ChatterLog June 2012

Communication

Greetings everyone, and welcome to the June bulletin and to our “dual” sign of Gemini. This time last year there was no June bulletin because I had put my back out and was in so much pain, I couldn’t even sit at the computer or write! So without wasting any time or words, I’ll get right to it – this month’s theme is Communication. Remember that our first sign of Aries gave us Life, Taurus uncovered our Senses, and now Gemini exposes us to the Mind and Intellectual Thought. Simply put, Gemini is the sign that “thinks” (constantly!). Remember that our first two signs were represented by members of the animal kingdom (the ram and the bull) but now we are introduced to our first human being, or should I say “human beings?” You’ll see in the illustration we have the two twins, the symbol for Gemini. Notice that one of them is holding a lyre – why’s that, you may ask? Because the planet Mercury rules Gemini and it was Mercury (or Hermes for the Greeks) who invented the original “lyre.” In the olden days, before we had computers, telephones or the Internet, messages and stories were passed down through song and story-telling. And, if you think about it, simply look at the word “History” and we can see how it can broken down to read “his story.” So it was “his story” than gave all of us our “history.” And just as Gemini is the sign that records our history, our sign for next month will be Cancer, and is the sign that loves to go back into the past and learn about all of that history!

Illustration of an engraved stock certificate from the Penn Central Railway Company

But back to Mercury, whose job description would have read as “Messenger of the Gods,” giving us a reference to Communication right away. It was Mercury who literally delivered all of the Gods’ celestial messages, packages and telegrams as he traveled swiftly between all three worlds (the sky, the earth and the underworld) with his “winged” helmet and feet. And it is from Mercury that we also get the word “merchant” introducing us not only to Travel, but to Trade as well. So it’s no accident for instance, that we have an International company today called Hermès known for their signature bags and luggage! There is a statue of Mercury right there above Grand Central Station in New York City as well, and although the modern building behind it now says “Met Life,” in the good old days it was in fact “The Pan Am Building” which was far more appropriate!

Statue of the God Mercury above Grand Central Station

And while we’re on the subject of travel, as I am writing this month’s article, it is exactly 30 years ago this weekend that I moved to America. It is hard to believe that I have been here for that long! Thirty years? Now, even more interesting perhaps, is that this very same week, my assistant Chelsea (who works on the bulletins with me) will be celebrating her 30th birthday! As I was entering this country, she was entering this world! How crazy is that? So she was literally born the same week that I arrived here in New York and of course she is a Gemini. And not only would I like to wish her a very happy “milestone” birthday, but to also thank her for all of her hard work that she has done for me these past five years.

Now, speaking of milestones, you may recall I showed you an illustrated history of the Queen’s hats back in April’s bulletin, so I would be remiss not to mention the official Diamond Jubilee celebrations over there in England, with numerous events taking place this month all around the country, from concerts to “block” (or street) parties, and more. But the main event in London on Sunday, June 3rd was certainly the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant, with a 1,000-boat flotilla from all walks of maritime life, mimicking a Canaletto painting. It all started out pretty well, until the weather did its thing and it started to pour with rain! But did that stop them? Not bloody likely! You can’t expect the rain to stop the British, especially when it’s the Diamond Jubilee.

Interactive illustration from the official Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant Website – which is really cool because when you click on any of the other pages besides the home page, the boats all start moving! http://www1.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org/

Sadly though, the big “special” moment, the grand finale, and the one everyone was waiting for, had to be canceled at the last minute due to the inclement weather and poor visibility – so no big fly-by with planes in a diamond-shaped formation, but they did blow a few fireworks off Tower Bridge. Perhaps one of the classic moments was on the barge containing the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who among other patriotic favorites were playing “Land of Hope and Glory” and while the musicians were all safely down below under cover, the singers were braving the elements on the uncovered top deck, looking like a bunch of bedraggled drowned rats, but they still belted out their celebratory song to all and sundry, and especially to Her Majesty! My mum would have loved it.

