Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Musuem Photography Job Opportunity

National Deadline: Open Until Filled or January 1, 2008 - The Museum seeks a Photography Technician to be responsible for post-production/final quality control and color correction of original digital pictures for publication; and for scanning and adjusting existing film images for publication. The Photography Technician may assist Museum Photographers on set and perform routine studio tasks as directed. Requirements include a BFA in Photography, one year of professional experience, superior color perception and a strong understanding of photographic quality and technologies. He/she must have excellent Photoshop skills and proficiency with Mac computers and ink jet printers. Ideal candidates will be able to work both independently and as a member of a team, be able to anticipate workflow, and possess a sensitivity to handling original works of art.

Applying for a Position at the Museum:

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to create and maintain a diverse community.

When you apply for a specific position, your material is kept on file for one year. If you have sent your material for general consideration, it will be kept on file for six months from the date it was received. The Museum will contact you if an interview is considered appropriate. Due to the volume of mail received, the Museum is unable to respond to telephone inquiries regarding application status.

Please indicate the position(s) desired and forward a cover letter and resume to one of the addresses listed below. The preferred method of application is via e-mail, using a Microsoft Word format.

When submitting your resume via U.S. mail or electronically, please follow the applicable formatting guidelines shown below.

* Use only white or light-colored standard sized, 8 x 11 inch paper.
* Use a standard font, or type, such as Arial, Courier or Times Roman.
* Do not use fonts smaller than 10 point.
* Avoid the use of characters such as , , etc.
* Do not enhance your resume by using borders, boxes, graphics, or shadows.
* Please submit an original copy, not a fax copy or a photocopy.
* Be sure to include your name, address and phone number on the front page of your resume. We also ask that your name is at the top of each subsequent page.
* Please send only one copy of your cover letter and resume to the Philadelphia Museum of Art—duplicate copies are not necessary.

You may e-mail your resume to:

* E-mail:
* Please include the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the e-mail.

Or, if you wish to mail your resume, please send it via U.S. Mail or facsimile to:

* Human Resources Department
Philadelphia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646
* Fax: (215) 684-7977

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Save Kodak Infrared Film!

Are you one of the users of Kodak's HIE-135?

James WIlliams, a landscape photographer and author of an infrared photography manual, has stated an global, online campaign to try to save the film. Kodak announced last month that it would cease production on the film, following their continuing trend to phase out underperforming film based materials. The same announcement included Ektachrome 64 and 100 emulsions.

Amateur Photographer - Photographer Launches Campaign to Save Infrared Film

Amateur Photographer - Kodak Discontinues Film

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Saatchi Gallery Online Student Forum

From the Gallery Director:

"As we continue to develop new and exciting opportunities for the artists on the site we are also hoping to ensure that students of the highest calibre are fully aware of the site and the resources it has to offer them.

We hope it provides a suitable platform for students to present their portfolio to a global audience, gathering ideas and inspiration through discussion with their peers and through the presentation of over 40,000 professional artists’ portfolios that are currently featured on the site.

I wish to highlight to yourself and your colleagues three of the more interesting sections of the site which may prove particularly useful, this includes the essays section, the crits section and the Magazine which features up to date news about exhibitions from around the world.

We recently had our first major STUART exhibition in the UK featuring the winners of our 4 New Sensations competition set up for graduating artists in conjunction with the broadcaster Channel 4. From the 20 finalists 2 Graduates’ work was acquired by the Zabludowicz Collection and many of the other students sold work to private collectors and were invited to participate in Solo and group exhibitions at professional galleries including the Alexia Goethe Gallery, Primo Alonso gallery and the Royal Scottish Academy.

We also took a selection of Saatchi Online and STUART artists to the Zoo Art fair in London providing the opportunity for the artists to sell their work commission free at this prestigious event which runs alongside the Frieze art Fair. Our aim for the next year is to continue to give our student artists similar opportunities internationally."

For more information, go to the STUART website.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Calls for Entry

Open Call for Photography Portraiture Show
Lana Santorelli Gallery
(New York NY)

This is an open call for submissions for Lana Santorelli Gallery’s photography portraiture exhibition. Priority deadline for submissions is December 31st, 2007.

Submission Guidelines:

Please include your resume, brief artist statement, cover letter, and artwork detail list (including title, medium, dimensions, and retail pricing of each piece submitted).

Please email images or mail CD or hard copy of images, no slides please.

Please only submit work relevant to the theme described above.

We will not return submissions from artists who request their packages be mailed back unless artist has sent sufficient return postage. We prefer to keep artists’ work in our files to consider them for future shows.

