The Photo Exchange

Palm Springs Photo Festival – time to sign up

Posted in Photographers, Photography, Uncategorized by douglaspstockdale on January 15, 2016

Connect 2016: Palm Springs Photo Festival

Time to sign up for one of the many programs that will be available during the Palm Springs Photo Festival that will run April 24-29th this year. Where else? Palm Springs, CA!

From the organizers: The Palm Springs Photo Festival is where you can spend four exhilarating days with a celebrated, real-world master photographer, present your work to our remarkable faculty of industry influencers, attend important seminars, symposiums & Networking Events. Come meet new friends and walk away with a renewed passion for photography!

Photo Reviews: This year, we will offer over 1200 Portfolio Reviews with the industry’s most important influencers, including museum curators, gallery directors, magazine editors, picture editors & art directors, advertising agency creatives and more. This is the opportunity to have face time with people who can not only offer expert advice, but can influence your career choices as well.

Have a seat at the table for our OPEN PORTFOLIO SHOW! You can show your work to our faculty, sponsors, photographers and the general public on Sunday, April 26th.  Don’t miss this – we still have a few seats left!  If you’re in our review program the cost is just $47.50.   If not – only $95.

some of the workshops include:

KEN SCHLES: Making a Scene: Intimacy, Imagery & the Still Image

JULIE BLACKMON: Creating the Fine Art Narrative Series

IAN RUHTER: The Past & The Future: Working with Wet-Plate Collodion & Tin Types

SYLVIE BLUM: The Fine Art Nude: The Model & You

 

Photo l.a. – January 21-24

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on January 8, 2016

Reminder: coming soon to the Left Coast; PhotoLA, January 21-24, 2016 (note: new location in LA)

From the web site: The international photographic art exposition – photo l.a. – will proudly celebrate its 25th anniversary fair this January 21-24, 2016 at The REEF, located in the historic LA Mart building in Downtown Los Angeles. The fair kicks off on Thursday, January 21st at 7pm with our Opening Night Gala, held in honor of artist James Welling with proceeds going to benefit Best Buddies International.

photo l.a. has a long and rich history of bringing the photographic and arts communities together. Each year we expand our uniquely diverse showcase of photographic art, ranging from 19th Century works to contemporary and innovative photo-based art. Galleries, dealers, museums, schools, and non-profit organizations participate to define what photography has been, what it is today, and what it might evolve into. To foster a dialogue we curate and present our acclaimed programming, which includes lectures, roundtable discussions, special installations, and docent tours with distinguished members of the photography/arts community.

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Cheers & maybe see you there!

 

OPEN CALL: 2016 Month of Photography Los Angeles

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photography by douglaspstockdale on January 8, 2016
Presented by Lucie Foundation
HOST SPACE EXHIBITIONS
Submit a thematic body of work for exhibition consideration in one of our “host spaces” during Month of Photography Los Angeles 2016.
ABOUT MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES:
Month of Photography Los Angeles was established and exists to advance the celebration of Photography through a variety of events and programs designed to inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional and collector.
Month of Photography’s two-fold mission is to advance dynamic programming designed to engage and stimulate the photography community, as well as to present a comprehensive resource of exhibitions and events in April.
More information: Here

Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery

Posted in Art Museums, Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photography by douglaspstockdale on January 2, 2016

As part of the 2016 Photographers Exchange project to provide information on the public galleries of Southern California, I had a discussion with Ron Linden, the Curator and Director of the Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC) Fine Arts gallery regarding exhibition submissions.

DS: Ron, first, thanks for your time to help explain the policies and processes for artist to provide submissions for the LAHC Fine Art Gallery. Does the Art Gallery have a specific schedule for when an artist can make a submission?

RL: Thanks for your inclusion of the LAHC Fine Arts Gallery on the reference page for The PhotoExchange. As to submission, I’m always open to submissions and proposals. An artist can submit by either email (ronmon@dslextreme.com) or mailing the Art Gallery: LAHC Fine Arts Gallery, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, CA 90744

DS: Do you have any specific requirements for the artist submissions?

