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Monday, April 26, 2010

This Week's Events-April 26 - May 2

First off, tonight, MONDAY APRIL 26 we have another fine gathering of the ADHESIVE people at:
55 Little West 12th Street
From 6:30pm - ???


En Foco is presenting "Foot in the Door:Tips for Submitting your Work", a two-hour seminar for emerging photographers and photo-based artists looking to prepare themselves for new opportunities, and take their marketing to the next level.
Calumet Photographics
22 W. 22nd St.

Topics include: the importance of submission requirements and image quality; building and presenting a cohesive body of work; artist statements, bios, and resumes; creating eye-catching support and marketing materials; following up effectively; and reviewers do's and don'ts. This session is facilitated by Miriam Romais, Executive Director of En Foco & Editor of Nueva Luz; and Saul Robbins, Board Member Emeritus of The Camera Club of New York (CCNY).

A $10 minimum suggested donation (En Foco and CCNY are non-profit organizations). Your donation acts as your RSVP/Registration. Register here

The Smiley Faces Foundation's inaugural event will take place at Red Bull Space at 40 Thompson St (at Watts St) in SoHo.

Smiley Faces Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery's Cleft Lip & Palate Team located at NYU Langone Medical Center.

They will be showcasing portraits from children’s photo shoots with such world-renowned photographers as Peter Lindbergh, Cliff Watts, James White, Nigel Barker, Gabrielle Revere, Ben Watts, Rob Howard, Timothy White, Kwaku Alston, Liz Von Hoene, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Jake Chessum, Roxanne Lowitt and others.


Simon Biswas invites you to the opening of "10,157.5 Miles: An American Road Trip" at
126 Front Street (in Dumbo)
Brooklyn, NY


This is the final call for ASMP's "Image 10" photo contest for images taken after January 1, 2009. Enter online for the chance to win over $25,000 in prizes.

This year's judges are Nathalie Kirsheh, art director of W Magazine, Katherine Schad, photo director of O-The Oprah Magazine, Michael Boulia, creative director BBDO, Alex Tasch, senior art buyer at Euro RSCG Worldwide, and Brian Paul Clamp, gallerist of CLAMPART.


Join Andrea Narins for the opening of her black & white "Night Stories and Landscapes" at The San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street at Laguna.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tonight and Tomorrow Night in Photo Land


APA|NY Image Makers Lecture Series with Robert Tardio + Jeff Mermelstein
SoHo Apple Theater
103 Prince St (between Mercer and Greene)
Join us after the lecture at Puck Fair Bar. We'll provide some snacks + cash bar
298 Lafayette Street (just south of Houston)

ASMP ProSpeaker Series Presents Jonathan Torgovnik

At SOHO PHOTO 15 White Street (between Church Street and West Broadway. Doors open at 6:30pm - 9:00pm.

Jonathan Torgovnik will present work form his recently completed long-term project "Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape" from Rwanda, which will include his Emmy nominated short multimedia film. He will also show images from a recent assignment covering the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Jonathan Torgovnik is an award winning photographer whose work from various projects and assignments has been published in Newsweek, Aperture, GEO, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, Paris Match, and Mother Jones among others. Torgovnik has been a contract photographer for Newsweek since 2005 and is on the faculty of International Center of Photography. He is the author of two books: Bollywood Dreams (Phaidon, 2003) and Intended Consequences: Rwanda Children Born of Rape (Aperture, 2009).

The event is free, but donations are requested, as all proceeds from this event will be donated to Foundation Rwanda, Torgovnik's non-profit that supports secondary school education for children born of rape during the Rwandan genocide.

Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art at The Chelsea Hotel Presents
Mikael Kennedy · Shoot The Moon · 500 Polaroids from 6pm-8pm at The Chelsea 222 West 23rd Street, Suite 524.
Shoot the Moon consists of 500 Polaroids taken between 1999 and 2009. As he moved about - living and traveling in New England, driving from Massachusetts to Washington, hanging around Portland, Oregon, even flying off to Serbia, and then coming to New York - Kennedy photographed with an obsessive intensity.

