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Medium Festival of Photography Discounted Early Registration Starts Friday, Aug. 18

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Festival registration opens Friday Aug 18; discounts through Aug. 31.

Medium’s 2017 Festival registration opens Friday, August 18. We offer Early Bird discounts on all VIP and Festival Passes purchased before midnight Aug. 31—take advantage of the deepest discounts we offer!

This year’s Festival brings artist lectures with John Gossage, Christina Seely, John Chiara, and many other provocative artists. We’re also introducing collection tours, exhibitions, a film screening, pop-up events, and book signings at the 2017 Festival.

Medium is more than an annual event for contemporary photography, it’s a place to make new discoveries and connect with fans of contemporary art from across North America, Europe, and beyond!

Medium is an artist-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Support our mission to foster awareness and understanding of innovative photography by donating today!

­Copyright © 2017 Medium Festival of Photography, All rights reserved.

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Portfolio Reviewer for LACP

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Art Business, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on August 5, 2017

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Dawn Watson, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA copyright 2017 Douglas Stockdale

This last month I was a guest portfolio reviewer for the LACP (Los Angeles Center of Photography) EXPOSURE 2017 portfolio reviews at the dnj Gallery in Santa Monica’s Bergamont (Arts) Station.

Overall it was a great experience as a portfolio reviewer as I was introduced to some very intriguing and well thought out photographic projects. It should probably come as no surprise that many of the photographers and artists were interested in spending time with me regarding my assessment about these projects being published.

One of the most frequent questions I am asked before one of these events; how does one prepare for a portfolio review? Since the review is scheduled for only 20 minutes, everyone is always surprised in how quickly this time slips by. First just about everyone brings too many photographs and supporting materials probably in the hopes that a reviewer will be able to see it all and still have time to provide some wise advice. Nope that usually does NOT happen.

Second, as a portfolio reviewer I start each discussion with three requests: tell me about yourself, tell me about the portfolio we are going to review and what is it you would like to obtain feedback from me about your project that might help you to move it forward?

Reviewers would like to know a little bit about who they are talking to; not your life story, but a quick 2 minute bio, which I call an elevator speech. Same for the portfolio (maybe a photographic project), for the photographer/artist to provide some context as to what is going to be reviewed, again perhaps 1-2 minutes, another elevator speech. Last, what is it you need from the review? Some examples: feedback on the editing of the photographs, are the images technically acceptable, could this sequence or series work in a book layout, are the photographs consistent with the artistic statement, etc.

Third, plan on reviewing only one portfolio with each reviewer, you can bring more portfolios, but you will only have real quality time to spend on one with each reviewer. In most portfolio reviews the artist/photographer might be meeting with a series of different portfolio reviewers and it is appropriate to select a portfolio that is relevant to a specific reviewer. In my case, most wanted me to review their book dummy’s or portfolios that they were thinking about having published.

Fourth, plan on having less than 15 prints in the portfolio to have reviewed. In many cases we did not get through all 15 prints during our 20 minute session. You should want quality time/discussion for each image and how these images relate to each other. This exchange takes time when it results in a give and take discussion.

Bring something to take notes and one photographer recorded our review session. Each portfolio reviewer is an individual with a point of view, which may be very different from yours, so don’t become defensive if the reviewer does not see or understand what you are trying to communicate with your photographic prints. One key purpose of coming to a portfolio review is to get a broader exposure to your work and have others talk about what they see. If you are doing more talking than listening, then you are not going to obtain the full benefit of this occasion.

Last, leave something behind, perhaps as simple as a business card (yes, one person left me with one of their books) to help the reviewer remember who you are (I did 12 portfolio reviews on Saturday and names and projects began to blur at the end of the day) and then follow up with a nice email note a couple of days after the event.

Reviewers are there to help you and if they can point you in a direction or make an follow on introduction, they usually will. I had a short list of introductions and follow-up items that I had promised and these are just about completed, as it takes a few days to get organized. Also realized that these are good events to network with the other photographers and artist who are participating in the reviews as you never can tell what might come up during a side discussion.

