Saturday, January 31, 2009

Workshop Teaching Opportunity for MAs and MFAs

On February 28th, the Admissions Dept. will be offering workshops to high school Juniors at the Savannah campus. Graduate students (MA and MFA) are invited to submit proposals for a 3-hour workshop to the Department Chair, Jenny Kuhla. This is an opportunity to supplement your teaching experience. There is a modest budget of $15/student for supplies, and the department can help to facilitate purchase.
Please submit proposals via email to
If Atlanta or e-Learning students are interested, we can look into providing travel reimbursement and accommodations in Savannah.

Call for Entries for SCAD Literary Journal, Artemis

John McKinnon will be accepting student, faculty, or alumni artwork for consideration for the cover of Artemis, SCAD's student literary journal. The artwork does not need to refer to anything involving the specific writing of the publication and can be anything you feel is engaging for the cover of a literary anthology. This is a very informal request and the selected artist will not be financially compensated but will get credit and some copies. A vertical format is preferable because of the orientation of the cover but horizontals will be accepted also. Here are the specifics for the submissions:

1. Files must be 10 inches on the long side at 300dpi at the native resolution. PLEASE Do not send files that have been sized up to meet the specifications. Save files as 12 quality jpegs.

2. File names must be the name of the artist. Example: Janedoe01.jpeg, JaneDoe02.jpeg.

3. Files must have the following information embedded:

Artist name, status (student, alumni, faculty), email address, phone number, title of work, medium.

This information can be put in the file using the "file info" window in Photoshop.

4. Files should be emailed to John Mckinnon at buy Thursday, February 5th.

PhotoAlliance Call for Entries

We are pleased to invite applicants for the Blue Earth Prize For Best Project Photography at the PhotoAlliance 2009 Our World Portfolio Review. This new award offered in partnership with PhotoAlliance provides recognition for photographic work best representing our mission: To raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments and social concerns through photography.

This award will highlight the work of one attendee in a special Featured Projects Section of our website, a newsletter article and blog follow-up about PhotoAlliance, the Review and the winner. Blue Earth will also waive the application fee for the winning photographer to submit for Blue Earth project sponsorship in our upcoming September 21st deadline as well as offer free membership for one year. Three runners-up will also be offered free submission for Project Sponsorship and a one-year Blue Earth membership.

PhotoAlliance 2009 Our World Portfolio Review
Addressing the Creative Ways We Explore, Portray, Express and Connect Communities Through Images.

March 13-15, 2009 in San Francisco
Deadline to submit your portfolio for consideration
February 13th, 2009

Reviewers are committed professionals representing a cross section of our community including book and magazine publishers, packagers and editors, museum, non-profit and commercial gallery directors and curators and leading educators and photographers.

Click on the entry form image to enlarge and print or

For a prospectus go to:

Friday, January 30, 2009

2009 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Last year's ADAA finalist in the Photography category, our very own Ian Aleksander Adams, won with images from his series, "Bad News." The deadline for the 2009 contest is June 5th, but entries are being accepted now.
For more information, go to

Alumnus David Field Exhibit at Oliver Gordon in Toronto

The deteriorated re
mains of an era of irresponsible leadership, greed, and negligence set the stage for New York photographer David Field’s latest series, Raze/Raise. Field has created a post-apocalyptic landscape indicative of the economic and moral collapse he feels has happened in America. With faded political posters, David speaks of an American ideal to be razed, and then raised again. Also shown is an excerpt from David’s surreal Pleasures of the Flesh series and other new works. Collectively, this exhibition promotes the tearing down of a failing system, and the rebuilding of a better one. All sets conceived and constructed in collaboration with set designer Jesse Kaufmann.

The exhibition runs from February 5th-27th, 2009. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, or by appointment.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Live Oak Photography Contest

Live Oak Photo Competition
Melon Bluff Nature Preserve, Keep Liberty Beautiful, The Coastal Courier, and the Hinesville Area Arts Council host the inaugural Live Oak Photo Competition and Exhibit. Photographers should seek to capture the live oak's beauty from minute details to its place in our natural landscape.

