Two Online Articles

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    Two articles have just been published online, both involving my Dark Matter series. The first is an essay at www.layflat.org, written by Lex ThompsonF* That: Photography and the Ineffable and includes work by Mishka Henner, Mårten Lange and Jason Lazarus, as well as mine.

     

    The other is by David Walker in the July 2013 issue of Photo District News. He talked with Timothy G. Piotrowski, Colleen Mullins and myself about the Minnesota State Arts Board’s Artist Initiative Grant.

    Rfoto Folio Interview

    Rfoto Folio is an online curated gallery space for fine art photography. We exhibit all genres of fine art photography. We feature the work and words of emerging, and established photographers. We publish articles on the great influential photographers, founders and innovators of this art form. Our mission is to give photographers access to a larger audience, and to provide a viewing space for lovers of photography, and collectors.

    Earlier in the year I was invited by Connie at Rfoto Folio to take part in a Q and A for their website. The interview has now been published and you can find my answers and images at www.rfotofolio.com. Thanks Connie! You can also find Rfoto Folio on Facebook too.

    Photostock Kickstarter

    Imagine a photographic artist’s retreat quietly situated in Michigan’s north woods where you can go and be educated in a number of photographic processes as well as utilize all the equipment needed to practice your art. A place where some of the finest in their field come to hold workshops and seminars far from the hustle of any city and only a short drive from one of the largest and most beautiful freshwater lakes in the world. Well, it’s already happening and with your help, it can get even better.

    Cut to the chase. This Kickstarter project has reached the 90% mark very quickly and certainly deserves to reach its goal in the next few days. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone as enthusiastic about promoting photography as Bill Schwab and it’s nice to see this project (hopefully) coming to fruition.

    Two Opportunities

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    There are a couple of great opportunities for photographers coming up soon, the first being a call for entries for Looking at the Land — 21st Century American Views. This is an online exhibition of American landscape photography that’s being curated by Andy Adams of Flak Photo in collaboration with The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. It’ll be complementing the RISD show America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to now.

    From the Flak Photo website:

    Since 2006, I’ve been promoting contemporary image-makers and archiving their work in The Flak Photo Collection. Not surprisingly, many of those pictures reflect my personal interest in the environment and how humans respond to the land. So you can imagine my delight when curator Jan Howard invited me to produce a digital exhibition of 21st century American landscape views to complement her upcoming show at The RISD Museum of Art this summer.

    I plan to revisit The Collection in search of images for this landscape projection but I’ll also be looking at websites across the Internet for inspiration. In the spirit of inclusivity (and with hopes for serendipitous discovery) I’m extending a public call for photographs depicting landscape in the United States since 2000.

    There are no entry fees, deadline or formal application process, just email Flak Photo a link to your online portfolio and Andy will select images throughout July and August.

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    The other opportunity, for those in Minnesota, is the 2012-2013 Minnesota Center for Book Arts/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship Program. Entries are now being accepted and the deadline for this is September 5th at 5pm.

    For those who have been following along, I was one of the six artists chosen for this fellowship in 2010-2011 (it runs every other year) and I loved it. My book, Dark Matter, was produced during that year.

    During my fellowship year I got to learn about the history of artist books, the different forms of binding a book can take, lead typesetting, polymer plate making (for type and artwork), letterpress printing, silkscreen printing, multi-signature binding, paper making… The list goes on. And at the end of the fellowship year the work is shown in the MCBA gallery.

    There are three information meetings that will explain the process and answer any questions. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – 12:00pm, Thursday, August 2, 2012 – 5:30pm and Tuesday, August 7, 2012 – 7:00pm. All are held at MCBA.