Friday, September 28, 2012


Exercise your constitutional right to vote in the upcoming election. For more information on whether you are registered and/or how to register, see the following website:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hey Hot Shot

dot matrix, 2011 by Heather Cleary
Photographers, Hey, Hot Shot! Second Edition 2012 is in full swing, with great entries coming in from all around the globe, all vying for the $10K Grand Prize. Your chance to enter for $60 is slipping away, however. On Thursday, October 4th, the entry fee will increase to $70, and it will rise again incrementally throughout the remainder of the competition. With the deadline set at November 14th, the earlier you submit, the better. Don't delay—get your entry started today.

The Student Photographic Society

The Student Photographic Society (SPS)
Since 1999, SPS has been providing photography students with career building resources, networking opportunities and valuable industry information that can help on the road to becoming a professional photographer. SPS is the student association of the Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA), which includes Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world’s largest nonprofit association for professional photographer

This year Imaging USA, the largest annual convention and expo organized by pro photographers, for pro photographers will be held in Atlanta, GA January 20-22, 2013 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Any SPS member is allowed to attend the convention and Photo EXPO for free! SPS Membership is $29.00 for one year and comes with additional benefits including equipment insurance, a monthly digital edition of Professional Photographer Magazine, and online resources and discounts.

We also provide SPS members the chance to volunteer at Imaging USA! Student Volunteers get free access to all programs and parties, a hands-on portfolio review by some of the best pros in the business, and free lodging at one of the host hotels. (A $500 value.) The 2013 Student Application is currently available

Wet Collodian Open House!!!!

You're invited to a private event at my studio this Saturday evening, September 29th from 5-8 pm. You can access your free ticket (which is also a raffle ticket for a free wet collodion tintype portrait by going to and entering the password: possumsrgo

* Open studio with Ellen Susan, the only practicing (9 years experience) wet collodion photographer in Savannah

*Continuous live wet plate/tintype portraits of guests will take place on site - images can be viewed within minutes of exposure

*Opportunities to get information about workshops and private tutorials (to learn the process first hand)

*Opportunities to get information about internships (both with Ellen and with the Center for Alternative Photography in New York)

* 2 Chances to win a free tintype portrait. 
   -- Bring your eventbrite ticket - it's your raffle ticket for the first free portrait - drawing will be at 6:45
   -- Best dressed/best portrait of the evening (subject to the decision of a panel of experts) also wins a free portrait - winner announced at 7:30, must be present to win. So wear something really interesting, or bring a great prop!

* you don't have to be photographed to attend, only if you want to.

• Chance to see a variety of 19th century and 20th c. photographic equipment, some of it antique, some of it just kind of old and broken down, but still working.

• We'll be using studio strobes to create a unique 19/21st century look. Old process+new technology = best of both worlds.

The studio is in the Starland area, near 38th and Barnard. Access the Eventbrite ticket page for directions. 

Hope to see you there,

Ellen Susan

Journal Journey Road Trip South China

SCAD is offering an exciting opportunity to experience and learn in mainland China.
Journal Journey is a book-arts road trip through south china from Hong Kong to Dali,Yunnan via Guangzhou and Kunming.
The trip which will focus on experiencing China and the creation of artist books is lead by award winning artist and illustrator Henrik Drescher and sculptor and picture maker Wu Wing Yee.
Professor Scott Dietrich will be the faculty liaison for the trip. The trip is not a credit course however Savannah photography students could do an elective credit independent study with Scott Dietrich.

Details of Journal Journey can be found at:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ivan Navarro Artist Talk

Artist lecture for Iván Navarro exhibition: "Heaven or Las Vegas"
Sept. 26, 7-8 p.m. Museum Auditorium

Iván Navarro, "Plunder (Dubai Towers - Doha)," neon, wood, paint, Plexiglass, mirror, one-way mirror and electric energy, 98" x 40.5" x 7", 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York. Photo by Mark Markin.

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