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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards!

PROJECT PRIZE: Tamas Dezso, Budapest, Hungary

WORK-IN-PROCESS PRIZE: David Pace, Los Altos, California

 

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In September 2009 photojournalist Vance Jacobs was invited to Medellin, Colombia by the Centro Colombo Americano to teach a photography workshop to inmates in a maximum security prison in the city. He spent a week teaching photography to eight of the 4,200 inmates at the Bellavista Prison, culminating in an exhibition displayed at the prison and at the Centro Colombo Americano. Pete Brook of Prison Photography has called the project "an exercise in self-documentation overturning stereotypes and the ‘exotic fetish’."

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Macki with Red Rose, 1989 by Jim Goldberg

Last night Howard Stein, investment guru of Dreyfus Corporation fame, passed away after a stroke at his home in Southampton this week, the New York Times reports. What the Times obituary completely leaves out, however, is the generous support Stein gave to the photography world in the last 13 years of his life, via JGS, Inc., the Joy of Giving Something Foundation. The organization, which he was very involved in, supported individual photographers in the collection, as well as the serial New Photography shows at the Museum of Modern Art, a dvd documentary series and many titles published by Nazraeli Press. The foundation's website hosts the online Forward Thinking Museum and contest, which help drive interest in an obsession of his: the future. He was known to tell young photographers to stop looking back at the past, and only think forward, ahead to the future. The web-only virtual museum is an example of his desire to use 21st century technology to make a difference.

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Texas panhandle, 2006, by Richard Benson

It will be an exciting Fall for straight photography at Midtown's Pace MacGill Gallery, with shows on deck of work by Richard Benson, Judith Joy Ross and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Stay tuned.

North South East West: Richard Benson 

September 8 – October 22, 2011

Opening Reception, Thursday, September 8

5:30pm – 7:30pm

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Tomorrow evening, more than 125 Chelsea galleries will host extended hours, artist talks, musical performances, and an assortment of other special events for the second annual Chelsea Art Walk. Fitting for the contemporary art industry, the events and special attractions include such rare opportunities as getting one’s dollar bills cut in half for souvenirs (courtesy of the artist Mark Wagner, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery); playing ping pong on a table made by Rikrit Tiravanija (at Nicholas Robinson Gallery); and shopping a collection of custom skateboards and furniture at a “pop-up skate shop” (at I-20).

The more traditional events should not be ignored, however, and there will be a number of worthwhile attractions for those interested in photography:

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If you are in NYC Friday (and you haven't died from the heat) you must make your way to Bushwick to see Storefront's exhibition of "Late Summer Blues". Seriously. 6-9 pm.

Forecast says 100 degrees by 10 am. Careful out there.

 

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Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs

Preparations for his exhibition at The Asia Society in New York were well underway when Ai Weiwei was detained earlier this year at Beijing Airport on April 3, 2011. En route to Hong Kong, he was detained for nearly three months before his release on June 22. Other artists critical of Chinese government practices remain imprisoned and/or detained. Shortly before his release, The Asia Society announced Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, on view until August 14, 2011.

 

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