Archive for September, 2013

Artist Review Today at CSU Career Fair

September 30, 2013



Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 3.46.38 PMLocal arts magazine is looking for photographers, graphic designers, creative writers and artists. Visit them at CSU’s Career Fair Friday Oct 11 from 9am to 2pm. Professional resumes and dress are required.



The Genius of Carrie Mae Weems

September 26, 2013

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Carrie Mae Weems, whose retrospective at the Cleveland Museum of Art is winding up, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow recipient.  Check out this New York Lens Blog interview with this influential artist:

Q.   Congratulations, on the MacArthur. It’s pretty wonderful.

A.    It is beyond wonderful. I feel like I am dancing in the stratosphere. I am sitting here with my tiara on and all of my fake jewels, and a bottle of Champagne that’s half empty. Or should I say half full?

Q.   This is a lovely validation of the work that you’ve been doing for so long. Do you have plans for what the money will enable you to do?

 To find out the answer to this question and others, as well as view a slide show of Carrie Mae Weem’s work, visit NYTimes Lens blog.

Event Photographer Needed

September 20, 2013


CSU alum Josh Usmani is working with The Agora on their annual Halloween event (Agory Night-Thursday Oct 17). Hi is looking for a photographer to photograph attendees against a green screen. The photos won’t be printed out onsite. Rather, they will be uploaded with the chosen background (and our sponsor’s logos) to The Agora’s website after the event. Interested photographers  would need to bring all necessary equipment and would have to edit the photos after the event, but the job pays $200.  Contact Prof. Mark Slankard if you’re interested.

Local Photographer Jane Critchlow on NPR

September 12, 2013


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: At least you ask yourself your own questions about, am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can? Am I judging people as much as I can based on, not the color of their skin, but the content of their character?

…Photographer Jane Critchlow says those remarks prompted her to realize that she was regularly looking at young, African-American men with fear. So she took her camera and approached black men in her neighborhood and asked to take a photo with them. She’s now compiled those pictures in her book “Some of My Best Friends: A White Woman’s Journey into Racial Profiling.”

Michel Martin, host of NPR’s Tell Me More, interviewed Jane Critchlow of Cleveland Heights about her project, Some of My Best Friends: A White Woman’s Journey into Racial Profiling. 

Listen to the story here: Self-Described ‘Hypocrite’ Photographs Black Men.


Visit Jane’s Facebook project page.

CPR Member Show Opportunity

September 12, 2013


Cleveland Print Room
2013 Members Showcase: Off The Wall

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking member submissions for our unique 2013 Members Showcase: Off The Wall, December 6 – December 21, highlighting the work of the valued members of our organization.


This show is open exclusively to current members of the Cleveland Print Room. This is a free, non-juried exhibition to showcase the work of our valued members.

All members may submit at least one original photographic work for this exhibition. Non-members who are interested in participating in the Members Showcase may join at our standard membership rates (Individual: $35; Student: $20; Individual+one: $50; Family: $75; Friend of CPR: $100; CPR Sponsor: $250) when dropping off work for the show.

Please visit to learn more about the benefits of membership.


The show title explains the manner in which the work will be sold during of the exhibit. Each member is asked to submit two photographic pieces. At least one will be hung and when one work sells, the second piece will be added to the gallery walls for sale. The weekend of the opening, Saturday & Sunday, December 7 and 8, is the ArtCraft Holiday Sale. During this once-a-year event, we open our doors at the Print Room to over one thousand art patrons hoping to find that special piece for the holidays. Thus, we will be selling members’ work directly off the walls. The Friday night opening event is scheduled to run in tandem with CAN Journal’s Winter Launch Party.


Delivery of Work: Saturday November 23, Tuesday November 26, Saturday November 30, Monday December 2 between 12:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: December 6 – December 21, 2013

CPR Potluck Mixer: December 10, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m. (bring-a-dish meet & greet).

Opening Night Reception during CAN Journal Winter Launch Party: Friday, December 6, 2013 5-9 p.m.

Pick up work: Saturday December 21, Sunday December 22, Monday December 23 12-6 p.m.


All current members of the Cleveland Print Room are eligible to submit two original photographs for this exhibition.

• Work must be delivered during the above listed dates

• Please complete the attached Members Showcase Entry Forms, or fill one out at time of drop-off.

• One form must be attached to your work and the other handed to the CPR representative upon drop-off.

• Each entrant must sign & date a CPR Artist’s Agreement form.

• Participants may join or renew upon drop-off if they do not have a current membership and will be allowed at that time to submit their work for this exhibition. Please be prepared to complete a membership form and provide a check or credit card information for membership fee if this is the case.

