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INTRO: TEMA STAUFFER

Tema Stauffer is a exness photographer based out of Brooklyn, New York. She is a teacher at Ramapo College and the College of Staten.  Her work examines the social, economic, and psychological landscape of American spaces. Her images are satisfying and uncanny, quiet and pensive. I really love her latest body of work American Stills. Check her out here.

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Outing: Lee Deigaard at the Ogden Museum

Don’t miss this show!  Lee not only has a way with words, but with photography, video, sculpture and installation.  She is a total badass, especially when wielding a chainsaw! The exhibition, Trespass, featured at the Ogden exhibit images from her Unbidden series.  Along with the photographs, there is a video installation – Pulse. Trespass is part of Deigaard’s ongoing exploration into the complex relationship between exness trade humans and nature.

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news: aubrey

Last year, Aubrey worked as  one of the main prop photographers for the newly debuted HBO show True Detective. Anytime you see a photo onscreen (ie family portrait, newspaper, autopsy, etc) chances are Aubrey took it…..and the show is pretty exness trading amazing.

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NEWS: ELENA

ToneLit is an independent online photo magazine based in the U.K.  Their most recent issue features selections from No Man’s Land, a small body of work that Elena shot while in Hackberry, Louisiana.  See Elena’s work and the rest of the issue HERE!image

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CALLS: WINTER

The Kiernan Gallery: Take Flight

Deadline: January 23rd, 2014

Fee: $25

Life Framer: Times of Life

Deadline: January 31st, 2014

Fee: $30

Camera Obscura: International Photography Competition

Deadline: February 1st, 2014

Fee: $15

Shots Magazine: The City

Deadline: February 3rd, 2014

Fee: $16

Filter Photo: The Enigmatic Object

Deadline: February 3rd, 2014

Fee: $25

The Kiernan Gallery: Contemporary Portraiture

Deadline: February 21st, 2014

Fee: $25

F-Stop Magazine: The Natural World

Deadline: March 15th, 2014

Fee: Free

POSI+IVE: Photography Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

Fee: Free

Arcadia Magazine: General Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

Fee: Free

American Literary Review: Photography Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

Fee: $3

Black Warrior Review: Visual Art Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

Fee: Free

Flak Photo: The Collection

Deadline: Rolling

Fee: Free

PROJECT: ELEMENTAL INSTALLMENT 2

Elemental is an unguided, long distance photographic collaboration between two female photographers, focusing on and alternately exhibited in the City of New Orleans; arranged and documented by Aubrey.

The project pairs two working female photographers living in different parts of the United States. They have never met. Over the course of 3 months, they collaborate via email to each create 3 images under the shared theme of Water, Earth, Air, or Fire.

This equinox theme, AIR, celebrated collaborative work by Jaclyn Campanaro and Allison Pharmakis

One day only exhibition on the evening of the Winter Equinox. Saturday, Dec. 21st, 2013. Images projected at the corner of Marigny and Urquhart, and released afixed to 24 helium balloons.

Check it out 

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Pharmakis: heart

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Pharmakis: root

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Campanaro: Untitled #8

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Campanaro: Untitled #11

Online: Alessandra Sanguinetti

Alessandra Sanguinettis is a Magnum photographer based out of San Francisco, California.  Up until 2003, Sanguinettis was living in Argentina where she began photographing two young neighborhood girls, Guille and Belinda.  Sanguinettis followed the girls through the whims of their childhoods, creating images that are both powerfully innocent and effortlessly beautiful.  The project resulted in a seamlessly curated book,  The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of their Dreams.  Sanguinettis continued to photograph Guille and Belinda through the harsher realities of puberty and adulthood, images from which will be featured in book two , set to release in the near future. 

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NEWS: ELENA

Elena recently had a photograph exhibited in Car Culture, a group show held at the Vermont Photo Place Gallery.  The gallery keeps an updated inventory of books curated around past exhibitions, all of which are readily available for purchase.  Along with Car Culture, Elena’s work can be found in Poetic Objects and Direct Objects: Still Life as Subject.  Browse the entire book store HERE!

