Thursday, June 27, 2013

RAYKO Photo Center Call for Entry

Me, Myself, and I, juried by David Hilliard, depicts the individual, through self-portraiture, images of self-discovery and identity, pictures of friends, family, and place. All proceeds from this juried show will go to support PhotoAlliance.
PhotoAlliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography. Deadline to enter: July 9th, 2013

The Easiest Season, juried by Ann Jastrab, is this year’s Curators Voice exhibition opportunity provided by the American Photographic Artists, San Francisco. The winners of this contest will exhibit their images at RayKo Photo Center as well as through the APA SF in their online gallery. Deadline to enter: July 14th, 2013

Visit our website for more details and to enter the competition!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

ARTH 761, Landscapes and Photography

ARTH 761, Landscapes and Photography - will be offered in the Fall on Tues/Thurs at 8am.

So many photography students have enjoyed this class and found it inspirational for their thesis work.
all questions can be directed to me at

ARTH 761, Landscapes and Photography. Tues/Thurs 8am.
How do we define landscape? How are photographs uniquely suited to capture the grace, horror and beauty of the places in which we live, work and play? This course examines photographic landscapes from the everyday to the extraordinary, from the serene to the surreal. Theoretical readings situate landscape photography within a larger framework of photographic history and criticism and explore various representations of landscape throughout the history of photography from 1839 until the present, with a special focus on American practitioners and places. Prerequisite(s): Any 700-level ARLH/ARTH course or permission of the department chair.

Exhibit Space Available

Exhibit Space Available

Local Artists Welcome

ThincSavannah, Savannah's only coworking space, has exhibition space available for local artists interested in showcasing their work. Thinc is spacious, with multiple rooms available, making it ideal for solo or group shows, private workshops/events, and photo shoots. The space is well-equipped and well-lit, with a hanging system installed throughout much of the space. Curatorial and installation assistance is available. Evening opening and closing receptions are encouraged.

ThincSavannah is home to more than 50 members and welcomes hundreds of visitors each week, including many who patron our regular and special events in the evenings and on weekends. For more information, please contact


Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement
Artist Panel Discussion Friday, June 28th, 5pm
601 Turner Blvd
Artists Reception 6:30-8

Monday, June 24, 2013

Look Again gallery talk: Mark Dorf "Environmental Occupations"

Look Again gallery talk: Mark Dorf "Environmental Occupations"
Thursday, June 27, 6:30-7 p.m.
Take a deeper look at the museum’s exhibitions through a guided discussion led by Mark Dorf, artist and SCAD alumnus (B.F.A., photography, 2011). Learn about the significance of these works, the artists who created them and the larger historical context. Gain a greater understanding of the materials, craftsmanship and stylistic details that make each piece unique and important.
Discussions last 30 minutes. Sign up at the museum’s front desk beginning 15 minutes before the talk. Limited to 30 guests.

Free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission

PDN "The Look" Contest deadline extended

PDN The Look Where Fashion meets Art
Deadline Extended to July 2, 2013



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Educator and Youth Organizer Positions -- Teaching Photography and Advocacy

