Monday, March 31, 2014

Added to the Summer Schedule

A new class was added to the summer 2014 schedule. 

First 5 weeks M-TR 2pm Bergen Hall 206, Faculty Rebecca Nolan,

PHOT 403 Professional Practices for Fine Art Photography

Providing students with a comprehensive introduction to accepted practices in the marketing of fine art photography, this course takes a multifaceted approach to professional art business concerns. Course topics include how to approach galleries, portfolio-reviewing events, legal considerations, collectors, museum practices, portfolio preparation and self-promotion. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219. This course may be substituted for PHOT 400 Business Practices for Photography.

PHOT 745 Photographic Art Marketing Practices

This seminar provides self-motivated graduate students with insights into today’s multi-faceted markets for photography. The course focuses on understanding and navigating the business of being an artist. Classroom lectures foster a broader awareness of career options and professional prospects for photographers seeking to approach successfully the world of art. Individual research required allows students to explore an area in depth. Students share their research methodology and results with their fellow students, fostering growth of peer relationships. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 719.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Models (All Types) Needed

Graduate Photography MA candidate, Orestis Kourakis seeks models for an innovative, interactive video installation. His project doubts the established stability of portraiture and makes the viewer part of the final result by allowing him/her to interact with the pictures and essentially choose what he or she is going to receive.

He is looking for models for this project which is going to be presented as an interactive installation in Savannah before the end of this quarter. The models can be of any age, gender, nationality or physical appearance. No specific skills are required other than willingness to spend about two hours in the studio posing under specific –but simple– guidelines. Further info and samples of this project can be provided upon request. If you are interested please contact Orestis at: or use his cell #: 201-887-1403. Thank you in advance!


ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Talking Eyes Media is seeking an Associate Producer to work out of our Montclair, NJ office. The candidate should be a self-motivated individual with an interest in documentary film production and at least three years of experience. We are seeking someone with a high-level of organizational, communication, and production management skills. This position will begin as a part-time position starting mid-May and may grow into a full-time position by September. Start Date: Mid-May 2014 Status: Part-Time; 3-days/wk; 9am-5pm with likely increase to fulltime in the fall

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SCAD Photography in Lacoste Fall 2014

There will be two interests meetings for Photography offered in Lacoste Fall 214 on Wednesday, April 2, 5pm Bergen Hall 100 and Thursday April 10, 5pm Bergen Hall room 100.

Potential courses offered are
PHOT 317 Photographic Travel: The Foreign and Familiar
PHOT 736 The Photographic Travelogue
PHOT 319 Photography Project Seminar II
PHOT 475 Photography Senior Project
PHOT 719-775 The Photographic Arts Series
PHOT 323 The Contemporary Landscape
PHOT 756 The Conceptual Landscape

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Interviews: Dialogs with Great Photographers check it out!!!

THE FENCE 2014 NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS Each summer, THE FENCE features the work of more than 40 talented photographers from around the world to a combined audience of more than 1.5 million visitors. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their best image series that capture the essence of "community" and fit into one or more of the competition categories: HOME // STREETS // PEOPLE // CREATURES // PLAY Submissions Deadline: April 9, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Dan Saelinger (extremely successful SCAD photo alum)

ASMP-SC Presents A Day with Dan Saelinger Please join us as Dan takes us from concept to completion. In the morning he will go over everything from sketching ideas out to lighting to retouching. Bring a lunch and you will have an opportunity to chat with Dan and network with your fellow photographers from 12pm - 1:30pm. Of course you are also welcome to leave the facility for lunch and return for the remainder of the day. In the afternoon Dan will talk about working with commercial clients, pitching ideas and working with video. There is an open Q&A throughout the day, so feel free to start a discussion with Dan as he explains his processes. There will be numerous giveaways of products and services from ThinkTank Photo, Photoserve, Agency Access, Photoshelter and discounts to all attendees from several vendors. Pricing: Advance Tickets $35/ASMP members, $65/Non-members, $5/Students and Faculty After April 4th $45/ASMP members, $75/Non-members, $15/Students and Faculty At the Door $55/ASMP members, $85/Non-members, $25/Students and Faculty *Note: Registration will be capped at 70 attendees. Friday, April 18 at 9:00am - 4:00pm USC Columbia, South Carolina. In the Sumwalt Building - Room 305, located on Greene Street between Sumter Street and Main Street. -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Maine Media Summer Job

