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.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
An Indian Inflection is a solo exhibition of new work by award-winning photographer, Jack Fillery. The five-week long exhibition at The Borough Barista in London’s St James comprises of 22 photographs taken across India in January 2014. The prints, shot in a limited colour palette, are intended to offer an alternative perspective to typical artistic expectations of India, which Fillery argues often present a rose-tinted view of the country. An Indian Inflection, by contrast, aims to offer a more honest and uncompromising opinion of a nation that is the photographer feels is characterised by polar forces of disorder and unity in equal measure. The exhibition opens on 22nd May 2014 (6pm – 9pm) and will run daily at The Borough Barista and will run from 22nd May until 1st July 2014. The Borough Barista is located at 15 Charles II Street, St James, London, SW1Y 4QU.
Datacolor has announced its Great Alaskan Photo Expedition Sweepstakes. The online promotion, running through 27th May, will award one lucky winner an all-expense-paid trip to Cook Inlet, Alaska to spend one week with award-winning nature photographer David Cardinal. The grand prize, valued at an estimated $10,000, will include round-trip airfare to and from Anchorage, departing from the winner’s home town on 8 July and returning 16 July 2014; all meals and lodging, including a 5-night stay at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge; private charter flights to and from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve; one-on-one photo instruction both in the field and in a classroom setting; and a Datacolor SpyderCAPTURE PRO. Datacolor’s Great Alaskan Photo Expedition Sweepstakes will also award the winner a 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM telephoto lens to be used while on the safari and long after. Second and Third prizes will include a SpyderCAPTURE PRO and SpyderCHECKR PRO. To enter, visit the website below.
As the first female Fuji X-Photographer in the UK, Kerry Hendry has teamed up with Fujifilm and Aspire Photography Training to host three seminars in May, August and November. The first one-day event, entitled Becoming a Storyteller with the Fujifilm X-T1 and X-Pro1, is scheduled for 29th May and has a Midsummer's Night theme. "Woodland, fairies, amazing styling, a little bit of creative magic and Aspire fairy dust - it should be a really fun and creative training day." Kerry says. "The Fuji team will also be joining us - and the new X-T1, X-Pro1 & range of lenses will be available to try." Click through / read on for the details.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Fujifilm and Jessops have teamed up to host a seminar and workshop with leading commercial portrait photographer Jim Marks. Taking place on Saturday 17th May at Jessops Oxford Street, the two-hour seminar will consist of Jim providing a background to some of his favourite work, an overview of tips and techniques, the opportunity to shoot in a studio environment with Jim, and to try Fujifilm's latest products. The event is free and places are strickly limited. Advance booking is mandatory. There will be 3 sessions on the day starting at: 9am - 11am, 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm. For more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
In conjunction with two Magnum Photos’ exhibitions - Magnum First and Magnum contact Sheets, respectively presented at the Hungarian House of Photography and the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center from May 26th to August 24th – Magnum Photos will be organising a new 5 day workshop in Budapest led by esteemed Magnum photographers Ian Berry and Chris Steele-Perkins. Taking place from 28th May to 1st June, this exclusive workshop will give limited participants a rare opportunity to refine their photographic practice and sense of authorship. The workshop will end with a public projection of the work produced during the 5 days. The tuition fee is €950. Click through / read on for the details.
From 14th May - 31at July, Magnum London Print Room will be hosting an exhibition of photographs by Gueorgui Pinkhassov. Inspired both by his early mentor, the great Russian film director Andrei Tarkovski, and Magnum’s founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pinkhassov is an artist working with photography and within Magnum’s documentary tradition. For this, Gueorgui Pinkhassov’s first commercial exhibition in London, Magnum presents a career overview of key colour works from the early 1990s to the present day.