Diane Kirkland, former Georgia State Photographer and the 2008 DNR Artist-in-Residence is judging the contest.

The competition's Junior Division is for ages 10 years to 16 years and the Senior Division is open to people 17 years and older. Framed photographs (matting optional) may be dropped off in person between February 6th and 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Melon Bluff Nature Preserve at 2999 Islands Highway in Midway.

All entries must include title, photographer's name and contact information, division (junior or senior), price, if any, and the entry fee of $10 per submission for seniors -limit of 2 entries, and juniors: $5-limit of 1 entry.

Cash prizes are awarded for 1st through 4th places in the Senior Division and 1st through 3rd places for the Junior Division. For information or questions, please call (912) 880-4500 or

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Society for Photographic Education Southeast Scholarship Opportunity

The SPESE region is offering three scholarships to attend the National Conference in Dallas. Each scholarship is $500, one for an Adjunct Professor, one for an undergraduate student, and one for a graduate student in the region. The deadline is Friday, January 30. The prospective can be found on the SPESE website under News. Questions should be addressed to Rebecca Nolan,

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mark Seliger, Photo Assistant Position

In a down economy, dream jobs like this don't come up too often:


Currently, there is an opportunity to work fulltime as a first photo
assistant for Mark Seliger, one of the most well-respected and
successful editorial and portrait photographers in the photo industry
today. For over 25 years Mark Seliger has remained on the forefront
of the celebrity portraiture and fashion industries as he shoots
regularly for GQ, Vanity Fair, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue and others.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a seasoned assistant (minimum two years of
consistent NYC-quality assisting) with an upbeat and enthusiastic
attitude and a strong work ethic. All candidates must possess the
ability to operate effectively and efficiently under high-pressure
photo assisting situations. In order to do this you need be highly
organized and able to multi-task effectively during heavy shooting
periods. Also, your ability to adapt to an ever-changing and highly
demanding work schedule is imperative for success.

Time commitment:
We are looking for a minimum of a two-year commitment following an
eight-month training period.

Skill sets needed for the position:
-Experience using the following analog and digital camera systems:
Canon and Nikon digital 35mm systems, Hasselblad medium format camera
system using PhaseOne digital backs, Mamiya RZ, Pentax 67, and the
Sinar 4x5 and 8x10 large format systems.

-Substantial experience in teching, rating, and developing film.

-A strong background in using all types of grip equipment as well as
the ability to manage the power needs of large-scale location and
studio jobs.

-A high level of technical studio and location lighting experience
using Profoto, Dynalite, and Briese lights and light shaping tools.

-Proficiency in traditional black and white printing.

-Must have a great deal of experience using Photoshop (for retouching
and workflow management) as well as Capture One.

-International travel experience (i.e. use of a equipment carnet) as a
photo assistant, as well as valid passport + driver’s license.

Responsibilities of the Full Time Assistants:
The responsibilities outlined below are split between the full time
First and Second Assistants:
-Photoshoot Preproduction: creating equipment budgets, scouting shoot
locations, placing equipment orders, building assistant team, and
loading and teching film.
-Managing photo equipment rentals as well as overseeing and approving
all photo-related billing/purchases.
-Onset management of crew, delegation of tasks, and working with Mark
-Post-production: scanning negatives, retouching and compositing
images, and overseeing post-production (working as a liaison between
Mark and client as well as retouching company and client).
-You will be responsible for the organization and maintenance of
Mark’s extensive array of photographic, digital and camera equipment
(including shoot computers), as well as our in-house studio and
darkrooms. This includes finding creative solutions to everyday
photographic needs (including the organization or development of new
or existing equipment packages).

Compensation is salary based and highly competitive. Benefits offered
for this position include: overtime weekend day rates, health care +
dental package, partial cell phone reimbursement, use of dedicated
studio laptop and desktop (brand new), business-class upgrades on all
applicable flights, among others.

