Friday, March 7, 2014
The Annenberg Space for Photography has announced its next exhibition, Country: Portraits of an American Sound. This exhibit presents images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music, and will be offered free to the public 31 May through 28 September 2014. Country: Portraits of an American Sound uses historical and contemporary photographs to explore how images shape the public identity of country music performers and of the genre itself. The photographers include the late amateur photographer Elmer Williams; the late studio photographer Walden S. Fabry; veteran Grand Ole Opry staff photographer Les Leverett; the late Los Angeles-based photographerLeigh Wiener; Boston-based documentary photographer Henry Horenstein; iconic entertainment photographers Henry Diltz, Raeanne Rubenstein and Ethan Russell; and contemporary photographers David McClister and Michael Wilson. The Annenberg Space for Photography is located in Century Park at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, Los Angeles, California.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ricoh is inviting attendees at the 2014 Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Expo to try out the Pentax 645D digital medium-format camera. “Using professional equipment like the PENTAX 645D is an outstanding way for photographers to enhance and differentiate what they can offer the consumer,” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “The added dimension, wider dynamic range and shallow depth of field produced by the 645D create a distinguished look that potential customers will admire and competitors will covet.” In conjunction with the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Expo, Ricoh Imaging is offering a $500 instant rebate on the purchase of a Pentax 645D during the month of March 2014.
Russian Photography is a new online exhibition presented by the Photographic Museum of Humanity (PMH). Curated by Anna Shpakova, Director of Photography at the Russian agency Ria Novosti, this exhibition explores the work of Anastasia Rudenko, Georgy Pervov, Denis Tarasov, Ilya Batrakov and the Grozny Collective Project. "The stories we are presenting today at the Photographic Museum are very diverse: we are introducing photographers from different generations, individual and group projects, and we are showing bodies of work from various genres: from documentary photography to a completely original genre entitled 'photographic realism', coined by the photographer," Shpakova says.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Lowepro will set up a 'Loweprofessionals' wall at The Photography Show to wow visitors with an array of beautiful shots from professional photographers. Additionally, there will be two Lowepro-sponsored events at the show, including a talk by photographer Colin Prior and a seminar by Rebecca Litchfield. Throughout the day there will be a chance to win spot prizes on Stand E10, simply by wearing your Lowepro bag to the show and/or picking up a badge from the stand. Opening tomorrow at Birmingham's NEC, The Photography Show is a major new UK event dedicated to the imaging industry.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
In addition to their main stand, Olympus UK will have a separate booth at The Photography Show offering free sensor cleaning to Olympus users. "We all know that the [SSWF] anti-dust system is so good you do not really need it, but time has its effect with our polluted world, and this is a lovely free service we are happy to offer," says Mark Thackara, National Marketing Manager, Consumer Products, Olympus UK. Interested photographers should go to the main Olympus stand to book their kit in. The Photography Show will be held from 1-4 March 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham - PhotographyBLOG readers have until tomorrow to buy their tickets online at a discounted price using our special promotion code.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Unscripted is a retrospective exhibition of works by photographer and Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) alumnus Karen Fuchs. Hosted by TheGallery, the exhibition will take place from 13 March - 24 April 2014. ‘Unscripted’ was first shown at M&C Saatchi, London during the 2012 Olympic Games and features a rare collection of unseen Usain Bolt images from 2004-11. Karen is the only photographer who extensively captured unique images of five-times IAAF World Athlete of the Year champion before he really shot to fame as one of the most successful athletes in the world. AUB is located two miles from the centre of Bournemouth, on the border between Bournemouth and Poole. Admission is free.
NEC has announced that the 6th NEC Solutions Showcase to take place at The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th May 2014. Collaborating with over 50 hardware manufacturers and software providers, NEC hosts a unique opportunity to get hands-on with display solutions representing the future of the industry. At the event visitors will experience bigger and higher resolution displays, multi-touch displays, multi-screen and interactive projection, 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) displays as well as laser and laser-hybrid projectors and much, much more. For more information and to register, vist the website below.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Wacom will be showcasing its Intuos Pro, mobile Cintiq Companion and range of Cintiq pen displays, including the Cintiq 24HD touch for high end photography, at The Photography Show 2014. Wacom evangelists Ian Sayers and Tigz Rice will be present on the stand giving demos and offering photography tips and tricks, while Richard West will focus on colour management. Special exhibition offers will be available through partners such as Digital Photo Solutions (Cintiq and Intuos Pro) and Calumet (Intuos Pro). Do note that PhotographyBlog readers can purchase tickets to The Photography Show at substantially reduced prices using an exclusive discount code valid until 28th February.
Friday, February 21, 2014
We have teamed up with The Photography Show to offer our readers a substantial discount on tickets to the Show, which will take place from 1-4 March 2014 at the Birmingham NEC. Those that book their tickets by 28th February using the coupon code PHBLG142014 will be able to purchase them at a discounted price of £10 instead of the regular adult price of £13 (advance) or £15 (on the door). Please note that a booking fee of £0.95 applies to all advance tickets (regular and discounted).