Note: I had not realized at the time I took the photograph of Dawn Watson, above, that the large red photograph behind me was going to reflect so much pink color on Watson’s self-published book. Below is a better representation of her book “Trees” ( & thanks to Watson for providing a better photograph) and a nice follow-up email regarding our review time together. well done.

Cheers!

Douglas Stockdale, Publisher

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Reminder: Last Day to Submit to Size Matters at Medium!

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photograph Exhibits, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on August 1, 2017

Call for Entries:
the 2017 Size Matters exhibition

We’ve extended our signature Festival exhibition, with submissions now open through August 1 at midnight!

Juried by Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Size Matters celebrates photographic prints no larger than 10″ in the long dimension. Previous works exhibited range from sculptural works to 35mm and 8″x10″ contact prints, digital, analog, tintypes and more. One work from our exhibition will be selected for the Juror’s Choice Award, receiving a $500 purchase award and having the work donated to the permanent collection of a regional museum. Additional awards include VIP passes to the Festival and more!

Submit up to 10 images today, powered by our friends at LensCulture.

Medium Festival of Photography (Oct. 26-29) and Size Matters Exhibition (Entries from July 1)

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Workshops, Photograph Exhibits by Gerhard Clausing on June 21, 2017
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2017 Festival Registration

Save the date for our 2017 Festival happening Oct. 26-29, and take advantage of our early bird registration opening August 18! We’ve got an exceptional event planned this fall including our renowned Present Tense lecture series, a new set of Medium Experiences taking you behind the scenes at museums and photography exhibitions across the city, and more exciting plans in store!

If you’re planning to attend Medium and want to book your hotel rooms now visit our Lafayette Hotel reservations page.

Save the date, the 2017 Medium Festival returns Oct. 26-29!

2017 Size Matters exhibition

Join us for the 3rd annual Size Matters exhibition, celebrating small works of art (sized less than 10″), curated this year by Katherine Ware. Submissions for the 2017 exhibition open July 1—plan to submit your work to the signature exhibition of the Medium Festival of Photography!

Summer means Medium events!

Join Medium this summer for a series of planned events, including:

July 25 – an exhibition reception in San Diego for our Second Sight Award recipients
Aug. 12 – a film screening offered through Group f.16
Sept. 18 – a seminar on collecting contemporary photography.

Stay tuned as we release more details on each of these events, or email us to learn more!

25th Annual Orange County High School Photography Invitational, May 30 at Orange Coast College

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits by Gerhard Clausing on May 23, 2017

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On Tuesday, May 30th, there will be an artist’s reception of the 25th Annual Orange County High School Photography Invitational.  This is a juried exhibition open to students from all Orange County high schools.  It was created by Ellen Butler, when she was the photography instructor at Costa Mesa High School.  For most, if not all of those 25 years, the event has been supported in some manner by The Photo Exchange, either with members serving as jurors, by awarding prizes on behalf of the Exchange, by helping to underwrite entry fees for students for whom the fee might prevent them from entering, and simply by attending the reception to support the students.  The reception is an opportunity to see the talent and creativity of a large number of student artists from close to 20 schools.  More than 40 awards will be presented to recognize outstanding individual images and for projects and bodies of work.

The reception will be held from 5:30 pm to about 8:00 pm at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa in the Arts Center Building on the south side of the campus closest to Merrimac Way.  The awards presentation will begin about 6:30 pm.  At the same, the Newport Mesa School District will be having a multi-media exhibit of student work with a reception that is also open to the public in the Doyle Art Gallery next door to the Arts Center building.  Parking is free in parking lot D, which can be accessed from Merrimac Way.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Landscapes: Call for Entries, Deadline Jan. 25, 2017

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photograph Exhibits, Photography, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on January 5, 2017
The Center for Fine Art Photography
 

Image Credits: Bob Avakian and Robert Atwater
SUBMISSIONS DUE:  January 25, 2017                    Theme:  LANDSCAPES 2017

All artist renditions on the Landscapes theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for selection by the juror.
   
