May 15, 2012
New York Photo Events/Openings May 15th-May20th

…Brought to us by Tiffany Clark, thanks Tiffany!
New York Photo Festival begins this Thursday!!! Lots of events will be taking place for the festival. Check out ticket information and general hours below. Entire Calendar of events is posted at the very end of the list.

TUESDAY MAY 15TH

"Friends of Anton: Benefit Auction" Anton Hammerl
@ Christie’s Auction House, 20 Rockefeller Plaza (at 49th street b/g 5th and 6th Ave)
AUCTION 6:30-9:00PM
Suggested Donation of $75
Can donate online at: http://www.friendsofanton.org/
http://www.friendsofanton.org/may-15th-auction/
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/14/11618618-photographers-join-together-to-raise-money-for-a-fallen-colleague

"No Permannt, No Perpetual" Natalia Arias
@ Nohra Haime Gallery, 730 5th Ave
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2012/0123

"The Retrospective" Bill Bollinger
@ SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, QUEENS
PANEL DISCUSSION 7:00-9:00PM
http://www.sculpture-center.org/exhibitionsExhibition.htm?id=87851


WEDNESDAY MAY 16TH


NYPF Preview
6:00-7:00PM
Reception @ Powerhouse Arena 7:00-9:00PM
Tickets required for reception, purchase tickets here
$15 in advance, $20 at the door.
http://nyph.at/explore

"Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition: Spring 2012"
@ Hunter College Times Square Gallery, 450 W 41st Street
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2012/0D0C

"Show Girl" Antoine Verglas
@ Clic Bookstore & Gallery, 255 Centre Street
BOOK LAUNCH 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.clicgallery.com/index.htm



THURSDAY MAY 17TH

NYPF
Doors open at 11:00AM-7:00PM
Tickets NOT required for view of exhibitions
http://nyph.at/explore

"On the Razor’s Edge: Form and Content in Docu Photo" w/ Glenn Ruga,  Bruce Davidson, Eugene Richards, Lori Grinker, Platon, Reza.
@ Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, BK
PANEL DISCUSSION 7:00-8:30PM
$15/$20- part of the NYPF event
http://nyph.at/explore

"In the Zone: Auction of Photographs to Benefit the Dart Society" Honoring Joel Simon, Lynsey Addario, Sebastian Junger
25CPW, 25 Central Park West (at 62nd Street)
AUCTION 6:00PM
http://www.25cpw.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/408285525867137/

"Persona" Julie Fullerton-Batten
@ Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 521 W 28th Street, 5th Floor
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com/exhibitions/12batten/12batten_works.html

"Show Girls"  Marissa Soroudi
@ MUSECPMI, 580 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
OPENING 7:00-9:00PM
http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2012/8ED4

"Global Artists at Home and Abroad" Group Mixed Medium Show
@ Broadway Gallery, 473 Braodway, 7th Floor
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2012/B814

Open::Closed” Group Show, Mixed Mediums
@ 601 Artspace, 601 W 26th Street, Suite 1755 (b/t 11th and 12th Ave)
OPENING 6:00-9:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17239

"Real vs Role" Anouk Kruithof, Emiliano Granado, Julieta Sans
@ Rabbithole, 33 Washington Street, DUMBO, BK
OPENING 6:00PM
http://www.rabbitholeprojects.com/

It’s Complicated: The American Teenager”  Robin Bowman
@ Spring Design and Art, 126A Front Street, DUMBO, BK
OPENING 6:00-9:00PM
http://spring3d.net/spring/site2/pages/shows.php

Radiant” Krystle Pizzuti
@ Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuinness Boulveard, 3rd Floor, BK
OPENING 7:00-10:00PM
http://thegreenpointgallery.com/index.html


FRIDAY MAY 18TH


NYPF
Doors open at 11:00AM-7:00PM
Tickets NOT required for view of exhibitions
http://nyph.at/explore