Magnum Photos is extending a five-year relationship with its educational partners IdeasTap, through the delivery of free ‘Professional Practice’ training courses for photographers. Professional Practice is a two-day masterclass aimed at early practitioners, providing photographers with impartial industry knowledge and a unique opportunity to begin establishing a professional network. The first London event will be held from 15th – 16th March, hosted at The Magnum Print Room, 63 Gee Street,
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Flowers Gallery (21 Cork Street,London W1S 3lZ) will host the first European exhibition of South Korean photographer Boomoon. Comprising selected works from his series Sansu, Naksan, Northscape and On the Clouds, Boomoon’s debut UK exhibition will be accompanied by a new catalogue published by Flowers with text by Charlotte Cotton. A monograph published by Nazraeli press (£32) illustrating 33 works from the Naksan series will also be available. The exhibition opens on 26th February and runs until 5th April.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Jon Baines Tours have announced a new photo tour for nature and wildlife photographers. Inspired by Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), one of the greatest and most fascinating intellectuals and naturalists of the nineteenth century, who developed the theory of evolution through natural selection in the Malay Archipelago, independently of Charles Darwin, the tour takes participants through the spectacular landscapes of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The cost of the tour "In Wallace's Footsteps in the Malay Archipelago," including flights from London to Kuching and from Bali to London is £4,278. Led by naturalists George and Jan Beccaloni, world-renowned authorities on Wallace, the tour is taking place from 2nd to 18th September.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Images by the very best established and emerging contemporary photographers from across the world go on show this May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Held at Somerset House, London, the exhibition showcases photography from across all disciplines, from fine art to photojournalism to lifestyle. The winning and shortlisted images featured were selected by a panel of industry experts from submissions by photographers from 166 countries. The final exhibition prints will be provided by Metro Imaging, the official print sponsor of the event.The exhibition opens on 1st May and runs until 18th May.
Friday, February 7, 2014
36exp, a group of professionals who train photographers of all levels, has gathered a team of photography insiders to pass on their insight, knowledge and experience to give photographers the lowdown on building a photography business. The 36exp Going Pro workshop will take place on 15th February at the St Matthew Conference Centre in Westminster. The list of speakers includes Niall Horton Stephens, Emma Taylor, Mark Weeks, Gary Morris and David Locke. The price is £95.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Transcend will showcase their range of advanced SD/microSD cards and wireless LAN memory card in booth number G-09. "The innovative Wi-Fi SD card instantly adds wireless capability to a digital camera and lets users stream photos and videos to portable devices without the hassle of using cables, card readers or a computer," the company says.
Ricoh is planning to exhibit four new reference products at CP+ 2014. Among these is a completely new medium-format DSLR camera - tentatively named the Pentax 645D 2014 - boasting the "latest, super-high-resolution CMOS image sensor" and an articulated LCD screen; a new medium-format ultra-wide zoom lens; a Q-mount telemacro lens and an interesting film duplicator that "produces digital duplicates of silver-halide-film images in combination with a digital SLR camera and a dedicated flash unit." Judging by the product shot - see gallery after the jump - this essentially means a focusing rail combined with a macro bellows, film holder and diffusor screen
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
‘Ephemeral’ is the first UK exhibition of photographer and artist Fabian Oefner. Hosted by East London gallery theprintspace, ‘Ephemeral’ celebrates the intersection of art and science in spectacular, split second moments. The 24 images intricately detail natural phenomena that appear in our daily lives, such as sound waves, liquid dynamics, forces of movement and magnetism. The exhibition opens on 6th March and runs for three weeks. The gallery is located at, 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
X-Rite has announced its schedule of free February 2014 webinars. "The February X-Rite webinar schedule features 2 sessions, one of which is hosted by photographer and photo-educator Joe Brady, and the second hosted by X-Rite Coloratti and Award-winning photographer and retoucher Jane Conner-Ziser," said Joshua Fischer, Product Marketing Manager, X-Rite Photo Marketing. "The February webinars focus on creative, award-winning photography, post-production workflow and how-to ensure that photographers obtain consistently great colour prints from their Lab." Click through / read on for the details.
Monday, February 3, 2014
As part of the Kings Place Words on Monday series, PhotoVoice has announced an illustrated talk by award-winning photographer Nick Danziger. "More than anything else Nick Danziger is a traveller, a storyteller and an explorer of places and situations that most of us would never dare to go near," the organisers say. "He is a contemporary everyman, through whose eyes we can begin to understand the outside world." The event is taking place at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, from 7pm on 3rd March. Tickets are available online at the website below.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Panasonic UK will be showcasing a range of digital compact cameras, CSCs and camcorders at The Photography Show, a brand new exhibition dedicated to the imaging industry, held on 1st–4th March at the NEC in Birmingham. Each day of the show will see a different Guest Speaker on Panasonic’s 4K display themed stand (G50 and G60), including David Eustace, Hugh Hastings, Ian Cook, Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale.