Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Photo History Course To Be Offered Fall 2009

This upper-level elective can be taken by undergrads or by grads as an elective. For more information, contact Professor Fred Gross at

ARTH 476 Documentary Photography and the Portrait 1945-Present

Course Description
Covering the history of documentary photography from ca. 1945 to the present, students will examine major photographic movements, styles, critics, and theoretical perspectives. The focus will be on the rich and varied critical and theoretical discourse circulating between photographs, or images using photography, and the texts which helped frame the most significant contributions to contemporary photography. Prerequisite: Any 300-level ARLH/ARTH course. [Waived with permission of instructor and completion of any 200-level ARLH/ARTH course]

Course Outline
Class 1: Introduction: Riis, Hine, the Social Document
Class 2: Lange, Evans, Sander
Class 3: War documentary, "The Decisive Moment"
Class 4: The New York School and Street Photography
Class 5: Harlem on My Mind: James Van Der Zee and Roy de Carava
Class 6: Life magazine and American documentary Photography in the 1950s
Class 7: The Family of Man Exhibition, Robert Frank's The Americans; William Klein
Class 9: The Counter-Culture of the Sixties and the Social Panorama: Arbus, Avedon, Clark
Class 10: New Documents: Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand
Class 11: Documentary Photography and Performance Art in the 1960s
Class 12: Dark Suburbia: Michael Lesy, Les Krims, Bill Owens
Class 13: Color Suburbia: Eggleston, Meyerowitz
Class 14: Documentary Photography and Conceptual Art: Graham, Huebler, Rosler, Sekula
Class 15: Documentary, Portraiture and Fashion
Class 16: Personal Documentary: Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans
Class 17: Documentary and Postmodern Critique
Class 19: Portraiture and Identity
Class 20: 21st Century Documentary Photography and Portraiture

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rachel Ormiston MFA Thesis Exhibition

Rachel Ormiston's thesis exhibition of photographs, The Geometry of Things, opens this Friday, May 29th, from 7 - 10pm at TruSpace.

Wedding Photographer Needed for June 6th Wedding

Date: June 6th, 2009
Where: Scarborough House/Ships of the Sea Museum. MLK Blvd.
What: Need photographer to take color/black and white photos of before wedding, during wedding and after.
Cost: We are on a tight budget so looking to spend around $1500.00
Susan Murdoch
(912) 508-9288

Friday, May 22, 2009

Silver & Ink Publication

The Silver & Ink 2009 Publication has arrived!
The books are in Larry Murphy's office 201 (Bergen Hall), you may pick 1 copy up at your earliest convenience. Those of you who have an image in the publication may have 10 copies. Thank you for your hard work and patience throughout the quarter, we hope you all enjoy the book!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Photographer Needed for Halloween Wedding

Photographer needed to shoot a small Halloween wedding. For more information, please contact Karen Campbell at

Michelle Cornejo Thesis Exhibition

"Saigon to Hanoi", MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition by Michelle Cornejo
May 22-27, 2009
Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, Ga
Opening Reception May 22nd, 6-9pm

"Saigon to Hanoi" is a series of images documenting the artist's recent journey through Vietnam.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Greatest Show on Earth

Attend The Greatest Show on Earth
A Photography Exhibit by Senior Erin Riley
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 6-9pm
Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 42 MLK. Jr. Blvd.

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Publication.

Prof. Scott Dietrich recently had numerous images appear in the first comprehensive book about Mary Nohl, a fascinating and eccentric Wisconsin artist. You can get more information and maybe even purchase a copy at:

Friday, May 8, 2009

Abandoned Kitteh Needs a Home

MFA candidate Emily Metzguer found this little kitteh near DesotORow. The kitteh needs a loving home. If you can help, email Emily at

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sports Photographer Needed for Local Kids Soccer Tournament

A photographer is needed to shoot team photos, document a kids' soccer tournament (action shots) and portraits of division winners. While there is no payment up front (images will be used on the team website), there is the potential to earn money by selling images to parents.
For more info, please email Tina Barefield at

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Adena Giamberdino Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception


Adena Giamberdino's Thesis Exhibition of large-scale digital prints, food(e)scapes, opens this Friday, May 8th at Alexander Hall from 6-8 pm.

