The Photo Exchange

Photo Exchange members accepted into Works of Man exhibition

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Jim McKinniss on June 30, 2009


Photograph by Ellen Butler

Photograph by Ellen Butler




Ellen Butler and Hal Myers, both members of  the Photographers Exchange, have had photographs accepted into the Works of Man exhibition.  The exhibition is scheduled to run June 26 – July 25, 2009 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Photographer Chris Jordan is the juror.

For more information on Chris Jordan visit:

Here is an excerpt from that site:

Chris Jordan has spent his time making larger and larger photographic constructions to communicate the scale at which American society wastes its resources, its environmental future and its grasp on logic. In his effort to catalogue the linear and thoughtless waste of the US, he has progressed from crushed automobiles, to cell phone chargers, to polystyrene cups to American prisoners.

Chris Jordan’s juror’s statement: “This jurying process has reminded me how thankful I am to be a photographer. Today’s artists are making brilliant, intimidating work, both artistically and technically. Culling 1600 images down to 52 was painful, especially when it was narrowed down to about 70 A-listers and more needed to be cut. The open-ended theme allowed me to choose loosely around one of my favorite categories of photographs: portraits of our battered world, captured with a particular kind of grace and beauty. Not every photo here fits that concept exactly, but they all constellate around it in one way or another. The visual complexity represented in the selected images can serve as a doorway to mental and emotional complexity, which in my mind is something always to be encouraged. Beautifully rendered photographs of uncomfortable subjects help to remind us of the irony and complexity in our world that we might otherwise be tempted to reduce to simple notions of right and wrong, good and bad, us and them. They point to our complicity and responsibility for issues we might be tempted to dismiss as “not our problem.” These photographs bring forward our grief for what has been lost, and our hope and joy for what still exists to be cherished. And they help us remember to face the chaos of our times with discernment, humor and equanimity. The artists represented here deserve to have their work celebrated. I am honored to have served as juror, and I am humbled by the evolved worldviews that these images represent. Congratulations to you all.”

Artists’ and Public Reception:
Friday, July 3, 2009, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 North College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO   80524


By Jim McKinniss

The PhotoBook on Facebook

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photographers by douglaspstockdale on June 24, 2009


Last September, I stated a new blog, called The PhotoBook,  dedicated to reviewing photographic books that are about photographic projects, series, monographs and bodies of work. Recently I have been getting some strong recommendationas from Andy Adams of Flak Photo to start a fan based page on Facebook. So today I took the plunge, and I now have a Facebook page about The PhotoBook which is here.

So like Larry Vogel said about his new blog last week, check it out and if you like it, become a fan.

Best regards, Doug Stockdale

FYI, yesterday I published my 47th review on The PhotoBook,which was  Graciela Iturbide’s book El Bano De Frida Kahlo.

Energizer and National Geographic Extend Contest Invitation

Posted in Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Jim McKinniss on June 23, 2009
Ghost Ranch Hills by Jim McKinniss

Ghost Ranch Hills by Jim McKinniss

Energizer and National Geographic is currently extending an invitation for any level of photographer to enter their most inspiring photographs for a chance to have the winning photo published in a special Energizer advertising section in the December 2009 issue of National Geographic magazine, and win the ultimate grand prize: A 10-DAY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITIONS TRIP FOR TWO TO THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS! 

Acclaimed photographer Jim Richardson will be judging the contest and the grand prize includes a 10-day expedition for two to the Galapagos Islands .

There are six thematic categories: animals/wildlife, nature, travel, people and cultures, weather and inspiration/Keep Going®.

Whether you are a digital photography novice, a proud picture-taking mom or a long-time photo enthusiast, all skill levels are encouraged to enter.

To enter the contest go to:

By Jim McKinniss

RIP – Kodak discontinues its Kodachrome film

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on June 23, 2009


Kodak Kodachrome 64

Kodak Kodachrome 64

On June 22 Kodak announced that it will cease production of its 74 year old Kodachrome film due to declining sales as photographers switch to digital.

For more information:

Kodachrome by Paul Simon

When I think back

On all the crap I learned in high school

It’s a wonder I can think at all

And though my lack of education

Hasn’t hurt me none

I can read the writing on the wall


You give us those nice bright colors

You give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah!

I got a Nikon camera

I love to take a photograph

So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew

When I was single

 And brought them all together for one night

I know they’d never match

My sweet imagination

And everything looks worse in black and white Kodachrome

You give us those nice bright colors

You give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah!

