Sunday, August 30, 2015

CALL FOR WORK! The 2015 Click! Photography Festival Pop-Up Exhibit

Click! is calling all photographers to exhibit in The Frontier Building in RTP for the month of October. This exhibition will coincide with the Click! Triangle Photography Festival. This call-for-art is open to all photographic processes and aesthetics. 
For all the details and to register, go to the EventBrite page here.
Great News!!! While entries into the exhibit will be juried in, each photographer who submits an image will have their work included in an outdoor projection event on October 2nd during the First Friday events at the Visual Art Exchange Gallery in Raleigh!
The Pop-UP Exhibition's juror is Marshall N. Price. Dr. Price is currently the Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. He has organized dozens of exhibitions including most recently Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel, Pat Steir: Blue River, John Cage: The Sight of Silence, and George Tooker: A Retrospective. Over the course of his career Dr. Price has lectured and written extensively on modern and contemporary art.
Don't miss out on a terrific opportunity to have your work seen by the movers and shakers of the art world, and take part in one the fastest growing festivals dedicated to photography in the southeast!
The Deadline for submission is September 21st. Don't delay enter today!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mary Ellen Mark's Last Assignment

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans photographer Mary Ellen Mark returned to photograph the cities recovery. Unfortunately, one month later, she passed away.

(c) Estate of Mary Ellen Mark

So, "Picture This: New Orleans" turned out to be Mark's last assignment. Check out the story as presented on CNN Money.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Portrait Workshops with Christer Berg!

"Chef Benjamin" © 2015 Christer Berg

Here's a great opportunity to learn portraiture from one of the best working in the Triangle today! Christer Berg is having a workshop in October during the Click! Photography Festival ( Hosted by Through This Lens Gallery, you can learn more here:

Don't pass this up! If you've always wanted to create better portraits, this is the workshop you won't want to miss!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Call for Work Reminder!

Don't forget that September 7th is the deadline for submissions to The Image Exhibition at the VAE this October as part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival. If you haven't submitted your work yet, what are you waiting for! To enter go here.

And stay tuned for another exhibit opportunity during Click!. It's going to be huge!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Click! Festival Portfolio Reviewers Announced!

The portfolio reviewers for the 2015 Click! Photography Festival have been announced. Listed for each venue, they are:

Oct 4th at CAM-Raleigh:
Kelly McChesney
David Simonton
Tom Rankin
Oct 11th at UNC's Wilson Library-Chapel Hill:
John Rosenthal
Stephen Fletcher
Caitlin Kelly

Oct 18th at 21C Museum Hotel-Durham:
Alexa Dilworth
Roger Manley
Linda Dougherty
Each registrant will have the opportunity to spend time with each reviewer and get very important feedback on their work. This is an opportunity not to be missed! To sign up, go to the Click! Festival Indiegogo page. Select the venue you would like to attend and submit. This is an exciting roster of reviewers. Choose carefully and sign up while you still can!!!

3 Forum Photographers to be Represented in the 61st Durham Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibiton

Once again, the Photographers Forum can congratulate member photographers for being juried into the Durham Art Guild's 61st Annual Exhibition. Eric Saunders, Christer Berg, and Jim Lee have all been excepted into this years exhibit.

(c) Eric Saunders

The exhibit will run from September 4th to October 17th (the month of Click!) and will have not just one, but two receptions! The first will be on September 18th, and the second on October 16th. from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on both dates.

Both dates are third Fridays in Durham. So be sure to stop out and support forum members!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Click! Photography Festival Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign!

The Click! Triangle Photography Festival has kicked off their principal fundraising campaign on Indigogo. By making a contribution to this campaign you will be playing a valuable role in supporting the arts and enriching your community. Your donation will be used to fund the CLICK! Triangle Photo Festival in the most fundamental ways. We have no administrative costs. The Festival is an entirely DIY, all volunteer effort!

Your donation is vital to the basic needs of CLICK! This important annual festival, now in it's fourth year, is continually growing and evolving. We are looking to the future and expanding our reach with new programming. Each year, our Volunteers, Partners, and Sponsors  generously donate their time, skills, ideas, and resources. Now they ask you for your support. Donate any amount, small or large. Every donation counts! Let's make this year's festival a great success!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Christer Berg Feature in this months Walter Magazine

Thomas Sayre (c) Christer Berg
Our own Christer Berg is featured in an article in this months Walter Magazine. The article highlights Christers series "People With Purpose". Those of us who attend Forum meetings regularly are familiar with many of these images and know how incredible they truly are. Pick up a copy of this months issue on a newsstand near you, or check out the article online here. Another well-deserved honor for an extremely gifted photographer!

Stay tuned, I understand that there is more of Christers work to be featured in another article very soon...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Forum News & Notes

Calls for work that are coming up soon!!!

N.E.W. Show at VAE: The deadline has been extended to Monday August 3rd at 11:59 pm. Don't delay apply today! For more details go here.

The Image Exhibition at VAE: NEW! NEW! NEW! To coincide with the Click! Triangle Photography Festival is a photography exhibit planned for October at VAE. The exhibition is open to all photographic processes and aesthetics. The juror will be Edna Cardinale, Director of the Julie Saul Gallery. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm Monday September 7, 2015. For all the details go here. You have a little time here, but don't wait until the last minute, start planning now! In fact, attending this months meeting would be a great opportunity to bring in some work for discussion. Just sayin'...

311 Gallery and Durham Arts Guild: Deadlines are approaching soon for both exhibits. Check out our earlier posts for details!

Meeting Notice: And don't forget our next meeting Wednesday August 5th, 7:00 pm at VAE. If you're missing a meeting, you're missing out!