The Photo Exchange

Group Show “Adventure Travel Series” at dnj Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on May 31, 2013

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Photo copyright by Cynthia Greig

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Photo copyright by Dan Shepherd

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Photo copyright by David Trautrimas

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Photo copyright by Dylan Vitone

 

dnj Gallery’s group exhibition, “Adventure Travel Series” showcases a host of dnj Gallery artists. The show aims to present an overview of the range of techniques, subjects and concepts that make dnj Gallery a unique place to discover what is interesting and exciting about photography.  The exhibition includes work by dnj Gallery artists Darryl Curran, Richard Gilles, Cynthia Greig, Sharon Harper, Suda House, Dale Johnson, Michael Krebs, Max MacKenzie, Ginny Mangrum, Jane O’Neal, Dan Shepherd, Bill Sosin, David Trautrimas, Dylan Vitone, Melanie Walker, Todd Walker, and Elliott Wilcox as well as work by Holly Andres, Michael Eastman, Joel Meyerowtiz, and Chris Verene.

This show runs June 8 Through August 10, 2013 
 
dnj Gallery

Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 315-3551
office@dnjgallery.net

Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am to 6:00pm

 
By Jim McKinniss

tPE members Bill Collins and Ellen Butler in Black & White exhibit at Gallery Expo

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on May 30, 2013
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Bodie Mortuary c. 1970 copyright by Bill Collins

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Bodie Washtub c. 1970 copyright by Bill Collins

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Reflection copyright by Ellen Butler

Long time members of the Photo Exchange, Bill Collins and Ellen Butler, will have images in the annual Black & White exhibition at Gallery Expo.

This exhibit runs June 7 – 28

Gallery Expo is located at 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807

Located in the EXPO Arts Center

Web: galleryexpo.net

Phone: 562-427-7617 Message
E-mail: mindsculptor1@verizon.net

Gallery Hours:
Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 8 pm.
To schedule a private showing or purchase an art piece, please call 562-208-4226.

By Jim McKinnis

Waiting for Griffin

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on May 29, 2013

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Photo copyright by Reathel Geary

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Photo copyright by Reathel Geary

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Photo copyright by Reathel Geary

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Photo copyright by Reathel Geary

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Photo copyright by Reathel Geary

 

I know Reathel Geary only through a Facebook group of which we are both members. Over the last few years I have seen and admired his photographs. 

Today I received an email from Aline Smithson with the almost daily article from her LENSCRATCH.COM blog. Reathel’s images of his autistic son, Griffin, is the subject of the day’s article.

The following text from LENSCRATCH are Reathel’s thoughts about his relationship with Griffin.

Autism is a separation of experience, where one is unable to participate fully in our shared reality. My son Griffin is autistic. Much of our experience is fraught with difficulty punctuated by moments of intense emotion. In these photographs I share what I see as a father of a little boy struggling with autism. These photographs are sometimes beautiful, often difficult and always true. Not only to the moment but also to my hopes and fears for the future. Each photograph is printed as a photogravure, a process that requires a high degree of physical manipulation. Each time I wipe the plate to remove the excess ink I do so with a father’s hand. As I work the plate my son is revealed to me anew, beautiful and frightening in all his future possibilities. I see him for who he truly could be and I find myself waiting for Griffin.”

You can see the complete LENSCRATCH posting at http://www.lenscratch.com/.

The post is dated May 29, 2013

 

By Jim McKinniss

 

Three tPE members selected for 2013 California Open Photo Show.

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on May 28, 2013

 

 

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Zen Garage copyright by Ellen Butler

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Morning Light copyright by Jim Sinsheimer

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Dune Abstract copyright by Michael Weitzman

 

Three members of The Photographers’ Exchange, Ellen Butler, Jim Sinsheimer and Michael Weitzman, have been chosen to show their photographs in the 2013 California Open Photo Show at the Loft Gallery in San Pedro, California. 

 

Please refer to the May 25, 2013 posting below for additional information about this year’s California Open Photo Show,

The Loft Gallery is located at 401 South Mesa Street, San Pedro, CA 90731.

The Loft phone number is 310-831-5757.

The artists reception will coincide with the San Pedro First Thursday art walk on June 6th, 2013 and will be open from 6:00pm to 9:30 pm. The show will also be open all Saturdays in July, 2013 between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Wine and snacks will be served.

