Staged: The Constructed Photograph
(Swainsboro, GA) – Gallery RFD seeks submissions for its upcoming exhibition titled Staged: The Constructed Photograph.
Countless photographers discuss the concept of taking a picture vs. making a picture and arguments can be made for either one. Can the constructed image tell us something the found image cannot? Does a photograph that was captured in the heat of a moment comment more closely on society that an image that was thoughtfully composed to have the same effect? Gallery RFD seeks submissions of photographic works that have been created, arranged, and composed from the ground up in attempt to convey their own truths.
Submission deadline: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 4 p.m. (EST)
Exhibition runs: June 13, 2009 – July 4, 2009
Opening Reception: June 13, 2009, 5-8 p.m.
Further details and prospectus available on the Gallery RFD website: www.galleryrfd.org, or email email@example.com
Timothy Bryan Ghiloni
Co-Directors, Gallery RFD
The New Orleans Darkroom is delighted to present Friday Night at The Palace, the newest exhibition of acclaimed photographer Jackie Brenner.
In this exhibition, Brenner focuses on Friday night visits to the Sport Palace, a pool hall founded in 1958. Although this game is played in a hall that is dark, dingy, at times dangerous, and permeated by the stale odor of liquor and cigarettes, something magical happens as the player, stick in hand, approaches the large expanse of felt, the balls neatly in the rack awaiting the crash of the cue ball and its resulting chaos. The dignity, beauty and eloquence is astounding.
Friday Night at The Palace will be on exhibit February 7th through March 3rd, 2009. The opening reception will be held Saturday, February 7th from 6 to 8 pm at The Darkroom Gallery, 1927 Sophie Wright Place, New Orleans.
Biography: A fine art documentary photographer, Jackie Brenner studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries, including the Leica gallery in New York, is held in numerous private collections, and is included in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and Houston's Museum of Fine Art.
She is the author of the seminal book Friday Night Grind, a haunting collection of photographs of dancers, bartenders, and bouncers presenting the underbelly of a Bourbon Street strip club.
The Darkroom Gallery is a New Orleans-based photography gallery that features the work of emerging contemporary photographers.
We are on a very tight time frame, so now is the time! Of course we use nothing without negotiating and paying (thus, lo-res files to reassure your people that we can't use without paying).
Thanks for any and all help
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Spring Issue 2009
An established independent photography journal in its 22nd year of publication, Shots Magazine reaches an international audience of photographers, collectors, galleries, museums, educators and other fine art photography enthusiasts. Don't miss this chance to have your work seen!
Send up to 12 images (prints or files on a CD) for consideration.
All submittals must be received by February 2, 2009
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An illustrated presentation by photographers Charles H. Traub and Douglas Baz
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cajun Document, 1974
Wednesday, January 29, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited; for reservations call (504) 523-4662 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For six months in 1974, New Yorkers Charles H. Traub and Douglas Baz lived in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, where they amassed more than 2,000 photographs of the local community and surrounding countryside. Their collective work depicts the people, culture, and landscapes of Louisiana’s Cajun community. Join the photographers for an illustrated lecture recounting their experiences.
LOUISIANA ARTS & SCIENCE MUSEUM
Baton Rouge LA
Artist's Perspective: Photography Panel Discussion
Sunday, February 1, 2:15 PM
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This remarkable film has earned national acclaim from audiences and critics. It also has drawn national attention to Louisiana’s unique place in the history of documentary film. It received the 2008 Best Historical Documentary Award from the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and will be featured in “Documentary Fortnight,” the annual exhibition of notable documentary films at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Louisiana Story offers a self-reflective study of the medium of documentary film, both as artistic expression and as a tool for humanities scholarship. Laudun and Richard have created a valuable piece of film criticism and scholarship – delivered in the very medium that it critiques.
The LHC is located at 938 Lafayette Street, on the corner of O’Keefe in the CBD. Doors open at 7pm and there will be a short reception following the film. Admission is $5 and reservations can be made with Brian Boyles at 504.620.2632 or email@example.com.
