Photo and Imaging students who took the Spring 2017 course SNAP 2 exhibited their work in a gala on May 6, 2017. The class was in collaboration with the Pasadena Art Alliance, who also sponsored the gala.
Class projects paired each student with two to three patrons from the Pasadena Art Alliance, and the term culminated in the unveiling of these portraits.
Seung Jong Lee ('20) was announced as this year's winner of the Korea National Award by Sony World Photography Awards. Congrats, SJ!
According to its press release, the Sony World Photography Awards is the largest photography competition in the world. The National Awards is a global program open to all photographers and abilities. It aims to find the best single photograph taken by a local photographer in 66 countries. SJ Lee took first place for his photograph above.
SJ is currently a second-term student originally from Seoul. In his interview with Sony, he said:
The city is always bustling and filled with countless lights and colors. But behind the richness, there is so much loneliness, which is derived from the relationships. Sometimes the relationship itself makes us lonely.
You can see the other winners from other countries here.
We are happy for alum Celia Sanchez ('16) for this well-deserved write-up in Upworthy. The story features Celia's series that challenges conventional depictions of motherhood.
As a young mom, Celia Sanchez felt like an outsider.
Sanchez, who became a mom 11 years ago at age 23, had many run-ins with fellow parents that she won't soon forget.
"When I would take my children to day care, I felt kind of ... like I didn't look like the other moms," Sanchez said. "They were much older than me. I just felt kind of separated from them. I would get a lot of 'Oh you're so young to be a mom,' 'You don't really look like a mom,' and I always thought that was a silly thing to say: 'Oh you don't look like a mom.'"
Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over seven years, LOST IN LIVING, confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female friendship and mental isolation, big projects and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family life unfold in this documentary film about the messy intersection of motherhood and artistic expression.
Mary is a Los Angeles-based artist and teaches the class From Still to Motion at ArtCenter.
Gustavo Soriano ('18) has a new series, Internet Encounters, and it was featured in Juxtapoz Magazine.
For his series, Soriano has paired Craiglist causal encounter listings of females taken on their phone, with a portrait of the individual taken by the photographer. The result of these photos side-by-side create two different appearances of the person and perhaps leave the viewer to question their initial impression with the first image.
Head over to Juxtapoz to see the rest of the work. Congrats, Gustavo!
Mona Kuhn has an exhibition currently in Madrid:
the series Ácido dorado, a work which she began in 2013 in a secluded modernistic style mansion designed by the architect Robert Stone, in the Joshua Tree National Park in California, and in addition to the usual dialogue between the human body and its environment she expands her scope of interest and projects her look towards the desert landscape, taking in the flora and the intense sunlight producing all manner of reflections and transparencies, leading us to abstract photography for the first time.
The show will be on view until November 8, 2016 in Galeria Pilar Serra. More info here.
In an article for Vanity Fair, actress Jamie Lee Curtis reflects on the image that changed her life:
"This portrait of Berry Berenson, by Paul Jasmin, gave me the confidence to be myself despite the plethora of imagery and messaging that I was not enough."
See below to read the short piece.
It is also posted on Vanity Fair's site.
The Billboard Creative is excited to announce the opening of submissions for its 2016 Los Angeles Billboard Exhibition.
The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a nonprofit that produces public art shows on billboards in Los Angeles. In 2015 they put up a record number of billboards - 48 - and appeared in such news outlets as “Huffington Post”, “Musee Magazine,” KCRW's “Art Talk,” and the “Los Angeles Times.”
"We are excited to open the call for submissions for our 2016 exhibition. Selected work will be displayed on billboards throughout Los Angeles. Imagine your art viewed on a massive scale, by tens of thousands of Angelenos on their daily commutes. Public art displayed in a quintessential Los Angeles medium."
Mona Kuhn will be returning this year to curate the exhibition.
Last year, one of the winners was ArtCenter Photo student Shannon Rose. Read the interview here.
To learn more and to submit your work, go to:
WIRED offers one six-month-long photography fellowship, located at our editorial headquarters in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. The photography fellowship focuses on all aspects of the photo department including both web and print.
We are now accepting applications for the term running from July to December 2016. Applications are due Wednesday, June 29, 2016. We do not offer summer internships, and since our fellowships are full-time they are not appropriate for matriculated students.
Applicants should be passionate about photography, highly organized, and have the ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines.
The ideal candidate has some level of photographic education, excellent Photoshop skills, knowledge of WordPress, photo researching skills, a strong aesthetic sensibility, and experience working on-set and in a studio environment.
The photo fellow works closely with our photo team, assisting with photo research, placing art for online posts, and helping in the WIRED photo studio. Administrative duties include mailing the issue out to our contributors, managing our magazine archive, creating PDFs of layouts, and assisting with award entries.
Send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
PAY, HOURS, ETC.
The pay: $13 per hour, 35 hours per week.
The hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Employer does not sponsor visas for this position.
Absolutely no phone calls, please.
Students spent seventeen days photographing and experiencing Berlin, one the world’s most vibrant and thriving art centers. This limited-enrollment class was led by Just Loomis (BFA 80 Photography), former assistant to Helmut Newton. Loomis has taught numerous workshops and exhibited extensively in Berlin; and students had access to his network of curators, gallerists and colleagues.
Highlights included gallery/studio visits, a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-renowned Newton Foundation and walking tours with local artists, who articulated their own authentic and personal understanding of the neighborhoods of Kreuzberg and Mitte.
In addition to this structured time, students were encouraged to independently discover the city through their own portraiture, architecture and socio-political photography to inform a final series of images capturing particular area of interest and investigation.
Interview with Instructor Just Loomis
How would you describe this class to prospective students?
This class is an immersive study abroad class in Berlin using contemporary photography as the basis for investigation, production and research. It is a project-based class that requires diligent photographic inquiry into a specific aspect of Berlin life and/or culture.
Congratulations to Chris Stoltz ('17) whose work was selected for Now Trending, an exhibition put together by Palos Verdes Art Center. Chris is one of 30 artists chosen to show their work. The exhibition will feature installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography.
Opening reception will be on Thursday, June 9th, 6 to 9pm at Palos Verdes Art Center.
For more info, visit pvartcenter.org/nowtrending.
As a Grand Prize Winner, Joy Newell ('16) will receive a DSLR camera courtesy of Nikon, $150 to B&H Photo and Video, and the opportunity to have a portfolio consultation with an editor or judge.
Photo Production and Final Crit instructor Ann Cutting is featured in the latest issue of PDN. Click above to learn more about Ann!