In fact, England’s got a busy summer up ahead of them, starting with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, followed by Wimbledon, and then they’re hosting the Olympics – pretty ambitious! I received this card recently from my aunt who lives on the Channel Islands, and I wanted to share it with you because it is so perfect for this month. Not only is it celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the Union Jack flag motif on the pinwheel/windmill, but Gemini is also an Air sign remember, and two years ago I talked a lot about that and their natural love of flying! And a windmill needs the air to turn it, does it not?


“Pinwheel” © Jupiter Images

While we’re on the subject of boats – we just celebrated Fleet Week here in New York, so the river and harbor have been full of all sorts of maritime vessels and the city full of cute sailors in their smart white uniforms! And, this week they are moving the Space Shuttle Enterprise from JFK to its new home, on board the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the River Hudson. But, wait, there’s more. Last week I received an email from an old college friend of mine, who now lives in Denmark, letting me know that his son Sam would be sailing in to New York aboard one of a fleet of 68-feet ocean racing yachts which are part of an amazing Round the World Yacht Race – http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/index.php – and perhaps I might email him with some suggestions of good places to eat? Sounds reasonable so far, right?

Well, the one condition though, was since I played “Ariel” opposite my friend’s “Prospero” in our final year production of John Dryden’s “The Enchanted Isle” (basically a rip-off of Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest”), and because my friend was able to attach a few good father-to-son stories to some of his son’s round-the-world ports of call, he insisted that I sign my email as “Ariel” and not as Louisa – which I obediently did, because Ariel always did what Prospero told him to, well, almost always. And in my email I told young Sam of my departure from the Enchanted Isle some 30 years ago and how I came to the fair isle of Manhattan, where I have stayed ever since! So this week, Ariel is hoping to meet Prospero’s young offspring and perhaps even take a tour of their clipper!

Jonathan Atkin is a local New York based photographer, specializing in aerial maritime photography world wide, so we are very fortunate to be showing one of his incredible Fleet Week images, shot from the foremast of Ecuador’s sail training ship, GUAYAS. Beautiful stuff, so be sure to check out all of his work on the website – http://www.shipshooter.com/

In closing, I wanted to touch again on our theme of Communication. Communication doesn’t just denote our Trains, Boats & Planes and the concept of Travel – it also refers to how we deal and interact with one another. Without good communication, what do we have? We have potential misunderstanding, misinterpretation and mistakes. If we’re not coming from a place of love, how can there be right and proper communication? Part of communicating better with one another is not necessarily to talk more, but to also learn how to “listen.” We are all “wired” differently so good communication starts with our thinking, because what we say comes directly from our thoughts. And sometimes we don’t stop to think at all – we simply react and then potentially say something that we might regret later on. We’ve all done it. But hopefully, as we grow up and become mature adults (which can be hard for a Gemini), we work to find the best possible way to communicate with those closest to and around us. Our family, our friends and our co-workers. There’s an old saying that you attract more flies with honey than with vinegar, and it’s true. Saying a few nice words to someone could possibly make their day, make them feel appreciated or noticed, and in turn they might do or say something that makes your day better too.

And Happy Birthday to all you Gemini’s out there!

ChatterQuote June 2012

Joan Rivers


Joan Rivers, born June 8th, 1933

This month, I looked around to see if I could find a pair of famous Gemini twins to quote from, but to be honest, the list was pretty disappointing. Most obvious celebrity twins I found are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Geminis born June 13th, 1986 and co-founders of their multi-million dollar franchise known simply as The Olsen Twins. They may have lots of money, but memorable quotes were few and far between, so I decided to quote one of my favorite comediennes instead, Joan Rivers, a Gemini, born Joan Alexandra Molinksy on June 8th, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. Not only is Gemini a total “word-monger” they are also the “tricksters” of the zodiac, and Joan is all of that – she loves to play pranks on people, doesn’t take herself too seriously and is an eternal Peter Pan who continues to make us all laugh with her hilarious humor and witty words. Well, actually, sometimes she’s downright crude, but she cracks me up, she really does.

