Saturday, May 31, 2008

More Rona Chang on Apartment Therapy

Rona Chang's photo titled 'Hole, Iceland' is up on Apartment Therapy's Gallery today, along with 'Night Fall' (which they have posted also previously), continuing with their theme of Suburbia. You can vote for which image you'd like to hang in your home.

Hole, Iceland © Rona Chang

Friday, May 30, 2008

Tema Stauffer & The HIV Law Project Exhibiton & Silent Auction

Tema Stauffer is participating in the HIV Law Project Exhibiton & Silent Auction at Moti Hasson Gallery in New York this coming Monday June 2, 2008 - from 6-9 pm.
View all the art in the exhibit/auction here. And buy tickets to the event here.

Teenage Boy, Barton Springs, Austin, TX August 2007 © Tema Stauffer

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Before the Person

In her blog entry "Insert Human Here" Emily Shur talks about her process and shares some Polaroids that were used to set up the shot for her portrait sittings, but they are pretty neat sans people too.

Lydia's Bedroom © Emily Shur

Yale MFA Photography 2008 @ Danzinger Projects

Yale MFA Photography 2008
Group Show
May 27 -May 31, 2008
Danzinger Projects
521 West 26th Street
New York, NY

(via Danzinger Projects) Continuing our tradition of exhibiting the work of the graduating Yale MFA Photography class, Danziger Projects is proud to feature the work of Samantha Contis, Jen Davis, Bryan Graf, Richard Mosse, Bradley Peters, Sasha Rudensky, Sarah Stolfa, Marley White, and Suyeon Yun.

The show will only be up for one week so please note the dates. Opening reception, Tuesday May 27, 6 – 8 p.m. Show dates, May 27 – May 31.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

En Foco New Works#11 Exhibition

En Foco's New Works #11 Exhibition is on view from May 23 - July 5, 2008.

Kesha Bruce
Adriana Katzew
Donald Daedalus
and Honorable Mention Awardees Charlie Grosso, Myra Greene,
Esther Hidalgo and Wanda Acosta

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 30, 6:00-9:00pm

Artist Talk:
Saturday, May 31, 1:00-3:00pm
with Kesha Bruce, Adriana Katzew and Donald Daedalus

El Taller Boricua Galleries
The Julia De Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Avenue @ 106th Street
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212.831.4333

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

AIM 28- How Soon is Now?

On View: June 1- August 18, 2008

Open House: Sunday, June 1, 2008 2 to 6 pm

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10456

How Soon Is Now? features an array of work by 36 artists from Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), one of the most celebrated and competitive programs for emerging artists in the country.

Organized by Erin Riley-Lopez, Assistant Curator

Negar Ahkami, Blanka Amezkua, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Daniel Bejar, Charles Beronio, Matthew Burcaw, Si Jae Byun, Brendan Carroll, Vidal Centeno, Margarida Correia, Rä di Martino, Emcee C.M., Master of None, Jason Falchook, Michelle Frick, David Gilbert, Kyung Woo Han, Cosme Herrera, Catherine Kunkemueller, Luke Lamborn, Sujin Lee, Bill Lohre, Rebecca Loyche, Giuseppe Luciani, Brian Lund, Kelli Miller, Laura Napier, Dulce Pinzon, Christy Powers, Risa Puno, Ronny Quevedo, Sa’dia Rehman, John Richey, Irys Schenker, Mark Stafford, Jeanne Verdoux, and Angie Waller

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Susana Raab Zine/Book

(via Liz Kuball's blog) Susana Raab’s recently published Rank Strangers and you can get yourself a copy here.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Annet van der Voort

Dutch born, Germany based photographer Annet van der Voort looks at women and their lives. She explores aging, displacement, teenage pregnancy and many other themes through her photography. See her work here: or visit Zoum Zoum.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Annelies Strba

The work of Annelies Strba can be seen at Museum Villa Rot in Ulm, Germany through July 6, 2008 and also at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam through June 1, 2008.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Op-Ed: Little Orphan Artwork

Law Professor Lawerence Lessing weights in on the Orphan Works Bill.
Read his op-ed piece for the New York Times here.
Whether you are a commercial or fine art photographer, you should consider the issue, it will affect all photographers -- also non US citizen photographers & artists.

