Sunday, January 31, 2010

Call for Entries - "Spoked" by Desotorow Gallery

Desotorow Gallery is now accepting submissions for “Spoked”, a juried exhibition featuring work about the bicycle and/or cycling culture. This exhibit is open to national and international artists (professional, emerging, and student). Open to works of all genres and media. Submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable entry fee of $15. Submissions Due by 5pm EST on February 12, 2010. Exhibit runs February 26 – March 10, 2010. Download the prospectus at www.desotorow.org.

Feb 12 - Submissions Due by 5pm EST
Feb 15 - Notifications Emailed
Feb 24 - Accepted Work Due to Gallery
Feb 26 - Exhibit Opens
March 5- Opening Reception
March 10 - Exhibit Closes
March 12 - Return of Work Begins (Pick-up/Ship)
March 26 - Deadline for the Pick-Up of Work

Desotorow Gallery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located at 2427 De Soto Avenue in Savannah, GA. Please contact us at info@desotorow.org or 912-335-8204 with any questions.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Job Opportunity, Photography Sales

PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALIST

For our renowned New York client, we are seeking a Photography Specialist. The successful candidate will work to source property for sale; create and develop long-term client relationships; manage existing client accounts; work with marketing, administration and other
sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals. Detailed knowledge of the international art market, a developed client list and strong general knowledge of photography is essential.

The ideal applicant will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 years experience in an art gallery or auction house; and exceptional communications, interpersonal and organizational skills. Salary 60 K and excellent benefits.

Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and the names of three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The South Magazine Looking for Bloggers

The South Magazine, the publication that celebrates the style of the new South, is seeking talented, enthusiastic and experienced writers to generate fun, fascinating website content.

Do you enjoy participating in the community? Do you have something interesting to say about Savannah’s many cultural scenes? The South magazine is offering freelance blogging opportunities in the following subjects:

Music: Covering music events, local music news, musician interviews, music community commentary and show and venue reviews.

Art: Covering art events such as gallery openings, exhibitions and reviews, local artist profiles, etc.

Stage and Screen: Covering all stage and screen events including plays, movies, musicals and stand up reviews.

Photographing any event or gathering images for the blog will be encouraged.

A freelance blogger with The South, is responsible for 1 posting per week, will receive exclusive invites to subject-relevant events and is asked to represent the magazine at local happenings. Successful candidates for these positions should have strong writing skills and moderately flexible schedules. Candidates should be responsible, gregarious, professional, dependable and enthusiastic about the Savannah community.

Please submit your resume and writing samples to erin@thesouthmag.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

$50K Prize for a Georgia Artist

For more information, link to ArtsCriticATL article:
http://www.artscriticatl.com/2010/01/breaking-news-the-hudgens-prize-to-award-50000-to-a-georgia-artist/

For guidelines, go to:
Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts.

Must See Lecture

Arnold Hall, 7pm, Thursday, January 28th.
Stanley Fish, PhD, critically acclaimed author and the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor at Florida International University, is the author of 11 books, most recently, "Save the World on Your Own Time," on higher education.

Get there early to get a seat!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Call for Entries to "Gendered"

Desotorow Gallery announces a call to artists for “Gendered,” an exhibition to be held Feb. 12-24. “Gendered” will be a juried exhibition of works of art exploring gender and identity.

The juried exhibition “Gendered” is open to national and international artists of all levels. To be considered, an entry form, entry fee, artist statement and digital images of the artwork should be submitted to Desotorow Gallery by 5pm, Jan. 29. A $15 submission fee allows for the submission of up to 3 pieces of work. Artists will receive notification of the list of selected pieces through email on Feb. 1.

Further information about submitting work for the exhibition “Gendered,” including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at http://www.desotorow.org/exhibits/call.html.

Any questions about Desotorow Gallery and this exhibition can be addressed by calling 912.335.8204 or emailing info@desotorow.org.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Internship Opportunity at Smithsonian

Stephanie Christensen (Ogeneski)
Digital Imaging Manager
National Anthropological Archives
NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
301.238.1313 (phone)
301.238.2883 (fax)

Project Description: Digitization of Endangered Languages Manuscripts in the
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

The National Anthropological Archives is offering a paid internship in its
Digital Imaging Program during the summer of 2010. The NAA operates one of
the Smithsonian's most successful imaging programs, having produced more
than 100,000 high-resolution images of photographs and artwork from its
collections.

