Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Simon Njami Lecture

Art History Symposium 2010 (Feb. 26-27)

The Savannah College of Art and Design's art history department announces its third biennial symposium, Africa on My Mind: Contemporary Art, Home and Abroad, Feb. 26-27, 2010, in Savannah. The goal of the symposium is to encourage representation by a variety of media and scholarship regarding cultural and geographical areas in Africa and the African Diaspora.

Independent curator and internationally renowned art critic Simon Njami will deliver the keynote address Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at SCAD's Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St. Njami also is a lecturer, novelist and essayist. He has served as artistic director of the Bamako (Mali) Photography Biennale since 2001, and he was co-curator of the first African pavilion at the 52nd Venice (Italy) Biennale in 2007. He also has curated numerous exhibitions of African art and photography, including "Africa Remix" and the first African Art Fair, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2008. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Telfair Position

The Telfair Museum of Art is searching for a contracted photography instructor to lead a workshop in April. Applicant must have a teaching background with a completed college degree/ or extensive photography experience. Applicants still enrolled in school (graduate included) will not be considered.
Please send a brief bio, along with resume, and 3 samples of portrait or historic processes photographs to
This is a contracted position- pay will cover only the workshop hours w...

Read more about it here:

Monday, February 22, 2010

ADOBE Design Achievements Contest ENTER YOUR WORK!!!

Call for entries: 2010 Adobe® Design Achievements Awards
This is an excellent opportunity to win recognition and professional software tools, as well as to travel and connect with peers and professionals from around the world. There are 12 categories to enter in three media areas: interactive media, video and motion, and traditional media. These categories offer students a huge variety in their choices of design and expression. Students will have the opportunity to be selected as finalists, and all finalists will win a trip to Los Angeles, Calif., during the Adobe MAX conference, as well as Adobe® software. Winners will receive a $3,000 cash prize. Visit for more information. Entries will be accepted through June 4.

WIRED's Chris Anderson Lecture THIS WEDNESDAY

SAVANNAH, Ga.—The Savannah College of Art Design is pleased to announce that WIRED editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, one of the most insightful and articulate voices at the center of the new economy today, will speak Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.

Anderson’s highly anticipated presentation will identify important new trends in the economy and describe models for seizing the business opportunities these trends represent. The event is free and open to the public, and will be simulcast at SCAD’s new Digital Media Center in Atlanta.

In his lecture, Anderson will discuss how “atoms are the new bits of the next Industrial Revolution,” a topic he also explored in WIRED’s February issue. According to Anderson, networks, 3D printers and other technologies are reinventing business, from garage hackers to Chinese knock-off factories. Open-source product development is no longer limited to electronic information, but is applied now to the creation of physical products.

Anderson is a well-respected author and speaker outside of WIRED magazine as well. With his New York Times bestseller “The Long Tail,” he named the “niche” as a powerful new force in the economy and discussed why the future of business is in selling small quantities of more things to the few people who want those things; how all those small communities together make up a vast market potential; and how the efficiencies of digital and Web technology make niche businesses possible.

Anderson also recently published “Free: The Future of a Radical Price,” originally as an article in WIRED magazine and then as a book that has generated incredible buzz and debate. In his presentations based on this research, he explains why "free" is the future of business, how businesses can thrive through “freeconomics,” and what business models look like when free has emerged as a full-fledged economy.

Prior to joining WIRED, Anderson worked at The Economist for seven years in various positions and served as an editor at the two premier science journals, Science and Nature. His education background is in physics, including research at Los Alamos.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

District Quarterly Launch Party RESCHEDULED!!


Teaching Position/Photography

Anne Arundel Community College:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Notice of Vacancy

Post-MFA Photography Fellow

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a part-time instructor and research position under the title of Post-MFA Photography Fellow. Responsibilities include teaching two studio courses within the photography area in both the fall and spring semesters, participation in formal graduate level photography critiques, and active pursuit of creative work. This part-time one-year appointment carries modest compensation and research support, a private studio and office, and access to full photography lab facilities (B&W and color chemistry and digital hardware and software) for research.

Candidates are required to have an MFA in studio art within the last five years, preferably with a broad spectrum of photographic experience including traditional darkroom, digital and video techniques. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to their creative work. Research conducted during the position will be presented through a solo exhibition and lecture in the School of Art during the spring semester.

The University of Georgia is a research institution of the state university system with over 34,000 students. The Lamar Dodd School of Art has 55 full-time faculty members in Studio Art, Design, Art Education and Art History administering undergraduate and graduate programs to over 1000 majors. The photography area has a comprehensive fine arts program of study including photographic processes and technology, history, criticism, and contemporary practices, serving over 60 undergraduate majors and 8 graduate students.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.

