Archive for January, 2015

Photographer’s Forum Contest

January 28, 2015

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35th ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
presented by Photographer’s Forum Magazine and sponsored by SIGMA

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

EARLY ENTRY APRIL 13, 2015
Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before
end of day April 13, 2015 EST)

FINAL ENTRY MAY 18, 2015
Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before
end of day May 18, 2015 EST)

Enter Online at: http://www.PFMagazine.com/photography-contest/
To Enter Prints or Slides by Mail, Download Entry Form: http://www.PFMagazine.com/contest.pdf

PRIZES :: OVER $7,500 IN CASH & EQUIPMENT
FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZE

$2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG HSM | Art lens ($899)*
• Chimera OB2 PRO Kit #6024 (Octa 2 Beauty Dish reflector and Versi Octa Speed Ring) ($399)

SECOND PLACE
$1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM | ART lens ($800)*
• Manfrotto Pro Light Camera Backpack: Bumblebee-220 PL ($279)

THIRD PLACE
$1,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine

FOURTH PLACE

Five $125 cash awards

100 HONORABLE MENTIONS

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

ENTRY GIFT: 2 FREE ISSUES OF PHOTOGRAPHER’S FORUM MAGAZINE $10 Value – Just for Entering!

WINNING PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER 2015 ISSUE OF PHOTOGRAPHER’S FORUM MAGAZINE AND EXHIBITED AT BROOKS INSTITUTE. ALL CONTEST FINALISTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE BOOK BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2015.

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Photography Exhibition at Transformer Station

January 23, 2015

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Process and Abstraction
Jessica Eaton, Mariah Robertson and Alison Rossiter
Transformer Station
Opens Feb 7, reception at 7pm

Transformer Station is pleased to present work by three artists who have developed techniques and processes unique to them, resulting in stunning abstractions that challenge popular conceptions of photography.

For Jessica Eaton’s series Cubes for Albers and Lewitt (cfaal), the artist photographs grayscale cubes through combinations of red, green and blue lens filters, using motion and multiple exposures to create increasingly complex forms that defy the logic of time and space.

Mariah Robertson experiments with chemical treatments in the darkroom to produce genre-defying work. Essentially painting with chemicals on hundred-foot rolls of photo paper, the artist then drapes and folds the paper to create sculptural installations.

Alison Rossiter’s recent series FOURS features minimal yet bold geometric abstractions made by dipping long-expired photo paper in developer to create lines and tones.

Together these artists demonstrate how following the inherent logic of the medium results in what Robertson has described as “impossible images”: photographs that don’t feel like photographs.

The show runs from Saturday, February 7 through Sunday, May 2nd. Opening will have food, drink and also tunes provided by DJ Eff.

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Jessica Eaton Lecture
CIA Aitken Auditorium
Wed, Feb 4 at 6:30pm

In addition, The Cleveland Institute of Art Photography & Video Department will host a lecture by Jessica Eaton on Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30pm in Aitken Auditorium in the Gund Building (where the cinematheque is).  Poster Attached: Jessica Eaton – Poster 01

Opportunity: Transgender Art Exhibit

January 23, 2015

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Call for Art: Transgender Art Exhibit at Waterloo Arts

Waterloo Arts invites artists who identify as trans* individuals to submit artwork for inclusion in a group exhibition showcasing work which express compelling narratives regarding gender identity in contemporary society. Depictions of triumphs, struggles and hopes for the future are all welcomed perspectives. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and how well their work contributes to a cohesive group exhibition.  The purpose of the exhibition is to advance social equality through increased awareness and empathy for the trans* community.

Click here for more information and to apply online.

CSU Photo Students Published in Case Reserve Review

January 20, 2015

Congratulations to Matt Wolosz, Ryan Upp, Yiyun Chen, Liz Dare, and Lena D’Amico for having their work published in the Case Reserve Review journal. To view the publication online visit click here.

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Movies About Photography

January 19, 2015

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I share this list hesitantly. As you will see in the comments section, it is a flawed list. But there are some fine films listed here. For me, the most notable omissions are also three of the finest documentaries about photographers there are. Two of which I have shown in my classes every semester for years. These films are:

  • What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann (Amazon)
  • The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia (iMDB)  
  • Waste Land (Vic Muniz) (iMDB)

And there are a few other omissions as well. In particular, Brief Encounters (Gregory Crewdson), The Woodmans (Francesca Woodman) and Salt of the Earth (Salvador Salgado) would make my list of documentaries. I’d add Bang Bang Club, Eyes of Laura Mars, and Funny Face to the narrative films.