The National Anthropological Archives is the nation's principal repository
of original documentation for spoken, endangered and extinct Native American
languages. The NAA traces its origin to an 1879 Act of Congress creating an
official repository for documents concerning American Indians that were
collected by the Great Western Surveys of the United States. Approximately
250 American Indian languages are represented in the collection. For many of
these languages, scholarly linguistic documentation exists nowhere else.
Many of the materials in this collection are threatened by the deterioration
of the paper substrate and by damage from repeated handling. The
preservation of at-risk items and digitization for online access will
broaden access to endangered language materials with unparalleled research
value and cultural relevance.

Under the supervision our the Digital Imaging Manager, the intern will gain
hands-on experience in the technical aspects of digital image creation
(flatbed scanning and overhead digital camera capture) while learning about
imaging standards, image data and its preservation and storage, technical
and embedded metadata, digital asset management, and project management.
Specific tasks include scanning with flatbed and /or digital camera capture;
copying files to an external server for backup; maintaining records of
imaging projects in the archives' databases; and creating multi-page pdfs.
The imaging intern will also assist in making digital images accessible
through SIRIS (the Smithsonian's online catalog) and the world wide web.

Qualifications: Graduates, undergraduates, or recent graduates in archives
or
imaging programs who are interested in digital technologies as applied to
archival care and management of historical collections.

Stipend: Yes
Deadline: March 1

The internship is located at the National Anthropological Archives,
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center (MSC), 4210 Silver Hill Road,
Suitland, MD 20746. Please submit a cover letter describing your
qualifications and interest, a resume, and three references to Stephanie
Christensen at: christensens@si.edu

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wedding Photography Job Opportunity

Bella Pictures, www.bellapictures.com , is the country’s largest wedding photography company. Bella is seeking talented, enthusiastic visual storytellers for its 2010 Spring/Summer National Photo Internship Program. We are seeking program participants to cover weddings in Washington D.C., Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco.

Contact Tiffany for more information:
tsperrin@scad.edu

Internship at Griffin Editions NYC

Griffin Editions (http://griffineditions.com/) does high end fine art exhibition printing. We're looking for a digital intern to assist with minor retouching/ file management + random duties. We're also looking for an office intern. The positions are un-paid but its a great environment. The digital intern should be sharp and have a solid working knowledge of Photoshop. For more information, contact SCAD Photo Alum Craig Reynolds: craigreynolds@email.com

Vote for Kassandra in American Photo on Campus Student Competition!

SCAD Photo major Kassandra Torres needs your votes in the People's Choice category of the American Photo on Campus student contest. Vote here:

http://student.popphotocontest.com/bin/Rate?image_id=1009300897

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Portfolio Reviews with Tal Danai, Founder of Artlink

Tal Danai, founder of ArtLink will be visiting SCAD Savannah next week. Please see: http://www.artlink.com/about.asp

Mr. Danai is interested in seeing the work of students, faculty, and alumni in the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and digital media. He will be available from 2:30pm-evening of Tuesday the 26th and 8:00am-3:30pm on Wednesday the 27th. Students should contact Tiffany Sperring to schedule an appointment.

Tiffany Sperring, LAPC
Career Advisor
Office: (912) 525-4621
tsperrin@scad.edu

Greg Ceo has two articles in Jan/Feb 2010 American Photo

I don't know if there are any links online to the articles. If there are public links, I will find them and post them. In the Jan/Feb issue of American Photo I have two articles: A short travel piece under the column: "Sweet Spot" on page 15, titled, "Viva Vieques!" And in the column, "The Picture Biz," (beginning on page 72) I have a piece on social media called, "Going Social."

SVA Summer Study Abroad in Shanghai


Click on the flyer to enlarge and/or print.

