Friday, February 29, 2008

All Things Considered: Artists Lament Polaroid's Latest Development

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.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lorena Ros Wins Getty Award

Lorena Ros wins Getty Images grant for Editorial Photography.
Read and see her work here.
Last year's winner was NYU grad Kristen Ashburn for her moving documentary work about HIV in Africa.

Stepahnie Sinclair Wins Alexia Grant

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, an award winning publication for women in photography.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography

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:
On view: Saturday, March 1 – Friday, March 28, 2008
Press preview: 6 – 7 pm | Public reception: 7 – 9 pm | After party: 9 – 12 am





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

Gallery hours:
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 For Ladies Lotto press inquires, please contact Natalie Blacker at |

(photo Ahndraya Parlato)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Battlespace- Unrealities of War

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

Jeong Mee Yoon Review

The work of JongMee Yoon was reviewed yesterday in the New York Times. Read the article "Pink is for..." by Bonne Yochelson here. (via Amy Stein's blog)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Google Alert

A good way to keep track of yourself & your work on the internet: Google Alert.
Read more about it on Rona Chang's Blog:

Emily Shur: "The Beginnning"

Emily Shur blogs about he got her start in commercial photography:
Part I:
Part II:

Juliana Besaely on "The Picture Not Taken"

Juliana Beasely talks about the picture that got away and gives the reader an insight to her process on:

Monday, February 11, 2008

Emily Shur's Blog & Polaroid

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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Amy Stein Blog: It's a Man's (Art) World

Interesting blog entry by Amy Stein about the continuous prevalence of male artists:

Monday, February 4, 2008

Jan Groover at Janet Borden

Master of photographic still life Jan Groover has an exhibit titled "Interior Spaces" on view at Janet Borden Gallery - through February 23, 2008.

Amy Stein at Paul Kopeikin

Amy Stein's first solo show will open February 16 at Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. Don't miss this ambitious and talented female photographers thought-provoking show if you are in the area.