Workshop Wednesday :: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, an inspirational resource for photographers, is a year-round educational center. Each season imagemakers of every kind travel to magical Santa Fe to engage their imaginations and rekindle their passion for photography. In the beautiful and serene setting of our campus, the senses are stimulated and creativity flourishes. The Workshops encourage participants to create work that truly bears their signature, to make images that flow from their hearts and souls as well as their eyes.
There are dozens and dozens of workshops offered ranging from food photography to travel photography in Cuba. Helpfully organized by category and skill level, there is literally a workshop for every type of photographer.
“In 1951, Vivian moved to New York at twenty-five-years-old and worked in a sweat shop for a while until she would become a nanny for the next forty years on and off. When she had days off, she would walk the streets of Chicago or New York, most often using her Rollieflex camera, photographing everyone and everything from the well-dressed shoppers to homeless people and even her own reflection.”
Messy Nessy Chic highlights the photography of Vivian Maier, whose work was unseen until bought at a Chicago auction by real estate agent and historical hobbyist John Maloof. Check out more of her photography here and watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary film, Finding Vivian Maier.
New Post has been published on Photographer’s Forum Magazine
New Post has been published on http://pfmagazine.com/2014/magazine/back-issues/spring-2014-vol-36-no-2/
Spring 2014 / Vol. 36 / No. 2
The Big Book: Volumes One and Two, by W. Eugene Smith and John Berger
Snapshot reviews of four notable photography books
Kevin Butler, Nina Marie Rambo
In the Garden with Ron van Dongen
The artist cultivates his own material.
Bay Photo Lab: Personal Service and Great Products
Classic Portrait Photographer, Dana Gluckstein
The world’s indigenous people are portrayed with dignity in a cross-cultural exchange between subject and photographer.
Emily Hanako Momohara: The Archaeology of Family
Momohara’s images create places that explore familial history, legacy, myth and belonging.
Workshop Wednesday: Vision Quest Photo Workshops :: Photographic Journeys for Personal, Visual, and Spiritual Growth
Douglas Beasley is a master photographer whose combination of professional experience and rigorous educational training enable him to guide you through inspirational terrain such as China, Guatemala, Japan, Ireland, Hawaii, and the Badlands of South Dakota.
"We emphasize vision and creativity over the mechanics of camera use. Advancement for photographers at all levels of experience. Experience adventure, camaraderie with kindred spirits (not just guys with too much camera equipment) and growth through guided assignments and exercises. Also expect to have fun!"
Invest in your artistic growth and move your career forward with a custom-designed mentorship.
Focus your creative vision, develop your photographic talents and advance your artistic and career goals with a mentorship.
Private Photo Workshops
Move your art forward with an intensive one-on-one private or small group workshop.
Custom design your workshop together around your needs and desires for growth based on a holistic approach, examining all aspects of your creative process.
Travel Photography Workshops
Further Photographic Guidance
A Deck of Photo Assignment Cards for Personal, Artistic and Spiritual Growth
A deck of 36 beautifully designed and printed cards, with a unique photo assignment on the back of each one, housed in a nicely designed box and printed on recycled paper.
Photo Assignment Cards give daily, weekly or monthly photo assignments whenever and wherever you need them.
Learn about more photography workshops on pfmagazine.com!
City of Abstractions: Brett Weston in New York, 1944–45
1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery between 51st and 52nd Streets
On view September 30–January 10
Brett Weston (1911–1993) is widely regarded as one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. He is known primarily for his bold compositions based on Western landscapes and natural forms, and for his extraordinary printing style. Weston was among a small group of California photographers in the 1930s, known as the Group f/64, who favored large-format view cameras, straight and uncropped images, and stark black-and-white prints, often contact printed. This group included Ansel Adams and Brett Weston’s father, Edward Weston. But Brett Weston’s style became even more radical when he was drafted into the army during World War II, and, in 1944, sent to the Army Pictorial Center in New York. There, in addition to routine Army work, Weston explored the streets of New York with his large 8x10 view camera. Over the next two years, Weston took over 300 photographs, each distinguished by an attention to the formal values of linearity, depth, and contrast. Turning away from the documentary style that characterized much of the photography of New York in the preceding decade, notably Berenice Abbott’s project “Changing New York”” (1939), Weston pioneered a highly subjective and abstract view of the city, often focusing on details such as the finial on an iron railing or ivy on the side of a building. In pictures like Air Vents (1944) and Whelans Drugstore (1944), Weston flattened and abstracted the deep space of the New York cityscape creating rich, two-dimensional black-and-white images. This approach would govern the most prolific period of Weston’s work in the late 1940s and 1950s, when he utilized this highly polished style to photograph Western dunes, beaches, rocks, and vegetation.
This exhibition includes over 100 photographs, drawn largely from the collection of the International Center of Photography. The exhibition is a collaboration between the International Center of Photography, the Brett Weston Archive, and the host Gallery of the Americas. It is organized by Brian Wallis, Chief Curator at the International Center of Photography, and Julie Maguire, Director of the Brett Weston Archive.
Workshop Wednesdays :: Photo Xpeditions
At Photo Xpeditions, we specialize in crafting unique travel experiences and memorable photography and film-making workshops in partnership with some of the most renowned artists of our time. We take pride in the care we put into building extraordinary itineraries and creating amazing learning opportunities for all our travelers.We work in some of the most interesting destinations on the planet. Depending on the type of experience we aspire to offer our clients, we may travel to Mexico, Peru, Iceland or beyond. Our participants are invited to join us at the most auspicious times of the year for travel and photography, when the celebrations are most fervent, while culture is alive and on display, we will be there as the action unfolds.
We are proud to be partners with National Geographic Expeditions and Santa Fe Workshops, two of the most influential companies in our industry.
Nice notes sent to us in the reservation card mail, part 2
Q:What are the prizes for the 1-4th places finalists in the high school contest? Just curious!
First Place: $2,000 + Nikon D7100 camera and lens system
Second Place: $1,000
Third Place: $500
Fourth Place: $100
Honorable Mentions: They will be listed in the May 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.
~All entrants from the US and Canada will receive 2 free issues of Photographer’s Forum
Here are all of the Winners Galleries from the past several years.
In case you were curious, etc.