Kodakan chosen as finalist at the LA Photo Curator International Awards

The theme was "Root" with esteemed guest juror Susan Spiritus. A big thank you to Susan as well as to Laura Freitag for giving space for these photographic projects at the same time giving back to social causes.  I  am honored to be in the company with these talented photographers:

1st Place: "I Wish Her Then" Amy Kanka
2nd Place: "Heritage" Ellen Jantzen

Honorable Mention:
"Who I am" Theresa Tarara
"Family Tree" Marilyn Carren
"Treehouse" Sam Tucibat
"Artist Rock" Karen Klinedinst
"Artifacts (Kodakan)" Stella Kalaw

Kodakan from the  Artifacts from 52 Victoria  series.  

Kodakan from the Artifacts from 52 Victoria series.  

Switching perspectives: The future of publishing

A great reminder to think differently and find opportunities in the face of turbulent times regardless of what industry is affected.

This video was prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films (http://www.thekhakigroup.com/). Originally meant solely for a DK sales conference, the video was such a hit internally that it is now being shared externally. We hope you enjoy it (and make sure you watch it up to at least the halfway point, there's a surprise!).

Read an interview with the creator of the video on the Penguin Blog: http://bit.ly/futureofpublishing

(Thanks, Maya for the tip!)

Nueva Luz magazine

I am honored to be a part of the March 2010 issue of Nueva Luz which also features the works of Mustafah Abdulaziz and Pato Hebert. Curator Lisa Henry wrote a wonderful commentary on the Cubao series. Thank you to Lisa Henry, Miriam Romais, Daniel Schmeichler and the rest of the En Foco community!

Nueva Luz is a unique tri-annual photographic journal, featuring works of contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of African, Asian, Latino and Native American heritage. It has been awarded two Ippie Awards for Best Photographic Essay, and a finalist for the 2009 Lucie Awards' Photographic Magazine of the Year for three consecutive years. Nueva Luz includes beautifully reproduced portfolios by remarkable photographers, with essay by leading photography curators, critics and authors around the world.

Here is the link if you are interested in subscribing to the magazine.

A Redesign for Contact Sheet

I've been a subscriber of Contact Sheet for over 5 years now and I cannot wait to receive the next issue with their new design. Here is where I discovered the works of contemporary photographers such as: Alessandra Sanguinetti, KayLynn Deveney, Lisa M. Robinson, Suzanne Opton and Kanako Sasaki.

About Contact Sheet

Over the past three decades Light Work's publications have featured the most creative, innovative, and talked-about artists of our time. Contact Sheet is one of the longest-running art photography publications in the world. Past issues have included work by James Casebere, Cindy Sherman, Andres Serrano, Zeke Berman, Carrie Mae Weems, and many other artists in the early stages of their careers. Our publications are produced using the most advanced printing technologies and are collected by libraries and museums throughout the world.

The five yearly issues of Contact Sheet include four elegant monographs by artists featured in major exhibitions at our newly renovated facility in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at Syracuse University. A one year subscription also includes The Light Work Annual, a special eighty-page issue that includes new work by artists invited to participate in Light Work's award-winning Artist-in-Residence Program. Every issue of Contact Sheet includes informative essays about the artists work and is produced using the most advanced four-color and duotone printing technology.

Help us carry on our tradition of supporting under-recognized and emerging artists working in photography by beginning or renewing your subscription today. Through Light Work's annual subscription campaign, subscribers have the opportunity to purchase signed artist books and original photographs by contemporary artists at exceptional prices.

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