For all the photographers out there, here is a great opportunity for you to participate in.
Blurb is presenting Photography Book Now.
Photography Book Now is a celebration of the most creative and innovative photography books and the people behind them. Now in its third year, this international juried book competition is an opportunity for photographers of all stripes to showcase their work to a world-renowned jury panel.
How it works: Renowned experts review the entries and after a lot of coffee and discussion, they choose the grand prize winner, the top winners in each category, and first- and second-runners up in each category.
And, you - the people - get to chime in and vote on your favorites for the People's Choice Award.
Different categories exist and different prizes are presented to the winners of the various categories. Entrants compete for a $25,000 grand prize and the opportunity to have their book housed in the permanent collections at the International Center of Photography, the Annenberg Space for Photography and the George Eastman House. Winners will be showcased at an awards celebration in New York this fall and at meet-ups around the world.
Whether you've already made your book or want to start, Photography Book Now is for working photographers, students of the discipline, and curious enthusiasts. Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, July 15, 2010. For rules and FAQs click here.
Good luck to everyone!
May 14, 2010
Apr 28, 2010
Please join us this Saturday, May 1, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Maggie Taylor and Jerry Uelsmann: Intersection. Both artists will be in attendance for the opening, and Maggie will be signing copies of her three most recent books.
Inspired by one another, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor's work often intersects in various ways from subject matter to theme to the physical appropriation of negatives. Despite any similarities they may share, their work is completely distinct from each other in the different processes used to achieve their final products.
Over the past forty years Jerry Uelsmann's work has been exhibited in over 100 solo shows throughout the US and abroad. Uelsmann's work combines several negatives to produce one seamless, black and white print, which have often been described as surreal. Uelsmann has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville and became a graduate research professor of art at the University in 1974. Uelsmann is now retired from teaching but is still producing art.
After dedicating over ten years to still life photography, Maggie Taylor began using the computer to create images in 1996. Taylor is a pioneer in digitally created art images and her work is featured in Adobe Photoghop Master Class: Maggie Taylor's Landscape of Dreams, published by Adobe Press in 2005. Her whimsical photographic creations made her the perfect candidate to illustrate Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published by Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2008. Taylor's work has been exhibited in one-person exhibitions across the US and abroad and is present in numerous public and private collections.
We hope to see you Saturday to experience these works for yourself!
Apr 27, 2010