Lisa Kereszi

Carnival Barker, Coney Island, copyright Jerry L. Thompson

You might have only heard of Jerry L. Thompson from reading his Walker Evans at Work or the 1997 book, The Last Years of Walker Evans. That’s the book with a grizzly-bearded Evans on the cover, complete with pictures of a mangled bicycle find mounted on the wall of their apartment, and his beer tab and bottle cap collection practically mosaic-ing (a word?) the bathroom sink.

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I was checking my web traffic with data finder/organizer Google Analytics, and saw that my website, somehow, was getting incorrect data driven to it by a fellow photographer’s site, someone I know. I thought maybe he had done me a favor and linked to my site, www.lisakereszi.com, on his page, as some other colleagues have done. What I saw when I went to his site was like a slap in the face.

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 james casebere houses

CALL FOR ENTRIES


CCNY's 2010 Juried Competition Deadline Extended to May 3
Juror: James Casebere

Deadline Extended: Monday, May 3, 2010


We will be accepting submissions to our Annual National Photography Competition until Monday, May 3. Photographers and photo-based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply.
Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in the summer of 2010 and on the CCNY website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award.

http://www.cameraclubny.org/competition.html
 

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Gallery owners Michael Foley and Sasha Wolf are thrilled to announce the formation of The Exhibition Lab, a new study center for fine art photography. The Exhibition Lab will provide a vibrant modern-day salon for artists, scholars and others who are interested in engaging the world's diverse and vital photography community through the gateway of New York City.

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friedlander fashion

There was just recently some very exciting Breaking News out of New Haven: that an agreement has been made between Lee Friedlander and the Yale University Art Gallery/Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to permanently house the photographer’s archives. This includes his negatives, letters and some 40, 000 contact sheets of his life’s work, plus a selection of 2,000 images from the most recent bodies of work from the last twenty years. We’re talking master prints of every image in every book he’s published since 1996. For the prolific Mr. Lee, that’s a lot of books. Some interesting, leser-known stuff coming our way are pictures he made in the offices of Dreyfus Investments and also wild pictures made at Fashion Week 2006, which appeared in the NY Times, slide show still online: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/15/magazine/15style.html?_r=1 .

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Finally, a conference I can get exited about: A Congress of Curious Peoples:

April 9-18, 2010
at Sideshows By The SeaShore
AND
tHE coNEY iSLAND mUSEUM
1208 Surf AVE.

A Congress of Curious Peoples:
An Amazing Collection of Human Marvels

TICKETS FOR EACH EVENT ARE INDIVIDUALLY PRICED (SEE BELOW).
SPECIAL! gET A CONGRESSIONAL PASS GOOD FOR ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS FOR ONLY $50!

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Ford Plant, 1955 © Robert Frank

I happened to be in Detroit at the end of March on an assignment for TIME magazine, staying at “The D,” Time Inc.'s Detroit home base for a year-long journalistic commitment to the complicated city. I picked up the weekly rag of clubbing and nightlife, which seemed stocked full of partying not so much right downtown, but just barely out there in the suburbs. I was sort of surprised to find such a paper, as I had been, on my own, exploring the new “urban prairies” and very desolate, demolished parts of town. From what I’ve read, it seems he city has lost 1.3 million residents since its peak in the late Fifties. so some areas have returned back to some semblance of nature. I surprised two pheasants and one fox in my wanderings. Once-much loved and busy schools are now shuttered, and traffic lights at some intersections still hang there, but turned off, so as to not waste electricity.

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