 

By Jim McKinniss

2013 California Open Photo Show and International Portrait Show

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on May 25, 2013

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Photo copyright by Marian Rubin

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Photo copyright by Nancy Veits

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Photo copyright by Reidar Schopp

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Photo copyright by Jan Kraft

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Photo copyright by John Willems

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Photo copyright by Ken Jackson

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Photo copyright by Thomas Sandfield

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Photo copyright by Michael Weitzman

 

The 2013 California Open Photo Show will be having a photography exhibit at The Loft Art Gallery in San Pedro, California.

This event is the second photography show curated by Paul Blieden and Jim McKinniss. This year’s event has been judged by Mark Comon. There are 35 talented photographers in the show this year.

The 2013 California Open Photos Show is also pleased  to announce the addition of The 2013 International Portrait Show. Both shows run concurrently at The Loft Gallery in San Pedro, California. The 2013 International Portrait Show brings together nine American and European photographers who have brought their own unique interpretations to the classic theme of the portrait.

Each artist in this show is a photographer who uses digital technology to create his or her art work. While some of the artists produce traditional portraits which are created on paper using inkjet printing techniques others use their graphic art skills or their knowledge of alternative photographic processes to produce their artwork which is then expressed in an inkjet print.

The Loft is located at 401 South Mesa Street, San Pedro, CA 90731.

The Loft phone number is 310-831-5757.

The reception will coincide with the San Pedro First Thursday art walk on June 6th, 2013 and will be open from 6:00pm to 9:30 pm. The show will also be open all Saturdays in July, 2013 between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Wine and snacks will be served.

Contact Paul Blieden, curator, at 310-418-3471 or pblieden@yahoo.com

 

By Jim McKinniss

Douglas Stockdale: curator 10 x 10 American Photobooks

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on May 20, 2013

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10 x 10 American Photobooks, selection by Douglas Stockdale

Over the weekend, the second phase of the 10 x 10 American Photobooks reading room project was provided at the PGH Photo Fair held at the UnSmoke Systems Artspace (Braddock, PA). This is a continuation of a photobook project that was started in 2012 on Facebook, for which 10 curators chose 10 photobooks created by Japanese photographers. For 2013, the 10 x 10 emphasis was placed on American photographers, but limited to books that were published since 1985. There are two groups of curators, those who selected photobooks in which the photobook would be available as a physical object, to be held, read, and time spent at a venue called the reading room. The second group of curators, one of which I was fortunate to be a member of, made their selection of 10 photobooks and provided links on their web site. I had posted my selection of 10 photobooks on my blog The Photobook. which includes links to the reviews of almost all of the books I selected.

The reading room photobooks are now being packed for the final installation at the Tokyo Institute of Photography (Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan), which will take place September 11 thru October 6yh (2013).

Cheers!

Douglas Stockdale

Anderson and Low exhibition at Fahey/Klein Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on May 10, 2013

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Photo copyright by Anderson and Low

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Photo copyright by Anderson and Low

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Photo copyright by Anderson and Low

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Photo copyright by Anderson and Low

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Photo copyright by Anderson and Low

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present “ENDURE: An Intimate Journey with the Chinese Gymnasts”, the first exhibition in the western world of this project from contemporary photographers, Jonathan Anderson & Edwin Low. The exhibition is comprised of large-scale color photographs taken over a two-year period documenting the elite Chinese gymnasts, their challenging and dedicated training program, their character, and the team’s training facilities in Beijing.

Athletics, endurance, and the process of training have inspired Anderson & Low for over twenty years, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the duo was granted exclusive and completely unique access to photograph the Chinese gymnasts.   Nobody has been given this access, and the results are as unprecedented as they are extraordinary. Over the following two years, Anderson & Low would work to create a documentary series that reinvents traditional sport imagery. Whereas conventional sport photography primarily focuses on the winning moment, or an instance of heartbreaking defeat-Anderson & Low’s images explore the mental and physical process of training itself, and the structure and discipline the young gymnasts endure. The images capture powerful moments of stillness and transcend into a study of the human condition in microcosm, an examination of the purest human emotions under intense pressure. Although the images have a distinctly contemporary feel, athletics, training, and competition are among the most ancient and earliest depicted themes. Anderson & Low’s images reference classic Greek and Roman forms, and the ancient ideal of the trained athlete. Their photographs examine the tension between the athlete’s ideal and the very real limitations of the human body.