This position will begin August 2010, and conclude in May 2011. The application deadline is March 8, 2010 (postmarked). Applicants should submit a letter of interest that summarizes their qualifications, curriculum vita, names, addresses and phone numbers of 5 references, 20 samples of work (slides, CD-ROM, DVD), 20 samples of student work, and other supportive materials to:

Photography Fellow Search Committee
Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Rd
Athens, GA 30602-7676

Vote for Gabriel Stiritz

Gabriel Stiritz has entered American Photo On Campus's Go Pro contest and he needs your votes.
Go to the following site to vote.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Publication Opportunity

LA ISLA magazine is inviting submissions of photography work related to the topic “Poverty and Latinos in Savannah” to be viewed at an Editorial meeting on Monday, March 1, 2010. The photography work will be considered for publication on the cover and in a 4-page feature in the magazine. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer compensation for the use of these images, but I am hoping some of your students might be interested in having their work published in a feature, and most likely, the COVER of our April issue.

All submissions must be emailed in advance by February 28th, 2010. Submissions may include up to 6 screen resolution jpegs - approx 300k max per image - and a two paragraph description of the work.

Once the submissions are reviewed the editors will contact the photographers they wish to publish and discuss their work further.

LA ISLA embraces variety and recommends that before material is submitted photographers familiarize themselves with the magazine and website

Please email submissions to Jennifer Lee at by 18th February2010.

Nationally awarded, La Isla Magazine is the only free, general interest, bilingual, monthly, digest size publication dedicated to empower the established Latino community in the Lowcountry. Our magazine makes an effort to provide the Latino community with a variety of topics including local interest, news, legal, civil rights, consumer affairs, health, English learning, sports, entertainment, real estate, immigration, jobs available and other valuable information. La Isla is considered to be a survival guide throughout our readers. You can read our publication online at < >

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Desotorow Presents, "Contracts and Intellectual Property"

SAVANNAH, Ga. –Desotorow Gallery, 2427 De Soto Avenue, will host the first seminar of its 2010 Professional Development Lecture Series on February 16th at 7:00 p.m. Local business professionals are teaming up with Desotorow and volunteering their time to offer business training for emerging and professional artists. The first seminar of the series, Contracts and Intellectual Property, will be led by Shawn Kachmar and Matt Henerson of Savannah law firm Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn.

Shawn Kachmar is a Partner with the Savannah law firm Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn. He specializes in employment law, intellectual property, and business issues. After graduating from Penn State, he obtained his law degree from Emory. Shawn has volunteered in the past for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and is active on a number of boards throughout the Savannah community and the state.

Matt Henerson is also an attorney with Hunter Maclean. His practice focuses on intellectual property, information technology, contracts, and business-related torts. Matt received a B.S. from Auburn University, worked for a few years as a civil engineer, then earned his law degree from the University of Alabama. He is active in the Savannah community and speaks regularly on intellectual property topics, most recently to a fashion design class at SCAD.

For more information call 912.335.8204, or email

Friday, February 5, 2010

Job Opportunity Chicago

Photography Studio Assistant
Stephen Hamilton Photography

Culinary food photographer seeks a Photography Studio Assistant. This team member must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone who has experience or interest in photography, and has a strong expertise of computers. This position offers great growth potential.

PSA’s main responsibility is assisting in the overall maintenance of the studio and computer-related business. And will work directly with the lead assistant, studio manager and photographer.

Day-to-day operations:
• Assist in the organization and overall studio maintenance
• Maintain Social Media (ie. writing and updating website, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, email blasts etc.)
• Organize and manage job and stock photography
• Archive photography jobs and samples
• Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of computers and equipment
• Answer phones

• College education: skills in computers and arts, marketing a plus
• Creative, out-of the box thinking, adaptable and quick learner
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Able to effectively organize ad prioritize tasks
• Team player: positive, friendly, loyal and dedicated
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite/ Photoshop & Illustrator
• Organized and a multi-tasker

Position offers PTO, health insurance and 401K. Please send resume to along with your salary requirements along with writing samples as well as explaining knowledge and passion for computers. No phone calls please.




SUMMARY :The Gallery Director/Curator of Collections builds relationships with artists and art patrons; plans, curates, and installs exhibitions; oversees art gallery openings and any art-related events; and participates in campus and larger community events such as prospective student visits. The Gallery Director/Curator of Collections is expected to maintain a high level of personal and professional integrity while maintaining and inspiring a positive, collaborative, and constructive work environment that is innovative, professional, disciplined, and efficient.


Adheres to College Policy and Procedures
Acts as a role model within and outside the College
Performs duties as workload necessitates
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
Keeps regular schedule and consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
Meets regularly with supervisor to provide updates and receive feedback
Maintains regular communication with art department faculty
Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
Meets Department productivity standards

Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Competition


A jury of nationally recognized photography experts will select six entries for inclusion in a 16" x 20" portfolio to be published in an edition of 25 in fall 2010. Peter Barberie, the Museum's Brodsky Curator of Photographs, will select one additional honorable mention entry to be sold as an individual print in a limited edition.

