Call For Entries – The Real Deal

With so many “CAFE’s” out there – how do you know which ones offer REAL opportunities? Here are some legit awards below for emerging and mid-career image based artists. SF Camerawork Exhibition Award $5k Call for exhibition proposals by artists, collectives, and curators. SF Camerawork invites artists, collectives, and curators working with photography and related… Read More Call For Entries – The Real Deal

4 Artists Share Tips for Using Instagram to Grow Your Art Practice

I’ve been posting a lot of work on my “ART” instagram lately. I find that keeping a separate instagram site for my artwork helps me focus on promoting it.  Even if i”m more active on the my other account for daily discoveries. I found the article below from “Artsy” inspiring for continuing the process. Please follow… Read More 4 Artists Share Tips for Using Instagram to Grow Your Art Practice

The Atlantic: “The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over”

Technology The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over The look made famous by the platform just doesn’t resonate anymore. As Instagram has grown to more than 1 billion monthly users, it has ushered in a very particular look: bright walls, artfully arranged lattes and avocado toast, and Millennial-pink everything, all with that carefully staged, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic.… Read More The Atlantic: “The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over”

NYTs: When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.)

By Teju Cole Feb. 6, 2019 I first saw the photograph some years ago, online. Later, I tracked it down to its original source: “In Afric’s Forest and Jungle: Or Six Years Among the Yorubans,” a memoir published in 1899 by the Rev. R.H. Stone. It shows a crowd in what is now Nigeria, but… Read More NYTs: When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.)

Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image

Repost – Exposure, June 2018 (20 min read) While both historical archives and museums collect photography, they approach it in different ways. Whereas museums collect a few pieces, a historical archive which has photographs in the millions may take the photographer’s entire body of work. I have been working with large collections of photography for… Read More Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image

Learn Something New in 2019

I teach one-on-one as well as group courses. Spring classes start January 14, 2019 at City College of San Francisco. Free or inexpensive classes for all. Experience invaluable and diverse students, courses and Instructors. Hope you can join us! Take a digital photography or darkroom course, learn studio lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Drone photography and more. Designed… Read More Learn Something New in 2019