• Entry forms for this exhibition can be found here:


Work accepted for exhibition must meet the following criteria:

• Have been created within the last 2 years.

• All works must be properly framed and securely wired.

• Cannot exceed 24” x 24” including framing and mounting. However, size criteria can be subject to discussion.

• Arrive at the CPR gallery “ready to hang” or display.

• Be clearly labeled with a completed and attached Members Showcase Entry Form.

• Be for sale. CPR will retain 30% commission from works sold. Artists’ checks will be mailed within 30 days after the exhibition closes.

• Must arrive no later than 6 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013.

Please contact Shari with any issues about these requirements.


Decisions made by CPR concerning eligibility are final. CPR reserves the right to refuse any artwork due to content, any work it considers too fragile or heavy to exhibit, or that has extraordinary installation requirements. Prior to submission, please address eligibility questions


• Unsold work must be picked up on Saturday December 21, Monday December 22, or Tuesday December 23 during the hours of 12-6pm.

• All works not retrieved by the pick-up dates will be placed in storage at the artist’s risk and expense. There is a $10/day storage fee for works not retrieved by the above-listed dates. All works not retrieved within 30 days following the close of the exhibition are subject to disposal at the discretion of CPR including public auction or donation.


If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact Shari at

If you are unsure about the status of your membership or if you have any questions about the benefits of CPR membership or joining, again please contact Shari at

The Cleveland Print Room opened in January of this year as a non-profit community darkroom that fosters a greater appreciation of analog photography within Northeast Ohio by offering the community a space where photo enthusiasts can learn, create, interpret, connect, discuss and exhibit their work.

The Cleveland Print Room’s mission: Advance the art and appreciation of the photographic image in all its forms by providing affordable access to a community darkroom and workspace, gallery exhibitions, educational programs and collaborative outreach.

 Cleveland Print Room • 2550 Superior Avenue • Cleveland, OH 44107 • 216-401-5981

Photographer’s Forum College Contest

September 11, 2013

sponsored by NIKON

  • Winners will be inducted into Nikon’s Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame
  • All Winners, Honorable Mentions and Finalists published in the book
    Best of College & High School Photography 2014

Click Here to Enter Your Images ]

EARLY Entry Deadline:
October 14, 2013
($4.95 per photo)
FINAL Entry Deadline:
November 18, 2013
($5.95 per photo)

FIRST PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $2,000 cash grant
PLUS Nikon D7100 camera and lens system

FIRST PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $2,000 cash grant
PLUS Nikon D7100 camera and lens system

SECOND PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $1,000 cash grant
SECOND PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $1,000 cash grant

THIRD PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $500 cash grant
THIRD PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $500 cash grant

5 FOURTH PLACE AWARDS :: COLLEGE :: Five $100 grants
5 FOURTH PLACE AWARDS :: HIGH SCHOOL :: Five $100 grants

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forummagazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the May 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum and entered into Nikon’s Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame. All contest finalists, top 8% of all entries, will be published in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2014.

  • Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered.
    (uploaded or postmarked on or before October 14, 2013)
  • Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered.
    (all entries must be uploaded or postmarked on or before November 18, 2013)
  • Rights remain with photographer.
  • Subject matter is open.

Photographer’s Forum Magazine is published by Serbin Communications, Inc.

Our 34th ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST, open to all amateur photographers, will be launching in early 2014. We hope you will remain an e-mail subscriber so we can notify you when the time comes. Thank You!

Upcoming Photography Events in Cleveland

September 10, 2013

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Film Screening


Sep 20, 7pm
Akron Museum of Art, One South High, Akron, 44308
$5 members, $7 nonmembers

Spend Friday evenings this fall immersed in surreal celluloid. These three surreal film choices–documentary, first run feature and class film–are curated by Akron Film+Pixel.

Acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn’t just “take” his images, he creates them through elaborate days and weeks of invention, design and set-up. The epic production of these movie-like images is both intensely personal and highly public. They begin in Crewdson’s deepest desires and memories, but come to life on streets and soundstages in the towns of Western Massachusetts. Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters provides an unparalled view of the artist’s process of creating his surreal works.

Gallery Talk: Africa and African Art in the Work of Carrie Mae Weems


Wed, Sep 25, 7pm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Smith Foundations Exhibition Gallery
Free and Open to the Public
Explore the role of Africa and African art in the work of Carrie Mae Weems with Curator of Photography Barbara Tannenbaum and Curator of African Art Constantine Petridis.

