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Notable: FotoFest 2014 Biennial Workshops, Programs, and Events

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photographer on December 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

FotoFest

The FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the 15th International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art, is March 15 – April 27, 2014. FotoFest’s own exhibitions for the 2014 Biennial will focus on Contemporary Arab Photographic Art, including video and multi-media installations. The Biennial will showcase more than 40 contemporary Arab artists using photography and related visual media to address a broad range of aesthetic and cultural values impacting Arab culture.

“The FotoFest 2014 Biennial will present a focused selection of the best contemporary photography, video and photo-based installation art being done by Arab artists in the Middle East and North Africa. The Biennial will emphasize ideas and subjects important to contemporary Arab artists working with these media.”

-Wendy Watriss, Senior Curator and Artistic Director of FotoFest

March 15 – April 27th, 2014, Houston, Texas USA

For more information: FotoFest 2014 Biennial

Olympus InVision Photo Festival, Banana Factory & SteelStacks, Bethlehem, Pa

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

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Multiple venues for viewing photography throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Worth a visit this Fall …

Nov. 1-3, 2013

For more information: InVision

Notable: Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2013 Festival Guide

In Art Fair, Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Camera, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm

ACP festival gudie

Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to cultivating the photographic arts and enriching the Atlanta arts community.

This October marks the 15th year of the ACP Festival with free events and exhibitions at over 150 participating venues. There will be engaging lectures, innovative public art, and more! ACP has just released it’s Festival Guide, available for viewing online or for download as a PDF.

For More Information: Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Notable: PHotoEspaña 2013 H. Callahan & E. Weston, Le Journal de la Photographie

In Art Fair, Article, Black and White Photography, Photographer on June 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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Edward Weston, Nude, 1936

For great coverage of PHotoEspana events it pays to subscribe to Le Journal de la Photographie:

Harry Callahan (1912-1999) and Edward Weston (1886-1958) are two of the great American masters of photography. Both developed intense and long careers in which they dealt amply with the nude. The exhibition He, She, It features a selection of eighty pieces that moves away from the topics of erotic photography.

Unlike those pieces that seek to induce desire through the image, the work of Weston and Callahan transforms desires into images. Both artists love their models, who are their own wives or lovers. The pictures become an erotic expression filled with subjectivity and affection; hence, the act of shooting the photos is similar to lovemaking, as it entails a connection with the loved one through vision.

For more : Le Journal

Notable: AIPAD Wrap-Up

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

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From the Nicole Straus Public Relations firm we have received a write-up on the AIPAD exhibition results. Judging by the exhibitor comments it was a great year for sales of photographs. In addition photographers received a great viewing audience of stars, collectors and curators:

Attendance at the fair, which is the longest-running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography, increased to 11,500 – a record high for the Show.

Eighty-two of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries presented a wide range of museum-quality work, and a new booth design complemented the presentations. The show featured contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

AIPAD also drew a wide range of curators from such institutions as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; International Center for Photography, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York: The Morgan Library and Museum, New York; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Art Institute of Chicago;  Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Detroit Institute of Arts; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; New Orleans Museum of Art; National Gallery of Canada, Ontario; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; and Tate Modern, London.

Quite a show indeed …

On Site: The Best of AIPAD 2013

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

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The Last Goodbye, by Susan Burnstine, courtesy of the artist.

The Last Goodbye, by Susan Burnstine

Found at the Catherine Couturier Gallery exhibit, this print entices the viewer’s attention with its whirlpool of layered mystery.

The print itself is indeed part of the impact and the digital recreation unfortunately does not do it justice.

It was our favorite print of the thousands presented at the AIPAD show.

As noted by Jonathan Curiel:

The undeniable beauty of Burnstine’s black-and-white photos, and their connection to dreams brought on by family tragedy, give them an intensity that is both intellectual and visceral. The acclaimed Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado can have the same effect on people, though his work captures outward scenes while Burnstine’s also conjures an internal world.

"I need the pictures to emulate what I’m seeing in my subconscious," she tells me. "I have a dream or a nightmare; I journal them; then I go out and photograph them. Some of are actual elements [from the dreams]. Some of them are symbols. Some of them are metaphors."

For more on Susan’s work: SF Weekly Arts

On Site: AIPAD, New York City

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector on April 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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It is that time of year again and 83 galleries (up from last year) have their photographs on display at the Armory on Park Avenue in NYC. Black and White prints have been somewhat diminished in the recent shows but they are back this year with great diversity.

The “must see” Galleries:

  • Alan Klotz
  • Bruce Silverstein
  • Bryce Wolkowitz
  • Catherine Couturier
  • Catherine Edelman
  • ClampArt (new this year)
  • Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
  • Etherton Gallery
  • FiftyOne Fine Art (new this year)
  • Gallery 339
  • Gitterman Gallery
  • Halstead
  • Howard Greenberg
  • Jackson Fine Art
  • Joseph Bellows
  • L. Parker Stephenson
  • Monroe
  • Nailya Alexander
  • Paul Cava
  • Peter Fetterman
  • Robert Mann
  • Scott Nichols
  • Stephen Bulger
  • Throckmorton Fine Art
  • The Weston Gallery

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 7) are a number of panels covering the Fine Art Photo Market, The LA Scene, Photographers and Critics and a survey session on Color Photography.

Make plans to attend today or tomorrow NOW!

For more information: AIPAD NYC

On Site: At AIPAD Today

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography on April 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm

 

Several new galleries at the Armory on Park Avenue this year. More  interest than ever in black and white work.  If you haven’t got it on your calendar you should make an effort to attend Friday or Saturday.

More details on the show later.

Notable: Photo l.a. is back, Santa Monica, California

In Art Fair, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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2012 Emerging Focus Participant

It is January, so our eye turns to the West Coast and a great line up of photography events and dealer displays at Photo l.a. For the emerging artist there are the “Emerging Focus” portfolio reviews … with time still to sign up.

photo l.a.’s rich and distinguished history has influenced the transforming art/photography landscape of Los Angeles. Many important artists have been introduced to the public at photo l.a. and we are honored to have played a crucial role in the cultural life of Los Angeles.

With over 10,000 visitors, photo l.a. is the best platform for meeting with collectors, curators and artists in Los Angeles. Our outstanding programming series continues to address the most current topics in the converging worlds of art and photography.

THE 22nd INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION
SANTA MONICA CIVIC AUDITORIUM | JANUARY 17 – 21, 2013

For more information: Photo l.a.

Preview: VIP Art Fair, Online

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Courtesy Rena Bransten Gallery

We have received a half dozen invites from photo art galleries to the online “VIP Art Fair”, which is actually multiple galleries displaying their images.

Here is an example invite:

Susan Spiritus Gallery has been participating in the VIP online Art Fair and you are invited to join us during the final few days of this online event if you haven’t done so already.

We also invite you to discover hundreds of photographs from the many other galleries who are participating. This is a private space where you can browse, share and collect fine photography, exclusively online.

Check it out and register at: VIP ART FAIR

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