The Photo Exchange

Blurb meet-up LA

Posted in Books & Magazines by douglaspstockdale on August 27, 2009

Blurb is having it’s first (and long time in coming) meet-up, a free event in LA on Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PT).

From their announcement

We’ve been around for far too long to have never hosted a meet-up in LA. Well, that’s all changing. We love LA, and we want to party with you.

Join us at World Cafe on Main Street in Santa Monica on Thursday, September 10 from 6-9pm. Come kick it with some LA-based photographers, BlurbNation designers, and special VIP guests. We’ll even have a few of this year’s Photography.Book.Now honorees in the house (you don’t know who they are yet because it’s still a secret).

We’ll have food and drinks, plenty of Blurb books to check out, some giveaways and schwag, and some real live Blurb people to field your questions and check out your books.

This could be our best meet-up yet – hope you can make it!

by Douglas Stockdale

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photograph Exhibits, Uncategorized by vogelart on August 21, 2009

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My long time friend Kent Gunnufson has sent me this call for entries:

As a volunteer, I’m starting up an Environmental Photography Exhibition in conjunction with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival. This is backed by the environmental education community in Colorado and is a once a year event. As any new event, getting a good turnout the first year is important. Hopefully you might be able to help us get the word out. Details are at the link provided

Thanks for your time.

Kent Gunnufson

Info link: http://www.mountainmagazine.com/Photo-last-promo/photo-promolst.html

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The PhotoBook named Top 10 photo blog

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on August 20, 2009

The Irish magazine Source Photographic Review this month has named The PhotoBook as one of the top 10 must read photographic blogs. This blog has been written by me, Douglas Stockdale, a member of the Photo Exchange.

I have been providing book reviews for the last ten months, covering a broad spectrum of photobooks that are focused on projects, series, monographs or fine art photographer biographies. Wow, a nice honor & recognition of the effort that I have placed on writing insightful and informative photobook reviews.

Paul Blieden to show work at Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on August 19, 2009
Eucalyptus #1 copyright by Paul Blieden

Eucalyptus #1 copyright by Paul Blieden

 

Maui #2 copyright by Paul Blieden

Maui #2 copyright by Paul Blieden

Photographer Paul Blieden will have 7 photos on  exhibit at the Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center in a show called Local Visions.

 

The show runs from September 11 through October 3, 2009 with an opening reception on Friday, September 11 at 7 pm

 

Paul’s photographic vision is expressed in the following statement:

Everywhere I look I see photographs…I see them in 35mm format…it’s sometimes quite disconcerting, but that is the reality…I see photographs all the time…

Everyplace I look I see textures and colors,for it abounds in all organic and inorganic entities. I attempt to capture these features and to preserve them in photographic images….some of these textures will pass from view quickly as with the peeling eucalyptus tree bark, never to be seen again in the same form….and some take years to change as with the texture found on the walls of an abandoned sugar mill in Maui.

Now captured as a photographic images these textures will survive in the form as seen in the instance I pressed the shutter.
That’s what I do as a photographer: I capture moments in time so that I and others can view those moments.

 

The Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center is located at

1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310.802.5440

Gallery hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 2-6pm
Wednesday 4-8pm
Saturday 1-5pm

To see more of Paul’s work you can visit his websites:

www.paulblieden.com  www.southbayheadshots.com

 

By Jim McKinniss

 

 

Civil Rights Photos at the Skirball Center

Posted in Uncategorized by Gina Genis on August 18, 2009

The following comes from Art Knowledge News:

Bill Eppridge’s Chaney Family as They Depart for the Funeral of James Chaney, Philadelphia, Mississippi, 1964

Bill Eppridge’s Chaney Family as They Depart for the Funeral of James Chaney, Philadelphia, Mississippi, 1964

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The largest exhibition in more than twenty years devoted to photography of the Civil Rights Movement will open at the Skirball Cultural Center on November 19, 2009, in its West Coast premiere. Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968 features images that helped change the nation: they shed light on injustices prevalent in America at the time, promoted solidarity among citizens, and dramatically increased the momentum of the struggle for equal rights. Road to Freedom will remain on view at the Skirball through March 7, 2010. Breach of Peace will open simultaneously with Road to Freedom, on November 19, and will remain on view for an extended period through May 9, 2010. In addition to work by renowned photographers, the exhibition displays pictures taken by anonymous or unidentified individuals who made stirring visual documents of marches, demonstrations, and public gatherings out of a conviction for the social changes the movement represented.

