For more than five years I’ve been a member of the Advertising Photographers of America’s NY chapter (APA/NY). As you might expect, the group is made up primarily of photographers who specialize in advertising and editorial work. The APA has regional chapters across the USA and there are many benefits of membership. For example, the APA/NY chapter regularly organizes workshops and photographer lectures at places such as the Apple Store in Soho, NYC, and they are running a very special portfolio review event during advertising week this year in New York City (9/26-27, 2006). I’ve also had the opportunity to speak on the topic of inkjet printing for the New York and Atlanta chapters, both of which were great experiences.
The 2006 APA National Photo Competition with the theme: Show Off! You Know You Want To is accepting entries until 9/22/2006. A very impressive list of judges will choose the winners, in categories ranging from Advertising to Student and Personal/Fine Art.
Winners will receive prizes including: a digital darkroom with a Mac Pro and Cinema display: liveBooks Folio 5.0 packages; Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR 8.2 Megapixel Camera; Fuji FinePix F30 Cameras; Adobe Photoshop CS2; Blinkbid estimating and invoicing software; a one year membership to Digital Railroad; and AsukaBooks of winning images. Winners will also be showcased in the APA online Winners Gallery and at the APAâ€™s booth at Photo Plus Expo in November. For more information, visit APA National’s website.
I recently had the honor of being the juror for an exhibition held at the Center for Fine Art Photography called People, Places, Things: Art Found in Everyday Life. I was extremely impressed by the quality of the work and it’s a pleasure to share this link to the gallery of images that I chose for exhibition: https://www.c4fap.org/index.htm The gallery is on the right side, click on “view exhibit online.”
In addition, the Center for Fine Art Photography is now accepting entries for their 2006 International Show. The deadline for online entries is September 26, 2006.
The juror for the show is Philip Brookman, Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts for The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
The Corcoran is, in my opinion, one of the finest art galleries in the world.
Approximately 40 works from the Center’s gallery exhibition will be selected for a post-exhibition traveling show to the Denver International Airport’s Main Gallery, February 25 through May 21, 2007
There are a number of other awards, including features in Artists’ ShowCase, an eight-page insert in CameraArts magazine, and cash prizes.
More information can be found here:
I recently had a wonderful experience judging the Center For Fine Art Photography’s show, “People, Places, Things”. There was so much inspiring work, and choosing the winners was more challenging than I had expected.
The Center also announced its 3rd Annual Members’ International Exhibition. For non-members, membership is available during registration. The show’s juror will be Sue Brisk, Editorial Director at Magnum Photos, New York.
The deadline is midnight, August 8, 2006.
Approximately 30 works from the Center’s gallery exhibition will be selected for a post-exhibition traveling show to the Denver International Airport’s Bridge Gallery January 10 through March 26, 2007 and you can find out more at https://www.c4fap.org.
On the topic of Magnum Photos, on a recent trip to the Arles Photo Festival in France, I had an opportunity to meet a number of current Magnum photographers. Magnum was founded in 1948 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David “Chim” Seymour. I encourage you to read the history of the organization at their web site, and see how its member photographers are still making history across the globe.