Monday, May 26, 2008

The Sparrow - New Addition to the Urban Communication Series

Ancient Egyptians believed that sparrows would catch the souls of the recently departed, carrying them to heaven. As a modern twist, sparrow tattoos symbolize lost loved ones. Sparrows mate for life, and in European traditions represent finding true love. To dream of a sparrow suggests that you will be surrounded by love and comfort. 

This image was found under a bridge in rural Tennessee.
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Julia Solis - Krankenhaus:Scenes from Abandoned Hospitals in East Germany

Really interesting explorations into these abandoned spaces. Makes me want to take another trip to Portland to check out the city's underground or the "Shanghai Tunnel" as it is known. Take a look around at the rest of her site as well.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Lost America - Night Photography of the Abandoned West

This stuff is just sick! Great hidden landscape work. I love it. I wish I had more time to do more of this kind of stuff here in Oklahoma. 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Iraq War Civilian Body Count

You may have noticed the counter I've added for the civilian body count for the Iraq War. My intent is not to argue over whether we should or shouldn't remain in Iraq or talk about troop withdrawal timelines. However, we should all be reminded of the terrible cost in human lives that this ongoing conflict is creating. May we find a peaceful resolution soon and may our troops return home safely to their families.

From their site:

Iraq Body Count is an ongoing human security project which maintains and updates the world’s largest public database of violent civilian deaths during and since the 2003 invasion. The count encompasses non-combatants killed by military or paramilitary action and the breakdown in civil security following the invasion.

Data is drawn from cross-checked media reports, hospital, morgue, NGO and official figures to produce a credible record of known deaths and incidents.

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Rhubarb International Photography Festival

Maybe, I can go next year! 

Anyway, the Rhubarb Festival is open for portfolio review bookings. Unlike most portfolio review events, you are able to book your own reviewer schedule here. Sweet! Festival fills up fast so act quickly if you are planning to attend. Events run July 31st - August 3rd.

From their website:

Rhubarb-Rhubarb is the internationally renowned West Midlands based Development Agency for photographic artists working with traditional and new technologies . Rhubarb-Rhubarb works to build the confidence of photographers facing the rapidly changing fine art image world and marketplaces - virtual and in real time.

For artists living and working in the West Midlands, we offer one to one portfolio reviews across the region, a Bursary Scheme supported by Arts Council England for a free day at the International Photographic Review, mentoring through schemes such as Morning After with our sister company, Creative Alliance, and opportunities for showing at and travelling to a range of international events and festivals.

Beyond the West Midlands we have a programme of development relevant to different stages of experience and knowledge – for third year students, graduates, self taught and early emerging artists working with the photographic image, we have designed Cultivate, a programme which runs twice yearly in different regions of the UK.

Mid career and established image practitioners are invited to apply for places at The International Portfolio Event - known as Europe’s premiere review of this kind, which is held annually in Birmingham, UK. Or attend seminars, workshops and one to one or group consultancy regarding future opportunity or market profiling.

Through these activities, we aim to nurture talent, inspire growth, create opportunities for future image endeavours and bring together photographers with international experts who can influence and advise on current market matters and share image world knowledge.

Rhubarb-Rhubarb also curates, organises and manages exhibitions and commissions, and is developing its approaches to selling fine art photographs, working with some of the world’s most renowned galleries, curators, publishers, collectors and agents.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Exposure - A Photography Competition

They've got some backing on this one from our friends over at JPG Magazine. As the contest name states, it is exposure here and likely of good measure. Twenty five bucks will get you four images submissions. Deadline is June 17. Prizes include $2008 and your very own photo show in New York City. 

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hrimfaxi - New Black and White graffiti work

Hrimfaxi is a god of the Norse pantheon who is said to pull the moon across the sky. She is also known as the horse of night or "frost mane." It's a happy addition to the black and white graffiti portrait series I've been working on, captured on the road while away for my brother's wedding. Sphere: Related Content

Saturday, May 17, 2008

We Can't Paint is looking for work

This photo web log is launching an online photography magazine in September and is hosting an online gallery to boot. Submission deadline is May 20th for the gallery and July 20th for the magazine. They are also seeking articles as well. It's free to submit so take advantage of the opportunity folks. 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Progressive Farmer Photo Contest

Do you live in the country or love images of the American Heartland? If you do, this is the contest for you. Sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and the Progressive Farmer, ten $1000 gift cards are up for grabs here. Deadline is May 31st. Best of all, it's free so you've got nothing to loose.

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Snapped Magazine

Back from the depths of a nasty inner ear infection, I'm back on the scene dropping the new stuff for you.

Check out this cool, photography rag from Africa for a different perspective than you normally see. Beautiful stuff here.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Camille Seaman - Iceberg Envy

I've wanted to go to Antarctica for years now, I've got this pesky serious seasickness problem to deal with but in the meantime while I build up some courage, I'll just keep going to Camille Seaman's website and drool a little. Check it out.  Sphere: Related Content

Friday, May 2, 2008 Juried Show

Great theme here, attempting to capture the diversity and quirkiness of the rural South. Being a Southerner myself, I love this. Thirty bucks gets you four entries. CD submission format. Deadline is June 15th. 

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