Anderson & Low state that the goal of the project is to celebrate the extraordinary athletes they have spent years photographing alongside, and of whom they remain in awe. They use the word “Endure” in a triumphal sense, celebrating these gymnasts’ stamina, endurance, dedication, character and through this they celebrate the human spirit as a whole. Their images avoid judgment; instead, the detailed scrutiny in these images conveys the physical and mental experiences of the athletes, and the photographers’ feeling of respect and admiration towards the athletes’ strength, grace, power and determination. This became evident to the photographers when they first witnessed the athletes training in their massive gymnasium in early 2009, “We experienced profound emotion, intimate and powerful, made all the more intense by this primal response being so unexpected. It was, and still is, unforgettable; until that moment, we had not known that sport could still make us feel something so simple, as though it was the first time we have ever seen people train.” (ENDURE, Serindia Contemporary Publications, 2012)

Since 1990, Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have been collaborating creatively as Anderson & Low. Their work has been exhibited internationally, and belongs to many public and private collections including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Portrait Galleries (United Kingdom and Australia); National Gallery of Australia; Museum of Fine Art, Houston;High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris among many others. A limited edition book of “Endure” was recently released by Serindia Publications (2012).Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low live and work in London, United Kingdom.

This exhibition runs MAY 22, 2013 THROUGH JULY 6, 2013

Reception for the Artists: Thursday, March 23, 7 – 9 PM

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is located at 148 North La Brea, between First Street and Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday

Phone: (323) 934-2250

 By Jim McKinniss

tPE member Ellen Butler in exhibition at Long Beach Arts

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on May 7, 2013
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PhD 2 at 72 photo copyright by Ellen Butler

Long time member of The Photographers Exchange, Ellen Butler, has been select to show her work in the ”Urban Landscape and Graffiti” exhibition at the Long Beach Arts Gallery.

Ellen joins another Photo Exchange member, Bill Collins, in this exhibition. You can see Bill’s work in the May 4, 2013 post.

The show runs from May 11 through June 14. The show Reception and Awards presentation is on Sunday, May 12 from 2 to 4 pm.

The Long Beach Arts Gallery is located at 5372 Long Beach Blvd. in North Long Beach, 90805. (Between Del Amo and Market).  

The Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from Noon to 4 pm.

Phone: (562) 423-9689.

By Jim McKinniss

MediaStorm – Videos featuring photographic work.

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on May 6, 2013

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I discovered the website MediaStorm.com several years ago. The site maintains an amazing collection of videos about photographers and their work.

The link below will take you to a photographic essay  by Magnum photographer Paul Fusco. The photos are beautiful the subject is horrific.

http://mediastorm.com/publication/chernobyl-legacy

 

By Jim McKinniss

Amanda Demme works in exhibition at Obsolete Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on May 5, 2013

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Photo copyright by Amanda Demme.

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Photo copyright by Amanda Demme.

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Photo copyright by Amanda Demme.

 

The following is an except from a recent L.A. Times article about Demme.

Demme now 47 lives a quiet existence as a fine art portrait photographer. Her days revolve around her utilitarian Atwater Village studio, a cavernous space filled with antique ephemera. Everyday objects from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries inspire her to create images so hyper-real, they’re often mistaken for oil paintings from some indeterminate past.

“It’s the most vulnerable place you can be,” Demme said of her life as a visual artist. She was traipsing around her studio as she spoke, draped in a vintage men’s jacket, her curly mane covered by a wide-brimmed felt hat she made herself, pausing periodically to dissect one of her images. “I’ve invested my entire world in this work.”

On Saturday, Demme debuts at the Venice gallery Obsolete, showing oversized portraits from her “Work” series. The only sign of her glamorous past are the few celebrity friends who served as subjects, actors Casey Affleck, Ione Skye, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patricia Arquette among them. She says she doesn’t even know who’s invited to her private opening. “I don’t have anybody’s numbers anymore,” she said.

 

Here is a link to the full L.A. Times story about Demme:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-amanda-demme-20130504,0,7587242,full.story

 

Obsolete Gallery is located at 

222 Main St., Venice, California 90291

Phone: 310.399.9925

The gallery is open daily except Tuesday 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm. 

 

By Jim McKinniss