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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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After in the region of 700 arrests in New York City this weekend, most of us are now familiar with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Local photographer Adrian Kinloch was one of few recording the march who made it on to the Brooklyn Bridge and back without being detained.

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All images © Adrian Kinloch

More from the demo on Janette Beckman's blog.

Emerge Portfolio Review June 2011 from NYCFotoWorks on Vimeo.

NYCFotoworks, November 1-3, is your chance to meet one-on-one with the cream of editors, art buyers, gallerists and agents. 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.

"NYCFotoWorks was a huge success! After five meetings on the first day, my career took a complete change. Just imagine how long it would have taken me to arrange the meetings with all these significant reviewers. Impossible!"  Martin Dyrlov, Photographer, Denmark 

"NYCFotoworks has been two of the most important days of my photography career." Jeffery Tse, Photographer, Los Angeles

Use discount code JGFoto and get 5% off your review package. Don't delay, all artists are pre-screened and spots are selling out - you'll be choosing your appointments starting October 10th.



She asked, they told: a video collection of photographs and personal stories from JoAnn Santangelo's long-term project featuring 65 gay people who were forced to served from the closet.

So long, Don't Ask, Don't Tell. May we never see the likes of you again.


My colleagues Stella Kramer, Allegra Wilde and I are proud to announce the launch of our web TV series In The Loupe. Our first episode is an interview with John Botte, photographer and NYPD detective assigned to Commissioner Bernard Kerik on 9/11.

His exhibition opens on 9/11/2011 at Calumet Photographic in New York City. Proceeds from this exhibition will benefit The Detective's Endowment Association Widow's & Children's Fund.


This is an important project that deserves your backing if you are in any way concerned about or interested in the business of incarceration in the United States. A nice lad from the north of England, now living in Seattle, Pete Brooks ardently brings illuminating photographs and true stories to our lives.

"I believe the United States needs to pursue large-scale prison and sentencing reform. We must stop warehousing people and be creative with rehabilitation. Prisons in the US are socially and economically unsustainable. As they exist, prisons are a liability ... and they are ignored."

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