Sample of letters that can be send to representatives can be found here.
For more information also take a look at:

Time is of the essence.

Colberg Interviews Van Meene

Check out this excellent conversation between Joerg Colberg and Hellen Van Meene (and some of her new work).

Monday, May 19, 2008

Amy Stein News

This is shaping up to be a busy and outstanding year for Amy Stein.
If you haven't had chance to see her work yet, two more opportunities coming up:
Amy Stein @ Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Photography
and later this summer: Amy Stein @ Robert Koch Gallery

Don't Miss Out: Jane Tam

There is still time (until May 25, 2008) to get a print by emerging artist Jane Tam. I received mine recently and I can tell you it was a clever purchase.
Take a look at Jane's updated store here:
Jane is also an excellent blogger:

It's Not Going Away: The Orphan Works Bill

Find out the latest about this important issue:

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Someone Else Noticed Too

Photographer & Blogger (the popular Whats the Jackanory?) Andrew Hetherington has been attending all the events at NYPH 08 and reporting about it on his blog and also for Foto 8.
Mr. Hetherington noticed too how well the girls made out at last night's award presentation (see previous posts from May 15 & 16 , 2008) . Read more here.
Also on his blog you can find a cute anecdote about Tina Barney.

Zoum Zoum

Zoum Zoum is a new-ish photo/art blog by the photo editor of the French publication Libération, Clémentine Mercier and freelance photo editor & journalist for Tracks, Laure Troussière.
The blog shows an excellent selections of work from allover the world and gives some inside to the tastes in art across the pond.

Apartment Therapy: Rona Chang's Suburbia

Take a look at Apartment Therapy and see Nymphoto's Rona Chang's take on Suburbia. Congrats to Rona for being selected for this showcase (curated by the team at Apartment Therapy, Marty Weiss & Allegra Wilde).

Icelandic Suburbia © Rona Chang

Friday, May 16, 2008

1st NY Photo Awards Winners Annouced

Editorial - series
Paula Bronstein

Editorial - single (tie)
Ibraheen Abu Mustafa
Adem Hadei

Personal work/fine art - series
Edgar Martins

Personal work/fine art - single
Jessica Todd Harper

Advertising - series
John Offenbach

Advertising - single
Jason Bell

Photography book
Amy Stein

Multimedia photo/audio (tie)
Ed Kashi
Jessica Dimmock

Multimedia video/audio

Student editorial - series
Tobias Kruse

Student editorial - single
Gratiane de Moustier

Student personal work/fine art - series
Anna Skladmann

Student personal work/fine art - single
Alana Celii

Student photography book
Tiana Markova-Gold

A lot more male photographers were nominated than women photographers, but in the end the women photographers made out very well -- more than half the winners were women!

Musings about Diana Scherer's Work

Find some thoughts and some background info on the work of rising star Diana Scherer (who was a finalist at Hyeres) here.

Works from the series "Still-Life"' ©Diana Scherer

Thursday, May 15, 2008

NYPH 08 & Camille Seaman

NYPH08 -The New York Photo Festival is under way (May 14-18, 2008) in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. Lots of Photography to see. Lots of talented male photographers, but some outstanding women photographers are shown and nominated for the New York Photo Award too.
Namely Amy Stein, Lisa M. Robinson, Jill Greenberg and others.
You can take a look at all the nominees and the different categories here.

And if you are in New York don't miss Camille Seaman's work at Candace Dwan Gallery .

Emily Shur New Work

Emily Shur muses about inspiration on her blog while showcasing some recent work. Take a look here.