Now, this quote, although Joan has certainly used it, was apparently authored by an American writer named Alice Morse Earle (who was a Taurus) so I decided to give you both versions, which are almost the same, except that Joan’s is shorter!

The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.
Alice Morse Earle

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.
Joan Rivers

ChatterArtist June 2012

Ian Bradshaw

So this month naturally we are featuring a Gemini photographer, my old pal Ian Bradshaw, born June 8th, which also happens to be the same birthday as Joan Rivers and my assistant Chelsea, how ironic is that? And not only does Ian’s personality fit the Gemini bill, it is also fascinating to see how perfectly suited he is to his chosen profession as well as this month’s theme of communication, because for Ian, it is all about communication, and it is good communication that helps him to get the best shot, or at least that’s what he told me!

Ian started out in the newspaper world as a photojournalist, as many great photographers did, but he also spent several years as a photo editor as well. It was all good training ground, and something that Ian believes is seriously lacking in the way photography is taught now. And not only is education important for him, it also comprises much of his commercial work these days as America’s leading education photographer, and earning him five CASE awards and six Addys for his work in this specialist field. And besides all of that, Ian has had a long and illustrious career spanning several decades of traveling the globe, winning numerous awards, and publishing several books including his Retrospective, which is available on Blurb –http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2269428


“Fish Face” – Young patient with his doctors by the aquarium @ the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA
© Ian Bradshaw

Ian has photographed everyone, from Presidents and Prime Ministers, Celebrities and Royalty, to Doctors and Patients, or Faculty and Students, – but it doesn’t matter who he’s photographing, he’ll treat them all pretty much in the same way. In our conversations, we have often talked about the importance of communication and he confesses that his current strategy works well for him, especially in the college and university environments. He deliberately chooses to work with younger female assistants, because he feels they are more “approachable” and less threatening. On the West Coast it is Kristy Campbell, and on the East Coast it is Hope Hillman, neither went to school for photography, but Ian has taught them pretty much everything they needed to know. And when Hope is not working with Ian, she runs a pub and two bars/restaurants, which Ian says has definitely provided her with some great communication skills in dealing with the students!


Breakdancing Class President, Claremont McKenna College, CA
© Ian Bradshaw

Another Gemini trait that Ian displays so naturally is the art of storytelling and even though there is often a great story that is clearly being told within his photographs, there is always an even better one behind it. He has this wonderful knack of asking people to do crazy things for him, and they do it, willingly. For example, at one of his favorite colleges he photographed a series of sporting scholars, and instead of them being dressed in their appropriate gear, he had them in civvies. So when the water polo player was asked if he wouldn’t mind standing in the swimming pool in his best suit, he said sure, no problem, and it certainly made for a fun shot. But the even better story is that because the pool was a lot deeper than the height of the student, he had to enlist several of his team-mates to help sink and secure a table and a stepladder underneath the water at the bottom of the pool for him to stand on!


Water Polo Player, Claremont McKenna College, CA
© Ian Bradshaw

Now, although Ian has photographed all manner of subjects throughout his career, I would be remiss not to mention one of his early “claims to fame” which won him LIFE magazine’s “Picture of the Year,” People magazine’s “Picture of the Decade” (it was the 70’s) and a World Press Photo Award for his famous photograph of a “Streaker” being arrested by a London copper who is strategically holding his police helmet over the naked man’s private parts. Who knew that this one lucky image would stand the test of time and become something so iconic? The latest incarnation is a limited edition of 5 silver gelatin prints (two of which are already sold), and yet ironically there are currently no prints of this kind in the U.K. There is one print in the British Museum of Photography but Ian’s never been asked to sign it! The story behind this photograph goes like this: At the time, Ian was at Twickenham to photograph an England-France rugby match, and for whatever reason, he was standing at the opposite end of the field to where all the other photographers were. He had one lens and one moment to grab the shot – and it was the shot that nobody else got! That’s what he does. Ian gets the shot that no one else does.


