Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween

How To Turn A Pumpkin Into A Camera from NPR on Vimeo.


Photographic and Political Representation
Winter 2011 Elective Course TTH 11-1:30 Bergen Hall

This interdisciplinary class examines the interplay between photography and politics and explores how the term “representation” is defined and mediated in each field. While photographs may appear to represent and mirror reality, they are in fact highly subjective and manipulated. Similarly, the ways social scientists think about the world are not exact replications of reality, but instead are models of it.

This course investigates representation at the intersection of photographic theory, documentary photography, pop culture, and politics.
Students will demonstrate and apply photographic methods and theories to the creation of a representational photo assignment. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 113.
Instructors: Dean Robert Eisinger and Professor Meryl Truett.
SPACES STILL AVAILABLE! Course my be credited as a Grad Elective with permission.

photo by Lee Friedlander

Black and White Craft/Advanced Black and White

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Senior Photography Career Advising

Calling all senior photography students! It's time to start thinking about your career goals post graduation and schedule your senior career advising appointment. As your career adviser, I will be meeting with all seniors to help progress towards reaching your career goals. Therefore, please take a minute to schedule your career advising appointment.

Step 1: Click on the link

Step 2: Select the Advising Appointment "PHOT juniors, seniors, graduate students"

Step 3: Select either (Celinda Smith - York Hall) or (Celinda Smith - Bergen Hall)

Step 4: My calendar will appear with a link to my available appointments. Click on the date and time that works best for you.

If you chose an appointment in Bergen Hall here are the meeting locations.
Mondays & Wednesdays - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Bergen Room 106)
Wednesdays - 11:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m. (Bergen Room 210)

Note: If you cannot find a good time on my schedule to meet or have trouble setting up the appointment please e-mail me at I am flexible and can often meet during times that appear blocked off on my on-line schedule.

I look forward to meeting with you!

Celinda Smith
Career Adviser
Office of Career and Alumni Success
Office: 912.525.4667 Work Cell: 912.401.7341

Kate Ryan Inc. Photography Internship

A successful, expanding talent agency is looking for responsible and motivated interns with a positive attitude who are eager to acquire skills that are important to the photographic and fashion industry. They are looking for interns for the photography division.

These positions require a minimum two day commitment per week and are unpaid; however, compensation for travel and a daily meal allowance are provided as well as school credit and a professional letter of reference. Experience in fashion, advertising and editorial is preferred, though not necessary.

Tasks for the position may include: updating portfolios, running errands, maintaining tear sheets, organizing promotional material and other marketing-related tasks. Administrative tasks include: answering the phone, responding to emails, and creating general organizational documents for the office. Also, there will be some assistance with production, including: casting, scouting, and invoicing for photo shoots.

This is a great opportunity to acquire valuable professional skills through hands-on experience and familiarization with the commercial photography industry in a fast-paced, friendly environment.

Strong interest in the photo and fashion industry
Ability to multi-task while paying attention to detail
Excellent people and phone skills
Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Excel
Ability to follow direct and work independently

Please send BOTH resume and cover letter to In the subject line of your email please specify that you are applying for the photography division. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No calls please. Internship also posted on College Central (Job ID 206658)


Time Seeks Recent Grads for Fellowship Jobs


Time Inc.’s LifeStyle Group Fellowship program, based out of
Birmingham, AL, offers recent college graduates the opportunity
to gain experience at some of our trusted brands including
Southern Living, Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Health and
Oxmoor House.  Opportunities are offered in the following
areas: editorial, marketing, finance, digital and test kitchens.
The fellowship program will run from January 2011 through
June 2011.  Candidates who are unwilling or unable to interview i
n Birmingham will not be eligible for consideration.

