NPR's All Things Considered aired a segment on how the discontinuation of polaroid film is affecting artists. One of the artists they interviewed was Elsa Dorfman, a 70-year-old photographer who has worked exclusively with Polaroid film for decades. Check out her gorgeous and rare 20 x 24 inch polaroid camera! And click here to see some of the portraits she made with it.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Stephanie Sinclair was just awarded a $ 15,000 Alexia Grant for her documentary work.
Read PDN's news item about Sinclair here.
Sinclair also is the publisher of www.photobetty.com, an award winning publication for women in photography.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
For Immediate Release
Humble Arts Foundation, in collaboration with Ladies Lotto, presents
"31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography"
Curated by Lumi Tan and Jon Feinstein
Opening reception: Saturday, March 1, 2008 | RSVP: email@example.com
On view: Saturday, March 1 – Friday, March 28, 2008
Press preview: 6 – 7 pm | Public reception: 7 – 9 pm | After party: 9 – 12 am
OPEN BAR WITH DJ 24 COURT
PARTNERING SPONSOR: PHOTOSHELTER.COM
10 CANE, GREEN POINT WINES, SMART WATER, L’ASSO RESTAURANT, A PEACE TREATY
The Gallery at 3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue, at the corner of Stagg St., in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 715-4961 | Directions: L to Grand or Morgan Avenue
Monday – Friday, 8 am – midnight; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – midnight
New York, New York–February 2008–On March 1, 2008 Humble Arts Foundation is proud to partner with Ladies Lotto to present "31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography." The exhibition, which opens in honor of Women's History month on March 1, 2008 at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, celebrates 31 innovative young women in emerging art photography under the age of 31. The exhibition presents an eclectic mix of emerging talent, culled from open submissions.
“31 Under 31,” states Natalie Blacker, founder of Ladies Lotto, “was curated to showcase a new generation of women art photographers, which epitomizes the basic premise of Ladies Lotto, supporting women’s individual efforts in collaborative form.”
Lumi Tan, Director of Zach Feuer Gallery in NYC, and Jon Feinstein, Curatorial Director of Humble Arts Foundation co-curated the exhibition. "While it is impossible to capture the full breadth of international talent by female photographers in one exhibition," say Tan and Feinstein, "we feel that the diversity of subjects and intent are a clear representation of the wide range of skill and creativity that is flourishing today. By allowing the works to be culled from an open call, we hope to give exposure to unknown photographers while simultaneously showcasing more familiar names in contemporary photography."
The exhibition includes photographs by Amy Elkins, Ashley Lefrak, Dru Donovan, Elaine Stocki, Helen Maurene Cooper, Ka-Man Tse, Mary Mattingly, Ahndraya Parlato, Alejandra Laviada, Alana Celli, Alex Van Clief, Allison Grant, Catherine Maloney, Dina Kantor, Hannah Whittaker, Jessica Bruah, Jessica Roberts, Jaimie Warren, Kate and Camilla, Kelly Kleinschrodt, Marta Labad, Manya Fox, Molly Landreth, Nadine Rovner, Rachael Dunville, Reka Reisinger, Sara Padgett, Sarah Small, Sarah Sudhoff, Talia Chetrit and Tealia Ellis Ritter.
Humble Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to advance the careers of emerging fine art photographers by providing grants and exhibition opportunities.
Ladies Lotto is an international community of bright and determined women. Formed as a means for building an international women's network of support and resource-sharing, Ladies Lotto focuses on creating large-scale optimistic impact, benefiting local communities, and enriching its members' personal and professional lives. Membership consists of over 600 sophisticated global influencers in various creative industries.
For Humble Arts Foundation press inquires and visuals, please contact Andrea Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Ladies Lotto press inquires, please contact Natalie Blacker at email@example.com.
http://humbleartsfoundation.org/31.html | http://ladieslotto.com
(photo Ahndraya Parlato)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
There's an upcoming show sponsored by Print Space and Fastback Creative Books.
Photographs from Iraq and Afghanistan by Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, Andrew Cutraro, Ashley Gilbertson, Balazs Gardi, Ben Lowy, Christoph Bangert, Eros Hoagland, Ghaith Abdul Ahad, Guy Calaf, Jason Howe, Jehad Nga, Lucian Read, Luke Wolagiewicz, Mike Kamber, Moises Saman, Peter van Agtmael, Rita Leistner, Stefan Zaklin, Stephanie Sinclair, Teru Kuwayama, Yuri Kozyrev, Zalmai.
Opening reception Feb 28, 6-8pm
Feb 28-April 30
16 West 23rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Monday - Friday: 12-5
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Emily Shur blogs about he got her start in commercial photography:
Part I: http://emilyshur.blogspot.com/2008/02/beginning-part-1.html
Part II: http://emilyshur.blogspot.com/2008/02/beginning-part-2.html
Monday, February 18, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Photographer Emily Shur (who participated in the first Nymphoto show) recently started blogging and today's entry compliments this blog's last post about Polaroid abandoning Instant Photography. Read Emily's post titled "Where Do I Go From Here?" and get a glimpse at some Polaroids she recently took in Hong Kong.