Has your MFA in art or photography made you a better photographer?
It has been only a month since the earthquake in Haiti, but the press is already beginning to slow down its coverage, which is why the Nymphoto Collective has organized this online auction. The Haitian people have a very long road ahead to recovery. The artists participating in this fundraiser want to show their solidarity and let the Haitian people know that they will continue to support them in the months and years ahead. Some of the participating artists have family and friends in Haiti, and some have built relationships with the Haitian people and culture through photography.
Work by (in alphabetical order by last name) Keliy Anderson-Staley, Nina Büsing Corvallo, Jeff Cate, Rona Chang, Cameron Goodyear, Candace Gottschalk, Laura Heyman, Geoffrey Hutchinson, Hee Jin Kang, Michelle Kloehn, Yijun Liao, Minette Lee Managhas, Tiana Markova-Gold, Stephen Meierding, Maria Passarotti, Suzanne Révy, Jon Shireman, Emily Shur, Brea Souders, Tema Stauffer, Julianna Swaney, Jane Tam, Hidemi Takagi and Jennifer Williams.
This eclectic group of artists has shown in museums and galleries around the world. The fundraiser offers an opportunity for collectors to acquire artwork and contribute to an important cause.
Is there someone in today’s photography art world that has as much influence over collectors and artists, as did Alfred Stieglitz about 100 years ago.
Name names and tell me why.
(as reference http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/stgp/hd_stgp.htm )
31 Women in Art Photography
An Exhibition Curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein
In March 2010, in honor of Women’s History Month, Humble Arts Foundation in association with Affirmation Arts will present its second edition of 31 Women in Art Photography, a five-week exhibition celebrating 31 of the most innovative women in new art photography. The exhibition, curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein, will present an eclectic mix of new talent, culled from open submissions.
Founded in 2005 by amani olu and Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation is committed to promoting the work of new photo-based artists. The New York-based nonprofit serves the international art community by way of exhibition and publishing opportunities, limited-edition print sales, twice–annual artists grants, and various special projects.
The Affirmation Arts supports professionalism in the arts through exhibitions, programming and education.
Carmen Von Kende
S. Billie Mandle
Kirsten Kay Thoen
Press Preview: Thursday, March 4, 12:00–6:00 p.m., RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition on view: Saturday, March 6–Saturday, April 10, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
After Party: Saturday, March 6, 9:00 p.m.–midnight
RSVP required: email@example.com
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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Thanks to Carl Zeiss AG, I now have a 28mm f2 lens on my Canon 5D Mark II camera. Yes it is manual focus but I seem to be pretty quick with it.
My initial impressions are this lens is extremely well built, feels good in the hands and is beautiful to look at. It’s also a great size for walking around with.
I will post some images and further impressions of the next few days.
Gizmodo has a great write up about the importance and new emphasis of higher ISO capabilities in digital cameras.
Read the article here.