Post One: ARTISTS’ CALL ANNOUNCEMENT
What: Artist Call
You are invited to participate in a competition celebrating the power of self-portraits. Needless to say that I love that idea, self portraits are intriguing. As I have stated many times before, it is important for photographers to get their work out and seen. Putting your work in front of respected judges and a flood of people that like to look at new or established talent is advisable.
Click here to find out more: The Power of Self
You may call for more info: (718) 715-4961
Web site: www.artistswanted.org
This competition is about your story, your images and the power they hold. From Salvador Dali to Cindy Sherman the self has been the subject of most all the art world’s greats. The self-portrait transcends medium, style and period, existing in the vast space between the personal and prophetic.
Everyone has a story. Tell us yours!
Our panel of judges including actor Steve Buscemi, director/producer Chris Weitz, Guggenheim Curator Helen Hsu and Flavorpill Founder Sascha Lewis will select one portfolio of self-portraits for The Grand Prize:
• Six months of FREE living at The Edge in New York City or $7007 cash
• An art-star reception in New York City
• International publicity
The public will also cast their vote and the highest rated portfolio will receive The Gawker Artists People’s Choice Award:
• $1,000 in cash
• An art-star reception in New York City
• Gawker Artists publicity push reaching hundreds of thousands of people through the Gawker Network
This is your moment to be discovered, send us your best work:http://www.artistswanted.org/?altd.
Post Two: John Lund interviews Rick Becker-Lecrone
The Stock Photo Guy
Interview with Rick Becker-Leckrone
John’s interviews of leading photographers about stock photography and other important photo-related issues.
One of the great resources out there and hopefully soon a guest for Photosecrets is John Lund. For those of you who where in the sold out “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Stock” Teleseminar you heard about him through Ellen Boughn. John is “The Stock Photo Guy” and a respected shooter as well as a critical thinker. On his blog which I recommend to all of you is now an interview with Rick Becker-Lecrone. Click here for the interview.
Post Three: Only in New York: Photographs from LOOK Magazine
Only in New York: Photographs from LOOK Magazine
Exploring New York City from the mid-1940s until the early 1960s, the exhibition Only in New York: Photographs from LOOK Magazine accompanies the publication of the first-ever book devoted to the museum’s extraordinary LOOK photography collection. To LOOK’s editors and photographers, among them Stanley Kubrick, New York was both a newly emergent international capital of world-class museums and glamorous nightclubs as well as a hometown for millions who rode its subways and thrilled to its baseball teams. The exhibition features images from the book and historic LOOK magazines, which demonstrate how LOOK used images to tell its national readership about the city they called “the world’s most exciting.”
The publication of the same title is published by the Museum of the City of New York and The Monacelli Press (October 2009) and written by Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design, and Thomas Mellins, an independent curator. Copies are available for purchase in the Museum Shop.
Post Four: An Evening with
An Evening with Pre-eminent Sports Photographer Neil Leifer
Thursday, January 7, 6:30-8:00pm
On this evening the Annenberg Space for Photography is pleased to offer a lecture by Neil Leifer, one of the two photographers featured in the current exhibit SPORT: Iooss & Leifer.
Neil Leifer’s photography career has spanned almost 50 years. Best known for his sports photography, Leifer’s images have regularly appeared in every major national magazine, including the Saturday Evening Post, Look, LIFE, Newsweek, People and, most often, TIME Magazine and Sports Illustrated. Leifer’s pictures have graced over 200 covers of Time Inc. publications — 170 at Sports Illustrated, and 40 at TIME Magazine.
Leifer has photographed 15 Olympic Games, 4 World Cup soccer tournaments, 17 Kentucky Derbies, 15 Masters golf tournaments, countless World Series games, 13 Super Bowls, and every important heavyweight title fight since 1960. Leifer photographed his favorite subject, Muhammad Ali, on at least 70 separate occasions, including 35 fights.
Leifer has published 15 books. The most recent two, Ballet in the Dirt: The Golden Age of Baseball (2007) and Guts and Glory: The Golden Age of American Football 1958-1978 (2008) were both published by Taschen, and are already considered classics.
Leifer is now a full-time filmmaker. He has produced and/or directed two features, five documentaries and eight short films. During this IRIS Nights presentation, Leifer will share experiences from his illustrious career, as well as the magic of his images.
To register for Neil Leifer’s lecture, please click here. We recommend that you make your reservations soon, as our lectures tend to fill up quickly. If you are still unable to reserve seats through our ticketing system, don’t be discouraged… 10 minutes prior to the lecture we release any seats that have not been claimed by ticketholders to standby guests.
Additional tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, December 29, at 9:30am.
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