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The Programming Committee is responsible for developing
exhibitions, educational events, public forums, and exchange
programs with other similar institutions.
We will organize ourselves in advance of the DESIRE exhibit; volunteers will be needed for various tasks. We will also get an update on the April/May show and begin preparing for the June/July exhibit.
We need to work on various things we will be doing during 2009, two of which are FILM NIGHTS and SIX SHOOTERS (a moderated panel discussion). We would like to do these on a quarterly basis and we will form subcommittees to handle the details. Ideas for other Programming initiatives are welcome and encouraged.
If you are unable to attend and want your ideas to be heard please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I will present them for you.
Remember, your voice is the voice of the Photo Alliance so come and be heard. We have a lot to do and it doesn’t get done without you! Look forward to seeing you there. There will be pizza; BYOB.
VP of Programming
Trees I Have Known
March 14 – May 3, 2009
Exhibition at the Lawrence Percolator www.lcava.org
Trees I Have Known will feature artwork and ephemera made by and collected by a diverse group of artists, thinkers, and neighbors whose work, narratives, and meditations reflect upon the tree as subject, metaphor or inspiration.
Inquiries and directions considered for the exhibition may include
Family Tree, Rope Swing, Tree Stump, Climbing Tree, Tree House, Tunnel Tree, Carved Seeds, Pits or Pods, Chainsaw Art, Unknown Specimens, Cataloged Specimens, Invented Specimens, Research, Lumberyard, Wooden Nickel Collection, Arboretum, Sap, Espalier, Germination, Totem Pole, Landmark, Hermits
2-D and 3-D works will be considered for the exhibition. If selected, work must be delivered ready to hang or install. Please note that the Percolator is a 600 square foot space with eight foot ceilings.
The idea for this Percolator exhibition was borne from a discussion with the curator of Trees & Other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture. The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will be showing Trees & Other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture concurrently.
Trees I Have Known Calendar
Saturday February 7, 2009 submit work via email (deadline) email@example.com
Monday February 16, 2009 notification of selection
Friday March 6, 2009 work must arrive ready to hang
Saturday March 14, 2009 exhibition opens
Submissions will be accepted via email
Submit digital images (jpg or png) of up to three different works to firstname.lastname@example.org with brief description (including size, date, medium) and price of work (if for sale) with contact information, including name, mailing address, gallery representation (if applicable), email, website url, and telephone.
Please limit each image sizes to 1mb; with file name: lastname_firstname_001.jpg
See attached PDF for complete details and visit www.lcava.org for updates
John Reeves & the Percolator
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A lecture by John H. Lawrence
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Closer Look: The Antebellum Photographs of Jay Dearborn Edwards, 1858–1861
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
6:30 p.m. • Counting House, 533 Royal Street
Seating is limited; call (504) 523-4662 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
The photographs of J. D. Edwards, currently on display at The Historic New Orleans Collection, represent the earliest known paper photographs of New Orleans. Edwards’s New Orleans photographs (1858–1861) capture the physical and architectural character of the city on the eve of the Civil War. These cityscapes provide a point of departure and reference for many of the 20th century’s urban-inspired photographers. In the final lecture presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Closer Look, curator John H. Lawrence will discuss pictures of New Orleans made by several photographers, suggesting both affinities and differences between Edwards’s work and their own, and the changing nature of how a city is perceived and photographed. Among the featured photographers are Charles L. Franck, Morgan Whitney, Arnold Genthe, and Clarence John Laughlin.
Check out the new issue of Fraction Magazine, which features the work of five photographers discovered at the PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review by reviewer David Bram, plus his review of the weekend's proceedings here. And while your there take a peek at the juried group exhibition, The Dress Show, which was curated by another PN3 reviewer, Melanie McWhorter.