If you meet the criteria outline above, and are interested in learning
more about this position, please contact Patrick Randak at

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Solo Show Proposal

Desotorow Gallery is releasing a call for entries for an upcoming photojournalism/documentary exhibit, March 6-12, 2009. This solo show will be held in conjunction with "Creative Action"- a film series at Desotorow Gallery that celebrates the artistic use of the medium of film to explore social activism. The show will be on display during the screening of the series' first film, "Standard Operating Procedure", in which a documentary filmmaker examined the twelve photographs from Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison.

Artists should submit 15-20 images in the photojournalism/documentary style via email or CD. An artist statement is also required to accompany the images. Payment may be made online, or by cash or check made out to Desotorow Gallery.

Email Address:
Mailing Address: Desotorow Gallery- Creative Action Exhibition, 2427 De Soto Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401

Submission Fee: $25 Submissions due: February 20th
Selected artist will be notified: February 23rd Exhibit Dates: March 6-12 in TruSpace- a desotorow gallery

Visit to download the prospectus. Please call 912-335-8204 or email with further questions.

SPE National Conference Dallas Special Event

Special Pre-conference Event at the National SPE

SPE Special pre-conference event featuring Barbara Crane and her work this year. SPE members wishing to attend this event will need to adjust travel plans accordingly and sign up by calling SPE's national office before the end of January. The event is not included on the conference registration form - reservations can only be made by calling SPE's national office 216-622-2733.

If there are not enough reservations this event maybe cancelled.

Where: The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth

Date: Wednesday March 25, 2009 - the day before SPE's 46th annual conference in Dallas

Times: 2pm - bus to Amon Carter departs the Fairmont Hotel-Dallas (bus costs flat rate of $10 - cash or check on site please - for one-way or round trip)

3-5pm - view Barbara Crane exhibition and tour Amon Carter collection visit the Modern Art Museum-Fort Worth (free admission on Wednesdays!), the Kimbell Art Museum, and/or the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame - all within walking distance from the Amon Carter

5pm - lecture by Barbara Crane: It’s a Click I Belong To

6pm - reception at Amon Carter

7pm - (approx.) bus departs for return to Fairmont Hotel-Dallas (people who come straight to Fort Worth from the airport can store their luggage at Amon Carter and can take the return bus back to Dallas for the same flat rate of $10)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Photography Department Internship Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 28, 5:30 pm Bergen 308

Please join us for an Internship Panel Discussion
Sallyanne Oettinger, from the Career Center will be making a presentation about how the Career center can help you seek and secure an internship. The following students will discuss their past internship experiences.
Alison Behr, MFA Alumna
Sarah Balch, BFA
Lexi Hamilton, BFA
Molly Gottschalk, BFA
Tyler Goldman, BFA
Cory Scozzari, BFA

We would love to see you and please tell your friends!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Desotorow Presents Seminar Series for Artists!

Desotorow Gallery kicks off "Making Art Your Life's Work- A Professional Development Seminar Series for Artists" on Monday, January 26 at 7pm.

The first seminar, entitled "Business Resources for Artists" will be led by Lynn Vos, Savannah Area Director of Small Business Development Center. Vos will discuss the ins and outs of starting a small business as an artist, provide attendees with local resources available to them, and discuss pertinent issues that all new small businesses face. There will also be ample time at the end for Q & A.

All five seminars scheduled for the "Making Art Your Life's Work" series are geared toward providing artists living and working in our community with professional tools and resources for developing their careers and the knowledge of how to make their own art their business. All seminars are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please arrive at least 15 mintues early.