Critical Exposure, a nonprofit founded in 2004, is looking for two full-time Program Staff members to join our dynamic team in Washington, D.C. Critical Exposure teaches youth to use the power of documentary photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. We work to fulfill our mission through a unique three-pronged approach that blends art and advocacy:
  1. Youth Empowerment – Provide students with training in documentary photography, leadership, community organizing, and self-advocacy; support students as they develop their own perspective as photography-based storytellers; and develop students' capacities to lead their own campaigns, using photography as a key tool.
  2. Public Engagement – Inform and engage the public by using students' photographs and writing to create traveling exhibits that can be shown in galleries, libraries, coffee shops, and other public spaces to increase awareness of the issues facing young people and to build support for youth-led changes.
  3. Real Change – Partner with advocacy and community organizations to implement creative strategies that use students' photography and voices to support school reform and social change locally and nationally.
Both Program Staff members will focus primarily on implementing and developing our classes, campaigns, and workshops with D.C. high school-aged youth. Our programs take place at multiple sites: D.C. public high schools, community-based organizations, and our offices. Program Staff will be expected to have experience teaching classes or workshops, facilitating meetings, and/or organizing campaigns alongside youth. Experience facilitating similar projects with low-income youth, youth of color, and/or youth in Washington, D.C. is a major plus.
Our Program Staff will workto develop young people's capacities to advocate for themselves. We believe that for true, long-term, structural change to occur, that those impacted most directly by an issue must be the ones who lead the fight for solutions. This is an essential component to our organization's vision and mission and sharing this philosophy is essential.
One position will focus on implementing our school-based programs. This means teaching photography and advocacy skills in high school classrooms, generally with a consistent group of youth 2-3 times per week over the course of a semester or year. In addition to teaching basic photography concepts and facilitating political education workshops, this staff member would be expected to help each group of students:
  • Narrow their advocacy around one local, specific issue impacting their school or community.
  • Conduct a power analysis to identify specific decision-makers or targets who can make structural change around this issue.
  • Establish concrete demands that will help realize the change they want to see.
  • Strategize about how to use photography as a tool to document the issue and realize the goals.
  • Connect to resources (allies, experts, other campaigns) that will strengthen their advocacy efforts.
  • Schedule, prepare for, and run meetings with relevant decision-makers (principals, superintendents, etc.) in which students advocate for the changes they seek.
  • Follow up to ensure that their advocacy results in real change that positively impacts their school or community.
The second position will require expertise in the same capacities but will focus on running our out-of-school programs, including our Fellowship Program. Since our out-of-school programs are not bound by the school year, our students are able to generate longer, city-wide campaigns. Students in our Fellowship Program are currently engaged in a campaign to end the School-to-Prison Pipeline by advocating for Restorative Justice programs in D.C. public schools. While Critical Exposure does not have an official issue-based platform as an organization, the Fellowship students have decided to continue working on this campaign in the 2013-2014 school year. We anticipate that supporting the students' campaign will be a major part of this staff member's role. Support will largely consist of helping students:
  • Prepare and facilitate their own meetings.
  • Develop campaign strategy and conduct power analyses.
  • Connect to local and national partners working on the School-to-Prison Pipeline or other issues as selected by participating youth.
  • Prepare for and speak at hearings, rallies, and other public events, as well as meeting with public officials.
  • Use photography and multimedia in a creative way to build support for Restorative Justice, the end to suspensions and expulsions, the criminalization of youth, and other issues associated with the School-to-Prison Pipeline.
In addition to the Fellowship Program, this second staff member will run introductory Critical Exposure programs out of our office.
Both Program Staff members will have the opportunity to take on significant responsibility and will be an integral part of helping to support and strengthen the organization's growth and operations. We are looking for individuals with the following skills/experiences:
  • 2-3 years of experience working with underserved youth ages 14-21 years old
  • Advocacy and/or organizing campaign experience
  • Photography skills and knowledge
  • Teaching experience, inside or outside of a classroom
  • Curriculum development and/or lesson planning experience
We are looking for candidates with passion for, and commitment to, the following:
  • Empowering youth to advocate for social change.
  • Developing innovative methods of helping youth to be effective advocates for specific solutions to problems impacting their lives.
  • Popular Education and other participant-driven classroom and workshop models.
  • Combating internalized, interpersonal, and institutionalized forms of oppression.
  • Civic engagement as a key facet of positive youth development.
  • The power of photography/art as an effective advocacy tool that can compel decision-makers to take action.
  • The need to make public schools and communities more accountable to youth.
*This is not a position providing social services to youth, and applicants should understand the difference between providing service and supporting youth as leaders.
We are looking for candidates with the following characteristics:
  • Strong social justice analysis and understanding of campaign/movement-building strategies
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity
  • Problem-solving ability (e.g. ability to recognize opportunities to strengthen the way the organization operates and to create ideas and systems to address those needs)
  • Eagerness to learn and commitment to developing new strengths
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively and professionally with a diverse range of people
  • Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team
  • Creativity
  • Sense of humor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable doing outreach to new contacts
Salary for the positions will be commensurate with experience and includes health, dental, and retirement benefits. The positions are full-time and based in Washington, D.C., with an expectation that new staff members are interested in a long-term commitment.
If you have any questions, please contact us at or 202-745-3745 x20.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to
Hiring immediately.