"New York Street Stories: Harvey Stein" Harvey Stein
@ ICP School, 1114 Avenue of Americas (at 43rd Street)
LECTURE 7:00PM
$15, ICP Memebers, $15
http://shopping.icp.org/school/continuing/course.html?category_id=278&product_id=34916

"Les Amies de Place Blanche" Christer Stromholm
@ ICP Museum, 1133 Avenue of Americas (at 43rd Street)
OPENING/SCREENING/PANEL/TOUR 6:00PM
$15 ($10 for ICP Students and Members) 
http://www.icp.org/events/2012/may/18/christer-str-mholm-les-amies-de-place-blanche-screening-panel-and-tour

A Girl and Her Room” Rania Matar
@ Umbrage Gallery, 111 Front Street, Suite 208, DUMBO
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17143


SATURDAY MAY 19TH


NYPF
Doors open at 11:00AM-7:00PM
Tickets NOT required for view of exhibitions
http://nyph.at/explore


"Coal Man" Terry Boddie
@ Kedar Studio of Art, 585 Broad Street, NEWARK
OPENING 7:00-10:00PM
http://kedarstudio.wordpress.com/current/

SUNDAY MAY 20TH

NYPF
Doors open at 11:00AM-5:00PM
Tickets NOT required for view of exhibitions
http://nyph.at/explore



ONGOING:

Whitney Museum-
"Whitney Biennial". Up until May 27th

ICP- 
"Murder Is My Business" Weegee. Up until Sept 2nd

MoMA-
Cindy Sherman. Up until June 11th
"A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters" Taryn Simon. Up untill Sept 3rd

MET-
"Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video from Perminant collection" Up until Aug 26th
"Naked Before the Camera" Up until Aug 9th.

Guggenheim-
Francesca Woodman. Up untill June 13th.

The Jewish Museum-
"Composed: Identity, Politics, Sex"  Up until June 30th.

Brooklyn Museum-
"Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List"
"Newspaper Fiction: The NY Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919"

Mueseum of the City of New York-
"Stories the City Tells Itself" Neil Goldberg. Up until May 28th
"You tawkin’ ta me?" Jeannette Ferrary

New York Historical Society-
"Harlem: The People" Camilo Jose Vergara. Up until June 10th

Aperture-
"Delpire & Co" Robert Delpire. Up until July 19th



New York Photo Festival Special Events

Tickets are required for all opening receptions, special events, artist talks, and book signings (order tickets)
*All events are subject to change, check back for additional programming

Wednesday, May 16
• 7:00-9:00 pm: Opening Reception, POWERHOUSE Arena, 37 Main Street: Special Guest set by DJ Spooky, aka That Subliminal Kid

Thursday, May 17
• 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Photographer Tutorial: “Turn your hard drive into hard cash,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief, pH Arena
• 1:00-2:00 pm: New York Photo Festival Invitational showcase: multimedia category winners, pH Arena
• 3:00-5:00 pm: panel discussion “What Do You Believe In,” curator Amy Smith-Stewart with artists Jen DeNike, Xaviera Simmons, and Matthew Spiegelman, pH Arena
• 5:00-6:00 pm: Creative Tutorial: “A Smart Alternative to Photo Libraries,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief pH Arena
• 7:00-8:30 pm: panel discussion “On the Razor’s Edge: Form and Content in Documentary Photography,” curator Glenn Ruga with Bruce Davidson, Eugene Richards, Lori Grinker, Platon, Reza. Reception and book signing to follow, pH Arena

Friday, May 18
• 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Creative Tutorial: “Get the Right Shot,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief,  pH Arena
• 1:00-2:00 pm: New York Photo Festival Invitational showcase: multimedia category winners, pH Arena
• 2:00-3:00 pm: artist lecture: Reza, pH Arena
• 3:00-5:00 pm: panel discussion “The Curse and the Gift,” curator Claude Grunitzky with artists Evangelia Kranioti, Irmelie Krekin, and Christian Witkin, pH Arena
• 5:00-6:00 pm: Photographer Tutorial: “Start Selling to the World,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief, pH Arena
• 8:00-9:30 pm: immersion experience “Sinfonia Antarctica/(The Book of Ice), curator DJ Spooky aka That Subliminal Kid trips the Land of Extremes fantastic, pH Arena