Amanda Seyfried for Elle © Emily Shur

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Truth & Beauty

Another interesting post by James Danzinger:

Liz Kuball Print Sale

Find the print here:

Shuli Hallak

Shuli Hallak's cargo photos, which I saw and admired at Fotofest earlier this year, are on view at the Moti Hassan Gallery.

May 8 - June 29, 2008
Moti Hasson Gallery
535 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Aly Su Borst

Check out the work of conceptual fine art photographer Aly Su Borst, a recent graduate of California College of the Arts. Read my love for you is a stampede of horses post to find out more about the artist.

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Day of Collaborative Performance at the Bronx Museum

Saturday, May 17, 2008
12 - 6pm

A live component to The Bronx Museum's current exhibition, "Making It Together", this day long event features continuous carnival-like performances by contemporary and historic collectives.

With The Brainstormers, Guerrilla Girls, Inc., Spiderwoman Theater, Ridykeulous, Broadband, Christal Brown and INSPIRIT, 6+ and The Waitresses.


Take a look at Jane Tam's recent show via her blog:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Career Born of Babies

Read about Constance Bannister and her daughter in Claudia Gryvatz Copquin's New York Times article "A Career Born of Babies".


We just realized that we had "comment moderation" set up for this blog. Well that has changed; so please y'all feel free to comment away -- 'uncensored' ;)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

More Margot Quan Knight

Discover more of the work of Nymphoto's very own Margot Quan Knight via Aperture.
And check out her recent podcast interview for The Stranger - if you haven't done so yet.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Victoria Sambunaris @ Yancey Richardson Gallery

I happened to catch Victoria Sambunaris' show Yet All Remains, which explores the intersection of civilization, geology and natural history particular to the United States. Sambunaris drove 11,000 miles through the US over 12 weeks to "the relationship between man, nature and evolution". I liked her work and the sense of "manifest destiny" that it evoked.

Tema Stauffer

See some new images by Tema Stauffer from a recent road trip via her blog:

Sara Sudhoff

Sara Sudhoff is offering some of her early work for sale via her blog:

Sheila Metzner

A Photo Editor blogs about Sheila Metzner's new website.

Cara Phillips- To be a photographer

Cara Phillips writes some pointers on her blog on being a better photographer. It's a good list and worth the read through.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Focus Awards Recipients

The Griffin Museum anounced Deborah Willis as a recipient of the Lifetime achievement award and Jen Bekman as a Rising Star for their Focus Awards that is taking place tonight.

A Conversation with Maria Passarotti

"Concealed Vista," © Maria Passarotti

"Rowhouses", © Maria Passarotti

Nymphoto: Tell us a little about yourself

Maria Passarotti: I’m originally from northern N.J., just north of NYC. Growing up in the suburbs, so close to both the city and rural upstate New York had a significant role in shaping my artistic view of landscape. I feel most comfortable having one foot in each world – rural and urban. Fittingly, I currently divide my time between my house in Rockland County, N.Y. and my apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I will, however, always feel “home” to be on the Palisades of the Hudson River.

My parents, two of my dearest friends, are avid gardeners, birders and conservationists. Early on, they instilled in me a deep appreciation of and respect for nature. As a child, I helped my father tend the family vegetable garden and now as an adult, I have developed a deep passion for gardening and landscaping. Without a doubt, it is my favorite pastime/ obsession. Being able to sculpt and transform my landscape not only provides me with a creative outlet, but also an endless source of inspiration and intimate means to observe nature’s cycle of death, decay and rebirth.

"Dead House, Dead Tree, Apparition", © Maria Passarotti

NP: How did you discover photography?

MP: In retrospect, I feel like I've inherited my love of photography. My father always enjoyed experimenting with the medium and even had his own black and white darkroom for a time. When I enrolled in my first photography class, it was his Minolta 35mm camera I proudly used. It wasn't till I was a senior in art school that I learned my grandfather was an active member of a photography club while serving as a machinist in the Army during WWII. As soon as I saw his album full of gorgeous prints he made during his travels throughout Egypt, Afghanistan and many other lands, I knew that I had not come to photography by accident. The passion for the process had always been inside me waiting to be ignited.