Landscape Exhibition Call for Entries

Open Call for Entries for All Photographers

Theme: Landscapes • Unfeigned or Illusory
A Landscape, as defined by this Call for Entry, can be representational or non-representational, urban, suburban or rural.
Juror: Todd Brandow, Founding Director of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography.
Entry Fee: $35 up to 5 images; $10 each additional (no limit on number that may be submitted)
Prizes: $300 for 1st; $200 for 2nd; $100 for 3rd
Entries Due: March 8, 2010
Notice of Acceptance: March 18, 2010
Exhibition Dates: April 23, 2010June 13, 2010 at the Mpls Photo Center
Reception: April 23, 2010, 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the Mpls Photo Center
About the Juror
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Todd Brandow worked as an art consultant in New York for many years. Since 1997, he has been living in Paris, working as a photography curator, foundation director and book publisher. He co-produced and co-curated the highly successful Edward S. Curtis vintage exhibitions, drawn from the collection of Christopher Cardozo, that were exhibited in European museums between 2000 and 2006. US State Department-sponsored modern print shows of Curtis’s work are currently touring Latin America, Europe and will be soon in North Africa and Japan under his direction. He co-curated a retrospective tour of Finnish photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen with critic A. D. Coleman. He recently co-curated with Musée de l'Elysée Director William Ewing and Senior Curator Nathalie Herschdorfer the exhibitions /Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography/ and /Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years 1923-1937/. Brandow is the founding director of the Minnesota-based non-profit organization, the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP), and President of FEP Editions LLC. Currently, ten new major exhibitions are in the planning and production stages.
Entry Checklist
To prepare your images for uploading, please adhere to the following image file specifications:
  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard) - NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
  • Save files to 72 ppi resolution; any layers flattened, 8 bit JPEG files (16 bit will not upload.)
  • Sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
  • JPG format
  • JPG compression at level 7 (medium). This compression level will not affect the quality of images viewed on a monitor.
  • Do use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the file name. The following characters will lead to image uploading problems: !@#$%^&*()_+


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Factor Prize Call fro Submissions

The Gibbes Museum of Art awards the Elizabeth and Mallory Factor Prize for Southern Art to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of the South. Entries for the award and $10,000 cash prize can be made at www.factorprize.org . Unlike other awards, the prize is designed to create an online archive of information about Southern artists that can be used by curators, collectors, academicians and the public.

The Factor Prize goes to an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, and may be awarded to an artist who has already produced a body of significant work or whose work shows considerable promise. Eligible artists are those who reside, work in, or are from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.

Artists who entered in 2009 are automatically registered for the 2010 award. New nominations will be accepted through February 28, 2010.

Art History of Games Conference in ATL

Art History of Games Conference Feb. 4-6

The Savannah College of Art and Design, in conjunction with the Georgia Institute of Technology Digital Media program, will host the first Art History of Games conference Feb. 4-6.
The three-day public symposium will bring together experts in game studies, art history and related areas of cultural studies to investigate games as an art form.
The conference will be held at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Auditorium in midtown Atlanta, courtesy of the High Museum of Art.

For complete info please visit: http://www.arthistoryofgames.com/

To register, click this link: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=188321

or follow the instructions below:
1. Go to: http://www.arthistoryofgames.com/
2. Click on the Registration tab
3. Click on Register Online Now

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Haiti Relief

SCAD Photography student, Jeane LaRance is involved with the following group of doctors who do volunteer work in Haiti. Please see the website at www.haitiahdh.org and consider making a donation.

Cape Town South Africa Documentary Workshop

Four-Week Documentary Workshop - Cape Town, South Africa
Start Date: July 18th, 2010

Take a workshop with Barefoot and make a difference in the world by using your knowledge together with HDV technology. Create skills that will allow you to continue making positive change anywhere and everywhere.

This class is structured for individuals who are interested in mixing travel, social activism, and HDV documentary filmmaking into one amazing month in Cape Town, South Africa. The workshop is set up for the adventurers who feel the pull to use their skills to contribute to a grassroots non-profit organization (NGO) in sub-Saharan Africa. Subject matter is not limited to NGO stories. Cape Town is rich with stories that have not been told.

Possible topics: Environment, cuisine, HIV/AIDS, music, agriculture, orphans, building sustainable communities and civil rights.

Students should have some experience with video and editing. If you are interested in the workshop and have never worked with video, please just write and let us know.

This 4-week workshop is designed for new documentary filmmakers who want to launch their careers in film and television documentaries or 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. This workshop is ideal for working professionals who want to develop important skills, which will allow them to work with other filmmakers.

Students will learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HDV 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 www.barefootworkshops.org
.

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

Homepage: www.barefootworkshops.org
Contact: chandler@barefootworkshops.org
Tuition: $4,200.00 (includes tuition, housing and food)

Instructors: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast and Teddy Symes.

