Showing posts from March, 2013

Call for Entries - SlowExposures 2013

Into the Woods  ©  Cynthia Henebry
Entries are now being accepted for this year's SlowExposures, a juried exhibition and showcase of contemporary photography that interprets the rural South. Held annually in Pike County, Georgia, SlowExposures features physical exhibitions, portfolio reviews, speaking engagements, Southern food and general community outreach. 
This year's jurors are Rob McDonald of Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, VA) and Kevin Miller of the Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach, FL). 
For more information, check out the official website here.

Melissa Stallard Awarded Summer Research Fellowship

© Melissa Stallard
ETSU Alum Melissa Stallard (BFA 2003), who is currently teaching photography at the University of Akron, has received a Faculty Research Summer Fellowship for her work, The Shrinking City. Stallard was one of only 14 faculty members university-wide to receive an award in the amount of $10,000. Photographs from this project are scheduled to be shown in a solo exhibition at the Link Art Gallery of Kent State University later on this year.

SPE Chicago

The lineup of invited speakers at this year's conference was incredible including Martin Parr, Richard Misrach, Richard Renaldi, Mona Kuhn and Zwelethu Mthethwa. Our very own Megan King had the privilege of working the book booth for Martin Parr and Richard Misrach was kind enough to dance with a few of our girls.

Once the weekend's festivities quieted down, a few of us were able to spend a day checking out some of the the local photography venues. Victoria Sambunaris had an incredible exhibition of landscape photographs at The Museum of Contemporary Photography.

We toured the massive photography department at Columbia College Chicago, led by the most accommodating Myra Greene. We were also fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Paul D'Amato to talk about grad school, life and photography.

No trip to Chicago would be complete without a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. Fortunately for us, ETSU Alum Erin Florence is a curatorial intern in the photography department …

Contemporary Photographer Series - Scott Conarroe

Trailer Park, Wendover UT, 2008 © Scott Conarroe (image courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery)

John Hathaway's Fundraiser on USA Projects

Gap Creek, Hampton, Tennessee, 2010  © John Lusk Hathaway
ETSU Alum John Lusk Hathaway (MFA 2012) has just launched a USA Projects fundraiser to publish a book based on his wild | life series. Check out the page here and take a peak at his video.