Saturday, May 19
• 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Photographer Tutorial: “Start Selling to the World,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief, pH Arena
• 1:00-2:00 pm: gallery talk “The Art of Documentary,” artists Brian Driscoll and Angelo Merendino from SocialDocumentary.net exhibition with an introduction by curator Glenn Ruga
• 2:00-3:30 pm: Satellite Exhibition panel discussion “Tokyo-Ga,” project presentation with Commissioner and Founder Mrs. Naoko Ohta; photographers Haruna Kawanishi and Yasutaka Kojima; and Tokyo-Ga U.S. Commissioner, Corinne Tapia of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery. 111 Front Street, Suite 216
• 2:30-4:30 pm: Satellite Exhibition reception for “PRC in NYC,” curator Glenn Ruga and select artists, 111 Front Sreet, Suite 210
• 3:00-5:00 pm: artist lecture with FotoVisura Founder, Adriana Teresa in conversation with 2011 FotoVisura Grant Winner Erin Trieb, pH Arena
• 5:00-6:00 pm: Creative Tutorial: “Stop Searching, Start Briefing,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief,  pH Arena

Sunday, May 20
• 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Photographer Tutorial: “The Fastest Growing Marketplace in the World,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief, pH Arena
• 12:00-1:00 pm: panel discussion: “Collaboration and Happenstance,” how art and commerce intersect, hosted by SVA, pH Arena
• 1:00-2:00 pm: New York Photo Festival Invitational showcase: multimedia category winners, pH Arena

May 15, 2012
Why You Should Go to the Eddie Adams Workshop

May 9, 2012
EAW XXV applicants- check out more great insight from Barnstorm alumni!!

May 9, 2012
Eddie’s hometown of New Kensington, PA proclaims June 9th as “Eddie Adams Day!”
John Filo, Pulitzer-winning photographer, friend of Eddie’s and also native son of the area will be speaking Saturday night!
Please join if you are in or around the Pittsburgh/New Kensington area!!

Eddie’s hometown of New Kensington, PA proclaims June 9th as “Eddie Adams Day!”

John Filo, Pulitzer-winning photographer, friend of Eddie’s and also native son of the area will be speaking Saturday night!

Please join if you are in or around the Pittsburgh/New Kensington area!!

May 3, 2012
"At the workshop you understand what your generation’s collective eye looks like and how you are seeing the world."


© Chris Gregory 

Chris Gregory is a photojournalist based out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. 


EAW:  How long have you been shooting? What do you shoot? How did you start?
CG:  I started shooting some fine art in high school but did not seriously start shooting PJ until I was in my second year of college. I started at my college newspaper, the GW Hatchet at George Washington University in DC. My foundation in photography and photojournalism all comes from my three years at the paper. I studied print journalism so my visual formation was really made at the paper, during my internships and by having mentors. 
EAW:  How did you edit your work for your application to the workshop? Did you submit one body of work and/or singles?

CG:  I pretty much put an edit together of about 100 images and weeded them down to about 50 with close friends and mentors. Then I showed a portfolio of about 30 images around to editors and shooters I knew. I also organized a critique session with Sam Corum (EAW XXIII), Tucker Walsh Nick Gingold (EAWXXIV) and we also looked at Mark Abramson’s portfolio. At this we all critiqued our work and came up with final edits.
I showed two short news essays of breaking news and singles.  

EAW:  Did you ask for help? How did you strike a balance between who you asked for help and your own voice?
CG:  I was fortunate enough to apply while I was interning at the Washington Post. As I formed an idea of what I wanted my final portfolio to look like I asked for help from then DOP Michel DuCille and editor Sonya Doctorian. I have to say that having an editor at a paper go through the thought process of editing is invaluable. I would advise anybody applying to the workshop to go into your local paper or talk to local shooters for help with their portfolio.
That said its important that when you show work it is wide enough to have options and a variety of shots to sequence but is also narrow enough that it reflects your vision. My portfolio was a combination of 65% me editing and sequencing and 35% other people sequencing those images. 