The Twickenham Streaker, Michael O’Brien, 1974
© Ian Bradshaw
To see all of Ian’s work please visit: http://www.ianbradshaw.com/

ChatterCorner June 2012

Dave Moser
My latest article for PhotoServe’s Features section is my conversation with Philadelphia-based photographer Dave Moser, so be sure to check it out! http://www.pdnonline.com/photoserve/Louisa-J-Curtis-Is–5841.shtml


Walter, #0072 & Cindy, #0044
© Dave Moser
http://www.davemoser.com/

ChatterNews June 2012

Chatterbox Consulting & Marketing
-Do you know who you are as an artist and where you’re going?
-Does your current website and presentation support your visual aesthetic?
-Are you concerned or confused about your marketing, or maybe you haven’t even started?

Chatterbox can help you – we will help you to answer all of these questions, and more. No matter where you are in your career, or what your budget might be – Chatterbox can customize a plan for you. One that feels right and fits your budget, so for more information please contact us at: Louisa@chatterboxenterprises.com

Joe Josephs – Coastal Arts League Museum Portfolio
Congratulations to my client Joe Josephs, whose image “Morning Rays” was selected as part of the display portfolio for the Coastal Arts League Museum Show.


“Morning Rays” © Joe Josephs
http://www.joejosephs.com/
http://www.coastalartsleague.com/

Ian Bradshaw’s book “Gundogs and the Queen”
In perfect timing for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year, British photographer Ian Bradshaw (who is also our ChatterArtist for this month) recently published a small Fine Art volume entitled “Gundogs and the Queen” of never-before seen images that were taken in the late 1980s of the Queen, off-duty and in the relaxing English countryside, when he was covering the Retriever Trials at Stratfield Saye, home of the Duke of Wellington. Ian says it truly was just like a scene straight from Downton Abbey, Gosford Park or The Shooting Party, and that with the current popularity of period TV series and feature films things really have not changed so very much in the life of the Monarch!


Photograph from “Gundogs and the Queen” © Ian Bradshaw

“Gundogs and the Queen” is published by Blurb – to purchase a copy of the book, please visit: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3096570

Robb Scharetg – Archive’s Best 200 Advertising Photographers For 2012
Congratulations also to Washington DC-based photographer Robb Scharetg, whose beautiful image below was one of three selected by the judges for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Lurzer’s Archive, 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide. And not only does Robb’s image fit our traveling Gemini theme perfectly for this month, Robb is also a Gemini himself!

© Robb Scharetg
To view more of Robb’s work please visit: http://www.scharetgpictures.com

Brett Beyer’s PDN Annual Contest Winner
Congratulations to my client Brett Beyer whose cool aerial image was included in this year’s PDN Photo Annual!


Overhead of Milstein Hall Studios, Cornell College of Architecture, Art and Planning
© Brett Beyer
http://brettbeyer.com/

Vanderbilt Republic “Art From The Heart 2012” – Open for Submissions
AFTH2012 open call for submissions deadline extended to Friday, June 8th!


Installation/photograph by Kate Levy
http://katelevy.virb.com/

Art of Photography Show – Submission Deadline
Art of Photography Show submission deadline is Saturday, June 30th. For more information and to register please visit: http://www.artofphotographyshow.com/

Bruce Byers – “Aging Out of Foster Care” Kickstarter Campaign
Support Bruce Byers Kickstarter Campaign by donating here. Donation deadline is Wednesday, June 13th. http://www.brucebyers.com/

Sarah Small – “Tableau Vivant” Kickstarter Campaign
Support Sarah Small‘s Kickstarter Campaign by donating here. Donation deadline is Saturday, June 30th. http://www.sarahsmall.com/

ChatterLab June 2012

My latest article on Agency Access’ Blog, The Lab asks, “What is it about promotional pieces that move art directors and art buyers to pick up the phone and call you?
So if you want to know the answer to this one, you’d better click right here: http://lab.agencyaccess.com/blog/bid/56221/Want-to-Move-an-Art-Buyer-It-s-All-About-the-Images

