Call for Work — FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show

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This is a fantastic opportunity, organised by Andy Adams of FlakPhoto, for all those photographers living in the Midwest. The exhibition, in Madison, WI, runs throughout September and October at the same time all the photographers and artists arrive for the SPE Midwest Conference, the PhotoMidwest Fest, the Paul Vanderbilt exhibition, the Wisconsin Book Festival, the exhibition From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America and the Wisconsin Arts Institute residency, Truth, Lies, Memory, and Imagination: The Photograph as Story , hosted by Little Brown Mushroom’s Alec Soth and Brad Zellar.

More details can be found on FlakPhoto’s website and, best of all, it’s free to submit work.

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.

Flak Photo – Winter Images

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I’ve been fortunate to have Andy Adams select one of my images for his Flak Photo winter pictures series. More than 500 entries were submitted over a three week period, but only 20 were selected to run weekdays in January, so I’m very fortunate.

My image is scheduled to run on Monday January 16th, but until then, take a look at the other work on the nicely redesigned Flak Photo website.