RL: Yes, I would like to see a CV and sample of the artworks, but please do not send me an artist statement. As to the artwork, please do not submit originals and the submission, including the sample artwork, will not be returned.

DS: Can you tell us about the process for the submission evaluation? Does the submission go before a exhibition review committee?

RL: We are a small organization, thus there is no review committee. We do not have a fixed calendar and our exhibition schedule is usually planned from six to twelve months. We are also open to guest curator proposals as well as artist submissions.

DS: Do you have any open calls regarding thematic subjects or are you looking for particular types of art work?

RL: At this time, we do not have any open calls. We are modest in size and budget, but immodest in ambition. The Fine Arts Gallery at Los Angeles Harbor College remains committed to producing high quality exhibitions by contemporary artists from the West Coast and beyond. Diverse and eclectic in scope, the gallery features work of painters, sculptors, photographers, videographers, filmmakers, and architects, providing an essential component to a meaningful arts education and a welcome antidote to the regimen of academic and workaday life.

DS: Ron, thank you for your insight on your curator processes for LAHC. We appreciate it very much.

RL: The pleasure was all mine. Thank you again for including LAHC on your reference page.

powerHouse Portfolio Review

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on December 31, 2015

The annual powerHouse Portfolio Review – something to consider if you plan or want to be in Brooklyn, NY 10:30am – 5:30pm on Sunday, March 6, 2016

POWERHOUSE Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Registration is limited. Official registration deadline is February 15, 2016. Registration after February 15, 2016 is possible but not guaranteed. The late registration fee is $50.

For more information or if you have problems registering, please contact us.


Registration Fee for Five 20-minute Review Sessions:

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Now through January 17, 2016: $350

Before Feb. 15, 2016 $400

After Feb. 15, 2016 (late registration fee) $450

Student Rate before Feb. 15, 2016 $250

After Feb. 15, 2016 $275
(With valid student ID—you must submit a valid and current Spring 2016 semester photo ID or a copy of your Spring 2016 class registration when completing the registration form.)

  • Payment must be completed with a credit card at the time of registration.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been approved.
  • Application is nontransferable.

Reviewers:

Reviewers are subject to change, and we’ll continue to add more, so please keep checking back. Expect around 25-30 reviewers total.

Bonnie Briant – Designer, Yolanda Cuomo Design
Craig Cohen – Executive Publisher, powerHouse Books
Sarah Foster – Senior Creative Content Manager, Getty Images
Erik Hinton – Director of Interactive Media, VICE
Jeana Hong – Senior Art Buyer, Anthology Productions
Fiona Gardner – Photo Editor, Popular Photography and American Photo Magazine
Shana Lopes – Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow, Department of Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Frank Meo – Director, Found Folios
Mandi Phillips – Agent, Levine / Leaitt
Daniel Power – CEO, NYPH & powerHouse Books
Josh Raab – Associate Photo Editor, TIME.com 
Molly Roberts – Chief Photography Editor, Smithsonian Magazine
Michael Shulman – Director, Publishing, Broadcast and Film, Magnum Photos
Tess Vinnedge – Director of Contemporary Art, Edwynn Houk Gallery


Cheers!

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CALL FOR ENTRY: Storytelling

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on December 31, 2015

L.A. Photo Curator

CALL FOR ENTRY: Storytelling

Some photographers combine a subject with elements such as location, lighting, composition, and process to tell the viewer a story. The viewer is then invited to use his or her creative imagination to fill in the beginning or end. Many such stories are informed by literature, legends, myths, fairytales, music, dreams, film – the possibilities are endless.

We are looking for photographers with the ability to tell a compelling visual narrative through fine art photography. Stories could be told based on landscapes, and do not have to be portraits. Any kind of photo process (digital, analog, alternative) is welcome, as are photographers of all skill levels and locations. Artist statements are not required.

L.A. Photo Curator is proud to have Carolyn Hampton as this month’s curator for the theme of “Storytelling.” Hampton is a Southern California fine art photographer who creates surreal, dreamlike images based on childhood memories, rituals, nightmares, and fantasies. She is currently working on a narrative portrait series entitled “Constructed Fairytales”. Hampton’s award-winning work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and art festivals worldwide, and is held in many private collections, including those of Jock Sturges, Kim & Gina Weston, and the Center for Fine Art Photography.  Her images have been published in books and on dust jackets, on album covers, and in newspapers, magazines, and popular blogs.