Signed and numbered limited edition print from photographer Doug Kirkland – and wouldn’t you know, Marilyn Monroe was a Gemini, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker on June 1st, 1926

And, the latest podcast I participated in along with Ilise Benun, Katherine Hennessey and Neil Binkley is all about maintaining good client relationships. To listen click here: http://lab.agencyaccess.com/blog/bid/56299/Dialogues-Podcast-Effective-Methods-for-Strong-Client-Relationships

ChatterTip of the Month June 2012

Tips for Healthy Lungs

From Aries and the head, followed by Taurus and the neck, we continue to move down the body and now with Gemini we are talking about the Lungs (notice there are two of them!) and the Respiratory System. Gemini is our first Air sign, and without Air, we cannot breathe, and without breath, we have no life, therefore, the Lungs are very important organs. There are many different ailments and illnesses associated with our Respiratory System, ranging from a simple cold to pneumonia, perhaps too many to mention this time around. Gemini’s color is Yellow and notice how many of the recommended herbs are also Yellow in color? Several of these can be used to treat one or more of Gemini’s ailments, and many of them will be found as ingredients in Gemini’s favorite dishes, so here are a few of them:

Asthma

My best friend is a Gemini and she’s had Asthma all her life! Asthma is a condition where the bronchi (which are the air tubes of the lungs) contract in spasm and obstruct the flow of air, making it difficult to breathe out, in particular. It can be triggered for a number of reasons, including allergens, stress or over-exertion. Turmeric helps to dilate the contracted bronchi and can be sipped sprinkled into a cup of Warm WaterGinger, another of our favorites, can also be made into a tea, and a steam inhalation made with ChamomileEucalyptus or Lavender can help as a relaxant and ease panic attacks. Increasing your Vitamin B6 intake is also recommended.

Common Cold
The Common Cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract and can be caused by any number of numerous strains of virus. Interestingly, the Planet Mercury rules the sign of Gemini, and Mercury the metal, is also known as Quicksilver. Not surprisingly, in Homeopathic medicine, Mercury is the source used for remedies that treat a cold’s early symptoms, such as a sore throat or swollen glands. CorianderGarlicGingerGinsengHoneyLemonEchinaceaGoldenseal, and Mustard are just some of the recommended remedies, along with Citrus Fruit, which is naturally rich in Vitamin C, and Zinc.

Coughs
Coughs are necessary to expel foreign bodies and mucus from the trachea and airways of the lungs. It’s more of a symptom than an illness and can indicate a number of ailments including sinusitis, influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia and more. One of our old faithful’s is Garlic, which can be made into a tincture by placing several cloves in Brandy and leaving for 2 weeks, you can also add a little Honey. This mixture will help the body to fight infection. A hot drink of HoneyLemon can also help to ease a cough, while a poultice of MustardPowder mixed with a little Water can be placed on the chest area. This remedy is also recommended for the treatment of bronchitis, a condition where the lining of the bronchi becomes inflamed, as are Ginger and Garlic.

ChatterRecipe of the Month June 2012

Chicken Tagine with Carrots, Olives & Preserved Lemons


Chicken Tagine © Matthew Klein
http://www.matthewklein.com

For this month’s recipe, I wanted to touch on something that was both “salty & sweet” to reflect Gemini’s dual nature and one that included ingredients a Gemini might enjoy, such as Carrots, for example! So I decided to travel to Africa and bring you a Chicken Tagine recipe from Morocco. The word Tagine (or Tajine) is not only the name of the dish, but also refers to the traditional clay pot that it is cooked in. Now, if you don’t have a Tagine worry not, because you can also prepare this recipe in a deep, heavy-bottomed Casserole Dish with a lid, or even in a Pressure Cooker, which will cut the cooking time in half. There are many variations with these Tagine recipes, so feel free to substitute the protein with other traditional meats such as BeefGoat or Lamb (which require a longer cooking time) or you can go all vegetarian and substitute the protein with Chickpeas and additional Root Vegetables (which will reduce the cooking time.) Some Tagine recipes also include dried fruits, such as Dates or Apricots, which add another layer of sweetness besides the Carrots and provide a nice contrast to the saltiness of the Olives and Preserved Lemons. And here’s an easy Preserved Lemon recipe:http://moroccanfood.about.com/od/tipsandtechniques/ht/make_lemons.htm.