Bidwell Lecture: Chris Verene


Thu, Oct 17, 6:30pm
Akron Art Museum, One South High, Akron, 44308
Free and Open to the Public, Registration required.
Chris Verene has been making documentary photographs about his family’s rural Illinois home town of Galesburg for three decades. The simple color photographs, accompanied by handwritten text, are unstaged and reflect a plain yet beautiful side of American life that might otherwise pass by  uncelebrated. Verene’s work is included in the collection f many major institutions. His series and book, Camera Club was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2000. Verene was the first photographer to receive a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation for full support in 2002. He earned his BA at Emory University and his MFA in Studio Art from Georgia State University.

Gallery Talk: Hank Willis Thomas: How Advertising Sold Race


Wed, Oct 30, 7pm
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Schwarz and Katz Photography Galleries
Free and Open to the Public
With all identifying text and logos removed, the advertising images in Hank Willis Thomas’ series Unbranded become an exploration of the changing (or unchanging) generalizations surrounding race, culture, and identity. Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of PHotography, delves into the issues raised by Thomas’ altered advertisements with former advertising executive, photography collector and Transformer Station co-founder Fred Bidwell.

Wet Plate Colodion Portrait Shoot with Greg Martin


Sat, Nov 9 – Sun, Nov 10
The Cleveland Print Room
ArtCraft Building, 2550 Superior Av, Cleveland, 44114
Open to the public with fee
The Cleveland Print Room is hosting a weekend wet plate collodion portrait shoot with CIA alum Greg Martin. Visit CPR’s website to sign up for a portrait sitting.

Can You Trust Your Eyes?

September 10, 2013

Angelo Merendino at Cleveland Print Room in

September 9, 2013


CLEVELAND, Ohio — More than a year has passed since photographer Angelo Merendino has displayed his work in Cleveland.

In that time, the Akron native garnered attention in the national and international media (The New Yorker, The Guardian, USA Today). He traveled to Perugia, Italy to see his work included in one of two exhibits held last fall in that country by the non-profit group Shoot 4 Change. And he has moved back to Northeast Ohio…  Read the complete article on

Cleveland Print Room (map)
Angelo Merendino: Observing and Reacting
Opening Reception: Friday September 13 5:00 to 9:00pm
Artist Gallery Talk: Saturday September 14 1:00pm

Visit Cleveland Print Room’s website.

The Unicorn at Transformer Station

September 4, 2013



Opening Day: Saturday, Sep 7, 12-5pm
Sep 7 – Nov 30, 2013

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents The Unicorn, its debut exhibition at Transformer Station. The Unicorn refers to the book of the same title by Martin Walser, an author whose work often questions how humans continually reshape the past. The works in this group exhibition of five internationally-renowned contemporary artists share the processes and practices involved in the construction and reconstruction of the past.
The Unicorn’s featured artists are Neïl Beloufa, Martin Soto Climent, Shana Lutker, Haris Epaminonda and Daniel Gustav Cramer. The works, some of which were created specifically for this exhibition, explore how memory is constructed by individuals looking backwards from a constantly shifting point. The unicorn as a mythical creature also serves as a metaphor for the creative vitality of memory and points to artists exploring the line between documentation and art, truth and myth, fact and fiction.

“For the Cleveland Museum of Art‟s first exhibition at Transformer Station, we brought together international artists that have been producing compelling work for some time,” said Reto Thüring, associate curator of contemporary art. “The Unicorn is clearly conceptually-driven, touching on a fundamental idea: that the past can only be a reconstruction and we encounter recollection as fragmentation, patchwork, kaleidoscope or dissonance. Memory is merely an impression conceived from the present.”

Visit the Transformer Station to see The Unicorn and experience a live performance art piece by Shana Lutker specially developed for the exhibition’s opening. As part of her ongoing research into the fistfights of the Surrealists, Lutker will present a theatrical reading of a new scripted work, with related musical selections preceding the reading throughout the afternoon. Free.

Opening Day Events:
Music, 1– 4:00 p.m.

Transformer Station lawn: Pianists Emily Grabinski and Fangfei Chen perform works by Stravinsky, Auric, Milhaud and Satie that were played during the original performances of the Surrealist fistfights in the 1920s.

Reading, 4:00 p.m.

Transformer Station exhibition galleries: Actors will read excerpts of a play narrating the first fistfight of the Surrealists, in which André Breton jumped onto a Paris stage and broke Pierre de Massot’s arm with a strike of his cane. Characters include The Nose, The Arm, Sonia Delaunay and The Color Green.