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Monday, June 10, 2013


             June 2, 2013 at 2:20pm

TMP02 Call for Participation Deadline Extended to June 10

TMP has received amazing submissions for the second issue, Image vs. Data. I have also been sent emails asking for more time to complete some projects with the provided image. In response, I am extending the deadline to June 10th. I am so excited to share this issue with everyone. I hope a few more people can parcipate and I can not wait to begin work on TMP ISSUE02.
Thank you to all you have submitted work!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

SlowExposures 2013 Call for Entries

SlowExposures 2013 Call for Entries

       The Show Committee of SlowExposures has announced the opening of the Call for Entries for its 11th Annual juried photography show that celebrates the diversity, contradictions, and complexity of the rural American South. This year's distinguished jurors are Rob McDonald, of Lexington, Virginia, and Kevin Miller, of Dayton Beach, Florida.

       We invited Rob to choose a passage from a quintessential Southern classic as a starting point for 2013. We invite you to read his choice on our Home Page. It's an excerpt from Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's Cross Creek. Following this, we encourage photographers to enter images that portray their own unique interpretations of this confounding region. As anyone who read last year's CNN Photo Blog's comment thread after it featured SlowExposures, a lively and impassioned conversation results when the conversation gets around to what, exactly, constitutes the rural South. We say, go for it.

       SlowExposures has always been a "photographer's show"--we do our utmost to reach out to the people who are doing the work. We create an experience where photographers, collectors, teachers, and professionals mix and mingle in events, parties, receptions, and serendipitous meet-ups during Opening Weekend. Every photographer who enters is invited to attend the private Friday Evening Soiree at Split Oak Farm following the Reception for Rob McDonald's satellite show at A Novel Experience on September 20th. This year, those who are juried in will be invited to the inaugural "J.A.M." (Jurors, Artists, Mingling) following the Juror's Talk on Sunday, September 22nd. Visitors and guests will be encouraged to meet and talk to the photographers who are on-site in the main gallery during the afternoon. The committee makes every effort to assist participating photographers with lodging and transportation during their visit. If you are interested in creating a "pop-up" show of your work, we would like to hear from you.

       Over $1,000 in awards will be made. First, Second, and Third place cash awards and ribbons will be awarded by the Jurors in addition to Honorable Mention ribbons. A "People's Choice" award will be determined the last day of the Show.

       We encourage the sale of work (including hanging work and prints) with SlowExposures collecting a 30% commission on all artwork sold as a result of the exhibition. No work accepted for the show may be withdrawn  before the close of the Show at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29th. We reserved the right to refuse to hang any work that differs markedly from the digital image or does not meet the jurors' standards of excellence.

       Photographer's are invited to submit up to six (6) images that convey their interpretation of the contemporary rural South. The work must be original to the artist and the photographs must have been taken within the last four years. The entry fee is $50.00. All entries must be submitted online at by midnight June 16th, 2013, by using the online Entry Form and paying by PayPal* (your credit card will also be accepted on the site). Notification of acceptance will be sent to all those entering the Show by approximately August 1, 2013. Accepted work may be shipped or dropped off at our Atlanta or Zebulon sites. The exhibit will hang from September 20th-29th at the historic R. F. Strickland Building in Concord, Georgia.

       Once you have decided on what images to enter, and before you begin uploading them, please take a minute to look at the Entry Form for the call--there are naming conventions and file sizes which must be followed. The minute or two you spend will be well worth the time!

       Good luck to all--we hope to see your work in 2013!

*You do not have to sign up for a PayPal account to pay using their service.
    Here are instructions to help you with the process:
After you have uploaded your entries
1. Click continue
2. Click continue with PayPal (underneath where it says pay with PayPal)
3. On the next page is an option for "Don't Have a PayPal Account"
4. Fill out the requested information
5. Click continue
6. Choose a Credit Card to pay with
7. Do NOT click on PayPal below the Credit Card information
8. Review and click continue
9. Click "Pay Now"
10. Done

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