Ingredients:
Whole Chicken (cut into 8 portions) or 8 Chicken Thighs (approx. 1½ lbs)
1 large Onion (peeled & diced)
3 cloves Garlic (finely chopped or minced)
Carrots (peeled, cut in half lengthways & cored)
¼ cup Cilantro (finely chopped) and/or ¼ cup Parsley (finely chopped)
½ cup Green (or RedOlives
Preserved Lemon (cut into quarters & seeds removed)
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Butter
1 teaspoon Salt (or to taste)
½ teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1½ teaspoons Ground Ginger
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
Cayenne Pepper (to taste & optional)
Water
Dried Fruits (optional)

Recipe:
Conventional Pot Method: Mix the Meat with the OnionGarlic, Cilantro and/or Parsley, SeasoningsSpices, and the Olive Oil in a large Dutch Oven or deep Casserole Dish. Brown the Meat (uncovered) for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 3 cups Water, cover and then simmer the Meat for about 1 hour if using Chicken or Beef, and at least 1½ hours if using Lamb or Goat. Check the level of the Broth from time to time and add more Water if necessary during the cooking. You don’t want it to dry out. Next add in the Carrots on top of the Meat with enough Water so that the Broth almost reaches the top of the Carrots. Cover again and simmer for about 20 minutes until the Carrots are tender. Then add in the Olives, Preserved Lemon and teaspoon of Butter. Leave the cover off and continue simmering until the sauce has reduced to a nice thickness. This Tagine recipe can be served with Couscous or Bread for dipping.

Clay or Ceramic Tagine Method: Slice the Onion instead of chopping it, tie the Parsley and/or Cilantro into a bouquet instead of chopping it, and omit the Butter. Pour about half of the Olive Oil into the base of the Tagine, place the Onions over the bottom and then layer the Carrots on top. In a bowl, mix together the MeatGarlicSeasonings and Spices. Place the Meat in the middle of the Tagine (bone or fatty sides down) on top of the Onions and Carrots. Swirl a cup of Water in the bowl to rinse the Spices and add this Water with the remaining Olive Oil to the Tagine. Top the Meat with the Parsley bouquet and then distribute the Preserved Lemon wedges and Olives on top of the Meat and Carrots. Cover the Tagine and place on a diffuser over medium-low to medium heat and allow the Tagine to reach a simmer. This can take some time, so be patient, and once a simmer is achieved, reduce the heat to the lowest temperature necessary to maintain that simmer, and cook for about 3 to 4 hours, or until the Meat and Carrots are very tender.

ChatterEvents June 2012


Thursday, June 7th, 2012 – 6 – 8pm
“Thank you for Smoking” Photographs by Norman Borden, Opening Reception
Exhibition on display thru Saturday, June 30th

@ SoHo Photo
15 White Street
New York, NY


© Norman Borden
http://www.normanbordenphoto.com/

Also Thursday, June 7th, 2012 – 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cartwheel Initiative Opening Reception
Exhibition on display thru Sunday, July 15th

@ 103 Charleston Street
New York, NY

Saturday, June 9th, 2012 – 3 – 7pm
The Photo Review Garden Party

@ 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite #301
Langhorne, PA

This year’s gala Photo Review Garden Party for photographers, collectors, curators, writers, and friends will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 3-7 p.m. Rain or shine. Enjoy music, conversation, drinks, and delicious food at an incredible restored church in Philadelphia’s hip Fishtown neighborhood.