EAW:  What kind of impact has the workshop had on your career/studies?
CG: I think there are two things students get out of the workshop. The first is a sense of belonging. During the workshop you get initiated and treated like you belong in the profession of image making and further more get to witness just how the greats work during presentations. Personally, my fondest memory is the last day when you sit in a dark room with all of your peers from all over the world/country and look at eachther’s work shot during the weekend. Looking at the pictures shot during the workshop is a portrait of a generation of image makers, at the workshop you understand what your generation’s collective eye looks like and how you are seeing the world. Furthermore, it shows you where your voice is within that collective eye. That to me was really powerful. 
The second is what most people associated with the workshop, the professional connections. You spend three full days with the industry’s top photographers and editors, some career altering relationships are bound to form. I can say that I have gotten magazine work out of the relationships I built at the workshop, made connections that helped me get an internship and got critiqued by the people I want to work for the most. But I don’t want to emphasize this last point as much because its not what the workshop is about. 

EAW:  How should students carry themselves at the workshop?

CG: If you go to the workshop to get work you are going to do just the opposite. The workshop is not about getting work for young photographers, it is about identifying young photographers who have the passion, talent and drive and helping them start their careers. 
I have a few points of advice:
1.  There will be far more talented, experienced and creative photographers than you at the workshop. Do not let that intimidate you into not showing your work to big time editors. Let the people you show your work to the judges, not you. I was surprised to find that some editors loved my work and have kept in touch, even though I showed my book to them after Dominic Bracco’s.
2. Be humble but assertive. Understand that while you can jumpstart your career at the workshop you can also hurt it. Check your ego at the door and accept criticism. If you can take the criticism you receive at portfolio reviews and come back to NY for editor meetings with their criticisms tackled you will pretty much guarantee a spot in the industry. 
3. Make friends with everybody. Don’t play a game of trying to be friends with the most talented photographers or the best editors. The workshop is a place where everybody is welcome regardless of what you shoot or what level you are at. Don’t be the person everybody thinks is an elitist. 
4. If you team leader suggest you do something when you shoot your story, do it. 

EAW:  How can students prepare for the workshop?
CG:  
1.  Do not show a sloppy book
2.  If you are interested in working for a certain editor or publication take them into consideration. If you are interested in working for wires put together a few supplementary sports pictures to complement your reportage. 
3.  You are as strong as your weakest image
4.  Sleep a lot, don’t drink in NY before the workshop. Take a lot of granola bars and snacks.
5.  Look up the editors on the list you get the first day. Understand who is there both the photographers and the editors.
6.  Come with an open mind.
7.  Understand it is not easy. You will doubt yourself, compare yourself and underestimate yourself. The workshop is grueling but if you vent with your close friends and keep a positive attitude it will not go unnoticed. 

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May 2, 2012
Photo events/openings May 2nd- May 6th

Brought to us by Tiffany Clark. Thanks Tiffany! 

Three big art fairs begin this week:
PULSE Art FairFrieze New York,Verge NYC
** Red Dot Art Fair has been canceled this year **

PULSE: 
Thursday the 3rd until Sunday the 6h
@ The metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street (b/t 6th and 7th ave)
Admissions start at $15 for single day pass for students ($25 4-day multi-pass option). Purchase online here
Thursday: 12-8
Friday: 10-8
Saturday: 12-8
Sunday 12-5
http://www.pulse-art.com/newyork/

Frieze:
Friday the 4th to Monday the 7th
Randall’s Island
Admissions must be bought in advance. Student/senior $25 up to $40. Purchase tickets here
Friday: 12-7
Saturday: 12-7
Sunday: 12-6
Monday: 12-6
http://friezenewyork.com/

