has exhibited the works of students from fifty-three different academic institutions across the U.S.
Eligibility: Entrants must have graduated or be scheduled to graduate in 2008, 2009, or 2010 from an undergraduate program of art or design.
Media: Work submitted may be in any visual art media.
Catalog: Manifest will produce a full-color catalog documenting the work in Rites of Passage. Exhibitors will receive a 50% discount on one copy of the catalog. For examples of past catalogs visit the Manifest Press library on the Manifest website.
CASH AWARD: A $300 Best of Show prize will be awarded. The award recipient will also receive 5 free copies of the exhibit catalog.http://www.manifestgallery.org/lists/lt.php?id=bUoKUQRRBVBMVFQCGFUDCA8%3D
Complete entry info here:
Thursday, January 22, 2009
This Friday, from 6-9 PM, UICA will have an opening reception for new exhibitions! Come meet Caroline Gore, Lynn Lukkas, and Ryan Molloy, while exploring their work and enjoying amazing food/drinks.
41 Sheldon Boulevard SE
Grand Rapids Michigan 49503
P 616 454 7000
F 616 459 9395
Friday, January 2, 2009
Morning Edition, December 31, 2008 · For the past year, half a dozen photographers have captured an image at the same time each day — 7:15 p.m. — then added a caption and uploaded the photo to the Web. The photos are uploaded on a weekly basis, giving the artists some time away from their photos and the words they add to them.
What began as a collaboration between a teacher and his former photography student evolved into an experiment in how art can be an integral and integrated part of daily life. The photos became an online gallery, where nothing was for sale and no public comments were allowed, though viewers could e-mail the artists, and a counter kept track of the number and locations of visitors.
Full Story here