Friday, May 22, 2009

Black & White Magazine Special Issue 68 Cover and TOC

I was trying to finally put something up on my main site to promote my Excellence Award in B&W Magazine's 2009 Portfolio Contest by "faking" a cover. I became increasingly frustrated trying to match the fonts so I hopped over to their site to grab the proper logo and lo and behold they have the cover of B&W Special Issue 68 on the site already, that's not my photo but I do get four pages starting on page 58. I have to say I'm still floored when I look at all of the names in the table of contents and especially that I am one of fifteen chosen for an Excellence Award. Look for B&W Special Issue 68 at your favorite news stand the first week of June.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I really wish Jörg Colberg would allow comments on his blog

Maybe I should have asked him why he doesn't while I was at the "Blogging in the Photography Community" panel at NYPH '09. Maybe I should have just said something to him period but to be honest I've only recently began reading Conscientious and I don't really know much about him or his view yet but after reading his review of the NYPH 09 exhibits this morning I get the feeling we think very much alike.

This morning he posted a long and truthful critique of the exhibits at the 2009 New York Photo Festival and I think everything he said was spot on. In fact, over the weekend I posted a comment on Heather Morton's site about how disappointed I was with the festival and I was asked by Ronit Novak to elaborate on what I thought was wrong with this year's festival. In an effort to avoid posting a five paragraph comment on HMAB I carefully whittled down my observations into a few fine points, focusing in on William Ewing's selections but if I had written out my entire thoughts they would be very much the same as Jorg's.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lens, a new photojournalism blog at NY Times

Lens launched on Friday but is featured on the Times homepage today.
"Lens will be a showcase for the work of Times photographers, but it will also highlight the best images from other newspapers, magazines, news organizations and picture agencies, and from around the Web. It will point readers in the direction of important books, galleries and museum exhibitions. And it will draw on The Times’s own pictorial archive, numbering in the millions of images and going back to the early 20th century."

Very exciting and a wonderful, understated design that really helps the imagery pop off the page, er, screen. Bravo.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Black & White Magazine Excellence Award Winner

A little over a week ago I received a brief email from Black & White Magazine informing me that my work was chosen for an Excellence Award for their 2009 Portfolio Contest. Only 15 winners are chosen out of 837 entries, I have to admit I was floored. To be honest I had nearly forgotten about the contest and thought I had been passed over yet again which made the email and my subsequent reaction (I was literally jumping around my apartment and squealing like a little girl) so thrilling. I only wish I knew which photos they will print and I hope I get a Portfolio Spotlight in a future issue.

Special Issue #68 will be out the first week of June. I'm thinking about throwing a little party in early June to celebrate.

"Kira's Back" was one of the many photos submitted and regardless of whether it's printed or not is one of my favorites, all of the photos are on my Photoshelter site.

Oh, and a big thanks to Paolo Mastrangelo for helping me edit the portfolios.