Please send submissions to:
Lana Santorelli Gallery
110 W 26th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10001

REDSAW Gallery
(Newark NJ)

Title: FAKES
RedSaw Gallery is seeking submissions for a group exhibition curated by Asha Ganpat. We are looking for artist-made sculptures and 2-d work depicting everyday objects which are completely re-fabricated, work that looks like
a real and mass-produced thing, run of the mill and un-special. We are interested in works which trick the viewer at first glance. Humor and irony are greatly encouraged. Open to artists working in all media. Proposals should include size (and frame size, if applicable) and a brief description of the submitted

This show is open to all artists working in any media. All forms of art are eligible. There is a limit of 5 entries per artist. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. All work must be ready for installation or hanging.

Digital submissions only. Please include in a single zip file: resume, images, numbered image list with medium, year, and dimensions.

The FINAL deadline is Friday December 14, 2007. All entries must be received by midnight, no exceptions.

There is no fee for submission.

JPEG images, please include a single reference sheet with image titles numbered. Include the title, media, dimensions, and date of the work.

Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later then December 21, 2007. Notification will be made by e-mail.

All work is to be received between January 23 and January 27. Work may be delivered by hand or by private, pre-paid shipment. Artist pays for return shipment. Return packaging is required. No substitutes of accepted artwork
shall be permitted.

RedSaw asks for 30% from the sales of exhibited work.

December 14 entry deadline
December 21 acceptance notification
by January 27 receiving of art work
February 1 exhibition opens
February 1 opening reception 6-9pm
February 21 exhibition closing date
February 21 - 23 removal of work


RedSaw Gallery
585 Broad Street
Newark, NJ

The Altered Landscape Photography Competition
Newspace Center for Photography
(Portland OR)

Newspace Center for Photography invites you to Submit your images that you feel depict an "altered landscape." From simple and subtle ways like gardens, power lines and billboards to the more obvious like bridges, power plants and factories the impact of humankind is almost everywhere we turn.

The competition is open to photographers using any type of photographic process, color or black & white, traditional or computer generated/manipulated images. There are no restrictions on the date of the image(s).

Entries should illustrate or explore the theme described. Newspace encourages individual artistic interpretation of its theme. We believe this will make for more diverse and therefore more interesting exhibitions. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

The entry fee is $5 per image, you may enter as many images as you like. Fill out the entry form and submit it with your images via email or physical mail with images on a cd. Entry materials will not be returned.

The entry deadline is Friday, December 28th, The exhibition will take place at the Center from February 8th through 27th, with an opening reception Friday, February 8th 7-10pm.

Visit our website for full prospectus.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

CCNY Residency for Alumni

The Camera Club of New York invites emerging photographers, who are
not enrolled in college or graduate photo programs, to apply for a
three-month residency at its new facility at 336 W. 37th St. (Suite
200.) A jury will select four residents for 2008. Residents will
receive film, paper, and stipends, and will have access to CCNY's
darkrooms (black and white and color) and shooting studio, up to
three printing/shooting sessions per week during a three-month term.
(Living accommodations not provided.) Please send a CD with 10
images, jpg files only at 72dpi, approx.1024 x 768 pixels (no more
than 1 MB), with cv and separate image description list (title, date,
medium, dimension) and any support materials to Camera Club of New
York, 336 W. 37th St, Suite 200, NY, NY 10018-4212 by Dec. 15th
(postmark deadline.) Please be sure to label your CD and include SASE
for return of materials. Decisions will be announced by Dec. 23. The
first residency begins Jan 2, 2008. This program is supported by New
York State Council for the Arts. For questions, email us at

Friday, December 7, 2007

Great Job Opportunity

Thanks to Greg Ceo for the following:

For anyone interested in learning about the business of photography from the "other" side:

Tricia Joyce is a photographers rep and is looking for an
office assistant/associate.


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Princenkrantz and Pomodernism ain't Dead

ripped from the pages of the ny times and controversial as ever... it's ironical like a bionicle... check the link before it disappears into the archive.. 

Forum - Buying Cameras

I received a question from a grad student who is looking to invest in a medium format camera:

I am thinking about investing in a Hasselblad. I would like some recommendations in models, lenses, and where to buy one. I am thinking that it would be the best camera for my thesis show. I think the mobility and clarity of the Hasselblad would be great for my project. But I want to know what other's think.

Dropping money on that first professional grade camera, if you haven't made such a high dollar purchase before, can twist your guts. It can be vexing if you know you are buying into technology that may be superseded in a couple of years.

