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Read on, there is a lot I am covering today as I am going skiing to Whistler tomorrow for the next week and I won’t update anything until I am back.

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Tonight voting will end on this cool contest. Click image below and check out what photographers have put out there as their dream assignment.

You should go and make your voice heard and choose who you want to see in the finals. Follow it on twitter  for more announcements

This is the official background on the contest:

What is Name Your Dream Assignment?
Name Your Dream Assignment is a contest for photographers of all backgrounds. We’re looking for the most creative, inspiring photo shoot idea out there. The photographer with the winning idea will win $50,000 to bring his or her dream assignment to life.


VII derives its name from the number of founding photojournalists, who, in September 2001, formed this collectively owned agency. Designed from the outset to be an efficient, technologically enabled distribution hub for some of the world’s finest photojournalism.

Just learned that they offer a variety of services. There is a VII Mentor Program, Masterclass Workshops,  a store with relevant publications that are interesting for photographers in this genre and of course exhibits. Which leads me to the next post.


One of the founding members of VII, no other than the amazing, award winning Photojournalist Antonin Kratochvil has an opening next week in NY. Click on his name, go to his website and be amazed.

The Half King by Antonin Kratochvil

Where: 505 W 23rd St, NY, NY

When: 7.30pm

Who: Photographer Antonin Kratochvil

Photography by Antonin Kratochvil
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What: The Half King, exhibit Famed photographer Antonin Kratochvil has partnered with WHY  and The Half King for the exhibition “In America.” Through his photographs, Kratochvil illustrates the everyday life and experiences of people living in America.

All proceeds from the sale of these prints will fund the upcoming photojournalism project “Living on a Shoestring,” which will tell the stories of the working poor.  The online photography auction will begin April 7. Click here to make a donation. Please write “Antonin project” in the donation field.

Why you should go: It is not that often that you can met in person someone who has shaped contemporary photo journalism as Antonin has. He is called one of the greatest for good reason. But don’t take my word for it, check it our yourself. In addition you are doing a great thing.


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Every other year one of the largest publishing conglomerates holds a contest. The Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial is an international competition to identify and promote new and emerging photographers. When I saw the judges, I hyper ventilated, that is a list of the who’s who in the industry.

This exhibit is open from April 1, 2009 until September. Leading into the next post:


One of the winners, a very cool photographer by the name of Hiroshi Watanabe has an exhibit coming up shortly.

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Please see the link below for more.

When:  June 6th (Sat): Opening reception

Where: Kopeikin Gallery Los Angeles

When: June 6 – July 11

Why you should go: There is a sweetness about Hiroshi’s work which contrasts his strong compositional skills. This will be a different kind of an exhibit and worth going. I will remind you as we get closer.


The Importance Of Personal Work When Submitting Your Portfolio

Found this link

Check out what head of Print Production from Campbell Mithun Kat Dalager has to say about the importance of your personal work. And where did I find it? Leading into another post:


On another blog you want to check out:

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Photography Director Rob Haggart (click here to go to his blog)

Something tells me I should be interviewing Rob soon. This guy knows his stuff and I think you should subscribe to his blog, too. He updates it constantly and he seems to know just about everything that is going on in the photography industry. I sense a certain frustration of him that he expresses quite openly over some of what has been going on with the photography business which I hear often these days.  His blog is read by an astonishing 40,000 unique visitors (and I thought my numbers were good…..but I am a bloody beginner in comparison) and I really like him from afar of course, that is, on a professional level. And I will admit that as I have been so new with the blogging and getting on every list I need to be that I have gotten an idea or two, fine -maybe three, from him.

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