AWARDS Each winning photographer will be awarded $1,000. The honorable mention photographer will be awarded $500.

EXHIBITION The Museum will exhibit the portfolio and the individual print in fall 2010, and copies of both will enter the permanent collection.

JURORS Jurors will include noted photographer Tina Barney; Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Aperture Magazine; and Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

DEADLINE The application deadline for the competition is May 15, 2010. All applications must be submitted online. There is a non-refundable application fee of $40.

For information please visit

B&H Trade Show Next Week!

Tools of the Trade @ SCAD - Friday, February 12th
You are cordially invited to Tools of the Trade @ SCAD. Come to our various events throughout
the day and take advantage of this FREE opportunity to meet industry professionals under the
same roof and:
• Establish one-on-one professional relationships with vendors
• Discuss your individual needs
• Have all of your questions answered
• Get hands-on experience with the latest products
• Enjoy free pizza and refreshments
BONUS: We will be holding a raffle with prizes donated by manufacturers!
Friday, February 12th
Studio 308, Bergen Hall
Free Pizza and Raffle Prizes!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

URGENT Need For Volunteer Photographers

Student photographers needed to photograph the Savannah Book Festival this weekend. For information, please contact Susie Mascotte via email at or via cell phone at 912 344 1507

Career Services Forum

Career services, in collaboration with the international student services office brings the SCAD student body an exchange on entrepreneurship topics. Today’s artists and designers need a firm understanding of entrepreneurial practices and skills to navigate and develop a successful career. Join us for seminars and panels with successful entrepreneurs and educators as they share their knowledge on the following topics (click to enlarge):

Graduate Ad Design Student Seeking Photographer for Collaboration

Graduate Student Looking for a Photographer! ASAP
If any undergraduate photography major is looking for a great piece of work to add to their portfolio (especially those interested in fashion and/or beauty products) Please contact me! This would be a very short photo shoot, I will be providing the model & makeup but am looking for suggestions on a room to shoot in. Photo credits will be given with a final pdf. of the advertising piece! I am only looking for 5 or so shots!
Please contact Gabrielle @: OR 610.864.2176

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Show me the money

Today I posted this piece on my blog. After my post, a commercial photographer in New York commented. He is prompting students to ask him questions if they would like to do so. Check out the post on

You may be a great young photographer, but how do you finance your first production when you land that big advertising job? Sure, the purchase order is signed and it’s been faxed to you, and even if the advance check is on its way, it will still take several days to clear. You might need access to 20K to buy plane tickets and reserve hotel rooms for crew and get the whole thing rolling. If you are an established photographer and you are reading this, I’m curious to know how you financed your first big job? I’ll give you my answer tomorrow. –greg

February 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm (Edit)
Ok cant remember what the FIRST job was that i faced the finance issue…In reality i think it still happens! I am always coming up against clients who DO NOT offer advances! And these are LARGE AGENCIES Just something i have to deal with, and prepare for. The bonus has been that they will pay in full 30-max 6o days after completion of job.
I think it all breaks down to SAVINGS. From my first job till now, its always important to have a good bit of money ready to go. Now the range of how much you need, is directly related to what level you are in your career. I think back to my first location gig…it was “BIG Time” ok just kidding, it was me, an assistant, and talent. Assistant held a SMALL battery powered strobe, Models brought their own clothes and did their own make up….My total cost to fund was about $45. Now My cost to fund can be as much as 5-10K. So kinda stinks to keep that much tied up…but for me its part of the DANCE
Now if you get a considerable project while you are still young in the biz, bring in a producer, A MUST. Possibly, just Possibly that producer has more time in the biz, and maybe is use to funding projects, so you might luck out. But be prepared one day if you cannot fund the project, you might have to give it up, your project will suffer if you cut corners right off the bat.
Feel free to comment, here to help and learn

Hasselblad 500C for sale!

Selling 1 Hasselblad 500C with an 80mm lens.
It has no back, but comes with a 2x auto tele converter.
I am asking $400. I can be reached at

Monday, February 1, 2010

Silver & Ink for 2010!!

Click on poster to enlarge.

Spring Quarter Courses

I am looking for students that might be interested in PHOT 403 Professional Practices for Fine Art Photo and PHOT 745 Art Marketing for Photography being added to the spring quarter course listing.

The undergraduate level of the course can be substituted for PHOT 400 Business Practices.

Please email Rebecca at, back, asap, with any interest and tell your friends. It has to have at least 5 to make.


PhotoGroup Show this Friday at Desotorow

PhotoGroup show : OFF THE WALL
This Friday, Feb. 5th at Desotorow Gallery 6-9
Catering by Zunzi's

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