Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Now in its 157th year, The Royal Photographic Society’s annual International Print Exhibition is the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, dating back to 1854. The selection for this year's event exhibition has been made and the exhibition of 100 prints will open in London on 31 July 2014. The winners, who come from Germany, USA and the UK, will be announced at a reception the same evening. The photographs will be shown in the opening exhibiton at Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Nikon has announced its sponsorship of a photography exhibition titled, Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album. Hosted at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the exhibition will present more than 400 original photographs taken between 1961 and 1967 by Dennis Hopper, the American actor, film director, and artist. The photographs were personally selected and edited by Hopper for his first major exhibition at the Fort Worth Art Center in Texas in 1970, and the vintage prints were only re-discovered after his death in 2010. Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager at Nikon UK, comments: “Hopper shot some fantastic images that reflected a personal perspective of an interesting period in history. Knowing that Hopper shot his work on a Nikon camera, with no formal training is truly inspirational and we look forward to celebrating his work with support of the exhibition this summer.” Te exhibition will run from Thursday 26 June – Sunday 19 October 2014.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia is an upcoming retrospective of colour experiments and developments in Russian photography over the course of a century. Primrose will feature over 140 works, many never before seen in the UK, spanning the 1860s through to the 1980s. These will be arranged in five chronological sections, each looking at different periods and the ir prevailing photographic aesthetics. The exhibition will include works by Dmitri Baltermants, Sergei Mikhailovich, Prokudin-Gorsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Ivan Shagin, and Boris Mikhailov among others. Primrose will open on 1st August in The Photographers' Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW. Admission is free.
Friday, June 13, 2014
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum will open its upcoming exhibition, Portrait/Process, on 19th June. Running until 28th September, the exhibition appeals to the voyeur in all of us while exploring the various genres of photographic portraits. Providing a historical perspective on the portrait from the daguerreotype to the smartphone, Portrait/Process is divided into sections exploring the various portrait forms such as the environmental portrait, the self-portrait, the vernacular portrait and the historical portrait. The Opening Reception for the Portrait/Process exhibition will take place on Thursday evening, June 19, 2014 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. This reception is free and open to the public. The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 3415 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63103.
This month, the Lomographic Society is celebrating the Lomo LC-A’s 30th birthday. The company is offering everyone a chance to star in their LC-A stop-motion lomo advert; which will air non-stop in their shopwindows telling all the world what Lomography is. Aside from this, there is a chance to win a limited special edition LC-A and carrying case. The celebration is taking place today at 5-9 Newburgh St W1F 7RE. On 28th June, the company will be offering 10 lucky participants the chance to borrow the LC-A+ camera for free all day. "It just so happens to be the annual London Pride parade will be held on this day and what better subjects to shoot than the loud and vibrant characters on the parade course," the company says. Advance booking is essential. Ring 02074341466 to book a spot.
The latest winning images from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards make their public debut in a free-to-view exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), opening on Friday, July 11th. With prints produced by Genesis Imaging, and specialist lighting from Direct Photographic, this collection of award-winning contemporary travel photography will be showcased to its very best advantage, the organisers say. The exhibition will be open from 10am-5pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday, until August 17th. The gallery shop will sell postcards and greetings cards featuring some of the exhibited images, and visitors also have the opportunity to be the first to buy the new Travel Photographer of the Year book ‘Journey Six’.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Jessops has announced that a new Motorsport Photography Experience will take place at Snetterton Race Course on Saturday 21st June. Hosted by Jessop’s motorsport partners, Volkswagen Racing UK, this will be a ‘behind the garage doors’ experience photographing the action at one of the UK’s more prestigious racing circuits. You’ll have comprehensive tutoring from a Jessops Academy trainer on the most challenging techniques of photographing high-speed cars during the races and be taken to the best vantage points at the track. The price is £199 including breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. To book your place, visit the website below.
Monday, June 9, 2014
The 14th Annual Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, a juried portfolio review conference for photographers, is taking place from 27-28 June 2014. Every year, 100 photographers travel from all over the world for this internationally-renowned event where photographers meet with top publishers, editors, curators, gallerists and others. Many now well-recognised photographers launched their careers at Review Santa Fe. Participants will arrive from 26 U.S. states and 13 countries, including Israel, Belgium, Ireland, Japan, Finland, Columbia, China, Germany, UK and Italy.Additionally, over 40 leading photo professionals will serve as reviewers at the event to seek out new talent. There are several events free and open to the public surrounding Review Santa Fe including a portfolio review, artist presentations and exhibitions. Click through / scroll down for the details.
Friday, June 6, 2014
At this year's Cine Gear Expo, G-Technology is demonstrating new storage solutions, including the new G-RAID with removable drives, and the award-winning Studio Line and Evolution Series with the new G-DRIVE ev 220 external storage module. Taking place today and tomorrow at The Studios at Paramount, Los Angeles, is the premier film, video, and digital media expo for the entertainment industry. G-Technolgoy's demonstrations are held in Booth # S 315A on Stage 32.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Samsung invites consumers to #DITCHtheDSLR at Ditch Day on New York’s Times Square today from 12pm – 6pm ET. Attendees have the opportunity to trade-in a DSLR in exchange for a new Samsung NX30 (pictured). The event features several unique shooting stations where consumers have the opportunity to experience the full line of mirrorless and SMART cameras in a variety of scenarios. Additionally, a group of Samsung #Imageloggers are on hand discussing their experiences since ditching the DSLR in favour of Samsung’s NX cameras and offering up tips for how to capture great images. The Samsung Ditch Day event is taking place on Times Square, between 42nd and 43rd streets, in front of the NASDAQ marquee.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Canon U.S.A. has kicked off its Canon In Action Tour, an educational roadshow ideal for advanced amateur SLR users and filmmaking enthusiasts. The tour includes live-learning seminars and workshops in several major US cities between now and 23 November 2014. Tour attendees will have the opportunity to take part in an in-depth Imaging Essentials Saturday seminar, and/or intensive Sunday training workshops for a nominal fee. Each Saturday seminar covers still-imaging topics ranging from lens selection and composition, to understanding histograms and flash photography with Canon’s versatile Speedlite system. The Canon In Action Tour Sunday workshop offers participants a choice of two all-day, hands-on workshops: Speedlite Intensive or Exploring DSLR Video. A full schedule of cities and dates for the Canon In Action tour is available at the website below.