Verge NYC
Thursday the 3rd through Sunday the 6th
@ 159 Bleecker Street
Admissions start at $10. Purchase here
Thursday: 6-10
Friday: 12-8
Saturday: 12-8
Sunday: 12-6
http://www.vergeartfair.com/vergenyc/vergenycmain.html

WEDNESDAY MAY 2ND


"Where is Photography Now?" An Xiao
@ Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street
LECTURE 6:30-8:30PM
$5 admissions
http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/events/where_is_photography

"Our Cosmos" Group workshop show
@ Local Color, University Settlement at Houston St Center, 273 Bowery St (b/t Bowery and Houston)
OPENING 6:30-8:30PM

"Horizons" Bruno Cals
@ 1500 Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, #607 (b/t 10th and 11th)
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17070

"Mud Pie" Rachel Lee Hovanian
@ Leila Heller Gallery, 568 W 25th Street
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2012/96D7

"Ancient Grace: India’s Ladakh Region" Prabir Purkayastha
@ Tally Beck Contemporary Gallery, 42 Rivington Street
OPENING 6:00-9:00PM
http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2012/67A5

"Animals" Ryan McGinley
@ Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street (Team gallery has 2 different locations)
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2012/5DD5

"Grids" Ryan McGinley
@ Tea Gallery, 47 Wooster Street (team gallery has 2 different locations)
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2012/340E


THURSDAY MAY 3RD

"Questions Without Answers" VII Photo Agency Photographers
@ VII Gallery, 28 Jay Street, DUMBO, BK
BOOK LAUNCH 7:00-9:00PM
http://www.viiphoto.com/news/questions-without-answers-2/
https://www.facebook.com/events/294275587317778/
http://fr.phaidon.com/store/photography/questions-without-answers-9780714848402/

VERGE NYC Art Fair
@ 159 Bleecker Street
OPENING 6:00-10:00PM
$10
http://www.vergeartfair.com/vergenyc/vergenycmain.html

"A Camera Darkly" curated by A.E. Benenson, featuring Phillip Stearns and Christian de Vietri
@ Camera Club of New York, 336 W 37th Street, Suite 206
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.cameraclubny.org/show_acameradarkly2012.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/217650071677335/

"Duffy" Brian Duffy
@ Clic Gallery, 255 Centre Street (at Broome)
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/16884

"Photographs as Witness, 1944-1947" Ruth Gruber
@ SOHO Gallery, 15 White Street
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.sohophoto.com/exhibitions.html

"Present Tense" Rony Maltz
ICP-Bard MFA Thesis Exhibitions
@ ICP-Bard MFA Studio, 24-20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, LIC
OPENING 6:00PM-12:00AM
http://www.icp.org/events/2012/february/02/icp-bard-mfa-thesis-exhibitions

"COLOR" Daido Moriyama
@ ICP Store, 1133 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd street)
BOOK SIGNING 6:00-7:30PM
http://www.icp.org/events/2012/may/03/book-signing-daido-moriyamas-color

"Origins" Cui Fei and Taca Sui
@ Chambers Fine Art, 522 West 19th Street (b/t 10th and 11th ave)
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17015

"Between Reality and Virtuality" Mi Yuming
@ ArtGate Gallery, 520 W 27th Street, #101 (b/t 10th and 11th ave)
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17003

"Transcending Terrains"
 Group show with mixed mediums
@ Franklin 54 Gallery + Projects, 526 W 26th Street, #403 (b/t 10th and 11th ave)
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17090

"Between Reality and Virtuality" Mi Yuming
@ ArtGate Gallery, 520 W 27th St, Suite 101
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artgateny.com/


FRIDAY MAY 4TH

"Murals and Portraits" Richard Avedon
@ Gagosian Gallery, 522 W 21st Street
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/210811-murals-and-portraits

"Equivalents"
 Lisa Oppenheim
@ Harris Lieberman, 508 W 26th St, ground floor
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.harrislieberman.com/exhibition/2587/Lisa-Oppenheim%3A-Equivalents