Tuesday, February 24, 7pm: "Copyright Issues for Artists"- led by Dr. Rachel Shane

Please check our website soon for a complete list of seminars scheduled for this series.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

PDN Photography Annual Deadline Approaching

This from alumnus, Mark Rubenstein:

Hi Guys, the PDN Photo Annual is upon us yet once again. This is a great way to get your work out there and seen by thousands of people. Self promotion is the key to being a good photographer. The contest has been running for many years now, the student category is always a great way to introduce yourself to the masses. The deadline for the contest is Jan 26th,2009. For more details check out there site at

Friday, January 9, 2009

Job Opening at Magnum

Subject: job available!
From: Jennifer Miller

POSITION: Editorial Representative/ New York

To maximize editorial opportunities and sales in North America,
working predominantly with print and online media, but also
developing new clients and markets among NGOs, government, and
private sector organizations.
To work under the direction of Francesca Sears, Global Editorial
Director in London and as a team player with fellow colleagues in the
Paris, New York and Tokyo offices.


Main Responsibilities
· To handle daily editorial assignments from North American
newspapers and magazines including negotiation of fees, liaising with
photographers, client contracts, expenses, embargoes, through to

· To promote the story ideas, works in progress and completed
projects of Magnum photographers to North American print & online media

Day to day responsibilities include

· To manage requests from press clients regarding photographer
stories, whereabouts, ideas

· To support photographers with conceptual & administrative
help relating to editorial assignments

· To write and pitch story ideas & photographers for new work
to clients

· To communicate with inter-office editorial colleagues
regarding new activities of photographers

· To manage updates to internal database for photographer
ideas, whereabouts, projects


· Participate in brainstorming within the department on new
opportunities & internal best practice

· Research new publications to approach & new clients to
support production of editorial work

· Support colleagues in other departments with relevant
information about current editorial activities

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

· Undergraduate and/or graduate education

· Experience within US picture industry/ minimum of 2 years

· Experience in a sales role including with contracts

· Strong organizational skills

· Ability to multi task important

· Proactive nature, outward going

· Knowledge of current affairs

· Strong interpersonal skills, ability to deal with artists

· Great communicator, able to effectively synthesize
photographer & client demands

· Strong team player, ability to share information with
colleagues quickly & concisely

· High computer literacy skills, Mac & PC preferable, knowledge
of ftp, Photoshop etc. an asset

· Foreign language skills an asset, English as first language

Salary: Dependent on experience.

Start Date: As soon as possible preferable. February 2009.

Send CV’s or contact with questions:
Jennifer Miller/ Magnum Photos NY -

Closing date for applications: 20th January 2009.

jennifer miller
c: 718 801 9029

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chip Duncan Lecture TIME CHANGE

See post below for more information. The lecture will be held at 2pm (not 7pm).

The lecture will take place on Friday, February 6th at 2 pm in Hamilton Hall Studio A (Room 130). Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Barefoot Workshops

2 Week Documentary Workshop in The Mississippi Delta
Start Date: February 15th, 2009

This 2-week DV workshop is designed for photojournalists who are looking to make the move to videojournalism and the web, new documentary filmmakers who want to launch their careers in web and television documentaries and for those with experience in some aspects of filmmaking that are looking to expand their skill, understanding and mastery of the whole process. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll.

Students will learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, DV camera, compact lighting methods, field sound, field editing and how to weave the story. To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at

This is one of many workshops that Barefoot will be running in 2009. In addition to the Mississippi Delta, check out our website to learn more about our workshops in Africa and how you can participate.

Tuition: $2,250.00 (includes tuition, housing and food)

Past Equipment Sponsors: Apple, Canon, Tekserve, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Anton Bauer, Lowel, D&M Professional

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)3, founded by Chandler Griffin in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We assist organizations and individuals to use media, music and the arts, to accelerate progress and program goals in areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, resettlement, youth empowerment, civil rights, and democracy building. We have worked with partners as diverse as UNESCO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, The U.S. State Department and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), to pioneer new formats and “media templates” that reinforce citizen-led, community-owned solutions to these challenges.

The main goal of Barefoot Workshops is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to use sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

"The Extended Moment"- Call for Entries

Desotorow Gallery is seeking submissions of photographic works for a juried exhibit scheduled for February 13-18. The exhibit, "The Extended Moment," will be juried and curated by a Guest Curator, Craig Stevens. Work submitted to this exhibit should explore the idea of the extended moment- a longer exposure, multiple exposure, or a sequential imagery theme.

