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PHOTOWORTHY: JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND PRESERVE

Jean Laffitte,located in Marrero, LA is a perfect exness day trip destination.  Cypress trees, palmettos, alligators, owls, raccoons, rabbits, and terrifyingly huge swamp spiders all make this national park a nature lovers paradise.  Grab your camera and take some post card worthy pics of the Louisiana swamps!

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Ariya’s Interview

Read Ariya’s interview on Light Leaked, where she talks about Southerly Gold and the joys of collaborating! (Bonus: sneak pic from SG’s new work)

INTRO: SARA CWYNAR

 

Sara Cwynar is a photographer and designer based out of Brooklyn, New York. Cwynar saved and hoarded tons of material over exness trading platform the years and sought to organize her personal archive. She began systematically categorizing her personal stuff, which eventually spawned into a series of images called “Color Studies.” This incredible body of work is a collection of monochromatic images inspired by photographic tropes, kitsch and color. View more work here.

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Calls: FALL

Las Laguna Gallery:  Women in Art

Deadline: October 20th, 2013

Fee: $35

Professional Women Photographers:  38th Anniversary Women’s International Open Call

Deadline: October 31st, 2013

Fee: $35

Atlanta Photography Group: Portfolio 2013

Deadline: November 2nd, 2013

Fee: $35

Shots Magazine:  The 2013 Portfolio Issue

Deadline: November 4th, 2013

Fee: $16

New York Center for Photographic Art:  Primary Colors

Deadline: November 4th, 2013

Fee: $35

ToneLit:  Issue 5

Deadline: November 5th, 2013

Fee: Free

International House and PhotoNOLA:  Magdelena

Deadline: November 10th, 2013

Fee: $20

The Kiernan Gallery:  Mainland

Deadline: November 19th, 2013

Fee: $25

SoHo Photo Gallery:  Krappy Kamera Competition

Deadline: November 30th, 2013

Fee: $40

Bunnell Street Arts Center:  Old Town Artist in Residence

Deadline: December 1st, 2013

Fee: $25

University of New Orleans Gallery:  Southern Women at Work

Deadline: December 16th, 2013

Fee: Free

Forward Thinking Museum:  JGS Quarterly Photography Contest

Deadline: December 31st, 2013

Fee: Free

The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art:  Photography Competition 2014

Deadline: January 10th, 2014

Fee: $45

Call for Photographs

Ariya will be jurying a photography exhibition in honor of Women’s History Month and the AIZEN®/University of New Orleans International Conference, “Emile Zola and Naturalism,”. The deadline for exness trader submissions is December 16.  The conference website has details. There is no entry fee!
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ONLINE: Jana Romanova

Russian photographer, Jana Romanova’s series, “Waiting” are candid photographs of parents-to-be. It took her two years to find the 40 couples for the project—one for each week of pregnancy.  Almost all the couples that agreed to take part were between 20 and 30 years old, which gave the project added meaning in her eyes. “It means that they belong to the last generation that was born before the fall of the Soviet Union, and their children will know about it only from history books. So suddenly the whole project became not only a catalog of people sleeping in different poses, but also a portrait of a generation of young families in big cities in modern Russia,” she said. See more of her images from this series here

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outing: Elemental

One day only exhibition on the evening of the Fall Equinox. Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 2013. The End Of the World (where the Industrial Canal meets the Mississippi River). 6-8pm.

View the work of  Meg Wachter (Brooklyn) + Jackie Lee Young (Austin) in the form of poster prints and “messages in a bottle” to be sent downstream. 

Refreshments provided. Meg will be in attendance for a meet and greet.

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 Dawne Edwards

The project Elemental 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. One year, 8 photographers, 4 collaborations.

Created images are displayed outdoors in New Orleans on the Seasonal Equinox. Each element pairing is displayed in a different fashion (atune to the theme) outside the walls of a gallery or institution. Photographs are showcased in a location and manner that brings contemporary photography to an audience that may not normally have access to it.  The work is on exhibit  for 24 hours only, it is ephemeral as the element itself.

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Intro: Michelle Fader

Michelle Fader is a photographer and film maker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida.  Throughout all of her bodies of work, Fader uses recurring symbols and figures, along with a highly cinematic aesthetic.  This creates a unique visual narrative; a  photographic reality that challenges the difference between our conscious and subconscious selves.  The images below are excerpts from the Stranger It Becomes series, a stylized interpretation of memories and their ability to become distorted over time.  Michelle is currently working out of Tampa, Florida.  Have a look at more of her work HERE.


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outing: before sept 22

Seeing Beyond the Ordinary: Photography by Joshua Dudley Greer, Laura Noel and Susan Worsham, through Sept. 22, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600.Vi

 

News: Aubrey

Check out the newest print edition of the Oxford American magazine for a 2 page spread of Aubrey’s photos of Mississippi fireworks salesman. There are also a lot of New Orleanians repped in this issue, grab it!

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Online: Sworn Virgins of Albania

“Sworn virgins” are Albanian women who decide to ignore their female identity and live as men in the Balkans. Photographer Jill Peters traveled to Northern Albania to meet and photograph these women.  The decision to live as men is more related to gender roles in the Albanian culture rather than a statement of sexuality; these women live their lives appearing as men. In some small villages women still can’t drive or work and are expected to wear gender-specific attire. Their families choose men for them to marry and it is culturally appropriate that they care for their husband and children. For many years, the only way to escape the rigid structures of society was to choose not to live as a female. 

Go to Peters’s website to see and learn more about this unique community that is disappearing.

 

News: Ariya

Ariya just returned from Haiti where her organization, One Bird, conducted their second photography program for youth in Riviere Froide.  For more about the project please go to the website.

online: Julie Blackmon

Domestic Vacations by Julie Blackmon. The Dutch proverb “a Jan Steen household” originated in the 17th century and is used today to refer to a home in disarray, full of rowdy children and boisterous family gatherings.  The paintings of Steen, along with those of other Dutch and Flemish genre painters, helped inspire this body of work.  I am the oldest of nine children and now the mother of three.  As Steen’s personal narratives of family life depicted nearly 400 yrs. ago, the conflation of art and life is an area I have explored in photographing the everyday life of my family and the lives of my sisters and their families at home.  These images are both fictional and auto-biographical, and reflect not only our lives today and as children growing up in a large family, but also move beyond the documentary to explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives, both imagined and real. read more

CALLS: SUMMER

Lightbox Photographic Gallery:  Photo Craft 2

Deadline:  August 11th, 2013

Fee:  $25

Terabella Media:  The wonders of Water part III

Deadline:  August 13th, 2013

Fee:  $20

World Affairs Council:  Global Visions 2013

Deadline:  August 16th, 2013

Fee:  $10

Soho Photo Gallery:  Alternative Processes Competition 

Deadline:  August 31st, 2013

Fee:  $40

Life Framer:  Emotions of life

Deadline:  August 31st, 2013

Fee:  $30

Aint-Bad Magazine:  Final Frontier

Deadline:  August 31st, 2013

Fee:  $10

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts:  Residency Opportunity 

Deadline:  September 1st, 2013

Fee:  $35

Photo Place Gallery:  Car Culture

Deadline:  September 2nd, 2013

Fee:  $25

Tonelit:  Issue 3

Deadline:  September 5th, 2013

Fee:  Free

F-Stop Magazine:  Cities

Deadline:  September 15th, 2013

Fee:  Free

Irreversible:  Limited Edition Magazine

Deadline:  October 1, 2014

Fee:  $35

Aglu:  Book Proposal

Deadline:  Rolling

Fee:  Free

Orta Format:  E-Mag

Deadline:  Rolling

Fee:  Free