PDN's 30 2010: Our Choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public
Seminar: 6:30 - 8pm
Reception: 8 - 9pm

In a panel moderated by Holly Hughes, editor of Photo District News (PDN), photographers chosen for the 2010 “PDN's 30” list will offer their perspectives on getting started in the photo industry. They will discuss how they go their first jobs and paid for their first promotional efforts, as well as what they learned in school and what they wish they had been taught. Panelists include three photographers selected to be part of PDN's 30--Adrian Mueller, Elizabeth Weinberg and Wayne Lawrence--along with Jeanne Graves, deputy photo director, Men’s Health; and Brian Smith, artisan of imagery for Sony.

Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain

Four years photographing throughout Oregon, Washington and Northern California, this book and exhibition focuses of the tenuous relationship between industries reliant upon natural resources and the communities they support.
Aperture Gallery
547 W 27th Street, 4th Floor

Moments from Israel: Rina Castelnuovo

Andrea Meislin Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Rina Castelnuovo. Although Castelnuovo considers her work photojournalism, her moving images have captured the daily life of Israeli people in a way that few other photographers – fine art or otherwise – have.

Castelnuovo was recently awarded First Place, International News Picture Story in the Best of Photojournalism 2010. She has been photographing for The New York Times in Israel since the mid-nineties, as well as for Time Magazine, Stern Magazine, and the Associated Press since the eighties. Her work presents a look into the complex forces that drive the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. The award-winning series focuses on the West Bank settlements and outposts, which Israel has promised to dismantle as part of its commitment to a two-state solution.
Andrea Meislin Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 214


Christopher Griffith had nothing less than a radical reinterpretation
of American iconography in mind when he assembled a crew to travel the sideways and byways of a forgotten America to shoot everyday, utilitarian things found dotting our contemporary landscape. Searching out abandoned gas stations, remote industrial plants, budget motels, strip mall car lots, utility fields, roadside ditches, and
even graveyards, Griffith and his team constructed huge backdrops around each painstakingly selected specimen,creating stark, decontexturalized and utterly magnificent renderings of the myriad of things we see and forget without noticing.
Randall Scott Gallery
111 Front Street #204


Massive state-funded mental hospitals, many of them among the largest and most elaborate structures ever erected in America, were a prominent feature of the American landscape for more than a century. Once sources of civic pride before becoming warehouses of neglect, the asylums were emptied towards the end of last century, and now sit crumbling, keeping their secrets. Many of them are already gone. Architectural photographer Christopher Payne was granted unprecedented access to document the abandoned buildings and interiors over a period of six years, and the resulting book, ASYLUM: INSIDE THE CLOSED WORLD OF MENTAL HOSPITALS (MIT Press, 2009), has become something of a phenomenon, touching people in unexpected ways. Remarkable both as photojournalism and as art, the images of ASYLUM are elegiac, emotionally gripping, and possessed of a cinematic sensibility.
Clic Gallery
255 Centre Street
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Beware of Content-Aware Fill

Today is the day that Adobe is releasing their new Photoshop CS5. As you might know, I'm not a fan, something I wrote about last week as "The End of Any Semblance of Reality."

Kristina Feliciano, who writes the Stockland Martel blog asked me to expand on my ideas for their blog, and it's posted now. What do you think? Leave a comment.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The iPad Discussion

Check out the discussion about the iPad where myself and such people as Jamie Pallot, editorial director at Condé Nast Digital, Tom Kennedy, former managing editor for multimedia at the Washington Post, David Hobby, photojournalist and publisher of, and others give their opinions.

Have you've bought an iPad yet, what do you think?

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Monday, April 5, 2010

How Do You Edit?

I'm looking for photographers to tell me how they go about editing their own work for a longer posting idea I have. Tell me your stories.

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