Craig Stevens is currently a photography professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, and he has also taught at the Maine Photographic Workshop for 29 years. He has written numerous articles about photographic craft and vision and is a respected workshop leader and teacher. He is also the proprietor of L' Atelier, a fine art digital printing service in Savannah, GA. Please visit Stevens' website to learn more.

Submissions (in digital form only) are due to Desotorow Gallery by January 23, 2009. Submissions may be made via mail:
Desotorow Gallery
2427 De Soto Avenue
Savannah, GA 31401

or by email:

Artists may submit up to 5 works for a $12 fee. Payment made be made via PayPal on Desotorow's website:
or by check or cash mailed to Desotorow Gallery.

The exhibit will take place in TruSpace- a desotorow gallery. Please call 912-335-8204 or email with further questions.

Wedding Photographer Needed

Wedding Photographer(s) Needed:
Seeking exceptional photographers (one or two) to shoot a fabulous beach wedding on Hilton Head Island! Would love to have great portrait and candids to document my May 9, 2009 wedding. The ceremony will take place outside on the sandy beaches of Hilton Head, and the reception at the Beach house directly behind the ceremony site. There will be approximately 120 guests.
If interested, please send me samples of your work (either via a website or files sent via email).
Payment to be negotiated.
Megan Kelley

Save the Date: An Evening With Chip Duncan

Documentary Filmmaker/Photographer, Chip Duncan will discuss his work, new images from his book, Enough to Go Around, and his experiences filming and photographing in the developing world. Duncan has documented the people and events in Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kenya, and Peru, and a selection of his photographs will be on display in Hamilton Hall in conjunction with his lecture.

The lecture will take place on Friday, February 6th at 7 pm in Hamilton Hall Studio A (Room 130). Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

CMYK Call for Aspiring Creatives Vol. #44

CMYK magazine announces a call for entries in various categories, including photography. This is an excellent opportunity to get your work published and nationally recognized. A limited number of entry-fee grants will be awarded by the Photography Dept. to cover the $45 entry fee for submission of up to 15 images.
Contest Entry deadline is Monday, January 19th
The deadline for consideration for the entry-fee grant is Thursday, January 15th.
For consideration, please submit a portfolio of up to 15 images on CD. Include your name, student ID number, local address, local telephone number, email address, and a brief bio/statement. Submissions can be placed in Jenny Kuhla's mailbox, room 201/Bergen.
For contest information, go to

Sunday, January 4, 2009

400-level Special Topics Elective

Open to upper-level undergrads and grads for elective credit, a Special Topics course, Directed Corporate Sponsorships, has been developed to propose a re-design of Pulaski Square. Professors John Lowe and Victor Ermoli would welcome a student interested in documentary photography. For more information, please contact Dean John Lowe at

Friday, January 2, 2009

SCAD Photo Education Fellowship

A generous donation to the photography department has made it possible for us to award 2 grants of $500 each to cover expenses for attending the SPE National Conference in Dallas this year. Any full time SCAD photography major is eligible.

Entry Guidelines

Eligibility limited to current, full-time undergraduate and graduate SCAD photography majors.

Award of $500 must be used for travel/conference fees for the 2009 SPE (Society for Photographic Education) National Conference in Dallas.

Please submit a cohesive portfolio of 10-20 images on CD. Images should be at least 72 dpi at a viewing size of 10 inches (shortest dimension). Files should be saved as .jpgs.

Place CD in a paper sleeve and staple to entry form. You may also attach a list of corresponding image titles, artist’s statement, and/or résumé (all optional).

Applications can be dropped of in the box in room 201/Bergen Hall.

DEADLINE: January 31st, 2009

Click to enlarge and print entry form, or pick up a form in rm. 201/Bergen.

Ai-Ling Chang MFA Thesis Exhibition

An opening reception for Ai-Ling Chang's thesis mixed media installation will be held January 9th from 6-10 pm at Meddin Emerging Artists Theater.
2333 Louisville Road, Savannah

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