B&H Photo Student Buyer's Guide Call for entries

B&H Photo is calling for submissions from photo schools around the country for the next issue of the Student Buyer's Guide (SBG).

DEADLINE: Friday, May 16, 2009, 12:00 noon

In the back of the book, we feature a student photo in a bit called "Behind the Shot".
In addition, the student writes a quick blurb about how the image was captured, and shot specs.

It's a great opportunity for student exposure. The SBG has a print run of around 10,000. There's no compensation, other than publicity trade out. We feature the student's work, plug the school and the student's website.

Ideally, we're looking for something narrative. How was this image captured? By chance? Is there a quirky or odd story behind or in front of the image? Feel free to also surprise us, and throw in a curve ball
that you think might "fit".

As far as what's off limits - nudity. B&H is a fairly conservative organization, so the art director requested something family friendly.

For submission guidelines, please contact J.P. Reglado at

Wedding Photographer Needed

Photographer needed for a November 7th Savannah wedding. Please contact Brian at for more information and his portfolio submission preferences.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Berenice Abbot Emerging Photographer Award

The 2009 Berenice Abbott Prize
for an Emerging Photographer
Deadline: July 17, 2009

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is pleased to announce The 2009 Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer. Deadline: July 17, 2009. One person is selected for this prize and is given a one-person, all expenses paid, exhibition at the Julia Dean Gallery in Venice Beach, California, on October 17, 2009, plus a Canon EOS50D/E 28-135 Kit.

This year’s juror is Tim Wride, who was Curator of the Department of Photographs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for 14 years, before becoming the founding Executive Director of No Strings Foundation, a Los Angeles-based non–profit that provides individual artist grants to U.S. photographers.

Berenice Abbott was a photographer of great accomplishment. Known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s, Berenice was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, not matter what the subject matter. This award is in her honor.

What constitutes an Emerging Photographer?
An emerging photographer does not mean a young photographer, though a young photographer can certainly enter. Rather, it means that you have an accomplished body of work that has not yet been exhibited or published widely.

Criteria & Scope
Whether a fine art photographer or documentary photographer, the work submitted for this contest should reflect a cohesive body of work.

Sponsored by
A&I Photographic and Digital Services
Canon USA
Universal Art Gallery
The Julia Dean Photo Workshops

For Guidelines and Application:

For Questions Contact:
Julia Dean

Reminder on Upcoming SCADStyle Lectures 6
"A Life in Photography" Lecture by Joyce Tenneson
Wednesday, 6 p.m., Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.
Haunting, ethereal, pensive, mystical - all of these words describe the photographic style of Joyce Tenneson. Her pictures command a complex and intense emotional response from the viewer, which has made Tenneson one of the leading photographers of her generation. Tenneson tells stories from her 40-year career as one of America's foremost fine art photographers. SCAD Style events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 13
"The Tintype and Beyond" Lecture by Robb Kendrick
Wednesday, 2 p.m., Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah, Ga.
National Geographic photographer and author of "Still: Cowboys at the Start of the 21st Century," Robb Kendrick shows tintypes made in the traditional 19th-century mode. He also presents tintypes combined with other mediums and incorporated into 3-D pieces. A world traveler, Kendrick's true passion is wet-plate photography, a historic technique he captured in his latest book. SCAD Style events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

SIGGRAPH Asia Call for Entries


Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
16-19 December 2009

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Art Gallery is calling for artworks and works of design to be showcased in the 2nd edition of the annual SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Yokohama, Japan.