Hampton is represented by the Duncan Miller Gallery (www.duncanmillergallery.com) in Santa Monica, California, where she had a solo show, “Childhood Dreams & Memories” during the summer of 2012 (www.blurb.com/books/4334413-childhood-dreams-memories).

For more info about Hampton please go to:
www.carolynhampton.com

A percentage of artist fees will go Hampton’s charity: Children’s Institute, Inc. (www.childrensinstitute.org)

Submit work: December 17, 2015-January 19, 2016 (Midnight PST)

Opening date for show and online review: February 1 , 2016
Show closes and is archived on website: February 28, 2016

How to Apply:

1-Hit BUY NOW button to check out using paypal as well as credit cards. Cost of submission is $20 for 1 or 2 images.

2-Send your paypal transaction ID # with your images to laphotocurator@yahoo.com

3- Enter in the email Subject box: STORYTELLING /(Your name)4- In the body of the email please include the following info:
Your name
Monthly theme
Titles of included photographs

5- File set-up- Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, not to exceed 3 MB.

Images must not have any embedded marks, logos, names or borders.

Name Files: firstname_lastname_Ocean1.jpg,            firstname_lastname_Ocean2.jpg

6- Please include your C.V. (resume), bio, artist statement and website link. If you don’t have a resume please just send your bio and artist statement. Please send word docs only. Pdf’s will not be accepted.

7- Please tell us how you found out about us. It helps with ad costs.

All information requested, including c.v., bio and images must be sent
before the contest deadline to be eligible for contest.

Eligibility:  The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. 

James Nachtwey: My wish: Let my photographs bear witness

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on August 26, 2015

This video speaks for itself.

By Jim McKinniss

Miles Aldridge – The Pure Wonder at Fahey/Klein gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on August 7, 2015
Miles Aldridge 3-D

Photo 3-D copyright by Miles Aldridge

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Photo Home Works #3 copyright by Miles Aldridge

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition, “The Pure Wonder” a retrospective exhibition featuring work by London based contemporary photographer Miles Aldridge. Equally obsessed with women and with color, photographer Miles Aldridge masterfully creates visually compelling images. Working in the manner of a filmmaker, Aldridge’s world is a confluence of dream and reality. His images contain hyper-real scenes occupied by impossibly beautiful women, each an embodiment of seeming perfection. Every image however belies a darker sense of mystery and unease. Staring off vacantly, a beautiful blonde stabs a birthday cake with a knife, screams into a phone, or nonchalantly lights her cigarette on a stove while the gas flames lick her hair. Each arresting scene Aldridge has created explores the complex dualities of contemporary life– perfection and damage, violence and passivity, the mundane and the bizarre. Aldridge has simultaneously created both a dream world and a nightmare where anxiety, melancholy, and boredom seem so beautiful, it is impossible to look away.

This show runs September 10th – October 17th

Reception for the Artist: Thursday, September 10th, 7 – 9 pm

Fahey/Klein is located at 148 North La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone: (323) 934-2250 Fax: (323) 934-4243 –

By Jim McKinniss

Ellen Butler – Bill Collins: Exhibition

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 14, 2015

Ellen Butler - Bill Collins Exhibition 07-2015

Ellen Butler and Bill Collins are inviting everyone to come Sunday July 12th to their exhibition opening in Long Beach.

Cheers!

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BC Space gallery – Photographers Exchange Reception

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 12, 2015

BC Space PX exhibition 07-09-15 - Rachael Kleinhenz

BC Space PX exhibition – photograph by Raquel Landworth-Kleinhenz

Last Thursday evening (July 9th, 2015) was a wonderfully well attended reception at the BC Space gallery for the Photographers Exchange exhibition opening. As stated in an earlier update, the exhibition will be on display through August 30th, 2015.

Following are some additional photographs from the opening reception;

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Roger Bennett with his print

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Douglas Stockdale with his two prints, photography by Diane Reeves

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