Any suggestions, recommendations, tips, nightmares, or other tales from those who have recently foraged stacks of brand literature or technical support?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

From Newsweek

Nathan Kula suggested that we read and discuss the following from Newsweek magazine:


Is Photography Dead?

Is Photography Dead?

The last art form to be tethered to realism, its factual validity has lately been manipulated and pixelated to the point of extinction. Photo: Cindy Sherman; Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stock Giant Close to Profit This Year

This story from Reuters - Corbis, a stock giant, owned by Microsoft's Bill Gates, reports that it will finally make a profit this year.

Not a part of the article, but related: Corbis set a unique example over a decade ago by buying digital reproduction rights to historic images, believing that those were the only ones that mattered. A decade ago, Corbis purchased the Bettman Archive, a storehouse of historic images from the last century, and stored all the prints and negatives underground for storage. Therefore, you can buy back your history if Corbis finds it profitable enough to digitize.

College Photographer of the Year

Check out the site for this year's College Photographer of the Year
College Photographer of the Year. This photo is from a winning portfolio from Travis Dove of Ohio University. A couple of questions: 1) How do your docu-journal images compare? 2) How can we get more SCAD students in on the action?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Calls for Entry


The Nevada State College Multicultural Gallery will review entries for the 2008 National Photography Exhibition. There is no set theme, but work should be suitable for general public viewing. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to submit. Entry fee.

Entry form available from:


Artists working in any and all media are invited to submit existing work, or propose new work, in response to the following: Theory and Practice. In the gulf between what one wants to be and what one is, what you want and what you have, the way things ought to be, and the way they are. What we imagine it being anything could be and what it is. The tension and void between the two. No entry fee.


Gallery Aferro
c/o Emma Wilcox + Evonne M Davis
248 Sherman Av #43
New York NY 10034


Collecting proposals for the upcoming exhibition INTO THE
LIGHT. Application is open to artists working in any media, whose work is centered on one (or more) of the following central ideas: LIGHT/ INNOVATION/ OPTIMISM. The requirements for this exhibition are purposely left abstract, leaving room for interpretation. Artwork may be 2D, 3D, installation based, new media or other. Light-based works MUST be safe for indoor exhibition. The exhibition will run from March 15th to April 26th 2008, Entry fee.


The Honfleur Gallery
Attn: Into The Light
1227 Good Hope Road SE
Washington DC 20020


The 29th Annual Monmouth County Arts Council Juried Art Show & Sale, January 26th - March 2nd, 2008. We've Gone Digital! Call For Entries. Works of fine art in all media. Entry fee.


Terri Thomas
Monmouth County Arts Council
107 Monmouth St Suite 3
Red Bank NJ 07701



Are you a Latino Artist ready to show your talent and Sabrosura to the world? Dr. Pepper is searching for a Latino Artist who will show the world what being a Latino really means. Enter the Dr. Pepper Sabrosura Art Contest and you could win a cash prize if your art is selected as part of the 2008 Dr. Pepper Hispanic marketing campaign. One grand prize winner may also have their art represented on a Dr. Pepper can, for the 1st time ever. Grand Prize of $5000, plus other cash awards.

To participate:

Sabrosura Arte Contest
Box 6032
Clear Lake MN 55319-6032


Open to all visual artists in all media. Entries must have been completed within the last two years. Up to six artists are awarded annually with a gallery exhibition in one of two gallery spaces (each approximately 13’ x 25’) at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona. No entry fee.


Eleanor H Feeley
Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona PA 16601



It was created in 1995 by the Department of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) as an annual event for artists living and working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video or performance). Participants are eligible for $4,500 in awards, and each will receive an illustrated catalog. Exhibition dates are April 5-May 18, 2008. Entry fee.

For a prospectus:

Christian H Cutler
Director of Galleries
Box 13041 SFA Station
Nacogdoches TX 75962



Artists working in any and all media are invited to submit existing work, or propose new work, in response to any of the following: things that just won't die, multiples, fecundity, regeneration, splicing, graft, hybridization, miscegenation, do it yourself genetic testing kits, "she's not my sister she's my daughter", "one drop," 3/5 of a person, genetically modified foods, bio art, the prosecution of bio artists, the undead, the semi-living, Jonestown, the elderly woman who got a DNR order tattooed on her chest, the undying popularity of zombie films, Scopolamine, and of course, well, bunny rabbits. Entry fee.


Emma Wilcox
Gallery Aferro
248 Sherman Av #43
New York NY 10034

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