“From the Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher.” A short interview with Bob Fisher, son of Gap Inc. founder Don Fisher, and collector of photographs. Walker Evans, Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, William Eggleston, Garry Winogrand, Man Ray, Thomas Struth, Lee Friedlander, Robert Adams, Bernd and Hilla Bechers, Helen Levitt, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gursky, Harry Callahan. Watching a selection of Fisher’s collection is like flipping through a book of photo history. Via Photo District Jakarta.
The show just ended at Pier 24 in San Francisco, an amazing space in its own right: “In addition to hosting rotating exhibitions, the warehouse is focused on addressing and adapting to the constantly evolving concerns of the photographic community. Born out of the desire to reinvent the ways in which photography and photographic ideas are presented, Pier 24 is a distinctive environment where art has the freedom to be seen and thought about differently. Work is not only exhibited but serves as a catalyst to advance the creation, scholarship and understanding of the medium.”
The annual Photo Grad group portrait will be shot precisely at noon Monday, March 21st in Studio 236. Be in the studio by 11:30AMat the latest for placement. There will be no re-shoots. Do not be late. William will do both 4×5 and image capture.
“We’re a growing community. Everyone’s a photographer which is a good thing. It’s about the audience level for it which is increasing with things like flickr and blurb. The quality of all that work might be weaker but that only means you can pick out the quality – though that’s something I’ve always felt able to do. The UK is lagging behind countries like France and of course the States in terms of photography’s representation in the establishment, but now places like the Tate have photography curators which is a good sign.”
Read the full article at phaidon.ca. Also, this website is generally full of great stuff, so continue to look at it and be polite enough not to mention when I start re-blogging from it too often.
From No Place Like Home: Foreclosures in America, Bruce Gilden.
From the kickstarter website:
“The Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund sustains in-depth coverage of social and political issues through its support and mentoring of independent photographers. With the Emergency Fund’s assistance, the photographers showcased here are seeking to continue the projects for which they received support from the Fund.
Each photographer commits to the Emergency Fund mission: funds raised will be used to cover actual costs and a per diem, and the photographer will explore collaborations with nonprofits. All finished stories are featured on the Emergency Fund website (www.magnumfoundation.org), which engages communities around the issues addressed in the photographers’ stories.”
“When artwork gets obliging or defensive in graduate school, it’s a slippery slope. Above all the photographs have to feel personal. All they [Yale faculty and panel artists] wanted to see was an effort towards change or experimentation. And if you responded by working your ass off and that showed in the pictures, it was commended.”
A nice interview with Foglia by photographer Daniel Shea can be found at Shea’s blog, Digressions. Foglia discusses his process, which gives you a glimpse into the routine of a photographer with one hell of a work ethic. Foglia just graduated from the Yale MFA program, and the two discuss it in a nice bit of detail.
PhotoSensitive is a not-for-profit collective of photographers who have been using photography to highlight social issues for 20 years. For their next exhibition, The Energy Project, one hundred professional photographers from across Canada will be submitting photos that will feature in an exhibition, book, DVD and dedicated website.
They are also inviting students of all ages from across Canada to submit their own photos to the project. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2011.
Every student photo submitted to The Energy Project: Through a Young Lens will appear in the online gallery; a selection will appear in a mini show, The Energy Project: Through a Young Lens; and the very best will feature in the main Energy Project exhibition when it debuts in Toronto in the fall of 2011.
On the website, you will find videos by two photographer-videographers, Tory Zimmerman and Anne-Marie Jackson, that can be used to help facilitate classroom discussion. The first, viewable on both the main page and in the gallery, poses the question, “What is energy?” The second, in the gallery, is a thoughtful piece on wind energy that takes viewers to the top of the wind turbine at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
A gallery of some of the early submissions received from some of the 100 professional photographers participating in The Energy Project
Under “submit,” our online uploader. It is here where both teachers and students can create an account and submit their photos and captions. (Photos and captions can also be emailed to Tanya Workman, email@example.com, or mailed in on a CD.)
Downloadable release forms and image specifications