How to Apply

Please submit your online application by October 1st, 2010.  
 Selected interns will be notified by e-mail or phone no later than
December 17, 2010. Due to the large volume of applications
we receive each year, we will not be able to notify those who
are not selected.
Each applicant must apply and submit the following
information online:
1- Page Personal Statement (include answers to:
What do you hope to gain from this internship?
What are your long-term career goals?
How would this position advance those goals).
Writing Samples (published work strongly preferred).
If you are applying a creative internship
(i.e. photography, editorial or design), please submit samples.
    We will inform those who are selected no later than December 17, 2010.
    Due to the volume of applications we receive each year, we will not be
    able to notify those who are not selected.
    If you have any questions regarding the online application process
    please email: University Relations Group

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    Hugo Boss Call for Entries

    HUGO Create is a global design contest from HUGO Fragrances by HUGO BOSS. The contest gives fresh and upcoming talents a global platform to show their work. Professionals, students or design enthusiasts (over 18 years old) working in graphic design, illustration or photography may enter the online competition and be judged by the HUGO Create community and an expert jury. The current challenge is called "Visual Mixtape," in which HUGO Create invites creative music lovers from around the world to get inspired by a random selection of music, selected by HUGO Create, and design a cover art visual for the mix of tunes, in which the iconic HUGO Man bottle shape should be centrally incorporated. 10 winners will be selected, and each will receive $500 cash. One overall winner will have his/her mix of tracks turned into a digital album that will feature the winning cover art. The album will be available for everyone to download on The overall winning entry will be published in i-D, a prestigious international urban magazine.
    Learn more and enter online

    Saturday, October 23, 2010

    Hot Shots Opening

    Photo Group's first exhibition of the year, Hot Shots, was eclectic and busy. Congratulations to all the participants.

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    SPE Student Scholarship Competition

    2011 Student Scholarship Opportunities

    SPE Professional Members,

    Encourage your students to apply for a scholarship to offset the cost of attending the 2011 national conference in Atlanta this spring!

    Ten SPE Student Awards & The SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging in Honor of Jeannie Pearce feature:
    • $500 travel stipend to attend the 2011 SPE national conference
    • One-year membership to SPE
    • Complimentary 2011 national conference pass
    The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Photography features:
      • $5,000 cash prize
      • One-year membership to SPE
      • Complimentary 2011 national conference pass
    Submit online!

    Deadline: November 1, 2010 @ 11:59 PM EST

    Download the 2011 Scholarship Opportunities Call for Entries pdf for complete rules and regulations.

    SPE is pleased to use SlideRoom to handle our call for entries online. If you would like to learn more about hosting your own application and review process online, visit for more information.

    Society for Photographic Education
    p. 216/622-2733

    Sixth Annual Internship Panel Discussion

    Internships are one of the most vital experiences in your education that connects you to a career in the visual arts. We are fortunate this year to have these students that have completed competitive internships in diverse and highly respected segments of the photography community. This year's panel discussion is set for Wednesday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Bergen Studio.

    Panelists include: Charlotte Botsford, Mark Dorf, Wyatt Magnum, Blakely Miller, Ben Russell, and Ashford Thomson. They have interned with: Mary Ellen Mark, Kahn and Selesnick, Phily Photo Arts Center, National Geographic Traveler, Olivia Malone, and Will Steacy.

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    Calls for Entry

    The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida is seeking original 2D and 3D work for two upcoming exhibitions.

    #1.) Submissions for “SPEED” must be received by Dec. 31, 2010. Original work must embody the idea of automobile/motorcycle speed and motion through abstract interpretation or capture fine art racing imagery through realism. The exhibition, a collaboration with NASCAR archives is also seeking an artist who will create an original piece for the show using broken asphalt remains of the 1957 race course and or auto parts salvaged from NASCAR crashes.

    #2.) Submissions for “Surf’s Up” must be received by May 31 st , 2011. Original water sports related 2D &3D artwork in all media. Specific interest in contemporary themes, and abstract post modern interpretations of the thrill of the surf. Archival still and motion video will be utilized, as well as surfboard, windsurfing and kite surfing art.

    Please direct inquiries to Barbara Saunders, 386-676-3347 or .

    Dave Bown Projects Call for Submissions

    1st Semiannual Competition

    Eva Frosch Co-owner, Frosch & Portmann, New York.

    $5,000 USD (1st Prize: $2,500; 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $1,000).

    Dave Bown will be buying works of art, on an ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received.

    This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible.

    Selection Process
    Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown and the juror as submissions are received.