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online: how to flirt in iran

A look into female youth culture in Iran, a photo series by Kiana Hayeri, Newsweek article here.

This photographic project presents a window into the disobedience, both public and private, that can be found in Tehran. It’s a world I can identify with: As a young woman growing up in Iran, I adopted the dual life that everybody there leads. I had a public face but a private life. I emigrated to Canada when I was a teen, which allows me a unique perspective: I can be an insider when I’m in Iran, while my experiences in the outside world permit me added objectivity in looking at my subjects. Through these images, I try to explore the tension between the way people want to dress and behave, and the laws, enforced by the “morality police,” that constrain those desires. At a time when the country might seem mysterious to many Americans, I hope this project offers Western audiences a rare glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in Iran.

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outing: Ogden museum

Not only is there a bunch of rad stuff from their permanent photo collection up, but check out Annie Collinge: The Underwater Mermaid Theater.

London-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Annie Collinge traveled south to Florida to photograph the Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs. These beautiful color images provide the viewer with a fascinating insiders look into one of Florida’s oldest and most beloved roadside attractions. On view through January 5, 2014.

Online: Arantxa Cedillo

I stumbled across these portraits by photojournalist Arantxa Cedillo on the NPR photo blog. The images are of Nepalese women who were the first to break the rules in their fields. Each image is accompanied by a statement from the woman.  Another interesting aspect of the work is that instead of a traditional plain backdrop, Cedillo used intricate hand-painted tapestries that are traditional in Nepalese formal portraiture. These women are symbols of resistance, courage and determination in a country that still suffers from repression and where men still have the last word. 

 

EXHIBITION: ARIYA

Ariya is honored to curate and bring this work to New Orleans, and to reflect back upon her years in graduate school with these terrific people and talented artists!

The four photographers selected for this exhibition reflect and respond to what is real, what is perceived as real, and what is fiction; calling into question the ‘truth’ of the image and of our surroundings.

Let us look at these works in terms of ‘reflection’; let us reconsider the idea of a photograph and its constructed nature, and the layered understanding of our environments and ourselves.

UNO ST CLAUDE GALLERY, 2429 ST CLAUDE

RECEPTION DECEMBER 14TH 6-9PM IN CONJUNCTION WITH PHOTONOLA

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Akihiko Miyoshi

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Susana Reisman

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Bill Finger

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Chris Jordan

NEWS: AUBREY

Aubrey collaborated with guest editor Benjamin Reed to create the artwork for the newest issue of Arcadia Magazine. The theme, Post Traumatic, includes interview excerpts and portraits/editorial images of Aubrey’s pal Rock, a Vietnam Veteran living in uptown New Orleans.

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NEWS : AKASHA

Akasha was invited to be a part of an anthology that highlights the work of 27 contemporary New Orleans photographers. Inventing Reality will be launched at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on December 10, 2013. There will also be an exhibition at A Gallery For Fine Art Photography on December 14, 2013.

Collaboration: Four Corners- Southwest

In the Spring of 2013, the ladies of Southerly Gold travelled to Cameron Parish to photograph area residents’ connection to the land. Part of a grander two-year project of photographing landscapes in each of the 4 corners of the state of Louisiana, the Southwest corner was the first installment.

The arc of this installment documents intergenerational connection to particular coming-of-age locations in rural Louisiana. How are teenage traditions and culture passed from one generation to another? How do these different generations use the same space in similar ways, but in different eras?

With the help of Hackberry native Brett LaBauve and his mother Missy, we photographed 6 different Cameron Parish locations that hold particular notstalgia and purpose for sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers.

In each location, we would work together to compose, focus, and shoot each large format image. This installment includes found items from each location, as well as recorded audio of Brett and Missy talking about each location.

More info, recollections, maps, transcriptions, etc to come with final printed book of project.

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