"Don’t Worry What Happens Happens Mostly Without You" Group Show featuring Jeanie Choi, Camilo Godoy, Ted Kerr, James Richards, Aldrin Valdez, Sam Vernon
@ Radiator Gallery, 10-61 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, LIC
OPENING 6:00-9:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17027

"Various Small Lots" Ryan Brown
@ Y Gallery, 165 Orchard Street (@ Stanton)
OPENING 6:00-9:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17082

"An Accumulation of Information Taken from Here to There" Group Mixed medium show
@ Sperone Westwater, 257 Bowery (b/t Houston and Stanton)
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17072

Thomas Demand
@ Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 W 22nd Street
OPENING 6:00-8:00PM
http://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/213135-solo-exhibition



SATURDAY MAY 5TH

"My Soul Flies Home to Africa" 
Chester Higgins, Jr.
@ Tekserve, 119 W 23rd Street
OPENING 12:00-2:00PM
http://www.tekserve.com/learning-events/arttekserve.php

"An Evening with Doon Arbus, Fracine Prose and Michael Cunningham- and Diane Arbus"
@ MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, Theater 1 
SLIDESHOW AND TALK 5:00-6:30
$8-12 for admissions
http://www.aperture.org/events/detail.php?id=842

"Double Acting Hinge" Colby Bird
@ Fitzroy Gallery,
CLOSING RECEPTION 6:00-9:00PM
http://www.fitzroygallery.com/exhibitions/bird

"Rare Earth" 
Mark Tribe
@ Momenta Art, 56 Bogart Street (@ Seigel St), Williamsburg BK
OPENING 6:00-9:00PM
http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/17099



ONGOING:

Whitney Museum-
"Whitney Biennial". Up until May 27th

ICP- 
"Murder Is My Business" Weegee. Up until Sept 2nd
"The Loving Story" Grey Villet.  Up until May 6th
"Perspectives 2012" Up until May 6th
"Magnum Contact Sheets" Up until May 6th

MoMA-
Cindy Sherman. Up until June 11th
"A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters" Taryn Simon. Up untill Sept 3rd

MET-
"Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video from Perminant collection" Up until Aug 26th
"Naked Before the Camera" Up until Aug 9th.

Guggenheim-
Francesca Woodman. Up untill June 13th.

The Jewish Museum-
"Composed: Identity, Politics, Sex"  Up until June 30th.

Brooklyn Museum-
"Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List"
"Newspaper Fiction: The NY Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919"

Mueseum of the City of New York-
"Police Work" Lenard Freed. Up until May 6th
"Stories the City Tells Itself" Neil Goldberg. Up until May 28th
"You tawkin’ ta me?" Jeannette Ferrary


New York Historical Society-
"Harlem: The People" Camilo Jose Vergara. Up until June 10th

PS1-
"Anthology" Clifford Owens. Up until May 7th

Aperture-
"Shared Vision: The Songra Gilman and Celso Gonazalez-Flla Collection of Photography" Up until April 21st

May 2, 2012
"If and when you make it through the weekend, you have first cousins literally all over the world."

James Wellford, international photo editor at Newsweek, gives his advice to this year’s Barnstorm applicants. 


EAW:   What do you look for in a student’s portfolio? Do you have any advice for editing?

JW:  I’m always looking for energy and emotion in images in someone’s portfolio. When an image or a series of images makes me curious, I always am prompted at ask questions. How, where, what. Very basic questions but absolutely fundamental when you have a conversation about creativity.

 

EAW:   Is there anything about the selection process students should keep in mind when editing?

JW:  Believe in what you are saying and photographing even if the work is in process and you feel you haven’t finished realizing the story. It is extraordinarily important to be a believer and to love what you are doing, even when the experience can be deeply humbling. In fact, understanding the humbling reality of photographing a story is often when people make their finest work.

EAW: Should students look for others to edit their work or edit themselves?