    30 November 2010


    For further information, please contact Dave Bown at (917) 365-5265 or

    WPO/Sony Student Competition. ENTER NOW!!!!

    Calling all Photographers! Win $5,000 - $25,000 USD

    The 2011 Sony World Photography Awards is open for entries and the line-up of the 2011 juries has now been announced. Photographers of all levels, from amateurs to professionals, are invited to enter their images for their chance to be judged by influential photography professionals from around the world, including magazine photo-editors, curators, academics and established prize-winning photographers. >> Find out more at

    Prizes for winners and runners-up include:

        • $5,000 - $25,000 US dollars
        • Professional digital camera equipment from Sony
        • Tickets to attend the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony in London
        • Return travel to London and accommodation
        • Publication in the annual winners’ book
        • International exposure through WPO exhibitions, local and global media coverage
        • Representation by the World Photography Organisation
        • Continued support on WPO platforms, including our website and social channels

    Join us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Watch us on You Tube. Invite friends to join WPO.

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Alumnus Chandler Griffin's Barefoot Workshops in the MS Delta

    Link to the Barefoot web page in links over there >>>>
    This from Chandler:
    Hi Barefooters,
    I wanted to let all of you know what is coming up with Barefoot Workshops. We have some great classes scheduled for February in the Mississippi Delta.

    Barefoot will, of course, be running the Two Week Doc workshop. This is our 9th workshop in Clarksdale. So far, Barefoot has produced 35 documentaries, interviewed over 100 people in the Delta, shot hundreds of hours of footage and we're excited to be continue the process in February.

    We also have two new workshops we're offering in The Mississippi Delta.

    February 6th - 12th, 2011
    1-Week Photographing The Mississippi Delta
    Instructor: David Turnley
    Tuition: $1,700.00

    February 13th - February 26th, 2011
    2-Week Documenting The Mississippi Delta
    Instructors: Chandler, Teddy & The Barefoot Team
    Tuition: $2,799.00

    February 27th - March 5th, 2011
    1-Week Editing In The Mississippi Delta
    Instructor: Tyler Hubby "The Devil & Daniel Johnston"
    Tuition: $1,700.00

    Lastly, I thought you would all love to see the three documentaries from the last Delta workshop. They are beautiful and represent the spirit of Barefoot Workshops.

    The Foster Parent Of Iron
    a film by Yara Hannema & Gabriella Willenz

    The Mighty Quapaw
    a film by Natalie Irby & Rachael Johnson

    The Rest Haven
    a film by Malcolm White & Alex Tufel

    Please email me as soon as possible if you're interested because we are filling up as usual... and as always, PLEASE REPOST THIS EMAIL TO PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN BAREFOOT WORKSHOPS. This is actually how we get most of our students... word of mouth.

    Hope to hear from all of you,
    Chandler & The Barefoot Team

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    New Elective Course Offering for Winter!!!

    Photographic and Political Representation
    T,TH 11-1:30
     Robert Frank, from The Americans
    This interdisciplinary class will introduce students to the various strategies that photographers and political scientists use to understand the term representation.
    The ways social scientists frequently think about the world are not exact replications of reality, but are models of it. Similarly, while photographs appear to represent and mirror reality, they are in fact highly subjective products of the photographer's creative manipulation. This course will expose students to the literature and practice associated with photographic representation and introduce students to social scientific methodology, and more specifically, to arguments and theories associated with political representation.  
    Students will demonstrate and apply photographic methods and theories to the creation of a representational photo assignment. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 113.  Instructors:  Dean Robert Eisinger and  Professor Meryl Truett.  

    Professor Craig Stevens exhibition at SCAD Hong Kong

    Monday, October 18, 2010

    Jim Gilmore Lecture

    Please click to enlarge and/or print
    Best selling author of The Experience Economy and Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want
    Friday, October 22nd, 10-11 am, The Lucas Theater

    MFA Teaching Job

    The Department of Fine Arts at Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in photography and digital design beginning August 2011. Responsibilities include teaching both digital and darkroom photography, and basic computer graphics courses in the graphic design program. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach graduate courses in support of the university’s Master of Liberal Arts program, and to help develop an undergraduate degree emphasis in photography.
    M.F.A. required. Teaching experience preferred. Applicants must demonstrate potential for quality teaching and an ongoing program of creative activity.
    Representatives from the Department will conduct screening interviews at the SECAC Convention in Richmond on Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Monticello Boardroom at the Jefferson Hotel.
    To apply please complete an online application at
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
    AUM is an equal-opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically under-represented groups.

