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Photorama Camera Show and Sale

May 6, 2017

 Photorama USA Camera Show and Sale  ~

 Sunday May 21st , 2017  ~

Cleveland  Richfield 
Camera Show and Sale
Days Inn & Suites Richfield
4742 Brecksville Rd , Richfield, OH 44286 
Admission $6/5 With Ad Students $2.00 w/ID
Photorama USA is coming to your town.

We have dealers from around the country selling new and used cameras – both digital and film. We have accessories, lenses, filters, film, medium and large format cameras. There is something for everyone in every price range.

Sign up for the mailing list and get in for $5 with coupon.

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Call for Entries: Summit Art Space – Photography Now

May 5, 2017

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PHOTOGRAPHY NOW – The Art of Seeing

Deadline:  midnight May 12, 2017

Show runs July 14 – August 19, 2017

Click here to apply online.

Photography – “the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as film or an optical sensor),” is a broad field, and, in the upcoming PHOTOGRAPHY NOW – THE ART OF SEEING juried exhibition, Summit Artspace seeks to explore the range of that field. Regional photographic artists who work with film and use traditional darkroom techniques, those whose images are recorded digitally and processed on a computer, and those who push the boundaries of the medium in new directions, are all invited to enter. The only exception is that instant photography cannot be accepted, due to a concurrent exhibition which focuses on that medium.

Works from traditional to experimental and from representational to abstract are equally welcome, as are images presented on paper, transparency, through projection, or in some other format. What will unify this exhibition is that each selected work will represent the intersection of personal creativity and engagement with some form of photographic technology in order to explore the art of seeing at this moment in time, whether the gaze is turned outward or inward.

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark and Portage. Unfortunately, if you do not live in or attend school in one of these counties, we are unable to consider your work.

Deadline for Entry: Friday, May 12, 2017, by midnight.


Talk on O. Winston Link at Akron Art Museum

October 22, 2014


Thomas Garver Lecture on O. Winston Link
Akron Art Museum
Thursday, October 23, 6pm

Thomas Garver is an expert on O. Winston Link, curator and author of books on Link and former assistant to the photographer. He was also the organizing curator of the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, Virginia. This will be an exciting opportunity to hear first hand stories from throughout Link’s career.

The Akron Art Museum, at One South High St, Akron, Ohio, 44308 (330-376-9185), is exhibitingAlong the Tracks: O. Winston Link in their galleries through November 9, 2014.

For more information:

Cleveland Camera Collectors Show

August 27, 2014

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Sun, Sep 7, 2014
Days Inn and Suites
4724 Brecksville Rd, Rt. 21
Richfield, OH  44286

Bring your student ID for free admission

Some Upcoming Photo Events

February 9, 2014


Born in New York in 1926, raised in France, and living and working as a nanny in Chicago for 40 years, the reclusive Maier was secretly a prolific, self-taught photographer who documented life in the Windy City for decades. But her thousands of stunning pictures were never shown during her lifetime and, in fact, were only discovered after her death in 2009.

Gallery Talk: Vivian Maier
February 15, 1:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Print Room, 2550 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Free. Please contact the Cleveland Print Room with questions: 216-401-5981 or
Join us at the Print Room to hear collector Jeffrey Goldstein along with printers Ron Gordon and Sandy Steinbrecher talk about Vivian Maier and her work.

Film Screening: Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny’s Pictures?
February 20, 6:30 p.m.
Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, Akron, OH 44308
Free. Visit for more information. 



While filming Question Bridge: Black Males, the artists encountered a compelling question and answer exchange between a younger participant and an older civil rights activist. The question, “Why didn’t you leave us the blueprint?” was posed to those who brought the civil rights move-ment to glory, and elicited a variety of different answers. Surprisingly, one response was, “We dropped the ball.” This sparked a powerful multigenerational conversation about leadership, mentorship, and critical social issues in the black community over the past 40 years and how to overcome the challenges faced by the next generation. In the Blueprint Roundtable, a live panel discussion event, established and emerging black male leaders in the Cleveland community discuss this and other questions in an attempt to dismantle communication boundaries between generations.

