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L to R: Photographers Roberta Parkin, Nicky J Sims, Tabatha Fireman, Curator Dede Millar, Photographer Henrietta Butler © Barbara Doux

From Lady Day to Lady Gaga... The opening night of She Bop A Lula was a huge success. At  Proud's Strand Gallery in central London, the exhibition includes over 60 photographs for sale at £200 of the most influential female recording artists of the past six decades, by female photographers. All proceeds go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity.

Running through April 1st, please support the cause, spread the word, buy yourself a photograph of a recording artist you love!

More press:
The Guardian
The Independent
Time Out

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Visitors check out photos of Millie, Nico, Sandie Shaw, Ari Up and Annie Lennox © Barbara Doux

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Overview featuring the back of the legendary jazz photographer David Redfern © Barbara Doux

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Poly Styrene's daughter Celeste Bell in front of some of her Mum's artwork © Barbara Doux

nopa.jpgI'm super duper honored and excited to be the juror for a new exhibition by the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

"Photography, in fact vision itself, is not possible without light. No surprise, then, that light often becomes the subject of photography itself. The play of light and shadow defines an an object, tells us what time of day it is or creates a mood. Please submit photographs in which you explore the meaning of light, its visual, sensual or emotional qualities."

Call for entries is out now and you have until January 16th to submit images that fulfill the spec. Plus, you get to use the brilliantly-named Entry Thingy to upload your submission. I look forward to seeing your work.

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© Zackary Canepari

This is a great idea: you chose a photo, buy a print and get to decide which of the signed-up charities your money goes to. Charity gets 50%, photographer gets 25%, The Nuru Project runs the business off the 25% they keep. There's a "back story" accompanying each photograph, which you receive in print if you buy, so you can connect a little with the photographer or at least hear her thoughts (I trust they will be adding more women in the coming year.)

Prints start at $50 and you have time to browse and order before the holidays.

Do the right thing this year: support a charity, and shop at your local small businesses.

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 © Rodney Dekker

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© Kirk Mastin

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© Christian Bobst / all images courtesy of Nuru

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The fortunate folk at VandM have partnered with the Museum of the City of New York on exclusive, editioned prints selected from Stanley Kubrick's wonderful negatives archive. Shooting for Look Magazine from 1945 - 1950, when he left to pursue film-making, Kubrick produced a bunch of stellar stills.

Available to the public for the first time, at $250 for an 11x14, you might be able to treat yourself. 

The majority of the proceeds go to the Museum.

All photographs by Stanley Kubrick, courtesy of VandM, where you'll find lots more info.


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There are now several examples of the bigflannel Portfolio template live online. Sharing some of those here. I encourage photographers to keep this in mind for a new, highly affordable main portfolio site, or for book projects, personal work or other series that you might want to profile under a separate portfolio to your main website.


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Pete-Townshend-Baron_Wolman.jpgAt this year's Classic Rock Magazine annual award ceremony for contribution to the rock music industry, my great friend and colleague Baron Wolman was given a VIP Award. This was the first time it had been given to a photographer. When we last spoke, he hadn't decided on his acceptance speech but by that night he'd nailed it: According to Dave Brolan, Baron said he couldn't understand how Pete Townshend could smash his guitar, but saw how great he looked and that he's always wanted to do it. So he threw a camera onto the stage and it smashed... the place went wild, Pete came over and said "Well done!" and that he'd always liked his photos. They hugged & posed for pictures.  This is how rock history is made!

IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS the premium editions of Baron's book are running low. Go get one now and make someone's Christmas.

Pete Townshend © Baron Wolman

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A new innovative system for online image reviewing was announced in October by the Super Team at Eyeist: Allegra Wilde, friend, consultant and co-host of In The Loupe; Jesse Diamond and Micah Diamond, two successful photographers; and Doug Dawirs, a techno hero to many of us in the photography industry, are the founders. Eyeist is a simple, web-based system that allows image makers to engage the services of a photography professional at various levels, each affordable. When I think about the many people who can't get to a portfolio review, don't feel ready to present in person, or might want to have some work edited anonymously, I realize how successful this is going to be. I'm proud to be in on the ground floor and look forward to it launching fully in January 2012.

aCurator (r) with Allegra Wilde © Tony Gale


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There is still time to make a donation to the cARTwheel Initiative to support their premiere voyage, but they leave soon! A small team of wonderful artists, photographers, musicians, therapists, head to Sri Lanka soon to bring workshops to more than 200 school children and hold an exhibition of their work in Colombo at the end. cARTwheel will bus some kids down from the north who have never left their war-torn neighborhood. 

Give what you can, via IndieGoGo.


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"On November 1-3, 2011 NYCFotoWorks will host the Fusion Portfolio Review, merging motion and still imagery into the most comprehensive professional portfolio review they have yet to host. All photographers must apply to the event in order to attend, ensuring professional quality of work."

Time to apply! This well-received portfolio review has an amazing roster of professionals available to meet one-on-one and critique your work. Do apply soon - you need to be pre-screened and then booking appointments is first-come, first-served. I am really impressed with the line-up - check out the latest roster.

Discount code JGFoto gets you 5% off.

In June 2011, NYCFotoWorks hosted the Emerge Portfolio Review that brought more than 180 professional photographers together from all over the world to meet with 150 of the industry's top professionals. Watch the video of the event here and see what some of the attending photographers had to say.

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Here's a win-win situation: you get rid of your old digital cameras, their batteries and chargers, and in return, you get a pint and a dose of 'nachus' (Yiddish - look it up!). Help cARTwheel, a fresh, young organization who is headed to Sri Lanka to bring photography fun to kids who until recently have known only wartime.

Simple.

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