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PhotoInduced: Let's Do Lunch Photo Contest

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Los Angeles, CA - Photoinduced.com announced the launch of "Let's Do Lunch,"
a photo contest that asks you to take pictures of your midday meal and help
feed the hungry. The contest is now accepting paid
online submissions from photographers at letsdolunchcontest.com with a percentage of the proceeds going to the grand prize winners' local community food bank.

 

Participants are invited to log on to letdolunchcontest.com
and submit their photos for any of four categories: Friends and Family- meals on a more personal
level; Down
to Business - lunch with a purpose; Street - delicacies only available on the boulevard; and Solo -
meals on your own (desk/park/kitchen/auto, etc).
  

Submissions will be accepted through
January, 2010. A grand prize winner and winners in each of the four
categories will be selected by a panel
of photography and food professionals  comprised of Lou Manna,
award-winning Olympus Visionary photographer; the Chow.com editorial
staff; and James B. Wood, Director of Photography, Academy of Art
University. One Grand Prize winner and first place winners in each of
the categories will receive a selection of prizes from HP, ThinkTank
Photo,
Adobe, NAPP, Nikon, Blurb.com. and more. Additionally, there will be a
special Student Prize and a Peoples Choice winner.
 

Contestants and non-contestants are
also invited to log on and vote for the "People's Choice Award."  The
photographer whose image earns the most "people's choice" votes at the
end
of the contest will receive a special prize. 90 honorable mentions
across all categories will be selected for the "Let's Do Lunch" book
produced by Blurb.com.

 

For more information on the contest,
its sponsors and partners, please visit letsdolunchcontest.com.

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The Future of Photobooks

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As part of Flak Photo's Photography.Book.Now feature this fall, Andy Adams of Flak Photo and Miki Johnson at the LiveBooks RESOLVE Blog are coordinating an online conversation addressing the state of photography books and where they might be in the next ten years. To submit to the conversation, write a post on your blog, link to the RESOLVE post, send your link, and you will be added to the list of collaborating blogs. You may also leave your thoughts as a comment on the RESOLVE blog. The conversation will begin Tuesday, December 15. Submit your post by December 12 to be included.

 

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W. Eugene Smith: The Jazz Loft Project

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After spending 4 years obsessively photographing the city of Pittsburgh, W. Eugene Smith moved into a rundown, five-story loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue in New York City’s wholesale flower district. Frustrated with his Pittsburgh work, Smith turned his attention to the vibrant jazz culture present in and around his New York loft. From 1957 to 1965, Smith exposed 1,447 rolls of film at the loft, making roughly 40,000 pictures, and photographing some of the biggest names in jazz, such as Charles Mingus, Zoot Sims, Bill Evans, and Thelonious Monk. Smith also recorded 4,000 hours of audio.

The Jazz Loft Project, organized by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in cooperation with the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona and the W. Eugene Smith estate, is devoted to preserving and cataloging Smith's tapes, researching the photographs, and obtaining oral history interviews with all surviving loft participants.

Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965, a book containing 288 pages, published by Alfred A. Knopf, is available at http://www.jazzloftproject.org/?s=book.

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pause | to begin: Book Catalogue

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Pause, to Begin is a unique project born in discussions
about the direction of contemporary photography today. A competition
geared towards the emerging photographer, Pause, to Begin selected 15
photographers in April, 2008. After a juried selection, the creators of
Pause, to Begin traveled 10,000 miles to meet and interview the
selected photographers about their work.

The catalogue showcases
the work of the 15 selected photographers, as well as statements on
photography and the creation of Pause, to Begin by founders Ethan Jones and
David Wright; advisors John Paul Caponigro and Joyce Tenneson; juror
Cig Harvey; and editorial director Susan Morelock. To purchase a copy of the Pause To Begin Catalogue, visit Booksmart Studio.

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iGavel and Daniel Cooney: Emerging Artists Auction

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Daniel Cooney and iGavel present an Emerging Artists Auction. The new auctions include a curated
selection of works of art by promising emerging talent. The auction is
a showcase before an audience of collectors, dealers, museum
professionals and gallery owners. To ensure equal and fair
representation all works are presented with reserves set at $200.

iGavel is an international network of fine art and antiques
professionals with Consignment Centers conveniently located in many
major metropolitan areas. iGravel's regional network enables consignors to
minimize handling and shipping expenses while reaching an international
marketplace of buyers.

For more information about this opportunity, visit http://www.igavel.com/aboutUs/emergingartists.php.

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