YOU WILL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER SUMMER JOB AS GOOD AS THIS. Working at Maine Media for the summer is an experience that will alter the course of your professional and creative life. Come to our JOB FAIR on MARCH 28 - 29 and meet our core staff, check out the campus, and knock our socks off with your mad skills. We hire dozens of talented people every summer who spend their time working intensely with highly motivated students and world-renowned instructors. Summer staff who make the most of their time with us go home having made connections with professionals and peers that will last a lifetime. For many, one summer with us was enough to launch fantastic careers in film, television, and photography. Be sure to submit your application online , and bring your resume and portfolio with you. Have more questions? Drop us a line at

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Michael Kolster: wet-plate and ambrotype lecture

Guggenheim Recipient and antique process photographer (wet-plate and ambrotype) photographer will give a short artist lecture 7-8pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Alexander Hall auditorium, 668 Indian Street (enter the door go left). Seating is limited. Michael Kolster

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

For MFA students: The Snider Prize

The Snider Prize applications accepted until april 1 Only three weeks to go to apply for the 2014 Snider Prize, a purchase award given to emerging artists as they leave graduate school. MoCP's curatorial staff will select an artist and offer $2,000 for the purchase of work to be added to its permanent collection. The prize is open to MFA students currently in their last year of study at an accredited school in the United States.

The First Crimean War

After over a century and a half of flying under the radar, the Ukrainian peninsula, Crimea, is front page news once again. The following photograph by Roger Fenton, Valley of the Shadow of Death, reveals the limitations of the medium of photography in the mid-19th century. Materials were slow (significantly less light sensitive) and photographers were therefore unable to capture the action of war in real time.
Roger Fenton, Shadow of the Valley of Death, 1855 (Siege of Sevastopol).

Fenton had to create images that spoke of war symbolically. In the case of this image, Fenton pictured the spent cannonballs that failed to meet their intended targets and that read almost as human skulls scattered across the bleak landscape. There is some controversy as to whether the cannonballs were deliberately placed for the purpose of being photographed, but for students of photo history, this shouldn't come as much of a shock:

 Arthur Rothstein, Cattle Skull, Badlands, SD, 1936

It is common knowledge that Rothstein moved the bleached cow skull a meter or two from the patch of dry grass where he found it. He did so in an attempt to make a more compelling image that spoke of the ecological disaster of the Dust Bowl symbolically.

As the news comes in from the contemporary conflict in Ukraine, I challenge you to analyze reportage. Think about the images that are disseminated, and ultimately, question the biases of reporters with various agendas. Even when cannonballs or cow skulls are not repositioned, is it possible that any photograph, even one that is straight and unadulterated, can only ever speak of war symbolically?

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Crusade Engagement Grant : $10,000 award

The Crusade Engagement Grant is a $10,000 award to be given to a photographer, group of photographers, or project coordinator with an innovative plan to connect audiences and build collectors for photography. This unrestricted grant is created both to generate and highlight these innovations, and to underwrite the execution of the best idea. This link to the grant guidelines explains what we are and are not looking for in a project, and also provides a link to the application. Applications are due April 1, and there is a $20 application fee. Finalists will be invited to complete a more detailed application (with no additional fee), and the winner will be selected by Whitney Johnson (Director of Photography at The New Yorker), Karen Irvine (Curator and Associate Director at Museum of Contemporary Photography), and Rupert Jenkins (Executive Director at Colorado Photographic Arts Center). The more people who learn about this opportunity, the better, so I would appreciate you sharing this information generously! I am happy to answer any questions and look forward to hearing from you. Jennifer Schwartz 404.790.9078

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