Here’s another list from iMDB with many films I haven’t seen: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls050632059/

The Vindicator is Looking for Photographers and More

January 19, 2015

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Click to download details for submissions: SubmissionGuidelines

Masumi Hayashi at The Galleries at CSU

January 14, 2015

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The Galleries at Cleveland State University
Place and Vision: The Legacy of Masumi Hayashi
Opening Reception: Thu, Jan 15, 5-8pm

Masumi Hayashi

For twenty-four years (1982 – 2006) Professor Masumi Hayashi taught and created art at Cleveland State University. She was/is a photographer and artist. Her work hangs in many collections: from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, to the Columbus Museum of Art, to the Cleveland Museum of Art. You will find her photographic works at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and at the International Museum of Photography (George Eastman House/Rochester NY). The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England and the Ludwig Art Museum in Koblenz, Germany also own pieces of Masumi’s work.

During her lifetime Masumi acquired many honors and awards. She was a recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize; of three Ohio Arts Council awards, a Fulbright fellowship; and various awards from National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, and Florida Arts Council; as well as a 1997 Civil Liberties Educational Fund research grant.

On August 17, 2006, Masumi Hayashi and her neighbor and fellow artist, John Jackson, were murdered by a 29-year-old neighbor, after complaining about the loud music he was playing. Masumi is survived by her son, Dean Keesey of Oakland, CA, and by her daughter, Lisa Takata; her brother, Seigo; and her four sisters: Connie, Amy, Nancy and Joanne. She is remember with affection and respect by the members of this committee and the women of CSU.

This exhibition was curated by Michael Gentile

Also on view:
Mind Creatures: The Amazing World of Marvin Jones curated by Prof. Russ Revock
and
Only Human: Wrestling Entropy, work by E.D. Taylor

Photography Exhibition at Forum Art Space

January 9, 2015

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IT’S ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE.
curated by Brandon Juhasz

Friday January 16th 2015
@ FORUM ART SPACE
 in Cleveland. 1300 West 78th Street. From 5-9 pm

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It’s All Been Done Before is an exhibition that explores photography and its adaptations in contemporary art and features the wonderful work of Jerry Birchfield(Cleveland, Oh), Lauren Davies (Cleveland, Oh), Erin O’Keefe (NYC), Brandon Juhasz (Cleveland, Oh), Greg Ruffing (Chicago, IL), and Sadie Wechsler ( Seattle, WA).

“…For this show I have brought together 6 artists who find new strategies in dealing with the medium of photography in the 21st century.  The artists have embraced photography’s wide openness and malleability often implementing photography’s inherent illusionary ability, or embracing Photoshop’s influence on image making. A key theme also seems to be how to deal with the growing immense archive of images. How can we as artist’s use what has come before us to re-contextualize and see ourselves through what has been done already. Like finding identity and meaning through all the noise.”

Happy New Year everyone and I hope to see you out at the show. If you are not in the Cleveland area, please be sure to check out the works of the artists included in the show. They are all extremely talented artists with great things to say.

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 brandonjuhasz.com or at brandon.juhasz@gmail.com

Two Photographic Artist Lectures at CMA

January 8, 2015

Two great free photo lectures coming up in February at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Both talks are free but we recommend registering. Register through the Ticket Center at (216) 421-7350 or tickets.clevelandart.org. For more information on each lecture, click the images below.

176_fomu-web8Contemporary Artist Lecture series: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Charnarin
Saturday, February 7, 2 pm (http://www.choppedliver.info/)
Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

Learn about the recent work and current projects of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, London-based artists whose collaborative projects use the book form, photography, video, and installation art to explore political conflict, violence, and the ramifications of image-making. Past exhibitions include shows at The Museum of Modern Art, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, The Gwagnju Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum, and New York’s International Center of Photography. They won the ICP Infinity Award 2014 for their book Holy Bible, inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s annotated Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2013 for earlier, equally provocative undertakings. This lecture will be followed by a reception for the artists.

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Lecture: Josh Gosfield (http://www.joshgosfieldart.com/)
Saturday, February 28, 2 pm 

Politicians, con men and movie stars are in the identity assembly business. Artists, photographers, and filmmakers are in the image making business. In this talk, artist Josh Gosfield tells the tale of how he commandeered the tools of identity assembly to fabricate the life story of Gigi Gaston, the Black Flower, a 60’s French Pop Star who never existed. (Meet Gigi in Constructed Identities, on view in the Photography Gallery through April 26.)

Two-person Show at Cleveland Print Room

January 7, 2015

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Cleveland Print Room
Garmonbozia: The Works of Diana Hlywiak and Steve Syd
Opening this Friday, January 9, 5 – 9pm
CPR’s first exhibit of 2015 features the work of CPR members, Diana Hlywiak and Steve Syd, working on their own and in collaboration. Having met in 1991, Diana & Steve’s friendship grew through a common fondness for David Lynch, death metal, and photography. The two have worked together on many projects, including the construction of a giant mobile pinhole camera made from a box truck. This show presents a wide range of styles, from Hlywiak’s large-scale surrealistic, and somewhat retro, digital imagining, to Syd’s more abstract, experimentally-processed film-and-paper-based pieces.