Juror | Lisa Volpe
Lisa Volpe is the Associate Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She previously held several positions at the Wichita Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA). She served as a the Ralph M. Parsons Curatorial Fellow for the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and as the Case Western University Fellow in the photography department at  the Cleveland Museum of Art. She has contributed to and helped organize several collaborative exhibitions and publications including John Divola: As Far As I could Get, a collaboration between SBMA, LACMA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art.

HONORS | AWARDS
Juror’s Award| $400.00

Director’s Award | $200.00

Honorable Mention Awards: 1 year membership and a three image submission for an upcoming call for entry.
   
ARTIST IMMERSION WEEKEND
Artists selected for exhibition by our Juror are invited to attend the Artist Immersion Weekend at C4FAP in Fort Collins, Colorado. The immersion weekends include a lively public reception followed by a dinner on the town, a private portfolio review with the Juror and one with the Executive Director, artist group lunch and a portfolio share with professional development discussion. All selected artists are included in the Main Gallery Exhibition and Online Gallery seen by an international audience.
For More Information about Landscapes 2017 Call For Entries:


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

FREE guide from LensCulture – Get exposure for you photography

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Art Business, Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on November 29, 2016

LensCulture

LensCulture is now offering a FREE download (pdf) for their recent 2017 guide to help with gaining exposure for you fine art photographs, available here

I will have to admit that since I now work for lensCulture, I have a bit of a basis ;- )

Nevertheless, go check it out and I would like to hear back from you as to whether you think if this guide will make a difference for you in 2017.

Your truly, the Editor

Call for Entries, Third Annual Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition at LACP

The Los Angeles Center for Photography (LACP) has just issued the Call for Entries for this annual competition.

The salient dates are:

Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 12, 2016

Notice of Acceptance: Friday, December 23, 2016

Framed prints (if accepted) due in gallery: Friday, January 27, 2017

Show Opening: Friday, February 3, 7-10 pm, 2017

Show Dates: February 3 – March 10, 2017

40-50 images will be selected by Craig Semetko, this year’s juror, for the exhibition. Prizes offered include $1000 for the best body of work (at least 6 images) and $500 toward a street shooting or travel workshop. This exhibit is open internationally to both amateurs and professionals.

For further details, please check the LACP website:

https://lacphoto.org/call-for-entries/street-shooting-around-the-world-exhibition/

Ellen Butler – “Home” Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP)

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We are pleased to announce that Ellen Butler’s three-dimensional artist’s book Come Home Again was selected by Juror Kevin Miller for the “Home” Exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP).

This is the second time Ellen is exhibiting at C4FAP; the previous time was in 2009. She said she is hoping that visitors will be able to pick up, view, and read her unique art book at the exhibition, which will run from December 2, 2016 to January 7, 2017, with an opening reception on December 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The preview of this exhibition can be found here: http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/home-with-kevin-miller/

C4FAP is located at 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado, and is open Tuesdays through Fridays 10-6 and Saturdays 11-5. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

 

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L.A. Month of Photography (MOPLA) Has New Dates

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Gerhard Clausing on August 24, 2016

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Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) for 2017 will move up from April to January 12 – February 14, 2017.

Lucie Foundation and photo l.a. will also present Converge: 11 Days of Featured Photographic Programming, along with multiple exhibitions, events, and celebrations.

A Photographers Open Call is now accepting submissions for three opportunities (deadline for all submissions is November 11, 2016):

  1. Month of Photography Los Angeles Group Show

“Month of Photography Los Angeles is accepting submissions for the annual Group Show! The MOPLA Group Show is a submission based exhibition featuring both emerging and established photographers.”

  1. Photo Books

“Month of Photography Los Angeles is accepting submissions for a juried Official MOPLA Exhibition dedicated to the photo book.  Submit books that were independently or commercially published and distributed from anywhere in the world within the last 24 months. Eligible books include: self-published, handmade, exhibition catalogues, book dummies, zines, and limited/special edition photo books.”

  1. Host Space Exhibitions

“Submit a thematic body of work for exhibition consideration in one of our “host spaces”.  Eligible submissions will be framed and ready to exhibit and can belong to one photographer or a group of photographers.”

The website for details:  http://www.monthofphotography.com/photographer/

 

All members of The Photo Exchange are encouraged to participate!