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Photolink Round-Up

June 30th, 2010

It’s time for Photolink Round-up, our weekly smattering of photo-rich stories, posts and links from across the online spectrum!

PDN takes a look at Portfolio Reviews, profiling ACP’s upcoming Portfolio Review on October 16th. Submit your own work for the ACP Portfolio Review today!

“This year’s review takes place on Saturday, October 16th at Grady High School in Atlanta where 16 reviewers and 52 artists will convene. Applications are currently being accepted online up until July 12. Program manager Michael David Murphy says ACP has a jury that reviews applications and that artists are chosen based on the development of their work and how the review would be a beneficial experience. “We’re not looking for a specific genre of photography,” he says.”

Alec Soth declined to sell his photograph (Peter’s Housebout, Winona, Minnesota) to market a book, so the book cover designer went ahead and copied his photo.

In other words, this:

© Alec Soth

Became this:

On the lighter side, blogger Blake Andrews gets the hat-tip for pointing out this exhaustive page of photographic references that have aired on The Simpsons.

Writing on foto8, Vish Vishvanath takes a look at the new Magnum Archive at Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.

“I chose Robert Capa and Philip Jones Griffiths. Now, these are perfect, fibre-based, archival prints with the photographers’ stamp on them, presumably the same prints as offered by Magnum for sale to collectors. Until I opened Capa’s portfolio I confess that his photographs had never inspired me in the same way that he, as a person, had. Capa’s never-give-up, swashbuckling style held the promise of a great future in photography to me, but his images never seemed to live up to the man. At the Harry Ransom Center, sat looking at this wonderous portfolio I realised the truth. I thought I knew his pictures better than I did, and this “greatest hits collection” of exquisite 20×16 photographs finally flicked the On switch in my head. There’s not much else that can match seeing pictures like this.”

© Anthony Maddolini, via foto8.

More Magnum, a new interview with Bruce Davidson.

ACP 10 Portfolio Reviewer Joerg Colberg takes a look at artist statements:

“You might still wonder why I’m trying to make you explain your photography, and that’s one of the most common and pernicious misconceptions about artist statements: A good statement does not explain the work. It’s art after all, and there’s no need to explain anything. Explaining would be the other extreme: Instead of leaving everything possible, you’d restrict your work to allowing only one explanation. A good statement lies right in the middle somewhere – and that’s part of the reason why it’s so important to write one.

And here’s photo-inspired streetart from Paris, via photojojo.

Greenhouse Redux

June 30th, 2010

Big thanks to our great presenters on Monday night: Laura Noel, Joel Silverman and Stephanie Roberts; as well as Emory Visual Arts, and all of you who came out for Greenhouse.

The goal of Greenhouse is to create a space for conversation and cross-pollination across the photography spectrum. We hope that the discussion will inspire, enlighten, engage, and promote questions as much as answers. We hope that Greenhouse can exist for all photographers; commercial, photojournalists, fine artists, and more!

We plan to have another edition of Greenhouse this fall. Thanks to Camille Felton for this pic of Stephanie and Joel, talking shop.

Reminder: Greenhouse, Monday at Emory, 7pm!

June 28th, 2010

We’re looking forward to tonight’s (Monday) edition of ACP Greenhouse, at Emory’s Visual Arts Building. See you there!

Presenters include Laura Noel, on work in progress; Joel Silverman, on turning still photographs into motion; and Stephanie Roberts, on iPhoneography.

“Bringing together a diverse group of working photographers (and artists using photography), Greenhouse is an evening to share current projects, photographic issues, questions and concerns. With the hope to create a conversation that might capture what photographers talk about between exhibitions, shoots, artist’s talks, or projects, Greenhouse is an incubator of photographic ideas.”

You can RSVP for Greenhouse on Facebook. Greenhouse is free and open to the public.


From the first edition of Greenhouse.

Greenhouse, June 28th, 7pm, at Emory

June 16th, 2010

Last year, we started a new program at ACP called Greenhouse. The third installment of Greenhouse will take place on Monday, June 28th, at Emory, in the Visual Arts Building. Presenters include Laura Noel, on work in progress; Joel Silverman, on turning still photographs into motion; and Stephanie Roberts, on iPhoneography.

“Bringing together a diverse group of working photographers (and artists using photography), Greenhouse is an evening to share current projects, photographic issues, questions and concerns. With the hope to create a conversation that might capture what photographers talk about between exhibitions, shoots, artist’s talks, or projects, Greenhouse is an incubator of photographic ideas.”

You can RSVP for Greenhouse on Facebook. Greenhouse is free and open to the public.


From the first edition of Greenhouse.

Greenhouse Reminder, Friday Night!

February 25th, 2010

We’re really looking forward to tmw night’s edition of Greenhouse, featuring Matt Haffner, Katherine Taylor, and Jason Francisco, at 7pm at Emory. Here’s a map to the Visual Arts building, and more info about Greenhouse. RSVP on Facebook!

Introducing ACP’s Greenhouse

February 17th, 2010

Last year, ACP launched a pilot program called Greenhouse. The idea behind Greenhouse is to bring together a diverse group of working photographers (or artists using photography) to share current projects, or photographic issues and concerns. We hope to create a quarterly conversation that might capture what photographers talk about between exhibitions, shoots, artist’s talks, class lectures, or projects — an incubator of lens-based discussion and ideas.

Thanks to our first presenters; Amber Boardman, Peter Bahouth & Sean J. McCormick, and an attentive, interactive audience, the pilot was successful, and we’re excited about the 2nd edition of Greenhouse:

Friday, February 26th, 7pm
Emory Visual Arts Building

Presenters:
Katherine Taylor
Matt Haffner
Jason Francisco

In order to gauge resources we’ll need you to RSVP, or you can rsvp on facebook.

We’re looking forward to the 26th, and hope to see you there!

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