This summer, Manfrotto are running a series of pop-up events across Britain this summer. At these events, Manfrotto will be your local photographic store for one day offering customers the chance to come along to free photography talks, take advantage of special discounts and exclusive offers plus free demonstrations and the chance to view all of their latest products. Click through / scroll down for a list of dates and locations.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
RIBA’s new Architecture Gallery will present the first major retrospective of Edwin Smith, one of Britain’s foremost 20th century photographers. Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith will display 100 extraordinary black and white photographs from a collection of over 60,000 negatives given by Olive Cook, Smith’s widow and collaborator, to the RIBA Library. From urban scenes documenting British social history to evocative landscape images and atmospheric interiors, the images displayed reveal the genius and breadth of his work. Alongside his images of Britain the exhibition will show photographs taken on his travels to Europe as well as his published books and photographic equipment. Specially filmed contributions ranging from Alan Bennett to broadcaster Gillian Darley offer personal perspectives of Smith’s work. Taking place from10 September – 6 December 2014, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks, films and events.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The exhibition hall of Fundación MAPFRE will be hosting a Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective from 28 June to 7 September 2014. Featuring over five hundred photographs, drawings, paintings, films and documents; the exhibition has been organised by the Centre Pompidou de Paris with the participation of the Cartier-Bresson Foundation. This is the first major retrospective exhibition to be held in Europe since the artist's death. The exhibition hall is located at Paseo de Recoletos, 23, 28004, Madrid.
Photographer Anthony Epes (of Cities at Dawn fame) has a new exhibition launching next month - a collection of portraits of the players of The Homeless World Cup. He photographed the project at two of their annual tournaments - in Mexico City in 2012 and Poznan in 2013. The project will be exhibited at Downstairs at Mother from 6th-13th June and then transfer to Spitalfields Market as part of the East End Film Festival from 16th-22nd June.
Monday, May 19, 2014
During the months of May and June, X-Rite will be attending nine open days and roadshows across the United Kingdom. At these events, they will be demonstrating the full range of X-Rite colour management solutions for photographers, including the new ColorTRUE App, designed for achieving accurate colour on your mobile devices. Click through / scroll down for the details.
EyeEm has announced its inaugural Global Photography Festival & Awards. Held in Berlin on 12-13 September 2014, the EyeEm Global Photography Festival & Awards include a global photo competition open for all photographers, from novice to professional. Judges include renowned photography director Anna G. Dickson from The Huffington Post, New York Times photographer Daniel Krieger, Olivier Laurent from TIME magazine, and Stephen Mayes, member of the founding management team at Getty Images. Participants will have the opportunity to win cash and non-cash prizes, as well as have their work exhibited at the Berlin Holzmarkt and published in a book. Categories include The Portraitist, The Explorer, The Illusionist, The Architect, The Street Photographer, The Illuminator, The Speedster, The Naturalist, The Storyteller and The Stylist. For more information, visit the website below.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Roca London Gallery will host a photographic exhibition during the London Festival of Architecture (2nd June – 23rd August), exploring some of the capital’s key regeneration projects and their impact on the city’s inhabitants. Entitled Regenerating Capital: Healthy growth, healthy city?, the exhibition will explore the impact regeneration has on green spaces, small businesses, local communities and valued buildings while supporting an increasing population. The exhibition, which is free to visit and open to all, will provide a fascinating insight into how London is coping with the impacts of dramatic shifts within its demography, economy, inhabitants and ecology.
Photographers Lucy Harrison and Katherine Green have collaborated on a new project that surveys the former Warner Estate in the suburbs of East London. The project explores the changing uses of domestic architecture and communities, and compares two points in history of rapid change in East London. A mixture of contemporary photography and oral history will be presented alongside early 20th century photographs as well as other historical material related to the Warner Estate. The exhibition opens on Friday 30th May and runs through Sunday 15th June. To accompany the exhibition, a new limited edition book is also being published and there will be free walks, talks and events throughout.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Photo Shanghai is China’s first art fair dedicated to photography. Running from 5-7 September 2014, the Photo Shanghai fair will see as many as seventy leading galleries exhibit works from fine-art photographers and legendary photojournalists such as Josef Sudek, Edward Burtynsky, Nick Brandt, Robert Polidori, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Araki, Mokiyama, Martin Parr, Steve Mc Curry, Sebastiao Salgado and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Sandy Angus, co-founder of ART HK (now Art Basel Hong Kong) and Chairman of Montgomery and the World Photography Organisation, said: “The vast Asian art market has seen considerable growth over the past decade and in that time photography has been an ever-increasing part within the contemporary art space. China has the advantage of a treasure trove of ancient photographs as well as an appreciation of the medium of photography and its place in the art world. Photo Shanghai has the opportunity to draw on this interest amongst both Chinese and Asia-Pacific collectors.” For those wishing to showcase at Photo Shanghai, the application deadline is 30 May 2014.