Art Photo Index launches today

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A service of Photo-Eye, Art Photo Index is a searchable database includes almost 3000 photographers from around the world. Mostly it is an index of artists whose work has already received a high degree of recognition. I am pleased to have been invited to be a part of it.

I recommend having a look.

ACP Photo Festival Public Art Project

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Request for Artists Proposals -  Project date Oct 2013 -  Deadline to apply January 21, 2013.


About ACP: Since 1998,Atlanta Celebrates Photography has supported Atlanta’s emergence as an international center for photography. Through an annual October festival and year-round programs, ACP seeks to nurture and support photographers, educate and engage audiences, promote diverse photography venues, and enrich Atlanta’s cultural scene. The acclaimed ACP Public Art program, an integral component of the annual ACP festival, has featured temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta. It is significant in its ability to reach beyond the audience of traditional art venues and for its ability to expand the way its audience considers and perceives photography and “lens-based” media. See for more.


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Thanksgiving in Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

The Light Factory's Annual Fine Art Photography Auction 40th Anniversary November 17th

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I am calling on all my friends to attend the Light Factory’s Annual Fine Art Photography Auction Saturday night November 17th.  I am attaching the link to purchase tickets on line and I am encouraging everyone to considering supporting this wonderful institution by buying a ticket and bringing a friend as well.  The auction represents the number one fund drive of the year for the Light Factory to raise money for educational programs, exhibitions and our exceptional Speakers/lecture series.

There will be some beautiful photographs available by well known photographers as well as fantastic work by local and regional artists.  The Light Factory has a unique mission in the Charlotte art community as we are one of four museums in the country to support the photographic arts.  The economy has hit museums hard with 20% of these institutions shutting their doors in the last four years.

As someone who is interested in the arts and the diversity of our art community, I am making a special plea to help make this a successful event and ensure that the Light Factory remains a viable and thriving organization in Charlotte.

Please consider attending or making a donation at this time to support our mission to promote photography and film and outreach to schools to encourage young people to explore the photographic arts.

The Informed Collector- How and Why to collect Photography

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Sun. Sept. 30th @ 1-3pm @ Carolina Inn: Chancellor’s Ballroom

With new records set at auctions seemingly every month, the value of the photograph is at an all time high. The wide range of contemporary photographic expression is producing a new generation of emerging artists whose work can be collected at very modest cost. The Getty Museum has called photography the “most important medium.” How and why does one start and grow a collection of fine art photography?

Roylee Duvall: director, Through this Lens Gallery, Durham, NC

Gabrielle Larew: director, Doma Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Jennifer Schwartz: Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Frank Konhaus: photography collector, Chapel Hill, NC

moderator-Kelly Flanders McChesney: Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Focusing on photography

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CHAPEL HILL - Most of us aren’t painters or sculptors. Only a tiny handful of people make pottery or create jewelry or weave fabric art.

But we are almost all, in one way or another, photographers. We snap photos of our families and our pets, take shots on vacations, record one holiday gathering after another. Rare is the baby whose wrinkled little face isn’t immortalized on film (or, nowadays, in a digital file).

That ubiquity, which is more pervasive than ever now that our telephones and computers are also cameras, is one of the things that sets photography apart from most other forms of art.

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Photo filled week

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My photos are opening all over the triangle over the next week. I hope to see many of you out at these events.

First up… 

Mimesis: A Contemporary Photography Exhibition

September 7 – October 13, 2012

Opening Reception (“First Friday”)

The opening reception of Mimesis 2012 is on Friday, September 7th, from 6pm - 9pm, at 311 West Martin St. in downtown Raleigh. Please join us and enjoy the show, and reserve some time to explore other nearby art galleries that are also open late.

Juror’s Talk with Pamela Pecchio and Sara Botwick

Join Sara Botwick, show director of Mimesis 2012 and juror Pamela Pecchio for an informal discussion of contemporary photography today and of the images chosen for inclusion in the Mimesis exhibition. Pamela Pecchio, juror of Mimesis 2012 and Assistant Professor of Art at University of Virginia will discuss a few select pieces and how they represent important contemporary trends in photography and how the selected pieces come together to form a unified whole of artistic expression.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7th, 6pm - 9pm

Juror’s talk: Saturday, September 8th at 1pm

Location: 311 West Martin Street Galleries, Raleigh, NC 27601


Followed by the big opening for the Changing Focus: The Image in Flux show at Frank Gallery…

Talking Photography

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Yesterday was a fun day for me. I got to talk about photography all day. In the morning I gave a guest lecture to Jock Lauterer’s beginning photojournalism class. Great to talk to all those eager students and really funny to hear certain questions in the digital age (i.e. what’s a contact sheet?) I always have to apologize to Jock since he gives me one of the two hours of his class and I always seem to manage to hog the whole two hours. Bad Bryce.

Then on to WCHL radio where myself, John Rosenthal and Barbara Tyroler recorded an interview with Art Menius for the ArtSpot program. Thank goodness they have hard time limits or we could have gone on all day. The program airs on Sept. 15th and will be available online the day before.

Light Factory shout out.

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Photo: © Bryce Lankard, Republican National Convention, 1988


It looks like we’re in store for another hot Sunday—all the reason to chill at the Sunday Afternoon Salon. It’s the perfect place

to relax with like-minded friends, look at photographs, and talk about photography. This Sunday, we are excited to have Brie Castell

and Heidi Gruner from Castell Photography as our special guests. Castell Photography is Asheville, NC’s only fine art photography

gallery and both Brie and Heidi have done wonders for the photography scene in the Asheville area. They will be here to promote their

upcoming photography competition and exhibition titled Road. The juror for Road will be W.H. Hunt, an avid and serious photography

collector, former New York gallery owner, and when it comes to photography, he’s one of the most knowledgeable people that I know. Also, Bryce Lankard has been working hard on Frank: In Focus, the two-month long festival of photography in the Triangle Area. The latest schedule of exhibitions and forums on photography is out and there’s definitely something for every photography lover. The Uptown

Charlotte security perimeter for the DNC has been decided and we’ll talk about where you can and cannot go to photograph what’s happening

on the streets. There should be a lot of photo opportunities since as many as 10,000 demonstrators could show up. The 10thAnniversary

Lucie Awards—“celebrating the greatest achievements in photography the world over”—have also been announced and we’ll take a look at this year’s winners (I’m happy to see that Arthur Tress will be honored for Achievement in Fine Art). And as always, feel free to share your own photographs with the group. The Sunday Afternoon Salon will be held once again at The Light Factory in the Art Studio on the third floor, #307 (when you enter Spirit Square from College Street, walk up the short flight of steps and enter the elevator to your left. Go to the third floor and exit left.

You’ll see the Art Studio at the end of the hall). Free to members of The Light Factory, the Salon happens the third Sunday of every month.

Attendees are welcome to bring food and/or drink.


When: Sunday, August 19, beginning at 2 PM


Where: The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College Street

(meet in the third floor art studio, #307—see directions above)

(parking is available on the street or at the 7th Street Garage. You might also try the LYNX Light Rail) 


WhoFree to members of The Light Factory

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If you are interested in presenting your work or would like more information, please call 704.804.7467

(Note: Please limit your images to a reasonable number so everyone will have a chance to share their work).