Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UPDATED -- A Grab Bag of Events Current and Upcoming -- Spring 2014

1. The fine folks from Pike County, Georgia who run the annual Slow Exposures show of photography about the rural South have just issued their call for submissions for this year's show.

See image above for an example of work from last year's show (Dust Bowl Dance by Tracy Moore of Warner Robbins, GA)

The dates for this year's show are September 19-21 and 26-28, 2014.  This year's jurors are Alexa Dilworth of  Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies and Aline Smithson of the Lens Scratch blog. 

The deadline for submissions this year is June 15th. This is one of the great shows -- and one of the great events -- in Southern fine art photography, well worth your effort to participate. Enter here.

2. And, speaking of shows, the AIPAD Photography Show, which the organizers want us to believe features "the world's leading art galleries," just finished its run at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan.

AIPAD is an acronym for The Association of International Photography Dealers.

There were 84 galleries deemed worthy by the organizers to be listed among the world's leading art galleries this year.

We are pleased to notice that three of these 84 galleries are based in the American South, including, from Houston, the Catherine Couturier Gallery,  from Washington, DC, the Gary Edwards Gallery,
and from Atlanta,  Jackson Fine Art.

3. Columbia, SC-based photographer Eliot Dudik (see image above) is interviewed on Vice.com, in a section called Mossless Magazine, or Mossless in America, here.

Dudik also has a show of his work at the Irene Carlson Gallery on the campus of the University of La Vergne, in  La Vergne, CA, up now through May 30th, 2014.

4. Dallas-based photographer Brandon Thibodeaux (see image above) now has work from his When Morning Comes portfolio on display at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA.

The MoPA would like to buy prints of this image as well as others by Thibodeaux to add to their permanent collection, and you can help by going here.

5. The Ogden Museum in New Orleans has a show called Shadows of History: Photographs of the Civil War from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell (see image above), opening on April 17, and up through July 13, 2014.

Later this year, the Ogden will host an exhibition of the work of Paul Kwilecki (see image above), the photographer who spent over 40 years photographing in Decatur County, Georgia.

The show, called One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia, opens at the Ogden on July 24th and will be up through September 21st, 2014 .

6. Anne Wilkes Tucker,  the soon-to-retire Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston,  looks back on her career of 30 years in photography in an interviews in the Wall Street Journal.

7. Washington, DC-based photographer Jared Soares (see image above) has been photographing in Virginia, and work from his Small Town Hip-Hop portfolio is featured in the March 2014 issue of Fraction Magazine.

8. Really interesting interview with Atlanta's Jennifer Schwartz about her current project,  the Crusade Engagement Grant, here, from Lenscratch.  

9. Charlottesville, VA-based photographer Pamela Pecchio (see image above) is opening a show of work from her Habitation portfolio at Richmond, VA's Candela Books + Gallery (214 Broad Street, in Richmond).

This show opens May 2nd with a reception from 5:00 - 9:00 pm on Friday, May 2nd, and is up through June 28, 2014.

10. And, finally, for now, since we last checked, the following Southern photographers have been featured in Jeff Rich's ongoing Eyes on the South feature on the Oxford American website:

Warren Thompson
Jared Ragland

And, yes, I'm catching up!



  1. Thanks, John for your kind words about our Call for Entries for SlowExposures--it's so good to see familiar names in many of your posts--they seem like old friends after meeting many during Opening Weekend over the last 12 years. Hope to see you in the Lower Piedmont one of these days.

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