Archive for December, 2012

Cleveland Magazine Photography Internship

December 13, 2012

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Cleveland Magazine is in search of a photography intern for the Spring 2013 semester, January through May.

The ideal candidate would be a Junior or Senior and have experience with in-studio and on-location portrait, food and product shoots. The candidate must have his or her own transportation, camera equipment (DSLR + lens) and be able to commit to 15-25 hours per week. Knowledge of Photoshop is a must. Experience with Alien Bees lighting systems (studio strobes) a plus.

Interested applicants should send a résumé, cover letter and portfolio to Sam Twarek at no later than December 31st. Select applicants will be interviewed after that.

For more information on the posting, visit:
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December 10, 2012

CSU at CWAL139

Friday, Jan 18, 6-9pm
Cleveland West Art League, 78th Street Studios

CSU students and alumni hold their first ever off-campus exhibition this January. While wall space is limited the SOFA organizers want to include as many students as possible. You are invited to submit up to five images to be projected outside the gallery. Work must be submitted by Dec 28. See the flyers above for more information.

Article on CMA’s DIY: Photography & Books

December 7, 2012



Over the last five years, Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, has been noticing a growing pile of inexpensively printed, artist-made photobooks in her office. In this digitized age when so much of our experience of photography is limited to viewing pixels on a screen, Tannenbaum was coming back from photo festivals year after year with more bound printed matter in hand than ever before…

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Pieter Hugo Lecture at CMA

December 7, 2012

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Pieter Hugo Photography Lecture
Cleveland Museum of Art
Jan. 19, 2pm

NOTE:  This lecture was previously scheduled in November 2012 and rescheduled due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Hugo’s travel.

Can photography expand the way we view Africa? The museum offers an eye to contemporary Africa with a lecture by South African  photographer Pieter Hugo.

On Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall, Pieter Hugo will talk about his recent work. A native of Johannesburg who now lives in Cape Town, Hugo describes himself as “a political-with-a-small-p photographer . . . it’s hard not to be as soon as you pick up a camera in South Africa.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Hugo was born in 1976 in Johannesburg and grew up in Cape Town, where he continues to live. Recent solo shows have taken place at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2010); Le Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse, France (2010); the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney (2009), and Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (2008). Group exhibitions include The Global Contemporary: Art worlds after 1989 at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2011); The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida (2009); Street & Studio: An urban history of photography at Tate Modern, London (2008).

Some Semester End Business

December 6, 2012

studio holiday

ONE: The digital lab will be open until 5:30 today (Thu, Dec 6) and next Tuesday (Dec 11) from 10am – 4:30pm. Come get your printing done.

TWO: If you have borrowed equipment – cameras, lights, flashes, tripods, film holders, frames, anything – they must be returned by next Wednesday (Dec 12).

THREE: Next week we will meet at our final exam meeting times:

  • Photo I: Monday, Dec 10 from 1 – 3pm
  • Photo II/III: Wednesday, Dec 12 from 1-3pm

Transformer Station Opens via Cool Cleveland

December 5, 2012


Since breaking ground last year on an ambitious re-use of an old electrical transit substation and an audacious addition, Fred & Ruth Bidwell have been hard at work creating a venue in Ohio City to exhibit their own collection of contemporary photographs under the auspices of the Bidwell Foundation. The 8000 square foot museum will be programmed by the Bidwells for 6 months of the year, and by the Cleveland Museum of Art the other 6 months.

Exhibitions open 2/1/13.

Visit Cool Cleveland’s site to read more. It features this great interview with founders, Fred and Laura Bidwell.

Don’t overlook that The Transformer Station is looking for a full-time gallery manager! Visit Transformer Station’s website for more info.

New Directive: Photograph Your Cat

December 2, 2012


Barbara Tannenbaum, the new curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, has an exhibition called “DIY: Photographers and Books.” Since the advent of digital printing, self-made photo books have flourished among photographers, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Visitors to the museum are invited to look through more than 150 photo books on a long table in the gallery. All of them are for sale. It is literally a hands-on exhibit that runs through Dec. 30th. Tannenbaum spoke with PDQ’s Michael Heaton.

Read “Ten Minutes with Barbara Tannenbaum”