The exhibition displays approximately 170 photographs by more than thirty-five photographers drawn primarily from the High’s permanent collection, which includes one of the most comprehensive holdings of civil rights–era photography in the country; many have never before been displayed to the public. Exclusively for this Southern California presentation of Road to Freedom, the Skirball has developed a new section focusing on Los Angeles civil rights history, with new loans from the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive in the Department of Special Collections at the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. Among the local events portrayed are the picketing of Kress Store in Pasadena in 1960, the march on Pershing Square on March 14, 1965, and the Watts Riots of 1965.

Also on view at the Skirball will be Breach of Peace: Photographs of Freedom Riders by Eric Etheridge. This companion exhibition displays more than a dozen contemporary portraits by photographer Eric Etheridge of Freedom Riders, as they came to be known. In 1961, these young women and men converged on Jackson, Mississippi, to challenge state segregation laws and were arrested and convicted of the charge “breach of the peace.” Etheridge’s images of the Freedom Riders, now senior citizens, will be displayed alongside their original mug shots. Breach of Peace originated as part of the High Museum’s Road to Freedom exhibition, but has been expanded for the Skirball presentation to encompass related historical objects, including student activist buttons and newspaper clippings.

Exhibition Overview
Tracking the twelve-year span between Rosa Parks’ famed act of resistance against racial segregation aboard a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1956 and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968, Road to Freedom chronicles such historical turning points as the Freedom Rides (1961), the March on Washington (1963), the Selma-to-Montgomery March (1965), and the Poor People’s Campaign (1968). Iconic images include Bob Adelman’s Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, 1963; Morton Broffman’s Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Leading Marchers, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965; Bill Eppridge’s Chaney Family as They Depart for the Funeral of James Chaney, Philadelphia, Mississippi, 1964; and Builder Levy’s I Am a Man/Union Justice Now, Memphis, Tennessee, 1968.

“The indelible images in Road to Freedom portray the hope and courage of the men and women who took to the streets and campaigned peacefully for social change,” remarks Robert Kirschner, Skirball Museum Director. “The Skirball is proud to bring this remarkable exhibition to Los Angeles as part of its ongoing mission to promote justice, equality, and human dignity in American life.”

“In many ways, the history of the Civil Rights Movement cannot be understood without contemplating the photographs that helped shape public opinion,” adds Cox. “Most of the photographs were taken by professional photojournalists sympathetic to the cause and by activists motivated to record newsworthy events with an objective and informing eye. Because of the moral energy they radiate, these are among the most important and beautiful photographs of our nation.”

“Press photographers defied threats of jail or worse to capture on film the fire hoses and police dogs of Birmingham, Alabama—and immortalized the spirit of those who withstood their attacks,” notes Erin Clancey, Skirball Associate Curator and managing curator of the exhibition’s presentation at the Skirball. She continues, “To this day, their images have the power to move, shock, and inspire.”

In the new section on local history added by the Skirball, photographs of the Watts Riots of 1965 document the violence that occurred in Los Angeles during the Civil Rights Movement. Yet other images illustrate the bravery of Angelenos who used nonviolent protest to fight discrimination in schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and public places and who stood in solidarity with Southern civil rights workers by staging sympathy boycotts and vigils, such as the one held at Los Angeles Valley College in 1965.

Accompanying all photographs in the exhibition are extensive, informative captions, as well as related archival objects and documents. For example, Rosa Parks’s police fingerprint paperwork and the blueprint of the bus on which she made her fateful stand are shown alongside contemporaneous photographs. The exhibition also brings together newspapers, magazines, and posters from the period, demonstrating how, in the hands of community organizers and newspaper and magazine editors, photographs played a pivotal role in raising awareness of key issues and influencing public sentiment.

