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Notable: Deadline Approaches for Fellowship 15 International Photography Competition, Silver Eye Center of Photography

In Article, Black and White Photography, Contest on September 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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Cameramen and women eager to get their competitive juices flowing have one month left to enter Fellowship 15, Silver Eye Center’s competition to recognize promising photographers from Pennsylvania to the far corners of the Earth. While the fee for non-members of the center is $65 dollars, the potential rewards should be worth it for those who believe they have the goods.

Awards

  • One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening late-January 2015; $3,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One (1) Keystone Award Winner, reserved for a Pennsylvania artist, receives a spotlight exhibition in late-January 2015; $1,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • Five (5) Juror’s Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.

 

Juror

 

Allison Grant is a curator, artist, writer, and teacher based in Chicago, IL. Since 2008, she has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, where she is an assistant curator. Grant holds an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Media Studies. She currently teaches as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Photography and Art & Design departments at Columbia College Chicago.

 

 

Again, the deadline to enter is October 13th, plenty of time to get everything ready – except maybe for you procrastinators out there.

To enter, check out the following link: Silver Eye Fellowship 15

Preview: Sonic, Hedi Slimane, Fondation Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, France

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on September 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm
Frances Bean Cobain (Daughter of Kurt Cobain), Hedi Slimane

Frances Bean Cobain (Daughter of Kurt Cobain), Hedi Slimane

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has gained a lot of lines on his face over the course of his career, lines that tell stories much like the way Richard’s guitar recalls with every note that is strummed. Of course, Richards is just one of many music stalwarts who have left an imprint over the course of the past sixty years. As a music fan, designer for Saint Laurent and photographer, Hedi Slimane is in a unique position to convey Rock n Roll’s history through the camera lens. Often capricious and unpredictable, Slimane’s prickly-ness only adds to his photography’s dynamic, appropriately running parallel to his preferred music’s own nature.

The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent will present an exhibition of photographs by Hedi Slimane entitled “Sonic” from September 2014.

Studio portraits will be taken from 15 years of musical archives, amongst which are black and white prints exhibited for the first time, including portrayals of heroic rock figures, from Lou Reed to Brian Wilson, from Amy Winehouse to Keith Richards.

The project will be completed with a video installation, juxtaposing the musical cycles of London (2003-2007) and California (2007-2014) in a documentary style, painting an alternative portrait of two generations of performers and their fans.

Sonic will open later this September on the 18th. Fortunately for those who may not be in Paris anytime soon, the exhibit will be on view until January ’15.

For More Information: Fondation Pierre Bergé

Preview: Women – Seeing and Being Seen, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 16, 2014 at 11:13 am
Untitled: 26061208 ,Niniane Kelly, 2012

Untitled: 26061208, Niniane Kelly, 2012

The female form has been perhaps the most ubiquitously discussed concept of human anatomy. At the very least, it has provided the muse for many an artist and photographer, not to mention Scott Nichols Gallery’s latest exhibition.

The exhibition’s nearly 60 photographs of women ranging from circa 1870s to the present explore the myriad ways in which female, and male, photographers view women and how women choose to be seen. It includes the work of Ansel Adams, Kiichi Asano, Ruth Bernhard, Anne Brigman, Wynn Bullock, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, Margo Davis, Monica Denevan, Mona Kuhn, Dorothea Lange, An-My Lê, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Linda McCartney, Annette Lemieux, Barbara Morgan, Hiroshi Osaka, Paul Strand, Brett Weston and Edward Weston, among others.

A complementary show in the smaller gallery features Dorothea Lange and the work of several of her contemporaries including Ansel Adams, represented by his documentation of women belonging to the group of 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned in camps during World War II.

The subject of women for a photo exhibition can be rife with stereotypes and predictable patterns. Here the tropes of women in the nude and in nature, as well as fashion photography are juxtaposed with humorous images such as Roger Minnick’s tourist at Inspiration Point, Yosemite, and Annette Lemieux’s spooky, sobering Apparition. Edward Weston’s Erica, Point Lobos is a less familiar representation of his work: his granddaughter on a beach the year before he stopped photographing. The women photographers of Group f/64 represented may be seen to replace the appropriation of certain of these tropes with ownership of an alternative way of “seeing and being seen.”

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