Past Equipment Sponsors: Apple, Canon, Tekserve, B&H, Bogen, Gitzo, Kata, Tiffen, Sennheiser, Glyph, G-Tech, Litepanels, 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.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shout-out to photojournalists on the ground in Haiti

My wife Michelle wrote this wonderful post on all the great documentary photography work going on in Haiti. Read it and see the links to the work here:

http://gregceoblog.com/shout-out-to-photojournalists-on-the-ground-in-haiti

Monday, January 11, 2010

SPE National Conference Meeting

Wednesday, January 13 there will be a meeting for students about the SPE National Conference in Philly this March.

Meeting time 5pm
Place Bergen Hall 207

The meeting will allow students to connect for housing, rides, and to ask questions.

Early registration deadline for the conference is January 22.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New PDN Fine Art Contest: The Curator

Deadline: March 8th
THE CURATOR:
The Search for Outstanding and Undiscovered Fine Art Photography

One artist in each category will be awarded participation in an exclusive gallery show held in New York, New York during the summer of 2010. In addition, the selected artists will be featured in a print gallery in PDN's June issue - which has an additional print distribution to photography industry creatives - and their images will also be reproduced in a PDN Web gallery. The winner of each category will receive a Moab Chinle Portfolio.

Categories:
Portraits/Nudes
Installation/Still life
Abstract/Mixed Media
Nature/Street Photography
Photo Essay/Reportage
Student Work

For more information and to enter, click HERE

Back Issues of PDN Available In Bergen

I will be making available my personal collection of back issues of PDN (Photo District News) magazine. Issues will be housed in the graduate ink-jet lab on the 2nd floor. Feel free to take a copy, read and return, BUT PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE COPIES FROM BERGEN, and please do not tear out pages. If you would like a copy of an article, you can use the copier in room 201.
All of you should be reading PDN. It is chock-full of relevant articles in a range of photography-related topics including business, commercial, fine art, publishing, contests, technique, and product/gear reviews.
Enjoy and learn!
JK

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Internship Opportunity

Case-Mate a fast growing company specializing in cases and accessories for mobile devices. Located near Atlanta, Georgia, we are looking for a photography intern for approximately three months. Working in a corporate environment, a can-do attitude is your most important asset.

Your job is to provide basic photography needs in order to promote case-mate products. The process involves capturing the image, retouching, and exporting in different formats.

These demands usually fulfill

-the case-mate web site’s imagery (case-mate.com)

-internet advertisements’ imagery (including web banner, newsletter, brochure, newsletter)

-online image gallery for the sales department

-other needs that might come up include editorial and special promotion projects.

Wage is $10.00 per hour.

If interested, please send resume and portfolio to Yen at yen.phan@case-mate.com. Portfolio images should not be anymore than 20 images and file sizes should be small enough to fit in one e-mail.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Savannah Magazine Call for Photo Essay Entries

Looking for gorgeous, original shots of anything that screams springtime in Savannah...azaleas in the squares, Historic District home/garden shots, Sidewalk arts festival, etc. Need to be "wow" shots, full of color that can stand boldly alone (no words necessary). Unexpected shots are good, but they need to illustrate "only in Savannah."

If you have work that meets these criteria and would like to submit it
for consideration, please send your reply to editor@savannahmagazine.com
<mailto:editor@savannahmagazine.com> .

Photography Student Teng Phour Needs Your Votes!















Photography student, Teng Phour, is a finalist in W Magazine's first photography contest! PLEASE VOTE FOR HIM! The link to vote is www.wdesires.com/theartproject. Voting ends Jan 19. Votes are limited to one vote per email address per day, so you can vote everyday!

W: The Art Project is W Magazine's first ever photo contest. Teng is one of 20 semi-finalists, and after voting, the top 5 with the most votes will move on to the third round where a panel of judges will select the grand prize winner.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Internship NYC and Europe

Fashion photographer based in NYC and Europe is looking for an intern

Your duties may include:
Archive photos
Scan, manage and organize files
Maintain photographic equipment
Basics of digital teching
Pickup, drop off and deliver to client completed jobs
Small graphics work (photoshop, InDesign)
Office work

You should meet the requirements:
Be eager to learn, take direction well, be attentive and punctual.
Have passion for photography.
Be open, outgoing, ready to work hard.
Have a basic knowledge of the professional photography.
Have good knowledge of Mac computers and basics of Adobe software.

Job location is Union Square.

We expect a workload of 20h a week. This position is open immediately.

Initially your compensation will be a school credit.

Please submit cover letter and resume via email in a pdf format to info@imagine-nyc.com

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