"Roadside, Montana", © Maria Passarotti

NP: Where do you find inspiration?

MP: Although I work in many mediums and love exploring new projects, landscape and nature are themes that are always present in my work. So exploring the landscape and the natural world is definitely where I find inspiration. There is nothing more inspiring for me than hitting the road with a map and no particular destination in mind and just driving. It's such an exhilarating way to experience the landscape and particularly man’s affect on, interactions with and transformation of the natural world. I find similar inspiration in the streets of urban areas where I seek vantage points that capture complex views of the crowded city.

"Rooftop, Grand Street, NY", © Maria Passarotti

I’m also inspired from experimenting with materials and techniques. I think this is why I have such a love of alternative photographic processes and printmaking. It always amazes me how discovering a piece of paper in an art store can stir the desire to create a new body of work.

NP: How do your projects come about?

MP: I’ve been photographing night landscapes for about 10 years. It started with a desire to portray the stage-like settings created by artificial lighting in urban and suburban settings. I strive to create images with deeply illuminated shadow areas that are magical interpretations of everyday settings. Since the beginning of this ongoing project, I’ve photographed many locations, from rooftops and abandoned buildings to suburban backyards and natural settings.

"Woods", © Maria Passarotti

"Allerton", © Maria Passarotti

After spending a lot of time focusing on the urban and suburban landscape, I felt my interest turn toward the rural American landscape. I started traveling through different regions of America with a plan to piece together a cross-country trip in several, bite-size pieces. I was blown away by my trip through Northern California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Yellowstone national park made a deep impression on me because I am particularly interested in how man interacts with, shapes and presents the landscape. While traveling through rural areas, I've found roadside locations always have the juxtaposition of elements of wilderness and man's presence I love to photograph. The images in my rural series are often taken from roadsides, parking lots or designated viewing platforms created for tourists to experience a curated view of wilderness.

"Western Style Town", © Maria Passarotti

NP: What's next?

MP: I have several projects in the works at the moment. I’m developing a new series of night landscapes to complement my ongoing series of urban rooftop photos. I’ve been experimenting with a combination of alternative processes, which is sure to lead me to create something completely different from what I anticipated at the onset of the project. I’m also eager to devote some time to drawing and painting in my studio. It’s an essential tool to refuel my artistic practice and clarify projects in my mind.

To see more of Maria Passarotti's work visit

Tonight: Maria Passarotti @ Susan Eley

Concealed Vista & Herd © Maria Passarotti

Tonight is the opening reception of Regarding Arcadia - Rural Viewpoints by Angela A'Court, James Isherwood and (Nymphoto's very own) Maria Passarotti.

Opening Reception
Thursday May 8, 2008
6-8 PM
Susan Eley Fine Art
46 West 90th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More Positions on The Oprhan Work Legislation

Advertising Photographers of America (APA):

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP):

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Making It Together @ The Bronx Museum

Making It Together: Women's Collaborative Art & Community
@ The Bronx Museum
Through August 4, 2008
Guest -curated by Carey Lovelace

(via The Bronx Museum) Making It Together explores an important chapter in recent history when women artists, inspired by the 1970s Feminist Movement,
worked collectively in new ways to engage communities and address social issues.

Find out more here:

Monday, May 5, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Friends And Family Remember Alexandra Boulat

Friends and Family Remember VII founding member and conflict photojournalist Alexandra Boulat:

Friday, May 2, 2008

New American Fables

If you are in Berlin head over to the Pool Gallery to catch the work of Amy Stein or head over to her blog to see what the show looks like.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Audrey Corregan & Amira Fritz

(via Conscientious) Dutch artist Audrey Corregan is the winner of the 2008 Hyeres Photography Festival. Second prize went to German photographer Amira Fritz and her painterly landscapes.

Margot Quan Knight Podcast

Margot Quan Knight interviewed by Jen Graves for The Stranger: