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MICA Photo is pleased to announce that MICA Photo faculty member, Regina DeLuise is participating in a group photography exhibition, “Picture : Books”, this month in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her work is being shown with photographers Mary Ellen Bartley, and Curt Richer. Details about the exhibition are featured below. Kudos, Regina!
Daniel Shea (Class of 2007) has been featured in an article for “Lens Culture”. Please check out the article (excerpted below), and see his photographs featured in the article. Congratulations, Daniel!
“Entanglement vs. distance: it’s an old problem in photography. While the camera was initially seen as a cold machine—an objectifying lens that froze nature into perversely still frames—it eventually came to be recognized as a means of engaging with the world, a tool for expression. A passport, a passageway, a context for connection. A drive for intimacy which led to Robert Capa’s famous admonition to “get closer.”
This problem is not limited to photography—all artists are caught in the same bind. Does the artist maintain a remove from his or her subjects, cultivating independence from the systems that surround them so that they can critique and question freely? Or are they as implicated as the rest of us, drawn into the market like any other producer?
These questions run through the work of the New York-based artist Daniel Shea. His latest book, 43-35 10th Street, takes its title from an address in his neighborhood of Long Island City in Queens, New York. The area, which in the past 15 years has transformed from a moribund industrial zone into a gleaming thicket of residential towers, provides Shea with the jumping-off point to think about seismic ideological and socioeconomic changes: gentrification, deindustrialization, the intensifying effects of capitalism and more. Indeed, in all of Shea’s work, the micro and macro run together fluidly: a single image can represent the path he’s chosen through life; the contours of his artistic career reflect tectonic shifts in the landscape of Western economies the world over…”
Getty’s “Women Photograph” grant, call for entries…
“Women Photograph” is excited to announce our 2018 project grants for women & non-binary photographers.APPLICATIONS OPEN APRIL 1, 2018
DUE MAY 15, 2018These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity.
Five grants are available, one of which will be earmarked for a non-binary or transgender photographer.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome.______________________________________________________Getty GrantWomen Photograph has partnered with Getty Images to award a $10,000 grant in support of an ongoing documentary project from a professional photojournalist who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to their story. Applicants should submit portfolios of 20-25 images indicating that a substantial amount of work has already been completed, and that the photographer has a clear vision of what further work is needed to complete the project. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who evince a personal connection to – and engagement with – the communities they cover.__________________________________________________________
These grants are open to women and non-binary documentary photographers of any nationality.
There is no fee to apply.
Applications must be submitted in English.
You may only apply to one of the two grant programs. There are no restrictions on camera equipment used for either grant.
For all grants, half of the funding will be disbursed at the beginning of the project, and half upon completion.
Grantees will retain full ownership of all work completed. Women Photograph, Getty Images, and Nikon may all ask for the use of promotional images to be used explicitly in conjunction with promoting the photographer, the work, and the grants.
Spearheaded by Jonathan LeVine of the Jonathan LeVine Projects, Delusional provides a unique opportunity for artists to be reviewed by high-profile names in the contemporary art market and global art community.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply and will be welcomed into a community that celebrates the uniqueness in each faculty member and student. Opportunities to coach are available.
Qualified candidates should send a resume, personal statement, and contact information for three references to Elaine Swyryn, Associate Head of School, at email@example.com. Please enter “US Photography” in the subject line.