On April 10th, LA Based Society of Publication Designers & Studio 1342 will be hosting an ispirational line up of six well-established industry leaders as they they present their favorite West Coast Artists. Presenters include Charlie Hess (Design Director), Cat Jimenex (Lucie Foundation), Mateiu Young (Photographer), Lisa Thackaberry / Dan Chavkin (Photo editor & Photographer)

Drinks are served at 7pm. Presentations begin at 8pm.

Click here to find out more and to reserve tickets (which are free, but require reservation).

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 This month Ace Hotel Downtown LA will be exhibiting of the work of LA-Based photographer and renowned filmmaker Matthias Koeningswieser entitled CHIAROSCUO.  Koeningswieser’s cinematic training is clear in the style of these photographs, which expertly use light and shadow to evoke a film still quality, while drawing the viewer into mysterious narratives. The exhibition runs through April 27th.

The opening will take place on Thursday April 10th, from 7:00pm-10:00pm.

For more information, click here

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 TONIGHT is the release party for the late photojournalist Chris Hondros’ book Testament, which will take place at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. The book includes work spanning over a decade; it includes images from Afghanistan, to the West Bank, from Libya to Egypt, all of which capture the human element of international conflict. As his website notes, in his photographs we see “a jubilant Liberian rebel fighter exalt during a firefight, a U.S. Marine remove Saddam Hussein’s portrait from an Iraqi classroom, American troops ride confidently in a thin-skinned unarmored Humvee during the first months of the Iraq war”. This book is the most thorough complication of the Pulitzer Prize nominated photographer's work to date.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Photo magazine Fraction Magazine dedicates each and every May issue to Fraction readers and the talented photographic community they've helped foster. The month of May will soon be upon us and Fraction Magazine is calling for submissions for their 6th Anniversary Issue. Fifty images will be selected, which will represent the best of what is noteworthy in contemporary photography. Photographers are asked to submit a single image that best represents his or her work to fractionsubmissions@gmail.com with "Sixth Anniversary" in the subject line. The deadline is April 13th, 2014 at 5PM MST so start sifting through your work for this wonderful opportunity to showcase your skill and effort.

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Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miugel, Up, Close & Personal brings together an eclectic group of some 33 renown photographers including but not limited to Annie Leibotwitz, Alex Prager and Daylight Book's recently published photographer, Adrain Chesser. As the title of the exhibition indicates, Up, Close & Personal investigates the ways in which these talented photographers approach their work, ideas, artistic processes, and the ulterior message relayed through their efforts. In short, the show aims to demonstrate the ways in which the work influences not only the artist producing it, but also the viewer. The aesthetic values and techniques within this group of photographers is vast, and this exhibition is guaranteed to evoke a range of emotion.   

WHEN: Opening Reception Friday April 4th, 2014 6-9pm (show runs through May 11th)

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The third annual edition of the Vienna International Photo Awards 2014 is now open for entries. VIPA has quickly become one of the leading photo competitions geared towards documentary photography, simultaneously recognizing some of the world's finest documentary photographers while looking to discover new and emerging artists. A total of 9.000 EUR will be divided into three categories: Professional = 4.000 EUR, Amateur = 3.000 EUR, Smartphone = 2.000 EUR. The short-listed winners will have the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in Vienna as well as in the publication of VIPA's official catalogue.

Register online here and share the news on Facebook by clicking here.
Deadline: 15/05/2014

 

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The deadline for the Singapore International Photography Festival is fast approaching with only 3 days left to submit (a penalty fee is applicable for those who choose to submit after deadline). This is SIPF’s 4th edition, and to commemorate the successes of previous festivals, this Open Call Showcase will be held in collaboration with Noorderlicht International Photofestival (The Netherlands) with a themed open call in addition to the existing Open Call.

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The Flowers Gallery at Kingsland Road will be exhibiting work by acclaimed LA-based photographer, Mona Kuhn. Shot on the modernist property in the American desert of the same name as the exhibition, Acido Dorado, Kuhn assimilates her distinct renderings of surrealist nudes, often abstracted by shadows, overexposure, and an assortment of other optical fragmenting techniques, with the breathtaking beauty of an America architectural and naturalist landmark. Acido Dorado is an evident exploration of the nude’s place in art history and Kuhn’s ability to bring together the nude, abstractions and landscape into a cohesive body of work demonstrate both her artistic and intellectual prowess.

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MENTORS, an exhibition currently on display at the School of Visual Arts in NYC features the work of a select group of the institution’s current BFA students – young photographers who are clearly making their mark within the walls of this prestigious conservatory. The exhibition’s theme, as the show’s title indicates, focuses on the students working relationships with leading members of the NYC arts community, experts in their respective fields. From photographer Ryan McGinley and Laurie Simmons, to Director of Photography for The New York Times Magazine Kathy Ryan and Jody Quon, New York Magazine’s Photography Director, students and mentors are paired together to cultivate relationships and introduce new talent into the working NYC art scene.

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Tokyo's Einstein Studio is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the international photography community. Einstein Studio not only hosts Japan's largest photography competition, Japan Photo Award, with well over 3,000 applicants annually, but is also home to Japan's premier online fine art photography store that ships internationally. Collections by young Japanese photographers as well as Einstein Studio Collections, which feature the works of past Japan Photo Award Winners, can all be purchased through the Einstein Studio Store.

If you are interested in becoming more familiar with the budding contemporary fine art photography scene in Tokyo, Einstein Studio is without a doubt a virtual platform to be explored. For more informatio about Einstein Studio, click here

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