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Preview: One Day Workshops, Flash Powder Projects, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco

In Black and White Photography, Camera, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm
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Flash Powder Project’s duo of David Bram and Jennifer Schwartz will soon taking their extensive well of knowledge to the Bay Area. Between the two of them, Bram and Schwartz have experienced nearly every aspect of the the photo industry.

At its core, Flash Powder Projects is committed to community-building, creative collaboration, education and providing exposure opportunities for emerging photographers.

Flash Powder programming gives photographers valuable knowledge and guidance on how to move their careers forward, establish goals for their work, and develop plans to launch photographic projects.  Jennifer Schwartz and David Bram each have unique and complimentary skill sets and photographic backgrounds.  David’s specialties include editing and sequencing work, social media and new industry opportunities.  Jennifer’s areas of expertise are writing artist statements, navigating the traditional avenues for exposure, and thinking strategically and creatively to determine target audiences.

The Flash Powder Workshop gives photographers valuable knowledge and guidance on how to move their careers forward, establish goals for their work, and develop plans to launch photographic projects.  Jennifer Schwartz and David Bram each have unique and complementary skill sets and photographic backgrounds.  David’s specialties include editing and sequencing work, social media, and online exposure opportunities.  Jennifer’s areas of expertise are artist statements, navigating traditional avenues for exposure, and thinking strategically and creatively to determine target audiences and build collectors.

The workshop will occur on both May 17th and once more on May 18th. Each is limited to 25 participants at a cost of $150/person.

For More Information on the Workshop: Flash Powder Workshops

For More Information on Flash Powder Projects Founders: David Bram and Jennifer Schwartz

Notable: Light Work Grants in Photography

In Black and White Photography, Camera, Contest, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photographer on February 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm

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Since 1975 Light Works has offered grants to CNY artists to encourage new work from up and coming artists in the region, and this tradition continues with its announcement of the 2014 Light Work Grant in Photography! Three $2000 grants will be awarded to photographers who reside in an approximately 50-mile wide radius of Syracuse, NY. All applicants must reside in one of the following Central New York counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Tioga or Tompkins.

Recipients of these grants are invited to display their work in a special exhibition at Light Work, and their work will be reproduced in Light Work’s award-winning publication, Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.

Since its inception, LightWorks has helped more than 110 artists, some on multiple occasions, to continue and grow their work through aiding with equipment purchases, framing costs, promotional materials, collaborations, and other project expenses.

Deadline: April 1, 2014

For more information: Light Works

Notable: Christopher Kennedy’s Photo Luminism

In Camera, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

 

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DNA Entwined by Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy coined the term Photo Luminism for his work, which is created in-camera using depth of field, motion and different types of lights to create unique abstract images. Experimenting with every aspect of his digital camera to produce these images, which often take multiple shots to accomplish the desired effect, Kennedy prints his final images on brushed aluminum.

A sampling of Christopher Kennedy’s work can be viewed at the Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ.

For more information: The Midweek Wire

Notable: Philly Photo Day

In Camera, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm

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This year’s Philly Photo Arts Center (PPAC) received over 1,500 submissions this year and as a part of the exhibition, the PPAC will produce as many as 60 works of public art. In conjunction with the city’s Mural Arts Program, teaching artists will collaborate with community center participants to design up to 20 of the city’s first digitally produced photo murals.

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a community hub for contemporary photography. Devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of photography, PPAC organizes innovative exhibitions, inspiring artist lectures, diverse educational offerings and affordable access to high-end digital equipment for the production of work. Founded in 2009, PPAC is now a premiere resource for photographers and enthusiasts alike, and has flourished through its tremendous efforts towards outreach and community involvement.

November 1 – December 28, 2013

For more information: Philly Photo Day

Notable: Photo Review Benefit Auction

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Books, Camera, Photo Print Collector on November 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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Ashes by John Paul Caponigro, 1994

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 historic masters as well as contemporary photo stars and featured local luminaries.

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.

Lodima Archival Materials has provided matting for Photo Review auction items.

A preview will be held on Friday, November 8 from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., just prior to the auction, or you can preview a catalogue of items in the auction and silent auction at the link below.

For more information: The Photo Review

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

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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: Fellowship 14 International Photography Competition

In Camera, Contest, Gallerist, Gallery, Photographer on August 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

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Silver Eye Center for Photography is running its 14th annual international photography competition to recognize and promote talent from both rising and established photographers from all over the globe.

Award recipients will be selected by the juror on the basis of exceptional, distinctive talent as evidenced by the strength of their submitted portfolios. The juror is especially interested in seeing portfolios with a strong narrative thrust and highly individual, original points of view.

Submissions Accepted through October 21, 2013

For More Information: Silver Eye Center for Photography

Preview: Josef Breitenbach at the Gitterman Gallery,NYC

In Black and White Photography, Camera, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on August 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

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Josef Breitenbach, Vertical View, Germany, c. 1932

An exhibition of vintage photographs by Josef Breitenbach from the 1930s through the 1950s will be on display at the Gitterman Gallery in New York City.

Josef Breitenbach created a unique visual vocabulary by incorporating both traditional and experimental processes within a variety of genres throughout his career. Raised with a profound respect for the history of art and culture, he worked with a conscious understanding and appreciation for many different styles of artistic expression, including Modernism, Surrealism and even Pictorialism. Breitenbach explored form and abstraction as well as the sensual and psychological side of his subjects. His photographs exist as aesthetic objects that are also artifacts of a highly innovative period of our history.

September 10 – November 2, 2013

Opening Reception September 18 from 6-8pm

For more information: Gitterman Gallery

Notable: Thoughts on Black and White Photography, Outdoor Photographer

In Black and White Photography, Camera, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Rob Sheppard gives us a breakdown of why black and white photography is important for any developing photographer to learn, as well as key pointers for shooting black and white and converting your color digital photos to achieve the best results.

With careful consideration to tone, texture, and sharpness contrast, Sheppard walks us through using modern cameras to achieve the most elegant and stunning results.

Read more: Outdoor Photographer

Notable: Just A Toy? Holga Offers A Unique Path To Imaging

In Black and White Photography, Camera, Hardware, Photographer on March 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm

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Does every image need to be “picture perfect”? A whole sub culture of toy camera fanatics say “no”!  Read about one participant in this world of leaking light and pin holes:

Although the black box with the lousy lens is dismissed by some as a distortion-prone, light-leaking toy, it is also beloved by Mr. Kitchens, who has embraced the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi: finding beauty amid everyday flaws. He has used a slightly modified Holga to take pictures of decaying, abandoned buildings.

“We are so used to seeing well-exposed, perfectly focused images,” he said. “The Holga was my first exposure to having things not in perfect focus or exposure, or with light leaks and other flaws. That fit in with what I was looking for in photography.”

Read the whole story in today’s NY Times: Lens

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