Blueprint Roundtable at the Cleveland Clinic
Wednesday, February 26, 11:30 a.m.
Cleveland Clinic
Free. Reservations Required. Reserve your ticket at

Blueprint Roundtable at the Friendly Inn Settlement House
Thursday, March 6, 6 p.m.
Friendly Inn Settlement House, 2386 Unwin Rd. Cleveland, OH, 44104
Free. Reservations required. Call


CCTV, Beijing, China

Lois Conner began her photographic explorations of China with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984. Since then, she has returned annually, traveling extensively and using her 7 x 17 banquet camera to describe the landscape, architecture, and people. Some think they are evocative of Chinese scroll paintings because of their elongated cinematic-like format. This exhibition focuses on her work in Beijing, describing its transformation over the past thirty years. Join the artist for a look at her career and work on the opening day of Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photo-graphs by Lois Conner, on view in the Photography Gallery from March 30 to June 29, 2014.

Artist Talk: Lois Conner
Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Recital Hall
Admission is free for museum members and students with ID. Nonmembers $15. Reservations required. Reserve your ticket by calling the ticket center at 216-421-7350. 

Gallery Talk: In Conversation: Exploring Beijing
Tuesday, April 29, 12:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Schwartz and Katz Photography Galleries
Free, meet in the exhibition
Join Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of Photography, and Anita Chung, Curator of Chinese Art, for a lively afternoon discussion of Lois Conner’s images of Beijing.



Film: In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter
Wednesday, April 2, 7:00; Friday, April 4, 7:30
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Lecture Hall

Directed by Tomas Leach. This intimate film captures self-effacing New York School street photographer Saul Leiter as he cleans up his cluttered apartment shortly before his 2013 death. A pioneer in color photography, Leiter never sought recognition but found it late in life. “Pleasant and unaffected…Never succumbs to cutesy hagiography.” –Village Voice. Cleveland premiere. (USA, 2014, color, Blu-ray, 75 min.) Admission $9: CMA members, seniors & students $7.

Invitation to Stare: Photographic Portraits in Akron

February 5, 2014
Loretta Lux, Hidden Rooms 1, 2001, Ilfochrome print, 9 x 9 in

Loretta Lux, Hidden Rooms 1, 2001, Ilfochrome print, 9 x 9 in

Invitation to Stare: Photographic Portraits
Akron Art Museum
Feb 1 – Jun 1, 2014

Photographers have used their cameras to explore the faces of friends, loved ones, passing strangers, cultural icons and themselves since the nineteenth-century beginnings of photography. Portraits are meant to document individuals, but do these images tell us more about the sitter or the person behind the lens?

Invitation to Stare features many recent acquisitions as well as some classic favorites to view in a new context. Works by 26 photographers including Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Michael Disfarmer, Vivian Maier, Andrea Modica, Abe Frajndlich, Angelo Merendino and Jen Davis entice viewers to consider the relationship between artist and subject as we gaze at the person in the photograph.


Photorama Camera Show

November 18, 2013

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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.

Photorama Cleveland Collectors Show

August 28, 2013


41st Cleveland Camera Collectors Show

Sunday, September 1, 2013, 10am – 4pm


Vintage Cameras, Photographs, Postcards and other fine collectables!

Contact Igor Reznik:  440-248-8604 or


With a Trace: Photographs of Absence in Akron

July 1, 2013


Akron Art Museum
Jul 27, 2013 – Jan 26, 2014

With a Trace: Photographs of Absence features photographers spanning several generations who have not just captured a scene but created a moment in time. Their images bear traces of human presence, the transmission of energy, atmospheric phenomena and experiments with light. Among the artists, Christopher Bucklow, Sophie Calle, Margaret De Patta, Adam Fuss, Alison Rossiter, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Daido Moriyama use a wide range of processes to render their enigmatic subjects. Primarily analog or even camera-less photographers, they highlight the versatility of non-digital photography in capturing what the eye may not see. All of the images—whether a picture of a place or thing or purely abstract—emanate a mystical timelessness that promotes meditation.