JW:  They have to edit themselves but it is helpful to have someone else see and engage and respond to what you are doing. Colleague, editor, someone who has a critical and responsive pair of eyes.


EAW:  What should a student expect and how can someone make the most of their experience at the workshop?

Engage fully and don’t miss any of the speakers. Reach out and say hello to the astonishing array of shooters that attend the weekend. I was just in Canada over this past week and met three people who attended EAW. Even many years later, they remember the experience as one of the most important, concentrated photography moments in their lives. EAW is a very special family and if and when you make it through the weekend, you have first cousins literally all over the world.


EAW:  Do you have any advice for photographers interested in working in your publication/field?

JW:  Be persistent. Believe in what you are doing. Plan on changing the world. 


EAW:  How much bearing do the statements have?

Writing and expression are always important. Channel your feelings into the words. Have a purpose.



May 1, 2012
"It’s something bigger than yourself. There is some sort of very special energy all around you."

© Mark Abramson 

NYC-based photographer and multimedia journalist/video producer Mark Abramson was a student at Barnstorn XXIV. We asked Mark to weigh in on his Workshop experience. 

EAW: How long have you been shooting? What do you shoot? How did you start?

MA:  I have been shooting since January of 2009. I started just through experimenting while traveling. I was living in Spain and reconnecting with my childhood roots and also traveling through Europe. I had never picked up a camera before and I began to shoot street life and the immigrant population that lived in this neighborhood called Lavapies in Madrid. I began printing the images and selling them to tourists near El Museo de Reina Sofía alongside mostly immigrant artisans.

It was a big growing process for me and one of the most liberating period of my life. I moved back to the United States to finish my last year of college and I decided that I wanted to become a photojournalist. I wanted to document life through still and moving images somehow. I was already a journalism student in George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and had reported and written long form reportages on homelessness in Northwest D.C. I just figured shooting photography on a more serious level and learning to become a visual documentarian would help me immerse myself even more in people’s stories. I was naive, hopeful, and eager. Halfway into my senior year I got an internship at the Washington Post, while I was also editing and shooting pictures for the university’s yearbook. Every day I was having to teach myself and catch up. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, but somehow I’ve been blessed with folks around me who have given me their time and energy to help me learn the craft. It’s a really humbling process.

Currently I shoot news assignments in New York City for several newspapers as a freelancer, shoot and produce short video documentaries alone and with others. I am also continuing to explore the topic of immigration and access to education for undocumented youth. 


EAW: How did you edit your work for your application to the workshop? Did you submit a single body of work and/or singles?

MA:  I sat down with several friends who were also applying and placed three categories/bodies of series that I thought spoke to either what my eye was seeing, as well as the topics that were most important to me. I knew I wanted a portfolio that stirred some sort of emotion in the editor looking at my work. There was one point when I sequenced together a string of random news singles that I had shot during my two newspaper internships and other freelance work, but they just seemed too all over the place. So I ended up choosing three bodies of work that each had a narrative.

EAW:  Did you ask for help? How did you strike a balance between who you asked for help and your own voice?

MA:  After a few friends had the basic layout of my portfolio in place, I began to move things around a bit and try various sequences, at times taking some out completely and swapping. I think at that point I was having a bit of a hard time because I didn’t know whether to listen to myself or to pay attention to what the others were saying. I wasn’t sure if my voice was coming out, or if I even had a voice. That sort of process really makes you question your work a lot. You end up being very hard on yourself. Once I had it down I then went one more time to a group of folks at a “show n’ tell” sort of get-together that were not close friends. I wanted to get a different opinion from a completely different set of eyes who didn’t know me on a very personal level. They liked the edit. What I found interesting was that they weren’t as drawn to the story that was most personal to me, but rather one of the series of images that they thought was visually the strongest. It made realize that there is a balance you have to strike between what is a good story, but what is also visually fresh and perhaps unique. I then went to one more person who I trusted very much that I worked with and who attended the workshop a few years ago. He moved around a couple pictures in the sequence and then I was done.

