Monday, July 21, 2014

Deadline approaching

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Photographers:

We have had a tremendous response to our call for entries for the “INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.”

We’ve received books from New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, Russia, Germany and all over the United States.  I’m excited to join our esteemed panel of jurors (listed below) in reviewing the books and selecting a group for exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum, on view from August 23-September 28, 2014.  Modeled on Barbara Tannenbaum’s DIY: Photographers and Books at the Cleveland Art Museum, our exhibition will present the books on tables in the gallery space so that visitors can handle and explore the books.

The deadline for submissions is approaching.  Books are due at Phoenix Art Museum by the end of the business day Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Sending a book is an easy three-step process:
1.       Fill out the online form.
2.       Print the email confirmation of the form and put it with your book.
3.       Mail the book to Phoenix Art Museum – please be sure it will arrive in time!

Thank you to those who have already sent books, shared the call for entries on social media, or who have told photographers about his opportunity.  There’s still time to spread the word – the call for entries includes all the details and the link to the online form.

Call for entries:

I welcome questions about the call or the exhibition, and I’m looking forward to introducing the Phoenix Art Museum visitors to the dynamic world of self-published photobooks!

JURY includes:

·         Abigail Nersesian (Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum),
·         Jennifer Barnella (Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum)
·         Joshua Chuang (Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography)
·         Mary Virginia Swanson (Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book)
·         Darius Himes (Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book)
·         Larissa Leclair (Founder, Indie Photobook Library)
Becky Senf
Norton Family Curator of Photography
Center for Creative Photography (joint appointment Phoenix Art Museum)

Call for entry

 I am an Auburn University student seeking artwork that addresses themes of injustice, failed community, and social problems large and small.  The works will be included in an exhibition this September at Fieldwork Projects, Auburn University Art Department’s new exhibition space.

          Work in any medium, including creative written responses, performance, and music, in addition to traditional media (painting, drawing, sculpture, photo, film, and video), will be accepted.

          Please see the attached prospectus for further details, and pass the information along to any students or colleagues who would be interested in participating.

Exhibition dates: September 15 – 19, 2014

Thank you,
Chloe Courtney
Biggin Gallery Student Worker

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Join us as we celebrate the opening of
Jack Leigh: Full Circle,
Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Thursday, July 17
5:30 p.m. | Reception
8 p.m. | Screening of Field of Dreams, one of Jack Leigh's favorite films

The reception and screening are free and open to the public. Wine, beer and other refreshments are available for purchase at TAD café.

About the exhibition
Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004 presents a rare, in-depth look into the career of a seminal photographer who devoted much of his life to capturing the traditional and changing landscapes, industries and people of Savannah and the low country. Leigh is perhaps most renowned for Midnight (1993), the photograph commissioned for the cover of John Berendt's novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Moving beyond this singular image, Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004 presents Leigh's work alongside mid-20th-century artists who inspired him, as well as contemporary artists influenced by his indelible legacy. Featured artists include William Christenberry, Walker Evans, Christine Hall, Marcus Kenney, Helen Levitt, Tobia Makover, Sally Mann, Lisa M. Robinson, Eva Rubinstein, George Tice and more.

The exhibition is on view July 15 through Oct. 2 and is generously supported by Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.

Learn more at

Signature image
Jack Leigh, Nets and Doors, silver gelatin print, 1986.
Photograph courtesy of the Jack Leigh Estate.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Second Shooter Needed for Savannah Wedding

2nd shooter needed for Savannah wedding THIS weekend. For more information, email Atlanta Photography Professor, Sandra Phipps

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Opening this Friday

Summer sales exhibition reception

Support your fellow SCAD artists Friday night at a reception for Immediate Surroundings, the annual summer sales exhibition featuring artwork by SCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The exhibition includes representational and abstract depictions of interiors and landscapes, people and cities, as well as interpretations of objects and environments — real and imagined — that examine the human desire to belong. In all, 68 SCAD artists working across a variety of creative disciplines are featured in the exhibition.

All artwork is available for purchase, and prices start at $25. The reception is free, open to the public and is part of the Gallery Hop.

Friday, June 27
6-8 p.m.

Gutstein Gallery
201 E. Broughton St.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Adobe Acheivement Awards Round 2

Deadline June 20, 2014

Category description
Appropriate entries for this category include single pictures or a series of up to ten related images. images must be photographic in nature and then digitally enhanced or manipulated primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.   

Submit your project in the following way:   

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as PDF files, with up to ten additional images of the submitted piece in JPEG format.
If invited into the semifinal judging round, you’ll need to:

Submit your entry in printed format
Include accompanying original digital files on CD or DVD in Adobe software format.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Call Southeast Regional Conference Proposals

Dear Southeast members,
We Are Seeking Regional Conference Proposals!
Please email your submissions for image-maker presentations, lectures, and short workshops (3 hours), demonstrations, regional graduate program presentations and student presentations to:
Deadline July 1st, 2014

Proposals must include name and contact information of the proposer, working title, a short, (200 words or less), description of proposed presentation, and presenter's biography (150 words). 10 Images should be submitted when appropriate to topic proposal. Images should not be more than 800 pixels at the longest dimension. A URL can also be provided with required materials for presentation or workshop proposal.
If accepted, presenters are required to purchase 2014 SPE membership.

For questions please contact conference chairs:
Angela Franks Wells and/or Daniel Kariko at

Our next regional SPE Conference will be held in Greenville, NC, on October 9th-12th, 2014!
SPESE 2014 "If You Build It…" will be hosted by East Carolina University.
We will be celebrating the constructed photographic image, and the role of process in image making. The creative process of making photographs will be explored through lectures, panels, and workshops featuring the talents and wisdom of accomplished regional and national artists, academics, and collectors. In addition, portfolio reviews, a raffle, and karaoke party will round out the weekend’s events. A gallery tour of Greenville will feature two world-class photographic exhibitions: "Image:Constructed::Constructed:Image", a national exhibition at ECU School of Art's Gray Gallery, curated by Angela Franks Wells, and a selection from the Allen Thomas Jr. Photography Collection, one of the most significant contemporary photo collections in the Southeast, at the Greenville Art Museum, curated by Daniel Kariko.
The keynote speaker is Aline Smithson, founder and editor of Lenscratch Blog:
Featured speakers include Thomas Allen:
and Amy Friend:
The southeast will be honoring educator Mary Ruth Moore, for her decades of teaching at the University of Georgia in Athens.

We also encourage you to send in nominations for the next regional chair by September 1st, 2014. The election will be held at the regional members meeting at the conference in October. Please send the name of the member you are nominating and their contact email.

Best regards,

Daniel Kariko
Assistant Professor, Photography Area Coordinator
School of Art & Design
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

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