Orleans Collection, photographers Charles Traub and Douglas Baz
masterfully capture the bell-bottomed glory of mid-Seventies Acadiana
with a powerful group of 30 black and white square-format photographs.
The content of the images is landscapes, portraits, and downright
quirky moments. The style is a deceptively simple black & white
that, while appearing "classic" in many outward pictorial qualities,
never fails to surprise with taut compositions and an exceptional
choice of subjects.
Consider "Boucherie II"; a large morbid pig's head in sharp focus is
held hand-puppet style by a man who may be either the butcher in
question or simply one enlisted to pose as mime. Or "Mardi Gras
Masker At Rest" where it takes a second look to determine the
carnival mask sitting atop a horse's rump is actually a face mask
tilted back on top of a reveler's head who lies back upon his horse.
These images are at once playful, surreal, macabre and ordinary.
Traub and Baz manage to reveal the strangeness of Cajun country by
just showing it to us without contrivance or artifice. The numerous
portraits in the show are all fine examples of this occasionally
surreal vibe. "Bride And Groom" in lesser hands would have been
cropped in close to the newly married couple, instead we see the
liberally "monied" pair (the Cajun tradition of pinning currency to
the white tux and bridal gown) standing under a large expanse of
mildewed plywood soffit outside their reception hall. In "Jockey
With Crop and Tack" a rural black teen in riding helmet stands before
a mixed-race gathering of horse bettors leaving us to ponder the
vagaries of segregation and integration in post-Civil Rights Louisiana.
The choice of subjects in the series is also noteworthy. As one who
has photographed the world of Zydeco music extensively I can only
envy the perfection of "Clifton Chenier" in his prime, shining vocal
mic firmly attached to his piano accordion, gold teeth gleaming.
"Accordion Player" is none other than the master of Cajun funk,
Nathan Abshire (a notoriously difficult-to-photograph musician)
laughing for the camera...in a sombrero! Traub and Baz were there
with film when it mattered and we are all the richer for it.
The prints appear to be slighly warm-tone digital giclees but they
display a luscious range of silvery grays, lovely film grain, and
tonal integrity. "Towboat Model" is a fine example of dreamlike
scale manipulation (a small tugboat model appears massive against
textures of lapping waves and backlit clouds) achieved through
perfect exposure and development.
Traub and Baz forego any singular authorship of these images as none
display either artist's name. Mr. Traub recalls: "It's hard to tell
who photographed what. Our styles melded together. It was a shared
undertaking. There was no real plan--just the desire to see,
experience, talk, engage, and photograph." It's hard to resist such
sincerity and the work fairly sings with their passion and
engagement. The exhibit will be up at the Williams Research Center,
410 Chartres Street, until February 20th.
Exhibition Opens Thursday, Jan 8th
Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St.
5-7pm, reception on the 2nd floor
The New Orleans Photo Alliance is seeking work that explores the nature of DESIRE to be exhibited during February and March, 2009 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery.
Desire is an eager wish to possess or enjoy. Its objects range from the pious to the sensuous to the mundane. Desire is, by its nature, unsustainable. Desire is fleeting, but images last forever. This exhibit encourages photographers to interpret, question or celebrate the myriad aspects of desire.
Deadline for submissions: Midnight, Monday, January 5, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, January 12, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 5, 2009, 6-9 pm
Exhibition: Saturday, February 5 - Saturday, March 21
Photographers are encouraged to enter up to 5 images. Please follow the link below to submit online and to view the submission guidelines. Details here.
I just wanted to give you an update on the workshop, which is starting to fill up. I hope that some of you take advantage of the opportunity and join us. Debbie Fleming Caffery is a great teacher and hasn't done a workshop in Louisiana for a long time, this is a great chance to work with her and have all that Carnival stuff to shoot. So if you are serious about working with her, her petit class is starting to fill up........we are in the Alliance Francais, great venue, and it will be a lot of fun. The site is still http://www.100eyes.org.
Thanks for your support.