EAW:  What kind of impact has the workshop had on your career/studies?

MA:  The workshop has had a very direct impact on my career. I was able to meet a few editors that I hit it off with and on top of it I won a week-long internship at a newspaper that I am now freelancing for on a more regular basis. I don’t know if I just got lucky or what, but I felt very blessed with that opportunity and truly appreciate it. Beyond career, it was an incredible experience because of all the other inspiring photographers that are there, the speakers, editors and everyone else. It is a community unlike any other. And you get to be a part of it, which is amazing. It’s something bigger than yourself I feel. You can’t quite pinpoint what it is, but you know that there is some sort of very special energy all around you. 

EAW:  How should students carry themselves at the workshop?

MA:  I think workshop attendees just need to go in with a clear mind and an openness to receive whatever the universe sends their way, as well as a willingness to interact with as many new people as possible and hear about their stories and their lives. It shouldn’t be about ego or all about yourself. You’re there to have an experience as a community. It can also be rigorous, tiring, and very daunting. You sleep very few hours… But, in the end, just be humble, listen, and be engaged.

EAW:  How can students prepare for the workshop?

MA:  To prepare for the workshop I would say really go in with a clear intention about how you would like to present and talk about your work and portfolio. Really understand why you’re showing that work to editors and what you’d like them to know about you and how to remember you. Also, go in with back ups and extra series to show them if they ask to see more. If you work in multimedia or video, bring that along as well in case they are interested.

EAW:  What surprised you about the workshop?

MA:  What surprised me about the workshop was that it wasn’t as scary and daunting as you think it will be. People are very communal and kind with each other for the most part. Photographically speaking, I kept being surprised about everyone’s work that they shot during the workshop and the work they brought with them. It amazed me how different and strong people’s work can be.

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April 30, 2012
Advice for applicants- What do you look for in an applicant’s portfolio?

…We asked both editors and Eddie Adams Workshop alum to weigh-in on the application process and Workshop experience. 

Jim Colton, currently the photography editor for Sports Illustrated, has been part of the Eddie Adams family for nearly two decades. Here is his advice to Barnstorm applicants: 


EAW: What do you look for in a student’s portfolio? Any advice on editing?

JC:  A portfolio should have a consistent look. Basically the viewer should feel the images were all taken by the same person. Cardinal rule: Your portfolio is only as strong as your weakest picture. If you think you have a “clunker,” you probably do. Take it out!

EAW:  Is there anything about the selection process students should keep in mind when editing?

JC:  There is NO formula…like 10 singles and a story. And just because is says 20 images, doesn’t mean you HAVE to send 20 images. If you are happy with 15 of them, send 15.


EAW:  Should students look for others to edit their work or edit themselves?

JC:The more opinions you get on your images, the better the consensus. Get as many opinions as you can, not only from other photographers and editors, but from laymen as well.

 

EAW:  What should a student expect and how can someone make the most of their experience at the workshop?

JC:  Share your work…not only at the 11:30 club with editors, but with the other students. You will see where your work falls when compared to others in your same position. Always ask questions and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. This is the place to make them rather than on an assignment later. Try things that are outside of your comfort zone. Take chances. I’m more impressed with people who try new things and fail than those who didn’t try at all.

EAW:  What advice do you have for for photographers interested in working for your publication/field?

JC:  Always look at several issues of the publication you wish to work for. Understand the kinds of images they use…and then send similar images to them. Change the body of work in your portfolio to suit the style of the publication you are submitting it to.


EAW:  How much bearing do the personal statements have?

JC:  Like the workshop, pictures first, words later. Helpful to have the personal statements but the pictures have to sell themselves.

Thanks Jimmy!

Keep an eye out for more advice from editors and students in the days ahead! 

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April 25, 2012
"Not sucking is worth the effort. Seek out great photography. Devour it, and be suspicious of any undue praise."

Photographers: Chances Are, You Suck. by Kenneth Jarecke  published by Wired RAW File