I got a Nikon camera

I love to take a photograph

So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome (away)

 Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

 Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome (away)

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

 (Leave your boy so far from home)

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome (away)


By Jim McKinniss

Last Saturday Photoshop Seminar

Posted in Uncategorized by vogelart on June 18, 2009

Few seats available for the June 27th class.

For more info go to

June Header

LIFE IS JUST A FANTASY to open at The Whole 9 Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on June 16, 2009
Copyright by Erica Thorpe

Copyright by Erica Thorpe

The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver will  be presenting the works of 7 visual artists in a new show that runs from June 20 through July 18. The show is titled “LIFE IS  JUST A FANTASY”.

The Whole 9 Gallery offers visitors the pleasure of  viewing wonderful contemporary artwork by talented artists in a space that is  very relaxing.

Meet the artists at Whole 9 Gallery on June 20 between 6:30pm  and 10pm.

The featured  artists are Stefani Ames, Outi Harma, Mark Acetelli, Candace Metzger,  Erica Thorpe, Natalie Gearhart, Cheryl McDonald.

Gallery Location:

6101 Washington Blvd., Culver  City, CA 90232 (Just 3 blocks west of La Cienega)


By Jim McKinniss

Vogel Posts A New Blog

Posted in Uncategorized by vogelart on June 14, 2009

Larry Vogel has a new blog

“The New Renaissance Man”

Check it out at:

 blog page image 500 pxl

New show at the Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on June 13, 2009
Drawing by Ed Musante
Drawing by Ed Musante


West Coast Drawings
Drawings VIII

Exhibition Dates: July 11 – August 29, 2009
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, July 11, 6 – 8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Public Contact: 310-836-9055


 Koplin Del Rio is pleased to present West Coast Drawings: Drawings VIII. A multimedia group exhibition curated by Norman Lundin on display concurrently at two West Coast locations: Koplin Del Rio in Culver City, CA and Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington.

This exhibition continues a tradition at Koplin Del Rio gallery that began in 1991 of hosting summer group drawing exhibitions.  Conceived of the of the gallery’s distinct interest in works on paper, the original concept was to curate an in-house exhibition including many of the gallery artists, as well as invite artists from outside our regular program. This show is the eighth variation on the original “Drawings” concept and will expand the geography of the exhibition to a venue in Seattle, Davidson Gallery, with an exchange of artists between the Northern and Southern West Coast. By broadening the scope of the exhibition, both geographically and conceptually, the gallery hopes to continue the enhancement of people discovering drawings.As part of the complementary dual format, Norman Lundin, well known as an exhibiting artist and Professor of Art, Emeritus at the University of Washington, curates the exhibition. Works chosen for the show are rooted in classical representational traditions, but veer outside the expected in both media and style.


Participating artists include:Koplin Del Rio
Juliette Aristedes, Fred Birchman, David Brody, Sally Cleveland, Eric Elliott, Gary Faigin, Ann Gale, Philip Govedare, Michael Howard, Katina Huston, Etsuko Ichikawa, Mark Kang-O’Higgins, Philip Levine, Zhi Lin, Margie Livingston, Norman Lundin, Brian Murphy, Ed Musante, Linda Thomas, Kimberly Trowbridge, Evelyn Woods.

 By Jim McKinniss

Larry Vogel Presents Art & Technology

Posted in Photography by vogelart on June 13, 2009

Larry Vogel will present a slide lecture and presentation at The Escondido Arts Partnership Gallery this Saturday the 13th of June from 12-1 pm. Sorry for the short notice…how do you think I feel, just found out myself. The presentation includes how I have integrated digital technology into my fine art process. It would be great to see you there. For directions and info go to common


Posted in Juried opportunities by Jim McKinniss on June 6, 2009
Artwork by Helen Mallet

Artwork by Helen Mallet


The Palos Verdes Art Center will be showing work entered in the 2009 All-Media Exhibition from August 21 through September 26, 2009

Entries are now being accepted and the entry deadline is Friday, June 19, 2009. The exhibition features $2,900 in awards, including a $1,000 first prize. This year’s juror is Christy Johnson, director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, August 21. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

.A prospectus containing the complete requirements and an entry form can be downloaded from:

Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275.

CONTACT:  Kathy Shinkle, Public Relations Director
310.541.2479 fax 310.541.9520
Web site,
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday 1 – 4pm

By Jim McKinniss


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