The 2009 Art Gallery The Art Gallery will feature a diverse, international body of art and design by emerging and established artists, ranging from pieces driven by technology to works that critically comment on our technological society. the exhibit will be made up of both curated and juried work, and the works will be selected based on four criteria-the depth of the concept of the work, aesthetics, craftsmanship, and relevance to the theme of the show.

The theme for the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Art Gallery will be ADAPTATION. How does man or other species change to fit new circumstance and conditions in an ever-changing world? How does a species develop physically and behaviorally in order to survive and reproduce? How is technology used to achieve adaptation, or how does it destroy one’s ability to adapt? Has technology really helped us adapt? At this critical time in humanity’s evolutionary journey, we are looking for artworks that respond to these kinds of questions. We are calling for artworks that resonate strongly with our challenging existence in an ever-changing world of technological advances, environmental crisis, and global shifts of consciousness.

The medium can include but are not limited to the following categories:

• 2D, 3D artwork: such as digital prints, paintings, and sculpture
• Art installations and environments
• Interactives: installations, web-based art, responsive media, robotics, touch-screens
• Time-based work (video/animation): for monitors, installations, or projections
• Artwork using digital communities: including alternative networks, mobile, and locative media
• Performance: Electronically mediated performances, interactive performances, and digital art happenings.
• Artwork using digital audio
• Works of Design

The exhibition will consist of a curated body of work and a juried body of work. The jury will be made up of artists and professionals working in the field of fine art, new media, and computer graphics. We are accepting submissions globally, and we encourage artists of all nationalities to apply. Visual Artists new to SIGGRAPH who have relevant artworks are encouraged to apply.

The members of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Art Gallery Jury are:

Yuko Oda (New York Institute of Technology), Mariko Tanaka (Independent Curator/Cavin-Morris Gallery), Hans Tammen (Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center), Jing Zhou (Monmouth University), Terry Nauheim
(New York Institute of Technology), Yuka Yokoyama (Co-director, Basekamp),
Katie Morabito (New York University), Matthew Garrison (Albright College), Nobuo Takahashi (Nagoya City University), Ellen Pearlman (Yuanfen Gallery, Beijing/Brooklyn Rail), Yasuo Ohba (Namco Bandai Games)

Once accepted, the artist will work closely with the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Committee to ship and display the work in Yokohama. There will be an installation crew to support with the technical and physical aspects of the installation. Performances will be scheduled in advance, and advertised on the website and in printed conference materials. Artists who are able to attend the conference in Japan will be encouraged to give an artist talk, and participate in artist panel discussions.

Accepted artworks will be exhibited in Yokohama Pacifico during the conference in December, 2009. Accompanying the exhibition will be an extensive catalogue, Digital Experiences, online exhibit, online archive, and promotional video on DVD to document and archive the artwork. Press tours and other media outreach will be organized to further increase the impact and publicity of the exhibition.

The submission deadline is 5 June, 23:59 UTC/GMT. The jury's decisions will be announced in early August.

Full submission details can be found at:

We look forward to seeing your submission for SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Art Gallery!

Friday, May 1, 2009

National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest

Wallula Gap, WA (J. Clement)

Wallula Gap, WA (J. Clement), First Place Winner of the 2008 NNL Photo Contest

Announcing the 2009 NNL Photo Contest

The National Natural Landmarks Program is pleased to announce the start of the 6th Annual NNL Photo Contest! National Natural Landmark designation is bestowed upon natural areas that exemplify our country’s biological and geological heritage. The 586 NNLs nationwide represent a wide variety of significant natural features, and possess scientific significance, educational value and exceptional scenic beauty.

Deadline is June 30th. See link below for details.

Photography Tutor Needed

SCAD's Learning Assistance services is looking for upper-level undergrads or graduate students who are fluent in Adobe Lightroom and CS4 to serve as tutors. This is a paid position, and a great line for your CV if you're interested in teaching. If interested, please email

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