SCAD Atlanta Open Studio Night
SCAD Atlanta, events space, fifth floor, building C
Friday, Nov. 2
7 to 9 p.m.
More than 200 original works of art by SCAD students, professors and alumni are on display. This amazing event showcases the best in SCAD painting, photography, illustration, printmaking and sculpture. The event features live entertainment, hands-on demonstrations and light refreshments. Most work exhibited is available for sale.
Hope to see everyone there, it’s always one of the best events put on by SCAD. Free and open to the public, so invite your friends!
photos above: Frederic Cisneros, Rose M. Barron, and Brittany Wages
Successful London fashion retoucher Becci Manson has helped to assemble an international effort to rescue photos in Japan damaged by the Tsunami. I’m gonna be honest, it may just be the finals stress getting to me, but I teared up at this video.
The Portland Grid Project began in 1996, with a group of photographers working to systematically document their city. Splitting the map into a grid with 1.5 mile squares, the photographers spent a month on each square. The range of techniques created not just an intimate portrait of Portland, but of the way each photographer sees their city as well.
I think this could be a cool extension of Mallory’s project. After seeing the places she found, it could be fun to do an Atlanta round. Anyone interested?
Martin Parr, who spoke in Atlanta not too long ago, wrote up a post explaining some of the photographic clichés he sees the most.
In case you were thinking about shooting any of these, it might be worth a read. He doesn’t criticize using these subjects, but instead gently reminds you that it’s been done before, so you better make it worth it.
Jackson Fine Art recently hosted a free portfolio review for photographers, and now they’ve teamed up with WonderRoot Community Arts Center for a gallery show. The show, on display at WonderRoot in Reynoldstown, features 16 artists who participated in the review, and will run throughout October. The opening party is next Thursday, September 29th at 7 PM and will be followed by an Artists Lock-In, in which the awesome facilities will be open to the public. Hope to see you there!
James Mollison’s new book, Where Children Sleep, features a different kind of environmental portrait. He explores the personalities of children through images of their bedrooms, paired with straightforward photographs of the kids themselves. The project becomes a revealing study into class divisions and poverty, and manages to be powerful without any puppy dog eyes. The book is arranged so as to appeal to children, educating them about how others live, while still being compelling to adults.
It’s interesting to see how one strong idea doesn’t need gimmicky photos to carry it through. Of course the images are strong, but really what makes this book so successful is the range of subjects and similar treatment of each. Without the full commitment to travel the world and find these children, this wouldn’t make it to the Times. So go out there and give your work what it deserves.
Read more in this NYT article and on Mollison’s page
Images via The New York Times. Copyright by James Mollison.
Want to win a trip around the world? How about a feature in PDN? New York City exhibition? Then you have until Friday to enter the One Life Photography Competition. The judges are looking to see your story (and growth: helloooo seminar class) through the categories of People, Places, Things, or Ideas. At $10/image to enter, you can at least put up one, and we can help promote each other for the People’s Choice award. Good luck everyone!
Photo by 2010 Grand Prize Winner Lisa Wiltse