Deborah Hamon: Pinnacle, digital chromogenic print, 20″x30″

Sunday, June 10th, 2012 – 10am – 4pm
Adorama’s 2nd Annual Street Fair

@ 18th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY

Cost: Free

For more information please click here!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 – 5:30 – 8pm
The Business of Photography: The Creatives Panel – Time for Your Six-Month Tune-Up!
Moderated by Louisa J. Curtis

@ Adorama
42 West 18th Street
New York, NY

Cost: $25

If you haven’t registered already, there’s still time! http://www.regonline.com/register/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1099358

From the website:
“Back by popular demand and continuing on from our November 2011 Business of Photography panel that suggested we ‘stop looking in the rearview mirror and just drive the car’ – we are now ready for our six-month tune-up! So with a revised line-up of stellar photography professionals this round table ‘show & tell’ panel (minus the table) assembled (not the table) and moderated by Louisa Curtis of Chatterbox Enterprises, is destined once again to be revealing, informative and altogether timely.”

Panel line-up includes:
Julie Grahame – Editor-in-Chief, aCurator    http://aCurator.com
Steve Whittier – Executive Creative Director @ R/GA    http://www.rga.com/
Kristen Walsh – Art Buyer @ Arnold    http://www.arn.com/
Michelle Chant – Art Producer @ Wieden + Kennedy    http://www.wk.com/
Claudia Grimaldi – Photo Editor @ Parade Magazine    http://www.parade.com/
Rick Davis – Photographer/Videographer @ Springhouse Films    http://www.rickdavisphoto.com/ & http://www.springhousefilms.com/
Amanda Steinberger – Sales & Operations Manager @ CASEY    http://www.wearecasey.com/
*As always panel line-up is subject to change due to availability

For more information please visit: http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=WS_Curtis-Panel-Business-of-Photography-2012-06-14


Wednesday, June 13th – Sat June 16th
ICON7 Illustration Conference

Providence, RI

For more information please visit: http://www.theillustrationconference.org/

American Illustration 31 Slide Show
Check out the slide show of the Selected and Chosen winning illustrations from this year’s American Illustration 31 competition held earlier this year in New York City.  To view the slide show visit: ai-ap.com/cfe

Friday, June 15th, 2012 – 6pm
“First Comes Love: Radical Spirits, Civil Rights and the Sexual Evolution” Opening Exhibition and Presentation by Barbara B. Proud

@ Jamestown Community College
525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY


© Barbara B. Proud
http://www.bproudphoto.com
http://www.firstcomeslove.org

From the email:
“The ArtParty begins in the Weeks Gallery at 6 p.m. on June 15 with the opening of Barbara B. Proud’s exhibition: First Comes Love: Radical Spirits, Civil Rights and the Sexual Evolution (visit firstcomeslove.org). At 6:30, Proud will present a slide talk in JCC’s Robert Lee Scharmann Theatre.”

For more information please visit: http://weeksgallery.sunyjcc.edu/ & http://lakeartsfoundation.org/


Tuesday, June 19th – Thursday, June 21st 2012
NYC Fotoworks Bi-Annual Portfolio Reviews

@ Canoe Studios
601 West 26th Street
New York, NY

For more information please visit: http://nycfotoworks.com/

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 – 6:30pm
NY Monthly Photo Salon

@ Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY

Cost: $10 at the door

For more information or questions please contact Rich Pomerantz atrich@richpomerantz.com, Emmanuel Faure at emmanuel@emmanuelfaure.com or Bill Westheimer at bill@billwest.com.

Thursday, June 21st – 12:30 – 7pm
Miami Ad School Summer Portfolio Reviews

@ Miami Ad School
10 Jay Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY


For more information please visit: http://www.miamiadschool.com/


Friday, June 22nd – Sunday, July 1st
Photoville opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park

@ Pier 3 Uplands
Brooklyn Bridge Park

Cost: Free!

From the Center for Photography at Woodstock newsletter:
“Photoville is a unique, large-scale photographic village in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park at the Pier 3 Uplands located on the Brooklyn Waterfront. With it’s primary focus of celebrating photography in all its forms and across all levels, Photoville will be a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, photo dog run, and a summer beer garden that will create a photographic destination like no other!”

For more information please visit: http://photovillenyc.org/