    Saturday, October 16, 2010

    Friday, October 15, 2010

    SFIN 306

    SFIN 306, Digital Imaging for the World Wide Web, is being offered next quarter. It used to be coded as PHOT 306 but was renamed as an SFIN (School of Fine Arts) course so that other majors could take the class and learn strategies for promoting their work on the web. Please consider this as either a Photo, Studio, or Free elective winter quarter!

    Wayne White at SCAD

    Wayne White goes from Savannah to Hollywood.  His performance is at the River Club (lower level) at 7:00 pm Tuesday, October 19


    Wayne White: You’re Supposed To Act All ImpressedFamed LA Artist Bringing His Autobiographical Stage Show To The Cinefamily for One Night Only: November 16th, 2010

    After touring his one-man, biographical stage show across the country, Emmy and Billboard award winner Wayne White will be entertaining a Los Angeles crowd for the first time on November 16th, 2010.  The accomplished painter, illustrator, puppeteer, set designer, sculptor and Southerner has chosen the Cinefamily as the site for the show and the event promises to be a high energy, laughter and music filled spectacle featuring arresting images, video clips, and puppets from the artist’s life and 30 year career.   
    White is better known for his work as one of the original designers and puppeteers on the hit show Pee Wee’s Playhouse, for which he won three Emmy’s, but has recently achieved great notoriety in the fine art world.  His paintings featuring monolithic letters crafted onto vintage landscape paintings have been shown in galleries around the world. His career has been documented in the 382-page monograph, Maybe Now I’ll Get The Respect I So Richly Deserve, edited by designer Todd Oldham.  White was also art director for Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” and The Smashing Pumpkins “Tonight, Tonight” music videos for which he was honored by both Billboard and the MTV Music Video Awards.

    White has been honing his one-man show at college campuses, bookstores and barrooms from NYC to Miami and Chattanooga to Pasadena.  The talk features a hilarious narrative from the artist along with vivid images of his life and 30 year career. During the show White will also be showing off his skills on the harmonica and the banjo.

    The event will take place at the Cinefamily (611 N Fairfax Ave, LA, 90036) on November 16th at 8:00pm. After the show guests are invited to stay for a reception with Mr. White where he will be signing copies of his book. For more event information please visit:

    Advance tickets available here ($12 general public):

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Sophomore Career Networking Events/Internship Panels

    Click to enlarge and/or print. Photography sessions will be Monday 10/18, Tuesday 10/19 at 5PM, and Friday 10/22 at 10AM. All at the Student Center on Montgomery and State. Hear from students who have completed prestigious internships!

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Family Thread Opening, MFA Candidates Meg Griffiths & Ryan Johnson

    THIS FRIDAY, October 15th, 6-9 PM, Oglethorpe Gallery 406 E. Oglethorpe

    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    WPO Student Competition

    Deadline: 30th November 2010

    ‘Exposed’ - Creative Brief

    The aim of the brief is to produce a photograph that explores the theme ‘Exposed’ Your image should draw on themes explored within the Tate Modern’s Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera exhibition.
    The exhibition explores issues around exposure, voyeurism and surveillance. It features a range of photographs created by well-known artists, photojournalists, amateur photographers and those using technology like CCTV and camera phones.
    We’d like you to think about these different kinds of imagery and how we experience photography in different areas of art, photojournalism and everyday life.
    We want to see your creative response to these images and ideas. We’d like to see how you think the themes affect the world around you. Consider the increasing use of surveillance cameras, camera phones, and the circulation of images in the media and on the internet. Look around you and observe different ways we experience ‘exposure’ through imagery.
    We are looking for a clear image to represent the above theme/s. Your photograph should record and communicate the essence of your idea.
    For inspiration visit the Young Tate ‘Exposed’ pages

    To register and enter, go to:

    Friday, October 8, 2010

    District Quarterly Launch Party

    Be the first to pick up the new nostalgia-themed issue of District  Quarterly! You're invited to come get nostalgic with Student Media at  our launch party; we'll have magazines, food, student artwork, music
    and we'll announce the theme and call for submissions for the winter issue of District Quarterly.