The exhibition also includes a short documentary film, Voices of Freedom, produced, edited, and directed by Neal Broffman, son of photographer Morton Broffman, whose work is represented in the exhibition. This poignant film weaves together historical footage and recent interviews with photographers, reporters, and activists from that time period. Co-produced by Julian Cox, the film was awarded the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award and the CINE Special Jury Prize in the “Arts and Exhibits Programs” category in 2008.

Visit the Skirball Cultural Center at : http://www.skirball.org/

Posted by Gina Genis

Photo Exchange Member Jim Koch in 2nd City Council Gallery Exhibition

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members, Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on August 17, 2009
Big Island, Hawaii 2006

Big Island, Hawaii 2006

Photo Exchange member Jim  Koch will have a photograph in the 2009 Membership Exhibition at 2nd City Council gallery in Long Beach.

 The show runs Saturday, August 15, 2009 – Thursday, September 17, 2009. The artist reception is Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

2nd City Council is located at

435 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802-1643
(562) 901-0997

 http://www.2ndcitycouncil.org/

 

To see more of Jim’s work go to http://www.jimkochstudio.com/

 

By Jim McKinniss

Photo Exchange Member Ellen Butler in 2nd City Council Show

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on August 16, 2009
A good story is often better than the truth

A good story is often better than the truth

Photo Exchange member Ellen Butler will have a mixed media work in the 2009 Membership Exhibition at 2nd City Council gallery in Long Beach.

The work is a burned Altoids tin out of which a paper “book” unfolds. The rest of the construction is paper (mostly gessoed), photo transfers and other various objects.

 

 The show runs Saturday, August 15, 2009 – Thursday, September 17, 2009. The artist reception is Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

2nd City Council is located at

435 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802-1643
(562) 901-0997

 http://www.2ndcitycouncil.org/

 

By Jim McKinniss

Photo Exchange Members Jim McKinniss and Ellen Butler at 2nd City Council

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by Jim McKinniss on August 12, 2009
Image copyright by Jim McKinniss

Image copyright by Jim McKinniss

Jim McKinniss  and Ellen Butler, both members of the Photo Exchange, will have photographs in the 2009 Membership Exhibition at 2nd City Council gallery in Long Beach.

 

 The show runs Saturday, August 15, 2009 – Thursday, September 17, 2009. The artist reception is Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

2nd City Council is located at

435 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802-1643
(562) 901-0997

 http://www.2ndcitycouncil.org/

 

By Jim McKinniss

Gina Genis Solo Exhibit at Mount San Jacinto College

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Gina Genis on August 10, 2009

I am having a solo exhibit of my series “Kala-Man’s Place In Time And Nature” at Mount San Jacinto College. The show runs from August 22-Sept 18th. Opening reception is August 22 from 3-5 p.m. There will be food, drinks, live music, and I will be giving an artist lecture at 5:00.

This series was shot in Idyllwild, CA with a local resident who became a great model. He is also a professional classical guitarist, and will be playing at the opening. The address is: 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto 92583 951 487-3585. You can preview the images on my website: http://my.photoshelter.com/ginagenis

In addition, I am part of a group exhibit at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The opening is on August 16th at 2:00 the address is: 4804 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027-5302 (213) 485-4581

Diane Reeves in 2nd City Council Member Exhibition

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by Jim McKinniss on August 7, 2009

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Photo Exchange member Diane Reeves mixed media work titled “LA Cityscape Duet” has been selected for inclusion in the 2009 Membership Exhibition at 2nd City Council gallery in Long Beach.

Diane’s work is approximately 20″x31″ and it is composed of two identical 16″x20″ b/w photos, hand colored with oil paint & pastels, torn apart, put back together with grommets in hand made paper, stitched and beaded with plastic birds and glass beads. 

 The show runs Saturday, August 15, 2009 – Thursday, September 17, 2009. The artist reception is Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

2nd City Council is located at

435 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802-1643
(562) 901-0997

 http://www.2ndcitycouncil.org/

 

By Jim McKinniss

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