    The launch party will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Desotorow Gallery, 2427 DeSoto Ave.
    For more information, e-mail

    Civil Air Patrol Aerial Photography Training/Opportunity

    The Savannah Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol seeks aerial photography volunteers for operations in disaster preparedness and search and rescue. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn the art of aerial photography and serve as aerial photographers with the Civil Air Patrol. Open to all students (including International students), but all are subject to approval by a Senior Commanding Officer attached to the Civil Air Patrol.

    For further information, please feel free to communicate with Capt. Roger Crane at (843) 757-2064 or email at: For general information, visit the US Civil Air Patrol's website at:

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Rolling Stone Art Director Lecture


    WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 7 p.m.
    Trustees Theater | 216 Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia

    Rolling Stone and the Art of Contemporary Illustration

    Amidst all the changes and turmoil in the print industry at the start of the 21st century, Rolling Stone continues to be one of the most prominent showcases for editorial illustration in publishing today. Senior Art Director Steven Charny will tell the story of his personal journey from illustrator to art director and take the audience through the illustration process at Rolling Stone from concept sketches to final art with examples from the top illustrators in the world.

    Monday, October 4, 2010

    SCAD HK "Year of the Rabbit" Calls for Entry

    Call for Works and Proposals: SCAD Hong Kong Winter Exhibition. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Oct. 17, 2010

    "Year of the Rabbit" Calls for Entry
    SCAD Hong Kong

    ...Feb. 3-Jan. 22, 2011 marks the Year of the Rabbit. The SCAD exhibitions department is calling for entries based on the theme, “The Year of the Rabbit” for an exhibition to open February 2011 in one of its SCAD Hong Kong galleries.

    “Year of the Rabbit” will feature this theme creatively interpreted by SCAD faculty, students and alumni via existing work or new art projects in all media.

    Please submit a CD of jpegs at 72 dpi(video files can be submitted as DVDs in QuickTime file format) of each proposed work titled as lastname_title of work, with a corresponding Word document that includes the following details: “Year of the Rabbit” submission; your name and contact information (including e-mail address and phone number);corresponding image list including title, year, dimensions, media for each image; 3-4 sentence artist statement explaining how the work fits the theme; if proposing a new project: a 2-3 sentence description introducing the objectives of your proposed body of work; and 4-5 explanatory sketches or images of works-in-progress (production budget to be covered by artist; brief artist bio in paragraph form.

    Submissions will be juried; artists will be notified by Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. Please mail or interoffice your submission to: Year of the Rabbit, SCAD Exhibitions, Hamilton Hall Annex 528 Indian St., Second Floor, Savannah, GA 31401

    Fashion Photographer Needed for Local Shoot

    The fashion photo shoot is being arranged for a television personality from Augusta, and would combine the creative conceptual ideas of high end Fashion with stage performance. The shoot is a project for an upcoming, planned television show production and will be used in press kits.
    Interested students should contact Christian St. John for more information and to submit work samples.

    Zack Arias Lecture

    Zack Arias is an editorial photographer from Atlanta, Georgia. He specializes in music photography, but experiments with all types of portraiture. He is a lighting expert, especially on location. He'll be talking about his story and possibly giving a brief one-light demo during the lecture. We also have him directing a workshop on the following Friday - come to the PhotoGroup meeting on Tuesday, October 5th at 8PM to sign up. First come first served, only 12 spots!

    Friday, October 1, 2010

    Clifton Parker at Charleston Center for Photography

    Click to enlarge press release and image.

    MFA Alumni, Eliot Dudik, Featured in Fraction Magazine

    To view Fraction magazine and more of Eliot's work, click HERE.

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